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14 CFR Part 97

[Docket No. 30479; Amdt. No. 3153]

Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: This amendment amends 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 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 9, 2006. The compliance date for each SIAP 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 9, 2006.

ADDRESSES: For Examination--

1. FAA Rules Docket, FAA Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Ave, SW., Washington, DC 20591;

2. The FAA Regional Office of the region in which affected airport is located; or

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.

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: Donald P. Pate, 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 amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, part 97 (14 CFR part 97) amends Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). The complete regulatory description of each SIAP is contained in the appropriate FAA Form 8260, as modified by the the National Flight Data Center (FDC)/Permanent Notice to Airmen (P-NOTAM), which is incorporated by reference in the amendment under 5 U.S.C. 552(a), 1 CFR part 51, and § 97.20 of the Code of Federal Regulations. 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 theFederal Registerexpensive 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 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 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 thisamendment are based on the criteria contained in the U.S. Standard for Terminal Instrument Procedures (TERPS). In developing these chart changes to SIAPs, 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 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.

Further, the SIAPs contained in this amendment are based on the criteria contained in 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 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 January 27, 2006. James J. Ballough, 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 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.

2. Part 97 is amended to read as follows:
§§ 97.23, 97.25, 97.27, 97.29, 97.33 and 97.35 [Amended]

By amending: § 97.23 VOR, VOR/DME, VOR or TACAN, and VOR/DME or TACAN; § 97.25 LOC, LOC/DME, LDA, LDA/DME, SDF, SDF/DME; § 97.27 NDB, NDB/DME; § 97.29 ILS, ILS/DME, ISMLS, MLS/DME, MLS/RNAV; § 97.31 RADAR SIAPs; § 97.33 RNAV SIAPs; and § 97.35 COPTER SIAPs, Identified as follows: (Effective upon publication)

FDC Date State City Airport FDC Number Subject 12/09/05 PA Franklin Venango Regional 5/1370 ILS or LOC RWY 21,AMDT 5. 12/14/05 ME Portland Portland INTL Jetport 5/1566 RNAV (GPS) RWY 18,ORIG. 12/14/05 ME Portland Portland INTL Jetport 5/1567 RNAV (GPS) RWY 36,ORIG-A. 01/10/06 NV Elko Elko Regional 6/0298 RNAV (GPS) RWY 23,ORIG. 01/12/06 OK Norman University of Oklahoma Westheimer 6/0145 NDB RWY 3, ORIG-A. 01/12/06 AR Jonesboro Jonesboro Muni 6/0386 ILS or LOC RWY 23,ORIG-B. 01/12/06 AR Rogers Rogers MuniCarter Field 6/0387 ILS or LOC RWY 19AMDT 3. 01/12/06 WA Moses Lake Grant County 6/0423 VOR RWY 32R, AMDTINTL 20A. 01/12/06 WA Moses Lake Grant County Intl 6/0424 ILS RWY 32R, AMDT19A. 01/12/06 WA Moses Lake Grant County Intl 6/0425 NDB RWY 32R, AMDT17. 01/12/06 WA Moses Lake Grant County Intl 6/0426 MLS RWY 32R, ORIG-A. 01/12/06 WA Moses Lake Grant County Intl 6/0427 VOR RWY 4, AMDT 6A. 01/12/06 WA Moses Lake Grant County Intl 6/0428 VOR-1 RWY 14L,AMDT 1. 01/12/06 WA Moses Lake Grant County Intl 6/0430 GPS RWY 14L, ORIG-A 01/12/06 WA Moses Lake Grant County Intl 6/0431 GPS RWY 22, ORIG-A. 01/12/06 WA Moses Lake Grant County Intl 6/0432 VOR-3 RWY 14L,AMDT 1A. 01/12/06 WA Moses Lake Grant County Intl 6/0433 GPS RWY 4, ORIG-A. 01/18/06 ND Fargo Hector Intl 6/0599 ILS OR LOC RWY 36,ORIG-A. 01/18/06 ND Fargo Hector Intl 6/0602 VOR/DME or TACANRWY 18, AMDT1. 01/18/06 MN Moorhead Moorhead Muni 6/0603 VOR-A, AMDT 1. 01/18/06 ND Fargo Hector Intl 6/0604 VOR or TACAN RWY 36, ORIG. 01/18/06 IL Chicago Chicago-O Hare Intl 6/0626 ILS RWY 9L, AMDT 7. 01/18/06 CA Stockton Stockton Metropolitan 6/0629 ILS RWY29R, AMDT 18D. 01/23/06 MO Chillicothe Chillicothe Muni 6/0532 RNAV (GPS) RWY 32,ORIG. 01/23/06 IA Muscatine Muscatine Muni 6/0533 VOR RWY 6, ORIG-B. 01/23/06 MO Lee's Summit Lee's Summit Municipal 6/0537 NDB RWY 18, AMDT 1. 01/23/06 MO Lee's Summit Lee's Summit Municipal 6/0540 RNAV (GPS) RWY 18,ORIG. 01/23/06 MO Lee's Summit Lee's Summit Municipal 6/0541 RNAV (GPS) RWY 36,ORIG. 01/23/06 TX Beaumont/Port Arthur Southeast Texas Regional 6/0561 GPS RWY 34, ORIG-B. 01/23/06 TX Beaumont/Port Arthur Southeast Texas Regional 6/0562 VOR/DME RWY 34,AMDT 7B. 01/23/06 TX Beaumont/Port Arthur Southeast Texas Regional 6/0563 VOR-A, AMDT 6. 01/23/06 TX Beaumont/Port Arthur Southeast Texas Regional 6/0564 VOR-C, AMDT 5. 01/23/06 KS Olathe New Century Aircenter 6/0620 ILS OR LOC RWY 35,AMDT 6. 01/23/06 KS Olathe New Century Aircenter 6/0621 VOR-A, AMDT 6. 01/23/06 NY New York John F. Kennedy Intl 6/0827 ILS RWY 31R, AMDT14A. 01/23/06 NY New York John F. Kennedy Intl 6/0828 ILS RWY 13L, ILSRWY 13L (CAT II),AMDT 16. 01/24/06 CA Burbank Bob Hope 6/0846 RNAV (GPS) RWY 8,ORIG-A.
01/24/06 IL Flora Flora Muni 6/0825 LOC/DME RWY 21, ORIG-A. 01/24/06 CA Burbank Bob Hope 6/0848 VOR RWY 8, AMDT 10D. 01/25/06 IA Muscatine Muscatine Muni 6/0803 GPS RWY 24, AMDT 2A. 01/25/06 IA Muscatine Muscatine Muni 6/0807 GPS RWY 6, ORIG-A. 01/25/06 OR Klamath Falls Klamath Falls 6/0925 ILS RWY 32, AMDT 19C.