Modification of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route in the Vicinity of Newberry, MI, 30032-30033 [2018-13740]

Download as PDF 30032 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 27, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Final rule, correction. This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of May 29, 2018, that amends five VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) Federal airways (V–12, V–214, V340, V–467, and V517) and one low altitude area navigation (RNAV) route (T–213). This action removes V–467 as the FAA inadvertently listed the route as being amended when, in fact, it already has been removed in a previous rulemaking. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC September 13, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Abbott, Airspace Policy Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: History The FAA published a final rule in the Federal Register (83 FR 24403; May 29, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2017–1144 amending VOR Federal airways V–12, V–214, V–340, V–467, and V–517, and low altitude RNAV route T–213. Subsequent to publication, the FAA identified that one VOR Federal airway, V–467, already has been removed in a previous rulemaking (83 FR 13404; March 29, 2018). This action removes reference to V–467 in the preamble and the regulatory text. Correction to Final Rule Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, Modification of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Richmond, IN, published in the Federal Register of May 29, 2018 (83 FR 24403), FR Doc. 2018–11327, is corrected as follows: § 71.1 [Amended] On page 24403, column 1, line 15; column 2, line 32; and column 3, line 11, remove the text ‘‘V–467.’’ On page 24403, column 3, lines 49 thru 56, remove the text that reads ‘‘V–467: V– 467 extends between the Richmond, IN, VORTAC and the Detroit, MI, VOR/ DME. This rule removes the airway segment between the Richmond, IN, VORTAC and the Waterville, OH, VOR/ DME. The unaffected portion of the existing airway remains as charted.’’ ■ On page 22404, column 3, lines 39 and 40, under Paragraph 6010(a) nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with RULES ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:30 Jun 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Abbott, Airspace Policy Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Aviation Administration Authority for This Rulemaking Domestic VOR Federal Airways, remove the text that reads: ‘‘V–467 [Amended] From Waterville, OH; to Detroit, MI.’’ Issued in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2018. Rodger A. Dean Jr., Manager, Airspace Policy Group. [FR Doc. 2018–13739 Filed 6–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0222; Airspace Docket No. 18–AGL–2] RIN 2120–AA66 Modification of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route in the Vicinity of Newberry, MI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V–316 in the vicinity of Newberry, MI. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Newberry, MI, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the above route. The Newberry VOR/DME is a non-federal NAVAID owned by the State of Michigan that is planned to be decommissioned in September 2018. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, September 13, 2018. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/ air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11B at NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to https:// SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of the airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it modifies the route structure in the National Airspace System as necessary to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register for Docket No. FAA–2018–0222 (83 FR 12885; March 26, 2018) to amend VOR Federal airway V–316 due to the planned decommissioning of the Newberry, MI, VOR/DME. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received. VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) of FAA Order 7400.11B dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The VOR Federal airways listed in this document would be subsequently published in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017. FAA Order 7400.11B is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, E:\FR\FM\27JNR1.SGM 27JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 27, 2018 / Rules and Regulations air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule The FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to modify VOR Federal airway V–316 due to the planned decommissioning of the Newberry, MI, VOR/DME. The V– 316 change is described below. V–316: V–316 extends between the Ironwood, MI, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the Sudbury, ON, Canada, VOR/DME, excluding the airspace within Canada. The airway segment between the Sawyer, MI, VOR/ DME and the Sault Ste Marie, MI, VOR/ DME is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. The radials in the route description below are unchanged and stated in True degrees. nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with RULES Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action of modifying VOR Federal airway V–316 near Newberry, MI qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR part 1500, and in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, Paragraph 5– 6.5a, which categorically excludes from further environmental impact review rulemaking actions that designate or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting points (see 14 CFR part 71, Designation of Class A, B, C, D, and E Airspace Areas; Air Traffic Service Routes; and Reporting Points). As such, this action is not expected to result in any potentially significant environmental VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:30 Jun 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 impacts. In accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraph 5–2 regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, the FAA has reviewed this action for factors and circumstances in which a normally categorically excluded action may have a significant environmental impact requiring further analysis. The FAA has determined that no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment or environmental impact study. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017 and effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6010(a) Airways. * * * Domestic VOR Federal * * V–316 From Ironwood, MI; to Sawyer, MI. From Sault Ste Marie, MI; thence via Sault Ste Marie 091° radial to Elliot Lake, ON, Canada, NDB; thence to Sudbury, ON, Canada, via the 259° radial to Sudbury. The airspace within Canada is excluded. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2018. Rodger A. Dean Jr., Manager, Airspace Policy Group. 30033 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 73 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0520; Airspace Docket No. 18–AWP–9] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Restricted Area R–2302; Flagstaff, AZ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. AGENCY: This action changes the time of designation and controlling agency of restricted area R–2302, Flagstaff AZ. The FAA is taking this administrative action in response to the United States Army’s limited utilization of the airspace while updating the responsible controlling agency. There are no changes to the boundaries; designated altitudes; or activities conducted within the affected restricted area. DATES: Effective date: 0901 UTC, September 13, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Ready, Airspace Policy Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of the airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it administratively amends the time of designation and controlling agency for restricted area R–2302, Flagstaff, AZ. [FR Doc. 2018–13740 Filed 6–26–18; 8:45 am] History BILLING CODE 4910–13–P The FAA evaluates utilization of special use airspace annually. For the past five years the utilization of restricted area R–2302 has declined steadily. The FAA in coordination with the United States Army, has concluded the restricted area is still needed, but at PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27JNR1.SGM 27JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 124 (Wednesday, June 27, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 30032-30033]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13740]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0222; Airspace Docket No. 18-AGL-2]
RIN 2120-AA66


