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14 CFR Part 95

[Docket No. 30859; Amdt. No. 502]

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, September 20, 2012.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rick Dunham, 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 August 17, 2012. John M. Allen, Deputy 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, July 26, 2012.

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 502 effective date September 20, 2012] From To MEA MAA § 95.3000Low Altitude RNAV Routes § 95.3310RNAV Route T310 Is Amended To Read in Part Tucson, AZ VORTAC **Sulli, AZ FIX *8000 17500 **9200—MCA Sulli, AZ FIX, E BND *7200—MOCA From To MEA § 95.6001Victor Routes-U.S. § 95.6001VOR Federal Airway V1 Is Amended To Read in Part Hartford, CT VOR/DME Dvany, CT FIX 3000 Dvany, CT FIX Graym, MA FIX *4000 *2500—MOCA § 95.6003VOR Federal Airway V3 Is Amended To Read in Part Palm Beach, FL VORTAC Treasure, FL VORTAC *3000 *2100—MOCA Treasure, FL VORTAC Melbourne, FL VOR/DME 2000 § 95.6004VOR Federal Airway V4 Is Amended to Read in Part Louisville, KY VORTAC Lexington, KY VORTAC 2800 § 95.6010VOR Federal Airway V10 Is Amended To Read in Part Emporia, KS VORTAC Wetzl, KS FIX *5000 *2600—MOCA *3000—GNSS MEA Wetzl, KS FIX Napoleon, MO VORTAC 3100 § 95.6012VOR Federal Airway V12 Is Amended To Read in Part Emporia, KS VORTAC Wetzl, KS FIX *5000 *2600—MOCA *3000—GNSS MEA Wetzl, KS FIX Napoleon, MO VORTAC 3100 § 95.6026VOR Federal Airway V26 Is Amended To Read in Part Cherokee, WY VOR/DME Alcos, WY FIX 11700 Alcos, WY FIX Muddy Mountain, WY VOR/DME *10000 *9400—MOCA § 95.6027VOR Federal Airway V27 Is Amended To Read in Part Fortuna, CA VORTAC Crescent City, CA VORTAC 3000 § 95.6035VOR Federal Airway V35 Is Amended To Read in Part Holston Mountain, TN VORTAC Glade Spring, VA VOR/DME 6700 § 95.6037VOR Federal Airway V37 Is Amended To Read in Part Clarksburg, WV VOR/DME Tedds, WV FIX *4000 *3400—MOCA Tedds, WV FIX Cetpu, PA FIX *5000 *3400—MOCA *4000—GNSS MEA Cetpu, PA FIX Ellwood City, PA VORTAC *4000 *3200—MOCA § 95.6051VOR Federal Airway V51 Is Amended To Read in Part *Sheds, FL FIX Treasure, FL VORTAC **2000 *3000—MRA **1400—MOCA Treasure, FL VORTAC Ovido, FL FIX *4000 *2800—MOCA § 95.6053VOR Federal Airway V53 Is Amended To Read in Part Lexington, KY VORTAC Louisville, KY VORTAC 2800 § 95.6054VOR Federal Airway V54 Is Amended To Read in Part Fayetteville, NC VOR/DME Kinston, NC VORTAC *2000 *1900—MOCA § 95.6066VOR Federal Airway V66 Is Amended To Read in Part Anima, NM FIX Darce, NM FIX 9000 § 95.6068VOR Federal Airway V68 Is Amended To Read in Part Chisum, NM VORTAC Hager, NM FIX 6000 § 95.6070VOR Federal Airway V70 Is Amended To Read in Part Wilmington, NC VORTAC Beula, NC FIX *8000 *1600—MOCA *2000—GNSS MEA § 95.6094VOR Federal Airway V94 Is Amended To Read in Part Blythe, CA VORTAC *Vicko, AZ FIX 6000 *9000—MRA § 95.6114VOR Federal Airway V114 Is Amended To Read in Part Gregg County, TX VORTAC Carth, TX FIX *2300 *1900—MOCA Covex, LA FIX Nuboy, LA FIX *5000 *1900—MOCA Nuboy, LA FIX Alexandria, LA VORTAC W BND 5000 E BND 2000 § 95.6121VOR Federal Airway V121 Is Amended To Read in Part Roseburg, OR VOR/DME North Bend, OR VORTAC 5300 § 95.6133VOR Federal Airway V133 Is Amended To Read in Part *Traverse City, MI VORTAC Escanaba, MI VOR/DME 5000 *Traverse City R-301—R-002 Unusable BYD 10 NM BLO 5000 § 95.6144VOR Federal Airway V144 Is Amended To Read in Part Fort Wayne, IN VORTAC Buzzi, OH FIX *6000 *3000—MOCA § 95.6152VOR Federal Airway V152 Is Amended To Read in Part Kizer, FL FIX Ormond Beach, FL VORTAC *2800—MOCA NE BND *3600 SW BND *5000 § 95.6157VOR Federal Airway V157 Is Amended To Read in Part Fayetteville, NC VOR/DME Kinston, NC VORTAC *2000 *1900—MOCA § 95.6159VOR Federal Airway V159 Is Amended To Read in Part Jupem, FL FIX Treasure, FL VORTAC 2600 Treasure, FL VORTAC *Presk, FL FIX 3000 *2500—MRA Walnut Ridge, AR VORTAC Dogwood, MO VORTAC *3400 *3000—MOCA § 95.6184VOR Federal Airway V184 Is Amended To Read in Part Atlantic City, NJ VORTAC Panze, NJ FIX 2100 § 95.6190VOR Federal Airway V190 Is Amended To Read in Part Marion, IL VOR/DME Pocket City, IN VORTAC *5000 *2000—MOCA *2300—GNSS MEA § 95.6193VOR Federal Airway V193 Is Amended To Read in Part White Cloud, MI VOR/DME Traverse City, MI VORTAC *4000 *Traverse City R-188—R-207 Unusable BYD 10 NM BLO 4000 § 95.6203VOR Federal Airway V203 Is Amended To Read in Part Dinny, NY FIX Saranac Lake, NY VOR/DME 7000 **Saranac Lake, NY VOR/DME **Massena, NY VORTAC *10000 *5100—MOCA *6000—GNSS MEA **Massena R-159 Unusable, Use Saranac Lake R-339
§ 95.6213VOR Federal Airway V213 Is Amended To Read in Part Wilmington, NC VORTAC Wallo, NC FIX *8000 *1600—MOCA *5000—GNSS MEA Wallo, NC FIX Josch, NC FIX *1700—MOCA S BND *8000 *2000—GNSS MEA N BND *6000 Josch, NC FIX Ester, NC FIX *1700—MOCA S BND *6000 *2000—GNSS MEA N BND *3000 § 95.6225VOR Federal Airway V225 Is Amended To Read in Part Diddy, FL FIX Treasure, FL VORTAC 2000 § 95.6229VOR Federal Airway V229 Is Amended To Read in Part Atlantic City, NJ VORTAC Panze, NJ FIX 2100 Hartford, CT VOR/DME Gardner, MA VOR/DME 3000 § 95.6232VOR Federal Airway V232 Is Amended To Read in Part Keating, PA VORTAC Watso, PA FIX 4700 Watso, PA FIX Milton, PA VORTAC *4000 *2900—MOCA Milton, PA VORTAC Solberg, NJ VOR/DME 4000 Solberg, NJ VOR/DME Tykes, NJ FIX 2300 Tykes, NJ FIX Colts Neck, NJ VOR/DME 2000 § 95.6265VOR Federal Airway V265 Is Amended To Read in Part Jamestown, NY VOR/DME *Dunkirk, NY VORTAC 4000 *3400—MCA Dunkirk, NY VORTAC, S BND Dunkirk, NY VORTAC U.S. Canadian Border *3400 *2000—MOCA § 95.6285VOR Federal Airway V285 Is Amended To Read in Part Manistee, MI VOR/DME *Traverse City, MI VORTAC *2800 *Traverse City R-228—R260 Unusable BYD 10 NM BLO 4000 § 95.6295VOR Federal Airway V295 Is Amended To Read in Part Stoop, FL FIX Treasure, FL VORTAC 2000 Treasure, FL VORTAC Orlando, FL VORTAC *2600 *1600—MOCA § 95.6320VOR Federal Airway V320 Is Amended To Read in Part *Traverse City, MI VORTAC Mount Pleasant, MI VOR/DME *5000 *Traverse City R-077—R-187 Unusable BYD 10 NM BLO 5000 § 95.6370VOR Federal Airway V370 Is Amended To Read in Part Bands, CA FIX *Palm Springs, CA VORTAC 13000 *11800—MCA Palm Springs, CA