Proposed Amendment and Removal of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Southeastern United States, 48086-48090 [2019-19544]

Download as PDF 48086 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Proposed Rules Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. FAA’s Conclusions Upon further consideration, we have determined that the amending of the Class E airspace is not warranted at this time. Therefore, the NPRM is withdrawn. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Withdrawal Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the NPRM published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2019 (84 FR 40299) [FR Doc. 2019–17368] is hereby withdrawn. ■ 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. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 4, 2019. Steve Szukala, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2019–19657 Filed 9–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0638; Airspace Docket No. 19–ASO–7] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment and Removal of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Southeastern United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend 25 jet routes, remove 7 jet routes, and remove 1 high altitude area navigation (RNAV) route in the southeastern United States. This action is in support of the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Route Project to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) and reduce dependency on ground-based navigational systems. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 28, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 1(800) 647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2019–0638; Airspace Docket No. 19–ASO–7 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov. FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https://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, email: fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. 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 would modify the route structure as necessary to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic within the NAS. Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. FAA– 2019–0638; Airspace Docket No. 19– ASO–7) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management Facility (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2019–0638; Airspace Docket No. 19–ASO–7.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified comment closing date will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the comment closing date. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at https:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 210, 1701 Columbia Ave., College Park, GA 30337. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend 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 E:\FR\FM\12SEP1.SGM 12SEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Proposed Rules Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS Background The FAA issued a final rule for Docket No. FAA–2018–0437 in the Federal Register (83 FR 43750; August 28, 2018) (the Florida Metroplex project) that established and modified a number of high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes in the southeastern United States. The rule became effective on November 8, 2018. That rule was part of the effort to improve the efficiency of the NAS by reducing the dependency on groundbased navigation systems and transitioning the NAS to a satellitebased, Performance Based Navigation (PBN) system. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to amend 25 jet routes, remove 7 jet routes, and remove one high altitude RNAV route (Q-route) in the southeastern United States. This action would complement the Florida Metroplex project action by removing certain jet route segments that are being replaced by RNAV routing. Additionally, the proposed jet route changes would reduce aeronautical chart clutter by removing unneeded route segments. In this NPRM, where new navigation aid radials are proposed in an amended jet route description, both ‘‘True’’ (T) and ‘‘Magnetic’’ (M) degrees will be stated. Existing radials in the descriptions are expressed only in True degrees. Some jet routes discussed in this preamble include points that are identified by the intersection of radials from two VOR or VORTAC navigation facilities. In some cases, those intersections are assigned a specific fix name that is depicted on aeronautical charts (e.g., TYDOE, GA). While these fix names are not stated in the regulatory descriptions of jet routes, they are noted in the preamble text below to assist readers in locating that point on aeronautical charts. The proposed route changes are as follows: J–4: J–4 currently extends between the Los Angeles, CA, VORTAC and the Wilmington, NC, VORTAC. This action proposes to remove the segments of the route between the Colliers, SC, VORTAC and the Wilmington VORTAC. As amended, the route would extend between Los Angeles, CA and Colliers, SC. J–20: J–20 currently extends between the Seattle, WA, VORTAC and the Orlando, FL, VORTAC. This action VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 proposes to remove the segments between the Seminole, FL, VORTAC and the Orlando VORTAC. The amended route would extend between Seattle, WA and Seminole, FL. J–37: J–37 currently extends between the Hobby, TX, VOR/DME and the Massena, NY, VORTAC. This proposal would remove the route segments between Montgomery, AL, VORTAC and the Lynchburg, VA, VOR/DME leaving a gap in the route. As amended, J–37 would consist of three separate segments: Between Hobby, TX and Montgomery, AL; followed by a gap; and then between Lynchburg, VA and Massena, NY; followed by a gap; and then between Coyle, NJ and Kennedy, NY. J–41: J–41 currently extends between the Key West, FL, VORTAC and the Omaha, NE, VORTAC. This action would remove the portion of the route between the Key West and the Seminole, FL, VORTAC. The amended route would extend between Seminole, FL and Omaha, NE. J–43: J–43 currently extends between the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC and the Carleton, MI, VOR/DME. This action would remove the segments between Dolphin, FL, and the currently charted NEDDY, GA, Fix (defined by the intersection of the Cross City, FL VORTAC 322°(T)/324°(M) and the Seminole, FL, VORTAC 359°(T)/ 357°(M) radials). The amended route would extend between the intersection of the Cross City, FL, VORTAC 322°(T)/ 324°(M) and the Seminole, FL, VORTAC 359°(T)/357°(M) radials (the NEDDY Fix) and Carleton, MI. J–45: J–45 currently extends between the Virginia Key, FL, VOR/DME and the Aberdeen, SD, VOR/DME. The action would remove the segments between the Virginia Key, FL, VOR/DME, and the Alma, GA, VORTAC. The amended route would extend between Alma, GA and Aberdeen, SD. J–46: J–46 currently extends between the Tulsa, OK, VORTAC and the Alma, GA, VORTAC. This action would remove the segments between the Volunteer, TN, VORTAC and the Alma, GA, VORTAC. The amended route would extend between Tulsa, OK and Volunteer, TN. J–47: J–47 currently extends between the Charleston, SC, VORTAC and the Spartanburg, SC, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to delete this entire route. J–51: J–51 currently extends between the Craig, FL, VORTAC and the Yardley, NJ, VOR/DME. This action proposes to remove the segments between the Craig, FL, VORTAC, and the charted TUBAS, NC, Fix (defined by the intersection of the Columbia, SC, VORTAC 042°(T)/ PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 48087 044°(M) and the Flat Rock, VA, VORTAC 212°(T)/218°(M) radials. As amended, the route would extend between the intersection of the Columbia, SC 042°(T)/044°(M) and the Flat Rock, VA 212°(T)/218°(M) radials (the TUBAS Fix), and the Yardley VOR/ DME. J–52: J–52 currently extends between Vancouver, BC, Canada, VOR/DME and the Richmond, VA, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the segments between the Columbia, SC, VORTAC and the charted TUBAS, NC, Fix (defined by the intersection of the Columbia VORTAC 042°(T)/044°(M) and