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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 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 matter 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 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, US 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 on each SIAP is contained in the appropriate FAA Form 8260 and the National Flight Data Center (FDC)/Permanent (P) Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) which are incorporated by reference in the amendment under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and § 97.20 of the Federal Aviation's Regulations (FAR). 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 regulatory text of the SIAPs, but refer to their graphic depiction of 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 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 97) establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes SIAPs. For safety and timeliness of change considerations, this amendment incorporates only specific changes contained in the content of the following FDC/P NOTAMs for each SIAP. The SIAP information in some previously designated FDC/Temporary (FDC/T) NOTAMs is of such duration as to be permanent. With conversion to FDC/P NOTAMs, the respective FDC/T NOTAMs have been canceled.

The FDC/P NOTAMs for 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 chart changes to SIAPs by FDC/T NOTAMs, the TERPS criteria were applied to only these specific conditions existing at the affected airports. All SIAP amendments in this rule have been previously issued by the FAA in a National Flight Data Center (FDC) 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 all these SIAP amendments requires making them effective in less than 30 days.

Further, the SIAPs contained in this amendment are based on the criteria contained in the TERPS. 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 these 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 December 22, 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. 40103, 40113, 40120, 44701; 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 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/DME, MLS/RNAV; § 97.31 RADAR SIAPs; § 97.33 RNAV SIAPs; and § COPTER SIAPS, Identified as follows:

Effective Upon Publication

FDC dateStateCityAirportFDC numberSIAP
12/19/00MSOxfordUniversity-OxfordFDC 0/5323VOR/DME RNAV Rwy 27 AMDT 2
12/10/00MSOxfordUniversity-OxfordFDC 0/5322VOR/DME RNAV Rwy 9 AMDT 2
12/19/00ILLincolnLogan CountyFDC 0/5362NDB OR GPS Rwy 21 AMDT 1
12/18/00FLMiamiMiami IntlFDC 0/5293ILS Rwy 27R AMDT 14
12/18/00FLMiamiMiami IntlFDC 0/5292GPS Rwy 27R ORIG-A
12/18/00INIndianapolisIndianapolis IntlFDC 0/5306ILS Rwy 5L AMDT 1B
12/18/00WABellinghamBellingham IntlFDC 0/5172ILS Rwy 16 AMDT 3 REPLACES 0/4728
12/14/00WABellinghamBellingham IntlFDC 0/5171GPS Rwy 16 ORIG-A REPLACES 0/4725
12/14/00WABellinghamBellingham IntlFDC 0/5170NDB Rwy 16 ORIG REPLACES 0/4722
12/15/00TXBridgeportBridgeport MuniFDC 0/5241VOR/DME Rwy 17 ORIG-B
12/07/00NYMonticelloSullivan County IntlFDC 0/4954ILS Rwy 15 AMDT 5
12/05/00CARiversideRiverside MuniFDC 0/4857ILS Rwy 9 AMDT 7
12/01/00NJCaldwellEssex CountyFDC 0/4794LOC Rwy 22 AMDT 1C
12/01/00MAOrangeOrange MuniFDC 0/4788NDB OR GPS-B AMDT 4
12/01/00CAOxnardOxnardFDC 0/4785VOR Rwy 25 AMDT 9
12/01/00NVLas VegasMcCarran IntlFDC 0/4796ILS Rwy 25L AMDT 2A
12/14/00MDCollege ParkCollege ParkFDC 0/5201RNAV Rwy 15 ORIG-A
11/08/00NVElkoElko RegionalFDC 0/3923VOR/DME OR GPS-B AMDT 3A
12/15/00ARPine BluffGrider FieldFDC 0/5215ILS Rwy 17 AMDT 2
12/14/00ARPine BluffGrider FieldFDC 0/5197VOR OR GPS Rwy 17 AMDT 19
12/12/00MOSt. JosephRosecrans MemorialFDC 0/5093ILS Rwy 35 AMDT 30A
12/12/00MOSt. JosephRosecrans MemorialFDC 0/5092VOR/DME RNAV OR GPS Rwy 17 AMDT 4C
12/12/00MOSt. JosephRosecrans MemorialFDC 0/5091NDB Rwy 17 AMDT 8D
12/12/00MOSt. JosephRosecrans MemorialFDC 0/5090NDB Rwy 35 AMDT 28D
12/12/00MSHattiesburg/LaurelHattiesburg/Laurel RegionalFDC 0/5059VOR-A ORIG
12/12/00FLWest Palm BeachPalm Beach County ParkFDC 0/5119VOR OR GPS Rwy 15 AMDT 2A
12/12/00FLTampaTampa IntlFDC 0/5117RADAR-1 AMDT 12
12/12/00FLTampaTampa IntlFDC 0/5115ILS Rwy 18R AMDT 3A
12/12/00NDFargoHector IntlFDC 0/5102ILS Rwy 17 AMDT 4C
12/12/00NDFargoHector IntlFDC 0/5103ILS Rwy 35 AMDT 32D
12/12/00FLMiamiMiami IntlFDC 0/5051ILS Rwy 12 AMDT 4
12/11/00MOSedaliaSedalia MemorialFDC 0/5041NDB Rwy 36 AMDT 8B
12/08/00SCWinnsboroFairfield CountyFDC 0/4991GPS Rwy 22 ORIG-A
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12/08/00SCCharlestonCharleston AFB/IntlFDC 0/4992VOR/DME OR TACAN OR GPS Rwy 33 AMDT 12
12/08/00GAMaconHerbert Smart DowntownFDC 0/5000VOR OR GPS-A AMDT 5A
12/08/00FLMiamiMiami IntlFDC 0/4981GPS Rwy 9R ORIG-C
12/08/00FLMiamiMiami IntlFDC 0/4980LOC Rwy 30 AMDT 6
12/08/00FLMiamiMiami IntlFDC 0/4979ILS Rwy 27l AMDT 23
12/08/00ARLittle RockAdams FieldFDC 0/4997ILS Rwy 4l AMDT 25
12/07/00TXLelellandLevelland MuniFDC 0/4946NDB Rwy 35 AMDT 1A
12/07/00MOBoonvilleJesse Viertel MemorialFDC 0/4941GPS Rwy 36 ORIG-A
12/07/00MOBoonvilleJesse Viertel MemorialFDC 0/4940GPS Rwy 18 ORIG-A
12/07/00MOBoonvilleJesse Viertel MemorialFDC 0/4937NDB Rwy 18 AMDT 10A
12/07/00MOSedaliaSedalia MemorialFDC 0/4938GPS Rwy 18 ORIG-B
12/07/00MOSedaliaSedalia MemorialFDC 0/4935NDB Rwy 18 AMDT 7C
12/07/00MOSedaliaSedalia MemorialFDC 0/4933GPS Rwy 36 ORIG-B
12/07/00NCWilsonWilson Industrial Air CenterFDC 0/4948NDB OR GPS Rwy 21 AMDT 1A
12/06/00MOMarshallMarshall Memorial MuniFDC 0/4909RNAV Rwy 36 ORIG-B
12/06/00TXBaytownRWJ AirparkFDC 0/4894RNAV Rwy 26 ORIG
12/06/00TXCrosbytonCrosbyton MuniFDC 0/4915GPS Rwy 35 ORIG
12/06/00TXCrosbytonCrosbyton MuniFDC 0/4916NDB Rwy 35 ORIG
12/07/00TNMillingtonCharles W. BakerFDC 0/4956GPS Rwy 35 ORIG
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[FR Doc. 00-33182 Filed 12-27-00; 8:45 am]