Proposed Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Northcentral United States, 3295-3299 [2020-00773]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 2020 / Proposed Rules Yakima, WA; Pendleton, OR; Baker, OR; Boise, ID; INT Boise 130° and Burley, ID, 292° radials; Burley; Malad City, ID; Rock Springs, WY; Cherokee, WY; Laramie, WY; Gill, CO; Thurman, CO; Goodland, KS; Hill City, KS; Salina, KS; Topeka, KS; Kansas City, MO; Hallsville, MO; St. Louis, MO; Troy, IL; Centralia, IL; Pocket City, IN; Louisville, KY; to Lexington, KY. From Charleston, WV; Elkins, WV; Kessel, WV; INT Kessel 097° and Armel, VA, 292° radials; to Armel. 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 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019 and effective September 15, 2019, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6010(a) Airways. * * * * * V–4 [Amended] From Tatoosh, WA; INT of Tatoosh 102° and Seattle, WA, 329° radials; Seattle; * T–215 Holston Mountain, TN (HMV) HILTO,VA FLENR, VA RISTE, KY Hazard, KY (AZQ) HUGEN, KY Lexington, KY (HYK) GAMKE, IN * * * * * * * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on January 7, 2020. Rodger A. Dean Jr., Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2020–00544 Filed 1–17–20; 8:45 am] * * * * * V–140 [Amended] From Panhandle, TX; Burns Flat, OK; Kingfisher, OK; INT Kingfisher 072° and Tulsa, OK, 261° radials; Tulsa; Razorback, AR; Harrison, AR; Walnut Ridge, AR; Dyersburg, TN; Nashville, TN; Livingston, TN; to London, KY. From Bluefield, WV; INT Bluefield 071° and Montebello, VA, 250° radials; Montebello; to Casanova, VA. * * * * * * * * * * * V–331 [Removed] * * * V–339 [Removed] * * * V–478 [Removed] * * * 6011. United States Area Navigation Routes. * * * * * Holston Mountain, TN (HMV) to GAMKE, IN [Amended] VORTAC (Lat. 36°26′13.40″ N, long. 82°07′46.56″ W) WP (Lat. 36°41′48.46″ N, long. 82°26′07.44″ W) WP (Lat. 36°56′44.27″ N, long. 82°43′42.75″ W) WP (Lat. 37°09′02.92″ N, long. 82°58′24.38″ W) DME (Lat. 37°23′28.52″ N, long. 83°15′46.83″ W) FIX (Lat. 37°31′46.14″ N, long. 83°32′58.54″ W) VOR/DME (Lat. 37°57′58.86″ N, long. 84°28′21.06″ W) WP (Lat. 38°46′12.99″ N, long. 85°14′35.37″ W) * * * * * * * * * * * DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). ACTION: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4702 This action proposes to amend eleven VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V–13, V– 15, V–26, V–55, V–78, V–100, V–159, V–175, V–219, V–307, and V–505, and two low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) routes, T–285 and T–354, in the Northcentral United States. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/ SUMMARY: 14 CFR Part 71 Proposed Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Northcentral United States Jkt 250001 * Federal Aviation Administration RIN 2120–AA66 17:16 Jan 17, 2020 From Henderson, WV; Parkersburg, WV; INT Parkersburg 067° and Indian Head, PA, 254° radials; Indian Head; Clarion, PA; Bradford, PA; Wellsville, NY; Geneseo, NY; to Rochester, NY. * [Docket No. FAA–2019–1105; Airspace Docket No. 19–AGL–17] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 V–119 [Amended] T–323 CROCS, GA to Hazard, KY (AZQ) [Amended] WP (Lat. 32°27′17.69″ N, long. 82°46′29.06″ W) WP (Lat. 33°19′57.07″ N, long. 83°08′19.47″ W) WP (Lat. 34°20′34.38″ N, long. 83°33′06.80″ W) WP (Lat. 34°59′47.42″ N, long. 83°49′37.73″ W) WP (Lat. 35°26′46.57″ N, long. 83°46′41.05″ W) WP (Lat. 35°51′16.23″ N, long. 83°40′19.66″ W) WP (Lat. 36°35′32.17″ N, long. 83°28′40.09″ W) WP (Lat. 37°02′15.68″ N, long. 83°21′31.07″ W) DME (Lat. 37°23′28.52″ N, long. 83°15′46.83″ W) CROCS, GA BOBBR, GA BIGNN, GA ZPPLN, NC HIGGI, NC KIDBE, TN ZADOT, TN WELLA, KY Hazard, KY (AZQ) jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS * V–115 [Amended] From Crestview, FL; INT Crestview 001° and Montgomery, AL, 204° radials; Montgomery; INT Montgomery 323° and Vulcan, AL, 177° radials; Vulcan; Choo Choo, GA; to Volunteer, TN. From Charleston, WV; Parkersburg, WV; Newcomerstown, OH; INT Newcomerstown 038° and Franklin, PA, 239° radials; to Franklin. Domestic VOR Federal * * V–53 [Amended] From Charleston, SC; Columbia, SC; Spartanburg, SC; Sugarloaf Mountain, NC; to Holston Mountain, TN. From Lexington, KY; Louisville, KY; INT Louisville 333° and Brickyard, IN, 170° radials; Brickyard. The airspace within R–3401B is excluded. 3295 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\21JAP1.SGM 21JAP1 3296 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 2020 / Proposed Rules jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS DME); Siren, WI, VOR/DME; Sioux City, IA, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC); and Huron, SD, VORTAC navigation aids (NAVAIDs). The NAVAIDs provide navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The VORs are being decommissioned as part of the FAA’s VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 6, 2020. 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: (800) 647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2019– 1105; Airspace Docket No. 19–AGL–17 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. FAA Order 7400.11D, 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 Rules and Regulations 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 7400.11D at NARA, email: fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Abbott, Rules and Regulations Group, Office of Policy, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 modify the route structure as necessary to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic within the National Airspace System. 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– 2019–1105; Airspace Docket No. 19– AGL–17) 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–2019–1105; Airspace Docket No. 19–AGL–17.’’ 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, PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 10101 Hillwood Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76177. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019. FAA Order 7400.11D is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11D lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. Background The FAA is planning decommissioning activities for the VOR portion of the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/ DME; Siren, WI, VOR/DME; Sioux City, IA, VORTAC; and Huron, SD, VORTAC in July, 2020. The VOR portion of the Park Rapids, MN; Siren, WI; Sioux City, IA; and Huron, SD, NAVAIDs are candidate VORs identified for discontinuance by the FAA’s VOR MON program and listed in the final policy statement notice, ‘‘Provision of Navigation Services for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) Transition to PerformanceBased Navigation (PBN) (Plan for Establishing a VOR Minimum Operational Network),’’ published in the Federal Register of July 26, 2016 (81 FR 48694), Docket No. FAA–2011–1082. Although the VOR portion of the Park Rapids, MN; Siren, WI; Sioux City, IA; and Huron, SD, NAVAIDs are planned for decommissioning, the DME portion of the NAVAIDs are being retained. The ATS route dependencies to the Park Rapids VOR/DME are VOR Federal airways V–55, V–82, V–175, and low altitude RNAV route T–354. Similarly, the ATS route dependencies to the Siren VOR/DME are VOR Federal airways V– 13, V–55, V–505, and low altitude RNAV route T–354. And, the ATS route dependencies to the Sioux City VORTAC are VOR Federal airways V– 15, V–100, V–159, V–175, V–219, and V–307. Lastly, the ATS route dependencies to the Huron VORTAC are VOR Federal airways V–15, V–26, V–78, V–159, and low altitude RNAV route T– 285. With the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Park City, MN; Siren, WI; Sioux City, IA; and Huron, SD, NAVAIDs, the remaining ground- E:\FR\FM\21JAP1.SGM 21JAP1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 2020 / Proposed Rules based NAVAID coverage in the area is insufficient to enable the continuity of the affected VOR Federal Airways. As such, proposed modifications to the affected VOR Federal Airways would result in gaps in those airways. To overcome the airway gaps, instrument flight rules (IFR) traffic could use adjacent ATS routes, including V–24, V–80, V–120, V–148, V–170, V–171, V– 181, V–218,V–263, V–398, V–410, T– 330, T–354, and T–383, to circumnavigate the affected area. Additionally, IFR traffic could file point to point through the affected area using the existing airway fixes that will remain in place, or receive air traffic control (ATC) radar vectors through the area. Visual flight rules pilots who elect to navigate via the airways through the affected area could also take advantage of the adjacent VOR Federal airways or ATC services listed previously. Further, the FAA proposes to retain T–285 and T–354 as they are charted today, with minor editorial amendments to the descriptions, to continue supporting enroute airspace users, as well as ongoing FAA NextGen efforts to transition the national airspace system to performance-based navigation. The editorial amendments to the T–285 and T–354 descriptions would reflect the Huron, SD (HON); Park Rapids, MN (PKD); and Siren, WI (RZN) route points as a DME facility due to the VOR portion of the NAVAIDs being decommissioned. Additionally, a number of other minor editorial corrections are proposed to comply with the FAA’s aeronautical database and current route description policy guidance. The editorial amendments and corrections would not change the existing routes’ structure, operational use, or charted depiction. Lastly, the Duluth VORTAC NAVAID listed in the V–505 description is located in Duluth, Minnesota. As such, the state abbreviation for the NAVAID listed in the description should reflect ‘‘MN’’ instead of ‘‘MI’’. This editorial correction to the V–505 description is also included in this proposed action. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying VOR Federal airways V–13, V–15, V–26, V– 55, V–78, V–100, V–159, V–175, V–219, V–307, and V–505, and low altitude RNAV routes T–285 and T–354. The planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/ DME; Siren, WI, VOR/DME; Sioux City, IA, VORTAC; and Huron, SD, VORTAC NAVAIDs has made this action VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 necessary. The proposed VOR Federal airway changes are outlined below. V–13: V–13 currently extends between the McAllen, TX, VOR/DME and the Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, VOR/DME. The airspace outside the United States is excluded. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment overlying the Siren, WI, VOR/DME between the Farmington, MN, VORTAC and the Duluth, MN, VORTAC. The airspace outside the United States would continue to be excluded. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. V–15: V–15 currently extends between the Hobby, TX, VOR/DME and the Neosho, MO, VOR/DME; and between the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC and the Minot, ND, VOR/DME. In a separate NPRM, the FAA proposed to remove the airway segment between the Hobby, TX, VOR/DME and the Navasota, TX, VOR/DME (83 FR 48730, September 27, 2018). The FAA now proposes to remove the airway segment overlying the Sioux City, IA, and Huron, SD, VORTACs between the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC and the Aberdeen, SC, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. V–26: V–26 currently extends between the Blue Mesa, CO, VOR/DME and the White Cloud, MI, VOR/DME. The FAA now proposes to remove the airway segment overlying the Huron, SD, VORTAC between the Pierre, SD, VORTAC and the Redwood Falls, MN, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. V–55: V–55 currently extends between the Dayton, OH, VOR/DME and the intersection of the Green Bay, WI, VORTAC 270° and Oshkosh, WI, VORTAC 339° radials; between the Eau Claire, WI, VORTAC and the Siren, WI, VOR/DME; and