[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 206 (Thursday, October 24, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 63438-63439]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-25156]


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NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD

49 CFR Part 821

[Docket No. NTSB-GC-2011-0001]


Rules of Practice in Air Safety Proceedings

AGENCY: National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB or Board).

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The NTSB amends the comment deadline for a Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking (NPRM) published on September 19, 2013. The proposed change 
in the NPRM would require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 
provide releasable portions of the enforcement investigative report 
(EIR) to each respondent in emergency cases.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published September 19, 
2013, at 78 FR 57602, is reopened. Comments must be submitted by 
November 6, 2013.

ADDRESSES: A copy of the NPRM, published in the Federal Register (FR), 
is available for inspection and copying in the NTSB's public reading 
room, located at 490 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20594-2003. 
Alternatively, a copy is available on the government-wide Web site on 
regulations at http://www.regulations.gov (Docket ID Number NTSB-GC-
2011-0001).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Tochen, General Counsel, (202) 
314-6080.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 19, 2013, the NTSB published an 
NPRM and a Final Rule, finalizing changes to various sections of 49 CFR 
part 821, as a result of the Pilot's Bill of Rights. 78 FR 57602 
(NPRM); 78 FR 57527 (Final Rule). In the NPRM, the NTSB proposed 
requiring the release of the EIR in emergency cases proceeding under 
subpart I of the NTSB's rules.
    On October 1, 2013, the NTSB ceased normal agency operations due to 
a lapse in funding. The NTSB did not resume normal agency activities 
until October 17, 2013. As a result, the NTSB believes it is prudent to 
extend the October 21 deadline for comments on the NPRM. The NTSB will 
now consider all comments submitted by the end of the day on November 
6, 2013; comments received after the deadline will be considered to the 
extent they do not affect the progress of this rulemaking.

Deborah A.P. Hersman,
Chairman.
[FR Doc. 2013-25156 Filed 10-22-13; 4:15 pm]
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