[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 232 (Monday, December 3, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 71495-71497]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28988]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 97

[Docket No. 30869 ; Amdt. No. 3504]


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 December 3, 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 December 3, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Availability of matters incorporated by reference in the 
amendment is as follows:
    For Examination--
    1. FAA Rules Docket, FAA Headquarters Building, 800

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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 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 October 26, 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 13 December 2012

Fayetteville, AR, Drake Field, LDA/DME RWY 34, Amdt 4
Hutchinson, KS, Hutchinson Muni, ILS OR LOC RWY 13, Amdt 16C

* * * Effective 10 January 2013

Gustavus, AK, Gustavus, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 29, Amdt 1
Middleton Island, AK, Middleton Island, Takeoff Minimums and 
Obstacle DP, Orig-A
Middleton Island, AK, Middleton Island, VOR RWY 2, Amdt 3A
Middleton Island, AK, Middleton Island, VOR/DME RWY 20, Amdt 6A
Tatitlek, AK, Tatitlek, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig-A
Birmingham, AL, Birmingham-Shuttlesworth Intl, Takeoff Minimums and 
Obstacle DP, Amdt 7
Bentonville, AR, Bentonville Muni/Louise M Thaden Field, RNAV (GPS) 
RWY 18, Amdt 1
Bentonville, AR, Bentonville Muni/Louise M Thaden Field, RNAV (GPS) 
RWY 36, Amdt 1
Bentonville, AR, Bentonville Muni/Louise M Thaden Field, VOR-A, Amdt 
13
Bentonville, AR, Bentonville Muni/Louise M Thaden Field, VOR/DME-B, 
Amdt 6
Meriden, CT, Meriden Markham Muni, GPS RWY 36, Orig-A, CANCELED
Meriden, CT, Meriden Markham Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Orig

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St Marys, GA, St Marys, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 4
Tifton, GA, Henry Tift Myers, NDB RWY 33, Amdt 1A
Tifton, GA, Henry Tift Myers, RNAV (GPS) RWY 28, Orig-A
Tifton, GA, Henry Tift Myers, RNAV (GPS) RWY 33, Orig-B
Tifton, GA, Henry Tift Myers, VOR RWY 28, Amdt 10A
Tifton, GA, Henry Tift Myers, VOR RWY 33, Amdt 11C
Lewiston, ID, Lewiston-Nez Perce County, ILS RWY 26, Amdt 13
Salem, IL, Salem-Leckrone, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 7
Alexandria, LA, Esler Rgnl, ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 27, Amdt 16
Alexandria, LA, Esler Rgnl, NDB RWY 27, Amdt 1, CANCELED
Alexandria, LA, Esler Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, Amdt 2
Alexandria, LA, Esler Rgnl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, Amdt 2
Millinocket, ME, Millinocket Muni, NDB RWY 29, Amdt 4, CANCELED
Butler, MO, Butler Memorial, GPS RWY 18, Orig-B, CANCELED
Butler, MO, Butler Memorial, RNAV (GPS) RWY 18, Orig
Butler, MO, Butler Memorial, RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Orig
Butler, MO, Butler Memorial, VOR-A, Amdt 5
Deer Lodge, MT, Deer Lodge-City-County, RNAV (GPS)-A, Orig
Deer Lodge, MT, Deer Lodge-City-County, Takeoff Minimums and 
Obstacle DP, Orig
Mount Olive, NC, Mount Olive Muni, VOR-A, Amdt 2
Tioga, ND, Tioga Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 30, Amdt 1
Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Intl Sunport, RNAV (RNP) Y RWY 26, Orig
Taos, NM, Taos Rgnl, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 1
Mount Pocono, PA, Pocono Mountains Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, Amdt 3
Mount Pocono, PA, Pocono Mountains Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, Amdt 2
Florence, SC, Florence Rgnl, RADAR-1, Amdt 1, CANCELED
Marlin, TX, Marlin, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig
Olney, TX, Olney Muni, GPS RWY 17, Orig, CANCELED
Olney, TX, Olney Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, Orig
Olney, TX, Olney Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Orig
Olney, TX, Olney Muni, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig
Spokane, WA, Spokane Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 3, ILS RWY 3 (SA CAT I), 
ILS RWY 3 (CAT II), ILS RWY 3 (CAT III), Amdt 6A
Mosinee, WI, Central Wisconsin, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, 
Amdt 1

    RESCINDED: On October 15, 2012 (77 FR 62429), the FAA published 
an Amendment in Docket No. 30864, Amdt No. 3499 to Part 97 of the 
Federal Aviation Regulations under section 97.33. The following 
entry for Mount Olive, NC, effective 15 November, 2012, is hereby 
rescinded in its entirety:

Mount Olive, NC, Mount Olive Muni, VOR-A, Amdt 2

[FR Doc. 2012-28988 Filed 11-30-12; 8:45 am]
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