Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-125, V-178, V-313, and V-429 in the Vicinity of Cape Girardeau, MO, 3299-3301 [2020-00775]

Download as PDF 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. United States Area Navigation Routes. * * * * * Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 100°44′49.55″ W) 100°43′08.55″ W) 100°36′15.32″ W) 100°32′58.73″ W) 100°03′14.00″ W) 99°45′41.00″ W) 98°18′39.89″ W) * 47°29′03.97″ 46°53′53.34″ 46°20′53.81″ 45°49′13.60″ ADDRESSES: 14 CFR Part 71 V–505 [Amended] * * T–354 BYZIN, MN to Siren, WI (RZN) [Amended] BYZIN, MN WP DME Park Rapids, MN (PKD) BRNRD, MN WP Siren, WI (RZN) DME * * V–307 [Amended] From Harrison, AR; Neosho, MO; Oswego, KS; Chanute, KS; Emporia, KS; INT Emporia 336° and Pawnee City, NE, 194° radials; Pawnee City; to Omaha, IA. T–285 North Platte, NE (LBF) to Huron, SD (HON) North Platte, NE (LBF) VOR/DME Thedford, NE (TDD) VOR/DME MARSS, NE Fix Valentine, NE (VTN) NDB LKOTA, SD WP Winner, SD (ISD) VOR Huron, SD (HON) DME * * 3299 * 96°13′28.09″ 95°04′15.21″ 94°01′33.54″ 92°22′28.26″ W) W) W) W) 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 E:\FR\FM\21JAP1.SGM 21JAP1 3300 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 2020 / Proposed Rules modify the route structure as necessary to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic within the National Airspace System. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS 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– 2020–0002; Airspace Docket No. 19– ACE–10) 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–2020–0002; Airspace Docket No. 19–ACE–10.’’ 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 Cape Girardeau, MO, VOR/DME in July, 2020. The Cape Girardeau VOR is one of the 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 Cape Girardeau, MO, VOR/DME NAVAID is planned for decommissioning, the co-located DME is being retained. The ATS routes affected by the planned Cape Girardeau VOR decommissioning are VOR Federal airways V–125, V–178, V–313, and V– 429. With the planned decommissioning of the Cape Girardeau VOR, the remaining ground-based NAVAID coverage in the area is insufficient to enable the continuity of the affected ATS routes. As such, proposed modifications to the affected VOR Federal airways would result in gaps in the airways. To overcome the airway gaps, instrument flight rules (IFR) traffic could use adjacent ATS route segments, including V–9, V–67, V–190, V–305, and V–540, to circumnavigate the affected area. IFR traffic could also file point to point through the affected area using the existing airway fixes that will remain in place, as well as adjacent NAVAIDs, or receive air traffic control (ATC) radar vectors through the area. Visual flight rules pilots who elect to navigate via the PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 airways through the affected area could also take advantage of the adjacent VOR Federal airways or ATC services listed previously. 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–125, V–178, V–313, and V–429. The planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Cape Girardeau, MO, VOR/DME NAVAID has made this action necessary. The proposed VOR Federal airway changes are outlined below. V–125: V–125 currently extends between the Cape Girardeau, MO, VOR/ DME and the St Louis, MO, VOR/ Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC). The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment between the Cape Girardeau, MO, VOR/DME and the intersection of the Cape Girardeau, MO, VOR/DME 347° and St Louis, MO, VORTAC 148° radials (NIKEL fix). Additionally, the NIKEL fix would be amended in the airway description to describe it as the intersection of the Farmington, MO, VORTAC 046°(T)/047°(M) and Marion, IL, VOR/DME 282°(T)/286°(M) radials. The unaffected portion of the existing airway would remain as charted. V–178: V–178 currently extends between the Hallsville, MO, VORTAC and the Bluefield, WV, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment between the Farmington, MO, VORTAC and the Cunningham, KY, VOR/DME. Concurrent changes to other portions of the airway are being proposed in separate NPRMs. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. V–313: V–313 currently extends between the Malden, MO, VORTAC and the Pontiac, IL, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment between the Malden, MO, VORTAC and the Centralia, IL, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. V–429: V–429 currently extends between the Cape Girardeau, MO, VOR/ DME and the Bible Grove, IL, VORTAC; and between the Champaign, IL, VORTAC and the Joliet, IL, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment between the Cape Girardeau, MO, VOR/DME and the Marion, IL, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. All radials in the route descriptions below that are unchanged are stated in True degrees only. Radials that are stated in True (T) and Magnetic (M) degrees are new computations based on available NAVAIDS. E:\FR\FM\21JAP1.SGM 21JAP1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 13 / Tuesday, January 21, 2020 / Proposed Rules VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) 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 VOR Federal airways 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. Paragraph 6010(a) Airways. * * * Domestic VOR Federal * * V–125 [Amended] From INT Farmington, MO, 046°(T)/ 047°(M) and Marion, IL, 282°(T)/286°(M) radials; to St Louis, MO. * * * * * V–178 [Amended] From Hallsville, MO; INT Hallsville 183° and Vichy, MO, 321° radials; Vichy; to Farmington, MO. From Cunningham, KY; Central City, KY; New Hope, KY; Lexington, KY; to Bluefield, WV. * * * * * V–313 [Amended] From Centralia, IL; Adders, IL; to Pontiac, IL. * * * * * V–429 [Amended] From Marion, IL; INT Marion 011° and Bible Grove, IL, 207° radials; to Bible Grove. From Champaign, IL; Roberts, IL; to Joliet, IL. * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on January 9, 2020. Rodger A. Dean Jr., Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2020–00775 Filed 1–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). [Docket No. FAA–2020–0010; Airspace Docket No. 17–ASW–18] The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: Proposed Revocation of Jet Route J– 105 and Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V–15, V–63, V–272, and V–583 in the Vicinity of McAlester, OK 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: ■ jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019 and effective September 15, 2019, is amended 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, ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jan 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 RIN 2120–AA66 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to remove one Jet Route, J–105, and amend four VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V–15, V–63, V–272, and V–583, in the vicinity of McAlester, OK. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the McAlester, OK, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 3301 provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The McAlester VOR is 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–2020– 0010; Airspace Docket No. 17–ASW–18 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 modify the route structure as necessary to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic within the National Airspace System. E:\FR\FM\21JAP1.SGM 21JAP1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 13 (Tuesday, January 21, 2020)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 3299-3301]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-00775]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[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

