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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 April 28, 2009. The compliance date for each SIAP, associated Takeoff Minimums, and ODP is specified in the amendatory provisions.Start Printed Page 19129

The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulations is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of April 28, 2009.


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.


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 April 17, 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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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
04/14/09ORPortlandPortland-Hillsboro9/2206ILS or LOC RWY 12, AMDT 8B.
04/02/09CAOaklandMetropolitan Oakland Intl9/2209ILS RWY 29 (CAT II) AMDT 24 * * * ILS RWY 29 (CAT III) AMDT 24.
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04/02/09KSScott CityScott City Muni9/2215NDB RWY 35, AMDT 1.
04/02/09KSJunction CityFreeman Field9/2216RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, ORIG-B.
04/02/09KSJunction CityFreeman Field9/2217NDB or GPS B, AMDT 4A.
04/14/09UTSalt Lake CitySalt Lake City Muni 29/2333RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 34, ORIG.
04/14/09UTSalt Lake CitySalt Lake City Muni 29/2337RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 34, ORIG.
04/14/09UTSalt Lake CitySalt Lake City Muni 29/2339TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND OBSTACLE DP, AMDT 4.
04/03/09AKGustavusGustavus9/2341RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 29, ORIG.
04/03/09AKGustavusGustavus9/2492VOR/DME RWY 29, AMDT 1A.
04/14/09NCErwinHarnett Rgnl Jetport9/2799RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, AMDT 2.
04/14/09NCErwinHarnett Rgnl Jetport9/2800RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, AMDT 2.
04/07/09IAAtlanticAtlantic Muni9/2849RNAV (GPS) RWY 2, ORIG.
04/07/09IAAtlanticAtlantic Muni9/2850RNAV (GPS) RWY 20, ORIG.
04/07/09IAAtlanticAtlantic Muni9/2852TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND OBSTACLE DP, AMDT 6.
04/07/09AKGustavusGustavus9/2918VOR/DME RWY 29, AMDT 1A.
04/07/09KSWichitaColonel James Jabara9/2923RNAV (GPS) E, ORIG.
04/07/09KSWichitaColonel James Jabara9/2924VOR A, AMDT 4.
04/07/09KSWichitaColonel James Jabara9/2928RNAV (GPS) RWY 18, ORIG-A.
04/07/09KSWichitaColonel James Jabara9/2929ILS or LOC/DME RWY 18, ORIG.
04/08/09NEImperialImperial Muni9/3068NDB RWY 31, AMDT 3A.
04/08/09KSBellevilleBelleville Muni9/3069NDB or GPS RWY 36, AMDT 4.
04/08/09IADecorahDecorah Muni9/3142VOR RWY 29, AMDT 3A.
04/15/09WYCasperNatrona County Intl9/3165VOR/DME or TACAN RWY 21, AMDT 8A.
04/15/09WYCasperNatrona County Intl9/3166VOR/DME RWY 3, AMDT 4A.
04/15/09WYCasperNatrona County Intl9/3167TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND OBSTACLE DP, AMDT 3.
04/09/09ARTexarkanaTexarkana Rgnl-Webb Field9/3279RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, ORIG.
04/09/09ARTexarkanaTexarkana Rgnl-Webb Field9/3280RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, ORIG.
04/09/09ARTexarkanaTexarkana Rgnl-Webb Field9/3281RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, ORIG.
04/09/09ARTexarkanaTexarkana Rgnl-Webb Field9/3282RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, ORIG.
04/09/09ARTexarkanaTexarkana Rgnl-Webb Field9/3283VOR RWY 13, AMDT 16.
04/09/09NYRochesterGreater Rochester Intl9/3299ILS OR LOC RWY 22, AMDT 6B.
04/09/09KSWichitaWichita Mid-Continent9/3445RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 19L, ORIG-A.
04/09/09KSWichitaWichita Mid-Continent9/3446RNAV (GPS) RWY 1R, ORIG.
04/09/09KSWichitaWichita Mid-Continent9/3447RNAV (GPS) RWY 19R, ORIG.
04/09/09KSWichitaWichita Mid-Continent9/3449RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 1L, ORIG.
04/14/09GABainbridgeDecatur Co Industrial Air Park9/3505RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, ORIG.
04/15/09ORAuroraAurora State9/3562RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, ORIG-A.
04/15/09ORAuroraAurora State9/3564RNAV (GPS) RWY 17, ORIG.
04/13/09PAPittsburghPittsburgh Intl9/3694ILS RWY 10R, AMDT 10B.
04/13/09PAPittsburghPittsburgh Intl9/3695ILS RWY 10R (CAT III), AMDT 10B.
04/13/09PAPittsburghPittsburgh Intl9/3696ILS RWY 10R (CAT II), AMDT 10B.
04/14/09FLPerryPerry-Foley9/3723RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, ORIG-A.
04/15/09OKMcAlesterMcAlester Rgnl9/3928LOC RWY 1, AMDT 4.
04/15/09OKMcAlesterMcAlester Rgnl9/3929VOR/DME RWY 19, AMDT 2B.
04/15/09OKMcAlesterMcAlester Rgnl9/3930VOR-A, AMDT 13.
04/15/09OKMcAlesterMcAlester Rgnl9/4003TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND OBSTACLE DP, ORIG.
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[FR Doc. E9-9552 Filed 4-27-09; 8:45 am]