Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
This action amends the legal description of Federal Airway V-162 by deleting the portion of the route between the Martinsburg, WV, Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) and the Harrisburg, PA, VORTAC. The FAA is taking this action because the route segment between the Harrisburg VORTAC and the Hyper Intersection is unusable for navigation due to signal roughness and scalloping.
0901 UTC, October 5, 2000.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Paul Gallant, Airspace and Rules Division, ATA-400, Office of Air Traffic Airspace Management, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-8783.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On May 18, 2000, the FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 71 to delete a segment of V-162 that is unusable for navigation (65 FR 31504). Flight inspection found that the radial between the Harrisburg VORTAC and Hyper Intersection is not usable due to signal roughness and scalloping. This problem renders the affected segment unusable for navigation purposes. The FAA has issued a Flight Data Center Notice to Airmen advising users of this restriction.
Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting comments. No comments were received. Except for editorial changes, this rule is the same as that proposed in the notice.
This action amends part 71 by deleting the portion of VOR Federal Airway V-162 between the Martinsburg, WV, VORTAC and the Harrisburg, PA, VORTAC. Flight inspection has found that the radial extending from the Harrisburg VORTAC to the Hyper Intersection is not usable for navigation due to signal roughness and scalloping. As a result of this problem, the portion of the airway between Martinsburg VORTAC and Harrisburg VORTAC is being deleted. Other existing published airways provide alternative routing between the Martinsburg VORTAC and Harrisburg VORTAC.
Domestic VOR Federal 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 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 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, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71End List of Subjects
Adoption of the AmendmentStart Amendment Part
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amendsEnd Amendment Part Start Part
PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
2. The incorporation by reference inEnd Amendment Part
Paragraph 6010(a)—Domestic VOR Federal Airways
From Harrisburg, PA; INT Harrisburg 092° and East Texas, PA, 251° radials; East Texas; Allentown, PA; to Huguenot, NY.
Issued in Washington, DC, on August 3, 2000.
Acting Manager, Airspace and Rules Division.
[FR Doc. 00-20165 Filed 8-8-00; 8:45 am]
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