the Flat Rock, VA, VORTAC 212°(T)/218°(M) radials). As amended J– 52 would extend, in two parts, between Vancouver, BC, Canada, and Columbia, SC; followed by a gap in the route, and resuming between the intersection of the Columbia, SC 042°(T)/044°(M) and the Flat Rock, VA, 212°(T)/218°(M) radials (TUBAS Fix) and Richmond, VA. J–53: J–53 currently extends between the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC and the Pulaski, VA, VORTAC. This action would remove the segments between Dolphin, FL, and the charted DUNKN, GA, Fix (defined by the intersection of the Craig, FL, VORTAC 347°(T)/350°(M) and the Colliers, SC, VORTAC 174°(T)/ 178°(M) radials). The amended route would extend between the DUNKN Fix and Pulaski, VA. J–55: J–55 currently extends between the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC and the Presque Isle, ME, VOR/DME. This action would remove the segments between the Dolphin VORTAC, and the Charleston, SC, VORTAC. The amended route would extend between Charleston, SC and Presque Isle, ME. J–73: J–73 currently extends between the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC and the Northbrook, IL, VOR/DME. This action would remove the segments between the Dolphin VORTAC, FL, and the WYATT, FL, Fix (defined by the intersection of the Seminole, FL, VORTAC 344°(T)/ 342°(M) and the Cross City, FL, VORTAC 322°(T)/324°(M) radials). The amended route would extend between the intersection of the Seminole VORTAC 344°(T)/342°(M) and the Cross City VORTAC 322°(T)/324°(M) radials (the WYATT Fix) and Northbrook, IL. J–75: J–75 currently extends between the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC and the Boston, MA, VOR/DME. This action would remove the segments between the Dolphin VORTAC, and the Greensboro, NC, VORTAC. As amended, the route would extend between Greensboro, NC and Boston, MA. J–79: J–79 currently extends between the Key West, FL, VORTAC, and the E:\FR\FM\12SEP1.SGM 12SEP1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS 48088 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Proposed Rules Bangor, ME, VORTAC. This action would remove the segments between the Key West VORTAC, and the Charleston, SC, VORTAC. The amended route would extend between Charleston, SC and Bangor, ME. J–81: J–81 currently extends between the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC and the Colliers, SC, VORTAC. This action would remove the segments between the Dolphin VORTAC, and the charted DUNKN, GA, Fix (defined by the intersection of the Craig, FL, VORTAC 347°(T)/350°(M) and the Colliers VORTAC 174°(T)/178°(M) radials). The amended route would extend between the intersection of the Craig VORTAC 347°(T)/350°(M) and the Colliers VORTAC 174°(T)/178°(M) radials (DUNKN Fix) and the Colliers VORTAC. J–85: J–85 currently extends between the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC and the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME. This action would remove the segments between the Dolphin VORTAC, and the Alma, GA, VORTAC. The amended route would extend between Alma, GA and Dryer, OH. In addition, the words ‘‘The portion within Canada is excluded’’ would be removed from the J–85 description because that segment was previously eliminated from the route but inadvertently left in the description. J–89: J–89 currently extends between the intersection of the Taylor, FL, VORTAC 176° and the Valdosta, GA, VOR/DME 156° radials (charted as the HITTR, FL, Fix) and the Winnipeg, MB, Canada, VORTAC. This action would remove the segments between the intersection of the Taylor VORTAC 176° and the Valdosta VOR/DME radials (HITTR Fix) and the charted ICBOD, GA, Fix (defined by the intersection of the Atlanta, GA, VORTAC 161°(T)/ 161°(M) and the Alma, GA, VORTAC 252°(T)/252°(M) radials). The amended route would extend between the intersection of the Atlanta VORTAC 161°(T)/161°(M), and the Alma VORTAC 252°(T)/252°(M) radials (ICBOD Fix) and Winnipeg, MB, Canada. J–91: J–91 currently extends between the intersection of the Orlando, FL, VORTAC 274° and the Cross City, FL, VORTAC 133° radials (the INPIN Fix), and the Henderson, WV, VORTAC. This action would remove the segments between the intersection of the Orlando VORTAC 274° and the Cross City VORTAC 133° radials, and the intersection of the Cross City 338°(T)/ 340°(M) and the Atlanta, GA, VORTAC 169°(T)/174°(M) radials (currently charted as the JOHNN, GA, Fix). The amended route would extend between the intersection of the Cross City VORTAC 338°(T)/340°(M) and the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 Atlanta VORTAC 169°(T)/174°(M) radials (the JOHNN Fix), and the Henderson VORTAC. J–103: J–103 currently extends between the Ormond Beach, FL, VORTAC and the Savannah, GA, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the entire route. RNAV route Q–93 would provide alternative routing in this area. J–113: J–113 extends between the Virginia Key, FL, VOR/DME and the Craig, FL, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the entire route. RNAV routes Q–77 could be used as an alternative in this area. J–119: J–119 extends between the St. Petersburg, FL, VORTAC and the Taylor, FL, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the entire route. A combination of RNAV routes Q–79, Q– 65, and Q–99 are available as alternatives in this area. J–121: J–121 currently extends between the Craig, FL, VORTAC, and the Kennebunk, ME, VOR/DME. This action would remove the segments between the Craig VORTAC and the Charleston, SC, VORTAC. The amended route would extend between Charleston, SC and Kennebunk, ME. J–151: J–151 extends between the Cross City, FL, VORTAC and the Whitehall, MT, VOR/DME. This action would remove the segments between the Craig, FL, VORTAC and the Vulcan, AL, VORTAC. The amended route would extend between Vulcan, AL and Whitehall, MT. J–165: J–165 currently extends between the Charleston, SC, VORTAC and the Richmond, VA, VOR/DME. This action would remove the segment between the Charleston VORTAC and the intersection of the Charleston VORTAC 025°(T)/030(M) and the Florence, SC, VORTAC 085°(T)/088°(M) radials (the DWYTE, SC, Fix). The amended route would extend between the intersection of the Charleston VORTAC 025°(T)/030(M) and the Florence VORTAC 085°(T)/088°(M) radials (DWYTE Fix) and the Richmond VOR/DME. J–174: J–174 currently extends between the Craig, FL, VORTAC and the intersection of the Marconi, MA, VOR/ DME 090° and the Nantucket, MA, VOR/DME 066° radials (the HERIN Fix). This action would remove the segments between the Craig VORTAC and the Charleston, SC, VORTAC. The amended route would extend between the Charleston VORTAC and the intersection of the Marconi VOR/DME 090° and the Nantucket VOR/DME 066° radials. J–207: J–207 currently extends between the Savannah, GA, VORTAC PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 and the Franklin, VA, VORTAC. This action would remove the segments between the Savannah, GA, VORTAC and the Florence, SC, VORTAC. The amended route would extend between the Florence VORTAC and the Franklin VORTAC. J–208: J–208 currently extends between the Athens, GA, VOR/DME and the Hopewell, VA, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the entire route. J–209: J–209 currently extends between the Greenwood, SC, VORTAC and the intersection of the Coyle, NJ, VORTAC 036° and the Robbinsville, NJ, VORTAC 136° radials (the WHITE Fix). The action would remove the segment between the Greenwood VORTAC and the Raleigh-Durham, NC, VORTAC. The amended route would extend between the Raleigh-Durham VORTAC and the intersection of the Coyle VORTAC 036° and the Robbinsville VORTAC 136° radials. J–210: J–210 currently extends between the intersection of the Savannah, GA, VORTAC 256° and the Vance, SC, VORTAC 221° radials (the DUNKN Fix), and the Wilmington, NC, VORTAC. This action would remove the segment between the Savannah VORTAC and the Vance VORTAC. The amended route would extend between Vance, SC and Wilmington, NC. J–614: J–614 currently extends between the Sarasota, FL, VOR/DME and the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the entire route. J–616: J–616 currently extends between the Sarasota, FL, VOR/DME, and the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the entire route. In addition to the above jet route changes, the FAA proposes to remove one high altitude RNAV route as follows: Q–112: Q–112 currently extends between the DEFUN, FL, fix and the INPIN, FL, fix. The FAA proposes to remove the entire route. A number of other Q-routes are available as alternatives. Jet routes are published in paragraph 2004; and United States Area Navigation Routes are published in paragraph 2006; 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 jet routes and RNAV route listed in this document would be subsequently amended in, or removed, respectively, from the Order. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. E:\FR\FM\12SEP1.SGM 12SEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Proposed Rules Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this proposed 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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 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 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 13, 2018, and effective September 15, 2018, is amended as follows: jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with PROPOSALS ■ Paragraph 2004 Jet Routes. 16:52 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 NY, 223° radials; Hampton; Providence, RI; Boston, MA; Kennebunk, ME; to Presque Isle, ME. J–20 [Amended] From Seattle, WA, via Yakima, WA; Pendleton, OR; Donnelly, ID; Pocatello, ID; Rock Springs, WY; Falcon, CO; Hugo, CO; Lamar, CO; Liberal, KS; INT Liberal 137° and Will Rogers, OK, 284° radials; Will Rogers; Belcher, LA; Magnolia, MS; Meridian, MS; Montgomery, AL; to Seminole, FL. J–73 [Amended] From INT Seminole, FL 344°(T)/342°(M) and Cross City, FL, 322°(T)/324°(M) radials; La Grange, GA; Nashville, TN; Pocket City, IN; to Northbrook, IL. J–37 [Amended] From Hobby, TX, via INT of the Hobby 090° and Harvey, LA, 266° radials; Harvey; Semmes, AL; to Montgomery, AL. From Lynchburg, VA; Gordonsville, VA; Brooke, VA; INT Brooke 067° and Coyle, NJ, 226° radials; to Coyle. From Kennedy, NY; Kingston, NY; Albany, NY; to Massena, NY. J–41 [Amended] From Seminole, FL; Montgomery, AL; Vulcan, AL; Memphis, TN; Springfield, MO, Kansas City, MO, to Omaha, NE. J–45 [Amended] From Alma, GA; Macon, GA; Atlanta, GA; Nashville, TN; St Louis, MO; Kirksville, MO; Des Moines, IA; Sioux Falls, SD; to Aberdeen, SD. J–46 [Amended] From Tulsa, OK, via Walnut Ridge, AR; Nashville, TN; to Volunteer, TN. J–47 [Remove] J–51 [Amended] From INT Columbia 042° and Flat Rock, VA, 212° radials; Flat Rock; Nottingham, MD; Dupont, DE; to Yardley, NJ. J–52 [Amended] From Vancouver, BC, Canada; via Spokane, WA; Salmon, ID; Dubois, ID; Rock Springs, WY; Falcon, CO; Hugo, CO; Lamar, CO; Liberal, KS; INT Liberal 137° and Ardmore, OK, 309° radials; Ardmore; Texarkana, AR; Sidon, MS; Bigbee, MS; Vulcan, AL; Atlanta, GA; Colliers, SC; to Columbia, SC. From INT Columbia 042°(T)/044°(M) and Flat Rock, VA 212°(T)/218°(M) radials; Raleigh-Durham, NC; to Richmond, VA. The portion within Canada is excluded. J–53 [Amended] From INT Craig 347° and Colliers, SC, 174° radials; Colliers; Spartanburg, SC; to Pulaski, VA. J–4 [Amended] From Los Angeles, CA, via INT Los Angeles 083° and Twentynine Palms, CA, 269° radials; Twentynine Palms; Parker, CA; Buckeye, AZ; San Simon, AZ; Newman, TX; Wink, TX; Abilene, TX; Ranger, TX; VerDate Sep<11>2014 Belcher, LA; Magnolia, MS; Meridian, MS; Montgomery, AL; INT Montgomery 051° and Colliers, SC, 268° radials; to Colliers. J–43 [Amended] From INT Cross City, FL 322°(T)/324°(M) and Seminole, FL 359°(T)/357°(M) radials; Atlanta, GA; Volunteer, TN; Falmouth, KY; Rosewood, OH; to Carleton, MI. This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. 48089 J–55 [Amended] From Charleston, SC; Florence, SC; INT Florence 003° and Raleigh-Durham, NC, 224° radials; Raleigh-Durham; INT RaleighDurham 035° and Hopewell, VA, 234° radials; Hopewell; INT Hopewell 030° and Nottingham, MD, 174° radials. From Sea Isle, NJ; INT Sea Isle 050°and Hampton, PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 J–75 [Amended] From Greensboro, NC; Gordonsville, VA; INT Gordonsville 040° and Modena, PA, 231° radials; Modena; Solberg, NJ; Carmel, NY; INT Carmel 045° and Boston, MA, 252° radials; to Boston. J–79 [Amended] From Charleston, SC; Tar River, NC; Franklin, VA; Salisbury, MD; INT Salisbury 018°and Kennedy, NY, 218°radials; Kennedy; INT Kennedy 080°and Nantucket, MA, 254°radials; INT Nantucket 254°and Marconi, MA, 205°radials; Marconi; INT Marconi 006°and Bangor, ME, 206°radials; Bangor. J–81 [Amended] From INT Craig, FL, 347° and Colliers, SC, 174°, radials; Colliers. J–85 [Amended] From Alma, GA; Colliers, SC; Spartanburg, SC; Charleston, WV; INT Charleston 357° and Dryer, OH, 172° radials; Dryer. J–89 [Amended] From INT Atlanta, GA 161°(T)/161°(M) and Alma, GA, 252°(T)/252°(M) radials; Atlanta; Louisville, KY; Boiler, IN; Northbrook, IL; Badger, WI; Duluth, MN; to Winnipeg, MB, Canada. The portion within Canada is excluded. J–91 [Amended] From INT Cross City 338° and Atlanta, GA, 169° radials; Atlanta; Volunteer, TN; to Henderson, WV. J–103 [Remove] J–113 [Remove] J–119 [Remove] J–121 [Amended] From Charleston, SC; Kinston, NC; Norfolk, VA; INT Norfolk 023° and Snow Hill, MD, 211° radials; Snow Hill; Sea Isle, NJ; INT Sea Isle 050° and Hampton, NY, 223° radials; Hampton; Sandy Point, RI; INT Sandy Point 031° and Kennebunk, ME, 190° radials; to Kennebunk. J–151 [Amended] From Vulcan, AL; Farmington, MO; St. Louis, MO; Kirksville, MO; Omaha, NE; O’Neil, NE; Rapid City, SD; Billings, MT; INT Billings 266° and Whitehall, MT, 103° radials; to Whitehall. J–165 [Amended] From INT Charleston, SC, 025°(T)/030°(M) and Florence, SC, 085°(T)/088°(M) radials to Richmond, VA. J–174 [Amended] From Charleston, SC; Wilmington, NC; Dixon NDB, NC; Norfolk, VA; INT Norfolk 023° E:\FR\FM\12SEP1.SGM 12SEP1 48090 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Proposed Rules and Snow Hill, MD, 211° radials; Snow Hill; Hampton, NY; INT Hampton 069° and Marconi, MA 228° radials; Marconi, to the INT of Marconi 090° and Nantucket, MA, 066° radials. Airspace below FL 240 is excluded between Snow Hill and lat. 38°45′00″ N, long. 74°43′59″ W. Airspace above FL 410 is excluded between Snow Hill and Hampton. J–207 [Amended] From Florence, SC; Raleigh-Durham, NC; to Franklin, VA. J–208 [Remove] J–209 [Amended] From Raleigh-Durham, NC; Tar River, NC; Norfolk, VA; INT Norfolk 023° and Salisbury, MD, 199° radials; Salisbury; INT Salisbury 018° and Coyle, NJ, 226° radials; Coyle; to INT Coyle 036° and Robbinsville, NJ, 136° radials. J–210 [Amended] From Vance, SC; to Wilmington, NC. J–614 [Remove] J–616 [Remove] Paragraph 2006 United States Area Navigation Routes Q–112 [Remove] Issued in Washington, DC, on September 4, 2019. Scott M. Rosenbloom, Acting Manager, Airspace Policy Group. [FR Doc. 2019–19544 Filed 9–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers 33 CFR Part 334 [Docket Number: COE–2019–0010] Washington Channel, Fort McNair, Washington, DC; Restricted Area AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. Proposed rule; reopening of comment period. ACTION: On August 8, 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) published a proposed rule to establish a permanent restricted area in the Washington Channel adjacent to Fort McNair in Washington, DC. The comment period ended on September 9, 2019, and we received requests to extend the comment period. As it closed prior to the publication of this document, we are reopening the comment period. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 177 (Thursday, September 12, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 48086-48090]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19544]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0638; Airspace Docket No. 19-ASO-7]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment and Removal of Air Traffic Service (ATS) 
Routes; Southeastern United States

