Amendment, Establishment, and Revocation of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Waukon, IA, 50774-50777 [2020-17982]

Download as PDF 50774 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 18, 2020 / Rules and Regulations (h) Related Information DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Refer to CAA MCAI AD No. DCA/750XL/ 19A, dated April 26, 2018, for related information. The MCAI can be found in the AD docket on the internet at: https:// www.regulations.gov/document?D=FAA2018-0842-0002. (i) Material Incorporated by Reference jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES [FR Doc. 2020–17983 Filed 8–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Aug 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0004; Airspace Docket No. 19–AGL–16] RIN 2120–AA66 (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on September 22, 2020 (the effective date of this AD): (i) Pacific Aerospace Temporary Revision Instruction Letter, dated October 2017. (ii) Pacific Aerospace Revision Instruction Letter, dated March 2018. (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on April 12, 2018 (83 FR 9793, March 8, 2018). (i) Pacific Aerospace Mandatory Service Bulletin PACSB/XL/088, dated August 11, 2017. (ii) [Reserved] (5) For Pacific Aerospace Limited service information identified in this AD, contact Pacific Aerospace Limited, Airport Road, Hamilton, Private Bag 3027, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand; telephone: +64 7 843 6144; facsimile: +64 7 843 6134; email: pacific@ aerospace.co.nz; internet: www.aerospace.co.nz. (6) You may view this service information at FAA, Airworthiness Products Section, Operational Safety Branch, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 816–329–4148. In addition, you can access this service information on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA– 2018–0842. (7) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at 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. Issued on August 12, 2020. Gaetano A. Sciortino, Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. Federal Aviation Administration Amendment, Establishment, and Revocation of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Waukon, IA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V–2, V–77, V–138, V–218, V– 246 and V–398; amends low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) route T–251; establishes low altitude RNAV route T– 348, and removes VOR Federal airway V–411 in the vicinity of Waukon, IA. The Air Traffic Service (ATS) route modifications, establishment, and removal are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Waukon, IA, VOR/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/ DME) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Waukon VOR provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS routes and is being decommissioned as part of the FAA’s VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, November 5, 2020. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1 Code of Federal Regulations part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Rules and Regulations Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11D at NARA, email: fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Abbott, Rules and Regulations Group, Office of Policy, Federal SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Docket No. FAA–2020–0004 in the Federal Register (85 FR 4245; January 24, 2020), amending VOR Federal airways V–2, V–77, V–138, V–218, V– 246 and V–398; establishing low altitude RNAV routes T–348 and T–389; and removing VOR Federal airway V– 411 in the vicinity of Waukon, IA. The proposed actions were due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Waukon, IA, VOR/DME. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received. VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) and 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 VOR Federal airways listed in this document will be subsequently published in the Order. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019. FAA Order 7400.11D is publicly available as E:\FR\FM\18AUR1.SGM 18AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 18, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Differences From the Proposal In the NPRM, the FAA proposed to establish low altitude RNAV route T– 389 extending from the Farmington, MO, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) NAVAID to the KOETZ, WI, waypoint. After the NPRM published, the FAA discovered that the first three T–389 route points overlapped the same three route points in an existing low altitude RNAV route, T–251; thus creating a situation where the proposed T–389 and existing T–251 would overlap between the Farmington, MO, VORTAC and the RIVRS, IL, waypoint (intersection (INT) in the