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Notice of petition for exemption received.


This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 25. 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 the petition or its final disposition.


Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number involved and must be received on or before November 19, 2012.


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Michael Menkin, ANM-113, Standardization Branch, Federal Aviation Administration, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Ave. SW., Renton, WA 98057; email; 425-227-2793; fax: 425-227-1320; or Andrea Copeland, ARM-200, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW.; Washington, DC 20591; email andrea.copeland; (202) 267-8081.

Issued in Washington, DC, on October 22, 2012.

Lirio Liu,

Director, Office of Rulemaking.

Petition for Exemption

Docket No.: FAA-2012-0956.

Petitioner: The Boeing Company.

Section of 14 CFR Affected: § 25.785(j), 25.795(b)(2), (c)(1) and (c)(3), 25.809(a), 25.810(a)(1) 25.857(e), and 25.1447(c)(1).

Description of Relief Sought. The petitioner requests relief from:

1. Restrictions on crew members carried on airplanes with Class E cargo compartments to allow carriage of up to eleven supernumeraries on the Boeing 767-2C freighter and to allow them access to the Class E cargo compartment for the care and inspection of animals;

2. The requirement for escape slides for emergency exists greater than six feet above the ground by using inertial reel descent devices from the forward entry and service doors instead of slides;

3. The requirement that the contact area for inertial reel descent devices be seen from closed doors;

4. The requirement that handholds are provided inside the accessible main deck cargo compartment;

5. Providing a means to prevent passenger incapacitation in the cabin resulting from smoke, fumes, or noxious gases of an explosive or incendiary device;

6. The requirement for a designated location where a bomb or other explosive device could be placed to best protect flight-critical structures and systems from damage in the case of detonation (least risk bomb location);

7. The requirement that the passenger cabin be designed to facilitate searches for an explosive or incendiary device; and

8. The requirement that an auto-presenting oxygen dispensing unit is provided for each supernumerary that is seated or is inside the cargo compartment during flight. Oxygen masks are presented manually instead.

[FR Doc. 2012-26623 Filed 10-29-12; 8:45 am]