Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-235; Atqasuk, AK, 52673-52674 [2022-18427]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 166 / Monday, August 29, 2022 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on August 23, 2022. Martin A. Skinner, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, ATO Central Service Center. [FR Doc. 2022–18447 Filed 8–26–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–1100; Airspace Docket No. 19–AAL–65] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T–235; Atqasuk, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T– 235 in the vicinity of Atqasuk, AK, in support of a large and comprehensive Troute 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: SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:03 Aug 26, 2022 Jkt 256001 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 in Alaska and improves the efficient flow of air traffic within the National Airspace System by lessening the dependency on ground based navigation. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking for Docket No. FAA–2021–1100 in the Federal Register (86 FR 70774; December 13, 2021), amending RNAV route T–235 in the vicinity of Atqasuk, 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 amending RNAV route T–235 in the vicinity of Atqasuk, AK, in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska. The route amendment is described below. T–235: T–235 extends between the Atqasuk, AK (ATK), Nondirectional Radio Beacon (NDB) and the Nuiqsut, AK (UQS), NDB. The route is amended by replacing the Atqasuk NDB with the ZISDU, AK, waypoint (WP); replacing the Nuiqsut NDB with the JATIL, AK, WP; extending the route westward from the ZISDU, AK, WP to the FILEV, AK, WP in the vicinity of Wainwright, AK; and extending the route eastward from the JATIL, AK, WP to the Deadhorse, PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 52673 AK (SCC), VHF Omnidirectional Range/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/ DME) navigational aid. The full route description of the amended route is listed in ‘‘The Amendment’’ section, 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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this 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 The FAA has determined that this airspace action of amending RNAV route T–235 in the vicinity of Atqasuk, 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 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 E:\FR\FM\29AUR1.SGM 29AUR1 52674 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 166 / Monday, August 29, 2022 / Rules and Regulations 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 § 71.1 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 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0860; Airspace Docket No. 19–AAL–54] * 70°38′16.81″ 70°28′08.35″ 70°12′46.02″ 70°13′09.77″ 70°11′57.11″ * N, N, N, N, N, long. long. long. long. long. 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. Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T–385; Kodiak, AK 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 by lessening the dependency on ground based navigation. This action establishes United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T– 385 in the vicinity of Kodiak, AK, in support of a large and comprehensive Troute 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:03 Aug 26, 2022 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 159°59′41.10″ 157°25′20.99″ 151°00′19.83″ 150°12′03.78″ 148°24′58.17″ W) W) W) W) W) * Authority for This Rulemaking SUMMARY: Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes. * SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES * * RIN 2120–AA66 AGENCY: 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: 1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as follows: * [FR Doc. 2022–18427 Filed 8–26–22; 8:45 am] [Amended] ■ * * * T–235 FILEV, AK to Deadhorse, AK (SCC) [Amended] FILEV, AK WP (Lat. ZISDU, AK WP (Lat. JATIL, AK WP (Lat. ZADRO, AK WP (Lat. Deadhorse, AK (SCC) VOR/DME (Lat. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 23, 2022. Scott M. Rosenbloom, Manager, Airspace Rules and Regulations. 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. History The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Docket No. FAA–2021–0860 in the Federal Register (86 FR 58816; October 25, 2021), establishing RNAV route T– 385 in the vicinity of Kodiak, AK, in support of a large and comprehensive Troute 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. Differences From the NPRM Subsequent to the NPRM, the FAA determined it was necessary to relocate the ZEKTI, AK, waypoint (WP) and rename it from ‘‘ZEKTI’’ to ‘‘DUMZU’’ to address instrument flight procedure concerns related to two points (i.e. Fix, navigational aid, waypoints) being located too close to one another and to comply with FAA Fix-name reservation guidance. As a result, the latitude/ longitude geographic coordinates for the DUMZU, AK, WP are changed from ‘‘lat. 59°44′53.02″ N, long. 154°54′34.73″ W’’ to ‘‘lat. 59°44′53.05″ N, long. 154°54′46.79″ W’’. This change is a minor adjustment to the route structure and moves the WP approximately 600 feet from its proposed location. E:\FR\FM\29AUR1.SGM 29AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 166 (Monday, August 29, 2022)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 52673-52674]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-18427]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-1100; Airspace Docket No. 19-AAL-65]
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-235; 
Atqasuk, AK

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route 
T-235 in the vicinity of Atqasuk, 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 in Alaska and improves 
the efficient flow of air traffic within the National Airspace System 
by lessening the dependency on ground based navigation.

History

    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking for Docket No. 
FAA-2021-1100 in the Federal Register (86 FR 70774; December 13, 2021), 
amending RNAV route T-235 in the vicinity of Atqasuk, 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 amending RNAV route T-235 in 
the vicinity of Atqasuk, AK, in support of a large and comprehensive T-
route modernization project for the state of Alaska. The route 
amendment is described below.
    T-235: T-235 extends between the Atqasuk, AK (ATK), Nondirectional 
Radio Beacon (NDB) and the Nuiqsut, AK (UQS), NDB. The route is amended 
by replacing the Atqasuk NDB with the ZISDU, AK, waypoint (WP); 
replacing the Nuiqsut NDB with the JATIL, AK, WP; extending the route 
westward from the ZISDU, AK, WP to the FILEV, AK, WP in the vicinity of 
Wainwright, AK; and extending the route eastward from the JATIL, AK, WP 
to the Deadhorse, AK (SCC), VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance 
Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigational aid. The full route 
description of the amended route is listed in ``The Amendment'' 
section, 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 will only affect air traffic 
procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this 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

    The FAA has determined that this airspace action of amending RNAV 
route T-235 in the vicinity of Atqasuk, 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 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

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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

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.

 
                                                                        * * * * *
T-235 FILEV, AK to Deadhorse, AK (SCC) [Amended]
 
FILEV, AK                                         WP                            (Lat. 70[deg]38'16.81'' N, long. 159[deg]59'41.10'' W)
ZISDU, AK                                         WP                            (Lat. 70[deg]28'08.35'' N, long. 157[deg]25'20.99'' W)
JATIL, AK                                         WP                            (Lat. 70[deg]12'46.02'' N, long. 151[deg]00'19.83'' W)
ZADRO, AK                                         WP                            (Lat. 70[deg]13'09.77'' N, long. 150[deg]12'03.78'' W)
Deadhorse, AK (SCC)                               VOR/DME                       (Lat. 70[deg]11'57.11'' N, long. 148[deg]24'58.17'' W)
 
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    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 23, 2022.
Scott M. Rosenbloom,
Manager, Airspace Rules and Regulations.
[FR Doc. 2022-18427 Filed 8-26-22; 8:45 am]
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