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

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


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.


This rule is effective July 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 July 16, 2015.


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:​federal_​register/​code_​of_​federal_​regulations/​ibr_​locations.html.


All SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs are available online free of charge. Visit the National Flight Data Center online at 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.

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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.

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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 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 Start Printed Page 42027Minimums 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.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 97

  • Air Traffic Control
  • Airports
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Navigation (air)
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Issued in Washington, DC, on June 5, 2015.

John Duncan,

Director, Flight Standards Service.

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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:

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

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

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2. Part 97 is amended to read as follows:

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By amending: § 97.23 VOR, VOR/DME, VOR or TACAN, and VOR/DME or TACAN; § 97.25 LOC, LOC/DME, LDA, LDA/DME, SDF, SDF/DME; § 97.27 NDB, NDB/DME; § 97.29 ILS, ILS/DME, MLS, MLS/DME, MLS/RNAV; § 97.31 RADAR SIAPs; § 97.33 RNAV SIAPs; and § 97.35 COPTER SIAPs, Identified as follows: EFFECTIVE UPON PUBLICATION

AIRAC DateStateCityAirportFDC No.FDC DateSubject
23-Jul-15OHAthens/AlbanyOhio University5/018606/02/15Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Orig.
23-Jul-15COHolyokeHolyoke5/090806/02/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Orig-D.
23-Jul-15COHolyokeHolyoke5/090906/02/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Orig-C.
23-Jul-15MIDetroitWillow Run5/092706/02/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 23L, Amdt 1A.
23-Jul-15TXDumasMoore County5/09555/26/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 1, Orig.
23-Jul-15TXDumasMoore County5/09575/26/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, Orig.
23-Jul-15TXDumasMoore County5/095805/26/15VOR/DME-A, Amdt 6.
23-Jul-15MIThree RiversThree Rivers Muni Dr Haines5/14355/20/15VOR-A, Amdt 10.
23-Jul-15OHBucyrusPort Bucyrus-Crawford County5/168905/26/15VOR OR GPS RWY 22, Amdt 4A.
23-Jul-15TXFort Hood/KilleenRobert Gray AAF5/228205/20/15ILS OR LOC RWY 33, Amdt 1.
23-Jul-15TXFort Hood/KilleenRobert Gray AAF5/228305/20/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 15, Amdt 1.
23-Jul-15TXFort Hood/KilleenRobert Gray AAF5/228505/20/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 33, Amdt 1.
23-Jul-15TXFort Hood/KilleenRobert Gray AAF5/228605/20/15VOR-A, Amdt 2.
23-Jul-15TXFort Hood/KilleenRobert Gray AAF5/228705/20/15COPTER VOR RWY 33, Amdt 2.
23-Jul-15UTVernalVernal Rgnl5/258405/20/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 34, Amdt 1B.
23-Jul-15UTVernalVernal Rgnl5/258505/20/15VOR RWY 34, Amdt 8.
23-Jul-15CAArcata/EurekaArcata5/323305/20/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 1, Amdt 1.
23-Jul-15CAArcata/EurekaArcata5/323405/20/15VOR/DME RWY 14, Amdt 1.
23-Jul-15CAArcata/EurekaArcata5/323505/20/15VOR/DME RWY 1, Amdt 8.
23-Jul-15TXVan HornCulberson County5/465005/21/15NDB RWY 21, Amdt 2B.
