Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-7, V-341, and V-493; in the vicinity of Menominee, MI, 67377-67379 [2021-25608]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 225 / Friday, November 26, 2021 / Proposed Rules ICEKI, MS SSLAW, MS WIILL, AL MGMRY, AL HHRVY, AL BRAVS, GA TIROE, GA WP WP WP WP WP WP Fix * T–414 LOGEN, GA to BOJAR, LOGEN, GA MILBY, SC STYLZ, NC BONZE, NC AYARA, VA BOJAR, VA (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. * * VA [New] Fix WP WP WP Fix Fix * 31°18′16.12″ 31°25′07.18″ 31°27′33.96″ 32°13′20.78″ 32°57′47.52″ 33°02′56.44″ 33°18′23.23″ * (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. * * * T–427 CAYCE, SC to LOGEN, GA [New] CAYCE, SC WP UGAAA, GA WP WOMAC, GA Fix LOGEN, GA Fix * * * T–429 HOKES, SC to HAGIE, AL [New] HOKES, AL Fix HAGIE, AL WP * Issued in Washington, DC, on November 17, 2021. Michael R. Beckles, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2021–25497 Filed 11–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0994; Airspace Docket No. 21–AGL–14] jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V–7, V–341, and V–493; in the vicinity of Menominee, MI Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: The FAA proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 24, 2021 Jkt 256001 * * * 33°59′16.98″ 34°41′02.23″ 35°24′22.83″ 35°52′09.16″ 37°03′40.36″ 37°15′43.97″ * long. long. long. long. long. long. N, N, N, N, long. long. long. long. 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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– 0994; Airspace Docket No. 21–AGL–14 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 PO 00000 W) W) W) W) W) W) * * 33°51′26.13″ 33°56′51.32″ 34°07′48.86″ 33°59′16.98″ W) W) W) W) W) W) W) * * 31°03′02.32″ 31°21′09.68″ 32°27′17.69″ 32°54′20.25″ 33°16′06.20″ 33°19′49.65″ * 090°15′28.85″ 089°20′16.05″ 087°21′08.62″ 086°19′11.24″ 085°19′35.23″ 085°12′22.93″ 084°51′57.71″ * * (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. * N, N, N, N, N, N, * (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. (Lat. long. long. long. long. long. long. long. * * * * * * T–423 STYLZ, NC to CHARLESTON, WV (HVQ) [New] STYLZ, NC WP (Lat. 35°24′22.83″ HORAL, TN WP (Lat. 36°26′13.99″ GAUZY, VA WP (Lat. 36°49′29.79″ VOR/DME (Lat. 38°20′58.83″ Charleston, WV (HVQ) * * * T–425 SIROC, GA to HUSKY, GA [New] SIROC, GA WP HABLE, GA Fix CROCS, GA WP RIPPI, GA Fix WEMOB, GA Fix HUSKY, GA Fix N, N, N, N, N, N, N, 67377 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 * 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: fr.inspection@nara.gov or go to https://www.archives.gov/federalregister/cfr/ibr-locations.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jesse Acevedo, 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 E:\FR\FM\26NOP1.SGM 26NOP1 67378 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 225 / Friday, November 26, 2021 / Proposed Rules jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 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 airway structure as necessary to preserve the safe and efficient flow of air traffic within the National Airspace System. 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– 2021–0994; Airspace Docket No. 21– AGL–14) 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–2021–0994; Airspace Docket No. 21–AGL–14.’’ 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 24, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 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 The FAA is planning decommissioning activities for the VOR portion of the Menominee VOR/DME with a proposed effected date of September 8, 2022. The Menominee VOR was one of the candidate VORs identified for discontinuance by the FAA’s VOR MON program and listed in the Final policy statement notice, ‘‘Provision of Navigation Services for the NextGen Transition to PerformanceBased Navigation (PBN) (Plan for Establishing a VOR MON),’’ published in the Federal Register of July 26, 2016 (81 FR 48694), Docket