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IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


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 02, 2009.

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Harry Hodges, 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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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.


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 May 29, 2009.

John M. Allen,

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 as follows:

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Revisions to IFR Altitudes & Changeover Points

[Amendment 481 Effective Date, July 02, 2009]

§ 95.6001 Victor Routes-U.S.
§ 95.6031 VOR Federal Airway V31 Is Amended To Read in Part
Patuxent, MD VORTAC*Aruye, MD FIX2500
*Aruye, MD FIXNottingham, MD VORTAC#**6000
**3000-GNSS MEA
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#R-138 Unusable Below 6000′
§ 95.6045 VOR Federal Airway V45 Is Amended To Read in Part
Henderson, WV VORTAC*Bremn, OH FIX**10000
*10000-MCA Bremn, OH FIX, S Bnd
**3000-GNSS MEA
Bremn, OH FIXAppleton, OH VORTAC3000
§ 95.6051 VOR Federal Airway V51 Is Amended To Read in Part
Craig, FL VORTACAlma, GA VORTAC*5000
*4000-GNSS MEA
§ 95.6053 VOR Federal Airway V53 Is Amended To Read in Part
Columbia, SC VORTACWills, SC FIX4000
Wills, SC FIXSpartanburg, SC VORTAC2700
§ 95.6084 VOR Federal Airway V84 Is Amended To Read in Part
MKTKT, NY FIXBuffalo, NY VOR/DME#*6000
*3000-GNSS MEA
#Buf R-282 Unusable Below 6000
§ 95.6097 VOR Federal Airway V97 Is Amended To Read in Part
Darbs, FL FIXPlyer, FL FIX*6000
*4000-GNSS MEA
Plyer, FL FIXClamp, FL FIX*7000
*4000—GNSS MEA
Clamp, FL FIXHevvn, FL FIX*6000
*4000-GNSS MEA
Hevvn, FL FIXAddax, FL FIX*3000
*2000-GNSS MEA
§ 95.6139 VOR Federal Airway V139 Is Amended To Read in Part
Providence, RI VORTACInndy, MA FIX*3000
*2000-GNSS MEA
§ 95.6151 VOR Federal Airway V151 Is Amended To Read in Part
Gails, MA FIXProvidence, RI VORTAC*3000
*2000-GNSS MEA
§ 95.6189 VOR Federal Airway V189 Is Amended To Read in Part
Wright Brothers, NC VOR/DME*Darez, NC FIX**8000
*8000-MCA Darez, NC FIX, E Bnd
**3000-GNSS MEA
Darez, NC FIXTar River, NC VORTAC*6000
*4000-GNSS MEA
§ 95.6198 VOR Federal Airway V198 Is Amended To Read in Part
Sabine Pass, TX VOR/DMEWhite Lake, LA VOR/DME*4000
*2000-GNSS MEA
§ 95.6200 VOR Federal Airway V200 Is Amended To Read in Part
Racer, CO FIXMeeker, CO VOR/DME10500
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§ 95.6441 VOR Federal Airway V441 Is Amended To Read in Part
Ocala, FL VORTAC*Lejko, FL FIX2000
*Lejko, FL FIXGators, FL VORTAC2000
§ 95.6448 VOR Federal Airway V448 Is Amended To Read in Part
Class, ID FIX*Oliby, MT FIX**12000
*13000-MCA Oliby, MT FIX, NE Bnd
**10000-GNSS MEA
Oliby, MT FIXKilly, MT FIX*13000
*9000-GNSS MEA
Killy, MT FIXKalispell, MT VOR/DME*12000
*8000-GNSS MEA
§ 95.6537 VOR Federal Airway V537 Is Amended To Read in Part
Ocala, FL VORTAC*Lejko, FL FIX2000
*Lejko, FL FIXGators, FL VORTAC2000
§ 95.7001 Jet Routes
§ 95.7149 Jet Route J149 Is Amended To Read in Part
Armel, VA VORTACGeffs, WV FIX*3100041000
*18000-GNSS MEA
Geffs, WV FIXHacks, WV FIX*2900041000
*18000-GNSS MEA
Hacks, WV FIXRosewood, OH VORTAC*2300045000
*18000-GNSS MEA
§ 95.7167 Jet Route J167 Is Amended To Read in Part
Fort Yukon, AK VORTACU.S. Canadian Border1800045000
FromToChangeover Points
§ 95.8003 VOR Federal Airway Changeover Points Airway Segment V448 Is Amended To Modify Changeover Point
Spokane, WA VORTACKalispell, MT VOR/DME105Spokane
V45 Is Amended To Add Changeover Point
Henderson, WV VORTACAppleton, OH VORTAC59Henderson
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[FR Doc. E9-12991 Filed 6-3-09; 8:45 am]