Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Northcentral United States, 38785-38787 [2020-13818]

Download as PDF 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 38786 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 125 / Monday, June 29, 2020 / Rules and Regulations participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received. Subsequent to the NPRM, the FAA determined the VOR Federal airway V– 15, V–26, V–55, V–78, V–100, V–159, V–175, V–219, and V–307, and the RNAV route T–285 and T–354 modifications proposed in the NPRM, due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME; Sioux City, IA, VORTAC; and Huron, SD, VORTAC NAVAIDs, required 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) 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 listed in this document would be subsequently published in the Order. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES 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 amendments to VOR Federal airways V– 15, V–26, V–55, V–78, V–100, V–159, V–175, V–219, and V–307, and RNAV routes T–285 and T–354 due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/ DME; Sioux City, IA, VORTAC; and Huron, SD, VORTAC NAVAIDs. However, additional coordination and flight inspection activity are required to modify the route segments of these ATS routes that are effected by the Park Rapids VOR/DME, Sioux City VORTAC, and Huron VORTAC. Therefore, the ATS route amendments associated with those three NAVAIDs 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– 13, V–55, and V–505, and RNAV route VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jun 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 T–354. The planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Siren, WI, VOR/DME NAVAID has made this action necessary. The VOR Federal airway changes are outlined below. V–13: V–13 extends between the McAllen, TX, VOR/DME and the Thunder Bay, ON, Canada, VOR/DME. The airspace outside the United States is excluded. The airway segment overlying the Siren, WI, VOR/DME between the Farmington, MN, VORTAC and the Duluth, MN, VORTAC is removed. The airspace outside the United States continues to be excluded. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. V–55: V–55 extends between the Dayton, OH, VOR/DME and the intersection of the Green Bay, WI, VORTAC 270° and Oshkosh, WI, VORTAC 339° radials; between the Eau Claire, WI, VORTAC and the Siren, WI, VOR/DME; and between the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME and the Bismarck, ND, VOR/DME. The airway segment overlying the Siren, WI, VOR/ DME between the Eau Claire, WI, VORTAC and the Siren, WI, VOR/DME is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. V–505: V–505 extends between the Des Moines, IA, VORTAC and the International Falls, MN, VOR/DME. The airway segment overlying the Siren, WI, VOR/DME between the Gopher, MN, VORTAC and the Duluth, MN, VORTAC is removed. Additionally, an editorial correction changes the state abbreviation for the Duluth VORTAC listed in the description from ‘‘MI’’ to ‘‘MN’’. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. The RNAV route change is outlined below. T–354: T–354 extends between the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME and the Siren, WI, VOR/DME. The Siren, WI (RZN), route point listed as ‘‘VOR/ DME’’ is changed to ‘‘DME’’. The unaffected portions of the existing RNAV route remain as charted. All radials listed in the route 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 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ‘‘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 amending VOR Federal airways V–13, V–55, and V–505, and RNAV route T–354, due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Siren, WI, VOR/DME 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 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 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ E:\FR\FM\29JNR1.SGM 29JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 125 / Monday, June 29, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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 * Palacios, TX, 241° radials; Palacios; Humble, TX; Lufkin, TX; Belcher, LA; Texarkana, AR; Rich Mountain, OK; Fort Smith, AR; INT Fort Smith 006° and Razorback, AR, 190° radials; Razorback; Neosho, MO; Butler, MO; Napoleon, MO; Lamoni, IA; Des Moines, IA; Mason City, IA; to Farmington, MN. From Duluth, MN; to Thunder Bay, ON, Canada. The airspace outside the United States is excluded. * V–13 [Amended] From McAllen, TX; INT McAllen 060° radial and Corpus Christi, TX, 178° radials; Corpus Christi; INT Corpus Christi 039° and * * * * V–55 [Amended] From Dayton, OH; Fort Wayne, IN; Goshen, IN; Gipper, MI; Keeler, MI; Pullman, MI; Muskegon, MI; INT Muskegon 327° and Green Bay, WI, 116° radials; Green Bay; to INT Green Bay 270° and Oshkosh, WI, 339° radials. From Park Rapids, MN; Grand Forks, 38787 ND; INT Grand Forks 239° and Bismarck, ND, 067° radials; to Bismarck. * * * * * V–505 [Amended] From Des Moines, IA; Fort Dodge, IA, excluding the airspace at and above 11,000 feet MSL between 27 miles and 64 miles northwest of Des Moines VOR during the time that the Boone MOA is activated; Mason City, IA; INT Mason City 349° 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 * * * * T–354 Park Rapids, MN (PKD) to Siren, WI (RZN) [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) Siren, WI (RZN) DME (Lat. 45°49′13.60″ N, long. 092°22′28.26″ W) * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2020. Scott M. Rosenbloom, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2020–13818 Filed 6–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 97 [Docket No. 31316 Amdt. No. 3909] Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Jun 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports. DATES: This rule is effective June 29, 2020. The compliance date for each SIAP, associated Takeoff Minimums, and ODP is specified in the amendatory provisions. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulations is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of June 29, 2020. ADDRESSES: Availability of matters incorporated by reference in the amendment is as follows: For Examination 1. U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Ops-M30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Bldg., Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. 2. The FAA Air Traffic Organization Service Area in which the affected airport is located; 3. The office of Aeronautical Navigation Products, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169 or, 4. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email fedreg.legal@ nara.gov or go to: https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. Availability All SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs are available online free of charge. Visit the National Flight Data Center at nfdc.faa.gov to register. Additionally, individual SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP copies may be obtained from the FAA Air Traffic Organization PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Service Area in which the affected airport is located. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas J. Nichols, Flight Procedures and Airspace Group, Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration. Mailing Address: FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Flight Procedures and Airspace Group, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Registry Bldg. 29 Room 104, Oklahoma City, OK 73169. Telephone: (405) 954–4164. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This rule amends Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97 (14 CFR part 97), by establishing, amending, suspending, or removes SIAPS, Takeoff Minimums and/or ODPS. The complete regulatory description of each SIAP and its associated Takeoff Minimums or ODP for an identified airport is listed on FAA form documents which are incorporated by reference in this amendment under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and 14 CFR part 97.20. The applicable FAA forms are FAA Forms 8260–3, 8260–4, 8260–5, 8260–15A, and 8260–15B when required by an entry on 8260–15A. The large number of SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, their complex nature, and the need for a special format make publication in the Federal Register expensive and impractical. Further, airmen do not use the regulatory text of the SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums or ODPs, but instead refer to their graphic depiction on charts printed by publishers of aeronautical materials. Thus, the advantages of incorporation by reference are realized and publication of the complete description of each SIAP, Takeoff E:\FR\FM\29JNR1.SGM 29JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

