Cancellation of Standard Instrument Approach Procedures as Part of the National Procedures Assessment (NPA) Initiative, 71360-71365 [2016-24445]

Download as PDF 71360 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 200 / Monday, October 17, 2016 / Rules and Regulations jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES would indicate that the ventilation system is failing to meet the requirements of 14 CFR 25.831(b). iii. The smoke from a smoke source below the main deck must not rise above armrest height on the main deck. iv. The smoke from a source in the main deck must dissipate rapidly via dilution with fresh air and be evacuated from the airplane. A procedure must be included in the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) to evacuate smoke from the occupied areas of the airplane. In order to demonstrate that the quantity of smoke is small, a flight test must be conducted that simulates the emergency procedures used in the event of a fire/ smoke during flight, including the use of VMO/MMO descent profiles and a simulated landing, if such conditions are specified in the emergency procedure. 2. Requirement for smoke or fire detection in electrical/electronic equipment bays: A smoke or fire detection system compliant with 14 CFR 25.858 and 25.855 must be provided for each electrical/electronic equipment bay in the pressurized cabin. Each system must provide a visual indication to the flight deck within one minute after the start of a fire. Airplane flight tests must be conducted to show compliance with these requirements, and the performance of the detectors must be shown in accordance with AC 25–9A, ‘‘Smoke Detection, Penetration, and Evacuation Tests and Related Flight Manual Emergency Procedures,’’ or other means acceptable to the FAA. 3. Requirement for AFM procedures safety evaluation: It shall be demonstrated by means of flight tests that, in the event of smoke/ fire detection in the electrical/electronic equipment bays, the AFM procedures for shutting down any or all of the electrical/electronic equipment do not compromise the safe operation of the airplane. In case a procedure requests only part of the equipment to be shut down, the remaining equipment shall be incorporated with safety features against fire propagation. Issued in Renton, Washington, on October 4, 2016. Michael Kaszycki, Assistant Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–25060 Filed 10–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:00 Oct 14, 2016 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 97 [Docket No.: FAA–2015–0783; Amdt. No. 97–1338] RIN 2120–AA65 Cancellation of Standard Instrument Approach Procedures as Part of the National Procedures Assessment (NPA) Initiative Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The FAA is issuing a final rule that removes certain redundant or underutilized ground-based nondirectional radio beacon (NDB) and VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). On April 13, 2015, the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking to remove 736 SIAPs. This final rule addresses 125 of the 198 procedures for which comments were received. SUMMARY: This rule is effective at 0901 UTC on November 10, 2016. ADDRESSES: For information on where to obtain copies of rulemaking documents and other information related to this final rule, see ‘‘How To Obtain Additional Information’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Mitchell, Aeronautical Information Services, AJV–5, Federal Aviation Administration, Air Traffic Organization, 1305 East-West Highway, Room 5257, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Telephone (301) 427–4897; Email AMCATO-IFP-Cancellations@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart i, Section 40103, sovereignty and use of airspace, and Subpart iii, Section 44701, general requirements. Under these sections, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to regulate the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace; to PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 govern the flight, navigation, protection, and identification of aircraft for the protection of persons and property on the ground, and for the efficient use of the navigable airspace (49 U.S.C. 40103(b)), and to promote safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations and minimum standards for other practices, methods, and procedures necessary for safety in air commerce and national security (49 U.S.C. 44701(a)(5)). This action is within the scope of that authority. SIAPs are promulgated by rulemaking procedures and are incorporated by reference into 14 CFR 97.20. Background On June 27, 2014, the FAA published criteria for determining whether to retain existing SIAPs (79 FR 36576). Removing identified ground-based NDB and VOR SIAPs is an integral part of right-sizing the quantity and type of procedures in the National Airspace System (NAS). As new technology facilitates the introduction of area navigation (RNAV) instrument approach procedures, the number of procedures available in the NAS has nearly doubled over the past decade. The complexity and cost of maintaining the existing ground based navigational infrastructure while expanding RNAV capability is not sustainable. On April 13, 2015, the FAA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to remove certain SIAPs (80 FR 19577). The NPRM included a list of 736 procedures that were identified for cancellation and the comment period closed on May 28, 2015. The FAA received comments on 198 of those procedures. Of those 198 procedures, 125 are being addressed in this final rule. The remaining 73 require additional evaluation and will be addressed in a subsequent Federal Register document. It should be noted that NPA Instrument Flight Procedure (IFP) cancellation activities, and associated criteria, do not supersede similar activities being performed under the FAA’s Very-High Frequency OmniDirectional Range Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) Program (see 81 FR 48694 (July 26, 2016)). However, NPA IFP cancellation activities have been coordinated with the FAA office responsible for the VOR MON implementation program, as their input has been thoroughly considered. SIAPs Being Processed for Cancellation The following 8 SIAPs were proposed for cancellation in the NPRM: VOR/ DME RWY 25, Alaska (GAL); VOR RWY 18, AL (DCU); VOR RWY 18, Illinois E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 200 / Monday, October 17, 2016 / Rules and Regulations (CMI); VOR/DME–D, TX (BPT); VOR–A, TX (BPT); VOR–B, TX (BPT); VOR–C, TX (BPT); NDB RWY 27, WY (CYS). In reviewing the procedures and comments, the FAA realized that these 8 procedures were already being processed for cancellation and were at various stages in that process. As such, the inclusion of these procedures in the NPRM was in error as they were already subject to prior agency commitments. The FAA notes all of these procedures received comment concerning the use of airport as an alternate, IFR training need, or backup SIAP for ILS OR LOC SIAP. The FAA confirms that, with the exception of GAL VOR/DME RWY 25, for each of the above affected State Airport name AK ..................... IL ....................... TX ..................... TX ..................... TX ..................... TX ..................... WY .................... TX ..................... EDWARD G PITKA SR .................................................... UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD ............................ JACK BROOKS RGNL .................................................... JACK BROOKS RGNL .................................................... JACK BROOKS RGNL .................................................... JACK BROOKS RGNL .................................................... CHEYENNE RGNL/JERRY OLSON FIELD .................... BROWNSVILLE/SOUTH PADRE ISLAND INTL ............. Summary of Comments SIAPs Remaining in Effect Prior to the comment review process, because of the possibility of SIAP Airport name IA ...................... PA ..................... FORT DODGE RGNL ...................................................... CARLISLE ........................................................................ MI ...................... WI ..................... GERALD R. FORD INTL ................................................. BURLINGTON MUNI ....................................................... jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES VOR RWY 12. NDB–B. IL ....................... IL ....................... IL ....................... IL ....................... IL ....................... IL ....................... IN ...................... IN ...................... MO .................... MO .................... TX ..................... TX ..................... TX ..................... TX ..................... TX ..................... TX ..................... TX ..................... MT ..................... ST LOUIS RGNL .............................................................. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-WILLARD ............................ GREATER KANKAKEE ................................................... ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL ....................................... ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL ....................................... ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL ....................................... FORT WAYNE INTL ........................................................ FORT WAYNE INTL ........................................................ ROSECRANS MEMORIAL .............................................. ROSECRANS MEMORIAL .............................................. ALICE INTL ...................................................................... JACK BROOKS RGNL .................................................... VALLEY INTL ................................................................... VALLEY INTL ................................................................... MC ALLEN MILLER INTL ................................................ MC ALLEN MILLER INTL ................................................ PORT ISABEL-CAMERON COUNTY .............................. GREAT FALLS INTL ........................................................ PO 00000 Frm 00037 however the FAA may reevaluate these procedures at a later date. GRR BUU Approach procedure VOR RWY 17. VOR–A. Defense to remain in effect and are not included in this final rule; however the Airport name Jkt 241001 FOD N94 ID State 14:00 Oct 14, 2016 not meet the stated criteria and, therefore, will remain in effect and are not included in this final rule; however the FAA may reevaluate these procedures at a later date. Approach procedure Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) Program to remain in effect and are not included in this final rule; Airport name VerDate Sep<11>2014 VOR/DME RWY 25 (81 FR 51339; August 4, 2016). VOR RWY 18 (81 FR 10081; February 29, 2016). VOR/DME–D (81 FR 32639; May 24, 2016). VOR–A (81 FR 32639; May 24, 2016). VOR–B (81 FR 32639; May 24, 2016). VOR–C (81 FR 32639; May 24, 2016). NDB RWY 27 (81 FR 32639; May 24, 2016). VOR/DME RNAV OR GPS RWY 35 (81 FR 58390; August 25, 2016). ID State The following 18 procedures have been requested by the Department of Approach procedure inventory changes, all procedures were again reviewed for compliance with the initial cancellation criteria as stated in the notice of policy published June 27, 2014. The following 2 procedures did State The following 2 procedures have been requested by the FAA’s Very-High Frequency Omni-Directional Range procedures, the airports continue to maintain at least one other ground based procedure. In addition, there remain procedures available within a 20 nm radius of these airports for instrument flight training/proficiency. The procedures are listed below with the associated Federal Register citation announcing the cancellation. ID GAL CMI BPT BPT BPT BPT CYS BRO FAA may reevaluate these procedures at a later date. ID Fmt 4700 ALN CMI IKK SPI SPI SPI FWA FWA STJ STJ ALI BPT HRL HRL MFE MFE PIL GTF Sfmt 4700 71361 Approach procedure VOR–A. VOR/DME RWY 14L. VOR RWY 04. VOR/DME RWY 04. VOR/DME RWY 22. VOR/DME RWY 31. VOR OR TACAN RWY 05. VOR OR TACAN RWY 14. VOR OR TACAN RWY 17. VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 35. VOR–A. VOR RWY 12. VOR/DME RWY 17R. VOR/DME RWY 35L. VOR RWY 13. VOR RWY 31. VOR–A. NDB RWY 34. E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 71362 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 200 / Monday, October 17, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Numerous comments mentioned the need for a VOR or NDB procedure as a ‘‘backup’’ in case a localizer-based procedure became unusable for any reason. The FAA determined that, in the case of an airport having a single instrument approach procedure using a localizer NavAid, or multiple instrument approach procedures using a single localizer NavAid, that a VOR or NDB procedure would be retained at that airport in case the localizer NavAid State Airport name AR ..................... CA ..................... CA ..................... CA ..................... CA ..................... CA ..................... GA ..................... GA ..................... IA ...................... IA ...................... IN ...................... KS ..................... MI ...................... MO .................... MT ..................... MT ..................... NC ..................... NH ..................... NV ..................... OK ..................... TX ..................... TX ..................... VA ..................... WA .................... WI ..................... MENA INTERMOUNTAIN MUNI ..................................... ARCATA ........................................................................... EASTERN SIERRA RGNL ............................................... BOB HOPE ...................................................................... BRACKETT FIELD ........................................................... SANTA MARIA PUB/CAPT G ALLAN HANCOCK FLD .. HEART OF GEORGIA RGNL .......................................... THOMSON-MCDUFFIE COUNTY ................................... MASON CITY MUNI ........................................................ SPENCER MUNI .............................................................. TERRE HAUTE INTL-HULMAN FIELD ........................... PHILIP BILLARD MUNI ................................................... BISHOP INTL ................................................................... CAPE GIRARDEAU RGNL .............................................. BOZEMAN YELLOWSTONE INTL .................................. YELLOWSTONE .............................................................. LINCOLNTON-LINCOLN COUNTY RGNL ...................... BOIRE FIELD ................................................................... ELKO RGNL ..................................................................... RICHARD LLOYD JONES JR ......................................... MAJORS .......................................................................... NORTH TEXAS RGNL/PERRIN FIELD .......................... NEW RIVER VALLEY ...................................................... SNOHOMISH COUNTY (PAINE FLD) ............................ CHIPPEWA VALLEY RGNL ............................................ Numerous comments mentioned the need for a VOR and/or NDB procedures for IFR training and/or proficiency. To address that concern, each procedure that received a comment(s) pertaining to IFR training and/or proficiency was reviewed in the following manner: If ID AK ..................... AK ..................... AK ..................... AZ ..................... CA ..................... IA ...................... KS ..................... LA ..................... SD ..................... TX ..................... VA ..................... jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES Airport name SOLDOTNA ...................................................................... SOLDOTNA ...................................................................... TALKEETNA .................................................................... CHANDLER MUNI ........................................................... CATALINA ........................................................................ DUBUQUE RGNL ............................................................ NEWTON-CITY-COUNTY ................................................ RUSTON RGNL ............................................................... WATERTOWN RGNL ...................................................... WHARTON RGNL ............................................................ CULPEPER RGNL ........................................................... AK ..................... AR ..................... BETHEL ........................................................................... SPRINGDALE MUNI ........................................................ Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 proficiency, the following 11 procedures will remain in effect and are not included in this final rule; however, the FAA may reevaluate these procedures at a later date. SXQ SXQ TKA CHD AVX DBQ EWK RSN ATY ARM CJR Approach procedure NDB RWY 25. VOR/DME–A. VOR–A. NDB RWY 4R. VOR OR GPS–A. VOR RWY 36. VOR/DME–A. VOR/DME–A. VOR OR TACAN RWY 17. VOR/DME–A. NDB RWY 4. others expressed opposition to the decommissioning of NavAids, which is unrelated to this final rule. Numerous comments pertained to the cancellation of multiple procedures at each airport, but those comments became insubstantial once another procedure at the same airport was retained, as in the Airport name 14:00 Oct 14, 2016 VOR/DME–A. VOR/DME RWY 14. VOR OR GPS–A. VOR RWY 08. VOR OR GPS–A. VOR RWY 12. VOR/DME–A. VOR/DME–A. VOR RWY 36. VOR/DME RWY 30. VOR RWY 23. VOR RWY 22. VOR RWY 18. VOR RWY 02. VOR RWY 12. NDB RWY 1. NDB RWY 23. VOR–A. VOR/DME–B. VOR/DME–A. VOR/DME RWY 17. VOR/DME–A. VOR/DME RWY 06. VOR/DME RWY 16R. VOR–A. ID State VerDate Sep<11>2014 MEZ ACV BIH BUR POC SMX EZM HQU MCW SPW HUF TOP FNT CGI BZN WYS IPJ ASH EKO RVS GVT GYI PSK PAE EAU Approach procedure there was not a similar type (i.e., VOR, NDB) procedure at an airport within 20NM of the airport containing the procedure in question, the procedure in question would be retained. Based upon the method for reviewing comments pertaining to IFR training and/or State The following instrument flight procedures received comments that were not substantive enough to warrant retention in the National Airspace System IFP inventory. Some comments were general in nature, expressing opposition to the cost of equipping their aircraft with GPS equipment, while became unusable. Due to this determination, the following 25 procedures will remain in effect and are not included in this final rule; however, the FAA may reevaluate these procedures at a later date. instances mentioned previously in this final rule. Cancellation of the following 59 procedures is in accordance with the criteria stated in the notice of policy published June 27, 2014, as well as the criteria established for the provision for IFR training/proficiency as stated earlier in this final rule. ID Fmt 4700 BET ASG Sfmt 4700 Approach procedure VOR/DME RWY 19R. VOR RWY 18. E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 200 / Monday, October 17, 2016 / Rules and Regulations State Airport name ID AR ..................... CA ..................... CA ..................... CA ..................... CA ..................... GA ..................... GA ..................... GA ..................... IA ...................... IA ...................... IA ...................... IA ...................... ID ...................... ID ...................... ID ...................... IL ....................... IL ....................... IL ....................... IN ...................... IN ...................... IN ...................... IN ...................... IN ...................... LA ..................... LA ..................... LA ..................... ME .................... ME .................... MI ...................... MO .................... MO .................... MO .................... MO .................... MT ..................... MT ..................... MT ..................... MT ..................... NC ..................... NE ..................... NE ..................... NH ..................... NV ..................... NY ..................... OK ..................... TX ..................... TX ..................... VA ..................... VA ..................... VA ..................... WA .................... WI ..................... WI ..................... WI ..................... WV .................... WY .................... WY .................... WY .................... MEMORIAL FIELD ........................................................... ARCATA ........................................................................... EASTERN SIERRA RGNL ............................................... BRAWLEY MUNI ............................................................. LOS BANOS MUNI .......................................................... FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT-BROWN FIELD ............... GWINNETT COUNTY-BRISCOE FIELD ......................... BARROW COUNTY ......................................................... THE EASTERN IOWA ..................................................... THE EASTERN IOWA ..................................................... MASON CITY MUNI ........................................................ SPENCER MUNI .............................................................. BOISE AIR TERMINAL/GOWEN FLD ............................. BURLEY MUNI ................................................................. POCATELLO RGNL ......................................................... AURORA MUNI ................................................................ AURORA MUNI ................................................................ MOUNT VERNON ............................................................ EVANSVILLE RGNL ........................................................ MARION MUNI ................................................................. MARION MUNI ................................................................. KOKOMO MUNI ............................................................... INDIANAPOLIS EXECUTIVE ........................................... BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN-RYAN FIELD .......... BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN-RYAN FIELD .......... RUSTON RGNL ............................................................... AUGUSTA STATE ........................................................... AUGUSTA STATE ........................................................... JACKSON COUNTY-REYNOLDS FIELD ........................ CAPE GIRARDEAU RGNL .............................................. MACON-FOWER MEMORIAL ......................................... SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS ...................................................... SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS ...................................................... BERT MOONEY ............................................................... BOZEMAN YELLOWSTONE INTL .................................. MISSION FIELD ............................................................... SIDNEY-RICHLAND MUNI .............................................. ELIZABETH CITY CG AIR STATION/RGNL ................... WAYNE MUNI/STAN MORRIS FLD ................................ NORFOLK RGNL/KARL STEFAN MEMORIAL FLD ....... BOIRE FIELD ................................................................... ELKO RGNL ..................................................................... CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY/DUNKIRK ............................... RICHARD LLOYD JONES JR ......................................... NORTH TEXAS RGNL/PERRIN FIELD .......................... DRAUGHON-MILLER CENTRAL TEXAS RGNL ............ DANVILLE RGNL ............................................................. NEW RIVER VALLEY ...................................................... ROANOKE RGNL/WOODRUM FIELD ............................ SNOHOMISH COUNTY (PAINE FLD) ............................ DANE COUNTY RGNL-TRUAX FIELD ........................... DANE COUNTY RGNL-TRUAX FIELD ........................... DANE COUNTY RGNL-TRUAX FIELD ........................... GREENBRIER VALLEY ................................................... CASPER/NATRONA COUNTY INTL ............................... EVANSTON-UINTA COUNTY BURNS FIELD ................ GILLETTE-CAMPBELL COUNTY .................................... HOT ACV BIH BWC LSN FTY LZU WDR CID CID MCW SPW BOI BYI PIH ARR ARR MVN EVV MZZ MZZ OKK TYQ BTR BTR RSN AUG AUG JXN CGI K89 SUS SUS BTM BZN LVM SDY ECG LCG OFK ASH EKO DKK RVS GYI TPL DAN PSK ROA PAE MSN MSN MSN LWB CPR EVW GCC Approach procedure VOR Y RWY 05. VOR/DME RWY 01. VOR/DME OR GPS–B. VOR/DME–A. VOR/DME RWY 14. NDB RWY 8. NDB RWY 25. VOR/DME–A. VOR RWY 27. VOR/DME RWY 09. VOR/DME RWY 18. VOR/DME RWY 12. VOR/DME RWY 10R. VOR/DME–B. VOR/DME RWY 21. VOR RWY 15. VOR RWY 33. VOR RWY 23. NDB RWY 22. VOR RWY 22. VOR RWY 4. VOR RWY 23. VOR/DME RWY 36. NDB RWY 31. VOR/DME RWY 22R. NDB RWY 36. VOR/DME RWY 08. VOR/DME RWY 17. VOR/DME RWY 24. VOR RWY 10. VOR/DME RWY 20. NDB RWY 26L. NDB RWY 8R. VOR/DME OR GPS–A. VOR/DME RWY 12. VOR–A. NDB RWY 1. VOR/DME RWY 10. NDB RWY 23. VOR RWY 01. NDB RWY 14. VOR–A. VOR RWY 06. VOR RWY 1L. NDB RWY 17L. VOR RWY 15. VOR RWY 02. VOR–A. VOR RWY 34, formerly VOR/NDB RWY 34. VOR RWY 16R. VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 14. VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 32. VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 18. VOR RWY 04. VOR/DME RWY 03. VOR/DME RWY 23. VOR/DME RWY 34. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES The Amendment Conclusion SIAPs and associated supporting data adopted or removed by the FAA are documented on FAA Forms 8260–3, 8260–4, and 8260–5, which are incorporated by reference under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and 14 CFR part 97. The FAA has determined that the 59 procedures listed above should be removed consistent with FAA policy on maintaining instrument approach procedures in the NAS. The FAA has determined that this final rule 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) VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:00 Oct 14, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 71363 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. E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 71364 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 200 / Monday, October 17, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Additional Information B. Comments Submitted to the Docket List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 97 A. Availability of Rulemaking Documents Comments received may be viewed by going to http://www.regulations.gov and following the online instructions to search the docket number for this action. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of the FAA’s dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). Air traffic control, Airports, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). An electronic copy of rulemaking documents may be obtained from the Internet by— 1. Searching the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http://www.regulations.gov); 2. Visiting the FAA’s Regulations and Policies Web page at http:// www.faa.gov/regulations_policies or 3. Accessing the Government Publishing Office’s Web page at http:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/. Copies may also be obtained by sending a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Rulemaking, ARM–1, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267–9677. Persons requesting additional information must identify the docket or amendment number of this rulemaking. All documents the FAA considered in developing this rule, including technical reports, may be accessed from the Internet through the Federal eRulemaking Portal referenced in item (1) above. C. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) of 1996 requires FAA to comply with small entity requests for information or advice about compliance with statutes and regulations within its jurisdiction. A small entity with questions regarding this document, may contact its local FAA official, or the person listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT heading at the beginning of the preamble. To find out more about SBREFA on the Internet, visit http:// www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/ rulemaking/sbre_act/. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES State Airport name AK ..................... AR ..................... AR ..................... CA ..................... CA ..................... CA ..................... CA ..................... GA ..................... GA ..................... GA ..................... IA ...................... IA ...................... IA ...................... IA ...................... ID ...................... ID ...................... ID ...................... IL ....................... IL ....................... IL ....................... IN ...................... IN ...................... IN ...................... IN ...................... IN ...................... LA ..................... LA ..................... LA ..................... ME .................... ME .................... MI ...................... MO .................... MO .................... MO .................... MO .................... MT ..................... MT ..................... MT ..................... MT ..................... BETHEL ........................................................................... SPRINGDALE MUNI ........................................................ MEMORIAL FIELD ........................................................... ARCATA ........................................................................... EASTERN SIERRA RGNL ............................................... BRAWLEY MUNI ............................................................. LOS BANOS MUNI .......................................................... FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT-BROWN FIELD ............... GWINNETT COUNTY-BRISCOE FIELD ......................... BARROW COUNTY ......................................................... THE EASTERN IOWA ..................................................... THE EASTERN IOWA ..................................................... MASON CITY MUNI ........................................................ SPENCER MUNI .............................................................. BOISE AIR TERMINAL/GOWEN FLD ............................. BURLEY MUNI ................................................................. POCATELLO RGNL ......................................................... AURORA MUNI ................................................................ AURORA MUNI ................................................................ MOUNT VERNON ............................................................ EVANSVILLE RGNL ........................................................ MARION MUNI ................................................................. MARION MUNI ................................................................. KOKOMO MUNI ............................................................... INDIANAPOLIS EXECUTIVE ........................................... BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN-RYAN FIELD .......... BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN-RYAN FIELD .......... RUSTON RGNL ............................................................... AUGUSTA STATE ........................................................... AUGUSTA STATE ........................................................... JACKSON COUNTY-REYNOLDS FIELD ........................ CAPE GIRARDEAU RGNL .............................................. MACON-FOWER MEMORIAL ......................................... SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS ...................................................... SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS ...................................................... BERT MOONEY ............................................................... BOZEMAN YELLOWSTONE INTL .................................. MISSION FIELD ............................................................... SIDNEY-RICHLAND MUNI .............................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:00 Oct 14, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00040 Issued in Washington, DC, on October 4, 2016. John S. Duncan, 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 removing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures and/or Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures effective at 0901 UTC on the dates specified, as follows: PART 97—STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES 1. The authority citation for part 97 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40106, 40113, 40114, 40120, 44502, 44514, 44701, 44719, and 44721–44722. 2. Part 97 is amended by removing the specified procedures as follows: ■ ID Fmt 4700 BET ASG HOT ACV BIH BWC LSN FTY LZU WDR CID CID MCW SPW BOI BYI PIH ARR ARR MVN EVV MZZ MZZ OKK TYQ BTR BTR RSN AUG AUG JXN CGI K89 SUS SUS BTM BZN LVM SDY Sfmt 4700 Approach procedure VOR/DME RWY 19R. VOR RWY 18. VOR Y RWY 05. VOR/DME RWY 01. VOR/DME OR GPS–B. VOR/DME–A. VOR/DME RWY 14. NDB RWY 8. NDB RWY 25. VOR/DME–A. VOR RWY 27. VOR/DME RWY 09. VOR/DME RWY 18. VOR/DME RWY 12. VOR/DME RWY 10R. VOR/DME–B. VOR/DME RWY 21. VOR RWY 15. VOR RWY 33. VOR RWY 23. NDB RWY 22. VOR RWY 22. VOR RWY 4. VOR RWY 23. VOR/DME RWY 36. NDB RWY 31. VOR/DME RWY 22R. NDB RWY 36. VOR/DME RWY 08. VOR/DME RWY 17. VOR/DME RWY 24. VOR RWY 10. VOR/DME RWY 20. NDB RWY 26L. NDB RWY 8R. VOR/DME OR GPS–A. VOR/DME RWY 12. VOR–A. NDB RWY 1. E:\FR\FM\17OCR1.SGM 17OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 200 / Monday, October 17, 2016 / Rules and Regulations State Airport name NC ..................... NE ..................... NE ..................... NH ..................... NV ..................... NY ..................... OK ..................... TX ..................... TX ..................... VA ..................... VA ..................... VA ..................... WA .................... WI ..................... WI ..................... WI ..................... WV .................... WY .................... WY .................... WY .................... ELIZABETH CITY CG AIR STATION/RGNL ................... WAYNE MUNI/STAN MORRIS FLD ................................ NORFOLK RGNL/KARL STEFAN MEMORIAL FLD ....... BOIRE FIELD ................................................................... ELKO RGNL ..................................................................... CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY/DUNKIRK ............................... RICHARD LLOYD JONES JR ......................................... NORTH TEXAS RGNL/PERRIN FIELD .......................... DRAUGHON-MILLER CENTRAL TEXAS RGNL ............ DANVILLE RGNL ............................................................. NEW RIVER VALLEY ...................................................... ROANOKE RGNL/WOODRUM FIELD ............................ SNOHOMISH COUNTY (PAINE FLD) ............................ DANE COUNTY RGNL-TRUAX FIELD ........................... DANE COUNTY RGNL-TRUAX FIELD ........................... DANE COUNTY RGNL-TRUAX FIELD ........................... GREENBRIER VALLEY ................................................... CASPER/NATRONA COUNTY INTL ............................... EVANSTON-UINTA COUNTY BURNS FIELD ................ GILLETTE-CAMPBELL COUNTY .................................... [FR Doc. 2016–24445 Filed 10–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security 15 CFR Parts 740 and 746 [Docket No. 160915848–6952–01] RIN 0694–AH12 Cuba: Revisions to License Exceptions Bureau of Industry and Security, Commerce. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This rule amends a license exception to allow cargo aboard aircraft to transit Cuba when that cargo is bound for destinations other than Cuba. This rule also authorizes export and reexport of certain items sold directly to individuals in Cuba under a license exception. Finally, this rule revises the lists of ineligible Cuban officials for purposes of certain license exceptions. BIS is publishing this rule to further implement the administration’s policy of increasing engagement and commerce that benefits the Cuban people. DATES: Effective: October 17, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Foreign Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, Phone: (202) 482–4252. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: Background On December 17, 2014, the President announced a new approach in U.S. policy toward Cuba. 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Collectively these rules established License Exception Support for the Cuban People (SCP) (§ 740.21 of the EAR) and revised existing license exceptions and licensing policy in the EAR for Cuba. Today, BIS is taking this action in coordination with OFAC, which is amending the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) (31 CFR part 515). This rule continues the President’s policy of increasing engagement and commerce between the United States and Cuba by making cargo transiting Cuba via aircraft on temporary sojourn eligible for License Exception Aircraft, Vessels and Spacecraft (AVS) (§ 740.15 of the EAR), placing it on par with such cargo aboard vessels on temporary sojourn to Cuba. This rule also makes a non-substantive clarifying edit in describing the limits that apply to the transiting cargo. Previously, one of those limits read: ‘‘The cargo . . . does not enter the Cuban economy. . . .’’ This rule revises that limit to read: ‘‘The cargo . . . is not removed from the aircraft or vessel for use in Cuba. . . .’’ BIS believes that the latter more clearly expresses the underlying concept, i.e., that the cargo must truly be in transit to be eligible for this license exception. This final rule continues to apply the other limits of License Exception AVS PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 71365 (that the cargo must not be transferred to another vessel and must leave with the same vessel when it departs) to aircraft as well as vessels without any substantive change. In furtherance of the President’s policy to support the Cuban people, this rule also makes exports or reexports of eligible items sold directly to eligible individuals in Cuba for their personal use or their immediate family’s personal use eligible for License Exception SCP. To be eligible, the items must be designated as EAR99 or controlled on the Commerce Control List (CCL) (Supplement No. 1 to Part 774 of the EAR) only for anti-terrorism reasons. Additionally, the purchasers and end users must not be members of the Council of Ministers, flag officers of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, or members of the Politburo. This amendment to License Exception SCP facilitates direct sales to individuals in Cuba by online retailers and others that sell eligible consumer products directly to end users. This new provision of License Exception SCP complements existing authorizations in the EAR. License Exception SCP already authorizes the export or reexport to Cuba of certain items for use by the Cuban private sector. There is an existing case-by-case licensing policy for the export or reexport to Cuba of items that would meet the needs of the Cuban people, including items for wholesale and retail distribution for domestic consumption by the Cuban people. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 200 (Monday, October 17, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 71360-71365]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-24445]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 97

