Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-24, V-97, and V-171 in the Vicinity of Lone Rock, WI, 53158-53160 [2020-18862]

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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 July 16, 2020. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2020–18936 Filed 8–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0244; Airspace Docket No. 19–AGL–1] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V–24, V–97, and V–171 in the Vicinity of Lone Rock, WI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V–24, V–97, and V–171 in the vicinity of Lone Rock, WI. These amendments are due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Lone Rock, WI, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected airways. The Lone Rock, WI, 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: 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: SUMMARY: 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 E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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–2020–0244 in the Federal Register (85 FR 16580; March 24, 2020), amending VOR Federal airways V–24, V–97, and V–171 in the vicinity of Lone Rock, WI, due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Lone Rock, WI, 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) 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. The Rule The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to amend VOR Federal airways V–24, V–97, and V–171 due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Lone Rock, WI, VOR/DME. The VOR Federal airway amendments are described below. V–24: V–24 extends between the Aberdeen, SD, VOR/DME and the Northbrook, IL, VOR/DME; and between the Peotone, IL, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the Brickyard, IN, VORTAC. The airway segment between the Rochester, MN, VOR/DME and the Janesville, WI, VOR/ DME is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. V–97: V–97 extends between the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC and the intersection of the Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC 358° and DuPage, IL, 101° VOR/DME radials (NILES fix); and between the intersection of the DuPage, IL, VOR/DME 347° and Janesville, WI, VOR/DME 112° radials (KRENA fix) and the Gopher, MN, VORTAC. The airspace below 2,000 feet MSL outside the United States is excluded. The airway segment between the intersection of the DuPage, IL, VOR/DME 347° and Janesville, WI, VOR/DME 112° radials (KRENA fix) and the Nodine, MN, VORTAC is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. V–171: V–171 extends between the Lexington, KY, VOR/DME and the Roseau, MN, VOR/DME. The airway segment between the Rockford, IL, VOR/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 DME and the Nodine, MN, VORTAC is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. All radials contained 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 amending VOR Federal airways V–24, V–97, and V–171 due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Lone Rock, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 53159 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 [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–24 [Amended] From Aberdeen, SD; Watertown, SD; Redwood Falls, MN; to Rochester, MN. From Janesville, WI; INT Janesville 112° and Northbrook, IL, 291° radials; to Northbrook. From Peotone, IL; INT Peotone 152° and Brickyard, IN, 312° radials; to Brickyard. * * * * * V–97 [Amended] From Dolphin, FL; La Belle, FL; St. Petersburg, FL; Seminole, FL; Pecan, GA; Atlanta, GA; INT Atlanta 001° and Volunteer, TN, 197° radials; Volunteer; London, KY; Lexington, KY; Cincinnati, KY; Shelbyville, IN; INT Shelbyville 313° and Boiler, IN, 136° radials; Boiler; Chicago Heights, IL; to INT Chicago Heights 358° and DuPage, IL, 101° radials. From Nodine, MN; to Gopher, MN. The airspace below 2,000 feet MSL outside the United States is excluded. * * * * * V–171 [Amended] From Lexington, KY; INT Lexington 251° and Louisville, KY, 114° radials; Louisville; Terre Haute, IN; Danville, IL; Peotone, IL; INT Peotone 281° and Joliet, IL, 173° radials; Joliet; to Rockford, IL. From Nodine, MN; INT Nodine 298° and Farmington, MN, 124° radials; Farmington; Darwin, MN; Alexandria, MN; INT Alexandria 321° and Grand Forks, ND, 152° radials; Grand Forks; to Roseau, MN. * E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM * * 28AUR1 * * 53160 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 168 / Friday, August 28, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Washington, DC, on August 24, 2020. Scott M. Rosenbloom, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2020–18862 Filed 8–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD 20 CFR Part 200 RIN 3220–AB 74 Guidance Documents Railroad Retirement Board. ACTION: Interim final rule. AGENCY: To implement the executive order ‘‘Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents,’’ we are amending our regulations to set forth procedures for issuing guidance documents. The amendment defines ‘‘guidance’’ document and explains the procedures that the Railroad Retirement Board will follow in issuing a guidance document. DATES: This Interim Final Rule takes effect August 28, 2020. Comments may be submitted until October 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 3220–AB 74, by any of the following three methods: Internet, fax, or mail. Do not submit the same comments multiple times or by more than one method. Regardless of which method you choose, please state that your comments refer to RIN number 3220–AB 74. Caution: You should be careful to include in your comments only information that you wish to make publicly available as comments are posted without change, with any personal information provided. We strongly urge you not to include in your comments any personal information such as social security numbers or medical information. 1. Internet: Email comments to the Secretary to the Board at SecretarytotheBoard@rrb.gov. 2. Fax: Fax comments to (312) 751– 7102. 