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IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments

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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.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

0901 UTC, July 10, 2003.

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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.

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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.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 95

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Issued in Washington, DC on June 5, 2003.

James J. Ballough,

Director, Flight Standards Service.

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Adoption of the Amendment

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Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, part 95 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (

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1. The authority citation for part 95 continues to read as follows:

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40106, 40113, 40114, 40120, 44502, 44514, 44719, 44721.

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2. Part 95 is amended to read as follows:

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Revisions to IFR Altitudes & Changeover Points

[Amendment 442, Effective date, July 10, 2003]

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§ 95.5000 High Altitude RNAV Routes
§ 95.5001 RNAV Route No. Q1 is added to read
ELMAA, WA FIXPOINT REYES, CA VORTAC#1800045000
#GNSS REQUIRED
#DME/DME RNAV NA
§ 95.5003 RNAV Route No. Q3 is added to read
FEPOT, WA WPPOINT REYES, CA VORTAC#1800045000
#GNSS REQUIRED
#DME/DME RNAV NA
§ 95.5005 RNAV Route No. Q5 is added to read
HAROB, WA WPSTIKM CA WP#1800045000
#GNSS REQUIRED
#DME/DME RNAV NA
§ 95.5007 RNAV Route No. Q7 is added to read
JINMO, WA WPAVENAL, CA VORTAC#1800045000
#GNSS REQUIRED
#DME/DME RNAV NA
§ 95.5009 RNAV Route No. Q9 is added to read
SUMMA, WA FIXDERBB, CA FIX#1800045000
#GNSS REQUIRED
#DME/DME RNAV NA
§ 95.5011 RNAV Route No. Q11 is added to read
PAAGE, WA WPLOS ANGELES, CA VORTAC#1800045000
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#GNSS REQUIRED
#DME/DME RNAV NA
§ 95.5013 RNAV Route No. Q13 is added to read
PAWLI, OR WPLIDAT, NV FIX#1800045000
#GNSS REQUIRED
#DME/DME RNAV NA
§ 95.5501 RNAV Route No. Q501 is added to read
SOBME, SD WPGOPHER, MN VORTAC#1800045000
#GNSS REQUIRED
#DME/DME RNAV NA
GOPHER, MN VORTACVIXIS, CANADA FIX#1800045000
#GNSS REQUIRED
#DME/DME RNAV NA
#Excludes the Portion within Canada
§ 95.5502 RNAV Route No. Q502 is added to read
SOBME, SD WPGOPHER, MN VORTAC#1800045000
#GNSS REQUIRED
#DME/DME RNAV NA
GOPHER, MN VORTACKENPA, CANADA FIX#1800045000
#GNSS REQUIRED
#DME/DME RNAV NA
#Excludes the Portion within Canada
§ 95.5504 RNAV Route No. Q504 is added to read
HEMDI, SD WPNOTAP, CANADA WP#1800045000
#GNSS REQUIRED
#DME/DME RNAV NA
#Excludes the Portion within Canada
§ 95.5505 RNAV Route No. Q505 is added to read
HEMDI, SD WPOMAGA, CANADA FIX#1800045000
#GNSS REQUIRED
#DME/DME RNAV NA
#Excludes the Portion within Canada
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§ 95.6001 Victor Routes—U.S.
§ 95.6003 VOR Federal Airway 3 Is Amended To Read in Part
Brunswick, GA VORTAC*Broun, GA FIX**3,000
*11,000—MRA
**2,200—MOCA
Broun, GA FIX*Harps, GA FIX**3,000
*3,800—MRA
**2,200—MOCA
Harps, GA FIXKeler, GA FIX*3,000
*2,200—MOCA
Keler, GA FIXSavannah, GA VORTAC*3,000
*1,900—MOCA
§ 95.6033 VOR Federal Airway 33 is Amended To Read in Part
Bradford, PA VOR/DMEVairs, NY FIX*10,000
*4800—MOCA
Vairs, NY FIXBuffalo, NY VOR/DME*5,000
*4000—MOCA
§ 95.6037 VOR Federal Airway 37 is Amended To Read in Part
Brunswick, GA VORTAC*Broun, GA FIX**3,000
*11,000—MRA
**2,200—MOCA
Broun, GA FIX*Harps, GA FIX**3,000
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*3,800—MRA
**2,200—MOCA
Harps, GA FIXKeler, GA FIX*3,000
*2,200—MOCA
Keler, GA FIXSavannah, GA VORTAC*3,000
*1,900—MOCA
Savannah, GA VORTACAllendale, SC VOR*4,000
*1,500—MOCA
§ 95.6154 VOR Federal Airway 154 is Amended To Read in Part
Ocone, GA FIXSavannah, GA VORTAC*3,000
*1,800—MOCA
§ 95.6185 VOR Federal Airway 185 is Amended To Read in Part
Savannah, GA VORTAC*Spong, GA FIX**3,000
*5,000—MRA
**2,200—MOCA
Spong, GA FIXColliers, SC VORTAC*3,000
*2,200—MOCA
§ 95.6298 VOR Federal Airway 298 is Amended To Read in Part
Chang, WY FIXGillette, WY VOR/DME7,200
§ 95.6437 VOR Federal Airway 437 is Amended To Read in Part
Ormond Beach, FL VORTAC*Jetso, FL FIX**3,000
*3,500—MRA
**1,300—MOCA
Jetso, FL FIXHotar, FL FIX*5,000
*1,200—MOCA
Hotar, FL FIXStary, GA FIX*8,000
*1,200—MOCA
Stary, GA FIXSavannah, GA VORTAC*3,000
*1,900—MOCA
§ 95.6441 VOR Federal Airway 441 is Amended To Read in Part
Stary, GA FIXSavannah, GA VORTAC*3,000
*1,900—MOCA
§ 95.6578 VOR Federal Airway 578 is Amended To Read in Part
Alma, GA VORTACSavannah, GA VORTAC*6,000
*2,600—MOCA
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§ 95.7001 Jet Routes
§ 95.7002 Jet Route No. 2 Is Amended To Read in Part
Lake Charles, LA VORTACBaton Rouge, LA VORTAC18,00045,000
Baton Rouge, LA VORTACSemmes, LA VORTAC18,00045,000
§ 95.7138 Jet Route No. 138 Is Amended To Read in Part
Lake Charles, LA VORTACBaton Rouge, LA VORTAC18,00045,000
Baton Rouge, LA VORTACSemmes, LA VORTAC18,00045,000
§ 95.7590 Jet Route No. 590 Is Amended To Read in Part
Lake Charles, LA VORTACBaton Rouge, LA VORTAC18,00045,000
Baton Rouge, LA VORTACGreene County, MS VORTAC18,00045,000
Airway SegmentChangeover Points
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§ 95.8003 VOR Federal Airway Changeover Points Is Amended To Delete Changeover Point V-437
Ormond Beach FL, VORTACSavannah, GA VORTAC80Ormond Beach.
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[FR Doc. 03-14586 Filed 6-9-03; 8:45 am]

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