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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.

DATES:

Effective Date: 0901 UTC, February 9, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Rick Dunham, 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.

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.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 95

Issued in Washington, DC on January 6, 2012.

John McGraw,

Deputy Director, Flight Standards Service.

Adoption of the Amendment

Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, part 95 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 95) is amended as follows effective at 0901 UTC, February 9, 2012.

1. The authority citation for part 95 continues to read as follows:

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40106, 40113, 40114, 40120, 44502, 44514, 44719, 44721.

2. Part 95 is amended to read as follows:

Revisions to IFR Altitudes and Changeover Points Amendment 498 Effective Date February 9, 2012

FromToMEA
§ 95.10 Amber Federal Airway A1 Is Amended To Read in Part
Orca Bay, AK NDBCampbell Lake, AK NDB*9000
* 8300-MOCA

FromToMEAMAA
§ 95.3000 Low Altitude RNAV Routes
§ 95.3223 RNAV Route T223 Is Amended To Read in Part
Nonda, AK FIX* Bluga, AK FIX**1240017500
* 10000—MCA Bluga, AK FIX, SW BND
** 11800—MOCA
Bluga, AK FIX*Amott, AK FIX300017500
* 7400—MCA Amott, AK FIX, SW BND
Is Amended by Adding
Amott, AK FIXAnchorage, AK VOR/DME300017500
§ 95.3227 RNAV Route T227 Is Amended by Adding
Big Lake, AK VORTACSures, AK FIX700017500
Sures, AK FIXCawin, AK FIX*970017500
* 8600—MOCA
Cawin, AK FIXLiber, AK FIX900017500
Liber, AK FIX* Glows, AK FIX710017500
* 4800—MCA Glows, AK FIX, S BND
Is Amended To Read in Part
Culti, AK FIXBatty, AK FIX*610017500
* 5600—MOCA
Batty, AK FIX*Amott, AK FIX**1300017500
* 5200—MCA Amott, AK FIX, SW BND
** 12300—MOCA
Amott, AK FIXBig Lake, AK VORTAC*340017500
* 2700—MOCA
Glows, AK FIXFairbanks, AK VORTAC340017500
§ 95.3244 RNAV Route T244 Is Amended To Read in Part
Anchorage, AK VOR/DME* Cakad, AK FIX300017500
* 6400—MCA Cakad, AK FIX, NW BND
Cakad, AK FIXCexix, AK FIX660017500
Cexix, AK FIX* Betpe, AK FIX1000017500
* 7800—MCA Betpe, AK FIX, SE BND
Betpe, AK FIXCheff, AK FIX640017500
Cheff, AK FIXConfi, AK FIX530017500
§ 95.3246 RNAV Route T246 Is Amended To Read in Part
Mc Grath, AK VORTAC* Winor, AK FIX490017500
* 7500—MCA Winor, AK FIX, SE BND
Winor, AK FIXFfitz, AK FIX820017500
Ffitz, AK FIX* Frida, AK FIX880017500
* 7600—MCA Frida, AK FIX, NW BND
Frida, AK FIX* Ivann, AK FIX660017500
* 5900—MCA Ivann, AK FIX, W BND
Ivann, AK FIXAnchorage, AK VOR/DME220017500
§ 95.3269 RNAV Route T269 Is Amended To Read in Part
Johnstone Point, AK VOR/DME* Fimib, AK FIX320017500
* 5400—MCA Fimib, AK FIX, W BND
Fimib, AK FIX* Anchorage, AK VOR/DME880017500
* 6300—MCA Anchorage, AK VOR/DME, E BND
Yonek, AK FIX* Torte, AK FIX500017500
* 8400—MCA Torte, AK FIX, W BND
Torte, AK FIX* Veill, AK FIX1060017500
* 8000—MCA Veill, AK FIX, E BND
Veill, AK FIXSparrevohn, AK VOR/DME660017500
§ 95.4000 High Altitude RNAV Routes
§ 95.4043 RNAV Route Q43 Is Amended To Read in Part
Anchorage, AK VOR/DMEBig Lake, AK VORTAC1800045000
Big Lake, AK VORTACFairbanks, AK VORTAC1800045000
§ 95.4045 RNAV Route Q45 Is Amended To Read in Part
Dillingham, AK VOR/DMENonda, AK FIX1800045000
Nonda, AK FIXAmott, AK FIX1800045000

From/ToTotal distanceChangeover distancePoint fromTrack angleMEAMAA
§ 95.5000 Ground-Based High Altitude RNAV Routes
J804R Is Amended To Read in Part
Anchorage, AK VOR/DME60.01800045000
Nowel, AK133/314 To Nowel
Nowel, AK90.51800045000
Middleton Island, AK134/316 To Middleton Island
VOR/DME
J889R Is Amended To Read in Part
Nowel, AK75.010.0Nowel112/294 To Cop1800045000
Arise, AK112/294 To Arise
Arise, AK71.0112/293 To Konks1800045000
Konks, AK
Konks, AK116.040.0Konks111/294 To Cop1800045000
Laire, AK294/114 To Laire

§ 95.6001 VICTOR ROUTES-U.S.

