[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 43 (Monday, March 5, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 9162-9176]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-03374]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Parts 1, 21, 25, 26, 27, 34, 43, 45, 60, 61, 63, 65, 91, 97, 
107, 110, 119, 121, 125, 129, 133, 135, 137, 141, 142, 145, and 183

[Docket No.: FAA-2018-0119; Amdt Nos. 1-72, 21-101, 25-145, 26-7, 27-
49, 34-6, 43-50, 45-31, 60-5, 61-141, 63-40, 65-56, 91-350, 97-1338, 
107-2, 110-2, 119-19, 121-380, 125-68, 129-53, 133-16, 135-139, 137-17, 
141-19, 142-10, 145-32, 183-17]
RIN 2120-AL05


Aviation Safety Organization Changes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) and Flight 
Standards Service (AFS) have reorganized to align with functional 
organization design concepts. The AIR reorganization included 
eliminating product directorates and restructuring and re-designating 
field offices. The AFS reorganization included eliminating geographic 
regions, realigning headquarters organizations, and restructuring field 
offices. Currently, various rules in the Code of Federal Regulations 
refer to specific AIR and AFS offices that are obsolete after the 
reorganizations. This rule replaces specific references with generic 
references not dependent on any particular office structure. This rule 
does not impose any new obligations and is only intended to eliminate 
any confusion about with whom regulated entities and other persons 
should interact when complying with these various rules in the future.

DATES: Effective March 5, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions concerning AIR offices 
referred to in this action, contact Suzanne Masterson, Transport 
Standards Branch (AIR-670), Policy and Innovation Division, Aircraft 
Certification Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 2200 South 
216th St., Des Moines, WA 98189; telephone (206) 231-3211 or (425) 227-
1855; email [email protected].
    For questions concerning AFS offices referred to in this action, 
contact Joseph Hemler, Commercial Operations Branch (AFS-820), Flight 
Standards Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 55 M Street SE, 8th 
floor, Washington, DC 20003-3522; telephone (202) 267-1100; email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Good Cause for Immediate Adoption

    Section 553(b)(3)(A) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 
U.S.C.) authorizes agencies to dispense with notice and comment 
procedures for rules of agency organization, procedure, or practice, 
except when notice or hearing is required by statute. Under this 
section, an agency may issue a final rule without seeking comment prior 
to the rulemaking.
    Additionally, section 553(b)(3)(B) of the APA authorizes agencies 
to dispense with notice and comment procedures for rules when the 
agency for ``good cause'' finds that those procedures are 
``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.'' 
Under this section, an agency, upon finding good cause, may issue a 
final rule without seeking comment prior to the rulemaking. The FAA 
finds that notice and public comment to this immediately adopted final 
rule are unnecessary because this rule meets the exception of section 
553(b)(3)(A). The sole purpose of this rule is to reflect 
organizational changes within AIR and AFS. This rule imposes no 
additional requirements on the public. Therefore, the FAA has 
determined that notice and public comment are unnecessary.
    The FAA further finds, under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), that good cause 
exists for making this rule effective upon publication in the Federal 
Register. It is unnecessary to delay the effective date of this rule 
because the final rule consists only of organizational amendments that 
have no substantive effect on the public.

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules is found in Title 49 of the 
United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of 
the FAA Administrator.
    This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in 49 
U.S.C. 106(f), which establishes the authority of the Administrator to 
promulgate regulations and rules, including rules that carry out the 
functions of the agency.
    This regulation is within the scope of that authority because the 
rule makes non-substantive edits to agency organization, procedure, or 
practice that guides the public's interaction with AIR and AFS.

I. Overview of Immediately Adopted Final Rule

    AIR and AFS have reorganized to align with a functional 
organization design concept. Currently, various rules in title 14 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) parts 21, 25, 26, 27, 34, 91, 
121, 125, 129, 135, and 183 refer to specific AIR offices that are 
obsolete after its reorganization. Additionally, various rules in 14 
CFR parts 1, 43, 45, 60, 61, 63, 65, 91, 97, 107, 110, 119, 121, 125, 
129, 133, 135, 137, 141, 142, 145, and 183 refer to specific AFS 
offices that are obsolete after its reorganization. This rule replaces 
specific office references with generic references not dependent on any 
particular office structure. This rule is intended to eliminate any 
confusion about with whom regulated entities and other persons should 
interact when complying with these various rules in the future.

II. Background

    AIR and AFS have played a critical role in assuring that the U.S. 
National Airspace System operates at the highest level of safety. This 
level of safety has been achieved through the development of standards, 
policy, and guidance to assure the safe design and production of 
aviation products, as well as the safe and standardized certification, 
operation, and oversight of multiple types of FAA certificate holders.
    The aviation system is rapidly changing, placing greater demands on 
its participants. It is more complex, interconnected, and reliant on 
new technologies. Each component of the aircraft certification safety 
system--which extends beyond AIR and AFS to include industry's role in 
ensuring compliance to regulations, and the public's participation in 
the regulatory process--must address the challenges posed by the 
changing environment. The FAA's ability to meet the diverse and ever-
increasing expectations of its stakeholders, including the flying 
public, industry, Congress, and other certification authorities, 
requires fundamental changes to several aspects of the aircraft, 
airmen, and operator certification safety system, including the 
organizational structure of AIR and AFS.
    The AIR and AFS management teams evaluated changing domestic and 
global demands on AIR and AFS and

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determined a need for improved organizational efficiencies in order to 
provide other civil aviation authorities, manufacturers, and 
stakeholders with consistent and predictable outputs. The management 
teams evaluated feasible options and selected a functional organization 
design concept. AIR's reorganization into functional divisions has 
built necessary infrastructure to enable a comprehensive approach to 
becoming more efficient and effective. AIR has implemented and 
completed its reorganization in a phased approach. Product directorates 
have been eliminated in 2017 and replaced with functional divisions. 
Field offices have been reorganized and re-designated. For further 
details on this reorganization, please refer to https://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=21315 and https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/air/transformation/.
    You can also obtain more information on the new AIR organization 
and the responsibilities and functions of the AIR divisions in FAA 
Order 8100.5C, ``Aircraft Certification Service--Organizational 
Structure and Functions.'' AIR also created a new order, FAA Order 
8100.18, ``Aircraft Certification Service Organizational Realignment 
References,'' that facilitates the use of existing AIR policy and 
guidance after the realignment of AIR by detailing which new AIR office 
takes the place of which former AIR office. These orders are available 
online at https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/orders_notices/.
    The AFS reorganization into functional areas aligns its 
infrastructure to more efficiently and effectively meet the needs of 
the aviation industry and improve standardization and agility to 
changing world needs while providing oversight for continued 
operational safety. AFS has eliminated regional offices, realigned 
headquarters organizations, and restructured field offices. More 
functional alignment in field offices will take place in the future. 
Where legacy AFS references exist, the user can access the Flight 
Standards Information Management System (FSIMS) publication page 
(http://fsims.faa.gov/PublicationForm.aspx) and select ``Future of 
Flight Standards (FFS) Updates'' found under ``Active Publication.'' 
This link provides a listing that translates organizational codes from 
the legacy AFS structure to the FFS structure.