between the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME and the Bismarck, ND, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment overlying the Siren, WI, VOR/DME between the Eau Claire, WI, VORTAC and the Siren, WI, VOR/DME; and remove the airway segment overlying the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME between the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/ DME and the Grand Forks, ND, VOR/ DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. V–78: V–78 currently extends between the Huron, SD, VORTAC and the Escanaba, MI, VOR/DME; and between the Pellston, MI, VORTAC and the Saginaw, MI, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment overlying the Huron, SD, VORTAC PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 3297 between the Huron, SD, VORTAC and the Watertown, SD, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. V–100: V–100 currently extends between the Medicine Bow, WY, VOR/ DME and the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment overlying the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC between the O’Neill, NE, VORTAC and the Fort Dodge, IA, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. V–159: V–159 currently extends between the Virginia Key, FL, VOR/ DME and the Huron, SD, VORTAC. In a separate NPRM, the FAA proposed to remove the airway segment between the Vulcan, AL, VORTAC and the Holly Springs, MS, VORTAC (84 FR 28434, June 19, 2019). The FAA now proposes to remove the airway segment overlying the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC between the Omaha, IA, VORTAC and the Yankton, SD, VOR/DME; and remove the airway segment overlying the Huron, SD, VORTAC between the Mitchell, SD, VOR/DME and the Huron, SD, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. V–175: V–175 currently extends between the Malden, MO, VORTAC and the Winnipeg, MB, Canada, VORTAC. The airspace within Canada is excluded. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment overlying the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC between the Des Moines, IA, VORTAC and the Worthington, MN, VOR/DME; and remove the airway segment overlying the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME between the Alexandria, MN, VOR/DME and the Winnipeg, MB, Canada, VORTAC. The exclusion statement for the airspace within Canada would also be removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. V–219: V–219 currently extends between the Hayes Center, NE, VORTAC and the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment overlying the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC between the Norfolk, NE, VOR/DME and the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. V–307: V–307 currently extends between the Harrison, AR, VOR/DME and the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment overlying the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC between the Omaha, IA, VORTAC and the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. E:\FR\FM\21JAP1.SGM 21JAP1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS 3298 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 2020 / Proposed Rules V–505: V–505 currently extends between the Des Moines, IA, VORTAC and the International Falls, MN, VOR/ DME. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment overlying the Siren, WI, VOR/DME between the Gopher, MN, VORTAC and the Duluth, MN, VORTAC. Additionally, an editorial correction is included to change the state abbreviation for the Duluth VORTAC listed in the description from ‘‘MI’’ to ‘‘MN’’. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. The proposed low altitude RNAV route changes are outlined below. T–285: T–285 currently extends between the North Platte, NE, VOR/ DME and the Huron, SD, VORTAC. In a separate NPRM, the FAA proposed to replace the Winner, SD, VOR route point with a waypoint (WP) being established (named LESNR) overhead the Winner VOR location (84 FR 64795, November 25, 2019). The FAA now proposes to change the Huron, SD (HON) route point from being listed as ‘‘VORTAC’’ to ‘‘DME’’. Additionally, the North Platte, NE, VOR/DME ‘‘LBF’’ identifier and Huron DME ‘‘HON’’ identifier would be added to the first line of the route description; the North Platte NAVAID type listed in the description would be corrected from ‘‘VORTAC’’ to ‘‘VOR/DME’’; and the geographic coordinates of each route point would be updated to be expressed in degrees, minutes, seconds, and hundredths of a second to comply with the FAA’s aeronautical database and route description policy guidance. The existing RNAV route would remain as charted. T–354: T–354 currently extends between the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/ DME and the Siren, WI, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to change the Park Rapids, MN (PKD), and Siren, WI (RZN), route points from being listed as ‘‘VOR/ DME’’ to ‘‘DME’’. Additionally, a route segment between the BYZIN, ND, waypoint and the Park Rapids, MN, DME facility would be added to extend T–354 northwestward to join T–330 at the BYZIN waypoint to provide enroute structure between the Park Rapids VOR/ DME and the Grand Forks VOR/DME that would be removed by the proposed V–55 amendment above. The existing RNAV route would remain as charted with the addition of the route segment proposed between the BYZIN, ND, waypoint and the Rapid City, MN, DME facility. All radials listed in the route descriptions below are unchanged and stated in True degrees. VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) and low altitude VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 RNAV routes are published in paragraph 6011 of FAA Order 7400.11D dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The ATS routes listed in this document would be subsequently published in the Order. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. 