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IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

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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, November 23, 2006.

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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 November 23, 2006.

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 464 Effective Date, November 23, 2006]

FromToMEA
§ 95.6001 VICTOR ROUTES-U.S.
§ 95.6005 VOR Federal Airway V5 is Amended to Read in Part
Dublin, GA VORTACAthens, GA VORTAC*3000
*2200-MOCA
§ 95.6051 VOR Federal Airway V51 is Amended to Read in Part
Dublin, GA VORTACAthens, GA VORTAC*3000
*2200-MOCA
§ 95.6063 VOR Federal Airway V63 is Amended to Read in Part
Razorback, AR VORTACGamps, AR FIX3500
Gamps, AR FIXJenky, MO FIX*4000
*3100-MOCA
Jenky, MO FIXBilie, MO FIX3300
Bilie, MO FIXSpringfield, MO VORTAC3000
§ 95.6140 VOR Federal Airway V140 is Amended to Read in Part
Razorback, AR VORTACSpray, AR FIX*3400
*2900-MOCA
Spray, AR FIXHarrison, AR VOR/DME*4000
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§ 95.6155 VOR Federal Airway V155 is Amended to Read in Part
Sinca, GA FIX*Beylo, GA FIX**5000
*3000-MRA
**2400-MOCA
§ 95.6267 VOR Federal Airway V267 is Amended to Read in Part
Dublin, GA VORTACAthens, GA VORTAC*3000
*2200-MOCA
§ 95.6345 VOR Federal Airway V345 is Amended to Read in Part
Eau Claire, WI VORTACHomlo, WI FIX*5200
*3000-MOCA
Homlo, WI FIXHayward, WI VOR/DME*10000
*3000-MOCA
Hayward, WI VOR/DMEGrass, WI FIX*10000
*2900-MOCA
Grass, WI FIXAshland, WI VOR/DME*4000
*2900-MOCA
§ 95.6506 VOR Federal Airway V506 is Amended to Read in Part
Neosho, MO VOR/DMEBilie, MO FIX3000
Bilie, MO FIXSpringfield, MO VORTAC3000
§ 95.6527 VOR Federal Airway V527 is Amended to Read in Part
Razorback, AR VORTACGamps, AR FIX3500
Gamps, AR FIXJenky, MO FIX*4000
*3100-MOCA
Jenky, MO FIXBilie, MO FIX3300
Bilie, MO FIXSpringfield, MO VORTAC3000
Airway SegmentChangeover points
FromToDistanceFrom
§ 95.8003 VOR Federal Airway Changeover Points V267 is Amended to Add Changeover Point
Dublin, GA VORTACAthens, GA VORTAC47Dublin.
V5 is Amended to Add Changeover Point
Dublin, GA VORTACAthens, GA VORTAC47Dublin.
V51 is Amended to Add Changeover Point
Dublin, GA VORTACAthens, GA VORTAC47Dublin.
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[FR Doc. 06-9370 Filed 11-22-06; 8:45 am]

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