Establishment of Canadian Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-705; Northeastern United States, 31855-31857 [2018-14672]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 132 / Tuesday, July 10, 2018 / Rules and Regulations Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 Columbia Ave., College Park, GA 30337; telephone (404) 305–6364. 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 proposed 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 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 establishes Class E airspace at Gilmer County Airport, Ellijay, GA, to support IFR operations in standard instrument approach procedures at this airport. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 14608, April 5, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2018–0217 to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Gilmer County Airport, Ellijay, GA. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.11B dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently 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, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 establishes Class E airspace extending VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Jul 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.3-mile radius of Gilmer County Airport, Ellijay, GA providing the controlled airspace required to support the new RNAV (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures for the airport. These changes are necessary for continued safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. 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 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 qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of 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, ■ PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 31855 Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * * * * ASO GA E5 Ellijay, GA [New] Gilmer County Airport, GA (Lat. 34°37′42″ N, long. 84°31′36″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 7.3-mile radius of Gilmer County Airport. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on July 2, 2018. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2018–14663 Filed 7–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0050; Airspace Docket No. 17–AEA–3] RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment of Canadian Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T–705; Northeastern United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Canadian area navigation (RNAV) route T–705 in the Northeastern United States (U.S.) by extending the route into U.S. airspace. The FAA is taking this action to expand the availability of RNAV routing and fill a gap in routing in northeastern New York that resulted from the decommissioning of the Plattsburgh, NY, VHF Omnidirectional Range Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC). 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10JYR1.SGM 10JYR1 31856 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 132 / Tuesday, July 10, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 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: Paul Gallant, 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 National Airspace System route structure as necessary to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register for Docket No. FAA–2018–0050 (83 FR 9452; March 6, 2018), to establish Canadian area navigation (RNAV) route T–705 in the Northeastern United States (U.S.) by extending the route into U.S. airspace. The FAA proposed this action to expand the availability of RNAV routing and to fill a gap in routing in northeastern New York that resulted from the decommissioning of the Plattsburgh, NY, VORTAC. The PBERG, NY, waypoint (WP) has been established and charted near the location of the former Plattsburgh, NY, VORTAC. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. Two comments were received; both supported the proposal. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Jul 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 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, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule The FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), part 71 by establishing Canadian RNAV route T–705 in the northeastern U.S. by extending the route into U.S. airspace. T–705 currently extends between the IKNAR, Canada, WP, located approximately 90 nautical miles (NM) north of Montreal, Canada, and the DUNUP, Canada, WP, located approximately 25 NM southeast of Montreal. This action extends T–705 from the DUNUP, Canada, WP through the EBDOT, Canada WP, then into U.S. airspace via the LATTS, NY, and PBERG, NY, WPs. From the PBERG WP, the route proceeds to the RIGID, NY, fix, and from that point, it overlies VOR Federal airway V–196 to the Utica, NY, VORTAC. The amended T–705 provides continuous RNAV routing between Utica, NY, and Montreal, Canada, and points north of Montreal to the IKNAR, Canada, WP. Canadian area navigation routes that extend into United States airspace are published in paragraph 6013 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 area navigation route listed in this document will be subsequently published in the Order. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 establishing Canadian RNAV route T–705 in the U.S. 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 cause 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 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 6013 Routes. Canadian Area Navigation * * E:\FR\FM\10JYR1.SGM * * 10JYR1 * Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 132 / Tuesday, July 10, 2018 / Rules and Regulations 31857 T–705 Utica, NY (UCA) to IKNAR, Canada [New] Utica, NY (UCA) ......................................... USICI, NY .................................................... GACKE, NY ................................................. BECKS, NY .................................................. SMAIR, NY .................................................. FOSYU, NY ................................................. Saranac Lake, NY (SLK) ............................. RIGID, NY .................................................... PBERG, NY .................................................. LATTS, NY .................................................. EBDOT, CD .................................................. DUNUP, CD ................................................. TAMKO, CD ................................................ LIVBA, CD ................................................... NOSUT, CD ................................................. IKNAR, CD .................................................. Excluding the airspace within Canada. [FR Doc. 2018–14672 Filed 7–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–1188; Airspace Docket No. 17–AEA–23] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Wrightstown, PA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by updating the airport name to McGuire Field (Joint Base McGuire-DixLakehurst). This action also amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Wrightstown, NJ, by updating the name and geographic coordinates of Ocean County Airport (formerly Robert J. Miller Airpark, Toms River, NJ). Also, an editorial change is made where necessary, removing the city from the airport name in the airspace designation. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the Lakehurst (Navy) TACAN and Colts Neck VOR/DME. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Jul 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. Effective 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: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 Columbia Ave, College Park, GA 30337; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Issued in Washington, DC, on July 2, 2018. Rodger A. Dean Jr., Manager, Airspace Policy Group. SUMMARY: VORTAC ...................................................... Fix ................................................................ Fix ................................................................ Fix ................................................................ Fix ................................................................ Fix ................................................................ VOR/DME .................................................... Fix ................................................................ WP ............................................................... WP ............................................................... WP ............................................................... WP ............................................................... INT ............................................................... WP ............................................................... WP ............................................................... WP ............................................................... 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. 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This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it amends Class D and Class E airspace in Wrightstown, NJ to support IFR operations in the area. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (83 FR 12511, March 22, 2018) for Docket No. FAA–2017–1188 to amend Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at McGuire Field (Joint Base McGuire-DixLakehurst), Wrightstown, NJ (formerly McGuire AFB (Joint Base McGuire-DixLakehurst), and Ocean County Airport, (formerly Robert J. Miller Airpark). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. Class D and E airspace designations are published in paragraph 5000, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11B dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class D and E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently 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, 2016. FAA Order 7400.11B is publicly available as E:\FR\FM\10JYR1.SGM 10JYR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0050; Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-3]
RIN 2120-AA66


