[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 18 (Monday, January 28, 2013)]
[Pages 5857-5858]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01716]



Federal Aviation Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Flight 
Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) Program

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


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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 to renew an information 
collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period 
soliciting comments on the following collection of information was 
published on October 2, 2012, vol. 77, no. 191, pages 60165-60166. The 
FAA requires certificate holders who voluntarily establish approved 
Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) programs to periodically 
provide aggregate trend analysis information from such programs to the 

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by February 27, 2013.

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

    OMB Control Number: 2120-0660.
    Title: Flight Operational Quality Assurance (FOQA) Program.
    Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this 
    Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.
    Background: The purpose of collecting, analyzing, aggregating, and 
reporting this information is to identify potential threats to safety, 
and to enable early corrective action before such threats lead to 
accidents. Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), Subpart 
13.401, stipulates that the FAA does not use FOQA information in 
punitive enforcement action against an air carrier or its employees, 
when that air carrier has an FAA approved FOQA program. There are no 
legal or administrative requirements that necessitate this rule. The 
rule is intended to encourage the voluntary implementation of FOQA 
programs in the interest of safety enhancement.
    Respondents: 60 airline operators.
    Frequency: Information is collected monthly.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 720 hours.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be 
addressed to the attention of the Desk Officer, Department of 
Transportation/FAA, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov, or faxed to (202) 395-6974, or mailed to the 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 
    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. 2013-01716 Filed 1-25-13; 8:45 am]