Age 60 Aviation Rulemaking Committee; Request for Comments, 62399-62400 [E6-17851]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 25, 2006 / Proposed Rules Availability of NPRMs List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at https://dms.dot.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at https://www.faa.gov or the Superintendent of Document’s Web page at https://www.access.gpo.gov/nara. Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Air Traffic Airspace Management, ATA–400, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267–8783. Communications must identify both docket numbers for this notice. Persons interested in being placed on a mailing list for future NPRM’s should contact the FAA’s Office of Rulemaking, (202) 267–9677, to request a copy of Advisory Circular No. 11–2A, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Distribution System, which describes the application procedure. Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with PROPOSALS The Proposal The FAA is considering an amendment to Part 71 of the Federal Aviation regulations (14 CFR part 71) to establish Class E airspace at Williamsburg, KY. Class E airspace designations for airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth are published in Paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9P, dated September 16, 2006, and effective September 16, 2006, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document would be published subsequently in the Order. The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore, (1) is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a Regulatory Evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:10 Oct 24, 2006 Jkt 211001 The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, CLASS B, CLASS C, CLASS D, AND CLASS E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIRWAYS; ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959– 1963 Comp., p. 389. § 71.1 [Amended] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.9P, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated September 16, 2006, and effective September 16, 2006 is amended as follows: Paragraph 6005 Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth. * * * * * ASO KY E5—Williamsburg, KY [NEW] Williamsburg—Whitley County Airport, KY (Lat. 36°47′42″ N, long. 84°11′158″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.5-radius of Williamsburg—Whitley County Airport. * * * * * Issued in College Park, Georgia, on October 6, 2006. Mark D. Ward, Manager, System Support Group, Eastern Service Center. [FR Doc. 06–8847 Filed 10–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 121 [Docket No. FAA–2006–26139; Notice No. 06–17] Age 60 Aviation Rulemaking Committee; Request for Comments Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In November 2006, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will adopt an PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 62399 amendment to increase the ‘‘upper age limit’’ for airline pilots up to age 65 provided another crewmember pilot is under age 60. On September 27, 2006, Administrator Blakey established an Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) on the Age 60 issue. One of its tasks is to recommend whether the United States should adopt the new ICAO standard. The FAA and the ARC are requesting comments from the public about whether the FAA should adopt the ICAO standard and any issues surrounding adopting or not adopting the standard. DATES: Send your comments on or before November 15, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may send comments [identified by Docket Number FAA– 2006-26139] using any of the following methods: • DOT Docket Web site: Go to https:// dms.dot.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to https://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy: We will post all comments we receive, without change, to https:// dms.dot.gov, including any personal information you provide. For more information, see the Privacy Act discussion in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Docket: To read comments received, go to https://dms.dot.gov at any time or to Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Fred Tilton, Federal Air Surgeon, Office of Aerospace Medicine, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202– 267–3537. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited. The FAA invites interested persons to participate in this request for comments by submitting written comments, data, or views. The most helpful comments clearly explain E:\FR\FM\25OCP1.SGM 25OCP1 62400 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 25, 2006 / Proposed Rules the reason for any position, and include supporting data. We ask that you send us two copies of written comments. We will file in the docket all comments we receive, as well as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerning this proposed rulemaking. The docket is available for public inspection before and after the comment closing date. If you wish to review the docket in person, go to the address in the ADDRESSES section of this preamble between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may also review the docket using the Internet at the Web address in the ADDRESSES section. Privacy Act: Using the search function of our docket Web site, anyone can find and read the comments received into any of our dockets, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit https://dms.dot.gov. mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with PROPOSALS Background Section 121.383(c) of Title 14 of the United States Code (the Age 60 Rule) prohibits any air carrier from using the services of any person as a pilot, and prohibits any person from serving as a pilot, on an airplane engaged in operations under part 121 if that person has reached his or her 60th birthday. The FAA adopted the Age 60 Rule in 1959. Part 121 covers operations of large commercial passenger aircraft, smaller propeller aircraft with 10 or more passenger seats, and common carriage operations of all-cargo aircraft with a payload capacity of 7500 pounds. In November 2006, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will adopt Amendment 167 to increase the ‘‘upper age limit’’ for airline pilots up to age 65 provided another crewmember pilot is under age 60. The Age 60 ARC provides a forum for the U.S. aviation community to discuss the new ICAO standard, make recommendations as to whether the United States should adopt that standard, and determine what actions would be necessary if FAA were to change the regulation to meet the new ICAO standard. As part of the ARC’s review and recommendation, it and the FAA are soliciting comments from the public on whether the FAA should adopt the ICAO standard and any issues surrounding adopting or not adopting the standard. VerDate Aug<31>2005 11:21 Oct 24, 2006 Jkt 211001 Issued in Washington, DC, on October 19, 2006. James R. Fraser, Acting Federal Air Surgeon. [FR Doc. E6–17851 Filed 10–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Parts 101 and 170 [Docket No. 2002P–0122] (formerly 02P– 0122) Conventional Foods Being Marketed as ‘‘Functional Foods’’; Public Hearing; Request for Comments AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Notice of public hearing; request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public hearing on the regulation of certain conventional foods that companies are marketing as ‘‘functional foods.’’ The purpose of the hearing is for the agency to share its current regulatory framework and rationale regarding the safety evaluation and labeling of these foods, and to solicit information and comments from interested persons on how FDA should regulate these foods under the agency’s existing legal authority. DATES: The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Persons who wish to request an opportunity to make an oral presentation must submit a notice of participation by November 14, 2006. All other persons must submit a notice of participation by November 28, 2006. Persons who request an opportunity to make an oral presentation also must submit either the full text of the oral presentation, or a comprehensive outline or summary of the oral presentation, by November 28, 2006. Written or electronic comments (i.e., submissions other than notices of participation and the text, comprehensive outline, or summary of an oral presentation) may be submitted until January 5, 2007. The administrative record of the hearing will remain open until January 5, 2007. ADDRESSES: The public hearing will be held at Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., Harvey W. Wiley Auditorium, College Park, MD 20740 (Metro stop: College Park on the Green Line). PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Submit electronic notices of participation to https:// www.cfsan.fda.gov/~comm/ register.html. Submit written notices of participation and the written full text, comprehensive outline, or summary of any oral presentation to Isabelle Howes, U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School, 600 Maryland Ave., SW., suite 270 Washington, DC 20024– 2520. To submit a notice of participation orally, or to submit a notice of participation or the full text, comprehensive outline or summary of the oral presentation by e-mail or by fax, see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Submit written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA– 305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Submit electronic comments to https://www.fda.gov/dockets/ ecomments. Instructions: All submissions and comments received must include the agency name and docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. All submissions and comments received may be posted without change to https://www.fda.gov/ ohrms/dockets/default.htm, including any personal information provided. For additional information on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Request for Comments’’ heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Transcripts of the hearing will be available for review at the Division of Dockets Management and on the Internet at https://www.fda.gov/ohrms/ dockets/default.htm, approximately 30 days after the hearing. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To submit a notice of participation orally, by fax, or by e-mail: Isabelle Howes, U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School, 202– 314–4713, FAX: 202–479–6801, or e-mail: isabelle_howes@grad.usda.gov. For all other questions about the meeting, to request onsite parking, or if you need special accommodations due to a disability: Juanita Yates, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 301–436–1714, email: Juanita.Yates@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background A. Introduction FDA is responsible for ensuring that all foods in the American food supply (other than meat products, poultry E:\FR\FM\25OCP1.SGM 25OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 206 (Wednesday, October 25, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 62399-62400]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-17851]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 121