Modification of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route in the Vicinity 
of Newberry, MI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal 
airway V-316 in the vicinity of Newberry, MI. The FAA is taking this 
action due to the planned decommissioning of the Newberry, MI, VOR/
Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which 
provides navigation guidance for portions of the above route. The 
Newberry VOR/DME is a non-federal NAVAID owned by the State of Michigan 
that is planned to be decommissioned in September 2018.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, September 13, 2018. The Director of the 
Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 
Title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual 
revision of FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can 
contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the 
availability of FAA Order 7400.11B at NARA, call (202) 741-6030, or go 
to https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Abbott, Airspace Policy Group, 
Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's 
authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described 
in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, 
the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of 
the airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the 
efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that 
authority as it modifies the route structure in the National Airspace 
System as necessary to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air 
traffic.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal 
Register for Docket No. FAA-2018-0222 (83 FR 12885; March 26, 2018) to 
amend VOR Federal airway V-316 due to the planned decommissioning of 
the Newberry, MI, VOR/DME. Interested parties were invited to 
participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on 
the proposal. No comments were received.
    VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) of FAA Order 
7400.11B dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which 
is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The VOR Federal airways 
listed in this document would be subsequently published in the Order.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 
2017. FAA Order 7400.11B is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists Class A, 
B, C, D, and E airspace areas,

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air traffic service routes, and reporting points.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 to modify VOR Federal airway V-316 due to the planned 
decommissioning of the Newberry, MI, VOR/DME. The V-316 change is 
described below.
    V-316: V-316 extends between the Ironwood, MI, VOR/Tactical Air 
Navigation (VORTAC) and the Sudbury, ON, Canada, VOR/DME, excluding the 
airspace within Canada. The airway segment between the Sawyer, MI, VOR/
DME and the Sault Ste Marie, MI, VOR/DME is removed. The unaffected 
portions of the existing airway remain as charted.
    The radials in the route description below are unchanged and stated 
in True degrees.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an 
established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 
It, therefore: (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under 
Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant rule'' under 
Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulatory Policies and Procedures 
(44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation 
of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. 
Since this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic procedures 
and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, 
does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action of modifying VOR Federal 
airway V-316 near Newberry, MI qualifies for categorical exclusion 
under the National Environmental Policy Act and its implementing 
regulations at 40 CFR part 1500, and in accordance with FAA Order 
1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, Paragraph 5-
6.5a, which categorically excludes from further environmental impact 
review rulemaking actions that designate or modify classes of airspace 
areas, airways, routes, and reporting points (see 14 CFR part 71, 
Designation of Class A, B, C, D, and E Airspace Areas; Air Traffic 
Service Routes; and Reporting Points). As such, this action is not 
expected to result in any potentially significant environmental 
impacts. In accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraph 5-2 regarding 
Extraordinary Circumstances, the FAA has reviewed this action for 
factors and circumstances in which a normally categorically excluded 
action may have a significant environmental impact requiring further 
analysis. The FAA has determined that no extraordinary circumstances 
exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment or 
environmental impact study.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 
10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11B, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017 and 
effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6010(a) Domestic VOR Federal Airways.

* * * * *

V-316

    From Ironwood, MI; to Sawyer, MI. From Sault Ste Marie, MI; 
thence via Sault Ste Marie 091[deg] radial to Elliot Lake, ON, 
Canada, NDB; thence to Sudbury, ON, Canada, via the 259[deg] radial 
to Sudbury. The airspace within Canada is excluded.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2018.
Rodger A. Dean Jr.,
Manager, Airspace Policy Group.
[FR Doc. 2018-13740 Filed 6-26-18; 8:45 am]
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