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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 February 24, 2009. 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 February 24, 2009.

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 Start Printed Page 8178publication 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 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 January 23, 2009.

John M. Allen,

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,

FDC dateStateCityAirportFDC No.Subject
01/06/09NJWOODBINEWOODBINE MUNI9/0353GPS RWY 19, ORIG-A
01/07/09TNTRULLAHOMATULLAHOMA GNL/WM NORTHERN FLD9/0398VOR RWY 24, ORIG-A
01/07/09TNTULLAHOMATULLAHOMA RGNL/WM NORTHERN FLD9/0399RNAV (GPS) RWY 18, ORIG
01/07/09TNTULLAHOMATULLAHOMA RGNL/WM NORTHERN FLD9/0412RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, ORIG-B
01/07/09HIHILOHILO INTL9/0577ILS RWY 26, AMDT 12A
01/07/09HIHILOHILO INTL9/0581VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 26, AMDT 5B
01/07/09HIHILOHILO INTL9/0582VOR/DME OR TACAN-A, AMDT 7A
01/07/09HIHILOHILO INTL9/0583VOR-B, ORIG-A
01/07/09WAWALLA WALLAWALLA WALLA REGIONAL9/0603NDB RWY 20, AMDT 5A
01/06/09MNBEMIDJIBEMIDJI RGNL9/0635ILS OR LOC RWY 31, AMDT 4
01/08/09ILCHICAGOCHICAGO-O HARE INTL9/0639ILS OR LOC RWY 9R, AMDT 9
01/08/09ILCHICAGOCHICAGO-O HARE INTL9/0640ILS OR LOC RWY 27L, ILS RWY 27L (CAT II), ILS RWY 27L (CAT III), AMDT 28
01/08/09ILCHICAGOCHICAGO-O HARE INTL9/0641ILS OR LOC RWY 9L, ILS RWY 9L (CAT II), ILS RWY 9L (CAT III), ORIG
01/08/09ILCHICAGOCHICAGO-O HARE INTL9/0642ILS OR LOC RWY 27R, ILS RWY 27R (CAT II), ILS RWY 27R (CAT III), ORIG
01/08/09ILCHICAGOCHICAGO-O HARE INTL9/0643TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND OBSTACLE DP, AMDT 16
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01/08/09MNMINNEAPOLISMINNEAPOLIS-ST PAUL INTL/WOLD CHAMBERLAIN9/0652ILS OR LOC RWY 35, ILS RWY 35 (CAT II), ILS RWY 35 (CAT III), AMDT 1
01/08/09GQAGANAGUAM INTL9/0787RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 6L, ORIG-A
01/12/09WAPUYALLUPPIERCE COUNTY-THUN FIELD9/1072TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND OBSTACLE DP, AMDT 1
01/12/09CASAN BERNARDINOSAN BERNARDINO INTL9/1074ILS OR LOC Z RWY 6, AMDT 2A
01/13/09NCWILSONWILSON INDUSTRIAL AIR CENTER9/1202RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, AMDT 1
01/13/09NCWILSONWILSON INDUSTRIAL AIR CENTER9/1203RNAV (GPS) RWY 21, ORIG
01/13/09NCWILSONWILSON INDUSTRIAL AIR CENTER9/1204RNAV (GPS) RWY 15, AMDT 1
01/13/09NCWILSONWILSON INDUSTRIAL AIR CENTER9/1205RNAV (GPS) RWY 33, ORIG
01/13/09NCWILSONWILSON INDUSTRIAL AIR CENTER9/1206RNAV (GPS) RWY 3, AMDT 1
01/13/09AZPHOENIXPHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTL9/1273TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND OBSTACLE DP, AMDT 4
01/13/09AZPHOENIXPHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTL9/1274ILS OR LOC RWY 7R, AMDT 1C
01/13/09AZPHOENIXPHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTL9/1275ILS OR LOC RWY 8, ORIG-A
01/13/09AZPHOENIXPHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTL9/1276ILS OR LOC RWY 26, ORIG-B
01/13/09AZPHOENIXPHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTL9/1277ILS RWY 25L, AMDT 1B
01/13/09AZPHOENIXPHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTL9/1278ILS OR LOC RWY 7L, AMDT 10B
01/14/09ALMUSCLE SHOALSNORTHWEST ALABAMA REGIONAL9/1355VOR RWY 29, AMDT 27
01/14/09CASANTA ANAJOHN WAYNE-ORANGE COUNTY9/1413RNAV (GPS) RWY 19R, AMDT 1
01/15/09TXMOUNT PLEASANTMOUNT PLEASANT RGNL9/1597VOR/DME A, ORIG
01/15/09CODURANGODURANGO-LA PLATA COUNTY9/1650VOR/DME RWY 2, AMDT 4B
01/15/09ASPAGO PAGOPAGO PAGO INTL9/1651TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND OBSTACLE DP, ORIG
01/15/09ASPAGO PAGOPAGO PAGO INTL9/1652ILS/DME RWY 5, AMDT 13C
01/15/09ASPAGO PAGOPAGO PAGO INTL9/1654NDB-C, AMDT 6A
01/15/09ASPAGO PAGOPAGO PAGO INTL9/1655VOR/DME OR TACAN-B, AMDT 5B
01/15/09ASPAGO PAGOPAGO PAGO INTL9/1657VOR/DME OR TACAN-A, AMDT 4
01/15/09IDCOEUR D ALENECOEUR D ALENE AIR TERMINAL9/1668VOR RWY 5, ORIG
01/15/09IDCOEUR D ALENECOEUR D ALENE AIR TERMINAL9/1669VOR/DME RWY 1, AMDT 1
01/15/09IDCOEUR D ALENECOEUR D ALENE AIR TERMINAL9/1670NDB RWY 5, AMDT 2
01/15/09IDCOEUR D ALENECOEUR D ALENE AIR TERMINAL9/1671ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 5, AMDT 5
01/16/09FLTALLAHASSEETALLAHASSEE REGIONAL9/1948ILS OR LOC RWY 27, AMDT 9
01/16/09OHCOLUMBUSRICKENBACKER INTL9/2429ILS RWY 5R, ILS RWY 5R (CAT II), AMDT 2
01/16/09OHCLEVELANDCLEVELAND-HOPKINS INTL9/2430ILS OR LOC RWY 24L, AMDT 21
01/16/09OHCOLUMBUSRICKENBACKER INTL9/2432ILS RWY 23L, ORIG-D
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