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 May 4, 2017.
Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2016-6999 using any of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov 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.
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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 http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/privacy.
Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov 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 FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Justin Barcas (202) 267-7, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591.
This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85.
Issued in Washington, DC, on March 21, 2017.
Director, Office of Rulemaking.
Petition for Exemption
Docket No.: FAA-2016-6999.
Petitioner: Classic Helicopters Group, LLC.
Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: 135.619(g)(2)(i) and (iv).
Description of Relief Sought: Classic Helicopters, which conducts Helicopter Air Ambulance operations under 14 CFR part 135, requests relief from the operations control specialists duty time limitations of 14 CFR 135.619 (g)(2). Specifically, Classic Helicopters requests relief from 14 CFR 135.619(g)(2)(i), which states, “Except in cases where circumstances or emergency conditions beyond the control of the certificate holder require otherwise, operations control specialists may not be scheduled for more than 10 consecutive hours of duty.” In addition, Classic Helicopters requests relief from 14 CFR 135.619 (g)(2)(iv), which requires operations control specialists to be relieved of all duty with the certificate holder for at least 24 consecutive hours during any 7 consecutive days. The petitioner seeks relief to allow operations control specialists to be on duty for 12 consecutive hours and for 7 consecutive days before being relieved of all duties with the certificate holder for at least 24 consecutive hours.
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