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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;

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

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 Start Printed Page 25843documents 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, as 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 April 28, 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 May 18, 2000

Louisburg, NC, Franklin County, ILS RWY 4, Orig

. . . Effective June 15, 2000

Chicago/Lake in the Hills, IL, Lake In The Hills, RNAV RWY 26, Orig

Winchester, IN, Randolph County, NDB RWY 25, Amdt 4, CANCELLED

Ruston, LA, Ruston Regional NDB RWY 36, Orig

Duluth, MN, Duluth Intl, COPTER ILS RWY 9, Orig

Mankato, MN, Mankato Muni, COPTER ILS RWY 33, Orig

Minneapolis, MN, Flying Cloud, COPTER ILS RWY 9R, Orig

Minneapolis, MN, Flying Cloud, RNAV RWY 36, Orig

Rochester, MN, Rochester International, COPTER ILS RWY 31, Orig

St. Paul, MN, St. Paul Downtown Holman Field, COPTER ILS RWY 32, Orig

Lebanon, NH, Lebanon Muni, GPS RWY 7, Orig

Lebanon, NH, Lebanon Muni, GPS RWY 25, Orig

McMinnville, TN, Warren County Memorial, GPS RWY 23, Orig

. . . Effective August 10, 2000

Merced, CA, Merced Muni-Macready Field, VOR RWY 12 Amdt 7B

Merced, CA, Merced Muni-Macready Field, LOC BC RWY 12, Amdt 10B

Merced, CA, Merced Muni-Macready Field, GPS RWY 12, Orig-B

Merced, CA, Merced Muni-Macready Field, GPS RWY 30, Orig-B

Paso Robles, CA, Paso Robles Muni, VOR/DME OR GPS RWY 19, Amdt 3A

Lamar, CO, Lamar Muni, VOR/DME RWY 36, Amdt 1A

Lamar, CO, Lamar Muni, GPS RWY 18, Orig-A

St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine, GPS RWY 13, Orig-A

Marion, IL, Williamson County Regional, VOR OR GPS RWY 2, Amdt 12B

Marion, IL, Williamson County Regional, NDB OR GPS RWY 20, Amdt 9B

Mattoon/Charleston, IL, Coles County Memorial, NDB OR GPS RWY 29, Amdt 4B

Rockford, IL, Greater Rockford, NDB OR GPS RWY 1, Amdt 25A

St. Cloud, MN, St. Cloud Regional, GPS RWY 23, Orig-B

St. Cloud, MN, St. Cloud Regional, GPS RWY 5, Orig-B

Madison, SD, Madison Muni, GPS RWY 33, Orig-B

Pine Ridge, SD, Pine Ridge, GPS RWY 30, Orig-B

Petersburg, VA, Petersburg Muni, LOC RWY 5, Orig-C

Petersburg, VA, Petersburg Muni, NDB OR GPS RWY 5, Amdt 4B

Philipsburg, PA, Mid-State, VOR RWY 24, Amdt 15A

Philipsburg, PA, Mid-State, NDB RWY 16, Amdt 6A

Moses Lake, WA, Grant County Intl, GPS RWY 14L, Orig-A

Kenosha, WI, Kenosha Regional, VOR OR GPS RWY 14, Orig-D

Kenosha, WI, Kenosha Regional, NDB OR GPS RWY 6L, Amdt 1C

La Crosse, WI, La Crosse Muni, VOR RWY 13, Amdt 29A

La Crosse, WI, La Crosse Muni, VOR OR GPS RWY 36, Amdt 30A

Milwaukee, WI, General Mitchell Intl, NDB OR GPS RWY 1L, Amdt 4A

Milwaukee, WI, General Mitchell Intl, NDB OR GPS RWY 7R, Amdt 10C

Mosinee, WI, Central Wisconsin, VOR/DME OR GPS RWY 35, Amdt 7A

Mosinee, WI, Central Wisconsin, LOC BC RWY 26, Amdt 10B

Mosinee, WI, Central Wisconsin, NDB OR GPS RWY 17, Orig-A

Oshkosh, WI, Wittman Regional, NDB OR GPS RWY 36, Amdt 5C

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[FR Doc. 00-11162 Filed 5-3-00; 8:45 am]

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