IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments, 90978-90979 [2016-29429]

Download as PDF 90978 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2016 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 95 [Docket No. 31111; Amdt. No. 530] IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: 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, January 5, 2017. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This amendment to part 95 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 95) SUMMARY: 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 December 2, 2016. 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, January 5, 2017. PART 95 [AMENDED] 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: ■ REVISIONS TO IFR ALTITUDES & CHANGEOVER POINT [Amendment 530 Effective Date, January 5, 2017] From To MEA Color Routes § 95.60 Blue Federal Airway B1 is Amended to Delete WOODY ISLAND, AK NDB ........................................................................... *9100—MOCA § 95.6 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES 17:15 Dec 15, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 *10000 *BOWLING GREEN, KY VORTAC .............................................................. BOWLING GREEN, KY VORTAC, SE BND. LIVINGSTON, TN VOR/DME ....................................................................... 2400 11000 VOR Federal Airway V116 is Amended to Read in Part ERIE, PA VORTAC ........................................................................................ *3900—MOCA VerDate Sep<11>2014 ILIAMNA, AK NDB/DME ............................................................................... § 95.6001 Victor Routes—U.S. VOR Federal Airway V52 is Amended to Read in Part CENTRAL CITY, KY VORTAC ...................................................................... *11000—MCA BOWLING GREEN, KY VORTAC ................................................................. § 95.6116 *10000 Blue Federal Airway B12 is Amended by Adding WOODY ISLAND, AK NDB ........................................................................... *9300—MOCA § 95.6052 ILIAMNA, AK NDB/DME ............................................................................... 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Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\16DER1.SGM 16DER1 *5000 90979 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2016 / Rules and Regulations REVISIONS TO IFR ALTITUDES & CHANGEOVER POINT—Continued [Amendment 530 Effective Date, January 5, 2017] From To § 95.6126 VOR Federal Airway V126 is Amended to Read in Part ERIE, PA VORTAC ........................................................................................ *3900—MOCA § 95.6140 *2400—MOCA HARME, TN FIX ............................................................................................ *2900—MOCA *6000 CONCORD, NH VOR/DME .......................................................................... *2900 KELLI, NH FIX .............................................................................................. 5000 BRADFORD, PA VOR/DME ......................................................................... *5000 LIVINGSTON, TN VOR/DME ....................................................................... 3800 VOLUNTEER, TN VORTAC ......................................................................... 6100 VOR Federal Airway V493 is Amended to Read in Part LIVINGSTON, TN VOR/DME ........................................................................ § 95.6513 LIVINGSTON, TN VOR/DME ....................................................................... VOR Federal Airway V384 is Amended to Read in Part LIVINGSTON, TN VOR/DME ........................................................................ § 95.6493 *3000 *6000 VOR Federal Airway V321 is Amended to Read in Part SHELBYVILLE, TN VOR/DME ...................................................................... § 95.6384 HARME, TN FIX. E BND ........................................................................................................... W BND .......................................................................................................... VOR Federal Airway V170 is Amended to Read in Part ERIE, PA VORTAC ........................................................................................ *3900—MOCA § 95.6321 *5000 VOR Federal Airway V141 is Amended to Read in Part MANCHESTER, NH VOR/DME ..................................................................... *2100—MOCA CONCORD, NH VOR/DME ........................................................................... § 95.6170 BRADFORD, PA VOR/DME ......................................................................... VOR Federal Airway V140 is Amended to Read in Part NASHVILLE, TN VORTAC ............................................................................ § 95.6141 MEA LEXINGTON, KY VORTAC .......................................................................... 3600 VOR Federal Airway V513 is Amended to Read in Part LIVINGSTON, TN VOR/DME ........................................................................ NEW HOPE, KY VOR/DME ......................................................................... 4000 Changeover points From To Distance From § 95.8003 VOR Federal Airway Changeover Point Airway Segment is Amended to Add Changeover Point V321 SHELBYVILLE, TN VOR/DME ....................................... BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 14 CFR Part 121 [Docket No.: FAA–2016–9526; Amdt. No. 121–397] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES RIN 2120–AK95 Qualification, Service, and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers; Related Aircraft Amendment Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Dec 15, 2016 Jkt 241001 This rule allows air carriers to seek a deviation from the flight simulation training device (FSTD) requirements for related aircraft proficiency checks. As a result, this rule will eliminate an inconsistency that currently permits carriers that have obtained FAA approval to modify the FSTD requirements for related aircraft differences training, but not for corresponding proficiency checks. In doing so, it corrects an inadvertent omission from the Qualification, Service, and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers final rule. SUMMARY: [FR Doc. 2016–29429 Filed 12–15–16; 8:45 a.m.] Federal Aviation Administration LIVINGSTON, TN VOR/DME ......................................... Effective January 17, 2017. Submit comments on or before February 14, 2017. DATES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2016–9526 using any of the following methods: ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 40 SHELBYVILLE • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking E:\FR\FM\16DER1.SGM 16DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 242 (Friday, December 16, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 90978-90979]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-29429]



