[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 10 (Friday, January 14, 2022)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 2325-2327]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-00289]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0473; Airspace Docket No. 21-AGL-3]
RIN 2120-AA66

Amendment to Area Navigation (RNAV) T-302; Midwestern United 

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.


SUMMARY: This action amends RNAV route T-302 by extending it further to 
the east from its current endpoint. This action supplements the 
National Airspace System (NAS) enroute structure, as well as provides 
additional RNAV options in the Midwest. Additionally, this action 
supports the FAA's Next Generation (NextGen) Air Transportation System 
efforts to transition the NAS from ground-based to space-based 

DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, March 24, 2022. 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 JO 7400.11 
and publication of conforming amendments.

ADDRESSES: FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can 
contact the Rules and Regulations Group, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; 
telephone: (202) 267-8783. The Order is also available for inspection 
at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For 
information on the availability of FAA Order JO 7400.11F at NARA, 
email: [email protected] or go to https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jesse Acevedo, Rules and Regulations 
Group, Office of Policy, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202) 267-


Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs,

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describes in more detail the scope of the agency's authority. This 
rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle 
VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is 
charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of the airspace 
necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of 
airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it 
modifies the route structure as necessary to preserve the safe and 
efficient flow of air traffic within the National Airspace System.


    The FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking for Docket No. 
FAA-2021-0473, in the Federal Register (86 FR 35235; July 2, 2021), 
amending T-302 by extending it further to the east from its current 
endpoint. This action expands the availability of RNAV routing in 
support of transitioning the NAS from ground-based to satellite-based 
navigation. The FAA invited interested parties to participate in this 
rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal. There 
were no comments received.
    United States Area Navigation T-routes are published in paragraph 
6011 of FAA Order JO 7400.11F, dated August 10, 2021, and effective 
September 15, 2021, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. 
The RNAV route listed in this document will be published subsequently 
in FAA Order JO 7400.11.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document amends FAA Order JO 7400.11F, Airspace Designations 
and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 2021, and effective September 
15, 2021. FAA Order JO 7400.11F is publicly available as listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order JO 7400.11F lists Class 
A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Rule

    This action amends 14 CFR part 71 by amending RNAV route T-302 
extending it eastward. This action supports the FAA's NextGen efforts 
by transitioning the NAS from ground-based to satellite-based 
    The route change is described below.
    T-302: T-302 extends between the CUKIS, OR, waypoint (WP) and the 
LLUKY, NE, WP. This action extends the route from the LLUKY, NE, WP to 
the GRIFT, IL, WP. The resulting RNAV route extends between the CUKIS, 
OR, WP to the GRIFT, IL, WP.
    FAA Order JO 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, 
is published yearly and effective on September 15.

Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA 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 
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 only affects air traffic procedures 
and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, 
does 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 determined that this action of extending T-302 to the east 
qualifies for categorical exclusion under the National Environmental 
Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and its implementing regulations at 
40 CFR part 1500, and in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, 
Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 5-6.5a, which 
categorically excludes from further environmental impact review 
rulemaking actions that designate or modify classes of airspace areas, 
airways, routes, and reporting points (see 14 CFR part 71, Designation 
of Class A, B, C, D, and E Airspace Areas; Air Traffic Service Routes; 
and Reporting Points). As such, this action is not expected to result 
in any potentially significant environmental impacts. In accordance 
with FAA Order 1050.1F, paragraph 5-2 regarding Extraordinary 
Circumstances, the FAA reviewed this action for factors and 
circumstances in which a normally categorically excluded action may 
have a significant environmental impact requiring further analysis. 
Accordingly, the FAA determined that no extraordinary circumstances 
exist that warrant preparation of an environmental assessment or 
environmental impact study.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Amendment

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


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

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 
10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.

Sec.  71.1   [Amended]

2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of FAA Order JO 
7400.11F, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 10, 
2021, and effective September 15, 2021, is amended as follows:

Paragraph 6011 United States Area Navigation Routes.

