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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 November 4, 2019. 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 November 4, 2019.

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, email fedreg.legal@nara.gov or go to: https://www.archives.gov/​federal-register/​cfr/​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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Thomas J. Nichols, Flight Procedures and Airspace Group, Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration. Mailing Address: FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Flight Procedures and Airspace Group, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Registry Bldg. 29, Room 104, Oklahoma City, OK 73169. 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 Start Printed Page 59297airport 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 October 18, 2019.

Rick Domingo,

Executive 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 5 December 2019

Adak Island, AK, Adak, ILS Y OR LOC Y RWY 23, Orig

Adak Island, AK, Adak, ILS Z OR LOC Z RWY 23, Orig

Anchorage, AK, Merrill Field, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2

Mena, AR, Mena Intermountain Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, Amdt 1

Phoenix, AZ, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, RNAV (GPS) RWY 30R, Orig

Fernandina Beach, FL, Fernandina Beach Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, Orig

Fernandina Beach, FL, Fernandina Beach Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, Amdt 2C

Fernandina Beach, FL, Fernandina Beach Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Amdt 1D

Chicago/Rockford, IL, Chicago/Rockford Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 1, Amdt 29

Chicago/Rockford, IL, Chicago/Rockford Intl, LOC BC RWY 19, Amdt 16

Chicago/Rockford, IL, Chicago/Rockford Intl, NDB RWY 1, Amdt 25D, CANCELLED

Coffeyville, KS, Coffeyville Muni, NDB RWY 35, Amdt 1A, CANCELLED

Coffeyville, KS, Coffeyville Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Orig-B

Mora, MN, Mora Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Orig-C

Tower, MN, Tower Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 8, Amdt 1

Tower, MN, Tower Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 26, Orig-C

Elkin, NC, Elkin Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 7, Orig-A

Sylva, NC, Jackson County, RNAV (GPS) RWY 33, Amdt 1

Broken Bow, NE, Broken Bow Muni/Keith Glaze Fld, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 4

Zanesville, OH, Zanesville Muni, ILS OR LOC RWY 22, Amdt 2

Zanesville, OH, Zanesville Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Orig-A

Poteau, OK, Robert S Kerr, RNAV (GPS) RWY 18, Amdt 1

Poteau, OK, Robert S Kerr, RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Amdt 1

Poteau, OK, Robert S Kerr, VOR/DME-A, Orig-A, CANCELLED

Greer, SC, Greenville Spartanburg Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 4, ILS RWY 4 (SA CAT I), ILS RWY 4 (CAT II), ILS RWY 4 (CAT III), Amdt 25

Greer, SC, Greenville Spartanburg Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 22, Amdt 6

Greer, SC, Greenville Spartanburg Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, Amdt 3

Greer, SC, Greenville Spartanburg Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Amdt 2

Rapid City, SD, Rapid City Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Amdt 2C

Cisco, TX, Gregory M Simmons Memorial, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 18, Orig-A

Cisco, TX, Gregory M Simmons Memorial, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 18, Amdt 1A

Eagle Lake, TX, Eagle Lake, RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Amdt 2

Eagle Lake, TX, Eagle Lake, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2

Fort Worth, TX, Fort Worth Spinks, ILS OR LOC RWY 35L, Amdt 2B

Renton, WA, Renton Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 34, Orig

Middleton, WI, Middleton Muni—Morey Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, Amdt 2

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[FR Doc. 2019-23951 Filed 11-1-19; 8:45 am]

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