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Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


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.


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.


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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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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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.


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

  • Air traffic control
  • Airports
  • Navigation (air)
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Issued in Washington, DC on September 15, 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 (14 CFR part 97) is amended by establishing, amending, suspending, or revoking Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, effective at 0901 UTC on the dates specified, as follows:

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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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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 October 5, 2000

Cleveland, OH, Cleveland-Hopkins Intl, ILS RWY 5R, Amdt 16

Providence, RI, Theodore Francis Green State, ILS RWY 5R, Amdt 17

Memphis, TN, Memphis Intl, ILS RWY 18C, Orig

Memphis, TN, Memphis Intl, ILS RWY 36C, Orig

. . . Effective November 30, 2000

Gulkana, AK, Gulkana, VOR RWY 14, Amdt 7

Gulkana, AK, Gulkana, NDB RWY 14, Orig, CANCELLED

Gulkana, AK, Gulkana, NDB-A, Orig

Vero Beach, FL, Vero Beach Muni, VOR RWY 11R, Amdt 13

Vero Beach, FL, Vero Beach Muni, VOR/DME RWY 29L, Amdt 3

Vero Beach, FL, Vero Beach Muni, NDB RWY 11R, Amdt 3

Vero Beach, FL, Vero Beach Muni, NDB RWY 29L, Amdt 1

Bolingbrook, IL, Clow Intl, VOR-A, Orig

Plainfield, IL, Clow Intl, VOR OR GPS-A, Amdt 2, CANCELLED

Rockford, IL, Greater Rockford, RADAR-1, Amdt 10

Anderson, IN, Anderson Muni-Darlington Field, NDB OR GPS RWY 30, Amdt 5C

Columbus, IN, Columbus Muni, NDB OR GPS RWY 23, Amdt 10A

Elkhart, IN, Elkhart Muni, VOR OR GPS RWY 27, Amdt 14A

Winamac, IN, Arens Field, VOR/DME-A, Amdt 6

Flemingsburg, KY, Fleming-Mason, LOC RWY 25, Orig-B

Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge Metropolitan/Ryan Field, NDB RWY 31, Amdt 2

Frenchville, ME, Northern Aroostook Regional, GPS RWY 32, Orig, CANCELLED

Sault Ste Marie, MI, Chippewa County Intl, NDB OR GPS RWY 34, Amdt 4C

Traverse City, MI, Cherry Capital, GPS, RWY 36, Orig-A

Pine River, MN, Pine River Regional, NDB RWY 34, Amdt 1

Rochester, MN, Rochester International, VOR/DME OR GPS RWY 20, Amdt 13A

St Cloud, MN, St Cloud Regional, VOR/DME RWY 13, Amdt 8A

Fort Stockton, TX, Fort Stockton-Pecos County, VOR/DME OR GPS-A, Amdt 5A, CANCELLED

Norfolk, VA, Norfolk Intl, VOR/DME RNAV RWY 14, CANCELLED

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[FR Doc. 00-24291 Filed 9-20-00; 8:45 am]