Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewal of an Information Collection: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Rebate System, 28123-28125 [2019-12685]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Year 2019 (NDAA 2019) requires the Small Business Administration (SBA) to conduct a study of microenterprise participation. To meet this requirement, SBA has created a survey to be completed by SBA Microloan Intermediaries (Intermediaries) and entities that are eligible to become Intermediaries, but do not currently participate. DATES: The survey will be available upon publication for approximately 45 days. ADDRESSES: The survey will be available at the following URL: https:// www.surveymonkey.com/r/7MRD3SM. All submissions will become part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Sensitive information and information that you consider to be Confidential Business Information or otherwise protected should not be included. Submissions will not be edited to remove any identifying or contact information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Upham, Office of Economic Opportunity, at (202) 205–7001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 7(m) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(m)) authorizes the SBA to make direct loans to eligible intermediaries for the purpose of providing loans of up to $50,000 to startup, newly established, or growing small business concerns for working capital or the acquisition of materials, supplies, or equipment. Section 7(m) also authorizes SBA to make grants to these intermediaries to provide small business borrowers with technical assistance. Eligible intermediaries include organizations that have at least one year of experience making microloans and providing technical assistance to borrowers and are one of the following entity types: (1) Private, nonprofit community development corporations, or other non-profit entities; (2) consortiums of private, nonprofit community development corporations or other nonprofit organizations; (3) quasi-governmental economic development entities, other than a state, county, municipal government or any agency thereof; and (4) agencies of, or nonprofit entities established by Native American Tribal Governments. II. Survey The NDAA 2019 requires SBA to study the level of participation by intermediaries that are eligible to participate in the Agency’s Microloan Program. As required by law, this VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Jun 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 survey has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget under Control Number 3245–XXXX. Based on information from the survey responses, SBA expects to deliver a report to Congress that includes: (1) Information on the operations of current Microloan Intermediaries and entities that are eligible to participate in the Microloan program but that do not participate; (2) the reasons why eligible entities choose not to participate in the Microloan program; (3) recommendations on how to encourage increased participation in the Microloan program by eligible entities; and (4) recommendations on how to decrease the costs associated with participation in the Microloan program for Intermediaries. Responses to this survey are voluntary, but strongly encouraged in order to gain valuable insights and improve the Microloan program in the future. (Authority: Sec. 853(c), Pub. L.115–232.) Dated: June 11, 2019. Curtis Rich, Management Analyst. 28123 arbitrators and adjudication and early dismissal procedures, or be tailored for specific sectors that might benefit from expedited arbitration procedures. The discussion will draw on UNCITRAL Working Group II’s report of its 69th session, held in February 2019 (Doc. No. A/CN9./969) (available at: https:// undocs.org/en/A/CN.9/969). Time and Place: The meeting will take place on June 25, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. via a teleconference. Those who cannot participate but wish to comment are welcome to do so by email to Karin Kizer at KizerKL@state.gov. Public Participation: This meeting is open to the public. If you would like to participate by telephone, please email pil@state.gov to obtain the call-in number and other information. Michael S. Coffee, Attorney-Adviser, Office of Private International Law, Office of Legal Adviser, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2019–12716 Filed 6–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–08–P [FR Doc. 2019–12699 Filed 6–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Docket No. FAA–2019–0264] [Public Notice: 10798] U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL): Public Meeting on Arbitration and Conciliation The Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law, Department of State, gives notice of a public meeting to discuss possible topics for future work related to arbitration or conciliation in the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). The public meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. EDT. This is not a meeting of the full Advisory Committee. UNCITRAL’s Working Group II (Dispute Settlement) is currently working on the development of an international framework for expedited arbitration. The purpose of this public meeting is to obtain the views of concerned stakeholders on topics related to the characteristics of expedited arbitration, including how expedited procedures may affect the selection of arbitrators, relevant timelines, procedural and evidentiary matters and issuance of an award. Concerned stakeholders may also provide views on whether the project should also address emergency PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewal of an Information Collection: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS–B) Rebate System Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the FAA invites public comments about its intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a renewal of an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 12, 2019. The FAA has launched a rebate program to emphasize the urgent need for pilots to comply with Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS–B) Out requirements ahead of the January 1, 2020, compliance deadline. This program is defraying costs associated with the ADS–B equipment and installation for eligible general aviation (GA) aircraft, and helps ensure general aviation aircraft with ADS–B Out equipage. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 28124 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2019 / Notices Written comments should be submitted by July 17, 2019. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gayle Thornton by email at: Gayle.Thornton@faa.gov; phone: 202– 267–7344. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. OMB Control Number: 2120–0769. Title: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS–B) Rebate System. Form Numbers: Information is collected via a website specific to the ADS–B Rebate program. Type of Review: Renewal 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 April 12, 2019 (84 FR 15036). On May 21, 2010, the FAA issued a final rule requiring Automatic Dependence Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS–B) Out avionics on aircraft operating in Classes A, B, and C airspace, as well as certain other classes of airspace within the National Airspace System (NAS), no later than January 1, 2020 (75 FR 30160). ADS–B Out equipage is a critical step in achieving the benefits of NextGen, in that it enhances aircraft surveillance with satellite-based precision. When properly equipped with ADS–B, both pilots and controllers can see the same real-time displays of air traffic, and pilots will be khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Jun 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 able to receive air traffic services in places where not previously available. To meet this deadline for compliance, the FAA estimated that as many as 160,000 general aviation aircraft would need to be equipped with ADS–B Out. In developing the ADS–B Out final rule, the FAA assumed that these aircraft owners would begin equipping new aircraft with ADS–B equipment in 2012, and begin retrofitting the existing aircraft in 2013, to minimize costs associated with retrofitting outside of the aircraft’s heavy maintenance cycle. In any given year, avionics installers are capable of completing approximately 35,000–50,000 installations. In order to guarantee that general aviation aircraft that will operate in ADS–B airspace are equipped by the deadline, approximately 23,000 aircraft would have needed to equip each year beginning in early 2013. This would have ensured there would be a balance between the expected demand for avionics installations and the capacity of avionics installers. Owners of general aviation aircraft who are particularly price sensitive are postponing their installations. This trend demonstrates that there is a near-term need to accelerate equipage, to ensure that pilots, manufacturers, and retail facilities have adequate time and capacity to equip aircraft with ADS–B Out avionics. This rebate provided an incentive for early retrofitting and emphasized the urgent need for GA pilots compliance with ADS–B Out requirements. Section 221 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 provided the FAA with the authority to establish an incentive program for equipping general aviation and commercial aircraft with communications, surveillance, navigation, and other avionics equipment. The FAA established the ADS–B Rebate Program to address the rate of general aviation equipage by incentivizing aircraft owners who are affected by the ADS–B Out requirements and are the most price sensitive to the cost of avionics and the associated installation. The ADS–B Rebate Program provides a one-time $500 rebate to an aircraft owner to defray some of the cost of an ADS–B Out system meeting the program eligibility requirements. The rebates are available on a first come first served basis. The FAA, with input from industry partners (Aircraft Electronics Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and General Aircraft Manufacturers Association), designed this rebate program targeting specific eligibility requirements for avionics, PO 00000 Frm 00125 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 aircraft types, and aircraft owners. The eligibility requirements are as follows: Eligible Avionics—Technical Standard Order (TSO)-certified Version 2 ADS–B Out system, purchased on or after June 8, 2016. Such equipment must have a TSO marking for TSO–C154c, or TSO–C166b, or both. Eligible ADS–B Out system equipment may have an embedded position source compliant with one of the following TSOs: TSO– C–145c (or subsequent versions), TSO– C146c (or subsequent versions), or may be connected to a separate position source compliant with TSO–C–145c (or subsequent versions) or TSO–C146c (or subsequent versions). Any separate position source must comply with the guidance published in FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 20–165B. ADS–B In/Out systems compliant with TSO–C154c, TSO–C166b, or both, are also eligible. Eligible Aircraft—Only U.S.registered, fixed-wing single-engine piston aircraft first registered before January 1, 2016 are eligible for the program. This eligibility is determined via the FAA Civil Aircraft Registry. Program eligibility also requires permanent installation of new avionics equipment in a single aircraft in compliance with applicable FAA regulations and guidance material. Aircraft Owner—Program eligibility is limited to one rebate per aircraft owner. An aircraft owner means either a single individual owner or any owning entity (any legal ownership entity including but not limited to an LLC, corporation, partnership or joint venture) identified as the owner of the eligible aircraft in the FAA Civil Aviation Registry. Exclusions—All aircraft for which FAA has already paid or previously committed to upgrade to meet the ADS– B Out mandate. Software upgrades to existing equipment are not eligible. Aircraft that already have a Version 2 ADS–B Out system prior to the launch of the data collection system are not eligible. New aircraft produced after January 1, 2016, are not eligible. For reimbursement under this program, the FAA Civil Aircraft Registry information regarding ownership is controlling. The rebate program uses the publically available database to determine eligibility requirements based on the aircraft information. The aircraft owner is responsible for ensuring that the FAA Civil Aircraft Registry information is accurate before a claim for the rebate is submitted; rebates will only be mailed to the registered owner and address as indicated in the Civil Aircraft Registry. To request a rebate, the applicant must provide via the program website a valid email address for official E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2019 / Notices correspondence and notifications and aircraft-specific information such as the aircraft registration number, TSO certified equipment purchased, and scheduled installation date. Once the information is submitted, the FAA will validate eligibility