Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments, 67864-67865 [2019-26611]

Download as PDF 67864 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2019 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Availability The Rule Federal Aviation Administration All SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs are available online free of charge. Visit the National Flight Data Center online at nfdc.faa.gov to register. Additionally, individual SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP copies may be obtained from the FAA Air Traffic Organization Service Area in which the affected airport is located. This amendment to 14 CFR part 97 is effective upon publication of each separate SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP as amended in the transmittal. For safety and timeliness of change considerations, this amendment incorporates only specific changes contained for each SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP as modified by FDC permanent NOTAMs. The SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, as modified by FDC permanent NOTAM, and contained in this amendment are based on the criteria contained in the U.S. Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS). In developing these changes to SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, the TERPS criteria were applied only to specific conditions existing at the affected airports. All SIAP amendments in this rule have been previously issued by the FAA in a FDC NOTAM as an emergency action of immediate flight safety relating directly to published aeronautical charts. The circumstances that created the need for these SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP amendments require making them effective in less than 30 days. Because of the close and immediate relationship between these SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, and safety in air commerce, I find that notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are impracticable and contrary to the public interest and, where applicable, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d), good cause exists for making these SIAPs effective in less than 30 days. The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore—(1) is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. For the same reason, the FAA certifies that this amendment will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. 14 CFR Part 97 [Docket No. 31286; Amdt. No. 3882] Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports. DATES: This rule is effective December 12, 2019. 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 12, 2019. ADDRESSES: Availability of matter incorporated by reference in the amendment is as follows: SUMMARY: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES For Examination 1. U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Ops-M30, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Bldg., Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001; 2. The FAA Air Traffic Organization Service Area in which the affected airport is located; 3. The office of Aeronautical Navigation Products, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169 or, 4. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, email fedreg.legal@ nara.gov or go to: https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Dec 11, 2019 Jkt 250001 Thomas J. Nichols, Flight Procedures and Airspace Group, Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration. Mailing Address: FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Flight Procedures and Airspace Group, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Registry Bldg. 29, Room 104, Oklahoma City, OK 73169. Telephone: (405) 954–4164. This rule amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97 (14 CFR part 97) by amending the referenced SIAPs. The complete regulatory description of each SIAP is listed on the appropriate FAA Form 8260, as modified by the National Flight Data Center (NFDC)/Permanent Notice to Airmen (P–NOTAM), and is incorporated by reference under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and 14 CFR 97.20. The large number of SIAPs, their complex nature, and the need for a special format make their verbatim publication in the Federal Register expensive and impractical. Further, airmen do not use the regulatory text of the SIAPs, but refer to their graphic depiction on charts printed by publishers of aeronautical materials. Thus, the advantages of incorporation by reference are realized and publication of the complete description of each SIAP contained on FAA form documents is unnecessary. This amendment provides the affected CFR sections, and specifies the SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs with their applicable effective dates. This amendment also identifies the airport and its location, the procedure and the amendment number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Availability and Summary of Material Incorporated by Reference The material incorporated by reference is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section. The material incorporated by reference describes SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs as identified in the amendatory language for part 97 of this final rule. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 97 Air traffic control, Airports, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). E:\FR\FM\12DER1.SGM 12DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2019 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Washington, DC, on November 29, 2019. Rick Domingo, Executive Director, Flight Standards Service. ODPs, effective at 0901 UTC on the dates specified, as follows: PART 97—STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, Title 14, Code of Federal regulations, Part 97, (14 CFR part 97), is amended by amending Standard Instrument Approach Procedures and Takeoff Minimums and AIRAC date State Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40106, 40113, 40114, 40120, 44502, 44514, 44701, 44719, 44721–44722. Airport Maverick County Memorial Intl. Hall-Miller Muni .............. Posey Field .................... 