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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 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 January 27, 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 27, 2003.

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.

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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 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 of effective dates of the SIAPs. This amendment also identifies the Start Printed Page 3811airport, 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, were 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 17, 2003.

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 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, 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/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 March 20, 2003

Cortez, CO, Cortez Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 3, Orig

Cortez, CO, Cortez Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 21, Orig

Cortez, CO, Cortez Muni, GPS RWY 3, Orig (CANCELLED)

Cortez, CO, Cortez Muni, GPS RWY 21, Orig (CANCELLED)

Naples, FL, Naples Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, Amdt 1

Millen, GA, Millen, NDB RWY 17, Orig

Millen, GA, Millen, RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, Orig

Flora, IL, Flora Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 3, Orig

Flora, IL, Flora Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 21, Orig

Fayetteville, NC, Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field, VOR RWY 4, Amdt 16

Fayetteville, NC, Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field, VOR RWY 22, Amdt 6

Fayetteville, NC, Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field, VOR RWY 28, Amdt 8

Fayetteville NC, Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field, LOC BC RWY 22, Amdt 6

Fayetteville, NC, Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field, ILS RWY 4, Amdt 15

Fayetteville, NC, Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, Orig

Fayetteville, NC, Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Amdt 1

Fayetteville, NC, Fayetteville Regional/Grannis Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 28, Orig

Glen Falls, NY, Floyd Bennett Memorial, VOR/DME or GPS RWY 19, AMDT 6B (CANCELLED)

Glen Falls, NY, Floyd Bennett Memorial, RNAV (GPS) RWY 1, ORIG

Glen Falls, NY, Floyd Bennett Memorial, RNAV (GPS) RWY 12, ORIG

Glen Falls, NY, Floyd Bennett Memorial, RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, ORIG

Glen Falls, NY, Floyd Bennett Memorial, RNAV (GPS) RWY 30, ORIG

Montauk, NY, Montauk, RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Orig

Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Muni, NDB RWY 35, Amdt 4

Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Orig

Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Muni, GPS RWY 35, Amdt 1A (CANCELLED)

Isla De Vieques, PR, Antonio Rivera Rodriguez, RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, Amdt 1

Milbank, SD, Milbank Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, Orig

Bowie, TX, Bowie Muni, NDB RWY 17, Amdt 4

Bowie, TX, Bowie Muni, NDB RWY 35, Amdt 4

Bowie, TX, Bowie Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, Orig

Bowie, TX, Bowie Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Orig

Dallas, TX, Addison, NDB RWY 15, Amdt 6

Dallas, TX, Addison, ILS RWY 15, Amdt 10

Dallas, TX, Addison, ILS RWY 33, Amdt 2

Dallas, TX, Addison, RNAV (GPS) RWY 15, Orig

Dallas, TX, Addison, RNAV (GPS) RWY 33, Orig

Dallas, TX, Addison, GPS RWY 33, Orig (CANCELLED)

Greenville, TX, Majors, LOC BC RWY 35, Orig

Norfolk, VA, Chesapeake Regional, ILS RWY 5, Orig

Norfolk, VA, Chesapeake Regional, LOC RWY 5, Orig, CANCELLED

Oak Harbor, WA, Wes Lupien, RADAR 1, Amdt 1, (CANCELLED)

Mosinee, WI, Central Wisconsin, NDB RWY 17, Orig-B (CANCELLED)

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[FR Doc. 03-1666 Filed 1-24-03; 8:45 am]

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