Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route T-331; Western United States, 34051-34052 [2019-15116]

Download as PDF 34051 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 137 Wednesday, July 17, 2019 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11C at NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to http:// 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: Kenneth Ready, Airspace Policy Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2018–0985; Airspace Docket No. 18–AWP–19] RIN 2120–AA66 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route T–331; Western United States Authority for This Rulemaking Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action modifies Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T–331 in the western United States. The modification is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Clovis, CA, VOR portion of the VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of affected ATS route V–23. The decommissioning has rendered portions of V–23 unusable and amending T–331 helps overcome affected portions of V–23. The Clovis, CA, VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA’s VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, October 10, 2019. 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 7400.11C, 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 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Jul 16, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 air traffic service route structure in the western United States to maintain the efficient flow of air traffic. History On November 27, 2018, the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Docket No. FAA–2018–0985 in the Federal Register (83 FR 60786), amending RNAV route T–331 in the western United States. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received. United States Area Navigation Routes are published in paragraph 6011, of FAA Order 7400.11C dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The RNAV route listed in this document will be subsequently published in the Order. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018. FAA Order 7400.11C is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11C lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. Differences From the NPRM Subsequent to publication of the NPRM, the FAA identified an unnecessary point along the route. PARZZ, NV WP is not required in the legal description because it is along a straight segment of the route. The deleted point does not change the direction of the flight, does not add length to any of the routes, and does not change the start or stop points of any of the routes. For these reasons the FAA is amending the legal descriptions in the best interest of the flying public. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by amending RNAV route T–331. The route changes are outlined below. T–331: T–331 is amended from the FRAME, CA, FIX to the FONIA, ND, FIX. The FAA extended the route to the southeast by 15 miles to connect to the FRAME, CA, FIX, which is the new starting point of the RNAV route. The extension is for navigation in the low altitude structure as V–23 is being gapped in a separate rulemaking action due to the decommissioning of the Clovis, CA, VOR. Additionally, five waypoints (WP) (ESSOH, CA, WP; HIXUP, NV, WP; WAHNZ, ID,WP; SPECT, MT, WP; and TRUED, MT, WP) and one FIX (CUTVA, NV, FIX) were removed as they were unnecessary to the RNAV route description required by policy. 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 E:\FR\FM\17JYR1.SGM 17JYR1 34052 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 17, 2019 / Rules and Regulations ‘‘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 RNAV route T–331 in the western United States 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 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). T–331 FRAME, CA to FONIA, ND [Amended] FRAME, CA FIX (Lat. NTELL, CA WP (Lat. KARNN, CA FIX (Lat. VINCO, CA FIX (Lat. NORCL, CA WP (Lat. MOVDD, CA WP (Lat. EVETT, CA WP (Lat. TIPRE, CA WP (Lat. VOR/DME (Lat. Squaw Valley, CA (SWR) TRUCK, CA FIX (Lat. Mustang, NV (FMG) VORTAC (Lat. Lovelock, NV (LLC) VORTAC (Lat. Battle Mountain, NV VORTAC (Lat. (BAM) TULIE, ID WP (Lat. AMFAL, ID WP (Lat. Pocatello, ID (PIH) VOR/DME (Lat. FIX (Lat. VIPUC, ID Idaho Falls, ID (IDA) VOR/DME (Lat. SABAT, ID FIX (Lat. Billings, MT (BIL) VORTAC (Lat. EXADE, MT FIX (Lat. JEKOK, ND WP (Lat. FONIA, ND FIX (Lat. * * * * * jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with RULES § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes. W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) 42°37′58.49″ 42°45′56.67″ 42°52′13.38″ 43°21′09.64″ 43°31′08.42″ 44°00′59.71″ 45°48′30.81″ 47°35′56.78″ 47°59′31.05″ 48°15′35.07″ N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. 113°06′44.54″ 112°50′04.64″ 112°39′08.05″ 112°14′44.08″ 112°03′50.10″ 111°39′55.04″ 108°37′28.73″ 104°32′40.61″ 103°27′17.51″ 103°10′37.54″ W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) Final rule, technical amendment. ACTION: Federal Aviation Administration The FAA is amending three jet routes and seven VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways in the vicinity of Omaha, Nebraska, to correct the state abbreviation for the Omaha VOR/ Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Omaha VORTAC is located in Mineola, Iowa; however, the state abbreviation for the location of the Omaha VORTAC included in the Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes is listed as ‘‘NE’’. Specifically, this action changes the SUMMARY: 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0116; Airspace Docket No. 19–AWA–1] Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: Jkt 247001 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. 119°40′25.53″ 119°53′22.21″ 121°16′45.22″ 121°42′59.52″ 121°43′10.60″ 121°26′53.53″ 121°07′48.14″ 121°02′09.00″ 120°16′10.60″ 120°09′42.48″ 119°39′21.87″ 118°34′39.34″ 116°55′20.12″ Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Omaha, NE 16:11 Jul 16, 2019 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. RIN 2120–AA66 VerDate Sep<11>2014 PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, [FR Doc. 2019–15116 Filed 7–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: 36°36′46.74″ 36°53′58.99″ 37°09′03.79″ 37°22′35.11″ 37°31′02.66″ 37°39′40.88″ 38°00′36.11″ 38°12′21.00″ 39°10′49.16″ 39°26′15.67″ 39°31′52.60″ 40°07′30.95″ 40°34′08.69″ DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Issued in Washington, DC, on July 8, 2019. Rodger A. Dean Jr., Manager, Airspace Policy Group. The Amendment PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\17JYR1.SGM 17JYR1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 

