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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No.

114 / Wednesday, June 15, 2005 / Rules and Regulations 34649

Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 27, amendment is the same as that proposed routes may be used by GNSS-equipped
2005. in the notice. aircraft that are capable of filing flight
Ali Bahrami, plan equipment suffix ‘‘/G.’’ The FAA is
Discussion of Comments
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, taking this action to enhance safety and
Aircraft Certification Service. One commenter wrote in support of facilitate the more flexible and efficient
[FR Doc. 05–11711 Filed 6–14–05; 8:45 am] the proposal and suggested that, as more use of the navigable airspace for en
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routes are developed at additional route IFR aircraft transitioning through
terminal areas, there will be a need for the Charlotte Class B airspace area.
pilot training on this subject. The FAA Low altitude Area Navigation Routes
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION is preparing information for publication are published in paragraph 6011 of FAA
in the Aeronautical Information Manual Order 7400.9M dated August 30, 2004
Federal Aviation Administration to explain RITTRs and their use by and effective September 16, 2004, which
pilots. is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR
14 CFR Part 71 A second commenter also wrote in 71.1. The routes listed in this document
support of the proposal but added that will be published subsequently in the
[Docket No. FAA–2005–20246; Airspace the FAA should publish guidance to
Docket No. 04–ASO–15] order.
allow aircraft operating under visual The FAA has determined that this
flight rules (VFR) to use these routes regulation only involves an established
RIN 2120–AA66
when transitioning through terminal
body of technical regulations for which
Establishment of Area Navigation airspace. The FAA does not agree and
frequent and routine amendments are
Instrument Flight Rules Terminal does not plan to formulate such
necessary to keep them operationally
Transition Routes (RITTR); Charlotte, guidance at this time. RITTRs were
current. Therefore, this regulation: (1) Is
NC developed specifically to provide
not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’
routing for GNSS-equipped aircraft, that
under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not
AGENCY: Federal Aviation are operating on an IFR flight plan, to
a ‘‘significant rule’’ under Department of
Administration (FAA), DOT. transition through busy terminal areas.
Transportation (DOT) Regulatory
ACTION: Final rule. The fixes/waypoints used to define the
Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034;
routes do not have associated visual
landmarks for reference by VFR pilots February 26, 1979); and (3) does not
SUMMARY: This action establishes four
when navigating through the area. There warrant preparation of a regulatory
Area Navigation (RNAV) Instrument
are a number of programs already in evaluation as the anticipated impact is
Flight Rules (IFR) Terminal Transition
place to assist VFR pilots in either so minimal. Since this is a routine
Routes (RITTR) in the Charlotte, NC,
avoiding or transitioning through Class matter that will only affect air traffic
terminal area. RITTR’s are low altitude
B airspace or other airspace areas, where procedures and air navigation, it is
Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes, based
needed. These programs include: the certified that this rule, when
on RNAV, for use by aircraft having IFR-
Charted VFR Flyway Planning Chart promulgated, will not have a significant
approved Global Positioning System
Program, the Terminal Area VFR Route economic impact on a substantial
(GPS)/Global Navigation Satellite
Program, and the VFR Waypoint Chart number of small entities under the
System (GNSS) equipment. The purpose
Program. These flyways, routes and criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
of RITTR is to expedite the handling of
IFR overflight traffic through busy waypoints, when designated, are List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71
terminal airspace areas. The FAA is depicted on the appropriate VFR
Terminal Area Charts. VFR aircraft Airspace, Incorporation by Reference,
taking this action to enhance safety and
desiring to transit Class B airspace must Navigation (air).
