[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 221 (Friday, November 15, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 68704-68705]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26719]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 97

[Docket No. 30928; Amdt. No. 3563]


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 November 15, 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 November 15, 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 
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

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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 25, 2013.
John Duncan,
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:
    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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12/12/13................  AK            Venetie............  Venetie............       3/5254     10/15/13  Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Orig.
12/12/13................  AK            Minchumina.........  Minchumina.........       3/5335     10/15/13  NDB RWY 3, Amdt 3A.
12/12/13................  AK            Minchumina.........  Minchumina.........       3/5336     10/15/13  RNAV (GPS) RWY 3, Orig.
12/12/13................  AK            Minchumina.........  Minchumina.........       3/5340     10/15/13  RNAV (GPS) RWY 21, Orig.
12/12/13................  WA            Everett............  Snohomish County          3/5409     10/15/13  Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Amdt 2.
                                                              (Paine Fld).
12/12/13................  AK            Northway...........  Northway...........       3/6133     10/15/13  RNAV (GPS) RWY 23, Amdt 1.
12/12/13................  AK            Gustavus...........  Gustavus...........       3/6328     10/15/13  RNAV (GPS) RWY 29, Amdt 2.
12/12/13................  IL            Effingham..........  Effingham County          3/7065     10/15/13  RNAV (GPS) RWY 29, Orig.
                                                              Memorial.
12/12/13................  MT            Scobey.............  Scobey.............       3/7755     10/15/13  RNAV (GPS) RWY 12, Orig.
12/12/13................  FL            Tampa..............  Tampa Intl.........       3/9215     10/15/13  RNAV (GPS) RWY 10, Amdt 1A.
12/12/13................  AZ            Fort Huachuca        Sierra Vista Muni-        3/9530     10/15/13  RNAV (GPS) RWY 8, Amdt 1.
                                         Sierra Vista.        Libby AAF.
12/12/13................  CA            Chico..............  Chico Muni.........       3/9848     10/15/13  Takeoff Minimums and (Obstacle) DP, Amdt 6.
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[FR Doc. 2013-26719 Filed 11-14-13; 8:45 am]
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