Proposed Amendment of V-6, V-10, V-30, V-100, and V-233 in the Vicinity of Litchfield, MI, 40969-40972 [2021-16140]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / Proposed Rules necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings The FAA determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not 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. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed regulation: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Would not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (3) Would not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive: ■ Brantly Helicopters Industries U.S.A. Co., Ltd., and Brantly International, Inc.: Docket No. FAA–2021–0610; Project Identifier AD–2021–00126–R. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 (a) Comments Due Date The FAA must receive comments on this airworthiness directive (AD) by September 13, 2021. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Brantly Helicopters Industries U.S.A. Co., Ltd., Model 305 helicopters and Brantly International, Inc., Model B–2, B–2A, and B–2B helicopters, certificated in any category, with a tail rotor VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:28 Jul 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 (T/R) hub part number 161–1 or 2951, installed. 40969 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC) Code 6420, Tail Rotor Head. 14 CFR Part 71 (e) Unsafe Condition [Docket No. FAA–2021–0596; Airspace Docket No. 20–AGL–15] This AD was prompted by a report of crack in the T/R hub. The FAA is issuing this AD to address cracking of the T/R hub. The unsafe condition, if not addressed, could result in loss of T/R control and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Required Actions Within 100 hours time-in-service (TIS) or at the next annual inspection after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, and thereafter at intervals not to exceed 100 hours TIS and at each annual inspection: (1) Clean, and using a 10X or higher power magnifying glass, inspect the areas where each T/R blade attaching arm extends from the T/R hub for a crack, corrosion, and pitting. If there is a crack, corrosion, or pitting, before further flight, remove the T/R hub from service. (2) Clean and dye penetrant inspect the radius at the shoulder of each T/R hub spindle for a crack and pitting. If there is a crack or pitting, before further flight, remove the T/R hub from service. (h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Fort Worth ACO Branch, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the certification office, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (i) of this AD. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (i) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Marc Belhumeur, Senior Project Engineer, Certification Section, Fort Worth ACO Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5177; email 9-ASW-FWACO@faa.gov. Issued on July 26, 2021. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2021–16219 Filed 7–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of V–6, V–10, V–30, V–100, and V–233 in the Vicinity of Litchfield, MI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V–6, V–10, V–30, V–100, and V–233 in the vicinity of Litchfield, MI. The air traffic service (ATS) route modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Litchfield, MI, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigational aid (NAVAID). The Litchfield VOR/DME NAVAID provides navigational guidance for portions of the affected VOR Federal airways listed above and is planned to be decommissioned as part of the FAA’s VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 13, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: (800) 647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2021– 0596; Airspace Docket No. 20–AGL–15 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30JYP1.SGM 30JYP1 40970 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / Proposed Rules 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: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of the airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would modify the route structure as necessary to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic within the National Airspace System (NAS). Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. FAA– 2021–0596; Airspace Docket No. 20– AGL–15) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management Facility (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA–2021–0596; Airspace Docket No. 20–AGL–15.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the specified comment closing date will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this action may VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:28 Jul 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the comment closing date. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at https:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Operations Support Group, Central Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX, 76177. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend 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. Background The FAA is planning decommissioning activities for the VOR portion of the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME in May 2022. The Litchfield, MI, VOR is a candidate VOR identified for discontinuance by the FAA’s VOR MON program and listed in the final policy statement notice, ‘‘Provision of Navigation Services for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) Transition to PerformanceBased Navigation (PBN) (Plan for Establishing a VOR Minimum Operational Network),’’ published in the Federal Register of July 26, 2016 (81 FR 48694), Docket No. FAA–2011–1082. Although the VOR portion of the Litchfield VOR/DME is planned for decommissioning, the co-located DME PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 portion of the NAVAID is being retained. The existing ATS route dependencies to the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME NAVAID are VOR Federal airways V–6, V–10, V–30, V–100, and V–233. With the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Litchfield VOR/ DME, the remaining ground-based NAVAID coverage in the area is insufficient to enable the continuity of the affected airways. As such, proposed modifications to the affected VOR Federal airways would result in expanding the existing gaps in four of the airways (V–6, V–10, V–30, and V– 233) and redefining an airway end point in the remaining airway (V–100). To overcome the expanded gaps in four of the airways and the loss of the airway segment on the end of the fifth airway, instrument flight rules (IFR) traffic may request air traffic control (ATC) radar vectors to fly through or circumnavigate the affected area. Additionally, IFR pilots equipped with RNAV capabilities may also navigate point to point using the existing fixes that will remain in place as fixes or waypoints to support continued operations though the affected area. Visual flight rules (VFR) pilots who elect to navigate via the airways through the affected area could also take advantage of the ATC services listed previously. Prior to this NPRM, the FAA published a rule for Docket No. FAA– 2020–0709 in the Federal Register (85 FR 79117; December 9, 2020), amending VOR Federal airways V–6 and V–30 by removing the airway segments between the Clarion, PA, VOR/DME and the Philipsburg, PA, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) for each airway. Those airway amendments, effective February 25, 2021, are included in this NPRM. Also prior to this NPRM, the FAA published a rule for Docket No. FAA– 2020–0667 in the Federal Register (85 FR 79422; December 10, 2020), amending VOR Federal airway V–100 by removing the airway segment between the O’Neill, NE, VORTAC and the Fort Dodge, IA, VORTAC. That airway amendment, effective February 25, 2021, is also included in this NPRM. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 by modifying VOR Federal airways V–6, V–10, V–30, V– 100, and V–233. The planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME has made this action necessary. The proposed VOR Federal airway changes are outlined below. E:\FR\FM\30JYP1.SGM 30JYP1 40971 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / Proposed Rules V–6: V–6 currently extends between the Oakland, CA, VOR/DME and the DuPage, IL, VOR/DME; between the intersection of the Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC 358° and Gipper, MI, VORTAC 271° radials (NILES fix) and the intersection of the Gipper, MI, VORTAC 092° and Litchfield, MI, VOR/ DME 196° radials (MODEM fix); and between the Philipsburg, PA, VORTAC and the La Guardia, NY, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment between the Gipper, MI, VORTAC and the intersection of the Gipper, MI, VORTAC 092° and Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME 196° radials (MODEM fix). The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. V–10: V–10 currently extends between the Pueblo, CO, VORTAC and the intersection of the Bradford, IL, VORTAC 058° and Joliet, IL, VOR/DME 287° radials (PLANO fix); between the intersection of the Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC 358° and Gipper, MI, VORTAC 271° radials (NILES fix) and the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME; and between the Youngstown, OH, VORTAC and the Lancaster, PA, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment between the intersection of the Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC 358° and Gipper, MI, VORTAC 271° radials (NILES fix) and the Litchfield, MI, VOR/ DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. V–30: V–30 currently extends between the Badger, WI, VOR/DME and the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME; and between the Philipsburg, PA, VORTAC and the Solberg, NJ, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment between the Pullman, MI, VOR/DME and the Litchfield, MI, VOR/ DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. V–100: V–100 currently extends between the Medicine Bow, WY, VOR/ DME and the O’Neill, NE, VORTAC; and between the Fort Dodge, IA, VORTAC and the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment between the Keeler, MI, VOR/ DME and the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME. Additional changes to other portions of the airway have been proposed in a separate NPRM. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. V–233: V–233 currently extends between the Spinner, IL, VORTAC and the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME; and between the Mount Pleasant, MI, VOR/ DME and the Pellston, MI, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the airway segment between the Goshen, IN, VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:28 Jul 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 VORTAC and the Litchfield, MI, VOR/ DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. All radials listed in the VOR Federal airway descriptions below are unchanged and stated in True degrees. 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 would be published subsequently in the Order. 