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[FR Doc. 2021–27256 Filed 12–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P [Docket No.: FAA–2021–1138] POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR RETRIEVAL OF RECORDS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Computerized Neurocognitive Tests for Aeromedical Safety Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: USTDA reasonable accommodation request records are temporary records and are destroyed in accordance with the disposition instructions in the NARA Records Schedule (a supplement to the NARA Files Maintenance and Records Disposition Manual). Individuals may request a copy of the disposition instructions from the USTDA Senior Agency Official for Privacy. Jkt 256001 RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: Federal Aviation Administration Paper and electronic records. 17:52 Dec 15, 2021 Paper records are maintained in areas accessible only to authorized USTDA personnel. Electronic records are accessible via a single computer that requires double-factor authentication to access, and that is accessible only to the Reasonable Accommodation Manager. After business hours, buildings have secured doors, and all entrances are monitored by electronic surveillance equipment. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORAGE OF RECORDS: VerDate Sep<11>2014 ADMINISTRATIVE, TECHNICAL AND PHYSICAL SAFEGUARDS: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new Information SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Collection (IC) effort. The collection involves in-person sessions between researchers, certified pilots, and air traffic control specialists (ATCS). Computerized neurocognitive tests are a non-invasive way to measure cognitive function (e.g., attention, working memory, information processing speed, reaction time) and are used as part of the FAA’s overall aeromedical physical exam process to determine if a pilot is safe to operate an aircraft within the National Airspace System (NAS) and if an ATCS is safe to return to duty. Neurocognitive tests are required only for pilots and ATCSs with certain medical conditions associated with aeromedically significant cognitive impairments (i.e., not all pilots and ATCSs are tested). The FAA needs to ensure that the tests and data used to maintain the safety of the NAS are based on the most current scientific knowledge. The purpose of this IC effort is to obtain updated pilot and ATCS normative data for the FAA’s current neurocognitive test and alternative neurocognitive tests under consideration. The IC effort will be used to potentially revise the FAA’s Aviation Medical Examiners (AME) Guide, update clinical practices, and assure aeromedical safety. Information will be collected from representative pilots and ATCSs across the United States, who will complete two different 1-hour neurocognitive tests. Total IC effort/time per person will be approximately four hours (i.e., to include check-in processing, informed consent, neurocognitive test-taking, rest breaks, and participant debrief). DATES: Written comments should be submitted by February 14, 2022. ADDRESSES: Please send written comments: By Electronic Docket: https:// www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into search field). By mail: Susan M. Jay, Ph.D., Bldg. 13, Rm 155C, 6500 S. MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73125. By fax: (405) 954–0130. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan M. Jay, Ph.D., by email at: susan.m.jay@faa.gov; phone: (405) 954– 5500. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection effort to include: (a) Whether the proposed information collection effort is necessary for the FAA’s performance; (b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the FAA to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collection E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 239 / Thursday, December 16, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES effort; 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 effort. OMB Control Number: 2120–XXXX. Title: Computerized Neurocognitive Tests for Aeromedical Safety. Form Numbers: List all forms. Type of Review: New information collection. Background: The FAA’s mission and vision is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world as new users and technologies integrate into the system. Computerized neurocognitive tests are a non-invasive way to measure cognitive function (e.g., attention, working memory, information processing speed, reaction time). Neurocognitive tests are used as part of the FAA’s overall aeromedical physical exam process to determine if a pilot is safe to operate an aircraft within the NAS and if an ATCS is safe to return to duty. Neurocognitive tests are required only for pilots and ATCSs with certain medical conditions associated with aeromedically significant cognitive impairments (i.e., not all pilots and ATCSs are tested). The FAA needs to ensure that the tests and data used to maintain the safety of the NAS based on the most current scientific knowledge. The purpose of this IC effort is to obtain updated pilot and ATCS normative data for the current test and alternative neurocognitive tests under consideration. The IC effort will be used to potentially revise the FAA’s AME Guide, update clinical practices, and assure aeromedical safety. Respondents: 1,500 respondents. Frequency: One-time collection. Estimated Average Burden per Response: 4-hours burden per respondent-response. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 6,000 hours, total burden. Issued in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on December 10, 2021. Susan M. Jay, Aviation Safety, Research Physiologist, Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI), Federal Aviation Administration. [FR Doc. 2021–27186 Filed 12–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Dec 15, 2021 Jkt 256001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2021–0182] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Narcolepsy Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of application for exemption; request for comments. AGENCY: FMCSA announces receipt of an application from one individual for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce by persons with either a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No.: FAA-2021-1138]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Computerized 
Neurocognitive Tests for Aeromedical Safety

