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Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


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.


This rule is effective August 25, 2006. 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 25, 2006.


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:​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, US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.

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Donal 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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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 National Flight Data Center (FDC)/Permanent Notice 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 Start Printed Page 50337expensive 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 SAIP as modified as 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.


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 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 11, 2006.

James. 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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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 No.Subject
08/03/03MOSt LouisLambert-St Louis Intl6/5154ILS OR LOC Rwy 29, Amdt 1.
08/03/03MOSt LouisLambert-St Louis Intl6/5157ILS PRM Rwy 29 Simultaneous Close Parallel) Amdt 1.
08/03/03MOSt LouisLambert-St Louis Intl6/5161ILS Rwy 30R (CAT III), Amdt 9.
08/03/03MOSt LouisLambert-St Louis Intl6/5162ILS PRM Rwy 30R (Simultaneous Close Parallel), Amdt 1.
08/03/03MOSt LouisLambert-St Louis Intl6/5163ILS PRM Rwy 30R (CAT III) (Simultaneous Close Parallel), Amdt 1.
08/03/03MOSt LouisLambert-St Louis Intl6/5164ILS OR LOC Rwy 30R, Amdt 9.
08/03/03MOSt LouisLambert-St Louis Intl6/5165RNAV (GPS) Rwy 30R, Amdt 1.
08/03/03MOSt LouisLambert-St Louis Intl6/5166ILS PRM Rwy 30R (CAT II) (Simultaneous Close Parallel), Amdt 1.
08/03/03MOSt LouisLambert-St Louis Intl6/5167LDA PRM Rwy 30L (Simultaneous Close Parallel), Amdt 1.
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08/03/03MOSt LouisLambert-St Louis Intl6/5168LDA/DME Rwy 30L, Amdt 1.
08/03/03MOSt LouisLambert-St Louis Intl6/5169ILS Rwy 30R, (CAT II), Amdt 9.
05/10/06MEAugustaAugusta State6/7012ILS Rwy 17, Amdt 2C.
08/01/06NHKeeneDillant-Hopkins6/4653VOR Rwy 2, Amdt 12C.
08/01/06MAOrangeOrange Muni6/4654GPS Rwy 32, Orig-D.
08/02/06GAAtlantaHartsfield Jackson Atlanta Intl6/4815ILS OR LOC Rwy 9R, ILS Rwy 9R (CAT II), ILS Rwy 9R (CAT III), Amdt 17A.
08/02/06NHRochesterSkyhaven6/4816NDB OR GPS-B Amdt 1B.
08/02/06WAPullman/MoscosPullman/Moscow Regional6/4822RNAV (GPS) Rwy 23, Orig.
08/03/06NJWildwoodCape May County6/4914LOC Rwy 19, Amdt 6.
08/03/06NJWildwoodCape May County6/4916VOR-A, Amdt 3.
08/03/06CALong BeachLong Beach/Daugherty Field6/4967RNAV (RNP) Y Rwy 30, Orig.
08/03/06AZTucsonRyan Field6/5012ILS Rwy 6R, Amdt 5A.
08/03/06ALMuscle ShoalsNorthwest Alabama Regional6/5153RNAV (GPS) Rwy 36, Orig.
08/04/06FLDestinDestin-Fort Walton Beach6/5225NDB Rwy 32, Amdt 1.
08/04/06FLDestinDestin-Fort Walton Beach6/5226RNAV (GPS) Rwy 32, Orig-A.
08/04/06FLDestinDestin-Fort Walton Beach6/5227RNAV (GPS) Rwy 14, Orig-B.
08/07/06NYNew YorkJohn F. Kennedy Intl6/5449VOR Rwy 4L, Orig.
08/08/06ORRedmondRoberts Field6/5636NDB OR GPS (Rwy 22, Amdt 1).
08/08/06CASan FranciscoSan Francisco Intl6/5618ILS Rwy 19L, Amdt 19A.
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[FR Doc. 06-7129 Filed 8-24-06; 8:45 am]