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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 navigaitonal 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 January 6, 2003. 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 January 6, 2003.

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 Regionl 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 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: 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 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 Start Printed Page 492part 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.

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 20, 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 as follows:

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

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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/DEM, LDA, LDA/DME, SDF, SDF/DME; § 97.27 NDB, NDB/DME/ § 97.29 ILS, ILS/DME, ISMLS, MLS/DME, MLS/RNAV; § 97.31 RADAR SIAPSs; § 97.33 RNAV SIAPs; AND § 97.35 COPTER SIAPs, Identified as follows:

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FDC dateStateCityAirportFDIC No.Subject
11/14/02NYAlbanyAlbany Intl2/1946GPS RWY 19, ORIG-A. This Corrects FDC 2/1946 Published in TL 03-01 Dated 12/6/02.
11/14/02NYAlbanyAlbany Intl2/1947GPS RWY 1, ORIG-A. This Corrects FDC 2/1947 Published in TL 03-01 Dated 12/6/02.
1/14/02NYAlbanyAlbany Intl2/1949VOR RWY 28, ORIG-A. This Corrects FDC 2/1949 Published in TL 03-01 Dated 12/6/02.
11/14/02NYAlbanyAlbany Intl2/1950GPS RWY 28, ORIG-A. This Corrects FDC 2/1950 Published in TL 03-01 Dated 12/6/02.
12/03/02ARWest MemphisWest Memphis Muni2/2466NDB-B, AMDT 3.
12/04/02ARRogersRogers Muni-Carter Field2/2483VOR/DME RWY 19, AMDT 10.
12/04/02ARFayettevilleDrake Field2/2484LDA/DME RWY 34, AMDT 2.
12/04/02ARFayettevilleDrake Field2/2485VOR/DME-B, Orig.
12/04/02ARFayetteville/Springdale/RogersNorthwest Arkansas Regional2/2486ILS/DME RWY 16, ORIG.
12/04/02ARFayetteville/Springdale/RogersNorthwest Arkansas Regional2/2487ILS/DME RWY 34, ORIG.
12/04/02ARSpringdaleSpringdale Muni2/2488VOR RWY 18, AMDT 15.
12/04/02ARSpringdaleSpringdale Muni2/2489VOR/DME RWY 36, AMDT 9.
12/04/02ARSpringdaleSpringdale Muni2/2490ILS RWY 18, AMDT 7.
12/04/02ARFayettevilleDrake Field2/2491LOC RWY 16, AMDT 16.
12/04/02ARFort SmithFort Smith Regional2/2494VOR or TACAN RWY 25, AMDT 20D
12/04/02OHClevelandCleveland Hopkins Intl2/2507ILS RWY 6L, ORIG.
12/04/02NCWilmingtonWilmington Intl2/2516RNVA (GPS) RWY 6, ORIG.
12/05/02IAWaterlooWaterloo Muni2/2538RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, ORIG.
12/05/02IAWaterlooWaterloo Muni2/2539RNAV (GPS) RWY 18, ORIG.
12/05/02IAWaterlooWaterloo Muni2/2540VOR RWY 36, AMDT 17.
12/05/02IAWaterlooWaterloo Muni2/2541VOR RWY 18, AMDT 8.
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12/05/02COGrand JunctionGrand Junction/Walker Field2/2548LDA/DME RWY 29, ORIG-A.
12/05/02MIGraylingGrayling AAF2/2558VOR RWY 14, AMDT 1B.
12/05/02MIGraylingGrayling AAF2/2562GPS RWY 14, ORIG.
12/05/02MIGraylingGrayling AAF2/2563NDB RWY 14, AMDT 7.
12/05/02TXHoustonWest Houston2/2570RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 33, ORIG.
12/05/02MSTupeloTupelo RGNL2/2710ILSRWY 36, AMDT 7.
12/06/02OHClevelandCleveland Hopkins Intl2/2506ILS RWY 6R, AMDT 18.
12/06/02OHClevelandCleveland Hopkins Intl2/2617RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 6L, ORIG.
12/06/02OHClevelandCleveland Hopkins Intl2/2618RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 6L, ORIG.
12/13/02TXMcKinneyMcKinney Muni2/2769ILS RWY 17, AMDT 1C.
12/13/02SCGreenwoodGreenwood County2/2787VOR RWY 27, AMDT 12.
12/13/02NDBismarckBismarck Muni2/2810ILS RWY 13, AMDT 2B.
12/13/02NDBismarckBismarck Muni2/2812RNAV (GPS) RWY 3, ORIG-A.
12/13/02NDBismarckBismarck Muni2/2813RNAV (GPS) RWY 21, ORIG-B.
12/13/02NDBismarckBismarck Muni2/2815RADAR-1, AMDT 3.
12/17/02ARRogersRogers Muni-Carter Field2/2889VOR RWY 1, AMDT 13A.
12/18/02NDBismarckBismarck Muni2/2898ILS RWY 31, AMDT 32B.
12/19/02PAPhiladelphiaWings Field2/2934RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Orig. This Notam Replaces FDC 2/2329 Intl03-01.
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[FR Doc. 03-96 Filed 1-3-03; 8:45 am]

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