Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments

 
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Federal Register, Volume 80 Issue 148 (Monday, August 3, 2015)

Federal Register Volume 80, Number 148 (Monday, August 3, 2015)

Rules and Regulations

Pages 45862-45864

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2015-18739

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 97

Docket No. 31029; Amdt. No. 3654

Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.

DATES: This rule is effective August 3, 2015. The compliance date for each SIAP, associated Takeoff Minimums, and ODP is specified in the amendatory provisions.

The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulations is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of August 3, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Availability of matter incorporated by reference in the amendment is as follows:

For Examination

  1. U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Ops-M30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., West Bldg., Ground Floor, Washington, DC, 20590-

    0001;

  2. The FAA Air Traffic Organization Service Area in which the affected airport is located;

  3. The office of Aeronautical Navigation Products, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169 or,

  4. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

    For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.

    Availability

    All SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs are available online free of charge. Visit the National Flight Data Center online at nfdc.faa.gov to register. Additionally, individual SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP copies may be obtained from the FAA Air Traffic Organization Service Area in which the affected airport is located.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard A. Dunham III, Flight Procedure Standards Branch (AFS-420) Flight Technologies and Procedures 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 rule amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97 (14 CFR part 97) by amending the referenced SIAPs. The complete regulatory description of each SIAP is listed on the appropriate FAA Form 8260, as modified by the National Flight Data Center (NFDC)/Permanent Notice to Airmen (P-NOTAM), and is incorporated by reference under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and 14 CFR 97.20. The large number of SIAPs, their complex nature, and the need for a special format make their verbatim publication in the Federal Register expensive and impractical. Further, airmen do not use the regulatory text of the SIAPs, but refer to their graphic

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    depiction on charts printed by publishers of aeronautical materials. Thus, the advantages of incorporation by reference are realized and publication of the complete description of each SIAP contained on FAA form documents is unnecessary. This amendment provides the affected CFR sections, and specifies the SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs with their applicable effective dates. This amendment also identifies the airport and its location, the procedure and the amendment number.

    Availability and Summary of Material Incorporated by Reference

    The material incorporated by reference is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section.

    The material incorporated by reference describes SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs as identified in the amendatory language for part 97 of this final rule.

    The Rule

    This amendment to 14 CFR part 97 is effective upon publication of each separate SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP as amended in the transmittal. For safety and timeliness of change considerations, this amendment incorporates only specific changes contained for each SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP as modified by FDC permanent NOTAMs.

    The SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, as modified by FDC permanent NOTAM, and contained in this amendment are based on the criteria contained in the U.S. Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS). In developing these changes to SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, the TERPS criteria were applied only to specific conditions existing at the affected airports. All SIAP amendments in this rule have been previously issued by the FAA in a FDC NOTAM as an emergency action of immediate flight safety relating directly to published aeronautical charts.

    The circumstances that created the need for these SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP amendments require making them effective in less than 30 days.

    Because of the close and immediate relationship between these SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, and safety in air commerce, I find that notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are impracticable and contrary to the public interest and, where applicable, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d), good cause exists for making these SIAPs effective in less than 30 days.

    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 97

    Air Traffic Control, Airports, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (Air).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 17, 2015.

    John Duncan,

    Director, Flight Standards Service.

    Adoption of the Amendment

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, Title 14, Code of Federal regulations, Part 97, (14 CFR part 97), is amended by amending Standard Instrument Approach Procedures and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, effective at 0901 UTC on the dates specified, as follows:

    PART 97--STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES

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  5. The authority citation for part 97 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40106, 40113, 40114, 40120, 44502, 44514, 44701, 44719, 44721-44722.

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  6. Part 97 is amended to read as follows:

    By Amending: Sec. 97.23 VOR, VOR/DME, VOR or TACAN, and VOR/DME or TACAN; Sec. 97.25 LOC, LOC/DME, LDA, LDA/DME, SDF, SDF/DME; Sec. 97.27 NDB, NDB/DME; Sec. 97.29 ILS, ILS/DME, MLS, MLS/DME, MLS/RNAV; Sec. 97.31 RADAR SIAPs; Sec. 97.33 RNAV SIAPs; and Sec. 97.35 COPTER SIAPs, Identified as follows:

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    AIRAC date State City Airport FDC No. FDC date Subject

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    20-Aug-15................ CA Livermore.......... Livermore Muni..... 5/7014 06/11/15 This NOTAM, published in TL 15-17, is hereby

    rescinded in its entirety.

    20-Aug-15................ OK Clinton............ Clinton-Sherman.... 5/0435 07/06/15 ILS OR LOC RWY 17R, Amdt 7A.

