Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Helicopter Air Ambulance Operator Reports, 65133-65134 [2020-22694]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 199 / Wednesday, October 14, 2020 / Notices is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than October 21, 2020 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36438, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board either via e-filing or in writing addressed to 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on Watco’s representative, Bradon J. Smith, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606–3208. According to Watco, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b). Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: October 8, 2020. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–22688 Filed 10–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. FD 36437] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Elwood Joliet & Southern Railroad, L.L.C.—Lease and Operation Exemption—Wisconsin Central Ltd. Elwood Joliet & Southern Railroad, L.L.C. (EJSR), a noncarrier, has filed a verified notice of exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to lease from Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL) and operate approximately 1.2 miles of rail line extending from a point immediately east of a switch that lies 0.1 mile west of the switch at WCL milepost 2.4/Phoenix milepost 0.0 at Sprague, in Crest Hill, Ill., to Phoenix milepost 1.1 in Joliet, Ill. (Phoenix Line). This transaction is related to a concurrently filed verified notice of exemption in Watco Holdings, Inc.— Continuance in Control Exemption— Elwood Joliet & Southern Railroad, L.L.C., Docket No. FD 36438, in which Watco Holdings, Inc., seeks to continue in control of EJSR upon EJSR’s becoming a Class III rail carrier. EJSR states that it and WCL will shortly execute agreements pursuant to which EJSR will lease the Phoenix Line from WCL and will be the operator of the Phoenix Line. EJSR further states VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:15 Oct 13, 2020 Jkt 253001 that the proposed agreements between EJSR and WCL do not contain any provision limiting EJSR’s future interchange of traffic on the Phoenix Line with a third-party connecting carrier. EJSR certifies that its projected annual revenues as a result of this transaction will not result in EJSR’s becoming a Class II or Class I rail carrier. EJSR further certifies that its projected annual revenue will not exceed $5 million. The transaction may be consummated on or after October 28, 2020, the effective date of the exemption. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than October 21, 2020 (at least seven days before the exemption becomes effective). All pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36437, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board either via e-filing or in writing addressed to 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, a copy of each pleading must be served on EJSR’s representative, Bradon J. Smith, Fletcher & Sippel LLC, 29 North Wacker Drive, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606–3208. According to EJSR, this action is categorically excluded from environmental review under 49 CFR 1105.6(c) and from historic reporting requirements under 49 CFR 1105.8(b). Board decisions and notices are available at www.stb.gov. Decided: October 8, 2020. By the Board, Allison C. Davis, Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2020–22693 Filed 10–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2020–0986] Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Helicopter Air Ambulance Operator Reports Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00108 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65133 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 collection involves the requirement for Helicopter Air Ambulance Operators to report certain information to the FAA. The FAA collects 14 pieces of data from helicopter air ambulance operators, 8 of which are mandated in the report to Congress. We collect data on the following: number of helicopters, helicopter base locations, number of hours the helicopters are flown, number of patients transported, number of transportation requests accepted or denied, number of accidents, number of instrument flight hours flown, number of night flight hours flown, number of incidents, and the rate of accidents or incidents per 100,000 flight hours. The information to be collected will be used in helping the FAA develop risk mitigation strategies and provide information to Congress. DATES: Written comments should be submitted by December 14, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please send written comments: By Electronic Docket: www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into search field). By mail: Sandra Ray, Federal Aviation Administration, Policy Integration Branch AFS–270, 1187 Thorn Run Road, Suite 200, Coraopolis, PA 15108. By fax: 412–239–3063. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Luipersbeck by email at: Thomas.A.Luipersbeck@faa.gov; phone: 615–202–9683. 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: 2120–0761. Title: Helicopter Air Ambulance Operator Reports. Form Numbers: 2120–0756. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (The Act) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 65134 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 199 / Wednesday, October 14, 2020 / Notices mandates that all helicopter air ambulance operators must begin reporting the number of flights and hours flown, along with other specified information, during which helicopters operated by the certificate holder were providing helicopter air ambulance services. See Public Law 112–95, Sec. 306, 49 U.S.C. 44731. The Act further mandates that not later than 2 years after the date of enactment, and annually thereafter, the Administrator shall submit to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, a report containing a summary of the data collected. The helicopter air ambulance operational data provided to the FAA will be used by the agency as background information useful in the development of risk mitigation strategies to reduce the helicopter air ambulance accident rate, and to meet the mandates set by Congress. The information requested is limited to the minimum necessary to fulfill these new reporting requirements mandated by the Act and as developed by FAA. The amount of data required to be submitted is proportional to the size of the operation. Respondents: 62 Helicopter Air Ambulance Operators. Frequency: Annually. Estimated Average Burden per Response: Varies per size of operation. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 738 Hours for all operators. Issued in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2020. Sandra L. Ray, Aviation Safety Inspector, FAA, Policy Integration Branch, AFS–270. [FR Doc. 2020–22694 Filed 10–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Notice of Submission Deadline for Schedule Information for Chicago O’Hare International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport for the Summer 2021 Scheduling Season Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of submission deadline. AGENCY: Under this notice, the FAA announces the submission deadline of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:15 Oct 13, 2020 Jkt 253001 October 15, 2020, for Summer 2021 flight schedules at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). DATES: Schedules should be submitted by October 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: Schedules may be submitted to the Slot Administration Office by email to: 7-AWA-slotadmin@ faa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Al Meilus, Manager, Slot Administration, AJR–G, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–2822; email Al.Meilus@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides routine notice to carriers serving capacity-constrained airports in the United States, including Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). In particular, this notice announces the deadline for carriers to submit schedules for the Northern Summer 2021 scheduling season. The FAA generally strives to maintain consistency in setting this deadline with the schedule submission deadline established in the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Calendar of Coordination Activities. However, in an effort to provide carriers with additional time to respond to this notice, the FAA is extending the submission deadline by one week from October 8, 2020 to October 15, 2020. The FAA intends to carry out its schedule review consistent with all other deadlines established in the IATA Calendar of Coordination Activities. General Information for All Airports The FAA has designated EWR, LAX, ORD, and SFO as IATA Level 2 airports 1 subject to a schedule review process premised upon voluntary cooperation. The FAA has designated JFK as an IATA Level 3 airport consistent with the Worldwide Slot Guidelines (WSG).2 The FAA currently 1 These designations remain effective until the FAA announces a change in the Federal Register. 2 The FAA generally applies the WSG to the extent there is no conflict with U.S. law or regulation. The FAA is reviewing recent substantive amendments to the WSG adopted in edition 10. The FAA recognizes the WSG has been replaced by the Worldwide Airport Slot Guidelines (WASG) edition PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 limits scheduled operations at JFK by order that expires on October 29, 2022.3 The U.S. Summer 2021 scheduling season is from March 28, 2021, through October 30, 2021, in recognition of the IATA summer scheduling period. Notwithstanding that carriers may presently face uncertainty about their operations in light of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID–19), carriers should continue preparations for schedule facilitation at Level 2 airports and Level 3 slot controls at JFK during the Summer 2021 scheduling season, even if the effects of COVID–19 on airport demand and operations continue and adjustments become necessary to respond to changing conditions.4 As the industry adapts to the changes precipitated by the public health emergency, FAA and the Office of the Secretary will continue to monitor developments closely and take these changes into consideration. Any possible relief for the Summer 2021 scheduling season and any possible action to alter the established rules and policies for slot management and schedule facilitation in the United States are not within the scope of this notice. The FAA is primarily concerned about scheduled and other regularly conducted commercial operations during designated hours, but carriers may submit schedule plans for the entire day. The designated hours for the Summer 2021 scheduling season are: At EWR and JFK from 0600 to 2300 Eastern Time (1000 to 0300 UTC), at LAX and SFO from 0600 to 2300 Pacific Time (1300 to 0600 UTC), and at ORD from 0600 to 2100 Central Time (1100 to 0200 UTC). These hours are unchanged from previous scheduling seasons. Carriers should submit schedule information in sufficient detail including, at minimum, the marketing or operating carrier, flight number, scheduled time of operation, frequency, aircraft equipment, and effective dates. IATA standard schedule information format and data elements for communications at Level 2 and Level 3 airports in the IATA Standard 1 effective June 1, 2020. While the FAA is considering whether to implement certain changes in the United States, it will continue to apply WSG edition 9. 3 Operating Limitations at John F. Kennedy International Airport, 73 FR 3510 (Jan. 18, 2008), as most recently extended 85 FR 58258 (Sep. 18, 2020). The slot coordination parameters for JFK are set forth in this Order. 4 For additional information on COVID–19 impacts at designated IATA Level 2 and 3 airports in the United States and actions taken by the FAA to preserve stability through the Summer 2020 scheduling season, see Notice of extension of limited waiver of the minimum slot usage requirement, 85 FR 63335 (Oct. 7, 2020). E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 199 (Wednesday, October 14, 2020)]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-22694]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2020-0986]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Helicopter Air 
Ambulance Operator Reports

