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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 Start Printed Page 65733documents 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 October 27, 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 November 30, 2000

Southport, NC, Brunswick County, NDB-A, ORIG

Southport, NC, Brunswick County, NDB RWY 23, Orig

Medford, OR, Rogue Valley International-Medford, VOR OR GPS-A, Amdt 3

Medford, OR, Rogue Valley International-Medford, VOR/DME OR GPS RWY 14, Amdt 4

LaGrange, TX, Fayette Regional Air Center, VOR/DME OR GPS-A, Amdt 1

* * * Effective January 25, 2001

Kotzebue, AK, Ralph Wine Memorial, VOR/DME RWY 8, Amdt 3

Port Angeles, WA, William R. Fairchild Intl, ILS-2 RWY 8, Amdt 1A, CANCELLED

Jackson, WY, Jackson Hole, ISL RWY 18, Amdt 7

The FAA published an Amendment in Docket 30192, Amdt No. 2010 to Part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations, Vol 65 FR No. 184, Pages 57087-57088 dated September 21, 2000 under section 97.27 effective November 30, 2000, which is hereby rescinded:

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

The FAA published an Amendment in Docket No. 30206, Amdt. No. 2014 to Part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations Vol 65 FR No. 204 Page 63014; dated October 20, 2000 under section 97.33 effective November 30, 2000, which is hereby amended as follows:

Picayune, MS, Picayune Muni, RNAV RWY 18, Orig is effective January 25, 2001.

Picayune, MS, Picayune Muni, RNAV RWY 36, Orig is effective January 25, 2001

The FAA published an Amendment in Docket No. 30206, Amdt. No. 2014 to Part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations Vol 65 FR No. 204 Page 63014; dated October 20, 2000 under section 97.33 November 30, 2000, which is hereby amended as follows:

Picayune, MS, Picayune Muni, RNAV RWY 31, Orig should read:

Mohall, ND, Mohall Muni, RNAV RWY 31, Orig

The FAA published an Amendment in Docket No. 30204, Amdt No. 2012 to Part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations Vol 65, FR No. 194, Page 59346; dated October 5, 2000 under section 97.23 effective November 30, 2000, which is hereby Amended as follows:

Picayune, MS, Picayune Muni, VOR-A, ORIG is effective 25 January 25, 2001

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[FR Doc. 00-28187 Filed 11-1-00; 8:45 am]

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