[Docket No.: FAA-2015-0783; Amdt. No. 97-1338]
RIN 2120-AA65


Cancellation of Standard Instrument Approach Procedures as Part 
of the National Procedures Assessment (NPA) Initiative

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing a final rule that removes certain redundant 
or underutilized ground-based nondirectional radio beacon (NDB) and VHF 
omnidirectional range (VOR) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures 
(SIAPs). On April 13, 2015, the FAA published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking to remove 736 SIAPs. This final rule addresses 125 of the 
198 procedures for which comments were received.

DATES: This rule is effective at 0901 UTC on November 10, 2016.

ADDRESSES: For information on where to obtain copies of rulemaking 
documents and other information related to this final rule, see ``How 
To Obtain Additional Information'' in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dana Mitchell, Aeronautical 
Information Services, AJV-5, Federal Aviation Administration, Air 
Traffic Organization, 1305 East-West Highway, Room 5257, Silver Spring, 
MD 20910; Telephone (301) 427-4897; Email AMC-ATO-IFP-Cancellations@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules on aviation safety is found in 
Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes 
the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation 
Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's authority.
    This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in 
Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart i, Section 40103, sovereignty and use of 
airspace, and Subpart iii, Section 44701, general requirements. Under 
these sections, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to 
regulate the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace; to 
govern the flight, navigation, protection, and identification of 
aircraft for the protection of persons and property on the ground, and 
for the efficient use of the navigable airspace (49 U.S.C. 40103(b)), 
and to promote safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by 
prescribing regulations and minimum standards for other practices, 
methods, and procedures necessary for safety in air commerce and 
national security (49 U.S.C. 44701(a)(5)). This action is within the 
scope of that authority.
    SIAPs are promulgated by rulemaking procedures and are incorporated 
by reference into 14 CFR 97.20.

Background

    On June 27, 2014, the FAA published criteria for determining 
whether to retain existing SIAPs (79 FR 36576). Removing identified 
ground-based NDB and VOR SIAPs is an integral part of right-sizing the 
quantity and type of procedures in the National Airspace System (NAS). 
As new technology facilitates the introduction of area navigation 
(RNAV) instrument approach procedures, the number of procedures 
available in the NAS has nearly doubled over the past decade. The 
complexity and cost of maintaining the existing ground based 
navigational infrastructure while expanding RNAV capability is not 
sustainable.
    On April 13, 2015, the FAA published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to remove certain SIAPs (80 FR 19577). The 
NPRM included a list of 736 procedures that were identified for 
cancellation and the comment period closed on May 28, 2015. The FAA 
received comments on 198 of those procedures. Of those 198 procedures, 
125 are being addressed in this final rule. The remaining 73 require 
additional evaluation and will be addressed in a subsequent Federal 
Register document.
    It should be noted that NPA Instrument Flight Procedure (IFP) 
cancellation activities, and associated criteria, do not supersede 
similar activities being performed under the FAA's Very-High Frequency 
Omni-Directional Range Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) Program 
(see 81 FR 48694 (July 26, 2016)). However, NPA IFP cancellation 
activities have been coordinated with the FAA office responsible for 
the VOR MON implementation program, as their input has been thoroughly 
considered.

SIAPs Being Processed for Cancellation

    The following 8 SIAPs were proposed for cancellation in the NPRM: 
VOR/DME RWY 25, Alaska (GAL); VOR RWY 18, AL (DCU); VOR RWY 18, 
Illinois

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(CMI); VOR/DME-D, TX (BPT); VOR-A, TX (BPT); VOR-B, TX (BPT); VOR-C, TX 
(BPT); NDB RWY 27, WY (CYS). In reviewing the procedures and comments, 
the FAA realized that these 8 procedures were already being processed 
for cancellation and were at various stages in that process. As such, 
the inclusion of these procedures in the NPRM was in error as they were 
already subject to prior agency commitments. The FAA notes all of these 
procedures received comment concerning the use of airport as an 
alternate, IFR training need, or backup SIAP for ILS OR LOC SIAP. The 
FAA confirms that, with the exception of GAL VOR/DME RWY 25, for each 
of the above affected procedures, the airports continue to maintain at 
least one other ground based procedure. In addition, there remain 
procedures available within a 20 nm radius of these airports for 
instrument flight training/proficiency. The procedures are listed below 
with the associated Federal Register citation announcing the 
cancellation.

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               State                         Airport name                 ID              Approach procedure
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AK.................................  EDWARD G PITKA SR..........  GAL                VOR/DME RWY 25 (81 FR
                                                                                      51339; August 4, 2016).
IL.................................  UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-      CMI                VOR RWY 18 (81 FR 10081;
                                      WILLARD.                                        February 29, 2016).
TX.................................  JACK BROOKS RGNL...........  BPT                VOR/DME-D (81 FR 32639; May
                                                                                      24, 2016).
TX.................................  JACK BROOKS RGNL...........  BPT                VOR-A (81 FR 32639; May 24,
                                                                                      2016).
TX.................................  JACK BROOKS RGNL...........  BPT                VOR-B (81 FR 32639; May 24,
                                                                                      2016).
TX.................................  JACK BROOKS RGNL...........  BPT                VOR-C (81 FR 32639; May 24,
                                                                                      2016).
WY.................................  CHEYENNE RGNL/JERRY OLSON    CYS                NDB RWY 27 (81 FR 32639;
                                      FIELD.                                          May 24, 2016).
TX.................................  BROWNSVILLE/SOUTH PADRE      BRO                VOR/DME RNAV OR GPS RWY 35
                                      ISLAND INTL.                                    (81 FR 58390; August 25,
                                                                                      2016).
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Summary of Comments

SIAPs Remaining in Effect

    Prior to the comment review process, because of the possibility of 
SIAP inventory changes, all procedures were again reviewed for 
compliance with the initial cancellation criteria as stated in the 
notice of policy published June 27, 2014. The following 2 procedures 
did not meet the stated criteria and, therefore, will remain in effect 
and are not included in this final rule; however the FAA may reevaluate 
these procedures at a later date.