T–251 description). The proposed T–389 would then extended northward from the RIVRS, IL, waypoint to the KOETZ, WI, waypoint. The FAA supports establishing a low altitude RNAV T-route between the Farmington, MO, VORTAC and the KOETZ, WI, waypoint as proposed in the NPRM. However, to avoid having two T-routes overlap providing redundant RNAV routing over the same area and to preserve a T-route number for future use elsewhere in the NAS, the FAA has determined it better to amend the existing T–251 by extending it from the RIVRS, IL, INT over the same routing proposed in the NPRM to the KOETZ waypoint instead of establishing T–389 to accomplish the same. By amending T–251, the FAA saves the T– 389 route number for future use. As such, this rule is amending T–251 by extending the existing T-route from the RIVRS, IL, INT northward to the KOETZ, WI, waypoint over the same route points proposed for T–389 in the NPRM, and not using the T–389 route number at this time. Additionally, this rule amends the RIVRS, IL, INT route point in the T–251 description to reflect it as a waypoint instead of an intersection. The Rule The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by modifying VOR Federal airways V– 2, V–77, V–138, V–218, V–246, and V– 398; modifying low altitude RNAV route T–251; establishing low altitude RNAV route T–348; and removing VOR Federal airway V–411. The planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Waukon, IA, VOR/DME has made this action necessary. The VOR Federal airway changes are outlined below. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Aug 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 V–2: V–2 extends between the Seattle, WA, VORTAC and the intersection of the Nodine, MN, VORTAC 122° and Waukon, IA, VOR/DME 053° radials (WEBYE fix); and between the Buffalo, NY, VOR/DME and the Gardner, MA, VOR/DME. The airway segment between the Nodine, MN, VORTAC and the intersection of the Nodine, MN, VORTAC 122° and Waukon, IA, VOR/ DME 053° radials (WEBYE fix) is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. V–77: V–77 extends between the San Angelo, TX, VORTAC and the Waukon, IA, VOR/DME. The airway segment between the Waterloo, IA, VOR/DME and the Waukon, IA, VOR/DME is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. V–138: V–138 extends between the Riverton, WY, VOR/DME and the Sidney, NE, VOR/DME; and between the Grand Island, NE, VOR/DME and the Waukon, IA, VOR/DME. The airway segment between the Mason City, IA, VOR/DME and the Waukon, IA, VOR/ DME is removed. Additionally, the two ‘‘1,200 feet AGL’’ references listed between the Grand Island, NE, VOR/ DME and the Lincoln, NE, VORTAC are removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. V–218: V–218 extends between the International Falls, MN, VOR/DME and the Waukon, IA, VOR/DME. The airway segment between the Gopher, MN, VORTAC and the Waukon, IA, VOR/ DME is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. V–246: V–246 extends between the Janesville, WI, VOR/DME and the intersection of the Nodine, MN, VORTAC 055° and Eau Claire, WI, VORTAC 134° radials (MILTO fix). The airway segment between the Dubuque, IA, VOR/DME and the intersection of the Nodine, MN, VORTAC 055° and Eau Claire, WI, VORTAC 134° radials (MILTO fix) is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. V–398: V–398 extends between the Aberdeen, SD, VOR/DME and the Lone Rock, WI, VOR/DME. The airway segment between the Rochester, MN, VOR/DME and the Lone Rock, WI, VOR/ DME is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. V–411: V–411 extends between the Lone Rock, WI, VOR/DME and the Farmington, MN, VORTAC. The airway is removed in its entirety. The low altitude RNAV route change and establishment are outlined below. T–251: T–251 is amended to extend it between the RIVRS, IL, intersection and PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 50775 the KOETZ, WI, waypoint, over the same route points proposed as T–389 in the NPRM. Additionally, the RIVRS, IL, intersection route point is amended to reflect it as a waypoint. This T-route amendment is accomplished instead of establishing T–389 as proposed in the NPRM. T–348: T–348 is established between the BRAIN, MN, waypoint and the Lungs, WI, waypoint. All radials in the VOR Federal airway descriptions below are unchanged and stated in True degrees. 