Proposed Amendment and Removal of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Eastern United States, 70778-70780 [2021-26841]

Download as PDF 70778 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 236 / Monday, December 13, 2021 / Proposed Rules FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. V–47 [Amended] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION From Cunningham, KY; to Pocket City, IN. From Cincinnati, KY; Rosewood, OH; to Flag City, OH. Federal Aviation Administration 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. * * * * * * From Farmington, MO; Troy, IL; Spinner, IL; Pontiac, IL; to Joliet, IL. * * * From Blythe, CA; INT Blythe 094°and Gila Bend, AZ, 299° radials; Gila Bend; Stanfield, AZ; 55 miles, 74 miles, 95 MSL, San Simon, AZ; Deming, NM; Newman, TX; Salt Flat, TX; Wink, TX; Midland, TX; to Tuscola, TX. From Cedar Creek, TX; Gregg County, TX; Elm Grove, LA; Monroe, LA; to Greenville, MS. * * * * * 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 14 CFR 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. [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) Airways. * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * From Panhandle, TX; Burns Flat, OK; Kingfisher, OK; INT Kingfisher 072° and Tulsa, OK, 261° radials; Tulsa; Razorback, AR; to Harrison, AR. From Nashville, TN; Livingston, TN; to London, KY. From Bluefield, WV; INT Bluefield 071° and Montebello, VA, 250° radials; Montebello; to Casanova, VA. * Domestic VOR Federal * From Texico, NM; to Plainview, TX. From Bowie, TX; Bonham, TX; Paris, TX; Texarkana, AR; to INT Texarkana 088°T/ 081°M and El Dorado, AR 034°T 027°M radials. * * * * V–305 [Amended] From El Dorado, AR; to Little Rock, AR. From Cunningham, KY; Pocket City, IN; INT Pocket City 046° and Hoosier, IN, 205° radials; Hoosier; INT Hoosier 025° and Brickyard, IN, l85° radials; Brickyard; INT Brickyard 038° and Kokomo, IN, 182° radials; to Kokomo. * * * * * * * V–397 [Removed] * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on December 7, 2021. Margaret C. Flategraff, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. [FR Doc. 2021–26840 Filed 12–10–21; 8:45 am] * * 16:22 Dec 10, 2021 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Proposed Amendment and Removal of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Eastern United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). This action proposes to amend three jet routes and remove four jet routes in the eastern United States. This action supports the VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) program to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) and reduce dependency on ground-based navigational systems. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 27, 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: 1(800) 647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2021–1082; Airspace Docket No. 21–ASO–16 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: fr.inspection@nara.gov or go to https://www.archives.gov/federalregister/cfr/ibr-locations.html. 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: SUMMARY: * V–94 [Amended] * RIN 2120–AA66 AGENCY: * V–69 [Amended] * 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–1082; Airspace Docket No. 21–ASO–16] From Waco, TX; to Cedar Creek, TX. From Texarkana, AR; INT Texarkana 052° and Little Rock, AR, 235° radials; to Little Rock. From Sandhills, NC; INT Sandhills 146° and Fayetteville, NC, 267° radials; Fayetteville; to Kinston, NC. V–278 [Amended] § 71.1 * V–140 [Amended] List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS * V–54 [Amended] * 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. * E:\FR\FM\13DEP1.SGM 13DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 236 / Monday, December 13, 2021 / Proposed Rules 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 NAS. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS 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– 2021–1082; Airspace Docket No. 21– ASO–16) 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–2021–1082; Airspace Docket No. 21–ASO–16.’’ 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Dec 10, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, Room 210, 1701 Columbia Ave., College Park, GA 30337. 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. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to amend three, and remove four jet routes in the eastern United States. This action would support the VOR MON program by amending or removing certain jet route segments due to the planned decommissioning of ground-based navigation aids. Additionally, the proposed jet route changes would reduce aeronautical chart clutter by removing unneeded route segments. The proposed route changes are as follows: J–22: J–22 currently extends from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, to Montebello, VA. The FAA proposes to remove the route segments from Vulcan, AL, to Montebello, VA. As proposed, the amendment route would extend from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico to Meridian, MS. The portion within Mexico is excluded. J–39: J–39 currently extends from Montgomery, AL, to Rosewood, OH. The FAA proposes to remove the entire route. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 70779 J–46: J–46 currently extends from Tulsa, OK, to Volunteer, TN. The FAA proposes to remove the segment between Nashville, TN, and Volunteer, TN. As proposed, the amendment route would extend from Tulsa, OK, to Nashville, TN. J–48: J–48 currently extends from the intersection of the Solberg, NJ, 264° and the Pottstown, PA, 050° radials, to Foothills, SC. The FAA proposes to remove the segment between Montebello, VA, and Foothills, SC. As proposed, J–48 would extend from the intersection of the above Solberg and Pottstown radials to Montebello, VA. J–118: J–118 currently extends from Memphis, TN, to Spartanburg, SC. The FAA proposes to remove the entire route. J–145: J–145 currently extends from Foothills, SC, to Charleston, WV. The FAA proposes to remove the entire route. J–186: J–186 currently extends from Foothills, SC, to Appleton, OH. The FAA proposes to remove the entire route. Jet routes are published in paragraph 2004 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 jet routes listed in this document would be subsequently amended in, or removed, respectively, from FAA Order 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. E:\FR\FM\13DEP1.SGM 13DEP1 70780 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 236 / Monday, December 13, 2021 / Proposed Rules Issued in Washington, DC, on December 7, 2021. Margaret C. Flategraff, Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group. 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. [FR Doc. 2021–26841 Filed 12–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). Federal Aviation Administration The Proposed Amendment 14 CFR Part 71 In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: [Docket No. FAA–2021–1043; Airspace Docket No. 21–ACE–4] PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ 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 2004 Jet Routes. * * * * * J–22 [Amended] From Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, via Laredo, TX; Corpus Christi, TX; Palacios, TX; Lake Charles, LA; McComb, MS; to Meridian, MS. The airspace within Mexico is excluded. * * * * * * * J–39 [Removed] * * * J–46 [Amended] From Tulsa, OK, via Walnut Ridge, AR; to Nashville, TN. * * * * * J–48 [Amended] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS From INT Solberg, NJ, 264° and Pottstown, PA, 050° radials; Pottstown; Westminster, MD; Casanova, VA; to Montebello, VA. * * * * * * * * * * * J–118 [Removed] * * * J–145 [Removed] * * * J–186 [Removed] * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Dec 10, 2021 Jkt 256001 RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of Jet Routes J– 82 and J–94; Extension of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route Q–122; Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V–100, V–138, V–456, and V–505; Removal of VOR Federal Airway V– 462; and Removal of the Fort Dodge, IA, Domestic Low Altitude Reporting Point; in the Vicinity of Fort Dodge, IA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: The FAA proposes to amend two Jet Routes; extend one high altitude RNAV Q-route; amend four VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways; remove one VOR Federal airway; and remove one Domestic Low Altitude Reporting Point, in the vicinity of Fort Dodge, IA. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Fort Dodge, IA, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC), which provides navigation guidance to portions of the affected Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes. The Fort Dodge VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA’s VOR Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) program. Although the Fort Dodge VOR is being decommissioned, the FAA plans to retain the collocated Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) and Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN) portions of the navigational aid. DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 27, 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– 1043; Airspace Docket No. 21–ACE–4 at the beginning of your comments. You SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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: 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 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 improve the efficient flow of air traffic within the NAS by lessening the dependency on ground-based navigation, and it would expand the availability of RNAV routes in the northcentral United States. 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– E:\FR\FM\13DEP1.SGM 13DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 236 (Monday, December 13, 2021)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 70778-70780]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-26841]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-1082; Airspace Docket No. 21-ASO-16]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment and Removal of Air Traffic Service (ATS) 
Routes; Eastern United States