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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 17, 2019 / 
Rules and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0985; Airspace Docket No. 18-AWP-19]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route T-331; Western 
United States

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action modifies Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-331 in the 
western United States. The modification is necessary due to the planned 
decommissioning of the Clovis, CA, VOR portion of the VOR/Tactical Air 
Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation 
guidance for portions of affected ATS route V-23. The decommissioning 
has rendered portions of V-23 unusable and amending T-331 helps 
overcome affected portions of V-23. The Clovis, CA, VOR is being 
decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network 
(MON) program.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, October 10, 2019. 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 7400.11C, 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 7400.11C at NARA, call (202) 741-6030, or go 
to http://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: 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:

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 air traffic service route structure in the 
western United States to maintain the efficient flow of air traffic.

History

    On November 27, 2018, the FAA published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM) for Docket No. FAA-2018-0985 in the Federal Register 
(83 FR 60786), amending RNAV route T-331 in the western United States. 
Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were 
received.
    United States Area Navigation Routes are published in paragraph 
6011, of FAA Order 7400.11C dated August 13, 2018, and effective 
September 15, 2018, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. 
The RNAV route listed in this document will be subsequently published 
in the Order.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 
2018. FAA Order 7400.11C is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11C lists Class A, 
B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

Differences From the NPRM

    Subsequent to publication of the NPRM, the FAA identified an 
unnecessary point along the route. PARZZ, NV WP is not required in the 
legal description because it is along a straight segment of the route. 
The deleted point does not change the direction of the flight, does not 
add length to any of the routes, and does not change the start or stop 
points of any of the routes. For these reasons the FAA is amending the 
legal descriptions in the best interest of the flying public.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by amending RNAV route T-331. The route changes are outlined 
below.
    T-331: T-331 is amended from the FRAME, CA, FIX to the FONIA, ND, 
FIX. The FAA extended the route to the southeast by 15 miles to connect 
to the FRAME, CA, FIX, which is the new starting point of the RNAV 
route. The extension is for navigation in the low altitude structure as 
V-23 is being gapped in a separate rulemaking action due to the 
decommissioning of the Clovis, CA, VOR. Additionally, five waypoints 
(WP) (ESSOH, CA, WP; HIXUP, NV, WP; WAHNZ, ID,WP; SPECT, MT, WP; and 
TRUED, MT, WP) and one FIX (CUTVA, NV, FIX) were removed as they were 
unnecessary to the RNAV route description required by policy.