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 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 7400.11D, ■ PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019 and effective September 15, 2019, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6010(a) Airways. * * * Domestic VOR Federal * * V–13 [Amended] From McAllen, TX; INT McAllen 060° radial and Corpus Christi, TX, 178° radials; Corpus Christi; INT Corpus Christi 039° and Palacios, TX, 241° radials; Palacios; Humble, TX; Lufkin, TX; Belcher, LA; Texarkana, AR; Rich Mountain, OK; Fort Smith, AR; INT Fort Smith 006° and Razorback, AR, 190° radials; Razorback; Neosho, MO; Butler, MO; Napoleon, MO; Lamoni, IA; Des Moines, IA; Mason City, IA; to Farmington, MN. From Duluth, MN; to Thunder Bay, ON, Canada. The airspace outside the United States is excluded. * * * * * V–15 [Amended] From Hobby, TX; Navasota, TX; College Station, TX; Waco, TX; Cedar Creek, TX; Bonham, TX; McAlester, OK; Okmulgee, OK; to Neosho, MO. From Aberdeen, SD; Bismarck, ND; to Minot, ND. * * * * * V–26 [Amended] From Blue Mesa, CO; Montrose, CO; 13 miles 112 MSL, 131 MSL, Grand Junction, CO; Meeker, CO; Cherokee, WY; Muddy Mountain, WY; 14 miles, 37 miles 75 MSL, 84 miles 90 MSL, Rapid City, SD; Philip, SD; to Pierre, SD. From Redwood Falls, MN; Farmington, MN; Eau Claire, WI; Waussau, WI; Green Bay, WI; INT Green Bay 116° and White Cloud, MI, 302° radials; to White Cloud. * * * * * V–55 [Amended] From Dayton, OH; Fort Wayne, IN; Goshen, IN; Gipper, MI; Keeler, MI; Pullman, MI; Muskegon, MI; INT Muskegon 327° and Green Bay, WI, 116° radials; Green Bay; to INT Green Bay 270° and Oshkosh, WI, 339° radials. From Grand Forks, ND; INT Grand Forks 239° and Bismarck, ND, 067° radials; to Bismarck. * * * * * V–78 [Amended] From Watertown, SD; Darwin, MN; Gopher, MN; INT Gopher 091° and Eau Claire, WI, 290° radials; Eau Claire; Rhinelander, WI; Iron Mountain, MI; to Escanaba, MI. From Pellston, MI; Alpena, MI; INT Alpena 232° and Saginaw, MI, 353° radials; to Saginaw. * * * * * V–100 [Amended] From Medicine Bow, WY; Scottsbluff, NE; Alliance, NE; Ainsworth, NE; to O’Neill, NE. From Fort Dodge, IA; Waterloo, IA; Dubuque, IA; Rockford, IL; INT Rockford 074° and Janesville, WI, 112° radials; INT Janesville 112° and Northbrook, IL, 291° radials; E:\FR\FM\21JAP1.SGM 21JAP1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 2020 / Proposed Rules Northbrook; INT Northbrook 095° and Keeler, MI, 271° radials; Keeler; to Litchfield, MI. * * * * * V–159 [Amended] V–175 [Amended] From Malden, MO; Vichy, MO; Hallsville, MO; Macon, MO; Kirksville, MO; to Des Moines, IA. From Worthington, MN; Redwood Falls, MN; to Alexandria, MN. From Virginia Key, FL; INT Virginia Key 344° and Treasure, FL, 178° radials; Treasure; INT Treasure 318° and Orlando, FL, 140° radials; Orlando; Ocala, FL; Cross City, FL; Greenville, FL; Pecan, GA; Eufaula, AL; Tuskegee, AL; Vulcan, AL; Hamilton, AL; Holly Springs, MS; Gilmore, AR; Walnut Ridge, AR; Dogwood, MO; Springfield, MO; Napoleon, MO; INT Napoleon 005° and St. Joseph, MO, 122° radials; St. Joseph; to Omaha, IA. From Yankton, SD; to Mitchell, SD. * * * * * * * * * * V–219 [Amended] From Hayes Center, NE; INT Hayes Center 059° and Wolbach, NE, 251° radials; Wolbach; to Norfolk, NE. * * * * * * * * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on January 13, 2020. Scott M. Rosenbloom, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2020–00773 Filed 1–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2020–0002; Airspace Docket No. 19–ACE–10] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V–125, V–178, V–313, and V– 429 in the Vicinity of Cape Girardeau, MO Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: This action proposes to amend four VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V–125, V–178, V–313, and V–429, in the vicinity of Cape Girardeau, MO. The modifications are necessary due to the planned SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 [Amended] (Lat. 41°02′55.34″ (Lat. 41°58′53.99″ (Lat. 42°27′48.92″ (Lat. 42°51′41.85″ (Lat. 43°15′28.00″ (Lat. 43°29′16.50″ (Lat. 44°26′24.30″ * N, N, N, N, N, N, N, long. long. long. long. long. long. long. * (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. N, N, N, N, long. long. long. long. decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Cape Girardeau, MO, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Cape Girardeau VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA’s VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program. Comments must be received on or before March 6, 2020. DATES: 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: (800) 647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2020– 0002; Airspace Docket No. 19–ACE–10 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. FAA Order 7400.11D, 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 Rules and Regulations Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. PO 00000 Frm 00027 From Des Moines, IA; Fort Dodge, IA, excluding the airspace at and above 11,000 feet MSL between 27 miles and 64 miles northwest of Des Moines VOR during the time that the Boone MOA is activated; Mason City, IA; INT Mason City 349° and Gopher, MN, 188° radials; to Gopher. From Duluth, MN; INT Duluth 331° and Hibbing, MN, 120° radials; Hibbing; INT Hibbing 319° and International Falls, MN, 182° radials; to International Falls. * * * * * 6011. 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For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11D at NARA, email: fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Abbott, Rules and Regulations Group, Office of Policy, 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 13 (Tuesday, January 21, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-00773]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2019-1105; Airspace Docket No. 19-AGL-17]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes 
in the Northcentral United States

