[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 231 (Monday, December 2, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 72005-72006]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28757]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0991; Airspace Docket No. 13-ASO-4]
RIN 2120-AA66

Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-45, North Carolina

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

[[Page 72006]]

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.


SUMMARY: This action amends the legal description of VHF 
Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-45 to update the name of a 
navigation aid used in the route description. This action is simply to 
comply with standard formatting 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.


The Rule

    This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) 
part 71 to update the legal description of a portion of VOR Federal 
Airway V-45 by replacing the words ``Hickory, NC, 049[deg]'' with 
``Pulaski, VA, 147[deg].'' The ``Hickory VOR/DME'' was renamed the 
``Barretts Mountain VOR/DME,'' but the V-45 description was never 
updated. This action, instead, replaces the Hickory 049[deg] radial 
with the Pulaski, VA, VORTAC 147[deg] radial. The intersection of the 
Greensboro 334[deg] and the Pulaski 147[deg] radials form the exact 
same point as was previously defined by the Hickory 049[deg] radial. 
This editorial change does not alter the current alignment of V-45 and 
the airway track remains correct on aeronautical charts.
    Since this action merely involves an editorial change to update the 
legal description of VOR Federal airway V-45, and does not involve any 
change in the alignment 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 
    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 updates the legal description of an airway in the southeastern 
United States.
    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 an editorial change 
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:


1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as 

     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 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-45 [Amended]

    From New Bern, NC; Kinston, NC; Raleigh-Durham, NC; INT Raleigh-
Durham 275[deg] and Greensboro, NC, 105[deg] radials; Greensboro; 
INT Greensboro 334[deg] and Pulaski, VA, 147[deg] radials; Pulaski; 
Bluefield, WV; Charleston, WV; Henderson, WV; Appleton, OH; 
Waterville, OH; INT Waterville 306[deg] and Jackson, MI, 166[deg] 
radials; Jackson; Lansing, MI; Saginaw, MI; Alpena, MI; Sault Ste 
Marie, MI. The airspace within R-5502A and R-5502B is excluded.
* * * * *

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 25, 2013.
Donna Warren,
Acting Manager, Airspace Policy and ATC Procedures Group.
[FR Doc. 2013-28757 Filed 11-29-13; 8:45 am]