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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 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 Start Printed Page 14313Aviation 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 March 2, 2001.

L. Nicholas Lacey,

Director, Flight Standards Service.

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Adoption of the Amendment

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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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:

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FDC dateStateCityAirportFDC No.Subject
02/05/2001INGaryGary/Chicago1/1175NDB or GPS Rwy 30, Amdt 7A (corrected)...
02/14/2001MOColumbiaColumbia Regional1/2116ILS Rwy 2, Amdt 13A...
02/15/2001ARBatesvilleBatesville Regional1/1632NDB or GPS Rwy 7, Amdt 5B...
02/15/2001NMSocorroSocorro Muni1/1642VOR/DME-A, Orig-A...
02/15/2001ARBatesvilleBatesville Regional1/1665SDF Rwy 7, Amdt 8...
02/16/2001MOKansas CityKansas City Downtown1/1651ILS Rwy #3, Amdt 1E...
02/16/2001MOWest PlainsWest Plains Muni1/1652GPS Rwy 18, Amdt 1...
02/16/2001IAFairfieldFairfield Muni1/1653RNAV (GPS) Rwy 18, Orig...
02/16/2001SDBrookingsBrookings Muni1/1662VOR Rwy 30, Amdt 11...
02/16/2001ALTuscaloosaTuscaloosa Muni1/1672VOR or TACAN Rwy 22 Amdt 14B...
02/16/2001ALTuscaloosaTuscaloosa Muni1/1673VOR or TACAN Rwy 4 Amdt 11B...
02/16/2001ALTuscaloosaTuscaloosa MUNI1/1674ILS Rwy 4 Amdt 14C...
02/16/2001ALTuscaloosaTuscaloosa MUNI1/1675NDB Rwy 4 Amdt 10B...
2/16/2001ALTuscaloosaTuscaloosa MUNI1/1676GPS Rwy 22 Orig-B...
02/16/2001ALTuscaloosaTuscaloosa Muni1/1678GPS Rwy 4 Orig-B...
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02/16/2001PAScrantonWilkes-Barre/Scranton Intl1/1683ILS Rwy 22 Amdt 4...
02/16/2001MOMosbyClay County Regional1/1706GPS Rwy 18, Orig-C...
02/20/2001MDBaltimoreBaltimore-Washington Intl1/1582ILS Rwy 28 Amdt 15A...
02/20/2001CAStocktonStockton Metropolitan1/1657ILS Rwy 29R Amdt 18B...
02/20/2001CAStocktonStockton Metropolitan1/1658GPS Rwy 29R Orig...
02/20/2001CAStocktonStockton Metropolitan1/1659NDB Rwy 29R Amdt 14B...
02/20/2001MDBaltimoreBaltimore-Washington Intl1/1764ILS Rwy 33L Amdt 9A...
02/20/2001TNBristol-Johnson-KingsportBristol/Tri Cities Regional1/1797ILS Rwy 5 Amdt 2...
02/20/2001GAGainesvilleGilmer Memorial1/1803NDB or GPS Rwy 4 Amdt 4B...
02/20/2001GAGainesvilleGilmer Memorial1/1807LOC Rwy 4 Amdt 5C...
02/22/2001NEKearneyKearney Muni1/1836ILS Rwy 36, Orig...
02/22/2001NDBismarckBismarck Muni1/1838RNAV (GPS) Rwy 21, Orig-A...
02/22/2001IASioux CitySioux Gateway1/1863NDB Rwy 35, Orig-A...
02/22/2001NJAtlantic CityAtlantic City Muni/Bader Field1/1875VOR or GPS-A Amdt 4...
02/22/2001TNPulaskiPulaski/Abernathy1/1894VOR/DME Rwy 33, Amdt 1...
02/22/2001FLTampaVandenberg1/1958GPS Rwy 23, Orig-C...
02/22/2001GADouglasDouglas Muni1/1966LOC Rwy 4, Amdt 2B...
02/22/2001MSBay St. LouisStennis Intl1/1972NDB Rwy 18, Orig-B...
02/26/2001VTSpringfieldHartness State (Springfield)1/2071LOC/DME Rwy 5 Amdt 3B...
02/27/2001ILMattoon-CharlestonColes County Memorial1/2123VOR or GPS Rwy 24, Amdt 10A...
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[FR Doc. 01-6092 Filed 3-9-01; 8:45 am]

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