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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 amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures 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 for the 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 August 6, 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 August 6, 2020.

ADDRESSES:

Availability of matter 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 online 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 Start Printed Page 47646and 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, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97 (14 CFR part 97) by amending the referenced SIAPs.

The complete regulatory description of each SIAP is listed on the appropriate FAA Form 8260, as modified by the National Flight Data Center (NFDC)/Permanent Notice to Airmen (P-NOTAM), and is incorporated by reference under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and 14 CFR 97.20. The large number of SIAPs, their complex nature, and the need for a special format make their verbatim publication in the Federal Register expensive and impractical. Further, airmen do not use the regulatory text of the SIAPs, but 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 contained on FAA form documents is unnecessary.

This amendment provides the affected CFR sections, and specifies the SIAPs and 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 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 and Takeoff Minimums and ODP as amended in the transmittal. For safety and timeliness of change considerations, this amendment incorporates only specific changes contained for each SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP as modified by FDC permanent NOTAMs.

The SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, as modified by FDC permanent NOTAM, and contained in this amendment are based on the criteria contained in the U.S. Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS). In developing these changes to SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, the TERPS criteria were applied only to specific conditions existing at the affected airports. All SIAP amendments in this rule have been previously issued by the FAA in a FDC NOTAM as an emergency action of immediate flight safety relating directly to published aeronautical charts.

The circumstances that created the need for these SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP amendments require making them effective in less than 30 days.

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 these 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 JULY 24, 2020.

Wade E.K. Terrell,

Manager, Flight Procedures & Airspace Group.

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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 amending Standard Instrument Approach Procedures and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, 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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By amending: § 97.23 VOR, VOR/DME, VOR or TACAN, and VOR/DME or TACAN; § 97.25 LOC, LOC/DME, LDA, LDA/DME, SDF, SDF/DME; § 97.27 NDB, NDB/DME; § 97.29 ILS, ILS/DME, MLS, MLS/DME, MLS/RNAV; § 97.31 RADAR SIAPs; § 97.33 RNAV SIAPs; and § 97.35 COPTER SIAPs, Identified as follows:

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AIRAC dateStateCityAirportFDC No.FDC dateSubject
10-Sep-20GAHamptonHenry County Airport0/06367/16/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, Amdt 2.
10-Sep-20GAHamptonHenry County Airport0/06497/16/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Amdt 2.
10-Sep-20WIAppletonAppleton Intl0/09477/16/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 21, Amdt 2C.
10-Sep-20TXBig SpringBig Spring McMahon-Wrinkle0/21877/20/20VOR/DME RWY 17, Amdt 8.
10-Sep-20TXBig SpringBig Spring McMahon-Wrinkle0/21887/20/20VOR/DME RWY 35, Amdt 8.
10-Sep-20TXPleasantonPleasanton Muni0/22407/20/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 34, Orig-A.
10-Sep-20TXLubbockLubbock Preston Smith Intl0/22857/21/20VOR-A, Amdt 6C.
10-Sep-20TXLubbockLubbock Preston Smith Intl0/22867/21/20VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 26, Amdt 11A.
10-Sep-20NCLincolntonLincolnton-Lincoln County Rgnl0/23107/21/20ILS Y OR LOC Y RWY 23, Orig-B.
10-Sep-20NCLincolntonLincolnton-Lincoln County Rgnl0/23117/21/20ILS Z OR LOC Z RWY 23, Orig-B.
10-Sep-20NCLincolntonLincolnton-Lincoln County Rgnl0/23127/21/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, Amdt 1A.
10-Sep-20NCLincolntonLincolnton-Lincoln County Rgnl0/23137/21/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, Amdt 1C.
10-Sep-20INIndianapolisIndianapolis Intl0/25317/21/20ILS OR LOC RWY 5L, ILS RWY 5L (CAT II & III), Amdt 5.
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10-Sep-20AKSt Paul IslandSt Paul Island0/26987/21/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Amdt 1A.
10-Sep-20AKSt Paul IslandSt Paul Island0/26997/21/20LOC/DME BC RWY 18, Amdt 4C.
10-Sep-20AKSt Paul IslandSt Paul Island0/27007/21/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 18, Amdt 2C.
10-Sep-20PASt MarysSt Marys Muni0/29517/17/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, Amdt 1A.
10-Sep-20CALodiLodi0/49597/1/20RNAV (GPS)-B, Orig-B.
10-Sep-20TXSan AngeloSan Angelo Rgnl/Mathis Field0/53617/2/20VOR RWY 21, Amdt 17.
10-Sep-20TXSan AngeloSan Angelo Rgnl/Mathis Field0/53627/2/20VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 3, Orig-B.
10-Sep-20MAGreat BarringtonWalter J Koladza0/62807/6/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 11, Orig-C.
10-Sep-20TNKnoxvilleMcGhee Tyson0/62897/9/20VOR RWY 23L, Amdt 5
10-Sep-20FLSt Petersburg-ClearwaterSt Pete-Clearwater Intl0/66017/9/20ILS OR LOC RWY 36, Orig.
10-Sep-20TXLubbockLubbock Preston Smith Intl0/67277/7/20LOC BC RWY 35L, Amdt 19A.
10-Sep-20NJSussexSussex0/71577/9/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 3, Orig-B.
10-Sep-20NJSussexSussex0/71587/9/20VOR-A, Amdt 6A.
10-Sep-20IDBonners FerryBoundary County0/71597/8/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 2, Orig-E.
10-Sep-20KSSmith CenterSmith Center Muni0/71907/10/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Orig-A.
10-Sep-20KSSmith CenterSmith Center Muni0/71937/10/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Orig-A.
10-Sep-20TXAmarilloRick Husband Amarillo Intl0/72117/8/20LDA/DME RWY 22, Amdt 1A.
10-Sep-20TXAmarilloRick Husband Amarillo Intl0/72377/8/20ILS OR LOC RWY 4, Amdt 22E.
10-Sep-20TXAmarilloRick Husband Amarillo Intl0/72387/8/20RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 22, Amdt 1.
10-Sep-20TXAmarilloRick Husband Amarillo Intl0/72397/8/20RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 13, Amdt 1.
10-Sep-20TXAmarilloRick Husband Amarillo Intl0/72407/8/20RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 4, Amdt 1A.
10-Sep-20TXDel RioDel Rio Intl0/75287/10/20VOR-A, Amdt 1.
10-Sep-20WAPascoTri-Cities0/75357/10/20RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 3L, Amdt 1.
10-Sep-20WAPascoTri-Cities0/75367/10/20RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 3L, Amdt 2.
10-Sep-20GASavannahSavannah/Hilton Head Intl0/75727/9/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 1, Amdt 2A.
10-Sep-20GASavannahSavannah/Hilton Head Intl0/75737/9/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, Amdt 2A.
10-Sep-20GASavannahSavannah/Hilton Head Intl0/75747/9/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, Amdt 2.
10-Sep-20GASavannahSavannah/Hilton Head Intl0/75757/9/20RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 28, Amdt 2B.
10-Sep-20GASavannahSavannah/Hilton Head Intl0/75767/9/20VOR/DME-A, Orig-A.
10-Sep-20GASavannahSavannah/Hilton Head Intl0/75827/9/20VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 1, Orig-D.
10-Sep-20GASavannahSavannah/Hilton Head Intl0/75837/9/20VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 19, Orig-A.
10-Sep-20GACordeleCrisp County-Cordele0/80287/15/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, Amdt 1.
10-Sep-20GACordeleCrisp County-Cordele0/80297/15/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, Amdt 1.
10-Sep-20GACordeleCrisp County-Cordele0/80307/15/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 28, Amdt 1.
10-Sep-20GACordeleCrisp County-Cordele0/80317/15/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Amdt 1.
10-Sep-20ARHopeHope Muni0/81427/13/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 16, Orig-B.
10-Sep-20MEEliotLittlebrook Air Park0/81727/15/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 30, Orig.
10-Sep-20ARLittle RockBill And Hillary Clinton National/Adams Field0/82367/13/20ILS OR LOC RWY 4R, Amdt 2E.
10-Sep-20TNChattanoogaLovell Field0/88627/13/20ILS OR LOC RWY 2, Amdt 7D.
10-Sep-20ALHuntsvilleHuntsville Executive Tom Sharp Jr Field0/89607/15/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Amdt 1B.
10-Sep-20TXOzonaOzona Muni0/90147/14/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 16, Orig.
10-Sep-20NYNew YorkLaguardia0/94627/9/20ILS OR LOC RWY 13, Amdt 2A.
10-Sep-20NYNew YorkLaguardia0/94637/9/20LOC RWY 31, Amdt 3C.
10-Sep-20NYNew YorkLaguardia0/94647/9/20ILS OR LOC RWY 4, Amdt 37B.
10-Sep-20NYNew YorkLaguardia0/94657/9/20LDA-A, Amdt 2E.
10-Sep-20NYNew YorkLaguardia0/94667/9/20VOR RWY 4, Amdt 3D.
10-Sep-20NYNew YorkLaguardia0/94677/9/20ILS OR LOC RWY 22, ILS RWY 22 (SA CAT I AND II), Amdt 21B.
10-Sep-20NYNew YorkLaguardia0/94687/9/20RNAV (GPS)-B, Orig-B.
10-Sep-20NYNew YorkLaguardia0/94697/9/20RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 4, Amdt 3B.
10-Sep-20NYNew YorkLaguardia0/94707/9/20RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 22, Amdt 2E.
10-Sep-20NYNew YorkLaguardia0/94717/9/20RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 31, Orig.
10-Sep-20NYNew YorkLaguardia0/94737/9/20RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 31, Amdt 1F.
10-Sep-20NYNew YorkLaguardia0/94747/9/20RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, Amdt 1.
10-Sep-20NDValley CityBarnes County Muni0/99537/16/20Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig.
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