No. FAA–2011– 1082. Although the VOR portion of the Menominee VOR/DME is planned for decommissioning, the co-located Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) of the navigational aid is being retained. The airways affected by the Menominee VOR are V–7, V–341, and V–493. With the planned decommissioning of the Menominee VOR, the remaining ground-based navigational aid coverage in the area is insufficient to enable the continuity of these affected airways. As such, the proposal would result in airway segments being removed for V–7 and V– 493, and the creation of an airway gap in V–341. To overcome the removed PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 airway segments and the gap in the airway, instrument flight rules (IFR) traffic may use adjacent VOR Federal airways V–78, V–133, V–217, and V– 271, or receive air traffic control radar vectors to navigate through or around the affected area. Additionally, IFR pilots equipped with Area Navigation capabilities may also file point to point through the affected area using fixes that will remain in place. Visual flight rules pilots, who elect to navigate through the affected area, may utilize the ATC services listed previously. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to amend three VOR Federal airways. The proposed airway amendments are described below. V–7: V–7 extends between the Dolphin, FL, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the Muscle Shoals, AL, VORTAC; between the Pocket City, IN, VORTAC and the intersection of the Chicago Heights, IL, VORTAC 358° radial and the Badger, WI, VOR/DME 117° radial; and between the Green Bay, WI, VORTAC and the Sawyer, MI, VOR/DME. The airspace below 2,000 feet MSL outside the United States is excluded and the portion outside the United States has no upper limit. The FAA proposes to remove the segment of the airway that extends between the Green Bay, WI, VORTAC and Sawyer, MI, VOR/DME. Additionally, upon review of the V–7 airway, the FAA has determined that the airway lies wholly within the United States; therefore, the FAA also proposes to remove the below 2,000 MSL exclusionary language and no upper limit language for the portion outside the United States. The unaffected portions of the existing airway would remain as charted. V–341: V–341 extends between the Cedar Rapids, IA, VOR/DME and the Houghton, MI, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the segment of the airway between the Green Bay, WI, VORTAC and the Iron Mountain, MI, VOR/DME. The resulting airway would extend between the Cedar Rapids, IA, VOR/DME and the Green Bay, WI, VORTAC; and between the Iron Mountain, MI, VOR/DME and the Houghton, MI, VOR/DME. V–493: V–493 extends between the Livingston, TN, VOR/DME and the Appleton, OH, VORTAC; and between the Menominee, MI, VOR/DME and the Rhinelander, WI, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the segment of the airway from the Menominee, MI, VOR/ DME and the Rhinelander, WI, VOR/ DME. The resulting airway would extend between the Livingston, TN, E:\FR\FM\26NOP1.SGM 26NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 225 / Friday, November 26, 2021 / Proposed Rules VOR/DME and the Appleton, OH, VORTAC. All of the navigational aid radials in the airway descriptions below are stated in True degrees. Domestic VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, which are incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The VOR Federal airways listed in this document would be published subsequently in FAA JO 7400.11. 