Notice of Proposal To Discontinue Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS), 34911-34912 [2018-15632]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 141 / Monday, July 23, 2018 / Notices safety reporting; preparation and retention of manuals; maintenance of current aircraft and pilot records; flight scheduling; pilot-in-command designation; passenger safety briefings (oral and on information cards); preparation of proving-test programs; provision of drug and alcohol misuse education; and various personnel, maintenance, and minimum equipment list documentation. These requirements help ensure that these operators have procedures in place to facilitate compliance with the requirements of the rule. Information is collected electronically to the extent practicable, and the FAA likewise encourages and facilitates electronic recordkeeping. The FAA uses an automated Operations Specifications subsystem to issue management specifications to fractional ownership program managers. This system allows management companies to electronically generate and electronically sign the management specifications. Use of this automated system is required for the fractional ownership programs. While legal contractual documents, passenger briefing cards, and certain manuals must be kept in paper form for legal and safety reasons, all other records and reports mandated by 91K can be created, transmitted and retained electronically. The FAA will use the information it reviews and collects to evaluate the effectiveness of the program and make improvements as needed, and ensure compliance and adherence to the minimum safety standards of these regulations. Respondents: 8 fractional aircraft program managers/operators. Frequency: Information is collected on occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 1 hour, 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 13,736 hours, or 1,717 hours per respondent. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Jul 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 Issued in Washington, DC, on July 17, 2018. Karen Shutt, Manager, Performance, Policy, and Records Management Branch, ASP–110. [FR Doc. 2018–15728 Filed 7–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2018–0649] Notice of Proposal To Discontinue Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The FAA is requesting public comment on the agency’s proposal to discontinue the Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS). DATES: Submit comments on or before August 22, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by Docket Number FAA– 2018–0649 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–001. • Hand Deliver or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instruction for accessing the docket or Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building, Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34911 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Black, Flight Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591, Telephone (202) 267–6500; email jeff.black@faa.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on July 16, 2018. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS) is a continuous broadcast of weather advisories over a limited nationwide network of VORs that provide pilots with meteorological information relating to hazardous weather. Since the early 1980s, the broadcast, available in various locations of the contiguous United States (CONUS) allows pilots to access hazardous weather while inflight without going through a Flight Service specialist. HIWAS was conceived when there was a large demand for inflight briefings from specialists and wait times could be extremely long. HIWAS alleviated the workload of the specialists and helped to reduce wait times for pilots. At that time, pilots had no other choice but to contact Flight Service to obtain hazardous weather updates for the route of flight. Originally created by specialists using scripts, HIWAS is now produced using text to voice technology. With the advent of the internet and other technology, the demand for inflight services from Flight Service specialists has declined. Staffing was 3,000+ specialists in more than 300 facilities during the early 1980s and now consists of three hub facilities. In 2018, radio contacts dropped to less than 900 per day from an average of 10,000 radio contacts per day. Demand for inflight services has diminished since the inception of HIWAS while access has never been greater, which indicates that pilots are migrating to other means of obtaining inflight weather advisories. Currently, multiple sources are available that provide access to weather and aeronautical information to pilots in the cockpit, often presented in a graphical format, making it easier to visualize what is going on along the route of flight. Pilots no longer need to contact a Flight Service specialist to adhere to 14 CFR 91.103 and maintain awareness of hazardous weather advisories along their route of flight. As part of FAA efforts to modernize and streamline service delivery, the agency is interested in receiving comments on elimination of the E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 34912 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 141 / Monday, July 23, 2018 / Notices Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service. Dates: Comments must be received by August 22, 2018. Steven Villanueva, Director of Flight Service, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–15632 Filed 7–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket Number DOT–NHTSA–2018–0075] Notice and Request for Comments National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 21, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by Docket No. DOT– NHTSA–2018–0075] through one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251. • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ruby Li, Office of Traffic Records and Analysis, Mathematical Analysis Division, (NSA–210), W55–208, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Ms. Li’s telephone number is (202) 366–6736. Please identify the relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control Number. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Jul 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: The National Survey of the Use of Booster Seats. OMB Control Number: 2127–0644. Type of Request: Collection of observed child restraint use data. Abstract: The National Survey of the Use of Booster Seats is conducted to respond to Section 14(i) of the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act of 2000. The Act directs the Department of Transportation to reduce deaths and injuries (among children in the 4- to 8-year old age group that are caused by failure to use a booster seat) by twenty-five percent. Conducting the National Survey of the Use of Booster Seats provides the Department with invaluable information on use and non-use of booster seats, helping the Department to improve its outreach programs to ensure that children are protected to the greatest extent possible when they ride in motor vehicles. The OMB approval for this survey is scheduled to expire on 5/31/ 19. NHTSA seeks an extension to this approval to obtain this important survey data, save more children, and help to comply with the TREAD Act requirement. Affected Public: Motorists in passenger vehicles at gas stations, fast food restaurants, and other types of sites frequented by children during the time in which the survey is conducted. Estimated Number of Respondents: Approximately 4,800 adult motorists in passenger vehicles at gas stations, fast food restaurants, and other types of sites frequented by children during the time in which the survey is conducted. Frequency: Every other year. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 340 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Cost: $8,276. 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 the Department’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the Department 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. PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1:48. Terry T. Shelton, Associate Administrator, National Center for Statistics and Analysis. [FR Doc. 2018–15694 Filed 7–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–59–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket Number NHTSA–2018–0034] Extension of Comment Period on a Previously Approved Information Collection National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice and request for comments; Extension of comment period. AGENCY: NHTSA is extending the comment period for the proposed collection of information titled ‘‘State Data Transfer for Vehicle Crash Data.’’ NHTSA published a 60-day notice requesting comment on this proposed collection on September 14, 2018. DATES: The comment period for this collection is extended: written comments must be received on or before September 14, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Docket No. NHTSA–2018– 0034 through one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 1–202–493–2251 • Mail or Hand Delivery: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building, Room W12– 140, Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Frenchik, Office of Data Acquisition, Safety Systems Management Division (NSA–0130), Room W53–303, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. Mr. Frenchik’s telephone number is (202) 366–0641. Please identify the relevant collection of information by referring to its OMB Control Number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 30, 2018, NHTSA published a 60-day Paperwork Reduction Act notice requesting commenton the proposed information collection titled ‘‘State Data SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 141 (Monday, July 23, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34911-34912]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-15632]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2018-0649]


