Proposed Amendment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes T-325 and T-354; Northcentral United States, 22047-22049 [2020-08289]

Download as PDF 22047 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 77 Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Federal Aviation Administration 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: 14 CFR Part 71 Authority for This Rulemaking [Docket No. FAA–2020–0294; Airspace Docket No. 20–AGL–8] 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 expand the availability of RNAV in the northcentral United States and improve the efficient flow of air traffic within the NAS by lessening the dependency on ground-based navigation. This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes T–325 and T–354; Northcentral United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to modify low altitude RNAV routes T–325 and T–354 in the northcentral United States. The proposal would expand the availability of RNAV routing in support of transitioning the National Airspace System (NAS) from ground-based to satellite-based navigation. DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 5, 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– 0294; Airspace Docket No. 20–AGL–8 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 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Apr 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 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– 2020–0294; Airspace Docket No. 20– AGL–8) 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 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2020–0294; Airspace Docket No. 20–AGL–8.’’ 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. E:\FR\FM\21APP1.SGM 21APP1 22048 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 77 / Tuesday, April 21, 2020 / Proposed Rules Background In 2003, Congress enacted the Vision 100—Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act (Pub. L., 108–176), which established a joint planning and development office in the FAA to manage the work related to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Today, NextGen is an ongoing FAA-led modernization of the nation’s air transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more predictable. In support of NextGen efforts to improve the safety and efficiency of the NAS, as well as transition the NAS from a ground-based to a satellite-based Performance Based Navigation (PBN) system, the FAA is proposing to amend RNAV routes T–325 and T–354 by extending them to provide additional PBN enroute structure. This action would reduce air traffic control (ATC) sector workload and complexity, reduce pilot-to-controller communication, and increase NAS capacity in the areas of the extensions. Additionally, the extensions of these RNAV routes would assist ATC when non-radar procedures are required. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with PROPOSALS The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to amend RNAV routes T–325 and T–354. The proposed route changes are described below. T–325: T–325 currently extends between the Bowling Green, KY, VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR)/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid and the Terre Haute, IN, VORTAC. The proposed change would remove the Terre Haute VORTAC and replace it with the JIBKA, IN, waypoint (WP) (located near the Terre Haute VORTAC), and extend the route northward from the JIBKA, IN, WP to the Oshkosh, WI, VORTAC. The following points would be added between the JIBKA WP and the Oshkosh VORTAC: CAPPY, IL, WP; SMARS, IL, WP; TRENM, IL, WP; START, IL, WP; GRIFT, IL, WP; DEBOW, WI, WP; LUNGS, WI, WP; and the HOMNY, WI, WP. Additional changes to other portions of the airway have been proposed in a separate NPRM. The unaffected segments of the existing route would remain as charted. T–354: T–354 currently extends between the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/ DME) navigation aid and the Siren, WI, VOR/DME. The proposed change would remove the Siren VOR/DME and replace it with the SSKYY, WI, WP (located over the Siren VOR/DME), and extend the route southeastward from the SSKYY, WI, WP to the Cunningham, KY, VOR/DME. The following points would be added between the SSKYY WP and the Cunningham VOR/DME: TONOC, WI, FIX; KOETZ, WI, WP; HRMNN, WI, WP; FOMAG, WI, WP; MAYSE, WI, WP; HOMRC, IL, WP; CPTON, IL, WP; BLLUE, IL, WP; BOSTN, IL, WP; and the Bible Grove, IL, VORTAC. Additional changes to other portions of the airway have been proposed in a separate NPRM. The unaffected segments of the existing route would remain as charted. The existing latitude/longitude coordinates in the descriptions of T–325 and T–354 would be adjusted to the hundredths of a second place to provide greater accuracy for RNAV navigation. 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 RNAV 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, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019 and effective September 15, 2019, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes. * * * T–325 Bowling Green, KY (BWG) to Oshkosh, WI (OSH) [Amended] Bowling Green, KY (BWG) VORTAC (Lat. 36°55′43.47″ N, long. 086°26′36.36″ W) RENRO, KY FIX (Lat. 37°28′50.53″ N, long. 086°39′19.25″ W) LOONE, KY WP (Lat. 37°44′14.43″ N, long. 086°45′18.02″ W) APALO, IN FIX (Lat. 38°00′20.59″ N, long. 086°51′35.27″ W) BUNKA, IN FIX (Lat. 39°04′57.32″ N, long. 087°09′06.58″ W) JIBKA, IN WP (Lat. 39°30′08.93″ N, long. 087°16′26.74″ W) CAPPY, IL WP (Lat. 40°00′06.00″ N, long. 087°44′31.22″ W) SMARS, IL WP (Lat. 41°07′38.18″ N, long. 088°51′38.22″ W) TRENM, IL WP (Lat. 41°17′24.93″ N, long. 089°00′27.53″ W) START, IL WP (Lat. 41°45′24.83″ N, long. 089°00′21.81″ W) GRIFT, IL WP (Lat. 42°17′28.14″ N, long. 088°53′41.42″ W) DEBOW, WI WP (Lat. 42°44′08.30″ N, long. 088°50′48.92″ W) LUNGS, WI WP (Lat. 43°02′43.66″ N, long. 088°56′54.86″ W) HOMNY, WI WP (Lat. 43°31′02.22″ N, long. 088°39′40.15″ W) Oshkosh, WI (OSH) VORTAC (Lat. 43°59′25.56″ N, long. 088°33′21.36″ W) VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Apr 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\21APP1.SGM 21APP1 * * Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 77 / Tuesday, April 21, 2020 / Proposed Rules 22049 * * * * * T–354 Park Rapids, MN (PKD) to Cunningham, KY (CNG) [Amended] Park Rapids, MN (PKD) VOR/DME (Lat. 46°53′53.34″ N, long. 095°04′15.21″ W) BRNRD, MN WP (Lat. 46°20′53.81″ N, long. 094°01′33.54″ W) SSKYY, WI WP (Lat. 45°49′13.60″ N, long. 092°22′28.26″ W) TONOC, WI FIX (Lat. 45°03′47.56″ N, long. 091°38′11.87″ W) KOETZ, WI WP (Lat. 44°13′15.00″ N, long. 091°28′14.00″ W) HRMNN, WI WP (Lat. 43°55′32.51″ N, long. 090°58′04.07″ W) FOMAG, WI WP (Lat. 43°29′38.44″ N, long. 089°46′09.53″ W) MAYSE, WI WP (Lat. 43°10′14.18″ N, long. 089°42′46.52″ W) WP (Lat. 41°34′04.67″ N, long. 089°30′20.55″ W) HOMRC, IL CPTON, IL WP (Lat. 41°06′51.57″ N, long. 089°11′58.93″ W) BLLUE, IL WP (Lat. 40°07′09.20″ N, long. 088°32′45.48″ W) BOSTN, IL WP (Lat. 39°53′46.57″ N, long. 088°26′18.96″ W) Bible Grove, IL (BIB) VORTAC (Lat. 38°55′13.24″ N, long. 088°28′54.50″ W) Cunningham, KY (CNG) VOR/DME (Lat. 37°00′30.99″ N, long. 088°50′12.89″ W) * * * * NW, Washington, DC. The subject of the public hearing is under section 274 of the Internal Revenue Code. The public comment period for these regulations expired on April 13, 2020. The notice of proposed rulemaking and notice of hearing instructed those interested in testifying at the public hearing to submit an outline of the topics to be discussed. The outline of topics to be discussed was due by April 13, 2020. As of April 13, 2020, no one has requested to speak. Therefore, the public hearing scheduled for April 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. is cancelled. * Issued in Washington, DC, on April 15, 2020. Scott M. Rosenbloom, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2020–08289 Filed 4–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 Martin V. Franks, Branch Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel. [REG–100814–19] RIN 1545–BP23 Meals and Entertainment Expenses Under Section 274; Hearing Cancellation [FR Doc. 2020–08200 Filed 4–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P [Docket Number USCG–2020–0082] If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email Marine Science Technician 2nd Class Joshua Stewart, Waterways Management Division, Sector Long Island Sound; telephone (203) 468–4469; email joshua.f.stewart@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RIN 1625–AA08; AA00 I. Table of Abbreviations Special Local Regulations and Safety Zones; Recurring Marine Events and Fireworks Displays and Swim Events Held in the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Zone CFR Code of Federal Regulations COTP Captain of the Port DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register LNM Local Notice to Mariners NAD 83 North American Datum of 1983 NOE Notice of Enforcement NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Cancellation of notice of public hearing on proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: This document cancels a public hearing on proposed regulations that provide guidance under section 274 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) regarding certain statutory amendments made to section 274 by 2017 legislation. DATES: The public hearing, originally scheduled for April 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. is cancelled. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Regina Johnson of the Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration) at (202) 317–5177 (not a toll-free number) or at fdms.database@irscounsel.treas.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A notice of proposed rulemaking and notice of public hearing that appeared in the Federal Register on Friday, March 6, 2020 (85 FR 13118) announced that a public hearing was scheduled for April 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the IRS Auditorium, Internal Revenue Service Building, 1111 Constitution Avenue DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Apr 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 proposed amendments to the special local regulations and safety zones are intended to expedite public notification and ensure the protection of the maritime public and event participants from the hazards associated with certain marine events. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before May 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2020–0082 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. 33 CFR 100 and 165 Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard is proposing to modify special local regulations and annual recurring marine events and safety zones regulations for firework displays and swim events in Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone. When enforced, these special local regulations and safety zones will restrict vessels from transiting regulated areas during certain annually recurring events. The SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis Swim events, fireworks displays, and marine events are held on an annual recurring basis on the navigable waters within the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound COTP Zone. The Coast Guard has established special local regulations and safety zones for some of these annually recurring events on a E:\FR\FM\21APP1.SGM 21APP1

