Proposed Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-226; Central, AK, 13666-13668 [2022-05034]

Download as PDF 13666 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 47 / Thursday, March 10, 2022 / Proposed Rules 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Background The aviation industry/users have indicated a desire for the FAA to transition the Alaskan en route navigation structure away from the dependency on NDBs. The advances in technology have allowed for alternate navigation methods to support decommissioning of high cost ground navigation equipment. The FAA has included EAV on their schedule to be decommissioned effective February 23, 2023. A non-rulemaking study was conducted in accordance with FAA Order JO 7400.2, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. As a result, the FAA received no objections to its removal. Colored Federal airways A–5 and B– 4 are dependent upon EAV and will result in the airways being unusable once the decommissioning occurs. The FAA is proposing to revoke A–5 and B– 4 as a result. The revocation of A–5 is mitigated by United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T–233 that currently overlays the route. To mitigate the loss of B–4, the FAA has a planned RNAV route T–374. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to revoke Colored Federal airways A–5 and B–4 due to the decommissioning of EAV. A–5: A–5 currently navigates between the Ambler, AK, NDB and the Evansville, AK, NDB. The FAA proposes to revoke the route in its entirety. B–4: B–4 currently navigates between the Utopia Creek, AK, NDB via the Evansville, AK, NDB to the Yukon River, AK, NDB. The FAA proposes to revoke the route in its entirety. Colored Federal airways are published in paragraph 6009(c) and 6009(d) 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 Colored Federal airways listed in this document would be published subsequently in 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Mar 09, 2022 Jkt 256001 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 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 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 6009(c) * * * Colored Federal Airways * * * * A–5 [Remove] * * * Paragraph 6009(d) * * * Colored Federal Airways * * * * B–4 [Remove] * PO 00000 * * Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 [FR Doc. 2022–05035 Filed 3–9–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2022–0197; Airspace Docket No. 21–AAL–17] RIN 2120–AA66 Proposed Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T–226; Central, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: 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. § 71.1 Issued in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2022. Scott M. Rosenbloom, Manager, Airspace Rules and Regulations. This action proposes to amend United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T–226 in the vicinity of Central, 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 April 25, 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–2022– 0197; Airspace Docket No. 21–AAL–17 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: Christopher McMullin, Rules and Regulations Group, Office of Policy, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10MRP1.SGM 10MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 47 / Thursday, March 10, 2022 / Proposed Rules Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS 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 expand the availability of RNAV in Alaska and improve the efficient flow of air traffic within the National Airspace System (NAS) by lessoning 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– 2022–0197; Airspace Docket No. 21– AAL–17) 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–2022–0197; Airspace Docket No. 21–AAL–17.’’ 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Mar 09, 2022 Jkt 256001 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 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, PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 13667 increase efficiency and access, and will provide enroute 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 Enroute Altitude (MEA) or Global Navigation Satellite System Minimum Enroute 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. To ensure proper connectivity to associated routes, the FAA has been developing waypoints (WP) to allow a smoother transition between airways. RNAV route T–226 requires WUTGA, AK, WP, to connect it to a future proposed route, T–386. While reviewing T–226, the FAA determined that the legal description contained in the FAA Order JO 7400.11F included WPs, FIDAL; ROBES; KLUNG; DOZEY; PAXON; DONEL; and HEXAX, that were not required since they are not considered turn points. In order to provide consistency throughout the Order, the FAA proposes to correct the legal description to follow the format provided in FAA Order JO 7400.2N, Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters. The proposal would also omit the connection point WUTGA, AK, WP, since it is not a turn point. The Proposal The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to amend RNAV route T–226 in the vicinity of Central, AK in support of a large comprehensive Troute modernization project for the state of Alaska. The proposed amendment is described below. T–226: The FAA proposes to correct the legal description contained in the FAA Order JO 7400.11F by removing the Fixes that are not considered turn points. Those include: FIDAL; ROBES; KLUNG; DOZEY; PAXON; DONEL; and HEXAX. The rest of the route would remain unchanged. 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, E:\FR\FM\10MRP1.SGM 10MRP1 13668 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 47 / Thursday, March 10, 2022 / Proposed Rules 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 7400.11. 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. * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on March 3, 2022. Scott M. Rosenbloom, Manager, Airspace Rules and Regulations. [FR Doc. 2022–05034 Filed 3–9–22; 8:45 am] FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION [File No. R207009] 16 CFR Part 4 Petition for Rulemaking of NetChoice et al.; Correction Federal Trade Commission. ACTION: Receipt of petition; correction. AGENCY: The Federal Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) published a document in the Federal Register of March 3, 2022, concerning the receipt from and request for comments on a petition for rulemaking by NetChoice, Americans for Prosperity, Hispanic Leadership Fund, Innovation Economy Institute, Institute for Policy Innovation, James Madison Institute, National Taxpayers Union, R Street Institute, and Young Voices. The document contained an incorrect subject heading. The Commission is issuing this correction to provide the correct subject heading. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Freer (phone: 202–326–2663, khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:09 Mar 09, 2022 Jkt 256001 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ § 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: ■ The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes. * * 146°35′57.61″ 145°26′50.51″ 145°43′02.09″ 145°16′35.97″ * * * W) W) W) W) email: dfreer@ftc.gov), Office of the Secretary, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [EPA–R05–OAR–2022–0137; FRL–9604–01– R5] Correction BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 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. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). T–226 Johnstone Point, AK (JOH) to Fort Yukon, AK (FYU) [Amended] Johnstone Point, AK (JOH) VOR/DME (Lat. 60°28′51.43″ N, long. Gulkana, AK (GKN) VOR/DME (Lat. 62°09′13.51″ N, long. Big Delta, AK (BIG) VORTAC (Lat. 64°00′16.06″ N, long. Fort Yukon, AK (FYU) VORTAC (Lat. 66°34′27.31″ N, long. proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: In FR Doc. 2022–04489 appearing at 87 FR 12003 in the Federal Register of Thursday, March 3, 2022, on page 12003, at the top of the second column, change the subject heading to read [Petition for Rulemaking of NetChoice et al.] as set forth above. The initial subject heading of [Petition for Rulemaking of Institute for Policy Integrity] was incorrect. Dated: March 4, 2022. April J. Tabor, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2022–04986 Filed 3–9–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 40 CFR Parts 52 and 81 Air Plan Approval; Illinois; Redesignation of the Illinois Portion of the Chicago-Naperville, IllinoisIndiana-Wisconsin Area to Attainment of the 2008 Ozone Standard Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to find that the Illinois portion of the ChicagoNaperville, IL-IN-WI area (Chicago area) is attaining the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS or standard) and to act in accordance with a request from Illinois submitted on January 25, 2022 to redesignate the Illinois portion of the Chicago area to attainment for the 2008 ozone NAAQS because the request meets the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act (CAA). EPA is proposing to approve, as a revision to the Illinois State Implementation Plan (SIP), the State’s plan for maintaining the 2008 ozone NAAQS through 2035 in the Illinois portion of the Chicago area. EPA finds adequate and is proposing to approve the 2035 volatile organic SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10MRP1.SGM 10MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 47 (Thursday, March 10, 2022)]
[Proposed Rules]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2022-0197; Airspace Docket No. 21-AAL-17]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route 
T-226; Central, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend United States Area Navigation 
(RNAV) route T-226 in the vicinity of Central, 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 April 25, 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-2022-0197; Airspace Docket No. 21-AAL-17 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

