Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Approval for Renewal and Revision of Information Collection: High Density Traffic Airports: Slot Allocation and Transfer Methods, 24842 [2018-11569]

Download as PDF 24842 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 104 / Wednesday, May 30, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Approval for Renewal and Revision of Information Collection: High Density Traffic Airports: Slot Allocation and Transfer Methods 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 renewal and revision to an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 30, 2018. This information collection is used to allocate airport landing and takeoff slots and maintain accurate records of slot transfers at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) under the High Density Rule. The FAA is requesting a renewal for the DCA information collection and a revision to include six additional airports managed under similar FAA programs to manage congestion and delay: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), O’Hare International Airport (ORD), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The information collection is required from carriers and other operators at the airports to assist the FAA in reducing delays at congested airports. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by June 29, 2018. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395–6974, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including (a) sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:04 May 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 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: Barbara Hall at (940) 594–5913, or by email at: Barbara.L.Hall@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–0524. Title: High Density Traffic Airports: Slot Allocation and Transfer Methods. Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this information collection. Type of Review: Renewal and revision of an information collection. Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 30, 2018 (83 FR 13809). Information is reported to the FAA by air carriers or other persons holding slots at DCA in accordance with 14 CFR part 93, subparts K and S. The respondents must notify the FAA of: (1) Requests for confirmation of transferred slots; (2) slots required to be returned or slots voluntarily returned; (3) requests to be included in a lottery for available slots; (4) usage of slots on a bi-monthly basis; and (5) requests for off-peak hour slots. The FAA uses this information to allocate and withdraw takeoff and landing slots at DCA, and to confirm transfers of slots made among the operators, thus maintaining an accurate slot base at DCA. Information also is reported by persons conducting unscheduled operations at DCA. Those respondents must obtain a reservation from the FAA prior to operating at the airport. The revision to the existing information collection approval would include information from carriers holding a slot at JFK or LGA and by unscheduled operators at LGA as required under FAA Orders establishing limits on operations at those airports.1 Information would also be provided by carriers operating scheduled flights at EWR, LAX, ORD, and SFO where the FAA has established a voluntary process 1 Operating Limitations at John F. Kennedy International Airport, 73 FR 3510 (Jan. 18, 2008), as most recently amended 81 FR 40167 (Jun. 21, 2016). Operating Limitations at New York LaGuardia Airport, 71 FR 77854 (Dec. 27, 2006), as most recently amended 81 FR 33126 (May 25, 2016). PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to review flight schedules consistent with international, industry practices. At JFK, carriers must notify the FAA of: (1) Requests for confirmation of transferred slots; (2) requests for seasonal allocation of historic and additional available slots consistent with Worldwide Slot Guidelines; (3) usage of slots on a seasonal basis; (4) the return of slots; and (5) changes to allocated slots. At LGA, carriers must notify the FAA of: (1) Requests for confirmation of transferred slots; (2) compulsory or voluntary slot returns; (3) requests to be included in a lottery for available slots; and (4) usage of slots on a bi-monthly basis. At LGA, unscheduled operators must request and obtain a reservation from the FAA prior to conducting an operation. At EWR, LAX, ORD and SFO, carriers are asked to notify the FAA of their intended operating schedules during peak hours for each summer and winter scheduling season and when there are significant schedule changes. Respondents: 140 carriers at various airports; unknown number of operators with unscheduled flights at DCA and LGA. Frequency: Schedule requests are collected semiannually and additionally as needed due to carrier changes; slot usage information is reported four to six times per year depending on the airport; other slot and schedule data are collected as needed. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 6 minutes per slot transfer; 6 minutes per slot return; 6 minutes per schedule update; 6 minutes per request for inclusion in a lottery; 2 minutes per unscheduled slot request; 1.5 hours per schedule submission; and 1 hour per slot usage report. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,367 hours. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 23, 2018. Jonathan Haupt, Acting Manager, IT Strategy and Investment Portfolio Branch, ASP–120. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of Approval for Renewal and Revision of Information 
Collection: High Density Traffic Airports: Slot Allocation and Transfer 
Methods

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 for renewal and revision to an 
information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day 
comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of 
information was published on March 30, 2018. This information 
collection is used to allocate airport landing and takeoff slots and 
maintain accurate records of slot transfers at Ronald Reagan Washington 
National Airport (DCA) under the High Density Rule. The FAA is 
requesting a renewal for the DCA information collection and a revision 
to include six additional airports managed under similar FAA programs 
to manage congestion and delay: John F. Kennedy International Airport 
(JFK), LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Los Angeles International Airport 
(LAX), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), O'Hare International 
Airport (ORD), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The 
information collection is required from carriers and other operators at 
the airports to assist the FAA in reducing delays at congested 
airports.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by June 29, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be 
addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of 
Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to 
[email protected], or faxed to (202) 395-6974, or mailed to 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management 
and Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, 
DC 20503.