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               State                         Airport name                 ID              Approach procedure
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IA.................................  FORT DODGE RGNL............  FOD                VOR RWY 12.
PA.................................  CARLISLE...................  N94                NDB-B.
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    The following 2 procedures have been requested by the FAA's Very-
High Frequency Omni-Directional Range Minimum Operational Network (VOR 
MON) Program to remain in effect and are not included in this final 
rule; however the FAA may reevaluate these procedures at a later date.

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               State                         Airport name                 ID              Approach procedure
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MI.................................  GERALD R. FORD INTL........  GRR                VOR RWY 17.
WI.................................  BURLINGTON MUNI............  BUU                VOR-A.
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    The following 18 procedures have been requested by the Department 
of Defense to remain in effect and are not included in this final rule; 
however the FAA may reevaluate these procedures at a later date.

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               State                         Airport name                 ID              Approach procedure
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IL.................................  ST LOUIS RGNL..............  ALN                VOR-A.
IL.................................  UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS-      CMI                VOR/DME RWY 14L.
                                      WILLARD.
IL.................................  GREATER KANKAKEE...........  IKK                VOR RWY 04.
IL.................................  ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL....  SPI                VOR/DME RWY 04.
IL.................................  ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL....  SPI                VOR/DME RWY 22.
IL.................................  ABRAHAM LINCOLN CAPITAL....  SPI                VOR/DME RWY 31.
IN.................................  FORT WAYNE INTL............  FWA                VOR OR TACAN RWY 05.
IN.................................  FORT WAYNE INTL............  FWA                VOR OR TACAN RWY 14.
MO.................................  ROSECRANS MEMORIAL.........  STJ                VOR OR TACAN RWY 17.
MO.................................  ROSECRANS MEMORIAL.........  STJ                VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 35.
TX.................................  ALICE INTL.................  ALI                VOR-A.
TX.................................  JACK BROOKS RGNL...........  BPT                VOR RWY 12.
TX.................................  VALLEY INTL................  HRL                VOR/DME RWY 17R.
TX.................................  VALLEY INTL................  HRL                VOR/DME RWY 35L.
TX.................................  MC ALLEN MILLER INTL.......  MFE                VOR RWY 13.
TX.................................  MC ALLEN MILLER INTL.......  MFE                VOR RWY 31.
TX.................................  PORT ISABEL-CAMERON COUNTY.  PIL                VOR-A.
MT.................................  GREAT FALLS INTL...........  GTF                NDB RWY 34.
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    Numerous comments mentioned the need for a VOR or NDB procedure as 
a ``backup'' in case a localizer-based procedure became unusable for 
any reason. The FAA determined that, in the case of an airport having a 
single instrument approach procedure using a localizer NavAid, or 
multiple instrument approach procedures using a single localizer 
NavAid, that a VOR or NDB procedure would be retained at that airport 
in case the localizer NavAid became unusable. Due to this 
determination, the following 25 procedures will remain in effect and 
are not included in this final rule; however, the FAA may reevaluate 
these procedures at a later date.

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               State                         Airport name                 ID              Approach procedure
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AR.................................  MENA INTERMOUNTAIN MUNI....  MEZ                VOR/DME-A.
CA.................................  ARCATA.....................  ACV                VOR/DME RWY 14.
CA.................................  EASTERN SIERRA RGNL........  BIH                VOR OR GPS-A.
CA.................................  BOB HOPE...................  BUR                VOR RWY 08.
CA.................................  BRACKETT FIELD.............  POC                VOR OR GPS-A.
CA.................................  SANTA MARIA PUB/CAPT G       SMX                VOR RWY 12.
                                      ALLAN HANCOCK FLD.
GA.................................  HEART OF GEORGIA RGNL......  EZM                VOR/DME-A.
GA.................................  THOMSON-MCDUFFIE COUNTY....  HQU                VOR/DME-A.
IA.................................  MASON CITY MUNI............  MCW                VOR RWY 36.
IA.................................  SPENCER MUNI...............  SPW                VOR/DME RWY 30.
IN.................................  TERRE HAUTE INTL-HULMAN      HUF                VOR RWY 23.
                                      FIELD.
KS.................................  PHILIP BILLARD MUNI........  TOP                VOR RWY 22.
MI.................................  BISHOP INTL................  FNT                VOR RWY 18.
MO.................................  CAPE GIRARDEAU RGNL........  CGI                VOR RWY 02.
MT.................................  BOZEMAN YELLOWSTONE INTL...  BZN                VOR RWY 12.
MT.................................  YELLOWSTONE................  WYS                NDB RWY 1.
NC.................................  LINCOLNTON-LINCOLN COUNTY    IPJ                NDB RWY 23.
                                      RGNL.
NH.................................  BOIRE FIELD................  ASH                VOR-A.
NV.................................  ELKO RGNL..................  EKO                VOR/DME-B.
OK.................................  RICHARD LLOYD JONES JR.....  RVS                VOR/DME-A.
TX.................................  MAJORS.....................  GVT                VOR/DME RWY 17.
TX.................................  NORTH TEXAS RGNL/PERRIN      GYI                VOR/DME-A.
                                      FIELD.
VA.................................  NEW RIVER VALLEY...........  PSK                VOR/DME RWY 06.
WA.................................  SNOHOMISH COUNTY (PAINE      PAE                VOR/DME RWY 16R.
                                      FLD).
WI.................................  CHIPPEWA VALLEY RGNL.......  EAU                VOR-A.
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    Numerous comments mentioned the need for a VOR and/or NDB 
procedures for IFR training and/or proficiency. To address that 
concern, each procedure that received a comment(s) pertaining to IFR 
training and/or proficiency was reviewed in the following manner: If 
there was not a similar type (i.e., VOR, NDB) procedure at an airport 
within 20NM of the airport containing the procedure in question, the 
procedure in question would be retained. Based upon the method for 
reviewing comments pertaining to IFR training and/or proficiency, the 
following 11 procedures will remain in effect and are not included in 
this final rule; however, the FAA may reevaluate these procedures at a 
later date.

