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Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This amendment establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, addition of new obstacles, or changes in air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.

DATES:

An effective date for each SIAP is specified in the amendatory provisions.

Incorporation by reference-approved by the Director of the Federal Register on December 31, 1980, and reapproved as of January 1, 1982.

ADDRESSES:

Availability of matters incorporated by reference in the amendment is as follows:

For Examination

1. FAA Rules Docket, FAA Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20591;

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3. The Flight Inspection Area Office which originated the SIAP.

For Purchase—Individual SIAP copies may be obtained from:

1. FAA Public Inquiry Center (APA-200), FAA Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20591; or

2. The FAA Regional Office of the region in which the affected airport is located.

By Subscription—Copies of all SIAPs, mailed once every 2 weeks, are for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Donald P. Pate, Flight Procedure Standards Branch (AMCAFS-420), Flight Technologies and Programs Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169 (Mail Address: P.O. Box 25082, Oklahoma City, OK 73125) telephone: (405) 954-4164.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This amendment to part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 97) establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). The complete regulatory description of each SIAP is contained in official FAA form documents which are incorporated by reference in this amendment under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and § 97.20 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). The applicable FAA Forms are identified as FAA Forms 8260-3, 8260-4, and 8260-5. Materials incorporated by reference are available for examination or purchase as stated above.

The large number of SIAPs, their complex nature, and the need for a special format make their verbatim publication in the Federal Register expensive and impractical. Further, airmen do not use the regulatory text of the SIAPs, but refer to their graphic depiction on charts printed by publishers of aeronautical materials. Thus, the advantages of incorporation by reference are realized and publication of the complete description of each SIAP contained in FAA form documents is unnecessary. The provisions of this amendment state the affected CFR (and FAR) sections, with the types and effective dates of the SIAPs. This amendment also identifies the airport, its location, the procedure identification and the amendment number.

The Rule

This amendment to part 97 is effective upon publication of each separate SIAP as contained in the transmittal. Some SIAP amendments may have been previously issued by the FAA in a National Flight Data Center (NFDC) Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) as an emergency action of immediate flight safety relating directly to published aeronautical charts. The circumstances which created the need for some SIAP amendments may require making them effective in less than 30 days. For the remaining SIAPs, an effective date at least 30 days after publication is provided.

Further, the SIAPs contained in this amendment are based on the criteria contained in the U.S. Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS). In developing these SIAPs, the TERPS criteria were applied to the conditions existing or anticipated at the affected airports. Because of the close and immediate relationship between these SIAPs and safety in air commerce, I find that notice and public procedure before adopting these SIAPs are impracticable and contrary to the public interest and, where applicable, that good cause exists for making some SIAPs effective in less than 30 days.

Conclusion

The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore—(1) is not a “significant regulatory action” under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a “significant rule” under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a regulatory evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. For the same reason, the FAA certifies that this amendment will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 97

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Issued in Washington, DC on January 21, 2000.

L. Nicholas Lacey,

Director, Flight Standards Service.

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Adoption of The Amendment

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Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (

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PART 97—STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES

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1. The authority citation for part 97 is revised to read as follows:

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120, 44701; and 14 CFR 11.49(b)(2).

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2. Part 97 is amended to read as follows:

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[Amended]

By amending: § 97.23 VOR, VOR/DME, VOR or TACAN, and VOR/DME or TACAN; § 97.25 LOC, LOC/DME, LDA, LDA/DME, SDF, SDF/DME; § 97.27 NDB, NDB/DME; § 97.29 ILS, ILS/DME, ISMLS, MLS, MLS/DME, MLS/RNAV; § 97.31 RADAR SIAPs; § 97.33 RNAV SIAPs; and § 97.35 COPTER SIAPs, identified as follows:

Effective February 24, 2000

Rifle, CO, Garfield County Regional, LOC/DME-A, Amdt 6

Rifle, CO, Garfield County Regional, ILS RWY 26, Orig

Lawrenceville, IL, Lawrenceville-Vincennes Intl, RNAV RWY 9, Orig

Lawrenceville, IL, Lawrenceville-Vincennes Intl, VOR RWY 18, Amdt 1

Lawrenceville, IL, Lawrenceville-Vincennes Intl, RNAY RWY 18, Orig

Lawrenceville, IL, Lawrenceville-Vincennes Intl, VOR RWY 27, Amdt 7

Lawrenceville, IL, Lawrenceville-Vincennes Intl, RNAV RWY 27, Orig

Lawrenceville, IL, Lawrenceville-Vincennes Intl, VOR RWY 36, Amdt 1

Lawrenceville, IL, Lawrenceville-Vincennes Intl, RNAV RWY 36, Orig

Marshall, MO, Marshall Meml Muni, NDB RWY 36, Amdt 1

Marshall, MO, Marshall Meml Muni, RNAV RWY 18, Orig

Marshall, MO, Marshall Meml Muni, RNAV RWY 36, Orig

Lebanon, OH, Lebanon-Warren County, NDB-A, Amdt 5

Lebanon, OH, Lebanon-Warren County, RNAV RWY 1, Orig

Lebanon, OH, Lebanon-Warren County, RNAV RWY 19, Orig

Lubbock, TX, Lubbock Intl, NDB RWY 8, Amdt 1, CANCELLED

Martinsville, VA, Blue Ridge, LOC RWY 30, Orig

Martinsville, VA, Blue Ridge, SDF RWY 30, Amdt 2A, CANCELLED

Effective March 23, 2000

Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl (Wold-Chamberlain), NDB OR GPS RWY 4, Amdt 20Start Printed Page 4881

Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl (Wold-Chamberlain), ILS RWY 4, Amdt 27

Minneapolis, MN, Minneapolis-St. Paul Intl (Wold-Chamberlain), COPTER ILS RWY 30R, Orig

Beaumont, TX Beaumont Muni, GPS RWY 13, Orig

Effective April 20, 2000

Salisbury, MD, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional, RNAV RWY 5, Orig

Salisbury, MD, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional, RNAV RWY 14, Orig

Salisbury, MD, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional, RNAV RWY 23, Orig

Salisbury, MD, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional, RNAV RWY 32, Orig

Salisbury, MD, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional, VOR/DME RNAV RWY 5, Amdt 3B, CANCELLED

Salisbury, MD, Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional, VOR/DME RNAV RWY 23, Amdt 3A, CANCELLED

Fulton, MS, Fulton-Itawamba County, VOR/DME OR GPS-A, Orig CANCELLED

The FAA published a notice in Docket No. 29863, Amdt No. 1964 to Part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (Vol 64 FR No. 243 Page 71019 dated December 20, 1999) which is hereby amended as follows:

Marquette, MI, Sawyer Intl, GPS RWY 19, Orig is hereby rescinded.

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[FR Doc. 00-2248 Filed 2-1-00; 8:45 am]

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