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 
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invites public comments about our 
intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval 
for a new Information Collection (IC) effort. The collection involves 
in-person sessions between researchers, certified pilots, and air 
traffic control specialists (ATCS). Computerized neurocognitive tests 
are a non-invasive way to measure cognitive function (e.g., attention, 
working memory, information processing speed, reaction time) and are 
used as part of the FAA's overall aeromedical physical exam process to 
determine if a pilot is safe to operate an aircraft within the National 
Airspace System (NAS) and if an ATCS is safe to return to duty. 
Neurocognitive tests are required only for pilots and ATCSs with 
certain medical conditions associated with aeromedically significant 
cognitive impairments (i.e., not all pilots and ATCSs are tested). The 
FAA needs to ensure that the tests and data used to maintain the safety 
of the NAS are based on the most current scientific knowledge. The 
purpose of this IC effort is to obtain updated pilot and ATCS normative 
data for the FAA's current neurocognitive test and alternative 
neurocognitive tests under consideration. The IC effort will be used to 
potentially revise the FAA's Aviation Medical Examiners (AME) Guide, 
update clinical practices, and assure aeromedical safety. Information 
will be collected from representative pilots and ATCSs across the 
United States, who will complete two different 1-hour neurocognitive 
tests. Total IC effort/time per person will be approximately four hours 
(i.e., to include check-in processing, informed consent, neurocognitive 
test-taking, rest breaks, and participant debrief).

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by February 14, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Please send written comments:
    By Electronic Docket: https://www.regulations.gov (Enter docket 
number into search field).
    By mail: Susan M. Jay, Ph.D., Bldg. 13, Rm 155C, 6500 S. MacArthur 
Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73125.
    By fax: (405) 954-0130.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan M. Jay, Ph.D., by email at: 
[email protected]; phone: (405) 954-5500.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection effort to include: (a) Whether the proposed 
information collection effort is necessary for the FAA's performance; 
(b) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for the FAA to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collection

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effort; 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 effort.
    OMB Control Number: 2120-XXXX.
    Title: Computerized Neurocognitive Tests for Aeromedical Safety.
    Form Numbers: List all forms.
    Type of Review: New information collection.
    Background: The FAA's mission and vision is to provide the safest, 
most efficient aerospace system in the world as new users and 
technologies integrate into the system. Computerized neurocognitive 
tests are a non-invasive way to measure cognitive function (e.g., 
attention, working memory, information processing speed, reaction 
time). Neurocognitive tests are used as part of the FAA's overall 
aeromedical physical exam process to determine if a pilot is safe to 
operate an aircraft within the NAS and if an ATCS is safe to return to 
duty. Neurocognitive tests are required only for pilots and ATCSs with 
certain medical conditions associated with aeromedically significant 
cognitive impairments (i.e., not all pilots and ATCSs are tested). The 
FAA needs to ensure that the tests and data used to maintain the safety 
of the NAS based on the most current scientific knowledge. The purpose 
of this IC effort is to obtain updated pilot and ATCS normative data 
for the current test and alternative neurocognitive tests under 
consideration. The IC effort will be used to potentially revise the 
FAA's AME Guide, update clinical practices, and assure aeromedical 
safety.
    Respondents: 1,500 respondents.
    Frequency: One-time collection.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 4-hours burden per 
respondent-response.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 6,000 hours, total burden.

    Issued in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on December 10, 2021.
Susan M. Jay,
Aviation Safety, Research Physiologist, Civil Aerospace Medical 
Institute (CAMI), Federal Aviation Administration.
[FR Doc. 2021-27186 Filed 12-15-21; 8:45 am]
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