Proposed Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-381; Big Lake, AK, 58825-58827 [2021-22901]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 203 / Monday, October 25, 2021 / Proposed Rules alternative HALUS, to navigate over MOS, Fort Davis, AK, and Norton Bay, AK, (OAY) NDB. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to establish RNAV route T–396 in the vicinity of Nome, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska. The proposed route is described below. T–396: The FAA proposes to establish T–396 from the Nome, AK, (OME) VOR/ distance measuring system (VOR/DME) and the Galena, AK, (GAL) VOR/DME. United States Area Navigation Routes are published in paragraph 6011 of FAA Order JO 7400.11F dated August 10, 2021 and effective September 15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The RNAV route listed in this document would be published subsequently in 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 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. NOME, AK TO GALENA, AK [NEW] NOME, AK (OME) VOR/DME HALUS, AK WP GALENA, AK (GAL) VOR/DME 58825 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: ■ 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 JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes. * * * * * T–396 * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2021. Michael R. Beckles, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2021–22987 Filed 10–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0856; Airspace Docket No. 19–AAL–50] jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T–381; Big Lake, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to establish United States Area Navigation SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Oct 22, 2021 Jkt 256001 (Lat. 64°29′06.39″ N, long. 165°15′11.43″ W) (Lat. 64°41′43.90″ N, long. 162°03′49.36″ W) (Lat. 64°44′17.26″ N, long. 156°46′37.69″ W) (RNAV) route T–381 in the vicinity of Big Lake, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 9, 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: 1(800) 647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2021–0856; Airspace Docket No. 19–AAL–50 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. FAA Order JO 7400.11F, 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. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is also available PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order JO 7400.11F at NARA, email: fr.inspection@nara.gov or go to https://www.archives.gov/federalregister/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: 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 E:\FR\FM\25OCP1.SGM 25OCP1 58826 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 203 / Monday, October 25, 2021 / Proposed Rules safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would expand the availability of RNAV in Alaska and improve the efficient flow of air traffic within the National Airspace System (NAS) by lessening the dependency on ground based navigation. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 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– 2021–0856; Airspace Docket No. 19– AAL–50) 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–2021–0856; Airspace Docket No. 19–AAL–50.’’ 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 NPRM 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Oct 22, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 Western Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order JO 7400.11F lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. Background In 2003, Congress enacted the Vision 100-Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act (Pub L., 108–176), which established a joint planning and development office in the FAA to manage the work related to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Today, NextGen is an ongoing FAA-led modernization of the nation’s air transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more predictable. In support of NextGen, this proposal is part of a larger and comprehensive Troute modernization project in the state of Alaska. The project mission statement states: ‘‘To modernize Alaska’s Air Traffic Service route structure using satellite based navigation Development of new T-routes and optimization of existing T-routes will enhance safety, increase efficiency and access, and will provide en route continuity that is not subject to the restrictions associated with ground based airway navigation.’’ As part of this project, the FAA evaluated the existing Colored Airway structure for: (a) Direct replacement (i.e., overlay) with a T-route that offers a similar or lower Minimum En route Altitude (MEA) or Global Navigation Satellite System Minimum En route Altitude (GNSS MEA); (b) the replacement of the colored airway with a T-route in an optimized but similar geographic area, while retaining similar or lower MEA; or (c) removal with no route structure (T-route) restored in that area because the value was determined to be insignificant. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 The aviation industry/users have indicated a desire for the FAA to transition the Alaskan en route navigation structure away from dependency on Non-Directional Beacons (NDB), and move to develop and improve the RNAV route structure. The FAA proposes to establish RNAV route T–381 to offer alternate routing providing a lower MEA over more favorable terrain for RNAV route T–227 and Alaskan VHF Omnidirectional Radar (VOR) Federal airway V–438 from Big Lake, AK, (BGQ) to Fairbanks, AK, (FAI). Additionally, with the pending decommissioning of Yukon River, AK, (FTO) NDB, T–381 would provide an alternative to Colored Federal airway B– 26 and V–438 from FAI to FTO. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to establish RNAV route T–381 in the vicinity of Big Lake, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska. The proposed route is described below. T–381: The FAA proposes to establish T–381 from the Big Lake, AK, (BGQ) VOR and Tactical Air Navigational System (VORTAC) to the Fort Yukon, AK, (FYU) VORTAC. United States Area Navigation Routes are published in paragraph 6011 of FAA Order JO 7400.11F dated August 10, 2021 and effective September 15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The RNAV listed in this document would be published subsequently in 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 E:\FR\FM\25OCP1.SGM 25OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 203 / Monday, October 25, 2021 / Proposed Rules 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: ■ T–381 BIG LAKE, AK TO FORT YUKON, AK [NEW] BIG LAKE, AK (BGQ) VORTAC TALKEETNA, AK (TKA) VOR/DME HUMUB, AK WP WEGNO, AK WP ZALVI, AK WP ZEKLI, AK WP CEKED, AK WP EBIME, AK WP WP JOTSO, AK PAWKY, AK WP WIVEN, AK WP GLOWS, AK WP PERZO, AK WP FAIRBANKS, AK (FAI) VORTAC FORT YUKON, AK (FYU) VORTAC * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2021. Michael R. Beckles, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2021–22901 Filed 10–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2021–0181] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Old River, Between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to change the operating schedule that governs the California Department of Transportation (Route 4) highway bridge, across Old River, mile 14.8, between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, California. This action is proposed due to the infrequent amount of vessels requiring drawbridge openings on the waterway and will reduce unnecessary staffing of the drawbridge during periods of jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Oct 22, 2021 Jkt 256001 (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. 61°34′09.96″ 62°17′54.16″ 62°25′20.31″ 62°35′21.42″ 62°43′18.92″ 62°52′38.17″ 63°00′54.03″ 63°14′22.89″ 63°25′34.70″ 63°36′22.32″ 63°49′38.20″ 64°26′15.88″ 64°40′22.99″ 64°48′00.25″ 66°34′27.31″ N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, N, long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. navigational inactivity while continuing to meet the reasonable needs of navigation. The proposed rulemaking would require vessels to provide a fourhour advance notification for a bridge opening. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. DATES: Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or before December 27, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2021–0181 using Federal e-Rulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this proposed rule, call or email Carl T. Hausner, Chief, Bridge Section, Eleventh Coast Guard District; telephone 510–437– 3516, email Carl.T.Hausner@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Abbreviations CADFW California Department of Fish and Wildlife Caltrans California Department of Transportation CFR Code of Federal Regulations CCCO Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register OMB Office of Management and Budget NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 58827 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 JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes. * * 149°58′01.77″ 150°06′18.90″ 150°13′49.23″ 150°18′30.73″ 150°12′13.59″ 149°51′37.24″ 149°40′57.24″ 149°27′15.61″ 148°47′49.87″ 148°42′19.33″ 148°51′51.74″ 148°15′17.88″ 148°07′20.15″ 148°00′43.11″ 145°16′35.97″ * * * W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) W) § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis Old River is a tidal distributary of the San Joaquin River that flows for about 40 miles and is navigable in its entirety. It is located in the southern portion of the San Joaquin River Delta. There are approximately 10 marinas on Old River and nearby waterways with two marinas upriver from the bridge. From 2011 through June 2020, the swing span opened for vessels 474 times, an average of 4.27 openings per month. Most openings have been for vessels operated by the CADFW (58%), followed by recreational vessels (22%), towboatvessel assistance (9%), and tug and barge units (6%). Law enforcement and search and rescue vessels also used the waterway. The Caltrans (Route 4) highway bridge across Old River, mile 14.8, between Victoria Island and Byron Tract, is a swing span drawbridge. It provides a horizontal clearance of 98 feet and a vertical clearance of 12.7 feet above mean high water in the closed position with unlimited vertical clearance when fully opened. The Caltrans (Route 4) highway bridge is currently governed by 33 CFR 117.183, which requires the draw to open on signal from May 1 through October 31 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and from November 1 through April 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At all other times, the E:\FR\FM\25OCP1.SGM 25OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 203 (Monday, October 25, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0856; Airspace Docket No. 19-AAL-50]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) 
Route T-381; Big Lake, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to establish United States Area 
Navigation (RNAV) route T-381 in the vicinity of Big Lake, AK in 
support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for 
the state of Alaska.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 9, 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: 
1(800) 647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2021-0856; Airspace Docket No. 19-AAL-50 at the beginning of your 
comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov.
    FAA Order JO 7400.11F, 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. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is also available for inspection at the 
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on 
the availability of FAA Order JO 7400.11F 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 
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