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

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``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 RNAV route T-
331 in the western United States 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 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 7400.11C, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and 
effective September 15, 2018, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes.

T-331 FRAME, CA to FONIA, ND [Amended]
 
FRAME, CA                                      FIX                           (Lat. 36[deg]36'46.74'' N, long. 119[deg]40'25.53'' W)
NTELL, CA                                      WP                            (Lat. 36[deg]53'58.99'' N, long. 119[deg]53'22.21'' W)
KARNN, CA                                      FIX                           (Lat. 37[deg]09'03.79'' N, long. 121[deg]16'45.22'' W)
VINCO, CA                                      FIX                           (Lat. 37[deg]22'35.11'' N, long. 121[deg]42'59.52'' W)
NORCL, CA                                      WP                            (Lat. 37[deg]31'02.66'' N, long. 121[deg]43'10.60'' W)
MOVDD, CA                                      WP                            (Lat. 37[deg]39'40.88'' N, long. 121[deg]26'53.53'' W)
EVETT, CA                                      WP                            (Lat. 38[deg]00'36.11'' N, long. 121[deg]07'48.14'' W)
TIPRE, CA                                      WP                            (Lat. 38[deg]12'21.00'' N, long. 121[deg]02'09.00'' W)
Squaw Valley, CA (SWR)                         VOR/DME                       (Lat. 39[deg]10'49.16'' N, long. 120[deg]16'10.60'' W)
TRUCK, CA                                      FIX                           (Lat. 39[deg]26'15.67'' N, long. 120[deg]09'42.48'' W)
Mustang, NV (FMG)                              VORTAC                        (Lat. 39[deg]31'52.60'' N, long. 119[deg]39'21.87'' W)
Lovelock, NV (LLC)                             VORTAC                        (Lat. 40[deg]07'30.95'' N, long. 118[deg]34'39.34'' W)
Battle Mountain, NV (BAM)                      VORTAC                        (Lat. 40[deg]34'08.69'' N, long. 116[deg]55'20.12'' W)
TULIE, ID                                      WP                            (Lat. 42[deg]37'58.49'' N, long. 113[deg]06'44.54'' W)
AMFAL, ID                                      WP                            (Lat. 42[deg]45'56.67'' N, long. 112[deg]50'04.64'' W)
Pocatello, ID (PIH)                            VOR/DME                       (Lat. 42[deg]52'13.38'' N, long. 112[deg]39'08.05'' W)
VIPUC, ID                                      FIX                           (Lat. 43[deg]21'09.64'' N, long. 112[deg]14'44.08'' W)
Idaho Falls, ID (IDA)                          VOR/DME                       (Lat. 43[deg]31'08.42'' N, long. 112[deg]03'50.10'' W)
SABAT, ID                                      FIX                           (Lat. 44[deg]00'59.71'' N, long. 111[deg]39'55.04'' W)
Billings, MT (BIL)                             VORTAC                        (Lat. 45[deg]48'30.81'' N, long. 108[deg]37'28.73'' W)
EXADE, MT                                      FIX                           (Lat. 47[deg]35'56.78'' N, long. 104[deg]32'40.61'' W)
JEKOK, ND                                      WP                            (Lat. 47[deg]59'31.05'' N, long. 103[deg]27'17.51'' W)
FONIA, ND                                      FIX                           (Lat. 48[deg]15'35.07'' N, long. 103[deg]10'37.54'' W)
 

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    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 8, 2019.
Rodger A. Dean Jr.,
Manager, Airspace Policy Group.
[FR Doc. 2019-15116 Filed 7-16-19; 8:45 am]
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