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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 September 2, 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 September 2, 2008.

ADDRESSES:

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: http://www.archives.gov/​federal_​register/​code_​of_​federal_​regulations/​ibr_​locations.html.

Availability—All SIAPs 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 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 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.

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 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 Start Printed Page 51216economic 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 8, 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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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
07/10/08WVSUMMERSVILLESUMMERSVILLE8/6325GPS RWY 22, AMDT 2
07/24/08VARICHMONDRICHMOND INTL8/9150RNAV (GPS) RWY 34, ORIG-B 0
07/24/08CASANTA MONICASANTA MONICA MUNI8/9214VOR OR GPS-A, AMDT 10C
07/24/08FMPOHNPEI ISLANDPOHNPEI INTL8/9241NDB/DME RWY 9, AMDT 4
07/24/08FMPOHNPEI ISLANDPOHNPEI INTL8/9242NDB OR GPS-C, AMDT 3
07/24/08FMPOHNPEI ISLANDPOHNPEI INTL8/9244RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, ORIG
07/24/08FMPOHNPEI ISLANDPOHNPEI INTL8/9246NDB OR GPS-B, AMDT 3
07/24/08FMPOHNPEI ISLANDPOHNPEI INTL8/9249NDB/DME OR GPS-A, AMDT 1A
07/24/08FMPOHNPEI ISLANDPOHNPEI INTL8/9250RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, ORIG
07/25/08FLMIAMIKENDALL-TAMIAMI EXECUTIVE8/9372RNAV (GPS) RWY 9R, ORIG-A
07/25/08FLMIAMIKENDALL-TAMIAMI EXECUTIVE8/9373ILS OR LOC RWY 9R, AMDT 9
07/28/08TNNASHVILLEJOHN C. TUNE8/9579ILS/DME RWY 20, ORIG
07/28/08TNNASHVILLEJOHN C. TUNE8/9580RNAV (GPS) RWY 2, ORIG
07/29/08ORPORTLANDPORTLAND INTL8/9657RNAV (GPS) RWY 10L, ORIG
07/29/08FLDAYTONA BEACHDAYTONA BEACH INTL8/9690RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 7L, ORIG-A
07/29/08FLDAYTONA BEACHDAYTONA BEACH INTL8/9691RNAV (GPS) RWY 7R, ORIG-A
07/29/08FLDAYTONA BEACHDAYTONA BEACH INTL8/9692RNAV (GPS) RWY 34, AMDT 1A
07/29/08FLDAYTONA BEACHDAYTONA BEACH INTL8/9693RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 7L, ORIG
07/29/08FLDAYTONA BEACHDAYTONA BEACH INTL8/9694RNAV (GPS) RWY 16, AMDT 1
07/29/08FLDAYTONA BEACHDAYTONA BEACH INTL8/9696RADAR-1, AMDT 8A
07/29/08AKIGIUGIGIGIUGIG8/9747RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, ORIG-A
07/29/08AKIGIUGIGIGIUGIG8/9748RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, ORIG-A
07/29/08NVLOVELOCKDERBY FIELD8/9782VOR OR GPS-C, ORIG-A
07/29/08NVLOVELOCKDERBY FIELD8/9783VOR/DME OR GPS-A, ORIG-A
07/30/08NJWILDWOODCAPE MAY COUNTY8/9934RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, ORIG-A
07/30/08NJWILDWOODCAPE MAY COUNTY8/9935LOC RWY 19, AMDT 6B
07/30/08SCGREENVILLEGREENVILLE DOWNTOWN8/9970RADAR-1, AMDT 13
07/30/08NHLACONIALACONIA MUNI8/9971TAKEOFF MINS AND OBSTACLE DP, AMDT 3
07/30/08MSGREENVILLEMID DELTA REGIONAL8/9983ILS OR LOC RWY 18L, AMDT 9C
07/30/08CAALTURASALTURAS MUNI8/0021RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, ORIG
07/30/08VAMANASSASMANASSAS RGNL/HARRY P. DAVIS FIELD8/0042ILS OR LOC RWY 16L, AMDT 4C
07/30/08PABUTLERBUTLER COUNTY/K W SCHOLTER FLD8/0043RNAV (GPS) RWY 8, ORIG-A
07/31/08CALOS ANGELESLOS ANGELES INTL8/0215RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 6L, AMDT 1
07/31/08CALOS ANGELESLOS ANGELES INTL8/0216RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 6R, AMDT 1
07/31/08CALOS ANGELESLOS ANGELES INTL8/0217RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 7R, AMDT 2
07/31/08CALOS ANGELESLOS ANGELES INTL8/0218RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 7L, AMDT 2
07/31/08MEGREENVILLEGREENVILLE MUNI8/0528NDB OR GPS RWY 14, AMDT 4B
07/31/08FMPOHNPEI ISLANDPOHNPEI INTL8/0533NDB OR GPS-B, AMDT 3
07/31/08FMPOHNPEI ISLANDPOHNPEI INTL8/0535NDB/DME RWY 9, AMDT 4
07/31/08PAWEST CHESTERBRANDYWINE8/0570RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, ORIG
07/31/08PAWEST CHESTERBRANDYWINE8/0577RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, ORIG
08/01/08CALONG BEACHLONG BEACH/DAUGHERTY FIELD8/0689VOR OR TACAN RWY 30, AMDT 8
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08/04/08CATORRANCEZAMPERINI FIELD8/1176VOR OR GPS RWY 11L, AMDT 14A
08/04/08CATORRANCEZAMPERINI FIELD8/1177ILS RWY 29R, AMDT 2
08/05/08AKKOBUKKOBUK8/1375RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, ORIG
08/05/08AKKOBUKKOBUK8/1376RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, ORIG
08/05/08ALBESSEMERBESSEMER8/1447GPS RWY 23, ORIG
08/05/08ALBESSEMERBESSEMER8/1449RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, ORIG
08/05/08ALBESSEMERBESSEMER8/1452ILS OR LOC RWY 5, AMDT 1
08/01/08MTCONRADCONRAD8/0707NDB OR GPS RWY 24, AMDT 4A
08/01/08MTGREAT FALLSGREAT FALLS INTL8/0710NDB RWY 34, AMDT 16A
08/05/08WABURLINGTON/MT VERNONSKAGIT REGIONAL8/1260TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND OBSTACLE DP, ORIG
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[FR Doc. E8-19541 Filed 8-29-08; 8:45 am]

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