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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 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 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, 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 Start Printed Page 2804Division, 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 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 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 FCD/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/P 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.

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 5, 2001.

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. 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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[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/DME, MLS/RNAV; § 97.31 RADAR SIAPs; § 97.33 RNAV SIAPs; and § COPTER SIAPS, Identified as follows:

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FDC dateStateCityAirportFDC numberSIAP
12/25/00NJNewarkNewark IntlFDC 0/5494ILS/DME RWY 22L ORIG
12/29/00TXBrownfieldTerry CountyFDC 0/5625GPS RWY 2 AMDIT 1
12/29/00TXBrownfieldTerry CountyFDC 0/5624NDB RWY 2 AMDT 2
12/29/00TXCarrizo SpringsDimmit CountyFDC 0/5628NDB RWY 31 AMDT 3
12/28/00WIRice LakeRice Lake Regional-Carl's FieldFDC 0/5594VOR RWY 1 ORIG
12/28/00WIRice LakeRice Lake Regional-Carl's FieldFDC 0/5593VOR/DME RWY 19 ORIG
12/28/00WIWautomaWautoma MuniFDC 0/5590GPS RWY 31 ORIG
12/27/00INPortlandPortland MuniFDC 0/5575GPS RWY 27 ORIG
12/27/00INPortlandPortland MuniFDC 0/5573NDB RWY 27 AMDT 7
12/27/00INPortlandPortland MuniFDC 0/5572NDB OR GPS RWY 9 AMDT 2
12/20/00OHColumbusRickenbacker IntlFDC 0/5434ILS RWY 23L ORIG-B
12/20/00ILDekalbDekalb Taylor MuniFDC 0/5425LOC/DME RWY 2 ORIG
12/20/00ILDekalbDekalb Taylor MuniFDC 0/5424VOR/DME OR GPS RWY 27 AMDT 5A
12/20/00ILDekalbDekalb Taylor MuniFDC 0/5423GPS RWY 9 AMDT 5A
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12/20/00ILDekalbDekalb Taylor MuniFDC 0/5422NDB RWY 27 AMDT 1
12/28/00TNMemphisMemphis IntlFDC 0/5584ILS RWY 18R AMDT 12B
12/21/00FLFort LauderdaleFort Lauderdale-Hollywood IntlFDC 0/5471ILS RWY 27R AMDT 6
12/21/00FLFort LauderdaleFort Lauderdale-Hollywood IntlFDC 0/5470LOC RWY 94 AMDT 4
12/21/00NCFayettevilleFayetteville Rgnl/Grannis FieldFDC 0/5456ILS RWY 4 AMDT 14A
12/21/00NCFayettevilleFayeteville Rgnl/Grannis FieldFDC 0/5452NDB OR GPS RWY 4 AMDT 14A
12/21/00NCFayettevilleFayeteville Rgnl/Grannis FieldFDC 0/5451VOR RWY 4 AMDT 15A
12/21/00NCFayettevilleFayetteville Rgnl/Grannis FieldFDC 0/5450VOR OR GPS RWY 28 AMDT 7A
12/21/00NCFayettevilleFayetteville Rgnl/Grannis FieldFDC 0/5449LOC BC RWY 22 AMDT 5B
12/20/00WARentonRenton MuniFDC 0/5407GPS RWY 15 ORIG
12/20/00WAArlingtonArlington MuniFDC 0/5409LOC RWY 34 AMDT 4A
12/20/00WAArlingtonArlington MuniFDC 0/5408NDB OR GPS RWY 34 AMDT 3
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[FR Doc. 01-1092 Filed 1-11-01; 8:45 am]

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