A2.1.2. Contents of Waiver Requests. Each request must contain the following information:
A188.8.131.52. Reference to the specific standard and/or criterion to be waived by publication,
paragraph, and page.
A184.108.40.206. Complete justification for noncompliance with the airfield/airspace criteria and/or design
standards. Demonstrate that noncompliance will provide an acceptable level of safety, economics,
durability and quality for meeting the Army mission. This would include reference to special
studies made to support the decision. Specific justification for waivers to criteria and allowances
must be included as follows:
A220.127.116.11.1. When specific site conditions (physical and functional constraints) make
compliance with existing criteria impractical and/or unsafe; for example: the need to provide
hangar space for all aircraft because of recurring adverse weather conditions; the need to
expand hangar space closer to and within the runway clearances due to lack of land;
maintaining fixed-wing Class A clearances when support of Class B fixed-wing aircraft
operations are over 10% of the airfield operations.
A18.104.22.168.2. When deviation(s) from criteria fall within a reasonable margin of safety and do
not impair construction of long range facility requirements; for example, locating security
fencing around and within established clearance areas.
A22.214.171.124.3. When construction that does not conform to criteria is the only alternative to meet
mission requirements. Evidence of analysis and efforts taken to follow criteria and standards
must be documented and referenced.
A126.96.36.199. The rationale for the waiver request, including specific impacts upon assigned mission,
safety, and/or environment.
A2.1.3. Additional Requirements:
A188.8.131.52. Operational Factors. Include information on the following existing and/or proposed
operational factors used in the assessment:
A184.108.40.206.1. Mission urgency.
A220.127.116.11.2. All aircraft by type and operational characteristics.
A18.104.22.168.3. Density of aircraft operations at each air operational facility.
A22.214.171.124.4. Facility capability (VFR or IFR).
A126.96.36.199.5. Use of self-powered parking versus manual parking.
A188.8.131.52.6. Safety of operations (risk management).
A184.108.40.206.7. Existing NAVAIDS.
A220.127.116.11. Documentation. Record all alternatives considered, their consequences, necessary
mitigative efforts, and evidence of coordination.
A2.2. Air Force:
A2.2.1. Waivers to Criteria and Standards.
A18.104.22.168. For contracted work, waivers to criteria must be obtained before construction or alteration
contracts are finalized. For work executed by Government personnel, waivers to criteria must be
processed and approval obtained before construction or alterations of facilities begin. Waivers are