Qualification, Service, and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers, 10689-10690 [E9-5362]

Download as PDF 10689 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 47 Thursday, March 12, 2009 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 Parts 65, 119, 121, 135, and 142 [Docket No. FAA–2008–0677; Notice No. 08– 07] RIN 2120–AJ00 Qualification, Service, and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of public meeting. cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA announces a public meeting on its proposal, published January 12, 2009, to amend the regulations for crewmember and aircraft dispatcher training programs in domestic, flag, and supplemental operations. The FAA has received requests from stakeholders for meetings during the comment period to clarify the proposal and respond to questions. In response to those requests, the FAA is holding a public meeting during the comment period. The purpose of the public meeting is to give an opportunity to those who may be most affected by the proposed rule to ask questions and seek information from the FAA regarding the intent of the proposal. DATES: The public meeting will be held on April 7, 2009, from 9 a.m. EDT to 4 p.m. EDT. The FAA may adjourn the meeting early if all of the agenda items have been addressed. Comments on the proposed rule must be received on or before May 12, 2009. ADDRESSES: The April 7, 2009, public meeting will be held at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Training Center, 45065 Riverside Parkway, Ashburn, Virginia 20147. You can find information regarding location, directions and nearby facilities on the NTSB Web site at: http://www.ntsb.gov/ TC/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information related to this VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:21 Mar 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 meeting, contact Nancy Lauck Claussen, Air Transportation Division (AFS–200), Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–8166. For further information on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, contact Ed Cook for flight crewmember information, Nancy Lauck Claussen for flight attendant information, and David Maloy for aircraft dispatcher information at 202–267–8166. For legal questions, contact Anne Bechdolt, Office of Chief Counsel (AGC–200), Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone 202– 267–7230; e-mail: Anne.Bechdolt@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 12, 2009, the FAA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ‘‘Qualification, Service, and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers’’ (74 FR 1280). The proposed regulations enhance traditional training programs by requiring the use of flight simulation training devices for flight crewmembers and includes additional training requirements in areas that are critical to safety. The proposal also reorganizes and revises the qualification and training requirements. The proposed changes are intended to contribute significantly to reducing aviation accidents. The comment period closes May 12, 2009. Purpose of the Public Meeting The purpose of the public meeting is to give an opportunity to those who may be most affected by the proposed rule to ask questions and seek information from the FAA regarding the intent of the proposal. This, in turn, will allow them to be more effective commenters. This meeting is not a substitute process for submitting comments to the docket. For all comments to the proposed rule to be considered, all commenters must submit their comments to the docket by May 12, 2009. You may send comments identified by Docket Number FAA– 2008–0677 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Fax: Fax comments to the Docket Management Facility at 202–493–2251. • Hand Delivery: Bring comments to the Docket Management Facility 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. For more information on the rulemaking process, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Privacy: We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. 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 for 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). Docket: To read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to the Docket Management Facility 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. Public Meeting Procedures A panel of representatives from the FAA will lead the meeting. An FAA representative will facilitate the meetings in accordance with the following agenda and procedures: AGENDA Time Topic 0900–0915 ......... 0915–1015 ......... Opening Remarks General Overview/Review of NPRM • Major Changes • All • Flight Crewmembers E:\FR\FM\12MRP1.SGM 12MRP1 10690 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 47 / Thursday, March 12, 2009 / Proposed Rules AGENDA—Continued Time Topic 1015–1030 ......... 1030–1045 ......... 1045–1200 ......... 1200–1300 ......... 1300–1415 ......... 1415–1430 ......... 1430–1545 ......... 1545–1600 ......... • Flight Attendants • Aircraft Dispatchers Break General Q&A Floor Questions • Flight Crewmembers Lunch Floor Questions • Flight Attendants Break Floor Questions • Aircraft Dispatchers Wrap-Up/Exit (1) The meeting is designed to facilitate the public comment process by allowing commenters to ask questions and seek clarification regarding the proposed rule. The meeting will be informal and non-adversarial. No individual will be subject to crossexamination by any other participant. Any statement made during the meeting by a panel member should not be construed as an official position of the government. (2) There will be no admission fees or other charges to attend or to participate in the public meeting. The meeting will be open to all persons, subject to availability of space in the meeting room. The FAA will make every effort to accommodate all persons wishing to attend. (3) The meeting will be recorded and a record will be included in the public docket. Information on how to purchase a recording will be available at the meeting. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 9, 2009. Pamela Hamilton-Powell, Director, Office of Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E9–5362 Filed 3–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2008–1236; Airspace Docket No. 08–AGL–16] cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with PROPOSALS Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Waverly, OH AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Waverly, OH. Additional controlled airspace is VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:21 Mar 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Pike County Airport, Waverly, OH, and would update the geographic coordinates for the airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Pike County Airport. DATES: 0901 UTC. Comments must be received on or before April 27, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. You must identify the docket number FAA–2008– 1236/Airspace Docket No. 08–AGL–16, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1–800–647– 5527) is on the ground floor of the building at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Enander, Central Service Center, Operations Support Group, Federal Aviation Administration, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76193–0530; telephone: (817) 321–7716. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2008–1236/Airspace Docket No. 08–AGL–16.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Availability of NPRM’s An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at http:// www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/ air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. Additionally, any person may obtain a copy of this notice by submitting a request to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 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. The Proposal This action proposes to amend Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), Part 71 by adding additional Class E airspace for SIAPs operations at Pike County Airport, Waverly, OH, and would make a minor change in the geographic coordinates of the airport. The area would be depicted on appropriate aeronautical charts. Class E airspace areas are published in Paragraph 6005 of FAA Order 7400.9S, dated October 3, 2008, and effective October 31, 2008, 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. The FAA’s authority to E:\FR\FM\12MRP1.SGM 12MRP1

