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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, October 22, 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 September 25, 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 to read as follows:

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Revisions to IFR Altitudes & Changeover Points

[Amendment 483 effective date, October 22, 2009]

§ 95.4000 High Altitude RNAV Routes
§ 95.4265 RNAV Route T265 Is Added To Read
Kelsi, IL FIXBullz, IL FIX* 4000
* 2300—MOCA
Bullz, IL FIXVeena, WI FIX* 4000
* 2600—MOCA
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§ 95.6001 Victor Routes—U.S.
§ 95.6036 VOR Federal Airway V36 Is Amended To Read In Part
Buffalo, NY VOR/DME* Burst, NY FIX* * 11000
* 11000—MCA Burst, NY FIX, NW BND
* * 4000—GNSS MEA
§ 95.6155 VOR Federal Airway V155 Is Amended To Read In Part
Lawrenceville, VA VORTACMelia, VA FIX2000
§ 95.6157 VOR Federal Airway V157 Is Amended To Read In Part
Alma, GA VORTACLotts, GA FIX* 10000
* 1800—MOCA
* 2000—GNSS MEA
Lawrenceville, VA VORTACDalto, VA FIX2000
§ 95.6276 VOR Federal Airway V276 Is Amended To Read In Part
Manta, NJ FIX* Prepi, OA FIX* * 3000
* 8000—MRA
* * 2000—MOCA
§ 95.6286 VOR Federal Airway V286 Is Amended To Read In Part
Brooke, VA VORTAC* Zunar, VA FIX* * 3000
* 5000—MCA Zunar, VA FIX, SE BND
* * 2000—GNSS MEA
Zunar, VA FIXFaged, VA FIX* 5000
* 2000—GNSS MEA
Faged, VA FIXGwynn, VA FIX2000
§ 95.6288 VOR Federal Airway V288 Is Amended To Read In Part
* Corin, UT FIXFort Bridger, WY VOR/DME* * 16000
* 13000—MRA
* * 11400—MOCA
* * 12000—GNSS MEA
§ 95.6312 VOR Federal Airway V312 Is Amended To Read In Part
Coyle, NJ VORTAC* Drift, NJ FIX2000
* 6000—MRA
* Drift, NJ FIX* * Prepi, OA FIX* * * 4800
* 6000—MRA
* * 8000—MRA
* * * 2000—GNSS MEA
§ 95.6329 VOR Federal Airway V329 Is Amended To Delete
Corky, FL FIXAndalusia, AL VOR* 3000
* 1600—MOCA
Andalusia, AL VORRutel, AL FIX* 3000
* 2100—MOCA
Rutel, AL FIXMontgomery, AL VORTAC* 3000
* 1900—MOCA
§ 95.6454 VOR Federal Airway V454 Is Amended To Read In Part
Liberty, NC VORTAC* Nokiy, VA FIX* * 6000
* 9000—MCA Nokiy, VA FIX, NE BND
* * 3000—GNSS MEA
Nokiy, VA FIXLawrenceville, VA VORTAC* 9000
* 3000—GNSS MEA
§ 95.6481 VOR Federal Airway V481 Is Amended To Read In Part
Donel, AK FIX* Big Delta, AK Vortac
N Bnd7000
S Bnd12000
* 7800—MCA Big Delta, AK VORTAC, S BND
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FromToChangeover points
§ 95.8003 VOR Federal Airway Changeover Points
Airway Segment V-259 Is Amended To Add Changeover Point
Grand Strand, SC VORTACFlorence, SC VORTAC25Grand Strand
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[FR Doc. E9-23752 Filed 10-1-09; 8:45 am]