Advisory Circular for Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), 53008 [2014-21094]

Download as PDF 53008 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 172 Friday, September 5, 2014 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 121 and 145 [AC 120–66C] Advisory Circular for Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed revision to Advisory Circular for Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), request for comment. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is announcing the availability of proposed Advisory Circular (AC) 120–66C. AC 120–66C provides guidance for establishing an air transportation Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP). DATES: Written comments must be received on or before November 4, 2014. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by AC 120–66C using any of the following methods: • Aviation Safety Draft Document Open for Comment Web site: Go to http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/draft_docs/ afs_ac/ and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to 1625 K Street NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006. • Fax: Fax comments to 202–223– 4615. Attn: Laura L. Miller. • Hand Delivery: Bring comments to 1625 K Street NW., Suite 300, Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randy McDonald, Air Transportation Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:11 Sep 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202– 267–8166; facsimile: 202–267–5229; email: randy.mcdonald@faa.gov. ACTION: Background The primary goal of this proposed AC revision is to clarify FAA policy, facilitate achievement of an ASAP’s safety goals, and encourage wider participation in the program. The objective of an ASAP is to encourage employees of certificate holders or other operators to voluntarily report safety information that may be critical to identifying potential precursors to accidents. The FAA has determined that identifying these precursors is essential to further reducing the already low accident rate. The ASAP provides for the collection, analysis, and retention of the safety data that is obtained through the reporting process. ASAP participants use ASAP safety data, much of which would otherwise be unobtainable, to develop corrective actions for identified safety concerns, and to educate the appropriate parties to prevent a recurrence of the same type of safety event. The agency will consider all comments received by November 4, 2014. Comments received after that date may be considered if consideration will not delay agency action on the review. A copy of the advisory circular is available for review at http:// www.faa.gov/aircraft/draft_docs/afs_ ac/. SUMMARY: Issued in Washington, DC, on August 29, 2014. John Barbagallo, Director, Flight Standards Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 172 (Friday, September 5, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 53008]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21094]


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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. 79, No. 172 / Friday, September 5, 2014 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Parts 121 and 145

[AC 120-66C]


Advisory Circular for Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP)

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed revision to Advisory 
Circular for Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), request for 
comment.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is announcing the 
availability of proposed Advisory Circular (AC) 120-66C. AC 120-66C 
provides guidance for establishing an air transportation Aviation 
Safety Action Program (ASAP).

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before November 4, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by AC 120-66C using any of the 
following methods:
     Aviation Safety Draft Document Open for Comment Web site: 
Go to http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/draftdocs/afsac/ 
and follow the online instructions for sending your comments 
electronically.
     Mail: Send comments to 1625 K Street NW., Suite 300, 
Washington, DC 20006.
     Fax: Fax comments to 202-223-4615. Attn: Laura L. Miller.
     Hand Delivery: Bring comments to 1625 K Street NW., Suite 
300, Washington, DC between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randy McDonald, Air Transportation 
Division, Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 
800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202-267-
8166; facsimile: 202-267-5229; email: randy.mcdonald@faa.gov.

Background

    The primary goal of this proposed AC revision is to clarify FAA 
policy, facilitate achievement of an ASAP's safety goals, and encourage 
wider participation in the program. The objective of an ASAP is to 
encourage employees of certificate holders or other operators to 
voluntarily report safety information that may be critical to 
identifying potential precursors to accidents. The FAA has determined 
that identifying these precursors is essential to further reducing the 
already low accident rate. The ASAP provides for the collection, 
analysis, and retention of the safety data that is obtained through the 
reporting process. ASAP participants use ASAP safety data, much of 
which would otherwise be unobtainable, to develop corrective actions 
for identified safety concerns, and to educate the appropriate parties 
to prevent a recurrence of the same type of safety event.
    The agency will consider all comments received by November 4, 2014. 
Comments received after that date may be considered if consideration 
will not delay agency action on the review. A copy of the advisory 
circular is available for review at http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/
draftdocs/afs ac/.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 29, 2014.
John Barbagallo,
Director, Flight Standards Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-21094 Filed 9-4-14; 8:45 am]
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