Federal Register: March 17, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 52)
DOCID: FR Doc 06-2583
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
CFR Citation: 14 CFR Part 97
Docket ID: [Docket No. 30485; Amdt. No. 3159]
ACTION: Airworthiness directives:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Final rule.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
DATES: This rule is effective March 17, 2006. 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 March 17, 2006.
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 National Flight Data Center (FDC)/Permanent Notice to Airmen (P NOTAM), 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, Navigation (Air).
Issued in Washington, DC, on March 10, 2006.
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
02/23/06....... AL Huntsville....... Huntsville Intl 6/2266 Radar1, Amdt 9.
Carl T. Jones Field.
02/23/06....... AK Kotzebue......... Ralph Wien 6/2268 VOR/DME Z Rwy 26, OrigA. Memorial.
02/23/06....... WY Rock Springs Rock Springs 6/2278 RNAV (GPS) Y Rwy 27, Orig. Sweetwater Sweetwater County. County.
02/23/06....... OK Oklahoma City.... Will Rogers World 6/2279 ILS or LOC Rwy 17R, Amdt 10. 02/23/06....... IL Springfield...... Abraham Lincoln 6/2281 ILS or LOC Rwy 4, Amdt 25A. Capital.
02/23/06....... LA Lafayette........ Lafayette 6/2309 ILS or LOC/DME Rwy 4, Orig. Regional.
02/24/06....... MI Escanaba......... Delta County..... 6/2369 VOR Rwy 36, Orig. 03/02/06....... WY Riverton......... Riverton Regional 6/2484 VOR Rwy 10, Amdt 8B. 03/02/06....... MT Helena........... Helena Regional.. 6/2486 ILS Rwy 27, Amdt 1B. 03/02/06....... WY Riverton......... Riverton Regional 6/2488 VOR Rwy 28, Amdt 8B. 02/27/06....... MI Owosso........... Owosso Community. 6/2511 RNAV (GPS) Rwy 10, OrigA. 02/27/06....... MI Harbor Springs... Harbor Springs... 6/2512 RNAV (GPS) Rwy 28, Amdt 1. 02/27/06....... MI Harbor Springs... Harbor Springs... 6/2513 RNAV (GPS) Rwy 10, Orig. 02/27/06....... MI Owosso........... Owosso Community. 6/2514 VOR/DME Rwy 28, Orig. 03/01/06....... MI Escanaba......... Delta County..... 6/2547 LOC BC Rwy 27, Orig. 03/01/06....... MI Flint............ Bishop 6/2548 VOR Rwy 18, Orig. International. 03/01/06....... MI Detroit.......... Detroit 6/2554 RNAV (GPS) Rwy 21L, Amdt 1. Metropolitan Wayne County. 03/01/06....... MI Troy............. Oakland/Troy..... 6/2605 RNAV (GPS) Rwy 9, Orig. 02/27/06....... MI Frankfort........ Frankfort Dow 6/2677 RNAV (GPS) Rwy 33, Orig. Memorial Field. 02/27/06....... MI Frankfort........ Frankfort Dow 6/2679 VOR/DMEA, Orig. Memorial Field. 02/27/06....... MI Frankfort........ Frankfort Dow 6/2678 RNAV (GPS) Rwy 15, Orig. Memorial Field. 03/03/03....... MI Flint............ Bishop 6/2686 Radar1, Amdt 8. International. 03/02/06....... VT BarreMontpelier. Edward F. Knapp 6/2689 ILS Rwy 17, Amdt 5A. State.
03/06/06....... IA Lamoni........... Lamoni Muni...... 6/2691 RNAV (GPS) Rwy 36 Orig. 03/02/06....... CT Windsor Locks.... Bradley Intl..... 6/2697 ILS Rwy 24, Amdt 10. 03/02/06....... ME Presque Isle..... Northern Main 6/2698 VOR Rwy 19, Amdt 10. Regional Arpt at Presque Isle. 03/02/06....... MA Westfield........ Barnes Muni...... 6/2699 ILS Rwy 20, Amdt 5B. 03/02/06....... MA Boston........... General Edward 6/2700 ILS Rwy 4R, ILS Rwy 4R, (Cat 11) Lawrence Logan (Cat 111) ILS Rwy 4R Amdt 9A. Intl.
03/07/06....... NM Santa Teresa..... Dona Ana County 6/2872 RNAV (GPS) Rwy 10, Orig. at Santa Teresa. 03/07/06....... FL Jacksonville..... Craig Muni....... 6/2863 ILS or LOC Rwy 32, Amdt 3D. [[Page 13755]]
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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.