Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-368; King Salmon, AK, 51237-51238 [2022-17915]

Download as PDF 51237 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 87, No. 161 Monday, August 22, 2022 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0819; Airspace Docket No. 19–AAL–37] RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T–368; King Salmon, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T– 368 in the vicinity of King Salmon, AK, in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, November 3, 2022. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order JO 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Abbott, Rules and Regulations Group, Office of Policy, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES SUMMARY: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:06 Aug 19, 2022 Jkt 256001 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 expands the availability of RNAV route structure in Alaska and improves the efficient flow of air traffic within the National Airspace System (NAS) by lessening the dependency on ground based navigation. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking for Docket No. FAA–2021–0819 in the Federal Register (86 FR 58608; October 22, 2021), establishing RNAV route T–368 in the vicinity of King Salmon, AK, in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting comments on the proposal. No comments were received. United States Area Navigation Routes are published in paragraph 6011 of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The RNAV route listed in this document will be published subsequently in FAA Order JO 7400.11. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends 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 Rule This action amends 14 CFR part 71 by establishing RNAV route T–368 in the vicinity of King Salmon, AK, in support of a large and comprehensive T-route PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 modernization project for the state of Alaska. The route is described below. T–368: T–368 is established between the King Salmon, AK (AKN), VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigational System (VORTAC) and the Kodiak, AK (ODK), VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) navigational aids as an alternative to VOR Federal airway V–506 and Colored Federal airway B–27. The full route description of the new route is in the amendment to part 71 as set forth below. 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 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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review The FAA has determined that this airspace action of establishing RNAV route T–368 in the vicinity of King Salmon, AK, qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR part 1500, and in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 5–6.5a, which categorically excludes from further environmental impact review rulemaking actions that designate or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, and reporting points (see 14 CFR part 71, Designation of Class A, B, C, D, and E Airspace Areas; Air Traffic Service Routes; and E:\FR\FM\22AUR1.SGM 22AUR1 51238 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 161 / Monday, August 22, 2022 / Rules and Regulations Reporting Points), and paragraph 5–6.5i, which categorically excludes from further environmental review the establishment of new or revised air traffic control procedures conducted at 3,000 feet or more above ground level (AGL); procedures conducted below 3,000 feet AGL that do not cause traffic to be routinely routed over noise sensitive areas; modifications to currently approved procedures conducted below 3,000 feet AGL that do not significantly increase noise over noise sensitive areas; and increases in minimum altitudes and landing minima. As such, this action is not expected to result in any potentially significant environmental impacts. In accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraph 5–2, regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, the FAA has reviewed this action for factors and circumstances in which a normally categorically excluded action may have a significant environmental impact requiring further analysis. Accordingly, the FAA has determined that no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment or environmental impact study. ■ List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 § 71.1 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows: ■ Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes. * * * * * T–368 King Salmon, AK (AKN) to Kodiak, AK (ODK) [New] King Salmon, AK (AKN) VORTAC (Lat. 58°43′28.97″ N, long. 156°45′08.45″ W) KOKOZ, AK FIX (Lat. 58°31′05.99″ N, long. 155°42′32.17″ W) WORRI, AK FIX (Lat. 58°45′58.43″ N, long. 154°10′05.90″ W) CIXUL, AK WP (Lat. 58°43′04.78″ N, long. 153°25′52.53″ W) OSBOE, AK FIX (Lat. 57°48′07.57″ N, long. 152°27′12.75″ W) Kodiak, AK (ODK) VOR/DME (Lat. 57°46′30.13″ N, long. 152°20′23.42″ W) * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on August 16, 2022. Scott M. Rosenbloom, Manager, Airspace Rules and Regulations. [FR Doc. 2022–17915 Filed 8–19–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2022–0524; Airspace Docket No. 22–AEA–8] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Poughkeepsie, NY Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area for Hudson Valley Regional Airport, Poughkeepsie, NY, as an airspace evaluation determined an update is necessary. This action updates the airport’s name and removes Kingston VORTAC from the Class E surface airspace description, as well as replaces the term Airport/Facility Directory with jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:06 Aug 19, 2022 Jkt 256001 Chart Supplement in the descriptions. This action enhances the safety and management of controlled airspace within the national airspace system. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, November 3, 2022. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under Title 1 CFR part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order JO 7400.11 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at www.faa.gov/air_ traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; Telephone: (202) 267–8783 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337; Telephone: (404) 305–6364. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 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 amends airspace for Hudson Valley Regional Airport, Poughkeepsie, NY, to support IFR operations in the area. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register (87 FR 31192, May 23, 2022) for Docket No. FAA–2022–0524 to amend Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace for Hudson Valley Regional Airport, Poughkeepsie, NY, by updating the airport’s name, amending the radii of the existing airspace, and removing Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace. In addition, the FAA proposed to remove Kingston VORTAC from the Class E surface airspace description, as well as replace the term Airport/Facility Directory with Chart Supplement in the descriptions. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments were received. E:\FR\FM\22AUR1.SGM 22AUR1

