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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; Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) Program

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice and request for comments.


The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection, FOQA is a voluntary program for the routine collection and analysis of digital flight data from airplane operations.


Please submit comments by November 9, 2009.

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

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Title: Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) Program.

Type of Request: Extension without change of an approved collection.

OMB Control Number: 2120-0660.

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

Affected Public: A total of 30 Respondents.

Frequency: The information is collected on occasion.

Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 1 hour 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 requires 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 tinder 14 CFR Part 193.


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 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 August 31, 2009.

Carla Mauney,

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

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[FR Doc. E9-21418 Filed 9-4-09; 8:45 am]