[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 203 (Thursday, October 20, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 65106-65107]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-27118]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2011-0010; Airspace Docket No. 11-AAL-1]

Amendment of Federal Airways; Alaska

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.


SUMMARY: This action removes two modified VHF Omnidirectional Range 
(VOR) Federal airways, V-320 and V-440, from a final rule published in 
the Federal Register of April 28, 2011. That rule amended 29 Air 
Traffic Service (ATS) routes in Alaska affected by the relocation of 
the Anchorage VOR navigation aid. The FAA is taking this action as a 
result of these VOR Federal airways not passing flight inspections to 
retain existing minimum enroute altitude (MEA) requirements in the 
vicinity of Anchorage, AK.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC October 20, 2011.

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.



    Federal Register Docket No. FAA-2011-0010, Airspace Docket No. 11-
AAL-1 published on April 28, 2011 (76 FR 23687), amends all Federal 

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affected by the relocation of the Anchorage VOR navigation aid. The FAA 
subsequently delayed the effective date from June 30, 2011, until 
further notice (76 FR 35097; June 16, 2011).
    The FAA has determined that V-320 and V-440 do not have 
satisfactory signal reception coverage capable of meeting the existing 
MEA requirements in the vicinity of Anchorage, AK. Amendments for these 
airways will be proposed at a future date under a separate rulemaking. 
Accordingly, this action is taken to remove these two Victor airways in 
    The remaining 27 ATS routes, as amended, are unaffected by this 
action and the effective date remains delayed until further notice per 
the final rule, delay of effective date published in the Federal 
Register on June 16, 2011 (76 FR 35097).
    VOR Federal airways are published 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 airways 
listed in this document will be subsequently published 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 
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 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 
    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 modifies Federal airways in Alaska.

Final Rule Technical Amendment

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the 
modified VOR Federal airways V-320 and V-440 legal descriptions as 
published in the Federal Register on April 28, 2011 (76 FR 23687), FR 
Doc. 2011-10240, page 23688, column 2, line 4, and column 3, line 4, 
respectively, are removed.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 13, 2011.
Gary A. Norek,
Acting Manager, Airspace, Regulations and ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2011-27118 Filed 10-19-11; 8:45 am]