Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
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.
0901 UTC, January 23, 2003.Start Further Info Start Printed Page 78353
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Donald P. Pate, 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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental 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 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 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.
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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 95End List of Subjects Start Signature
Issued in Washington, DC on December 13, 2002.
James J. Ballough,
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,Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 95 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Part 95 is amended to read as follows:End Amendment Part
|§ 95.1001 Direct Routes—U.S. Bahamas Routes—2L Is Added To Read|
|Stella Maris, BS NDB||San Salvador, BS NDB||3,000|
|Bahamas Routes—55V Is Amended To Read in Part|
|Seaan, BS FIX||Muvod, BS FIX||*10,000|
|Muvod,BS FIX||BURGO, BS FIX||*16,000|
|Bahamas Routes—70V Is Amended To Read in Part|
|Freeport, BS VOR/DME||Grreg, BS FIX||3,500|
|Grreg, BS FIX||Marsh Harbour, BS NDB||3,500|
|§ 95.6001 Victor Routes—U.S. § 95.6067 VOR Federal Airway 67 Is Amended To read in Part|
|Cedar Rapids, IA VOR/DME||Waterloo, IA VORTAC||2,900|
|§ 95.6385 VOR Federal Airway 385 Is Amended To Read in Part|
|Lubbock, TX VORTAC||*Wagun, TX FIX||**8,000|
|Wagun, TX FIX||Abilene, TX VORTAC||*8,000|
|§ 95.8005 Jet Routes Changeover Points|
|J-58 Is Amended To Add Changeover Point|
|Milford, UT VORTAC||Farmington, NM VORTAC||92||Milford|
[FR Doc. 02-32412 Filed 12-23-02; 8:45 am]
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