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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 July 14, 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 July 14, 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 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: 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, amendments, 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 Start Printed Page 41526to be permanent. With conversion to FDC/P NOTAMs, the respective FDC/T NOTAMs have been canceled.

The FC/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 July 3, 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 (

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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/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 numberSubject
06/18/03TXMOUNT PLEASANTMOUNT PLEASANT REGIONAL3/4798RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, ORIG-A
06/19/03MOPOINT LOOKOUTM. GRAHAM CLARK3/4860GPS RWY 11, ORIG-B
06/19/03SCCHARLESTONCHARLESTON AFB/INTL3/4821VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 3, AMDT 14A
06/20/03CAALTURASALTURAS MUNI3/4822GPS RWY 31, ORIG
06/20/03MIST IGNACEMACKINAC COUNTY3/4826RNAV (GPS) RWY 7, ORIG
06/20/03MIST IGNACEMACKINAC COUNTY3/4828RNAV (GPS) RWY 25, ORIG
06/23/03NHPORTSMOUTHPEASE INTL TRADEPORT3/4962RRNAV (GPS) RWY 16, ORIG
06/23/03PAPHILADELPHIAWINGS FIELD3/4969RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, ORIG-A
06/23/03PAPHILADELPHIAWINGS FIELD3/4971NDB RWY 6, AMDT 9
06/23/03PAPHILADELPHIAWINGS FIELD3/4970RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, ORIG-A
06/23/03RIPAWTUCKETNORTH CENTRAL STATE3/4960NDB RWY 5, AMDT 2
06/23/03RIPAWTUCKETNORTH CENTRAL STATE3/4961LOC RWY 5, AMDT 5B
06/24/03UTWENDOVERWENDOVER3/4953RNAV (GPS) RWY 26, ORIG
06/25/03OKNORMANUNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA WESTHEIMER3/5011GPS RWY 3, ORIG
06/25/03OKNORMANUNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA WESTHEIMER3/5013NDB RWY 3, AMDT 5D
06/25/03OKNORMANUNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA WESTHEIMER3/5014VOR/DME RNAV RWY 3, ORIG-E
06/26/03MANANTUCKETNANTUCKET MEMORIAL3/5071ILS RWY 24, AMDT 15B
06/26/03MANANTUCKETNANTUCKET3/5072LOC BC RWY, 6 AMDT 10A
06/26/03MANANTUCKETNANTUCKET MEMORIAL3/5073NDB RWY 24, AMDT 11A
06/26/03MAHYANNISBARNSTABLE MUNI-BOARDMAN/POLAND O FIELD3/5074ILS RWY 15, AMDT 2C
06/26/03MAHYANNISBARNSTABLE MUNI-BOARDMAN/POLAND O FIELD3/5075ILS RWY 24, AMDT 16E
06/26/03MAHYANNISBARNSTABLE MUNI-BOARDMAN/POLAND O FIELD3/5076NDB RWY 24, AMDT 9C
06/26/03MAPLYMOUTHPLYMOUTH MUNI3/5082NDB RWY 6, AMDT 4A
06/26/03MAPROVINCETOWNPROVINCETOWN MUNI3/5077ILS RWY 7, AMDT 8
06/26/03MAPROVINCETOWNPROVINCETOWN MUNI3/5078RNAV (GPS) RWY 7, ORIG
06/26/03MAPROVINCETOWNPROVINCETOWN MUNI3/5079RNAV (GPS) RWY 25, ORIG
06/26/03MAPROVINCETOWNPROVINCETOWN MUNI3/5080NDB RWY 7, AMDT 1
06/26/03MAPROVINCETOWNPROVINCETOWN MUNI3/5081NDB RWY 25, AMDT 2
06/26/03NESEWARDSEWARD MUNI3/5059GPS RWY 34, ORIG
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06/26/03NESEWARDSEWARD MUNI3/5060GPS RWY 16, ORIG
06/27/03NCMONROEMONROE REGIONAL3/5067RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, ORIG
06/27/03SCNORTH MYRTLE BEACHGRAND STRAND3/5088ILS RWY 23, AMDT 10C
06/27/03TXBEAUMONTBEAUMONT MUNI51383/RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, ORIG
06/27/03TXBEAUMONTBEAUMONT MUNI51393/VOR/DME RWY 13, AMDT 3
06/27/03TXBEUMONTBEAUMONT MUNI3/5140RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, ORIG
06/27/03TXBEAUMONTBEAUMONT MUNI3/5145VOR/DME RWY 31, AMDT 4
06/30/03MASTOWMINUTE MAN AIRFIELD3/5130VOR/DME RWY 21, AMDT 3A
07/01OK/03OKNORMANUNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA WESTHEIMER52973/LOC RWY 3, AMDT 3D
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[FR Doc. 03-17653 Filed 7-11-03; 8:45 am]

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