Amendment to Federal Airways Amber 15 (A-15), V-444, J-502, J-511, and Extension of Canadian Area Navigation Routes Q-902 and Q-811; Alaska, 37235-37238 [2021-14978]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 133 / Thursday, July 15, 2021 / Rules and Regulations another southwest of the airport are added to contain IFR aircraft arriving and departing the airport. Lastly, the action updates the geographic coordinates in the Class E2 and Class E5 text headers. The coordinates are updated to ‘‘lat. 48°15′35″ N, long. 103°45′02″ W,’’ to match the FAA database. 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, is non-controversial, and unlikely to result in adverse or negative comments. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under 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, would 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 qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures,’’ paragraph 5–6.5a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant the preparation of an environmental assessment. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 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 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:50 Jul 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 6002 Class E Airspace Designated as a Surface Area. * * * AGL ND E2 * * Williston, ND [Amended] Williston Basin International Airport, ND (Lat. 48°15′35″ N, long. 103°45′02″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within a 4.2-mile radius of the airport, and within 1.3 miles each side of the 135° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 4.7 miles southeast of the airport, and within 1.3 miles each side of the 339° bearing from the airport extending from the 4.2-mile radius to 4.7 miles north of the airport. Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Areas Designated as an Extension to a Class D or Class E Surface Area. * * * AGL ND E4 * * Williston, ND [New] Williston Basin International Airport, ND (Lat. 48°15′35″ N, long. 103°45′02″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 2.4 miles each side of the 045° bearing from the airport extending from the Class E2’s 4.2-mile radius to 6.8 miles northeast of the airport. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. * * AGL ND E5 * * * Williston, ND [Amended] Williston Basin International Airport, ND (Lat. 48°15′35″ N, long. 103°45′02″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of the airport, and within 4.4 miles each side of the 044° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 9.8 miles northeast of the airport, and within 2 miles each side of the 053° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 12.4 miles northeast of the airport and within 3.3 miles each side of the 133° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 11.3 miles southeast of the airport, and within 2.1 miles each side of the 232° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 11.8 miles southwest of the airport, and within 3.8 miles each side of the 340° bearing from the airport extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 11 miles north of the airport; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 41mile radius of the airport. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 37235 Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on July 9, 2021. B.G. Chew, Acting Group Manager, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center. [FR Doc. 2021–15017 Filed 7–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0567; Airspace Docket No. 20–AAL–15] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment to Federal Airways Amber 15 (A–15), V–444, J–502, J–511, and Extension of Canadian Area Navigation Routes Q–902 and Q–811; Alaska Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Federal airways, A–15, V–444, J–502, and J–511 in Alaska. It also establishes an extension of two Canadian Area Navigation Q routes, Q–902, and Q–811. The modifications are necessary due to the decommissioning of the Burwash Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) in Yukon Territory, Canada, which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected routes. The Burwash NDB was decommissioned effective March 26, 2020 due to ongoing maintenance problems and logistic issues. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, October 7, 2021. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR 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: Christopher McMullin, Rules and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15JYR1.SGM 15JYR1 37236 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 133 / Thursday, July 15, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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 air traffic service route structure in the National Airspace System as necessary to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking for Docket No. FAA–2020–0567 in the Federal Register (85 FR 38799; June 29, 2020) amending Federal airways A–15, V–444, J–502, and J–511 in Alaska. A supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking was also published for Docket No. FAA–2020– 0567 in the Federal Register (85 FR 60108 September 24, 2020) amending Federal airways J–502, and J–511 in Alaska, and establishing two Q routes, Q–902, and Q–811. