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Agency Information Collection Activities; Requests for Comments: Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection; Type Certification Procedures for Changed Products

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.


Notice and request for comments.


In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. 14 CFR part 21 may require applicants to demonstrate compliance with the latest regulations in effect on the date of application for amended Type Certificates (TC) or Supplemental TCs for aeronautical products.


Written comments should be submitted by December 27, 2011.

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Kathy DePaepe at (405) 954-9362, or by e-mail at: Kathy A. DePaepe

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OMB Control Number: 2120-0657.

Title: Type Certification Procedures for Changed Products.

Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this collection.

Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.

Background: 14 CFR part 21 requires that, with certain exceptions, all aviation product changes comply with the latest airworthiness standards when determining the certification basis for aeronautical products. This process is intended to increase safety by applying the latest regulations where practicable. A certification application request, in letter form, and a supporting data package is made to the appropriate Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aircraft Certification Office by an aircraft/product manufacturer/modifier.

Respondents: Approximately 2,558 manufacturers/modifiers.

Frequency: Information is collected on occasion.

Estimated Average Burden per Response: 7.35 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 18,815 hours.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ms. Kathy DePaepe, Room 126B, Federal Aviation Administration, AES-200, 6500 S. MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169.

Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA's performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information collection.

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Issued in Washington, DC on October 19, 2011.

Albert R. Spence,

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

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[FR Doc. 2011-27635 Filed 10-25-11; 8:45 am]