    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: Barbara Hall at (940) 594-5913, or by 
email at: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Control Number: 2120-0524.
    Title: High Density Traffic Airports: Slot Allocation and Transfer 
Methods.
    Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this 
information collection.
    Type of Review: Renewal and revision of an information collection.
    Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment 
period soliciting comments on the following collection of information 
was published on March 30, 2018 (83 FR 13809). Information is reported 
to the FAA by air carriers or other persons holding slots at DCA in 
accordance with 14 CFR part 93, subparts K and S. The respondents must 
notify the FAA of: (1) Requests for confirmation of transferred slots; 
(2) slots required to be returned or slots voluntarily returned; (3) 
requests to be included in a lottery for available slots; (4) usage of 
slots on a bi-monthly basis; and (5) requests for off-peak hour slots. 
The FAA uses this information to allocate and withdraw takeoff and 
landing slots at DCA, and to confirm transfers of slots made among the 
operators, thus maintaining an accurate slot base at DCA. Information 
also is reported by persons conducting unscheduled operations at DCA. 
Those respondents must obtain a reservation from the FAA prior to 
operating at the airport.
    The revision to the existing information collection approval would 
include information from carriers holding a slot at JFK or LGA and by 
unscheduled operators at LGA as required under FAA Orders establishing 
limits on operations at those airports.\1\ Information would also be 
provided by carriers operating scheduled flights at EWR, LAX, ORD, and 
SFO where the FAA has established a voluntary process to review flight 
schedules consistent with international, industry practices. At JFK, 
carriers must notify the FAA of: (1) Requests for confirmation of 
transferred slots; (2) requests for seasonal allocation of historic and 
additional available slots consistent with Worldwide Slot Guidelines; 
(3) usage of slots on a seasonal basis; (4) the return of slots; and 
(5) changes to allocated slots. At LGA, carriers must notify the FAA 
of: (1) Requests for confirmation of transferred slots; (2) compulsory 
or voluntary slot returns; (3) requests to be included in a lottery for 
available slots; and (4) usage of slots on a bi-monthly basis. At LGA, 
unscheduled operators must request and obtain a reservation from the 
FAA prior to conducting an operation. At EWR, LAX, ORD and SFO, 
carriers are asked to notify the FAA of their intended operating 
schedules during peak hours for each summer and winter scheduling 
season and when there are significant schedule changes.
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    \1\ Operating Limitations at John F. Kennedy International 
Airport, 73 FR 3510 (Jan. 18, 2008), as most recently amended 81 FR 
40167 (Jun. 21, 2016). Operating Limitations at New York LaGuardia 
Airport, 71 FR 77854 (Dec. 27, 2006), as most recently amended 81 FR 
33126 (May 25, 2016).
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    Respondents: 140 carriers at various airports; unknown number of 
operators with unscheduled flights at DCA and LGA.
    Frequency: Schedule requests are collected semiannually and 
additionally as needed due to carrier changes; slot usage information 
is reported four to six times per year depending on the airport; other 
slot and schedule data are collected as needed.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 6 minutes per slot transfer; 
6 minutes per slot return; 6 minutes per schedule update; 6 minutes per 
request for inclusion in a lottery; 2 minutes per unscheduled slot 
request; 1.5 hours per schedule submission; and 1 hour per slot usage 
report.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 5,367 hours.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 23, 2018.
Jonathan Haupt,
Acting Manager, IT Strategy and Investment Portfolio Branch, ASP-120.
[FR Doc. 2018-11569 Filed 5-29-18; 8:45 am]
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