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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 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 April 10, 2017. The compliance date for each SIAP, associated Takeoff Minimums, Start Printed Page 17115and 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 April 10, 2017.

ADDRESSES:

Availability of matters incorporated by reference in the amendment is as follows:

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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.

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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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Thomas J. Nichols, 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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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 sections 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.

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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 March 24, 2017.

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 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:

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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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Effective 27 April 2017

Pell City, AL, St Clair County, RNAV (GPS) RWY 3, Amdt 3

Pell City, AL, St Clair County, RNAV (GPS) RWY 21, Amdt 3

Pell City, AL, St Clair County, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 3

Santa Monica, CA, Santa Monica Start Printed Page 17116Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 21, Orig

Santa Monica, CA, Santa Monica Muni, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 3, Orig

Santa Monica, CA, Santa Monica Muni, RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 3, Orig

Augusta, GA, Augusta Rgnl At Bush Field, RADAR-1, Amdt 8, CANCELED

Cordele, GA, Crisp County-Cordele, RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, Amdt 1

Cordele, GA, Crisp County-Cordele, RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, Amdt 1

Cordele, GA, Crisp County-Cordele, RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Amdt 1

Cordele, GA, Crisp County-Cordele, RNAV (GPS) RWY 28, Amdt 1

Cordele, GA, Crisp County-Cordele, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 3

Cordele, GA, Crisp County-Cordele, VOR/DME RWY 23, Amdt 11, CANCELED

Brazil, IN, Brazil Clay County, VOR RWY 9, Amdt 7B

Fort Wayne, IN, Fort Wayne Intl, VOR OR TACAN RWY 23, Amdt 14

Indianapolis, IN, Indianapolis Executive, VOR RWY 18, Amdt 1D

Boston, MA, General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 4L, Orig

Boston, MA, General Edward Lawrence Logan Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 4R, Amdt 2

Bangor, ME, Bangor Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 33, ILS RWY 33 (SA CAT I), ILS RWY 33 (SA CAT II), Amdt 13

Bangor, ME, Bangor Intl, ILS Y OR LOC Y RWY 15, ILS Y RWY 15 (CAT II), ILS Y RWY 15 (CAT III), Amdt 7

Bangor, ME, Bangor Intl, RADAR-1, Amdt 5

Bangor, ME, Bangor Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 15, Amdt 1

Bangor, ME, Bangor Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 33, Amdt 1

Mora, MN, Mora Muni, NDB RWY 35, Orig

Jefferson, NC, Ashe County, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 1

Dickinson, ND, Dickinson—Theodore Roosevelt Rgnl, ILS OR LOC RWY 32, Amdt 1B

New York, NY, West 30TH St, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 1

Burns Flat, OK, Clinton-Sherman, RNAV (GPS) RWY 17R, Amdt 1

Burns Flat, OK, Clinton-Sherman, RNAV (GPS) RWY 35L, Amdt 1

Dickson, TN, Dickson Muni, NDB RWY 17, Amdt 3

Dickson, TN, Dickson Muni, VOR/DME RWY 17, Amdt 4F, CANCELED

Nashville, TN, John C Tune, RNAV (GPS) RWY 2, Amdt 2A

Kerrville, TX, Kerrville Muni/Louis Schreiner Field, LOC RWY 30, Amdt 5

Tangier, VA, Tangier Island, RNAV (GPS)-B, Amdt 1

Wenatchee, WA, Pangborn Memorial, VOR-A, Amdt 9A

Wenatchee, WA, Pangborn Memorial, VOR-B, Orig-A

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[FR Doc. 2017-06753 Filed 4-7-17; 8:45 am]

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