[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 98 (Tuesday, May 21, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 29613-29614]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11972]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0016; Airspace Docket No. 12-ASO-33]
RIN 2120-AA66

Modification and Revocation of Air Traffic Service Routes; 
Jackson, MS

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action modifies two jet routes and seven VOR Federal 
airways; and removes two VOR Federal airways in the vicinity of 
Jackson, MS. The FAA is taking this action due to the scheduled 
decommissioning of the Jackson, MS, VORTAC, and the commissioning of 
the Magnolia, MS, VORTAC.

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, August 22, 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.



    The FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM) to amend two jet routes and seven VOR Federal 
airways; and cancel two VOR Federal airways in the vicinity of Jackson, 
MS (78 FR 10560, February 14, 2013). Interested parties were invited to 
participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on 
the proposal. One comment was received and the commenter expressed 
support for the proposal.

The Rule

    This action amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 by modifying two jet routes and seven VOR Federal airways; and 
cancelling two VOR Federal airways in the vicinity of Jackson, MS. 
Specifically, this action makes the following changes to the routes:
    Jet Route J-4 is amended by removing ``Jackson, MS'' from the 
description and inserting ``Magnolia, MS'' in its place.
    Jet Route J-20 is amended by removing ``Jackson, MS'' from the 
description and inserting ``Magnolia, MS'' in its place. Also, the J-20 
description in FAA Order 7400.9 contains an editorial error whereby 
``Montgomery, AL'' is listed before ``Meridian, MS'' instead of 
following it. This action corrects the description by moving 
``Montgomery, AL'' to follow ``Meridian, MS'' to match its proper 
geographic position along the route. It should be noted that this 
editorial error appears only in the route description in FAA Order 
7400.9. J-20 is correct in the NAS database and on IFR Enroute High 
Altitude chart H-6.
    VOR Federal Airways V-9 and V-11 are amended by removing ``Jackson, 
MS'' and inserting ``Magnolia, MS'' and by inserting radial 
intersections using the new Magnolia VORTAC.
    VOR Federal Airway V-18 is amended by removing ``Jackson, MS'' and 
inserting ``Magnolia, MS'' in its place and by correcting the spelling 
of ``Talladega'' in the route description listed in FAA Order 7400.9.
    VOR Federal Airway V-74 is amended so that the last route segment 
proceeds from the Greenville, MS, VOR/DME direct to the new Magnolia 
VORTAC instead of the Jackson VORTAC.
    VOR Federal Airway V-245 is amended by removing ``Jackson, MS'' and 
substituting ``Magnolia, MS,'' in the description.
    Currently, V-417 extends from Monroe, LA, to Charleston, SC. This 
action cancels the portion of V-417 that lies between Monroe, LA, and 
Meridian, MS. Between those two points, V-417 serves as an alternate 
airway to V-18. However, V-18 provides direct, more efficient routing 
between Monroe and Meridian, while V-417 includes two doglegs to the 
south of V-18, resulting in additional flying miles between Monroe and 
Meridian. The V-417 segments between Monroe and Meridian have been 
deemed obsolete and of little value to the National Airspace System 
(NAS), therefore, V-417 is amended to begin at Meridian and then 
proceed along the currently published route to Charleston.

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    V-427 is removed. V-427 currently extends between Monroe, LA and 
Jackson, MS. Similar to V-417 (above) V-427 also serves as an alternate 
airway to V-18, but to the north side of V-18. Since V-18 provides a 
direct and more efficient route between Monroe, LA, and the Jackson, 
MS/Magnolia, MS, area, the FAA has determined that V-427 is obsolete 
and of little value to the NAS.
    V-555 currently extends between Picayune, MS, and Sidon, MS, and 
serves as an alternate route to the east of V-9, between McComb, MS, 
and Sidon. Since V-9 provides direct, more efficient routing between 
McComb and Sidon, this action modifies V-555 by removing the segment 
between McComb and Sidon, which has been determined to be of minimal 
value to the NAS. As a result, the modified V-555 extends between 
Picayune and McComb.
    V-557 currently extends between McComb, MS and Sidon, MS and is an 
alternate route to the west of V-9. However, V-9 provides direct, more 
efficient routing between those points; therefore, the FAA has 
determined that V-557 is of minimal value to the NAS, and is therefore 
    Except for editorial changes, this rule is the same as published in 
the NPRM.
    Jet routes are published in paragraph 2004, and VOR Federal airways 
are published in paragraph 6010, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9W 
dated August 8, 2012, and effective September 15, 2012, which is 
incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The jet routes and 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 Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulatory Policies and 
Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant 
preparation of a regulatory evaluation because 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 
    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 
because it modifies the route structure as required to preserve the 
safe and efficient flow of air traffic.

