[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 135 (Tuesday, July 15, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 41125-41126]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16523]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Parts 91 and 135

[Docket No. FAA-2010-0982; Amdt. No(s). 91-330A, 135-129A]
RIN 2120-AJ53


Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 
Helicopter Operations; Correction

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; Correction.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is correcting a final rule published on February 21, 
2014. In that rule, the FAA amended its regulations to revise the 
helicopter air ambulance, commercial helicopter, and general aviation 
helicopter operating requirements. This document corrects errors in the 
codified text of that document.

DATES: Effective April 22, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions concerning 
this action, contact Andrew C. Pierce, Air Transportation Division, 135 
Air Carrier Operations Branch, AFS-250, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; 
telephone 202-267-8238; email andy.pierce@faa.gov.
    For legal questions concerning this action, contact Nancy Sanchez, 
Attorney, AGC-220, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone 202-267-3073; email 
nancy.sanchez@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 21, 2014, the FAA published a final rule entitled, 
``Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and part 91 
Helicopter Operations'' (79 FR 9932) (effective date delayed on April 
21, 2014, at 79 FR 22012). In that final rule, the FAA addressed 
helicopter air ambulance operations and all commercial helicopter 
operations conducted under part 135. The FAA also established new 
weather minimums for helicopters operating under part 91 in Class G 
airspace.
    The FAA is correcting Sec.  91.155 and removing duplicative flight 
visibility requirements for part 91 helicopter operations in Class G 
airspace. Also, the FAA is correcting the regulatory text in Sec.  
135.609 to delineate visual flight rule operations and instrument 
flight rules operations. Finally, the agency is correcting the 
regulatory text in Sec.  135.621(b) and clarifying the intended list of 
topics that must be included in the certificate holder's FAA-approved 
medical personnel training program.

Corrections

    In FR Doc. 35, beginning on page 9932, in the Federal Register of 
February 21, 2014, make the following corrections:

Corrections to Regulatory Text

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1. On page 9973, in Sec.  91.155, revise the entry ``For helicopters: 
Day'' in the table in paragraph (a) to read as follows:


Sec.  91.155  Basic VFR weather minimums.

    (a) * * *

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                                                         Distance from
            Airspace               Flight visibility        clouds
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Class G.........................
 
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For helicopters:
Day.............................  \1/2\ statute mile  Clear of clouds
 
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2. On page 9975, in the third column, in Sec.  135.609, revise 
paragraph (a) introductory text to read as follows:


Sec.  135.609  VFR ceiling and visibility requirements for Class G 
airspace.

    (a) Unless otherwise specified in the certificate holder's 
operations specifications, when conducting VFR helicopter air ambulance 
operations in Class G airspace, the weather minimums in the following 
table apply:
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3. On page 9978, in the third column, in Sec.  135.621, revise 
paragraph (b) to read as follows:


Sec.  135.621  Briefing of medical personnel.

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    (b) The briefing required in paragraphs (a)(2) through (9) of this 
section may be omitted if all medical personnel on board have 
satisfactorily completed the certificate holder's FAA-approved medical 
personnel training program within the preceding 24 calendar months. 
Each training program must include a minimum of 4 hours of ground 
training, and 4 hours of training in and around an air ambulance 
helicopter, on the topics set forth in paragraph (a)(2) through (9) of 
this section.
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    Issued under authority of 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 44701(a), and 44730 
in Washington, DC, on July 9, 2014.
Brenda D. Courtney,
Acting Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2014-16523 Filed 7-14-14; 8:45 am]
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