3. Mail: Address your comments to the Secretary to the Board, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–1275. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marguerite P. Dadabo, Assistant General Counsel, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611–1275, (312) 751–4945, TTD (312) 751–4701. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 9, 2019, the President issued SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Aug 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 Executive Order 13891, entitled ‘‘Promoting the Rule of Law through Improved Agency Guidance Documents.’’ Section 4 of the Executive Order requires each agency to finalize regulations or amend existing regulations to set forth processes and procedures for issuing guidance documents within 300 days of the date on which the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issues an implementing memorandum under section 6 of the Executive Order. OMB issued its memorandum, M–20–02, on October 31, 2019. Section 4 of the Executive Order provides that the process set forth in each regulation shall be consistent with the Executive Order and shall include: (i) A requirement that each guidance document clearly state that it does not bind the public, except as authorized by law or as incorporated into a contract; (ii) Procedures for the public to petition for withdrawal or modification of a particular guidance document, including a designation of the officials to which petitions should be directed; and (iii) For a significant guidance document, as determined by the Administrator of OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (Administrator), unless the agency and the Administrator agree that exigency, safety, health, or other compelling cause warrants an exemption from some or all requirements, provisions requiring: (A) A period of public notice and comment of at least 30 days before issuance of a final guidance document, and a public response from the agency to major concerns raised in comments, except when the agency for good cause finds (and incorporates such finding and a brief statement of reasons therefor into the guidance document) that notice and public comment thereon are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest; (B) Approval on a non-delegable basis by the agency head or by an agency component head appointed by the President, before issuance; (C) Review by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) under Executive Order 12866, before issuance; and (D) Compliance with the applicable requirements for regulations or rules, including significant regulatory actions, set forth in Executive Orders 12866, 13563 (Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review), 13609 (Promoting International Regulatory Cooperation), 13771 (Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs), and 13777 (Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda). PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Rulemaking Analysis and Notices: Under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), an agency may waive the normal notice and comment procedures if the action is a rule of agency organization, procedure, or practice. See 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(A). This rule qualifies for this exemption under the APA as it deals exclusively with internal agency procedures. Accordingly, the Board is issuing the regulation as an Interim Final Rule. If we receive comments that warrant change(s) in the Interim Final Rule, we will make the change(s) and will publish the revised final rule. A. Executive Order 12866 The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has determined that this is not a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866, as amended. Therefore, no regulatory impact analysis is required. This is a rule of agency procedure and practice. The railroad industry and the public will benefit from these enhanced procedures through increased agency deliberations and more opportunities to comment on rulemakings and guidance documents. B. Executive Order 13771 (Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulator Costs) This rule is not an Executive Order 13771 regulatory action because this rule is not significant under Executive Order 12866. C. Regulatory Flexibility Act Since notice and comment rulemaking is not necessary for this rule, the provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (Pub. L. 96–354, 5 U.S.C. 601–612) do not apply. D. Executive Order 13132 (Federalism) Executive Order 13132 requires agencies to ensure meaningful and timely input by State and local officials in the development of regulatory policies that may have a substantial, direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. This action has been analyzed in accordance with the principles and criteria contained in Executive Order 13132 (August 4, 1999), and the Board has determined that this action will not have a substantial direct effect or federalism implications on the States and would not preempt any State law or regulation or affect the States’ ability to discharge traditional state governmental functions. Therefore, consultation with the States is not necessary. E:\FR\FM\28AUR1.SGM 28AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 168 (Friday, August 28, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0244; Airspace Docket No. 19-AGL-1]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-24, V-97, and V-171 in the 
Vicinity of Lone Rock, WI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal 
airways V-24, V-97, and V-171 in the vicinity of Lone Rock, WI. These 
amendments are due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of 
the Lone Rock, WI, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) 
navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions 
of the affected airways. The Lone Rock, WI, 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: 
[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