23-Jul-15TXVan HornCulberson County5/465105/21/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 21, Orig.
23-Jul-15CAArcata/EurekaArcata5/546905/20/15ILS Y OR LOC/DME RWY 32, Amdt 2B.
23-Jul-15CAArcata/EurekaArcata5/548105/20/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Amdt 1.
23-Jul-15CAArcata/EurekaArcata5/548805/20/15ILS Z RWY 32, Amdt 30A.
23-Jul-15MOBransonM Graham Clark Downtown5/566805/26/15Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Amdt 2.
23-Jul-15TXHarlingenValley Intl5/585706/02/15VOR/DME Z RWY 31, Orig.
23-Jul-15WINew RichmondNew Richmond Rgnl5/679906/02/15Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Orig.
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23-Jul-15ILKankakeeGreater Kankakee5/723106/02/15VOR RWY 4, Amdt 6B.
23-Jul-15WINew RichmondNew Richmond Rgnl5/783706/02/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Amdt 2A.
23-Jul-15WINew RichmondNew Richmond Rgnl5/784606/02/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Amdt 2B.
23-Jul-15MIBoyne CityBoyne City Muni5/816106/02/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, Orig-A.
23-Jul-15MIBoyne CityBoyne City Muni5/816206/02/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, Orig-A.
23-Jul-15MIJacksonJackson County-Reynolds Field5/818006/02/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Orig-B.
23-Jul-15OKCushingCushing Muni5/884506/02/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Amdt 1A.
23-Jul-15KYLouisvilleLouisville Intl-Standiford Field5/889906/02/15ILS OR LOC RWY 17R, Amdt 3C.
23-Jul-15KYLouisvilleLouisville Intl-Standiford Field5/950106/02/15ILS OR LOC RWY 35L, ILS RWY 35L (SA CAT I), ILS RWY 35L (CAT II), ILS RWY 35L (CAT III), Amdt 3B.
23-Jul-15KYLouisvilleLouisville Intl-Standiford Field5/950206/02/15ILS OR LOC RWY 35R, ILS RWY 35R (SA CAT I), ILS RWY 35R (CAT II), ILS RWY 35R (CAT III), Amdt 4B.
23-Jul-15KYLouisvilleLouisville Intl-Standiford Field5/950506/02/15ILS OR LOC RWY 17L, Amdt 4B.
23-Jul-15LALafayetteLafayette Rgnl/Paul Fournet Field5/953005/26/15ILS OR LOC RWY 22L, Amdt 5A.
23-Jul-15LALafayetteLafayette Rgnl/Paul Fournet Field5/953105/26/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 29, Orig-B.
23-Jul-15LALafayetteLafayette Rgnl/Paul Fournet Field5/953205/26/15ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 4R, Amdt 2A.
23-Jul-15LALafayetteLafayette Rgnl/Paul Fournet Field5/953305/26/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 22L, Amdt 1A.
23-Jul-15LALafayetteLafayette Rgnl/Paul Fournet Field5/953405/26/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 4R, Amdt 1A.
23-Jul-15LALafayetteLafayette Rgnl/Paul Fournet Field5/953605/26/15VOR/DME RWY 11, Amdt 1E.
23-Jul-15LALafayetteLafayette Rgnl/Paul Fournet Field5/953705/26/15RADAR 1, Amdt 10.
23-Jul-15LALafayetteLafayette Rgnl/Paul Fournet Field5/953805/26/15Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Amdt 2.
23-Jul-15TXFort WorthFort Worth Meacham Intl5/962405/20/15Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Amdt 7.
23-Jul-15WIMosineeCentral Wisconsin5/962806/02/15ILS OR LOC RWY 8, Amdt 13A.
23-Jul-15WIMosineeCentral Wisconsin5/962906/02/15ILS OR LOC RWY 35, Amdt 2B.
23-Jul-15WIMosineeCentral Wisconsin5/963006/02/15VOR/DME RWY 35, Amdt 9A.
23-Jul-15WIMosineeCentral Wisconsin5/963106/02/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 8, Amdt 1A.
23-Jul-15WIMosineeCentral Wisconsin5/963206/02/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, Amdt 1A.
23-Jul-15WIMosineeCentral Wisconsin5/963306/02/15RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Amdt 1A.
23-Jul-15CAMercedMerced Rgnl/Macready Field5/971206/02/15ILS OR LOC RWY 30, Amdt 14D.
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[FR Doc. 2015-16971 Filed 7-15-15; 8:45 am]