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 proposed 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 proposed 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 This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 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: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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–6 [Amended] * Domestic VOR Federal * * From Oakland, CA; INT Oakland 039° and Sacramento, CA, 212° radials; Sacramento; Squaw Valley, CA; Mustang, NV; Lovelock, NV; Battle Mountain, NV; INT Battle Mountain 062° and Wells, NV, 256° radials; Wells; 5 miles, 40 miles, 98 MSL, 85 MSL, Lucin, UT; 43 miles, 85 MSL, Ogden, UT; 11 miles, 50 miles, 105 MSL, Fort Bridger, WY; Rock Springs, WY; 20 miles, 39 miles, 95 MSL, Cherokee, WY; 39 miles, 27 miles, 95 MSL, Medicine Bow, WY; INT Medicine Bow 106° and Sidney, NE, 291° radials; Sidney; North Platte, NE; Grand Island, NE; Omaha, IA; Des Moines, IA; Iowa City, IA; Davenport, IA; INT Davenport 087° and DuPage, IL, 255° radials; to DuPage. From INT Chicago Heights, IL, 358° and Gipper, MI, 271° radials; to Gipper. From Philipsburg, PA; Selinsgrove, PA; Allentown, PA; Solberg, NJ; INT Solberg 107° and Yardley, PA, 068° radials; INT Yardley 068° and La Guardia, NY, 213° radials; to La Guardia. * * V–10 * * * [Amended] From Pueblo, CO; 18 miles, 48 miles, 60 MSL, Lamar, CO; Garden City, KS; Dodge City, KS; Hutchinson, KS; Emporia, KS; INT Emporia 063° and Napoleon, MO, 243° radials; Napoleon; Kirksville, MO; Burlington, IA; Bradford, IL; to INT Bradford 058° and Joliet, IL, 287° radials. From Youngstown, OH; INT Youngstown 116° and Revloc, PA, 300° radials; Revloc; INT Revloc 107° and Lancaster, PA, 280° radials; to Lancaster. * * V–30 * * * [Amended] From Badger, WI; INT Badger 102° and Pullman, MI, 303° radials; to Pullman. From Philipsburg, PA; Selinsgrove, PA; East Texas, PA; INT East Texas 095° and Solberg, NJ, 264° radials; to Solberg. * * V–100 * * * [Amended] From Medicine Bow, WY; Scottsbluff, NE; Alliance, NE; Ainsworth, NE; to O’Neill, NE. From Fort Dodge, IA; Waterloo, IA; Dubuque, IA; Rockford, IL; INT Rockford 074° and Janesville, WI, 112° radials; INT Janesville 112° and Northbrook, IL, 291° radials; Northbrook; INT Northbrook 095° and Keeler, MI, 271° radials; to Keeler. * E:\FR\FM\30JYP1.SGM * 30JYP1 * * * 40972 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 144 / Friday, July 30, 2021 / Proposed Rules V–233 [Amended] From Spinner, IL; INT Spinner 061° and Roberts, IL, 233° radials; Roberts; Knox, IN; to Goshen, IN. From Mount Pleasant, MI; INT Mount Pleasant 351° and Gaylord, MI, 207° radials; Gaylord; to Pellston, MI. * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on July 26, 2021. George Gonzalez, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2021–16140 Filed 7–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 28 CFR Part 16 [CPCLO Order No. 008–2021] Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation Justice Management Division (JMD), United States Department of Justice. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. 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Consistent with these authorities, the JMD, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Cybersecurity Services Staff (CSS), developed the Security Monitoring and Analytics Service (SMAS) system to provide DOJ-managed information technology service offerings to other federal agencies wishing to leverage DOJ’s cybersecurity services, referred to as ‘‘external federal agency subscribers.’’ This system provides external federal agency subscribers with the technical capability to protect their data from malicious or accidental threats using a DOJ-managed system. Elsewhere in the Federal Register, JMD published a notice of a new system of records titled, ‘‘Security Monitoring and Analytics Service Records,’’ JUSTICE/ JMD–026, to provide the public notice of the records maintained by DOJ while implementing SMAS. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 144 (Friday, July 30, 2021)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 40969-40972]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-16140]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0596; Airspace Docket No. 20-AGL-15]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of V-6, V-10, V-30, V-100, and V-233 in the 
Vicinity of Litchfield, MI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) 
Federal airways V-6, V-10, V-30, V-100, and V-233 in the vicinity of 
Litchfield, MI. The air traffic service (ATS) route modifications are 
necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the 
Litchfield, MI, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigational 
aid (NAVAID). The Litchfield VOR/DME NAVAID provides navigational 
guidance for portions of the affected VOR Federal airways listed above 
and is planned to be decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum 
Operational Network (MON) program.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 13, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 
(800) 647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2021-0596; Airspace Docket No. 20-AGL-15 at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov.
    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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Abbott, Rules and Regulations 
Group, Office of Policy, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's 
authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described 
in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, 
the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of 
the airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the 
efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that 
authority as it would modify the route structure as necessary to 
preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic within the National 
Airspace System (NAS).

