Proposed Amendment VOR Federal Airways V-66, V-189, V-260, and V-266; in the Vicinity of Franklin, VA, 58607 [2021-22676]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 202 / Friday, October 22, 2021 / Proposed Rules Colored Federal airways are published in paragraph 6009 of FAA Order JO 7400.11F dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2020, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Colored Federal Airway listed in this document will be subsequently be removed from FAA Order JO 7400.11F. FAA Order JO 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 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021 and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6009—Colored Federal Airways * * B–25 * * * * * * [Removed] * * Issued in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2021. Michael R. Beckles, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2021–22585 Filed 10–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0438; Airspace Docket No. 17–AEA–5] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment VOR Federal Airways V–66, V–189, V–260, and V– 266; in the Vicinity of Franklin, VA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); withdrawal. AGENCY: The FAA is withdrawing the NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 2, 2017, proposing to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V–66, V–189, V– 260, and V–266 in the Vicinity of Franklin, VA, due to the planned decommissioning of the Franklin, VA, (FKN) VOR and Tactical Air Navigational System (VORTAC) navigation aid. Subsequent to the NPRM, the FKN VORTAC decommissioning has been delayed until a to-be-determined date. The FAA decided that additional planning is necessary to ensure a more efficient implementation and integration with other ongoing VOR Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) program activities, and determined that withdrawal of the proposed rule is warranted. SUMMARY: 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: lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 § 71.1 PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS Effective October 22, 2021, the proposed rule published June 2, 2017 (82 FR 25559), is withdrawn. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, Rules and Regulations Group, Office of Policy, Federal Aviation DATES: 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Oct 21, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 58607 Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register for Docket No. FAA–2017–0438 (82 FR 25559; June 2, 2017). The NPRM proposed to amend VOR Federal airways V–66, V–189, V–260, and V– 266 due to the planned decommissioning of the FKN VORTAC which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected airways. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. One comment was received. The commenter recommended that, for VOR NAVAIDs that are to be decommissioned, and for those airways that are correspondingly removed, the FAA should create an area navigation (RNAV) waypoint at the previous NAVAID location, and convert all fixes and intersections along that route to RNAV waypoints. FAA’s Conclusions The FAA has reviewed the FKN VORTAC decommissioning project and determined that additional planning meetings are warranted to ensure a more efficient implementation and integration with other ongoing program activities; therefore, the NPRM is withdrawn. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Withdrawal Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the NPRM published in the Federal Register on June 2, 2017 (82 FR 25559), FR Doc. 2017–11080, is hereby withdrawn. ■ 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. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2021. Michael R. Beckles, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2021–22676 Filed 10–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\22OCP1.SGM 22OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 202 (Friday, October 22, 2021)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 58607]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-22676]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0438; Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-5]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment VOR Federal Airways V-66, V-189, V-260, and V-
266; in the Vicinity of Franklin, VA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is withdrawing the NPRM published in the Federal 
Register on June 2, 2017, proposing to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range 
(VOR) Federal airways V-66, V-189, V-260, and V-266 in the Vicinity of 
Franklin, VA, due to the planned decommissioning of the Franklin, VA, 
(FKN) VOR and Tactical Air Navigational System (VORTAC) navigation aid. 
Subsequent to the NPRM, the FKN VORTAC decommissioning has been delayed 
until a to-be-determined date. The FAA decided that additional planning 
is necessary to ensure a more efficient implementation and integration 
with other ongoing VOR Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) program 
activities, and determined that withdrawal of the proposed rule is 
warranted.

DATES: Effective October 22, 2021, the proposed rule published June 2, 
2017 (82 FR 25559), is withdrawn.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, 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 in the Federal 
Register for Docket No. FAA-2017-0438 (82 FR 25559; June 2, 2017). The 
NPRM proposed to amend VOR Federal airways V-66, V-189, V-260, and V-
266 due to the planned decommissioning of the FKN VORTAC which provides 
navigation guidance for portions of the affected airways. Interested 
parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by 
submitting written comments on the proposal. One comment was received. 
The commenter recommended that, for VOR NAVAIDs that are to be 
decommissioned, and for those airways that are correspondingly removed, 
the FAA should create an area navigation (RNAV) waypoint at the 
previous NAVAID location, and convert all fixes and intersections along 
that route to RNAV waypoints.

FAA's Conclusions

    The FAA has reviewed the FKN VORTAC decommissioning project and 
determined that additional planning meetings are warranted to ensure a 
more efficient implementation and integration with other ongoing 
program activities; therefore, the NPRM is withdrawn.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Withdrawal

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Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the NPRM 
published in the Federal Register on June 2, 2017 (82 FR 25559), FR 
Doc. 2017-11080, is hereby withdrawn.

    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.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2021.
Michael R. Beckles,
Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2021-22676 Filed 10-21-21; 8:45 am]
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