the efficient use of the navigable
airspace in the Charlotte, NC, terminal obtain air traffic control (ATC) clearance The Adoption of the Amendment
area. to operate in Class B airspace. ATC may
approve or deny requests from VFR ■ In consideration of the foregoing, the
DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, September
aircraft to operate in or through Class B Federal Aviation Administration
1, 2005. amends 14 CFR part 71 as follows:
airspace based on controller workload,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul
operational limitations and traffic
Gallant, Airspace and Rules, Office of PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A,
conditions. In this respect, pilots of a
System Operations and Safety, Federal B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR
suitably equipped VFR aircraft could
Aviation Administration, 800 TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND
request transit through the area along a
Independence Avenue, SW., REPORTING POINTS
RITTR track, but the request would be
Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202)
subject to ATC approval as described ■ 1. The authority citation for part 71
267–8783.
above. continues to read as follows:
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
The Rule Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113,
History 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–
This action amends Title 14 Code of 1963 Comp., p. 389.
On March 3, 2005, the FAA published Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 by
in the Federal Register a notice of establishing four RITTR’s, designated T– § 71.1 [Amended]
proposed rulemaking to establish four 200, T–201, T–202, and T–203, in the ■ 2. The incorporation by reference in 14
RITTR’s in the Charlotte, NC, terminal Charlotte, NC, terminal area. These CFR 71.1 of FAA Order 7400.9M,
area (70 FR 10346). Interested parties routes will be depicted in blue on the Airspace Designations and Reporting
were invited to participate in this appropriate IFR en route low altitude Points, dated August 30, 2004, and
rulemaking effort by submitting written charts. RITTRs are low altitude RNAV effective September 16, 2004, is
comments on this proposal to the FAA. routes designed to facilitate the amended as follows:
Two comments were received in expeditious movement of IFR overflight
response to the NPRM. With the traffic around or through certain Paragraph 6011 Area Navigation Routes.
exception of editorial changes, this congested terminal airspace areas. The * * * * *

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T–200 Foothills, GA to Florence, SC [New] training in high altitude weapons certified that this rule, when
Foothills, GA (ODF), VORTAC delivery tactics. Specifically, the promulgated, will not have a significant
(lat. 34°41′45″ N., long. 83°17′52″ W.) training requirements call for practicing economic impact on a substantial
RICHE, WP the release of weapons from higher number of small entities under the
(lat. 34°41′54″ N., long. 80°59′23″ W.) altitudes than are currently available criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
Florence, SC (FLO), VORTAC within the existing restricted airspace.
(lat. 34°13′59″ N., long. 79°39′26″ W.) Environmental Review
DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, September
* * * * * 1, 2005. The FAA has determined that this
T–201 Columbia, SC to JOTTA [New] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken action qualifies for categorical exclusion
Columbia, SC (CAE), VORTAC McElroy, Airspace and Rules, Office of under the National Environmental
(lat. 33°51′26″ N., long. 81°03′14″ W.) System Operations and Safety, Federal Policy Act in accordance with
HUSTN, WP Aviation Administration, 800
(lat. 34°53′20″ N., long. 80°34′20″ W.) paragraph 311(i) FAA Order 1050.1,
Independence Avenue, SW., Polices and Procedures for Considering
LOCAS, WP
(lat. 35°12′05″ N., long. 80°26′45″ W.)
Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) Environmental Impacts. This airspace
JOTTA, WP 267–8783. action is not expected to cause any
(lat. 36°00′53″ N., long. 80°50′58″ W.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: potentially significant environmental
* * * * * History impacts, and no extraordinary
T–202 RICHE to GANTS [New] circumstances exists that warrant
On March 28, 2005, the FAA
preparation of an environmental
RICHE, WP published in the Federal Register a
(lat. 34°41′54″ N., long. 80°59′23″ W.) notice of proposed rulemaking to amend assessment.
HUSTN, WP R–2211 at Blair Lakes, AK (70 FR List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 73
(lat. 34°53′20″ N., long. 80°34′20″ W.) 15606). Interested parties were invited
GANTS, WP Airspace, Prohibited areas, Restricted
(lat. 35°27′12″ N., long. 80°06′16″ W.) to participate in this rulemaking effort
by submitting written comments on the areas.
