Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes 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 safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
This rule is effective December 12, 2011. 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 Start Printed Page 77112regulations is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of December 12, 2011.
Availability of matters incorporated by reference in the amendment is as follows:
1. FAA Rules Docket, FAA Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591;
2. The FAA Regional Office of the region in which the affected airport is located;
3. The National Flight Procedures Office, 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 http://www.nfdc.faa.gov to register. Additionally, individual SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP copies may be obtained from:
1. FAA Public Inquiry Center (APA-200), FAA Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; or
2. The FAA Regional Office of the region in which the affected airport is located.
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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.
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This rule amends Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 97 (14 CFR part 97), by establishing, amending, suspending, or revoking SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums and/or ODPs. The complete regulators 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 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, in addition to their complex nature and the need for a special format make publication in the Federal Register expensive and impractical. Furthermore, airmen do not use the regulatory text of the SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums or ODPs, but instead refer to their depiction on charts printed by publishers of aeronautical materials. The advantages of incorporation by reference are realized and publication of the complete description of each SIAP, Takeoff Minimums and ODP listed on FAA forms is unnecessary. This amendment provides the affected CFR sections and specifies the types of SIAPs and the effective dates of the associated Takeoff Minimums and ODPs. This amendment also identifies the airport and its location, the procedure, and the amendment number.
This amendment to 14 CFR Part 97 is effective upon publication of each separate SIAP, Takeoff Minimums and ODP as contained 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 which 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 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 procedures before adopting these SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs are impracticable and contrary to the public interest and, where applicable, that 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.
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Issued in Washington, DC, on November 25, 2011.
John M. Allen,
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 revoking Standard Instrument Approach Procedures and/or Takeoff Minimums and/or Obstacle Departure Procedures effective at 0902 UTC on the dates specified, as follows:
PART 97—STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES
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1. The authority citation for part 97 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
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2. Part 97 is amended to read as follows:End Amendment Part
Effective 15 DEC 2011
Rota Island-North Mariana Island, CQ, Rota Intl, GPS RWY 9, Orig-C, CANCELLED
Rota Island-North Mariana Island, CQ, Rota Intl, GPS RWY 27, Orig-C, CANCELLED
Rota Island-North Mariana Island, CQ, Rota Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, Orig
Rota Island-North Mariana Island, CQ, Rota Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, Orig
Effective 12 JAN 2012
Hampton, IA, Hampton Muni, NDB RWY 17, Amdt 4B, CANCELLED
Mount Vernon, IL, Mount Vernon, ILS OR LOC RWY 23, Amdt 11A
Ashland, OH, Ashland County, NDB RWY 19, Amdt 11B
Ashland, OH, Ashland County, RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, Orig-B
Ashland, OH, Ashland County, VOR-A, Amdt 9B
Celina, OH, Lakefield, NDB RWY 8, Amdt 5, CANCELLEDStart Printed Page 77113
Wapakoneta, OH, Neil Armstrong, LOC RWY 26, Amdt 3D, CANCELLED
Fort Hood/Killeen, TX, Robert Gray AAF, RADAR-1, Orig
New Market, VA, New Market, RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, Orig
New Market, VA, New Market, RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Orig
Roanoke, VA, Roanoke Rgnl/Woodrum Field, LDA RWY 6, Amdt 11
Effective 9 FEB 2012
Huntsville, AL, Huntsville Intl—Carl T Jones field, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2
Chico, CA, Chico Muni, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 6
Concord, CA, Buchannan Field, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 19R, Amdt 1
Concord, CA, Buchannan Field, RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 19R, Orig
Torrance, CA, Zamperini Field, VOR RWY 11L, Amdt 15
Eaton Rapids, MI, Skyways Estates, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig, CANCELLED
Eaton Rapids, MI, Skyways Estates, VOR OR GPS-A, Amdt 1A, CANCELLED
Gaylord, MI, Gaylord Rgnl, ILS OR LOC RWY 9, Amdt 1
Harbor Springs, MI, Harbor Springs, VOR-A, Amdt 2
Charlotte, NC, Charlotte/Douglas Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 18C, Amdt 10A
Charlotte, NC, Charlotte/Douglas Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 36C, ILS RWY 36C (CAT II), ILS RWY 36C (CAT III), Amdt 16A
Charlotte, NC, Charlotte/Douglas Intl, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 18C, Amdt 3A
Charlotte, NC, Charlotte/Douglas Intl, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 36C, Amdt 3A
Charlotte, NC, Charlotte/Douglas Intl, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 18C, Orig-B
Charlotte, NC, Charlotte/Douglas Intl, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 36C, Orig-C
New York, NY, John F Kennedy Intl, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 4R, Amdt 1C
Kent, OH, Kent State Univ, NDB RWY 1, Amdt 13
Kent, OH, Kent State Univ, VOR-A, Amdt 14
Youngstown, OH, Lansdowne, NDB OR GPS-B, Amdt 8, CANCELLED
Youngstown, OH, Lansdowne, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2, CANCELLED
Seymour, TX, Seymour Muni, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig
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[FR Doc. 2011-31215 Filed 12-9-11; 8:45 am]
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