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received. Colored and Alaskan VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6009 and 6010(b), Jet routes are published in paragraph 2004, and Canadian Area Navigation Routes are published in paragraph 2007 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 Federal airways, jet routes, and Canadian Area Navigation routes listed in this document will be subsequently published in the Order. Differences From the NPRM In the supplemental NPRM published in the Federal Register (85 FR 60108; September 24, 2020) proposal section addressing the establishment of Q–811 and Q–902, they were referred to as Alaskan Air Navigational routes, which was stated in error. This same error was VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:50 Jul 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 made in the proposed amendment section. Q–811 and Q–902 are extensions of Canadian Area Navigation routes that extend into Alaskan airspace and should be referenced under paragraph 2007. This rule corrects that editorial error in the amendment section. 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 This action amends 14 CFR part 71 by modifying Federal airways A–15, and V–444, jet routes J–502, and J–511, and Canadian Area Navigation Routes Q–811, and Q–902. The airway actions are described below. A–15: A–15 currently extends between the Ethelda, BC, Canada, NDB and the Delta Junction, AK, NDB. This action removes the segment between the Intersection of Sisters Island 331°, and Whitehorse 207° radials and Beaver Creek, YT, NDB. The unaffected portions of the existing route remain as charted. V–444: V–444 currently extends between the Barrow, AK, NDB and the Burwash, YT, NDB. This action removes the segment between the intersection of the Northway 138°, and Gulkana 079° and Burwash, YT, NDB. The unaffected portions of the existing route remain as charted. The portion within Canada is excluded. J–502: J–502 currently extends between Seattle, WA and Kotzebue, AK. This action removes the segment between the Sister Island, AK, VORTAC and the Northway, AK, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the existing route would remain as charted. J–511: J–511 currently extends between Dillingham, AK and Burwash Landing, YT, Canada, NDB. This action removes the segment between the Gulkana VORTAC and the Burwash Landing, YT, Canada. The unaffected portions of the existing route would remain as charted. Q–811: This action extends Canadian Area Navigation Route Q–811 to overly the existing J–511 to mitigate the route segments that cannot be supported by ground navigational facilities. Q–811 starts at Dillingham, AK and terminates PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 at the newly established waypoint of IGSOM, which was established to replace the Burwash NDB, excluding that airspace in Canada. Q–902: This action extends Canadian Area Navigation Route Q–902 to overlay the existing J–502 in its entirety, to mitigate route segments that cannot be supported by ground navigation facilities. Q–902 starts at Seattle, WA and terminates at Kotzebue, AK, excluding that airspace in Canada. 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 airspace action of amending of Federal airways A–15, and V–444, jet routes J–502, and J–511, and Canadian Area Navigation Routes Q–811, and Q–902 qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) 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 E:\FR\FM\15JYR1.SGM 15JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 133 / Thursday, July 15, 2021 / Rules and Regulations 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). 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 Paragraph 6009 Colored Federal Airways. * * * A–15 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: ■ [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: ■ * [Amended] * * * Paragraph 6010(b) Airways. * * * * Q–811 DILLINGHAM, AK TO IGSOM [NEW] DILLINGHAM, AK (DLG) VOR/DME KOWOK, AK FIX SAHOK, AK FIX FAGIN, AK WP NONDA, AK WP AMOTT, AK WP GASTO, AK WP ANCHORAGE, AK (TED) VOR/DME VOR/DME GULKA N, AK (GKN) TOVAD, CAN FIX IGSOM, CAN WP * khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES Q–902 15:50 Jul 14, 2021 * (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. * * 58°59′39.24″ 59°12′31.22″ 59°34′38.92″ 59°51′56.15″ 60°19′15.50″ 60°52′26.59″ 60°56′38.36″ 61°10′04.32″ 62°09′13.51″ 61°37′45.02″ 61°22′14.38″ N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, * long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. Jkt 253001 PO 00000 * * From Seattle, WA; via Victoria, BC, Canada; Port Hardy, BC, Canada; Annette Island, AK; Level Island, AK; Sisters Island; and then; Northway, AK; Fairbanks, AK; to Kotzebue, AK, excluding the airspace within Canada. * * J–511 * * * [Amended] From Dillingham, AK; via INT Dillingham 059° and Anchorage, AK 247° radials, to Anchorage, AK; Gulkana, AK. * * * * Paragraph 2007 Routes. Canadian Area Navigation * * * * 158°33′07.99″ 157°50′52.40″ 156°35′01.99″ 155°32′43.30″ 153°47′57.60″ 151°22′23.60″ 151°02′43.16″ 149°57′36.51″ 145°26′50.51″ 140°58′54.31″ 139°02′23.81″ W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) * 47°26′07.34″ 48°20′39.54″ 48°43′37.34″ 49°04′23.00″ 49°35′29.00″ 50°41′02.90″ 52°14′17.00″ 53°02′05.00″ 54°36′23.00″ 55°03′37.47″ N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. 122°18′34.62″ 123°07′44.01″ 123°29′03.69″ 124°07′47.00″ 125°07′35.00″ 127°21′55.10″ 128°45′00.00″ 129°30′12.00″ 131°05′36.00″ 131°34′42.24″ W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) INT WP VOR/DME WP VORTAC WP WP VORTAC WP WP VORTAC VOR/DME (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. 55°25′57.47″ 55°37′57.14″ 56°28′03.75″ 57°44′34.56″ 58°10′39.58″ 61°22′14.38″ 62°28′16.15″ 62°56′49.92″ 63°35′27.26″ 64°18′04.42″ 64°48′00.25″ 66°53′08.46″ N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. 