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LSA Document #12-147(F)


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 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 turning basin shall be included in the minimum length of two thousand six hundred seventy-five (2,675) feet and shall be of sufficient width and depth to permit the safe operation of aircraft on the surface.
(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 of the [sic] 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; filed Jan 2, 2013, 3:38 p.m.: 20130130-IR-105120147FRA) 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.

LSA Document #12-147(F)
Notice of Intent: 20120321-IR-105120147NIA
Proposed Rule: 20120509-IR-105120147PRA
Hearing Held: June 7, 2012
Approved by Attorney General: December 21, 2012
Approved by Governor: January 2, 2013
Filed with Publisher: January 2, 2013, 3:38 p.m.
Documents Incorporated by Reference: None Received by Publisher
Small Business Regulatory Coordinator: Kevin Rector, Indiana Department of Transportation, 100 N. Senate Avenue, Room N955, Indianapolis, IN 46204, (317) 232-1477, krector@indot.in.gov

Posted: 01/30/2013 by Legislative Services Agency

DIN: 20130130-IR-105120147FRA
Composed: Jun 19,2018 6:24:07PM EDT
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