[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 97 (Tuesday, May 20, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 28811-28812]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-11554]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Parts 91, 121, 125, and 135

[Docket No. FAA-2006-25334; Amdt Nos. 91-332, 121-370, 125-64, and 135-
130]
RIN 2120-AI76


Additional Types of Child Restraint That May Be Furnished and 
Used on Aircraft; Technical Amendment

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is amending regulations relating to the label required 
for FAA approved child restraint systems onboard aircraft. This final 
rule corrects minor technical errors in the codified regulations and 
updates a cross-reference.

DATES: Effective May 20, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions concerning 
this action, contact Nancy Lauck Claussen, Air Transportation Division, 
AFS-200, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202-267-8166; email: 
nancy.l.claussen@faa.gov.

Background

    On July 14, 2006, the FAA published a final rule entitled, 
``Additional Types of Child Restraint Systems That May Be Furnished and 
Used on Aircraft'' (July 2006 CRS final rule). See 71 FR 40003. In that 
final rule, the FAA amended certain operating regulations to allow 
passengers and aircraft operators to furnish and use more types of 
child restraint systems (CRS) on aircraft. The final rule allowed the 
use of CRS that the FAA approves under the aviation standards in 
Technical Standard Order C-100b, Child Restraint Systems. In addition, 
the rule allowed the use of CRS approved by the FAA under its 
certification regulations regarding the approval of materials, parts, 
processes, and appliances, including CRS approved for use by the FAA 
under 14 CFR 21.305(d). The intended effect of the final rule was to 
increase the number of CRS options that are available for children to 
use on aircraft, while maintaining high standards for certification and 
approval.
    By letter dated August 30, 2006, the FAA approved a child restraint 
device manufactured by AmSafe, Inc. (AmSafe) in accordance with the 
amendments put in place by the July 2006 CRS final rule. Currently, the 
AmSafe device (CARES, Part No. 4082) is the only CRS approved in 
accordance with the amendments adopted in the July 2006 CRS final rule.
    On October 16, 2009, the FAA published a final rule entitled 
``Production and Airworthiness Approvals, Part Marking, and 
Miscellaneous Amendments'' (74 FR 53368). In the ``Production and 
Airworthiness Approvals, Part Marking, and Miscellaneous Amendments'' 
final rule, the FAA amended its certification procedures and 
identification requirements for aeronautical products and articles. As 
a result of this amendment, 14 CFR 21.305 was redesignated as 14 CFR 
21.8, effective April 14, 2010.

Technical Amendment

    This technical amendment makes revisions that affect four parts of 
14 CFR--parts 91, 121, 125 and 135. The revisions are in the sections 
of these four parts that address labeling for CRS approved for use on 
aircraft. In each part a technical revision is made to add the 
necessary language to the CRS labeling requirements to address both CRS 
previously approved under Sec.  21.305(d) and future CRS approved under 
Sec.  21.8(d).
    On August 12, 2010, the FAA amended Sec.  
91.107(a)(3)(iii)(B)(3)(iv) to address the redesignation of Sec.  
21.305 as Sec.  21.8. See 75 FR 48857. Although the technical amendment 
did address future CRS approved under new Sec.  21.8(d), it did not 
address the CRS previously approved under Sec.  21.305(d). With this 
technical amendment, the FAA further amends Sec.  
91.107(a)(3)(iii)(B)(3)(iv) to resolve the discrepancy created by the 
August 12, 2010 amendment.
    In addition, when the July 2006 CRS final rule was published, 
adding more options regarding CRS approval for use on aircraft, the 
punctuation for the preceding paragraphs was not updated. This 
technical amendment updates the punctuation to reflect the CRS options 
added by the July 2006 CRS final rule.
    Accordingly, this technical amendment revises Sec. Sec.  
121.311(b)(2)(ii)(C)(4), 125.211(b)(2)(ii)(C)(4), and 
135.128(a)(2)(ii)(C)(4) by removing the reference to Sec.  21.305(d) 
and replacing it with ``Sec.  21.8(d) of this chapter''. This technical 
amendment also revises Sec. Sec.  91.107(a)(3)(iii)(B)(3)(iv), 
121.311(b)(2)(ii)(C)(4), 125.211(b)(2)(ii)(C)(4) and 
135.128(a)(2)(ii)(C)(4) to clarify that the label for the single CRS 
approved under these paragraphs--the child restraint device 
manufactured by AmSafe (CARES, Part No. 4082)--is not affected by this 
technical amendment. Finally, this technical amendment amends the 
punctuation at the end of each of the two paragraphs preceding 
Sec. Sec.  91.107(a)(3)(iii)(B)(3)(iv), 121.311(b)(2)(ii)(C)(4), 
125.211(b)(2)(ii)(C)(4) and in the one paragraph preceding Sec.  
135.128(a)(2)(ii)(C)(4).
    In addition, the agency restores a reference to the authority 
citation for part 121 that was inadvertently deleted with the 
publication of the Prohibition on Personal Use of Electronic Devices on 
the Flight Deck final rule (79 FR 8263, February 12, 2014).
    Because the changes in this technical amendment result in no 
substantive change, the FAA finds good cause exists under 5 U.S.C. 
553(d)(3) to make the amendments effective in less than 30 days.