2–Jan–20 .......... TX Eagle Pass .................... 2–Jan–20 .......... 2–Jan–20 .......... TX AL Atlanta ........................... Haleyville ....................... 34 CFR Part 5 [Docket ID ED–2019–OS–0083] RIN 1880–AA89 Availability of Information to the Public Office of the Secretary, Department of Education. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The Department of Education (‘‘Department’’) issues a final rule amending its Availability of Information to the Public regulations to reflect amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (‘‘FOIA’’) made by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (‘‘Improvement Act’’) and a minor technical update. Among other things, the Improvement Act requires the Department to amend its FOIA regulations to extend the deadline for administrative appeals for FOIA decisions, add information on dispute resolution services, and amend the way the Department charges fees for FOIA requests. SUMMARY: These final regulations are effective December 12, 2019. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Smith, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 7W104, Washington, DC 20202. Telephone: (202) 401–8365. Email: Gregory.Smith@ed.gov. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1–800–877– 8339. 16:05 Dec 11, 2019 Jkt 250001 RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, Amdt 1B. 9/3561 9/5495 11/14/19 11/19/19 RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, Amdt 1B. VOR/DME RWY 18, Amdt 5B. § 5.10 Public Reading Room Statute: The Improvement Act amended 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(2) to require that each agency ensure that certain categories of records are available for public inspection in an electronic format, rather than available in person for copying, as previously required. The amendments also expanded the categories of records that must be made available for public inspection to include records that have been requested under FOIA three or more times. Current Regulations: Current § 5.10(a) requires the Department to maintain a public reading room containing certain agency records required to be made available for public inspection and copying under FOIA. Current § 5.10(b) provides that the public reading room will include certain categories of records, such as final opinions, orders in adjudications, and agency records released to the public pursuant to a FOIA request and that are likely to be the subject of future FOIA requests. Current § 5.10(c) requires the Department to make the reading room records available for inspection electronically. New Regulations: We are amending § 5.10 to reflect the emphasis in 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(2) on electronic inspection for Frm 00039 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Subject 11/18/19 Subpart B—Agency Records Available to the Public PO 00000 FDC date 9/3424 In this final rule, we are revising sections in 34 CFR part 5 based on statutory amendments to FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552) that were made by the Improvement Act (Pub. Law 114–185) and to make a minor, technical update. The following paragraphs describe the specific statutory changes and the revisions we are making to the regulations. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION VerDate Sep<11>2014 FDC No. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 2. Part 97 is amended to read as follows: By amending: § 97.23 VOR, VOR/ DME, VOR or TACAN, and VOR/DME or TACAN; § 97.25 LOC, LOC/DME, LDA, LDA/DME, SDF, SDF/DME; § 97.27 NDB, NDB/DME; § 97.29 ILS, ILS/DME, MLS, MLS/DME, MLS/RNAV; § 97.31 RADAR SIAPs; § 97.33 RNAV SIAPs; and § 97.35 COPTER SIAPs, Identified as follows: ■ * * * Effective Upon Publication City [FR Doc. 2019–26611 Filed 12–11–19; 8:45 am] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES 1. The authority citation for part 97 continues to read as follows: ■ 67865 agency records created on or after November 1, 1996, including by renaming the section and reorganizing the requirements. Although the new regulations continue to allow the Department to maintain its reading room, we are revising § 5.10 to highlight that the Department is only required to make such records available for public inspection in an electronic format, rather than available in person for copying. In § 5.10(a), we are adding to the list of records required to be made available records requested three or more times under FOIA, and, in § 5.10(c), we have clarified that, for records created before November 1, 1996, the Department will continue to make hard copies available upon request in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(3). Reason: We are revising § 5.10 so it aligns with the Improvement Act. Subpart C—Procedures for Requesting Access to Agency Records and Disclosure of Agency Records § 5.20 Requirements for Making FOIA Requests Statute: Under 5 U.S.C. 552(a)(3)(A), a request for records must reasonably describe the records and be made in accordance with published rules stating the time, place, fees, and procedures to be followed. It does not explicitly require a requester to provide contact information upon filing a request. Current Regulations: Under current § 5.20(a), a FOIA request for an agency record must be in writing (via paper, facsimile, or electronic mail) and transmitted to the Department as indicated on the Department’s website. New Regulations: We are adding to § 5.20(a) that each request must include a valid email or physical address, and we are omitting reference to the manner E:\FR\FM\12DER1.SGM 12DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 97

