Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors, 27821-27822 [2018-12796]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 115 / Thursday, June 14, 2018 / Notices 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 by email at: Barbara.L.Hall@faa.gov; phone: 940– 594–5913. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–0009. Title: Pilot Schools—FAR 141. Form Numbers: 8420–8. Type of Review: This is a renewal of an existing information collection. Background: The FAA is publishing the final rule Regulatory Relief, Aviation Training devices; Pilot Certification, Training, and Pilot Schools; and Other Provisions (RIN 2120–AK28; Docket No. FAA–2016–6142). In that rule, the FAA is amending § 141.5(d) to allow part 141 pilot schools that hold training course approvals for special curricula courses to renew their certificates based on their students’ successful completion of an end-of-course test for these FAA approved courses. In that rule, the FAA further adjusts the number of pilot schools based on population changes, and to account for the change in burden associated with these new courses. We estimate that of the 31 new applications for pilot school certificates, 25% will have special curricula courses that will need to be accounted for in the passage rate required for issuance of a certificate in § 141.5(d). Of the 291 applications for renewal of pilot school certificates, approximately 25% would include special curricula courses that must now be accounted for in the passage rate for renewal of a certificate under § 141.5(d). We estimate that it would take .1 hours to add this special curricula course information to both initial and renewal applications. 8 new applications at .1 hours each = .8 hours. 73 applications at .1 hours each (adding special curr.) = 7.3 hours. 171.0 hours + 8.1 hours = 181.6 total burden hours. The FAA is also making a burden adjustment to the number of pilot schools, increasing the population from 546 pilot schools to 581 pilot schools. Respondents: 581 Pilot schools. Frequency: As needed for new applications; Every 24 months for renewals of existing pilot schools. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Jun 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 Estimated Average Burden per Response: 0.5 hours, + 0.1 hours for special curriculum course information (when applicable). Estimated Total Annual Burden: 31,639.6 total burden hours. 2,589.6 total annual reporting burden hours, and 29,050 total annual recordkeeping burden hours. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 30, 2018. Barbara L. Hall, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Performance, Policy, and Records Management Branch, ASP–110. [FR Doc. 2018–12797 Filed 6–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification: Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors 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 renew an information collection. The revision of this collection involves the logging of training time in aviation training devices under the provisions of current regulations, and the logging of flight time as a second in command (SIC) under the provisions of current regulations. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by August 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Barbara Hall, Federal Aviation Administration, ASP– 110, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27821 comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Hall by email at: Barbara.L.Hall@faa.gov; phone: 940– 594–5913. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–0021. Title: Certification: Pilots and Flight Instructors. Form Numbers: 8710–1, 8710–13. Type of Review: This is a revision of an existing information collection. Background: The FAA is publishing the final rule Regulatory Relief, Aviation Training devices; Pilot Certification, Training, and Pilot Schools; and Other Provisions (RIN 2120–AK28; Docket No. FAA–2016–6142). In that rule, the FAA is reducing the burden for instrument currency requirements under § 61.57 for those pilots that use aviation training devices. Prior to that final rule, § 61.57(c)(3) required persons using an aviation training device to establish instrument experience to complete the required tasks within the preceding 2 calendar months. Persons using an aircraft, full flight simulator, flighttraining device, or a combination, however, were required to establish instrument experience within the preceding 6 calendar months. 14 CFR 61.57(c)(1)–(2). The final rule amends § 61.57(c) to allow pilots to accomplish instrument experience in aviation training devices by performing the same tasks required for flight simulation training devices and aircraft, and at the same 6-month interval allowed for flight simulation training devices and aircraft. The FAA estimates that, of the 102,811 active pilots with an instrument rating, that approximately 50% are maintaining currency. It is likely that only 15% of those pilots (approximately 15,422 pilots) are using an aviation training device exclusively to maintain their instrument currency. For those pilots, this change will reduce the recordkeeping requirements of logging time from 6 times a year to two times a year, when logging instrument currency exclusively in an aviation training device. The FAA estimates this burden reduction to be 6168.8 hours annually. Additionally, the final rule amends § 135.99 by adding paragraph (c) to allow a certificate holder to receive approval of a second in command (SIC) professional development program (SIC PDP) via operations specifications (Ops Specs) to allow the certificate holder’s pilots to log SIC time in operations conducted under part 135 in an airplane or operation that does not otherwise require a SIC. Specifically, with this E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 27822 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 115 / Thursday, June 14, 2018 / Notices final rule, § 61.159(c) allows pilots to log SIC time in part 135 operations in a single engine turbine-powered airplane or a multi-engine airplane that otherwise does not require an SIC. This will require the pilot to obtain a logbook endorsement from the pilot in command for each individual flight to log this time as SIC. The FAA estimates that of the 76,957 Commercial Pilots with airplane and instrument privileges that approximately 10% (7,696) may actively pursue a SIC position with a Part 135 operator that is approved for logging SIC time as described for this