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend 25 jet routes, remove 7 jet 
routes, and remove 1 high altitude area navigation (RNAV) route in the 
southeastern United States. This action is in support of the Northeast 
Corridor Atlantic Route Project to improve the efficiency of the 
National Airspace System (NAS) and reduce dependency on ground-based 
navigational systems.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 28, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 
1(800) 647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2019-0638; Airspace Docket No. 19-ASO-7 at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov.
    FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and 
subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https://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, email: 
[email protected] or go to https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

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 would modify the route structure as necessary to 
preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic within the NAS.

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they 
may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal.
    Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2019-0638; Airspace Docket No. 19-ASO-7) and be submitted in 
triplicate to the Docket Management Facility (see ADDRESSES section for 
address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the 
internet at https://www.regulations.gov.
    Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments 
on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed, 
stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments 
to FAA Docket No. FAA-2019-0638; Airspace Docket No. 19-ASO-7.'' The 
postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received on or before the specified comment 
closing date will be considered before taking action on the proposed 
rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of 
comments received. All comments submitted will be available for 
examination in the public docket both before and after the comment 
closing date. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with 
FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal 
holidays.
    An informal docket may also be examined during normal business 
hours at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Room 210, 1701 Columbia Ave., College Park, GA 30337.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document proposes to amend 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

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Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

