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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, May 12, 2005.

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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 April 5, 2005.

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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Revisions to IFR Altitudes and Changeover Points

[Amendment 454, effective date, May 12, 2005]

FromToMEA
§ 95.1001 Direct Routes—U.S. Color Routes
§ 95.516 Green Federal Airway G16 Is Amended to Read in Part
Put River, AK NDBBarter Island, AK NDB2000
FromToMEAMAA
§ 95.4000 High Altitude RNAV Routes
§ 95.4001 RNAV Route Q1 Is Amended to Read in Part
Elmaa, WA FIXPoint Reyes, CA VORTAC#* 2400045000
* 18000-GNSS MEALos Angeles, CA VORTAC#*2600045000
# DME/DME/IRU RNAV MEA
§ 95.4003 RNAV Route Q3 Is Amended to Read in Part
Fepot, WA FIXPoint Reyes, CA VORTAC#* 2400045000
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* 18000-GNSS MEA
# DME/DME/IRU RNAV MEA
§ 95.4005 RNAV Route Q5 Is Amended to Read in Part
Harob, WA FIXStikm, CA FIX#* 2600045000
* 18000-GNSS MEA
# DME/DME/IRU RNAV MEA
§ 95.4007 RNAV Route Q7 Is Amended to Read in Part
Jinmo, WA FIXAvenal, CA VORTAC#* 2400045000
* 18000-GNSS MEA
# DME/DME/IRU RNAV MEA
§ 95.4009 RNAV Route Q9 Is Amended to Read in Part
Summa, WA FIXDerbb, CA FIX#* 2400045000
* 18000-GNSS MEA
# DME/DME/IRU RNAV MEA
§ 95.4011 RNAV Route Q11 Is Amended to Read in Part
Paage, WA FIXLos Angeles, CA VORTAC#* 2600045000
* 18000-GNSS MEA
# DME/DME/IRU RNAV MEA
FromToMEA
§ 95.6001 Victor Routes—U.S.
§ 95.6118 VOR Federal Airway V118 Is Amended to Read in Part
Laramie, WY VORTAC* Sense, WY FIX11000
§ 95.6161 VOR Federal Airway V161 Is Amended to Read in Part
Tulsa, OK VORTACNovel, OK FIX3000
Novel, OK FIXOswego, KS VORTAC2800
Oswego, KS VORTACNally, KS FIX* 3000
* 2400-MOCA
Nally, KS FIXButler, MO VORTAC* 3000
* 2500-MOCA
§ 95.6466 VOR Federal Airway V466 Is Amended to Read in Part
Glade Spring, VA VOR/DME* Dorff, VA FIX6600
* 7000-MRA
Airway segmentChange points
FromToDistanceFrom
§ 95.8003 VOR Federal Airway Changeover Points
V16 Is Amended to Delete Changeover Point
Pulaski, VA VORTACRoanoke, VA VORTAC10Pulaski
V45 Is Amended to Delete Changeover Point
Pulaski, VA VORTACBluefield, WV VORTAC10Pulaski
V466 Is Amended to Delete Changeover Point
Glade Spring, VA VOR/DMEPulaski, VA VORTAC58Glade Spring
V59 Is Amended to Delete Changeover Point
Pulaski, VA VORTACBeckley, WV VORTAC10Pulaski
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[FR Doc. 05-7211 Filed 4-8-05; 8:45 am]

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