A18.104.22.168.1. The Base Civil Engineer's representative prepares permanent waiver requests and
obtains coordination from airfield management, flying and ground safety, flight operations,
logistics, TERPS, and communications, before submitting the waiver request to the MAJCOM
through the Wing Commander. These requests are then processed for coordination with the same
functional offices at command level, and are approved or disapproved by the MAJCOM Vice
A22.214.171.124.2. The Installation Commander will ensure an Operational Risk Assessment is performed
on all proposed waiver requests prior to submission to the Major Command for their review and
A2.2.3. Waiver Authority. Major Commands (MAJCOM) may waive deviations from criteria in this
manual. The responsible MAJCOM Vice Commander approves or disapproves the waiver after
coordination with all appropriate staff offices and concurrence by the MAJCOM Directors of
Operations, Civil Engineering, Logistics, Communications, and Safety. The appropriate staff office for
the Air National Guard (ANG) is ANGRC/CEPD. This authority is not delegated below MAJCOM
level unless published as a MAJCOM policy. The following are exceptions:
A126.96.36.199. Permissible deviations to airfield and airspace criteria, which do not require waivers, are
listed in Attachment 14 of this manual, beginning at paragraph A14.2.
A188.8.131.52. Permanent waivers may require approval or coordination from the Air Force Flight
Standards Agency and the Air Force Safety Agency when AFI 32-1042, Standards for Marking
Airfields or AFI 32-1076, Visual Air Navigation Facilities, standards apply because deviation from
these standards may also affect runway approach minima.
A184.108.40.206. Waiver approval is required according to AFI 11-230, Instrument Procedures, when
deviations from criteria in AFMAN 32-1076 would constitute deviations from the instrument
procedure criteria or obstructions to air navigational criteria in AFI 11-230 or AFMAN (I) 11-226,
United States Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS).
A220.127.116.11. Authority for deviations to the criteria in this manual is delegated to the Installation
Commander when temporary waivers for construction activities or air shows are necessary.
Installation Commanders will ensure a copy of the waiver is provided to the appropriate offices at
A2.2.5. Effective Length of Waiver. Waivers must be reviewed annually.
A18.104.22.168. HQ AFCESA/CESC. Recommends policy on waivers and provides technical assistance
on the waiver program.
A22.214.171.124. HQ AFFSA:
A126.96.36.199.1. Reviews all policy changes to airfield planning and design criteria prior to
implementation to determine operational impact on airfield and aircraft operations.
A188.8.131.52.2. Approves all requests for waivers to instrument procedure criteria in AFI 11-230 or
AFMAN (I) 11-226.
A184.108.40.206.3. Processes requests for waivers according to AFI 11-230.