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Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

This Rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes STANDARD Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures 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, adding new obstacles, or changing 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 14, 2008. The compliance date for each SIAP, associated Takeoff Minimums, and ODP 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 14, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

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

For Examination—

1. FAA Rules Docket, FAA Headquarters Building, 800 Start Printed Page 19999Independence 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.

Availability— All SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs are available online free of charge. Visit nfdc.faa.gov to register. Additionally, individual SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and ODP 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Harry J. Hodges, Flight Procedure Standards Branch (AFS-420), Flight Technologies and Programs Divisions, 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 rule amends Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97 (14 CFR part 97), by establishing, amending, suspending, or revoking SIAPS, Takeoff Minimums and/or ODPS. The complete regulators' description of each SIAP and its associated Takeoff Minimums or ODP for an identified airport is listed on 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 FAA Forms 8260-3, 8260-4, 8260-5, 8260-15A, and 8260-15B when required by an entry on 8260-15A.

The large number of SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, in addition to their complex nature and the need for a special format make publication in the Federal Register expensive and impractical. Furthermore, airmen do not use the regulatory text of the SIAPs, Takeoff Minimums or ODPs, but instead refer to their depiction on charts printed by publishers of aeronautical materials. This, the advantages of incorporation by reference are realized and publication of the complete description of each SIAP, Takeoff Minimums and ODP listed on FAA forms is unnecessary. This amendment provides the affected CFR sections and specifies the types of SIAPs and the effective dates of the associated Takeoff Minimums and ODPs. This amendment also identifies the airport and its location, the procedure, and the amendment number.

The Rule

This amendment to 14 CFR part 97 is effective upon publication of each separate SIAP, Takeoff Minimums and ODP as contained in the transmittal. Some SIAP and Takeoff Minimums and textual ODP amendments may have been issued previously 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 Takeoff Minimums and ODP amendments may require making them effective in less than 30 days. For the remaining SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, an effective date at least 30 days after publication is provided.

Further, the SIAPs and Takeoff Minimums and ODPs 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 Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, 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, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs, and safety in air commerce, I find that notice and public procedures before adopting these SIAPS, Takeoff Minimums and ODPs 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 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 March 21, 2008.

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 8 MAY 2008

Sioux City, IA, Sioux Gateway/Col Bud Day Field, ILS OR LOC RWY 13, Amdt 1F

Sioux City, IA, Sioux Gateway/Col Bud Day Field, ILS OR LOC RWY 31, Amdt 24E

Warsaw, IN, Warsaw Muni, ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 27, Orig-C

Duluth, MN, Duluth Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 27, Amdt 8C

Fremont, NE, Fremont Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Amdt 1

Akron, OH, Akron-Canton Regional, ILS OR LOC RWY 23, Amdt 10B

Harlingen, TX, Valley Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 17R, Orig-A

Midland, TX, Midland Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 10, Amdt 14B

* * * Effective 5 JUN 2008

Auburn, AL, Auburn-Opelika Robert G. Pitts, ILS OR LOC RWY 36, Amdt 1

Durango, CO, Durango-La Plata County, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 6

Cross City, FL, Cross City, RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, Orig

Cross City, FL, Cross City, VOR RWY 31, Amdt 18

Cross City, FL, Cross City, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig

Albany, GA, Southwest Georgia Regional, ILS OR LOC RWY 4, Amdt 10C

Atlanta, GA, Dekalb-Peachtree, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 1

Seymour, IN, Freeman Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, Orig-AStart Printed Page 20000

South Bend, IN, South Bend Regional, ILS OR LOC RWY 9R, Amdt 9

South Bend, IN, South Bend Regional, RADAR-1, Amdt 10

Charlotte, NC, Charlotte/Douglas Intl, ILS OR LOC RWY 23, Amdt 2

Charlotte, NC, Charlotte/Douglas Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, Orig

Charlotte, NC, Charlotte/Douglas Intl, RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 23, Orig, CANCELLED

Charlotte, NC, Charlotte/Douglas Intl, RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 23, Orig, CANCELLED

Lebanon, NH, Lebanon Muni, ILS OR LOC RWY 18, Amdt 5A

Monticello, NY, Monticello, VOR/DME OR GPS RWY 1, Amdt 3, CANCELLED

Monticello, NY, Monticello, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2, CANCELLED

Dayton, OH, Green County-Lewis A. Jackson Regional, NDB RWY 25, Amdt 1, CANCELLED

Savannah, TN, Savannah-Hardin County, SDF RWY 19, Amdt 4, CANCELLED

Ogden, UT, Ogden-Hinckley, GPS RWY 7, Orig-B, CANCELLED

Pullman/Moscow, ID, WA, Pullman/Moscow Regional, VOR/DME-A, Amdt 1A, CANCELLED

Eau Claire, WI, Chippewa Valley Regional, RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Orig

Eau Claire, WI, Chippewa Valley Regional, NDB RWY 22, Amdt 7

Eau Claire, WI, Chippewa Valley Regional, Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2

On March 10, 2008 (73 FR 12631) the FAA published Amendments in Docket No. 30595, Amdt No. 3258 to Part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations under section 97.25 effective April 10, 2008 which are corrected to read as follows:

Rutland, VT, Rutland-Southern Vermont Rgnl, LOC Y RWY 19, Amdt 2

Rutland, VT, Rutland-Southern Vermont Rgnl, LOC Z RWY 19, Orig

On March 10, 2008 (73 FR 12631) the FAA published Amendments in Docket No. 30595, Amdt No. 3258 to Part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations under sections 97.27, 97.29, and 97.33 effective April 10, 2008 which are hereby rescinded:

Anniston, AL, Anniston Metropolitan, ILS OR LOC RWY 5, Amdt 2

Anniston, AL, Anniston Metropolitan, RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, Orig

Anniston, AL, Anniston Metropolitan, RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, Orig

Anniston, AL, Anniston Metropolitan, NDB RWY 5, Amdt 3

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[FR Doc. E8-7701 Filed 4-11-08; 8:45 am]

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