III. Discussion of Immediately Adopted Final Rule

    Certain offices referenced in various rules under 14 CFR parts 1, 
21, 25, 26, 27, 34, 43, 45, 60, 61, 63, 65, 91, 97, 107, 110, 119, 121, 
125, 129, 133, 135, 137, 141, 142, 145, and 183 are obsolete due to AIR 
and AFS reorganization. References to non-existent offices may cause 
confusion for applicants, approval holders, and certificate holders in 
the future when interacting with AIR and AFS. The FAA is replacing 
specific references with generic references not dependent on any 
particular office structure. This rule is intended to eliminate any 
confusion about with whom regulated entities and other persons should 
interact when complying with these various rules in the future.
    The new AIR and AFS organizations will continue to maintain offices 
throughout the United States that--for the public--perform the same 
functions and provide the same services that those offices performed 
previously. However, the names of these offices and their internal 
reporting structure have changed, and may continue to change over time. 
The generic references to offices that the FAA used in this rule are 
intended to refer to the same offices as the previous specific 
references, but with references to regions or localities removed, along 
with specific office names. The generic references also include offices 
that have international duties. Table 1 provides the specific changes 
for nomenclature. Additionally, some manager and director titles have 
changed, but these new titles are of equivalent hierarchy within the 
FAA. One advantage of AIR and AFS restructuring is to allow for a more-
virtual work environment with less dependence on geographic region, 
which accommodates resource sharing among offices performing the same 
functions, resulting in more efficiency.
    This rule does not change any existing processes. Processes for 
public interaction with AIR and AFS (such as application processes, 
reporting processes, and oversight processes) are documented in orders, 
notices, advisory circulars (ACs), and policy statements. These 
documents are available online at https://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/. AIR and AFS will continue to provide the public 
the opportunity to comment on any proposed revisions to these documents 
prior to incorporation.
    Where general references to ``the FAA'' are introduced in specific 
sections, existing advisory material for the affected section specifies 
the AIR and AFS offices responsible for the function identified in that 
section. For example, in Sec.  21.3, the FAA is replacing the words 
``Aircraft Certification Office in the region in which the person 
required to make the report is located'' with the word ``FAA.'' AC 21-
9B, ``Manufacturers Reporting Failures, Malfunctions, or Defects,'' 
provides instructions on reporting to specific offices within AIR. The 
existing AIR advisory material remains in effect and is not affected by 
the realignment of AIR, except as noted in FAA Order 8100.18. 
Similarly, AFS's advisory material remains in effect and is not 
affected by the realignment of AFS, except as noted in FAA Order 
1100.1.

      Table 1--Revised Nomenclature and Affected Sections of 14 CFR
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  Old nomenclature/ current     New nomenclature/   Affected sections of
             CFR                    revision               14 CFR
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a Flight Standards District   the responsible       Sec.   107.63.
 Office.                       Flight Standards
                               office.
an FAA Flight Standards       a Flight Standards    Sec.  Sec.   61.55,
 District Office.              office.               61.77, and 133.15.
an FAA Flight Standards       the responsible       Sec.   141.67.
 District Office.              Flight Standards
                               office.
an FAA Flight Standards       the responsible       Sec.   91.203.
 district office.              Flight Standards
                               office.
an FAA Flight Standards       the responsible       Sec.   65.93.
 District Office or an         Flight Standards
 International Field Office.   office.
Advanced Qualification        Air Transportation    Sec.  Sec.   121.909
 Program.                      Division.             and 121.923.
Aircraft Certification        responsible Aircraft  Special Federal
 Office (ACO), or office of    Certification         Aviation Regulation
 the Transport Airplane        Service office for    No. 88 to part 21.
 Directorate, having           the affected
 cognizance over the type      airplane.
 certificate for the
 affected airplane.
Aircraft Certification        FAA.................  Sec.   21.3.
 Office in the region in
 which the person required
 to make the report is
 located.
appropriate aircraft          FAA.................  Sec.  Sec.   21.47,
 certification office.                               21.75, 21.113,
                                                     21.618, and 21.619.

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appropriate FAA Flight        responsible Flight    Appendix C to part
 Standards District Office,    Standards office.     121.
 Alaskan Region.
assigned Flight Standards     responsible Flight    Sec.  Sec.
 Office.                       Standards office.     121.1117 and
                                                     129.117.
Certificate Holding District  responsible Flight    Sec.   121.314.
 Office.                       Standards office.
certificate holding district  responsible Flight    Appendix P to part
 office.                       Standards office.     121 and Sec.  Sec.
                                                      121.103, 121.121,
                                                     125.51, 145.163,
                                                     145.207, 145.209,
                                                     145.211, 145.215,
                                                     and 145.217.
certificate-holding district  responsible Flight    Sec.  Sec.   119.37,
 office.                       Standards office.     119.41, 119.47,
                                                     119.51, 119.57,
                                                     119.61, 119.65,
                                                     119.69, 121.97,
                                                     121.117, 121.291,
                                                     121.405, 121.467,
                                                     121.565, 121.585,
                                                     121.586, 121.628,
                                                     121.685, 135.91,
                                                     135.129, 135.179,
                                                     135.213, 135.273,
                                                     135.417, and
                                                     135.431.
certificate holding district  responsible Flight    Appendix G to part
 office (CHDO).                Standards office.     135 and Sec.
                                                     121.374.
certificate-holding FAA       responsible Flight    Sec.  Sec.   133.25,
 Flight Standards District     Standards office.     133.31, and
 Office.                                             135.243.
CHDO........................  responsible Flight    Appendix G to part
                               Standards office.     135 and Sec.
                                                     121.374.
Director....................  Executive Director..  Sec.  Sec.   60.5,
                                                     60.29, 91.317,
                                                     91.415, 91.1017,
                                                     91.1431, 119.41,
                                                     119.51, 121.97,
                                                     121.117, 121.417,
                                                     121.585, 125.35,
                                                     125.206, 129.11,
                                                     135.129, 135.158,
                                                     and 137.17.
Director of.................  Executive Director..  Sec.   183.33.
district office.............  office..............  Sec.   133.33.
Director, Aircraft            Aircraft              Sec.   183.11.
 Certification Service, or     Certification
 the Director's designee.      Service.
district office that has      responsible Flight    Sec.   133.15.
 jurisdiction over.            Standards office
                               for.
either apply to the           apply to the FAA      Sec.   21.113.
 appropriate aircraft          either for an STC,
 certification office for an   or.
 STC or apply.
FAA aircraft certification    Aircraft              Sec.   21.4.
 office.                       Certification
                               Service office.
FAA Aircraft Certification    responsible Aircraft  Sec.  Sec.
 Office (ACO), or office of    Certification         121.1107, 125.505,
 the Transport Airplane        Service office for.   and 129.107.
 Directorate, having
 cognizance over.
FAA Aircraft Certification    responsible Aircraft  Special Federal
 Office (ACO), or office of    Certification         Aviation Regulation
 the Transport Airplane        Service office.       No. 88 to part 21.
 Directorate, having
 cognizance over the type
 certificate.
FAA (Aircraft Certification   responsible Aircraft  Special Federal
 Office (ACO), or office of    Certification         Aviation Regulation
 the Transport Airplane        Service office for    No. 88 to part 21.
 Directorate, having           the affected
 cognizance over the type      airplane.
 certificate for the
 affected airplane).
FAA Certificate Holding       responsible Flight    Sec.  Sec.   121.368
 District Office.              Standards office.     and 135.426.
FAA certificate holding       responsible Flight    Sec.   121.99.
 district office.              Standards office.
FAA certificate-holding       responsible Flight    Sec.   121.373.
 district office.              Standards office.
FAA certificate-holding       responsible Flight    Sec.   133.21.
 office.                       Standards office.
FAA Flight Standards          Flight Standards      Sec.  Sec.   61.55,
 District Office.              office.               61.64, and 61.77.
FAA Flight Standards          responsible Flight    Sec.   135.19.
 District Office.              Standards office.
FAA Flight Standards          responsible Flight    Sec.  Sec.   125.21,
 district office.              Standards office.     125.25, 125.35,
                                                     125.47, 125.71,
                                                     125.219, and
                                                     125.295.
FAA Flight Standards          responsible Flight    Sec.   129.14.
 District Office having        Standards office.
 geographic responsibility.
FAA Flight Standards          responsible Flight    Sec.  Sec.   133.25,
 District Office having        Standards office      133.33, 137.17,
 jurisdiction over.            for.                  137.51, 141.25,
                                                     141.53, and 141.91.
FAA Flight Standards          responsible Flight    Sec.   133.27.
 District Office having        Standards office.
 jurisdiction over the area
 in which his home base of
 operations is located.
FAA Flight Standards          responsible Flight    Sec.   91.409.
 district office having        Standards office.
 jurisdiction over the area
 in which the applicant is
 located.
FAA Flight Standards          responsible Flight    Sec.   91.213.
 district office having        Standards office.
 jurisdiction over the area
 in which the operator is
 located.
FAA Flight Standards          responsible Flight    Sec.   141.37.
 District Office having        Standards office.
 jurisdiction over the
 school.
FAA Flight Standards          responsible Flight    Sec.   137.77.
 District Office last having   Standards office.
 jurisdiction over his
 operation.
FAA Flight Standards          responsible Flight    Sec.   91.23.
 district office nearest the   Standards office.
 airport where the flight
 will originate.
FAA Flight Standards          responsible Flight    Sec.   65.95.
 District Office or            Standards office.
 International Field Office.
FAA Flight Standards          responsible Flight    Sec.   119.1.
 District Office responsible   Standards office.
 for the geographic area
 concerned.
FAA Flight Standards          responsible Flight    Sec.   137.15 and
 District Office that has      Standards office      142.11.
 jurisdiction over.            for.

