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

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

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 September 30, 2016. 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 30, 2016.

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 Start Printed Page 67108Avenue 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Thomas J. Nichols, 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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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 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.

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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 August 26, 2016.

John S. 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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PART 97—STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES

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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(f), 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:

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AIRAC dateStateCityAirportFDC No.FDC dateSubject
13-Oct-16CASan FranciscoSan Francisco Intl6/00468/15/16RNAV (GPS) X RWY 28R, Amdt 1A.
13-Oct-16CASan FranciscoSan Francisco Intl6/00478/15/16RNAV (GPS) PRM X RWY 28R (SIMULTANEOUS CLOSE PARALLEL), Amdt 1A.
13-Oct-16CASan FranciscoSan Francisco Intl6/00488/15/16LDA PRM RWY 28R (SIMULTANEOUS CLOSE PARALLEL), Amdt 2A.
13-Oct-16CASan FranciscoSan Francisco Intl6/00498/15/16LDA/DME RWY 28R, Amdt 2A.
13-Oct-16CASan FranciscoSan Francisco Intl6/00508/15/16ILS OR LOC RWY 28R, ILS RWY 28R (SA CAT I), ILS RWY 28R (CAT II-III), Amdt 13A.
13-Oct-16TXPerrytonPerryton Ochiltree County6/04578/11/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, Orig-A.
13-Oct-16TXPerrytonPerryton Ochiltree County6/04588/11/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Amdt 1A.
13-Oct-16TXPerrytonPerryton Ochiltree County6/04598/11/16NDB-A, Amdt 4A.
13-Oct-16WIMinocqua-WoodruffLakeland/Noble F Lee Memorial Field6/05348/23/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 18, Orig.
13-Oct-16NMGrantsGrants-Milan Muni6/13508/15/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, Orig.
13-Oct-16NDRugbyRugby Muni6/27128/15/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 30, Orig-A.
13-Oct-16NDRugbyRugby Muni6/27148/15/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 12, Orig-A.
13-Oct-16MIGaylordGaylord Rgnl6/27198/11/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, Orig-A.
13-Oct-16MIGaylordGaylord Rgnl6/27208/11/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, Orig-A.
13-Oct-16OKOklahoma CityWill Rogers World6/31328/15/16RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 17L, Amdt 3A.
13-Oct-16LAAlexandriaAlexandria Intl6/33038/23/16VOR/DME RWY 14, Orig-B.
13-Oct-16OKIdabelMc Curtain County Rgnl6/34698/15/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 20, Orig.
13-Oct-16MOMexicoMexico Memorial6/34718/15/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Amdt 1C.
13-Oct-16INFrench LickFrench Lick Muni6/37008/23/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 26, Orig-A.
13-Oct-16INFrench LickFrench Lick Muni6/37018/23/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 8, Amdt 1A.
13-Oct-16WVClarksburgNorth Central West Virginia6/56148/11/16VOR-A, Amdt 1.
13-Oct-16MIOwossoOwosso Community6/58518/19/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 11, Amdt 1B.
13-Oct-16MIOwossoOwosso Community6/58528/19/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 29, Amdt 1B.
13-Oct-16MIOwossoOwosso Community6/58548/19/16VOR/DME RWY 29, Amdt 1B.
13-Oct-16INLafayettePurdue University6/61148/19/16ILS RWY 10, Amdt 11.
13-Oct-16INLafayettePurdue University6/61158/19/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, Amdt 1.
13-Oct-16INLafayettePurdue University6/61168/19/16VOR-A, Amdt 26.
13-Oct-16INLafayettePurdue University6/61178/19/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 28, Amdt 1.
13-Oct-16WILand O' LakesKings Land O' Lakes6/74348/22/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Orig.
13-Oct-16WILand O' LakesKings Land O' Lakes6/74358/22/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Orig.
13-Oct-16ILCahokia/St LouisSt Louis Downtown6/74398/19/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 30R, Orig-A.
13-Oct-16KSGoodlandRenner Fld/Goodland Muni/6/79878/19/16ILS OR LOC RWY 30, Amdt 2A.
13-Oct-16KSGoodlandRenner Fld/Goodland Muni/6/79888/19/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 12, Amdt 2.
13-Oct-16KSGoodlandRenner Fld/Goodland Muni/6/79898/19/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 30, Amdt 1A.
13-Oct-16KSGoodlandRenner Fld/Goodland Muni/6/79908/19/16VOR RWY 30, Amdt 9A.
13-Oct-16KSGoodlandRenner Fld/Goodland Muni/6/79918/19/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, Amdt 1A.
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13-Oct-16TXLa PorteLa Porte Muni6/79978/19/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 30, Amdt 2A.
13-Oct-16MNDuluthDuluth Intl6/85818/19/16ILS OR LOC RWY 27, Amdt 10A.
13-Oct-16ILBloomington/NormalCentral Il Rgnl Arpt At Bloomington-Normal6/85848/22/16ILS OR LOC RWY 29, Amdt 11.
13-Oct-16DEGeorgetownDelaware Coastal6/87458/11/16RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Amdt 2B.
13-Oct-16DEGeorgetownDelaware Coastal6/87468/11/16VOR RWY 22, Amdt 7A.
13-Oct-16MIGaylordGaylord Rgnl6/89568/11/16VOR RWY 27, Amdt 2A.
13-Oct-16FLMiamiMiami Intl6/94448/15/16RNAV (RNP) Y RWY 27, Amdt 2.
13-Oct-16KYLouisvilleLouisville Intl-Standiford Field6/94908/11/16RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 35L, Amdt 1B.
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[FR Doc. 2016-23410 Filed 9-29-16; 8:45 am]

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