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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 (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.

DATES:

This rule is effective December 13, 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 December 13, 2002.

ADDRESSES:

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.

4. The Office of the 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.

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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 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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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 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. Start Printed Page 76676Standard 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.

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 December 6, 2002.

James J. Ballough,

Director, Flight Standards Service.

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Adoption of the Amendment

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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PART 97—STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES

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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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[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/DEM, MLS/RNAV; § 97.31 RADAR SIAPs; § 97.33 RNAV SIAPs; and § 97.35 COPTER SIAPs, Identified as follows: (Effective upon publication)

FDC dateStateCityAirportFDC No.Subject
11/14/02NYAlbanyAlbany Intl2/1944ILS RWY 1, AMDT 9B.
11/14/02NYAlbanyAlbany Intl2/1946GPS RWY 19, ORIG-A.
11/14/02NYAlbanyAlbany Intl2/1947GPS RWY 1, ORIG-A.
11/14/02NYAlbanyAlbany Intl2/1948ILS RWY 19, AMDT 21A.
11/14/02NYAlbanyAlbany Intl2/1949VOR RWY 28, ORIG-A.
11/14/02NYAlbanyAlbany Intl2/1950GPS RWY 28, ORIG-A.
11/15/02CAOaklandMetropolitan Oakland Intl2/1990NBD RWY 27R, AMDT 5A.
11/15/02TXLaredoLaredo Intl2/1996LOC BC RWY 35L, AMDT 1A.
11/18/02MNSt. CloudSt. Cloud Regional2/2033VOR/DME RWY 13, AMDT 8B.
11/20/02TXHoustonGeorge Bush Intercontinental2/2066RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, ORIG-B.
11/20/02TXHoustonGeorge Bush Intercontinental2/2067RNAV (GPS) RWY 33R, ORIG-B.
11/21/02ILBellevilleScott AFB/Midamerica2/2098NDB RWY 32R, ORIG-B.
11/21/02FLPanama CityPanama City-Bay County Intl2/2111RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, ORIG.
11/21/02FLPanama CityPanama City-Bay County Intl2/2112RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, ORIG.
11/22/02OHJacksonJames A. Rhodes2/2146VOR/DME-A, AMDT 1.
11/22/02OHJacksonJames A. Rhodes2/2147RNAV (GPS) RWY 1, ORIG.
11/22/02OHJacksonJames A. Rhodes2/2148RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, ORIG.
11/25/02NJTeterboroTeterboro2/2203ILS RWY 6, AMDT 29A.
11/25/02NJTeterboroTeterboro2/2204VOR/DME RWY 6, ORIG-B.
11/25/02NJTeterboroTeterboro2/2205COPTER ILS RWY 6, AMDT 1B.
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11/25/02ORCorvallisCorvallis Muni2/2212NDB RWY 17, AMDT 1.
11/26/02TXDallasDallas-Love Field2/2225ILS RWY 13R, AMDT 4B.
11/26/02TXHoustonGeorge Bush Intercontinental2/2244RNAV (GPS) RWY 8, ORIG-B.
11/28/02VAEmporiaEmporia-Greensville Regional2/2246RNAV (GPS) RWY 33, ORIG.
11/28/02VAEmporiaEmporia-Greensville Regional2/2247NDB RWY 33, ORIG.
11/28/02VAEmporiaEmporia-Greensville Regional2/2278LOC RWY 33, ORIG.
11/28/02TXWacoTSTC Waco2/2258NDB RWY 17L, AMDT 9A.
11/28/02TXWacoTSTC Waco2/2259ILS RWY 17L, AMDT 11B.
11/28/02TXWacoTSTC Waco2/2267GPS RWY 17L, ORIG-A.
11/28/02TXDallas-Fort WorthDallas-Fort Worth Intl2/2269CONVERGING ILS RWY 13R, AMDT 5.
11/28/02TXDallas-Fort WorthDallas-Fort Worth Intl2/2270CONVERGING ILS RWY 17C, AMDT 4D.
11/28/02TXDallas-Fort WorthDallas-Fort Worth Intl2/2271CONVERGING ILS Y RWY 36L, ORIG.
11/28/02TXDallas-Fort WorthDallas-Fort Worth Intl2/2272ILS RWY 35L, AMDT 3.
11/28/02TXDallas-Fort WorthDallas-Fort Worth Intl2/2273ILS RWY 17C, AMDT 7C.
11/28/02TXDallas-Fort WorthDallas-Fort Worth Intl2/2274ILS RWY 13R, AMDT 6A.
11/28/02TXDallas-Fort WorthDallas-Fort Worth Intl2/2275ILS RWY 17L, AMDT 2.
11/28/02TXDallas-Fort WorthDallas-Fort Worth Intl2/2276ILS RWY 35R, AMDT 2.
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11/28/02TXDallas-Fort WorthDallas-Fort Worth Intl2/2277ILS Y RWY 36L, ORIG.
11/28/02TXDallas-Fort WorthDallas-Fort Worth Intl2/2281CONVERGING ILS RWY 35L, AMDT2.
11/28/02NJTeterboroTeterboro2/2313RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, ORIG.
11/28/02NJTeterboroTeterboro2/2314VOR/DME-A, AMDT 2A.
11/28/02NJTeterboroTeterboro2/2315VOR/DME-B, AMDT 2B.
11/28/02PAPhiladelphiaWings Field2/2328RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, ORIG.
11/28/02PAPhiladelphiaWings Field2/2329RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, ORIG.
11/28/02WABellinghamBellingham Intl2/2344MLS RWY 34, ORIG-A.
11/28/02CODenverDenver Intl2/2340ILS RWY 34, AMDT 1 (CAT I, II, III).
11/28/02CODenverDenver Intl2/2339ILS RWY 16, AMDT 2.
11/28/02CODenverDenver Intl2/2338RNAV (GPS) RWY 34, ORIG.
11/28/02CODenverDenver Intl2/2336RNAV (GPS) RWY 16, ORIG.
11/28/02CODenverDenver Intl2/2309ILS RWY 35R, AMDT 1 (CAT I, II, III).
11/28/02CODenverDenver Intl2/2308ILS RWY 35L, AMDT 3 (CAT I, II, III).
11/28/02CODenverDenver Intl2/2307ILS RWY 17R, AMDT 2.
11/28/02CODenverDenver Intl2/2306ILS RWY 17L, AMDT 2.
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[FR Doc. 02-31351 Filed 12-12-02; 8:45 am]

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