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Proposed Amendment to Jet Route J-158; ID

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).


This action proposes to revise a segment of Jet Route J-158 between the Malad City, ID, Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) and the Muddy Mountain, WY, Start Printed Page 57806Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC). Specifically, the FAA is proposing to realign the route from Malad City, ID, to Big Piney, WY, VOR/DME to Muddy Mountain, WY. This proposed action would replace the sector taken out of service, reduce controller workload, and enhance the National Airspace System.


Comments must be received on or before November 18, 2005.


Send comments on this proposal to the Docket Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590-0001. You must identify the FAA Docket No. FAA-2005-22496 and Airspace Docket No. 04-ANM-26 at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at

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Ken McElroy, Airspace and Rules, Office of System Operations Airspace and AIM, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-8783.

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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, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal.

Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. FAA-2005-22496 and Airspace Docket No. 04-ANM-26) and be submitted in triplicate to the Docket Management System (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number). You may also submit comments through the Internet at

Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: “Comments to Docket No. FAA-2005-22496 and Airspace Docket No. 04-ANM-26.” The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.

All communications received on or before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this action may be changed in light of comments received. All comments submitted will be available for examination in the public docket both before and after the closing date for comments. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket.

Availability of NPRMs

An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA's Web page at or the Federal Register's Web page at​fr/​index.html.

You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined during normal business hours at the office of the Regional Air Traffic Division, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98055-4056.

Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRMs should call the FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267-9677, for a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11-2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure.


The segment of J-158 between the Malad City VOR/DME and the Muddy Mountain VORTAC was found to be unusable for navigation and was taken out of service indefinitely. The FAA has issued a Flight Data Center Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) advising users of this problem. To provide a means of navigating between the Malad City, ID, VOR/DME and Muddy Mountain, WY, VORTAC, the FAA is issuing the following proposal.

The Proposal

The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to revise a segment of J-158. The proposed amendment would insert a segment extending from Malad City, ID, VOR/DME to Big Piney, WY, VOR/DME to Muddy Mountain, WY, VORTAC. This amendment would restore the use of J-158 between Malad City and Muddy Mountain.

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 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 proposed 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.

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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 the FAA Order 7400.9N, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 1, 2005, and effective September 15, 2005, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 2004 Jet Routes.

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J-158 [Revised]

From Mina, NV, via Lucin, UT; Malad City, ID; Big Piney, WY; Muddy Mountain, WY; Rapid City, SD; to Aberdeen, SD.

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Issued in Washington, DC, September 22, 2005.

Edith V. Parish,

Acting Manager, Airspace and Rules.

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[FR Doc. 05-19856 Filed 10-3-05; 8:45 am]