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Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.




The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on July 12, 2006, Vol. 71, No. 133, page 39386. FOQA is a voluntary program for the routine collection and analysis of digital flight data from airplane operations.


Please submit comments by November 13, 2006.

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Carla Mauney at

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Title: Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) Program.

Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.

OMB Control Number: 2120-0660.

Forms(s): There are no FAA forms associated with this collection.

Affected public: An estimated 30 Respondents.

Frequency: This information is collected monthly.Start Printed Page 60224

Estimated Average Burden Per Response: Approximately 12 minutes per response.

Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 360 hours annually.

Abstract: FOQA is a voluntary program for the routine collection and analysis of digital flight data from airplane operations. The purpose is to enable early corrective action for potential threats to safety. 14 CFR 13.401 codifies protection from punitive enforcement action based on FOQA information and required operators with FAA approved FOQA programs to provide aggregate FOQA data to the FAA. Aggregate FOQA information provided to the FAA is protected from public release under 14 CFR part 193.


Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to Nathan Lesser, Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to or faxed to (202) 395-6974.

Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimates of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on October 4, 2006.

Carla Mauney,

FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Information Systems and Technology Services Staff, ABA-20.

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[FR Doc. 06-8616 Filed 10-11-06; 8:45 am]