Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-369; Bethel, AK, 52668-52669 [2022-18429]

Download as PDF 52668 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 166 / Monday, August 29, 2022 / Rules and Regulations 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: 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] PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 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: Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes. ■ ■ * * * * * T–364 COGNU, AK to Kotzebue, AK (OTZ) [New] COGNU, AK WP (Lat. 65°48′29.23″ N, long. 167°50′06.18″ W) HIPIV, AK WP (Lat. 66°15′29.11″ N, long. 166°03′23.59″ W) Kotzebue, AK (OTZ) VOR/DME (Lat. 66°53′08.46″ N, long. 162°32′23.77″ W) * * * * * Issued in Washington, DC, on August 23, 2022. Scott M. Rosenbloom, Manager, Airspace Rules and Regulations. [FR Doc. 2022–18428 Filed 8–26–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–1163; Airspace Docket No. 19–AAL–38] RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T–369; Bethel, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T– 369 in the vicinity of Bethel, 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:03 Aug 26, 2022 Jkt 256001 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 Federal Aviation Administration SUMMARY: Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. 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–2021–1163 in the Federal Register (87 FR 2088; January 13, 2022), establishing RNAV route T–369 in the vicinity of Bethel, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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–369 in the vicinity of Bethel, AK, in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska. The new route is described below. T–369: T–369 is a new RNAV route established between the Bethel, AK (BET), VHF Omnidirectional Range/ Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the Nome, AK (OME), VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigational aids. The full route description of the new route is listed in the amendment to part 71 set forth below. FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. E:\FR\FM\29AUR1.SGM 29AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 166 / Monday, August 29, 2022 / Rules and Regulations 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 establishing RNAV route T–369 in the vicinity of Bethel, 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 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 52669 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 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 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes. * * * * * T–369 Bethel, AK (BET) to Nome, AK (OME) [New] Bethel, AK (BET) VORTAC (Lat. 60°47′05.41″ N, long. 161°49′27.59″ W) JOPES, AK WP (Lat. 62°03′33.30″ N, long. 163°17′07.68″ W) Nome, AK (OME) VOR/DME (Lat. 64°29′06.39″ N, long. 165°15′11.43″ W) * * * * * [FR Doc. 2022–18429 Filed 8–26–22; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2021–0857; Airspace Docket No. 19–AAL–51] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES RIN 2120–AA66 Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T–382; Hooper Bay, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: 16:03 Aug 26, 2022 Authority for This Rulemaking 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 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 DATES: BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 This action establishes United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T– 382 in the vicinity of Hooper Bay, AK, in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska. SUMMARY: Issued in Washington, DC, on August 23, 2022. Scott M. Rosenbloom, Manager, Airspace Rules and Regulations. Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\29AUR1.SGM 29AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 166 (Monday, August 29, 2022)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-18429]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-1163; Airspace Docket No. 19-AAL-38]
RIN 2120-AA66


Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-
369; Bethel, 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-369 in the vicinity of Bethel, 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-2021-1163 in the Federal Register (87 FR 2088; January 13, 2022), 
establishing RNAV route T-369 in the vicinity of Bethel, 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-369 
in the vicinity of Bethel, AK, in support of a large and comprehensive 
T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska. The new route is 
described below.
    T-369: T-369 is a new RNAV route established between the Bethel, AK 
(BET), VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and 
the Nome, AK (OME), VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring 
Equipment (VOR/DME) navigational aids.
    The full route description of the new route is listed in the 
amendment to part 71 set forth below.
    FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, 
is published yearly and effective on September 15.

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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 establishing 
RNAV route T-369 in the vicinity of Bethel, 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 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-369 Bethel, AK (BET) to Nome, AK (OME) [New]
 
Bethel, AK (BET)                                VORTAC                         (Lat. 60[deg]47'05.41'' N, long. 161[deg]49'27.59'' W)
JOPES, AK                                       WP                             (Lat. 62[deg]03'33.30'' N, long. 163[deg]17'07.68'' W)
Nome, AK (OME)                                  VOR/DME                        (Lat. 64[deg]29'06.39'' N, long. 165[deg]15'11.43'' W)
 

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    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 23, 2022.
Scott M. Rosenbloom,
Manager, Airspace Rules and Regulations.
[FR Doc. 2022-18429 Filed 8-26-22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P