[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 13, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 10060-10062]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03146]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 97

[Docket No. 30885; Amdt. No. 3520]


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.

DATES: This rule is effective February 13, 2013. 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 February 13, 2013.

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

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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 February 1, 2013.
John M. Allen,
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.


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2. Part 97 is amended to read as follows:
    Sec. Sec.  97.23, 97.25, 97.27, 97.29, 97.31, 97.33 and 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, 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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7-Mar-13.............  TX.............  Palacios...........  Palacios Muni......       3/1794     01/11/13  This NOTAM, published in TL 13-05, is hereby
                                                                                                             rescinded in its entirety.
                       ...............  ...................  ...................  ...........  ...........  ............................................
7-Mar-13.............  ID.............  Pocatello..........  Pocatello Rgnl.....       2/2570     01/16/13  VOR Rwy 3, Amdt 17
7-Mar-13.............  ID.............  Pocatello..........  Pocatello Rgnl.....       2/2572     01/16/13  RNAV (GPS) Rwy 3, Amdt 1A
7-Mar-13.............  CA.............  Apple Valley.......  Apple Valley.......       2/4862     01/23/13  RNAV (GPS) Z Rwy 18, Orig
7-Mar-13.............  CA.............  Apple Valley.......  Apple Valley.......       2/4868     01/23/13  RNAV (GPS) Y Rwy 18, Amdt 1
7-Mar-13.............  CA.............  Mountain View......  Moffett Federal           2/6390     01/16/13  TACAN Rwy 32L, Orig
                                                              Afld.
7-Mar-13.............  CA.............  Mountain View......  Moffett Federal           2/6396     01/16/13  ILS or LOC/DME Rwy 32R, Orig
                                                              Afld.
7-Mar-13.............  CA.............  Mountain View......  Moffett Federal           2/6397     01/16/13  LOC/DME Rwy 14L, Orig
                                                              Afld.
7-Mar-13.............  CA.............  Mountain View......  Moffett Federal           2/6398     01/16/13  TACAN Rwy 32R, Orig
                                                              Afld.
7-Mar-13.............  CA.............  Willits............  Ells Field-Willits        3/1482     01/18/13  RNAV (GPS) Rwy 34, Amdt 1
                                                              Muni.

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7-Mar-13.............  CA.............  Willits............  Ells Field-Willits        3/1491     01/18/13  RNAV (GPS) Rwy 16, Amdt 1
                                                              Muni.
7-Mar-13.............  CA.............  Van Nuys...........  Van Nuys...........       3/1631     01/18/13  VOR A, Amdt 4
7-Mar-13.............  CA.............  Van Nuys...........  Van Nuys...........       3/1632     01/18/13  VOR/DME or GPS B, Amdt 2A
7-Mar-13.............  CA.............  Van Nuys...........  Van Nuys...........       3/1633     01/18/13  LDA C, Amdt 2B
7-Mar-13.............  CA.............  Van Nuys...........  Van Nuys...........       3/1634     01/18/13  ILS Rwy 16R, Amdt 5F
7-Mar-13.............  PA.............  Chambersburg.......  Franklin County           3/2081     01/24/13  RNAV (GPS) Rwy 6, Orig
                                                              Rgnl.
7-Mar-13.............  PA.............  Chambersburg.......  Franklin County           3/2082     01/24/13  RNAV (GPS) Rwy 24, Orig
                                                              Rgnl.
7-Mar-13.............  PA.............  Chambersburg.......  Franklin County           3/2083     01/24/13  VOR/DME B, Amdt 2
                                                              Rgnl.
7-Mar-13.............  LA.............  Jonesboro..........  Jonesboro..........       3/2484     01/18/13  RNAV (GPS) Rwy 18, Orig
7-Mar-13.............  LA.............  Jonesboro..........  Jonesboro..........       3/2485     01/18/13  RNAV (GPS) Rwy 36, Orig
7-Mar-13.............  ME.............  Bar Harbor.........  Hancock County-Bar        3/2504     01/16/13  Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Amdt 4
                                                              Harbor.
7-Mar-13.............  NM.............  Zuni Pueblo........  Black Rock.........       3/2558     01/16/13  VOR/DME Rwy 6, Amdt 2A
7-Mar-13.............  MN.............  Long Prairie.......  Todd Field.........       3/2560     01/16/13  RNAV (GPS) Rwy 34, Amdt 1
7-Mar-13.............  ID.............  Lewiston...........  Lewiston-Nez Perce        3/2608     01/18/13  ILS Rwy 26, Amdt 13
                                                              County.
7-Mar-13.............  PA.............  Bedford............  Bedford County.....       3/2756     01/16/13  VOR A, Amdt 1
7-Mar-13.............  PA.............  Bedford............  Bedford County.....       3/2757     01/16/13  RNAV (GPS) Rwy 14, Amdt 1
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