Comments Invited

    Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed 
rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they 
may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the 
views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing 
reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are 
specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, 
environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal.
    Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2021-0596; Airspace Docket No. 20-AGL-15) and be submitted in 
triplicate to the Docket Management Facility (see ADDRESSES section for 
address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the 
internet at https://www.regulations.gov.
    Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments 
on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed, 
stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments 
to FAA Docket No. FAA-2021-0596; Airspace Docket No. 20-AGL-15.'' The 
postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received on or before the specified comment 
closing date will be considered before taking action on the proposed 
rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of 
comments received. All comments submitted will be available for 
examination in the public docket both before and after the comment 
closing date. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with 
FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal 
holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal 
business hours at the office of the Operations Support Group, Central 
Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 10101 Hillwood 
Parkway, Fort Worth, TX, 76177.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document proposes to amend 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.

Background

    The FAA is planning decommissioning activities for the VOR portion 
of the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME in May 2022. The Litchfield, MI, VOR is 
a candidate VOR identified for discontinuance by the FAA's VOR MON 
program and listed in the final policy statement notice, ``Provision of 
Navigation Services for the Next Generation Air Transportation System 
(NextGen) Transition to Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) (Plan for 
Establishing a VOR Minimum Operational Network),'' published in the 
Federal Register of July 26, 2016 (81 FR 48694), Docket No. FAA-2011-
1082.
    Although the VOR portion of the Litchfield VOR/DME is planned for 
decommissioning, the co-located DME portion of the NAVAID is being 
retained.
    The existing ATS route dependencies to the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME 
NAVAID are VOR Federal airways V-6, V-10, V-30, V-100, and V-233. With 
the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Litchfield VOR/
DME, the remaining ground-based NAVAID coverage in the area is 
insufficient to enable the continuity of the affected airways. As such, 
proposed modifications to the affected VOR Federal airways would result 
in expanding the existing gaps in four of the airways (V-6, V-10, V-30, 
and V-233) and redefining an airway end point in the remaining airway 
(V-100).
    To overcome the expanded gaps in four of the airways and the loss 
of the airway segment on the end of the fifth airway, instrument flight 
rules (IFR) traffic may request air traffic control (ATC) radar vectors 
to fly through or circumnavigate the affected area. Additionally, IFR 
pilots equipped with RNAV capabilities may also navigate point to point 
using the existing fixes that will remain in place as fixes or 
waypoints to support continued operations though the affected area. 
Visual flight rules (VFR) pilots who elect to navigate via the airways 
through the affected area could also take advantage of the ATC services 
listed previously.
    Prior to this NPRM, the FAA published a rule for Docket No. FAA-
2020-0709 in the Federal Register (85 FR 79117; December 9, 2020), 
amending VOR Federal airways V-6 and V-30 by removing the airway 
segments between the Clarion, PA, VOR/DME and the Philipsburg, PA, VOR/
Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) for each airway. Those airway 
amendments, effective February 25, 2021, are included in this NPRM.
    Also prior to this NPRM, the FAA published a rule for Docket No. 
FAA-2020-0667 in the Federal Register (85 FR 79422; December 10, 2020), 
amending VOR Federal airway V-100 by removing the airway segment 
between the O'Neill, NE, VORTAC and the Fort Dodge, IA, VORTAC. That 
airway amendment, effective February 25, 2021, is also included in this 
NPRM.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 by modifying 
VOR Federal airways V-6, V-10, V-30, V-100, and V-233. The planned 
decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME has 
made this action necessary.
    The proposed VOR Federal airway changes are outlined below.

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    V-6: V-6 currently extends between the Oakland, CA, VOR/DME and the 
DuPage, IL, VOR/DME; between the intersection of the Chicago Heights, 
IL, VORTAC 358[deg] and Gipper, MI, VORTAC 271[deg] radials (NILES fix) 
and the intersection of the Gipper, MI, VORTAC 092[deg] and Litchfield, 
MI, VOR/DME 196[deg] radials (MODEM fix); and between the Philipsburg, 
PA, VORTAC and the La Guardia, NY, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove 
the airway segment between the Gipper, MI, VORTAC and the intersection 
of the Gipper, MI, VORTAC 092[deg] and Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME 196[deg] 
radials (MODEM fix). The unaffected portions of the existing airway 
would remain as charted.
    V-10: V-10 currently extends between the Pueblo, CO, VORTAC and the 
intersection of the Bradford, IL, VORTAC 058[deg] and Joliet, IL, VOR/
DME 287[deg] radials (PLANO fix); between the intersection of the 
Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC 358[deg] and Gipper, MI, VORTAC 271[deg] 
radials (NILES fix) and the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME; and between the 
Youngstown, OH, VORTAC and the Lancaster, PA, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes 
to remove the airway segment between the intersection of the Chicago 
Heights, IL, VORTAC 358[deg] and Gipper, MI, VORTAC 271[deg] radials 
(NILES fix) and the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME. The unaffected portions of 
the existing airway would remain as charted.
    V-30: V-30 currently extends between the Badger, WI, VOR/DME and 
the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME; and between the Philipsburg, PA, VORTAC 
and the Solberg, NJ, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the airway 
segment between the Pullman, MI, VOR/DME and the Litchfield, MI, VOR/
DME. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as 
charted.
    V-100: V-100 currently extends between the Medicine Bow, WY, VOR/
DME and the O'Neill, NE, VORTAC; and between the Fort Dodge, IA, VORTAC 
and the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the airway 
segment between the Keeler, MI, VOR/DME and the Litchfield, MI, VOR/
DME. Additional changes to other portions of the airway have been 
proposed in a separate NPRM. The unaffected portions of the existing 
airway would remain as charted.
    V-233: V-233 currently extends between the Spinner, IL, VORTAC and 
the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME; and between the Mount Pleasant, MI, VOR/
DME and the Pellston, MI, VORTAC. The FAA proposes to remove the airway 
segment between the Goshen, IN, VORTAC and the Litchfield, MI, VOR/DME. 
The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted.
    All radials listed in the VOR Federal airway descriptions below are 
unchanged and stated in True degrees.
    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 would be published subsequently in the Order.
    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 proposed 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 proposed 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

