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 a previously approved information collection. On February 21, 2014, the FAA published a final rule entitled, “Helicopter Air Start Printed Page 58673Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and part 91 Helicopter Operations”, to address helicopter air ambulance operations and all commercial helicopter operations conducted under part 135. The FAA also established new weather minimums for helicopters operating under part 91 in Class G airspace.
Written comments should be submitted by May 5, 2017.
Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to (202) 395-6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ronda Thompson by email at: Ronda.Thompson@faa.gov.
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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 Start Printed Page 16660performance; (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.
OMB Control Number: 2120-0756.
Title: Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations.
Form Numbers: None.
Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.
Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on December 14, 2016 (81 FR 90406). There were no comments. The final rule, “Helicopter Air Start Printed Page 58673 Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and part 91 Helicopter Operations”, addressed helicopter air ambulance operations and all commercial helicopter operations conducted under part 135. The FAA also established new weather minimums for helicopters operating under part 91 in Class G airspace. The final rule also added § 135.613 to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations. Section 135.613, Approach/departure IFR transitions, describes the required weather minimums to transition into and out of the IFR environment, aiding in the transition from the minimum descent altitude on an instrument approach procedure, to the point of intended landing.
Respondents: Approximately 1,791 operators.
Frequency: On occasion.
Estimated Average Burden per Response: 81 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Burden: 145,404 hours.
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Issued in Washington, DC, on March 29, 2017.
Ronda L. Thompson,
FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Performance, Policy & Records Management Branch, ASP-110.
[FR Doc. 2017-06744 Filed 4-4-17; 8:45 am]
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