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LSA Document #12-147


Amends 105 IAC 3-3-12 to update definitions and terms so as to standardize the requirements for operation of a public use seaplane base and to update the specific length, width, depth, and approach to land minimum requirements with respect to federal requirements in the current FAA Advisory Circular AC 150/5395-1 on Seaplane Bases. Effective 30 days after filing with the Publisher.


105 IAC 3-3-12 Requirements for annual operating certificates of approval-heliports and seaplane bases

Authority: IC 8-9.5-5-8
Affected: IC 8-9.5; IC 8-21-1

Sec. 12. (a) All public-use heliports shall be inspected at least once a year by the department and shall maintain compliance with all standards which that were required by the department as a condition of receiving a certificate of site approval.

(b) All public-use seaplane bases shall be inspected at least once a year by the department and shall maintain compliance with the following minimum requirements:
(1) The body of water shall have a minimum usable length area of at least one (1) mile and shall be of sufficient width and depth to permit the safe operation of aircraft on the surface. two thousand six hundred seventy-five (2,675) feet by one hundred (100) feet with a two hundred (200) foot diameter turning basin at each end. The body of water shall have a minimum depth of six (6) feet.
(2) All approaches to the landing area shall be sufficiently clear of obstruction to permit a 20:1 approach angle to the nearest point of the usable landing area, provided that if any structure on the land is located within three hundred (300) feet of the centerline of the approach path, such the approach angle shall be computed so as to provide a clearance of at least one hundred (100) feet above such the structure.
(3) Any hazards, including underwater obstructions in the landing, approach, departure, and taxi areas, shall be marked with durable markers so as to be clearly visible from traffic pattern altitude.
(Indiana Department of Transportation; 105 IAC 3-3-12; filed Jan 6, 1983, 1:55 p.m.: 6 IR 314; readopted filed Nov 7, 2001, 3:20 p.m.: 25 IR 899; readopted filed Jun 14, 2007, 2:45 p.m.: 20070627-IR-105070237RFA) NOTE: Transferred from Department of Transportation (100 IAC 3-4-12) to Indiana Department of Transportation (105 IAC 3-3-12) by P.L.112-1989, SECTION 5, effective July 1, 1989.

Posted: 05/09/2012 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20120509-IR-105120147PRA
Composed: Apr 23,2018 7:10:54PM EDT
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