[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 217 (Friday, November 8, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 60330-60332]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-24345]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 95

[Docket No. 31282; Amdt. No. 549]


IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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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, December 5, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas J. Nichols, Flight Procedures 
and Airspace Group, Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, Flight 
Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration. Mailing Address: 
FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Flight Procedures and Airspace 
Group, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Registry Bldg 29 Room 104, 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 November 1, 2019.
Rick Domingo,
Executive 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, December 5, 2019.

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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.


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2. Part 95 is amended to read as follows:

                                  Revisions to IFR Altitudes & Changeover Point
                                [Amendment 549 Effective Date, December 05, 2019]
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                     From                                         To                        MEA          MAA
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                                    Sec.   95.4000 High Altitude RNAV Routes
                            Sec.   95.4121 RNAV Route Q121 Is Amended To Read In Part
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POCATELLO, ID VOR/DME.........................  SWTHN, MT WP..........................       *24000        45000
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    *18000--GNSS MEA

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    *DME/DME/IRU MEA
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                            Sec.   95.4156 RNAV Route Q156 Is Amended To Read In Part
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HEXOL, MT FIX.................................  SWTHN, MT WP..........................       *24000        45000
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    *18000--GNSS MEA
    *DME/DME/IRU MEA
SWTHN, MT WP..................................  JELRO, SD FIX.........................       *28000        45000
    *18000--GNSS MEA
    *DME/DME/IRU MEA
JELRO, SD FIX.................................  KEKPE, SD WP..........................       *28000        45000
    *18000--GNSS MEA
    *DME/DME/IRU MEA
KEKPE, SD WP..................................  UFFDA, MN WP..........................       *28000        45000
    *18000--GNSS MEA
    *DME/DME/IRU MEA
UFFDA, MN WP..................................  HSTIN, MN WP..........................       *28000        45000
    *18000--GNSS MEA
    *DME/DME/IRU MEA
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               From                           To                 MEA
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                    Sec.   95.6001 Victor Routes--U.S
     Sec.   95.6004 VOR Federal Airway V4 Is Amended To Read In Part
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CHARLESTON, WV VOR/DME...........  REACH, WV FIX...........         4000
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    Sec.   95.6020 VOR Federal Airway V20 Is Amended To Read In Part
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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX VORTAC........  BETZY, TX FIX...........         1800
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    Sec.   95.6035 VOR Federal Airway V35 Is Amended To Read In Part
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GLADE SPRING, VA VOR/DME.........  MACET, WV FIX...........        #6500
    #GZG TO COP UNUSABLE EXCEPT
     FOR AIRCRAFT WITH SUITABLE
     RNAV SYSTEM WITH GPS
MACET, WV FIX....................  CHARLESTON, WV VOR/DME
                                   N BND...................         4500
                                   S BND...................         6500
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    Sec.   95.6070 VOR Federal Airway V70 Is Amended To Read In Part
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CORPUS CHRISTI, TX VORTAC........  BETZY, TX FIX...........         1800
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    Sec.   95.6115 VOR Federal Airway V115 Is Amended To Read In Part
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HAZARD, KY VOR/DME...............  *CHARLESTON, WV VOR/DME.       **6000
    *4800--MCA...................  CHARLESTON, WV VOR/DME,
                                    SW BND.
    **4000--GNSS MEA
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    Sec.   95.6133 VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V133 Is Amended To Read In Part
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STOVE, VA FIX....................  PINEE, WV FIX...........       *13000
    *7000--MOCA
PINEE, WV FIX....................  *CHARLESTON, WV VOR/DME
                                   N BND...................       **7000
                                   S BND...................      **13000
    *8500--MCA...................  CHARLESTON, WV VOR/DME,   ...........
                                    S BND.
    **5600--MOCA
    **5600--GNSS MEA
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    Sec.   95.6155 VOR Federal Airway V155 Is Amended To Read In Part
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WIPER, NC FIX....................  LAWRENCEVILLE, VA VORTAC       #*8000
    *2000--MOCA
    *2300--GNSS MEA
    #LAWRENCEVILLE R-225
     UNUSABLE, USE RALEIGH/DURHAM
     R-046
*MANGE, VA FIX...................  FLAT ROCK, VA VORTAC....       **5000
    *5000--MRA
    **1800--MOCA
    **2000--GNSS MEA
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    Sec.   95.6257 VOR Federal Airway V257 Is Amended To Read In Part
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PHOENIX, AZ VORTAC...............  AVENT, AZ FIX
                                   NW BND..................        14000
                                   SE BND..................         5000
    *8000--MRA
    *9400--MCA...................  PHOENIX, AZ VORTAC, NW
                                    BND.
*AVENT, AZ FIX...................  **BANYO, AZ FIX
                                   NW BND..................        14000
                                   SE BND..................         5000
    *8000--MRA
    **6000--MRA
*BANYO, AZ FIX...................  COYOT, AZ FIX
                                   NW BND..................      **14000
                                   SE BND..................       **9000
    *6000--MRA
    **8100--MOCA
COYOT, AZ FIX....................  *MAIER, AZ FIX..........      **14000
    *14000--MCA..................  MAIER, AZ FIX, SE BND...
    **9000--GNSS MEA
MAIER, AZ FIX....................  *DRAKE, AZ VORTAC
                                   NW BND..................        10000
                                   SE BND..................        14000
    *12000--MCA..................  DRAKE, AZ VORTAC, SE BND
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    Sec.   95.6258 VOR Federal Airway V258 Is Amended To Read In Part
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CHARLESTON, WV VOR/DME...........  BECKLEY, WV VOR/DME.....         5500
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    Sec.   95.6309 VOR FEDERAL AIRWAY V309 Is Amended To Read In Part
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CHARLESTON, WV VOR/DME...........  JULEA, WV FIX...........       **5000
    *5000--MRA
    *5700--MCA...................  JULEA, WV FIX, NE BND
    **3200--MOCA
    **3200--GNSS MEA
*JULEA, WV FIX...................  RANDE, WV FIX...........       **7000
    *5000--MRA
    **3200--MOCA
    **3200--GNSS MEA
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    Sec.   95.6378 VOR Federal Airway V378 Is Amended To Read In Part
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BALTIMORE, MD VORTAC.............  *BELAY, MD FIX..........         2300
    *9500--MCA...................  BELAY, MD FIX, NE BND...
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    Sec.   95.6454 VOR FEderal Airway V454 Is Amended To Read In Part
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LIBERTY, NC VORTAC...............  NOKIY, VA FIX...........        *6000
    *3000--GNSS MEA
NOKIY, VA FIX....................  LAWRENCEVILLE, VA VORTAC        *8000
    *3000--GNSS MEA
    #LAWRENCEVILLE R-242
     UNUSABLE, USE LIBERTY R-056
LAWRENCEVILLE, VA VORTAC.........  JUNKI, VA FIX...........       #*6000
    *1900--MOCA
    *2000--GNSS MEA
    #LAWRENCEVILLE R-059
     UNUSABLE, USE HOPEWELL R-
     237.
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                           Airway Segment                                          Changeover points
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                 From                                To                 Distance                From
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   Sec.   95.8003 VOR Federal Airway Changeover Point V258 Is Amended To Modify
                                 Changeover Point
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CHARLESTON, WV VOR/DME...............  BECKLEY, WV VOR/DME..........           20  CHARLESTON
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[FR Doc. 2019-24345 Filed 11-7-19; 8:45 am]
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