[Docket No. FAA-2006-26139; Notice No. 06-17]


Age 60 Aviation Rulemaking Committee; Request for Comments

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In November 2006, the International Civil Aviation 
Organization (ICAO) will adopt an amendment to increase the ``upper age 
limit'' for airline pilots up to age 65 provided another crewmember 
pilot is under age 60. On September 27, 2006, Administrator Blakey 
established an Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) on the Age 60 issue. 
One of its tasks is to recommend whether the United States should adopt 
the new ICAO standard. The FAA and the ARC are requesting comments from 
the public about whether the FAA should adopt the ICAO standard and any 
issues surrounding adopting or not adopting the standard.

DATES: Send your comments on or before November 15, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments [identified by Docket Number FAA-2006-
26139] using any of the following methods:
     DOT Docket Web site: Go to https://dms.dot.gov and follow 
the instructions for sending your comments electronically.
     Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to https://
www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
     Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the 
Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Privacy: We will post all comments we receive, without change, to 
https://dms.dot.gov, including any personal information you provide. For 
more information, see the Privacy Act discussion in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this document.
    Docket: To read comments received, go to https://dms.dot.gov at any 
time or to Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 
Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Fred Tilton, Federal Air Surgeon, 
Office of Aerospace Medicine, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202-267-
3537.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Comments Invited. The FAA invites interested persons to participate 
in this request for comments by submitting written comments, data, or 
views. The most helpful comments clearly explain

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the reason for any position, and include supporting data. We ask that 
you send us two copies of written comments.
    We will file in the docket all comments we receive, as well as a 
report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel 
concerning this proposed rulemaking. The docket is available for public 
inspection before and after the comment closing date. If you wish to 
review the docket in person, go to the address in the ADDRESSES section 
of this preamble between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. You may also review the docket using the 
Internet at the Web address in the ADDRESSES section.
    Privacy Act: Using the search function of our docket Web site, 
anyone can find and read the comments received into any of our dockets, 
including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing 
the comment on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 
You may review DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal 
Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit 
https://dms.dot.gov.

Background

    Section 121.383(c) of Title 14 of the United States Code (the Age 
60 Rule) prohibits any air carrier from using the services of any 
person as a pilot, and prohibits any person from serving as a pilot, on 
an airplane engaged in operations under part 121 if that person has 
reached his or her 60th birthday. The FAA adopted the Age 60 Rule in 
1959. Part 121 covers operations of large commercial passenger 
aircraft, smaller propeller aircraft with 10 or more passenger seats, 
and common carriage operations of all-cargo aircraft with a payload 
capacity of 7500 pounds.
    In November 2006, the International Civil Aviation Organization 
(ICAO) will adopt Amendment 167 to increase the ``upper age limit'' for 
airline pilots up to age 65 provided another crewmember pilot is under 
age 60. The Age 60 ARC provides a forum for the U.S. aviation community 
to discuss the new ICAO standard, make recommendations as to whether 
the United States should adopt that standard, and determine what 
actions would be necessary if FAA were to change the regulation to meet 
the new ICAO standard. As part of the ARC's review and recommendation, 
it and the FAA are soliciting comments from the public on whether the 
FAA should adopt the ICAO standard and any issues surrounding adopting 
or not adopting the standard.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 19, 2006.
James R. Fraser,
Acting Federal Air Surgeon.
 [FR Doc. E6-17851 Filed 10-24-06; 8:45 am]
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