Background

    The FAA issued a final rule for Docket No. FAA-2018-0437 in the 
Federal Register (83 FR 43750; August 28, 2018) (the Florida Metroplex 
project) that established and modified a number of high altitude area 
navigation (RNAV) routes in the southeastern United States. The rule 
became effective on November 8, 2018. That rule was part of the effort 
to improve the efficiency of the NAS by reducing the dependency on 
ground-based navigation systems and transitioning the NAS to a 
satellite-based, Performance Based Navigation (PBN) system.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to amend 25 jet routes, remove 7 jet 
routes, and remove one high altitude RNAV route (Q-route) in the 
southeastern United States. This action would complement the Florida 
Metroplex project action by removing certain jet route segments that 
are being replaced by RNAV routing. Additionally, the proposed jet 
route changes would reduce aeronautical chart clutter by removing 
unneeded route segments.
    In this NPRM, where new navigation aid radials are proposed in an 
amended jet route description, both ``True'' (T) and ``Magnetic'' (M) 
degrees will be stated. Existing radials in the descriptions are 
expressed only in True degrees. Some jet routes discussed in this 
preamble include points that are identified by the intersection of 
radials from two VOR or VORTAC navigation facilities. In some cases, 
those intersections are assigned a specific fix name that is depicted 
on aeronautical charts (e.g., TYDOE, GA). While these fix names are not 
stated in the regulatory descriptions of jet routes, they are noted in 
the preamble text below to assist readers in locating that point on 
aeronautical charts.
    The proposed route changes are as follows:
    J-4: J-4 currently extends between the Los Angeles, CA, VORTAC and 
the Wilmington, NC, VORTAC. This action proposes to remove the segments 
of the route between the Colliers, SC, VORTAC and the Wilmington 
VORTAC. As amended, the route would extend between Los Angeles, CA and 
Colliers, SC.
    J-20: J-20 currently extends between the Seattle, WA, VORTAC and 
the Orlando, FL, VORTAC. This action proposes to remove the segments 
between the Seminole, FL, VORTAC and the Orlando VORTAC. The amended 
route would extend between Seattle, WA and Seminole, FL.
    J-37: J-37 currently extends between the Hobby, TX, VOR/DME and the 
Massena, NY, VORTAC. This proposal would remove the route segments 
between Montgomery, AL, VORTAC and the Lynchburg, VA, VOR/DME leaving a 
gap in the route. As amended, J-37 would consist of three separate 
segments: Between Hobby, TX and Montgomery, AL; followed by a gap; and 
then between Lynchburg, VA and Massena, NY; followed by a gap; and then 
between Coyle, NJ and Kennedy, NY.
    J-41: J-41 currently extends between the Key West, FL, VORTAC and 
the Omaha, NE, VORTAC. This action would remove the portion of the 
route between the Key West and the Seminole, FL, VORTAC. The amended 
route would extend between Seminole, FL and Omaha, NE.
    J-43: J-43 currently extends between the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC and 
the Carleton, MI, VOR/DME. This action would remove the segments 
between Dolphin, FL, and the currently charted NEDDY, GA, Fix (defined 
by the intersection of the Cross City, FL VORTAC 322[deg](T)/
324[deg](M) and the Seminole, FL, VORTAC 359[deg](T)/357[deg](M) 
radials). The amended route would extend between the intersection of 
the Cross City, FL, VORTAC 322[deg](T)/324[deg](M) and the Seminole, 
FL, VORTAC 359[deg](T)/357[deg](M) radials (the NEDDY Fix) and 
Carleton, MI.
    J-45: J-45 currently extends between the Virginia Key, FL, VOR/DME 
and the Aberdeen, SD, VOR/DME. The action would remove the segments 
between the Virginia Key, FL, VOR/DME, and the Alma, GA, VORTAC. The 
amended route would extend between Alma, GA and Aberdeen, SD.
    J-46: J-46 currently extends between the Tulsa, OK, VORTAC and the 
Alma, GA, VORTAC. This action would remove the segments between the 
Volunteer, TN, VORTAC and the Alma, GA, VORTAC. The amended route would 
extend between Tulsa, OK and Volunteer, TN.
    J-47: J-47 currently extends between the Charleston, SC, VORTAC and 
the Spartanburg, SC, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to delete this entire 
route.
    J-51: J-51 currently extends between the Craig, FL, VORTAC and the 
Yardley, NJ, VOR/DME. This action proposes to remove the segments 
between the Craig, FL, VORTAC, and the charted TUBAS, NC, Fix (defined 
by the intersection of the Columbia, SC, VORTAC 042[deg](T)/044[deg](M) 
and the Flat Rock, VA, VORTAC 212[deg](T)/218[deg](M) radials. As 
amended, the route would extend between the intersection of the 
Columbia, SC 042[deg](T)/044[deg](M) and the Flat Rock, VA 212[deg](T)/
218[deg](M) radials (the TUBAS Fix), and the Yardley VOR/DME.
    J-52: J-52 currently extends between Vancouver, BC, Canada, VOR/DME 
and the Richmond, VA, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the segments 
between the Columbia, SC, VORTAC and the charted TUBAS, NC, Fix 
(defined by the intersection of the Columbia VORTAC 042[deg](T)/
044[deg](M) and the Flat Rock, VA, VORTAC 212[deg](T)/218[deg](M) 
radials). As amended J-52 would extend, in two parts, between 
Vancouver, BC, Canada, and Columbia, SC; followed by a gap in the 
route, and resuming between the intersection of the Columbia, SC 
042[deg](T)/044[deg](M) and the Flat Rock, VA, 212[deg](T)/218[deg](M) 
radials (TUBAS Fix) and Richmond, VA.
    J-53: J-53 currently extends between the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC and 
the Pulaski, VA, VORTAC. This action would remove the segments between 
Dolphin, FL, and the charted DUNKN, GA, Fix (defined by the 
intersection of the Craig, FL, VORTAC 347[deg](T)/350[deg](M) and the 
Colliers, SC, VORTAC 174[deg](T)/178[deg](M) radials). The amended 
route would extend between the DUNKN Fix and Pulaski, VA.
    J-55: J-55 currently extends between the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC and 
the Presque Isle, ME, VOR/DME. This action would remove the segments 
between the Dolphin VORTAC, and the Charleston, SC, VORTAC. The amended 
route would extend between Charleston, SC and Presque Isle, ME.
    J-73: J-73 currently extends between the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC and 
the Northbrook, IL, VOR/DME. This action would remove the segments 
between the Dolphin VORTAC, FL, and the WYATT, FL, Fix (defined by the 
intersection of the Seminole, FL, VORTAC 344[deg](T)/342[deg](M) and 
the Cross City, FL, VORTAC 322[deg](T)/324[deg](M) radials). The 
amended route would extend between the intersection of the Seminole 
VORTAC 344[deg](T)/342[deg](M) and the Cross City VORTAC 322[deg](T)/
324[deg](M) radials (the WYATT Fix) and Northbrook, IL.
    J-75: J-75 currently extends between the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC and 
the Boston, MA, VOR/DME. This action would remove the segments between 
the Dolphin VORTAC, and the Greensboro, NC, VORTAC. As amended, the 
route would extend between Greensboro, NC and Boston, MA.
