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

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Final rule.


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.


This rule is effective June 26, 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 June 26, 2008.


Availability of matter 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:​federal_​register/​code_​of_​federal_​regulations/​ibr_​locations.html.

Availability—All SIAPs are available online free of charge. Visit 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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Harry J. Hodges, 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 rule amends Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97 (14 CFR part 97) by amending the referenced SIAPs. The complete regulatory description of each SIAP is listed on the appropriate FAA Form 8260, as modified by the National Flight Data Center (FDC)/Permanent Notice to Airmen (P-NOTAM), and is incorporated by reference in the amendment under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and § 97.20 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

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. This amendment provides the affected CFR sections and specifies the types of SIAP and the corresponding effective dates. 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 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 changes to SIAPs, the TERPS criteria were applied only to 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.

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. Start Printed Page 36272


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 DOT Regulatory 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 June 13, 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, 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:

Effective Upon Publication

FDC dateStateCityAirportFDC No.Subject
6/4/08FLPunta GordaCharlotte County8/0327RNAV (GPS) Rwy 4, Orig.
6/4/08FLPunta GordaCharlotte County8/0328VOR Rwy 4, Amdt 1.
6/5/08MEBangorBangor Intl8/0730Radar-1, Amdt 4.
6/5/08NCMorgantonFoothills Regional8/0774RNAV (GPS) Rwy 21, Orig.
6/5/08MTBillingsBillings Logan Intl8/0791RNAV (GPS) Rwy 7, Orig-A.
6/6/08ARWalnut RidgeWalnut Ridge Regional8/0839RNAV (GPS) Rwy 18, Orig.
6/6/08ARWalnut RidgeWalnut Ridge Regional8/0840RNAV (GPS) Rwy 36, Orig.
6/6/08ARWalnut RidgeWalnut Ridge Regional8/0841LOC Rwy 18, Amdt 3.
6/6/08ARWalnut RidgeWalnut Ridge Regional8/0842VOR/DME Rwy 22, Amdt 13.
6/6/08ARWalnut RidgeWalnut Ridge Regional8/0843VOR A, Amdt 16.
6/6/08ARWalnut RidgeWalnut Ridge Regional8/0844RNAV (GPS) Rwy 22, Orig-A.
6/6/08NCNew BernCraven County Regional8/0861Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 3.
6/6/08MSPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Muni8/0957RNAV (GPS) Rwy 36, Orig-A.
6/6/08MSPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Muni8/0958RNAV (GPS) Rwy 18, Orig.
6/6/08NCNew BernCraven County Regional8/0996RNAV (GPS) Rwy 22, Orig.
6/6/08NDFargoHector Intl8/1009VOR/DME or TACAN Rwy 18, Amdt 1A.
6/6/08INTerre HauteTerre Haute Intl-Hulman Field8/1010RNAV (GPS) Rwy 14, Orig.
6/9/08TNMurfreesboroMurfreesboro Muni8/1310RNAV (GPS) Rwy 18, Orig.
6/9/08TNMurfreesboroMurfreesboro Muni8/1311NDB Rwy 18, Orig-C.
6/9/08TNMurfreesboroMurfreesboro Muni8/1312RNAV (GPS) Rwy 36, Orig.
6/9/08TNMillingtonMillington Regional Jetport8/1364RNAV (GPS) Rwy 22, Amdt 1.
6/11/08CABakersfieldMeadows Field8/1393RNAV (GPS) Rwy 12L, Orig.
6/10/08NCAlbemarleStanly County8/1395NDB or GPS Rwy 22L, Orig-E.
6/10/08COGrand JunctionGrand Junction Rgnl8/1417RNAV (GPS) Rwy 11, Orig.
6/10/08PALatrobeArnold Palmer Regional8/1419RNAV (GPS) Rwy 5, Orig.
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6/10/08PALatrobeArnold Palmer Regional8/1420ILS or LOC Rwy 23, Amdt 16.
