Airline Transport Pilot and Type Rating for Airplane Airman Certification Standards, 53195-53196 [2018-23013]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 204 / Monday, October 22, 2018 / Proposed Rules airplane electrical power, and after a transverse separation of the fuselage at the most critical location. A separation at the location of the leg-flail airbag system does not have to be considered. 9. The leg-flail airbag system must not release hazardous quantities of gas or particulate matter into the cabin. 10. The leg-flail airbag system installation must be protected from the effects of fire such that no hazard to occupants will result. 11. A means must be available to verify the integrity of the leg-flail airbag system’s activation system prior to each flight, or the leg-flail airbag system’s activation system must reliably operate between inspection intervals. The FAA considers that the loss of the leg-flail airbag system’s deployment function alone (i.e., independent of the conditional event that requires the legflail airbag system’s deployment) is a major-failure condition. 12. The airbag inflatable material may not have an average burn rate of greater than 2.5 inches per minute when tested using the horizontal flammability test defined in part 25, appendix F, part I, paragraph (b)(5). 13. The leg-flail airbag system, once deployed, must not adversely affect the emergency-lighting system (i.e., must not block floor-proximity lights to the extent that the lights no longer meet their intended function). 14. The leg flail system(s) must perform its intended function after impact from any other proximate assemblies (e.g., life raft) that may become detached under the loads specified in §§ 25.561 and 25.562. Issued in Des Moines, Washington, on October 15, 2018. Victor Wicklund, Manager, Transport Standards Branch, Policy and Innovation Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–22928 Filed 10–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 61 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS [Docket No.: FAA–2018–0811] Airline Transport Pilot and Type Rating for Airplane Airman Certification Standards Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of document availability and request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Oct 19, 2018 Jkt 247001 This document announces the availability of the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) and Type Rating for Airplane Airman Certification Standards (FAA–S–ACS–11) for public comment. DATES: Send comments on or before December 21, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2018–0811 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 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to 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. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: We will post all 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 viewed 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 instructions 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: Larry West, Regulatory Support Division, Federal Aviation Administration, FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, P.O. Box 25082, Oklahoma City, OK 73125; telephone 405–954–4431; email: larry.d.west@ faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Authority for This Action Under 49 U.S.C. 44703(a), the Administrator is required to issue an airman certificate when the Administrator finds, after investigation, that an individual is qualified for, and physically able to perform the duties related to the position authorized by the certificate. Consistent with this authority, the Administrator establishes testing standards to ensure that PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 53195 inspectors and designated examiners conducting practical tests under the Administrator’s authority determine that an applicant is qualified for and physically able to perform the duties related to the position authorized by the certificate or rating sought. Background The FAA established the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) to provide information, advice, and recommendations on aviation related issues that could result in rulemaking to the Administrator, through the Associate Administrator of Aviation Safety. On December 19, 2013, ARAC accepted the FAA’s assignment of a new task to establish an Airman Certification Standards Working Group (ACS WG) to assist in the development of standards, training guidance, test management, and reference materials for airman certification testing. The FAA announced the ARAC’s acceptance of this task through a Federal Register Notice published on January 29, 2014 (79 FR 4800). The original task focused on the Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, ATP, and Authorized Instructor certificates and the Instrument Rating in the airplane category. The task was expanded in February 2016 (81 FR 6099) to include the Aircraft Mechanic certificate with Airframe and/or Powerplant ratings. The task was further expanded in September 2017 to add the Sport Pilot and Recreational Pilot certificates in all airplane categories, and the Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, ATP, and Instructor certificates and the Instrument rating in the remaining aircraft categories to include rotorcraft, powered-lift, and glider.1 On June 21, 2018, the ARAC met and approved the Interim Final Report of the ACS WG. The Interim Final Report contained a recommendation for the Airline Transport Pilot and Type Rating for Airplane (ATP/Type Rating) ACS. The FAA received that recommendation from ARAC on June 22, 2018. The FAA has reviewed the draft ATP/Type Rating ACS, made some changes based on internal feedback, and is now seeking comment from the public. A copy of the document has been placed in the docket for this action. The FAA will review and consider all comments received and make any necessary changes prior to issuing the final version of the ATP/ Type Rating ACS. The final version of the ATP/Type Rating ACS will be 1 The ARAC Task Notice is available at: https:// www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/rulemaking/ committees/documents/index.cfm/document/ information/documentID/3282. E:\FR\FM\22OCP1.SGM 22OCP1 53196 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 204 / Monday, October 22, 2018 / Proposed Rules published at https://www.faa.gov/ training_testing/testing/acs/. Comments Invited The FAA invites interested persons to join in this notice and comment process by filing written comments, data, or views. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the proposal, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. To ensure the docket does not contain duplicate comments, commenters should send only one copy of written comments or, if comments are filed electronically, commenters should submit only one time. More information on submitting comments can be found in the ADDRESSES section of this document. The FAA will review all comments it receives on or before the closing date for the comment period. The FAA will consider comments submitted after the comment period has closed if it is possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. The FAA may make changes based on the comments it receives. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2018. Lirio Liu, Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–23013 Filed 10–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Part 112 [Docket No. FDA–2018–D–3631] Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notification of availability. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the Agency, or we) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled ‘‘Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption.’’ The draft guidance, when finalized, will provide FDA’s current thinking and recommendations to help covered farms comply with the final regulation entitled ‘‘Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Oct 19, 2018 Jkt 247001 Produce for Human Consumption’’ (Produce Safety Rule), which established science-based minimum standards for the safe growing, harvesting, packing, and holding of produce grown for human consumption. DATES: Submit either electronic or written comments on the draft guidance by April 22, 2019 to ensure that the Agency considers your comment on the draft guidance before it begins work on the final version of the guidance. 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For more information about FDA’s posting of comments to public dockets, see 80 FR 56469, September 18, 2015, or access the information at: https://www.gpo.gov/ fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-18/pdf/201523389.pdf. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or the electronic and written/paper comments received, go to https:// www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number, found in brackets in the heading of this document, into the ‘‘Search’’ box and follow the prompts and/or go to the Dockets Management Staff, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. You may submit comments on any guidance at any time (see 21 CFR 10.115(g)(5)). Submit written requests for single copies of the draft guidance to the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20740. Send two selfaddressed adhesive labels to assist that office in processing your request. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 204 (Monday, October 22, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 53195-53196]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-23013]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 61