131°57′50.40″ 132°10′28.73″ 133°04′59.21″ 134°40′53.66″ 135°15′31.91″ 139°02′23.81″ 141°00′00.00″ 141°54′45.39″ 143°51′00.14″ 146°12′01.50″ 148°00′43.11″ 162°32′23.77″ W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) Sfmt 4700 * [Amended] (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. Fmt 4700 * Jet Routes. * VORTAC WP VOR/DME INT INT VOR/DME INT INT INT VOR/DME Frm 00025 * * SEATTLE, WA TO KOTZEBUE, AK [NEW] SEATTLE, WA (SEA) ORCUS, WA VICTORIA, CAN (YYJ) ARRUE, CAN ROYST, CAN PORT HARDY, CAN (YZT) PRYCE, CAN DUGGS, CAN HANRY, CAN ANNETTE ISLA N, AK (ANN) GESTI, AK DOOZI, AK LEVEL ISLA N, AK (LVD) HOODS, AK SISTERS ISLA N, AK (SSR) IGSOM, CAN AYZOL, AK NORTHWAY, AK (ORT) RDFLG, AK HRD N, AK FAIRBANKS, AK (FAI) KOTZEBUE, AK (OTZ) VerDate Sep<11>2014 Alaskan VOR Federal * Paragraph 2004 * * * J–502 * [Amended] From Barrow, AK, Evansville, AK, NDB; Bettles, AK; Fairbanks, AK; Big Delta, AK; Northway, AK; intersection of the Northway 120° (M), 138° (T), and Gulkana 062° (M), 079° (T) radials. * From Ethelda, BC, Canada, NDB; Nichols, AK, NDB; Sumner Strait, AK, NDB; Coghlan Island, AK, NDB; Haines, AK, NDB; Intersection of Sisters Island 311° (M), 331° (T), and Whitehorse 189° (M), 207° (T) radials; and then; Beaver Creek, YT, Canada, NDB; Nabesna, AK, NDB; to Delta Junction, AK, NDB. The airspace within Canada is excluded. * V–444 37237 E:\FR\FM\15JYR1.SGM 15JYR1 * 37238 * * Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 133 / Thursday, July 15, 2021 / Rules and Regulations * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on July 9, 2021. George Gonzalez, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2021–14978 Filed 7–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2020–0642; Airspace Docket No. 19–AWP–98] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of V–25, V–27, V–494, V–108, V–301, and T–257 in the Vicinity of Santa Rosa, CA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: This action corrects a final rule published by the FAA in the Federal Register on June 4, 2021 that amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V–25, V–27, V–494, V–108, V–301, and United States Area Navigation route (RNAV) T–257 in the vicinity of Santa Rosa, CA. This action makes an editorial correction to include the Mendocino VOR, which was inadvertently deleted from the legal description for V–494. Amendments are due to the planned decommissioning of the Santa Rosa, CA VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected airways. The Santa Rosa VOR/ DME is being decommissioned as part of the FAA’s VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, August 12, 2021. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:50 Jul 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 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: Christopher McMullin, Rules and Regulations Group, Office of Policy, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking for Docket No. FAA–2020–0642 in the Federal Register (85 FR 47928; August 7, 2020) and a final rule (86 FR 29946; June 4, 2021), amending VOR Federal airways V–25, V–27, V–494, V–108, V–301, and RNAV route T–257 in the vicinity of Santa Rosa, CA, due to the planned decommissioning of the Santa Rosa, CA, VOR/DME NAVAID. Subsequent to the publication, it was determined that Mendocino, CA, VOR was missing from the legal description of V–494. This rule corrects that error by including Mendocino, CA, VOR in its appropriate place in the V–494 legal description. This is an editorial change only and does not alter the alignment of the route as shown on aeronautical charts, and does not affect the use of the route by aircraft. 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 airway 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. Correction to Final Rule V–494 [Corrected] From Crescent City, CA, via INT Crescent City 195° and Fortuna, CA, 345° radials; Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on July 9, 2021. George Gonzalez, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2021–15004 Filed 7–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Chapter I 46 CFR Chapter I [Docket No. USCG–2021–0404] Cancellation of Obsolete Navigation and Inspection Circulars Coast Guard, DHS. Announcement of decision. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard announces the cancellation of several obsolete Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circulars (NVIC). NVICs are guidance documents issued by the Coast Guard that do not have the force of law. However, NVICs ensure Coast Guard inspections and other regulatory actions conducted by field personnel are complete and consistent. Similarly, the marine industry and the general public rely on NVICs as a way to assess how the Coast Guard will enforce certain regulations or conduct various marine safety programs. Thus, it is important that the public is made aware when NVICs are cancelled so as to avoid confusion. SUMMARY: DATES: July 15, 2021. For information about this document call or email LCDR Peter Bizzaro, Coast Guard; telephone 202–372–1135, email cg-cvc@ uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background and Purpose The description of VOR Federal Airway V–494, as published on page 29948, in column 1 beginning on line 10, in the Federal Register of June 4, 2021 (86 FR 29946), FR Doc. 2021– 11651, is corrected as follows: ■ PO 00000 Fortuna; INT Fortuna 170° and Mendocino, CA 321° radials; Mendocino; INT Point Reyes, CA 006° and Scaggs Island, CA 314° radials; Sacramento, CA; INT Sacramento 038° and Squaw Valley, CA, 249° radials; Squaw Valley; INT Squaw Valley 078° and Hazen, NV, 244° radials; Hazen. A Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) provides detailed guidance about the enforcement or compliance with a certain Federal marine safety regulations and Coast Guard marine safety programs. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0567; Airspace Docket No. 20-AAL-15]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment to Federal Airways Amber 15 (A-15), V-444, J-502, J-
511, and Extension of Canadian Area Navigation Routes Q-902 and Q-811; 
Alaska

