[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 73 (Monday, April 16, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 22473-22475]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8976]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-1358; Airspace Docket No. 11-ANM-19]
RIN 2120-AA66


Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Seattle, WA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes nine new RNAV routes originating 
within Seattle Air Route Traffic Control Center's (ARTCC) airspace. The 
routes extend generally east-west providing connection between the 
Seattle, WA terminal area and destinations east and southeast of 
Seattle. This action enhances the navigation routes within the National 
Airspace System (NAS).

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, May 31, 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: 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 December 21, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish nine new RNAV routes 
(76 FR 79137).
    Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking 
effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were 
received.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 to establish nine new high altitude RNAV routes (Q-140, Q-142, 
Q-144, Q-146, Q-148, Q-150, Q-152, Q-154 and Q-156) originating in 
Seattle ARTCC's airspace. The proposed routes would connect the Seattle 
terminal area with destinations east and southeast of Seattle. This 
action enhances en route navigation for users, increases the efficiency 
of the NAS and expands the use of RNAV in the NAS.
    High altitude RNAV routes are published in paragraph 2006 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 RNAV routes 
listed in this document will be published subsequently 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 establishes RNAV routes to enhance the safe and efficient flow of 
traffic in the United States.

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: Policies and 
Procedures,'' paragraphs 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 FAA Order 7400.9U, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 18, 2010, and 
effective September 15, 2010, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 2006 United States area navigation routes.

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Q-140 WOBED, WA to EEGEE, WI [New]
 
WOBED, WA                              WP                                     Lat. 48[deg]36'01'' N., long. 122[deg]49'47'' W.
GETNG, WA                              WP                                     Lat. 48[deg]25'31'' N., long. 119[deg]31'39'' W.
CORDU, ID                              WP                                     Lat. 48[deg]10'46'' N., long. 116[deg]40'22'' W.
PETIY, MT                              WP                                     Lat. 47[deg]58'47'' N., long. 114[deg]36'20'' W.
CHOTE, MT                              INT                                    Lat. 47[deg]39'57'' N., long. 112[deg]09'38'' W.
LEWIT, MT                              WP                                     Lat. 47[deg]23'00'' N., long. 110[deg]08'45'' W.
SAYOR, MT                              INT                                    Lat. 47[deg]13'58'' N., long. 104[deg]58'39'' W.
WILTN, ND                              INT                                    Lat. 47[deg]04'58'' N., long. 100[deg]47'44'' W.
TTAIL, MN                              WP                                     Lat. 46[deg]41'28'' N., long. 96[deg]41'09'' W.
CESNA, WI                              WP                                     Lat. 45[deg]52'14'' N., long. 92[deg]10'59'' W.
EEGEE, WI                              WP                                     Lat. 45[deg]08'53'' N., long. 88[deg]45'58'' W.
 
Q-142 METOW, WA to KIXCO, MT [New]
 
METOW, WA                              WP                                     Lat. 48[deg]08'00'' N., long. 120[deg]09'00'' W.
Mullan Pass, ID (MLP)                  VOR/DME                                Lat. 47[deg]27'25'' N., long. 115[deg]38'46'' W.
KEETA, MT                              WP                                     Lat. 47[deg]20'39'' N., long. 112[deg]52'51'' W.
OKVUJ, MT                              WP                                     Lat. 47[deg]03'11'' N., long. 109[deg]35'31'' W.
KIXCO, MT                              WP                                     Lat. 46[deg]35'56'' N., long. 104[deg]35'27'' W.
 
Q-144 ZIRAN, WA to LEWIT, MT [New]
 
ZIRAN, WA                              WP                                     Lat. 47[deg]32'20'' N., long. 120[deg]25'05'' W.
ZOOMR, WA                              INT                                    Lat. 47[deg]25'32'' N., long. 118[deg]18'34'' W.
BLOWS, MT                              WP                                     Lat. 47[deg]16'10'' N., long. 115[deg]00'00'' W.
KEETA, MT                              WP                                     Lat. 47[deg]20'39'' N., long. 112[deg]52'51'' W.
LEWIT, MT                              WP                                     Lat. 47[deg]23'00'' N., long. 110[deg]08'45'' W.
 
