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

SUMMARY

This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) 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 safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.

 
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Federal Register, Volume 80 Issue 200 (Friday, October 16, 2015)

Federal Register Volume 80, Number 200 (Friday, October 16, 2015)

Rules and Regulations

Pages 62455-62456

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

FR Doc No: 2015-25555

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 97

Docket No. 31040; Amdt. No. 3663

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 establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) 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 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 October 16, 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 October 16, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Availability of matters 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 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 Programs Divisions, 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 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97 (14 CFR part 97), by establishing, amending, suspending, or removes SIAPS, Takeoff Minimums and/or ODPS. The complete regulatory description of each SIAP and its associated Takeoff Minimums or ODP for an identified airport is listed on FAA form documents which are incorporated by reference in this amendment under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and 14 CFR part Sec. 97.20. The applicable FAA forms are FAA Forms 8260-3, 8260-4, 8260-5, 8260-15A, and 8260-15B when required by an entry on 8260-15A.

    The large number of SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, their complex nature, and the need for a special format make publication in the Federal Register expensive and impractical. Further, airmen do not use the regulatory text of the SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums or ODPs, but instead refer to their graphic 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, Takeoff Minimums and ODP listed on FAA form documents is unnecessary. This amendment provides the affected CFRs and specifies the types of SIAPs, 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/or 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, Takeoff Minimums and ODP as Amended in the transmittal. Some SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and textual ODP amendments may have been issued previously by the FAA in a Flight Data Center (FDC) Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) as an emergency action of immediate flight safety relating directly to published aeronautical charts.

    The circumstances that created the need for some SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP amendments may require making them effective in less than 30 days. For the remaining SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, an effective date at least 30 days after publication is provided.

    Further, the SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs contained in this amendment are based on the criteria contained in the U.S. Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS). In developing these SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, the TERPS criteria were applied to the conditions existing or anticipated at the

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    affected airports. 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 some 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 September 25, 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 establishing, amending, suspending, or removing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures and/or Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures 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:

    Effective 12 NOVEMBER 2015

    Arcata/Eureka, CA, Arcata, RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Amdt 1C

    Greenville, PA, Greenville Muni, RNAV (GPS-B, Orig

    Greenville, PA, Greenville Muni, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig

    Greenville, PA, Greenville Muni, VOR-A, Amdt 2

    Henderson, TX, Rusk County, NDB-B, Amdt 1, CANCELED

    Luray, VA, Luray Caverns, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2

    Lyndonville, VT, Caledonia County, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 6

    Effective 10 DECEMBER 2015

    Monterey, CA, Monterey Rgnl, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 8

    Washington, DC, Washington Dulles Intl, CONVERGING ILS RWY 12, Amdt 6, CANCELED

    Washington, DC, Washington Dulles Intl, CONVERGING ILS RWY 19C, Amdt 8, CANCELED

    Washington, DC, Washington Dulles Intl, CONVERGING ILS RWY 19L, Amdt 8, CANCELED

    Washington, DC, Washington Dulles Intl, CONVERGING ILS RWY 19R, Orig, CANCELED

    Georgetown, DE, Sussex County, VOR RWY 4, Amdt 5A, CANCELED

    Orlando, FL, Orlando Sanford Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 27R, Amdt 3B

    Toccoa, GA, Toccoa RG Letourneau Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 3, Amdt 1

    Toccoa, GA, Toccoa RG Letourneau Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 21, Amdt 2

    Toccoa, GA, Toccoa RG Letourneau Field, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 3A

    Toccoa, GA, Toccoa RG Letourneau Field, VOR RWY 21, Amdt 14

    Toccoa, GA, Toccoa RG Letourneau Field, VOR/DME RWY 3, Amdt 3

    Glasgow, KY, Glasgow Muni, SDF RWY 8, Amdt 11, CANCELED

    Boston, MA, General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 14

    Greenville, ME, Greenville SPB, NDB-A, Amdt 5, CANCELED

    Old Town, ME, Dewitt Fld, Old Town Muni, NDB RWY 22, Amdt 6A, CANCELED

    Asheville, NC, Asheville Rgnl, RADAR 1, Amdt 5A, CANCELED

    Charlotte, NC, Charlotte/Douglas Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 18L, Amdt 9

    Concord, NC, Concord Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 2, Amdt 1

    Trenton, NJ, Trenton Mercer, NDB RWY 6, Amdt 7A, CANCELED

    Louisa, VA, Louisa County/Freeman Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, Orig

    Riverton, WY, Riverton Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, Amdt 2

    Riverton, WY, Riverton Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 28, Amdt 1

    Riverton, WY, Riverton Rgnl, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2

    Riverton, WY, Riverton Rgnl, VOR RWY 10, Amdt 10

    Riverton, WY, Riverton Rgnl, VOR RWY 28, Amdt 10

    FR Doc. 2015-25555 Filed 10-15-15; 8:45 am

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