provision. But, because of the limited number of operators (approximately 457 operators as of September 28, 2017) that would qualify or actually pursue this authorization, the FAA estimates that only 15% (1,154 pilots) might actually become qualified annually to log SIC time under this provision. This additional record keeping requirement will be reflected in Section 61.159, Aeronautical experience. The FAA estimates this SIC training program burden increase is 1,154 hours annually. Respondents: The total number of respondents in the airman certification program is estimated to be approximately 25 percent of the population of active certificated pilots and instructors. Given a population of 825,000, the result is approximately 206,250 respondents providing data on an annual basis. The total number of applicants for a remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating is estimated to be 39,229 annually. Frequency: As needed. Estimated Average Burden per Response: For the hour burdens resulting from the application requirements of the collection of information other than remote pilots with small UAS ratings, the FAA estimates that forms are submitted for these certificates and ratings at an average preparation time of 15 minutes (0.25 hrs) each. The average time estimate of 0.25 hours assumes that many individual applicants will submit an 8710–1 form more than once for various reasons, and that most of the information provided on the form likely will not have changed. For Part 107 we estimate that an average of 39,229 forms are submitted annually that require an average preparation time of 0.25 hours to complete. Estimated Total Annual Burden: The total number of annual responses for the airman certification program is estimated to be 1,196,653. The FAA estimates the total reporting burden hours to be 43,157 hours. The FAA estimates the total recordkeeping burden hours to be 282,329 hours. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 Jun 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 FAA estimates the burden for the collection of information to be 325,486 hours annually. This is a burden reduction of 5,015 annual burden hours from the currently approved information collection. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 30, 2018. Barbara L. Hall, FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Performance, Policy, and Records Management Branch, ASP–110. [FR Doc. 2018–12796 Filed 6–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Revision to an Approval of an Existing Information Collection: Operating Requirements: Commuter and On-Demand Operation 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 renew an information collection. The revision of this collection involves the amendment of current regulations, which allows a certificate holder’s pilots to log secondin-command (SIC) time in operations conducted under part 135 in an airplane or operation that does not otherwise require a SIC. This revision also removes the burden for initial certification under current regulations, as that is already counted under ICR 2120–0593 (Part 119). DATES: Written comments should be submitted by August 13, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Barbara Hall, Federal Aviation Administration, ASP– 110, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76177. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB’s clearance of this information collection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Hall by email at: Barbara.L.Hall@faa.gov; phone: 940– 594–5913. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–0039. Title: Operating Requirements: Commuter and On-Demand Operation. Form Numbers: N/A. Type of Review: This is a revision of an existing information collection. Background: The FAA is publishing the final rule Regulatory Relief, Aviation Training devices; Pilot Certification, Training, and Pilot Schools; and Other Provisions (RIN 2120–AK28; Docket No. FAA–2016–6142). In that rule, the FAA is amending § 135.99 by adding paragraph (c) to allow a certificate holder to receive approval of a secondin-command (SIC) professional development program (SIC PDP) via operations specifications (Ops Specs) to allow the certificate holder’s pilots to log SIC time in operations conducted under part 135 in an airplane or operation that does not otherwise require a SIC. As explained in the rule, the FAA believes that a comprehensive SIC PDP will provide opportunities for beneficial flight experience that may not otherwise exist and also provide increased safety in operations for those flights conducted in a multicrew environment. The FAA is establishing requirements in § 135.99(c) for certificate holders, airplanes, and flightcrew members during operations conducted under an approved SIC PDP. Those changes are reflected in this information collection. The FAA is also changing certain logging requirements to enable the logging of SIC time obtained under a SIC PDP. Those changes are reflected in a revision to information collection 2120– 0021. Respondents: Operators who currently possess an FAA approved PIC or SIC training program could revise and utilize those existing programs to qualify their pilots seeking approval to log SIC time. Those operators that do not already possess an approved PIC/ SIC training program (that must include crew resource management training) would be required to submit a proposed new SIC training program for FAA approval. This would be amending an existing part 119 certificate. As of September 28, 2017 the FAA estimates that there were approximately 457 part 135 operators with single engine turbine-powered airplanes or multiengine airplanes that would E:\FR\FM\14JNN1.SGM 14JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 115 (Thursday, June 14, 2018)]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-12796]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification: 
Pilots, Flight Instructors, and Ground Instructors

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 renew an information 
collection. The revision of this collection involves the logging of 
training time in aviation training devices under the provisions of 
current regulations, and the logging of flight time as a second in 
command (SIC) under the provisions of current regulations.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by August 13, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Barbara 
Hall, Federal Aviation Administration, ASP-110, 10101 Hillwood Parkway, 
Fort Worth, TX 76177.