Q-146 CASHS, WA to HUFFR, MN [New]
 
CASHS, WA                              INT                                    Lat. 47[deg]24'21'' N., long. 120[deg]27'30'' W.
BLUNT, WA                              INT                                    Lat. 47[deg]03'57'' N., long. 117[deg]39'41'' W.
DIPHU, MT                              INT                                    Lat. 46[deg]56'34'' N., long. 114[deg]41'22'' W.
CUSDA, MT                              INT                                    Lat. 46[deg]56'14'' N., long. 112[deg]01'02'' W.
ZERZO, MT                              INT                                    Lat. 46[deg]52'26'' N., long. 110[deg]05'08'' W.
KIXCO, MT                              WP                                     Lat. 46[deg]35'56'' N., long. 104[deg]35'27'' W.
TIMMR, ND                              INT                                    Lat. 46[deg]22'50'' N., long. 100[deg]54'33'' W.
SMERF, SD                              WP                                     Lat. 45[deg]55'16'' N., long. 97[deg]34'08'' W.
HUFFR, MN                              WP                                     Lat. 45[deg]08'49'' N., long. 93[deg]29'30'' W.
 
Q-148 STEVS, WA to Bartlesville, OK (BVO) [New]
 
STEVS, WA                              WP                                     Lat. 47[deg]14'54'' N., long. 120[deg]32'10'' W.
ZAXUL, WA                              INT                                    Lat. 47[deg]10'03'' N., long. 120[deg]02'42'' W.
FINUT, WA                              WP                                     Lat. 46[deg]44'56'' N., long. 117[deg]05'20'' W.
WEDAK, MT                              INT                                    Lat. 45[deg]53'18'' N., long. 114[deg]05'02'' W.
WAIDE, MT                              INT                                    Lat. 44[deg]50'49'' N., long. 111[deg]44'47'' W.
JUGIV, WY                              INT                                    Lat. 42[deg]57'44'' N., long. 108[deg]08'43'' W.
Medicine Bow, WY (MBW)                 VOR/DME                                Lat. 41[deg]50'44'' N., long. 106[deg]00'15'' W.
MOCTU, WY                              INT                                    Lat. 41[deg]11'54'' N., long. 104[deg]33'10'' W.
LEWOY, CO                              WP                                     Lat. 40[deg]31'51'' N., long. 103[deg]13'48'' W.
CUGGA, KS                              INT                                    Lat. 39[deg]19'04'' N., long. 100[deg]52'07'' W.
PENUT, KS                              WP                                     Lat. 38[deg]37'00'' N., long. 99[deg]38'25'' W.
KIRKE, KS                              INT                                    Lat. 38[deg]05'23'' N., long. 98[deg]24'05'' W.
MORRR, KS                              WP                                     Lat. 37[deg]31'11'' N., long. 97[deg]15'21'' W.
Bartlesville, OK (BVO)                 VOR/DME                                Lat. 36[deg]50'03'' N., long. 96[deg]01'06'' W.
 
Q-150 STEVS, WA to OPPEE, ND [New]
 
STEVS, WA                              WP                                     Lat. 47[deg]14'54'' N., long. 120[deg]32'10'' W.
ZAXUL, WA                              INT                                    Lat. 47[deg]10'03'' N., long. 120[deg]02'42'' W.
LEZLE, WA                              INT                                    Lat. 46[deg]08'36'' N., long. 117[deg]09'24'' W.
BAXGO, ID                              INT                                    Lat. 45[deg]02'57'' N., long. 114[deg]01'33'' W.
LAMON, ID                              INT                                    Lat. 43[deg]57'34'' N., long. 111[deg]14'58'' W.
GANNE, WY                              WP                                     Lat. 43[deg]18'37'' N., long. 109[deg]30'24'' W.
OPPEE, WY                              WP                                     Lat. 41[deg]27'33'' N., long. 106[deg]14'42'' W.
 
