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Amendment of Federal Airways in the Vicinity of Dallas/Fort Worth; TX

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


This action amends thirteen Federal airways in the vicinity of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. In the NPRM for this action, the FAA proposed to modify 14 airways. However, after considering aircraft routing through the Shreveport, LA, Approach Control terminal airspace and retention of transition fixes for the Shreveport Regional Airport and Barksdale Air Force Base (AFB), the FAA has decided not to make the proposed modification of V-566. The FAA is taking this action to simplify the airway structure, thereby, enhancing the management of aircraft operations in the area.


0901 UTC, November 30, 2000.

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Bil Nelson, 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.

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As a result of a recent airspace review, the FAA has determined that airways in the vicinity of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, should be amended to improve management of the aircraft operations. On June 12, 2000, the FAA published in the Federal Register (65 FR 36805) a proposal to amend fourteen Federal airways. However, after considering aircraft routing through the Shreveport, LA, Approach Control terminal airspace and retention of transition fixes for the Shreveport Regional Airport and Barksdale AFB, the FAA decided not to make the proposed modification of V-566.

Interested parties were invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments as they may desire. No comments were received. Except for editorial changes, and the decision not to amend V-566, this amendment is the same as that proposed in the NPRM. Start Printed Page 61088

The Rule

The FAA is amending part 71 of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations to revise thirteen Federal airways in the vicinity of Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. The rule amends the following Federal airways: V-15, V-16, and V-17 by modifying the route descriptions; V-63, V-69, V-131, V-305, V-507, V-573 by amending the start points; and V-66, V-163, V-358, and V-407 by modifying the end points. The FAA is taking this action to simplify the airway structure, thereby, enhancing the management of aircraft operations in the area.

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. It, therefore—(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 will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a) of FAA Order 7400.9H dated September 1, 2000, and effective September 16, 2000, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Federal airways listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

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The Amendment

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In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends

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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

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Paragraph 6010(a) Domestic VOR Federal Airways

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V-15 [Revised]

From Hobby, TX, via Navasota, TX; College Station, TX; Waco, TX; Cedar Creek, TX; Bonham, TX; McAlester, OK; Okmulgee, OK; to Neosho, MO. From Sioux City, IA; INT Sioux City 340° and Sioux Falls, SD, 169° radials; Sioux Falls; Huron, SD; Aberdeen, SD; Bismarck, ND; to Minot, ND.

V-16 [Revised]

From Los Angeles, CA; Paradise, CA; Palm Springs, CA; Blythe, CA; Buckeye, AZ; Phoenix, AZ; INT Phoenix 155° and Stanfield, AZ, 105° radials; Tucson, AZ; Cochise, AZ; Columbus, NM; El Paso, TX; Salt Flat, TX; Wink, TX; INT Wink 066° and Big Spring, TX, 260° radials; Big Spring; Abilene, TX; Bowie, TX; Bonham, TX; Paris, TX; Texarkana, AR; Pine Bluff, AR; Marvell, AR; Holly Springs, MS; Jacks Creek, TN; Shelbyville, TN; Hinch Mountain, TN; Volunteer, TN; Holston Mountain, TN; Pulaski, VA; Roanoke, VA; Lynchburg, VA; Flat Rock, VA; Richmond, VA; INT Richmond 039° and Patuxent, MD, 228° radials; Patuxent; Smyrna, DE; Cedar Lake, NJ; Coyle, NJ; INT Coyle 036° and Kennedy, NY, 209° radials; Kennedy; Deer Park, NY; Calverton, NY; Norwich, CT; Boston, MA. The airspace within Mexico and the airspace below 2,000 feet MSL outside the United States is excluded. The airspace within Restricted Areas R-5002A, R-5002C, and R-5002D is excluded during their times of use. The airspace within Restricted Areas R-4005 and R-4006 is excluded.

