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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, January 8, 2015.

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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

  • Airspace
  • Navigation (air)
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Issued in Washington, DC, on December 5, 2014.

John Duncan,

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, January 8, 2015.

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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: Start Printed Page 73473

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Revisions to IFR Altitudes and Changeover Points

[Amendment 517 effective date January 8, 2015]

FromToMEA
§ 95.6001 Victor Routes—U.S.
§ 95.6015 VOR Federal Airway V15 Is Amended To Read in Part
SATTY, TX FIXWACO, TX VORTAC2400
§ 95.6029 VOR Federal Airway V29 Is Amended To Read in Part
SMYRNA, DE VORTACDUPONT, DE VORTAC#1800
#DUPONT R-181 UNUSABLE BELOW 10000 USE SMYRNA R-360
§ 95.6104 VOR Federal Airway V104 Is Amended To Delete
U.S. CANADIAN BORDER*MASSENA, NY VORTAC*2100
*1600—MOCA
MASSENA, NY VORTACMALAE, NY FIX#*3500
*2700—MOCA
#GNSS MEA ONLY
MASSENA R-119 UNUSABLE. GNSS REQUIRED
MALAE, NY FIX*PLATTSBURGH, NY VORTAC**7000
*4600—MCA PLATTSBURGH, NY VORTAC, NW BND
**6100—MOCA
**6100—GNSS MEA
PLATTSBURGH, NY VORTAC*BURLINGTON, VT VOR/DME2600
§ 95.6166 VOR Federal Airway V166 Is Amended To Read in Part
BRIEF, NJ FIXSEA ISLE, NJ VORTAC3000
§ 95.6210 VOR Federal Airway V210 Is Amended To Read in Part
WILL ROGERS, OK VORTACMINGG, OK FIX*4000
*3100—MOCA
MINGG, OK FIXOKMULGEE, OK VOR/DME*4000
*2600—MOCA
§ 95.6267 VOR Federal Airway V267 Is Amended To Read in Part
FORMS, NC FIX*KNITS, TN FIX7500
*6200—MCA KNITS, TN FIX, S BND
§ 95.6272 VOR Federal Airway V272 Is Amended To Read in Part
*BRISC, TX FIXSAYRE, OK VORTAC**5500
*7000—MRA
**4500—MOCA
SERTS, OK FIXLIONS, OK FIX*4500
*3100—MOCA
*3700—GNSS MEA
WILL ROGERS, OK VORTACMINGG, OK FIX*4000
*3100—MOCA
HOLLE, OK FIXMC ALESTER, OK VORTAC3000
§ 95.6402 VOR Federal Airway V402 Is Amended To Read in Part
*BRISC, TX FIXMITBEE, OK VORTAC**5500
*7000—MRA
**4500—MOCA
§ 95.6440 VOR Federal Airway V440 Is Amended To Read in Part
*BRISC, TX FIXSAYRE, OK VORTAC**5500
*7000—MRA
**4500—MOCA
§ 95.6491 VOR Federal Airway V491 Is Amended To Read in Part
RAPID CITY, SD VORTACBFFLO, SD FIX5000
BFFLO, SD FIXHAYNI, ND FIX*9000
*5000—MOCA
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HAYNI, ND FIXDICKINSON, ND VORTAC*5000
*4500—MOCA
§ 95.6605 VOR Federal Airway V605 Is Amended To Read in Part
SPARTANBURG, SC VORTAC*GENOD, NC FIX**15000
*15000—MRA
**4600—MOCA
**5000—GNSS MEA
Airway SegmentChangeover
FromToDistanceFrom
§ 95.8003 VOR Federal Airway Changeover Points
V166 Is Amended To Add Changeover Point
WOODSTOWN, NJ VORTACSEA ISLE, NJ VORTAC28
WOODSTOWN
V272 Is Amended To Add Changeover Point
SAYRE, OK VORTACWILL ROGERS, OK VORTAC40SAYRE
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[FR Doc. 2014-29074 Filed 12-10-14; 8:45 am]

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