Revocation and Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Newcombe, KY, 38783-38785 [2020-13742]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 125 / Monday, June 29, 2020 / Rules and Regulations ■ 6. Remove Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No. 118 from part 63 and add, in its place, SFAR No. 118–1 to part 63 to read as follows: ■ Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 118–1—Relief for Certain Persons During the National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19) Public Health Emergency Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 118–1—Relief for Certain Persons During the National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19) Public Health Emergency For the text of SFAR No. 118–1, see part 61 of this chapter. 12. Remove Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No. 118 from part 107 and add, in its place, SFAR No. 118–1 to part 107 to read as follows: For the text of SFAR No. 118–1, see part 61 of this chapter. 7. The authority citation for part 65 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, 44701–44703, 44707, 44709–44711, 45102– 45103, 45301–45302. 8. Remove Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No. 118 from part 65 and add, in its place, SFAR No. 118–1 to part 65 to read as follows: PART 125—CERTIFICATION AND OPERATIONS: AIRPLANES HAVING A SEATING CAPACITY OF 20 OR MORE PASSENGERS OR A MAXIMUM PAYLOAD CAPACITY OF 6,000 POUNDS OR MORE; AND RULES GOVERNING PERSONS ON BOARD SUCH AIRCRAFT ■ Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 118–1 —Relief for Certain Persons During the National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19) Public Health Emergency For the text of SFAR No. 118–1, see part 61 of this chapter. PART 91—GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES 9. The authority citation for part 91 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority : 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, 44701–44702, 44705, 44710–44711, 44713, 44716–44717, 44722. 14. Remove Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No. 118 from part 125 and add, in its place, SFAR No. 118–1 to part 125 to read as follows: ■ Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 118–1—Relief for Certain Persons During the National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19) Public Health Emergency For the text of SFAR No. 118–1, see part 61 of this chapter. 10. Remove Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No. 118 from part 91 and add, in its place, SFAR No. 118–1 part 91 to read as follows: ■ ■ Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 118–1—Relief for Certain Persons During the National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19) Public Health Emergency For the text of SFAR No. 118–1, see part 61 of this chapter. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES 13. The authority citation for part 125 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority : 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, 44701–44703, 44707, 44709–44711, 44729, 44903, 45102–45103, 45301–45302; Sec. 2307 Pub. L. 114–190, 130 Stat. 615 (49 U.S.C. 44703 note). PART 107—SMALL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS 11. The authority citation for part 107 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 40101 note, 40103(b), 44701(a)(5); Sec. 333 of Pub. L. 112–95, 126 Stat. 75. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jun 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 Issued under authority provided by 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 44701(a), and 44703 in Washington, DC, on June 24, 2020. Steve Dickson, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–13960 Filed 6–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 PART 65—CERTIFICATION: FLIGHT CREWMEMBERS OTHER THAN PILOTS ■ 38783 PART 141—PILOT SCHOOLS 15. The authority citation for part 141 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, 44701–44703, 44707, 44709, 44711, 45102– 45103, 45301–45302. 16. Remove Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No. 118 from part 141 and add, in its place, SFAR No. 118–1 to part 141 to read as follows: ■ Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 118–1—Relief for Certain Persons During the National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19) Public Health Emergency For the text of SFAR No. 118–1, see part 61 of this chapter. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0007; Airspace Docket No. 19–ASO–11] RIN 2120–AA66 Revocation and Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Newcombe, KY Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V–4 and V–119, and removes VOR Federal airways V–331 and V–478 in the vicinity of Newcombe, KY. The Air Traffic Service (ATS) route modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Newcombe, KY, VOR/ Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS routes. The Newcombe VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA’s VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program. The VOR Federal airway V–53, V– 115, V–140, and V–339, and Area Navigation (RNAV) route T–215 and T– 323 modifications proposed in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) require additional coordination and flight inspection activities. As such, those ATS route modifications are removed from this rule. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, September 10, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29JNR1.SGM 29JNR1 38784 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 125 / Monday, June 29, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES History The FAA published a NPRM for Docket No. FAA–2020–0007 in the Federal Register (85 FR 3292; January 21, 2020), amending VOR Federal airways V–4, V–53, V–115, V–119, and V–140; amending low altitude RNAV routes T–215 and T–323; and removing VOR Federal airways V–331, V–339, and V–478 due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portions of the Newcombe, KY, VORTAC and the Hazard, KY, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) NAVAIDs. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received. Subsequent to the NPRM, the FAA determined VOR Federal airway V–53, V–115, V–140, and V–339, and RNAV route T–215 and T–323 modifications proposed in the NPRM, due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Hazard, KY, VOR/DME, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jun 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 require additional coordination and flight inspection activities. As a result, those ATS route modifications are removed from this rule and will be reworked in a separate rulemaking action. 