[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 248 (Monday, December 29, 1997)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 67557-67559]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-33756]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 97

[Docket No. 29073; Amdt. No. 1839]
RIN 2120-AA65


Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This amendment establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes 
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

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safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe 
flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected 
airports.

DATES: An effective date for each SIAP is specified in the amendatory 
provisions.
    Incorporation by reference approved by the Director of the Federal 
Register on December 31, 1980, and reapproved as of January 1, 1982.

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 affected airport 
is located; or
    3. The Flight Inspection Area Office which originated the SIAP.

For Purchase

    Individual SIAP 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.

By Subscription

    Copies of all SIAPs, mailed once every 2 weeks, are for sale by the 
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, 
Washington, DC 20402.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Best, Flight Procedures 
Standards Branch (AFS-420), Technical Programs Division, Flight 
Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-8277.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Ths amendment to part 97 of the Federal 
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 97) establishes, amends, suspends, or 
revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). The complete 
regulatory description on each SIAP is contained in the appropriate FAA 
Form 8260 and the National Flight Data Center (FDC)/Permanent (P) 
Notices to Airmen (NOTAM) which are incorporated by reference in the 
amendment under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and Sec. 97.20 of the 
Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR). 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 of charts 
printed by publishers of aeranuatical 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 
(and FAR) 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.

The Rule

    This amendment to part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 
CFR part 97) establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes SIAPs. For 
safety and timeliness of change consideration, this amendment 
incorporates only specific changes contained in the content of the 
following FDC/P NOTAM for each SIAP. The SIAP information in some 
previously designated FDC/Temporary (FDC/T) NOTAMs is of such duration 
as to be permanent. With conversion to FDC/P NOTAMs, the respective 
FDC/T NOTAMs have been cancelled.
    The FDC/P NOTAMs for the SIAPs contained in this amendment are 
based on the criteria contained in the U.S. Standard for Terminal 
Instrument Approach Procedures (TERPS). The developing these chart 
changes to SIAPs by FDC/P NOTAMs, 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 National Flight Data Center (FDC) Notice to Airmen (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 makes them effective in less 
then 30 days.
    Further, the SIAPs contained in this amendment are based on the 
criteria contained in the 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.

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 evaluations 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, Navigation (air).

    Issued in Washington, DC on November 28, 1997.
Richard O. Gordon,
Acting Director, Flight Standards Service.

Adoption of the Amendment

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, part 97 of 
the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 97) is amended by 
establishing, amending, suspending, or revoking Standards Instrument 
Approach Procedures, effective at 0901 UTC on the dates specified, as 
follows:

PART 97--STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES

    1. The authority citation for part 97 is revised to read as 
follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 40103, 40113, 40120, 44701; 49 U.S.C. 
106(g); and 14 CFR 11.49(b)(2).

    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, ISMLS, 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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        FDC date               State                 City                   Airport           FDC No.                          SIAP                     
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11/13/97...............  LA                 New roads.............  False River Air Park..       7/7436  Loc Rwy 36, Orig...                            
11/13/97...............  MO                 Point Lookout.........  M. Graham Clark.......       7/7425  GPS Rwy 11 Orig...                             
11/16/97...............  MS                 Greenwood.............  Greenwood-LeFlore.....       7/7443  VOR/DME RNAV Rwy 18, Amdt 6...                 
11/16/97...............  MS                 Greenwood.............  Greenwood-LeFlore.....       7/7444  VOR/DME RNAV or GPS Rwy 36, Amdt 3...          
11/17/97...............  CA                 Bakersfield...........  Meadows Field.........       7/7540  ILS Rwy 30R Amdt 27...                         
11/17/97...............  CA                 Bakersfield...........  Meadows Field.........       7/7541  NDB Rwy 30R Amdt 6...                          
11/17/97...............  KY                 Louisville............  Louisville Intl--            7/7531  ILS Rwy 35, ORIG-B...                          
                                                                     Standiford Field.                                                                  
11/17/97...............  KY                 Louisville............  Louisville Intl--            7/7535  ILS Rwy 17, ORIG-B...                          
                                                                     Standiford Field.                                                                  
11/18/97...............  MI                 Grand Rapids..........  Kent County Intl......       7/7557  ILS Rwy 8R, Amdt 5...                          
11/18/97...............  NJ                 Atlantic City.........  Atlantic City Muni/          7/7565  VOR or GPS-B Amdt 1...                         
                                                                     Bader Field.                                                                       
11/20/97...............  AK                 Klawock...............  Klawock...............       7/7621  NDB/DME Rwy 1, Orig...                         
11/21/97...............  NC                 Edenton...............  Northeastern Regional.       7/7654  GPS Rwy 1, Orig...                             
11/21/97...............  NC                 Elizabeth City........  Elizabeth City Coast         7/7655  VOR/DME or GPS Rwy 19, Amdt 10...              
                                                                     Guard Air Station/                                                                 
                                                                     Muni.                                                                              
11/21/97...............  NC                 Elizabeth City........  Elizabeth City Coast         7/7656  NDB Rwy 10, Orig...                            
                                                                     Guard Air Station/                                                                 
                                                                     Muni.                                                                              
11/21/97...............  NC                 Elizabeth City........  Elizabeth City Coast         7/7657  VOR/DME or GPS Rwy 10, Orig...                 
                                                                     Guard Air Station/                                                                 
                                                                     Muni.                                                                              
11/21/97...............  NC                 Elizabeth City........  Elizabeth City Coast         7/7658  VOR/DME or GPS Rwy 28, Orig...                 
                                                                     Guard Air Station/                                                                 
                                                                     Muni.                                                                              
11/21/97...............  NC                 Elizabeth City........  Elizabeth City Coast         7/7659  VOR/DME or GPS Rwy 1, Amdt 11...               
                                                                     Guard Air Station/                                                                 
                                                                     Muni.                                                                              
11/21/97...............  TX                 Amarillo..............  Amarillo Intl.........       7/7650  ILS Rwy 4, Amdt 21A...                         
11/24/97...............  NE                 Holdrege..............  Brewster Field........       7/7697  NDB or GPS Rwy 18, Amdt 6...                   
11/24/97...............  NE                 Holdrege..............  Brewster Field........       7/7699  VOR/DME or GPS-A, Amdt 2...                    
11/24/97...............  WV                 Parkersburg...........  Wood County Airport--        7/7698  ILS Rwy 3 Amdt 11...                           
                                                                     Gill Robb Wilson                                                                   
                                                                     Field.                                                                             
11/25/97...............  CA                 Sacramento............  Sacramento Mather.....       7/7744  VOR/DME or GPS Rwy 22L Orig...                 
11/25/97...............  VA                 Charlottesville.......  Charlottesville--Albem       7/7729  ILS Rwy 3 Amdt 12...                           
                                                                     arle.                                                                              
11/25/97...............  VA                 Charlottesville.......  Charlottesville--Albem       7/7740  NDB Rwy 3 Amdt 15...                           
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[FR Doc. 97-33756 Filed 12-24-97; 8:45 am]
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