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IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments

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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.

 

Table of Contents Back to Top

Tables Back to Top

DATES: Back to Top

Effective: 0901 UTC, November 15, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

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: Back to Top

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 Back to Top

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 Back to Top

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 Back to Top

Issued in Washington, DC, on October 12, 2012.

John M. Allen,

Deputy Director, Flight Standards Service.

Adoption of the Amendment Back to Top

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.

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PART 95—[AMENDED] Back to Top

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 Back to Top
From To MEA MAA
[Amendment 503 Effective Date November 15, 2012]
§ 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 Changeover points
From To 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
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[FR Doc. 2012-26334 Filed 10-25-12; 8:45 am]

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