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend eleven VHF Omnidirectional Range 
(VOR) Federal airways, V-13, V-15, V-26, V-55, V-78, V-100, V-159, V-
175, V-219, V-307, and V-505, and two low altitude Area Navigation 
(RNAV) routes, T-285 and T-354, in the Northcentral United States. The 
modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the 
VOR portion of the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment 
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DME); Siren, WI, VOR/DME; Sioux City, IA, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation 
(VORTAC); and Huron, SD, VORTAC navigation aids (NAVAIDs). The NAVAIDs 
provide navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic 
service (ATS) routes. The VORs are being decommissioned as part of the 
FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 6, 2020.

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: 
(800) 647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2019-1105; Airspace Docket No. 19-AGL-17 at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. FAA Order 7400.11D, 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 Rules and Regulations 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 7400.11D at NARA, email: 
[email protected] or go to https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Abbott, Rules and Regulations 
Group, Office of Policy, 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 National 
Airspace System.

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-2019-1105; Airspace Docket No. 19-AGL-17) 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-2019-1105; Airspace Docket No. 19-AGL-17.'' 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 Operations Support Group, Central 
Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 10101 Hillwood Blvd., 
Fort Worth, TX 76177.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace 
Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective 
September 15, 2019. FAA Order 7400.11D is publicly available as listed 
in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11D lists 
Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