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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action of amending VOR Federal airways V–2, V–77, V–138, V–218, V– 246 and V–398; amending low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) route T–251; establishing low altitude RNAV route T–348, and removing VOR Federal airway V–411 due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Waukon, IA, 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 E:\FR\FM\18AUR1.SGM 18AUR1 50776 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 18, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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: ■ 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 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019 and effective September 15, 2019, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6010(a) Airways. * * * V–2 [Amended] * * * V–77 * * * * [Amended] From San Angelo, TX; Abilene, TX; INT Abilene 047° and Wichita Falls, TX, 204° radials; Wichita Falls; INT Wichita Falls 028° and Will Rogers, OK, 216° radials; Will Rogers; INT Will Rogers 002° and Pioneer, OK, 201° radials; Pioneer; Wichita, KS; INT Wichita 042° and Topeka, KS, 236° radials; jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Jkt 250001 PO 00000 * * WI [New] WP WP WP WP WP VORTAC WP Frm 00020 * (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. Fmt 4700 N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, * 43°39′00.24″ 43°38′45.54″ 43°46′58.20″ 43°38′50.04″ 43°16′18.12″ 43°08′41.41″ 43°02′43.66″ Sfmt 4700 N, N, N, N, N, N, N, * V–138 From Seattle, WA; Ellensburg, WA; Moses Lake, WA; Spokane, WA; Mullan Pass, ID; Missoula, MT; Helena, MT; INT Helena 119° and Livingston, MT, 322° radials; Livingston; Billings, MT; Miles City, MT; 24 miles, 90 miles 55 MSL, Dickinson, ND; 10 miles, 60 miles 38 MSL, Bismarck, ND; 14 miles, 62 miles 34 MSL, Jamestown, ND; Fargo, ND; Alexandria, MN; Gopher, MN; to Nodine, MN. From Buffalo, NY; Rochester, NY; Syracuse, NY; Utica, NY; Albany, NY; INT Albany 084° and Gardner, MA, 284° radials; to Gardner. * T–348 Brain, MN to Lungs, BRAIN, MN GRSIS, MN FOOLS, MN GABDE, MN KRRTR, IA Madison, WI (MSN) LUNGS, WI 18:04 Aug 17, 2020 * Domestic VOR Federal T–251 Farmington, MO (FAM) to Koetz, WI [Amended] Farmington, MO (FAM) VORTAC (Lat. 37°40′24.46″ Foristell, MO (FTZ) VORTAC (Lat. 38°41′39.60″ RIVRS, IL WP (Lat. 39°25′21.41″ KAYUU, MO WP (Lat. 40°19′05.81″ MERKR, IA WP (Lat. 40°49′16.02″ AGENS, IA FIX (Lat. 41°01′43.78″ PICRA, IA WP (Lat. 41°35′00.72″ HAVOS, IA WP (Lat. 42°04′16.32″ VOR/DME (Lat. 42°33′23.39″ Waterloo, IA (ALO) ZEZDU, IA WP (Lat. 42°49′29.02″ FALAR, MN WP (Lat. 43°34′26.04″ KOETZ, WI WP (Lat. 44°13′15.00″ VerDate Sep<11>2014 Topeka; St Joseph, MO; Lamoni, IA; Des Moines, IA; Newton, IA; to Waterloo, IA. [Amended] * * * [Amended] From Riverton, WY; 35 miles, 80 miles 107 MSL, 16 miles 85 MSL, Medicine Bow, WY; Cheyenne, WY; to Sidney, NE. From Grand Island, NE; INT of Grand Island 099° and Lincoln, NE, 267° radials; Lincoln; Omaha, IA; INT Omaha 032° and Fort Dodge, IA, 222° radials; Fort Dodge; to Mason City, IA. * * V–218 * * * [Amended] From International Falls, MN; Grand Rapids, MN; to Gopher, MN. * * V–246 * * * [Amended] From Janesville, WI; to Dubuque, IA. * * V–398 * * * [Amended] From Aberdeen, SD, via INT Aberdeen 101° and Watertown, SD, 312° radials; Watertown; Redwood Falls, MN; to Rochester, MN. * * V–411 * * * * [Removed] * * * * 6011. United States Area Navigation Routes. * * long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. 090°14′02.61″ 090°58′16.57″ 090°55′56.70″ 091°41′36.59″ 092°08′26.88″ 092°20′50.25″ 092°32′34.29″ 092°28′29.38″ 092°23′56.13″ 092°04′58.05″ 091°30′18.32″ 091°28′14.00″ * * long. long. long. long. long. long. long. 096°26′12.58″ 094°25′21.17″ 092°35′44.93″ 092°18′26.46″ 091°22′30.62″ 089°20′22.91″ 088°56′54.86″ E:\FR\FM\18AUR1.SGM * W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) 18AUR1 * * Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 160 / Tuesday, August 18, 2020 / Rules and Regulations * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on August 12, 2020. Scott M. Rosenbloom, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2020–17982 Filed 8–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0189; Airspace Docket No. 19–AGL–2] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of V–55, V–271, T–217, and T–265, and Revocation of V–215 and V–450 in the Vicinity of Muskegon, MI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V–55 and V–271; amends Area Navigation (RNAV) routes T–217 and T– 265; and removes VOR Federal airways V–215 and V–450 in the vicinity of Muskegon, MI. The air traffic service (ATS) route amendments are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Muskegon, MI, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS routes. This VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA’s VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, November 5, 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: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Aug 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 modifies 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 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Docket No. FAA–2020–0189 in the Federal Register (85 FR 16287; March 23, 2020), amending VOR Federal airways V–55 and V–271; amending RNAV routes T–217 and T–265; and removing VOR Federal airways V–215 and V–450 in the vicinity of Muskegon, MI. 