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Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 161 / Monday, August 22, 2022 / Rules 
and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0819; Airspace Docket No. 19-AAL-37]
RIN 2120-AA66


Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-
368; King Salmon, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes United States Area Navigation (RNAV) 
route T-368 in the vicinity of King Salmon, AK, in support of a large 
and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of 
Alaska.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, November 3, 2022. The Director of the 
Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 
1 CFR part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order JO 7400.11 
and publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colby Abbott, 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 expands the availability of RNAV route structure in 
Alaska and improves the efficient flow of air traffic within the 
National Airspace System (NAS) by lessening the dependency on ground 
based navigation.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking for Docket No. 
FAA-2021-0819 in the Federal Register (86 FR 58608; October 22, 2021), 
establishing RNAV route T-368 in the vicinity of King Salmon, AK, in 
support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for 
the state of Alaska. Interested parties were invited to participate in 
this rulemaking effort by submitting comments on the proposal. No 
comments were received.
    United States Area Navigation Routes are published in paragraph 
6011 of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective 
September 15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. 
The RNAV route listed in this document will be published subsequently 
in FAA Order JO 7400.11.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends 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 Rule

    This action amends 14 CFR part 71 by establishing RNAV route T-368 
in the vicinity of King Salmon, AK, in support of a large and 
comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska. 
The route is described below.
    T-368: T-368 is established between the King Salmon, AK (AKN), VHF 
Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigational System (VORTAC) and the 
Kodiak, AK (ODK), VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) navigational 
aids as an alternative to VOR Federal airway V-506 and Colored Federal 
airway B-27.
    The full route description of the new route is in the amendment to 
part 71 as set forth below.
    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 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 only affects air traffic procedures 
and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, 
does not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this airspace action of establishing 
RNAV route T-368 in the vicinity of King Salmon, AK, qualifies for 
categorical exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act (42 
U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations at 40 CFR part 
1500, and in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: 
Policies and Procedures, paragraph 5-6.5a, which categorically excludes 
from further environmental impact review rulemaking actions that 
designate or modify classes of airspace areas, airways, routes, and 
reporting points (see 14 CFR part 71, Designation of Class A, B, C, D, 
and E Airspace Areas; Air Traffic Service Routes; and

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Reporting Points), and paragraph 5-6.5i, which categorically excludes 
from further environmental review the establishment of new or revised 
air traffic control procedures conducted at 3,000 feet or more above 
ground level (AGL); procedures conducted below 3,000 feet AGL that do 
not cause traffic to be routinely routed over noise sensitive areas; 
modifications to currently approved procedures conducted below 3,000 
feet AGL that do not significantly increase noise over noise sensitive 
areas; and increases in minimum altitudes and landing minima. As such, 
this action is not expected to result in any potentially significant 
environmental impacts. In accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraph 
5-2, regarding Extraordinary Circumstances, the FAA has reviewed this 
action for factors and circumstances in which a normally categorically 
excluded action may have a significant environmental impact requiring 
further analysis. Accordingly, the FAA has determined that no 
extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an 
environmental assessment or environmental impact study.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 
10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order JO 
7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 
2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes.

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 T-368 King Salmon, AK (AKN) to Kodiak, AK (ODK) [New]
 
King Salmon, AK (AKN)                          VORTAC                        (Lat. 58[deg]43'28.97'' N, long. 156[deg]45'08.45'' W)
KOKOZ, AK                                      FIX                           (Lat. 58[deg]31'05.99'' N, long. 155[deg]42'32.17'' W)
WORRI, AK                                      FIX                           (Lat. 58[deg]45'58.43'' N, long. 154[deg]10'05.90'' W)
CIXUL, AK                                      WP                            (Lat. 58[deg]43'04.78'' N, long. 153[deg]25'52.53'' W)
OSBOE, AK                                      FIX                           (Lat. 57[deg]48'07.57'' N, long. 152[deg]27'12.75'' W)
Kodiak, AK (ODK)                               VOR/DME                       (Lat. 57[deg]46'30.13'' N, long. 152[deg]20'23.42'' W)
 

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    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 16, 2022.
Scott M. Rosenbloom,
Manager, Airspace Rules and Regulations.
[FR Doc. 2022-17915 Filed 8-19-22; 8:45 am]
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