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FAA Flight Standards          responsible Flight    Sec.   91.146.
 District Office with          Standards office
 jurisdiction over the         for the area.
 geographical area.
FAA office responsible for    responsible Aircraft  Sec.   21.4.
 administering its type        Certification
 certificate.                  Service office.
FAA Oversight Office........  responsible Aircraft  Appendices M and N
                               Certification         to part 25 and Sec.
                               Service office.        Sec.   26.11,
                                                     26.21, 26.23,
                                                     26.33, 26.35,
                                                     26.43, 26.45,
                                                     26.47, 26.49,
                                                     91.1507, 121.1109,
                                                     121.1111, 121.1113,
                                                     121.1117, 125.507,
                                                     125.509, 129.109,
                                                     129.111, 129.113,
                                                     and 129.117.
FAA Regional Flight           Flight Standards      Appendix C to part
 Standards Division.           office.               121.
FAA type certificate holding  Aircraft              Sec.   21.4.
 office.                       Certification
                               Service office.
Flight Standards District     Flight Standards      Special Federal
 Office.                       office.               Aviation Regulation
                                                     No. 100-2 to part
                                                     61 and Sec.  Sec.
                                                     61.85, 91.1015,
                                                     91.1017, 91.1053,
                                                     91.1109, 91.1415,
                                                     91.1417, 129.5, and
                                                     129.11.
Flight Standards District     responsible Flight    Special Federal
 Office.                       Standards office.     Aviation Regulation
                                                     No. 50-2 to part 91
                                                     and Sec.  Sec.
                                                     45.22, 125.201,
                                                     133.25, 135.4, and
                                                     137.17.
Flight Standards district     Flight Standards      Sec.   135.243.
 office.                       office.
Flight Standards District     Flight Standards      Sec.   91.1507.
 Office (FSDO).                office.
Flight Standards District     Flight Standards      Special Federal
 Offices.                      offices.              Aviation Regulation
                                                     No. 100-2 to part
                                                     61.
Flight Standards District     responsible Flight    Appendix A to part
 Office having jurisdiction    Standards office.     91.
 of the area in which the
 applicant is located.
Flight Standards District     responsible Flight    Sec.   119.36.
 Office in whose area the      Standards office.
 applicant proposes to
 establish or has
 established his or her
 principal base of
 operations.
Flight Standards District     responsible Flight    Sec.   133.25.
 Office nearest.               Standards office
                               for.
Flight Standards District     responsible Flight    Sec.   91.147.
 Office nearest to its         Standards office.
 principal place of business.
Flight Standards District     responsible Flight    Appendix G to part
 Office or International       Standards office.     121.
 Field Office.
Flight Standards District     responsible Flight    Sec.   141.87.
 Office that has               Standards office.
 jurisdiction over the area.
Flight Standards Division     appropriate Flight    Sec.   121.358.
 Manager in the region of      Standards division
 the certificate holding       manager in the
 district office.              responsible Flight
                               Standards office.
Flight Standards Division     appropriate Flight    Sec.   91.715.
 Manager or Aircraft           Standards Division
 Certification Directorate     Manager or Aircraft
 Manager of the FAA region     Certification
 in which the airshow is       Service Division
 located.                      Director
                               responsible for the
                               airshow location.
Flight Standards Division     appropriate Flight    Sec.   91.715.
 Manager or Aircraft           Standards Division
 Certification Directorate     Manager, or
 Manager of the FAA region     Aircraft
 in which the applicant is     Certification
 located or to the region      Service Division
 within which the U.S. point   Director.
 of entry is located.
Flight Standards              Flight Standards      Sec.  Sec.
 International Field Office.   office.               129.111, 129.113,
                                                     and 129.115.
in writing the appropriate    the FAA in writing..  Sec.   21.47.
 aircraft certification
 office.
local Flight Standards        responsible Flight    Appendix B to part
 District Office.              Standards office.     63.
local FAA Flight Standards    responsible Flight    Sec.   91.409.
 district office.              Standards office.
local FAA Flight Standards    responsible Flight    Sec.   91.409.
 district office having        Standards office.
 jurisdiction over the area
 in which the aircraft is
 based.
Manager of the Transport      Director of the       Sec.  Sec.
 Airplane Directorate,         division of the       121.310, 121.312,
 Aircraft Certification        Aircraft              and 135.170.
 Service, Federal Aviation     Certification
 Administration.               Service responsible
                               for the
                               airworthiness rules.
Manager, Aircraft             Aircraft              Sec.  Sec.   183.11.
 Certification Office, or      Certification
 the Manager's designee.       Service.
Manufacturing Inspection      FAA.................  Sec.   21.215.
 District Office in the
 geographic area in which
 the manufacturer or air
 carrier is located.
nearest FAA Flight Standards  responsible Flight    Special Federal
 District Office.              Standards office.     Aviation
                                                     Regulations No. 79
                                                     and No. 104 to part
                                                     91 and Sec.  Sec.
                                                     91.1603, 121.723,
                                                     135.43, and 137.1.
nearest FAA Flight Standards  responsible Flight    Sec.   91.23.
 district office.              Standards office.
nearest FAA Flight Standards  responsible Flight    Sec.  Sec.
 District Office (FSDO).       Standards office.     91.1607, 91.1611,
                                                     and 91.1613.
nearest Flight Standards      responsible Flight    Sec.  Sec.   125.3
 District Office.              Standards office.     and 135.160.
Regional Office.............  responsible Flight    Appendix B to part
                               Standards office.     63.
responsible FAA aircraft      FAA office            Appendix K to part
 certification office.         responsible for the   25.
                               design approval.