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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-2020-0244 in the Federal Register (85 FR 16580; March 24, 
2020), amending VOR Federal airways V-24, V-97, and V-171 in the 
vicinity of Lone Rock, WI, due to the planned decommissioning of the 
VOR portion of the Lone Rock, WI, 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) 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.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 to amend VOR Federal airways V-24, V-97, and V-171 due to the 
planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Lone Rock, WI, VOR/
DME. The VOR Federal airway amendments are described below.
    V-24: V-24 extends between the Aberdeen, SD, VOR/DME and the 
Northbrook, IL, VOR/DME; and between the Peotone, IL, VOR/Tactical Air 
Navigation (VORTAC) and the Brickyard, IN, VORTAC. The airway segment 
between the Rochester, MN, VOR/DME and the Janesville, WI, VOR/DME is 
removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as 
charted.
    V-97: V-97 extends between the Dolphin, FL, VORTAC and the 
intersection of the Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC 358[deg] and DuPage, 
IL, 101[deg] VOR/DME radials (NILES fix); and between the intersection 
of the DuPage, IL, VOR/DME 347[deg] and Janesville, WI, VOR/DME 
112[deg] radials (KRENA fix) and the Gopher, MN, VORTAC. The airspace 
below 2,000 feet MSL outside the United States is excluded. The airway 
segment between the intersection of the DuPage, IL, VOR/DME 347[deg] 
and Janesville, WI, VOR/DME 112[deg] radials (KRENA fix) and the 
Nodine, MN, VORTAC is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing 
airway remain as charted.
    V-171: V-171 extends between the Lexington, KY, VOR/DME and the 
Roseau, MN, VOR/DME. The airway segment between the Rockford, IL, VOR/
DME and the Nodine, MN, VORTAC is removed. The unaffected portions of 
the existing airway remain as charted.
    All radials contained 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 amending VOR Federal 
airways V-24, V-97, and V-171 due to the planned decommissioning of the 
VOR portion of the Lone Rock, 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:

    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-24 [Amended]

    From Aberdeen, SD; Watertown, SD; Redwood Falls, MN; to 
Rochester, MN. From Janesville, WI; INT Janesville 112[deg] and 
Northbrook, IL, 291[deg] radials; to Northbrook. From Peotone, IL; 
INT Peotone 152[deg] and Brickyard, IN, 312[deg] radials; to 
Brickyard.
* * * * *

V-97 [Amended]

    From Dolphin, FL; La Belle, FL; St. Petersburg, FL; Seminole, 
FL; Pecan, GA; Atlanta, GA; INT Atlanta 001[deg] and Volunteer, TN, 
197[deg] radials; Volunteer; London, KY; Lexington, KY; Cincinnati, 
KY; Shelbyville, IN; INT Shelbyville 313[deg] and Boiler, IN, 
136[deg] radials; Boiler; Chicago Heights, IL; to INT Chicago 
Heights 358[deg] and DuPage, IL, 101[deg] radials. From Nodine, MN; 
to Gopher, MN. The airspace below 2,000 feet MSL outside the United 
States is excluded.
* * * * *

V-171 [Amended]

    From Lexington, KY; INT Lexington 251[deg] and Louisville, KY, 
114[deg] radials; Louisville; Terre Haute, IN; Danville, IL; 
Peotone, IL; INT Peotone 281[deg] and Joliet, IL, 173[deg] radials; 
Joliet; to Rockford, IL. From Nodine, MN; INT Nodine 298[deg] and 
Farmington, MN, 124[deg] radials; Farmington; Darwin, MN; 
Alexandria, MN; INT Alexandria 321[deg] and Grand Forks, ND, 
152[deg] radials; Grand Forks; to Roseau, MN.
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    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 24, 2020.
Scott M. Rosenbloom,
Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2020-18862 Filed 8-27-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P