Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Helicopter Air Ambulance Operator Reports, 46405 [2013-18290]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 147 / Wednesday, July 31, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Helicopter Air Ambulance Operator Reports Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 included a mandate to begin collection of operational data from Air Ambulance operators. FAA is to summarize the data and report to Congress no later than February 14, 2014, and annually thereafter. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by September 30, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy DePaepe at (405) 954–9362, or by email at: Kathy.A.DePaepe@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–XXXX. Title: Helicopter Air Ambulance Operator Reports. Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this collection. Type of Review: Clearance of a new information collection. Background: The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 mandates that all helicopter air ambulance operators must begin reporting the number of flights and hours flown, along with other specified information, during which helicopters operated by the certificate holder were providing helicopter air ambulance services. The helicopter air ambulance operational data provided to the FAA will be used by the agency as background information useful in the development of risk mitigation strategies to reduce the currently unacceptably high helicopter air ambulance accident rate, and to meet the mandates set by Congress. Respondents: 73 helicopter air ambulance certificate holders. Frequency: Information is collected quarterly. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 6 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,352 hours. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ms. Kathy mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:14 Jul 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 DePaepe, Room 126B, Federal Aviation Administration, AES–200, 6500 S. MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 24, 2013. Albert R. Spence, FAA Assistant Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises Business Services Division, AES–200. [FR Doc. 2013–18290 Filed 7–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Information Regarding Ferry Flights in On-Demand Operations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. The collection involves an assessment of the number of ferry flights typically conducted by on-demand air carriers and the costs associated with those flights. The information to be collected will be used to conduct a benefit cost analysis in connection with rulemaking as required by Congress. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by September 30, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martin Zhu at (202) 267–4110 or by email at: martin.zhu@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–XXXX. Title: Information Regarding Ferry Flights in On-Demand Operations. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46405 Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this specific collection of information. Type of Review: Clearance of a new information collection. Background: In response to the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112–95), the FAA will initiate a rulemaking to change part 91 tail-end ferry flight limitations and rest requirements. The rule would apply part 135 flight limitations and rest requirements to today’s part 91 tail-end ferry flights (a part 91 flight following the last part 135 flight in a duty period). The FAA will use the results of this collection of information as the basis for the cost and benefit estimate of the proposed rule. The FAA requests your comments on the proposed questions below in order to help assess costs. Survey Questions 1. How many total part 135 operations do you have annually? 2. For comparative purposes, how many airplanes are flown in your part 135 services? 3. How many tail-end ferry flights flown under part 91 would be curtailed if pilots need to fly under part 135 of rest and duty requirements? 4. What percentage of these tail-end ferry flights would be accounted as single-pilot flights? 5. Would another crewmember fly the airplane to its destination? 6. What would be the average cost of tail-end ferries flown under part 91 rules? 7. What would be the average cost of tail-end ferries flown under part 135 rest and duty rules? 8. Please itemize key cost-drivers to comply with the proposed rule. Respondents: Part 135 operators conducting part 91 tail-end ferry flight. We estimate 2,155 of part 135 operators have such operations. Frequency: One time. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 60 minutes. Estimated Total One-Time Burden: 2,155 hours. ADDRESSES: Send electronic or written comments to the FAA at the following address: Mr. Martin Zhu (martin.zhu@faa.gov), Room 935, Federal Aviation Administration, APO– 300, 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the quality, utility and clarity E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 147 (Wednesday, July 31, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 46405]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18290]



[[Page 46405]]

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Helicopter Air 
Ambulance Operator Reports

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA 
invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. 
The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 included a mandate to 
begin collection of operational data from Air Ambulance operators. FAA 
is to summarize the data and report to Congress no later than February 
14, 2014, and annually thereafter.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by September 30, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy DePaepe at (405) 954-9362, or by 
email at: Kathy.A.DePaepe@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    OMB Control Number: 2120-XXXX.
    Title: Helicopter Air Ambulance Operator Reports.
    Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this 
collection.
    Type of Review: Clearance of a new information collection.
    Background: The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 mandates 
that all helicopter air ambulance operators must begin reporting the 
number of flights and hours flown, along with other specified 
information, during which helicopters operated by the certificate 
holder were providing helicopter air ambulance services. The helicopter 
air ambulance operational data provided to the FAA will be used by the 
agency as background information useful in the development of risk 
mitigation strategies to reduce the currently unacceptably high 
helicopter air ambulance accident rate, and to meet the mandates set by 
Congress.
    Respondents: 73 helicopter air ambulance certificate holders.
    Frequency: Information is collected quarterly.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 6 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 2,352 hours.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ms. Kathy 
DePaepe, Room 126B, Federal Aviation Administration, AES-200, 6500 S. 
MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for FAA's performance; (b) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the 
quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) 
ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of 
the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include 
your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information 
collection.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 24, 2013.
Albert R. Spence,
FAA Assistant Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises 
Business Services Division, AES-200.
[FR Doc. 2013-18290 Filed 7-30-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P