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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 Start Printed Page 15994operations 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 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 from 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/ 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 16, 2001.

L. Nicholas Lacey,

Director, Flight Standards Service.

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Adoption of the Amendment

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Acordingly, 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/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,Start Printed Page 15995

FDC dateStateCityAirportFDC numberSubject
02/20/01TNBristol-Johnson-KingsportTri-Cities Regional1/1797Correction . . . ILS Rwy 5, Amdt 2
02/27/01SDSturgisSturgis Muni Tallahassee1/2083GPS Rwy 29, Orig
02/27/01FL(Havana)Commercial1/2138VOR or GPS-A, Amdt 5
02/27/01SCMyrtle BeachMyrtle Beach Intl1/2148Orig-A
02/27/01SCMyrtle BeachMyrtle Beach Intl1/2150RADAR-1, Orig-A
02/27/01SCMyrtle BeachMyrtle Beach Intl1/2151ILS Rwy 17, Amdt 1A
02/27/01SDMitchellMitchell Muni1/2156VOR or GPS Rwy 12, Amdt 10
02/27/01SDMitchellMitchell Muni1/2157VOR or GPS Rwy 30, Amdt 4
02/2801GAAtlantaFulton County Airport-Brown Field1/2210ILS Rwy 8, Amdt 15E
03/01/01ALHuntsvilleHuntsville Intl, Carl T. Jones Field1/2231ILS Rwy 36R, Orig
03/01/01MDBaltimoreBaltimore-Washington Intl1/2233This Replaces FDC 1/1764 in TL01-07
03/01/01IACedar RapidsThe Eastern Iowa1/2245GPS Rwy 31, Orig-C
03/02/01TNChattanoogaLovell Field1/2266ILS Rwy 2, Amdt 6A
03/02/01NMSanta FeSanta Fe Muni1/2269NDB Rwy 2, Amdt 4A
03/02/01NMSanta FeSanta Fe Muni1/2270GPS Rwy 2, Orig
03/02/01NMSanta FeSanta Fe Muni1/2271GPS Rwy 33, Orig
03/02/01NMSanta FeSanta Fe Muni1/2272VOR Rwy 33, Amdt 9A
03/02/01NMSanta FeSanta Fe Muni1/2273VOR/DME-A, Amdt 1A
03/02/01NMSanta FeSanta Fe Muni1/2274GPS Rwy 28, Orig-B
03/02/01NMSanta FeSanta Fe Muni1/2277ILS Rwy 2, Amdt 5B
03/02/01IAGrinnellGrinnell Regional1/2293VOR/DME Rwy 31, Amdt 2
03/02/01IAGrinnellGrinnell Regional1/2294GPS Rwy 13, Orig
03/02/01IAGrinnellGrinnell Regional1/2295GPS Rwy 31, Orig
03/02/01IAGrinnellGrinnell Regional1/2296NDB Rwy 13, Amdt 2
03/05/01PAPittsburghPittsburgh Intl1/2314ILS Rwy 28R Amdt 7A
03/05/01LAMonroeMonroe Regional1/2323RADAR-1, Amdt 5
03/07/01MNDuluthDuluth Intl1/2345COPTER ILS Rwy 9, Orig
03/07/01MNFairmontFairmont Muni1/2346COPTER ILS Rwy 31, Orig
03/07/01MNInternational FallsFalls Intl1/2347COPTER ILS Rwy 31, Orig
03/07/01MNMankatoMankato Regional1/2348COPTER ILS Rwy 33, Orig
03/07/01MNMinneapolisFlying Cloud1/2350COPTER ILS Rwy 9R, Orig
03/07/01MNRochesterRochester Intl1/2351COPTER ILS Rwy 31, Orig
03/07/01OKOklahoma CityWill Rodgers World1/2387ILS Rwy 17R, Amdt 9C
03/08/01AKYakutatYakutat1/2394LOC/DME BC Rwy 29, Amdt 2
03/12/01NCFayettevilleFayetteville Regional/Grannis Field1/2508VOR Rwy 4, Amdt 15B
03/12/01NCFayettevilleFayetteville Regional/Grannis Field1/2509ILS Rwy 4, Amdt 14B
03/13/01RIProvidenceTheodore Francis Green State1/2514VOR or GPS Rwy 34, Amdt 4
03/13/01RIProvidenceTheodore Francis Green State1/2515VOR/DME Rwy 34, Amdt 5A
03/13/01RIProvidenceTheodore Francis Green State1/2516ILS/DME Rwy 34, Amdt 9
03/13/01FLMiamiOpa Locka1/2527GPS Rwy 27R, Orig
03/13/01FLMiamiOpa Locka1/2529GPS Rwy 9L, Orig
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[FR Doc. 01-7060 Filed 3-21-01; 8:45 am]

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