List of Subjects

14 CFR Part 91

    Aircraft, Aviation safety.

14 CFR Part 121

    Air carriers, Safety, Transportation.

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14 CFR Part 125

    Aircraft, Aviation safety.

14 CFR Part 135

    Air taxis, Aircraft, Aviation safety.

The Amendments

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends Chapter I of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations 
as follows:

PART 91--GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES

0
1. The authority citation for part 91 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 1155, 40103, 40113, 40120, 
44101, 44111, 44701, 44704, 44709, 44711, 44712, 44715, 44716, 
44717, 44722, 46306, 46315, 46316, 46504, 46506-46507, 47122, 47508, 
47528-47531, 47534, articles 12 and 29 of the Convention on 
International Civil Aviation (61 Stat. 1180), (126 Stat. 11).

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2. Amend Sec.  91.107 by revising paragraphs (a)(3)(iii)(B)(3)(ii), 
(iii), and (iv) to read as follows:


Sec.  91.107  Use of safety belts, shoulder harnesses, and child 
restraint systems.

    (a) * * *
    (3) * * *
    (iii) * * *
    (B) * * *
    (3) * * *
    (ii) That the seat was manufactured under the standards of the 
United Nations;
    (iii) That the seat or child restraint device furnished by the 
operator was approved by the FAA through Type Certificate or 
Supplemental Type Certificate; or
    (iv) That the seat or child restraint device furnished by the 
operator, or one of the persons described in paragraph (a)(3)(iii)(A) 
of this section, was approved by the FAA in accordance with Sec.  
21.8(d) of this chapter or Technical Standard Order C-100b or a later 
version. The child restraint device manufactured by AmSafe, Inc. 
(CARES, Part No. 4082) and approved by the FAA in accordance with Sec.  
21.305(d) (2010 ed.) of this chapter may continue to bear a label or 
markings showing FAA approval in accordance with Sec.  21.305(d) (2010 
ed.) of this chapter.
* * * * *

PART 121--OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL 
OPERATIONS

0
3. The authority citation for part 121 is amended to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, 40119, 41706, 
44101, 44701-44702, 44705, 44709-44711, 44713, 44716-44717, 44722, 
44732; 46105; Pub. L. 111-216, 124 Stat. 2348 (49 U.S.C. 44701 
note); Pub. L. 112-95, 126 Stat. 62 (49 U.S.C. 44732 note).