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 published a rule for Docket No. FAA– 2019–1105 in the Federal Register (85 FR 38785; June 29, 2020), amending VOR Federal airway V–55 by removing the airway segment overlying the Siren, WI, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) between the Eau Claire, WI, VORTAC and the Siren, WI, VOR/DME. That airway amendment, effective September 10, 2020, is included in this rule. 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 ATS routes listed in this document will be subsequently published in the Order. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 50777 Differences From the Proposal The RNAV route T–215 identifier listed in the Title and in the ‘‘Summary’’ section of the NPRM was an editorial error. The correct route identification for the proposed RNAV route amendment addressed in the NPRM is T–217 and was correct as presented in the ‘‘Background,’’ ‘‘The Proposal,’’ and the regulatory text sections. As such, the RNAV route identifier listed in the Title and ‘‘Summary’’ section should reflect ‘‘T– 217’’ instead of ‘‘T–215’’. This editorial correction is included in this action. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 2019. FAA Order 7400.11D is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11D lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to modify VOR Federal airways V–55 and V–271, modify RNAV routes T–217 and T–265, and remove VOR Federal airways V–215 and V–450. The planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Muskegon, MI, VORTAC has made this action necessary. The VOR Federal airway changes are outlined below. 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 (BIPID fix); and between the Park Rapids, MN, VOR/ DME and the Bismarck, ND, VOR/DME. The airway segment between the Pullman, MI, VOR/DME and the intersection of the Green Bay, WI, VORTAC 270° and Oshkosh, WI, VORTAC 339° radials (BIPID fix) is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. V–215: V–215 extends between the intersection of the Muskegon, MI, VORTAC 208° and Pullman, MI, VOR/ DME 261° radials (JYBEE fix) and the Gaylord, MI, VOR/DME. The airway is removed in its entirety. V–271: V–271 extends between the Muskegon, MI, VORTAC and the Escanaba, MI, VOR/DME. The airway segment between the Muskegon, MI, VORTAC and the Manistee, MI, VOR/ DME is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. E:\FR\FM\18AUR1.SGM 18AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 160 (Tuesday, August 18, 2020)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0004; Airspace Docket No. 19-AGL-16]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment, Establishment, and Revocation of Multiple Air Traffic 
Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Waukon, IA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal 
airways V-2, V-77, V-138, V-218, V-246 and V-398; amends low altitude 
Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-251; establishes low altitude RNAV route 
T-348, and removes VOR Federal airway V-411 in the vicinity of Waukon, 
IA. The Air Traffic Service (ATS) route modifications, establishment, 
and removal are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR 
portion of the Waukon, IA, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) 
navigation aid (NAVAID). The Waukon VOR provides navigation guidance 
for portions of the affected ATS routes and is being decommissioned as 
part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, November 5, 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 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 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Docket 
No. FAA-2020-0004 in the Federal Register (85 FR 4245; January 24, 
2020), amending VOR Federal airways V-2, V-77, V-138, V-218, V-246 and 
V-398; establishing low altitude RNAV routes T-348 and T-389; and 
removing VOR Federal airway V-411 in the vicinity of Waukon, IA. The 
proposed actions were due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR 
portion of the Waukon, IA, VOR/DME. Interested parties were invited to 
participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on 
the proposal. No comments were received.
    VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) and 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 VOR Federal airways 
listed in this document will be subsequently published in the Order.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order 7400.11D, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2019, and effective September 15, 
2019. FAA Order 7400.11D is publicly available as

