Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee-New Task, 56532-56534 [2015-23433]

Download as PDF 56532 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 181 / Friday, September 18, 2015 / Notices Economic Injury (Eidl) Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/10/2016. Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. ADDRESSES: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW., Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the Administrator’s disaster declaration, applications for disaster loans may be filed at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Primary Counties: Charleston. Contiguous Counties: South Carolina: Berkeley, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown. The Interest Rates are: Percent For Physical Damage: Homeowners with credit available elsewhere ...................... Homeowners without credit available elsewhere ............... Businesses with credit available elsewhere .............................. Businesses without credit available elsewhere ...................... Non-profit organizations with credit available elsewhere ..... Non-profit organizations without credit available elsewhere ..... For Economic Injury: Businesses & small agricultural cooperatives without credit available elsewhere ............... Non-profit organizations without credit available elsewhere ..... 3.750 1.875 6.000 4.000 2.625 2.625 4.000 2.625 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 14460 6 and for economic injury is 14461 0. The State which received an EIDL Declaration # is South Carolina. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) Dated: September 10, 2015. Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2015–23470 Filed 9–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Sep 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 9279] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks From Switzerland, The Staechelin & Im Obersteg Collections’’ and ‘‘Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Impressions of Landscape’’ Exhibitions ACTION: Notice; correction. On July 15, 2015, notice was published on page 41545 of the Federal Register (volume 80, number 135) of determinations made by the Department of State pertaining to certain objects to be imported for temporary display in the exhibition ‘‘Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland, The Staechelin & Im Obersteg Collections.’’ The referenced notice is corrected here to provide express notice of an extension in the period of temporary display within the United States of certain of the objects, and express notice of an additional exhibition and venue for a certain object. Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that certain objects to be imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Phillips Collection, Washington, District of Columbia, between on or about October 10, 2015, and on or about January 11, 2017, in the exhibition ‘‘Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland, The Staechelin & Im Obersteg Collections,’’ and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, and the exhibition or display of one of the above-referenced exhibit objects at the Taft Museum of Art, Cincinnati, Ohio, from on or about February 20, 2016, until on or about May 29, 2016, in the exhibition ‘‘Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Impressions of Landscape,’’ and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the imported objects, contact the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202– 632–6471; email: section2459@ state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA–5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. Dated: September 16, 2015. Kelly Keiderling, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2015–23634 Filed 9–17–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee—New Task Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of a new task assignment for the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC). AGENCY: The FAA assigned the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) a new task to provide recommendations on how the agency can utilize external training providers for its new-hire air traffic controller training program. The ongoing modernization of the air traffic control system, NextGen, will continually introduce advanced tools and procedures to enhance the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System. Controllers will continue to need to know basic air traffic control skills but will also need to understand how to operate in the future operational environment. The FAA seeks to transform the air traffic controller training structure by shifting the Agency’s focus from basic air traffic control qualification training to training the certified controller work force on advanced NextGen tools and procedures. This would mirror the changes that were required in the pilot community. The Agency is exploring alternative options to utilize external training provider capabilities that would expose prospective air traffic controllers to the profession. It would also provide a level of training commensurate to the current Air Traffic Basic Qualification Training, before or during the FAA controller hiring process. This notice informs the public of the new ARAC SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 181 / Friday, September 18, 2015 / Notices activity and solicits membership for the new Air Traffic Controller Basic Qualification Training Working Group. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tony Price, Federal Aviation Administration, Technical Training Policy and Requirements Specialist, FAA Air Traffic Organization, AJI–232, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC, 20591, email Tony.Price@faa.gov, telephone (202) 267–1443. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ARAC Acceptance of Task As a result of the June 18, 2015 ARAC meeting, the FAA assigned and ARAC accepted this task establishing the Air Traffic Controller Basic Qualification Training Working Group. The Air Traffic Controller Basic Qualification Training Working Group will serve as staff to the ARAC and provide advice and recommendations on the assigned task. The ARAC will review and accept the recommendation report and will submit it to the FAA. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background The FAA established the ARAC to provide information, advice, and recommendations on aviation related issues that could result in rulemaking to the FAA Administrator, through the Associate Administrator of Aviation Safety. The ongoing modernization of the air traffic control system, NextGen, will continually introduce automation tools to enhance the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System. Fully certified controllers are required to maintain proficiency while also completing additional training to understand how to provide service as the operational environment evolves. To achieve this required integration, the FAA seeks to transform the air traffic controller basic qualification training structure. The Agency is looking for opportunities to utilize external training provider capabilities to expose prospective air traffic controllers to the profession and to provide a basic level of training commensurate with the current level for Air Traffic Control Basic Qualification Training, before or during the FAA controller hiring process. The FAA seeks feedback from external stakeholders on how the agency can accomplish its goals. The Task The Air Traffic Controller Basic Qualification Training Working Group will provide to the ARAC an analysis on options for external training provider solutions that restructure the FAA air traffic controller candidate pipeline. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Sep 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 Additional considerations include whether a certificated external training program modeled after Part 141 or Part 142 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations is a way to accomplish agency goals. The recommendations may propose additional alternatives that result in a candidate pipeline with knowledge and skills above the current basic qualification requirements. The Working Group should provide an initial report summarizing the analysis. If the FAA concurs with the recommendation, the tasking may be extended to include a cost and benefit analysis and an evaluation of any necessary rulemaking requirements for implementation. 1. For background information on the topic, the Working Group should review: a. Air traffic technical training and credentialing programs (for example, FAA Order 3000.22, FAA Order 3120.4, FAA Order 7210.3, and FAA Order 8000.90). b. Guidance on airman testing, airmen certification, designated examiners, and the FAA Flight Standards Service covered in FAA Order 8900.1, to evaluate the concept of air traffic certified training centers. c. Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (for example, Parts 61, 65, 141, and 142) for regulatory guidance on various aviation licenses, to include air traffic controllers, flight dispatchers, and pilots. d. Associated training guidance materials to include course descriptions, lesson outlines, and training handbooks. e. FAA hiring regulations (for example, as covered in the FAA Human Resources Policy Manual, Office of Personnel Management job standard for Series 2152, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance) as needed to integrate a proposed solution into the FAA hiring process. 2. The Working Group is tasked to identify possible external training provider solutions. At a minimum, students who complete the program must meet the current standard for Air Traffic Control Basic Qualification Training (solutions may contain options to train students to a higher level of competency). 3. The Working Group may consider rulemaking and/or advisory materials as the solution. 4. Provide initial qualitative and quantitative costs and benefits for each recommendation. 5. Develop an interim report containing recommendations on the findings and results of the tasks explained above. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56533 a. The recommendation report should document both majority and dissenting positions on the findings and the rationale for each position. b. Any disagreements should be documented, including the rationale for each position and the reasons for the disagreement. 6. The Working Group may be reinstated to assist the ARAC by responding to the FAA’s questions or concerns after the interim recommendation report has been submitted. Schedule The output of the tasking will be to complete a FAA training process review in order to identify possible external training provider solutions and make a recommendation to the FAA. The interim report is requested to be presented to the ARAC at its June 2016 meeting and submitted to the FAA for review and acceptance no later than July 15, 2016. Should the FAA accept the recommendation of the ARAC, the Working Group may be tasked to evaluate costs and benefits and rulemaking requirements for implementation. Working Group Activity The Air Traffic Controller Basic Qualification Training Working Group must comply with the procedures adopted by the ARAC and are as follows: 1. Conduct a review and analysis of the assigned tasks and any other related materials or documents. 2. Draft and submit a work plan for completion of the task, including the rationale supporting such a plan, for consideration by the ARAC. 3. Provide a status report at each ARAC meeting. 4. Draft and submit the interim recommendation report based on the review and analysis of the assigned tasks. 5. Present the initial recommendation report at the ARAC meeting. 6. If the Working Group is reinstated to answer questions the FAA had regarding the recommendation report, present the findings in response to the FAA’s questions or concerns about the recommendation report at the ARAC meeting. Participation in the Working Group The Air Traffic Controller Basic Qualification Training Working Group will be comprised of technical experts having an interest in the assigned task. A Working Group member need not be a member representative of the ARAC. The FAA would like a wide range of E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 56534 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 181 / Friday, September 18, 2015 / Notices members to ensure all aspects of the tasks are considered in development of the recommendations. The provisions of the August 13, 2014, Office of Management and Budget guidance, ‘‘Revised Guidance on Appointment of Lobbyists to Federal Advisory Committees, Boards, and Commissions’’ (79 FR 47482), continues the ban on registered lobbyists participating on Agency Boards and Commissions if participating in their ‘‘individual capacity.’’ The revised guidance now allows registered lobbyists to participate on Agency Boards and Commissions in a ‘‘representative capacity’’ for the ‘‘express purpose of providing a committee with the views of a nongovernmental entity, a recognizable group of persons or nongovernmental entities (an industry, sector, labor unions, or environmental groups, etc.) or state or local government.’’ (For further information see Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 (LDA) as amended, 2 U.S.C 1603, 1604, and 1605.) If you wish to become a member of the Air Traffic Controller Basic Qualification Training Working Group, write the person listed under the caption FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT expressing that desire. Describe your interest in the task and state the expertise you would bring to the Working Group. The FAA must receive all requests by October 19, 2015. The ARAC and the FAA will review the requests and advise you whether or not your request is approved. If you are chosen for membership on the Working Group, you must actively participate in the Working Group, attend all meetings, and provide written comments when requested. You must devote the resources necessary to support the Working Group in meeting any assigned deadlines. You must keep your management and those you may represent advised of working group activities and decisions to ensure the proposed technical solutions do not conflict with the position of those you represent. Once the Working Group has begun deliberations, members will not be added or substituted without the approval of the ARAC Chair, the FAA, including the Designated Federal Officer, and the Working Group Chair. The Secretary of Transportation determined the formation and use of the ARAC is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the FAA by law. The ARAC meetings are open to the public. However, meetings of the Air Traffic Controller Basic Qualification Training Working Group are not open to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 Sep 17, 2015 Jkt 235001 COMSTAC Designated Federal Officer, (the Contact Person listed below) in writing (mail or email) by October 9, 2015, so that the information can be made available to COMSTAC members for their review and consideration before the October 20–21 meeting. Issued in Washington, DC, on September Written statements should be supplied 14, 2015. in the following formats: One hard copy Lirio Liu, with original signature and/or one Designated Federal Officer, Aviation electronic copy via email. Rulemaking Advisory Committee. A portion of the October 21 meeting [FR Doc. 2015–23433 Filed 9–17–15; 8:45 am] will be unavailable to the public BILLING CODE 4910–13–P (starting at approximately 4:00 p.m.). An agenda will be posted on the FAA Web site at www.faa.gov/go/ast. For DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION specific information concerning the times and locations of the COMSTAC Federal Aviation Administration working group meetings, contact the Commercial Space Transportation Contact Person listed below. Advisory Committee; Open Meeting Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign AGENCY: Federal Aviation language interpretation or other Administration (FAA), DOT. reasonable accommodations, should ACTION: Notice of Commercial Space inform the Contact Persons listed below Transportation Advisory Committee in advance of the meeting. Open Meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of Larry Scott, telephone (202) 267–7982; email larry.scott@faa.gov, FAA Office of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice Commercial Space Transportation (AST–3), 800 Independence Avenue is hereby given of a meeting of the SW., Room 331, Washington, DC 20591. Commercial Space Transportation Complete information regarding Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The COMSTAC is available on the FAA Web meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 20, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 site at: http://www.faa.gov/about/office_ p.m., and Wednesday, October 21, 2015, org/headquarters_offices/ast/advisory_ committee/. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the National Transportation Safety Board Issued in Washington, DC, September 11, Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza 2015. SW., Washington, DC 20594. This will George C. Nield, be the 61st meeting of the COMSTAC. Associate Administrator for Commercial The proposed schedule for the Space Transportation. COMSTAC working group meetings on [FR Doc. 2015–23512 Filed 9–17–15; 8:45 am] October 20 is below: BILLING CODE 4910–13–P —International Space Policy (8:00 a.m.– 10:00 a.m.) —Business/Legal (10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.) DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION —Standards (1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.) —Operations (3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.) Maritime Administration The full Committee will meet on [Docket No. MARAD–2015–0108] October 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The proposed agenda for that meeting Requested Administrative Waiver of features speakers relevant to the the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel commercial space transportation MYSTIQUE; Invitation for Public industry; and reports and Comments recommendations from the working groups. AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Interested members of the public may Department of Transportation. submit relevant written statements for ACTION: Notice. the COMSTAC members to consider under the advisory process. Statements SUMMARY: As authorized by 46 U.S.C. may concern the issues and agenda 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, items mentioned above and/or as represented by the Maritime additional issues that may be relevant Administration (MARAD), is authorized for the U.S. commercial space to grant waivers of the U.S.-build transportation industry. Interested requirement of the coastwise laws under parties wishing to submit written certain circumstances. A request for statements should contact Larry Scott, such a waiver has been received by the public, except to the extent individuals with an interest and expertise are selected to participate. The FAA will make no public announcement of Working Group meetings. PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18SEN1.SGM 18SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 181 (Friday, September 18, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56532-56534]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-23433]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee--New Task