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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 expand the availability of RNAV in Alaska and 
improve the efficient flow of air traffic within the National Airspace 
System (NAS) by lessoning 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-2022-0197; Airspace Docket No. 21-AAL-17) 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-2022-0197; Airspace Docket No. 21-AAL-17.'' 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 enroute 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 Enroute 
Altitude (MEA) or Global Navigation Satellite System Minimum Enroute 
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. To ensure proper connectivity to 
associated routes, the FAA has been developing waypoints (WP) to allow 
a smoother transition between airways. RNAV route T-226 requires WUTGA, 
AK, WP, to connect it to a future proposed route, T-386. While 
reviewing T-226, the FAA determined that the legal description 
contained in the FAA Order JO 7400.11F included WPs, FIDAL; ROBES; 
KLUNG; DOZEY; PAXON; DONEL; and HEXAX, that were not required since 
they are not considered turn points. In order to provide consistency 
throughout the Order, the FAA proposes to correct the legal description 
to follow the format provided in FAA Order JO 7400.2N, Procedures for 
Handling Airspace Matters. The proposal would also omit the connection 
point WUTGA, AK, WP, since it is not a turn point.

The Proposal

    The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to amend RNAV 
route T-226 in the vicinity of Central, AK in support of a large 
comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska. 
The proposed amendment is described below.
    T-226: The FAA proposes to correct the legal description contained 
in the FAA Order JO 7400.11F by removing the Fixes that are not 
considered turn points. Those include: FIDAL; ROBES; KLUNG; DOZEY; 
PAXON; DONEL; and HEXAX. The rest of the route would remain unchanged.
    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,

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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 
7400.11.
    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

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 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes.

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T-226 Johnstone Point, AK (JOH) to Fort Yukon, AK (FYU) [Amended]
 
Johnstone Point, AK (JOH)                       VOR/DME                        (Lat. 60[deg]28'51.43'' N, long. 146[deg]35'57.61'' W)
Gulkana, AK (GKN)                               VOR/DME                        (Lat. 62[deg]09'13.51'' N, long. 145[deg]26'50.51'' W)
Big Delta, AK (BIG)                             VORTAC                         (Lat. 64[deg]00'16.06'' N, long. 145[deg]43'02.09'' 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 March 3, 2022.
Scott M. Rosenbloom,
Manager, Airspace Rules and Regulations.
[FR Doc. 2022-05034 Filed 3-9-22; 8:45 am]
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