Notice of Proposal To Discontinue Hazardous Inflight Weather 
Advisory Service (HIWAS)

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is requesting public comment on the agency's proposal 
to discontinue the Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS).

DATES: Submit comments on or before August 22, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by Docket Number FAA-2018-
0649 using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30; U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room 
W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-001.
     Hand Deliver or Courier: Take comments to Docket 
Operations in Room W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC, 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.
     Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.
    Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments 
from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts 
these comments, without edit, including any personal information the 
commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system 
of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
www.dot.gov/privacy.
    Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at 
http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instruction 
for accessing the docket or Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of the 
West Building, Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, 
DC between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Jeff Black, Flight Service, Federal 
Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 
20591, Telephone (202) 267-6500; email [email protected].
    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 16, 2018.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS) is 
a continuous broadcast of weather advisories over a limited nationwide 
network of VORs that provide pilots with meteorological information 
relating to hazardous weather. Since the early 1980s, the broadcast, 
available in various locations of the contiguous United States (CONUS) 
allows pilots to access hazardous weather while inflight without going 
through a Flight Service specialist. HIWAS was conceived when there was 
a large demand for inflight briefings from specialists and wait times 
could be extremely long. HIWAS alleviated the workload of the 
specialists and helped to reduce wait times for pilots. At that time, 
pilots had no other choice but to contact Flight Service to obtain 
hazardous weather updates for the route of flight. Originally created 
by specialists using scripts, HIWAS is now produced using text to voice 
technology.
    With the advent of the internet and other technology, the demand 
for inflight services from Flight Service specialists has declined. 
Staffing was 3,000+ specialists in more than 300 facilities during the 
early 1980s and now consists of three hub facilities. In 2018, radio 
contacts dropped to less than 900 per day from an average of 10,000 
radio contacts per day.
    Demand for inflight services has diminished since the inception of 
HIWAS while access has never been greater, which indicates that pilots 
are migrating to other means of obtaining inflight weather advisories. 
Currently, multiple sources are available that provide access to 
weather and aeronautical information to pilots in the cockpit, often 
presented in a graphical format, making it easier to visualize what is 
going on along the route of flight. Pilots no longer need to contact a 
Flight Service specialist to adhere to 14 CFR 91.103 and maintain 
awareness of hazardous weather advisories along their route of flight.
    As part of FAA efforts to modernize and streamline service 
delivery, the agency is interested in receiving comments on elimination 
of the

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Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service.
    Dates: Comments must be received by August 22, 2018.

Steven Villanueva,
Director of Flight Service, Federal Aviation Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-15632 Filed 7-20-18; 8:45 am]
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