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safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation 
is within the scope of that authority as it would expand the 
availability of RNAV in Alaska and improve the efficient flow of air 
traffic within the National Airspace System (NAS) by lessening the 
dependency on ground based navigation.

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-2021-0856; Airspace Docket No. 19-AAL-50) 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-2021-0856; Airspace Docket No. 19-AAL-50.'' 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 NPRM

    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 Western Service Center, Operations 
Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 2200 South 216th St., 
Des Moines, WA 98198.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document proposes to amend FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace 
Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective 
September 15, 2021. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as 
listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order JO 7400.11F 
lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service 
routes, and reporting points.

Background

    In 2003, Congress enacted the Vision 100-Century of Aviation 
Reauthorization Act (Pub L., 108-176), which established a joint 
planning and development office in the FAA to manage the work related 
to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Today, 
NextGen is an ongoing FAA-led modernization of the nation's air 
transportation system to make flying safer, more efficient, and more 
predictable.
    In support of NextGen, this proposal is part of a larger and 
comprehensive T-route modernization project in the state of Alaska. The 
project mission statement states: ``To modernize Alaska's Air Traffic 
Service route structure using satellite based navigation Development of 
new T-routes and optimization of existing T-routes will enhance safety, 
increase efficiency and access, and will provide en route continuity 
that is not subject to the restrictions associated with ground based 
airway navigation.'' As part of this project, the FAA evaluated the 
existing Colored Airway structure for: (a) Direct replacement (i.e., 
overlay) with a T-route that offers a similar or lower Minimum En route 
Altitude (MEA) or Global Navigation Satellite System Minimum En route 
Altitude (GNSS MEA); (b) the replacement of the colored airway with a 
T-route in an optimized but similar geographic area, while retaining 
similar or lower MEA; or (c) removal with no route structure (T-route) 
restored in that area because the value was determined to be 
insignificant.
    The aviation industry/users have indicated a desire for the FAA to 
transition the Alaskan en route navigation structure away from 
dependency on Non-Directional Beacons (NDB), and move to develop and 
improve the RNAV route structure. The FAA proposes to establish RNAV 
route T-381 to offer alternate routing providing a lower MEA over more 
favorable terrain for RNAV route T-227 and Alaskan VHF Omnidirectional 
Radar (VOR) Federal airway V-438 from Big Lake, AK, (BGQ) to Fairbanks, 
AK, (FAI). Additionally, with the pending decommissioning of Yukon 
River, AK, (FTO) NDB, T-381 would provide an alternative to Colored 
Federal airway B-26 and V-438 from FAI to FTO.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to establish 
RNAV route T-381 in the vicinity of Big Lake, AK in support of a large 
and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of 
Alaska. The proposed route is described below.

T-381: The FAA proposes to establish T-381 from the Big Lake, AK, (BGQ) 
VOR and Tactical Air Navigational System (VORTAC) to the Fort Yukon, 
AK, (FYU) VORTAC.

    United States Area Navigation Routes are published in paragraph 
6011 of FAA Order JO 7400.11F dated August 10, 2021 and effective 
September 15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. 
The RNAV listed in this document would be published subsequently in 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

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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 JO 
7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 
2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes.

* * * * *

T-381 Big Lake, AK to Fort Yukon, AK [New]
BIG LAKE, AK (BGQ)                                VORTAC                        (Lat. 61[deg]34'09.96'' N, long. 149[deg]58'01.77'' W)
TALKEETNA, AK (TKA)                               VOR/DME                       (Lat. 62[deg]17'54.16'' N, long. 150[deg]06'18.90'' W)
HUMUB, AK                                         WP                            (Lat. 62[deg]25'20.31'' N, long. 150[deg]13'49.23'' W)
WEGNO, AK                                         WP                            (Lat. 62[deg]35'21.42'' N, long. 150[deg]18'30.73'' W)
ZALVI, AK                                         WP                            (Lat. 62[deg]43'18.92'' N, long. 150[deg]12'13.59'' W)
ZEKLI, AK                                         WP                            (Lat. 62[deg]52'38.17'' N, long. 149[deg]51'37.24'' W)
CEKED, AK                                         WP                            (Lat. 63[deg]00'54.03'' N, long. 149[deg]40'57.24'' W)
EBIME, AK                                         WP                            (Lat. 63[deg]14'22.89'' N, long. 149[deg]27'15.61'' W)
JOTSO, AK                                         WP                            (Lat. 63[deg]25'34.70'' N, long. 148[deg]47'49.87'' W)
PAWKY, AK                                         WP                            (Lat. 63[deg]36'22.32'' N, long. 148[deg]42'19.33'' W)
WIVEN, AK                                         WP                            (Lat. 63[deg]49'38.20'' N, long. 148[deg]51'51.74'' W)
GLOWS, AK                                         WP                            (Lat. 64[deg]26'15.88'' N, long. 148[deg]15'17.88'' W)
PERZO, AK                                         WP                            (Lat. 64[deg]40'22.99'' N, long. 148[deg]07'20.15'' W)
FAIRBANKS, AK (FAI)                               VORTAC                        (Lat. 64[deg]48'00.25'' N, long. 148[deg]00'43.11'' W)
FORT YUKON, AK (FYU)                              VORTAC                        (Lat. 66[deg]34'27.31'' N, long. 145[deg]16'35.97'' W)
 

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    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 14, 2021.
Michael R. Beckles,
Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2021-22901 Filed 10-22-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P