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of a new task assignment for the Aviation Rulemaking 
Advisory Committee (ARAC).

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SUMMARY: The FAA assigned the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee 
(ARAC) a new task to provide recommendations on how the agency can 
utilize external training providers for its new-hire air traffic 
controller training program. The ongoing modernization of the air 
traffic control system, NextGen, will continually introduce advanced 
tools and procedures to enhance the safety and efficiency of the 
National Airspace System. Controllers will continue to need to know 
basic air traffic control skills but will also need to understand how 
to operate in the future operational environment. The FAA seeks to 
transform the air traffic controller training structure by shifting the 
Agency's focus from basic air traffic control qualification training to 
training the certified controller work force on advanced NextGen tools 
and procedures. This would mirror the changes that were required in the 
pilot community. The Agency is exploring alternative options to utilize 
external training provider capabilities that would expose prospective 
air traffic controllers to the profession. It would also provide a 
level of training commensurate to the current Air Traffic Basic 
Qualification Training, before or during the FAA controller hiring 
process. This notice informs the public of the new ARAC

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activity and solicits membership for the new Air Traffic Controller 
Basic Qualification Training Working Group.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tony Price, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Technical Training Policy and Requirements Specialist, 
FAA Air Traffic Organization, AJI-232, 800 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC, 20591, email Tony.Price@faa.gov, telephone (202) 267-
1443.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

ARAC Acceptance of Task

    As a result of the June 18, 2015 ARAC meeting, the FAA assigned and 
ARAC accepted this task establishing the Air Traffic Controller Basic 
Qualification Training Working Group. The Air Traffic Controller Basic 
Qualification Training Working Group will serve as staff to the ARAC 
and provide advice and recommendations on the assigned task. The ARAC 
will review and accept the recommendation report and will submit it to 
the FAA.

Background

    The FAA established the ARAC to provide information, advice, and 
recommendations on aviation related issues that could result in 
rulemaking to the FAA Administrator, through the Associate 
Administrator of Aviation Safety.
    The ongoing modernization of the air traffic control system, 
NextGen, will continually introduce automation tools to enhance the 
safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System. Fully certified 
controllers are required to maintain proficiency while also completing 
additional training to understand how to provide service as the 
operational environment evolves. To achieve this required integration, 
the FAA seeks to transform the air traffic controller basic 
qualification training structure. The Agency is looking for 
opportunities to utilize external training provider capabilities to 
expose prospective air traffic controllers to the profession and to 
provide a basic level of training commensurate with the current level 
for Air Traffic Control Basic Qualification Training, before or during 
the FAA controller hiring process. The FAA seeks feedback from external 
stakeholders on how the agency can accomplish its goals.

The Task

    The Air Traffic Controller Basic Qualification Training Working 
Group will provide to the ARAC an analysis on options for external 
training provider solutions that restructure the FAA air traffic 
controller candidate pipeline. Additional considerations include 
whether a certificated external training program modeled after Part 141 
or Part 142 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations is a way to 
accomplish agency goals. The recommendations may propose additional 
alternatives that result in a candidate pipeline with knowledge and 
skills above the current basic qualification requirements. The Working 
Group should provide an initial report summarizing the analysis. If the 
FAA concurs with the recommendation, the tasking may be extended to 
include a cost and benefit analysis and an evaluation of any necessary 
rulemaking requirements for implementation.
    1. For background information on the topic, the Working Group 
should review:
    a. Air traffic technical training and credentialing programs (for 
example, FAA Order 3000.22, FAA Order 3120.4, FAA Order 7210.3, and FAA 
Order 8000.90).
    b. Guidance on airman testing, airmen certification, designated 
examiners, and the FAA Flight Standards Service covered in FAA Order 
8900.1, to evaluate the concept of air traffic certified training 
centers.
    c. Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (for example, Parts 
61, 65, 141, and 142) for regulatory guidance on various aviation 
licenses, to include air traffic controllers, flight dispatchers, and 
pilots.
    d. Associated training guidance materials to include course 
descriptions, lesson outlines, and training handbooks.
    e. FAA hiring regulations (for example, as covered in the FAA Human 
Resources Policy Manual, Office of Personnel Management job standard 
for Series 2152, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance) 
as needed to integrate a proposed solution into the FAA hiring process.
    2. The Working Group is tasked to identify possible external 
training provider solutions. At a minimum, students who complete the 
program must meet the current standard for Air Traffic Control Basic 
Qualification Training (solutions may contain options to train students 
to a higher level of competency).
    3. The Working Group may consider rulemaking and/or advisory 
materials as the solution.
    4. Provide initial qualitative and quantitative costs and benefits 
for each recommendation.
    5. Develop an interim report containing recommendations on the 
findings and results of the tasks explained above.
    a. The recommendation report should document both majority and 
dissenting positions on the findings and the rationale for each 
position.
    b. Any disagreements should be documented, including the rationale 
for each position and the reasons for the disagreement.
    6. The Working Group may be reinstated to assist the ARAC by 
responding to the FAA's questions or concerns after the interim 
recommendation report has been submitted.

