Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Human Space Flight Requirements for Crew and Space Flight Participants
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 comments on the Human Space Flight Requirements for Crew and Space Flight Participants collection of information was published on June 12, 2019. The collection involves information demonstrating that a launch or reentry operation involving a human participant will meet the risk criteria and requirements to ensure public safety. The information to be collected is necessary for the FAA to assess crew qualification and training; for operators to inform space flight participants and crew members of the risks associated with launch and reentry activities; for the implementation of waiver of claims; and to ensure environmental control and life support systems and other systems adequately protect public health and safety.
Airport Investment Partnership Program
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) received the final application from Hendry County and Airglades Airport, LLC for the participation of Airglades Airport (2IS) in the Airport Investment Partnership Program (formerly the Airport Privatization Pilot Program) and has determined that the final application is substantially complete and accepted for review. The determination that the application is substantially complete results in the commencement of FAA's review and is not an approval or disapproval of the proposed privatization application. The FAA is seeking information and comments from interested parties on the final application. The FAA will review the application, public comments, and any other relevant additional submission by the applicant or the public, and issue a decision approving or disapproving the application. Title 49 U.S.C. Section 47134 establishes the Airport Investment Partnership Program and authorizes the Department of Transportation to grant exemptions from certain Federal statutory and regulatory requirement for airport privatization projects. The application procedures require the FAA to publish a notice of receipt of the final application in the Federal Register and accept public comment on the final application for a period of 60 days. However, the 60-day notice period is not a statutory or regulatory requirement. The applicants have requested the comment period be reduced to 30 days because they desire to obtain approval, assuming the application is sufficient, by September 30, 2019. Under Section 184 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, approval of an application by this date (and the project meets all other requirements), would permit the agency to issue a letter of intent for Airport Improvement Program grant funds. FAA has agreed to reduce the comment period based on the applicants' request.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company Model 777-9 Series Airplane; Overhead Flight Attendant Rest Compartment
This action proposes special conditions for The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 777-9 series airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is associated with the installation of an overhead flight attendant rest (OFAR) compartment. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Model MRJ-200 Airplane; Airplane Electronic-System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal and External Access
These special conditions are issued for the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (Mitsubishi) Model MRJ-200 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is avionics that allow internal and external connection to previously isolated data networks, which are connected to systems that perform functions required for the safe operation of the airplane. This feature creates a potential for unauthorized persons to access the aircraft-control domain and airline information-services domain, and presents security vulnerabilities related to the introduction of computer viruses and worms, user errors, and intentional sabotage of airplane electronic assets (networks, systems, and databases). The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Security Threat Disqualification Update
The FAA is amending and consolidating the security threat disqualification regulations. This final rule establishes the FAA's procedures in regulation for amending, modifying, suspending, and revoking FAA-issued certificates and any part of such certificates issued to individuals based on written notification by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that a certificate holder poses a security threat. The final rule also clarifies the FAA's process for denying or holding in abeyance applications for certificates and any parts of such certificates when the TSA notifies the FAA that an applicant poses a security threat.