[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 45 (Tuesday, March 8, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 12645]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5244]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2010-0813; Airspace Docket No. 09-AEA-12]
RIN 2120-AA66


Proposed Revocation of VOR Federal Airway V-284; New Jersey

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is withdrawing the Notice of proposed rulemaking 
published in the Federal Register on September 3, 2010, to remove VHF 
omnidirectional range (VOR) Federal airway V-284, which extends between 
Sea Isle, NJ and Cedar Lake, NJ. Upon further consideration, the FAA 
has determined that an operational requirement for the airway still 
exists; therefore, withdrawal of the proposed rule is warranted.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, March 8, 2011. 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 7400.9 and 
publication of conforming amendments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Gallant, Airspace, Regulations 
and ATC Procedures Group, Office of Airspace Services, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; 
telephone: (202) 267-8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

History

    On September 3, 2010, the FAA published in the Federal Register an 
NPRM proposing to amend Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by removing VOR Federal Airway V-284 (75 FR 54058), Docket No. 
FAA-2010-0813. Interested parties were invited to participate in this 
rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. Four 
comments were received.

Discussion of Comments

    The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and three individuals 
submitted comments on the proposal. All commenters opposed the removal 
of V-284. The commenters stated that revocation of V-284 would reduce 
efficiency of operations for non-Global Positioning System equipped 
aircraft transiting the Delaware-New Jersey-New York City-Philadelphia 
areas. For such aircraft, the VOR Federal airway system remains the 
primary means of navigation for Instrument Flight Rules operations. The 
commenters also indicated that the elimination of this convenient and 
viable route could require pilots to deviate from their desired course, 
adding flight time and expense to their operations.

FAA's Conclusions

    Upon further consideration, we have determined that the removal of 
V-284 is not warranted at this time. Therefore, the NPRM is withdrawn.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Withdrawal

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the FAA 
withdraws the NPRM published in the Federal Register on September 3, 
2010 (75 FR 54058) [FR Doc. 2010-22007].

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

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 2, 2011.
Rodger A. Dean,
Acting Manager, Airspace, Regulations and ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2011-5244 Filed 3-7-11; 8:45 am]
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