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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 May 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 May 6, 2003.

ADDRESSES:

Availability of matter incorporated by reference in the amendment is as follows:

For Examination—

1. FAA Rules Docket, FAA Headquarters Building, 800a 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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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 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.

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 April 25, 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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By amending: § 97.23 VOR, VOR/DME, VOR or TACAN, 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 dateStateCityAirportFDC No.Subject
02/27/03ORRedmondRoberts Field3/1690ILS RWY 22, Amdt 1.
04/10/03OHClevelandCleveland-Hopkins Intl3/2752ILS RWY 24R, Orig-A.
04/14/03NEWahooWahoo Muni3/2857NDB RWY 20, Orig-A.
04/14/03NEScribnerScribner State3/2860VOR RWY 34 Amdt 2.
04/14/03NEFremontFremont Muni3/2862NDB RWY 13, Amdt 3.
04/15/03AZFlagstaffFlagstaff Pulliam3/2884GPS RWY 3, Orig-A.
04/15/03AZFlagstaffFlagstaff Pulliam3/2885VOR/DME RWY 21, Orig-A.
04/15/03AZFlagstaffFlagstaff Pulliam3/2886GPS RWY 21, Orig-A.
04/15/03AZFlagstaffFlagstaff Pulliam3/2887ILS/DME RWY 21, Orig-B.
04/16/03CAWatsonvilleWatsonville Muni3/2923LOC RWY 2, Amdt 2D.
04/17/03NCNorth WilkesboroWilkes County3/2951NDB RWY 1, Amdt 2B.
04/17/03TXFort WorthFort Worth Meacham Intl3/2959ILS RWY 16, Amdt 7B.
04/17/03TXPalestinePalestine Muni3/2976NDB RWY 17, Amdt 3.
04/17/03TXPalestinePalestine Muni3/2979RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Orig.
04/17/03TXPalestinePalestine Muni3/2988NDB RWY 35, Amdt 7.
04/18/03ARLittle RockAdams Field3/3022ILS RWY 22L, Amdt 3.
04/18/03ARLittle RockAdams Field3/3024RNAV (GPS) RWY 22R, Orig.
04/18/03ARLittle RockAdams Field3/3025RNAV (GPS) RWY 22L, Orig.
04/21/03MAWestfieldBarnes Muni3/3061ILS RWY 20, Amdt 5A.
04/21/03TXWichita FallsSheppard AFB/Wichita Falls Muni3/3068ILS RWY 33L, Amdt 12D.
04/21/03TXWichita FallsSheppard AFB/Wichita Falls Muni3/3072RNAV (GPS) RWY 15R, Orig-A.
04/21/03TXWichita FallsSheppard AFB/Wichita Falls Muni3/3073NDB RWY 33L, Amdt 11.
04/21/03MEAugustaAugusta State3/3077VOR/DME-A, Amdt 11.
04/21/03VTLyndonvilleCaledonia County3/3079NDB RWY 2, Amdt 3A.
04/21/03LAMonroeMonroe Regional3/3080ILS RWY 4, Amdt 21A.
04/21/03TXMonroeMonroe Regional3/3081VOR/DME RWY 4, Amdt 1.
04/21/03TXMonroeMonroe Regional3/3082VOR RWY 4, Amdt 17A.
04/21/03LAMonroeMonroe Regional3/3083NDB RWY 4, Amdt 14B.
04/21/03LAMonroeMonroe Regional3/3084RADAR-1, Amdt 6.
04/21/03LAMonroeMonroe Regional3/3086GPS RWY 4, Orig.
04/22/03MAMarshfieldMarshfield3/3095NDB RWY 6, Amdt 4A.
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[FR Doc. 03-11028 Filed 5-5-03; 8:45 am]

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