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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.


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, US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.

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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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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 Start Printed Page 34359publishers 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.


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 June 22, 2001.

Nicholas A. Sabatini,

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
04/23/01NEMcCookMcCook Muni1/3829RNAV (GPS) Rwy 21, Orig
05/17/01MTBillingsBillings Logan Intl1/4643RNAV (GPS) Rwy 10L, Orig
06/04/01OKGuthrieGuthrie Muni1/3082GPS Rwy 16, Orig
06/04/01LANatchitochesNatchitoches Regional1/5390LOC Rwy 34, Amdt 3A
06/04/01LANatchitochesNatchitoches Regional1/5391NDB or GPS Rwy 34, Amdt 4A
06/04/01LAWinnfieldDavid G. Joyce1/5392GPS Rwy 26, Orig
06/04/01OKGuthrieGuthrie Muni1/5408NDB Rwy 16, Amdt 5
06/05/01WAPascoTri-Cities1/5427VOR or GPS Rwy 21R, Amdt 4
06/05/01WAPascoTri-Cities1/5430ILS Rwy 21R, Amdt 10A
06/06/01CASacramentoSacramento Mather1/5473ILS Rwy 22L, Amdt 1
06/07/01NYSidneySidney Muni1/5483RNAV (GPS) Rwy 25, Orig-A
06/07/01NYSidneySidney Muni1/5484VOR Rwy 25, Amdt 2
06/07/01NYSidneySidney Muni1/5485RNAV (GPS) Rwy 7, Orig
06/07/01TXMc AllenMc Allen Miller Intl1/5520VOR Rwy 13, Amdt 15A
06/07/01CAChicoChico Muni1/5524VOR Rwy 13L, Amdt 9A
06/07/01CAChicoChico Muni1/5525VOR/DME Rwy 31R, Orig-B
06/07/01CAChicoChico Muni1/5527VOR/DME Rwy 31L, Amdt 7A
06/08/01WIMarshfieldMarshfield Muni1/5546SDF Rwy 34, Amdt 6A
06/08/01FLFloridaHollwood1/5584GPS Rwy 9R, Orig
06/11/01CAFresnoFresno Yosemite Intl1/5710GPS Rwy 29R, Orig
06/11/01CAFresnoFresno Yosemite Intl1/5711VOR or TACAN Rwy 11L, Amdt 11A
06/11/01CAFresnoFresno Yosemite Intl1/5712GPS Rwy 11L, Orig
06/12/01VAAbingdonVirginia Highland1/5739LOC Rwy 24, Amdt 2
06/14/01NYWhite PlainsWestchester County1/5842ILS Rwy 16, Amdt 22D
06/18/01AKKipnukKipnuk1/5936GPS Rwy 15, Orig.
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[FR Doc. 01-16311 Filed 6-27-01; 8:45 am]