W.Q-152 SUNED, WA to O'Neill, NE [New]
 
SUNED, WA                              INT                                    Lat. 46[deg]17'42'' N., long. 119[deg]57'36'' W.
LEZLE, WA                              INT                                    Lat. 46[deg]08'36'' N., long. 117[deg]09'24'' W.
WEDAK, MT                              INT                                    Lat. 45[deg]53'18'' N., long. 114[deg]05'02'' W.
IKFOM, WY                              WP                                     Lat. 44[deg]54'59'' N., long. 108[deg]32'21'' W.
WUVUT, WY                              INT                                    Lat. 44[deg]14'40'' N., long. 105[deg]15'53'' W.
O'Neill, NE (ONL)                      VORTAC                                 Lat. 42[deg]28'14'' N., long. 98[deg]41'13'' W.
 
Q-154 WANTA, WA to Bowie, TX [New]
 
WANTA, WA                              INT                                    Lat. 46[deg]28'24'' N., long. 121[deg]37'26'' W.
JELTI, OR                              INT                                    Lat. 44[deg]59'37'' N., long. 118[deg]21'12'' W.
HOVEL, ID                              INT                                    Lat. 44[deg]21'33'' N., long. 117[deg]11'31'' W.

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VELUY, ID                              WP                                     Lat. 43[deg]38'24'' N., long. 115[deg]44'53'' W.
Burley, ID (BYI)                       VOR/DME                                Lat. 42[deg]34'49'' N., long. 113[deg]51'57'' W.
PIMIE, UT                              INT                                    Lat. 41[deg]49'19'' N., long. 112[deg]18'47'' W.
NAGNE, UT                              INT                                    Lat. 41[deg]10'19'' N., long. 111[deg]15'10'' W.
BONGO, UT                              INT                                    Lat. 40[deg]07'31'' N., long. 109[deg]21'23'' W.
PITMN, CO                              INT                                    Lat. 39[deg]06'03'' N., long. 107[deg]18'31'' W.
TAYLR, CO                              INT                                    Lat. 38[deg]47'36'' N., long. 106[deg]44'03'' W.
GOSIP, CO                              INT                                    Lat. 37[deg]37'15'' N., long. 104[deg]35'50'' W.
KENTO, NM                              INT                                    Lat. 36[deg]44'19'' N., long. 103[deg]05'57'' W.
NOSEW, TX                              WP                                     Lat. 35[deg]31'08'' N., long. 100[deg]59'38'' W.
Bowie, TX (UKW)                        VORTAC                                 Lat. 33[deg]32'09'' N., long. 97[deg]49'17'' W.
 
Q-156 STEVS, WA to ZZIPR, IA [New]
 
STEVS, WA                              WP                                     Lat. 47[deg]14'54'' N., long. 120[deg]32'10'' W.
ZAXUL, WA                              INT                                    Lat. 47[deg]10'03'' N., long. 120[deg]02'42'' W.
FINUT, WA                              WP                                     Lat. 46[deg]44'56'' N., long. 117[deg]05'20'' W.
TUFFY, MT                              INT                                    Lat. 46[deg]42'29'' N., long. 114[deg]05'01'' W.
UPUGE, MT                              INT                                    Lat. 46[deg]38'05'' N., long. 112[deg]10'02'' W.
HEXOL, MT                              INT                                    Lat. 46[deg]36'49'' N., long. 111[deg]09'21'' W.
TOUGH, MT                              WP                                     Lat. 46[deg]13'58'' N., long. 105[deg]12'52'' W.
JELRO, SD                              INT                                    Lat. 45[deg]48'44'' N., long. 102[deg]51'47'' W.
KEKPE, SD                              WP                                     Lat. 45[deg]17'55'' N., long. 100[deg]16'49'' W.
UFFDA, MN                              WP                                     Lat. 44[deg]29'46'' N., long. 96[deg]05'25'' W.
HSTIN, MN                              WP                                     Lat. 44[deg]00'08'' N., long. 93[deg]57'40'' W.
ZZIPR, IA                              WP                                     Lat. 43[deg]11'09'' N., long. 91[deg]39'33'' W.
 


    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 9, 2012.
Gary A. Norek,
Manager, Airspace, Regulations and ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2012-8976 Filed 4-13-12; 8:45 am]
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