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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 March 4, 2011. 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 March 4, 2011.


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 Start Printed Page 11945incorporates 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 February 18, 2011.

John McGraw,

Deputy Director, Flight Standards Service.

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Adoption of the Amendment

Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, Title 14, Code of Federal regulations, part 97, 14 CFR part 97, is amended by amending Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, effective at 0901 UTC on the dates specified, as follows:

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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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§§ 97.23, 97.25, 97.27, 97.29, 97.31, 97.33, 97.35 [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, MLS, MLS/DME, MLS/RNAV; § 97.31 RADAR SIAPs; § 97.33 RNAV SIAPs; and § 97.35 COPTER SIAPs, Identified as follows:

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AIRAC dateStateCityAirportFDC No.FDC dateSubject
7-Apr-11WIStevens PointStevens Point Muni0/72902/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 3, Orig
7-Apr-11ILChicagoChicago-O'Hare Intl0/75062/7/11ILS OR LOC RWY 9L, ILS RWY 9L (CAT II), ILS RWY 9L (CAT III), Orig-B
7-Apr-11NENebraska CityNebraska City Muni0/83162/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 15, Orig
7-Apr-11NENebraska CityNebraska City Muni0/83182/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 33, Orig
7-Apr-11NESuperiorSuperior Muni0/99152/14/11VOR/DME OR GPS A, Amdt 1
7-Apr-11NCSmithfieldJohnston County1/15351/26/11ILS OR LOC RWY 3, Amdt 1
7-Apr-11SCAikenAiken Muni1/26102/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 7, Orig
7-Apr-11PALancasterLancaster1/26112/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 26, Amdt 1A
7-Apr-11ILFairfieldFairfield Muni1/27422/8/11Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2
7-Apr-11NEGordonGordon Muni1/27432/8/11Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 2
7-Apr-11NDMinotMinot Intl1/27442/7/11Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 3
7-Apr-11TNMemphisMemphis Intl1/29732/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 9, Amdt 1
7-Apr-11TNMemphisMemphis Intl1/29742/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 27, Amdt 1
7-Apr-11NCAshevilleAsheville Rgnl1/29762/8/11ILS OR LOC RWY 34, Amdt 23G
7-Apr-11FLBoca RatonBoca Raton1/29772/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, Orig-A
7-Apr-11FLBoca RatonBoca Raton1/29782/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, Orig
7-Apr-11LALake CharlesLake Charles Rgnl1/29862/7/11RADAR-1, Amdt 5B
7-Apr-11TXKenedyKarnes County1/30032/7/11Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig
7-Apr-11MNMoorheadMoorhead Muni1/30042/7/11VOR A, Amdt 1A
7-Apr-11NYBuffaloBuffalo Airfield1/32992/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Orig
7-Apr-11WVSummersvilleSummersville1/33012/7/11Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 3
7-Apr-11OKOklahoma CityWiley Post1/33302/7/11RADAR-1, Amdt 2
7-Apr-11ILCahokia/St. LouisSt Louis Downtown1/33312/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 12R, Orig
7-Apr-11ILCahokia/St. LouisSt Louis Downtown1/33322/7/11ILS OR LOC RWY 30L, Amdt 9
7-Apr-11ILSpringfieldAbraham Lincoln Capital1/33342/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, Orig
7-Apr-11MNMaple LakeMaple Lake Muni1/33352/7/11GPS RWY 28, Orig
7-Apr-11TNMemphisMemphis Intl1/33432/7/11ILS OR LOC RWY 18C, Amdt 1
7-Apr-11NEMcCookMcCook Ben Nelson Rgnl1/33462/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 30, Orig
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7-Apr-11TNMemphisMemphis Intl1/33472/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 36R, Amdt 1A
