[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 96 (Thursday, May 17, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 29250-29251]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-11988]


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Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 96 / Thursday, May 17, 2012 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 16

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0176]
RIN 2120-AJ97


Rules of Practice for Federally-Assisted Airport Enforcement 
Proceedings (Retrospective Regulatory Review); Reopening of Comment 
Period

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); Reopening of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: This action reopens the comment period for an NPRM that was 
published on March 5, 2012. In that document, the FAA proposed to 
update, simplify, and streamline rules of practice and procedure for 
filing and adjudicating complaints against federally-assisted airports. 
The Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), an 
association representing the local, regional and state governing bodies 
that own and operate the principal airports served by scheduled air 
carriers in North America, has requested additional time to complete 
its review and coordinate comments received from members that would be 
impacted by the proposed changes.

DATES: The comment period for the NPRM published on March 5, 2012 (77 
FR 13027) closed May 4, 2012, and is reopened until June 7, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by docket number FAA-2012-
0176 using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30; U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room 
W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket 
Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.
    Privacy: The FAA will post all comments it receives, without 
change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information the commenter provides. Using the search function of the 
docket Web site, anyone can find and read the electronic form of all 
comments received into any FAA docket, including the name of the 
individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an 
association, business, labor union, etc.). DOT's complete Privacy Act 
Statement can be found in the Federal Register published on April 11, 
2000 (65 FR 19477-19478), as well as at http://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.
    Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at 
http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions 
for accessing the docket or go to Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of 
the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Loughlin, ARM-204, Office of 
Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue 
SW., Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 267-4055; email 
Melissa.Loughlin@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: See the ``Additional Information'' section 
for information on how to comment on this proposal and how the FAA will 
handle comments received. The ``Additional Information'' section also 
contains related information about the docket, privacy, the handling of 
proprietary or confidential business information. In addition, there is 
information on obtaining copies of related rulemaking documents.

Background

    On March 5, 2012, the FAA issued Notice No. 12-02, entitled ``Rules 
of Practice for Federally-Assisted Airport Enforcement Proceedings 
(Retrospective Regulatory Review)'' (77 FR 13027). The FAA requested 
that comments on that proposal be received on or before May 4, 2012.
    By petition dated May 4, 2012, ACI-NA, an association representing 
the local, regional and state governing bodies that own and operate the 
principal airports served by scheduled air carriers in North America, 
requested that the FAA extend the comment period for Notice No. 12-02 
for three weeks. The petitioner stated that additional time would allow 
it to coordinate comments with representative airports, and contribute 
to meaningful input on the proposed rule.

Reopening of Comment Period

    The FAA has reviewed the request made by ACI-NA for additional time 
to comment on Notice No. 12-02. The petitioner has shown a substantive 
interest in the proposed rule and good cause for the additional time to 
comment. The FAA has determined that reopening the comment period is 
consistent with the public interest, and that good cause exists for 
taking this action.
    Accordingly, the comment period for Notice No. 12-02 is reopened 
until June 7, 2012.

Additional Information

A. Comments Invited

    The FAA invites interested persons to participate in this 
rulemaking by submitting written comments, data, or views. The agency 
also invites comments relating to the economic, environmental, energy, 
or federalism impacts that might result from adopting the proposals in 
this document. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion 
of the proposal, explain the reason for any recommended change, and 
include supporting data. To ensure the docket does not contain 
duplicate comments, commenters should send only one copy of written 
comments, or if comments are filed electronically, commenters should 
submit only one time.
    The FAA will file in the docket all comments it receives, as well 
as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA 
personnel concerning this proposed rulemaking. Before acting on this 
proposal, the FAA will consider all comments it receives on or before 
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closing date for comments. The FAA will consider comments filed after 
the comment period has closed if it is possible to do so without 
incurring expense or delay. The agency may change this proposal in 
light of the comments it receives.

B. Availability of Rulemaking Documents

    An electronic copy of rulemaking documents may be obtained from the 
Internet by--
    1. Searching the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http://www.regulations.gov);
    2. Visiting the FAA's Regulations and Policies Web page at http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies or
    3. Accessing the Government Printing Office's Web page at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/.
    Copies may also be obtained by sending a request to the Federal 
Aviation Administration, Office of Rulemaking, ARM-1, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267-9680. 
Commenters must identify the docket or notice number of this 
rulemaking.
    All documents the FAA considered in developing this proposed rule, 
including economic analyses and technical reports, may be accessed from 
the Internet through the Federal eRulemaking Portal referenced in item 
(1) above.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on May 11, 2012.
Lirio Liu,
Acting Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2012-11988 Filed 5-16-12; 8:45 am]
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