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that district office........  the responsible       Sec.   125.35.
                               Flight Standards
                               office.
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    In addition to the above nomenclature changes, this rule makes the 
following conforming changes:
     In Sec. Sec.  1.2 and 110.2, removes the acronym and 
definition for certificate holding district office because the FAA no 
longer uses this nomenclature in the rules.
     In Sec.  21.15, removes the reference ``and is submitted 
to the appropriate aircraft certification office'' because the FAA no 
longer uses this nomenclature in the rules and this information is 
adequately addressed by existing guidance on submitting applications 
for type certificates.
     In Sec.  21.603, removes the reference ``to the 
appropriate aircraft certification office'' because the FAA no longer 
uses this nomenclature in the rules and this information is adequately 
addressed by existing guidance on submitting applications for technical 
standard order authorizations.
     In Sec. Sec.  26.3, 91.1501, 121.1101, 125.501, and 
129.101, removes the definition of ``FAA Oversight Office'' because the 
FAA no longer uses this nomenclature in the rules.
     In Sec.  34.60, removes the reference to the ``Aircraft 
Certification Office'' because the FAA no longer uses this nomenclature 
in the rules.
     In appendix B to part 43, removes references to office 
designators ``AFS-750'' and ``AFS-751'', which are obsolete references.
     In appendices A and C to part 60, removes the contact 
information for Ed Cook, Senior Advisor to the Division Manager, Air 
Transportation Division, because this information is obsolete and not 
necessary.
     In Sec. Sec.  60.5 and 60.29, removes the reference to 
``AFS-1'', which is an obsolete reference.
     In Sec.  91.1505, replaces the words ``that have been 
approved by the FAA Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), or office of 
the Transport Airplane Directorate, having cognizance over the type 
certificate for the affected airplane are incorporated within its 
inspection program:'' with ``are incorporated within its inspection 
program. The repair assessment guidelines must be approved by the 
responsible Aircraft Certification Service office for the type 
certificate for the affected airplane.'' This revision does not change 
the requirements of this section. It clarifies the wording so it is 
easier to understand and harmonizes the sentence structure with the 
other rules for repairs assessment of pressurized fuselages in 
Sec. Sec.  121.1107, 125.505, and 129.107.
     In appendix P to part 121, removes the reference to ``AFS-
200'', which is an obsolete reference.
     In Sec.  97.20, replaces ``FAA National Aeronautical 
Charting Office. These charts are available for purchase from the FAA's 
National Aeronautical Charting Office, Distribution Division, 6303 Ivy 
Lane, Suite 400, Greenbelt, MD 20770'' with ``FAA. These charts are 
available from the FAA at https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/'' because the FAA has ceased the sale of 
paper charts and now publishes charts for free on the internet.
     In Sec.  125.509, replaces the word ``Office'' with the 
word ``office'' to create a generic reference.
    In addition, this rule removes the Transport Airplane Directorate 
address from Sec. Sec.  25.5 and 25.795 and removes the Rotorcraft 
Standards Staff address from Sec.  27.685. These addresses were 
provided as one option to obtain documents incorporated by reference in 
the rule. With the movement of the Northwest Regional office and the 
movement to a more virtual work environment, the FAA addresses provided 
may change and require more flexibility. Therefore, we have removed 
these addresses. Per 5 CFR 51.7, documents incorporated by reference 
need to be ``reasonably available'' to regulated entities. Additional 
options for obtaining these documents from the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA) and other locations such as the National 
Institute of Justice at no cost continue to be listed in the rule. This 
rule also updates the website reference to NARA in these sections.

IV. Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    Changes to Federal regulations must undergo several economic 
analyses. First, Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct that each 
Federal agency shall propose or adopt a regulation only upon a reasoned 
determination that the benefits of the intended regulation justify its 
costs. Second, the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-354), 
as codified in 5 U.S.C. 603 et seq., requires agencies to analyze the 
economic impact of regulatory changes on small entities. Third, the 
Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96-39), as amended, 19 U.S.C. 
Chapter 13, prohibits agencies from setting standards that create 
unnecessary obstacles to the foreign commerce of the United States. In 
developing U.S. standards, the Trade Agreements Act requires agencies 
to consider international standards and, where appropriate, that they 
be the basis of U.S. standards. Fourth, the Unfunded Mandates Reform 
Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-4), as codified in 2 U.S.C. 1532, requires 
agencies to prepare a written assessment of the costs, benefits, and 
other effects of proposed or final rules that include a Federal mandate 
likely to result in the expenditure by State, local, or tribal 
governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 
million or more annually (adjusted for inflation with a base year of 
1995). This portion of the preamble summarizes the FAA's analysis of 
the economic impacts of this final rule.
    In conducting these analyses, the FAA has determined this final 
rule is not a ``significant regulatory action,'' as defined in section 
3(f) of Executive Order 12866. The rule is also not ``significant'' as 
defined in the Department of Transportation's (DOT's) Regulatory 
Policies and Procedures. The final rule will not have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities, will not 
create unnecessary obstacles to international trade, and will not 
impose an unfunded mandate on State, local, or tribal governments, or 
on the private sector.

A. Regulatory Evaluation

    DOT Order 2100.5 prescribes policies and procedures for 
simplification, analysis, and review of regulations. If the expected 
cost impact is so minimal that a proposed or final rule does not 
warrant a full evaluation, this order permits a statement to that 
effect and the basis for it to be included in the preamble if a full 
regulatory evaluation of the costs and benefits is not prepared. Such a 
determination has been made for this final rule. The reasoning for this 
determination follows:
    AIR and AFS have reorganized to align with functional organization 
design concepts. The AIR reorganization included eliminating product 
directorates and restructuring and re-designating field offices. The 
AFS

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reorganization included eliminating geographic regions and moving to a 
more functionally based organization. Specific AIR and AFS office 
references currently in 14 CFR are obsolete post-reorganization and 
will be replaced by generic references not dependent on any particular 
office structure. This rule is intended to clarify any confusion over 
which offices regulated entities and other persons should interact with 
when complying with 14 CFR regulations. Since this rule involves non-
substantial clarifying editorial changes only, the costs of the rule 
will be minimal.

B. Regulatory Flexibility Determination

    The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-354, ``RFA'') 
establishes ``as a principle of regulatory issuance that agencies shall 
endeavor, consistent with the objectives of the rule and of applicable 
statutes, to fit regulatory and informational requirements to the scale 
of the businesses, organizations, and governmental jurisdictions 
subject to regulation. To achieve this principle, agencies are required 
to solicit and consider flexible regulatory proposals and to explain 
the rationale for their actions to assure that such proposals are given 
serious consideration.'' The RFA covers a wide-range of small entities, 
including small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and small 
governmental jurisdictions.
    Agencies must perform a review to determine whether a rule will 
have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. If the agency determines that it will, the agency must 
prepare a regulatory flexibility analysis as described in the RFA.
    However, if an agency determines that a rule is not expected to 
have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities, section 605(b) of the RFA provides that the head of the 
agency may so certify and a regulatory flexibility analysis is not 
required. The certification must include a statement providing the 
factual basis for this determination, and the reasoning should be 
clear.
    As discussed above, since the rule involves non-substantial 
editorial changes only, due to FAA reorganization, the FAA finds the 
costs of this rule will be minimal. Therefore, as provided in section 
605(b), the head of the FAA certifies that this rulemaking will not 
result in a significant economic impact on a substantial number of 
small entities.

