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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 November 17, 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 November 17, 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 http://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 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 October 31, 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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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
10/15/08KYFRANKFORTCAPITAL CITY8/4014RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, AMDT 1.
10/15/08KYFRANKFORTCAPITAL CITY8/4015LOC RWY 24, AMDT 2.
10/22/08COGUNNISONGUNNISON-CRESTED BUTTE REGIONAL8/4212GPS B, ORIG.
10/22/08COGUNNISONGUNNISON-CRESTED BUTTE REGIONAL8/4213VOR OR GPS A, AMDT 3B.
10/17/08SCHARTSVILLEHARTSVILLE REGIONAL8/4646NDB RWY 3, ORIG.
10/17/08SCHARTSVILLEHARTSVILLE REGIONAL8/4647NDB RWY 21, ORIG.
10/17/08SCHARTSVILLEHARTSVILLE REGIONAL8/4649GPS RWY 3, ORIG.
10/17/08SCHARTSVILLEHARTSVILLE REGIONAL8/4654GPS RWY 21, ORIG.
08/25/08AKBARTER ISLANDBARTER ISLAND LRRS8/4744RNAV (GPS) RWY 25, ORIG.
08/25/08AKBARTER ISLANDBARTER ISLAND LRRS8/4745RNAV (GPS) RWY 7, ORIG.
10/20/08ILCHICAGO/ROCKFORDCHICAGO/ROCKFORD INTL8/4913LOC BC RWY 19, AMDT 15A.
10/20/08ILCHICAGO/ROCKFORDCHICAGO/ROCKFORD INTL8/4924ILS OR LOC RWY 1, AMDT 28B.
10/20/08CQTINIAN ISLAND/N MARIANA ISLANDTINIAN INTL8/4983NDB-A, AMDT 1B.
10/21/08COGUNNISONGUNNISON-CRESTED BUTTE REGIONAL8/5219GPS B, ORIG.
10/21/08COGUNNISONGUNNISON-CRESTED BUTTE REGIONAL8/5220VOR OR GPS A, AMDT 7B.
10/21/08MNMINNEAPOLISMINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN8/5234CONVERGING ILS RWY 35, AMDT 1.
10/21/08MNMINNEAPOLISMINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD-CHAMBERLAIN8/5240RNAV (GPS) RWY 30R, AMDT 1.
10/22/08NCSTATESVILLESTATESVILLE REGIONAL8/5501ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 28, ORIG-A.
10/22/08COCOLORADO SPRINGSCITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS MUNI8/5547NDB RWY 35L, AMDT 25B.
10/22/08COCOLORADO SPRINGSCITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS MUNI8/5548ILS OR LOC RWY 35R, ORIG.
10/22/08COCOLORADO SPRINGSCITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS MUNI8/5549ILS OR LOC RWY 17L, ORIG-A.
10/22/08COCOLORADO SPRINGSCITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS MUNI8/5550ILS RWY 35L, AMDT 36A.
10/23/08OHCINCINNATICINCINNATI MUNI AIRPORT-LUNKEN FIELD8/5849RNAV (GPS) RWY 25, ORIG.
10/23/08ARMENAMENA INTERMOUNTAIN MUNI8/5860ILS OR LOC RWY 27, AMDT 1.
10/23/08MIKALAMAZOOKALAMAZOO/BATTLE CREEK INTL8/5861VOR RWY 17, AMDT 18.
10/23/08NMSILVER CITYGRANT COUNTY8/5914LOC/DME RWY 26, AMDT 5.
10/23/08LA.PATTERSONHARRY P WILLIAMS MEMORIAL8/5947VOR/DME A, AMDT 10A.
10/23/08SCHARTSVILLEHARTSVILLE REGIONAL8/5987GPS RWY 3, ORIG.
10/24/08PAHARRISBURGHARRISBURG INTL8/6092ILS RWY 31, AMDT 1.
10/24/08MNGRAND MARAISGRAND MARAIS/COOK COUNTY8/6116NDB RWY 27, ORIG-A.
10/24/08IAPERRYPERRY MUNI8/6135NDB RWY 14, AMDT 2A.
10/24/08IAPERRYPERRY MUNI8/6136GPS RWY 14, ORIG-A.
10/24/08IAPERRYPERRY MUNI8/6137NDB RWY 32, AMDT 5A.
10/24/08TNTULLAHOMATULLAHOMA REGIONAL/WM NORTHERN FLD8/6165RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, ORIG-A.
10/24/08ORPORTLANDPORTLAND INTL8/6260VOR/DME RWY 21, ORIG-C.
10/24/08MIKALAMAZOOKALAMAZOO/BATTLE CREEK INTL8/6281GPS RWY 5, ORIG.
10/29/08CALONG BEACHLONG BEACH/DAUGHERTY FIELD8/6395ILS OR LOC RWY 30, AMDT 32C.
10/28/08FLLAKELANDLAKELAND LINDER REGIONAL8/6567NDB RWY 5, AMDT 4.
09/18/08TXDALLASDALLAS LOVE FIELD8/7951ILS OR LOC RWY 31L, AMDT 21.
09/30/08MABOSTONGEN EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL8/9727RNAV (GPS) RWY 33L, ORIG-A.
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