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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 95

[Docket No. 31111; Amdt. No. 530]


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, January 5, 2017.

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.

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 December 2, 2016.
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, January 5, 2017.

PART 95 [AMENDED]

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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 530 Effective Date, January 5, 2017]
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               From                           To                 MEA
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                              Color Routes
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        Sec.   95.60 Blue Federal Airway B1 is Amended to Delete
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WOODY ISLAND, AK NDB.............  ILIAMNA, AK NDB/DME.....       *10000
    *9100--MOCA
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        Sec.   95.6 Blue Federal Airway B12 is Amended by Adding
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WOODY ISLAND, AK NDB.............  ILIAMNA, AK NDB/DME.....       *10000
    *9300--MOCA
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                   Sec.   95.6001 Victor Routes--U.S.
    Sec.   95.6052 VOR Federal Airway V52 is Amended to Read in Part
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CENTRAL CITY, KY VORTAC..........  *BOWLING GREEN, KY               2400
                                    VORTAC.
    *11000--MCA                    BOWLING GREEN, KY
                                    VORTAC, SE BND.
BOWLING GREEN, KY VORTAC.........  LIVINGSTON, TN VOR/DME..        11000
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    Sec.   95.6116 VOR Federal Airway V116 is Amended to Read in Part
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ERIE, PA VORTAC..................  BRADFORD, PA VOR/DME....        *5000
    *3900--MOCA
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    Sec.   95.6126 VOR Federal Airway V126 is Amended to Read in Part
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ERIE, PA VORTAC..................  BRADFORD, PA VOR/DME....        *5000
    *3900--MOCA
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    Sec.   95.6140 VOR Federal Airway V140 is Amended to Read in Part
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NASHVILLE, TN VORTAC.............  HARME, TN FIX...........
                                   E BND...................        *3000
                                   W BND...................        *6000
    *2400--MOCA
HARME, TN FIX....................  LIVINGSTON, TN VOR/DME..        *6000
    *2900--MOCA
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    Sec.   95.6141 VOR Federal Airway V141 is Amended to Read in Part
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MANCHESTER, NH VOR/DME...........  CONCORD, NH VOR/DME.....        *2900
    *2100--MOCA
CONCORD, NH VOR/DME..............  KELLI, NH FIX...........         5000
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    Sec.   95.6170 VOR Federal Airway V170 is Amended to Read in Part
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ERIE, PA VORTAC..................  BRADFORD, PA VOR/DME....        *5000
    *3900--MOCA
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    Sec.   95.6321 VOR Federal Airway V321 is Amended to Read in Part
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SHELBYVILLE, TN VOR/DME..........  LIVINGSTON, TN VOR/DME..         3800
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    Sec.   95.6384 VOR Federal Airway V384 is Amended to Read in Part
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LIVINGSTON, TN VOR/DME...........  VOLUNTEER, TN VORTAC....         6100
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    Sec.   95.6493 VOR Federal Airway V493 is Amended to Read in Part
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LIVINGSTON, TN VOR/DME...........  LEXINGTON, KY VORTAC....         3600
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    Sec.   95.6513 VOR Federal Airway V513 is Amended to Read in Part
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LIVINGSTON, TN VOR/DME...........  NEW HOPE, KY VOR/DME....         4000
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                     From                                       To                  ----------------------------
                                                                                       Distance        From
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                               Sec.   95.8003 VOR Federal Airway Changeover Point
                             Airway Segment is Amended to Add Changeover Point V321
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SHELBYVILLE, TN VOR/DME......................  LIVINGSTON, TN VOR/DME..............           40     SHELBYVILLE
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