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Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received; Reopening of Comment Period

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice of petitions for exemption received; reopening of comment period.


This action reopens the comment period for a petition for exemption that was published on September 6, 2006. Pursuant to FAA's rulemaking provisions governing the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for exemption part 11 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), this notice contains a summary of certain petitions seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.


Comments on petitions received must identify the petition docket number involved and must be received on or before November 6, 2006.


You may submit comments [identified by Docket Number FAA-2006-25466] using any of the following methods:

  • Web site: Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site.
  • Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
  • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401, Washington, DC 20590-001.
  • Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to at any time or to Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.

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Tim Adams (202) 267-8033, Sandy Buchanan-Sumter (202) 267-7271, Susan Lender (202) 267-8029, or Frances Shaver (202) 267-9681, Office of Rulemaking (ARM-1), Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591.

This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85 and 11.91.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2006.

Brenda D. Courtney,

Acting Director, Office of Rulemaking.

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Petition for Exemption

Docket No.: FAA-2006-25466.

Petitioner: Southwest Airlines Company.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR 121.391(a) and 121.393 (b).

Description of Relief Sought: To permit the Southwest Airlines Company to reduce the number of required flight attendants onboard during the boarding and deplaning of passengers at intermediate stops. During the boarding processes at intermediate stops, the petitioner is requesting to substitute a pilot qualified in emergency evacuation procedures for the forward flight attendant. During the deplaning process at intermediate stops, the petitioner is Start Printed Page 60791requesting to allow a reduced number (one) of flight attendants in the cabin.

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[FR Doc. E6-17095 Filed 10-13-06; 8:45 am]