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4. Amend Sec.  121.311 by revising paragraphs (b)(2)(ii)(C)(2), (3), 
and (4) to read as follows:


Sec.  121.311  Seats, safety belts, and shoulder harnesses.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (ii) * * *
    (C) * * *
    (2) That the seat was manufactured under the standards of the 
United Nations;
    (3) That the seat or child restraint device furnished by the 
certificate holder was approved by the FAA through Type Certificate or 
Supplemental Type Certificate; or
    (4) That the seat or child restraint device furnished by the 
certificate holder, or one of the persons described in paragraph 
(b)(2)(i) of this section, was approved by the FAA in accordance with 
Sec.  21.8(d) of this chapter or Technical Standard Order C-100b, or a 
later version. The child restraint device manufactured by AmSafe, Inc. 
(CARES, Part No. 4082) and approved by the FAA in accordance with Sec.  
21.305(d) (2010 ed.) of this chapter may continue to bear a label or 
markings showing FAA approval in accordance with Sec.  21.305(d) (2010 
ed.) of this chapter.
* * * * *

PART 125--CERTIFICATION AND OPERATIONS: AIRPLANES HAVING A SEATING 
CAPACITY OF 20 OR MORE PASSENGERS OR A MAXIMUM PAYLOAD CAPACITY OF 
6,000 POUNDS OR MORE; AND RULES GOVERNING PERSONS ON BOARD SUCH 
AIRCRAFT


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5. The authority citation for part 125 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, 44701-44702, 44705, 
44710-44711, 44713, 44716-4717, 44722.

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6. Amend Sec.  125.211 by revising paragraphs (b)(2)(ii)(C)(2), (3) and 
(4) to read as follows:


Sec.  125.211  Seat and safety belts.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (ii) * * *
    (C) * * *
    (2) That the seat was manufactured under the standards of the 
United Nations;
    (3) That the seat or child restraint device furnished by the 
certificate holder was approved by the FAA through Type Certificate or 
Supplemental Type Certificate; or
    (4) That the seat or child restraint device furnished by the 
certificate holder, or one of the persons described in paragraph 
(b)(2)(i) of this section, was approved by the FAA in accordance with 
Sec.  21.8(d) of this chapter or Technical Standard Order C-100b, or a 
later version. The child restraint device manufactured by AmSafe, Inc. 
(CARES, Part No. 4082) and approved by the FAA in accordance with Sec.  
21.305(d) (2010 ed.) of this chapter may continue to bear a label or 
markings showing FAA approval in accordance with Sec.  21.305(d) (2010 
ed.) of this chapter.
* * * * *

PART 135--OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: COMMUTER AND ON-DEMAND OPERATIONS

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7. The authority citation for part 135 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 41706, 40113, 44701-44702, 
44705, 44709, 44711-44713, 44715-44717, 44722, 44730, 45101-45105; 
Pub. L. 112-95, 126 Stat. 58 (49 U.S.C. 44730).


0
8. Amend Sec.  135.128 by revising paragraphs (a)(2)(ii)(C)(3) and (4) 
to read as follows:


Sec.  135.128  Use of safety belts and child restraint systems.

    (a) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (ii) * * *
    (C) * * *
    (3) That the seat or child restraint device furnished by the 
certificate holder was approved by the FAA through Type Certificate or 
Supplemental Type Certificate; or
    (4) That the seat or child restraint device furnished by the 
certificate holder, or one of the persons described in paragraph 
(a)(2)(i) of this section, was approved by the FAA in accordance with 
Sec.  21.8(d) of this chapter or Technical Standard Order C-100b, or a 
later version. The child restraint device manufactured by AmSafe, Inc. 
(CARES, Part No. 4082) and approved by the FAA in accordance with Sec.  
21.305(d) (2010 ed.) of this chapter may continue to bear a label or 
markings showing FAA approval in accordance with Sec.  21.305(d) (2010 
ed.) of this chapter.
* * * * *

    Issued under the authority provided by 49 U.S.C. 106(f) and 
44701(a) in Washington, DC, on May 14, 2014.
Brenda D. Courtney,
Acting Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2014-11554 Filed 5-19-14; 8:45 am]
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