[Federal Register Volume 68, Number 129 (Monday, July 7, 2003)]
[Pages 40320-40321]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 03-16974]



Office of the Secretary

[Docket No. OST-2003-14873]

Notice of Request for Renewal of a Previously Approved Collection

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DOT.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Department of Transportation's (DOT) intention to 
request extension of a previously approved information collection.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 5, 2003.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments [identified by DOT DMS Docket Number 
OST-2003-14873 by any of the following methods:
    [sbull] Web site: http://dms.dot.gov. Follow the instructions for 
submitting comments on the DOT electronic docket site.
    [sbull] Fax: 1-202-493-2251.
    [sbull] Mail: Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401, 
Washington, DC 20590-001.
    [sbull] Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the Nassif 
Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington DC, between 9 am and 5 
pm, Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays.
    [sbull] Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number or Regulatory Identification Number (RIN) for this 
rulemaking. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and 
additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public 
Participation heading of the Supplementary Information section of this 
document. Note that all comments received will be posted without change 
to http://dms.dot.gov including any personal information provided. 
Please see the Privacy Act heading under Regulatory Notes.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://dms.dot.gov at any time or to Room PL-
401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Washington, DC, between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except 
Federal Holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Homan, Competition and Policy 
Analysis Division, X-55, Office of Aviation Analysis, Office of the 
Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-1053.

    Title: Airline Industry Conditions and Air Carriers, 49 U.S.C. 
40113 and 41708.
    OMB Control Number: 2105-0550.
    Type of Request: Extension without change, of a previously approved 
    Abstract: The Department of Transportation is collecting from major 
air carriers a variety of information about their economic performance. 
The purpose of this collection is to permit the Department to monitor 
the effects of the war in Iraq on the airlines. The Department needs to 
be able to monitor industry development and to use its authority as 
appropriate to address industry problems arising during the war.
    By Order 2003-4-12, issued April 16, 2003, DOT imposed certain 
reporting requirements on thirteen airlines, on a twice-weekly basis, 
through June 2003. By this action, DOT is extending these requirements 
through September 30, 2003, but limiting submissions to once a week. 
While the war in Iraq has ended, the industry's poor operating results 
continued well past the cessation of major military operations. While 
there are recent preliminary indications that the airline industry is 
now stabilizing, the progress of recovery to date is not adequate to 
remove concerns about the industry's financial status and DOT finds it 
appropriate to continue our monitoring activities, to confirm that 
recovery continues unabated.
    Respondents: Air Carriers.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 13.

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    Estimated Total Burden on Respondents: 221 hours.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of 
the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Issued in Washington, DC on June 27, 2003.
Randall D. Bennett,
Director, Office of Aviation Analysis.
[FR Doc. 03-16974 Filed 7-3-03; 8:45 am]