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. § 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 6010(a), Domestic VOR Federal airways. * * * * * V–7 [Amended] From Dolphin, FL; INT Dolphin 299° and Lee County, FL, 120° radials; Lee County; Lakeland, FL; Cross City, FL; Seminole, FL; Wiregrass, AL; INT Wiregrass 333° and Montgomery, AL, 129° radials; Montgomery; Vulcan, AL; to Muscle Shoals, AL. From Pocket City, IN; INT Pocket City 016° and Terre Haute, IN, 191° radials; Terre Haute; Boiler, IN; Chicago Heights, IL; to INT Chicago Heights 358° and Badger, WI, 117° radials. * * * * * V–341 [Amended] From Cedar Rapids, IA; Dubuque, IA; Madison, WI; Oshkosh, WI; to Green Bay, WI. From Iron Mountain, MI; Sawyer, MI; to Houghton, MI. * * * * * * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC. Michael R. Beckles, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2021–25608 Filed 11–24–21; 8:45 am] 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. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 15 CFR Part 7 [Docket No. 211115–0230] 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: ■ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 24, 2021 Jkt 256001 RIN 0605–AA62 Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain; Connected Software Applications U.S. Department of Commerce. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: To implement provisions of Executive Order 14034, ‘‘Protecting Americans’ Sensitive Data from Foreign Adversaries’’ (E.O. 14034), the Department of Commerce is proposing to amend its Interim Final Rule on Securing the Information and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain (Supply Chain Rule), which was published on January 19, 2021, 86 FR 4909. Specifically, this proposed rule would amend the Supply Chain Rule to provide for additional criteria that the Secretary of Commerce (the Secretary) may consider specifically when determining whether ICTS Transactions (as defined in the Supply Chain Rule) that involve connected software applications present an undue or unacceptable risk. The rule also makes conforming changes by revising the definition of ICTS to expressly include ‘‘connected software applications’’ and adding a definition of ‘‘connected software application’’ that is consistent with that used in E.O. 14034. The Department is interested in the public’s views on the additional criteria for connected software applications, including whether they should be applied to all ICTS Transaction reviews, whether there are other criteria that should be applied, and how the Secretary should apply the criteria to ICTS Transactions involving connected software applications. Comments to this proposed rule must be received on or before December 27, 2021. DATES: All comments must be submitted by one of the following methods: • By the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov at docket number DOC–2021–0005. • By email directly to: ICTsupplychain@doc.gov. Include ‘‘RIN 0605–AA62’’ in the subject line. • Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered. For those seeking to submit confidential business information (CBI), please clearly mark such submissions as CBI and submit by email, as instructed above. Each CBI submission must also contain a summary of the CBI, clearly marked as public, in sufficient detail to permit a reasonable understanding of the substance of the information for public consumption. Such summary information will be posted on regulations.gov. ADDRESSES: V–493 [Amended] From Livingston, TN; Lexington, KY; York, KY; INT York 030° and Appleton, OH, 183° radials; to Appleton. Environmental Review List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with PROPOSALS1 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. 67379 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Bartels, U.S. Department of Commerce, telephone: (202) 482–0224. For media inquiries: Brittany Caplin, Deputy Director of Public Affairs and Press Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce, telephone: (202) 482–4883, email: PublicAffairs@doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\26NOP1.SGM 26NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 225 (Friday, November 26, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-25608]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0994; Airspace Docket No. 21-AGL-14]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-7, V-341, and V-493; 
in the vicinity of Menominee, MI