V-17 [Revised]

From Brownsville, TX, via Harlingen, TX; McAllen, TX; 29 miles 12 AGL, 34 miles 25 MSL, 37 miles 12 AGL; Laredo, TX; Cotulla, TX; INT Cotulla 046° and San Antonio, TX, 198° radials; San Antonio; Centex, TX; Waco, TX; Glen Rose, TX; Millsap, TX; Bowie, TX; Ardmore, OK; Will Rogers, OK; Gage, OK; Garden City, KS; to Goodland, KS.

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V-63 [Revised]

From Bowie, TX; Texoma, OK; McAlester, OK; Razorback, AR; Springfield, MO; Hallsville, MO; Quincy, IL; Burlington, IA; Moline, IL; Davenport, IA; Rockford, IL; Janesville, WI; Badger, WI; Oshkosh, WI; Stevens Point, WI; Wausau, WI; Rhinelander, WI; to Houghton, MI. Excluding that airspace at and above 10,000 feet MSL from 5 NM north to 46 NM north of Quincy during the time that the Howard West MOA is activated by NOTAM.

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V-66 [Revised]

From Mission Bay, CA; Imperial, CA; 13 miles, 24 miles, 25 MSL; Bard, AZ; 12 miles, 35 MSL; INT Bard 089° and Gila Bend, AZ, 261° radials; 46 miles, 35 MSL; Gila Bend; Tucson, AZ, 7 miles wide (3 miles south and 4 miles north of centerline); Douglas, AZ; INT Douglas 064° and Columbus, NM, 277° radials; Columbus; El Paso, TX; 6 miles wide; INT El Paso 109° and Hudspeth 287° radials; 6 miles wide; Hudspeth; Pecos, TX; Midland, TX; INT Midland 083° and Abilene, TX, 252° radials; Abilene; to Millsap, TX.

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V-69 [Revised]

From El Dorado, AR; Pine Bluff, AR; INT Pine Bluff 038° and Walnut Ridge, AR, 187° radials; Walnut Ridge; Farmington, MO; Troy, IL; Capital, IL; Pontiac, IL; to Joliet, IL.

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V-131 [Revised]

From Okmulgee, OK; Tulsa, OK; Chanute, KS; to Topeka, KS.

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V-163 [Revised]

From Matamoros, Mexico; via Brownsville, TX; 27 miles standard width, 37 miles 7 miles wide (3 miles E and 4 miles W of centerline); Corpus Christi, TX; Three Rivers, TX; INT Three Rivers 345° and San Antonio, TX, 168° radials; San Antonio; Lampasas, TX; to Glen Rose, TX.

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V-305 [Revised]

From El Dorado, AR; Little Rock, AR; Walnut Ridge, AR; Malden, MO; Cunningham, KY; Pocket City, IN; INT Pocket City 046° and Hoosier, IN, 205° radials; Hoosier; INT Hoosier 025° and Brickyard, IN, l85° radials; Brickyard; INT Brickyard 038° and Kokomo, IN, 182° radials; Kokomo.

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V-358 [Revised]

From San Antonio, TX, via Stonewall, TX; Lampasas, TX; INT Lampasas 041° and Waco, TX, 249° radials; Waco.

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V-407 [Revised]

From Harlingen, TX; via INT Harlingen 006° and Corpus Christi, TX, 193° radials; Corpus Christi; via INT Corpus Christi 039° and Palacios, TX, 241° radials; Palacios; via INT Palacios 017° and Humble, TX, 242° radials; Humble; Daisetta, TX; Lufkin, TX; Elm Grove, LA; to El Dorado, AR.

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V-507 [Revised]

From Ardmore, OK; Will Rogers, OK, via INT Will Rogers 284° and Gage, OK, 152° radials; Gage; Liberal, KS; to Garden City, KS.

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V-573 [Revised]

From Will Rogers, OK; INT Will Rogers 195° and Ardmore, OK, 327° radials; Ardmore; Bonham, TX; Sulpher Springs, TX; Start Printed Page 61089Texarkana, AR; INT Texarkana 037° and Hot Springs, AR, 225° radials; Hot Springs; to Little Rock, AR.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on October 5, 2000.

Reginald C. Matthews,

Manager, Airspace and Rules Division.

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[FR Doc. 00-26512 Filed 10-13-00; 8:45 am]