Amendment of V-5 and V-178, and Revocation of V-513 in the Vicinity of New Hope, KY, 67649-67651 [2020-23377]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 207 / Monday, October 26, 2020 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 OK, VOR/DME is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. 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: Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action of modifying VOR Federal airway V–63 due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Texoma, OK, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:27 Oct 23, 2020 Jkt 253001 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–63 [Amended] From Razorback, AR; Springfield, MO; Hallsville, MO; Quincy, IL; Burlington, IA; Moline, IL; Davenport, IA; Rockford, IL; Janesville, WI; Badger, WI; to Oshkosh, WI. From Wausau, WI; Rhinelander, WI; to Houghton, MI. Excluding that airspace at and above 10,000 feet MSL from 5 NM north to 46 NM north of Quincy, IL, when the Howard West MOA is active. * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on October 17, 2020. Scott M. Rosenbloom, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2020–23375 Filed 10–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0497; Airspace Docket No. 20–ASO–1] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of V–5 and V–178, and Revocation of V–513 in the Vicinity of New Hope, KY Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 67649 This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V–5 and V–178 in the vicinity of New Hope, KY, and removes V–513 in its entirety. The amendments are due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the New Hope, KY (EWO), VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected airways. The New Hope VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA’s VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, December 31, 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 7400.11E, 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 7400.11E 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 modifies the route structure as necessary to preserve E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1 67650 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 207 / Monday, October 26, 2020 / Rules and Regulations 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–2020–0497 in the Federal Register (85 FR 34146; June 3, 2020), amending VOR Federal airways V–5 and V–178, and removing V–513 in the vicinity of New Hope, KY, due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the New Hope, KY, VOR/DME. 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– 2020–0188 in the Federal Register (85 FR 38317; June 26, 2020), amending VOR Federal airway V–5 by removing the airway segment between the Choo Choo, TN, VORTAC and the New Hope, KY, VOR/DME. That airway amendment, effective September 10, 2020, is included in this rule. VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) of FAA Order 7400.11E dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The VOR Federal airways listed in this document will be subsequently published in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020. FAA Order 7400.11E is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11E 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–5 and V–178, and remove V–513. The planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the New Hope, KY, VOR/DME has made this action necessary. The VOR Federal airway actions are described below. V–5: V–5 extends between the Pecan, GA, VOR/DME and the Choo Choo, TN, VORTAC; and between the New Hope, KY, VOR/DME and the Appleton, OH, VORTAC. The airway segment between the New Hope, KY, VOR/DME and the Louisville, KY, VORTAC is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:27 Oct 23, 2020 Jkt 253001 V–178: V–178 extends between the Hallsville, MO, VORTAC and the Farmington, MO, VORTAC; and between the New Hope, KY, VOR/DME and the Bluefield, WV, VOR/DME. The airway segment between the New Hope, KY, VOR/DME and the Lexington, KY, VOR/DME is removed. The unaffected portions of the existing airway remain as charted. V–513: V–513 extends between the Livingston, TN, VOR/DME and the Louisville, KY, VORTAC. The airway is removed in its entirety. The NAVAID 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. 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. 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. In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this action of amending VOR Federal airways V–5 and V–178, and removing V–513, due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the New Hope, KY, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Adoption of the Amendment 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 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6010(a) Airways. * * * V–5 [Amended] Domestic VOR Federal * * From Pecan, GA; Vienna, GA; Dublin, GA; Athens, GA; INT Athens 340° and Electric City, SC, 274° radials; INT Electric City 274° and Choo Choo, TN, 127° radials; to Choo Choo. From Louisville, KY; Cincinnati, OH; to Appleton, OH. * * V–178 * * * [Amended] From Hallsville, MO; INT Hallsville 183° and Vichy, MO, 321° radials; Vichy; to Farmington, MO. From Lexington, KY; to Bluefield, WV. * * V–513 * E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM * * * [Removed] * * 26OCR1 * * Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 207 / Monday, October 26, 2020 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Washington, DC, on October 17, 2020. Scott M. Rosenbloom, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2020–23377 Filed 10–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R01–OAR–2020–0178; EPA–R01– OAR–2017–0344; FRL–10015–24–Region 1] Air Plan Approval; New Hampshire; Infrastructure State Implementation Plan Requirements for the 2015 Ozone and 2012 PM2.5 Standards Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule and correcting amendments. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire that addresses the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act), excluding the interstate transport provisions, for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). We are also granting the state an exemption from the infrastructure SIP contingency plan obligation for ozone and are conditionally approving several elements of New Hampshire’s submittal relating to air-quality modeling requirements. In addition, we are correcting errors in our previous approval of an infrastructure SIP submission from New Hampshire for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS and conditionally approving several elements of that submittal. The infrastructure requirements are designed to ensure that the structural components of each state’s air-quality management program, including provisions prohibiting emissions that will have certain adverse air-quality effects in other states, are adequate to meet the state’s responsibilities under the CAA. This action is being taken in accordance with the Clean Air Act. DATES: This rule is effective on November 25, 2020. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket Identification No. EPA–R01–OAR– 2020–0178. All documents in the docket are listed on the https:// www.regulations.gov website. Although listed in the index, some information is SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:27 Oct 23, 2020 Jkt 253001 not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available at https:// www.regulations.gov or at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Region 1 Regional Office, Air and Radiation Division, 5 Post Office Square—Suite 100, Boston, MA. EPA requests that if at all possible, you contact the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to schedule your inspection. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding legal holidays and facility closures due to COVID–19. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alison C. Simcox, Air Quality Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Region 1, 5 Post Office Square— Suite 100, (Mail code 05–2), Boston, MA 02109–3912, tel. (617) 918–1684, email simcox.alison@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this document whenever ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ or ‘‘our’’ is used, we mean EPA. Table of Contents I. Background and Purpose II. Final Action III. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews I. Background and Purpose On August 4, 2020, EPA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to approve most elements of a New Hampshire SIP revision addressing the infrastructure requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA or Act)—excluding the interstate transport provisions—for the 2015 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). This NPRM also proposed to grant the state an exemption from the infrastructure SIP contingency plan obligation for ozone, and to correct errors and conditionally approve several elements in our previous approval of an infrastructure SIP submission from New Hampshire for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS. New Hampshire submitted the formal SIP revision for the 2015 ozone NAAQS on September 5, 2018, and the formal SIP revision for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS on December 22, 2015. The rationale for EPA’s proposed action is given in the NPRM and will not be restated here. EPA received no germane public comments on the NPRM. II. Final Action EPA is approving most elements of New Hampshire’s September 5, 2018, PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 67651 infrastructure SIP submission for the 2015 ozone NAAQS—excluding the provisions of the SIP submittal addressing section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) (i.e., the ‘‘Good Neighbor’’ or ‘‘transport’’ provisions)—as a revision to the New Hampshire SIP. We are conditionally approving the SIP submittal for section 110(a)(2)(K) (Air quality modeling and data) and for the PSD-related requirements of sections 110(a)(2)(C), (D)(i)(II), and (J). We are also granting the state an exemption from the infrastructure SIP contingency plan obligation for ozone. In addition, we are correcting errors and conditionally approving several elements in our previous approval of an infrastructure SIP submitted by New Hampshire on December 22, 2015, for the 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS. Specifically, we are conditionally approving the 2015 SIP submittal for section 110(a)(2)(K) and replacing approvals of the 2015 SIP submittal for the PSD-related requirements of sections 110(a)(2)(C), (D)(i)(II), and (J) with conditional approvals. The State must submit to EPA by October 26, 2021 the revisions to New Hampshire Part Env-A 619.03, PSD Program Requirements needed to fully approve the conditionally approved elements of the September 2018 and December 2015 infrastructure SIP submissions. If the State fails to do so, this approval will become a disapproval on that date. EPA will notify the State by letter that this action has occurred. At that time, this commitment will no longer be a part of the approved New Hampshire SIP. EPA subsequently will publish a notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the conditional approvals automatically converted to disapprovals. If the State meets its commitment, within the applicable time frame, the conditionally approved submissions will remain a part of the SIP until EPA takes final action approving or disapproving the necessary SIP revision. If EPA disapproves the new submittal(s), the conditional approvals of the infrastructure 2015 and 2018 SIP submissions from New Hampshire for the 2015 ozone and 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS for section 110(a)(2)(K) and the PSD-related requirements of sections 110(a)(2)(C), 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(II), and 110(a)(2)(J) will also be disapproved at that time. If EPA approves the submittal(s) for section 110(a)(2)(K) and the revised PSD-related requirements of section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(II), 110(a)(2)(C), and 110(a)(2)(J), the infrastructure SIP submissions from New Hampshire for the 2015 ozone and 2012 PM2.5 NAAQS will be fully approved in their entirety E:\FR\FM\26OCR1.SGM 26OCR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0497; Airspace Docket No. 20-ASO-1]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of V-5 and V-178, and Revocation of V-513 in the 
Vicinity of New Hope, KY