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: 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 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.

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-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. 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

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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-2020-0002; Airspace Docket No. 19-ACE-10) 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-2020-0002; Airspace Docket No. 19-ACE-10.'' 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 Cape Girardeau, MO, VOR/DME in July, 2020. The Cape Girardeau 
VOR is one of the 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 Cape 
Girardeau, MO, VOR/DME NAVAID is planned for decommissioning, the co-
located DME is being retained. The ATS routes affected by the planned 
Cape Girardeau VOR decommissioning are VOR Federal airways V-125, V-
178, V-313, and V-429.
    With the planned decommissioning of the Cape Girardeau VOR, the 
remaining ground-based NAVAID coverage in the area is insufficient to 
enable the continuity of the affected ATS routes. As such, proposed 
modifications to the affected VOR Federal airways would result in gaps 
in the airways. To overcome the airway gaps, instrument flight rules 
(IFR) traffic could use adjacent ATS route segments, including V-9, V-
67, V-190, V-305, and V-540, to circumnavigate the affected area. IFR 
traffic could also file point to point through the affected area using 
the existing airway fixes that will remain in place, as well as 
adjacent NAVAIDs, 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.

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-125, V-
178, V-313, and V-429. The planned decommissioning of the VOR portion 
of the Cape Girardeau, MO, VOR/DME NAVAID has made this action 
necessary. The proposed VOR Federal airway changes are outlined below.
    V-125: V-125 currently extends between the Cape Girardeau, MO, VOR/
DME and the St Louis, MO, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC). The FAA 
proposes to remove the airway segment between the Cape Girardeau, MO, 
VOR/DME and the intersection of the Cape Girardeau, MO, VOR/DME 
347[deg] and St Louis, MO, VORTAC 148[deg] radials (NIKEL fix). 
Additionally, the NIKEL fix would be amended in the airway description 
to describe it as the intersection of the Farmington, MO, VORTAC 
046[deg](T)/047[deg](M) and Marion, IL, VOR/DME 282[deg](T)/286[deg](M) 
radials. The unaffected portion of the existing airway would remain as 
charted.
    V-178: V-178 currently extends between the Hallsville, MO, VORTAC 
and the Bluefield, WV, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the airway 
segment between the Farmington, MO, VORTAC and the Cunningham, KY, VOR/
DME. Concurrent changes to other portions of the airway are being 
proposed in separate NPRMs. The unaffected portions of the existing 
airway would remain as charted.
    V-313: V-313 currently extends between the Malden, MO, VORTAC and 
the Pontiac, IL, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment 
between the Malden, MO, VORTAC and the Centralia, IL, VORTAC. The 
unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted.
    V-429: V-429 currently extends between the Cape Girardeau, MO, VOR/
DME and the Bible Grove, IL, VORTAC; and between the Champaign, IL, 
VORTAC and the Joliet, IL, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the 
airway segment between the Cape Girardeau, MO, VOR/DME and the Marion, 
IL, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would 
remain as charted.
    All radials in the route descriptions below that are unchanged are 
stated in True degrees only. Radials that are stated in True (T) and 
Magnetic (M) degrees are new computations based on available NAVAIDS.

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    VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) 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 VOR Federal airways 
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

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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 7400.11D, 
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.

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V-125 [Amended]

    From INT Farmington, MO, 046[deg](T)/047[deg](M) and Marion, IL, 
282[deg](T)/286[deg](M) radials; to St Louis, MO.
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V-178 [Amended]

    From Hallsville, MO; INT Hallsville 183[deg] and Vichy, MO, 
321[deg] radials; Vichy; to Farmington, MO. From Cunningham, KY; 
Central City, KY; New Hope, KY; Lexington, KY; to Bluefield, WV.
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V-313 [Amended]

    From Centralia, IL; Adders, IL; to Pontiac, IL.
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V-429 [Amended]

    From Marion, IL; INT Marion 011[deg] and Bible Grove, IL, 
207[deg] radials; to Bible Grove. From Champaign, IL; Roberts, IL; 
to Joliet, IL.
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    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 9, 2020.
Rodger A. Dean Jr.,
Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2020-00775 Filed 1-17-20; 8:45 am]
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