C. International Trade Impact Assessment

    The Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (Pub. L. 96-39), as amended, 
prohibits Federal agencies from establishing standards or engaging in 
related activities that create unnecessary obstacles to the foreign 
commerce of the United States. Pursuant to this Act, the establishment 
of standards is not considered an unnecessary obstacle to the foreign 
commerce of the United States, so long as the standard has a legitimate 
domestic objective, such as the protection of safety, and does not 
operate in a manner that excludes imports that meet this objective. The 
statute also requires consideration of international standards and, 
where appropriate, that they be the basis for U.S. standards.
    The FAA has assessed the potential effect of this rule and has 
determined that the rule is in accord with the Trade Agreements Act as 
the rule applies equally to domestic and foreign persons engaged in 
aviation activities under 14 CFR.

D. Unfunded Mandates Assessment

    Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-
4) requires each Federal agency to prepare a written statement 
assessing the effects of any Federal mandate in a proposed or final 
agency rule that may result in an expenditure of $100 million or more 
(in 1995 dollars) in any one year by State, local, and tribal 
governments, in the aggregate, or by the private sector; such a mandate 
is deemed to be a ``significant regulatory action.'' The FAA currently 
uses an inflation-adjusted value of $155 million in lieu of $100 
million.
    This final rule does not contain such a mandate; therefore, the 
requirements of Title II of the Act do not apply.

E. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507(d)) requires 
that the FAA consider the impact of paperwork and other information 
collection burdens imposed on the public. The FAA has determined that 
there is no new requirement for information collection associated with 
this immediately adopted final rule.

F. International Compatibility

    In keeping with U.S. obligations under the Convention on 
International Civil Aviation, it is FAA policy to conform to 
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and 
Recommended Practices to the maximum extent practicable. The FAA has 
reviewed the corresponding ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices and 
has identified no differences with these proposed regulations.

G. Environmental Analysis

    FAA Order 1050.1F identifies FAA actions that are categorically 
excluded from preparation of an environmental assessment or 
environmental impact statement under the National Environmental Policy 
Act in the absence of extraordinary circumstances. The FAA has 
determined this rulemaking action qualifies for the categorical 
exclusion identified in paragraph 5-6.6(d), which covers the issuance 
of regulatory documents covering administrative or procedural 
requirements and involves no extraordinary circumstances.

V. Executive Order Determinations

A. Executive Order 13132, Federalism

    The FAA has analyzed this immediately adopted final rule under the 
principles and criteria of Executive Order 13132, ``Federalism.'' The 
agency determined that this action will not have a substantial direct 
effect on the States, or the relationship between the Federal 
Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among the various levels of government, and, 
therefore, does not have Federalism implications.

B. Executive Order 13211, Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy 
Supply, Distribution, or Use

    The FAA analyzed this immediately adopted final rule under 
Executive Order 13211, ``Actions Concerning Regulations that 
Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use'' (May 18, 
2001). The agency has determined that it is not a ``significant energy 
action'' under the executive order and it is not likely to have a 
significant adverse effect on the supply, distribution, or use of 
energy.

C. Executive Order 13609, International Cooperation

    Executive Order 13609, ``Promoting International Regulatory 
Cooperation,'' promotes international regulatory cooperation to meet 
shared challenges involving health, safety, labor, security, 
environmental, and other issues and to reduce, eliminate, or prevent 
unnecessary differences in regulatory requirements. The FAA has 
analyzed this action under the policies and agency responsibilities of 
Executive Order 13609, and has determined that this action would have 
no effect on international regulatory cooperation.

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D. Executive Order 13771, Reducing Regulation and Controlling 
Regulatory Costs

    Executive Order 13771 titled ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling 
Regulatory Costs,'' directs that, unless prohibited by law, whenever an 
executive department or agency publicly proposes for notice and comment 
or otherwise promulgates a new regulation, it shall identify at least 
two existing regulations to be repealed. In addition, any new 
incremental costs associated with new regulations shall, to the extent 
permitted by law, be offset by the elimination of existing costs. Only 
those rules deemed significant under section 3(f) of Executive Order 
12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' are subject to these 
requirements.
    This rule is not an Executive Order 13771 regulatory action because 
this rule is not significant under Executive Order 12866.

VI. How To Obtain Additional Information

A. Rulemaking Documents

    An electronic copy of a rulemaking document may be obtained from 
the internet by--
    1. Searching the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http://www.regulations.gov);
    2. Visiting the FAA's Regulations and Policies web page at http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/; or
    3. Accessing the Government Printing Office's web page at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/.
    Copies may also be obtained by sending a request (identified by 
notice, amendment, or docket number of this rulemaking) to the Federal 
Aviation Administration, Office of Rulemaking, ARM-1, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267-9680.

B. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

    The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) of 
1996 requires FAA to comply with small entity requests for information 
or advice about compliance with statutes and regulations within its 
jurisdiction. A small entity with questions regarding this document, 
may contact its local FAA official, or the person listed under the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT heading at the beginning of the preamble. 
To find out more about SBREFA on the internet, visit http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/rulemaking/sbre_act/.

List of Subjects

14 CFR Part 1

    Air transportation.

14 CFR Part 21

    Aircraft, Aviation safety, Exports, Imports, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

14 CFR Part 25

    Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

14 CFR Part 26

    Aircraft, Aviation safety.

14 CFR Part 27

    Aircraft, Aviation safety.

14 CFR Part 34

    Air pollution control, Aircraft.

14 CFR Part 43

    Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

14 CFR Part 45

    Aircraft, Exports, Signs and symbols.

14 CFR Part 60

    Airmen, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

14 CFR Part 61

    Aircraft, Airmen, Alcohol abuse, Aviation safety, Drug abuse, 
Recreation and recreation areas, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Security measures, Teachers.

14 CFR Part 63

    Aircraft, Airmen, Alcohol abuse, Aviation safety, Drug abuse, 
Navigation (air), Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Security 
measures.

14 CFR Part 65

    Air traffic controllers, Aircraft, Airmen, Airports, Alcohol abuse, 
Aviation safety, Drug abuse, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Security measures.

14 CFR Part 91

    Air carrier, Air taxis, Air traffic controller, Aircraft, Airmen, 
Airports, Alaska, Aviation safety, Canada, Charter flights, Cuba, Drug 
traffic control, Ethiopia, Freight, Incorporation by reference, Iraq, 
Mexico, Noise control, North Korea, Political candidates, Reporting and 
recordkeeping, Somalia, Syria, Transportation.

14 CFR Part 97

    Air traffic control, Airports, Navigation (air), Weather.

14 CFR Part 107

    Aircraft, Airmen, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping, 
Security measures, Signs and symbols.

14 CFR Part 110

    Administrative practice and procedure, Air carriers, Aircraft, 
Aviation safety, Charter flights, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

14 CFR Part 119

    Administrative practice and procedure, Air carriers, Aircraft, 
Aviation safety, Charter flights, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

14 CFR Part 121

    Air carriers, Aircraft, Airmen, Alcohol abuse, Aviation safety, 
Charter flights, Drug abuse, Drug testing, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Safety, Transportation.

14 CFR Part 125

    Aircraft, Airmen, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping.

14 CFR Part 129

    Air carriers, Administration Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting 
and recordkeeping, Security measures, Smoking.

14 CFR Part 133

    Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

14 CFR Part 135

    Air taxis, Aircraft, Airmen, Alcohol abuse, Aviation safety, Drug 
abuse, Drug testing, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

14 CFR Part 137

    Agriculture, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

14 CFR Part 141

    Airmen, Educational facilities, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Schools.

