Federal Register: December 31, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 250)
DOCID: FR Doc 03-32083
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
CFR Citation: 14 CFR Part 71
Docket ID: [Docket No. FAA-2003-16437; Airspace Docket No. 03-AWP-02]
RIN ID: RIN 2120-AA66
NOTICE: PROPOSED RULES
ACTION: Airworthiness directives:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking.
Proposed Revision of VOR Federal Airway 137
DATES: Comments must be received on or before February 17, 2004.
This action proposes to revise VOR Federal Airway 137 (V-137) between the Thermal, CA, Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Radio Range and Tactical Air Navigation Aids (VORTAC) intersection and the Imperial, CA, VORTAC. The current route segment between the Thermal, CA, VORTAC, and the Imperial, CA, VORTAC is aligned to avoid a restricted area that no longer exists. The FAA is proposing this action to realign V137 to form a direct route between the Thermal, CA, VORTAC, and the Imperial, CA, VORTAC. This action would improve the management of air traffic operations and reduce the route mileage between the Thermal, CA, VORTAC and the Imperial, CA, VORTAC. [[Page 75474]]
VOR Federal airways,
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 energyrelated aspects of the proposal.
Communications should identify both docket numbers (FAA Docket No. FAA200316437 and Airspace Docket No. 03AWP02) 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 http://dms.dot.gov.
Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a selfaddressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments to FAA Docket No. FAA200316437 and Airspace Docket No. 03AWP02.'' 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 notice 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 NPRM's
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, 15000 Aviation Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90261.
Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM's should call the FAA's Office of Rulemaking, (202) 2679677, for a copy of Advisory Circular No. 112A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure. The Proposal
The FAA is proposing an amendment to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 (part 71) to revise V137 between the Thermal, CA, VORTAC, and the Imperial, CA, VORTAC. The current route segment between the Thermal, CA, VORTAC, and the Imperial, CA, VORTAC, is aligned to avoid a restricted area that no longer exists. The FAA is proposing this action to realign V137 to form a direct route between the Thermal, CA, VORTAC, and the Imperial, CA, VORTAC. This action would improve the management of air traffic operations and reduce the route mileage between the Thermal, CA, VORTAC, and the Imperial, CA, VORTAC.
Domestic VOR Federal airways are published in paragraph 6010(a), of FAA Order 7400.9L dated September 2, 2003, and effective September 16, 2003, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The VOR Federal airway listed in this document would be published subsequently in the order.
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.
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71
Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Proposed Amendment
In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS
1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 19591963 Comp., p. 389.
Sec. 71.1 [Amended]
2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order
7400.9L, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 2,
2003, and effective September 16, 2003, is amended as follows: Paragraph 6010(a) Domestic VOR Federal Airways
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From Imperial, CA, INT Imperial 336[deg]M/350[deg]T and Thermal,
CA, 131[deg]M/144[deg]T radials; Thermal; Palm Springs, CA;
Palmdale, CA; Gorman, CA; Avenal, CA; Priest, CA; Salinas, CA. * * * * *
Issued in Washington, DC, December 22, 2003.
Reginald C. Matthews,
Manager, Airspace and Rules Division.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Ken McElroy, Airspace and Rules Division, ATA400, Office of Air Traffic Airspace Management, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 2678783.