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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 (SIAP's) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or 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 matters 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 the 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 SIAP's, 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 Aueronautical Center, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK. 73169 (Mail Address: PO 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 3609Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 97) establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes SIAP's. The complete regulatory description of each SIAP is contained in official FAA form documents which are incorporated by reference in this amendment under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and § 14 CFR 97.20 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). The applicable FAA Forms are identified as FAA Form 8260-5. Materials incorporated by reference are available for examination or purchase as stated above.

The large number of SIAP's, 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 on 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 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 is effective upon publication of each separate SIAP as contained in the transmittal. The SIAP's contained in this amendment are based on the criteria contained in the United States Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS). In developing these SIAPs, the TERPS criteria were applied to the conditions existing or anticipated at the affected airports.

The FAA has determined through testing that current non-localizer type, non-precision instrument approaches developed using the TERPS criteria can be flown by aircraft equipped with a Global Positioning System (GPS) and or Flight Management System (FMS) equipment. In consideration of the above, the applicable SIAP's will be altered to include “or GPS or FMS” in the title without otherwise reviewing or modifying the procedure. (Once a stand alone GPS or FMS procedure is developed, the procedure title will be altered to remove “or GPS or FMS” from these non-localizer, non-precision instrument approach procedure titles.)

The FAA has determined through extensive analysis that current SIAP's intended for use by Area Navigation (RNAV) equipped aircraft can be flown by aircraft utilizing various other types of navigational equipment. In consideration of the above, those SIAP's currently designated as “RNAV” will be redesignated as “VOR/DME RNAV” without otherwise reviewing or modifying the SIAP's.

Because of the close and immediate relationship between these SIAP's 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 some 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 January 18, 2002.

James J. Ballough,

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 (

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PART 97—STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES

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1. The authority citation for part 97 continues to read:

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40106, 40113-40114, 40120, 44502, 44514, 44701, 44719, 44721-44722.

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2. Amend 97.23, 97.27, 97.33 and 97.35, as appropriate, by adding, revising, or removing the following SIAP's, effective at 0901 UTC on the dates specified:

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Effective February 21, 2002

Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Mather, VOR or GPS RWY 4R, Orig-C, CANCELLED

Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Mather, VOR RWY 4R, Orig-C

Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Mather, VOR/DME or GPS RWY 22L, Orig-C, CANCELLED

Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Mather, VOR/DME RWY 22L, Orig-C

Santa Ana, CA, John Wayne Airport-Orange County, NDB or GPS RWY 1L, Amdt 1A, CANCELLED

Santa Ana, CA, John Wayne Airport-Orange County, NDB RWY 1L, Amdt 1A

Santa Ana, CA, John Wayne Airport-Orange County, NDB or GPS RWY 19R, Amdt 1, CANCELLED

Santa Ana, CA, John Wayne Airport-Orange County, NDB RWY 19R, Amdt 1

Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl, NDB or GPS RWY 13, Amdt 15, CANCELLED

Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl, NDB RWY 13, Amdt 15

Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl, VOR or GPS RWY 27R, Amdt 11, CANCELLED

Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl, VOR RWY 27R, Amdt 11

Atlanta, GA, The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta Intl, VOR or GPS RWY 27L, Amdt 4A, CANCELLED

Atlanta, GA, The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta Intl, VOR RWY 27L, Amdt 4A

Kahului, HI, Kahului, NDB/DME or GPS RWY 2, Amdt 2A, CANCELLED

Kahului, HI, Kahului, NDB/DME RWY 2, Amdt 2A

Pella, IA, Pella Muni, NDB or GPS RWY 34, Amdt 7, CANCELLED

Pella, IA, Pella Muni, NDB RWY 34, Amdt 7

Chicago, IL, Chicago Midway, NDB or GPS RWY 4R, Amdt 12C, CANCELLED

Chicago, IL, Chicago Midway, NDB RWY 4R, Amdt 12C

Marks, MS, Selfs, NDB or GPS RWY 2, Amdt 4, CANCELLED

Marks, MS, Selfs, NDB RWY 2, Amdt 4

West Point, MS, McCharen Field, VOR/DME RNAV or GPS RWY 36, Amdt 3A, CANCELLED

West Point, MS, McCharen Field, VOR/DME RNAV RWY 36, Amdt 3A

Kalispell, MT, Glacier Park Intl, VOR or GPS RWY 30, Amdt 9A, CANCELLED

Kalispell, MT, Glacier Park Intl, VOR RWY 30, Amdt 9A

Asheville, NC, Asheville Regional, NDB or GPS RWY 16, Amdt 15B, CANCELLED

Asheville, NC, Asheville Regional, NDB RWY 16, Amdt 15B

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Asheville, NC, Asheville Regional, NDB RWY 34, Amdt 18C

Monroe, NC, Monroe, NDB or GPS RWY 5, Amdt 2C, CANCELLED

Monroe, NC, Monroe, NDB RWY 5, Amdt 2C

Newark, NJ, Newark Intl, NDB or GPS RWY 4L, Amdt 10A, CANCELLED

Newark, NJ, Newark Intl, NDB RWY 4L, Amdt 10A

Newark, NJ, Newark Intl, NDB or GPS RWY 4R, Amdt 6A, CANCELLED

Newark, NJ, Newark Intl, NDB RWY 4R, Amdt 6A

Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Intl Sunport, NDB or GPS RWY 35, Amdt 7B, CANCELLED

Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Intl Sunport, NDB RWY 35, Amdt 7B

Medford, OR, Medford/Rouge Valley Intl-Medford, VOR/DME or GPS RWY 14, Amdt 4, CANCELLED

Medford, OR, Medford/Rouge Valley Intl-Medford, VOR/DME RWY 14, Amdt 4

Harrisburg, PA, Harrisburg Intl, VOR or GPS RWY 31, Amdt 1, CANCELLED

Harrisburg, PA, Harrisburg Intl, VOR RWY 31, Amdt 1

Madisonville, TX, Madisonville Muni, VOR/DME or GPS RWY 18, Amdt 1, CANCELLED

Madisonville, TX, Madisonville Muni, VOR/DME RWY 18, Amdt 1

Roanoke, VA, Roanoke Regional/Woodrum Field, NDB or GPS RWY 33, Amdt 9, CANCELLED

Roanoke, VA, Roanoke Regional/Woodrum Field, NDB RWY 33, Amdt 9

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[FR Doc. 02-1866 Filed 1-24-02; 8:45 am]

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