14 CFR Part 142

    Administrative practice and procedure, Airmen, Educational 
facilities, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Schools, 
Teachers.

14 CFR Part 145

    Aircraft, Aviation safety, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

14 CFR Part 183

    Aircraft, Airmen, Authority delegations (Government agencies),

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Health professions, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

The Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration amends chapter I of title 14, Code of Federal 
Regulations as follows:

PART 1--DEFINITIONS AND ABBREVIATIONS

0
1. The authority citation for part 1 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, 44701.


Sec.  1.2   [Amended]

0
2. In Sec.  1.2, remove the definition for CHDO.

PART 21--CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES FOR PRODUCTS AND ARTICLES

0
3. The authority citation for part 21 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 7572; 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40105, 
40113, 44701-44702, 44704, 44707, 44709, 44711, 44713, 44715, 45303.

Special Federal Regulation No. 88 [Amended]

0
4. Amend Special Federal Regulation No. 88 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph 2(a), remove the words ``FAA (Aircraft Certification 
Office (ACO), or office of the Transport Airplane Directorate, having 
cognizance over the type certificate for the affected airplane)'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``responsible Aircraft Certification 
Service office for the affected airplane''.
0
b. In paragraph 2(c), remove the words ``FAA Aircraft Certification 
Office (ACO), or office of the Transport Airplane Directorate, having 
cognizance over the type certificate'' and add, in their place, the 
words ``responsible Aircraft Certification Service office''.
0
c. In paragraph 2(d), remove the words ``Aircraft Certification Office 
(ACO), or office of the Transport Airplane Directorate, having 
cognizance over the type certificate for the affected airplane,'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``responsible Aircraft Certification 
Service office for the affected airplane''.


Sec.  21.3   [Amended]

0
5. In Sec.  21.3(e)(1), remove the words ``Aircraft Certification 
Office in the region in which the person required to make the report is 
located'' and add, in their place, the word ``FAA''.


Sec. Sec.  21.3, 21.47, 21.75, 21.113, 21.618, and 21.619  [Amended]

0
6. In addition to the amendment set forth above, in 14 CFR part 21, 
remove the words ``appropriate aircraft certification office'' and add, 
in their place, the word ``FAA'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 21.3(f);
0
b. Section 21.47(c);
0
c. Section 21.75;
0
d. Section 21.113(b);
0
e. Section 21.618(b); and
0
f. Section 21.619(a).


Sec.  21.4   [Amended]

0
7. Amend Sec.  21.4 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph (a)(1) introductory text, remove the words ``FAA 
aircraft certification office,'' and add, in their place, the words 
``Aircraft Certification Service office,''.
0
b. In paragraph (b)(1) introductory text, remove the words ``FAA type 
certificate holding office'' and add, in their place, the words 
``Aircraft Certification Service office''; and remove the words ``FAA 
office responsible for administering its type certificate'' and add, in 
their place, the words ``responsible Aircraft Certification Service 
office''.


Sec.  21.15   [Amended]

0
8. In Sec.  21.15(a), after the words ``prescribed by the FAA'' and 
before the period, remove the words ``and is submitted to the 
appropriate aircraft certification office''.


Sec.  21.47   [Amended]

0
9. In Sec.  21.47(b) and (d), remove the words ``in writing the 
appropriate aircraft certification office'' and add, in their place, 
the words ``the FAA in writing''.


Sec.  21.113   [Amended]

0
10. In addition to the amendments set forth above, in Sec.  21.113(a), 
remove the words ``either apply to the appropriate aircraft 
certification office for an STC or apply'' and add, in their place, the 
words ``apply to the FAA either for an STC, or''.


Sec.  21.215   [Amended]

0
11. In Sec.  21.215, remove the words ``Manufacturing Inspection 
District Office in the geographic area in which the manufacturer or air 
carrier is located'' and add, in their place, the word ``FAA''.


Sec.  21.603   [Amended]

0
12. In Sec.  21.603(a) introductory text, remove the words ``to the 
appropriate aircraft certification office''.

PART 25--AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES

0
13. The authority citation for part 25 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, 44701, 44702 and 
44704.


Sec.  25.5   [Amended]

0
14. In Sec.  25.5(a):
0
a. Remove the words ``, and at FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 
Aircraft Certification Service, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, 
Washington 98057-3356''; and
0
b. Remove the text ``http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html'' and add, in its place, 
the text ``http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html''.

0
15. Amend Sec.  25.795 by revising paragraphs (f)(2)(i) and (ii) and 
removing paragraph (f)(2)(iii) to read as follows:


Sec.  25.795   Security considerations.

* * * * *
    (f) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (i) National Institute of Justice (NIJ), http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij, telephone (202) 307-2942; or
    (ii) National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For 
information on the availability of this material at NARA, call (202) 
741-6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.
* * * * *

Appendix K to Part 25 [Amended]

0
16. In sections K25.2.2(h)(1)(i) and (ii) and K25.3.2(e)(1)(i) and (ii) 
of appendix K to part 25, remove the words ``responsible FAA aircraft 
certification office'' and add, in their place, the words ``FAA office 
responsible for the design approval''.

Appendix M and Appendix N to Part 25 [Amended]

0
17. In part 25, remove the words ``FAA Oversight Office'' and add, in 
their place, the words ``responsible Aircraft Certification Service 
office'' in the following places:
0
a. Section M25.5(b) and (c) of appendix M; and
0
b. Section N25.3(e) of appendix N.

PART 26--CONTINUED AIRWORTHINESS AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS FOR 
TRANSPORT CATEGORY AIRPLANES

0
18. The authority citation for part 26 continues to read as follows:


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    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701, 44702 and 44704.


Sec.  26.3   [Removed and Reserved]

0
19. Remove and reserve Sec.  26.3.


Sec. Sec.  26.11, 26.21, 26.23, 26.33, 26.35, 26.43, 26.45, 26.47, and 
26.49   [Amended]

0
20. In 14 CFR part 26, remove the words ``FAA Oversight Office'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``responsible Aircraft Certification 
Service office'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 26.11(b), (c)(1), (e) introductory text, and (e)(3);
0
b. Section 26.21(b)(2) introductory text, (b)(2)(ii), (b)(4), (d)(3), 
and (e) introductory text;
0
c. Section 26.23(b)(2) and (3);
0
d. Section 26.33(b)(1), (d)(1) and (2), (e), (f), (g) introductory 
text, (h) introductory text, and (h)(3);
0
e. Section 26.35(b)(1), (c) introductory text, (d)(1), (f) introductory 
text, and (f)(3);
0
f. Section 26.43(b)(2), (c)(3), (d)(2), (e)(2), (f) introductory text, 
and (f)(4);
0
g. Section 26.45(b)(3), (c)(2), (d)(3), and (e) introductory text;
0
h. Section 26.47(b)(3), (c)(2), (d)(3), and (e) introductory text; and
0
i. Section 26.49(a)(3) and (b) introductory text.

PART 27--AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: NORMAL CATEGORY ROTORCRAFT

0
21. The authority citation for part 27 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, 44701-44702, 44704.


Sec.  27.685   [Amended]

0
22. Amend Sec.  27.685(d)(4) as follows:
0
a. Remove the words ``at the FAA, Rotorcraft Standards Staff, 4400 Blue 
Mount Road, Fort Worth, Texas, or''.
0
b. Remove the text ``http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html'' and add, in its place, 
the text ``http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html''.

PART 34--FUEL VENTING AND EXHAUST EMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR TURBINE 
ENGINE POWERED AIRPLANES

0
23. The authority citation for part 34 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., 7572; 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 
40113, 44701-44702, 44704, 44714.


