[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 237 (Friday, December 9, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 76891-76892]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31461]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0010; Airspace Docket No. 11-AAL-1]


Amendment of Federal Airways; Alaska

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; announcement of effective date.

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SUMMARY: This action announces the effective date of a final rule 
published in the Federal Register of April 28, 2011 that amends Federal 
airways in Alaska.

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The FAA subsequently published a rule in the Federal Register of June 
16, 2011 that delayed the effective date until further notice. An 
amendment, published in the Federal Register of October 20, 2011, 
further modified the rule. This action is the result of satisfactory 
flight inspections for the Federal airways affected by the relocation 
of the Anchorage VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR).

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC. This announcement is effective February 
9, 2012. The effective date of FR Doc. 2011-10240, published on April 
28, 2011 (FR 76 23687), delayed by FR Doc. 2011-14711, published on 
June 16, 2011, and amended by FR Doc. 2011-27118, published October 20, 
2011 (FR 76 65106) is February 9, 2012. 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: Colby Abbott, Airspace, Regulations 
and ATC Procedures Group, Office of Mission Support Services, Federal 
Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20591; telephone: (202) 267-8783.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Federal Register Document FAA-2011-0010, Airspace Docket No. 11-
AAL-1, published on April 28, 2011 (76 FR 23687), amends all Federal 
airways affected by the relocation of the Anchorage VOR navigation aid 
effective June 30, 2011. Due to a failed flight inspection, the FAA 
subsequently published in the Federal Register of June 16, 2011 a rule 
delaying the effective date from June 30, 2011, until further notice 
(76 FR 35097). Upon further inspection, the FAA removed two Federal 
airways in an amendment published in the Federal Register of October 
20, (76 FR 65106). Two Federal airways were removed to be reworked as a 
separate rulemaking action. Satisfactory flight inspection results for 
the remaining Federal airways contained in the rule, as delayed and 
amended, have been accomplished the effective date is now established.
    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 
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 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 modifies federal airways in Alaska.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

PART 71--AMENDED

Announcement of Effective Date

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The effective date of Airspace Docket No. 11-AAL-1, published on April 
28, 2011 (76 FR 23687), delayed on June 16, 2011 (76 FR 35097), and 
amended on October 20, 2011 (76 FR 65106) is hereby established as 
February 9, 2012.

    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 November 30, 2011.
Gary A. Norek,
Acting Manager, Airspace, Regulations and ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2011-31461 Filed 12-8-11; 8:45 am]
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