VORTAC, W BND *6200—MCA Palm Springs, CA VORTAC, N BND § 95.6402VOR Federal Airway V402 Is Amended To Read in Part Tucumcari, NM VORTAC Moser, TX FIX 6300 Moser, TX FIX Panhandle, TX VORTAC *6000 *5500—MOCA § 95.6418VOR Federal Airway V418 Is Amended To Read in Part Salem, MI VORTAC Bewel, OH FIX #*4000 *2700—MOCA #For That Airspace Over U.S. Territory. § 95.6420VOR Federal Airway V420 Is Amended To Read in Part Green Bay, WI VORTAC *Traverse City, MI VORTAC 3500 *Traverse City R-261—R-300 Unusable BYD 10 NM BLO 3500 § 95.6429VOR Federal Airway V429 Is Amended To Read in Part Marion, IL VOR/DME Bible Grove, IL VORTAC *5000 *2100—MOCA *2300—GNSS MEA § 95.6437VOR Federal Airway V437 Is Amended To Read in Part Melbourne, FL VOR/DME Awiny, FL FIX *3000 *1600—MOCA Awiny, FL FIX Ovido, FL FIX NW BND 5000 SE BND 3000 Ovido, FL FIX Kizer, FL FIX *5000 *2800—MOCA Kizer, FL FIX Ormond Beach, FL VORTAC *2800—MOCA SW BND *5000 NE BND *3600 § 95.6508VOR Federal Airway V508 Is Amended To Delete Rugbb, KS FIX Johnson County, KS VOR/DME 2600 § 95.6537VOR Federal Airway V537 Is Amended To Read in Part Stoop, FL FIX Treasure, FL VORTAC 2000 Treasure, FL VORTAC *Presk, FL FIX 3000 *2500—MRA § 95.6566VOR Federal Airway V566 Is Amended To Read in Part Knelt, LA FIX Covex, LA FIX *3500 *1800—MOCA Covex, LA FIX Nuboy, LA FIX *5000 *1900—MOCA Nuboy, LA FIX Alexandria, LA VORTAC W BND 5000 E BND 2000 § 95.6589VOR Federal Airway V589 Is Amended To Read in Part Medicine Bow, WY VOR/DME Alcos, WY FIX 10100 Alcos, WY FIX Muddy Mountain, WY VOR/DME *10000 *9400—MOCA § 95.6438Alaska VOR Federal Airway V438 Is Amended To Read in Part Big Lake, AK VORTAC *Sures, AK FIX 7500 *10000—MRA Sures, AK FIX Liber, AK FIX #**10000 **8900—MOCA #MEA is established with a gap in navigation signal coverage. From To MEA MAA § 95.7001Jet Routes § 95.7045Jet Route J45 Is Amended To Read in Part Virginia Key, FL VOR/DME Treasure, FL VORTAC 18000 45000 Treasure, FL VORTAC Ormond Beach, FL VORTAC 18000 45000 § 95.7075Jet Route J75 Is Amended To Read in Part *Carmel, NY VOR/DME *Nelie, CT FIX 18000 45000 *Radar required between Carmel and Nelie Nelie, CT FIX Boston, MA VOR/DME 18000 45000 § 95.7079Jet Route J79 Is Amended To Read in Part Palm Beach, FL VORTAC Treasure, FL VORTAC 18000 45000 Treasure, FL VORTAC Ormond Beach, FL VORTAC 18000 45000 Airway Segment From To Changeover Points Distance From § 95.8003VOR Federal Airway Changeover Points V10 Is Amended To Delete Changeover Point Emporia, KS VORTAC Johnson County, KS VOR/DME 49 Emporia V12 Is Amended To Delete Changeover Point Emporia, KS VORTAC Johnson County, KS VOR/DME 49 Emporia V159 Is Amended To Delete Changeover Point Treasure, FL VORTAC Orlando, FL VORTAC 32 Treasure V203 Is Amended To Delete Changeover Point Saranac Lake, NY VOR/DME Massena, NY VORTAC 11 Saranac Lake V26 Is Amended To Add Changeover Point Montrose, CO VOR/DME Grand Junction, CO VOR/DME 23 Montrose V27 Is Amended To Delete Changeover Point Fortuna, CA VORTAC Crescent City, CA VORTAC 30 Fortuna V285 Is Amended To Add Changeover Point Manistee, MI VOR/DME Traverse City, MI VORTAC 29 Manistee