[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 204 (Wednesday, October 22, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 63061-63062]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25060]


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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 204 / Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 65

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0820]


Establishment of Policy Regarding Aircraft Dispatcher 
Certification Courses

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the availability of a proposed new 
chapter of FAA Order 8900.1, and a proposed new AC related to Aircraft 
Dispatcher Certification Courses. The new chapter in FAA Order 8900.1 
chapter establishes Policy not previously addressed in FAA Orders or 
ACs. The associated AC, 65-XX, provides guidelines to operators and 
potential operators of Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Courses.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 22, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2014-0820 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30; U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room 
W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket 
Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.
    Privacy: The FAA will post all comments it receives, without 
change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information the commenter provides. Using the search function of the 
docket Web site, anyone can find and read the electronic form of all 
comments received into any FAA dockets, including the name of the 
individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an 
association, business, labor union, etc.). DOT's complete Privacy Act 
Statement can be found in the Federal Register published on April 11, 
2000 (65 FR 19477-19478), as well as at http://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.
    Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at 
http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions 
for accessing the docket or Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of the 
West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, 
DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theodora Kessaris, New Program 
Implementation and Technical Support Branch, Flight Standards Service, 
Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20591; telephone: 202-267-8166; facsimile: 202-267-5229; 
email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document announces the availability of 
proposed FAA Order 8900.1 Volume 3, Chapter 63, Aircraft Dispatcher 
Certification Courses and Proposed Advisory Circular (AC) 65-XX (Number 
to be Determined), FAA-Approved Aircraft Dispatcher Certification 
Courses.

Background

    The FAA has determined a need to establish formal policy related to 
FAA-approved Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Courses, operated in 
accordance with 14 CFR part 65, subpart C. As of the date of this 
notice there are 44 FAA-approved Aircraft Dispatcher Certification 
Courses currently operating. The lack of FAA policy related to the 
approval and oversight of these courses has led to a wide range of 
inconsistencies with respect to individual course approvals. The new 
guidance clarifies the requirements found in part 65, subpart C.
    The FAA's determination of need to establish policy is also 
supported by public comment which the FAA received to draft policy 
changes announced in docket number FAA-2011-1149. The 2011 docket 
announced draft changes to FAA Order 8900.1, Volume 13, Chapter 3, 
which applies to Designated Aircraft Dispatcher Examiners (DADE). The 
2011 draft policy introduced the FAA's proposed requirements for the 
content of a Statement of Graduation provided by an Aircraft Dispatcher 
Certification Course operator in accordance with 14 CFR 65.70(d). 
Public comment to these proposed requirements pointed out that policy 
related to Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Course operators did not 
belong in a policy document related to DADEs. The comments suggested 
that requirements for a Statement of Graduation that are incumbent upon 
a course operator should be established someplace other than in a 
policy document related to DADES. The FAA agrees that policy related to 
Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Course Operators needs to be 
established outside of the policy related to DADEs. In light of the 
FAA's determination and public comment received to docket number FAA-
2011-1149, the FAA is providing this notice to provide the public with 
an opportunity to comment on the proposed new policy related to FAA-
approved Aircraft Dispatcher Certification Courses.
    While the FAA generally does not request comment on internal 
orders, the agency has established a docket for public comments 
regarding this policy for inspectors in recognition of the interest of 
Aircraft Dispatcher Course Operators and applicants for an aircraft 
dispatcher certificate under part 65. The FAA has also placed in the 
docket, a copy of a draft revision to 8900.1, Volume 5, Chapter 5, 
Section 10, Aircraft Dispatcher Certification, for reference only. The 
agency will consider all comments received by December 22, 2014. 
Comments received after that date may be considered if consideration 
will not delay agency action on the review. A copy of the proposed 
order and AC is available for review in the assigned docket for the 
Order at http://www.regulations.gov.


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    Issued in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2014.
John Barbagallo,
Deputy Director, FAA Flight Standards Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-25060 Filed 10-21-14; 8:45 am]
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