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Qualification, Service, and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION:

Final rule; technical amendment.

SUMMARY:

On November 12, 2013, the FAA published a final rule entitled “Qualification, Service and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers” which will result in new information collection requirements. This technical amendment updates the FAA's list of OMB control numbers to display the control number associated with the approved information collection activities in the “Qualification, Service and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers” final rule.

DATES:

Effective March 12, 2014.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For technical questions concerning this action, contact Nancy Lauck Claussen, Air Transportation Division, AFS-200, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202-267-9991; email: nancy.l.claussen@faa.gov. For legal questions concerning this action, contact Sara Mikolop, Office of the Chief Counsel—International Law, Legislation, and Regulations Division, AGC-200, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-3073; email sara.mikolop@faa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

On November 12, 2013, the FAA published a final rule entitled “Qualification, Service and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers” (78 FR 67800). This final rule revises the training requirements for pilots in air carrier operations. The regulations enhance air carrier pilot training programs by emphasizing the development of pilots' manual handling skills and adding safety-critical tasks such as recovery from stall and upset. The final rule also requires enhanced runway safety training and pilot monitoring training to be incorporated into existing requirements for scenario-based flight training and requires air carriers to implement remedial training programs for pilots. The FAA expects these changes to contribute to a reduction in aviation accidents. Additionally, the final rule revises recordkeeping requirements for communications between the flightcrew and dispatch; ensures that personnel identified as flight attendants have completed flight attendant training and qualification requirements; provides civil enforcement authority for making fraudulent statements; and, provides a number of conforming and technical changes to existing air carrier crewmember training and qualification requirements. The final rule also includes provisions that provide opportunities for air carriers to modify training program requirements for flightcrew members when the air carrier operates multiple aircraft types with similar design and flight handling characteristics.

This final rule will result in new information collection requirements. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507(d)), the FAA submitted these information collection amendments to OMB for its review.

On January 9, 2014, OMB approved the information collection request. The OMB control number is 2120-0739.

Technical Amendment

The FAA lists OMB control numbers assigned to its information collection activities in 14 CFR 11.201(b). Accordingly, this technical amendment updates 14 CFR 11.201(b) to display OMB control number 2120-0739 associated with the information collection activities in the final rule, Qualification, Service and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers. See 78 FR 67800.

Because this amendment is technical in nature and results in no substantive change, the FAA finds that the notice and public procedures under 5 U.S.C. 553(b) are unnecessary. For the same reason, the FAA finds good cause exists under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3) to make the amendment effective in less than 30 days.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 11

  • Administrative practice and procedure
  • Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
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The Amendment

In consideration of the foregoing the Federal Aviation Administration amends Chapter I of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations as follows:

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PART 11—GENERAL RULEMAKING PROCEDURES

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1. The authority citation for part 11 is revised to read as follows:

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Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40101, 40103, 40105, 40109, 40113, 44110, 44502, 44701-44702, 44711, and 46102.

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2. In § 11.201 in paragraph (b), revise the entry to Part 121 to read as follows:

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Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control numbers assigned under the Paperwork Reduction Act.
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14 CFR part or section identified and describedCurrent OMB control number
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Part 1212120-0008, 2120-0028, 2120-0535, 2120-0571, 2120-0600, 2120-0606, 2120-0614, 2120-0616, 2120-0631, 2120-0651, 2120-0653, 2120-0691, 2120-0702, 2120-0739
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Issued in Washington, DC, under the authority provided by 49 U.S.C. 106(f) and 44701(a) on February 28, 2014.

Lirio Liu,

Director, Office of Rulemaking.

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[FR Doc. 2014-04902 Filed 3-6-14; 8:45 am]

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