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14 CFR Part 95

[Docket No. 30868; Amdt. No. 503]

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:0901 UTC, November 15, 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 October 12, 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.

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 503 Effective Date November 15, 2012] From To MEA MAA § 95.4000HIGH ALTITUDE RNAV ROUTES § 95.4062RNAV ROUTE Q62 Is Amended by Adding WATSN, IN FIX DAIFE, IN FIX 18000 45000 DAIFE, IN FIX NOLNN, OH FIX 18000 45000 From To MEA § 95.6001VICTOR ROUTES—U.S. § 95.6001VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V1 Is Amended to Read in Part CHARLESTON, SC VORTAC KIMMY, SC FIX 2000 KIMMY, SC FIX GRAND STRAND, SC VORTAC 2100 § 95.6008VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V8 Is Amended to Read in Part GRAND JUNCTION, CO VOR/DME *SQUAT, CO FIX **10500 *12000—MCA SQUAT, CO FIX, NE BND **9600—MOCA § 95.6021VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V21 Is Amended To Read in Part DILLON, MT VOR/DME *WHITEHALL, MT VOR/DME 10000 *9300—MCA WHITEHALL, MT VOR/DME, N BND § 95.6030VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V30 Is Amended To Read in Part EAST TEXAS, PA VOR/DME SOLBERG, NJ VOR/DME 2700 § 95.6034VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V34 Is Amended To Read in Part HANCOCK, NY VOR/DME RIMBA, NY FIX 6000 RIMBA, NY FIX WEETS, NY FIX 6400 WEETS, NY FIX PAWLING, NY VOR/DME W BND 6000 E BND 4000 § 95.6035VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V35 Is Amended To Read in Part ELMIRA, NY VOR/DME SCIPO, NY FIX 3700 § 95.6045VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V45 Is Amended To Read in Part RALEIGH/DURHAM, NC VORTAC *CHAPL, NC FIX **2400 *2800—MCA CHAPL, NC FIX, W BND **1900—MOCA CHAPL, NC FIX GREENSBORO, NC VORTAC 3100 § 95.6052VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V52 Is Amended To Read in Part DES MOINES, IA VORTAC BUSSY, IA FIX #*4500 *2400—MOCA *2700—GNSS MEA #DES MOINES R-105 UNUSABLE, USE OTTUMWA R-287 BUSSY, IA FIX OTTUMWA, IA VOR/DME 2700 § 95.6066VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V66 Is Amended To Read in Part MISSION BAY, CA VORTAC *RYAHH, CA FIX *6400—MCA RYAHH, CA FIX, E BND E BND 7000 W BND 4000 RYAHH, CA FIX BARET, CA FIX *6100—MOCA E BND *8400 W BND *7000 BARET, CA FIX *KUMBA, CA FIX 8400 *6700—MCA KUMBA, CA FIX, W BND KUMBA, CA FIX IMPERIAL, CA VORTAC 4300 § 95.6095VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V95 Is Amended To Read in Part BLUE MESA, CO VOR/DME ROMLY, CO FIX E BND 17000 W BND 12000 ROMLY, CO FIX *HOHUM, CO FIX **17000 *13100—MCA HOHUM, CO FIX, S BND **16200—MOCA § 95.6106VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V106 Is Amended To Read in Part WEETS, NY FIX PAWLING, NY VOR/DME W BND 6000 E BND 4000 § 95.6133VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V133 Is Amended To Read in Part TRAVERSE CITY, MI VORTAC ESCANABA, MI VOR/DME 5000 § 95.6139VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V139 Is Amended To Read in Part NEW BERN, NC VOR/DME PEARS, NC FIX *2000—GNSS MEA S BND *2000 N BND *6000 PEARS, NC FIX SUNNS, NC FIX *6000 *2100—MOCA *2100—GNSS MEA SUNNS, NC FIX NORFOLK, VA VORTAC *1600—MOCA NE BND *2500 SW BND *4800 *2000—GNSS MEA § 95.6175VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V175 Is Amended To Read In Part KIRKSVILLE, MO VORTAC OHGEE, IA FIX 2800 OHGEE, IA FIX DES MOINES, IA VORTAC #*7000 *2500—MOCA #DES MOINES R-141 UNUSABLE, USE KIRKSVILLE R-323 § 95.6193VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V193 Is Amended To Read in Part WHITE CLOUD, MI VOR/DME TRAVERSE