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend three jet routes and remove four 
jet routes in the eastern United States. This action supports the VHF 
Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Minimum Operational Network (MON) program 
to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) and 
reduce dependency on ground-based navigational systems.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 27, 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: 
1(800) 647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. 
FAA-2021-1082; Airspace Docket No. 21-ASO-16 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: 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:

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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 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-
2021-1082; Airspace Docket No. 21-ASO-16) 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-2021-1082; Airspace Docket No. 21-ASO-16.'' 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 Eastern Service Center, Federal 
Aviation Administration, Room 210, 1701 Columbia Ave., College Park, GA 
30337.

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.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to amend three, 
and remove four jet routes in the eastern United States. This action 
would support the VOR MON program by amending or removing certain jet 
route segments due to the planned decommissioning of ground-based 
navigation aids. Additionally, the proposed jet route changes would 
reduce aeronautical chart clutter by removing unneeded route segments.
    The proposed route changes are as follows:
    J-22: J-22 currently extends from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, to 
Montebello, VA. The FAA proposes to remove the route segments from 
Vulcan, AL, to Montebello, VA. As proposed, the amendment route would 
extend from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico to Meridian, MS. The portion within 
Mexico is excluded.
    J-39: J-39 currently extends from Montgomery, AL, to Rosewood, OH. 
The FAA proposes to remove the entire route.
    J-46: J-46 currently extends from Tulsa, OK, to Volunteer, TN. The 
FAA proposes to remove the segment between Nashville, TN, and 
Volunteer, TN. As proposed, the amendment route would extend from 
Tulsa, OK, to Nashville, TN.
    J-48: J-48 currently extends from the intersection of the Solberg, 
NJ, 264[deg] and the Pottstown, PA, 050[deg] radials, to Foothills, SC. 
The FAA proposes to remove the segment between Montebello, VA, and 
Foothills, SC. As proposed, J-48 would extend from the intersection of 
the above Solberg and Pottstown radials to Montebello, VA.
    J-118: J-118 currently extends from Memphis, TN, to Spartanburg, 
SC. The FAA proposes to remove the entire route.
    J-145: J-145 currently extends from Foothills, SC, to Charleston, 
WV. The FAA proposes to remove the entire route.
    J-186: J-186 currently extends from Foothills, SC, to Appleton, OH. 
The FAA proposes to remove the entire route.
    Jet routes are published in paragraph 2004 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 jet routes listed in this 
document would be subsequently amended in, or removed, respectively, 
from FAA Order 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.

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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

0
1. The authority citation for 14 CFR 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 2004 Jet Routes.

* * * * *

J-22 [Amended]

    From Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, via Laredo, TX; Corpus Christi, TX; 
Palacios, TX; Lake Charles, LA; McComb, MS; to Meridian, MS. The 
airspace within Mexico is excluded.
* * * * *

J-39 [Removed]

* * * * *

J-46 [Amended]

    From Tulsa, OK, via Walnut Ridge, AR; to Nashville, TN.
* * * * *

J-48 [Amended]

    From INT Solberg, NJ, 264[deg] and Pottstown, PA, 050[deg] 
radials; Pottstown; Westminster, MD; Casanova, VA; to Montebello, 
VA.
* * * * *

J-118 [Removed]

* * * * *

J-145 [Removed]

* * * * *

J-186 [Removed]

* * * * *

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 7, 2021.
Margaret C. Flategraff,
Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2021-26841 Filed 12-10-21; 8:45 am]
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