* * * * * proposal to the FAA. No comments
The Amendment
T–203 Columbia, SC to Pulaski, VA [New] objecting to the proposal were received.
Columbia, SC (CAE), VORTAC With the exception of editorial changes, ■ In consideration of the foregoing, the
(lat. 33°51′26″ N., long. 81°03′14″ W.) this amendment is the same as that Federal Aviation Administration
LOCKS, WP proposed in the notice.
(lat. 34°55′40″ N., long. 81°17′37″ W.) proposes to amend 14 CFR part 73 as
Barretts Mountain, NC (BZM), VOR/DME The Rule follows:
(lat. 35°52′08″ N., long. 81°14′26″ W.) This action amends Title 14 Code of
Pulaski, VA (PSK), VORTAC PART 73—SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE
Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 73 to
(lat. 37°05′16″ N., long. 80°42′46″ W.)
modify R–2211 by raising the ceiling
* * * * * ■ 1. The authority citation for part 73
from 18,000 feet MSL to FL 310. The
continues to read as follows:
Issued in Washington, DC, on June 8, 2005. current restricted airspace at Blair Lakes
Edith V. Parish, is too small to allow aircrew training in Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113,
high altitude weapons delivery tactics. 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–
Acting Manager, Airspace and Rules.
The purpose of the expansion of R–2211 1963 Comp., p. 389.
[FR Doc. 05–11760 Filed 6–14–05; 8:45 am]
is to accommodate high altitude, high
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angle weapons delivery training to
fulfill USAF training requirements. ■ 2. § 73.22 is amended as follows:
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Section 73.22 of 14 CFR part 73 was
* * * * *
published in the FAA Regulatory/Non-
Federal Aviation Administration Regulatory Special Use Airspace Areas R–2211 Blair Lakes, AK [Amended]
consolidation dated January 27, 2005. Boundaries: Beginning at lat. 64°29′58″ N.,
14 CFR Part 73 The restricted area listed in this long. 147°44′09″ W.; to lat. 64°19′58″ N.,
document will be published long. 147°19′09″ W.; to lat. 64°13′28″ N.,
[Docket No. FAA–2005–20616; Airspace
subsequently in the consolidation. long. 147°32′8″ W.; to lat. 64°22′28″ N., long.
Docket No. 05–ANM–04]
The FAA has determined that this 147°58′09″ W.; to the point of beginning.
RIN 2120–AA66 regulation only involves an established Time of designation: 0800 to 1800, local
body of technical regulations for which Monday through Friday, other times by
Amendment to Restricted Area 2211 frequent and routine amendments are NOTAM.
Blair Lakes; AK necessary to keep them operationally Designated altitude: Surface to FL310.
AGENCY: Federal Aviation current. Therefore, this proposed Controlling agency. FAA, Fairbanks
Administration (FAA), DOT. regulation: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant Approach Control.
ACTION: Final rule. regulatory action’’ under Executive Using agency: U.S. Air Force, 354th Fighter
Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant Wing, Eielson AFB, AK.
SUMMARY: This action raises the ceiling rule’’ under Department of * * * * *
of Restricted Area 2211 (R–2211), Blair Transportation (DOT) Regulatory
Lakes, AK, from the current 18,000 feet Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; Issued in Washington, DC, June 8, 2005.
above mean sea level (MSL) to Flight February 26, 1979); and (3) does not Edith V. Parish,
Level (FL) 310. The expanded airspace warrant preparation of a regulatory Acting Manager, Airspace and Rules.
is required to fulfill United States Air evaluation as the anticipated impact is [FR Doc. 05–11761 Filed 6–14–05; 8:45 am]
Force (USAF) training requirements. so minimal. Since this is a routine BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
The current restricted airspace at Blair matter that will only affect air traffic
Lakes is too small to allow aircrew procedures and air navigation, it is

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