Background

    The FAA is planning decommissioning activities for the VOR portion 
of the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME; Siren, WI, VOR/DME; Sioux City, IA, 
VORTAC; and Huron, SD, VORTAC in July, 2020. The VOR portion of the 
Park Rapids, MN; Siren, WI; Sioux City, IA; and Huron, SD, NAVAIDs are 
candidate VORs identified for discontinuance by the FAA's VOR MON 
program and listed in the final policy statement notice, ``Provision of 
Navigation Services for the Next Generation Air Transportation System 
(NextGen) Transition to Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) (Plan for 
Establishing a VOR Minimum Operational Network),'' published in the 
Federal Register of July 26, 2016 (81 FR 48694), Docket No. FAA-2011-
1082.
    Although the VOR portion of the Park Rapids, MN; Siren, WI; Sioux 
City, IA; and Huron, SD, NAVAIDs are planned for decommissioning, the 
DME portion of the NAVAIDs are being retained.
    The ATS route dependencies to the Park Rapids VOR/DME are VOR 
Federal airways V-55, V-82, V-175, and low altitude RNAV route T-354. 
Similarly, the ATS route dependencies to the Siren VOR/DME are VOR 
Federal airways V-13, V-55, V-505, and low altitude RNAV route T-354. 
And, the ATS route dependencies to the Sioux City VORTAC are VOR 
Federal airways V-15, V-100, V-159, V-175, V-219, and V-307. Lastly, 
the ATS route dependencies to the Huron VORTAC are VOR Federal airways 
V-15, V-26, V-78, V-159, and low altitude RNAV route T-285.
    With the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Park 
City, MN; Siren, WI; Sioux City, IA; and Huron, SD, NAVAIDs, the 
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based NAVAID coverage in the area is insufficient to enable the 
continuity of the affected VOR Federal Airways. As such, proposed 
modifications to the affected VOR Federal Airways would result in gaps 
in those airways. To overcome the airway gaps, instrument flight rules 
(IFR) traffic could use adjacent ATS routes, including V-24, V-80, V-
120, V-148, V-170, V-171, V-181, V-218,V-263, V-398, V-410, T-330, T-
354, and T-383, to circumnavigate the affected area. Additionally, IFR 
traffic could file point to point through the affected area using the 
existing airway fixes that will remain in place, or receive air traffic 
control (ATC) radar vectors through the area. Visual flight rules 
pilots who elect to navigate via the airways through the affected area 
could also take advantage of the adjacent VOR Federal airways or ATC 
services listed previously.
    Further, the FAA proposes to retain T-285 and T-354 as they are 
charted today, with minor editorial amendments to the descriptions, to 
continue supporting enroute airspace users, as well as ongoing FAA 
NextGen efforts to transition the national airspace system to 
performance-based navigation. The editorial amendments to the T-285 and 
T-354 descriptions would reflect the Huron, SD (HON); Park Rapids, MN 
(PKD); and Siren, WI (RZN) route points as a DME facility due to the 
VOR portion of the NAVAIDs being decommissioned. Additionally, a number 
of other minor editorial corrections are proposed to comply with the 
FAA's aeronautical database and current route description policy 
guidance. The editorial amendments and corrections would not change the 
existing routes' structure, operational use, or charted depiction.
    Lastly, the Duluth VORTAC NAVAID listed in the V-505 description is 
located in Duluth, Minnesota. As such, the state abbreviation for the 
NAVAID listed in the description should reflect ``MN'' instead of 
``MI''. This editorial correction to the V-505 description is also 
included in this proposed action.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying VOR Federal airways V-13, V-
15, V-26, V-55, V-78, V-100, V-159, V-175, V-219, V-307, and V-505, and 
low altitude RNAV routes T-285 and T-354. The planned decommissioning 
of the VOR portion of the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME; Siren, WI, VOR/DME; 
Sioux City, IA, VORTAC; and Huron, SD, VORTAC NAVAIDs has made this 
action necessary. The proposed VOR Federal airway changes are outlined 
below.
    V-13: V-13 currently extends between the McAllen, TX, VOR/DME and 
the Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, VOR/DME. The airspace outside the United 
States is excluded. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment 
overlying the Siren, WI, VOR/DME between the Farmington, MN, VORTAC and 
the Duluth, MN, VORTAC. The airspace outside the United States would 
continue to be excluded. The unaffected portions of the existing airway 
would remain as charted.
    V-15: V-15 currently extends between the Hobby, TX, VOR/DME and the 
Neosho, MO, VOR/DME; and between the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC and the 
Minot, ND, VOR/DME. In a separate NPRM, the FAA proposed to remove the 
airway segment between the Hobby, TX, VOR/DME and the Navasota, TX, 
VOR/DME (83 FR 48730, September 27, 2018). The FAA now proposes to 
remove the airway segment overlying the Sioux City, IA, and Huron, SD, 
VORTACs between the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC and the Aberdeen, SC, VOR/
DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as 
charted.
    V-26: V-26 currently extends between the Blue Mesa, CO, VOR/DME and 
the White Cloud, MI, VOR/DME. The FAA now proposes to remove the airway 
segment overlying the Huron, SD, VORTAC between the Pierre, SD, VORTAC 
and the Redwood Falls, MN, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions of the 
existing airway would remain as charted.
    V-55: V-55 currently extends between the Dayton, OH, VOR/DME and 
the intersection of the Green Bay, WI, VORTAC 270[deg] and Oshkosh, WI, 
VORTAC 339[deg] radials; between the Eau Claire, WI, VORTAC and the 
Siren, WI, VOR/DME; and between the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME and the 
Bismarck, ND, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment 
overlying the Siren, WI, VOR/DME between the Eau Claire, WI, VORTAC and 
the Siren, WI, VOR/DME; and remove the airway segment overlying the 
Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME between the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME and the 
Grand Forks, ND, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions of the existing 
airway would remain as charted.
    V-78: V-78 currently extends between the Huron, SD, VORTAC and the 
Escanaba, MI, VOR/DME; and between the Pellston, MI, VORTAC and the 
Saginaw, MI, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment 
overlying the Huron, SD, VORTAC between the Huron, SD, VORTAC and the 
Watertown, SD, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the existing airway 
would remain as charted.
    V-100: V-100 currently extends between the Medicine Bow, WY, VOR/
DME and the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the 
airway segment overlying the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC between the 
O'Neill, NE, VORTAC and the Fort Dodge, IA, VORTAC. The unaffected 
portions of the existing airway would remain as charted.
    V-159: V-159 currently extends between the Virginia Key, FL, VOR/
DME and the Huron, SD, VORTAC. In a separate NPRM, the FAA proposed to 
remove the airway segment between the Vulcan, AL, VORTAC and the Holly 
Springs, MS, VORTAC (84 FR 28434, June 19, 2019). The FAA now proposes 
to remove the airway segment overlying the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC 
between the Omaha, IA, VORTAC and the Yankton, SD, VOR/DME; and remove 
the airway segment overlying the Huron, SD, VORTAC between the 
Mitchell, SD, VOR/DME and the Huron, SD, VORTAC. The unaffected 
portions of the existing airway would remain as charted.
    V-175: V-175 currently extends between the Malden, MO, VORTAC and 
the Winnipeg, MB, Canada, VORTAC. The airspace within Canada is 
excluded. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment overlying the 
Sioux City, IA, VORTAC between the Des Moines, IA, VORTAC and the 
Worthington, MN, VOR/DME; and remove the airway segment overlying the 
Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME between the Alexandria, MN, VOR/DME and the 
Winnipeg, MB, Canada, VORTAC. The exclusion statement for the airspace 
within Canada would also be removed. The unaffected portions of the 
existing airway would remain as charted.
    V-219: V-219 currently extends between the Hayes Center, NE, VORTAC 
and the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the airway 
segment overlying the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC between the Norfolk, NE, 
VOR/DME and the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the 
existing airway would remain as charted.
    V-307: V-307 currently extends between the Harrison, AR, VOR/DME 
and the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the airway 
segment overlying the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC between the Omaha, IA, 
VORTAC and the Sioux City, IA, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the 
existing airway would remain as charted.

