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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 August 13, 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 August 13, 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, 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 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 August 1, 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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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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* * * Effective Upon Publication

FDC DateStateCityAirportFDC No.Subject
07/16/03TXWacoTSTC Waco3/6036NDB Rwy 35R, Amdt 10A
07/16/03CTWindsor LocksBradley Intl3/6058RNAV (GPS) Z Rwy 6, Orig
07/16/03CTWindsor LocksBradley Intl3/6059RNAV (GPS) Rwy 24, Orig
07/16/03CTWindsor LocksBradley Intl3/6060RNAV (GPS) Rwy 33 Orig
07/16/03RIProvidenceTheodore Francis Green State3/6061RNAV (GPS) Z Rwy 5, Orig
07/16/03RIProvidenceTheodore Francis Green State3/6062RNAV (GPS) Rwy 34, Orig
07/16/03RIProvidenceTheodore Francis Green State3/6063RNAV (GPS) Rwy 23, Orig
07/16/03TXKilleenKilleen Muni3/6076ILS Rwy 1, Amdt 2A
07/17/03ARCorningCorning Muni3/6174GPS Rwy 18, Orig
07/17/03ARCorningCorning Muni3/6176GPS Rwy 36, Orig
07/21/03PABradfordBradford Regional3/6263RNAV (GPS) Rwy 32, Orig
07/21/03PABradfordBradford Regional3/6264RNAV (GPS) Z Rwy 14, Orig
07/22/03CORifleGarfield County Regional3/6358LOC/DME-A, Amdt 6
07/22/03CORifleGarfield County Regional3/6359ILS Rwy 26, Orig
07/22/03COEagleEagle County Regional3/6360LOC-B, Amdt 1A
07/23/03IDBoiseBoise Air Terminal (Gowen Field)3/6434RNAV (GPS) Rwy 10R, Orig
07/24/03CODenverDenver Intl3/6489ILS Rwy 35R (CAT I,II,III), Amdt 1A
07/24/03CODenverDenver Intl3/6490ILS Rwy 35L (CAT I,II,III), Amdt 3A
07/24/03CODenverDenver Intl3/6491ILS Rwy 34R (CAT I,II,III), Amdt 1A
07/24/03TXBrenhamBrenham Muni3/6517RNAV (GPS) Rwy 16, Orig
07/28/03PAPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Intl3/6470NDB Rwy 27L, Amdt 5A
07/28/03MSMeridianKey Field3/6471ILS Rwy 1, Amdt 23
07/28/03ARDe QueenJ. Lynn Helms Sevier County3/6694GPS Rwy 8, Orig-A
07/28/03TXBrenhamBrenham Muni3/6708RNAV (GPS) Rwy 34, Orig
07/28/03ARCarlisleCarlisle Muni3/6717VOR/DME Rwy 9, Amdt 2A
07/30/03COAlamosaSan Luis Valley Regional—Bergman Field3/6695ILS Rwy 2, Orig
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[FR Doc. 03-20395 Filed 8-12-03; 8:45 am]

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