Schedule

    The output of the tasking will be to complete a FAA training 
process review in order to identify possible external training provider 
solutions and make a recommendation to the FAA. The interim report is 
requested to be presented to the ARAC at its June 2016 meeting and 
submitted to the FAA for review and acceptance no later than July 15, 
2016. Should the FAA accept the recommendation of the ARAC, the Working 
Group may be tasked to evaluate costs and benefits and rulemaking 
requirements for implementation.

Working Group Activity

    The Air Traffic Controller Basic Qualification Training Working 
Group must comply with the procedures adopted by the ARAC and are as 
follows:
    1. Conduct a review and analysis of the assigned tasks and any 
other related materials or documents.
    2. Draft and submit a work plan for completion of the task, 
including the rationale supporting such a plan, for consideration by 
the ARAC.
    3. Provide a status report at each ARAC meeting.
    4. Draft and submit the interim recommendation report based on the 
review and analysis of the assigned tasks.
    5. Present the initial recommendation report at the ARAC meeting.
    6. If the Working Group is reinstated to answer questions the FAA 
had regarding the recommendation report, present the findings in 
response to the FAA's questions or concerns about the recommendation 
report at the ARAC meeting.

Participation in the Working Group

    The Air Traffic Controller Basic Qualification Training Working 
Group will be comprised of technical experts having an interest in the 
assigned task. A Working Group member need not be a member 
representative of the ARAC. The FAA would like a wide range of

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members to ensure all aspects of the tasks are considered in 
development of the recommendations. The provisions of the August 13, 
2014, Office of Management and Budget guidance, ``Revised Guidance on 
Appointment of Lobbyists to Federal Advisory Committees, Boards, and 
Commissions'' (79 FR 47482), continues the ban on registered lobbyists 
participating on Agency Boards and Commissions if participating in 
their ``individual capacity.'' The revised guidance now allows 
registered lobbyists to participate on Agency Boards and Commissions in 
a ``representative capacity'' for the ``express purpose of providing a 
committee with the views of a nongovernmental entity, a recognizable 
group of persons or nongovernmental entities (an industry, sector, 
labor unions, or environmental groups, etc.) or state or local 
government.'' (For further information see Lobbying Disclosure Act of 
1995 (LDA) as amended, 2 U.S.C 1603, 1604, and 1605.)
    If you wish to become a member of the Air Traffic Controller Basic 
Qualification Training Working Group, write the person listed under the 
caption FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT expressing that desire. 
Describe your interest in the task and state the expertise you would 
bring to the Working Group. The FAA must receive all requests by 
October 19, 2015. The ARAC and the FAA will review the requests and 
advise you whether or not your request is approved.
    If you are chosen for membership on the Working Group, you must 
actively participate in the Working Group, attend all meetings, and 
provide written comments when requested. You must devote the resources 
necessary to support the Working Group in meeting any assigned 
deadlines. You must keep your management and those you may represent 
advised of working group activities and decisions to ensure the 
proposed technical solutions do not conflict with the position of those 
you represent. Once the Working Group has begun deliberations, members 
will not be added or substituted without the approval of the ARAC 
Chair, the FAA, including the Designated Federal Officer, and the 
Working Group Chair.
    The Secretary of Transportation determined the formation and use of 
the ARAC is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the 
performance of duties imposed on the FAA by law.
    The ARAC meetings are open to the public. However, meetings of the 
Air Traffic Controller Basic Qualification Training Working Group are 
not open to the public, except to the extent individuals with an 
interest and expertise are selected to participate. The FAA will make 
no public announcement of Working Group meetings.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 14, 2015.
Lirio Liu,
Designated Federal Officer, Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee.
[FR Doc. 2015-23433 Filed 9-17-15; 8:45 am]
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