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Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 77 / Tuesday, April 21, 2020 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0294; Airspace Docket No. 20-AGL-8]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes T-325 and T-
354; Northcentral United States

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to modify low altitude RNAV routes T-325 
and T-354 in the northcentral United States. The proposal would expand 
the availability of RNAV routing in support of transitioning the 
National Airspace System (NAS) from ground-based to satellite-based 
navigation.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before June 5, 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-2020-0294; Airspace Docket No. 20-AGL-8 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 expand the availability of RNAV in the 
northcentral United States and improve the efficient flow of air 
traffic within the NAS by lessening the dependency on ground-based 
navigation.

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-2020-0294; Airspace Docket No. 20-AGL-8) 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-2020-0294; Airspace Docket No. 20-AGL-8.'' 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.

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Background

    In 2003, Congress enacted the Vision 100--Century of Aviation 
Reauthorization Act (Pub. L., 108-176), which established a joint 
planning and development office in the FAA to manage the work related 
to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Today, 
NextGen is an ongoing FAA-led modernization of the nation's air 
transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more 
predictable.
    In support of NextGen efforts to improve the safety and efficiency 
of the NAS, as well as transition the NAS from a ground-based to a 
satellite-based Performance Based Navigation (PBN) system, the FAA is 
proposing to amend RNAV routes T-325 and T-354 by extending them to 
provide additional PBN enroute structure. This action would reduce air 
traffic control (ATC) sector workload and complexity, reduce pilot-to-
controller communication, and increase NAS capacity in the areas of the 
extensions. Additionally, the extensions of these RNAV routes would 
assist ATC when non-radar procedures are required.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to amend RNAV routes T-325 and T-354. The 
proposed route changes are described below.
    T-325: T-325 currently extends between the Bowling Green, KY, VHF 
Omnidirectional Range (VOR)/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation 
aid and the Terre Haute, IN, VORTAC. The proposed change would remove 
the Terre Haute VORTAC and replace it with the JIBKA, IN, waypoint (WP) 
(located near the Terre Haute VORTAC), and extend the route northward 
from the JIBKA, IN, WP to the Oshkosh, WI, VORTAC. The following points 
would be added between the JIBKA WP and the Oshkosh VORTAC: CAPPY, IL, 
WP; SMARS, IL, WP; TRENM, IL, WP; START, IL, WP; GRIFT, IL, WP; DEBOW, 
WI, WP; LUNGS, WI, WP; and the HOMNY, WI, WP. Additional changes to 
other portions of the airway have been proposed in a separate NPRM. The 
unaffected segments of the existing route would remain as charted.
    T-354: T-354 currently extends between the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/
Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid and the Siren, 
WI, VOR/DME. The proposed change would remove the Siren VOR/DME and 
replace it with the SSKYY, WI, WP (located over the Siren VOR/DME), and 
extend the route southeastward from the SSKYY, WI, WP to the 
Cunningham, KY, VOR/DME. The following points would be added between 
the SSKYY WP and the Cunningham VOR/DME: TONOC, WI, FIX; KOETZ, WI, WP; 
HRMNN, WI, WP; FOMAG, WI, WP; MAYSE, WI, WP; HOMRC, IL, WP; CPTON, IL, 
WP; BLLUE, IL, WP; BOSTN, IL, WP; and the Bible Grove, IL, VORTAC. 
Additional changes to other portions of the airway have been proposed 
in a separate NPRM. The unaffected segments of the existing route would 
remain as charted.
    The existing latitude/longitude coordinates in the descriptions of 
T-325 and T-354 would be adjusted to the hundredths of a second place 
to provide greater accuracy for RNAV navigation.
    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 RNAV 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

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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 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes.