CITY, MI VORTAC 4000 § 95.6249VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V249 Is Amended To Read in Part WEETS, NY FIX RIMBA, NY FIX 6400 § 95.6263 VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V263 Is Amended To Read in Part HUGO, CO VOR/DME *LIMEX, CO FIX **10000 *10000—MRA **8500—MOCA **9000—GNSS MEA *LIMEX, CO FIX AKRON, CO VOR/DME **8500 *10000—MRA **7200—MOCA § 95.6267VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V267 Is Amended To Read in Part BAIRN, FL FIX ORLANDO, FL VORTAC 2600 § 95.6285VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V285 Is Amended To Read in Part MANISTEE, MI VOR/DME TRAVERSE CITY, MI VORTAC 2800
§ 95.6295VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V295 Is Amended To Read in Part TREASURE, FL VORTAC BAIRN, FL FIX *2600 *1600—MOCA BAIRN, FL FIX ORLANDO, FL VORTAC 2600 § 95.6310VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V310 Is Amended To Read in Part GREENSBORO, NC VORTAC *CHAPL, NC FIX 3100 *2800—MCA CHAPL, NC FIX, W BND CHAPL, NC FIX RALEIGH/DURHAM, NC VORTAC *2400 *1900—MOCA § 95.6320VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V320 Is Amended To Read in Part TRAVERSE CITY, MI VORTAC MOUNT PLEASANT, MI VOR/DME 5000 § 95.6392VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V392 Is Amended To Read in Part SACRAMENTO, CA VORTAC ROZZY, CA FIX *3500 *2200—MOCA § 95.6405VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V405 Is Amended To Read In Part LANNA, NJ FIX SOLBERG, NJ VOR/DME 2700 § 95.6420VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V420 Is Amended To Read in Part GREEN BAY, WI VORTAC TRAVERSE CITY, MI VORTAC 3500 § 95.6458VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V458 Is Amended To Read in Part JULIAN, CA VORTAC *KUMBA, CA FIX 7900 *5600—MCA KUMBA, CA FIX, NW BND KUMBA, CA FIX IMPERIAL, CA VORTAC 4300 § 95.6460VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V460 Is Amended To Read in Part MISSION BAY, CA VORTAC *RYAHH, CA FIX *6400—MCA RYAHH, CA FIX, E BND E BND 7000 W BND 4000 RYAHH, CA FIX BARET, CA FIX W BND 4000 *6100—MOCA E BND *8400 W BND *7000 BARET, CA FIX CANNO, CA FIX 8400 CANNO, CA FIX JULIAN, CA VORTAC 8800 § 95.6483VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V483 Is Amended To Read in Part KINGSTON, NY VOR/DME WEETS, NY FIX *3200—MOCA NW BND *6000 SE BND *4000 WEETS, NY FIX RIMBA, NY FIX 6400 § 95.6494VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V494 Is Amended To Read in Part SACRAMENTO, CA VORTAC ROZZY, CA FIX *3500 *2200—MOCA § 95.6514VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V514 Is Amended To Read in Part MISSION BAY, CA VORTAC *RYAHH, CA FIX *6400—MCA RYAHH, CA FIX, E BND E BND 7000 W BND 4000 RYAHH, CA FIX BARET, CA FIX *6100—MOCA E BND *8400 W BND *7000 BARET, CA FIX CANNO, CA FIX 8400 CANNO, CA FIX JULIAN, CA VORTAC 8800 § 95.6611VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V611 Is Amended To Read in Part JEFEL, CO FIX *LIMEX, CO FIX #8500 *10000—MRA #GNSS MEA From To MEA MAA § 95.7528JET ROUTE J528 Is Amended To Delete WHATCOM, WA VORTAC U.S. CANADIAN BORDER 18000 45000 Airway segment From To Changeover points Distance From § 95.8003VOR Federal Airway Changeover Points V1 CHARLESTON, SC VORTAC GRAND STRAND, SC VORTAC 46 CHARLESTON Is Amended To Add Changeover Point V208 SANTA CATALINA, CA VORTAC OCEANSIDE, CA VORTAC 31 SANTA CATALINA Is Amended To Add Changeover Point V27 SANTA CATALINA, CA VORTAC OCEANSIDE, CA VORTAC 31 SANTA CATALINA Is Amended To Add Changeover Point V34 ROCHESTER, NY VOR/DME HANCOCK, NY VOR/DME 60 ROCHESTER Is Amended To Add Changeover Point V458 SANTA CATALINA, CA VORTAC OCEANSIDE, CA VORTAC 31 SANTA CATALINA