Federal Register: October 4, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 191)
DOCID: FR Doc 05-19745
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
CFR Citation: 14 CFR Part 97
Docket ID: [Docket No. 30458; Amdt. No. 3135]
ACTION: Airworthiness standards:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Final rule.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
DATES: This rule is effective October 4, 2005. The compliance date for each SIAP 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 October 4, 2005.
This amendment amends Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed 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.
Standard instrument approach procedures,
This amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 97 (14 CFR Part 97) amends Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). The complete regulatory description of each SIAP is contained in the appropriate FAA Form 8260, as modified by the the National Flight Data Center (FDC)/Permanent Notice to Airmen (PNOTAM), which is incorporated by reference in the amendment under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and Sec. 97.20 of the Code of Federal Regulations. 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 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.
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/PNOTAMs.
The SIAPs, as modified by FDC PNOTAM, and contained in this amendment are based on the criteria contained in the U.S. Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS). In developing these chart changes to SIAPs, the TERPS criteria were applied to only these 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.
Further, the SIAPs contained in this amendment are based on the criteria contained in TERPS. 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.
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 97
Air Traffic Control, Airports, Incorporation by reference, and Navigation (Air).
Issued in Washington, DC, on September 23, 2005. James J. Ballough,
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 97STANDARD 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, 4472144722.
2. Part 97 is amended to read as follows:
Sec. Sec. 97.23, 97.25, 97.27, 97.29, 97.31, 97.33, and
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/DME, MLS/RNAV;
Sec. 97.31 RADAR SIAPs; Sec. 97.33 RNAV SIAPs; and Sec. 97.35 COPTER SIAPs, Identified as follows:
* * * Effective upon publication
FDC date State City Airport FDC No. Subject 09/19/05............... WY Cheyenne............. Cheyenne Regional/ 5/8498 RNAV (GPS) Rwy 27, OrigA Jerry Olson Field. [[Page 57748]]
09/19/05............... ID Idaho Falls.......... Idaho Falls Regional. 5/8505 NDB Rwy 20, Amdt 10B 09/19/05............... ID Idaho Falls.......... Idaho Falls Regional. 5/8520 ILS Rwy 20, Amdt 11C 09/19/05............... UT Cedar City........... Cedar City Regional.. 5/8521 ILS OR LOC Rwy 20, Amdt 3C 09/19/05............... UT Provo................ Provo Muni........... 5/8522 ILS OR LOC/DME Rwy 13, OrigA 09/19/05............... UT Roosevelt............ Roosevelt Muni....... 5/8523 RNAV (GPS) Rwy 25, OrigA 09/19/05............... UT Roosevelt............ Roosevelt Muni....... 5/8524 VOR/DME RNAV Rwy 25, Amdt 2A 09/19/05............... UT Provo................ Provo Muni........... 5/8526 VOR/DME Rwy 13, Amdt 1A 09/19/05............... UT Provo................ Provo Muni........... 5/8527 VOR Rwy 13, Amdt 3A 09/19/05............... UT Moab................. Canyon Lands Field... 5/8528 VORA, Amdt 10A [FR Doc. 0519745 Filed 10305; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Donald P. Pate, Flight Procedure Standards Branch (AFS420), 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.