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T-325 Bowling Green, KY (BWG) to Oshkosh, WI (OSH) [Amended]
 
Bowling Green, KY (BWG)                           VORTAC                        (Lat. 36[deg]55'43.47'' N, long. 086[deg]26'36.36'' W)
RENRO, KY                                         FIX                           (Lat. 37[deg]28'50.53'' N, long. 086[deg]39'19.25'' W)
LOONE, KY                                         WP                            (Lat. 37[deg]44'14.43'' N, long. 086[deg]45'18.02'' W)
APALO, IN                                         FIX                           (Lat. 38[deg]00'20.59'' N, long. 086[deg]51'35.27'' W)
BUNKA, IN                                         FIX                           (Lat. 39[deg]04'57.32'' N, long. 087[deg]09'06.58'' W)
JIBKA, IN                                         WP                            (Lat. 39[deg]30'08.93'' N, long. 087[deg]16'26.74'' W)
CAPPY, IL                                         WP                            (Lat. 40[deg]00'06.00'' N, long. 087[deg]44'31.22'' W)
SMARS, IL                                         WP                            (Lat. 41[deg]07'38.18'' N, long. 088[deg]51'38.22'' W)
TRENM, IL                                         WP                            (Lat. 41[deg]17'24.93'' N, long. 089[deg]00'27.53'' W)
START, IL                                         WP                            (Lat. 41[deg]45'24.83'' N, long. 089[deg]00'21.81'' W)
GRIFT, IL                                         WP                            (Lat. 42[deg]17'28.14'' N, long. 088[deg]53'41.42'' W)
DEBOW, WI                                         WP                            (Lat. 42[deg]44'08.30'' N, long. 088[deg]50'48.92'' W)
LUNGS, WI                                         WP                            (Lat. 43[deg]02'43.66'' N, long. 088[deg]56'54.86'' W)
HOMNY, WI                                         WP                            (Lat. 43[deg]31'02.22'' N, long. 088[deg]39'40.15'' W)
Oshkosh, WI (OSH)                                 VORTAC                        (Lat. 43[deg]59'25.56'' N, long. 088[deg]33'21.36'' W)

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T-354 Park Rapids, MN (PKD) to Cunningham, KY (CNG) [Amended]
 
Park Rapids, MN (PKD)                             VOR/DME                       (Lat. 46[deg]53'53.34'' N, long. 095[deg]04'15.21'' W)
BRNRD, MN                                         WP                            (Lat. 46[deg]20'53.81'' N, long. 094[deg]01'33.54'' W)
SSKYY, WI                                         WP                            (Lat. 45[deg]49'13.60'' N, long. 092[deg]22'28.26'' W)
TONOC, WI                                         FIX                           (Lat. 45[deg]03'47.56'' N, long. 091[deg]38'11.87'' W)
KOETZ, WI                                         WP                            (Lat. 44[deg]13'15.00'' N, long. 091[deg]28'14.00'' W)
HRMNN, WI                                         WP                            (Lat. 43[deg]55'32.51'' N, long. 090[deg]58'04.07'' W)
FOMAG, WI                                         WP                            (Lat. 43[deg]29'38.44'' N, long. 089[deg]46'09.53'' W)
MAYSE, WI                                         WP                            (Lat. 43[deg]10'14.18'' N, long. 089[deg]42'46.52'' W)
HOMRC, IL                                         WP                            (Lat. 41[deg]34'04.67'' N, long. 089[deg]30'20.55'' W)
CPTON, IL                                         WP                            (Lat. 41[deg]06'51.57'' N, long. 089[deg]11'58.93'' W)
BLLUE, IL                                         WP                            (Lat. 40[deg]07'09.20'' N, long. 088[deg]32'45.48'' W)
BOSTN, IL                                         WP                            (Lat. 39[deg]53'46.57'' N, long. 088[deg]26'18.96'' W)
Bible Grove, IL (BIB)                             VORTAC                        (Lat. 38[deg]55'13.24'' N, long. 088[deg]28'54.50'' W)
Cunningham, KY (CNG)                              VOR/DME                       (Lat. 37[deg]00'30.99'' N, long. 088[deg]50'12.89'' W)
 

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    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 15, 2020.
Scott M. Rosenbloom,
Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2020-08289 Filed 4-20-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P