Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes V-82, V-217, and T-383 in the Vicinity of Baudette, MN, 10054-10055 [2020-03282]

Download as PDF 10054 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 35 / Friday, February 21, 2020 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0729; Airspace Docket No. 19–AGL–12] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes V–82, V–217, and T–383 in the Vicinity of Baudette, MN Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends two VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V–82 and V–217, and one area navigation (RNAV) route, T–383. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Baudette VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Baudette VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA’s VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, May 21, 2020. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1 Code of Federal Regulations part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11D, 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: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Feb 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of the airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it modifies the air traffic service route structure in the National Airspace System as necessary to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking for Docket No. FAA–2019–0729 in the Federal Register (84 FR 50344; September 25, 2019), amending VOR Federal airways V–82, V–217 and RNAV route T–383 due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Baudette, MN, VOR/ DME NAVAID. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received. VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) and RNAV T-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 VOR Federal airways and RNAV T-route listed in this document will be subsequently published in the Order. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. 82 and V–217 by removing airway segments, and extending RNAV route T–383 to overlay the V–82 routing being removed. The planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Baudette, MN, VOR/DME has made this action necessary. The air traffic service (ATS) route actions are described below. V–82: V–82 extends between the Baudette, MN, VOR/DME and the intersection of the Baudette VOR/DME 194° and Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME 003° radials (BLUOX fix), and between the Gopher, MN, VORTAC and the Dells, WI, VORTAC. The airway segment between the Baudette VOR/ DME and the intersection of the Baudette VOR/DME 194° and Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME 003° radials is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. V–217: V–217 extends between the intersection of the Madison, WI, VOR/ DME 138° and Badger, WI, VOR/DME 193° radials and the Winnipeg, MB, Canada, VORTAC. The airspace within Canada is excluded and the portion of the airway that lies within the Beaver Military Operations Area (MOA) is excluded when the Beaver MOA is active. The airway segment between the Hibbing, MN, VOR/DME and the Winnipeg, MB, Canada, VORTAC is removed, as well as the exclusion language addressing the airspace within Canada and the Beaver MOA. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. T–383: T–383 extends between the Gopher, MN, VORTAC and the BLUOX, MN, fix. The route is extended between the BLUOX, MN, fix and the Baudette, MN, DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference The NAVAID radials listed in the V– 217 airway description below are unchanged and stated in True degrees. This document amends 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. Regulatory Notices and Analyses The Rule The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying VOR Federal airways V– PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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; E:\FR\FM\21FER1.SGM 21FER1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 35 / Friday, February 21, 2020 / Rules and Regulations February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this airspace action of amending ATS routes V–82, V–217, and T–383 due to the planned decommissioning of the Baudette VOR has no potential to cause any significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. Therefore, this airspace action has been categorically excluded from further environmental impact review in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500–1508, and in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 5–6.5a, which categorically excludes from further environmental impact review rulemaking actions that designate or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting points (see 14 CFR part 71, Designation of Class A, B, C, D, and E Airspace Areas; Air Traffic Service Routes; and Reporting Points). In accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraph 5–2 regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, this action has been reviewed for factors and circumstances in which a normally categorically excluded action may have a significant environmental impact requiring further analysis, and it is determined that no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS [FR Doc. 2020–03282 Filed 2–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0686; Airspace Docket No. 18–AGL–21] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V– 7 in the Vicinity of Sheboygan, WI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V–7 in the vicinity of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Feb 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 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–82 * Domestic VOR Federal * * [Amended] From Gopher, MN; Farmington, MN; Rochester, MN; Nodine, MN; to Dells, WI. * * V–217 * * * [Amended] From INT Madison, WI, 138° and Badger, WI, 193° radials; Badger; Green Bay, WI; Rhinelander, WI; Duluth, MN; to Hibbing, MN. * * * * * Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes. * * * * * 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ T–383 Gopher, MN (GEP) to Baudette, MN (BDE) [Amended] Gopher, MN (GEP) VORTAC (Lat. 45°08′44.47″ N, long. BRNRD, MN WP (Lat. 46°20′53.81″ N, long. BLUOX, MN FIX (Lat. 47°34′33.13″ N, long. Baudette, MN (BDE) DME (Lat. 48°43′22.07″ N, long. Issued in Washington, DC, on February 12, 2020. Mark Gauch, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. 10055 093°22′23.45″ 094°01′33.54″ 095°01′29.11″ 094°36′26.24″ Sheboygan, WI. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Falls, WI, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) route. The Falls VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA’s VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, May 21, 2020. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1 Code of Federal Regulations part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11D, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 W) W) W) W) 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 E:\FR\FM\21FER1.SGM 21FER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0729; Airspace Docket No. 19-AGL-12]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes V-82, V-217, and T-
383 in the Vicinity of Baudette, MN