7-Apr-11TXPort IsabelPort Isabel—Cameron County1/34062/7/11VOR A, Amdt 6
7-Apr-11FLApalachicolaApalachicola Regional1/34882/7/11RNAV (GPS) A, Orig
7-Apr-11FLFort MyersPage Field1/34952/7/11GPS RWY 31, Orig-A
7-Apr-11FLFort MyersPage Field1/34962/7/11ILS RWY 5, Amdt 6E
7-Apr-11FLFort MyersPage Field1/34972/7/11VOR WY 13, Orig-B
7-Apr-11MEPortlandPortland Intl Jetport1/35062/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 29, Amdt 1
7-Apr-11TXFredericksburgGillespie County1/35732/7/11VOR/DME A, Amdt 3
7-Apr-11TXFredericksburgGillespie County1/35742/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Orig
7-Apr-11TXFredericksburgGillespie County1/35752/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Orig
7-Apr-11NMAlbuquerqueAlbuquerque Intl Sunport1/36642/8/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Amdt 1
7-Apr-11TXPort IsabelPort Isabel—Cameron County1/36682/8/11VOR/DME B, Amdt 3
7-Apr-11COAspenAspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field1/36992/7/11LOC/DME E, Amdt 1
7-Apr-11COAspenAspen-Pitkin Co/Sardy Field1/37012/7/11VOR/DME OR GPS C, Amdt 4F
7-Apr-11VAWinchesterWinchester Rgnl1/37372/7/11Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig
7-Apr-11KYLexingtonBlue Grass1/37792/7/11ILS OR LOC RWY 22, Amdt 20
7-Apr-11DCWashingtonWashington Dulles Intl1/37892/7/11ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 12, Amdt 9
7-Apr-11DCWashingtonWashington Dulles Intl1/37902/7/11RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 1R, Amdt 1
7-Apr-11SCAllendaleAllendale County1/37932/7/11GPS RWY 17, Orig
7-Apr-11SCAllendaleAllendale County1/37952/7/11VOR OR GPS A, Amdt 5
7-Apr-11SCAllendaleAllendale County1/37962/7/11GPS RWY 35, Amdt 1
7-Apr-11VASouth BostonWilliam M Tuck1/38192/7/11VOR A, Amdt 8
7-Apr-11VASouth BostonWilliam M Tuck1/38202/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 1, Orig
7-Apr-11VASouth BostonWilliam M Tuck1/38212/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, Orig
7-Apr-11SCColumbiaJim Hamilton L.B. Owens1/40172/8/11GPS RWY 31, Orig
7-Apr-11NCShelbyShelby-Cleveland County Rgnl1/40952/7/11NDB RWY 23, Amdt 1
7-Apr-11NCShelbyShelby-Cleveland County Rgnl1/40972/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, Amdt 1
7-Apr-11MSBay St LouisStennis Intl1/41202/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 18, Orig-A
7-Apr-11TNMemphisGeneral DeWitt Spain1/41702/7/11VOR RWY 17, Orig-A
7-Apr-11VAOrangeOrange County1/41712/7/11GPS RWY 8, Orig-A
7-Apr-11GAGriffinGriffin-Spalding County1/41722/7/11NDB RWY 32, Orig-A
7-Apr-11TXMidlandMidland Intl1/41952/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, Amdt 1
7-Apr-11NCRocky MountRocky Mount—Wilson Rgnl1/44412/7/11ILS OR LOC RWY 4, Amdt 16
7-Apr-11TNTullahomaTullahoma Rgnl Arpt/Wm Northern Field1/44492/7/11VOR WY 24, Orig-B
7-Apr-11VARichmondChesterfield County1/44802/7/11ILS OR LOC RWY 33, Amdt 2
7-Apr-11NMAlbuquerqueAlbuquerque Intl Sunport1/45052/3/11ILS OR LOC RWY 8, Amdt 5E
7-Apr-11TXFort WorthFort Worth Meacham Intl1/45572/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 16, Amdt 1
7-Apr-11TXHoustonWillam P Hobby1/45582/7/11ILS OR LOC RWY 12R, Amdt 12
7-Apr-11TXHoustonWillam P Hobby1/45592/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Amdt 2
7-Apr-11TNTullahomaTullahoma Rgnl Arpt/Wm Northern Field1/45752/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Orig-C
7-Apr-11TNTullahomaTullahoma Rgnl Arpt/Wm Northern Field1/45762/7/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, Orig-A
7-Apr-11TXCaldwellCaldwell Muni1/61332/14/11Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Orig
7-Apr-11TXClevelandCleveland Muni1/61542/14/11VOR A, Amdt 4B
7-Apr-11TXClevelandCleveland Muni1/62832/14/11GPS RWY 16, Orig-B
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[FR Doc. 2011-4579 Filed 3-3-11; 8:45 am]