FromToMEA
§ 95.6001 VICTOR ROUTES—U.S.
§ 95.6003 VOR Federal Airway V3 Is Amended To Read in Part
Bangor, ME VORTACHoulton, ME VOR/DME*2800
*2300—MOCA
§ 95.6134 VOR Federal Airway V134 Is Amended To Read in Part
Grand Junction, CO VOR/DME*Paces, CO FIX11500
*13000—MRA
*Paces, CO FIX#Slolm, CO FIX13000
*13000—MRA
#MTA V134 NE TO V220 NW 12900
Slolm, CO FIX*Gleno, CO FIX14000
*16000—MRA
*Gleno, CO FIXRed Table, CO VOR/DME14000
*16000—MRA
§ 95.6159 VOR Federal Airway V159 Is Amended To Read in Part
Nitny, FL FIXJupem, FL FIX3000
Jupem, FL FIXVero Beach, FL VORTAC2600
§ 95.6201 VOR Federal Airway V201 Is Amended To Read in Part
Los Angeles, CA VORTAC*Berri, CA FIX5000
*7600—MCA Berri, CA FIX, N BND
Berri, CA FIX*Soled, CA FIX8800
*8400—MCA Soled, CA FIX, S BND
Soled, CA FIXPalmdale, CA VORTAC7500
§ 95.6209 VOR Federal Airway V209 Is Amended To Read in Part
Kewanee, MS VORTACBrookwood, AL VORTAC2400
§ 95.6211 VOR Federal Airway V211 Is Amended To Read in Part
Brazo, NM FIXDurango, CO VOR/DME
      W BND11300
      E BND13000
Durango, CO VOR/DMECortez, CO VOR/DME11300
§ 95.6220 VOR Federal Airway V220 Is Amended To Read in Part
Grand Junction, CO VOR/DME*Paces, CO FIX11500
*13000—MRA
*Paces, CO FIX#Slolm, CO FIX13000
*13000—MRA
#MTA V220 NE TO V220 NW 12900
Slolm, CO FIXRifle, CO VOR/DME12400
§ 95.6550 VOR Federal Airway V550 Is Amended To Read in Part
San Antonio, TX VORTACCentex, TX VORTAC3300
§ 95.6591 VOR Federal Airway V591 Is Amended To Read in Part
Grand Junction, CO VOR/DME*Paces, CO FIX11500
*13000—MRA
*Paces, CO FIX#Slolm, CO FIX13000
*13000—MRA
#MTA V591 NE TO V220 NW 12900
Slolm, CO FIX*Gleno, CO FIX14000
*16000—MRA
§ 95.6319 Alaska VOR Federal Airway V319 Is Amended To Read in Part
Johnstone Point, AK VOR/DME*Edele, AK FIX
      E BND4400
      W BND10000
*6800—MCA Edele, AK FIX, W BND
Edele, AK FIX*Snris, AK FIX10000
*10000—MRA
Snris, AK FIX*Anchorage, AK VOR/DME8200
*6100—MCA Anchorage, AK VOR/DME, E BND
Yonek, AK FIX*Torte, AK FIX
      W BND12000
      E BND7000
*11400—MCA Torte, AK FIX, W BND
Torte, AK FIX*Veill, AK FIX12000
*8000—MCA Veill, AK FIX, E BND
Veill, AK FIXSparrevohn, AK VOR/DME
      E BND12000
      W BND6600
§ 95.6320 Alaska VOR Federal Airway V320 Is Amended by Adding
Mc Grath, AK VORTACErlan, AK FIX
      E BND10000
      W BND5000
Erlan, AK FIXWinor, AK FIX
      E BND10000
      W BND8000
Winor, AK FIX*Frida, AK FIX10000
*9500—MRA
*7600—MCA Frida, AK FIX, W BND
Frida, AK FIXRuntl, AK FIX8500
Runtl, AK FIXKayti, AK FIX6400
Kayti, AK FIX*Anchorage, AK VOR/DME3700
*6000—MCA Anchorage, AK VOR/DME, SE BND
Is Amended To Read in Part
Anchorage, AK VOR/DMEHoper, AK FIX
      SE BND10000
      NW BND6500
Hoper, AK FIXNelli, AK FIX10000
Nelli, AK FIXKebab, AK FIX
      NW BND10000
      SE BND5000
§ 95.6388 Alaska VOR Federal Airway V388 Is Amended To Read in Part
Anchorage, AK VOR/DMENapto, AK FIX2300
Napto, AK FIXKenai, AK VOR/DME2400
§ 95.6435 Alaska VOR Federal Airway V435 Is Amended To Read in Part
Kassi, AK FIXKenai, AK VOR/DME
      S BND*4400
      N BND*2000
*1700—MOCA
*2000—GNSS MEA
§ 95.6436 Alaska VOR Federal Airway V436 Is Amended To Read in Part
Anchorage, AK VOR/DMETager, AK FIX2200
Tager, AK FIX*Talkeetna, AK VOR/DME3000
*3800—MCA Talkeetna, AK VOR/DME, N BND
§ 95.6438 Alaska VOR Federal Airway V438 Is Amended To Read in Part
Homer, AK VOR/DMESkila, AK FIX5000
Skila, AK FIXNapto, AK FIX2400
Napto, AK FIXAnchorage, AK VOR/DME2300
Anchorage, AK VOR/DMEBig Lake, AK VORTAC2000