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends two VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal 
airways, V-82 and V-217, and one area navigation (RNAV) route, T-383. 
The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the 
VOR portion of the Baudette VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) 
navigation aid (NAVAID). The Baudette VOR is being decommissioned in 
support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, May 21, 2020. The Director of the 
Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 
Title 1 Code of Federal Regulations part 51, subject to the annual 
revision of FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11D, 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 modifies the air traffic service route structure in the 
National Airspace System as necessary to preserve the safe and 
efficient flow of air traffic.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking for Docket No. 
FAA-2019-0729 in the Federal Register (84 FR 50344; September 25, 
2019), amending VOR Federal airways V-82, V-217 and RNAV route T-383 
due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Baudette, 
MN, VOR/DME NAVAID. Interested parties were invited to participate in 
this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. 
No comments were received.
    VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) and RNAV T-
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 VOR Federal airways and RNAV T-route 
listed in this document will be subsequently published in the Order.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends 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.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by modifying VOR Federal airways V-82 and V-217 by removing 
airway segments, and extending RNAV route T-383 to overlay the V-82 
routing being removed. The planned decommissioning of the VOR portion 
of the Baudette, MN, VOR/DME has made this action necessary. The air 
traffic service (ATS) route actions are described below.
    V-82: V-82 extends between the Baudette, MN, VOR/DME and the 
intersection of the Baudette VOR/DME 194[deg] and Park Rapids, MN, VOR/
DME 003[deg] radials (BLUOX fix), and between the Gopher, MN, VORTAC 
and the Dells, WI, VORTAC. The airway segment between the Baudette VOR/
DME and the intersection of the Baudette VOR/DME 194[deg] and Park 
Rapids, MN, VOR/DME 003[deg] radials is removed. The unaffected 
portions of the existing airway remain as charted.
    V-217: V-217 extends between the intersection of the Madison, WI, 
VOR/DME 138[deg] and Badger, WI, VOR/DME 193[deg] radials and the 
Winnipeg, MB, Canada, VORTAC. The airspace within Canada is excluded 
and the portion of the airway that lies within the Beaver Military 
Operations Area (MOA) is excluded when the Beaver MOA is active. The 
airway segment between the Hibbing, MN, VOR/DME and the Winnipeg, MB, 
Canada, VORTAC is removed, as well as the exclusion language addressing 
the airspace within Canada and the Beaver MOA. The unaffected portions 
of the existing airway remain as charted.
    T-383: T-383 extends between the Gopher, MN, VORTAC and the BLUOX, 
MN, fix. The route is extended between the BLUOX, MN, fix and the 
Baudette, MN, DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway 
remain as charted.
    The NAVAID radials listed in the V-217 airway description below are 
unchanged and stated in True degrees.

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;

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February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a 
regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since 
this is a routine matter that only affects air traffic procedures and 
air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does 
not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this airspace action of amending ATS 
routes V-82, V-217, and T-383 due to the planned decommissioning of the 
Baudette VOR has no potential to cause any significant environmental 
impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant 
preparation of an environmental assessment. Therefore, this airspace 
action has been categorically excluded from further environmental 
impact review in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA) and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508, and 
in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures, paragraph 5-6.5a, which categorically excludes from 
further environmental impact review rulemaking actions that designate 
or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting 
points (see 14 CFR part 71, Designation of Class A, B, C, D, and E 
Airspace Areas; Air Traffic Service Routes; and Reporting Points). In 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraph 5-2 regarding 
Extraordinary Circumstances, this action has been reviewed for factors 
and circumstances in which a normally categorically excluded action may 
have a significant environmental impact requiring further analysis, and 
it is determined that no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant 
preparation of an environmental assessment.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 
10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1   [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11D, 
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-82 [Amended]

    From Gopher, MN; Farmington, MN; Rochester, MN; Nodine, MN; to 
Dells, WI.
* * * * *

V-217 [Amended]

    From INT Madison, WI, 138[deg] and Badger, WI, 193[deg] radials; 
Badger; Green Bay, WI; Rhinelander, WI; Duluth, MN; to Hibbing, MN.
* * * * *

Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes.

* * * * *

T-383 Gopher, MN (GEP) to Baudette, MN (BDE) [Amended]
 
Gopher, MN (GEP)                VORTAC             (Lat. 45[deg]08'44.47'' N, long. 093[deg]22'23.45'' W)
BRNRD, MN                       WP                 (Lat. 46[deg]20'53.81'' N, long. 094[deg]01'33.54'' W)
BLUOX, MN                       FIX                (Lat. 47[deg]34'33.13'' N, long. 095[deg]01'29.11'' W)
Baudette, MN (BDE)              DME                (Lat. 48[deg]43'22.07'' N, long. 094[deg]36'26.24'' W)
 


    Issued in Washington, DC, on February 12, 2020.
Mark Gauch,
Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2020-03282 Filed 2-20-20; 8:45 am]
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