[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 192 (Tuesday, October 4, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 61257-61258]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-25415]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-1015; Airspace Docket No. 10-AWP-13]


Amendment to Description of VOR Federal Airway V-299; CA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This action amends the description of VOR Federal airway V-299 
by reinserting wording that excludes the airspace in restricted area R-
2519 from the airway.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC October 4, 2011.

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:

Background

    A review of the description of VOR Federal airway V-299 found that 
wording excluding the airspace within restricted area R-2519 from the 
airway was incorrectly deleted in a previous rule amending V-299 that 
removed reference to another restricted area, R-2520. See (52 FR 5947; 
February 27, 1987). The exclusionary wording had previously been 
included in the description of V-299 (45 FR 335; January 2, 1980).

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 to amend the regulatory text of VOR Federal airway V-299 by 
inserting the words ``is excluded'' following the words ``* * * the 
airspace within R-2519 below 5,000 feet MSL. * * *''
    This is an administrative change to insert wording inadvertently 
omitted from the airway description; therefore, notice and public 
procedures under 5 U.S.C. 533(b) are unnecessary.
    VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010 of FAA Order 
7400.9V dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 2011, which 
is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The VOR Federal airway 
listed in

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this document will be subsequently published in the Order.
    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. 
Therefore, this regulation: (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.
    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 amends an airway description in California to keep it current to 
ensure the safety of aircraft operations within the National Airspace 
System.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1E, Environmental Impacts: Polices and Procedures, 
paragraph 311a. This airspace action is not expected to cause any 
potentially significant environmental impacts, and no extraordinary 
circumstances exist that warrant preparation of an environmental 
assessment.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of 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(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 the Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9V, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 9, 2011, and effective September 15, 
2011, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6010 VOR Federal Airways

V-299 [Amended]

    From Los Angeles, CA, INT Los Angeles 291[deg] and Fillmore, CA, 
163[deg] radials; Ventura, CA; Fillmore; to Gorman, CA. The airspace 
within R-2519 more than 3 statute miles W of Ventura 155[deg] and 
331[deg] radials, and the airspace within R-2519 below 5,000 feet 
MSL is excluded. The portion outside the United States has no upper 
limit.


    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2011.
Gary A. Norek,
Acting Manager, Airspace, Regulations and ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2011-25415 Filed 10-3-11; 8:45 am]
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