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends Federal airways, A-15, V-444, J-502, and J-
511 in Alaska. It also establishes an extension of two Canadian Area 
Navigation Q routes, Q-902, and Q-811. The modifications are necessary 
due to the decommissioning of the Burwash Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) 
in Yukon Territory, Canada, which provides navigation guidance for 
portions of the affected routes. The Burwash NDB was decommissioned 
effective March 26, 2020 due to ongoing maintenance problems and 
logistic issues.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, October 7, 2021. The Director of the 
Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 
1 CFR 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: Christopher McMullin, Rules and

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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 air traffic service route structure in the 
National Airspace System as necessary to preserve the safe and 
efficient flow of air traffic.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking for Docket No. 
FAA-2020-0567 in the Federal Register (85 FR 38799; June 29, 2020) 
amending Federal airways A-15, V-444, J-502, and J-511 in Alaska. A 
supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking was also published for 
Docket No. FAA-2020-0567 in the Federal Register (85 FR 60108 September 
24, 2020) amending Federal airways J-502, and J-511 in Alaska, and 
establishing two Q routes, Q-902, and Q-811. Interested parties were 
invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written 
comments on the proposal. No comments were received.
    Colored and Alaskan VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 
6009 and 6010(b), Jet routes are published in paragraph 2004, and 
Canadian Area Navigation Routes are published in paragraph 2007 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 Federal airways, 
jet routes, and Canadian Area Navigation routes listed in this document 
will be subsequently published in the Order.

