[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 132 (Tuesday, July 10, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 40493]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16840]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 129

[Docket No. FAA-2009-0140; Amdt. No. 129-49]
RIN 2120-AJ45


Operations Specifications; OMB Approval of Information Collection

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; OMB approval of information collection.

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SUMMARY: This document notifies the public of the Office of Management 
and Budget's (OMB's) approval of the information collection requirement 
contained in the FAA's final rule, ``Operations Specifications,'' which 
was published on February 10, 2011.

DATES: The rule published on February 10, 2011, became effective on 
April 11, 2011. However, because it contained new information 
collection requirements, compliance with the information collection 
provisions contained in Sec.  129.7 was not required until they were 
approved. This document announces that OMB approval was received on 
April 5. 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions contact Darcy 
D. Reed, International Programs and Policy Division, AFS-50, Flight 
Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington DC 20591; email: Darcy.D.Reed@faa.gov; 
Telephone: 202-385-8078. For legal questions contact Lorna John, Office 
of the Chief Counsel, Regulations Division, AGC-200, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; 
email: Lorna.John@faa.gov; Telephone: 202-267-3921.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 10, 2011, the final rule, 
``Operations Specifications'' was published in the Federal Register (76 
FR 7482). In that rule, the FAA clarified and standardized the rules 
for applications by foreign air carriers and foreign persons for part 
129 operations specifications and established new standards for 
amendment, suspension, and termination of those operations 
specifications.
    In the DATES section of the final rule, the FAA noted that affected 
parties were not required to comply with the new information collection 
requirements in Sec.  129.7 until OMB approved the FAA's request to 
collect the information. Section 129.7 includes new provisions 
governing the application, issuance, and denial of operations 
specifications. That information collection requirement had not been 
approved by OMB at the time of publication.
    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the FAA submitted a 
copy of the new information collection requirements to OMB for its 
review. OMB approved the collection on April 5, 2012, and assigned the 
information collection OMB Control Number 2120-0749, which expires on 
April 30, 2013.
    This document is being published to inform affected parties of the 
approval, and to announce that as of April 5, 2012, affected parties 
are required to comply with the new information collection requirements 
in Sec.  129.7.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on July 2, 2012.
Brenda D. Courtney,
Acting Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2012-16840 Filed 7-9-12; 8:45 am]
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