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T-302 CUKIS, OR to GRIFT, IL [Amended]
CUKIS, OR                                       WP                             (Lat. 45[deg]20'59.59'' N, long. 122[deg]21'49.41'' W)
JJETT, OR                                       WP                             (Lat. 44[deg]56'35.43'' N, long. 121[deg]40'56.36'' W)
CUPRI, OR                                       FIX                            (Lat. 44[deg]37'03.76'' N, long. 121[deg]15'13.89'' W)
ZUDMI, OR                                       WP                             (Lat. 44[deg]19'59.29'' N, long. 120[deg]28'10.92'' W)
Wildhorse, OR (ILR)                             VOR/DME                        (Lat. 43[deg]35'35.27'' N, long. 118[deg]57'18.18'' W)
JOSTN, OR                                       WP                             (Lat. 43[deg]34'16.92'' N, long. 117[deg]53'51.34'' W)
UKAYI, ID                                       WP                             (Lat. 43[deg]46'57.60'' N, long. 117[deg]05'24.14'' W)
PARMO, ID                                       FIX                            (Lat. 43[deg]45'32.78'' N, long. 116[deg]49'10.43'' W)
ADEXE, ID                                       WP                             (Lat. 43[deg]30'16.79'' N, long. 116[deg]26'53.72'' W)
FEVDO, ID                                       WP                             (Lat. 42[deg]53'48.88'' N, long. 115[deg]02'00.30'' W)
TOXEE, ID                                       FIX                            (Lat. 42[deg]41'41.81'' N, long. 114[deg]27'13.10'' W)
JADUP, ID                                       WP                             (Lat. 42[deg]44'32.00'' N, long. 113[deg]42'15.22'' W)
MIKAE, WY                                       WP                             (Lat. 42[deg]06'36.88'' N, long. 110[deg]35'59.28'' W)
BXTER, WY                                       WP                             (Lat. 41[deg]53'13.97'' N, long. 110[deg]04'52.38'' W)
EEBEE, WY                                       WP                             (Lat. 41[deg]44'07.05'' N, long. 109[deg]35'10.21'' W)

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REGVE, WY                                       WP                             (Lat. 41[deg]38'35.07'' N, long. 109[deg]20'30.96'' W)
Rock Springs, WY (OCS)                          VOR/DME                        (Lat. 41[deg]35'24.76'' N, long. 109[deg]00'55.18'' W)
FIKLA, WY                                       WP                             (Lat. 41[deg]56'20.50'' N, long. 106[deg]57'11.03'' W)
Medicine Bow, WY (MBW)                          VOR/DME                        (Lat. 41[deg]50'43.88'' N, long. 106[deg]00'15.42'' W)
Scottsbluff, NE (BFF)                           VORTAC                         (Lat. 41[deg]53'38.99'' N, long. 103[deg]28'55.31'' W)
WAKPA, NE (BFF)                                 WP                             (Lat. 42[deg]03'21.64'' N, long. 103[deg]04'57.99'' W)
Alliance, NE (AIA)                              VOR/DME                        (Lat. 42[deg]03'20.27'' N, long. 102[deg]48'16.00'' W)
MARSS, NE                                       FIX                            (Lat. 42[deg]27'48.92'' N, long. 100[deg]36'15.32'' W)
PUKFA, NE                                       WP                             (Lat. 42[deg]22'59.52'' N, long. 099[deg]59'36.42'' W)
GIYED, NE                                       FIX                            (Lat. 42[deg]30'22.02'' N, long. 099[deg]08'05.55'' W)
LLUKY, NE                                       WP                             (Lat. 42[deg]29'20.26'' N, long. 098[deg]38'11.44'' W)
KAATO, IA                                       WP                             (Lat. 42[deg]35'06.89'' N, long. 095[deg]58'53.08'' W)
ROKKK, IA                                       WP                             (Lat. 42[deg]37'00.00'' N, long. 094[deg]04'03.00'' W)
Waterloo, IA (ALO)                              VOR/DME                        (Lat. 42[deg]33'23.39'' N, long. 092[deg]23'56.13'' W)
Dubuque, IA (DBQ)                               VORTAC                         (Lat. 42[deg]24'05.29'' N, long. 090[deg]42'32.68'' W)
JOOLZ, IL                                       WP                             (Lat. 42[deg]20'41.49'' N, long. 090[deg]12'12.00'' W)
GRIFT, IL                                       WP                             (Lat. 42[deg]17'28.14'' N, long. 088[deg]53'41.42'' W)

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    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2022.
Michael R. Beckles,
Acting Manager, Rules and Regulations Group.
[FR Doc. 2022-00289 Filed 1-13-22; 8:45 am]