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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 May 14, 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 May 14, 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.Start Printed Page 22669

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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 May 1, 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, MLS, MLS/DME, MLS/RNAV; § 97.31 RADAR SIAPs; § 97.33 RNAV SIAPs; and § 97.35 COPTER SIAPs, Identified as follows:


FDC dateStateCityAirportFDC No.Subject
04/22/09OHClevelandBurke Lakefront9/4657TAKE-OFF MINIMUMS AND OBSTACLE DP, AMDT 4.
04/17/09KSOlatheJohnson County Executive9/4658LOC RWY 36, AMDT 1.
04/17/09KSOlatheJohnson County Executive9/4659LOC RWY 18, AMDT 7A.
04/17/09TXGranburyGranbury Rgnl9/4696GPS RWY 14, ORIG-A.
04/22/09NDBismarckBismarck Muni9/4714ILS OR LOC RWY 31, AMDT 32D.
04/22/09KYSomersetLake Cumberland Rgnl9/4761ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 5, ORIG.
04/20/09OKAltusAltus/Quartz Mountain Rgnl9/4847VOR A, AMDT 4B.
04/22/09MICadillacWexford County9/4903ILS or LOC RWY 7, ORIG.
04/20/09TXHarlingenValley Intl9/4923ILS or LOC RWY 17R, ORIG-A.
04/20/09TXMidlandMidland Intl9/4924ILS or LOC RWY 10, AMDT 14B.
04/20/09WAWalla WallaWalla Walla Rgnl9/4951NDB RWY 20, AMDT 5B.
04/22/09CAPalmdalePalmdale Rgnl/USAF Plant 429/5301RNAV (GPS) RWY 25, ORIG-C.
04/22/09MTBakerBaker Muni9/5302GPS RWY 31, ORIG-A.
04/22/09MTBakerBaker Muni9/5303NDB RWY 31, ORIG.
04/22/09MTBakerBaker Muni9/5305NDB RWY 13, ORIG.
04/23/09ORAuroraAurora State9/5489RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, ORIG-A.
04/24/09AKKianaBob Baker Memorial9/5711TAKE-OFF MINIMUMS AND OBSTACLE DP, ORIG.
04/24/09AKKotlikKotlik9/5745RNAV (GPS) RWY 20, ORIG.
04/24/09AKKotlikKotlik9/5746RNAV (GPS) RWY 2, ORIG.
04/27/09GQGuamGuam Intl9/5900RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 24L, AMDT 1A.
04/27/09GQGuamGuam Intl9/5901RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 24L, ORIG-B.
04/27/09LAHoumaHouma-Terrebonne9/5912VOR RWY 12, AMDT 5B.
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04/22/09MNGrand MaraisGrand Marais/Cook County9/6107NDB RWY 27, ORIG-B.
04/22/09ILChicagoChicago-O Hare Intl9/6120ILS OR LOC RWY 9L, ILS RWY 9L (CAT II), ILS RWY 9L (CAT III), ORIG-A.
04/22/09ILChicagoChicago-O Hare Intl9/6121ILS OR LOC RWY 4R, AMDT 6K.
04/28/09CODenverFront Range9/6125ILS RWY 35, ORIG.
04/28/09CODenverFront Range9/6126ILS RWY 17, ORIG.
04/29/09MNSt CloudSt Cloud Rgnl9/6360VOR/DME RWY 13, ORIG.
04/29/09MNSt CloudSt Cloud Rgnl9/6361VOR RWY 31, ORIG.
04/29/09MNSt CloudSt Cloud Rgnl9/6362RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, ORIG.
04/29/09MNSt CloudSt Cloud Rgnl9/6363RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, ORIG.
04/29/09MNSt CloudSt Cloud Rgnl9/6367ILS OR LOC RWY 31, AMDT 3.
04/29/09OKEl RenoEl Reno Rgnl9/6368NDB RWY 35, AMDT 3B.
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[FR Doc. E9-10990 Filed 5-13-09; 8:45 am]