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Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; 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) and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums 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 January 26, 2006. The compliance date for each SIAP and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums 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 January 26, 2006.

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 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 and Weather Takeoff Minimums 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 and Weather Takeoff Minimums 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 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 97 (14 CFR part 97), establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes SIAPs and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums. The complete regulatory description of each SIAP and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums 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 14 CFR part 97.20. The applicable FAA Forms are identified as FAA Forms 8260-3, 8260-4, 8260-5 and 8260-15A. Materials incorporated by reference are available for examination or purchase as stated above.

The large number of SIAPs and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums, 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 and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums but refer to their 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 and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums 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 and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums. 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 and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums as contained in the transmittal. Some SIAP and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums amendments may have been previously issued by the FAA in a 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 some SIAP, and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums amendments may require making them effective in less than 30 days. For the remaining SIAPs and/or Weather Start Printed Page 4244Takeoff Minimums, an effective date at least 30 days after publication is provided.

Further, the SIAPs and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums contained in this amendment are based on the criteria contained in the U.S. Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS). In developing these SIAPs and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums, 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/or Weather Takeoff Minimums and safety in air commerce, I find that notice and public procedure before adopting these SIAPs and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums are impracticable and contrary to the public interest and, where applicable, that good cause exists for making some SIAPs and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums 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 January 13, 2006.

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, under 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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* * * Effective 16 February 2006

Chicago, IL, Chicago Midway Intl, RNAV (RNP) Y RWY 13C, Orig

Chicago, IL, Chicago Midway Intl, RNAV (RNP) Y RWY 22L, Orig

Kansas City, MO, Charles B. Wheeler Downtown, RNAV (GPS) RWY 3, Orig

Kansas City, MO, Charles B. Wheeler Downtown, RNAV (GPS) RWY 21, Orig

Kansas City, MO, Charles B. Wheeler Downtown, ILS OR LOC RWY 3, Amdt 2

Kansas City, MO, Charles B. Wheeler Downtown, VOR RWY 3, Amdt 17

Kansas City, MO, Charles B. Wheeler Downtown, VOR RWY 21, Amdt 13

Allentown, PA, Lehigh Valley International, ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 24, Orig

Allentown, PA, Lehigh Valley International, LOC BC RWY 24, Amdt 20A, CANCELLED

Lancaster, PA, Lancaster, ILS OR LOC RWY 8, Orig

Lancaster, PA, Lancaster, LOC RWY 8, Orig, CANCELLED

* * * Effective 13 April 2006

Peru, IL, Illinois Valley Rgnl-Walter A. Duncan Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 18, Orig

Peru, IL, Illinois Valley Rgnl-Walter A. Duncan Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Orig

Peru, IL, Illinois Valley Rgnl-Walter A. Duncan Field, LOC RWY 36, Amdt 3

Peru, IL, Illinois Valley Rgnl-Walter A. Duncan Field, Takeoff Minimums and Textual Departure Procedure, Orig

Greensburg, IN, Greensburg-Decatur County, RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Orig

Greensburg, IN, Greensburg-Decatur County, VOR-A, Amdt 2B

Dickinson, ND, Dickinson-Theodore Roosevelt Regional, VOR-A, Amdt 6

Minot, ND, Minot Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, Amdt 1

Minot, ND, Minot Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, Amdt 1

Minot, ND, Minot Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 31, Amdt 10

Minot, ND, Minot Intl, LOC/DME BC RWY 13, Amdt 8

Minot, ND, Minot Intl, Takeoff Minimums and Textual Departure Procedures, Amdt 3

The FAA published Amendments in Docket No. 30471 Amdt No. 3146 to Part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (Vol 70, FR No. 247, page 76395, dated December 27, 2005) Under Section 97.29 effective 16 February 2006, which is hereby corrected to read as follows:

Ballinger, TX, Bruce Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Orig

Ballinger, TX, Bruce Field, GPS RWY 35, Orig, CANCELLED

The procedures were incorrectly published in TL 06-02 as follows

Ballinger, TX, Ballinger Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Orig

Ballinger, TX, Ballinger Field, GPS RWY 35, Orig, CANCELLED

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[FR Doc. 06-739 Filed 1-25-06; 8:45 am]

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