[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 18 (Monday, January 28, 2013)]
[Pages 5859-5860]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01668]



Federal Aviation Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of New Approval of Information Collection: Critical Parts for 
Airplane Propellers

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA 
invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. 
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is amending the airworthiness 
standards for airplane propellers. This action will define what a 
propeller critical part is, require the identification of propeller 
critical parts by the manufacturer, and establish engineering, 
manufacture, and maintenance processes for those parts. These processes 
will be required to be recorded and maintained within company manuals.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by March 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to the FAA at the following address: Ms. Kathy 
DePaepe, Room 126B, Federal Aviation Administration, AES-200, 6500 S. 
MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73169.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy DePaepe at (405) 954-9362, or by 
email at: Kathy.A.DePaepe@faa.gov.

    OMB Control Number: 2120-XXXX.
    Title: Critical Parts for Airplane Propellers.
    Form Numbers: There are no forms associated with this information 
collection activity.
    Type of Review: Clearance of a new information collection.
    Background: On December 1, 2011, FAA published a notice of proposed 
rulemaking titled ``Critical Parts for Airplane Propellers'' (76 FR 
74749). This activity contains new Paperwork Reduction Act 
recordkeeping requirements that were not addressed in that notice of 
proposed rulemaking, and which are addressed here. The rule will 
require that U.S. companies who manufacture critical parts for airplane 
propellers update their manuals to record engineering, manufacture, and 
maintenance processes for propeller critical parts. There are currently 
three U.S. companies who will be required to revise their manuals to 
include these processes.
    Respondents: Three manufacturers.
    Frequency: This is a one time requirement.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 40 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 120 hours.
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including (a) whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for FAA's performance; (b) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the 
quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) 
ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of 
the collected information. The agency

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will summarize and/or include your comments in the request for OMB's 
clearance of this information collection.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 22, 2013.
Albert R. Spence,
FAA Assistant Information Collection Clearance Officer, IT Enterprises 
Business Services Division, AES-200.
[FR Doc. 2013-01668 Filed 1-25-13; 8:45 am]