[Docket No. 31286; Amdt. No. 3882]


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 amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument 
Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and 
Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These 
regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised 
criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace 
System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, 
adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These 
changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the 
navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under 
instrument flight rules at the affected airports.

DATES: This rule is effective December 12, 2019. 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 12, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Availability of matter incorporated by reference in the 
amendment is as follows:

For Examination

    1. U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Ops-M30, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, West Bldg., Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001;
    2. The FAA Air Traffic Organization Service Area in which the 
affected airport is located;
    3. The office of Aeronautical Navigation Products, 6500 South 
MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169 or,
    4. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For 
information on the availability of this material at NARA, email 
[email protected] or go to: https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

Availability

    All SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs are available online free 
of charge. Visit the National Flight Data Center online at nfdc.faa.gov 
to register. Additionally, individual SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP 
copies may be obtained from the FAA Air Traffic Organization Service 
Area in which the affected airport is located.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas J. Nichols, Flight Procedures 
and Airspace Group, Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, Flight 
Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration. Mailing Address: 
FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Flight Procedures and Airspace 
Group, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Registry Bldg. 29, Room 104, 
Oklahoma City, OK 73169. Telephone: (405) 954-4164.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This rule amends Title 14, Code of Federal 
Regulations, Part 97 (14 CFR part 97) by amending the referenced SIAPs. 
The complete regulatory description of each SIAP is listed on the 
appropriate FAA Form 8260, as modified by the National Flight Data 
Center (NFDC)/Permanent Notice to Airmen (P-NOTAM), and is incorporated 
by reference under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and 14 CFR 97.20. 
The large number of SIAPs, their complex nature, and the need for a 
special format make their verbatim publication in the Federal Register 
expensive and impractical. Further, airmen do not use the regulatory 
text of the SIAPs, but refer to their graphic depiction on charts 
printed by publishers of aeronautical materials. Thus, the advantages 
of incorporation by reference are realized and publication of the 
complete description of each SIAP contained on FAA form documents is 
unnecessary.
    This amendment provides the affected CFR sections, and specifies 
the SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs with their applicable effective 
dates. This amendment also identifies the airport and its location, the 
procedure and the amendment number.

Availability and Summary of Material Incorporated by Reference

    The material incorporated by reference is publicly available as 
listed in the ADDRESSES section.
    The material incorporated by reference describes SIAPs, Takeoff 
Minimums and ODPs as identified in the amendatory language for part 97 
of this final rule.

The Rule

    This amendment to 14 CFR part 97 is effective upon publication of 
each separate SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP as amended in the 
transmittal. For safety and timeliness of change considerations, this 
amendment incorporates only specific changes contained for each SIAP 
and Takeoff Minimums and ODP as modified by FDC permanent NOTAMs.
    The SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, as modified by FDC 
permanent NOTAM, and contained in this amendment are based on the 
criteria contained in the U.S. Standard for Terminal Instrument 
Procedures (TERPS). In developing these changes to SIAPs and Takeoff 
Minimums and ODPs, the TERPS criteria were applied only to specific 
conditions existing at the affected airports. All SIAP amendments in 
this rule have been previously issued by the FAA in a FDC NOTAM as an 
emergency action of immediate flight safety relating directly to 
published aeronautical charts.
    The circumstances that created the need for these SIAP and Takeoff 
Minimums and ODP amendments require making them effective in less than 
30 days.
    Because of the close and immediate relationship between these 
SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, and safety in air commerce, I find 
that notice and public procedure under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are 
impracticable and contrary to the public interest and, where 
applicable, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d), good cause exists for making these 
SIAPs effective in less than 30 days.
    The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an 
established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 
It, therefore--(1) is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under 
Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant rule'' under DOT 
regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); 
and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the 
anticipated impact is so minimal. For the same reason, the FAA 
certifies that this amendment will not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of 
the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 97

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


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    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 29, 2019.
Rick Domingo,
Executive 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 
amending Standard Instrument Approach Procedures and Takeoff Minimums 
and ODPs, effective at 0901 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(f), 106(g), 40103, 40106, 40113, 
40114, 40120, 44502, 44514, 44701, 44719, 44721-44722.


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2. Part 97 is amended to read as follows:
    By amending: Sec.  97.23 VOR, VOR/DME, VOR or TACAN, and VOR/DME or 
TACAN; Sec.  97.25 LOC, LOC/DME, LDA, LDA/DME, SDF, SDF/DME; Sec.  
97.27 NDB, NDB/DME; Sec.  97.29 ILS, ILS/DME, MLS, MLS/DME, MLS/RNAV; 
Sec.  97.31 RADAR SIAPs; Sec.  97.33 RNAV SIAPs; and Sec.  97.35 COPTER 
SIAPs, Identified as follows:

* * * Effective Upon Publication

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        AIRAC date            State             City               Airport          FDC No.      FDC date                      Subject
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2-Jan-20.................  TX           Eagle Pass.........  Maverick County           9/3424     11/18/19  RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, Amdt 1B.
                                                              Memorial Intl.
2-Jan-20.................  TX           Atlanta............  Hall-Miller Muni...       9/3561     11/14/19  RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, Amdt 1B.
2-Jan-20.................  AL           Haleyville.........  Posey Field........       9/5495     11/19/19  VOR/DME RWY 18, Amdt 5B.
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