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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 18, 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 18, 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 Start Printed Page 63574forms 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 November 1, 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

Akutan, AK, Akutan, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 1

Akutan, AK, Akutan, ZEBUV ONE, Graphic DP

Atwater, CA, Castle, ILS OR LOC RWY 31, Amdt 3

Atwater, CA, Castle, RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, Amdt 1

Atwater, CA, Castle, RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, Amdt 1

Atwater, CA, Castle, VOR/DME RWY 31, Amdt 1B, CANCELLED

El Monte, CA, San Gabriel Valley, RNAV (GPS)-B, Orig

El Monte, CA, San Gabriel Valley, VOR OR GPS-B, Amdt 3A, CANCELLED

Mountain View, CA, Moffett Federal Afld, ILS OR LOC RWY 32R, Amdt 2

Mountain View, CA, Moffett Federal Afld, RNAV (GPS) RWY 32R, Orig-A

Mountain View, CA, Moffett Federal Afld, TACAN RWY 32R, Amdt 1A

Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Mather, ILS OR LOC RWY 22L, ILS RWY 22L (SA CAT I), ILS RWY 22L (SA CAT II), Amdt 7

Boone, IA, Boone Muni, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 6

Hammond, LA, Hammond Northshore Rgnl, ILS OR LOC RWY 18, Amdt 5

Hammond, LA, Hammond Northshore Rgnl, VOR RWY 18, Amdt 4, CANCELLED

Hammond, LA, Hammond Northshore Rgnl, VOR RWY 31, Amdt 5, CANCELLED

Bedford, MA, Laurence G Hanscom Fld, ILS OR LOC RWY 29, Amdt 9B

Bedford, MA, Laurence G Hanscom Fld, RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, Orig-E

Choteau, MT, Choteau, NDB OR GPS RWY 23, Orig-C, CANCELLED

Choteau, MT, Choteau, RNAV (GPS) RWY 15, Orig

Choteau, MT, Choteau, RNAV (GPS) RWY 33, Orig

Choteau, MT, Choteau, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2

Williston, ND, Sloulin Fld Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 29, Amdt 4C, CANCELLED

Williston, ND, Sloulin Fld Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 11, Orig, CANCELLED

Williston, ND, Sloulin Fld Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 29, Orig, CANCELLED

Williston, ND, Sloulin Fld Intl, VOR RWY 11, Amdt 13A, CANCELLED

Morristown, NJ, Morristown Muni, ILS OR LOC RWY 23, Amdt 12

Morristown, NJ, Morristown Muni, RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 23, Amdt 2

Boulder City, NV, Boulder City Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, Orig

Boulder City, NV, Boulder City Muni, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig

Monticello, NY, Sullivan County Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 15, Amdt 6

Monticello, NY, Sullivan County Intl, VOR RWY 33, Amdt 4

Cambridge, OH, Cambridge Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, Orig-E

Cambridge, OH, Cambridge Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Orig-E

Columbus, OH, Rickenbacker Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 5R, ILS RWY 5R (SA CAT I), ILS RWY 5R (CAT II), Amdt 3C

Steubenville, OH, Jefferson County Airpark, RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Amdt 1A

Steubenville, OH, Jefferson County Airpark, RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Amdt 1B

El Reno, OK, El Reno Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, Amdt 1

El Reno, OK, El Reno Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Amdt 1

El Reno, OK, El Reno Rgnl, VOR/DME RWY 35, Amdt 2, CANCELLED

Fairview, OK, Fairview Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, OrigStart Printed Page 63575

Fairview, OK, Fairview Muni, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 5

Mc Alester, OK, Mc Alester Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 2, Amdt 1A

Hermiston, OR, Hermiston Muni, VOR-A, Amdt 4A

La Grande, OR, La Grande/Union County, NDB-B, Amdt 1

Waco, TX, TSTC Waco, ILS OR LOC RWY 17L, Amdt 13C

Waco, TX, TSTC Waco, NDB RWY 35R, Amdt 12A

Waco, TX, TSTC Waco, RNAV (GPS) RWY 17L, Amdt 2

Waco, TX, TSTC Waco, RNAV (GPS) RWY 35R, Amdt 2A

Waco, TX, TSTC Waco, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig-A

Beckley, WV, Raleigh County Memorial, ILS OR LOC RWY 19, Amdt 7

Beckley, WV, Raleigh County Memorial, RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, Amdt 1C

Beckley, WV, Raleigh County Memorial, RNAV (GPS) RWY 28, Amdt 1C

Lander, WY, Hunt Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Orig

Lander, WY, Hunt Field, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig

RESCINDED: On October 1, 2019 (84 FR 51971), the FAA published an Amendment in Docket No. 31274, Amdt No. 3871, to Part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations under section 97.37. The following entry for Atwood, KS, effective December 5, 2019, is hereby rescinded in its entirety:

Atwood, KS, Atwood-Rawlins County, City-County, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig-A

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[FR Doc. 2019-24454 Filed 11-15-19; 8:45 am]

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