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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 the adoption of new or revised criteria, or 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 April 2, 2004. 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 April 2, 2004.

ADDRESSES:

Availability of matters 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 the affected airport is located;

3. The Flight Inspection Area Office which originated the SIAP; or,

4. The Office of 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 of each SIAP is contained in official FAA form documents which are incorporated by reference in this amendment under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and § 97.20 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). The applicable FAA Forms are identified as FAA Forms 8260-3, 8260-4, and 8260-5. 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 on 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 is effective upon publication of each separate SIAP as contained in the transmittal. Some SIAP amendments may have been previously issued by the FAA in a National Flight Data Center (NFDC) 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 some SIAP amendments may require making them effective in less than 30 days. For the remaining SIAPs, an effective date at least 30 days after publication is provided.

Further, 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 SIAPs, the TERPS criteria were applied to the conditions existing or anticipated at the affected airports. 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 some 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 Start Printed Page 17285reason, 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 March 26, 2004.

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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* * * Effective June 10, 2004

Akiak, AK, Akiak, RNAV (GPS) RWY 3, Orig

Akiak, AK, Akiak, RNAV (GPS) RWY 21, Orig

Kwigillingok, AK, Kwigillingok, RNAV (GPS) RWY 15, Orig

Kwigillingok, AK, Kwigillingok, RNAV (GPS) RWY 33, Orig

Enterprise, AL, Enterprise Muni, VOR RWY 5, Amdt 3

Enterprise, AL, Enterprise Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, Orig

Bunnell, FL, Flagler County, RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, Orig

Bunnell, FL, Flagler County, RNAV (GPS) RWY 11, Orig

Bunnell, FL, Flagler County, RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Orig

Bunnell, FL, Flagler County, RNAV (GPS) RWY 29, Orig

Bunnell, FL, Flagler County, VOR-A, Amdt 1

Augusta, GA, Augusta Regional at Bush Field, VOR/DME RWY 17, Amdt 3

Augusta, GA, Augusta Regional at Bush Field, NDB RWY 17, Amdt 16

Augusta, GA, Augusta Regional at Bush Field, NDB RWY 35, Amdt 29

Augusta, GA, Augusta Regional at Bush Field, ILS OR LOC RWY 17, Amdt 8

Augusta, GA, Augusta Regional at Bush Field, RADAR-1, Amdt 8

Augusta, GA, Augusta Regional at Bush Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, Orig

Augusta, GA, Augusta Regional at Bush Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 26, Orig

Augusta, GA, Augusta Regional at Bush Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Orig

Augusta, GA, Augusta Regional at Bush Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 8, Orig

Fort Wayne, IN, Fort Wayne Intl, VOR OR TACAN RWY 23, Amdt 12

Detroit, MI, Willow Run, ILS OR LOC RWY 5R, Amdt 15

Detroit, MI, Willow Run, NDB RWY 5R, Amdt 12

Detroit, MI, Willow Run, RNAV (GPS) RWY 5L, Orig

Detroit, MI, Willow Run, RNAV (GPS) RWY 5R, Orig

Detroit, MI, Willow Run, RNAV (GPS) RWY 9L, Orig

Detroit, MI, Willow Run, RNAV (GPS) RWY 9R, Orig

Detroit, MI, Willow Run, RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Orig

Detroit, MI, Willow Run, RNAV (GPS) RWY 23L, Orig

Detroit, MI, Willow Run, RNAV (GPS) RWY 23R, Orig

Detroit, MI, Willow Run, RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Orig

Richmond, VA, Richmond International, RNAV (GPS) RWY 34, ORIG-A

Richmond, VA, Richmond International, VOR RWY 2, AMDT 5C

Richmond, VA, Richmond International, VOR RWY 16, AMDT 27A

Richmond, VA, Richmond International, VOR RWY 20, AMDT 1A

Richmond, VA, Richmond International, VOR RWY 25, AMDT 16A

Richmond, VA, Richmond International, VOR RWY 34, AMDT 23A

Merrill, WI, Merrill Muni, NDB RWY 7, Amdt 3

Merrill, WI, Merrill Muni, NDB RWY 16, Amdt 7

Merrill, WI, Merrill Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 7, Orig

Merrill, WI, Merrill Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 25, Orig

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[FR Doc. 04-7337 Filed 4-1-04; 8:45 am]

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