[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 14 (Monday, January 23, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 3100-3102]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-804]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 97

[Docket No. 30821; Amdt. No. 3460]


Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and 
Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes 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 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 January 23, 2012. 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 January 23, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Availability of matters incorporated by reference in the 
amendment is as follows:
    For Examination--
    1. FAA Rules Docket, FAA Headquarters Building, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591;
    2. The FAA Regional Office of the region in which the affected 
airport is located;
    3. The National Flight Procedures Office, 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 http://www.nfdc.faa.gov to register. 
Additionally, individual SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP copies may 
be obtained from:
    1. FAA Public Inquiry Center (APA-200), FAA Headquarters Building, 
800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; or
    2. The FAA Regional Office of the region in which the affected 
airport is located.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard A. Dunham III, 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This rule amends Title 14 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations, Part 97 (14 CFR part 97), by establishing, 
amending, suspending, or revoking SIAPS, Takeoff Minimums and/or ODPS. 
The complete regulators 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, in addition 
to their complex nature and the need for a special format make 
publication in the Federal Register expensive and impractical. 
Furthermore, airmen do not use the regulatory text of the SIAPs, 
Takeoff Minimums or ODPs, but instead refer to their depiction on 
charts printed by publishers of aeronautical materials. The advantages 
of incorporation by reference are realized and publication of the 
complete description of each SIAP, Takeoff Minimums and ODP listed on 
FAA forms is unnecessary. This amendment provides the affected CFR 
sections and specifies the types of SIAPs and the effective dates of 
the, associated Takeoff Minimums and ODPs. This amendment also 
identifies the airport and its location, the procedure, and the 
amendment number.

The Rule

    This amendment to 14 CFR part 97 is effective upon publication of 
each separate SIAP, Takeoff Minimums and ODP as contained 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 which 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 procedures before adopting these SIAPS, Takeoff Minimums and 
ODPs are impracticable

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and contrary to the public interest and, where applicable, that good 
cause exists for making some SIAPs effective in less than 30 days.

Conclusion

    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.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 97

    Air Traffic Control, Airports, Incorporation by reference, and 
Navigation (Air).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2012.
John M. Allen,
Director, Flight Standards Service.

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 revoking Standard Instrument 
Approach Procedures and/or Takeoff Minimums and/or Obstacle Departure 
Procedures effective at 0902 UTC on the dates specified, as follows:

PART 97--STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES

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1. The authority citation for part 97 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 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:

Effective 9 FEB 2012

Gadsden, AL, Northeast Alabama Rgnl, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle 
DP, Amdt 4
Phoenix, AZ, Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 7R, Amdt 2
Phoenix, AZ, Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl, ILS OR LOC 25L, Amdt 1E
Tracy, CA, Tracy Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 12, Amdt 1
Longmont, CO, Vance Brand, RNAV (GPS)-B, Amdt 1
Longmont, CO, Vance Brand, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 1
Longmont, CO, Vance Brand, VOR/DME-A, Amdt 2
Windsor Locks, CT, Bradley Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 33, Amdt 2A
Washington, DC, Ronald Reagan Washington National, Takeoff Minimums 
and Obstacle DP, Amdt 7
Fort Pierce, FL, St Lucie County Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Amdt 1
Fort Pierce, FL, St Lucie County Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Amdt 1
Fort Pierce, FL, St Lucie County Intl, VOR/DME RWY 14, Amdt 9
Titusville, FL, Arthur Dunn Air Park, GPS RWY 15, Orig-B, CANCELLED
Titusville, FL, Arthur Dunn Air Park, GPS RWY 33, Orig-B, CANCELLED
Titusville, FL, Arthur Dunn Air Park, RNAV (GPS) RWY 15, Orig
Titusville, FL, Arthur Dunn Air Park, RNAV (GPS) RWY 33, Orig
West Palm Beach, FL, Palm Beach Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 10L, Amdt 26
West Palm Beach, FL, Palm Beach Intl, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 10L, Amdt 3
West Palm Beach, FL, Palm Beach Intl, RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 10L, Amdt 1
Perry, IA, Perry Muni, GPS RWY 14, Orig-B, CANCELLED
Perry, IA, Perry Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Orig
Perry, IA, Perry Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Amdt 1
Belleville, IL, Scott AFB/Midamerica, ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 32L, Amdt 1
Belleville, IL, Scott AFB/Midamerica, TACAN RWY 14R, Amdt 1
Belleville, IL, Scott AFB/Midamerica, TACAN RWY 32L, Amdt 1
Chicago/Prospect Heights/Wheeling, IL, Chicago Executive, RNAV (GPS) 
RWY 16, Amdt 1
Chicago/West Chicago, IL, Dupage, ILS OR LOC RWY 10, Amdt 8
Decatur, IL, Decatur, RNAV (GPS) RWY 12, Orig
Decatur, IL, Decatur, RNAV (GPS) RWY 30, Amdt 1
Moline, IL, Quad City Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 9, Amdt 31
Moline, IL, Quad City Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, Amdt 1
Moline, IL, Quad City Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, Amdt 1
Moline, IL, Quad City Intl, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 27, Orig, CANCELLED
Augusta, KS, Augusta Muni, VOR/DME-A, Amdt 1
Plymouth, MA, Plymouth Muni, ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 6, Amdt 1A
Fort Meade (Odenton), MD, Tipton, VOR-A, Amdt 1, CANCELLED
Brunswick, ME, Brunswick Executive, ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 1R, Orig
Battle Creek, MI, W K Kellogg, RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, Orig
Battle Creek, MI, W K Kellogg, VOR OR TACAN OR GPS RWY 31, Amdt 14 
CANCELLED
Cook, MN, Cook Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, Orig
Cook, MN, Cook Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, Amdt 1
Ely, MN, Ely Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 12, Amdt 1
Ely, MN, Ely Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 30, Amdt 1
Worthington, MN, Worthington Muni, ILS OR LOC RWY 29, Orig-B
Asheboro, NC, Asheboro Muni, NDB RWY 21, Amdt 3, CANCELLED
Raleigh/Durham, NC, Raleigh-Durham Intl, NDB RWY 23L, Amdt 5, 
CANCELLED
Rockingham, NC, Richmond County, NDB RWY 32, Amdt 3B, CANCELLED
Siler City, NC, Siler City Muni, NDB RWY 22, Amdt 1, CANCELLED
Morristown, NJ, Morristown Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, Amdt 3
Aiken, SC, Aiken Muni, ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 7, Orig
Aiken, SC, Aiken Muni, LOC RWY 7, Orig, CANCELLED
Aiken, SC, Aiken Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 7, Amdt 1
Aiken, SC, Aiken Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 25, Amdt 1
Spartanburg, SC, Spartanburg Downtown Memorial, ILS OR LOC RWY 5, 
Amdt 1A
Bristol/Johnson/Kingsport, TN, Tri-Cities Rgnl TN/VA, ILS OR LOC RWY 
5, Amdt 3
Bristol/Johnson/Kingsport, TN, Tri-Cities Rgnl TN/VA, RNAV (GPS) RWY 
5, Amdt 1
Bristol/Johnson/Kingsport, TN, Tri-Cities Rgnl TN/VA, RNAV (GPS) RWY 
23, Amdt 1
Bristol/Johnson/Kingsport, TN, Tri-Cities Rgnl TN/VA, RNAV (GPS) Y 
RWY 23, Orig, CANCELLED
Springfield, TN, Springfield Robertson County, LOC RWY 4, Amdt 3
Springfield, TN, Springfield Robertson County, RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, 
Amdt 1
Springfield, TN, Springfield Robertson County, RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, 
Amdt 1
Springfield, TN, Springfield Robertson County, Takeoff Minimums and 
Obstacle DP, Amdt 1
Houston, TX, Ellington Field, ILS OR LOC RWY 17R, Amdt 6
Houston, TX, Ellington Field, ILS OR LOC RWY 22, Amdt 3E
Houston, TX, Ellington Field, ILS OR LOC RWY 35L, Amdt 5B
Houston, TX, Ellington Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, Amdt 1A
Houston, TX, Ellington Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 35L, Orig-B
Houston, TX, Ellington Field, TACAN RWY 17R, Orig
Houston, TX, Ellington Field, TACAN RWY 22, Orig
Houston, TX, George Bush Intercontinental/Houston, ILS OR LOC RWY 
26L, ILS RWY 26L (CAT II), ILS RWY 26L (CAT III), ILS RWY 26L (SA 
CAT I), Amdt 20
Houston, TX, George Bush Intercontinental/Houston, ILS OR LOC RWY 
26R, ILS RWY 26R (CAT II), ILS RWY 26R (CAT III), ILS RWY 26R (SA 
CAT I), Amdt 3
Houston, TX, George Bush Intercontinental/Houston, ILS OR LOC RWY 
27, ILS RWY 27 (CAT II), ILS RWY 27 (CAT III), ILS RWY 27 (SA CAT 
I), Amdt 9
Houston, TX, George Bush Intercontinental/Houston, RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 
26L, Amdt 3
Houston, TX, George Bush Intercontinental/Houston, RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 
26R, Amdt 3

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Houston, TX, George Bush Intercontinental/Houston, RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 
27, Amdt 3
Bryce Canyon, UT, Bryce Canyon, RNAV (GPS) RWY 21, Amdt 1
St. George, UT, St. George Muni, LDA/DME RWY 19, Orig-A
St. George, UT, St. George Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, Orig-A
Franklin, VA, Franklin Muni-John Beverly Rose, RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, 
Amdt 1
Franklin, VA, Franklin Muni-John Beverly Rose, RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, 
Amdt 1
Williamson, WV, Mingo County Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 8, Orig
Williamson, WV, Mingo County Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 26, Orig
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