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[FR Doc No: E9-5362]


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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 47 / Thursday, March 12, 2009 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Parts 65, 119, 121, 135, and 142

[Docket No. FAA-2008-0677; Notice No. 08-07]
RIN 2120-AJ00


Qualification, Service, and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft 
Dispatchers

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The FAA announces a public meeting on its proposal, published 
January 12, 2009, to amend the regulations for crewmember and aircraft 
dispatcher training programs in domestic, flag, and supplemental 
operations. The FAA has received requests from stakeholders for 
meetings during the comment period to clarify the proposal and respond 
to questions. In response to those requests, the FAA is holding a 
public meeting during the comment period. The purpose of the public 
meeting is to give an opportunity to those who may be most affected by 
the proposed rule to ask questions and seek information from the FAA 
regarding the intent of the proposal.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on April 7, 2009, from 9 a.m. 
EDT to 4 p.m. EDT. The FAA may adjourn the meeting early if all of the 
agenda items have been addressed. Comments on the proposed rule must be 
received on or before May 12, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The April 7, 2009, public meeting will be held at the 
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Training Center, 45065 
Riverside Parkway, Ashburn, Virginia 20147. You can find information 
regarding location, directions and nearby facilities on the NTSB Web 
site at: http://www.ntsb.gov/TC/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information related to 
this meeting, contact Nancy Lauck Claussen, Air Transportation Division 
(AFS-200), Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 
800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 
267-8166. For further information on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 
contact Ed Cook for flight crewmember information, Nancy Lauck Claussen 
for flight attendant information, and David Maloy for aircraft 
dispatcher information at 202-267-8166. For legal questions, contact 
Anne Bechdolt, Office of Chief Counsel (AGC-200), Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; 
telephone 202-267-7230; e-mail: Anne.Bechdolt@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On January 12, 2009, the FAA published a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ``Qualification, Service, and Use of 
Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers'' (74 FR 1280). The proposed 
regulations enhance traditional training programs by requiring the use 
of flight simulation training devices for flight crewmembers and 
includes additional training requirements in areas that are critical to 
safety. The proposal also reorganizes and revises the qualification and 
training requirements. The proposed changes are intended to contribute 
significantly to reducing aviation accidents. The comment period closes 
May 12, 2009.

Purpose of the Public Meeting

    The purpose of the public meeting is to give an opportunity to 
those who may be most affected by the proposed rule to ask questions 
and seek information from the FAA regarding the intent of the proposal. 
This, in turn, will allow them to be more effective commenters. This 
meeting is not a substitute process for submitting comments to the 
docket. For all comments to the proposed rule to be considered, all 
commenters must submit their comments to the docket by May 12, 2009. 
You may send comments identified by Docket Number FAA-2008-0677 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 the Docket Management Facility, 
U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
     Fax: Fax comments to the Docket Management Facility at 
202-493-2251.
     Hand Delivery: Bring comments to the Docket Management 
Facility 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.
    For more information on the rulemaking process, see the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document.
    Privacy: We will post all comments we receive, without change, to 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you 
provide. 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 
for 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).
    Docket: To read background documents or comments received, go to 
http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to the Docket Management 
Facility 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.

Public Meeting Procedures

    A panel of representatives from the FAA will lead the meeting. An 
FAA representative will facilitate the meetings in accordance with the 
following agenda and procedures:

                                 Agenda
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               Time                                 Topic
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0900-0915.........................  Opening Remarks
0915-1015.........................  General Overview/Review of NPRM
                                     Major Changes
                                       All
                                       Flight Crewmembers

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                                       Flight Attendants
                                       Aircraft Dispatchers
1015-1030.........................   Break
1030-1045.........................   General Q&A
1045-1200.........................   Floor Questions
                                       Flight Crewmembers
1200-1300.........................   Lunch
1300-1415.........................   Floor Questions
                                       Flight Attendants
1415-1430.........................   Break
1430-1545.........................   Floor Questions
                                       Aircraft Dispatchers
1545-1600.........................   Wrap-Up/Exit
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    (1) The meeting is designed to facilitate the public comment 
process by allowing commenters to ask questions and seek clarification 
regarding the proposed rule. The meeting will be informal and non-
adversarial. No individual will be subject to cross-examination by any 
other participant. Any statement made during the meeting by a panel 
member should not be construed as an official position of the 
government.
    (2) There will be no admission fees or other charges to attend or 
to participate in the public meeting. The meeting will be open to all 
persons, subject to availability of space in the meeting room. The FAA 
will make every effort to accommodate all persons wishing to attend.
    (3) The meeting will be recorded and a record will be included in 
the public docket. Information on how to purchase a recording will be 
available at the meeting.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on March 9, 2009.
Pamela Hamilton-Powell,
Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. E9-5362 Filed 3-11-09; 8:45 am]
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