Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Training and Qualification Requirements for Check Airmen and Flight Instructors, 50423-50424 [2021-19360]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 8, 2021 / Notices metrics more broadly measure service that may relate to or involve FMLM service, such as metrics on car trip plan compliance? Who would use any such information or measurements, and how? • What are the specific benefits, if any, that would arise from the use of any suggested metrics? • Would reports to the Board, shipper surveys, reports directly to individual shippers, or some other type of information be helpful to clarify the issue? The above list of questions is nonexhaustive—commenters should feel free to provide any information they believe will be helpful to the Board as it considers issues related to FMLM service. Some of the issues that have been raised with the Board by stakeholders and that commenters may wish to comment on, if pertinent to them, include (a) switching, including missed switches and/or inconsistent switches; (b) modified service plans at local yards (such modified plans may reduce the number of service days per week, increase the number of service days per week, or change the timing of service (morning versus night)); (c) car delivery, such as the delivery of cars carrying a different commodity, delivery of a different type of car than the cars ordered, or delivery of fewer or more cars than were ordered; (d) extended dwell times at railroad facilities local to shipper/receiver locations; and (e) discrepancies in information between the railroad and the rail customer as to the location of cars between the local yard and the shipper’s facility. Carrier data tracking. As indicated by AAR’s letter, carriers track some information related to FMLM service, and the Board could consider extant data in evaluating comments on the design of metrics. The Board seeks comment regarding the following questions: • What data do Class I carriers track that are relevant to FMLM service? • What aspects of these data do Class I carriers make available to their customers? • To the extent that Class I carriers collect certain information, what uniformity issues may exist related to that data that may affect reporting to the Board? Trade-offs. Finally, the Board seeks comment on the trade-offs of any suggestions. • Factoring in the information that carriers already track, what additional burden would be associated with providing any suggested information or measurements? VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Sep 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 • If aggregated reports are suggested, what, if any, are the drawbacks of aggregation? • If individual reports directly to shippers are suggested, what, if any, are the drawbacks of such approach, particularly in comparison to reporting directly to the Board, as was required in United States Rail Service Issues— Performance Data Reporting, Docket No. EP 724? • How should the Board consider relative burden based on the type of carrier involved in the transportation (e.g., Class II or III railroad)? Interested persons may file comments by October 18, 2021. If any comments are filed, replies will be due by November 16, 2021. It is ordered: 1. Comments are due October 18, 2021. Replies are due November 16, 2021. 2. This decision is effective on its service date. Decided: August 31, 2021. By the Board, Board Members Begeman, Fuchs, Oberman, Primus, and Schultz. Regena Smith-Bernard, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2021–19362 Filed 9–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Docket No. FAA–2021–0802] Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Training and Qualification Requirements for Check Airmen and Flight 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 collection involves the reporting requirements to ensure the check pilots and instructors are adequately trained and checked/ evaluated to ensure they are capable and competent to perform the duties and responsibilities required by the air carrier to meet the regulations. Experienced pilots who would otherwise qualify as flight instructors or check airmen, but who may not SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50423 medically eligible to hold the requisite medical certificate are mandated to keep records that may be inspected by the FAA to certify eligibility to perform flight instructor or check airmen functions. Written comments should be submitted by November 8, 2021. ADDRESSES: Please send written comments: By Electronic Docket: www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into search field). By mail: Sheri A. Martin, Federal Aviation Administration, Safety Standards, AFS–200 Division, 777 S Aviation Blvd., Suite 150, El Segundo, CA 90245. By fax: 424–405–7218. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin M. Donohue by email at: kevin.donohue@faa.gov; phone: 316– 941–1223 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: 2120–0600. Title: Training and Qualification Requirements for Check Airmen and Flight Instructors. Form Numbers: There are no forms associated with this collection of information. Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection. Background: Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) parts 121.411(d), 121.412(d), 135.337(d), and 135.338(d) require the collection of this data. This collection is necessary to insure that instructors and check airmen have completed necessary training and checking required to perform instructor and check airmen functions. Respondents: There are approximately 15,925 check airmen and flight instructors. Frequency: Information is collected on occasion. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 15 seconds. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 66 hours. DATES: E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 50424 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 8, 2021 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on September 2, 2021. Sheri Martin, Management and Program Analyst, FAA, Safety Standards, AFS–200 Division. [FR Doc. 2021–19360 Filed 9–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2021–0011] I. Public Participation Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision A. Submitting Comments If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (Docket No. FMCSA–2021–0011), indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. FMCSA recommends that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a phone number in the body of your document so that FMCSA can contact you if there are questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to www.regulations.gov/docket?D=FMCSA2021-0011. Next, sort the results by ‘‘Posted (Newer-Older),’’ choose the first notice listed, click the ‘‘Comment’’ button, and type your comment into the text box on the following screen. Choose whether you are submitting your comment as an individual or on behalf of a third party and then submit. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. FMCSA will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of applications for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of applications from six individuals for an exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye. DATES: Comments must be received on or before October 8, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Docket No. FMCSA–2021–0011 using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov/, insert the docket number, FMCSA–2021–0011, in the keyword box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, sort the results by ‘‘Posted (NewerOlder),’’ choose the first notice listed, and click on the ‘‘Comment’’ button. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Dockets Operations; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery: West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for instructions on submitting comments. SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, DOT, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W64–224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Dockets Operations, (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Sep 07, 2021 Jkt 253001 B. Viewing Comments To view comments go to www.regulations.gov. Insert the docket number, FMCSA–2021–0011, in the keyword box, and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, sort the results by ‘‘Posted (NewerOlder),’’ choose the first notice listed, and click ‘‘Browse Comments.’’ If you do not have access to the internet, you may view the docket online by visiting Dockets Operations in Room W12–140 on the ground floor of the DOT West PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 366–9317 or (202) 366– 9826 before visiting Dockets Operations. C. Privacy Act In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its regulatory 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.transportation.gov/privacy. II. Background Under 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315(b), FMCSA may grant an exemption from the FMCSRs for no longer than a 5-year period if it finds such exemption would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption. The statute also allows the Agency to renew exemptions at the end of the 5-year period. FMCSA grants medical exemptions from the FMCSRs for a 2year period to align with the maximum duration of a driver’s medical certification. The six individuals listed in this notice have requested an exemption from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). Accordingly, the Agency will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant to determine whether granting an exemption will achieve the required level of safety mandated by statute. The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding vision found in § 391.41(b)(10) states that a person is physically qualified to drive a CMV if that person has distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each eye without corrective lenses or visual acuity separately corrected to 20/40 (Snellen) or better with corrective lenses, distant binocular acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in both eyes with or without corrective lenses, field of vision of at least 70° in the horizontal meridian in each eye, and the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing standard red, green, and amber. On July 16, 1992, the Agency first published the criteria for the Vision Waiver Program, which listed the conditions and reporting standards that CMV drivers approved for participation would need to meet (57 FR 31458). The current Vision Exemption Program was established in 1998, following the E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 8, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50423-50424]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-19360]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0802]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Training and 
Qualification Requirements for Check Airmen and Flight 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 collection involves the reporting requirements to 
ensure the check pilots and instructors are adequately trained and 
checked/evaluated to ensure they are capable and competent to perform 
the duties and responsibilities required by the air carrier to meet the 
regulations. Experienced pilots who would otherwise qualify as flight 
instructors or check airmen, but who may not medically eligible to hold 
the requisite medical certificate are mandated to keep records that may 
be inspected by the FAA to certify eligibility to perform flight 
instructor or check airmen functions.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by November 8, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Please send written comments:
    By Electronic Docket: www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into 
search field).
    By mail: Sheri A. Martin, Federal Aviation Administration, Safety 
Standards, AFS-200 Division, 777 S Aviation Blvd., Suite 150, El 
Segundo, CA 90245.
    By fax: 424-405-7218.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kevin M. Donohue by email at: 
[email protected]; phone: 316-941-1223

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: 2120-0600.
    Title: Training and Qualification Requirements for Check Airmen and 
Flight Instructors.
    Form Numbers: There are no forms associated with this collection of 
information.
    Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.
    Background: Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) parts 121.411(d), 
121.412(d), 135.337(d), and 135.338(d) require the collection of this 
data. This collection is necessary to insure that instructors and check 
airmen have completed necessary training and checking required to 
perform instructor and check airmen functions.
    Respondents: There are approximately 15,925 check airmen and flight 
instructors.
    Frequency: Information is collected on occasion.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 15 seconds.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 66 hours.


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    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 2, 2021.
Sheri Martin,
Management and Program Analyst, FAA, Safety Standards, AFS-200 
Division.
[FR Doc. 2021-19360 Filed 9-7-21; 8:45 am]
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