IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments

Link to law: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/text/raw_text/201/507/505.txt
Published: 2015-04-03

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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 30, 2015.
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.
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
Airspace, Navigation (air).
Issued in Washington, DC on March 27, 2015.
John Duncan,
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, April 30, 2015.
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:
§§ 95.4000, 95.4024, 95.6001, 95.6070, 95.6071, 95.6114, 95.6133, 95.6145, 95.6194, 95.6420, 95.6438, 95.6511, 95.6559, 95.6566, 95.7001, 95.7002, 95.7138, 95.7590, 95.8003
Revisions to IFR Altitudes & Changeover Point
[Amendment 519 effective date April 30, 2015]
From
To
MEA
MAA
§ 95.4000High Altitude RNAV Routes
§ 95.4024RNAV Route Q24 is Amended to Read in Part
Lake Charles, LA Vortac
Fighting Tiger, LA Vortac
* 20000
45000
* 18000—GNSS MEA
* DME/DME/IRU MEA
Fighting Tiger, LA VORTAC
Irube, MS WP
* 20000
45000
* 18000—GNSS MEA
* DME/DME/IRU MEA
Irube, MS WP
Paytn, AL FIX
* 20000
45000
* 18000—GNSS MEA
* DME/DME/IRU MEA
From
To
MEA
§ 95.6001Victor Routes—U.S.
§ 95.6070VOR Federal Airway V70 is Amended to Read in Part
Lafayette, LA VORTAC
* Rosey, LA FIX
2100
* 5000—MRA
* Rosey, LA FIX
Fighting Tiger, LA VORTAC
2100
* 5000—MRA
Fighting Tiger, LA VORTAC
Picayune, MS VOR/DME
2000
§ 95.6071VOR Federal Airway V71 is Amended to Read in Part
Fighting Tiger, LA VORTAC
Wrack, LA FIX
2200
§ 95.6114VOR Federal Airway V114 is Amended to Read in Part
* Mikle, LA FIX
Fighting Tiger, LA VORTAC
2000
* 3000—MRA
Fighting Tiger, LA VORTAC
Veils, LA FIX
2800
Veils, LA FIX
Reserve, LA VOR/DME
2000
§ 95.6133VOR Federal Airway V133 is Amended to Read in Part
* Ladin, MI FIX
Traverse City, MI VOR/DME
** 5000
* 5000—MRA
** 2800—MOCA
§ 95.6145VOR Federal Airway V145 is Amended to Read in Part
Utica, NY VORTAC
Weepy, NY FIX
* 3400
* 3000—MOCA
Weepy, NY FIX
Floor, NY FIX
* 3000
* 2200—MOCA
Floor, NY FIX
Watertown, NY VORTAC
* 3000
* 2700—MOCA
Watertown, NY VORTAC
U.S. Canadian Border
* 3000
* 1800—MOCA
§ 95.6194VOR Federal Airway V194 is Amended to Read in Part
Lafayette, LA VORTAC
* Rosey, LA FIX
2100
* 5000—MRA
* Rosey, LA FIX
Fighting Tiger, LA VORTAC
2100
* 5000—MRA
Fighting Tiger, LA VORTAC
McComb, MS VORTAC
2300
§ 95.6420VOR Federal Airway V420 is Amended to Read in Part
Traverse City, MI VOR/DME
Gaylord, MI VOR/DME
#3000
#Traverse City R-062 Unusable Use Gaylord R-247
§ 95.6511VOR Federal Airway V511 is Amended to Read in Part
Lakeland, FL VORTAC
Hallr, FL FIX
* 4000
* 2300—MOCA
§ 95.6559VOR Federal Airway V559 is Amended to Read in Part
Lafayette, LA VORTAC
Fighting Tiger, LA VORTAC
2100
§ 95.6566VOR Federal Airway V566 is Amended to Read in Part
Veils, LA FIX
Reserve, LA VOR/DME
2000
§ 95.6438Alaska VOR Federal Airway V438 is Amended to Read in Part
* Sures, AK FIX
Liber, AK FIX
#** 11000
* 10000—MRA
** 8900—MOCA
#MEA is Established With a Gap in Navigation Signal Coverage.
From
To
MEA
MAA
§ 95.7001Jet Routes
§ 95.7002Jet Route J2 is Amended to Read in Part
Lake Charles, LA VORTAC
Fighting Tiger, LA VORTAC
18000
45000
Fighting Tiger, LA VORTAC
Semmes, AL VORTAC
18000
45000
§ 95.7138Jet Route J138 is Amended to Read in Part
Lake Charles, LA VORTAC
Fighting Tiger, LA VORTAC
18000
45000
Fighting Tiger, LA VORTAC
Semmes, AL VORTAC
18000
45000
§ 95.7590Jet Route J590 is Amended to Read in Part
Lake Charles, LA VORTAC
Fighting Tiger, LA VORTAC
18000
45000
Fighting Tiger, LA VORTAC
Greene County, MS VORTAC
18000
45000
Airway segment
From
To
Changeover points
Distance
From
§ 95.8003VOR Federal Airway Changeover Point
V285 is Amended to Delete Changeover Point
Manistee, MI VOR/DME
Traverse City, MI VOR/DME
29
Manistee
[FR Doc. 2015-07505 Filed 4-2-15; 8:45 am]
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