[Docket No.: FAA-2018-0811]


Airline Transport Pilot and Type Rating for Airplane Airman 
Certification Standards

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of document availability and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the availability of the Airline 
Transport Pilot (ATP) and Type Rating for Airplane Airman Certification 
Standards (FAA-S-ACS-11) for public comment.

DATES: Send comments on or before December 21, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2018-0811 
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 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to 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.
     Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.
    Privacy: We will post all 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 viewed 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 instructions 
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: Larry West, Regulatory Support 
Division, Federal Aviation Administration, FAA Mike Monroney 
Aeronautical Center, P.O. Box 25082, Oklahoma City, OK 73125; telephone 
405-954-4431; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Authority for This Action

    Under 49 U.S.C. 44703(a), the Administrator is required to issue an 
airman certificate when the Administrator finds, after investigation, 
that an individual is qualified for, and physically able to perform the 
duties related to the position authorized by the certificate. 
Consistent with this authority, the Administrator establishes testing 
standards to ensure that inspectors and designated examiners conducting 
practical tests under the Administrator's authority determine that an 
applicant is qualified for and physically able to perform the duties 
related to the position authorized by the certificate or rating sought.

Background

    The FAA established the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee 
(ARAC) to provide information, advice, and recommendations on aviation 
related issues that could result in rulemaking to the Administrator, 
through the Associate Administrator of Aviation Safety. On December 19, 
2013, ARAC accepted the FAA's assignment of a new task to establish an 
Airman Certification Standards Working Group (ACS WG) to assist in the 
development of standards, training guidance, test management, and 
reference materials for airman certification testing. The FAA announced 
the ARAC's acceptance of this task through a Federal Register Notice 
published on January 29, 2014 (79 FR 4800). The original task focused 
on the Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, ATP, and Authorized Instructor 
certificates and the Instrument Rating in the airplane category. The 
task was expanded in February 2016 (81 FR 6099) to include the Aircraft 
Mechanic certificate with Airframe and/or Powerplant ratings. The task 
was further expanded in September 2017 to add the Sport Pilot and 
Recreational Pilot certificates in all airplane categories, and the 
Private Pilot, Commercial Pilot, ATP, and Instructor certificates and 
the Instrument rating in the remaining aircraft categories to include 
rotorcraft, powered-lift, and glider.\1\
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    \1\ The ARAC Task Notice is available at: https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/rulemaking/committees/documents/index.cfm/document/information/documentID/3282.
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    On June 21, 2018, the ARAC met and approved the Interim Final 
Report of the ACS WG. The Interim Final Report contained a 
recommendation for the Airline Transport Pilot and Type Rating for 
Airplane (ATP/Type Rating) ACS. The FAA received that recommendation 
from ARAC on June 22, 2018. The FAA has reviewed the draft ATP/Type 
Rating ACS, made some changes based on internal feedback, and is now 
seeking comment from the public. A copy of the document has been placed 
in the docket for this action. The FAA will review and consider all 
comments received and make any necessary changes prior to issuing the 
final version of the ATP/Type Rating ACS. The final version of the ATP/
Type Rating ACS will be

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published at https://www.faa.gov/training_testing/testing/acs/.

Comments Invited

    The FAA invites interested persons to join in this notice and 
comment process by filing written comments, data, or views. The most 
helpful comments reference a specific portion of the proposal, explain 
the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. To 
ensure the docket does not contain duplicate comments, commenters 
should send only one copy of written comments or, if comments are filed 
electronically, commenters should submit only one time. More 
information on submitting comments can be found in the ADDRESSES 
section of this document.
    The FAA will review all comments it receives on or before the 
closing date for the comment period. The FAA will consider comments 
submitted after the comment period has closed if it is possible to do 
so without incurring expense or delay. The FAA may make changes based 
on the comments it receives.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2018.
Lirio Liu,
Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2018-23013 Filed 10-19-18; 8:45 am]
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