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               State                         Airport name                 ID              Approach procedure
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AK.................................  SOLDOTNA...................  SXQ                NDB RWY 25.
AK.................................  SOLDOTNA...................  SXQ                VOR/DME-A.
AK.................................  TALKEETNA..................  TKA                VOR-A.
AZ.................................  CHANDLER MUNI..............  CHD                NDB RWY 4R.
CA.................................  CATALINA...................  AVX                VOR OR GPS-A.
IA.................................  DUBUQUE RGNL...............  DBQ                VOR RWY 36.
KS.................................  NEWTON-CITY-COUNTY.........  EWK                VOR/DME-A.
LA.................................  RUSTON RGNL................  RSN                VOR/DME-A.
SD.................................  WATERTOWN RGNL.............  ATY                VOR OR TACAN RWY 17.
TX.................................  WHARTON RGNL...............  ARM                VOR/DME-A.
VA.................................  CULPEPER RGNL..............  CJR                NDB RWY 4.
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    The following instrument flight procedures received comments that 
were not substantive enough to warrant retention in the National 
Airspace System IFP inventory. Some comments were general in nature, 
expressing opposition to the cost of equipping their aircraft with GPS 
equipment, while others expressed opposition to the decommissioning of 
NavAids, which is unrelated to this final rule. Numerous comments 
pertained to the cancellation of multiple procedures at each airport, 
but those comments became insubstantial once another procedure at the 
same airport was retained, as in the instances mentioned previously in 
this final rule. Cancellation of the following 59 procedures is in 
accordance with the criteria stated in the notice of policy published 
June 27, 2014, as well as the criteria established for the provision 
for IFR training/proficiency as stated earlier in this final rule.

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               State                         Airport name                 ID              Approach procedure
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AK.................................  BETHEL.....................  BET                VOR/DME RWY 19R.
AR.................................  SPRINGDALE MUNI............  ASG                VOR RWY 18.

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AR.................................  MEMORIAL FIELD.............  HOT                VOR Y RWY 05.
CA.................................  ARCATA.....................  ACV                VOR/DME RWY 01.
CA.................................  EASTERN SIERRA RGNL........  BIH                VOR/DME OR GPS-B.
CA.................................  BRAWLEY MUNI...............  BWC                VOR/DME-A.
CA.................................  LOS BANOS MUNI.............  LSN                VOR/DME RWY 14.
GA.................................  FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT-BROWN  FTY                NDB RWY 8.
                                      FIELD.
GA.................................  GWINNETT COUNTY-BRISCOE      LZU                NDB RWY 25.
                                      FIELD.
GA.................................  BARROW COUNTY..............  WDR                VOR/DME-A.
IA.................................  THE EASTERN IOWA...........  CID                VOR RWY 27.
IA.................................  THE EASTERN IOWA...........  CID                VOR/DME RWY 09.
IA.................................  MASON CITY MUNI............  MCW                VOR/DME RWY 18.
IA.................................  SPENCER MUNI...............  SPW                VOR/DME RWY 12.
ID.................................  BOISE AIR TERMINAL/GOWEN     BOI                VOR/DME RWY 10R.
                                      FLD.
ID.................................  BURLEY MUNI................  BYI                VOR/DME-B.
ID.................................  POCATELLO RGNL.............  PIH                VOR/DME RWY 21.
IL.................................  AURORA MUNI................  ARR                VOR RWY 15.
IL.................................  AURORA MUNI................  ARR                VOR RWY 33.
IL.................................  MOUNT VERNON...............  MVN                VOR RWY 23.
IN.................................  EVANSVILLE RGNL............  EVV                NDB RWY 22.
IN.................................  MARION MUNI................  MZZ                VOR RWY 22.
IN.................................  MARION MUNI................  MZZ                VOR RWY 4.
IN.................................  KOKOMO MUNI................  OKK                VOR RWY 23.
IN.................................  INDIANAPOLIS EXECUTIVE.....  TYQ                VOR/DME RWY 36.
LA.................................  BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN-    BTR                NDB RWY 31.
                                      RYAN FIELD.
LA.................................  BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN-    BTR                VOR/DME RWY 22R.
                                      RYAN FIELD.
LA.................................  RUSTON RGNL................  RSN                NDB RWY 36.
ME.................................  AUGUSTA STATE..............  AUG                VOR/DME RWY 08.
ME.................................  AUGUSTA STATE..............  AUG                VOR/DME RWY 17.
MI.................................  JACKSON COUNTY-REYNOLDS      JXN                VOR/DME RWY 24.
                                      FIELD.
MO.................................  CAPE GIRARDEAU RGNL........  CGI                VOR RWY 10.
MO.................................  MACON-FOWER MEMORIAL.......  K89                VOR/DME RWY 20.
MO.................................  SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS.........  SUS                NDB RWY 26L.
MO.................................  SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS.........  SUS                NDB RWY 8R.
MT.................................  BERT MOONEY................  BTM                VOR/DME OR GPS-A.
MT.................................  BOZEMAN YELLOWSTONE INTL...  BZN                VOR/DME RWY 12.
MT.................................  MISSION FIELD..............  LVM                VOR-A.
MT.................................  SIDNEY-RICHLAND MUNI.......  SDY                NDB RWY 1.
NC.................................  ELIZABETH CITY CG AIR        ECG                VOR/DME RWY 10.
                                      STATION/RGNL.
NE.................................  WAYNE MUNI/STAN MORRIS FLD.  LCG                NDB RWY 23.
NE.................................  NORFOLK RGNL/KARL STEFAN     OFK                VOR RWY 01.
                                      MEMORIAL FLD.
NH.................................  BOIRE FIELD................  ASH                NDB RWY 14.
NV.................................  ELKO RGNL..................  EKO                VOR-A.
NY.................................  CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY/DUNKIRK..  DKK                VOR RWY 06.
OK.................................  RICHARD LLOYD JONES JR.....  RVS                VOR RWY 1L.
TX.................................  NORTH TEXAS RGNL/PERRIN      GYI                NDB RWY 17L.
                                      FIELD.
TX.................................  DRAUGHON-MILLER CENTRAL      TPL                VOR RWY 15.
                                      TEXAS RGNL.
VA.................................  DANVILLE RGNL..............  DAN                VOR RWY 02.
VA.................................  NEW RIVER VALLEY...........  PSK                VOR-A.
VA.................................  ROANOKE RGNL/WOODRUM FIELD.  ROA                VOR RWY 34, formerly VOR/
                                                                                      NDB RWY 34.
WA.................................  SNOHOMISH COUNTY (PAINE      PAE                VOR RWY 16R.
                                      FLD).
WI.................................  DANE COUNTY RGNL-TRUAX       MSN                VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 14.
                                      FIELD.
WI.................................  DANE COUNTY RGNL-TRUAX       MSN                VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 32.
                                      FIELD.
WI.................................  DANE COUNTY RGNL-TRUAX       MSN                VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 18.
                                      FIELD.
WV.................................  GREENBRIER VALLEY..........  LWB                VOR RWY 04.
WY.................................  CASPER/NATRONA COUNTY INTL.  CPR                VOR/DME RWY 03.
WY.................................  EVANSTON-UINTA COUNTY BURNS  EVW                VOR/DME RWY 23.
                                      FIELD.
WY.................................  GILLETTE-CAMPBELL COUNTY...  GCC                VOR/DME RWY 34.
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The Amendment

    SIAPs and associated supporting data adopted or removed by the FAA 
are documented on FAA Forms 8260-3, 8260-4, and 8260-5, which are 
incorporated by reference under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and 14 
CFR part 97. The FAA has determined that the 59 procedures listed above 
should be removed consistent with FAA policy on maintaining instrument 
approach procedures in the NAS.