6/10/08PALatrobeArnold Palmer Regional8/1421RNAV (GPS) Rwy 23, Orig.
6/10/08INElkhartElkhart Muni8/1526ILS or LOC Rwy 27, Amdt 2A.
6/10/08SCCharlestonCharleston Executive8/1597ILS or LOC Rwy 9, Amdt 1.
6/10/08TNFayettevilleFayetteville Muni8/1598NDB Rwy 20, Amdt 4A.
6/10/08TNFayettevilleFayetteville Muni8/1601GPS Rwy 2, Orig-A.
6/11/08VTMorrisvilleMorrisville-Stowe State8/1740NDB or GPS-B, Amdt 1B.
6/11/08VTBurlingtonBurlington Intl8/1797ILS or LOC/DME Rwy 15, Amdt 23A.
6/11/08MABeverlyBeverly Muni8/1809Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2A.
6/11/08AZSt JohnsSt Johns Industrial Air Park8/1975Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 1A.
6/9/08TXDallas-Ft WorthDallas-Fort Worth Intl8/8879ILS or LOC Rwy 17L, Amdt 5, ILS Rwy 17L (CAT II) Amdt 5, ILS Rwy 17L (CAT III) Amdt 5.
5/31/08TXDallas-Ft WorthDallas-Fort Worth Intl8/8880Converging ILS Rwy 35C, Amdt 1.
5/31/08TXDallas-Ft WorthDallas-Fort Worth Intl8/8881Converging ILS Rwy 31R, Amdt 7.
5/31/08KYAshlandAshland Rgnl8/9016SDF Rwy 10, Amdt 6A.
5/31/08KYAshlandAshland Rgnl8/9018VOR or GPS Rwy 10, Amdt 10A.
5/31/08MEPortlandPortland Intl Jetport8/9031RNAV (GPS) Rwy 11, Amdt 2A.
5/31/08INTerre HauteTerre Haute Intl-Hulman Field8/9042VOR/DME Rwy 5, Amdt 17B.
5/31/08INTerre HauteTerre Haute Intl-Hulman Field8/9043ILS or LOC Rwy 5, Amdt 22D.
5/31/08INTerre HauteTerre Haute Intl-Hulman Field8/9044RNAV (GPS) Rwy 32, Orig.
5/31/08INTerre HauteTerre Haute Intl-Hulman Field8/9045VOR Rwy 23, Amdt 20.
5/31/08CALa VerneBrackett Field8/9062VOR or GPS-A, Amdt 5B.
5/31/08MTGreat FallsGreat Falls Intl8/9063NDB Rwy 34, Amdt 16A.
5/31/08MTGreat FallsGreat Falls Intl8/9064VOR Rwy 21, Amdt 9A.
5/31/08MTGreat FallsGreat Falls Intl8/9066GPR Rwy 21, Orig.
5/31/08NVLas VegasNorth Las Vegas8/9072GPS Rwy 30L, Orig-A.
5/31/08NVLas VegasNorth Las Vegas8/9073GPS Rwy 12R, Orig-C.
5/31/08NVLas VegasNorth Las Vegas8/9076ILS or LOC Rwy 12L, Orig-A.
5/31/08INRichmondRichmond Muni8/9127VOR or GPS Rwy 6, Amdt 11A.
5/31/08IAHarlanHarlan Muni8/9134GPS Rwy 33, Orig.
5/31/08ILAlton/St LouisSt Louis Rgnl8/9181RNAV (GPS) Rwy 29, Orig.
5/31/08NVLas VegasNorth Las Vegas8/9213ILS or LOC Rwy 12L, Orig-A.
5/31/08TXDevineDevine Muni8/9232NDB or GPS Rwy 35, Amdt 2A.
5/31/08KSJunction CityFreeman Field8/9325RNAV (GPS) Rwy 36, Orig-A.
5/31/08NMHobbsLea County Rgnl8/9424RNAV (GPS) Rwy 21, Orig.
5/31/08MISaginawSaginaw County H.W. Browne8/9533RNAV (GPS) Rwy 9, Orig.
5/31/08MISaginawSaginaw County H.W. Browne8/9534ILS or LOC/DME Rwy 27, Orig.
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5/31/08MISaginawSaginaw County H.W. Browne8/9535RNAV (GPS) Rwy 27, Amdt 1.
5/31/08ARFlippinMarion County Regional8/9604VOR or GPS A, Amdt 13.
5/31/08ARFlippinMarion County Regional8/9605VOR/DME RNAV or GPS Rwy 22, Orig.
5/31/08TXMadisonvilleMadisonville Muni8/9636RNAV (GPS) Rwy 18, Orig.
5/31/08CODenverDenver Intl8/9666ILS or LOC Rwy 8, Amdt 4.
5/31/08CODenverDenver Intl8/9667ILS or LOC Rwy 17L, Amdt 3.
5/31/08NYAlbanyAlbany Intl8/9706RNAV (GPS) Rwy 19, Orig.
5/31/08NYAlbanyAlbany Intl8/9709ILS or LOC Rwy 19, Amdt 22.
5/31/08NYAlbanyAlbany Intl8/9712ILS or LOC Rwy 1, Amdt 10A.
5/31/08NYAlbanyAlbany Intl8/9715ILS or LOC Rwy 19, Amdt 22.
5/31/08NYAlbanyAlbany Intl8/9716RNAV (GPS) Rwy 19, Orig.
6/2/08MOFort Leonard WoodWaynesville Rgnl Arpt at Forney Field8/9804NDB/DME Rwy 14, Amdt 1A.
6/2/08VAManassasManassas Rgnl/Harry P Davis Fld8/9887RNAV (GPS) Rwy 16R, Orig.
6/2/08VAManassasManassas Rgnl/Harry P Davis Fld8/9888RNAV (GPS) Rwy 16L, Orig-A.
6/2/08VAManassasManassas Rgnl/Harry P Davis Fld8/9889ILS Rwy 16L, Amdt 4B.
6/2/08NYJohnstownFulton County8/9918NDB Rwy 28, Amdt 1.
6/2/08NYJohnstownFulton County8/9921NDB Rwy 10, Amdt 1.
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[FR Doc. E8-14162 Filed 6-25-08; 8:45 am]