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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 February 24, 2020. 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 February 24, 2020.

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 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 Start Printed Page 102705 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 February 7, 2020.

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 26 March 2020

Huntsville, AL, Huntsville Intl-Carl T Jones Field, ILS OR LOC RWY 18L, Amdt 5B

Huntsville, AL, Huntsville Intl-Carl T Jones Field, ILS OR LOC RWY 36L, Amdt 11B

Harrison, AR, Boone County, ILS OR LOC RWY 36, Amdt 1

Harrison, AR, Boone County, NDB RWY 18, Amdt 6, CANCELLED

Mojave, CA, Mojave Air and Space Port, RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, Amdt 1

Mojave, CA, Mojave Air and Space Port, RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Amdt 1

Truckee, CA, Truckee-Tahoe, RNAV (GPS) RWY 20, Amdt 1

Truckee, CA, Truckee-Tahoe, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 20, Orig-B, CANCELLED

Denver, CO, Denver Intl, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 7, Amdt 1

Denver, CO, Denver Intl, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 8, Orig-B, CANCELLED

Denver, CO, Denver Intl, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 25, Orig-B, CANCELLED

Denver, CO, Denver Intl, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 26, Amdt 1

Gainesville, FL, Gainesville Rgnl, ILS OR LOC RWY 29, Amdt 13

Decorah, IA, Decorah Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 11, Amdt 1

Decorah, IA, Decorah Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 29, Amdt 1

Decorah, IA, Decorah Muni, VOR RWY 29, Amdt 3E, CANCELLED

Chicago, IL, Chicago O'Hare Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 9L, Amdt 3D

Chicago, IL, Chicago O'Hare Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 9R, Amdt 4B

Chicago, IL, Chicago O'Hare Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 10L, Amdt 5B

Preston, MN, Fillmore County, RNAV (GPS) RWY 11, Orig-D

Preston, MN, Fillmore County, RNAV (GPS) RWY 29, Amdt 1D

Sedalia, MO, Sedalia Memorial, NDB RWY 18, Amdt 8B, CANCELLED

Sedalia, MO, Sedalia Memorial, NDB RWY 36, Amdt 9A, CANCELLED

Beaufort, NC, Michael J Smith Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 8, Amdt 2B

Roxboro, NC, Raleigh Rgnl at Person County, RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, Orig-B

Battle Mountain, NV, Battle Mountain, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 5

Battle Mountain, NV, Battle Mountain, VOR RWY 4, Amdt 7A

Reno, NV, Reno/Tahoe Intl, RNAV (GPS) X RWY 16L, Amdt 2

Reno, NV, Reno/Tahoe Intl, RNAV (GPS) X RWY 34R, Amdt 2

Reno, NV, Reno/Tahoe Intl, RNAV (RNP) Y RWY 16L, Amdt 1B

Aurora, OR, Aurora State, RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, Amdt 1B

North Bend, OR, Southwest Oregon Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 5, Amdt 1A

North Bend, OR, Southwest Oregon Rgnl, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 5, Amdt 1A

Pendleton, OR, Eastern Oregon Rgnl at Pendleton, RNAV (GPS) RWY 8, Amdt 1A

Pendleton, OR, Eastern Oregon Rgnl at Pendleton, RNAV (GPS) RWY 26, Orig-E

Portland, OR, Portland Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 10R, ILS RWY 10R (SA CAT I), ILS RWY 10R (CAT II), ILS RWY 10R (CAT III), Amdt 35

Portland, OR, Portland-Hillsboro, ILS OR LOC RWY 13R, Amdt 11

Portland, OR, Portland-Hillsboro, NDB-B, Amdt 3A

Portland, OR, Portland-Hillsboro, RNAV (GPS) RWY 13R, Amdt 3

Portland, OR, Portland-Hillsboro, RNAV (GPS) RWY 31L, Amdt 1A

Portland, OR, Portland-Hillsboro, VOR-C, Amdt 1A

Luray, VA, Luray Caverns, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2A

Rescinded: On January 27, 2020 (85 FR 4580), the FAA published an Amendment in Docket No. 31292 Amdt No. 3887, to Part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations under sections 97.29. The following entry for Chicago, IL effective March 26, 2020, is hereby rescinded in its entirety:

Chicago, IL, Chicago O'Hare Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 22L, ILS RWY 22L (SA CAT I), ILS RWY 22L (SA CAT II), Amdt 7

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[FR Doc. 2020-03278 Filed 2-21-20; 8:45 am]

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