Acceptable Methods of Compliance With Section 25.562(c)(5) for Front Row Passenger Seats, 33720 [05-11410]

Download as PDF 33720 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 110 Thursday, June 9, 2005 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 25 [Policy Statement No. ANM–115–05–14] Acceptable Methods of Compliance With Section 25.562(c)(5) for Front Row Passenger Seats Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed policy; request for comments; reopening of comment period. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the reopening of the comment period on a proposed policy on Acceptable Methods of Compliance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 25.562(c)(5) for Front Row Passenger Seats. This reopening is necessary to afford all interested parties an opportunity to further present their views on the proposed policy. DATES: Send your comments on or before July 11, 2005. ADDRESSES: Address your comments to the individual identified under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Piccola, Federal Aviation Administration, Transport Airplane Directorate, Transport Standards Staff, Standardization Branch, ANM–113, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98055–4056; telephone (425) 227–1509; fax (425) 227–1320; e-mail: John.Piccola@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Comments Invited The proposed policy is available on the Internet at the following address: http://www.airweb.faa.gov/rgl. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can obtain a copy of the policy by contacting the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The FAA invites your comments on this proposed policy. We will accept VerDate jul<14>2003 14:59 Jun 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 your comments, data, views, or arguments by letter, fax, or e-mail. Send your comments to the person indicated in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Mark your comments, ‘‘Comments to Policy Statement No. ANM–115–05– 14.’’ Use the following format when preparing your comments: • Organize your comments issue-byissue. • For each issue, state what specific change you are requesting to the proposed policy. • Include justification, reasons, or data for each change you are requesting. We also welcome comments in support of the proposed policy. We will consider all communications received on or before the closing date for comments. We may change the proposed policy because of the comments received. Background On April 26, 2005, the FAA published a Notice of proposed policy; request for comments, on the subject of available methods of compliance with § 25.9562(c)(5) for front row passenger seats (70 FR 21343). The purpose of the proposed policy memorandum is to clarify FAA certification policy of the acceptable substantiation methods used to provide protection under § 25.562(a) when meeting the performance standards in § 25.562(c) for ‘‘front row’’ seats. Front row seats are those seats which are located directly all of a partition, monument, or other commodity, including all passenger seats not considered ‘‘row-to-row.’’ The policy is not directed toward other seats. The FAA has determined that the proposed policy provides an acceptable means of protection for front row occupants. The comment period closed on May 26, 2005. Since publication of that notice, the FAA received a request from a manufacturing association for additional time to comment. That association indicated that additional time is needed to provide an opportunity for the industry members of the FAA/Industry 16G Seat Certification Streamlining group to disposition specific issues and work together to develop a single consensus set of industry comments and recommendations for consideration by the FAA. The FAA agreed with their request to reopen the comment period, and is doing so not only for that PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 manufacturing association, but also for any interested party. The reopened comment period will be for 30 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register. Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 25, 2005. Aki Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate; Aircraft Certification Service. 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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 110 / Thursday, June 9, 2005 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 25

[Policy Statement No. ANM-115-05-14]


Acceptable Methods of Compliance With Section 25.562(c)(5) for 
Front Row Passenger Seats

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed policy; request for comments; reopening of 
comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the 
reopening of the comment period on a proposed policy on Acceptable 
Methods of Compliance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 
25.562(c)(5) for Front Row Passenger Seats. This reopening is necessary 
to afford all interested parties an opportunity to further present 
their views on the proposed policy.

DATES: Send your comments on or before July 11, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Address your comments to the individual identified under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Piccola, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Transport Airplane Directorate, Transport Standards 
Staff, Standardization Branch, ANM-113, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, 
WA 98055-4056; telephone (425) 227-1509; fax (425) 227-1320; e-mail: 
John.Piccola@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    The proposed policy is available on the Internet at the following 
address: http://www.airweb.faa.gov/rgl. If you do not have access to 
the Internet, you can obtain a copy of the policy by contacting the 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    The FAA invites your comments on this proposed policy. We will 
accept your comments, data, views, or arguments by letter, fax, or e-
mail. Send your comments to the person indicated in FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT. Mark your comments, ``Comments to Policy Statement 
No. ANM-115-05-14.''
    Use the following format when preparing your comments:
     Organize your comments issue-by-issue.
     For each issue, state what specific change you are 
requesting to the proposed policy.
     Include justification, reasons, or data for each change 
you are requesting.
    We also welcome comments in support of the proposed policy.
    We will consider all communications received on or before the 
closing date for comments. We may change the proposed policy because of 
the comments received.

Background

    On April 26, 2005, the FAA published a Notice of proposed policy; 
request for comments, on the subject of available methods of compliance 
with Sec.  25.9562(c)(5) for front row passenger seats (70 FR 21343). 
The purpose of the proposed policy memorandum is to clarify FAA 
certification policy of the acceptable substantiation methods used to 
provide protection under Sec.  25.562(a) when meeting the performance 
standards in Sec.  25.562(c) for ``front row'' seats. Front row seats 
are those seats which are located directly all of a partition, 
monument, or other commodity, including all passenger seats not 
considered ``row-to-row.'' The policy is not directed toward other 
seats. The FAA has determined that the proposed policy provides an 
acceptable means of protection for front row occupants. The comment 
period closed on May 26, 2005.
    Since publication of that notice, the FAA received a request from a 
manufacturing association for additional time to comment. That 
association indicated that additional time is needed to provide an 
opportunity for the industry members of the FAA/Industry 16G Seat 
Certification Streamlining group to disposition specific issues and 
work together to develop a single consensus set of industry comments 
and recommendations for consideration by the FAA. The FAA agreed with 
their request to reopen the comment period, and is doing so not only 
for that manufacturing association, but also for any interested party. 
The reopened comment period will be for 30 days after the date of 
publication in the Federal Register.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 25, 2005.
Aki Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate; Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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