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    V-505: V-505 currently extends between the Des Moines, IA, VORTAC 
and the International Falls, MN, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove 
the airway segment overlying the Siren, WI, VOR/DME between the Gopher, 
MN, VORTAC and the Duluth, MN, VORTAC. Additionally, an editorial 
correction is included to change the state abbreviation for the Duluth 
VORTAC listed in the description from ``MI'' to ``MN''. The unaffected 
portions of the existing airway would remain as charted.
    The proposed low altitude RNAV route changes are outlined below.
    T-285: T-285 currently extends between the North Platte, NE, VOR/
DME and the Huron, SD, VORTAC. In a separate NPRM, the FAA proposed to 
replace the Winner, SD, VOR route point with a waypoint (WP) being 
established (named LESNR) overhead the Winner VOR location (84 FR 
64795, November 25, 2019). The FAA now proposes to change the Huron, SD 
(HON) route point from being listed as ``VORTAC'' to ``DME''. 
Additionally, the North Platte, NE, VOR/DME ``LBF'' identifier and 
Huron DME ``HON'' identifier would be added to the first line of the 
route description; the North Platte NAVAID type listed in the 
description would be corrected from ``VORTAC'' to ``VOR/DME''; and the 
geographic coordinates of each route point would be updated to be 
expressed in degrees, minutes, seconds, and hundredths of a second to 
comply with the FAA's aeronautical database and route description 
policy guidance. The existing RNAV route would remain as charted.
    T-354: T-354 currently extends between the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME 
and the Siren, WI, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to change the Park Rapids, 
MN (PKD), and Siren, WI (RZN), route points from being listed as ``VOR/
DME'' to ``DME''. Additionally, a route segment between the BYZIN, ND, 
waypoint and the Park Rapids, MN, DME facility would be added to extend 
T-354 northwestward to join T-330 at the BYZIN waypoint to provide 
enroute structure between the Park Rapids VOR/DME and the Grand Forks 
VOR/DME that would be removed by the proposed V-55 amendment above. The 
existing RNAV route would remain as charted with the addition of the 
route segment proposed between the BYZIN, ND, waypoint and the Rapid 
City, MN, DME facility.
    All radials listed in the route descriptions below are unchanged 
and stated in True degrees.
    VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) and low 
altitude RNAV routes are published in paragraph 6011 of FAA Order 
7400.11D dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019, which 
is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The ATS routes listed in 
this document would be subsequently published in the Order.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

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

0
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]

0
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11D, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019 and 
effective September 15, 2019, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6010(a) Domestic VOR Federal Airways.

* * * * *

V-13 [Amended]

    From McAllen, TX; INT McAllen 060[deg] radial and Corpus 
Christi, TX, 178[deg] radials; Corpus Christi; INT Corpus Christi 
039[deg] and Palacios, TX, 241[deg] radials; Palacios; Humble, TX; 
Lufkin, TX; Belcher, LA; Texarkana, AR; Rich Mountain, OK; Fort 
Smith, AR; INT Fort Smith 006[deg] and Razorback, AR, 190[deg] 
radials; Razorback; Neosho, MO; Butler, MO; Napoleon, MO; Lamoni, 
IA; Des Moines, IA; Mason City, IA; to Farmington, MN. From Duluth, 
MN; to Thunder Bay, ON, Canada. The airspace outside the United 
States is excluded.
* * * * *

V-15 [Amended]

    From Hobby, TX; Navasota, TX; College Station, TX; Waco, TX; 
Cedar Creek, TX; Bonham, TX; McAlester, OK; Okmulgee, OK; to Neosho, 
MO. From Aberdeen, SD; Bismarck, ND; to Minot, ND.
* * * * *

V-26 [Amended]

    From Blue Mesa, CO; Montrose, CO; 13 miles 112 MSL, 131 MSL, 
Grand Junction, CO; Meeker, CO; Cherokee, WY; Muddy Mountain, WY; 14 
miles, 37 miles 75 MSL, 84 miles 90 MSL, Rapid City, SD; Philip, SD; 
to Pierre, SD. From Redwood Falls, MN; Farmington, MN; Eau Claire, 
WI; Waussau, WI; Green Bay, WI; INT Green Bay 116[deg] and White 
Cloud, MI, 302[deg] radials; to White Cloud.
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V-55 [Amended]