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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 Proposal

    In the NPRM, the FAA proposed to establish low altitude RNAV route 
T-389 extending from the Farmington, MO, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation 
(VORTAC) NAVAID to the KOETZ, WI, waypoint. After the NPRM published, 
the FAA discovered that the first three T-389 route points overlapped 
the same three route points in an existing low altitude RNAV route, T-
251; thus creating a situation where the proposed T-389 and existing T-
251 would overlap between the Farmington, MO, VORTAC and the RIVRS, IL, 
waypoint (intersection (INT) in the T-251 description). The proposed T-
389 would then extended northward from the RIVRS, IL, waypoint to the 
KOETZ, WI, waypoint.
    The FAA supports establishing a low altitude RNAV T-route between 
the Farmington, MO, VORTAC and the KOETZ, WI, waypoint as proposed in 
the NPRM. However, to avoid having two T-routes overlap providing 
redundant RNAV routing over the same area and to preserve a T-route 
number for future use elsewhere in the NAS, the FAA has determined it 
better to amend the existing T-251 by extending it from the RIVRS, IL, 
INT over the same routing proposed in the NPRM to the KOETZ waypoint 
instead of establishing T-389 to accomplish the same. By amending T-
251, the FAA saves the T-389 route number for future use.
    As such, this rule is amending T-251 by extending the existing T-
route from the RIVRS, IL, INT northward to the KOETZ, WI, waypoint over 
the same route points proposed for T-389 in the NPRM, and not using the 
T-389 route number at this time. Additionally, this rule amends the 
RIVRS, IL, INT route point in the T-251 description to reflect it as a 
waypoint instead of an intersection.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by modifying VOR Federal airways V-2, V-77, V-138, V-218, V-
246, and V-398; modifying low altitude RNAV route T-251; establishing 
low altitude RNAV route T-348; and removing VOR Federal airway V-411. 
The planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Waukon, IA, VOR/
DME has made this action necessary.
    The VOR Federal airway changes are outlined below.
    V-2: V-2 extends between the Seattle, WA, VORTAC and the 
intersection of the Nodine, MN, VORTAC 122[deg] and Waukon, IA, VOR/DME 
053[deg] radials (WEBYE fix); and between the Buffalo, NY, VOR/DME and 
the Gardner, MA, VOR/DME. The airway segment between the Nodine, MN, 
VORTAC and the intersection of the Nodine, MN, VORTAC 122[deg] and 
Waukon, IA, VOR/DME 053[deg] radials (WEBYE fix) is removed. The 
unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted.
    V-77: V-77 extends between the San Angelo, TX, VORTAC and the 
Waukon, IA, VOR/DME. The airway segment between the Waterloo, IA, VOR/
DME and the Waukon, IA, VOR/DME is removed. The unaffected portions of 
the existing airway remain as charted.
    V-138: V-138 extends between the Riverton, WY, VOR/DME and the 
Sidney, NE, VOR/DME; and between the Grand Island, NE, VOR/DME and the 
Waukon, IA, VOR/DME. The airway segment between the Mason City, IA, 
VOR/DME and the Waukon, IA, VOR/DME is removed. Additionally, the two 
``1,200 feet AGL'' references listed between the Grand Island, NE, VOR/
DME and the Lincoln, NE, VORTAC are removed. The unaffected portions of 
the existing airway remain as charted.
    V-218: V-218 extends between the International Falls, MN, VOR/DME 
and the Waukon, IA, VOR/DME. The airway segment between the Gopher, MN, 
VORTAC and the Waukon, IA, VOR/DME is removed. The unaffected portions 
of the existing airway remain as charted.
    V-246: V-246 extends between the Janesville, WI, VOR/DME and the 
intersection of the Nodine, MN, VORTAC 055[deg] and Eau Claire, WI, 
VORTAC 134[deg] radials (MILTO fix). The airway segment between the 
Dubuque, IA, VOR/DME and the intersection of the Nodine, MN, VORTAC 
055[deg] and Eau Claire, WI, VORTAC 134[deg] radials (MILTO fix) is 
removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as 
charted.
    V-398: V-398 extends between the Aberdeen, SD, VOR/DME and the Lone 
Rock, WI, VOR/DME. The airway segment between the Rochester, MN, VOR/
DME and the Lone Rock, WI, VOR/DME is removed. The unaffected portions 
of the existing airway remain as charted.
    V-411: V-411 extends between the Lone Rock, WI, VOR/DME and the 
Farmington, MN, VORTAC. The airway is removed in its entirety.
    The low altitude RNAV route change and establishment are outlined 
below.
    T-251: T-251 is amended to extend it between the RIVRS, IL, 
intersection and the KOETZ, WI, waypoint, over the same route points 
proposed as T-389 in the NPRM. Additionally, the RIVRS, IL, 
intersection route point is amended to reflect it as a waypoint. This 
T-route amendment is accomplished instead of establishing T-389 as 
proposed in the NPRM.
    T-348: T-348 is established between the BRAIN, MN, waypoint and the 
Lungs, WI, waypoint.
    All radials in the VOR Federal airway descriptions below are 
unchanged and stated in True degrees.

