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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 October 3, 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 October 3, 2006.

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 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 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 Start Printed Page 58255affected 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 require 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 September 22, 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, 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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[Amended]

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
09/13/06FMWENO ISLANDCHUUK INTL6/0004RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, ORIG
09/13/06MPSAIPAN ISLANDFRANCISCO C. ADA/SAIPAN INTL6/0005GPS RWY 25, AMDT 1
09/13/06MPSAIPAN ISLANDFRANCISCO C. ADA/SAIPAN INTL6/0009GPS RWY 7, ORIG
09/13/06MQSAND ISLANDHENDERSON FIELD/MIDWAY ATOLL6/0011RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, ORIG
09/13/06MQSAND ISLANDHENDERSON FIELD/MIDWAY ATOLL6/0012RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, ORIG
09/13/06CQROTA ISLANDROTA INTL6/0013GPS RWY 27, ORIG-A
09/13/06CQROTA ISLANDROTA INTL6/0014GPS RWY 9, ORIG-A
09/13/06CQROTA ISLANDROTA INTL6/0015NDB RWY 27, AMDT 3A
09/15/06FLFORT MYERSSOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTL6/0222RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, AMDT 1
09/15/06FLFORT MYERSSOUTHWEST FLORIDA INTL6/0224RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, AMDT 1
09/18/06IAWATERLOOWATERLOO REGIONAL6/0498ILS OR LOC RWY 12, AMDT 8C
09/07/06NYPLATTSBURGHPLATTSBURGH INTL6/9204ILS RWY 17, AMDT 1B
09/07/06MEAUGUSTAAUGUSTA STATE6/9252ILS OR LOC RWY 17, AMDT 2D
09/07/06FLDAYTONA BEACHDAYTONA BEACH INTL6/9253RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 7L, ORIG
09/07/06FLWEST PALM BEACHPALM BEACH INTL6/9313RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, AMDT 1
09/07/06FLGAINESVILLEGAINESVILLE REGIONAL6/9316ILS OR LOC RWY 29, AMDT 12B
09/07/06FLGAINESVILLEGAINESVILLE REGIONAL6/9319VOR RWY 29, ORIG-C
09/07/06FLGAINESVILLEGAINESVILLE REGIONAL6/9321VOR/DME RWY 11, ORIG-B
09/07/06FLGAINESVILLEGAINESVILLE REGIONAL6/9323RNAV (GPS) RWY 11, AMDT 1
09/07/06NCCHARLOTTECHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL6/9356ILS OR LOC RWY 36L, ILS RWY 36L(CAT II), ILS RWY 36L(CAT III), AMDT 15A
09/08/06VACULPEPERCULPEPER REGIONAL6/9410VOR OR GPS-A, AMDT 4A
09/08/06WYCHEYENNECHEYENNE REGIONAL/JERRY OLSON FIELD6/9491RADAR-1, AMDT 1
09/08/06CALONG BEACHLONG BEACH/DAUGHERTY FIELD6/9591RNAV (GPS) RWY 30, AMDT 1A
09/11/06IDBURLEYBURLEY MUNI6/9607VOR A, AMDT 4
09/11/06WYKEMMERERKEMMERER MUNI6/9640RNAV (GPS) RWY 34, ORIG
09/11/06ORPRINEVILLEPRINEVILLE MUNI6/9641RNAV (GPS) RWY 28, ORIG
09/11/06ORPORTLANDPORTLAND INTL6/9642RNAV (GPS) RWY 10R, ORIG
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09/11/06IDBURLEYBURLEY MUNI6/9646VOR/DME B, AMDT 4
09/11/06ORBURNSBURNS MUNI6/9661VOR RWY 30, AMDT 3
09/11/06WASEATTLEBOEING FIELD/KING COUNTY INTL6/9662ILS RWY 13R, AMDT 28B
09/11/06WASEATTLEBOEING FIELD/KING COUNTY INTL6/9663RNAV (GPS) RWY 13R, ORIG
09/12/06FLFORT LAUDERDALEFORT LAUDERDALE EXECUTIVE6/9665ILS RWY 8, AMDT 4C
09/11/06NYPENN YANPENN YAN6/9724NDB RWY 19, AMDT 6A
09/11/06NYPENN YANPENN YAN6/9726RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, ORIG
09/12/06MEAUBURN-LEWISTONAUBURN-LEWISTON MUNI6/9736ILS OR LOC RWY 4, AMDT 10
09/12/06MEWATERVILLEWATERVILLE ROBERT LAFLEUR6/9740ILS RWY 5, AMDT 2
09/12/06DEWILMINGTONNEW CASTLE6/9741VOR RWY 9, AMDT 6A
09/12/06DEWILMINGTONNEW CASTLE6/9742MLS RWY 9, ORIG-A
09/12/06DEWILMINGTONNEW CASTLE6/9743VOR OR GPS RWY 19, AMDT 4A
09/12/06GAAMERICUSSOUTHER FIELD6/9750ILS OR LOC/NDB RWY 23, ORIG
09/12/06GAAMERICUSSOUTHER FIELD6/9752RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, ORIG
09/12/06GAAMERICUSSOUTHER FIELD6/9755RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, ORIG
09/12/06NYPENN YANPENN YAN6/9844NDB RWY 28, AMDT 6A
09/12/06MIDETROITDETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY6/9847ILS RWY 4R, AMDT 15
09/12/06MIDETROITDETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY6/9848ILS RWY 4R (CAT III), AMDT 15
09/12/06MIDETROITDETROIT METROPOLITAN WAYNE COUNTY6/9849ILS RWY 4R (CAT II), AMDT 15
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[FR Doc. E6-16092 Filed 10-2-06; 8:45 am]

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