    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 by email at: 
[email protected]; phone: 940-594-5913.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    OMB Control Number: 2120-0021.
    Title: Certification: Pilots and Flight Instructors.
    Form Numbers: 8710-1, 8710-13.
    Type of Review: This is a revision of an existing information 
collection.
    Background: The FAA is publishing the final rule Regulatory Relief, 
Aviation Training devices; Pilot Certification, Training, and Pilot 
Schools; and Other Provisions (RIN 2120-AK28; Docket No. FAA-2016-
6142). In that rule, the FAA is reducing the burden for instrument 
currency requirements under Sec.  61.57 for those pilots that use 
aviation training devices. Prior to that final rule, Sec.  61.57(c)(3) 
required persons using an aviation training device to establish 
instrument experience to complete the required tasks within the 
preceding 2 calendar months. Persons using an aircraft, full flight 
simulator, flight-training device, or a combination, however, were 
required to establish instrument experience within the preceding 6 
calendar months. 14 CFR 61.57(c)(1)-(2). The final rule amends Sec.  
61.57(c) to allow pilots to accomplish instrument experience in 
aviation training devices by performing the same tasks required for 
flight simulation training devices and aircraft, and at the same 6-
month interval allowed for flight simulation training devices and 
aircraft.
    The FAA estimates that, of the 102,811 active pilots with an 
instrument rating, that approximately 50% are maintaining currency. It 
is likely that only 15% of those pilots (approximately 15,422 pilots) 
are using an aviation training device exclusively to maintain their 
instrument currency. For those pilots, this change will reduce the 
recordkeeping requirements of logging time from 6 times a year to two 
times a year, when logging instrument currency exclusively in an 
aviation training device. The FAA estimates this burden reduction to be 
6168.8 hours annually.
    Additionally, the final rule amends Sec.  135.99 by adding 
paragraph (c) to allow a certificate holder to receive approval of a 
second in command (SIC) professional development program (SIC PDP) via 
operations specifications (Ops Specs) to allow the certificate holder's 
pilots to log SIC time in operations conducted under part 135 in an 
airplane or operation that does not otherwise require a SIC. 
Specifically, with this

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final rule, Sec.  61.159(c) allows pilots to log SIC time in part 135 
operations in a single engine turbine-powered airplane or a multi-
engine airplane that otherwise does not require an SIC. This will 
require the pilot to obtain a logbook endorsement from the pilot in 
command for each individual flight to log this time as SIC. The FAA 
estimates that of the 76,957 Commercial Pilots with airplane and 
instrument privileges that approximately 10% (7,696) may actively 
pursue a SIC position with a Part 135 operator that is approved for 
logging SIC time as described for this provision. But, because of the 
limited number of operators (approximately 457 operators as of 
September 28, 2017) that would qualify or actually pursue this 
authorization, the FAA estimates that only 15% (1,154 pilots) might 
actually become qualified annually to log SIC time under this 
provision. This additional record keeping requirement will be reflected 
in Section 61.159, Aeronautical experience. The FAA estimates this SIC 
training program burden increase is 1,154 hours annually.
    Respondents: The total number of respondents in the airman 
certification program is estimated to be approximately 25 percent of 
the population of active certificated pilots and instructors. Given a 
population of 825,000, the result is approximately 206,250 respondents 
providing data on an annual basis. The total number of applicants for a 
remote pilot certificate with a small UAS rating is estimated to be 
39,229 annually.
    Frequency: As needed.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: For the hour burdens 
resulting from the application requirements of the collection of 
information other than remote pilots with small UAS ratings, the FAA 
estimates that forms are submitted for these certificates and ratings 
at an average preparation time of 15 minutes (0.25 hrs) each. The 
average time estimate of 0.25 hours assumes that many individual 
applicants will submit an 8710-1 form more than once for various 
reasons, and that most of the information provided on the form likely 
will not have changed. For Part 107 we estimate that an average of 
39,229 forms are submitted annually that require an average preparation 
time of 0.25 hours to complete.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: The total number of annual responses 
for the airman certification program is estimated to be 1,196,653. The 
FAA estimates the total reporting burden hours to be 43,157 hours. The 
FAA estimates the total recordkeeping burden hours to be 282,329 hours. 
The FAA estimates the burden for the collection of information to be 
325,486 hours annually. This is a burden reduction of 5,015 annual 
burden hours from the currently approved information collection.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 30, 2018.
Barbara L. Hall,
FAA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Performance, Policy, and 
Records Management Branch, ASP-110.
[FR Doc. 2018-12796 Filed 6-13-18; 8:45 am]
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