Big Lake, AK VORTAC*Sures, AK FIX#7500
*10000—MRA
#MEA is Established With a Gap in Navigation Signal Coverage.
*Sures, AK FIXLiber, AK FIX**10000
*10000—MRA
**8900—MOCA
Liber, AK FIX*Glows, AK FIX7500
*4800—MCA Glows, AK FIX, S BND
Glows, AK FIXFairbanks, AK VORTAC3400
§ 95.6440 Alaska VOR Federal Airway V440 Is Amended To Read in Part
Mc Grath, AK VORTACERLAN, AK FIX
      E BND10000
      W BND5000
Erlan, AK FIXWinor, AK FIX
      E BND10000
      W BND8000
Winor, AK FIX*Frida, AK FIX10000
*9500—MRA
*7600—MCA Frida, AK FIX, W BND
*Frida, AK FIX**Ivann, AK FIX6600
*9500—MRA
**5900—MCA IVANN, AK FIX, W BND
Ivann, AK FIX*Anchorage, AK VOR/DME2200
*6000—MCA Anchorage, AK VOR/DME, SE BND
Anchorage, AK VOR/DMEHoper, AK FIX
      SE BND10000
      NW BND6500
Hoper, AK FIXModds, AK FIX10000
Modds, AK FIXMiddleton Island, AK VOR/DME
      SE BND6000
      NW BND10000
§ 95.6441 Alaska VOR Federal Airway V441 Is Amended To Read in Part
Middleton Island, AK VOR/DMEDeals, AK FIX6000
Deals, AK FIX*Sewar, AK FIX**9000
*10000—MRA
**8400—MOCA
Sewar, AK FIXBroil, AK FIX**10000
*7700—MOCA
*7700—GNSS MEA
Broil, AK FIX*Hatul, AK FIX**7100
*5600—MCA Hatul, AK FIX, SE BND
Hatul, AK FIX*Anchorage, AK VOR/DME4600
*4200—MCA Anchorage, AK VOR/DME, SE BND
§ 95.6456 Alaska VOR Federal Airway V456 Is Amended To Read in Part
Cold Bay, AK VORTACBinal, AK FIX
      SW BND*4000
      NE BND*14000
*3400—MOCA
Binal, AK FIXTanie, AK FIX*14000
*3400—MOCA
Tanie, AK FIXKing Salmon, AK VORTAC# *3000
*1600—MOCA
#MEA 14000 SW When DLG FSS Shut Down
King salmon, AK VORTACStrew, AK FIX
      W BND*3000
      E BND*9000
*2300—MOCA
Strew, AK FIXBitop, AK FIX
      E BND*9000
      W BND*5000
*5000—MOCA
*5000—GNSS MEA
Bitop, AK FIX*Nosky, AK FIX**9000
*8200—MCA Nosky, AK FIX, NE BND
**5200—MOCA
**6000—GNSS MEA
Big Lake, AK VORTACMatta, AK FIX7000
Matta, AK FIX*Ureka, AK FIX**10000
*7200—MCA Ureka, AK FIX, SW BND
**9400—MOCA
Ureka, AK FIXSmoky, AK FIX
      NE BND*7000
      SW BND*10000
*6300—MOCA
*7000—GNSS MEA
Smoky, AK FIXGulkana, AK VOR/DME
      NE BND*5000
      SW BND*10000
*5000—GNSS MEA
§ 95.6457 Alaska VOR Federal Airway V457 Is Amended To Read in Part
Iliamna, AK NDB/DME*Awomy, AK FIX
      W BND5700
      E BND9000
*7000—MCA Awomy, AK FIX, E BND
Awomy, AK FIX*Mofof, AK FIX9000
*7000—MCA Mofof, AK FIX, W BND
Mofof, AK FIXKenai, AK VOR/DME
      W BND9000
      E BND3000
§ 95.6462 Alaska VOR Federal Airway V462 Is Amended To Read in Part
Nonda, AK FIX*Bluga, AK FIX**14000
*10000—MCA Bluga, AK FIX, SW BND
**12400—MOCA
Bluga, AK FIX*Amott, AK FIX7000
*7400—MCA Amott, AK FIX, SW BND
Amott, AK FIXAnchorage, AK VOR/DME4000
§ 95.6508 Alaska VOR Federal Airway V508 Is Amended To Read in Part
Middleton Island, AK VOR/DMEDeals, AK FIX6000
Deals, AK FIX*Sewar, AK FIX**9000
*10000—MRA
**8400—MOCA
Sewar, AK FIX*Skila, AK FIX**9000
*5100—MCA Skila, AK FIX, E BND
**7800—MOCA
**8000—GNSS MEA
Skila, AK FIXRojar, AK FIX2400
Rojar, AK FIXKenai, AK VOR/DME2000
Kenai, AK VOR/DME*Nearr, AK FIX**3000
*7600—MCA Nearr, AK FIX, W BND
**2500—MOCA
Nearr, AK FIXAkgas, AK FIX12000
Akgas, AK FIXSparrevohn, AK VOR/DME6000
§ 95.6510 Alaska VOR Federal Airway V510 Is Amended To Read in Part
Mc Grath, AK VORTACErlan, AK FIX
      E BND10000
      W BND5000
Erlan, AK FIXWinor, AK FIX
      E BND10000
      W BND8000
Winor, AK FIXFfitz, AK FIX10000
Ffitz, AK FIXRohhn, AK FIX*10000
*8800—MOCA
*9000—GNSS MEA
Rohhn, AK FIXBig Lake, AK VORTAC*4000
*3400—MOCA

