Federal Register: February 13, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 30)

DOCID: FR Doc 01-3655

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

CFR Citation: 14 CFR Part 97

Docket ID: [Docket No. 30229; Amdt. No. 2035]

NOTICE: RULES

ACTION: Airworthiness directives:

DOCUMENT ACTION: Final rule.

SUBJECT CATEGORY:

Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments

DATES: An effective date for each SIAP is specified in the amendatory provisions.

Incorporation by referenceapproved by the Director of the Federal Register on December 31, 1980, and reapproved as of January 1, 1982.

DOCUMENT SUMMARY:

This amendment establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) 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, addition of new obstacles, or changes in 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.

SUMMARY:

Standard instrument approach procedures,

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

This amendment to part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 97) establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). The complete regulatory description of each SIAP is contained in official FAA form documents which are incorporated by
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reference in this amendment under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and Sec. 97.20 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). The applicable FAA Forms are identified as FAA Forms 82603, 82604, and 82605. Materials incorporated by reference are available for examination or purchase as stated above.

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. The provisions of this amendment state the affected CFR (and FAR) sections, with the types and effective dates of the SIAPs. This amendment also identifies the airport, its location, the procedure identification and the amendment number.

The Rule

This amendment to part 97 is effective upon publication of each separate SIAP as contained in the transmittal. Some SIAP amendments may have been previously issued by the FAA in a National Flight Data Center (NFDC) Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) as an emergency action of immediate flight safety relating directly to published aeronautical charts. The circumstances which created the need for some SIAP amendments may require making them effective in less than 30 days. For the remaining SIAPs, an effective date at least 30 days after publication is provided.

Further, the SIAPs contained in this amendment are based on the criteria contained in the U.S. Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS). In developing these SIAPs, the TERPS criteria were applied to the conditions existing or anticipated at the affected airports. 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 some 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 ass 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

Air traffic control, Airports, Navigation (air).

Issued in Washington, DC on February 2, 2001.
L. Nicholas Lacey,
Director, Flight Standards Service.

Adoption of the Amendment

Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 97) is amended by establishing, amending, suspending, or revoking Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, effective at 0901 UTC on the dates specified, as follows:

PART 97STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES

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

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40120, 44701; and 14 CFR 11.49(b)(2).

2. Part 97 is amended to read as follows:
Secs. 97.23, 97.25, 97.27, 97.29, 97.31, 97.33, 97.35 [Amended]

By amending: Sec. 97.23 VOR, VOR/DME, VOR or TACAN, and VOR/DME or TACAN; Sec. 97.25 LOC, LOC/DME, LDA, LDA/DME, SDF, SDF/DME; Sec. 97.27 NDB, NDB/DME; Sec. 97.29 ILS, ILS/DME, ISMLS, MLS, MLS/DME, MLS/RNAV; Sec. 97.31 RADAR SIAPs; Sec. 97.33 RNAV SIAPs; and Sec. 97.35 COPTER SIAPs, identified as follows:
* * * Effective March 22, 2001
Aniak, AK, Aniak, LOC/DME RWY 10, Amdt 3
Aniak, AK, Aniak, ILS/DME RWY 10, Amdt 7
Aniak, AK, Aniak, NDBA, Amdt 1
Aniak, AK, Aniak, NDB/DME RWY 28, Amdt 3
Aniak, AK, Aniak, GPS RWY 10, Orig, CANCELLED
Aniak, AK, Aniak, RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, Orig
Aniak, AK, Aniak, RNAV (GPS) RWY 28, Orig
Barrow, AK, Wiley PostWill Rogers Mem, VOR/DME RWY 24, Amdt 1 Barrow, AK, Wiley PostWill Rogers Mem, LOC/DME BC RWY 24, Amdt 3 Barrow, AK, Wiley PostWill Rogers Mem, GPS RWY 6, Orig, CANCELLED Barrow, AK, Wiley PostWill Rogers Mem, RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, Orig Foley, AL, Foley Muni, GPS RWY 18, Orig CANCELLED
Foley, AL, Foley Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 18, Orig
Foley, AL, Foley Muni, GPS RWY 36, Orig, CANCELLED
Foley, AL, Foley Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Orig
Sacramento, CA, Mather Field, ILS RWY 22L, Amdt 1
Salmon, ID, Lemhi Co, VOR/DMEB, Orig
Salmon, ID, Lemhi Co, RNAVC, Orig
Ames, IA, Ames Muni, NDB OR GPS RWY 1, Amdt 1B
Ames, IA, Ames Muni, GPS RWY 19, OrigA
Des Moines, IA, Des Moines Intl, NDB OR GPS RWY 31R, Amdt 19A Spencer, IA, Spencer Muni, VOR OR GPS RWY 12, Amdt 2B
Spencer IA, Spencer Muni, NDB RWY 12, Amdt 1B
Alexandria, MN, Chandler Field, VOR RWY 22, Amdt 15
Alexandria, MN, Chandler Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, Orig
Moorehead, MN, Moorhead Muni, VORA, Amdt 1
Moorhead, MN, Moorhead Muni, GPS RWY 30, Orig, CANCELLED
Moorhead, MN, Moorhead Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 30, Orig
Cape Girardeau, MO, Cape Girardeau Regional, LOC/DME BC RWY 28, Amdt 6A
Cape Girardeau, MO, Cape Girardeau Regional, NDB OR GPS RWY 10, Amdt 9A
Joplin, MO, Joplin Regional, LOC BC RWY 31, Amdt 20A
Imperial, NE, Imperial Muni, NDB RWY 31, Amdt 3
Imperial, NE, Imperial Muni, GPS RWY 31, Orig, CANCELLED
Imperial, NE, Imperial Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, Orig
Sidney, NY Sidney Muni, RNAV (GPS) RWY 7, Orig
Sidney, NY Sidney Muni, VOR/DME or GPSB, Amdt 2B, CANCELLED Watertown, NY, Watertown Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 7, Orig
Zanesville, OH, Zanesville Muni, NDB OR GPSA, Amdt 1, CANCELLED Perkasie, PA, Pennridge, GPS RWY 8, Orig, CANCELLED
Perkasie, PA, Pennridge, GPS RWY 26, Orig, CANCELLED
Perkasie, PA, Pennridge, RNAV (GPS) RWY 8, Orig
Perkasie, PA, Pennridge, RNAV (GPS) RWY 26, Orig
Dayton, TN, Mark Anton, GPS RWY 21, Orig, CANCELLED
Dayton, TN, Mark Anton, RNAV (GPS) RWY 21, Orig
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Del Rio, TX, Del Rio Intl, LOC RWY 13, Orig
Del Rio, TX, Del Rio Intl, NDB RWY 13, Orig
Del Rio, TX, Del Rio Intl, LOC RWY 13, Amdt 4, CANCELLED
Del Rio, TX, Del Rio Intl, NDB RWY 13, Amdt 3, CANCELLED
Houston, TX, George Bush Intercontinental, ILS RWY 8, Amdt 19 Houston, TX, William P. Hobby, ILS RWY 30L, Amdt 5
Salt Lake City, UT, Salt Lake City Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 34L, Orig Salt Lake City, UT, Salt Lake City Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 34R, Orig Salt Lake City, UT, Salt Lake City Intl, RNAV (GPS) RWY 35, Orig [FR Doc. 013655 Filed 21201; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 491013M

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT

Donald P. Pate, Flight Procedure Standards Branch (AMCAFS420), 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) 9544164.