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Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT).



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This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation 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 April 16, 2019.


Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2018-0881 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, 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 20590-0001, 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 20590-0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

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Brenda Robeson (202) 267-9677, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591.

This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85.

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Issued in Washington, DC, on March 20, 2019.

Lirio Liu,

Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking.

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Petition for Exemption

Docket No.: FAA-2018-0881.

Petitioner: Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team (PAART).

Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: 61.113(c).

Description of Relief Sought: The petitioner received an exemption from § 61.113(c) which allowed PAART's volunteer pilots to obtain reimbursement from PAART for fuel costs incurred in operating flights transporting animals in need of urgent care. As a condition and limitation of that exemption, the FAA required that all pilots (both pilot-in-command (PIC) and the second pilot (not a second-in-command (SIC)) operating under the terms of the exemption must possess a minimum of 50 hours in the specific make and mode of the aircraft being flown. PAART is seeking an amendment to this condition and limitation, as it relates to the second pilot in the Airvan aircraft, to allow the second pilot to fly with a qualified PIC or certified flight instructor to build the time to meet the 50 hour requirement.

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[FR Doc. 2019-05873 Filed 3-26-19; 8:45 am]