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the base operations building as an exemption (constructed under previous standards) and develop
one waiver request for all supporting structures to analyze impact to aircraft operations.
D.2.1.1. Temporary Waivers (One Year or Less). Establish temporary waivers for obstructions
caused by construction activities by documenting the deviations and establishing a plan (including
the issuance of NOTAMs or airfield advisories) that will allow safe operations during the temporary
period. Coordinate the plan with airfield management, flying safety, and flight operations before
asking the Wing Commander for approval.
D.2.1.2. Permanent Waivers. Use a permanent waiver when:
D.220.127.116.11. Natural geographical features violate criteria, and it is not economical or practical to
D.18.104.22.168. Existing facilities deviate from criteria but removal is not feasible.
D.22.214.171.124. Installation, construction, or erection of a required facility or equipment item
according to criteria in this manual is not practical.
D.126.96.36.199. Removal of the cause of the violation of criteria is not economical or practical.
D.2.2. Waiver Authority. Major Commands (MAJCOM) may waive deviation from airfield and airspace
criteria in this manual. The responsible MAJCOM Civil Engineer approves the waiver after
coordination with all appropriate staff offices and concurrence by the MAJCOM Directors of
Operations 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:
D.2.2.1. Permissible deviations to airfield and airspace criteria, which do not require waivers, are
listed in Attachment 14 to this manual.
D.2.2.2. Permanent waivers may require approval or coordination from various field operating
agencies when AFI 32-1042, Standards for Marking Airfields or AFI 32-1076, Visual Air Navigation
Facilities, standards apply.
D.2.2.3. Waiver approval is required according to AFMAN 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 AFMAN 11-230 or AFJMAN 11-
226, United States Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS).
D.2.2.4. Authority is delegated to the Wing Commander when temporary waivers for construction
activities are involved.
D.2.3. Deviations From Criteria for Land Not Under Air Force Jurisdiction. Refer waivers to airfield
and airspace criteria on land not under Air Force jurisdiction to the next level of command for ultimate
D.2.4. Effective Length of Waiver. Waivers will be reviewed annually.
D.2.5.1. HQ AFCESA/CESC:
D.188.8.131.52. Recommends policy on waivers and provides technical assistance on the waiver
D.2.5.2. HQ AFFSA/XA:
D.184.108.40.206. Reviews all requests for waivers (operational requirements) to sighting criteria and
D.220.127.116.11. Approves all requests for waivers to instrument procedure criteria in AFMAN 11- 230
or AFJMAN 11-226.
D.18.104.22.168. Processes requests for waivers according to AFMAN 11-230.
D.22.214.171.124. Coordinates with flight operations and flight safety offices to grant waivers.
D.126.96.36.199. Sets and enforces reasonable safety precautions.
D.188.8.131.52. Monitors actions to correct temporarily waived items within specified periods.