    J-79: J-79 currently extends between the Key West, FL, VORTAC, and 
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Bangor, ME, VORTAC. This action would remove the segments between the 
Key West VORTAC, and the Charleston, SC, VORTAC. The amended route 
would extend between Charleston, SC and Bangor, ME.
    J-81: J-81 currently extends between the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC and 
the Colliers, SC, VORTAC. This action would remove the segments between 
the Dolphin VORTAC, and the charted DUNKN, GA, Fix (defined by the 
intersection of the Craig, FL, VORTAC 347[deg](T)/350[deg](M) and the 
Colliers VORTAC 174[deg](T)/178[deg](M) radials). The amended route 
would extend between the intersection of the Craig VORTAC 347[deg](T)/
350[deg](M) and the Colliers VORTAC 174[deg](T)/178[deg](M) radials 
(DUNKN Fix) and the Colliers VORTAC.
    J-85: J-85 currently extends between the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC and 
the Dryer, OH, VOR/DME. This action would remove the segments between 
the Dolphin VORTAC, and the Alma, GA, VORTAC. The amended route would 
extend between Alma, GA and Dryer, OH. In addition, the words ``The 
portion within Canada is excluded'' would be removed from the J-85 
description because that segment was previously eliminated from the 
route but inadvertently left in the description.
    J-89: J-89 currently extends between the intersection of the 
Taylor, FL, VORTAC 176[deg] and the Valdosta, GA, VOR/DME 156[deg] 
radials (charted as the HITTR, FL, Fix) and the Winnipeg, MB, Canada, 
VORTAC. This action would remove the segments between the intersection 
of the Taylor VORTAC 176[deg] and the Valdosta VOR/DME radials (HITTR 
Fix) and the charted ICBOD, GA, Fix (defined by the intersection of the 
Atlanta, GA, VORTAC 161[deg](T)/161[deg](M) and the Alma, GA, VORTAC 
252[deg](T)/252[deg](M) radials). The amended route would extend 
between the intersection of the Atlanta VORTAC 161[deg](T)/161[deg](M), 
and the Alma VORTAC 252[deg](T)/252[deg](M) radials (ICBOD Fix) and 
Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
    J-91: J-91 currently extends between the intersection of the 
Orlando, FL, VORTAC 274[deg] and the Cross City, FL, VORTAC 133[deg] 
radials (the INPIN Fix), and the Henderson, WV, VORTAC. This action 
would remove the segments between the intersection of the Orlando 
VORTAC 274[deg] and the Cross City VORTAC 133[deg] radials, and the 
intersection of the Cross City 338[deg](T)/340[deg](M) and the Atlanta, 
GA, VORTAC 169[deg](T)/174[deg](M) radials (currently charted as the 
JOHNN, GA, Fix). The amended route would extend between the 
intersection of the Cross City VORTAC 338[deg](T)/340[deg](M) and the 
Atlanta VORTAC 169[deg](T)/174[deg](M) radials (the JOHNN Fix), and the 
Henderson VORTAC.
    J-103: J-103 currently extends between the Ormond Beach, FL, VORTAC 
and the Savannah, GA, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the entire 
route. RNAV route Q-93 would provide alternative routing in this area.
    J-113: J-113 extends between the Virginia Key, FL, VOR/DME and the 
Craig, FL, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the entire route. RNAV 
routes Q-77 could be used as an alternative in this area.
    J-119: J-119 extends between the St. Petersburg, FL, VORTAC and the 
Taylor, FL, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the entire route. A 
combination of RNAV routes Q-79, Q-65, and Q-99 are available as 
alternatives in this area.
    J-121: J-121 currently extends between the Craig, FL, VORTAC, and 
the Kennebunk, ME, VOR/DME. This action would remove the segments 
between the Craig VORTAC and the Charleston, SC, VORTAC. The amended 
route would extend between Charleston, SC and Kennebunk, ME.
    J-151: J-151 extends between the Cross City, FL, VORTAC and the 
Whitehall, MT, VOR/DME. This action would remove the segments between 
the Craig, FL, VORTAC and the Vulcan, AL, VORTAC. The amended route 
would extend between Vulcan, AL and Whitehall, MT.
    J-165: J-165 currently extends between the Charleston, SC, VORTAC 
and the Richmond, VA, VOR/DME. This action would remove the segment 
between the Charleston VORTAC and the intersection of the Charleston 
VORTAC 025[deg](T)/030(M) and the Florence, SC, VORTAC 085[deg](T)/
088[deg](M) radials (the DWYTE, SC, Fix). The amended route would 
extend between the intersection of the Charleston VORTAC 025[deg](T)/
030(M) and the Florence VORTAC 085[deg](T)/088[deg](M) radials (DWYTE 
Fix) and the Richmond VOR/DME.
    J-174: J-174 currently extends between the Craig, FL, VORTAC and 
the intersection of the Marconi, MA, VOR/DME 090[deg] and the 
Nantucket, MA, VOR/DME 066[deg] radials (the HERIN Fix). This action 
would remove the segments between the Craig VORTAC and the Charleston, 
SC, VORTAC. The amended route would extend between the Charleston 
VORTAC and the intersection of the Marconi VOR/DME 090[deg] and the 
Nantucket VOR/DME 066[deg] radials.
    J-207: J-207 currently extends between the Savannah, GA, VORTAC and 
the Franklin, VA, VORTAC. This action would remove the segments between 
the Savannah, GA, VORTAC and the Florence, SC, VORTAC. The amended 
route would extend between the Florence VORTAC and the Franklin VORTAC.
    J-208: J-208 currently extends between the Athens, GA, VOR/DME and 
the Hopewell, VA, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the entire route.
    J-209: J-209 currently extends between the Greenwood, SC, VORTAC 
and the intersection of the Coyle, NJ, VORTAC 036[deg] and the 
Robbinsville, NJ, VORTAC 136[deg] radials (the WHITE Fix). The action 
would remove the segment between the Greenwood VORTAC and the Raleigh-
Durham, NC, VORTAC. The amended route would extend between the Raleigh-
Durham VORTAC and the intersection of the Coyle VORTAC 036[deg] and the 
Robbinsville VORTAC 136[deg] radials.
    J-210: J-210 currently extends between the intersection of the 
Savannah, GA, VORTAC 256[deg] and the Vance, SC, VORTAC 221[deg] 
radials (the DUNKN Fix), and the Wilmington, NC, VORTAC. This action 
would remove the segment between the Savannah VORTAC and the Vance 
VORTAC. The amended route would extend between Vance, SC and 
Wilmington, NC.
    J-614: J-614 currently extends between the Sarasota, FL, VOR/DME 
and the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the entire 
route.
    J-616: J-616 currently extends between the Sarasota, FL, VOR/DME, 
and the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the entire 
route.
    In addition to the above jet route changes, the FAA proposes to 
remove one high altitude RNAV route as follows:
    Q-112: Q-112 currently extends between the DEFUN, FL, fix and the 
INPIN, FL, fix. The FAA proposes to remove the entire route. A number 
of other Q-routes are available as alternatives.
    Jet routes are published in paragraph 2004; and United States Area 
Navigation Routes are published in paragraph 2006; 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 jet routes and RNAV 
route listed in this document would be subsequently amended in, or 
removed, respectively, from the Order.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

