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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 Date: 0901 UTC, April 8, 2010.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

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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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 March 5, 2010.

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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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 & Changeover Points

[Amendment 486 final effective date: April 08, 2010]

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§ 95.0040 Colored Federal Airways
§ 95.50 Green Federal Airway G10 Is Amended To Read in Part
Cape Newenham, AK NDBSt Paul Island, AK NDB/DME#4000
#HF Comms Required Below 8000
St Paul Island, AKBILBE, AK FIX3000
NDB/DME
Bilbe, AK FIXElfee, AK NDB*6000
*3800—MOCA
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FromToMEAMAA
§ 95.3000 Low Altitude RNAV Routes
§ 95.3227 RNAV Route T227 Is Amended To Read in Part
Fairbanks, AK VORTACPesge, AK FIX550017500
Pesge, AK FIXFipsu, AK FIX840017500
Fipsu, AK FIXCugob, AK FIX1100017500
*7000—MCA CUGOB, AK FIX, S BND
Cugob, AK FIXSiklv, AK FIX450017500
Siklv, AK FIXDeadhorse, AK VOR/DME220017500
FromToMEA
§ 95.6001 Victor Routes—U.S.
§ 95.6016 VOR Federal Airway V16 Is Amended To Read in Part
Flat Rock, VA VORTACRichmond, VA VORTAC2600
§ 95.6051  VOR Federal Airway V51 Is Amended To Read in Part
#Alma, GA VORTAC#Dublin, GA VORTAC*3000
*1700—MOCA
*2000—GNSS MEA
#Alma R-345 Unusable, USE Dublin R-170
§ 95.6104 VOR Federal Airway V104 Is Amended To Read in Part
Berlin, NH VOR/DMEAnsyn, ME FIX6500
Ansyn, ME FIXBangor, ME VORTAC4000
§ 95.6195 VOR Federal Airway V195 Is Amended To Read in Part
Williams, CA VORTACRed Bluff, CA VORTAC*3000
*1700—MOCA
§ 95.6212 VOR Federal Airway V212 Is Amended To Read in Part
Navasota, TX VORTACOscer, TX FIX3000
Oscer, TX FIXLufkin, TX VORTAC*4000
*1900—MOCA
§ 95.6260 VOR Federal Airway V260 Is Amended To Read in Part
Flat Rock, VA VORTACRichmond, VA VORTAC2600
§ 95.6483 VOR Federal Airway V483 Is Amended To Read in Part
Syracuse, NY VORTAC*Lysan, NY FIX2300
*3000—MRA
§ 95.6626 VOR Federal Airway V626 Is Amended To Read in Part
Myton, UT VORTACYmont, UT FIX*15000
*12600—MOCA
*12600—GNSS MEA
Airway segmentChangeover points
FromToDistanceFrom
§ 95.8003 VOR Federal Airway Changeover Points
Jacks Creek, TN VOR/DMEShelbyville, TN VOR/DME50Jacks Creek
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[FR Doc. 2010-4845 Filed 3-9-10; 8:45 am]

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