Differences From the NPRM

    In the supplemental NPRM published in the Federal Register (85 FR 
60108; September 24, 2020) proposal section addressing the 
establishment of Q-811 and Q-902, they were referred to as Alaskan Air 
Navigational routes, which was stated in error. This same error was 
made in the proposed amendment section. Q-811 and Q-902 are extensions 
of Canadian Area Navigation routes that extend into Alaskan airspace 
and should be referenced under paragraph 2007. This rule corrects that 
editorial error in the amendment section.

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

    This action amends 14 CFR part 71 by modifying Federal airways A-
15, and V-444, jet routes J-502, and J-511, and Canadian Area 
Navigation Routes Q-811, and Q-902. The airway actions are described 
below.
    A-15: A-15 currently extends between the Ethelda, BC, Canada, NDB 
and the Delta Junction, AK, NDB. This action removes the segment 
between the Intersection of Sisters Island 331[deg], and Whitehorse 
207[deg] radials and Beaver Creek, YT, NDB. The unaffected portions of 
the existing route remain as charted.
    V-444: V-444 currently extends between the Barrow, AK, NDB and the 
Burwash, YT, NDB. This action removes the segment between the 
intersection of the Northway 138[deg], and Gulkana 079[deg] and 
Burwash, YT, NDB. The unaffected portions of the existing route remain 
as charted. The portion within Canada is excluded.
    J-502: J-502 currently extends between Seattle, WA and Kotzebue, 
AK. This action removes the segment between the Sister Island, AK, 
VORTAC and the Northway, AK, VORTAC. The unaffected portions of the 
existing route would remain as charted.
    J-511: J-511 currently extends between Dillingham, AK and Burwash 
Landing, YT, Canada, NDB. This action removes the segment between the 
Gulkana VORTAC and the Burwash Landing, YT, Canada. The unaffected 
portions of the existing route would remain as charted.
    Q-811: This action extends Canadian Area Navigation Route Q-811 to 
overly the existing J-511 to mitigate the route segments that cannot be 
supported by ground navigational facilities. Q-811 starts at 
Dillingham, AK and terminates at the newly established waypoint of 
IGSOM, which was established to replace the Burwash NDB, excluding that 
airspace in Canada.
    Q-902: This action extends Canadian Area Navigation Route Q-902 to 
overlay the existing J-502 in its entirety, to mitigate route segments 
that cannot be supported by ground navigation facilities. Q-902 starts 
at Seattle, WA and terminates at Kotzebue, AK, excluding that airspace 
in Canada.
    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 airspace action of amending of 
Federal airways A-15, and V-444, jet routes J-502, and J-511, and 
Canadian Area Navigation Routes Q-811, and Q-902 qualifies for 
categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (42 
U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) 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

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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).

The Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

0
1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 
10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1   [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.11E, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated July 21, 2020, and 
effective September 15, 2020, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6009 Colored Federal Airways.

* * * * *

A-15 [Amended]

    From Ethelda, BC, Canada, NDB; Nichols, AK, NDB; Sumner Strait, 
AK, NDB; Coghlan Island, AK, NDB; Haines, AK, NDB; Intersection of 
Sisters Island 311[deg] (M), 331[deg] (T), and Whitehorse 189[deg] 
(M), 207[deg] (T) radials; and then; Beaver Creek, YT, Canada, NDB; 
Nabesna, AK, NDB; to Delta Junction, AK, NDB. The airspace within 
Canada is excluded.
* * * * *

Paragraph 6010(b) Alaskan VOR Federal Airways.

* * * * *

V-444 [Amended]

    From Barrow, AK, Evansville, AK, NDB; Bettles, AK; Fairbanks, 
AK; Big Delta, AK; Northway, AK; intersection of the Northway 
120[deg] (M), 138[deg] (T), and Gulkana 062[deg] (M), 079[deg] (T) 
radials.
* * * * *

Paragraph 2004 Jet Routes.

* * * * *

J-502 [Amended]

    From Seattle, WA; via Victoria, BC, Canada; Port Hardy, BC, 
Canada; Annette Island, AK; Level Island, AK; Sisters Island; and 
then; Northway, AK; Fairbanks, AK; to Kotzebue, AK, excluding the 
airspace within Canada.
* * * * *

J-511 [Amended]

    From Dillingham, AK; via INT Dillingham 059[deg] and Anchorage, 
AK 247[deg] radials, to Anchorage, AK; Gulkana, AK.
* * * * *

Paragraph 2007 Canadian Area Navigation Routes.