Establishment of Canadian Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-705; 
Northeastern United States

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes Canadian area navigation (RNAV) route 
T-705 in the Northeastern United States (U.S.) by extending the route 
into U.S. airspace. The FAA is taking this action to expand the 
availability of RNAV routing and fill a gap in routing in northeastern 
New York that resulted from the decommissioning of the Plattsburgh, NY, 
VHF Omnidirectional Range Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC).

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

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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: Paul Gallant, 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 National Airspace System route structure 
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-2018-0050 (83 FR 9452; March 6, 2018), to 
establish Canadian area navigation (RNAV) route T-705 in the 
Northeastern United States (U.S.) by extending the route into U.S. 
airspace. The FAA proposed this action to expand the availability of 
RNAV routing and to fill a gap in routing in northeastern New York that 
resulted from the decommissioning of the Plattsburgh, NY, VORTAC. The 
PBERG, NY, waypoint (WP) has been established and charted near the 
location of the former Plattsburgh, NY, VORTAC.
    Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. Two comments 
were received; both supported the proposal.

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, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), 
part 71 by establishing Canadian RNAV route T-705 in the northeastern 
U.S. by extending the route into U.S. airspace. T-705 currently extends 
between the IKNAR, Canada, WP, located approximately 90 nautical miles 
(NM) north of Montreal, Canada, and the DUNUP, Canada, WP, located 
approximately 25 NM southeast of Montreal. This action extends T-705 
from the DUNUP, Canada, WP through the EBDOT, Canada WP, then into U.S. 
airspace via the LATTS, NY, and PBERG, NY, WPs. From the PBERG WP, the 
route proceeds to the RIGID, NY, fix, and from that point, it overlies 
VOR Federal airway V-196 to the Utica, NY, VORTAC. The amended T-705 
provides continuous RNAV routing between Utica, NY, and Montreal, 
Canada, and points north of Montreal to the IKNAR, Canada, WP.
    Canadian area navigation routes that extend into United States 
airspace are published in paragraph 6013 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 area navigation route listed in this 
document will be subsequently published in the Order.

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 establishing Canadian 
RNAV route T-705 in the U.S. 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 cause 
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 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 6013 Canadian Area Navigation Routes.

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T-705 Utica, NY (UCA) to IKNAR, Canada [New]

Utica, NY (UCA)..............  VORTAC..........  (Lat. 43[deg]01'35.45'' N, long. 75[deg]09'52.28'' W).
USICI, NY....................  Fix.............  (Lat. 43[deg]11'23.04'' N, long. 75[deg]03'06.15'' W).
GACKE, NY....................  Fix.............  (Lat. 43[deg]19'11.10'' N, long. 74[deg]57'40.88'' W).
BECKS, NY....................  Fix.............  (Lat. 43[deg]32'56.63'' N, long. 74[deg]48'03.47'' W).
SMAIR, NY....................  Fix.............  (Lat. 44[deg]03'32.47'' N, long. 74[deg]26'20.99'' W).
FOSYU, NY....................  Fix.............  (Lat. 44[deg]12'25.39'' N, long. 74[deg]19'58.15'' W).
Saranac Lake, NY (SLK).......  VOR/DME.........  (Lat. 44[deg]23'04.41'' N, long. 74[deg]12'16.21'' W).
RIGID, NY....................  Fix.............  (Lat. 44[deg]35'19.53'' N, long. 73[deg]44'34.07'' W).
PBERG, NY....................  WP..............  (Lat. 44[deg]42'06.25'' N, long. 73[deg]31'22.18'' W).
LATTS, NY....................  WP..............  (Lat. 44[deg]51'29.78'' N, long. 73[deg]32'29.26'' W).
EBDOT, CD....................  WP..............  (Lat. 45[deg]05'25.23'' N, long. 73[deg]34'01.25'' W).
DUNUP, CD....................  WP..............  (Lat. 45[deg]17'34.90'' N, long. 73[deg]35'21.89'' W).
TAMKO, CD....................  INT.............  (Lat. 46[deg]02'54.00'' N, long. 73[deg]54'39.00'' W).
LIVBA, CD....................  WP..............  (Lat. 46[deg]14'17.05'' N, long. 73[deg]57'05.38'' W).
NOSUT, CD....................  WP..............  (Lat. 46[deg]21'38.00'' N, long. 73[deg]58'38.00'' W).
IKNAR, CD....................  WP..............  (Lat. 47[deg]11'35.44'' N, long. 74[deg]09'31.38'' W).
 

    Excluding the airspace within Canada.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 2, 2018.
Rodger A. Dean Jr.,
Manager, Airspace Policy Group.
[FR Doc. 2018-14672 Filed 7-9-18; 8:45 am]
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