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 will be subsequently published in the Order. 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. Differences From the NPRM In the NPRM, the FAA proposed to amend VOR Federal airways V–53, V– 115, V–140; amend RNAV routes T–215 and T–323; and remove VOR Federal airway V–339 due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Hazard, KY, VOR/DME NAVAID. However, additional coordination and flight inspection activity are required to modify these ATS routes at this time. Therefore, the ATS route amendments and removal noted above are not included in this final rule and will be reworked in a separate rulemaking action. The Rule The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying VOR Federal airways V– 4 and V–119, and removing VOR Federal airways V–331 and V–478. The planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Newcombe, KY, VORTAC NAVAID has made this action necessary. The airway changes are outlined below. V–4: V–4 extends between the Tatoosh, WA, VORTAC and the Armel, VA, VOR/DME. The airway segment overlying the Newcombe, KY, VORTAC between the Lexington, KY, VOR/DME and the Charleston, WV, VORTAC is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. V–119: V–119 extends between the Newcombe, KY, VORTAC and the Rochester, NY, VOR/DME. The airway segment overlying the Newcombe, KY, PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 VORTAC between the Newcombe, KY, VORTAC and the Henderson, WV, VORTAC is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. V–331: V–331 currently extends between the Newcombe, KY, VORTAC and the Hazard, KY, VOR/DME. The airway is removed in its entirety. V–478: V–478 currently extends between the Falmouth, KY, VOR/DME and the Beckley, WV, VOR/DME. The airway is removed in its entirety. The NAVAID radials in the VOR Federal airway descriptions below are unchanged and stated in True degrees. 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 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 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 The FAA has determined that this action of modifying VOR Federal airways V–4 and V–119, and removing VOR Federal airways V–331 and V–478, due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Newcombe, KY, VORTAC NAVAID, qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR part 1500, 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). As such, this action is not expected to result in any E:\FR\FM\29JNR1.SGM 29JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 125 / Monday, June 29, 2020 / Rules and Regulations potentially significant environmental impacts. In accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraph 5–2 regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, the FAA has reviewed this action for factors and circumstances in which a normally categorically excluded action may have a significant environmental impact requiring further analysis. The FAA has determined that no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment or environmental impact study. * * * * * * * V–478 [Removed] * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2020. Scott M. Rosenbloom, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2020–13742 Filed 6–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Federal Aviation Administration Adoption of 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 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. * * * Domestic VOR Federal * * V–4 [Amended] From Tatoosh, WA; INT of Tatoosh 102° and Seattle, WA, 329° radials; Seattle; 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. * jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES V–331 [Removed] * * * * V–119 [Amended] 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. * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * 17:30 Jun 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2019–1105; Airspace Docket No. 19–AGL–17] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Northcentral United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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: Authority for This Rulemaking This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V–13, V–55, and V–505, and Area Navigation (RNAV) route T–354 in the Northcentral United States. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Siren, WI, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Siren VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA’s VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program. The VOR Federal airway V–15, V–26, V–78, V–100, V–159, V–175, V–219, and V–307, and Area Navigation (RNAV) route T–285 modifications proposed in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) require additional coordination and flight inspection activities. As such, those ATS route modifications are removed from this rule. Additionally, the V–55 and T–354 modifications effected by the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/ DME proposed in the NPRM also require additional coordination and flight inspection activities, and are removed from this rule, too. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, September 10, 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 SUMMARY: 38785 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 will modify the route structure as necessary to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic within the National Airspace System. History The FAA published a NPRM for Docket No. FAA–2019–1105 in the Federal Register (85 FR 3295; January 21, 2020), amending 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 RNAV routes T–285 and T–354 in the Northcentral United States. The proposed modifications were due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME; Siren, WI, VOR/DME; Sioux City, IA, VOR/ Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC); and Huron, SD, VORTAC NAVAIDs. Interested parties were invited to E:\FR\FM\29JNR1.SGM 29JNR1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 125 (Monday, June 29, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0007; Airspace Docket No. 19-ASO-11]
RIN 2120-AA66


