Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-175 in the Vicinity of Malden, MO

CourtFederal Aviation Administration
Citation86 FR 70423
Publication Date10 December 2021
Record Number2021-26685
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 235 (Friday, December 10, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 235 (Friday, December 10, 2021)]
                [Proposed Rules]
                [Pages 70423-70425]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-26685]
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                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                Federal Aviation Administration
                14 CFR Part 71
                [Docket No. FAA-2021-1029; Airspace Docket No. 21-ACE-14]
                RIN 2120-AA66
                Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-175 in the Vicinity of Malden,
                MO
                AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
                [[Page 70424]]
                ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
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                SUMMARY: This action proposes to modify VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR)
                Federal airway V-175 in the vicinity of Malden, MO. This action is
                necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Malden, MO, VOR
                Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) facility, which provides navigation
                guidance for a segment of the route.
                DATES: Comments must be received on or before January 24, 2022.
                ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of
                Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West
                Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 1
                (800) 647-5527 or (202) 366-9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA-
                2021-1029; Airspace Docket No. 21-ACE-14 at the beginning of your
                comments. You may also submit comments through the internet at https://www.regulations.gov.
                 FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points,
                and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the
                Rules and Regulations Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800
                Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
                8783. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is also available for inspection at the
                National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on
                the availability of FAA Order JO 7400.11F at NARA, email:
                [email protected] or go to https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, Rules and Regulations
                Group, Office of Policy, Federal Aviation Administration, 800
                Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
                8783.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
                Authority for This Rulemaking
                 The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is
                found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106
                describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII,
                Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's
                authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described
                in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section,
                the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of
                the airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the
                efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that
                authority as it would modify the VOR Federal airway route structure in
                the eastern United States to maintain the efficient flow of air
                traffic.
                Comments Invited
                 Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed
                rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they
                may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the
                views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing
                reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are
                specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic,
                environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal.
                 Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No.
                FAA-2021-1029; Airspace Docket No. 21-ACE-14) and be submitted in
                triplicate to the Docket Management Facility (see ADDRESSES section for
                address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the
                internet at https://www.regulations.gov.
                 Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments
                on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed,
                stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments
                to FAA Docket No. FAA-2021-1029; Airspace Docket No. 21-ACE-14.'' 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. A report summarizing each substantive public contact
                with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the
                docket.
                Availability of NPRM's
                 An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the
                internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking
                documents can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.
                 You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any
                comments received and any final disposition in person in the Dockets
                Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between
                9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal
                holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal
                business hours at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal
                Aviation Administration, Room 210, 1701 Columbia Ave., College Park,
                GA, 30337.
                Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference
                 This document proposes to amend FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace
                Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective
                September 15, 2021. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as
                listed in the ADDRESSES section of this proposed rule. FAA Order JO
                7400.11F lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic
                service routes, and reporting points.
                The Proposal
                 The FAA is proposing an amendment to 14 CFR part 71 to amend VOR
                Federal airway V-175 in the vicinity of Malden, MO, due to the planned
                decommissioning of the Malden, MO, VORTAC as part of the FAA VOR MON
                program. The proposed route change is described below.
                 V-175: V-175 currently consists of three separate parts: From
                Malden, MO; Vichy, MO; to Hallsville, MO; From Kirksville, MO; to Des
                Moines, IA; and From Worthington, MN; Redwood Falls, MN; to Alexandria,
                MN.
                 The FAA proposes to remove the Malden VORTAC from the route
                description. As proposed, V-175 would extend, in three parts: From
                Vichy, MO, to Hallsville, MO; From Kirksville, MO, to Des Moines, IA;
                and From Worthington, MN, Redwood Falls, MN to Alexandria, MN.
                 Domestic VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) 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 VOR
                Federal airway listed in this document would be subsequently published
                in FAA Order 7400.11.
                 FAA Order 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
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                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
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                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 6010(a) Domestic VOR Federal Airways.
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                V-175 [Amended]
                 From Vichy, MO; to Hallsville, MO. From Kirksville, MO; to Des
                Moines, IA. From Worthington, MN; Redwood Falls, MN; to Alexandria,
                MN.
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                 Issued in Washington, DC, on December 2, 2021.
                Michael R. Beckles,
                Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
                [FR Doc. 2021-26685 Filed 12-9-21; 8:45 am]
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