[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 231 (Monday, December 2, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 72005]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28753]



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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

Docket No. FAA-2013-0989; Airspace Docket No. 13-AEA-17
RIN 2120-AA66


Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-374, Northeastern United States

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: This action makes an editorial change to the legal description 
of VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-374 to reverse the 
order points listed in the route description. This action is simply to 
comply with the standard format for describing routes and does not 
alter the alignment of the airway.

DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, February 6, 2014. 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: 

Background

    Airway and route legal descriptions are published in FAA Order 
7400.9X, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points. Current format 
guidelines for these legal descriptions require that the order of 
points in a description be listed from ``west-to-east'' or from 
``south-to-north,'' as applicable. The description for V-374 lists the 
points from ``east-to-west.'' This rule simply reverses the order of 
the points listed in Order 7400.9X to a ``west-to-east'' format for 
standardization.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by reversing the order of points listed in the legal 
description of Domestic VOR Federal Airway V-374 to comply with the 
standard route description format. The change does not alter the 
current alignment of V-374 and the airway track is correct on 
aeronautical charts.
    Since this action merely involves an editorial change in the legal 
description of VOR Federal airway V-374 to standardize the format, and 
does not involve a change in the dimensions or operating requirements 
of the affected route, I find that notice and public procedure under 5 
U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary.
    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 only affects air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this rule, when promulgated, does 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 is merely an editorial change of the legal description of V-374 
to comply with existing administrative format procedures.
    Domestic VOR Federal Airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) of 
FAA Order 7400.9X, dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 
2013, 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.

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 consists of editorial changes only 
and 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 14 CFR 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 Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9X, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 
2013, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6010(a) Domestic VOR Federal Airways

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V-374 [Amended]

    From Binghamton, NY; INT Binghamton 119[deg] and Deer Park, NY, 
308[deg] radials; INT Deer Park 308[deg] and Carmel, NY, 254[deg] 
radials; Carmel; INT Carmel 099[deg] and Calverton, NY, 044[deg] 
radials; INT Calverton 044[deg] and Groton, CT, 276[deg] radials; 
Groton; to Martha's Vineyard, MA.


    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 25, 2013.
Donna Warren,
Acting Manager, Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2013-28753 Filed 11-29-13; 8:45 am]
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