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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.




This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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 and must be received on or before August 8, 2016.


Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2016-8718 using any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically.
  • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
  • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
  • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.

Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at​privacy.

Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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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 202-267-8166; email:

This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on July 20, 2016.

Lirio Liu,

Director, Office of Rulemaking.

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Petition for Exemption

Docket No.: FAA-2016-8718

Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR Section 121.311

Description of Relief Sought: The petitioner requests an exemption from FAR 121.311 (a) and (b) to the extent required for conjoined twins to be able to be held in their caregiver's lap during all phases of flight while aboard an aircraft, even though they have reached their second birthday. This exemption would generally provide an equivalent level of safety to that of a single lap held infant who has not reached their second birthday, because the combined weight of these twins does not exceed the 99th percentile for weight for an infant of only 23 months. Due to physical challenges, without an exemption, these conjoined twins would be unable to fly onboard an aircraft.

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[FR Doc. 2016-17652 Filed 7-26-16; 8:45 am]