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Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management, and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Bird/Other Wildlife Strike Report

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. Wildlife strike data are collected to develop standards and monitor hazards to aviation. Data identify wildlife strike control requirements and provide in-service data on aircraft component failure.

On March 19, 2009 [74 FR 11698], the FAA proposed that bird strike information voluntarily reported to the Agency and entered into the FAA's Wildlife Hazard Database be designated by an FAA order as protected from public disclosure in accordance with the provisions of 14 CFR part 193, under 49 U.S.C. 40123. Comments from the public and aviation industry were solicited through April 20, 2009. Review of the comments found that the majority came from individuals who did not support protection of the data. The aviation industry provided very few comments and also showed little support. The FAA decided not to proceed with the Part 193 protection for the wildlife strike database. This notice seeks comments on the new adjusted burden imposed by the data collection based on more current figures than those reported when the collection was previously approved in 2007.

DATES:

Please submit comments by August 4, 2009.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Carla Mauney on (202) 267-9895, or by e-mail at: Carla.Mauney@faa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Title: Bird/Other Wildlife Strike Report.Start Printed Page 27059

Type of Request: Revision of an approved collection.

OMB Control Number: 2120-0045.

Forms(s): Form 5200-7.

Affected Public: A total of 7,666 Respondents.

Frequency: The information is collected on occasion.

Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 5 minutes per response.

Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 613 hours annually.

Abstract: Wildlife strike data are collected to develop standards and monitor hazards to aviation. Data identify wildlife strike control requirements and provide in-service data on aircraft component failure. The FAA form 5200-7, Bird/Other Wildlife Strike Report, is most often completed by the pilot-in-charge of an aircraft involved in a wildlife collision or by Air Traffic Control Tower personnel, or other airline or airport personnel who have knowledge of the incident.

ADDRESSES:

Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ms. Carla Mauney, Room 712, Federal Aviation Administration, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES-200, 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591.

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 he 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 May 27, 2009.

Carla Mauney,

FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES-200.

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[FR Doc. E9-12973 Filed 6-4-09; 8:45 am]

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