[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 215 (Tuesday, November 6, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 66536-66539]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-26825]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 97

[Docket No. 30867; Amdt. No. 3502]


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

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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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.

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DATES: This rule is effective November 6, 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 November 6, 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 
Sec.  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

    Air Traffic Control, Airports, Incorporation by reference, and 
Navigation (Air).

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 12, 2012.
Ray Towles,
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

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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.


Sec. Sec.  97.23, 97.25, 97.27, 97.29, 97.31, 97.33, 97.35  [Amended]

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2. Part 97 is amended to read as follows:
    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, 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 Upon Publication


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       AIRAC date              State              City               Airport         FDC No.      FDC date                     Subject
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15-Nov-12...............  AK              St Paul Island.....  St Paul Island....       2/0145     09/25/12  LOC/DME BC RWY 18, Amdt 4A

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15-Nov-12...............  WI              Portage............  Portage Muni......       2/0300     09/25/12  VOR/DME RNAV OR GPS RWY 17, Amdt 4
15-Nov-12...............  AR              Fort Smith.........  Fort Smith Rgnl...       2/0387     09/26/12  RADAR-1, Amdt 8B
15-Nov-12...............  MI              Saginaw............  MBS Intl..........       2/0437     09/25/12  VOR RWY 14, Amdt 13B
15-Nov-12...............  AL              Muscle Shoals......  Northwest Alabama        2/0580     09/25/12  VOR/DME RWY 11, Amdt 6
                                                                Rgnl.
15-Nov-12...............  AL              Muscle Shoals......  Northwest Alabama        2/0586     09/25/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 18, Orig
                                                                Rgnl.
15-Nov-12...............  AL              Muscle Shoals......  Northwest Alabama        2/0587     09/25/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Orig-A
                                                                Rgnl.
15-Nov-12...............  KS              Pittsburg..........  Atkinson Muni.....       2/0645     09/25/12  VOR/DME RWY 4, Amdt 3B
15-Nov-12...............  MI              Mackinac Island....  Mackinac Island...       2/1097     09/25/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 26, Orig
15-Nov-12...............  MO              Branson............  M. Graham Clark          2/1101     09/26/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 12, Orig
                                                                Downtown.
15-Nov-12...............  MO              Branson............  M. Graham Clark          2/1103     09/26/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 30, Orig
                                                                Downtown.
15-Nov-12...............  VT              Burlington.........  Burlington Intl...       2/1123     10/03/12  RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 15, Orig-A
15-Nov-12...............  NY              New York...........  John F Kennedy           2/1321     09/25/12  VOR OR GPS RWY 13L/13R, Amdt 18B
                                                                Intl.
15-Nov-12...............  CA              Fullerton..........  Fullerton Muni....       2/1328     09/25/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 24, Orig
15-Nov-12...............  MO              Fredericktown......  A. Paul Vance            2/1909     09/25/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 1, Orig-B
                                                                Fredericktown
                                                                Rgnl.
15-Nov-12...............  MO              Fredericktown......  A. Paul Vance            2/1910     09/25/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, Orig-B
                                                                Fredericktown
                                                                Rgnl.
15-Nov-12...............  IL              Morris.............  Morris Muni-James        2/2119     09/25/12  VOR-A, Orig-B
                                                                R. Washburn Field.
15-Nov-12...............  OK              Muskogee...........  Davis Field.......       2/2507     09/25/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 31, Amdt 1A
15-Nov-12...............  OK              Muskogee...........  Davis Field.......       2/2508     09/25/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, Amdt 1
15-Nov-12...............  OK              Muskogee...........  Davis Field.......       2/2509     09/25/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 13, Orig
15-Nov-12...............  OK              Muskogee...........  Davis Field.......       2/2510     09/25/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Orig
15-Nov-12...............  WI              Milwaukee..........  General Mitchell         2/3463     09/25/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 1L, Amdt 1
                                                                Intl.
15-Nov-12...............  NY              Ticonderoga........  Ticonderoga Muni..       2/3747     09/25/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 2, Amdt 1
15-Nov-12...............  NY              Ticonderoga........  Ticonderoga Muni..       2/3749     09/25/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 20, Amdt 1
15-Nov-12...............  VT              Burlington.........  Burlington Intl...       2/4029     10/03/12  VOR RWY 1, Amdt 11E
15-Nov-12...............  VT              Burlington.........  Burlington Intl...       2/4031     10/03/12  ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 33, Amdt 1
15-Nov-12...............  VT              Burlington.........  Burlington Intl...       2/4032     10/03/12  ILS OR LOC/DME RWY 15, Amdt 23C
15-Nov-12...............  VT              Burlington.........  Burlington Intl...       2/4033     10/03/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 1, Orig-A
