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Establishment, Modification and Revocation of VOR Federal Airways; East Central United States

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


This action establishes VOR Federal Airway, V-65 over the East Central United States in support of the Midwest Airspace Enhancement Plan (MASE). The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and to improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace assigned to the Chicago, Cleveland, and Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC).


Effective Date: 0901 UTC, August 30, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments.

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Steve Rohring, Airspace and Rules Group, 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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On June 16, 2006, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish 16 VOR Federal Airways (V-65, V-176, V-383, V-396, V-406, V-410, V-414, V-416, V-418, V-426, V-467, V-486, V-542, V-584, V-586, and V-609); modify 13 VOR Federal Airways (V-14, V-26, V-40, V-72, V-75, V-90, V-96, V-103, V-116, V-133, V-297, V-435, and V-526); and revoke one VOR Federal Airway (V-42) (71 FR 34854). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. No comments were received objecting to the proposal.

On January 18, 2007, the FAA published in the Federal Register a final rule (72 FR 2182) taking action on all of the above proposed airway establishments, modifications and revocations except V-65 and V-133. Establishment of V-65 was deferred because the Sandusky VOR was out of service. This action establishes V-65 now that the Sandusky VOR has been returned to service. Modification of V-133 was deferred because the original routing proposed in the NPRM did not pass flight check. Action on V-133 will be taken under a separate rulemaking action.

VOR Federal Airways are published in paragraph 6010 of FAA Order 7400.9P dated September 1, 2006, and effective September 15, 2006, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The VOR Federal Airways listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to establish VOR Federal Airway V-65 over the East Central United States within the airspace assigned to the Chicago, Cleveland, and Indianapolis ARTCCs. This action enhances safety and facilitates the more flexible and efficient use of the navigable airspace. Further, this action enhances the management of aircraft operations within the Chicago, Cleveland, and Indianapolis ARTCCs' areas of responsibility.

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.

Environmental Review

The FAA has determined that this action qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environment Policy Act in accordance with 311a and 311b., FAA Order 1050.1E, “Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures”. This airspace action is not expected to cause any potentially significant environment impacts, and no extraordinary circumstances exist that warrant preparation of environmental assessment.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

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Adoption of 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 VOR Federal Airways.

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V-65 [New]

From DRYER, OH; INT Sandusky, OH 288° and Carleton, MI 157° radials; to Carleton.

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Issued in Washington, DC on June 6, 2007.

Kenneth McElroy,

Acting Manager, Airspace and Rules Group.

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[FR Doc. E7-11534 Filed 6-14-07; 8:45 am]