The Las Cruces International Airport has the following text in the Takeoff Minimums and ODP document:
LAS CRUCES, NM
LAS CRUCES INTL (LRU) TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND (OBSTACLE) DEPARTURE PROCEDURES AMDT 2 16231 (FAA) TAKEOFF MINIMUMS: Rwys 4, 8, 12, 22, 26, 30, 2500-3 for climb in visual conditions.
VCOA: All runways, obtain ATC approval for climb in visual conditions when requesting IFR clearance. Climb in visual conditions to cross Las Cruces Intl southwest bound at or above 6500 on CUS VOR/DME R-038 to ZAXOX INT/ DMN 27 DME. Continue climb in ZAXOX holding pattern (hold W, right turns, 094° inbound) to cross ZAXOX at or above MEA or assigned altitude for route of flight
What I don't understand is if these procedures are optional or required. While I understand that part 91 doesn't have to abide by Takeoff minimums and ODPs, would a commercial carrier be expected to do the VCOA? In IFR training they said VCOAs can be requested but not offered by ATC. Would a commercial carrier be expected to do the VCOA or could they do a Diverse Departure? Also do the Takeoff minimums only apply to the VCOA?
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