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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, September 4, 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: PO 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 Start Printed Page 44612circumstances 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 July 25, 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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PART 95—[AMENDED]

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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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FromToMEA
§ 95.1001 Direct Routes—U.S.
Atlantic Routes—A555 Is Amended To Read in Part
Stella Maris, BS NDBMicas, IB FIX2,000
Micas, IB FIXEgann, IB FIX5,000
Egann, IB FIXMayag, IB FIX2,000
Mayag, IB FIXGrand Turk, BS VORTAC2,000
Atlantic Routes—G629 Is Amended By Adding
Great Inagua, BS NDBCathi, OA FIX3,000
Cathi, OA FIXProvidenciales, BS VOR/DME1,500
Providenciales, BS VOR/DMEEgann, IB FIX1,500
Egann, IB FIXRaham, IB FIX2,000
Atlantic Routes—G648 Is Amended By Adding
Grand Turk, BS VORTACProvidenciales, BS VOR/DME1,500
Providenciales, BS VOR/DMEMicas, IB FIX2,000
Bahamas Routes—63v Is Amended To Read in Part
Turps, FL FIXMixae, IB FIX3,000
Mixae, IB FIXHalbi, BS FIX4,000
§ 95.6001 Victor Routes_U.S.
§ 95.6014 VOR Federal Airway 14 Is Amended To Read in Part
Will Rogers, OK VORTACTotes, OK FIX*3,700
*3,000-MOCA
§ 95.6017 VOR Federal Airway 17 Is Amended To Read in Part
Milet, TX FIXSomer, TX FIX*4,000
*2,500-MOCA
§ 95.6514 VOR Federal Airway 514 Is Amended To Read in Part
Twentynine Palms, CA VORTAC*GoFFS, CA VORTAC** 12,000
* 10,200-MCA GoFFS VORTAC NE
** 7,800—MOCA
§ 95.6538 VOR Federal Airway 538 Is Amended To Read in Part
Twentynine Palms, CA VORTAC*GoFFS, CA VORTAC** 12,000
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* 10,200-MCA GOFFS VORTAC NE
** 7,800-MOCA
§ 95.6566 VOR Federal Airway 566 Is Amended To Read in Part
Works, TX FIXBelcher, LA VORTAC3,100
FromToMEAMAA
§ 95.7001 Jet Routes
§ 95.7010 Jet Route No. 10 Is Amended To Read in Part
Twentynine Palms, CA VORTACHippi, AZ FIX2300040000
Hippi, AZ FIXFlagstaff, AZ VOR/DME2300040000
Flagstaff, AZ VOR/DMEFarmington, NM VORTAC1800040000
§ 95.7147 Jet Route No. 147 Is Amended To Read in Part
Beckley, WV VORTACGreenbrier VOR/DME1800045000
Greenbrier VOR/DMECasanova, VA VORTAC1800045000
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[FR Doc. 03-19403 Filed 7-29-03; 8:45 am]

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