[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 119 (Thursday, June 20, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 37105-37106]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14660]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0971; Airspace Docket No. 12-ASO-31]
RIN 2120-AA66

Modification of VOR Federal Airway V-537, GA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action modifies VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) Federal 
airway V-537 in Georgia due to the scheduled decommissioning of the 
Moultrie, GA, VOR/DME navigation aid which currently forms a point 
along the route.

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.



    On October 15, 2012, the FAA published in the Federal Register a 
notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to modify V-537 in Georgia (77 FR 
62468). Interested parties were invited to participate in this 
rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on this proposal to 
the FAA. No comments were received.
    Subsequently, a flight inspection was conducted to evaluate the 
usability of the proposed amended portion of V-537. That flight 
inspection found a portion of the originally proposed route amendment 
to be unsatisfactory. Specifically, a radial from the Macon, GA, VORTAC 
that had been planned to form an intersection along the route between 
the Greenville, FL, VORTAC and the Macon, GA, VORTAC, did not pass the 
expanded service volume validation. After considering other 
alternatives, the FAA opted to propose terminating V-537 at the 
Greenville VORTAC and eliminate the segment between Greenville and 
Macon. The FAA issued a supplemental NPRM (SNPRM) (78 FR 21856, April 
12, 2013) to reopen the comment period and solicit comments on the 
proposed further modification of V-537. No comments were received in 
response the SNPRM.

The Rule

    The FAA is amending Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 to modify VOR Federal airway V-537 due to the scheduled 
decommissioning of the Moultrie, GA, VOR/DME, which currently forms a 
point along the route. This action modifies V-537 by eliminating the 
route segments between the Greenville, FL, VORTAC and the Macon, GA, 
VORTAC. The modified V-537 extends between Palm Beach, FL, and 
Greenville, FL.
    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 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 
as it modifies a VOR Federal airway to enhance the efficiency of the 
National Airspace System in the southeast United

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States. Except for editorial changes, this rulemaking is the same as 
published in the SNPRM.

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 

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 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

* * * * *

V-537 [Amended]

    From Palm Beach, FL; INT Palm Beach 356[deg] and Treasure, FL, 
143[deg] radials; Treasure; INT Treasure 318[deg] and Orlando. FL, 
140[deg] radials; INT Orlando 140[deg] and Melbourne, FL 298[deg] 
radials; INT Melbourne 298[deg] and Ocala, FL 145[deg] radials; 
Ocala; Gators, FL; to Greenville, FL.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 13, 2013.
Gary A. Norek,
Manager, Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2013-14660 Filed 6-19-13; 8:45 am]