Conclusion

    The FAA has determined that this final rule 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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Additional Information

A. Availability of Rulemaking Documents

    An electronic copy of rulemaking documents may be obtained from the 
Internet by--
    1. Searching the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http://www.regulations.gov);
    2. Visiting the FAA's Regulations and Policies Web page at http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies or
    3. Accessing the Government Publishing Office's Web page at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/.
    Copies may also be obtained by sending a request to the Federal 
Aviation Administration, Office of Rulemaking, ARM-1, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267-9677. Persons 
requesting additional information must identify the docket or amendment 
number of this rulemaking.
    All documents the FAA considered in developing this rule, including 
technical reports, may be accessed from the Internet through the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal referenced in item (1) above.

B. Comments Submitted to the Docket

    Comments received may be viewed by going to http://www.regulations.gov and following the online instructions to search the 
docket number for this action. Anyone is able to search the electronic 
form of all comments received into any of the FAA's dockets by the name 
of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if 
submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.).

C. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

    The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) of 
1996 requires FAA to comply with small entity requests for information 
or advice about compliance with statutes and regulations within its 
jurisdiction. A small entity with questions regarding this document, 
may contact its local FAA official, or the person listed under the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT heading at the beginning of the preamble. 
To find out more about SBREFA on the Internet, visit http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/rulemaking/sbre_act/.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 97

    Air traffic control, Airports, Incorporation by reference, 
Navigation (air).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 4, 2016.
John S. Duncan,
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 
removing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures and/or Takeoff 
Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures effective at 0901 UTC on the 
dates specified, as follows:

PART 97--STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES

0
1. The authority citation for part 97 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40106, 40113, 40114, 
40120, 44502, 44514, 44701, 44719, and 44721-44722.

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2. Part 97 is amended by removing the specified procedures as follows:

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               State                         Airport name                 ID              Approach procedure
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AK.................................  BETHEL.....................  BET                VOR/DME RWY 19R.
AR.................................  SPRINGDALE MUNI............  ASG                VOR RWY 18.
AR.................................  MEMORIAL FIELD.............  HOT                VOR Y RWY 05.
CA.................................  ARCATA.....................  ACV                VOR/DME RWY 01.
CA.................................  EASTERN SIERRA RGNL........  BIH                VOR/DME OR GPS-B.
CA.................................  BRAWLEY MUNI...............  BWC                VOR/DME-A.
CA.................................  LOS BANOS MUNI.............  LSN                VOR/DME RWY 14.
GA.................................  FULTON COUNTY AIRPORT-BROWN  FTY                NDB RWY 8.
                                      FIELD.
GA.................................  GWINNETT COUNTY-BRISCOE      LZU                NDB RWY 25.
                                      FIELD.
GA.................................  BARROW COUNTY..............  WDR                VOR/DME-A.
IA.................................  THE EASTERN IOWA...........  CID                VOR RWY 27.
IA.................................  THE EASTERN IOWA...........  CID                VOR/DME RWY 09.
IA.................................  MASON CITY MUNI............  MCW                VOR/DME RWY 18.
IA.................................  SPENCER MUNI...............  SPW                VOR/DME RWY 12.
ID.................................  BOISE AIR TERMINAL/GOWEN     BOI                VOR/DME RWY 10R.
                                      FLD.
ID.................................  BURLEY MUNI................  BYI                VOR/DME-B.
ID.................................  POCATELLO RGNL.............  PIH                VOR/DME RWY 21.
IL.................................  AURORA MUNI................  ARR                VOR RWY 15.
IL.................................  AURORA MUNI................  ARR                VOR RWY 33.
IL.................................  MOUNT VERNON...............  MVN                VOR RWY 23.
IN.................................  EVANSVILLE RGNL............  EVV                NDB RWY 22.
IN.................................  MARION MUNI................  MZZ                VOR RWY 22.
IN.................................  MARION MUNI................  MZZ                VOR RWY 4.
IN.................................  KOKOMO MUNI................  OKK                VOR RWY 23.
IN.................................  INDIANAPOLIS EXECUTIVE.....  TYQ                VOR/DME RWY 36.
LA.................................  BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN-    BTR                NDB RWY 31.
                                      RYAN FIELD.
LA.................................  BATON ROUGE METROPOLITAN-    BTR                VOR/DME RWY 22R.
                                      RYAN FIELD.
LA.................................  RUSTON RGNL................  RSN                NDB RWY 36.
ME.................................  AUGUSTA STATE..............  AUG                VOR/DME RWY 08.
ME.................................  AUGUSTA STATE..............  AUG                VOR/DME RWY 17.
MI.................................  JACKSON COUNTY-REYNOLDS      JXN                VOR/DME RWY 24.
                                      FIELD.
MO.................................  CAPE GIRARDEAU RGNL........  CGI                VOR RWY 10.
MO.................................  MACON-FOWER MEMORIAL.......  K89                VOR/DME RWY 20.
MO.................................  SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS.........  SUS                NDB RWY 26L.
MO.................................  SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS.........  SUS                NDB RWY 8R.
MT.................................  BERT MOONEY................  BTM                VOR/DME OR GPS-A.
MT.................................  BOZEMAN YELLOWSTONE INTL...  BZN                VOR/DME RWY 12.
MT.................................  MISSION FIELD..............  LVM                VOR-A.
MT.................................  SIDNEY-RICHLAND MUNI.......  SDY                NDB RWY 1.

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NC.................................  ELIZABETH CITY CG AIR        ECG                VOR/DME RWY 10.
                                      STATION/RGNL.
NE.................................  WAYNE MUNI/STAN MORRIS FLD.  LCG                NDB RWY 23.
NE.................................  NORFOLK RGNL/KARL STEFAN     OFK                VOR RWY 01.
                                      MEMORIAL FLD.
NH.................................  BOIRE FIELD................  ASH                NDB RWY 14.
NV.................................  ELKO RGNL..................  EKO                VOR-A.
NY.................................  CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY/DUNKIRK..  DKK                VOR RWY 06.
OK.................................  RICHARD LLOYD JONES JR.....  RVS                VOR RWY 1L.
TX.................................  NORTH TEXAS RGNL/PERRIN      GYI                NDB RWY 17L.
                                      FIELD.
TX.................................  DRAUGHON-MILLER CENTRAL      TPL                VOR RWY 15.
                                      TEXAS RGNL.
VA.................................  DANVILLE RGNL..............  DAN                VOR RWY 02.
VA.................................  NEW RIVER VALLEY...........  PSK                VOR-A.
VA.................................  ROANOKE RGNL/WOODRUM FIELD.  ROA                VOR/NDB RWY 34, VOR RWY 34.
WA.................................  SNOHOMISH COUNTY (PAINE      PAE                VOR RWY 16R.
                                      FLD).
WI.................................  DANE COUNTY RGNL-TRUAX       MSN                VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 14.
                                      FIELD.
WI.................................  DANE COUNTY RGNL-TRUAX       MSN                VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 32.
                                      FIELD.
WI.................................  DANE COUNTY RGNL-TRUAX       MSN                VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 18.
                                      FIELD.
WV.................................  GREENBRIER VALLEY..........  LWB                VOR RWY 04.
WY.................................  CASPER/NATRONA COUNTY INTL.  CPR                VOR/DME RWY 03.
WY.................................  EVANSTON-UINTA COUNTY BURNS  EVW                VOR/DME RWY 23.
                                      FIELD.
WY.................................  GILLETTE-CAMPBELL COUNTY...  GCC                VOR/DME RWY 34.
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