for the program with the official records regarding aircraft ownership contained in the publically available Civil Aircraft Registry. Additionally, anyone requesting a rebate will need to accept legal notices electronically by acknowledging their agreement and acceptance and providing the name of the person submitting the information on the individual web application. Through the ADS–B Rebate Program, aircraft owners are permitted to reserve a rebate, validate their installation, and then claim their rebate through the ADS–B Rebate Program website. The program steps and timeline requirements are as follows: [1] Decide: The aircraft owner arranges for purchase and schedules installation of TSO-certified avionics for an eligible aircraft. [2] Reserve: Before avionics installation occurs, the aircraft owner must go to the ADS–B Rebate Program website to submit information for a rebate reservation. Upon successful submission, the system will generate an email with a Rebate Reservation Code. During the rebate reservation process, the eligible aircraft’s information is validated against the FAA Civil Aircraft Registry, including ownership information. If there are discrepancies, the aircraft owner may continue with the reservation process; but before a valid Incentive Code can be obtained in step [5], the aircraft owner must ensure that the FAA Civil Aircraft Registry data for their eligible aircraft is corrected. [3] Install: TSO-certified ADS–B avionics are installed in the eligible aircraft. [4] Fly & Validate: Only after the prior steps are completed, the eligible aircraft must be flown in the airspace defined in 14 CFR 91.225 for at least 30 minutes, with at least 10 aggregate minutes of maneuvering flight, per the guidance in AC 20–165B regulations_policies/ advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/ document.information/documentID/ 1028666, sections 4.3.2 and 4.3.2.3– 4.3.2.6 for Part 23 aircraft. After flight, the ADS–B data is used to generate a Public Compliance Report (PCR) and General Aviation Incentive Requirements Status (GAIRS) Report, which is how the performance of the eligible aircraft’s ADS–B installation is validated. Note that it may be necessary to repeat this step more than once, until the GAIRS Report indicates PASS for all VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Jun 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 fields and provides an Incentive Code in the Rebate Status section. Once proper installation and operation of the ADS– B is validated the FAA will notify the applicant using the email address provided at the time of rebate request. [5] Claim: Within 60 days of the scheduled installation date, the aircraft owner gathers their Rebate Reservation Code (from step [2]) and their Incentive Code (from step [4]) and submits this information as well as their name and aircraft number via the ADS–B Rebate Program website to complete the claim for their rebate. The FAA is seeking comments from the public regarding the information we collect for the program and how we collect it. The information provided in this notice is solely to identify and collect information from the public on the potential burden to an individual that would result from this program. Respondents: Approximately 20,000 GA pilots. Frequency: Information is collected only during the times the user is submitting their reservation and claiming their rebate after proof of meeting the eligibility requirements. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 6 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden: Approximately 2,000 hours. Issued in Washington, DC, on June 12, 2019. Ottilia McCoy, General Engineer, NextGen Office of Collaboration and Messaging, ANG–M, Office of the Assistant Administrator for NextGen, Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–12685 Filed 6–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2019–0159] Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: B4UFLY Smartphone App 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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00126 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28125 comments on the following collection of information was published on March 14, 2019. The collection involves the B4UFLY smartphone app that provides situational awareness of flight restrictions—including locations of airports, restricted airspace, special use airspace, and temporary flight restrictions—based on a user’s current or planned flight location. In order to maintain NAS safety in proximity to airports, authorization is now required from recreational Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) pilots to operate in controlled airspace The data collected will assist the FAA with determining the best processes to authorize recreational UAS pilots and inform air traffic control personnel of a UAS pilot’s intended flight in order to assess whether the UAS may disrupt or endanger manned air traffic. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by June 24, 2019. 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) 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: Bonita Kay Reichert by email at: Bonnie.Reichert@faa.gov; phone: 405– 875–6301. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2120–0764. Title: B4UFLY Smartphone App. Form Numbers: There are no forms associated with this collection. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 116 (Monday, June 17, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28123-28125]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-12685]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0264]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of a Renewal of an Information Collection: Automatic 
Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Rebate System

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, the 
FAA invites public comments about its intention to request Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a renewal of an information 
collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period 
soliciting comments on the following collection of information was 
published on April 12, 2019. The FAA has launched a rebate program to 
emphasize the urgent need for pilots to comply with Automatic Dependent 
Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Out requirements ahead of the January 1, 
2020, compliance deadline. This program is defraying costs associated 
with the ADS-B equipment and installation for eligible general aviation 
(GA) aircraft, and helps ensure general aviation aircraft with ADS-B 
Out equipage.