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Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this proposed 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 will only affect air traffic 
procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule, 
when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures'' prior to any FAA final regulatory action.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration proposes to amend 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 2004 Jet Routes.

J-4 [Amended]

From Los Angeles, CA, via INT Los Angeles 083[deg] and Twentynine 
Palms, CA, 269[deg] radials; Twentynine Palms; Parker, CA; Buckeye, 
AZ; San Simon, AZ; Newman, TX; Wink, TX; Abilene, TX; Ranger, TX; 
Belcher, LA; Magnolia, MS; Meridian, MS; Montgomery, AL; INT 
Montgomery 051[deg] and Colliers, SC, 268[deg] radials; to Colliers.

J-20 [Amended]

From Seattle, WA, via Yakima, WA; Pendleton, OR; Donnelly, ID; 
Pocatello, ID; Rock Springs, WY; Falcon, CO; Hugo, CO; Lamar, CO; 
Liberal, KS; INT Liberal 137[deg] and Will Rogers, OK, 284[deg] 
radials; Will Rogers; Belcher, LA; Magnolia, MS; Meridian, MS; 
Montgomery, AL; to Seminole, FL.

J-37 [Amended]

From Hobby, TX, via INT of the Hobby 090[deg] and Harvey, LA, 
266[deg] radials; Harvey; Semmes, AL; to Montgomery, AL. From 
Lynchburg, VA; Gordonsville, VA; Brooke, VA; INT Brooke 067[deg] and 
Coyle, NJ, 226[deg] radials; to Coyle. From Kennedy, NY; Kingston, 
NY; Albany, NY; to Massena, NY.

J-41 [Amended]

From Seminole, FL; Montgomery, AL; Vulcan, AL; Memphis, TN; 
Springfield, MO, Kansas City, MO, to Omaha, NE.

J-43 [Amended]

From INT Cross City, FL 322[deg](T)/324[deg](M) and Seminole, FL 
359[deg](T)/357[deg](M) radials; Atlanta, GA; Volunteer, TN; 
Falmouth, KY; Rosewood, OH; to Carleton, MI.

J-45 [Amended]

From Alma, GA; Macon, GA; Atlanta, GA; Nashville, TN; St Louis, MO; 
Kirksville, MO; Des Moines, IA; Sioux Falls, SD; to Aberdeen, SD.

J-46 [Amended]

From Tulsa, OK, via Walnut Ridge, AR; Nashville, TN; to Volunteer, 
TN.

J-47 [Remove]

J-51 [Amended]

From INT Columbia 042[deg] and Flat Rock, VA, 212[deg] radials; Flat 
Rock; Nottingham, MD; Dupont, DE; to Yardley, NJ.

