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14 CFR Part 95

[Docket No. 30689; Amdt. No. 483]

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, December 17, 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 orcircumstances 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 November 13, 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, December 17, 2009. PART 95—[Amended] 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 to read as follows: Revisions to IFR Altitudes Changeover Points [Amendment 484 Effective Date December 17, 2009] From To MEA § 95.1001Direct Routes—U.S. Color Routes § 95.10Amber Federal Airway A1 Is Added To Read ABBOTSFORD, CA NDB VICTORIA, CA NDB #2800 #FOR THAT AIRSPACE OVER U.S. TERRITORY. § 95.6001Victor Routes—U.S. § 95.6017VOR Federal Airway V17 Is Amended To Read in Part WACO, TX VORTAC *GAINS, TX FIX **3000 *4000—MRA **2500—MOCA *GAINS, TX FIX **BRIAN, TX FIX 3000 *4000—MRA **5000—MRA *BRIAN, TX FIX GLEN ROSE, TX VORTAC 3000 *5000—MRA § 95.6018VOR Federal Airway V18 Is Amended To Read in Part LASHE, SC FIX NORMS, SC FIX *3000 *2200—MOCA § 95.6020VOR Federal Airway V20 Is Amended To Read in Part COLUMBUS, GA VORTAC GRANT, GA FIX 2800 GRANT, GA FIX SMARR, GA FIX *4000 *2500—MOCA *2500—GNSS MEA SMARR, GA FIX SINCA, GA FIX *4500 *2500—MOCA *2500—GNSS MEA § 95.6066VOR Federal Airway V66 Is Amended To Read in Part CANER, GA FIX GRANT, GA FIX 2800 GRANT, GA FIX SMARR, GA FIX *4000 *2500—MOCA *2500—GNSS MEA SMARR, GA FIX SINCA, GA FIX *4500 *2500—MOCA *2500—GNSS MEA § 95.6155VOR Federal Airway V155 Is Amended To Read in Part COLUMBUS, GA VORTAC GRANT, GA FIX 2800
GRANT, GA FIX SMARR, GA FIX *4000 *2500—MOCA *2500—GNSS MEA SMARR, GA FIX SINCA, GA FIX *4500 *2500—MOCA *2500—GNSS MEA SINCA, GA FIX *BEYLO, GA FIX **5000 *3000—MRA **2400—MOCA **2400—GNSS MEA *BEYLO, GA FIX COLLIERS, SC VORTAC **3000 *3000—MRA **2100—MOCA § 95.6166VOR Federal Airway V166 Is Amended To Read in Part BELAY, MD FIX *BAINS, MD FIX 2000 *6000—MRA § 95.6288VOR Federal Airway V288 Is Amended To Read in Part *CORIN, UT FIX FORT BRIDGER, WY VOR/DME **16000 *13000—MRA *16000—MCA CORIN, UT FIX, E BND **11600—MOCA **12000—GNSS MEA § 95.6454VOR Federal Airway V454 Is Amended To Read in Part COLUMBUS, GA VORTAC GRANT, GA FIX 2800 GRANT, GA FIX SMARR, GA FIX *4000 *2500—MOCA *2500—GNSS MEA SMARR, GA FIX SINCA, GA FIX *4500 *2500—MOCA *2500—GNSS MEA § 95.6537VOR Federal Airway V537 Is Amended To Read in Part GREENVILLE, FL VORTAC MOULTRIE, GA VOR/DME *5000 *1600—MOCA *3000—GNSS MEA § 95.6626VOR Federal Airway V626 Is Added To Read MYTON, UT VORTAC YMONT, UT FIX *14000 *12600—MOCA From To MEA MAA § 95.7001Jet Routes § 95.7522Jet Route J522 Is Amended To Read in Part U.S. CANADIAN BORDER ROCHESTER, NY VOR/DME 18000 35000 #GNSS REQUIRED ABOVE FL350.