[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 112 (Monday, June 11, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 34211-34212]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13993]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0130; Airspace Docket No. 12-AWA-2]
RIN 2120-AA66


Modification of Multiple Compulsory Reporting Points; Continental 
United States, Alaska and Hawaii

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action amends seventeen Domestic, Alaskan, and Hawaiian 
compulsory reporting points previously updated in the FAA aeronautical 
database without accompanying regulatory action being taken. The FAA is 
taking this action to correct the compulsory reporting point 
information contained in part 71 to ensure it matches the information 
contained in the FAA's aeronautical database and to ensure the safety 
and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS).

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC June 11, 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 Airspace 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 National Flight 
Data Center (NFDC) identified seventeen compulsory reporting points 
published in FAA Order 7400.9V, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, that did not match the geographic position information 
contained in the FAA's aeronautical database for the reporting points. 
When these compulsory reporting points were updated in the aeronautical 
database, the corresponding part 71 amendment actions were not also 
accomplished, in error. The reporting points include fourteen Domestic 
reporting points, one Alaskan low altitude reporting point, and two 
Hawaiian reporting points. To overcome any confusion or flight safety 
issues associated with conflicting compulsory reporting point 
information published, the FAA is amending the seventeen part 71 
reporting points identified by NFDC. Accordingly, since this is an 
administrative correction to update compulsory reporting point 
information currently contained in the FAA's aeronautical database, 
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 geographic position information for fourteen 
Domestic reporting points, one Alaskan low altitude reporting point, 
and two Hawaiian reporting points. Specifically, the FAA amends the 
ALASK, BOGGY, CROAK, DOLPH, HEMLO, HERIN, HOBEE, IDAHO, SEDAR, TITON, 
TROUT, UTAHS, VERMO, and VIPER Domestic reporting points; the CORVA 
Alaskan low altitude reporting point; and the BATES and FISHE Hawaiian 
reporting points in part 71.
    Domestic Low Altitude Reporting Points, Other Domestic Reporting 
Points designated at all altitudes, Alaskan Low Altitude Reporting 
Points, and Hawaiian Reporting Points are listed in paragraph 7001, 
7003, 7004, and 7006, respectively 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 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 existing Domestic, Alaskan, and Hawaiian Reporting Points 
contained in 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 7001 Domestic low altitude reporting points.

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TITON: [Amended]

    Lat. 46[deg]42'43'' N., long. 120[deg]44'31'' W. (INT Yakima, 
WA, 304[deg] and Ellensburg, WA, 212[deg] radials).
* * * * *

Paragraph 7003 Other domestic reporting points.

* * * * *

ALASK: [Amended]

    Lat. 16[deg]50'13'' N., long. 66[deg]32'15'' W. (INT Ponce, PR, 
181[deg] and St Croix, VI, 243[deg] radials).
* * * * *

BOGGY: [Amended]

    Lat. 28[deg]15'02'' N., long. 91[deg]27'45'' W.
* * * * *

CROAK: [Amended]

    Lat. 36[deg]56'19'' N., long. 73[deg]00'00'' W. (INT Norfolk, 
VA, 088[deg] and Sea Isle, NJ, 146[deg] radials).
* * * * *

DOLPH: [Amended]

    Lat. 28[deg]15'09'' N., long. 90[deg]03'12'' W.
* * * * *

HEMLO: [Amended]

    Lat. 43[deg]18'09'' N., long. 126[deg]40'50'' W.

HERIN: [Amended]

    Lat. 42[deg]00'10'' N., long. 67[deg]47'26'' W.

HOBEE: [Amended]

    Lat. 29[deg]13'21'' N., long. 79[deg]09'05'' W. (INT Carolina 
Beach, NC, NDB 192[deg] bearing and Orlando, FL, VORTAC 070[deg] 
radial).

IDAHO: [Amended]

    Lat. 19[deg]15'38'' N., long. 67[deg]38'22'' W.
* * * * *

SEDAR: [Amended]

    Lat. 45[deg]30'26'' N., long. 126[deg]43'03'' W.
* * * * *

TROUT: [Amended]

    Lat. 30[deg]23'01'' N., long. 76[deg]59'59'' W.

UTAHS: [Amended]

    Lat. 19[deg]41'26'' N., long. 67[deg]17'12'' W.

VERMO: [Amended]

    Lat. 20[deg]07'34'' N., long. 66[deg]12'55'' W.

VIPER: [Amended]

    Lat. 28[deg]14'55'' N., long. 88[deg]53'08'' W. (INT Leeville, 
FL, 130[deg] and Pickens, FL, NDB
    215[deg] radials).

Paragraph 7004 Alaskan low altitude reporting points.

* * * * *

CORVA: [Amended]

    Lat. 60[deg]16'56'' N., long. 145[deg]14'51'' W.
* * * * *

Paragraph 7006 Hawaiian reporting points.

BATES: [Amended]

    Lat. 20[deg]00'31'' N., long. 153[deg]33'04'' W.
* * * * *

FISHE: [Amended]

    Lat. 21[deg]46'38'' N., long. 155[deg]32'08'' W. (INT Molokai, 
HI, 067[deg] and Upolu Point, HI, 010[deg] radials).
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    Issued in Washington, DC, June 4, 2012.
Paul Gallant
Acting Manager, Airspace, Regulations and ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2012-13993 Filed 6-8-12; 8:45 am]
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