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 only affects air traffic procedures 
and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, 
does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action of amending VOR Federal 
airways V-2, V-77, V-138, V-218, V-246 and V-398; amending low altitude 
Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-251; establishing low altitude RNAV 
route T-348, and removing VOR Federal airway V-411 due to the planned 
decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Waukon, IA, 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 
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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:

    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]

0
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-2 [Amended]

    From Seattle, WA; Ellensburg, WA; Moses Lake, WA; Spokane, WA; 
Mullan Pass, ID; Missoula, MT; Helena, MT; INT Helena 119[deg] and 
Livingston, MT, 322[deg] radials; Livingston; Billings, MT; Miles 
City, MT; 24 miles, 90 miles 55 MSL, Dickinson, ND; 10 miles, 60 
miles 38 MSL, Bismarck, ND; 14 miles, 62 miles 34 MSL, Jamestown, 
ND; Fargo, ND; Alexandria, MN; Gopher, MN; to Nodine, MN. From 
Buffalo, NY; Rochester, NY; Syracuse, NY; Utica, NY; Albany, NY; INT 
Albany 084[deg] and Gardner, MA, 284[deg] radials; to Gardner.
* * * * *

V-77 [Amended]

    From San Angelo, TX; Abilene, TX; INT Abilene 047[deg] and 
Wichita Falls, TX, 204[deg] radials; Wichita Falls; INT Wichita 
Falls 028[deg] and Will Rogers, OK, 216[deg] radials; Will Rogers; 
INT Will Rogers 002[deg] and Pioneer, OK, 201[deg] radials; Pioneer; 
Wichita, KS; INT Wichita 042[deg] and Topeka, KS, 236[deg] radials; 
Topeka; St Joseph, MO; Lamoni, IA; Des Moines, IA; Newton, IA; to 
Waterloo, IA.
* * * * *

