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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 amends 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 December 27, 2005. 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 December 27, 2005.

ADDRESSES:

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

For Examination

1. FAA Rules Docket, FAA Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591;

2. The FAA Regional Office of the region in which affected airport is located; or

3. The National Flight Procedures Office, 6500 South MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169 or,

4. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/​federal_​register/​code_​of_​federal_​regulations/​ibr_​locations.html.

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 (AFS-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 Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97 (14 CFR part 97) amends Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). The complete regulatory description of each SIAP is contained in the appropriate FAA Form 8260, as modified by the the National Flight Data Center (FDC)/Permanent Start Printed Page 76393Notice to Airmen (P-NOTAM), which is incorporated by reference in the amendment under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and § 97.20 of the Code of Federal Regulations. 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 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 14 CFR part 97 is effective upon publication of each separate SIAP as amended in the transmittal. For safety and timeliness of change considerations, this amendment incorporates only specific changes contained for each SIAP as modified by FDC/P-NOTAMs.

The SIAPs, as modified by FDC P-NOTAM, and 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, 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 FDC 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 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 December 16, 2005.

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, Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97,

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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; § 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: Effective Upon Publication

FDC dateStateCityAirportFDC No.Subject
11/02/05WASheltonSanderson Field5/0185GPS Rwy 5, Amdt 1.
12/02/05NDBismarkBismark Muni5/1094ILS Rwy 31, Amdt 32C.
12/02/05NDBismarkBismark Muni5/1096ILS Rwy 13, Amdt 2C.
12/02/05GUAganaGuam Intl5/1120ILS Rwy 6L, Amdt 3.
12/05/05OHMansfieldMansfield Lahm Regional5/1167NDB Rwy 32, Amdt 11B.
12/07/05INBloomingtonMonroe County5/1242ILS Rwy 35, Amdt 5A.
12/08/05INFort WayneFort Wayne Intl5/1279ILS Rwy 5, Amdt 14A.
12/12/05LAAlexandriaAlexandria Intl5/1327ILS Rwy 14, Orig.
12/12/05LAAlexandriaAlexandria Intl5/1328VOR/DME Rwy 14, Orig.
12/12/05LAAlexandriaAlexandria Intl5/1329RNAV (GPS) Rwy 14, Orig.
12/12/05INEvansvilleEvansville Regional5/1418ILS Rwy 4, Amdt 1.
12/12/05ILMacombMacomb Muni5/1419VOR/DME-A, Amdt 8.
12/13/05FLJacksonvilleCraig Muni5/1480ILS Rwy 32, Amdt 3C.
12/14/05AKFairbanksFairbanks Intl5/1604RNAV (GPS) Y Rwy 19R, Orig-B.
12/14/05AKBethelBethal5/1607RNAV (GPS) Rwy 18, Orig-C.
12/14/05AKKodiakKodiak5/1610ILS Y Rwy 25, Orig.

FDC 5/0185 SHN FI/P Sanderson Field, Shelton, WA. GPS Rwy 5, Amdt 1...Additional Flight Data: Delete 3 NM to Rwy 05: 3.03/40. Add 3 NM to Rwy 05: 3.21/40. This is GPS Rwy 5, Amdt 1A.

FDC 5/1094 BIS FI/P Bismarck Muni, Bismarck, ND. ILS Rwy 31, Amdt 32C...Minimum Safe Altitude from Start Printed Page 76394Bismarck i(BI) NDB 360-160 3500, 160-360 4500. This is ILS Rwy 31, Amdt 32D.

FDC 5/1096 BIS FI/P Bismarck Muni, Bismarck, ND. ILS Rwy 13, Amdt 2C...Minimum Safe Altitude from Bismarck (BIS) VOR/DME 010-150 3500, 150-010 4500. This is ILS Rwy 13, Amdt 2D.

FDC 5/1120 GUM FI/P Guam Intl, Agana, Guam. ILS Rwy 6L, Amdt 3...S-ILS Decision Altitude 531/Hat 275. VIS 3/4 All Cats. Bolfy DME Minimums: Circling MDA 1120/HAA 822 All cats. VIS Cat B 1 1/4, Cat C 2 1/2, Cat D 2 3/4. Add Planview Note: Radar Required. This is ILS OR LOC/DME Rwy 6L, Amdt 3A.

FDC 5/1167 MFD FI/P Mansfield Lahm Regional, Mansfield, OH. NDB Rwy 32, Amdt 11B...S-32 MDA 1900/HAT 607 All Cats. VIS Cat C RVR 6000, Cat D 1 3/4. Circling MDA 1900/HAA 603 All Cats. VIS Cat C 1 3/4. This is NDB Rwy 32, Amdt 11C.

FDC 5/1242 BMG FI/P Monroe County, Bloomington, IN. ILS Rwy 35 Amdt 5A...Delete All Reference to MM. This is ILS OR LOC Rwy 35, Amdt 5B.

FDC 5/1279 FWA FI/P Fort Wayne International, Fort Wayne, IN. ILS Rwy 5, Amdt 14A...Delete all Reference to MM. This is ILS or LOC Rwy 5, Amdt 14B.

FDC 5/1327 AEX FI/P Alexandria INTL, Alexandria, LA. ILS Rwy 14, Orig...Circling Cat A MDA 540/HAA 451, Cats B/C MDA 560/HAA 471. This is ILS or LOC Rwy 14, Orig-A.

FDC 5/1328 AEX FI/P Alexandria Intl, Alexandria, LA. VOR/DME Rwy 14, Orig...Circling Cat A MDA 540/HAA 451, Cats B/C MDA 560/HAA 471. This is VOR/DME Rwy 14, Orig-A.

FDC 5/1329 AEX FI/P Alexandria Intl, Alexandria, LA. RNAV (GPS) Rwy 14, Orig...Circling Cat A MDA 540/HAA 451, Cats B/C MDA 560/HAA 471. This is RNAV (GPS) Rwy 14, Orig-A.

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[FR Doc. 05-24436 Filed 12-23-05; 8:45 am]

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