    From Dayton, OH; Fort Wayne, IN; Goshen, IN; Gipper, MI; Keeler, 
MI; Pullman, MI; Muskegon, MI; INT Muskegon 327[deg] and Green Bay, 
WI, 116[deg] radials; Green Bay; to INT Green Bay 270[deg] and 
Oshkosh, WI, 339[deg] radials. From Grand Forks, ND; INT Grand Forks 
239[deg] and Bismarck, ND, 067[deg] radials; to Bismarck.
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V-78 [Amended]

    From Watertown, SD; Darwin, MN; Gopher, MN; INT Gopher 091[deg] 
and Eau Claire, WI, 290[deg] radials; Eau Claire; Rhinelander, WI; 
Iron Mountain, MI; to Escanaba, MI. From Pellston, MI; Alpena, MI; 
INT Alpena 232[deg] and Saginaw, MI, 353[deg] radials; to Saginaw.
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V-100 [Amended]

    From Medicine Bow, WY; Scottsbluff, NE; Alliance, NE; Ainsworth, 
NE; to O'Neill, NE. From Fort Dodge, IA; Waterloo, IA; Dubuque, IA; 
Rockford, IL; INT Rockford 074[deg] and Janesville, WI, 112[deg] 
radials; INT Janesville 112[deg] and Northbrook, IL, 291[deg] 
radials;

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Northbrook; INT Northbrook 095[deg] and Keeler, MI, 271[deg] 
radials; Keeler; to Litchfield, MI.
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V-159 [Amended]

    From Virginia Key, FL; INT Virginia Key 344[deg] and Treasure, 
FL, 178[deg] radials; Treasure; INT Treasure 318[deg] and Orlando, 
FL, 140[deg] radials; Orlando; Ocala, FL; Cross City, FL; 
Greenville, FL; Pecan, GA; Eufaula, AL; Tuskegee, AL; Vulcan, AL; 
Hamilton, AL; Holly Springs, MS; Gilmore, AR; Walnut Ridge, AR; 
Dogwood, MO; Springfield, MO; Napoleon, MO; INT Napoleon 005[deg] 
and St. Joseph, MO, 122[deg] radials; St. Joseph; to Omaha, IA. From 
Yankton, SD; to Mitchell, SD.
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V-175 [Amended]

    From Malden, MO; Vichy, MO; Hallsville, MO; Macon, MO; 
Kirksville, MO; to Des Moines, IA. From Worthington, MN; Redwood 
Falls, MN; to Alexandria, MN.
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V-219 [Amended]

    From Hayes Center, NE; INT Hayes Center 059[deg] and Wolbach, 
NE, 251[deg] radials; Wolbach; to Norfolk, NE.
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V-307 [Amended]

    From Harrison, AR; Neosho, MO; Oswego, KS; Chanute, KS; Emporia, 
KS; INT Emporia 336[deg] and Pawnee City, NE, 194[deg] radials; 
Pawnee City; to Omaha, IA.
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V-505 [Amended]

    From Des Moines, IA; Fort Dodge, IA, excluding the airspace at 
and above 11,000 feet MSL between 27 miles and 64 miles northwest of 
Des Moines VOR during the time that the Boone MOA is activated; 
Mason City, IA; INT Mason City 349[deg] and Gopher, MN, 188[deg] 
radials; to Gopher. From Duluth, MN; INT Duluth 331[deg] and 
Hibbing, MN, 120[deg] radials; Hibbing; INT Hibbing 319[deg] and 
International Falls, MN, 182[deg] radials; to International Falls.
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6011. United States Area Navigation Routes.

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T-285 North Platte, NE (LBF) to Huron, SD (HON) [Amended]
 
North Platte, NE (LBF)                            VOR/DME                       (Lat. 41[deg]02'55.34'' N, long. 100[deg]44'49.55'' W)
Thedford, NE (TDD)                                VOR/DME                       (Lat. 41[deg]58'53.99'' N, long. 100[deg]43'08.55'' W)
MARSS, NE                                         Fix                           (Lat. 42[deg]27'48.92'' N, long. 100[deg]36'15.32'' W)
Valentine, NE (VTN)                               NDB                           (Lat. 42[deg]51'41.85'' N, long. 100[deg]32'58.73'' W)
LKOTA, SD                                         WP                            (Lat. 43[deg]15'28.00'' N, long. 100[deg]03'14.00'' W)
Winner, SD (ISD)                                  VOR                           (Lat. 43[deg]29'16.50'' N, long. 99[deg]45'41.00'' W)
Huron, SD (HON)                                   DME                           (Lat. 44[deg]26'24.30'' N, long. 98[deg]18'39.89'' W)
 
 
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T-354 BYZIN, MN to Siren, WI (RZN) [Amended]
 
BYZIN, MN                                         WP                            (Lat. 47[deg]29'03.97'' N, long. 96[deg]13'28.09'' W)
Park Rapids, MN (PKD)                             DME                           (Lat. 46[deg]53'53.34'' N, long. 95[deg]04'15.21'' W)
BRNRD, MN                                         WP                            (Lat. 46[deg]20'53.81'' N, long. 94[deg]01'33.54'' W)
Siren, WI (RZN)                                   DME                           (Lat. 45[deg]49'13.60'' N, long. 92[deg]22'28.26'' W)
 

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    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 13, 2020.
Scott M. Rosenbloom,
Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2020-00773 Filed 1-17-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P