J-52 [Amended]

From Vancouver, BC, Canada; via Spokane, WA; Salmon, ID; Dubois, ID; 
Rock Springs, WY; Falcon, CO; Hugo, CO; Lamar, CO; Liberal, KS; INT 
Liberal 137[deg] and Ardmore, OK, 309[deg] radials; Ardmore; 
Texarkana, AR; Sidon, MS; Bigbee, MS; Vulcan, AL; Atlanta, GA; 
Colliers, SC; to Columbia, SC. From INT Columbia 042[deg](T)/
044[deg](M) and Flat Rock, VA 212[deg](T)/218[deg](M) radials; 
Raleigh-Durham, NC; to Richmond, VA. The portion within Canada is 
excluded.

J-53 [Amended]

From INT Craig 347[deg] and Colliers, SC, 174[deg] radials; 
Colliers; Spartanburg, SC; to Pulaski, VA.

J-55 [Amended]

From Charleston, SC; Florence, SC; INT Florence 003[deg] and 
Raleigh-Durham, NC, 224[deg] radials; Raleigh-Durham; INT Raleigh-
Durham 035[deg] and Hopewell, VA, 234[deg] radials; Hopewell; INT 
Hopewell 030[deg] and Nottingham, MD, 174[deg] radials. From Sea 
Isle, NJ; INT Sea Isle 050[deg]and Hampton, NY, 223[deg] radials; 
Hampton; Providence, RI; Boston, MA; Kennebunk, ME; to Presque Isle, 
ME.

J-73 [Amended]

From INT Seminole, FL 344[deg](T)/342[deg](M) and Cross City, FL, 
322[deg](T)/324[deg](M) radials; La Grange, GA; Nashville, TN; 
Pocket City, IN; to Northbrook, IL.

J-75 [Amended]

From Greensboro, NC; Gordonsville, VA; INT Gordonsville 040[deg] and 
Modena, PA, 231[deg] radials; Modena; Solberg, NJ; Carmel, NY; INT 
Carmel 045[deg] and Boston, MA, 252[deg] radials; to Boston.

J-79 [Amended]

From Charleston, SC; Tar River, NC; Franklin, VA; Salisbury, MD; INT 
Salisbury 018[deg]and Kennedy, NY, 218[deg]radials; Kennedy; INT 
Kennedy 080[deg]and Nantucket, MA, 254[deg]radials; INT Nantucket 
254[deg]and Marconi, MA, 205[deg]radials; Marconi; INT Marconi 
006[deg]and Bangor, ME, 206[deg]radials; Bangor.

J-81 [Amended]

From INT Craig, FL, 347[deg] and Colliers, SC, 174[deg], radials; 
Colliers.

J-85 [Amended]

From Alma, GA; Colliers, SC; Spartanburg, SC; Charleston, WV; INT 
Charleston 357[deg] and Dryer, OH, 172[deg] radials; Dryer.

J-89 [Amended]

From INT Atlanta, GA 161[deg](T)/161[deg](M) and Alma, GA, 
252[deg](T)/252[deg](M) radials; Atlanta; Louisville, KY; Boiler, 
IN; Northbrook, IL; Badger, WI; Duluth, MN; to Winnipeg, MB, Canada. 
The portion within Canada is excluded.

J-91 [Amended]

From INT Cross City 338[deg] and Atlanta, GA, 169[deg] radials; 
Atlanta; Volunteer, TN; to Henderson, WV.

J-103 [Remove]

J-113 [Remove]

J-119 [Remove]

J-121 [Amended]

From Charleston, SC; Kinston, NC; Norfolk, VA; INT Norfolk 023[deg] 
and Snow Hill, MD, 211[deg] radials; Snow Hill; Sea Isle, NJ; INT 
Sea Isle 050[deg] and Hampton, NY, 223[deg] radials; Hampton; Sandy 
Point, RI; INT Sandy Point 031[deg] and Kennebunk, ME, 190[deg] 
radials; to Kennebunk.

J-151 [Amended]

From Vulcan, AL; Farmington, MO; St. Louis, MO; Kirksville, MO; 
Omaha, NE; O'Neil, NE; Rapid City, SD; Billings, MT; INT Billings 
266[deg] and Whitehall, MT, 103[deg] radials; to Whitehall.

J-165 [Amended]

From INT Charleston, SC, 025[deg](T)/030[deg](M) and Florence, SC, 
085[deg](T)/088[deg](M) radials to Richmond, VA.

J-174 [Amended]

From Charleston, SC; Wilmington, NC; Dixon NDB, NC; Norfolk, VA; INT 
Norfolk 023[deg]

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and Snow Hill, MD, 211[deg] radials; Snow Hill; Hampton, NY; INT 
Hampton 069[deg] and Marconi, MA 228[deg] radials; Marconi, to the 
INT of Marconi 090[deg] and Nantucket, MA, 066[deg] radials. 
Airspace below FL 240 is excluded between Snow Hill and lat. 
38[deg]45'00'' N, long. 74[deg]43'59'' W. Airspace above FL 410 is 
excluded between Snow Hill and Hampton.

J-207 [Amended]

From Florence, SC; Raleigh-Durham, NC; to Franklin, VA.

J-208 [Remove]

J-209 [Amended]

From Raleigh-Durham, NC; Tar River, NC; Norfolk, VA; INT Norfolk 
023[deg] and Salisbury, MD, 199[deg] radials; Salisbury; INT 
Salisbury 018[deg] and Coyle, NJ, 226[deg] radials; Coyle; to INT 
Coyle 036[deg] and Robbinsville, NJ, 136[deg] radials.

J-210 [Amended]

From Vance, SC; to Wilmington, NC.

J-614 [Remove]

J-616 [Remove]

Paragraph 2006 United States Area Navigation Routes

Q-112 [Remove]

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 4, 2019.
Scott M. Rosenbloom,
Acting Manager, Airspace Policy Group.
[FR Doc. 2019-19544 Filed 9-11-19; 8:45 am]
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