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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.


Available 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 Superintendence of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.

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Donald P. Pate, Flight Procedure Standards Branch (AMCAFS-420), Flight Technologies and Programs Start Printed Page 27451Division, 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 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 designed 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 those 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 May 11, 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 (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 § 97.35 COPTER SIAPs, Identified as follows:

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FDC DateStateCityAirportFDC No.Subject
03/02/01CAOaklandMetropolitan Oakland Intl1/2278NDB Rwy 27R, Amdt 5
04/12/01SDWatertownWatertown Muni1/3577ILS Rwy 35, Amdt 10 VOR or GPS Rwy 2
04/16/01VARichmondRichmond Intl1/3633Amdt 5 RNAV (GPS) Rwy 3
04/18/01WASpokaneSpokane Intl1/3688Orig
04/26/01CAOaklandMetropolitan Oakland Intl1/3962ILS Rwy 27R Amdt 33
04/26/01CAOaklandMetropolitan Oakland Intl1/3965ILS Rwy 29 (CAT I, II, III) Amdt 23B
04/26/01CAOaklandMetropolitan Oakland Intl1/3967VOR/DME Rwy 29 Orig
04/26/01CAOaklandMetropolitan Oakland Intl1/3968VOR/DME Rwy 27L Amdt 11
04/26/01CAHaywardHayward Executive1/3969VOR or GPS-A Amdt 6B
04/26/01CAHaywardHayward Executive1/3970VOR/DME or GPS-B Amdt 1B
04/26/01CAHaywardHayward Executive1/3971LOC/DME Rwy 28L Amdt 1A
04/26/01CAOaklandMetropolitan Oakland Intl1/3978ILS Rwy 11 Amdt 4A VOR or GPS Rwy 9R
04/26/01CAOaklandMetropolitan Oakland Intl1/3980Amdt 7A
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04/30/01TXDallas-Fort WorthDallas-Fort Worth Intl1/4048ILS Rwy 36L, Amdt 6A Converging ILS
04/30/01TXDallas-Fort WorthDallas-Fort Worth Intl1/4049Rwy 36L, Amdt 3C
04/30/01TXMesquiteMesquite Metro1/4054ILS Rwy 17, Amdt 1
04/30/01TXMesquiteMesquite Metro1/4056NDB or GPS Rwy 17, Amdt 5A
04/30/01TXMesquiteMesquite Metro1/4057LOC BC Rwy 35, Amdt 2
04/30/01HIKaunakakaiMolokai1/4059VOR or TACAN or GPS-A, Amdt 15A
05/02/01ARCarlisleCarlisle Muni1/4156VOR/DME Rwy 9, Amdt 2
05/03/01OHColumbusRickenbacker Intl1/4185HI-ILS Rwy 5R, Amdt 2
05/04/01CAMarysvilleYuba County1/4218ILS Rwy 14, Amdt 4D
05/07/01NDGrand ForksGrand Forks Intl1/4257ILS Rwy 35L, Amdt 11B
05/07/01WAEverettSnohomish County (Paine Field)1/4272NDB RWY 16, Amdt 12A
05/07/01WAEverettSnohomish County (Paine Field)1/4273GPS Rwy 16R, Orig
05/07/01WVLewisburgGreenbrier Valley1/4292ILS Rwy 4, Amdt 9
05/07/01NDBismarckBismarck Muni1/4297ILS Rwy 31, Amdt 32A
05/08/01PWBabel Thuap IslandBabel Thaup/Kor Or1/4320GPS Rwy 27, Amdt 1
05/08/01PWBabel Thuap IslandBabel Thuap Island/Kor Or1/4321GPS Rwy 9, Amdt 1
05/09/01VASaludaHummel Field1/4328GPS Rwy 36, Orig
05/09/01MNDuluthDuluth Intl1/4354GPS Rwy 21, Orig
05/09/01TXClevelandCleveland Muni1/4368GPS Rwy 16, Orig
05/09/01WAEverettSnohomish County (Paine Field)1/4386VOR or GPS-B, Orig-A
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[FR Doc. 01-12485 Filed 5-16-01; 8:45 am]