    20-Aug-15................ MO Jefferson City..... Jefferson City 5/0449 07/06/15 ILS OR LOC RWY 30, Amdt 5B.

    Memorial.

    20-Aug-15................ NY Dunkirk............ Chautauqua County/ 5/0564 07/06/15 VOR RWY 24, Amdt 8.

    Dunkirk.

    20-Aug-15................ NY Dunkirk............ Chautauqua County/ 5/0571 07/06/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 15, Orig.

    Dunkirk.

    20-Aug-15................ NY Dunkirk............ Chautauqua County/ 5/0572 07/06/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, Orig.

    Dunkirk.

    20-Aug-15................ NY Dunkirk............ Chautauqua County/ 5/0573 07/06/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Orig.

    Dunkirk.

    20-Aug-15................ NY Dunkirk............ Chautauqua County/ 5/0574 07/06/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 33, Orig.

    Dunkirk.

    20-Aug-15................ NY Dunkirk............ Chautauqua County/ 5/0575 07/06/15 VOR RWY 6, Amdt 3.

    Dunkirk.

    20-Aug-15................ MA Beverly............ Beverly Muni....... 5/0582 07/06/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 16, Amdt 1A.

    20-Aug-15................ MA Beverly............ Beverly Muni....... 5/0583 07/06/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 34, Orig.

    20-Aug-15................ MA Beverly............ Beverly Muni....... 5/0584 07/06/15 LOC RWY 16, Amdt 7.

    20-Aug-15................ MA Beverly............ Beverly Muni....... 5/0585 07/06/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, Orig-A.

    20-Aug-15................ MA Beverly............ Beverly Muni....... 5/0586 07/06/15 VOR RWY 16, Amdt 5.

    20-Aug-15................ TN amden.............. Benton County...... 5/1575 06/24/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Orig-A.

    20-Aug-15................ NM Carlsbad........... Cavern City Air 5/1690 07/09/15 ILS RWY 3, Amdt 4C.

    Trml.

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    20-Aug-15................ MI Iron Mountain Ford............... 5/3036 07/06/15 NDB RWY 1, Orig.

    Kingsford.

    20-Aug-15................ IN Gary............... Gary/Chicago Intl.. 5/4354 07/06/15 RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 12, Amdt 1.

    20-Aug-15................ OH Port Clinton....... Erie-Ottawa Intl... 5/4483 07/06/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, Amdt 1.

    20-Aug-15................ OH Port Clinton....... Erie-Ottawa Intl... 5/4484 07/06/15 NDB RWY 27, Amdt 14.

    20-Aug-15................ TX Houston............ West Houston....... 5/4496 07/06/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 15, Amdt 1A.

    20-Aug-15................ SC Greenville......... Greenville Downtown 5/5829 07/07/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 1, Orig-B.

    20-Aug-15................ SC Greenville......... Greenville Downtown 5/5830 07/07/15 NDB RWY 1, Amdt 22B.

    20-Aug-15................ SC Greenville......... Greenville Downtown 5/5831 07/07/15 ILS Y OR LOC Y RWY 1, Orig.

    20-Aug-15................ SC Greenville......... Greenville Downtown 5/5834 07/07/15 ILS Z OR LOC Z RWY 1, Amdt 30.

    20-Aug-15................ SC Greenville......... Greenville Downtown 5/5839 07/07/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, Amdt 1.

    20-Aug-15................ SC Greenville......... Greenville Downtown 5/5862 07/07/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, Amdt 1.

    20-Aug-15................ ID Salmon............. Lemhi County....... 5/7282 06/11/15 RNAV (GPS)-D, Orig-A.

    20-Aug-15................ MN South St Paul...... South St Paul Muni- 5/8151 07/06/15 NDB-B, Amdt 4.

    Richard E Fleming

    Fld.

    20-Aug-15................ MN South St Paul...... South St Paul Muni- 5/8159 07/06/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 34, Amdt 1.

    Richard E Fleming

    Fld.

    20-Aug-15................ MN South St Paul...... South St Paul Muni- 5/8164 07/06/15 LOC RWY 34, Amdt 1A.

    Richard E Fleming

    Fld.

    20-Aug-15................ AL Dothan............. Dothan Rgnl........ 5/9070 07/06/15 RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Amdt 1A.

    20-Aug-15................ AL Dothan............. Dothan Rgnl........ 5/9072 07/06/15 VOR RWY 14, Amdt 4A.

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    FR Doc. 2015-18739 Filed 7-31-15; 8:45 am

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