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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 0901 UTC, February 6, 2014.

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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 Start Printed Page 2369Executive 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

  • Airspace
  • Navigation (air)
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Issued in Washington, DC, on January 3, 2014.

John Duncan

Deputy Director, Flight Standards Service.

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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, June 03, 2010.

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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 Point

[Amendment 511 Effective Date February 06, 2014]

FromToMEA
§ 95.6001 Victor Routes-U.S
§ 95.6007 VOR Federal Airway V7 Is Amended To Read in Part
WIREGRASS, AL VORTACCLIOS, AL FIX*2300
*1900—MOCA
CLIOS, AL FIXMONTGOMERY, AL VORTAC2400
§ 95.6120 VOR Federal Airway V120 Is Amended To Read in Part
BILOO, IA FIX*GRUVE, IA FIX**6800
*8000—MRA
**3100—MOCA
*GRUVE, IA FIXBANCO, IA FIX**6800
*8000—MRA
**3100—MOCA
§ 95.6131 VOR Federal Airway V131 Is Amended To Read in Part
OKMULGEE, OK VOR/DMETULSA, OK VORTAC3200
§ 95.6132 VOR Federal Airway V132 Is Amended To Read in Part
GOODLAND, KS VORTACORION, KS FIX5700
§ 95.6161 VOR Federal Airway V161 Is Amended To Read in Part
OKMULGEE, OK VOR/DMETULSA, OK VORTAC3200
§ 95.6168 VOR Federal Airway V168 Is Amended To Read in Part
LAGRANGE, GA VORTAC*MILER, AL FIX2600
*6000—MCA MILER, AL FIX, S BND
*2600—MCA MILER, AL FIX, N BND
MILER, AL FIX*WIREGRASS, AL VORTAC**6000
*6000—MCA WIREGRASS, AL VORTAC, N BND
**3000—GNSS MEA
§ 95.6187 VOR Federal Airway V187 Is Amended To Read in Part
RATTLESNAKE, NM VORTACRIZAL, CO FIX9200
RIZAL, CO FIX*MANCA, CO FIX10900
*11200—MCA MANCA, CO FIX, N BND
MANCA, CO FIXHERRM, CO FIX#*15000
*12400—MOCA
#MEA IS ESTABLISHED WITH A GAP IN NAVIGATION SIGNAL COVERAGE
HERRM, CO FIX*GRAND JUNCTION, CO VOR/DME**15000
*10700—MCA GRAND JUNCTION, CO VOR/DME, S BND
**12100—MOCA
§ 95.6216 VOR Federal Airway V216 Is Amended To Read in Part
ORION, KS FIXHILL CITY, KS VORTAC*5000
*4300—MOCA
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§ 95.6241 VOR Federal Airway V241 Is Amended To Read in Part
CRESTVIEW, FL VORTAC*WIREGRASS, AL VORTAC2000
*3000—MCA WIREGRASS, AL VORTAC, N BND
WIREGRASS, AL VORTACEUFAULA, AL VORTAC#*3000
*2000—MOCA
#WIREGRASS R-019 UNSABLE BELOW 6000 USE EUFAULA R-199
§ 95.6521 VOR Federal Airway V521 Is Amended To Read in Part
WIREGRASS, AL VORTACCLIOS, AL FIX*2300
*1900—MOCA
CLIOS, AL FIXMONTGOMERY, AL VORTAC2400
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[FR Doc. 2014-00516 Filed 1-13-14; 8:45 am]

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