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Proposed Rule

Proposed Cancellation of Federal Airway: V-162 HAR-MRB

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice of proposed rulemaking


This notice proposes to cancel Federal Airway 162 (V-162) between Harrisburg, PA (HAR) and Martinsburg, WV (MRB). The FAA is proposing this action due to restrictions on the HAR VOR. The airway would be deleted from aeronautical charts.


Comments must be received on or before June 19, 2000.


Send comments on the proposal in triplicate to: Manager, Airspace Branch, AEA-520, Docket NO. 00-AEA-01, F.A.A. Eastern Region, Federal Building #111, John F. Kennedy Int'l Airport, Jamaica, NY 11430.

The official docket may be examined in the Office of the Regional Counsel, AEA-7, F.A.A. Eastern Region, Federal Building #111, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jamaica, New York 11430.

An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours in the Airspace Branch, AEA-520, F.A.A. Eastern Region, Federal Building #111 John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jamaica, NY 11430.

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Mr. Francis T. Jordan, Jr., Airspace Specialist, Airspace Branch, AEA-520 F.A.A. Eastern Region, Federal Building #111, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jamaica, New York 11430; telephone: (718) 553-4521.

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Comments Invited

Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify the airspace docket number and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following state is made: “Comments to Airspace Docket No. 00-AEA-01.” The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received on or before the closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the Rules Docket both before and after the closing date for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with the FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket.

Availability of NPRMs

Any person may obtain a copy of this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by submitting a request to the Office of the Regional Counsel, AEA-7, F.A.A. Eastern Region, Federal Building #111, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jamaica, NY 11430. Communications must identify the notice number of this NPRM. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRMs should also request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, which describes the application procedure.

The Proposal

The FAA is considering an amendment to Part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 71) to cancel V-162 between HAR VOR, PA and MRB VOR, WV. The FAA is proposing this action due to restrictions on the HAR VOR resulting from a flight check. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety of air traffic operations. Domestic VOR airways are published in Paragraph 6010(a) of FAA Order 7400.9G, dated September 1, 1999, and Effective September 16, 1999, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. Therefore, this proposed 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 would only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed action would not have significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

  • Airspace Incorporation by reference
  • Navigation (air)
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The Proposed Amendment

In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

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1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854; 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9G, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points dated September 1, 1999, and effective September 16, 1999, is proposed to be amended as follows:

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Paragraph 6011 VOR Federal; Airways

V-162 cancelled between Harrisburg, PA (HAR) and Martinsburg, WV (MRB)

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Issued in Jamaica, New York, on April 19, 2000.

Franklin D. Hatfield,

Manager, Air Traffic Division, Eastern Region.

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[FR Doc. 00-11491 Filed 5-17-00; 8:45 am]