* * * * *

Q-811 Dillingham, AK to IGSOM [New]
 
DILLINGHAM, AK (DLG)              VOR/DME           (Lat. 58[deg]59'39.24'' N, long. 158[deg]33'07.99'' W)
KOWOK, AK                         FIX               (Lat. 59[deg]12'31.22'' N, long. 157[deg]50'52.40'' W)
SAHOK, AK                         FIX               (Lat. 59[deg]34'38.92'' N, long. 156[deg]35'01.99'' W)
FAGIN, AK                         WP                (Lat. 59[deg]51'56.15'' N, long. 155[deg]32'43.30'' W)
NONDA, AK                         WP                (Lat. 60[deg]19'15.50'' N, long. 153[deg]47'57.60'' W)
AMOTT, AK                         WP                (Lat. 60[deg]52'26.59'' N, long. 151[deg]22'23.60'' W)
GASTO, AK                         WP                (Lat. 60[deg]56'38.36'' N, long. 151[deg]02'43.16'' W)
ANCHORAGE, AK (TED)               VOR/DME           (Lat. 61[deg]10'04.32'' N, long. 149[deg]57'36.51'' W)
GULKA N, AK (GKN)                 VOR/DME           (Lat. 62[deg]09'13.51'' N, long. 145[deg]26'50.51'' W)
TOVAD, CAN                        FIX               (Lat. 61[deg]37'45.02'' N, long. 140[deg]58'54.31'' W)
IGSOM, CAN                        WP                (Lat. 61[deg]22'14.38'' N, long. 139[deg]02'23.81'' W)
 
                                                    * * * * *
Q-902 SEATTLE, WA to KOTZEBUE, AK [New]
 
SEATTLE, WA (SEA)                 VORTAC            (Lat. 47[deg]26'07.34'' N, long. 122[deg]18'34.62'' W)
ORCUS, WA                         WP                (Lat. 48[deg]20'39.54'' N, long. 123[deg]07'44.01'' W)
VICTORIA, CAN (YYJ)               VOR/DME           (Lat. 48[deg]43'37.34'' N, long. 123[deg]29'03.69'' W)
ARRUE, CAN                        INT               (Lat. 49[deg]04'23.00'' N, long. 124[deg]07'47.00'' W)
ROYST, CAN                        INT               (Lat. 49[deg]35'29.00'' N, long. 125[deg]07'35.00'' W)
PORT HARDY, CAN (YZT)             VOR/DME           (Lat. 50[deg]41'02.90'' N, long. 127[deg]21'55.10'' W)
PRYCE, CAN                        INT               (Lat. 52[deg]14'17.00'' N, long. 128[deg]45'00.00'' W)
DUGGS, CAN                        INT               (Lat. 53[deg]02'05.00'' N, long. 129[deg]30'12.00'' W)
HANRY, CAN                        INT               (Lat. 54[deg]36'23.00'' N, long. 131[deg]05'36.00'' W)
ANNETTE ISLA N, AK (ANN)          VOR/DME           (Lat. 55[deg]03'37.47'' N, long. 131[deg]34'42.24'' W)
GESTI, AK                         INT               (Lat. 55[deg]25'57.47'' N, long. 131[deg]57'50.40'' W)
DOOZI, AK                         WP                (Lat. 55[deg]37'57.14'' N, long. 132[deg]10'28.73'' W)
LEVEL ISLA N, AK (LVD)            VOR/DME           (Lat. 56[deg]28'03.75'' N, long. 133[deg]04'59.21'' W)
HOODS, AK                         WP                (Lat. 57[deg]44'34.56'' N, long. 134[deg]40'53.66'' W)
SISTERS ISLA N, AK (SSR)          VORTAC            (Lat. 58[deg]10'39.58'' N, long. 135[deg]15'31.91'' W)
IGSOM, CAN                        WP                (Lat. 61[deg]22'14.38'' N, long. 139[deg]02'23.81'' W)
AYZOL, AK                         WP                (Lat. 62[deg]28'16.15'' N, long. 141[deg]00'00.00'' W)
NORTHWAY, AK (ORT)                VORTAC            (Lat. 62[deg]56'49.92'' N, long. 141[deg]54'45.39'' W)
RDFLG, AK                         WP                (Lat. 63[deg]35'27.26'' N, long. 143[deg]51'00.14'' W)
HRD N, AK                         WP                (Lat. 64[deg]18'04.42'' N, long. 146[deg]12'01.50'' W)
FAIRBANKS, AK (FAI)               VORTAC            (Lat. 64[deg]48'00.25'' N, long. 148[deg]00'43.11'' W)
KOTZEBUE, AK (OTZ)                VOR/DME           (Lat. 66[deg]53'08.46'' N, long. 162[deg]32'23.77'' W)
 


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    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 9, 2021.
George Gonzalez,
Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2021-14978 Filed 7-14-21; 8:45 am]
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