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This amendment establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are Start Printed Page 1963needed 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 organizational 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.
This rule is effective January 15, 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 15, 2003.
Availability of matters incorporated by reference in the amendment is as follows:
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
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 document 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 8360-3, 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.
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.
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.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 97
- Air Traffic Control
- Incorporation by reference, and Navigation (Air)
Issued in Washington, DC on January 3, 2003.
James J. Ballough,
Director, Flight Standards Service.
Adoption of the Amendment
Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulation (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:Start Part
PART 97—STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURESEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 97 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Part 97 is amended to read as follows:End Amendment Part
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/RNAQV; § 97.31 RADAR SIAPs; § 97.33 RNAV SIAPs; and § 97.35 COPTER SIAP, identified as follows:
* * * Effective February 20, 2003
Covington, LA, Greater St. Tammany, VOR/DME-A, Orig (CANCELLED)
Covington, LA, Greater St. Tammany, GPS RWYA 17, Orig-A (CANCELLED)Start Printed Page 1964
* * * Effective February 20, 2003
Danielson, CT, Danielson, RNAV (GPS) Rwy 31, Orig (CANCELLED)
Huntington, IN, Huntington Muni, VOR/DME-A, Amdt 1
Huntington, IN, Huntington Muni, NDB RWY 9, Amdt 1
Huntington, IN, Huntington Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, Orig
Huntington, IN, Huntington Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, Orig
Huntington, IN, Huntington Muni, GPS RWY 9, Amdt 1, (CANCELLED)
Huntington, IN, Huntington Muni, GPS RWY 27, Orig, (CANCELLED)
Wichita, KS, Beech Factory, RNAV (GPS) Rwy 18, Orig (CANCELLED)
Wichita, KS, Beech Factory, RNAV (GPS) Rwy 36, Orig
Wichita, KS, Beech Factory, RNAV (GPS) Rwy 18, Orig
Wichita, KS, Beech Factory, GPS Rwy 36, Orig (CANCELLED)
Leesville, LA, Leesville, NDB RWY 36, Amdt 1
Leesville, LA, Leesville, RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Orig
Owosso, MI, Owosso Community, RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, Orig
Sikeston, MO, Sikeston Memorial Muni, NDB RWY 20, Amdt 8A (CANCELLED)
Wichita Falls, TX, Sheppard AFB/Wichita Falls Muni, LOC BC RWY 15R, Amdt 11A (CANCELLED)
Lake Geneva, WI, Grand Geneva Resort, RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, Orig
[FR Doc. 03-650 Filed 1-14-03; 8:45 am]
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