Skip to Content

Rule

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

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Enhanced Content

Relevant information about this document from Regulations.gov provides additional context. This information is not part of the official Federal Register document.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

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 Start Printed Page 53695commissioning 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 September 8, 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 September 8, 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.

Start Further Info

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.

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information

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 § 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 CFR 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 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.

Start List of Subjects

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 97:

  • Air traffic control
  • Airports
  • Incorporation by reference
  • Navigation (air)
End List of Subjects Start Signature

Issued in Washington, DC, on August 14, 2015.

John Duncan,

Director, Flight Standards Service.

End Signature

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:

Start Part

PART 97—STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES

End Part Start Amendment Part

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

End Amendment Part Start Authority

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

End Authority Start Amendment Part

2. Part 97 is amended to read as follows: Start Printed Page 53696

End Amendment Part

Effective 17 SEPTEMBER 2015

Augusta, GA, Daniel Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 11, Amdt 1A

Grenada, MS, Grenada Muni, ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 13, Amdt 2B

Grenada, MS, Grenada Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, Amdt 1A

Jasper, TN, Marion County-Brown Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, Orig-A

Effective 15 OCTOBER 2015

Crescent City, CA, Jack Mc Namara Field, ILS OR LOC RWY 12, Amdt 9

Crescent City, CA, Jack Mc Namara Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 12, Amdt 2

Crescent City, CA, Jack Mc Namara Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Amdt 1

Crescent City, CA, Jack Mc Namara Field, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2

Crescent City, CA, Jack Mc Namara Field, VOR RWY 12, Amdt 12

Crescent City, CA, Jack Mc Namara Field, VOR/DME RWY 12, Amdt 14

Crescent City, CA, Jack Mc Namara Field, VOR/DME RWY 36, Amdt 12

Punta Gorda, FL, Punta Gorda, ILS OR LOC RWY 4, Orig

Punta Gorda, FL, Punta Gorda, RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, Amdt 2

Punta Gorda, FL, Punta Gorda, RNAV (GPS) RWY 15, Amdt 1

Punta Gorda, FL, Punta Gorda, RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Amdt 1

Punta Gorda, FL, Punta Gorda, RNAV (GPS) RWY 33, Amdt 1

Punta Gorda, FL, Punta Gorda, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 3

Punta Gorda, FL, Punta Gorda, VOR RWY 4, Amdt 1

Punta Gorda, FL, Punta Gorda, VOR RWY 22, Amdt 5

Meridian, MS, Key Field, RADAR-1, Orig

Lebanon, NH, Lebanon Muni, ILS OR LOC RWY 18, Amdt 6

Oneonta, NY, Oneonta Muni, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 1

Greer, SC, Greenville Spartanburg Intl, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 1A

Spartanburg, SC, Spartanburg Downtown Memorial, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 1A

Pulaski, TN, Abernathy Field, VOR/DME RWY 34, Amdt 3

Lynchburg, VA, Falwell, RNAV (GPS) RWY 28, Orig-A

Newport, VT, Newport State, RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Amdt 1

Puyallup, WA, Pierce County—Thun Field, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2

Seattle, WA, Seattle-Tacoma Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 16C, ILS RWY 16C (SA CAT I), ILS RWY 16C (CAT II), ILS RWY 16C (CAT III), Amdt 16

Seattle, WA, Seattle-Tacoma Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 16L, ILS RWY 16L (SA CAT I), ILS RWY 16L (CAT II), ILS RWY 16L (CAT III), Amdt 7

Seattle, WA, Seattle-Tacoma Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 16R, ILS RWY 16R (SA CAT I), ILS RWY 16R (CAT II), ILS RWY 16R (CAT III), Amdt 4

Seattle, WA, Seattle-Tacoma Intl, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 16L, Amdt 5

Seattle, WA, Seattle-Tacoma Intl, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 16L, Amdt 2

RESCINDED: On July 31, 2015 (80 FR 45604), the FAA published an Amendment in Docket No. 31026, Amdt No. 3651, to Part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations under section 97.29. The following entry for Las Vegas, NV, effective August 20, 2015 is hereby rescinded in its entirety:

Las Vegas, NV, Mc Carran Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 25R, Amdt 18

End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 2015-22012 Filed 9-4-15; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 4910-13-P