Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: General Operating and Flight Rules, 4083 [2016-01312]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 15 / Monday, January 25, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: General Operating and Flight Rules 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 to revise a previously approved information collection. Part A of subtitle VII of the Revised title 49 U.S.C. authorizes the issuance of regulations governing the use of navigable airspace. Information is collected to determine compliance with Federal regulations. This revision addresses requirements from the Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) Rule, RIN 2120–AJ94. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by March 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ronda Thompson, Room 441, Federal Aviation Administration, ASP–110, 950 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20024. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronda Thompson by email at: Ronda.Thompson@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–0005. Title: General Operating and Flight Rules. Form Numbers: None. Type of Review: Revision of an information collection. Background: The reporting and recordkeeping requirements of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) part 91, General Operating and Flight Rules, are authorized by part A of subtitle VII of asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:09 Jan 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 the Revised title 49 U.S.C. FAR part 91 prescribes rules governing the operation of aircraft (other than moored balloons, kites, rockets and unmanned free balloons) within the United States. The reporting and recordkeeping requirements prescribed by various sections of FAR part 91 are necessary for FAA to assure compliance with these provisions. Respondents: Approximately 21,200 airmen, state or local governments, and businesses. Frequency: Information is collected on occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: .5 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 235,183 hours. Issued in Washington, DC, on January 14, 2016. Ronda Thompson, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Performance, Policy, and Records Management Branch, ASP–110. [FR Doc. 2016–01312 Filed 1–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration National Standards for Traffic Control Devices; the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways; Notice of Termination of Interim Approval IA–5 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD) is incorporated in our regulations, approved by FHWA, and recognized as the national standard for traffic control devices used on all streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public travel. This notice terminates the Interim Approval for Use of Clearview Font for Positive Contrast Legends on Guide Signs (IA–5), issued September 2, 2004, as authorized by Section 1A.10 of the MUTCD, and discontinues the provisional use of an alternative lettering style in traffic control device applications. The result of this termination rescinds the use of letter styles other than the FHWA Standard Alphabets on traffic control devices, except as provided otherwise in the MUTCD. Existing signs that use the provisional letter style and comply with the Interim Approval are unaffected by this action and may remain as long as they are in serviceable condition. This SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4083 action does not create a mandate for the removal or installation of any sign. This action does not amend any provision of the MUTCD. DATES: Effective 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, contact Mr. Kevin Sylvester, MUTCD Team Leader, FHWA Office of Transportation Operations, (202) 366–2161, or via email at Kevin.Sylvester@dot.gov . For legal questions, please contact Mr. William Winne, Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–1397, or via email at William.Winne@dot.gov. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Numerous research efforts have taken place over the last 15 years with the goal of improving the legibility of highway signs. One area of focus has been on guide signs. As a result of some early studies,1 FHWA issued an Interim Approval allowing provisional use of an alternative lettering style known as ClearviewTM for signs in positive contrast color orientations (lighter legend on darker background).2 Although the research supported only one series of this lettering style, the Interim Approval was written in a way that would authorize narrower letter forms, to correspond to the system of the FHWA Standard Alphabets, in anticipation of successful future research evaluations. However, subsequent evaluations showed no benefit to the narrower letter forms and degraded sign legibility when compared to the corresponding FHWA Standard Alphabet series.3 Additionally, tests of alternative lettering in negative contrast color orientations (dark legend on lighter background, such as for regulatory and warning signs) showed no improvement and significantly degraded legibility of the sign.4 1 Carlson, P.J., Evaluation of Clearview Alphabet with Microprismatic Retroreflective Sheetings, Report No. FHWA/TX–02/4049–1. Texas Transportation Institute, August 2001, resubmitted October 2001. 2 Interim Approval 5 can be accessed at the following Web address: http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/ res-ia_clearview_font.htm. 3 Chrysler, S.T., P.J. Carlson, and H.G. Hawkins. Nighttime Legibility of Ground-Mounted Traffic Signs as a Function of Font, Color, and Retroreflective Sheeting Type, Report No. FHWA/ TX–03/1796–2. Texas Transportation Institute, September 2002. 4 Holick, A., S.T. Chrysler, E. Park, and P.J. Carlson. Evaluation of the ClearviewTM Font for Negative Contrast Traffic Signs, Report No. FHWA/ E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM Continued 25JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: General 
Operating and Flight Rules

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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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 to revise a previously approved 
information collection. Part A of subtitle VII of the Revised title 49 
U.S.C. authorizes the issuance of regulations governing the use of 
navigable airspace. Information is collected to determine compliance 
with Federal regulations. This revision addresses requirements from the 
Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) Rule, RIN 2120-AJ94.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by March 25, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ronda 
Thompson, Room 441, Federal Aviation Administration, ASP-110, 950 
L'Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20024.

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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronda Thompson by email at: 
Ronda.Thompson@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    OMB Control Number: 2120-0005.
    Title: General Operating and Flight Rules.
    Form Numbers: None.
    Type of Review: Revision of an information collection.
    Background: The reporting and recordkeeping requirements of Federal 
Aviation Regulation (FAR) part 91, General Operating and Flight Rules, 
are authorized by part A of subtitle VII of the Revised title 49 U.S.C. 
FAR part 91 prescribes rules governing the operation of aircraft (other 
than moored balloons, kites, rockets and unmanned free balloons) within 
the United States. The reporting and recordkeeping requirements 
prescribed by various sections of FAR part 91 are necessary for FAA to 
assure compliance with these provisions.
    Respondents: Approximately 21,200 airmen, state or local 
governments, and businesses.
    Frequency: Information is collected on occasion.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: .5 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 235,183 hours.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 14, 2016.
Ronda Thompson,
FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Performance, Policy, and 
Records Management Branch, ASP-110.
[FR Doc. 2016-01312 Filed 1-22-16; 8:45 am]
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