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal 
airways V-5 and V-178 in the vicinity of New Hope, KY, and removes V-
513 in its entirety. The amendments are due to the planned 
decommissioning of the VOR portion of the New Hope, KY (EWO), VOR/
Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID) which 
provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected airways. The 
New Hope VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum 
Operational Network (MON) program.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, December 31, 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 7400.11E, 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 7400.11E 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 modifies the route structure as necessary to preserve

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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-2020-0497 in the Federal Register (85 FR 34146; June 3, 2020), 
amending VOR Federal airways V-5 and V-178, and removing V-513 in the 
vicinity of New Hope, KY, due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR 
portion of the New Hope, KY, VOR/DME. 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-2020-0188 in the Federal Register (85 FR 38317; June 26, 2020), 
amending VOR Federal airway V-5 by removing the airway segment between 
the Choo Choo, TN, VORTAC and the New Hope, KY, VOR/DME. That airway 
amendment, effective September 10, 2020, is included in this rule.
    VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) of FAA Order 
7400.11E dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 2020, which 
is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The VOR Federal airways 
listed in this document will be subsequently published in the Order.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order 7400.11E, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and effective September 15, 
2020. FAA Order 7400.11E is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11E 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-5 and V-178, and remove V-513. 
The planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the New Hope, KY, 
VOR/DME has made this action necessary. The VOR Federal airway actions 
are described below.
    V-5: V-5 extends between the Pecan, GA, VOR/DME and the Choo Choo, 
TN, VORTAC; and between the New Hope, KY, VOR/DME and the Appleton, OH, 
VORTAC. The airway segment between the New Hope, KY, VOR/DME and the 
Louisville, KY, VORTAC is removed. The unaffected portions of the 
existing airway remain as charted.
    V-178: V-178 extends between the Hallsville, MO, VORTAC and the 
Farmington, MO, VORTAC; and between the New Hope, KY, VOR/DME and the 
Bluefield, WV, VOR/DME. The airway segment between the New Hope, KY, 
VOR/DME and the Lexington, KY, VOR/DME is removed. The unaffected 
portions of the existing airway remain as charted.
    V-513: V-513 extends between the Livingston, TN, VOR/DME and the 
Louisville, KY, VORTAC. The airway is removed in its entirety.
    The NAVAID 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 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-5 and V-178, and removing V-513, due to the planned 
decommissioning of the VOR portion of the New Hope, KY, 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 7400.11E, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and 
effective September 15, 2020, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6010(a) Domestic VOR Federal Airways.

* * * * *

V-5 [Amended]

    From Pecan, GA; Vienna, GA; Dublin, GA; Athens, GA; INT Athens 
340[deg] and Electric City, SC, 274[deg] radials; INT Electric City 
274[deg] and Choo Choo, TN, 127[deg] radials; to Choo Choo. From 
Louisville, KY; Cincinnati, OH; to Appleton, OH.
* * * * *

V-178 [Amended]

    From Hallsville, MO; INT Hallsville 183[deg] and Vichy, MO, 
321[deg] radials; Vichy; to Farmington, MO. From Lexington, KY; to 
Bluefield, WV.
* * * * *

V-513 [Removed]

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    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 17, 2020.
Scott M. Rosenbloom,
Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2020-23377 Filed 10-23-20; 8:45 am]
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