Skip to Content

Rule

Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 54727

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 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:

This rule is effective August 26, 2002. The compliance date for each SIAP is specified in the amendatory provisions.

The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulations is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of August 26, 2002.

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;

3. The Flight Inspection Area Office which originated the SIAP; or,

4. The Office of Federal Register, 800 North Capitol Street, NW., Suite 700, Washington, DC.

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.

Start Further Info

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.

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information

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 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 § 97.20 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). The applicable FAA Forms are identified as FAA Forms 8260-3, 8260-4, and 8260-5. 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 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 (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 is effective upon publication of each separate SIAP as contained in the transmittal. Some SIAP amendments may have been previously issued by the FAA in a National Flight Data Center (NFDC) 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 some SIAP amendments may require making them effective in less than 30 days. For the remaining SIAPs, an effective date at least 30 days after publication is provided.

Further, 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 SIAPs, the TERPS criteria were applied to the conditions existing or anticipated at the affected airports. 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 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 Start Printed Page 54728number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Start List of Subjects

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 97

End List of Subjects Start Signature

Issued in Washington, DC on July 19, 2002.

James J. Ballough,

Director, Flight Standards Service.

End Signature

Adoption of the Amendment

Start Amendment Part

Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (

End Amendment Part Start Part

PART 97—STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES

End Part Start Amendment Part

1. The authority citation for part 97 is revised to read as follows:

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120, 44701; and 14 CFR 11.49(b)(2).

End Authority Start Amendment Part

2. Part 97 is amended as follows:

End Amendment Part
[Amended]

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, MLS/DME, MLS/RNAV; § 97.31 RADAR SIAPs; § 97.33 RNAV SIAPs; and § 97.35 COPTER SIAPs, identified as follows:

* * * Effective August 8, 2002

Manchester, NH, Manchester, RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, Orig

Manchester, NH, Manchester, RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Orig

Manchester, NH, Manchester, GPS RWY 6, Orig-A, CANCELLED

* * * Effective October 3, 2002

Wauchula, FL, Wauchula Muni, NDB RWY 36, Orig

Winter Haven, FL, Winter Haven's Gilbert, RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, Orig

Winter Haven, FL, Winter Haven's Gilbert, GPS RWY 4, Orig, CANCELLED

Winter Haven, FL, Winter Haven's Gilbert, VOR/DME-A, Amdt 6A

Kahului, HI, Kahului, RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, Orig

Portsmouth, NH, Pease Intl Tradeport, RNAV (GPS) RWY 16, Orig

Portsmouth, NH, Pease Intl Tradeport, GPS RWY 16, AMDT 1A, CANCELLED

Robbinsville, NJ, Trenton-Robbinsville, RNAV (GPS) RWY 29, Orig

Robbinsville, NJ, Trenton-Robbinsville, GPS RWY 29, Orig, CANCELLED

Asheboro, NC, Asheboro Muni, VOR-A, Amdt 3

Asheboro, NC, Asheboro Muni, NDB RWY 21, Amdt 3

Asheboro, NC, Asheboro Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 21, Orig

Asheboro, NC, Asheboro Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 3, Orig

Salisbury, NC, Rowan County, RNAV (GPS) RWY 2, Orig

Norfolk, VA, Norfolk Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Orig

Norfolk, VA, Norfolk Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Orig

Norfolk, VA, Norfolk Intl, GPS Rwy 14, Orig-C, CANCELLED

Norfolk, VA, Norfolk Intl, GPS Rwy 32, Amdt 1C, CANCELLED

Friday Harbor, WA, Friday Harbor, RNAV (GPS) RWY 34, Orig

Friday Harbor, WA, Friday Harbor, GPS RWY 34, Amdt 1, CANCELLED

The FAA published the following procedure in Docket No. 30313; Amdt. No. 3009 to Part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (Vol. 67, FR No. 114, Page 40595; dated, June 13, 2002 under section 97.23 effective August 8, 2002 which is hereby rescinded:

Norfolk, VA, Chesapeake Regional, VOR/DME RWY 23, Orig-A

The FAA published an Amendment in Docket No. 30319, Amdt No. 3013 to Part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (Vol. 67, FR No. 137, Page 46849; dated 17 Jul 2002) under section 97.27 effective 8 August 2002, which is hereby amended to change the effective date to 3 October 2002:

Gainesville, FL, Gainesville Regional, LOC/DME BC RWY 10, Orig, CANCELLED.

Smithville, TN, Smithville Muni, NDB RWY 24, Amdt 2, CANCELLED.

The FAA published an Amendment in Docket No. 30319, Amdt No. 3013 to Part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (Vol. 67, FR No. 137, Page 46850; dated 17 Jul 2002) under section 97.27 effective 3 Oct 2002, which is hereby amended as follows:

Flora, IL, Flora Muni, NDB RWY 21, Amdt 5

End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 02-21580 Filed 8-23-02; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 4910-13-M