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Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools

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AGENCY:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION:

Notice and request for comments.

SUMMARY:

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 revise an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 3, 2018. The information collected determines compliance with applicant eligibility and ensures that certificated AMTSs meet the minimum requirements for procedures and curriculum set forth by the FAA.

DATES:

Written comments should be submitted by July 12, 2018.

ADDRESSES:

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 oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, 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.

Public Comments Invited: 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 performance; (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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Barbara Hall at (940) 594-5913, or by email at: Barbara.L.Hall@faa.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Control Number: 2120-0040.

Title: Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools.

Form Numbers: FAA Form 8310-6 Aviation Maintenance Technician School Certificate and Ratings Application.

Type of Review: This is a revision and correction of the information collection approved on September 30, 2016, supporting statement for part 147.

Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period Start Printed Page 27367soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 3, 2018 (83 FR 14309). The FAA program office for part 147, the General Aviation Branch of Flight Standards, Aircraft Maintenance Division recognizes there were some discrepancies in the 2016 filing. This revised information collection corrects the September 30, 2016, supporting statement approved for part 147. The information collection burden hours and costs will be noticeably higher than posted in the 2016 supporting statement for three primary reasons:

  • First, due to program changes implemented by FAA Notice N 8900.278, dated November 21, 2014, operations specifications (OpSpecs) were introduced to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 147 AMTSs. OpSpecs must be issued to institutions with part 147 certificates by July 21, 2015. This correction includes the burden added by OpSpecs not addressed in the 2016 information collection.
  • Second, the current enrollment figures cited in 2016 were 12,500 students but are now 17,800 students.
  • Third, some sections of part 147 were not represented as collecting information and to correct the record, the FAA is including them in this revised report.

The respondents to this information collection are part 147 certificate holders or applicants. Currently, there are 177 FAA certificated AMTSs. The information collected determines compliance with applicant eligibility and ensures that certificated AMTSs meet the minimum requirements of part 147. The information collected is focused on an AMTS' initial curriculum, instructor's qualifications, maintenance of curriculum, facilities, instructional equipment, and change of location, if applicable. Recordkeeping requirements address student attendance, tests, grades, any instruction credited under section 147.31(c), and authenticated transcripts of student's grades when credit was given based on training from a previous school. An AMTS must also keep a current progress chart for each student showing practical projects completed or to be completed in each subject.

Respondents: Part 147 AMTS Certificate applicants and Certificate holders. Currently, there are 177 AMTS Certificate holders across the country.

Frequency: Initial certification, on occasion if changes made by AMTS, and ongoing (i.e. recordkeeping).

Estimated Average Burden per Response and Estimated Total Annual Burden:

Summary Table of Estimated Annual Burden

[177 AMTS, 17,800 students]

§ 147BasisDirector @$56/hour est. annual hoursInstructor @$28/hour est. annual hoursAdministrative @$23/hour est. annual hoursEstimated annual cost
§ 147.5Initial Certification725040$41,520
§ 147.5Post Certification93085,392
§ 147.21Initial Certification1,20090030099,300
§ 147.23Initial Certification200101,350
§ 147.23Post Certification900456,075
§ 147.33(a)Post Certification035,60017,8001,406,200
§ 147.33(b)Post Certification017,8008,900703,100
§ 147.37Post Certification10102886
§ 147.38Post Certification6721688444,268
§ 147.41Post Certification32001,792
Total annual estimated part 147 burdenInitial Cert hours1,945900350142,170
Post Cert hours89753,57826,8392,167,713
Total hours burden2,84254,47827,1892,309,883
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Issued in Washington, DC, on June 5, 2018.

Barbara Hall,

FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, ASP-110.

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[FR Doc. 2018-12564 Filed 6-11-18; 8:45 am]

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