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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 May 5, 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 May 5, 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 Start Printed Page 26612that 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 April 17, 2020.

Robert C. Carty,

Executive Deputy 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 21 May, 2020

Troy, AL, Troy Muni at N Kenneth Campbell Field, ILS OR LOC RWY 7, Amdt 11A

Troy, AL, Troy Muni at N Kenneth Campbell Field, NDB RWY 7, Amdt 12B

Troy, AL, Troy Muni at N Kenneth Campbell Field, RADAR 1, Amdt 10B

Troy, AL, Troy Muni at N Kenneth Campbell Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 7, Amdt 3A

Troy, AL, Troy Muni at N Kenneth Campbell Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Amdt 1C

Troy, AL, Troy Muni at N Kenneth Campbell Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Amdt 1C

Chico, CA, Chico Muni, ILS OR LOC RWY 13L, Amdt 13

Chico, CA, Chico Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 13L, Amdt 1

Chico, CA, Chico Muni, VOR/DME RWY 31R, Orig-F, CANCELLED

Hemet, CA, Hemet-Ryan, RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, Orig-C

Orland, CA, Haigh Field, RNAV (GPS)-A, Orig

Orland, CA, Haigh Field, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2

Orland, CA, Haigh Field, VOR OR GPS-A, Amdt 6A, CANCELLED

Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 17L, ILS RWY 17L (SA CAT II), Amdt 4B

Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 17R, ILS RWY 17R (SA CAT I), ILS RWY 17R (CAT II), ILS RWY 17R (CAT III), Amdt 16C

Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 35L, Amdt 7H

Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Intl, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 17L, Amdt 3A

Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Intl, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 17R, Amdt 2C

Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Intl, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 35L, Amdt 2B

Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Intl, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 35R, Amdt 1B

Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Intl, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 17L, Amdt 1A

Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Intl, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 17R, Amdt 1A

Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Intl, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 35L, Amdt 1A

Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Intl, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 35R, Amdt 1A

Lamar, CO, Southeast Colorado Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 8, Amdt 1C

Lamar, CO, Southeast Colorado Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 18, Amdt 1D

Lamar, CO, Southeast Colorado Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 26, Orig-D

Lamar, CO, Southeast Colorado Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Amdt 1C

Lamar, CO, Southeast Colorado Rgnl, VOR RWY 18, Amdt 10D

Lamar, CO, Southeast Colorado Rgnl, VOR RWY 36, Amdt 1C

Sterling, CO, Sterling Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 15, Orig-C

Sterling, CO, Sterling Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 33, Orig-B

Perry, FL, Perry-Foley, RNAV (GPS) RWY 18, Amdt 1A

Perry, FL, Perry-Foley, RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Amdt 1A

Audubon, IA, Audubon County, RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Orig-B

Jefferson, IA, Jefferson Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Orig-B

Teterboro, NJ, Teterboro, ILS OR LOC RWY 19, Amdt 1

Teterboro, NJ, Teterboro, RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Orig

Teterboro, NJ, Teterboro, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 19, Amdt 1

Sebring, OH, Tri-City, VOR RWY 17, Amdt 4

Pierre, SD, Pierre Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, Amdt 1

Greeneville, TN, Greeneville Muni, NDB RWY 5, Amdt 5A, CANCELLED

Greeneville, TN, Greeneville Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, Amdt 1A

Greeneville, TN, Greeneville Muni, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 5A

Nashville, TN, Nashville Intl, VOR RWY 13, Amdt 13E

Winchester, TN, Winchester Muni, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 18, Orig-C

Winchester, TN, Winchester Muni, RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 18, Orig-C

Greenville, TX, Majors, ILS Z OR LOC Z RWY 17, Amdt 8B

Greenville, TX, Majors, RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, Amdt 2A

Greenville, TX, Majors, TACAN RWY 35, Orig-B

Kelso, WA, Southwest Washington Rgnl, NDB-A, Amdt 6, CANCELLED

Kelso, WA, Southwest Washington Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 12, Amdt 1

Sheboygan, WI, Sheboygan County Memorial, ILS OR LOC RWY 22, Amdt 6

RESCINDED: On March 23, 2020 (85 FR 16243), the FAA published an Amendment in Docket No. 31301 Amdt No. 3895, to Part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations under section 97.37. The following entries for Shreveport, LA, effective May 21, 2020, are hereby rescinded in their entirety:

Shreveport, LA, Shreveport Downtown, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 4

RESCINDED: On April 13, 2020 (85 FR 20414), the FAA published an Amendment in Docket No. 31303 Amdt No. 3897, to Part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations under sections 97.29, 97.33 and 97.37. The following entries for Baudette, MN, and Hardin, MT, effective May 21, 2020, are hereby rescinded in their entirety:

Baudette, MN, Baudette Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 30, Amdt 1

Hardin, MT, Big Horn County, RNAV (GPS) RWY 26, Orig

Hardin, MT, Big Horn County, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig

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[FR Doc. 2020-09421 Filed 5-4-20; 8:45 am]

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