[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 86 (Thursday, May 3, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 26160-26161]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10362]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0227; Airspace Docket No. 12-ACE-1]


Modification of VOR Federal Airway V-14; Missouri

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule, technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This action amends VOR Federal airway V-14 in the vicinity of 
St. Louis, MO. The FAA is taking this action to correct the V-14 
description contained in Part 71 to ensure it matches the information 
contained in the FAA's aeronautical database, matches the depiction on 
the associated charts, and to ensure the safety and efficiency of the 
National Airspace System (NAS).

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC May 3, 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: 

History

    After a recent review of aeronautical data, the Aeronautical 
Navigation Products Group identified the VOR Federal airway V-14 
description published in FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, did not match the airway information contained in the 
FAA's aeronautical database or the charted depiction of the airway. 
When V-14 was amended in the Federal Register of May 7, 1990 (55 FR 
18862), the St. Louis, MO, VOR/DME was deleted from the description in 
error. The FAA aeronautical database retained the

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navigation aid in the route description correctly and the associated 
aeronautical charts were published accordingly. To overcome any 
confusion or flight safety issues associated with conflicting route 
description information being published, the FAA is amending the V-14 
legal description to reflect the airway aligned over the St. Louis, MO, 
VOR/DME. Accordingly, since this is an administrative correction to 
update the V-14 description to be in concert with the FAA's 
aeronautical database and charting, notice and public procedures under 
Title 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary.

The Rule

    The FAA amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 
71 by amending the legal description of VOR Federal airway V-14 in the 
vicinity of St. Louis, MO. Specifically, the FAA amends V-14 to reflect 
the airway aligned over the St. Louis, MO, VOR/DME; thus, matching the 
information currently contained in the FAA's aeronautical database and 
the charted depiction of the airway.
    VOR Federal airways are listed 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 this document will be revised 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 amends an existing VOR Federal airway within the NAS.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical 
exclusion under the National Environmental Policy Act in accordance 
with 311a, FAA Order 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and 
Procedures.'' 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 7400.9V, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 9, 2011, and 
effective September 15, 2011, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6010 VOR Federal airways.

(a) Domestic VOR Federal airways.
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V-14

    From Chisum, NM; Lubbock, TX; Childress, TX; Hobart, OK; Will 
Rogers, OK; INT Will Rogers 052[deg] and Tulsa, OK 246[deg] radials; 
Tulsa; Neosho, MO; Springfield, MO; Vichy, MO; INT Vichy 067[deg] 
and St. Louis, MO, 225[deg] radials; St. Louis; Vandalia, IL; Terre 
Haute, IN; Brickyard, IN; Muncie, IN; Flag City, OH; INT Flag City 
079[deg] and Dryer, OH, 240[deg] radials; Dryer; Jefferson, OH; 
Erie, PA; Dunkirk, NY; Buffalo, NY; Geneseo, NY; Georgetown, NY; INT 
Georgetown 093[deg] and Albany, NY, 270[deg] radials; Albany; INT 
Albany 084[deg] and Gardner, MA, 284[deg] radials; Gardner; to 
Norwich, CT.
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    Issued in Washington, DC, April 24, 2012.
Paul Gallant,
Acting Manager, Airspace, Regulations and ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2012-10362 Filed 5-2-12; 8:45 am]
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