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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, March 2, 2017.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Richard A. 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.

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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 January 27, 2017.

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, March 2, 2017.

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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 and Changeover Point

[Amendment 531 effective date March 2, 2017]

FromToMEAMAA
§ 95.3000 Low Altitude RNAV Routes
§ 95.3326 RNAV Route T326 Is Added To Read
MISSION BAY, CA VORTACHAILE, CA FIX380017500
HAILE, CA FIXBLLYJ, CA WP640017500
BLLYJ, CA WPSTAXS, CA WP800017500
STAXS, CA WPGILYY, CA WP860017500
GILYY, CA WPKUMBA, CA FIX860017500
KUMBA, CA FIXIMPERIAL, CA VORTAC470017500
FromToMEA
§ 95.6001 Victor Routes-U.S.
§ 95.6003 VOR Federal Airway V3 Is Amended To Read in Part
MODENA, PA VORTAC* MAZIE, PA FIX3000
* 5000—MRA
* MAZIE, PA FIX** HARRS, PA FIX2500
* 5000—MRA
** 5000—MRA
* HARRS, PA FIX** BIGGY, NJ FIX2500
* 5000—MRA
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** 5000—MRA
* BIGGY, NJ FIXSOLBERG, NJ VOR/DME2500
* 5000—MRA
§ 95.6012 VOR Federal Airway V12 Is Amended To Read in Part
HARRISBURG, PA VORTACKUPPS, PA FIX#000
#UNUSABLE
§ 95.6026 VOR Federal Airway V26 Is Amended To Read in Part
EDGRR, WI FIX* WAUSAU, WI VORTAC** 6000
* 7100—MCA WAUSAU, WI VORTAC, E BND
** 3600—MOCA
** 3600—GNSS MEA
§ 95.6063 VOR Federal Airway V63 Is Amended To Read in Part
WAUSAU, WI VORTACRHINELANDER, WI VOR/DME#000
#UNUSABLE
#WAUSAU R-005 UNUSABLE BYD 10NM
RHINELANDER R185 UNUSABLE BYD 10NM
RHINELANDER, WI VOR/DMEHOUGHTON, MI VOR/DME3600
§ 95.6078 VOR Federal Airway V78 Is Amended To Read in Part
RHINELANDER, WI VOR/DMEIRON MOUNTAIN, MI VOR/DME4400
§ 95.6147 VOR Federal Airway V147 Is Amended To Read in Part
YARDLEY, PA VOR/DME* SPUDS, PA FIX5000
* 6000—MRA
* SPUDS, PA FIXEAST TEXAS, PA VOR/DME** 4100
* 6000—MRA
** 2500—MOCA
§ 95.6162 VOR Federal Airway V162 Is Amended To Read in Part
HARRISBURG, PA VORTACBOBSS, PA FIX#000
#UNUSABLE
§ 95.6190 VOR Federal Airway V190 Is Amended To Read in Part
ST JOHNS, AZ VORTACACOMA, NM FIX11500
§ 95.6191 VOR Federal Airway V191 Is Amended To Read in Part
OSHKOSH, WI VORTACRHINELANDER, WI VOR/DME* 4500
* 3100—MOCA
RHINELANDER, WI VOR/DMEIRONWOOD, MI VORTAC* 8000
* 3200—MOCA
§ 95.6235 VOR Federal Airway V235 Is Amended To Read in Part
MATZO, UT FIX* ENOCH, UT VOR/DME12400
* 11400—MCA ENOCH, UT VOR/DME, S BND
ENOCH, UT VOR/DMEMILFORD, UT VORTAC10000
§ 95.6293 VOR Federal Airway V293 Is Amended To Read in Part
BRYCE CANYON, UT VORTAC* ENOCH, UT VOR/DME13300
* 12100—MCA ENOCH, UT VOR/DME, E BND
ENOCH, UT VOR/DMEBERYL, UT FIX9000
BERYL, UT FIXWILSON CREEK, NV VORTAC11600
§ 95.6385 VOR Federal Airway V385 Is Amended To Read in Part
LUBBOCK, TX VORTACWAGUN, TX FIX* 8000
* 4700—MOCA
WAGUN, TX FIXABILENE, TX VORTAC* 8000
* 3900—MOCA
§ 95.6405 VOR Federal Airway V405 Is Amended To Read in Part
POTTSTOWN, PA VORTAC* LANNA, NJ FIX6000
* 5000—MRA
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* 6000—MCA LANNA, NJ FIX, SW BND
§ 95.6419 VOR Federal Airway V419 Is Amended To Read in Part
MODENA, PA VORTAC* MAZIE, PA FIX3000
* 5000—MRA
* MAZIE, PA FIX** HARRS, PA FIX2500
* 5000—MRA
** 5000—MRA
* HARRS, PA FIX** BIGGY, NJ FIX2500
* 5000—MRA
** 5000—MRA
* BIGGY, NJ FIXSOLBERG, NJ VOR/DME2500
* 5000—MRA
§ 95.6438 Alaska VOR Federal Airway V438 Is Amended To Read in Part
FAIRBANKS, AK VORTACCHATA, AK FIX
N BND* 8000
S BND* 7000
* 5000—MOCA
Airway SegmentChangeover Points
FromToDistanceFrom
§ 95.8003 VOR Federal Airway Changeover Point
VI Is Amended To Delete Changeover Point
CAPE CHARLES, VA VORTACWATERLOO, DE VOR/DME31CAPE CHARLES
V26 Is Amended To Add Changeover Point
WAUSAU, WI VORTACGREEN BAY, WI VORTAC8WAUSAU
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[FR Doc. 2017-02512 Filed 2-7-17; 8:45 am]

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