Alteration of Jet Routes; LA

Summary

This rule realigns five jet routes located in Louisiana. The New Orleans Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) facility will be decommissioned because the platform on which it is located is deteriorating. As a result, the Harvey, LA, VORTAC will be upgraded to a high class navigational aid and the five jet routes will be realigned to use the Harvey, LA, VORTAC. This action will enhance air traffic procedures and accommodate concerns of airspace users.

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SUMMARY: This rule realigns five jet routes located in Louisiana. The 
New Orleans Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air 
Navigation (VORTAC) facility will be decommissioned because the 
platform on which it is located is deteriorating. As a result, the 
Harvey, LA, VORTAC will be upgraded to a high class navigational aid 
and the five jet routes will be realigned to use the Harvey, LA, 
VORTAC. This action will enhance air traffic procedures and accommodate 
concerns of airspace users.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 0901 UTC, February 2, 1995.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Norman W. Thomas, Airspace and 
Obstruction Evaluation Branch (ATP-240), Airspace-Rules and 
Aeronautical Information Division, Air Traffic Rules and Procedures 
Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-9230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

History

    On July 14, 1994, the FAA proposed to amend part 71 of the Federal 
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 71) to realign five jet routes 
located in Louisiana (59 FR 35869). Interested parties were invited to 
participate in this rulemaking proceeding by submitting written 
comments on the proposal to the FAA. No comments objecting to the 
proposal were received. Except for editorial changes, and a 1-degree 
radial change to J-37 from ``Harvey, LA, 265 deg.'' to ``Harvey, LA, 
266 deg.'' and J-58 from ``Grand Isle, LA, 104 deg.'' to ``Grand Isle, 
LA, 105 deg.,'' this amendment is the same as that proposed in the 
notice. Jet routes are published in paragraph 2004 of FAA Order 
7400.9B, dated July 18, 1994, and effective September 16, 1994, which 
is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The jet routes listed in 
this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

The Rule

    This amendment to part 71 of the Federal Aviation Regulations 
realigns five jet routes located in Louisiana. The New Orleans VORTAC 
will be decommissioned because it is located on a platform which is 
deteriorating. As a result, Harvey VORTAC will be upgraded to a high 
class navigational aid and the five jet routes will be realigned to use 
the Harvey, LA, VORTAC. This action will enhance air traffic procedures 
and accommodate concerns of airspace users.
    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 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.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

Adoption of the Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--[AMENDED]

    1. The authority citation for 14 CFR part 71 continues to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. app. 1348(a), 1354(a), 1510; E.O. 10854, 24 
FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389; 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 14 CFR 
11.69.


Sec. 71.1  [Amended]

    2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal 
Aviation Administration Order 7400.9B, Airspace Designations and 
Reporting Points, dated July 18, 1994, and effective September 16, 
1994, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 2004--Jet Routes

* * * * *

J-2  [Revised]

    From Mission Bay, CA, via Imperial, CA; Bard, AZ; INT of the 
Bard 089 deg. and Gila Bend, AZ, 261 deg. radials; Gila Bend, 
Cochise, AZ; El Paso, TX; Fort Stockton, TX; Junction, TX; San 
Antonio, TX; Humble, TX; Lake Charles, LA; Semmes, AL; Crestview, 
FL; INT of the Crestview 091 deg. and the Tallahassee, FL, 290 deg. 
radials; Tallahassee, FL; to Taylor, FL.
* * * * *

J-31  [Revised]

    From Leeville, LA; Harvey, LA; Meridian, MS; to Vulcan.
* * * * *

J-35  [Revised]

    From Leeville, LA; McComb, MS; Sidon, MS; Memphis, TN; 
Farmington, MO; St. Louis, MO; Capital, IL; Pontiac, IL; Joliet, IL; 
to Northbrook, IL.
* * * * *

J-37  [Revised]

    From Hobby, TX, via INT of the Hobby 084 deg. and Harvey, LA, 
266 deg. radials; Harvey; Semmes, AL; Montgomery, AL; Spartanburg, 
SC; Lynchburg, VA; Gordonsville, VA; Brooke, VA; INT Brooke 067 deg. 
and Coyle, NJ, 226 deg. radials; to Coyle. From Kennedy, NY; 
Kingston, NY; Albany, NY; Massena, NY, to the INT of the Massena 
037 deg. radial and the United States/Canadian Border.
* * * * *

J-58  [Revised]

    From Oakland, CA, via Manteca, CA; Coaldale, NV; Wilson Creek, 
NV; Milford, UT; Farmington, NM; Las Vegas, NM; Amarillo, TX; 
Wichita Falls, TX; Dallas-Fort Worth, TX; Alexandria, LA; Harvey, 
LA; INT of Grand Isle, LA, 105 deg. and Crestview, FL, 201 deg. 
radials; INT of Grand Isle 105 deg. and Sarasota, FL, 286 deg. 
radials; Sarasota; Lee County, FL; to the INT Lee County 118 deg. 
and Palm Beach, FL, 184 deg. radials.
* * * * *
    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 30, 1994
Harold W. Becker,
Manager, Airspace-Rules and Aeronautical Information Division.
[FR Doc. 94-30225 Filed 12-8-94; 8:45 am]
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