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IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments

  • Posted: 11/08/2017
  • ID: FAA_FRDOC_0001-15964
  • Comment Period: Closed
  • Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Page Start - End: 51981
  • -51983
  • Federal Register Number: 2017-24414
DOCUMENT DETAIL
STATUS Posted
TOPIC Airspace, Navigation (Air)
RECEIVED DATE November 08 2017, at 11.00 PM EST
CFR 14 CFR Part 95
PAGE COUNT 3
PAGE START - END 51981-51983
COMMENT START DATE November 08 2017, at 11.00 PM EST
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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This document 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, December 7, 2017.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Thomas J. Nichols, 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 Start Printed Page 51982altitudes 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 November 2, 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, December 7, 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 & Changeover Point

[Amendment 536 effective date December 7, 2017]

FromToMEA
§ 95.6001 Victor Routes-U.S.
§ 95.6004 VOR Federal Airway V4 Is Amended To Read in Part
HILL CITY, KS VORTAC* WESAL, KS FIX** 5500
* 4500—MRA
** 4100—MOCA
* WESAL, KS FIXSALINA, KS VORTAC
E BND** 4000
W BND** 4500
* 4500—MRA
** 2900—MOCA
§ 95.6016 VOR Federal Airway V16 Is Amended To Read in Part
CEDAR LAKE, NJ VOR/DMECOYLE, NJ VORTAC1900
§ 95.6074 VOR Federal Airway V74 Is Amended To Read in Part
DODGE CITY, KS VORTAC* SAFER, KS FIX4300
* 4500—MRA
* SAFER, KS FIXANTHONY, KS VORTAC
NW BND4300
SE BND3600
* 4500—MRA
§ 95.6107 VOR Federal Airway V107 Is Amended To Read in Part
MISON, CA FIXOAKLAND, CA VOR/DME
SE BND7000
NW BND4500
§ 95.6230 VOR Federal Airway V230 Is Amended To Read in Part
CLOVIS, CA VORTAC* FRIANT, CA VORTAC5000
* 10400—MCA FRIANT, CA VORTAC, NE BND
* FRIANT, CA VORTACCAINS, CA FIX
NE BND14300
SW BND11000
NIKOL, CA FIXMINA, NV VORTAC
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NE BND11000
SW BND13000
§ 95.6234 VOR Federal Airway V234 Is Amended To Read in Part
BYWAY, KS FIXGABIE, KS FIX* 4500
* 3800—MOCA
§ 95.6244 VOR Federal Airway V244 Is Amended To Read in Part
HAYS, KS VORTAC* GLIDE, KS FIX3900
* 4500—MRA
* GLIDE, KS FIXSALINA, KS VORTAC** 3900
* 4500—MRA
** 3200—MOCA
§ 95.6280 VOR Federal Airway V280 Is Amended To Read in Part
MITBEE, OK VORTAC* CARKO, KS FIX4000
* 5000—MCA CARKO, KS FIX, NE BND
§ 95.6502 VOR Federal Airway V502 Is Amended To Read in Part
DODGE CITY, KS VORTAC* DISKS, KS FIX** 4500
* 5000—MCA DISKS, KS FIX, E BND
** 4000—MOCA
§ 95.6508 VOR Federal Airway V508 Is Amended To Read in Part
HAYS, KS VORTAC* GLIDE, KS FIX3900
* 4500—MRA
*GLIDE, KS FIXSALINA, KS VORTAC** 3900
* 4500—MRA
** 3200—MOCA
§ 95.6577 VOR Federal Airway V577 Is Amended To Read in Part
CEDAR LAKE, NJ VOR/DMEBRIGS, NJ FIX
E BND6000
W BND1700
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[FR Doc. 2017-24414 Filed 11-8-17; 8:45 am]

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