2018-13934. 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 July 2, 2018. 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 July 2, 2018.

    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, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/​federal_​register/​code_​of_​federal_​regulations/​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 Procedure Standards Branch (AFS-420), Flight Technologies and Programs Divisions, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169 (Mail Address: P.O. Box 25082, Oklahoma City, OK 73125), 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 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are impracticable and contrary to the public interest and, Start Printed Page 30837where 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 June 15, 2018.

    John S. Duncan,

    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 19 July 2018

    Kokhanok, AK, Kokhanok, RNAV (GPS) RWY 7, Amdt 1

    Kokhanok, AK, Kokhanok, RNAV (GPS) RWY 25, Amdt 1

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

    Fayette, AL, Richard Arthur Field, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2

    Mountain View, CA, Moffett Federal Afld, RNAV (GPS) RWY 14L, Orig

    Mountain View, CA, Moffett Federal Afld, RNAV (GPS) RWY 14R, Orig

    Mountain View, CA, Moffett Federal Afld, RNAV (GPS) RWY 32L, Orig

    Upland, CA, Cable, RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, Amdt 1B

    Rangely, CO, Rangely, RNAV (GPS) RWY 7, Orig

    Rangely, CO, Rangely, RNAV (GPS) RWY 25, Orig

    New Haven, CT, Tweed-New Haven, ILS OR LOC RWY 2, Amdt 18

    New Haven, CT, Tweed-New Haven, VOR RWY 2, Amdt 23, CANCELED

    Boca Raton, FL, Boca Raton, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 23, Amdt 1B

    Boca Raton, FL, Boca Raton, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 23, Orig-B

    Boca Raton, FL, Boca Raton, VOR-A, Amdt 1B

    Athens, GA, Athens/Ben Epps, RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, Amdt 2

    Atlanta, GA, Newnan Coweta County, ILS OR LOC RWY 32, Orig-A

    Donalsonville, GA, Donalsonville Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 1, Amdt 1C

    Donalsonville, GA, Donalsonville Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, Amdt 1B

    Donalsonville, GA, Donalsonville Muni, VOR-A, Amdt 3B

    Savannah, GA, Savannah/Hilton Head Intl, RNAV (RNP) Y RWY 28, Amdt 2

    Iowa City, IA, Iowa City Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 25, Amdt 1

    Iowa City, IA, Iowa City Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 30, Amdt 1

    Iowa City, IA, Iowa City Muni, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 4

    Champaign/Urbana, IL, University Of Illinois-Willard, ILS OR LOC RWY 32R, Amdt 13A

    Plymouth, IN, Plymouth Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 28, Orig-A

    Plymouth, MA, Plymouth Muni, ILS OR LOC RWY 6, Amdt 1F

    Plymouth, MA, Plymouth Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, Amdt 1D

    Plymouth, MA, Plymouth Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 15, Orig-A

    Plymouth, MA, Plymouth Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Orig-C

    Plymouth, MA, Plymouth Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 33, Orig

    Hattiesburg, MS, Hattiesburg Bobby L Chain Muni, RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 13, Amdt 1B

    Omaha, NE, Eppley Airfield, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 32R, Amdt 1A

    Manchester, NH, Manchester, ILS OR LOC RWY 6, Amdt 3

    Manchester, NH, Manchester, ILS OR LOC RWY 17, Amdt 3

    Manchester, NH, Manchester, ILS OR LOC RWY 35, ILS RWY 35 SA CAT I, ILS RWY 35 CAT II, ILS RWY 35 CAT III, Amdt 3

    Olean, NY, Cattaraugus County-Olean, LOC RWY 22, Amdt 7

    Olean, NY, Cattaraugus County-Olean, RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, Amdt 2

    Olean, NY, Cattaraugus County-Olean, RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Amdt 2

    Watertown, NY, Watertown Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 7, Amdt 3

    Watertown, NY, Watertown Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, Amdt 1

    Toledo, OH, Toledo Executive, RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, Amdt 1

    Toledo, OH, Toledo Executive, RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Amdt 2

    Toledo, OH, Toledo Executive, VOR RWY 4, Amdt 9D, CANCELED

    Astoria, OR, Astoria Rgnl, COPTER LOC RWY 26, Amdt 2

    Astoria, OR, Astoria Rgnl, COPTER VOR RWY 8, Orig

    Astoria, OR, Astoria Rgnl, COPTER VOR/DME OR GPS 066, Amdt 1, CANCELED

    Astoria, OR, Astoria Rgnl, ILS RWY 26, Amdt 3B

    Astoria, OR, Astoria Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 8, Amdt 1

    Astoria, OR, Astoria Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 26, Amdt 1

    Astoria, OR, Astoria Rgnl, VOR RWY 8, Amdt 12A

    Meadville, PA, Port Meadville, LOC RWY 25, Amdt 6E

    Meadville, PA, Port Meadville, RNAV (GPS) RWY 7, Amdt 1D

    Meadville, PA, Port Meadville, RNAV (GPS) RWY 25, Amdt 1E

    Meadville, PA, Port Meadville, VOR RWY 7, Amdt 8B, CANCELED

    Brownwood, TX, Brownwood Rgnl, LOC RWY 17, Amdt 4B

    Brownwood, TX, Brownwood Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, Amdt 1A

    Brownwood, TX, Brownwood Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Amdt 1A

    Brownwood, TX, Brownwood Rgnl, VOR RWY 35, Amdt 1C

    San Antonio, TX, Boerne Stage Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, Amdt 1B

    San Antonio, TX, Boerne Stage Field, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig-A

    Wharton, TX, Wharton Rgnl, NDB RWY 14, Orig-A

    Wharton, TX, Wharton Rgnl, NDB RWY 32, Orig-A

    Wharton, TX, Wharton Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Orig-A

    Wharton, TX, Wharton Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Orig-A

    Milwaukee, WI, Lawrence J Timmerman, VOR RWY 4L, Amdt 9C, CANCELED

    Jackson, WY, Jackson Hole, ILS Z OR LOC Z RWY 19, Orig-B

    RESCINDED: On June 5, 2018 (83 FR 25909), the FAA published an Amendment in Docket No. 31195, Amdt No. 3801, to Part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations under section 97.33. The following entry for Oakland, CA, effective July 19, 2018, is hereby rescinded in its entirety:

    Oakland, CA, Metropolitan Oakland Intl, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 12, Amdt 2

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    [FR Doc. 2018-13934 Filed 6-29-18; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Effective Date:
7/2/2018
Published:
07/02/2018
Department:
Transportation Department
Agency:
Federal Aviation Administration
EntryType:
Rule
Action:
Final rule.
Document Number:
2018-13934
Dates:
This rule is effective July 2, 2018. The compliance date for each SIAP, associated Takeoff Minimums, and ODP is specified in the amendatory provisions.
Pages:
30836-30837 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
Docket No. 31199, Amdt. No. 3805
SectionNoes:
Topics:
Air traffic control, Airports, Navigation (air)
PDF File:
2018-13934.pdf
Supporting Documents:
» Notice of Meeting Graphic June 2016
CFR: (1)
14 CFR 97