FromToMEAMAA
§ 95.7001 Jet Routes
§ 95.7115 Jet Route J115 Is Amended To Read in Part
Anchorage, AK VOR/DMEBig Lake, AK VORTAC1800045000
Big Lake, AK VORTACFairbanks, AK VORTAC1800045000
§ 95.7124 Jet Route J124 Is Amended To Delete
Anchorage, AK VOR/DMEBig Lake, AK VORTAC1800045000
§ 95.7133 Jet Route J133 Is Amended To Read in Part
Anchorage, AK VOR/DMEGalena, AK VOR/DME1800045000
§ 95.7511 Jet Route J511 Is Amended To Read in Part
Dillingham, AK VOR/DMEAnchorage, AK VOR/DME2100045000
Anchorage, AK VOR/DMEGulkana, AK VOR/DME1800045000

Airway SegmentChangeover points
FromToDistanceFrom
§ 95.8003 VOR Federal Airway Changeover Points
V220 Is Amended To Delete Changeover Point
Grand Junction, CO VOR/DMERifle, CO VOR/DME#56Grand Junction
#COP—The COP is at the Slolm Int
V591 Is Amended To Modify Changeover Point
Grand Junction, CO VOR/DMERed Table, CO VOR/DME#56Grand Junction
#The COP is at the Slolm Int
Alaska V320 Is Amended To Add Changeover Point
Mc Grath, AK VORTACAnchorage, AK VOR/DME95Mc Grath
Alaska V438 Is Amended To Add Changeover Point
Homer, AK VOR/DMEAnchorage, AK VOR/DME53Homer
Alaska V440 Is Amended To Add Changeover Point
Mc Grath, AK VORTACAnchorage, AK VOR/DME95Mc Grath
Is Amended to Delete Changeover Point
Middleton Island, AK VOR/DMEAnchorage, AK VOR/DME95Middleton Island
Alaska V441 Is Amended To Modify Changeover Point
Middleton Island, AK VOR/DMEKenai, AK VOR/DME85Middleton Island
Alaska V508 Is Amended To Add Changeover Point
Middleton Island, AK VOR/DMEKenai, AK VOR/DME85Middleton Island
Kenai, AK VOR/DMESparrevohn, AK VOR/DME67Kenai
§ 95.8005 Jet Routes Changeover Points
J125 Is Amended To Modify Changeover Point
Kodiak, AK VOR/DMEAnchorage, AK VOR/DME103Kodiak

[FR Doc. 2012-1046 Filed 1-20-12; 8:45 am]

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