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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.

DATES:

Effective 0901 UTC, September 30, 2004.

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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 Start Printed Page 51951contrary 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 August 17, 2004.

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 as follows:

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Revisions to IFR Altitudes and Changeover Points

[Amendment 450 effective date, September 30, 2004]

FromToMEAMAA
§ 95.5000 High Altitude RNAV Routes
§ 95.5001 RNAV Route No. Q1 Is Amended To Read in Part
ELMAA, WA FIXPOINT REYES, CA VORTAC GNSS DME/DME/IRU RNAV  18000 2900045000
§ 95.5003 RNAV Route No. Q3 Is Amended To Read in Part
FEPOT, WA FIXPOINT REYES, CA VORTAC GNSS DME/DME/IRU/RNAV  18000 2900045000
§ 95.5005 RNAV Route No. Q5 Is Amended To Read in Part
HAROB, WA FIXSTIKM, CA FIX GNSS DME/DME/IRU/RNAV  18000 2900045000
FromToMEA
§ 95.60001 VICTOR Routes—U.S.
§ 95.6070 VOR Federal Airway 70 Is Amended To Read in Part
CHAFF, AL FIXRUTEL, AL FIX*2,500
*1,800-MOCA
§ 95.6198 VOR Federal Airway 198 Is Amended To Read in Part
FORT STOCKTON, TX VORTAC
*5,500-MOCAKEMPL, TX FIX*8,000
KEMPL, TX FIXJUNCTION, TX VORTAC*6,000
*4,000-MOCA
§ 95.6222 VOR Federal Airway 222 Is Amended To Read in Part
FORT STOCKTON, TX VORTAC
*5,500-MOCAKEMPL, TX FIX*8,000
KEMPL, TX FIXJUNCTION, TX VORTAC*6,000
*4,000-MOCA
§ 95.6329 VOR Federal Airway 329 Is Amended To Read in Part
RUTEL, AL FIXMONTGOMERY, AL VORTAC*3,000
*1,900-MOCA
§ 95.6454 VOR Federal Airway 454 Is Amended To Read in Part
CHAFF, AL FIXRUTEL, AL FIX*2,500
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*1,800-MOCA
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[FR Doc. 04-19365 Filed 8-23-04; 8:45 am]

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