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14 CFR Part 95

[Docket No. 30662; Amdt. No. 480]

IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
DATES: Effective Date:0901 UTC, May 7, 2009.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harry Hodges, Flight Procedure Standards Branch (AMCAFS-420), Flight Technologies and Programs Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73169 (Mail Address:P.O. Box 25082 Oklahoma City, OK 73125)telephone:(405) 954-4164.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This amendment to part 95 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 95) amends, suspends, or revokes IFR altitudes governing the operation of all aircraft in flight over a specified route or any portion of that route, as well as the changeover points (COPs) for Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes as prescribed in part 95.

The Rule

The specified IFR altitudes, when used in conjunction with the prescribed changeover points for those routes, ensure navigation aid coverage that is adequate for safe flight operations and free of frequency interference. The reasons and circumstances that create the need for this amendment involve matters of flight safety and operational efficiency in the National Airspace System, are related to published aeronautical charts that are essential to the user, and provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace. In addition, those various reasons or circumstances require making this amendment effective before the next scheduled charting and publication date of the flight information to assure its timely availability to the user. The effective date of this amendment reflects those considerations. In view of the close and immediate relationship between these regulatory changes and safety in air commerce, I find that notice and public procedure before adopting this amendment are impracticable and contrary to the public interest and that good cause exists for making the amendment effective in less than 30 days.

Conclusion

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. For the same reason, the FAA certifies that this amendment 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 95

Airspace, Navigation (air).

Issued in Washington, DC on April 14, 2009. John M. Allen, Director, Flight Standards Service. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, part 95 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 95) is amended as follows effective at 0901 UTC, May 07, 2009 1. The authority citation for part 95 continues to read as follows: Authority:

49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40106, 40113, 40114, 40120, 44502, 44514, 44719, 44721.

2. Part 95 is amended as follows: Revisions to IFR Altitudes Changeover Points [Amendment 480 effective date May 7, 2009] From To MEA Color Routes § 95.60Blue Federal Airway B7 is added to Read Cape Newenham, AK NDB/DME Oscarville, AK NDB 4600 § 95.1001Direct Routes—U.S. Atlantic Routes—A555 is Amended to Read in Part GRADI, IB FIX Cocbu, IB FIX *2000 *1300-MOCA § 95.6001Victor Routes—U.S. § 95.6020VOR Federal Airway V20 is Amended to Read in Part Palacios, TX VORTAC *Magus, TX FIX 1800 *3000-MRA *Magus, TX FIX Keeds, TX FIX 1700 *3000-MRA § 95.6036VOR Federal Airway V36 is Amended to Read in Part U.S. Canadian Border #Buffalo, NY VOR/DME *6000 *2700-MOCA *3000-GNSS MEA #R-314 Unusable Below 6000 § 95.6084VOR Federal Airway V84 is Amended to Read in Part U.S. Canadian Border #Buffalo, NY VOR/DME *6000 *2400-MOCA *3000-GNSS MEA #R-282 Unusable Below 6000 § 95.6109VOR Federal Airway V109 is Amended to Read in Part Volta, CA FIX #Manteca, CA VORTAC *3000 *3000-GNSS MEA #R-147 Unusable § 95.6113VOR Federal Airway V113 is Amended to Read in Part Volta, CA FIX #Manteca, CA VORTAC #*3000 *3000-GNSS MEA #R-147 Unusable § 95.6132VOR Federal Airway V132 is Amended to Read in Part *Ranso, KS FIX Disks, KS FIX **10000 *10000-MRA **4400-MOCA § 95.6164VOR Federal Airway V164 is Amended to Read in Part U.S. Canadian Border *Bulge, NY FIX 3100 *6000-MCA Bulge, NY FIX, S BND Bulge, NY FIX Buffalo, NY VOR/DME *6000 *2100-MOCA *3000-GNSS MEA § 95.6257VOR Federal Airway V257 is Amended to Read in Part *Banyo, AZ FIX Coyot, AZ FIX **9000 *6000-MRA **8100-MOCA Coyot, AZ FIX Maier, AZ FIX *10000 *9000-GNSS MEA Maier, AZ FIX Drake, AZ VORTAC 10000 Drake, AZ VORTAC *Bisop, AZ FIX **10000
*11000-MRA **8400-MOCA **9000-GNSS MEA § 95.6298VOR Federal Airway V298 is Amended to Read in Part Dubois, ID VORTAC *Sabat, ID FIX W BND **9000 E BND **13000 *10000-MRA *11100-MCA Sabat, ID FIX, E BND **8100-MOCA *Sabat, ID FIX Lamon, ID FIX W BND **10000 E BND **13000 *10000-MRA **8100-MOCA § 95.6542VOR Federal Airway V542 is Amended to Read in Part Cambridge, NY VOR/DME *Jamma, VT FIX 6200 *5000-MCA Jamma, VT FIX, W BND § 95.6585VOR Federal Airway V585 is Amended to Read in Part Volta, CA FIX #Manteca, CA VORTAC #*3000 *3000-GNSS MEA #R-147 Unusable From To MEA MAA § 95.7001Jet Routes § 95.7041Jet Route J41 is Amended to Read in Part St Petersburg, FL VORTAC Seminole, FL VORTAC #*25000 *45000 *18000-GNSS MEA #MEA is established with a gap in navigation signal coverage. § 95.7043Jet Route J43 is Amended to Read in Part St Petersburg, FL VORTAC Seminole, FL VORTAC #*25000 45000 *18000-GNSS MEA #MEA is established with a gap in navigation signal coverage. From To Changeover points Distance From § 95.8003VOR Federal Airway Changeover Points is Amended to Add Changeover Point Brooke, VA VORTAC Cape Charles, VA VORTAC 22 Brooke