Airworthiness directives: Standard instrument approach procedures,

 
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[Federal Register: September 14, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 177)]

[Rules and Regulations]

[Page 49001-49002]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 97

[Docket No. 29328; Amdt. No. 1888]

RIN 2120-AA65

Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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 the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigation 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.

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 matters 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; or

  3. The Flight Inspection Area Office which originated the SIAP.

    For Purchase

    Individual SIAP copies may be obtained from:

  4. FAA Public Inquiry Center (APA-200), FAA Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; or

  5. 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: Donald P. Pate, Flight Procedure Standards Branch (AMCAFS-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 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 of each SIAP is contained in official FAA form documents which are incorporated by reference in this amendment under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and Sec. 97.20 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). The applicable FAA Forms are identified as FAA Forms 8260-3, 8260-4, and 8260-5. Materials incorporated by reference are available for examination of 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 (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 is effective upon publication of each separate SIAP as contained in the transmittal. Some SIAP amendments may have been previously issued by the FAA in a National Flight Data Center (NFDC) 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 some SIAP amendments may require making them effective in less than 30 days. For the remaining SIAPs, an effective date at least 30 days after publication is provided.

    Further, the SIAPs contained in this amendment are based on the criteria contained in the U.S. Standard for

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    Terminal Instrument Approach Procedures (TERPS). In developing these SIAPs, the TERPS criteria were applied to the conditions existing or anticipated at the affected airports. 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 some 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, Navigation (air).

    Issued in Washington, DC on September 4, 1998. 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 Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, effective at 0901 UTC on the dates specified, as follows:

    PART 97--STANDARD INSTRUMENT APPROACH PROCEDURES

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

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

  7. Part 97 is amended to read as follows:

    Secs. 97.23, 97.25, 97.27, 97.29, 97.31, 97.33, 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, 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 8 October, 1998

    Tallahassee, FL, Tallahasse Regional, ILS RWY 27, Amdt 6 Greensboro, GA, Greene County Regional, LOC RWY 24, Orig Greensboro, GA, Greene County Regional, NDB RWY 24, Orig Boise, ID, Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, VOR/DME OR TACAN RWY 10L, Orig Boise, ID, Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field, NDB RWY 10L, Orig Chicago, IL, Merrill C. Meigs, VOR/DME-A, Orig De Kalb IL, De Kalb Taylor Muni, NDB RWY 27, Amdt 2, CANCELLED De Kalb IL, De Kalb Taylor Muni, NDB RWY 27, Orig Hawesville, KY, Hancock Airfield, NDB OR GPS-A, Amdt 6, CANCELLED Hawesville, KY, Hancock Airfield, VOR OR GPS RWY 15, Amdt 6, CANCELLED Hawesville, KY, Hancock Airfield, VOR RWY 33, Amdt 6, CANCELLED

    * * * Effective 5 November, 1998

    Winfield/Arkansas, KS, Strother Field, VOR RWY 35, Orig-A, CANCELLED

    * * * Effective 3 December, 1998

    Pueblo, CO, Pueblo Memorial, GPS RWY 8L, Orig Pueblo, CO, Pueblo Memorial, GPS RWY 26R, Orig Glenwood, MN, Glenwood Muni, VOR RWY 33, Amdt 2 Glenwood, MN, Glenwood Muni, GPS RWY 33, Orig Slayton, MN, Slayton Muni, GPS RWY 35, Orig Robbinsville, NJ, Trenton-Robbinsville, GPS RWY 11, Orig Robbinsville, NJ, Trenton-Robbinsville, GPS RWY 29, Orig Woodbine, NJ, Woodbine Muni, GPS RWY 19, Orig Millbrook, NY, Sky Acres, VOR-A, Amdt 7 Millbrook, NY, Sky Acres, GPS RWY 17, Orig Millbrook, NY, Sky Acres, GPS RWY 35, Orig New Richmond, WI, New Richmond Muni, GPS RWY 32, Orig

    Note: The FAA published the following amendment in Docket No. 29293, Amdt No. 1881 to Part 97 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (Volume 63, No. 152, Page 42225; dated Friday, August 7, 1998) under Section 97.23 effective October 8, 1998 which is hereby rescinded:

    Camarillo, CA, Camarillo, VOR RWY 26, Amdt 5

    [FR Doc. 98-24615Filed9-11-98; 8:45 am]

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