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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 September 10, 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 September 10, 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, U.S. 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.Start Printed Page 53288

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 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

  • Air Traffic Control
  • Airports
  • Incorporation by reference, and Navigation (Air)
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Issued in Washington, DC on August 29, 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 dateStateCityAirportFDC numberSubject
08/15/03NMTaosTaos Regional3/7388NDB Rwy 4, Amdt 1
08/15/03NMHobbsLea County Regional3/7444LOC/DME BC Rwy 21, Amdt 5B
08/15/03NMHobbsLea County Regional3/7445ILS Rwy 3, Amdt 5A
08/15/03NMHobbsLea County Regional3/7446VOR/DME or TACAN Rwy 21, Amdt 8A
08/15/03NMHobbsLea County Regional3/7447GPS Rwy 3, Orig-A
08/15/03NMHobbsLea County Regional3/7448GPS Rwy 21, Orig-A
08/15/03NMHobbsLea County Regional3/7449GPS Rwy 30, Orig-A
08/15/03NMHobbsLea County Regional3/7450VOR or TACAN Rwy 3, Amdt 20A
08/18/03TXLubbockLubbock Intl3/7616ILS Rwy 26, Amdt 2
08/18/03TXPlainviewHale County3/7631VOR Rwy 4, Amdt 9A
08/19/03NYAlbanyAlbany Intl3/7320Copter ILS Rwy 1, Orig-B
08/19/03TNSmyrnaSmyrna Intl3/7503ILS Rwy 32, Amdt 5A
08/19/03CAChicoChico Muni3/7641GPS Rwy 13L, Orig
08/19/03AKAmblerAmbler3/7644NDB Rwy 36, Amdt 2
08/20/03TXDallas-Fort WorthDallas-Fort Worth Intl3/7671NDB Rwy 35C, Amdt 10A
08/20/03TXSan AngeloSan Angelo Regional/Mathis Field3/7690RNAV (GPS) Rwy 3, Orig
08/20/03TXLubbockLubbock Intl3/7691NDB Rwy 26, Amdt 2A
08/21/03LASlidellSlidell3/7731NDB Rwy 36, Orig-B
08/21/03LASlidellSlidell3/7735NDB Rwy 18, Amdt 1B
08/26/03VTRutlandRutland State3/7869VOR/DME Rwy 19, Orig
08/25/03TXMidlandMidland Intl3/7868RNAV (GPS) Rwy 10, Orig
08/26/03SDSioux FallsJoe Foss Field3/7879Radar Minimums, Amdt 10
08/26/03SDSioux FallsJoe Foss Field3/7877VOR/DME or TACAN Rwy 33, Amdt 12
08/26/03SDSioux FallsJoe Foss Field3/7876ILS Rwy 21, Amdt 9A
08/26/03SDSioux FallsJoe Foss Field3/7874ILS Rwy 3, Amdt 27A
08/27/03OHAthens (Albany)Ohio University Snyder Field3/7924NDB Rwy 25, Amdt 8A
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[FR Doc. 03-22795 Filed 9-9-03; 8:45 am]