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


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

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: 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 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 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

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participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on 
the proposal. No comments were received.
    Subsequent to the NPRM, the FAA determined the VOR Federal airway 
V-15, V-26, V-55, V-78, V-100, V-159, V-175, V-219, and V-307, and the 
RNAV route T-285 and T-354 modifications proposed in the NPRM, due to 
the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Park Rapids, MN, 
VOR/DME; Sioux City, IA, VORTAC; and Huron, SD, VORTAC NAVAIDs, 
required 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) 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 listed in this 
document would 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 amendments to VOR Federal airways V-
15, V-26, V-55, V-78, V-100, V-159, V-175, V-219, and V-307, and RNAV 
routes T-285 and T-354 due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR 
portion of the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME; Sioux City, IA, VORTAC; and 
Huron, SD, VORTAC NAVAIDs. However, additional coordination and flight 
inspection activity are required to modify the route segments of these 
ATS routes that are effected by the Park Rapids VOR/DME, Sioux City 
VORTAC, and Huron VORTAC. Therefore, the ATS route amendments 
associated with those three NAVAIDs 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-13, V-55, and V-505, and 
RNAV route T-354. The planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the 
Siren, WI, VOR/DME NAVAID has made this action necessary. The VOR 
Federal airway changes are outlined below.
    V-13: V-13 extends between the McAllen, TX, VOR/DME and the Thunder 
Bay, ON, Canada, VOR/DME. The airspace outside the United States is 
excluded. The airway segment overlying the Siren, WI, VOR/DME between 
the Farmington, MN, VORTAC and the Duluth, MN, VORTAC is removed. The 
airspace outside the United States continues to be excluded. The 
unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted.
    V-55: V-55 extends between the Dayton, OH, VOR/DME and the 
intersection of the Green Bay, WI, VORTAC 270[deg] and Oshkosh, WI, 
VORTAC 339[deg] radials; between the Eau Claire, WI, VORTAC and the 
Siren, WI, VOR/DME; and between the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME and the 
Bismarck, ND, VOR/DME. The airway segment overlying the Siren, WI, VOR/
DME between the Eau Claire, WI, VORTAC and the Siren, WI, VOR/DME is 
removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as 
charted.
    V-505: V-505 extends between the Des Moines, IA, VORTAC and the 
International Falls, MN, VOR/DME. The airway segment overlying the 
Siren, WI, VOR/DME between the Gopher, MN, VORTAC and the Duluth, MN, 
VORTAC is removed. Additionally, an editorial correction changes the 
state abbreviation for the Duluth VORTAC listed in the description from 
``MI'' to ``MN''. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain 
as charted.
    The RNAV route change is outlined below.
    T-354: T-354 extends between the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/DME and the 
Siren, WI, VOR/DME. The Siren, WI (RZN), route point listed as ``VOR/
DME'' is changed to ``DME''. The unaffected portions of the existing 
RNAV route remain as charted.
    All radials listed in the route 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 amending VOR Federal 
airways V-13, V-55, and V-505, and RNAV route T-354, due to the planned 
decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Siren, WI, VOR/DME 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 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

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


[[Page 38787]]


    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-13 [Amended]

    From McAllen, TX; INT McAllen 060[deg] radial and Corpus 
Christi, TX, 178[deg] radials; Corpus Christi; INT Corpus Christi 
039[deg] and Palacios, TX, 241[deg] radials; Palacios; Humble, TX; 
Lufkin, TX; Belcher, LA; Texarkana, AR; Rich Mountain, OK; Fort 
Smith, AR; INT Fort Smith 006[deg] and Razorback, AR, 190[deg] 
radials; Razorback; Neosho, MO; Butler, MO; Napoleon, MO; Lamoni, 
IA; Des Moines, IA; Mason City, IA; to Farmington, MN. From Duluth, 
MN; to Thunder Bay, ON, Canada. The airspace outside the United 
States is excluded.
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V-55 [Amended]

    From Dayton, OH; Fort Wayne, IN; Goshen, IN; Gipper, MI; Keeler, 
MI; Pullman, MI; Muskegon, MI; INT Muskegon 327[deg] and Green Bay, 
WI, 116[deg] radials; Green Bay; to INT Green Bay 270[deg] and 
Oshkosh, WI, 339[deg] radials. From Park Rapids, MN; Grand Forks, 
ND; INT Grand Forks 239[deg] and Bismarck, ND, 067[deg] radials; to 
Bismarck.
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V-505 [Amended]

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

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T-354 Park Rapids, MN (PKD) to Siren, WI (RZN) [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)
Siren, WI (RZN)                   DME               (Lat. 45[deg]49'13.60'' N, long. 092[deg]22'28.26'' W)
 

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    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2020.
Scott M. Rosenbloom,
Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2020-13818 Filed 6-26-20; 8:45 am]
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