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Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments

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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 March 1, 2012. 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 1, 2012.

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 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Richard A. Dunham III, 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.

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 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.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 97

Issued in Washington, DC, on February 17, 2012.

John McGraw,

Deputy Director, Flight Standards Service.

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:

PART 97—STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES

1. The authority citation for part 97 continues to read as follows:

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40106, 40113, 40114, 40120, 44502, 44514, 44701, 44719, 44721-44722.

2. Part 97 is amended to read as follows:

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:

* * * Effective Upon Publication

AIRAC dateStateCityAirportFDC No.FDC dateSubject
5-Apr-12WYTorringtonTorrington Muni1/02502/6/12GPS RWY 10, Orig-A
5-Apr-12WYTorringtonTorrington Muni1/02512/6/12GPS RWY 28, Orig-A
5-Apr-12VAOrangeOrange County1/46512/6/12VOR/DME OR GPS A, Amdt 2B
5-Apr-12MTGreat FallsGreat Falls1/63981/31/12RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 03, ORIG
5-Apr-12CACarlsbadMcClellan-Palomar1/66802/6/12ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 24, Amdt 9
5-Apr-12RMMajuro AtollMarshall Islands Intl1/94292/6/12RNAV (GPS) RWY 7, Orig-B
5-Apr-12RMMajuro AtollMarshall Islands Intl1/94302/6/12RNAV (GPS) RWY 25, Orig-B
5-Apr-12FLDestinDestin-Fort Walton Beach2/26952/13/12RNAV (GPS) RWY 14, Amdt 1
5-Apr-12TNMemphisMemphis Intl2/31032/6/12RNAV (GPS) RWY 36L, Amdt 1A
5-Apr-12TNMemphisMemphis Intl2/31052/6/12RNAV (GPS) RWY 36R, Amdt 1B
5-Apr-12TNMemphisMemphis Intl2/31072/6/12ILS OR LOC RWY 18C, Amdtr 1A
5-Apr-12TNMemphisMemphis Intl2/31082/6/12ILS OR LOC RWY 18L, Amdt 2A
5-Apr-12TNMemphisMemphis Intl2/31092/6/12ILS RWY 36C (CAT III), Amdt 3A
5-Apr-12TNMemphisMemphis Intl2/31102/6/12ILS OR LOC RWY 18R, Amdt 14
5-Apr-12TNMemphisMemphis Intl2/31112/6/12ILS OR LOC RWY 36C, Amdt 3A
5-Apr-12TNMemphisMemphis Intl2/31152/6/12ILS RWY 36C (CAT II), Amdt 3A
5-Apr-12IAKeokukKeokuk Muni2/32172/13/12ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 26, Orig-A
5-Apr-12TNMemphisMemphis Intl2/32472/6/12ILS OR LOC RWY 36L, Amdt 14B
5-Apr-12MTMissoulaMissoula Intl2/33361/17/12ILS Z RWY 11, AMDT 12B
5-Apr-12MTMissoulaMissoula Intl2/33371/17/12RNAV (RNP) Z RWY, ORIG-B
5-Apr-12MTRonanRonan2/34641/18/12RNAV (GPS) RWY 34, ORIG
5-Apr-12MTRonanRonan2/34651/18/12RNAV (GPS) RWY 16, ORIG
5-Apr-12TNMemphisMemphis Intl2/37372/6/12RNAV (GPS) RWY 36C, Amdt 1A
5-Apr-12WIMilwaukeeGeneral Mitchell Intl2/43262/13/12Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle DP, Amdt 7
5-Apr-12MAFitchburgFitchburg Muni2/48132/13/12NDB A, Amdt 4B
5-Apr-12MAFitchburgFitchburg Muni2/48142/13/12RNAV (GPS) RWY 32, Orig-A
5-Apr-12CAOntarioOntario Intl2/61702/6/12ILS OR LOC RWY 26L, Amdt 7C
5-Apr-12WASpokaneSpokane Intl2/68272/2/12ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 21, ILS RWY 21 (SA CAT I), ILS RWY 21 (CAT II), ILS RWY 21 (CAT III), AMDT 23
5-Apr-12TNMemphisMemphis Intl2/68322/6/12ILS OR LOC RWY 36R, Amdt 3A
5-Apr-12NCManteoDare County Rgnl2/865512/22/11RNAV (GPS) RWY 5, Orig

[FR Doc. 2012-4692 Filed 2-29-12; 8:45 am]

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