Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Passengers Denied Confirmed Space, 41921 [2010-17517]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 137 / Monday, July 19, 2010 / Notices Needs and Uses ACTION: Consumer Information Part 234 gives air travelers information concerning their chances of on-time flights and the rate of mishandled baggage by the 18 largest scheduled domestic passenger carriers. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for re-instatement of an expired collection. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 16, 2010 (75 FR 21717). DATES: Written comments should be submitted by August 18, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernie Stankus, Office of Airline Information, RTS–42, Room E36–303, RITA, BTS, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590–0001, Telephone Number (202) 366–4387, Fax Number (202) 366–3383 or E-mail bernard.stankus@dot.gov. Comments: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725–17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention: RITA/BTS Desk Officer. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Reducing and Identifying Traffic Delays The Federal Aviation Administration uses part 234 data to pinpoint and analyze air traffic delays. Wheels-up and wheels-down times are used in conjunction with departure and arrival times to show the extent of ground delays. Actual elapsed flight time, wheels-down minus wheels-up time, is compared to scheduled elapsed flight time to identify airborne delays. The reporting of aircraft tail number allows the FAA to track an aircraft through the air network, which enables the FAA to study the ripple effects of delays at hub airports. The data can be analyzed for airport design changes, new equipment purchases, the planning of new runways or airports based on current and projected airport delays, and traffic levels. The identification of the reason for delays allows the FAA, airport operators, and air carriers to pinpoint delays under their control. The Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3501 note), requires a statistical agency to clearly identify information it collects for non-statistical purposes. BTS hereby notifies the respondents and the public that BTS uses the information it collects under this OMB approval for non-statistical purposes including, but not limited to, publication of both Respondent’s identity and its data, submission of the information to agencies outside BTS for review, analysis and possible use in regulatory and other administrative matters. Anne Suissa, Director, Office of Airline Information. [FR Doc. 2010–17511 Filed 7–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–HY–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Research & Innovative Technology Administration jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES [Docket ID Number RITA 2008–0002] Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Passengers Denied Confirmed Space AGENCY: Research & Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), DOT. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Jul 16, 2010 Jkt 220001 Notice. OMB Approval No. 2138–0018 Title: Report of passengers Denied Confirmed Space. Form No.: Form 251. Type Of Review: Re-instatement of an expired collection. Respondents: Large certificated air carriers that account for at least 1 percent of domestic scheduled passenger revenues. Number of Respondents: 18. Total Number of Annual Responses: 72. Estimated Time per Response: 90 hours. Total Annual Burden: 960. Needs and Uses: BTS Form 251 is a one-page report on the number of passengers denied seats either voluntarily or involuntarily, whether these bumped passengers were provided alternate transportation and/or compensation, and the amount of the payment. U.S. air carriers that account for at least 1 percent of domestic scheduled passenger service must report all operations with 30 seat or larger aircraft that depart a U.S. airport. Carriers do not report data from inbound international flights because the protections of 14 CFR Part 250 Oversales do not apply to these flights. The report allows the Department to PO 00000 Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 41921 monitor the effectiveness of its oversales rule and take enforcement action when necessary. While the involuntarily denied-boarding rate has decreased from 4.38 per 10,000 passengers in 1980 to 1.09 for the quarter ended December 2009, the rate is up from the 0.89 attained for the nine month period that ended on September 30, 2005. The publishing of the carriers’ individual denied boarding rates has negated the need for more intrusive regulation. The rate of denied boarding can be examined as a continuing fitness factor. This rate provides an insight into a carrier’s customer service practices. A rapid sustained increase in the rate of denied boarding may indicate operational difficulties. Because the rate of denied boarding is released quarterly, travelers and travel agents can select carriers with lower incidences of bumping passengers. This information is available in the Air Travel Consumer Report at: http:// airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/ index.htm. The Air Travel Consumer Report is also sent to newspapers, magazines, and trade journals. Without Form 251, determining the effectiveness of the Department’s oversales rule would be impossible. The Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3501 note), requires a statistical agency to clearly identify information it collects for non-statistical purposes. BTS hereby notifies the respondents and the public that BTS uses the information it collects under this OMB approval for non-statistical purposes including, but not limited to, publication of both Respondent’s identity and its data, submission of the information to agencies outside BTS for review, analysis and possible use in regulatory and other administrative matters. Anne Suissa, Director, Office of Airline Information. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 137 (Monday, July 19, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Page 41921]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-17517]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Research & Innovative Technology Administration

 [Docket ID Number RITA 2008-0002]


Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Report 
of Passengers Denied Confirmed Space

AGENCY: Research & Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Bureau 
of Transportation Statistics (BTS), DOT.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for re-instatement of an expired 
collection. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection 
and its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day 
comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of 
information was published on April 16, 2010 (75 FR 21717).

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by August 18, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bernie Stankus, Office of Airline 
Information, RTS-42, Room E36-303, RITA, BTS, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, 
SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001, Telephone Number (202) 366-4387, Fax 
Number (202) 366-3383 or E-mail bernard.stankus@dot.gov.
    Comments: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20503, Attention: RITA/BTS Desk Officer.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

OMB Approval No. 2138-0018

    Title: Report of passengers Denied Confirmed Space.
    Form No.: Form 251.
    Type Of Review: Re-instatement of an expired collection.
    Respondents: Large certificated air carriers that account for at 
least 1 percent of domestic scheduled passenger revenues.
    Number of Respondents: 18.
    Total Number of Annual Responses: 72.
    Estimated Time per Response: 90 hours.
    Total Annual Burden: 960.
    Needs and Uses: BTS Form 251 is a one-page report on the number of 
passengers denied seats either voluntarily or involuntarily, whether 
these bumped passengers were provided alternate transportation and/or 
compensation, and the amount of the payment. U.S. air carriers that 
account for at least 1 percent of domestic scheduled passenger service 
must report all operations with 30 seat or larger aircraft that depart 
a U.S. airport. Carriers do not report data from inbound international 
flights because the protections of 14 CFR Part 250 Oversales do not 
apply to these flights. The report allows the Department to monitor the 
effectiveness of its oversales rule and take enforcement action when 
necessary. While the involuntarily denied-boarding rate has decreased 
from 4.38 per 10,000 passengers in 1980 to 1.09 for the quarter ended 
December 2009, the rate is up from the 0.89 attained for the nine month 
period that ended on September 30, 2005. The publishing of the 
carriers' individual denied boarding rates has negated the need for 
more intrusive regulation. The rate of denied boarding can be examined 
as a continuing fitness factor. This rate provides an insight into a 
carrier's customer service practices. A rapid sustained increase in the 
rate of denied boarding may indicate operational difficulties. Because 
the rate of denied boarding is released quarterly, travelers and travel 
agents can select carriers with lower incidences of bumping passengers. 
This information is available in the Air Travel Consumer Report at: 
http://airconsumer.ost.dot.gov/reports/index.htm. The Air Travel 
Consumer Report is also sent to newspapers, magazines, and trade 
journals. Without Form 251, determining the effectiveness of the 
Department's oversales rule would be impossible.
    The Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency 
Act of 2002 (44 U.S.C. 3501 note), requires a statistical agency to 
clearly identify information it collects for non-statistical purposes. 
BTS hereby notifies the respondents and the public that BTS uses the 
information it collects under this OMB approval for non-statistical 
purposes including, but not limited to, publication of both 
Respondent's identity and its data, submission of the information to 
agencies outside BTS for review, analysis and possible use in 
regulatory and other administrative matters.

Anne Suissa,
Director, Office of Airline Information.
[FR Doc. 2010-17517 Filed 7-16-10; 8:45 am]
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