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) 
Federal airways V-7, V-341, and V-493, in the vicinity of Menominee, 
MI. The airway amendments are necessary due to the planned 
decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Menominee, MI, VOR/Distance 
Measuring Equipment (DME) which these airways utilize for navigation 
guidance. The Menominee VOR is being decommissioned as part of the 
FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) program.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 10, 2022.

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-2021-0994; Airspace Docket No. 21-AGL-14 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: Jesse Acevedo, 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

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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 airway structure as necessary to preserve the safe and 
efficient flow of air traffic within the National Airspace System.

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-2021-0994; Airspace Docket No. 21-AGL-14) 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-2021-0994; Airspace Docket No. 21-AGL-14.'' 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 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

    The FAA is planning decommissioning activities for the VOR portion 
of the Menominee VOR/DME with a proposed effected date of September 8, 
2022. The Menominee VOR was one of the candidate VORs identified for 
discontinuance by the FAA's VOR MON program and listed in the Final 
policy statement notice, ``Provision of Navigation Services for the 
NextGen Transition to Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) (Plan for 
Establishing a VOR MON),'' published in the Federal Register of July 
26, 2016 (81 FR 48694), Docket No. FAA-2011-1082. Although the VOR 
portion of the Menominee VOR/DME is planned for decommissioning, the 
co-located Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) of the navigational aid 
is being retained.
    The airways affected by the Menominee VOR are V-7, V-341, and V-
493. With the planned decommissioning of the Menominee VOR, the 
remaining ground-based navigational aid coverage in the area is 
insufficient to enable the continuity of these affected airways. As 
such, the proposal would result in airway segments being removed for V-
7 and V-493, and the creation of an airway gap in V-341. To overcome 
the removed airway segments and the gap in the airway, instrument 
flight rules (IFR) traffic may use adjacent VOR Federal airways V-78, 
V-133, V-217, and V-271, or receive air traffic control radar vectors 
to navigate through or around the affected area. Additionally, IFR 
pilots equipped with Area Navigation capabilities may also file point 
to point through the affected area using fixes that will remain in 
place. Visual flight rules pilots, who elect to navigate through the 
affected area, may utilize the ATC services listed previously.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to amend three 
VOR Federal airways. The proposed airway amendments are described 
below.
    V-7: V-7 extends between the Dolphin, FL, VOR/Tactical Air 
Navigation (VORTAC) and the Muscle Shoals, AL, VORTAC; between the 
Pocket City, IN, VORTAC and the intersection of the Chicago Heights, 
IL, VORTAC 358[deg] radial and the Badger, WI, VOR/DME 117[deg] radial; 
and between the Green Bay, WI, VORTAC and the Sawyer, MI, VOR/DME. The 
airspace below 2,000 feet MSL outside the United States is excluded and 
the portion outside the United States has no upper limit. The FAA 
proposes to remove the segment of the airway that extends between the 
Green Bay, WI, VORTAC and Sawyer, MI, VOR/DME. Additionally, upon 
review of the V-7 airway, the FAA has determined that the airway lies 
wholly within the United States; therefore, the FAA also proposes to 
remove the below 2,000 MSL exclusionary language and no upper limit 
language for the portion outside the United States. The unaffected 
portions of the existing airway would remain as charted.
    V-341: V-341 extends between the Cedar Rapids, IA, VOR/DME and the 
Houghton, MI, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the segment of the 
airway between the Green Bay, WI, VORTAC and the Iron Mountain, MI, 
VOR/DME. The resulting airway would extend between the Cedar Rapids, 
IA, VOR/DME and the Green Bay, WI, VORTAC; and between the Iron 
Mountain, MI, VOR/DME and the Houghton, MI, VOR/DME.
    V-493: V-493 extends between the Livingston, TN, VOR/DME and the 
Appleton, OH, VORTAC; and between the Menominee, MI, VOR/DME and the 
Rhinelander, WI, VOR/DME. The FAA proposes to remove the segment of the 
airway from the Menominee, MI, VOR/DME and the Rhinelander, WI, VOR/
DME. The resulting airway would extend between the Livingston, TN,

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VOR/DME and the Appleton, OH, VORTAC.
    All of the navigational aid radials in the airway descriptions 
below are stated in True degrees.
    Domestic VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) of 
FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 
15, 2021, which are incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The VOR 
Federal airways listed in this document would be published subsequently 
in FAA JO 7400.11.
    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.

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 6010(a), Domestic VOR Federal airways.

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V-7 [Amended]

    From Dolphin, FL; INT Dolphin 299[deg] and Lee County, FL, 
120[deg] radials; Lee County; Lakeland, FL; Cross City, FL; 
Seminole, FL; Wiregrass, AL; INT Wiregrass 333[deg] and Montgomery, 
AL, 129[deg] radials; Montgomery; Vulcan, AL; to Muscle Shoals, AL. 
From Pocket City, IN; INT Pocket City 016[deg] and Terre Haute, IN, 
191[deg] radials; Terre Haute; Boiler, IN; Chicago Heights, IL; to 
INT Chicago Heights 358[deg] and Badger, WI, 117[deg] radials.
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V-341 [Amended]

    From Cedar Rapids, IA; Dubuque, IA; Madison, WI; Oshkosh, WI; to 
Green Bay, WI. From Iron Mountain, MI; Sawyer, MI; to Houghton, MI.
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V-493 [Amended]

    From Livingston, TN; Lexington, KY; York, KY; INT York 030[deg] 
and Appleton, OH, 183[deg] radials; to Appleton.
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    Issued in Washington, DC.
Michael R. Beckles,
Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2021-25608 Filed 11-24-21; 8:45 am]
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