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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. Then 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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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 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 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/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 February 16, 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 § 97.35 COPTER SIAPs, identified as follows:

Effective Upon Publication

FDC DateStateCityAirportFDC No.Subject
1/31/01OHCirclevillePickaway County Memorial1/1057NDB RWY 19, ORIG
1/31/01OHCirclevillePickaway County Memorial1/1058VOR OR GPS RWY 19, ADMT 2
1/31/01MDBaltimoreBaltimore-Washington Intl1/1060ILS RWY 33R ORIG-B
2/1/01LAShreveportShreveport Regional1/1104LOC RWY 5, AMDT 1A
2/1/01LAShreveportShreveport Regional1/1105ILS RWY 32, AMDT 4
2/2/01SCGreenvilleDonaldson County1/1131NDB OR GPS RWY 5, AMDT 5A
2/5/01INGaryGary/Chicago1/1175NDB OR GPS RWY 30, AMDT 7A
2/5/01TXSulphur SpringsSulphur Springs Muni1/1184GPS RWY 36, ORIG
2/5/01MOBoonvilleJesse Viertel Memorial1/1186GPS RWY 18, ORIG-A
2/5/01NCKenansvilleDuplin County1/1192GPS RWY 4, ORIG
2/6/01OKNormanUniversity of Oklahoma Westheimer1/1260LOC RWY 3, AMDT 3B
2/6/01OKNormanUniversity of Oklahoma Westheimer1/1288NDB RWY 3, AMDT 5C
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2/7/01NCKenansvilleDuplin County1/1191GPS RWY 22, ORIG
2/7/01NYWesthampton BeachThe Francis S. Gabreski1/1276ILS RWY 24, AMDT 8C
2/7/01NYWesthampton BeachThe Francis S. Gabreski1/1277COPTER ILS RWY 24, AMDT 1
2/7/01NYWesthampton BeachThe Francis S. Gabreski1/1278NDB OR GPS RWY 24, AMDT 3B
2/7/01OKOklahoma CitySundance Airpark1/1290LOC RWY 17, ORIG-A
2/8/01NJNewarkNewark Intl1/1332NDB OR GPS RWY 4R, AMDT 6
2/8/01NJNewarkNewark Intl1/1333NDB OR GPS RWY 4L, AMDT 10
2/8/01NJNewarkNewark Intl1/1335VOR/DME RWY 22R, AMDT 4A
2/8/01AZPhoenixWilliams Gateway1/1353VOR OR TACAN RWY 30C AMDT 1
2/8/01MOFredericktownFredericktown Regional1/1371RNAV (GPS) RWY 1, ORIG-A
2/8/01MOFredericktownFredericktown Regional1/1372RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, ORIG-A
2/9/01ILChicagoChicago O'Hare1/1405RNAV (GPS) RWY 9R, ORIG
2/12/01GADouglasDouglas Muni1/1446GPS RWY 4, ORIG-A
2/12/01GADouglasDouglas Muni1/1447GPS RWY 22, ORIG-A
2/12/01OKOklahoma CityWiley Post1/1466VOR RWY 35R, AMDT 3A
2/12/01OKOklahoma CityWiley Post1/1470ILS RWY 17L, AMDT 10
2/12/01OKAltusAltus Muni1/1472VOR/DME RNAV RWY 17, AMDT 2
2/12/01OKAltusAltus Muni1/1473GPS RWY 17, AMDT 1
2/12/01OKAltusAltus Muni1/1474VOR-A, AMDT 4
2/12/01OKAltusAltus Muni1/1475VOR OR GPS-B, ORIG
2/12/01NVLas VegasNorth Las Vegas1/1491GPS RWY 12 ORIG-A
2/12/01MDCollege ParkCollege Park1/1503RNAV (GPS) RWY 15 ORIG-B
2/12/01GADouglasDouglas Muni1/1526NDB RWY 4, AMDT 2B
2/12/01FLJacksonvilleJacksonville Intl1/1542ILS RWY 13, AMDT 6
2/13/01CAWatsonvilleWatsonville Muni1/1536VOR/DME OR GPS-A ORIG-B
2/13/01CASalinasSalinas Muni1/1537LOC/DME RWY 31 AMDT 4A
2/13/01CASalinasSalinas Muni1/1538VOR RWY 13, AMDT 11A
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[FR Doc. 01-4683 Filed 2-23-01; 8:45 am]

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