[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 18 (Monday, January 28, 2013)]
[Page 5858]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01704]



Federal Aviation Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Operations 

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 to renew an information 
collection. The FAA assesses the information collected and issues 
operations specifications to foreign air carriers. These operations 
specifications assure the foreign air carrier's ability to navigate and 
communicate safely within the U.S. National Airspace System.

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

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

    OMB Control Number: 2120-0749
    Title: Operations Specifications.
    Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this 
    Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.
    Background: This rule clarifies and standardizes the rules for 
applications by foreign air carriers and foreign persons for operations 
specifications issued under 14 CFR part 129 and establishes new 
standards for amendment, suspension and termination of those operations 
specifications. This final rule also applies to foreign air carriers 
and foreign persons operating U.S.-registered aircraft in common 
carriage solely outside the United States. This action was necessary to 
update the process for issuing operations specifications, and it 
establishes a regulatory basis for current practices, such as amending, 
terminating, and suspending operations specifications.
    Respondents: Approximately 25 new applicants for operations 
specifications annually
    Frequency: Five FSDOs will receive approximately five applications 
per year.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 3 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 75 hours.

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

    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. 2013-01704 Filed 1-25-13; 8:45 am]