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Revision of VOR Federal Airways and Jet Routes in the Vicinity of Savannah, GA

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


This action revises four jet routes and seven Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways in the vicinity of Savannah, GA. The FAA is taking this action because Start Printed Page 26203the Savannah Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) facility has been relocated to the Savannah International Airport as a result of environmental restrictions at the previous site.


0901 UTC, July 10, 2003.

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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.

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On January 23, 2003, the FAA proposed to revise four jet routes and seven VOR Federal airways in the vicinity of Savannah, GA, due to the planned relocation of the Savannah VORTAC (68 FR 3196).

Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written comments. No comments to the proposal were received. Except for editorial changes and the correction of obsolete radial information contained in the description for V-441 between St. Petersburg, FL, and Gators, FL, this rule is the same as that proposed in the notice.

The Rule

This action amends 14 CFR part 71 by revising the legal descriptions of Jet Routes J-51, J-55, J-79, and J-103; and VOR Federal Airways V-3, V-37, V-154, V-185, V-437, V-441, and V-578, in the vicinity of Savannah, GA. This action is being taken as a result of the relocation of the Savannah, GA, VORTAC to a site at the Savannah International Airport due to environmental restrictions at the previous site. This action aligns the affected segments of the above jet routes and VOR Federal airways with the new geographical position of the Savannah VORTAC.

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 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.

Jet routes and Domestic VOR Federal airways are published in paragraphs 2004 and 6010(a), respectively, of FAA Order 7400.9K, dated August 30, 2002, and effective September 16, 2002, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The jet routes and VOR 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

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

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In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration amends 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 FAA Order 7400.9K, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 30, 2002, and effective September 16, 2002, is amended as follows:

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Paragraph 2004—Jet Routes

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J-51 [Revised]

From Craig, FL; INT Craig 004° and Savannah, GA, 193° radials; Savannah; Columbia, SC; INT Columbia 042° and Flat Rock, VA, 212° radials; Flat Rock; Nottingham, MD; Dupont, DE; to Yardley, NJ.

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J-55 [Revised]

From Dolphin, FL; INT Dolphin 331° and Gators, FL, 160° radials; INT Gators 160° and Craig, FL, 192° radials; Craig; INT Craig 004° and Savannah, GA, 193° radials; Savannah; Charleston, SC; Florence, SC; INT Florence 003° and Raleigh-Durham, NC, 224° radials; Raleigh-Durham; INT Raleigh-Durham 035° and Hopewell, VA, 234° radials; Hopewell; INT Hopewell 030° and Nottingham, MD, 174° radials. From Sea Isle, NJ; INT Sea Isle 050° and Hampton, NY, 223° radials; Hampton; Providence, RI; Boston, MA; Kennebunk, ME; Presque Isle, ME; to Mont Joli, PQ, Canada, excluding the portion within Canada.

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J-79 [Revised]

From Key West, FL; INT Key West 038° and Dolphin, FL, 244° radials; Dolphin; Palm Beach, FL; Vero Beach, FL; Ormond Beach, FL; INT Savannah, GA, 178° and Charleston, SC, 212° radials; Charleston; Tar River, NC; Franklin, VA; Salisbury, MD; INT Salisbury 018° and Kennedy, NY, 218° radials; Kennedy; INT Kennedy 080° and Nantucket, MA, 254° radials; INT Nantucket 254° and Marconi. MA, 205° radials; Marconi; INT Marconi 006° and Bangor, ME, 206° radials; Bangor.

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J-103 [Revised]

From Ormond Beach, FL; to Savannah, GA.

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Paragraph 6010(a)—Domestic VOR Federal Airways

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V-3 [Revised]

From Key West, FL; INT Key West 083° and Dolphin, FL, 191° radials; Dolphin; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Palm Beach, FL; Vero Beach, FL; Melbourne, FL; Ormond Beach, FL; Brunswick, GA; INT Brunswick 014° and Savannah, GA, 177° radials; Savannah; INT Savannah 028° and Vance, SC, 203° radials; Vance; Florence, SC; Sandhills, SC; Raleigh-Durham, NC; INT Raleigh-Durham 016° and Flat Rock, VA, 214° radials; Flat Rock; Gordonsville, VA; INT Gordonsville 331° and Martinsburg, WV, 216° radials; Martinsburg; Westminster, MD; INT Westminster 048° and Modena, PA, 258° radials; Modena; Solberg, NJ; INT Solberg 044° and Carmel, NY, 243° radials; Carmel; Hartford, CT; INT Hartford 084° and Boston, MA, 224° radials; Boston; INT Boston 014° and Pease, NH, 185° radials; Pease; INT Pease 004° and Augusta, ME, 233° radials; Augusta; Bangor, ME; INT Bangor 039° and Houlton, ME, 203° radials; Houlton; Presque Isle, ME; to PQ, Canada. The airspace within R-2916, R-2934, R-2935, and within Canada is excluded.

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V-37 [Revised]

From Craig, FL; Brunswick, GA; INT Brunswick 014° and Savannah, GA, 177° radials; Savannah; Allendale, SC; Columbia, SC; Charlotte, NC; Pulaski, VA; Elkins, WV; Clarksburg, WV; INT Clarksburg 359° and Ellwood City, PA, 185° radials; Ellwood City; Erie, PA; INT Erie 010° and Toronto, ON, Canada 210° radials; to Toronto. The airspace within Canada is excluded.

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V-154 [Revised]

From Rome, GA; INT Rome 166° and Macon, GA, 301° radials; Macon; Dublin, GA; INT Dublin 105° and Savannah, GA, 289° radials; to Savannah.

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V-185 [Revised]

From Savannah, GA; INT Savannah 335° and Colliers, SC, 150° radials; Colliers; Start Printed Page 26204Greenwood, SC; Sugarloaf Mountain, NC; Snowbird, TN; INT Snowbird 301° and Volunteer, TN, 069° radials; to Volunteer.

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V-437 [Revised]

From Dolphin, FL; INT Dolphin 354° and Pahokee, FL, 157° radials; Pahokee; Melbourne, FL; INT Melbourne 322° and Ormond Beach, FL, 211° radials; Ormond Beach; INT Ormond Beach 360° and Savannah, GA, 177° radials; Savannah; INT Savannah 053° and Charleston, SC, 231° radials; Charleston; to Florence, SC. The airspace within R-2935 is excluded.

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V-441 [Revised]

From Melbourne, FL; INT Melbourne 269° and Lakeland, FL, 081° radials; Lakeland; St. Petersburg, FL; INT St. Petersburg 011° and Ocala, FL, 208° radials; Ocala; Gators, FL; INT Gators 014° and Brunswick, GA, 223° radials; Brunswick; INT Brunswick 060° and Savannah, GA, 177° radials; to Savannah.

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V-578 [Revised]

From Pecan, GA; Tift Meyers, GA; Alma, GA; INT Alma 072° and Savannah, GA, 196° radials; to Savannah.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2003.

Reginald C. Matthews,

Manager, Airspace and Rules Division.

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[FR Doc. 03-12049 Filed 5-14-03; 8:45 am]