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Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


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.


This rule is effective February 11, 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 February 11, 2003.


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, US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.

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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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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. 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.


The FAA has determined that this regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are Start Printed Page 6819necessary 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

  • Air Traffic Control
  • Airports
  • Incorporation by reference, and Navigation (Air)
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Issued in Washington, DC, on January 31, 2003.

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

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FDC dateStateCityAirportFDIC No.Subject
01/14/03UTSalt lake CitySalt Lake City Intl3/0326ILS Rwy 16L, Amdt 1B
01/16/03DCWashingtonRonald Reagan Washington National3/0355LDA/DME Rwy 19, Amdt 2A
01/16/03FLBartowBartow Muni3/0365RNAV (GPS) Rwy 27R, Orig
01/16/03FLBartowBartow Muni3/0368RNAV (GPS) Rwy 9L, Orig
01/16/03WIWatertownWatertown Muni3/0396VOR/DME Rwy 29, Orig-A
01/16/03WIWatertownWatertown Muni3/0397NDB Rwy 5, Amdt 1B
01/17/03FLBartowBartow Muni3/0374VOR/DME Rwy 9L, Amdt 2A
01/17/03IACedar RapidsThe Eastern Iowa3/0412GPS Rwy 31, Orig-E
01/21/03AKCold BayCold Bay3/0500ILS Rwy 14, Amdt 16C
01/22/03TXWichita FallsSheppard AFB/Wichita Falls Muni3/0517RNAV (GPS) Rwy 15R, Orig
01/22/03TXFort WorthFort Worth Meacham Intl3/0519ILS Rwy 34R, Amdt 1A
01/22/03TXFort WorthFort Worth Meacham Intl3/0520ILS Rwy 16L, Amdt 7A
01/22/03WABremertonBremerton National3/0525NDB Rwy 1, Amdt 1
01/23/03WIGreen BayAustin Straubel Intl3/0540ILS Rwy 6, Amdt 21
01/23/03NDMinotMinot, ND3/0541ILS Rwy 31, Amdt 9
01/23/03KYPrestonburgBig Sandy Regional3/0542RNAV (GPS) Rwy 22, Orig
01/23/03TNSmithvilleSmithville Muni3/0554RNAV (GPS) Rwy 24, Orig
01/23/03GABrunswickMalcolm McKinnon3/0569RNAV (GPS) Rwy 4, Orig
01/23/03TXFort WorthFort Worth Meacham Intl3/0574GPS Rwy 34, Orig-B
01/23/03CADaggettBarstow-Daggett3/0606VOR OR TACAN Rwy 22, Amdt 8A
01/24/03ARMountain ViewMountain View Wilcox Memorial Field3/0632NDB-A, Amdt 2
01/24/03NYRochesterGreater Rochester Intl3/0653VOR Rwy 4, Amdt 9A
01/27/03ARPine BluffGrider Field3/0677ILS Rwyt 17, Amdt 2A
01/28/03NYMassenaMasenna Intl-Richards Field3/0709ILS Rwy 5, Amdt 2
01/28/03NYWatertownWatertown Intl3/0710ILS Rwy 7, Amdt 6B
01/28/03TXHarlingenValley Intl3/0719LOC BC Rwy 35L, Amdt 13
01/28/03IDTwin FallsJoslin Field-Magic Valley Regional3/0728ILS Rwy 25, Amdt 8
01/28/03NEScottsbluffWestern Nebraska Regional/William B. Heilig Field3/0732ILS Rwy 30, Amdt 9
01/28/03NYPlattsburghPlattsburgh/Clinton Co3/0740ILS Rwy 1, Amdt 4A
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[FR Doc. 03-3268 Filed 2-10-03; 8:45 am]