15-Nov-12...............  VT              Burlington.........  Burlington Intl...       2/4039     10/03/12  RNAV (GPS) Y RWY 33, Orig
15-Nov-12...............  VT              Burlington.........  Burlington Intl...       2/4045     10/03/12  RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 15, Orig-C
15-Nov-12...............  VT              Burlington.........  Burlington Intl...       2/4047     10/03/12  RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 33, Orig
15-Nov-12...............  NH              Manchester.........  Manchester........       2/4212     09/25/12  VOR/DME RWY 17, Orig-D
15-Nov-12...............  AZ              Payson.............  Payson............       2/5187     09/25/12  TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND (OBSTACLE) DP, Amdt 1
15-Nov-12...............  SC              Greenville.........  Greenville               2/5731     09/26/12  NDB RWY 1, Amdt 22
                                                                Downtown.
15-Nov-12...............  SC              Greenville.........  Greenville               2/5732     09/26/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, Orig
                                                                Downtown.
15-Nov-12...............  SC              Greenville.........  Greenville               2/5733     09/26/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 19, Orig
                                                                Downtown.
15-Nov-12...............  NJ              Newark.............  Newark Liberty           2/5734     10/03/12  RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 4R, Orig-B
                                                                Intl.
15-Nov-12...............  NJ              Newark.............  Newark Liberty           2/5735     10/03/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 4L, Amdt 2
                                                                Intl.
15-Nov-12...............  SC              Greenville.........  Greenville               2/5736     09/26/12  ILS OR LOC RWY 1, Amdt 29
                                                                Downtown.
15-Nov-12...............  SC              Greenville.........  Greenville               2/5737     09/26/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 1, Orig
                                                                Downtown.
15-Nov-12...............  NJ              Newark.............  Newark Liberty           2/5738     10/03/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 22R, Amdt 1B
                                                                Intl.
15-Nov-12...............  NJ              Newark.............  Newark Liberty           2/5740     10/03/12  RNAV (RNP) Y RWY 22L, Orig-F
                                                                Intl.
15-Nov-12...............  NJ              Newark.............  Newark Liberty           2/5742     10/03/12  RNAV (RNP) Y RWY 29, Amdt 1
                                                                Intl.
15-Nov-12...............  NJ              Newark.............  Newark Liberty           2/5745     10/03/12  RNAV (GPS) Z RWY 22L, Amdt 1D
                                                                Intl.
15-Nov-12...............  NJ              Newark.............  Newark Liberty           2/5747     10/03/12  RNAV (RNP) Z RWY 29, Orig-C
                                                                Intl.
15-Nov-12...............  NJ              Newark.............  Newark Liberty           2/5748     10/03/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 11, Orig-C
                                                                Intl.
15-Nov-12...............  TX              Tyler..............  Tyler Pounds Rgnl.       2/6150     09/26/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Amdt 2
15-Nov-12...............  MO              St Louis...........  Lambert-St Louis         2/6872     09/26/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 6, Amdt 1
                                                                Intl.
15-Nov-12...............  AR              Marianna...........  Marianna/Lee             2/7417     09/06/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Orig
                                                                County-Steve
                                                                Edwards Field.
15-Nov-12...............  AR              Marianna...........  Marianna/Lee             2/7419     09/06/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 18, Orig
                                                                County-Steve
                                                                Edwards Field.
15-Nov-12...............  OH              Chillicothe........  Ross County.......       2/7420     09/06/12  VOR RWY 23, Amdt 3C
15-Nov-12...............  NM              Hobbs..............  Lea County Rgnl...       2/7421     09/06/12  TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND (OBSTACLE) DP, Orig
15-Nov-12...............  NE              Gordon.............  Gordon Muni.......       2/7422     09/25/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 4, Amdt 1
15-Nov-12...............  FL              Sebastian..........  Sebastian Muni....       2/7940     09/26/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 22, Orig
15-Nov-12...............  WV              Martinsburg........  Eastern WV Rgnl/         2/8018     09/26/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 26, Orig
                                                                Shepherd Fld.

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15-Nov-12...............  WV              Martinsburg........  Eastern WV Rgnl/         2/8019     09/26/12  ILS OR LOC RWY 26, Amdt 8
                                                                Shepherd Fld.
15-Nov-12...............  WV              Martinsburg........  Eastern WV Rgnl/         2/8020     09/26/12  VOR-A, Amdt 9A
                                                                Shepherd Fld.
15-Nov-12...............  WV              Martinsburg........  Eastern WV Rgnl/         2/8021     09/26/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 8, Orig
                                                                Shepherd Fld.
15-Nov-12...............  IL              Moline.............  Quad City Intl....       2/8601     09/25/12  TAKEOFF MINIMUMS AND (OBSTACLE) DP, Amdt 1
15-Nov-12...............  IL              Morris.............  Morris Muni-James        2/9013     09/25/12  RNAV (GPS) RWY 36, Amdt-1
                                                                R. Washburn Field.
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