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 collection involves the requirement for Helicopter Air 
Ambulance Operators to report certain information to the FAA. The FAA 
collects 14 pieces of data from helicopter air ambulance operators, 8 
of which are mandated in the report to Congress. We collect data on the 
following: number of helicopters, helicopter base locations, number of 
hours the helicopters are flown, number of patients transported, number 
of transportation requests accepted or denied, number of accidents, 
number of instrument flight hours flown, number of night flight hours 
flown, number of incidents, and the rate of accidents or incidents per 
100,000 flight hours. The information to be collected will be used in 
helping the FAA develop risk mitigation strategies and provide 
information to Congress.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by December 14, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Please send written comments:
    By Electronic Docket: www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into 
search field).
    By mail: Sandra Ray, Federal Aviation Administration, Policy 
Integration Branch AFS-270, 1187 Thorn Run Road, Suite 200, Coraopolis, 
PA 15108.
    By fax: 412-239-3063.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Luipersbeck by email at: 
[email protected]; phone: 615-202-9683.

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: 2120-0761.
    Title: Helicopter Air Ambulance Operator Reports.
    Form Numbers: 2120-0756.
    Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.
    Background: The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (The Act)

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mandates that all helicopter air ambulance operators must begin 
reporting the number of flights and hours flown, along with other 
specified information, during which helicopters operated by the 
certificate holder were providing helicopter air ambulance services. 
See Public Law 112-95, Sec. 306, 49 U.S.C. 44731. The Act further 
mandates that not later than 2 years after the date of enactment, and 
annually thereafter, the Administrator shall submit to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and 
the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate, a 
report containing a summary of the data collected.
    The helicopter air ambulance operational data provided to the FAA 
will be used by the agency as background information useful in the 
development of risk mitigation strategies to reduce the helicopter air 
ambulance accident rate, and to meet the mandates set by Congress. The 
information requested is limited to the minimum necessary to fulfill 
these new reporting requirements mandated by the Act and as developed 
by FAA. The amount of data required to be submitted is proportional to 
the size of the operation.
    Respondents: 62 Helicopter Air Ambulance Operators.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: Varies per size of 
operation.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 738 Hours for all operators.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 8, 2020.
Sandra L. Ray,
Aviation Safety Inspector, FAA, Policy Integration Branch, AFS-270.
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