    This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures'' prior to any FAA final regulatory action.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration proposes to amend 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.

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V-6 [Amended]

    From Oakland, CA; INT Oakland 039[deg] and Sacramento, CA, 
212[deg] radials; Sacramento; Squaw Valley, CA; Mustang, NV; 
Lovelock, NV; Battle Mountain, NV; INT Battle Mountain 062[deg] and 
Wells, NV, 256[deg] radials; Wells; 5 miles, 40 miles, 98 MSL, 85 
MSL, Lucin, UT; 43 miles, 85 MSL, Ogden, UT; 11 miles, 50 miles, 105 
MSL, Fort Bridger, WY; Rock Springs, WY; 20 miles, 39 miles, 95 MSL, 
Cherokee, WY; 39 miles, 27 miles, 95 MSL, Medicine Bow, WY; INT 
Medicine Bow 106[deg] and Sidney, NE, 291[deg] radials; Sidney; 
North Platte, NE; Grand Island, NE; Omaha, IA; Des Moines, IA; Iowa 
City, IA; Davenport, IA; INT Davenport 087[deg] and DuPage, IL, 
255[deg] radials; to DuPage. From INT Chicago Heights, IL, 358[deg] 
and Gipper, MI, 271[deg] radials; to Gipper. From Philipsburg, PA; 
Selinsgrove, PA; Allentown, PA; Solberg, NJ; INT Solberg 107[deg] 
and Yardley, PA, 068[deg] radials; INT Yardley 068[deg] and La 
Guardia, NY, 213[deg] radials; to La Guardia.
* * * * *

V-10 [Amended]

    From Pueblo, CO; 18 miles, 48 miles, 60 MSL, Lamar, CO; Garden 
City, KS; Dodge City, KS; Hutchinson, KS; Emporia, KS; INT Emporia 
063[deg] and Napoleon, MO, 243[deg] radials; Napoleon; Kirksville, 
MO; Burlington, IA; Bradford, IL; to INT Bradford 058[deg] and 
Joliet, IL, 287[deg] radials. From Youngstown, OH; INT Youngstown 
116[deg] and Revloc, PA, 300[deg] radials; Revloc; INT Revloc 
107[deg] and Lancaster, PA, 280[deg] radials; to Lancaster.
* * * * *

V-30 [Amended]

    From Badger, WI; INT Badger 102[deg] and Pullman, MI, 303[deg] 
radials; to Pullman. From Philipsburg, PA; Selinsgrove, PA; East 
Texas, PA; INT East Texas 095[deg] and Solberg, NJ, 264[deg] 
radials; to Solberg.
* * * * *

V-100 [Amended]

    From Medicine Bow, WY; Scottsbluff, NE; Alliance, NE; Ainsworth, 
NE; to O'Neill, NE. From Fort Dodge, IA; Waterloo, IA; Dubuque, IA; 
Rockford, IL; INT Rockford 074[deg] and Janesville, WI, 112[deg] 
radials; INT Janesville 112[deg] and Northbrook, IL, 291[deg] 
radials; Northbrook; INT Northbrook 095[deg] and Keeler, MI, 
271[deg] radials; to Keeler.
* * * * *

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V-233 [Amended]

    From Spinner, IL; INT Spinner 061[deg] and Roberts, IL, 233[deg] 
radials; Roberts; Knox, IN; to Goshen, IN. From Mount Pleasant, MI; 
INT Mount Pleasant 351[deg] and Gaylord, MI, 207[deg] radials; 
Gaylord; to Pellston, MI.
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    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 26, 2021.
George Gonzalez,
Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2021-16140 Filed 7-29-21; 8:45 am]
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