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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. Olkahoma 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 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 Date 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 November 9, 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 Start Printed Page 57864Procedures, 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:  EFFECTIVE UPON PUBLICATION

FDC dateStateCityAirportFDC numberSubject
10/16/01MDOcean CityOcean City Muni1/1293VOR-A, Amdt 2.
10/16/01MDBaltimoreBaltimore-Washington Intl1/1334RNAV (GPS) RWY 33R, Orig.
10/16/01MDBaltimoreBaltimore-Washington Intl1/1335RNAV (GPS RWY 15L, Orig.
10/16/01MDBaltimoreBaltimore-Washington Intl1/1336ILS RWY 33R Orig-C.
10/16/01MDBaltimoreBaltimore-Washington Intl1/1337VOR/DME RWY 15L, Amdt 2.
10/16/01MDBaltimoreBaltimore-Washington Intl1/1338ILS RWY 15L, Orig-A.
10/17/01MASouthbridgeSouthbridge Muni1/1348VOR/DME-B, Amdt 7.
10/17/01CTDanielsonDanielson1/1349VOR or GPS-A, Amdt 5.
10/17/01RIPawtucketNorth Central State1/1350LOC RWY 5, Amdt 5A.
10/17/01RIPawtucketNorth Central State1/1351VOR or GPS-B, Amdt 6.
10/18/01CASan DiegoMontgomery Field1/1413NDB or GPS RWY 28R, Amdt 1B.
10/18/01CASan DiegoMontgomery Field1/1414ILS RWY 28R, Amdt 2A.
10/20/01KYLouisvilleLouisville Intl-Standiford Field1/1450ILS RWY 35L(CAT I, II, III), Amdt 1.
10/22/01VABlacksburgVirginia Tech1/1525NDB or GPS-A, Amdt 3.
10/23/01MIDetroitDetroit Metropolitan Wayne County1/1556NDB or GPS RWY 3L, Amdt 12B.
10/26/01SCNorth Myrtle BeachNorth Myrtle Beach Grand Strand1/1659ILS RWY 23, Amdt 10B.
10/31/01OHLorain/ElyriaLorain County Regional1/1810VOR or GPS-A, Amdt 2A.
10/31/01VAManassasManassas Regional/Harry P. Davis Field1/1817VOR/DME RNAV or GPS RWY 16R, Amdt 7B.
11/01/01NJNewarkNewark Intl1/1873VOR RWY 11, Amdt 2.
11/01/01TXDallas-Fort WorthDallas-Fort Worth1/1885CONVERGING ILS RWY 31R, Amdt 5.
11/01/01FLGainesvilleGainesville Regional1/1886VOR RWY 28, Orig.
11/01/01FLGainesvilleGainesville Regional1/1887VOR/DME RWY 6, Orig.
11/01/01FLGainesvilleGainesville Regional1/1888VOR RWY 24, Orig.
11/01/01TXDallas-Fort WorthDallas-Fort Worth1/1912ILS RWY 31R, Amdt 11.
11/01/01CAVictorvilleSouthern California Logistics1/1913VOR/DME RWY 17, Orig-A.
11/01/01NVLas VegasMcCarran Intl1/1915ILS RWY 25R, Amdt 16E.
11/01/01CAVictorvilleSouthern California Logistics1/1916ILS RWY 17, Amdt 1B.
11/01/01CAVictorvilleSouthern California Logistics1/1918GPS RWY 17, Orig-A.
11/01/01WASeattleSeattle-Tacoma Intl1/1925ILS RWY 16L, Amdt 1A.
11/01/01WASeattleSeattle-Tacoma Intl1/1926ILS RWY 16R (CAT I, II, III), Amdt 12A.
11/01/01MDLeonardtownCapt. Walter Francis Duke Rgnl at St. Mary's County1/1972VOR or GPS RWY 29, Amdt 6.
11/02/01AKCold BayCold Bay1/1874ILS RWY 14, Amdt 16B.
11/05/01TNMillingtonMillington Muni1/2094ILS RWY 22, Amdt 2.
11/05/01TNMillingtonMillington Muni1/2109GPS RWY 4, Orig.
11/06/01FLGainesvilleGainesville Regional1/2130ILS RWY 28, Amdt 12.
11/06/01FLGainesvilleGainesville Regional1/2132NDB RWY 28, Amdt 9.
11/06/01FLGainesvilleGainesville Regional1/2133RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, Orig.
11/06/01FLGainesvilleGainesville Regional1/2134VOR/DME RWY 10, Orig.
11/06/01FLGainesvilleGainesville Regional1/2137RNAV (GPS) RWY 28, Orig.
11/06/01AKCold BayCold Bay1/2138LOC/DME BC RWY 32, Amdt 7B.
11/06/01FLGainesvilleGainesville Regional1/2140RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, Orig.
11/06/01FLGainesvilleGainesville Regional1/2141RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Orig.
11/06/01TNMillingtonMillington Muni1/2148VOR/DME RWY 22, Orig.
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[FR Doc. 01-28867 Filed 11-16-01; 845 am]