Revocation and Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) 
Routes in the Vicinity of Newcombe, KY

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal 
airways V-4 and V-119, and removes VOR Federal airways V-331 and V-478 
in the vicinity of Newcombe, KY. The Air Traffic Service (ATS) route 
modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the 
VOR portion of the Newcombe, KY, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) 
navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions 
of the affected ATS routes. The Newcombe VOR is being decommissioned as 
part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
    The VOR Federal airway V-53, V-115, V-140, and V-339, and Area 
Navigation (RNAV) route T-215 and T-323 modifications proposed in the 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) require additional coordination 
and flight inspection activities. As such, those ATS route 
modifications are removed from this rule.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, September 10, 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

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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.

History

    The FAA published a NPRM for Docket No. FAA-2020-0007 in the 
Federal Register (85 FR 3292; January 21, 2020), amending VOR Federal 
airways V-4, V-53, V-115, V-119, and V-140; amending low altitude RNAV 
routes T-215 and T-323; and removing VOR Federal airways V-331, V-339, 
and V-478 due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portions of the 
Newcombe, KY, VORTAC and the Hazard, KY, VOR/Distance Measuring 
Equipment (VOR/DME) NAVAIDs. Interested parties were invited to 
participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on 
the proposal. No comments were received.
    Subsequent to the NPRM, the FAA determined VOR Federal airway V-53, 
V-115, V-140, and V-339, and RNAV route T-215 and T-323 modifications 
proposed in the NPRM, due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR 
portion of the Hazard, KY, VOR/DME, require additional coordination and 
flight inspection activities. As a result, those ATS route 
modifications are removed from this rule and will be reworked in a 
separate rulemaking action.
    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 will be subsequently published in the Order.

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.

Differences From the NPRM

    In the NPRM, the FAA proposed to amend VOR Federal airways V-53, V-
115, V-140; amend RNAV routes T-215 and T-323; and remove VOR Federal 
airway V-339 due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of 
the Hazard, KY, VOR/DME NAVAID. However, additional coordination and 
flight inspection activity are required to modify these ATS routes at 
this time. Therefore, the ATS route amendments and removal noted above 
are not included in this final rule and will be reworked in a separate 
rulemaking action.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by modifying VOR Federal airways V-4 and V-119, and removing 
VOR Federal airways V-331 and V-478. The planned decommissioning of the 
VOR portion of the Newcombe, KY, VORTAC NAVAID has made this action 
necessary. The airway changes are outlined below.
    V-4: V-4 extends between the Tatoosh, WA, VORTAC and the Armel, VA, 
VOR/DME. The airway segment overlying the Newcombe, KY, VORTAC between 
the Lexington, KY, VOR/DME and the Charleston, WV, VORTAC is removed. 
The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted.
    V-119: V-119 extends between the Newcombe, KY, VORTAC and the 
Rochester, NY, VOR/DME. The airway segment overlying the Newcombe, KY, 
VORTAC between the Newcombe, KY, VORTAC and the Henderson, WV, VORTAC 
is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as 
charted.
    V-331: V-331 currently extends between the Newcombe, KY, VORTAC and 
the Hazard, KY, VOR/DME. The airway is removed in its entirety.
    V-478: V-478 currently extends between the Falmouth, KY, VOR/DME 
and the Beckley, WV, VOR/DME. The airway is removed in its entirety.
    The NAVAID radials in the VOR Federal airway descriptions below are 
unchanged and stated in True degrees.
    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 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 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

    The FAA has determined that this action of modifying VOR Federal 
airways V-4 and V-119, and removing VOR Federal airways V-331 and V-
478, due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the 
Newcombe, KY, VORTAC NAVAID, qualifies for categorical exclusion under 
the National Environmental Policy Act and its implementing regulations 
at 40 CFR part 1500, 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). As such, this action is not expected to result 
in any

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potentially significant environmental impacts. In accordance with FAA 
Order 1050.1F, paragraph 5-2 regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, the 
FAA has reviewed this action for factors and circumstances in which a 
normally categorically excluded action may have a significant 
environmental impact requiring further analysis. The FAA has determined 
that no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of 
an environmental assessment or environmental impact study.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of 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

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]

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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-4 [Amended]

    From Tatoosh, WA; INT of Tatoosh 102[deg] and Seattle, WA, 
329[deg] radials; Seattle; Yakima, WA; Pendleton, OR; Baker, OR; 
Boise, ID; INT Boise 130[deg] and Burley, ID, 292[deg] 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[deg] 
and Armel, VA, 292[deg] radials; to Armel.
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V-119 [Amended]

    From Henderson, WV; Parkersburg, WV; INT Parkersburg 067[deg] 
and Indian Head, PA, 254[deg] radials; Indian Head; Clarion, PA; 
Bradford, PA; Wellsville, NY; Geneseo, NY; to Rochester, NY.
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V-331 [Removed]

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V-478 [Removed]

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    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2020.
Scott M. Rosenbloom,
Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2020-13742 Filed 6-26-20; 8:45 am]
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