[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 7 (Thursday, January 10, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 2200]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00289]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0750; Airspace Docket No. 11-AWP-4]
RIN 2120-AA66


Establishment of VOR Federal Airway V-629; Las Vegas, NV

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This action establishes VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) 
Federal airway V-629, near Las Vegas, NV, to supplement the existing 
routes structure for aircraft navigating in an area of marginal radar 
coverage. This action enhances the safety and efficiency of the 
National Airspace System.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, March 7, 2013. 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 Policy 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 September 6, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish V-629 near Las Vegas, 
NV. (77 FR 54859). Interested parties were invited to participate in 
this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on this proposal 
to the FAA. No comments were received.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by establishing VOR Federal airway V-629, near Las Vegas, NV, 
to supplement the existing route structure and provide positive course 
guidance for aircraft navigating in an area of marginal radar coverage.
    VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) of FAA Order 
7400.9W signed August 8, 2012 and effective September 15, 2012, which 
is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The VOR Federal airway 
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 a VOR Federal airway to enhance the safety and 
efficiency of the National Airspace System in the vicinity of Las 
Vegas, NV. Except for editorial changes, this rulemaking is the same as 
published in the NPRM.

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, 
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 FAA Order 
7400.9W, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, signed August 8, 
2012, and effective September 15, 2012, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6010(a)--Domestic VOR Federal Airways.

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V-629 [New]

    From INT Goffs, CA, 033[deg] and the Boulder City, NV, 182[deg] 
radials to Boulder City.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 12, 2012.
Gary A. Norek,
Manager, Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2013-00289 Filed 1-8-13; 4:15 pm]
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