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Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Flight Simulation Device Initial and Continuing Qualification and Use

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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. The collection of this information is necessary to ensure safety of flight by ensuring complete and adequate training, testing, checking, and experience is obtained and maintained by those who conduct flight simulation training.


Written comments should be submitted by July 17, 2012.


Kathy DePaepe at (405) 954-9362, or by email at:


OMB Control Number: 2120-0680.

Title: Flight Simulation Device Initial and Continuing Qualification and Use.

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

Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.

Background: This request reflects requirements necessary under Title 14 CFR part 61, part 63, part 91, part 121, part 135, part 141, and part 142, to ensure safety-of-flight by ensuring that complete and adequate training, testing, checking, and experience is obtained and maintained by those who operate under these parts of the regulation and use flight simulation in lieu of aircraft for these functions. The FAA uses the information it collects and reviews to ensure compliance and adherence to regulations and, where necessary, to take enforcement action on violators of the regulations.

Respondents: 46 flight simulation device operators.

Frequency: Information is collected on occasion.

Estimated Average Burden per Response: 88 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden: 66,840 hours.


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.

Issued in Washington, DC, on May 10, 2012.

Albert R. Spence,

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

[FR Doc. 2012-12098 Filed 5-17-12; 8:45 am]