Federal Register Proposed Rules, Rules and Notices for August 2,2013

August 2,2013


Proposed Policy for Discontinuance of Certain Instrument Approach
Procedures [FR DOC# 2013-17940] SUMMARY: As, new technology facilitates
the introduction of area navigation (RNAV) instrument approach procedures
over the past decade, the number of procedures available in the National
Airspace System has nearly doubled. The complexity and cost to the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) of maintaining the existing ground based
navigational infrastructure while expanding the new RNAV capability is not
sustainable. The FAA is considering the cancellation of certain Non-
directional Beacon (NDB) and Very High Frequency (VHF) Omnidirectional
Radio Range (VOR) instrument approach procedures (IAP) at airports that
have multiple instrument approach procedures. The FAA proposes specific
criteria to guide the identification and selection of appropriate NDB and
VOR instrument approach procedures that can be considered for
cancellation. The VOR IAPs associated with this cancellation initiative
would be selected from the criteria outlined below. This Notice is not a
part of the FAA’s VOR minimum operating network (MON) initiative.

Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS)
[FR DOC# 2013-18537] SUMMARY: In accordance with the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and
Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR Part 1500-1508), the
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the
public that a Final EIS for proposed improvements to Runway Safety Areas
at the Kodiak Airport has been prepared and is available for public
review. Included in the Final EIS are a Subsistence Evaluation consistent
with Section 810 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act
and a final evaluation pursuant to Section 4(f) of the Department of
Transportation Act of 1966 (recodified as 49 U.S.C. 303(c)).

Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee [FR DOC# 2013-


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