V-138 [Amended]

    From Riverton, WY; 35 miles, 80 miles 107 MSL, 16 miles 85 MSL, 
Medicine Bow, WY; Cheyenne, WY; to Sidney, NE. From Grand Island, 
NE; INT of Grand Island 099[deg] and Lincoln, NE, 267[deg] radials; 
Lincoln; Omaha, IA; INT Omaha 032[deg] and Fort Dodge, IA, 222[deg] 
radials; Fort Dodge; to Mason City, IA.
* * * * *

V-218 [Amended]

    From International Falls, MN; Grand Rapids, MN; to Gopher, MN.
* * * * *

V-246 [Amended]

    From Janesville, WI; to Dubuque, IA.
* * * * *

V-398 [Amended]

    From Aberdeen, SD, via INT Aberdeen 101[deg] and Watertown, SD, 
312[deg] radials; Watertown; Redwood Falls, MN; to Rochester, MN.
* * * * *

V-411 [Removed]

* * * * *

6011. United States Area Navigation Routes.

* * * * *

T-251 Farmington, MO (FAM) to Koetz, WI [Amended]
 
Farmington, MO (FAM)             VORTAC             (Lat. 37[deg]40'24.46'' N, long. 090[deg]14'02.61'' W)
Foristell, MO (FTZ)              VORTAC             (Lat. 38[deg]41'39.60'' N, long. 090[deg]58'16.57'' W)
RIVRS, IL                        WP                 (Lat. 39[deg]25'21.41'' N, long. 090[deg]55'56.70'' W)
KAYUU, MO                        WP                 (Lat. 40[deg]19'05.81'' N, long. 091[deg]41'36.59'' W)
MERKR, IA                        WP                 (Lat. 40[deg]49'16.02'' N, long. 092[deg]08'26.88'' W)
AGENS, IA                        FIX                (Lat. 41[deg]01'43.78'' N, long. 092[deg]20'50.25'' W)
PICRA, IA                        WP                 (Lat. 41[deg]35'00.72'' N, long. 092[deg]32'34.29'' W)
HAVOS, IA                        WP                 (Lat. 42[deg]04'16.32'' N, long. 092[deg]28'29.38'' W)
Waterloo, IA (ALO)               VOR/DME            (Lat. 42[deg]33'23.39'' N, long. 092[deg]23'56.13'' W)
ZEZDU, IA                        WP                 (Lat. 42[deg]49'29.02'' N, long. 092[deg]04'58.05'' W)
FALAR, MN                        WP                 (Lat. 43[deg]34'26.04'' N, long. 091[deg]30'18.32'' W)
KOETZ, WI                        WP                 (Lat. 44[deg]13'15.00'' N, long. 091[deg]28'14.00'' W)
 
                                                  * * * * * * *
T-348 Brain, MN to Lungs, WI [New]
 
BRAIN, MN                        WP                 (Lat. 43[deg]39'00.24'' N, long. 096[deg]26'12.58'' W)
GRSIS, MN                        WP                 (Lat. 43[deg]38'45.54'' N, long. 094[deg]25'21.17'' W)
FOOLS, MN                        WP                 (Lat. 43[deg]46'58.20'' N, long. 092[deg]35'44.93'' W)
GABDE, MN                        WP                 (Lat. 43[deg]38'50.04'' N, long. 092[deg]18'26.46'' W)
KRRTR, IA                        WP                 (Lat. 43[deg]16'18.12'' N, long. 091[deg]22'30.62'' W)
Madison, WI (MSN)                VORTAC             (Lat. 43[deg]08'41.41'' N, long. 089[deg]20'22.91'' W)
LUNGS, WI                        WP                 (Lat. 43[deg]02'43.66'' N, long. 088[deg]56'54.86'' W)
 


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    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 12, 2020.
Scott M. Rosenbloom,
Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2020-17982 Filed 8-17-20; 8:45 am]
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