Sec.  34.60   [Amended]

0
24. In Sec.  34.60(e), remove the words ``Aircraft Certification 
Office''.

PART 43--MAINTENANCE, PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, REBUILDING, AND 
ALTERATION

0
25. The authority citation for part 43 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  42 U.S.C. 7572; 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40105, 
40113, 44701-44702, 44704, 44707, 44709, 44711, 44713, 44715, 45303.

Appendix B to Part 43 [Amended]

0
26. Amend appendix B to part 43 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph (c)(2), remove the text ``AFS-750,''.
0
b. In paragraph (d)(3), remove the text ``AFS-751,''.

PART 45--IDENTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION MARKING

0
27. The authority citation for part 45 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40113-40114, 44101-
44105, 44107-44111, 44504, 44701, 44708-44709, 44711-44713, 44725, 
45302-45303, 46104, 46304, 46306, 47122.


Sec.  45.22   [Amended]

0
28. In Sec.  45.22(a)(3)(i), remove the words ``Flight Standards 
District Office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office''.

PART 60--FLIGHT SIMULATION TRAINING DEVICE INITIAL AND CONTINUING 
QUALIFICATION AND USE

0
29. The authority citation for part 60 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, and 44701; Pub. L. 
111-216, 124 Stat. 2348 (49 U.S.C. 44701 note).


Sec. Sec.  60.5 and 60.29   [Amended]

0
30. In part 60, remove the text ``AFS-1,'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 60.5(d); and
0
b. Section 60.29(b)(2).


Sec. Sec.  60.5 and 60.29   [Amended]

0
31. In addition to the amendments set forth above, in 14 CFR part 60, 
remove all references to ``Director'' and add, in their place, the 
words ``Executive Director'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 60.5(d); and
0
b. Section 60.29(a)(4)(ii) and (b)(2).

Appendix A to Part 60 [Amended]

0
32a. In Attachment 6 to appendix A, under FSTD Directive 1, remove the 
For Further Information Contact paragraph.

Appendix C to Part 60 [Amended]

0
32b. In Attachment 5 to appendix C, remove the For Further Information 
Contact paragraph.

PART 61--CERTIFICATION: PILOTS, FLIGHT INSTRUCTORS, AND GROUND 
INSTRUCTORS

0
33. The authority citation for part 61 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, 44701-44703, 44707, 
44709-44711, 44729, 44903, 45102-45103, 45301-45302; Sec. 2307 Pub. 
L. 114-190, 130 Stat. 615 (49 U.S.C. 44703 note).

Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 100-2 [Amended]

0
34. Amend Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 100-2 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph 1 introductory text, remove the words ``District 
Offices'' and add, in their place, the word ``offices''; and
0
b. In paragraph 3 introductory text, remove the words ``District 
Office'' and add, in their place, the word ``office''.


Sec.  61.55, 61.64, and 61.77   [Amended]

0
35. In 14 CFR part 61, remove all references to ``FAA Flight Standards 
District Office'' and add, in their place, ``Flight Standards office'' 
in the following places:
0
a. Section 61.55(d)(6);
0
b. Section 61.64(g)(4); and
0
c. Section 61.77(b)(5).


Sec.  61.55 and 61.77   [Amended]

0
36. In 14 CFR part 61, remove the words ``an FAA Flight Standards 
District Office'' and add, in their place, the words ``a Flight 
Standards office'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 61.55(d)(3) and (4) and (e)(3), (4), and (6); and
0
b. Section 61.77(b) introductory text.


Sec.  61.85   [Amended]

0
37. In Sec.  61.85(b), remove the words ``District Office'' and add, in 
their place, the word ``office''.

PART 63--CERTIFICATION: FLIGHT CREWMEMBERS OTHER THAN PILOTS

0
38. The authority citation for part 63 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701-44703, 44707, 44709-
44711, 45102-45103, 45301-45302.

Appendix B to Part 63 [Amended]

0
39. Amend appendix B to part 63 as follows:
0
a. In paragraphs (f) introductory text, (j)(2) and (3), (k)(2), and 
(m), remove the

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words ``local Flight Standards District Office'' and add, in their 
place, the words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.
0
b. In paragraphs (j)(2) and (3), remove the words ``regional office'' 
and add, in their place, the words ``responsible Flight Standards 
office''.

PART 65--CERTIFICATION: AIRMEN OTHER THAN FLIGHT CREWMEMBERS

0
40. The authority citation for part 65 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, 44701-44703, 44707, 
44709-44711, 45102-45103, 45301-45302.


Sec.  65.93   [Amended]

0
41. In Sec.  65.93(a) introductory text, remove the words ``an FAA 
Flight Standards District Office or an International Field Office'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``the responsible Flight Standards 
office''.


Sec.  65.95   [Amended]

0
42. In Sec.  65.95(c), remove the words ``FAA Flight Standards District 
Office or International Field Office'' and add, in their place, the 
words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.

PART 91--GENERAL OPERATING AND FLIGHT RULES

0
43. The authority citation for part 91 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 1155, 40101, 40103, 40105, 
40113, 40120, 44101, 44111, 44701, 44704, 44709, 44711, 44712, 
44715, 44716, 44717, 44722, 46306, 46315, 46316, 46504, 46506-46507, 
47122, 47508, 47528-47531, 47534, Pub. L. 114-190, 130 Stat. 615 (49 
U.S.C. 44703 note) articles 12 and 29 of the Convention on 
International Civil Aviation (61 Stat. 1180), (126 Stat. 11).

Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 50-2 [Amended]

0
44. In Special Federal Regulation No. 50-2, remove the words ``Flight 
Standards District Office'' and add, in their place, the words 
``responsible Flight Standards office'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 3(a)(2), (b), and (c)(2);
0
b. Section 4 introductory text; and
0
c. Section 5 introductory text.

Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 79 [Amended]

0
45. In section 4 of Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 79, remove 
the words ``nearest FAA Flight Standards District Office'' and add, in 
their place, the words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.

Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 104 [Amended]

0
46. In section 4 of Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 104, remove 
the words ``nearest FAA Flight Standards District Office'' and add, in 
their place, the words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  91.23   [Amended]

0
47. Amend Sec.  91.23 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph (a)(3), remove the words ``nearest FAA Flight Standards 
district office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office''.
0
b. In paragraph (c)(3) introductory text, remove the words ``FAA Flight 
Standards district office nearest the airport where the flight will 
originate'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible Flight 
Standards office''.


Sec.  91.146   [Amended]

0
48. In Sec.  91.146(e) introductory text, remove the words ``FAA Flight 
Standards District Office with jurisdiction over the geographical 
area'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible Flight 
Standards office for the area''.


Sec.  91.147   [Amended]

0
49. In Sec.  91.147(b), remove the words ``Flight Standards District 
Office nearest to its principal place of business'' and add, in their 
place, the words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  91.203   [Amended]

0
50. In Sec.  91.203(a)(1), remove the words ``an FAA Flight Standards 
district office'' and add, in their place, the words ``the responsible 
Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  91.213   [Amended]

0
51. In Sec.  91.213(a)(2), remove the words ``FAA Flight Standards 
district office having jurisdiction over the area in which the operator 
is located,'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible Flight 
Standards office,''.


Sec. Sec.  91.317, 91.415, 91.1017, and 91.1431   [Amended]

0
52. In 14 CFR part 91, remove all references to ``Director'' and add, 
in their place, the words ``Executive Director'' in the following 
places:
0
a. Section 91.317(c);
0
b. Section 91.415(c);
0
c. Section 91.1017(d)(2); and
0
d. Section 91.1431(c).


