As a "Master" User when a procedure is created you’re not required to approve it. However in some situations when creating procedures it’s considered to be unapproved. The procedure is also not displayed under "Pending Approvals" so it’s unable to be approved.
When creating or editing procedures, ensure that your "Role" and "Scope" are set to "Master" during the process. Once you've verified your "Scope" / "Role", then edit the unapproved procedures and then re-save them.
VSA Version 7 and upwards