Environmental Review

    The FAA has determined that this action is categorically excluded 
from further environmental documentation according to FAA Order 
1050.1E, paragraph 311a. The implementation of this action will not 
result in any extraordinary circumstances in accordance with paragraph 
304 of Order 1050.1E.

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:


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]

2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9W, 
Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 8, 2012 and 
effective September 15, 2012, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 2004 Jet Routes

* * * * *

J-4 [Amended]

    From Los Angeles, CA, via INT Los Angeles 083[deg] and 
Twentynine Palms, CA, 269[deg] radials; Twentynine Palms; Parker, 
CA; Buckeye, AZ; San Simon, AZ; Newman, TX; Wink, TX; Abilene, TX; 
Ranger, TX; Belcher, LA; Magnolia, MS; Meridian, MS; Montgomery, AL; 
INT Montgomery 051[deg] and Colliers, SC, 268[deg] radials; 
Colliers; Columbia, SC; Florence, SC; to Wilmington, NC.

J-20 [Amended]

    From Seattle, WA, via Yakima, WA; Pendleton, OR; Donnelly, ID; 
Pocatello, ID; Rock Springs, WY; Falcon, CO; Hugo, CO; Lamar, CO; 
Liberal, KS; INT Liberal 137[deg] and Will Rogers, OK, 284[deg] 
radials; Will Rogers; Belcher, LA; Magnolia, MS; Meridian, MS; 
Montgomery, AL; Seminole, FL; INT Seminole 129[deg] and Orlando, FL, 
306[deg] radials; to Orlando.
* * * * *

Paragraph 6010--VOR Federal Airways

V-9 [Amended]

    From Leeville, LA; McComb, MS; INT McComb 004[deg] and Magnolia, 
MS 194[deg] radials; Magnolia; Sidon, MS; Marvell, AR; Gilmore, AR; 
Malden, MO; Farmington, MO; St. Louis, MO; Spinner, IL; Pontiac, IL; 
INT Pontiac, IL 343[deg] and Rockford, IL, 169[deg] radials; 
Rockford; Janesville, WI; Madison, WI; Oshkosh, WI; Green Bay, WI; 
Iron Mountain, MI; to Houghton, MI.

V-11 [Amended]

    From Brookley, AL; Greene County, MS; INT Greene County 315[deg] 
and Magnolia, MS 133[deg] radials; Magnolia; Sidon, MS; Holly 
Springs, MS; Dyersburg, TN; Cunningham, KY; Pocket City, IN; 
Brickyard, IN; Marion, IN; Fort Wayne, IN; to INT Fort Wayne 
038[deg] and Carleton, MI, 262[deg] radials.

V-18 [Amended]

    From Guthrie, TX, via INT Guthrie 156[deg] and Millsap, TX, 
274[deg] radials; Millsap; Glen Rose, TX; Cedar Creek, TX; Quitman, 
TX; Belcher, LA; Monroe, LA; Magnolia, MS; Meridian, MS; Crimson, 
AL; Vulcan, AL; Talladega, AL; Atlanta, GA; Colliers, SC; 
Charleston, SC.

V-74 [Amended]

    From Garden City, KS; Dodge City, KS; Anthony, KS; Pioneer, OK; 
Tulsa, OK; Fort Smith, AR; 6 miles, 7 miles wide (4 miles north and 
3 miles south of centerline) Little Rock, AR; Pine Bluff, AR; 
Greenville, MS; Magnolia, MS.

V-245 [Amended]

    From Alexandria, LA, via Natchez, MS; Magnolia, MS; Bigbee, MS; 
INT Bigbee 082[deg] and Crimson, AL, 304[deg] radials; to Crimson.

V-417 [Amended]

    From Meridian, MS, via Crimson, AL; Vulcan, AL; Rome, GA; INT 
Rome 060[deg] and Electric City, SC, 274[deg] radials; INT Electric 
City 274[deg] and Athens, GA, 340[deg] radials; Athens; Colliers, 
SC; Allendale, SC; to Charleston, SC.

V-427 [Removed]

V-555 [Amended]

    From Picayune, MS; to McComb, MS.

V-557 [Removed]

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 14, 2013.
Gary A. Norek,
Manager, Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2013-11972 Filed 5-20-13; 8:45 am]