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DATES: Written comments should be submitted by July 17, 2019.

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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gayle Thornton by email at: 
[email protected]; phone: 202-267-7344.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    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.
    OMB Control Number: 2120-0769.
    Title: Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Rebate 
System.
    Form Numbers: Information is collected via a website specific to 
the ADS-B Rebate program.
    Type of Review: Renewal 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 April 12, 2019 (84 FR 15036).
    On May 21, 2010, the FAA issued a final rule requiring Automatic 
Dependence Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out avionics on aircraft 
operating in Classes A, B, and C airspace, as well as certain other 
classes of airspace within the National Airspace System (NAS), no later 
than January 1, 2020 (75 FR 30160). ADS-B Out equipage is a critical 
step in achieving the benefits of NextGen, in that it enhances aircraft 
surveillance with satellite-based precision. When properly equipped 
with ADS-B, both pilots and controllers can see the same real-time 
displays of air traffic, and pilots will be able to receive air traffic 
services in places where not previously available.
    To meet this deadline for compliance, the FAA estimated that as 
many as 160,000 general aviation aircraft would need to be equipped 
with ADS-B Out. In developing the ADS-B Out final rule, the FAA assumed 
that these aircraft owners would begin equipping new aircraft with ADS-
B equipment in 2012, and begin retrofitting the existing aircraft in 
2013, to minimize costs associated with retrofitting outside of the 
aircraft's heavy maintenance cycle. In any given year, avionics 
installers are capable of completing approximately 35,000-50,000 
installations. In order to guarantee that general aviation aircraft 
that will operate in ADS-B airspace are equipped by the deadline, 
approximately 23,000 aircraft would have needed to equip each year 
beginning in early 2013. This would have ensured there would be a 
balance between the expected demand for avionics installations and the 
capacity of avionics installers. Owners of general aviation aircraft 
who are particularly price sensitive are postponing their 
installations. This trend demonstrates that there is a near-term need 
to accelerate equipage, to ensure that pilots, manufacturers, and 
retail facilities have adequate time and capacity to equip aircraft 
with ADS-B Out avionics. This rebate provided an incentive for early 
retrofitting and emphasized the urgent need for GA pilots compliance 
with ADS-B Out requirements.
    Section 221 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 
provided the FAA with the authority to establish an incentive program 
for equipping general aviation and commercial aircraft with 
communications, surveillance, navigation, and other avionics equipment. 
The FAA established the ADS-B Rebate Program to address the rate of 
general aviation equipage by incentivizing aircraft owners who are 
affected by the ADS-B Out requirements and are the most price sensitive 
to the cost of avionics and the associated installation. The ADS-B 
Rebate Program provides a one-time $500 rebate to an aircraft owner to 
defray some of the cost of an ADS-B Out system meeting the program 
eligibility requirements. The rebates are available on a first come 
first served basis.
    The FAA, with input from industry partners (Aircraft Electronics 
Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and General 
Aircraft Manufacturers Association), designed this rebate program 
targeting specific eligibility requirements for avionics, aircraft 
types, and aircraft owners. The eligibility requirements are as 
follows:
    Eligible Avionics--Technical Standard Order (TSO)-certified Version 
2 ADS-B Out system, purchased on or after June 8, 2016. Such equipment 
must have a TSO marking for TSO-C154c, or TSO-C166b, or both. Eligible 
ADS-B Out system equipment may have an embedded position source 
compliant with one of the following TSOs: TSO-C-145c (or subsequent 
versions), TSO-C146c (or subsequent versions), or may be connected to a 
separate position source compliant with TSO-C-145c (or subsequent 
versions) or TSO-C146c (or subsequent versions). Any separate position 
source must comply with the guidance published in FAA Advisory Circular 
(AC) 20-165B. ADS-B In/Out systems compliant with TSO-C154c, TSO-C166b, 
or both, are also eligible.
    Eligible Aircraft--Only U.S.-registered, fixed-wing single-engine 
piston aircraft first registered before January 1, 2016 are eligible 
for the program. This eligibility is determined via the FAA Civil 
Aircraft Registry. Program eligibility also requires permanent 
installation of new avionics equipment in a single aircraft in 
compliance with applicable FAA regulations and guidance material.
