Public Availability of Information
The NTSB is issuing an interim final rule that revises 49 CFR part 801, ``Public Availability of Information,'' to implement the substantive and procedural changes to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), identified in the Open Government Act of 2007, December 31, 2007, the Open FOIA Act of 2009, October 28, 2009, and the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, June 30, 2016. These revisions to the NTSB FOIA regulation are being issued as an interim final rule to ensure that an updated regulation is in place as soon as practicable to implement the Acts referenced above.
SES Performance Review Board
Notice is hereby given of the appointment of members of the National Transportation Safety Board, Performance Review Board (PRB).
Civil Monetary Penalty Catch Up Inflation Adjustment and Annual Inflation Adjustment
This Interim Final Rule adjusts for inflation the maximum civil penalty that the NTSB may assess against a person for violating certain NTSB statutes and regulations.
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request; Renewal of NTSB Form 6120.1
The NTSB plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue using NTSB Form 6120.1, a previously approved information collection.
This final rule adopts revisions to the NTSB's regulations regarding its investigative procedures. The intent of these revisions is to reorganize, clarify and update the regulations to reflect the last 20 years of NTSB's experience in conducting transportation investigations. These regulations affect investigations of transportation accidents within the NTSB's statutory authority, except marine casualty investigations.
Investigation Procedures: Marine Investigations
The NTSB adds to its accident investigation procedures regulations a new subpart for marine casualty investigations. This interim final rule adopts a number of substantive and technical changes the NTSB proposed in its August 12, 2014 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), as those proposals were intended to apply to marine investigations. It also sets forth several changes specific to marine casualty investigations.
Privacy Act of 1974 System of Records Notice
The NTSB is notifying the public about a new Privacy Act System of Records for its Medical Investigation Catalog System (MEDICS). MEDICS maintains personally identifiable health information that the NTSB collects in electronic form about individuals involved in transportation accidents and incidents that the NTSB investigates.