    Aircraft Owner--Program eligibility is limited to one rebate per 
aircraft owner. An aircraft owner means either a single individual 
owner or any owning entity (any legal ownership entity including but 
not limited to an LLC, corporation, partnership or joint venture) 
identified as the owner of the eligible aircraft in the FAA Civil 
Aviation Registry.
    Exclusions--All aircraft for which FAA has already paid or 
previously committed to upgrade to meet the ADS-B Out mandate. Software 
upgrades to existing equipment are not eligible. Aircraft that already 
have a Version 2 ADS-B Out system prior to the launch of the data 
collection system are not eligible. New aircraft produced after January 
1, 2016, are not eligible.
    For reimbursement under this program, the FAA Civil Aircraft 
Registry information regarding ownership is controlling. The rebate 
program uses the publically available database to determine eligibility 
requirements based on the aircraft information. The aircraft owner is 
responsible for ensuring that the FAA Civil Aircraft Registry 
information is accurate before a claim for the rebate is submitted; 
rebates will only be mailed to the registered owner and address as 
indicated in the Civil Aircraft Registry.
    To request a rebate, the applicant must provide via the program 
website a valid email address for official

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correspondence and notifications and aircraft-specific information such 
as the aircraft registration number, TSO certified equipment purchased, 
and scheduled installation date. Once the information is submitted, the 
FAA will validate eligibility for the program with the official records 
regarding aircraft ownership contained in the publically available 
Civil Aircraft Registry. Additionally, anyone requesting a rebate will 
need to accept legal notices electronically by acknowledging their 
agreement and acceptance and providing the name of the person 
submitting the information on the individual web application.
    Through the ADS-B Rebate Program, aircraft owners are permitted to 
reserve a rebate, validate their installation, and then claim their 
rebate through the ADS-B Rebate Program website. The program steps and 
timeline requirements are as follows:
    [1] Decide: The aircraft owner arranges for purchase and schedules 
installation of TSO-certified avionics for an eligible aircraft.
    [2] Reserve: Before avionics installation occurs, the aircraft 
owner must go to the ADS-B Rebate Program website to submit information 
for a rebate reservation. Upon successful submission, the system will 
generate an email with a Rebate Reservation Code. During the rebate 
reservation process, the eligible aircraft's information is validated 
against the FAA Civil Aircraft Registry, including ownership 
information. If there are discrepancies, the aircraft owner may 
continue with the reservation process; but before a valid Incentive 
Code can be obtained in step [5], the aircraft owner must ensure that 
the FAA Civil Aircraft Registry data for their eligible aircraft is 
corrected.
    [3] Install: TSO-certified ADS-B avionics are installed in the 
eligible aircraft.
    [4] Fly & Validate: Only after the prior steps are completed, the 
eligible aircraft must be flown in the airspace defined in 14 CFR 
91.225 for at least 30 minutes, with at least 10 aggregate minutes of 
maneuvering flight, per the guidance in AC 20-165B 
regulations_policies/advisory_circulars/index.cfm/go/
document.information/documentID/1028666, sections 4.3.2 and 4.3.2.3-
4.3.2.6 for Part 23 aircraft. After flight, the ADS-B data is used to 
generate a Public Compliance Report (PCR) and General Aviation 
Incentive Requirements Status (GAIRS) Report, which is how the 
performance of the eligible aircraft's ADS-B installation is validated. 
Note that it may be necessary to repeat this step more than once, until 
the GAIRS Report indicates PASS for all fields and provides an 
Incentive Code in the Rebate Status section. Once proper installation 
and operation of the ADS-B is validated the FAA will notify the 
applicant using the email address provided at the time of rebate 
request.
    [5] Claim: Within 60 days of the scheduled installation date, the 
aircraft owner gathers their Rebate Reservation Code (from step [2]) 
and their Incentive Code (from step [4]) and submits this information 
as well as their name and aircraft number via the ADS-B Rebate Program 
website to complete the claim for their rebate.
    The FAA is seeking comments from the public regarding the 
information we collect for the program and how we collect it. The 
information provided in this notice is solely to identify and collect 
information from the public on the potential burden to an individual 
that would result from this program.
    Respondents: Approximately 20,000 GA pilots.
    Frequency: Information is collected only during the times the user 
is submitting their reservation and claiming their rebate after proof 
of meeting the eligibility requirements.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: Approximately 6 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: Approximately 2,000 hours.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on June 12, 2019.
Ottilia McCoy,
General Engineer, NextGen Office of Collaboration and Messaging, ANG-M, 
Office of the Assistant Administrator for NextGen, Federal Aviation 
Administration.
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