Sec.  91.409   [Amended]

0
53. Amend Sec.  91.409 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph (d) introductory text, remove the words ``FAA Flight 
Standards district office having jurisdiction over the area in which 
the applicant is located'' and add, in their place, the words 
``responsible Flight Standards office''.
0
b. In the undesignated paragraph following paragraph (d)(4), remove the 
words ``local FAA Flight Standards district office'' and add, in their 
place, the words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.
0
c. In paragraph (g) introductory text, remove the words ``local FAA 
Flight Standards district office having jurisdiction over the area in 
which the aircraft is based'' and add, in their place, the words 
``responsible Flight Standards office''.

0
54. Amend Sec.  91.715 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows:


Sec.  91.715   Special flight authorization for foreign civil aircraft.

    (a) Foreign civil aircraft may be operated without airworthiness 
certificates required under Sec.  91.203 if a special flight 
authorization for that operation is issued under this section. 
Application for a special flight authorization must be made to the 
appropriate Flight Standards Division Manager, or Aircraft 
Certification Service Division Director. However, in the case of an 
aircraft to be operated in the U.S. for the purpose of demonstration at 
an airshow, the application may be made to the appropriate Flight 
Standards Division Manager or Aircraft Certification Service Division 
Director responsible for the airshow location.
* * * * *


Sec. Sec.  91.1015, 91.1017, 91.1053, 91.1109, 91.1415, and 91.1417   
[Amended]

0
55. In addition to the amendments set forth above, in 14 CFR part 91, 
remove all references to ``District Office'' and add, in their place, 
the word ``office'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 91.1015(d);
0
b. Section 91.1017(b)(1) and (2), (b)(3) introductory text, (b)(4) 
introductory text, (b)(4)(i), (c)(2), (c)(3) introductory text, (c)(4), 
(d) introductory text, (d)(3), and (e);
0
c. Section 91.1053(b);
0
d. Section 91.1109(b) introductory text;
0
e. Section 91.1415(d); and
0
f. Section 91.1417 introductory text.


Sec.  91.1501   [Amended]

0
56. Amend Sec.  91.1501 by removing and reserving paragraph (b).

0
57. Amend Sec.  91.1505 by revising paragraph (a) introductory text to 
read as follows:

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Sec.  91.1505   Repairs assessment for pressurized fuselages.

    (a) No person may operate an Airbus Model A300 (excluding the -600 
series), British Aerospace Model BAC 1-11, Boeing Model 707, 720, 727, 
737 or 747, McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8, DC-9/MD-80 or DC-10, Fokker 
Model F28, or Lockheed Model L-1011 airplane beyond applicable flight 
cycle implementation time specified below, or May 25, 2001, whichever 
occurs later, unless repair assessment guidelines applicable to the 
fuselage pressure boundary (fuselage skin, door skin, and bulkhead 
webs) are incorporated within its inspection program. The repair 
assessment guidelines must be approved by the responsible Aircraft 
Certification Service office for the type certificate for the affected 
airplane.
* * * * *


Sec.  91.1507   [Amended]

0
58. Amend Sec.  91.1507 as follows:
0
a. In paragraphs (b) and (d), remove the words ``FAA Oversight Office'' 
and add, in their place, the words ``responsible Aircraft Certification 
Service office''.
0
b. In paragraph (f), remove the words ``Flight Standards District 
Office (FSDO)'' and add, in their place, the words ``Flight Standards 
office''.


Sec.  91.1603   [Amended]

0
59. In Sec.  91.1603(d), remove the words ``nearest FAA Flight 
Standards District Office'' and add, in their place, the words 
``responsible Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  91.1607, 91.1611, and 91.1613   [Amended]

0
60. In part 91, remove the words ``nearest FAA Flight Standards 
District Office (FSDO)'' and add, in their place, the words 
``responsible Flight Standards office'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 91.1607(d);
0
b. Section 91.1611(d); and
0
c. Section 91.1613(d).

Appendix A to Part 91 [Amended]

0
61. In section 1(a) introductory text of appendix A to part 91, remove 
the words ``Flight Standards District Office having jurisdiction of the 
area in which the applicant is located'' and add, in their place, the 
words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.

PART 97--STANDARD INSTRUMENT PROCEDURES

0
62. The authority citation for part 97 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40106, 40113, 
40114, 40120, 44502, 44514, 44701, 44719, and 44721-44722.

0
63. Amend Sec.  97.20 by revising paragraph (c) to read as follows:


Sec.  97.20   General.

* * * * *
    (c) Standard instrument approach procedures and takeoff minimums 
and obstacle departure procedures (ODPs) are depicted on aeronautical 
charts published by the FAA. These charts are available from the FAA at 
https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/.

PART 107--SMALL UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS

0
64. The authority citation for part 107 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 40101 note, 40103(b), 44701(a)(5); 
Sec. 333 of Pub. L. 112-95, 126 Stat. 75.


Sec.  107.63   [Amended]

0
65. In Sec.  107.63(b)(1), remove the words ``a Flight Standards 
District Office'' and add, in their place, the words ``the responsible 
Flight Standards office''.

PART 110--GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

0
66. The authority citation for part 110 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 1153, 40101, 40102, 40103, 40113, 
44105, 44106, 44111, 44701-44717, 44722, 44901, 44903, 44904, 44906, 
44912, 44914, 44936, 44938, 46103, 46105.


Sec.  110.2   [Amended]

0
67. In Sec.  110.2, remove the definition for Certificate-holding 
district office.

PART 119--CERTIFICATION: AIR CARRIERS AND COMMERCIAL OPERATORS

0
68. The authority citation for part 119 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Pub. L. 111-216, sec. 215 (August 1, 2010); 49 U.S.C. 
106(f), 106(g), 1153, 40101, 40102, 40103, 40113, 44105, 44106, 
44111, 44701-44717, 44722, 44901, 44903, 44904, 44906, 44912, 44914, 
44936, 44938, 46103, 46105.


Sec.  119.1   [Amended]

0
69. In Sec.  119.1(e)(7)(iv), remove the words ``FAA Flight Standards 
District Office responsible for the geographic area concerned'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  119.36  [Amended]

0
70. In Sec.  119.36(a), remove the words ``Flight Standards District 
Office in whose area the applicant proposes to establish or has 
established his or her principal base of operations'' and add, in their 
place, the words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.


Sec. Sec.  119.37, 119.41, 119.47, 119.51, 119.57, 119.61, 119.65, and 
119.69  [Amended]

0
71. In 14 CFR part 119, remove all references to ``certificate-holding 
district office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 119.37(e);
0
b. Section 119.41(a)(2), (c)(1) and (2), and (d);
0
c. Section 119.47(b);
0
d. Section 119.51(b)(1) and (2), (b)(3) introductory text, (b)(4) 
introductory text, (b)(4)(i), (c)(2), (c)(3) introductory text, (c)(4), 
(d) introductory text, (d)(3), (e);
0
e. Section 119.57(b)(2)(ii);
0
f. Section 119.61(c);
0
g. Section 119.65(e)(3); and
0
h. Section 119.69(e)(3).


Sec. Sec.  119.41 and 119.51  [Amended]

0
72. In addition to the amendments set forth above, remove the word 
``Director'' and add, in its place, the words ``Executive Director'' in 
the following places:
0
a. Section 119.41(d)(2); and
0
b. Section 119.51(d)(2).

PART 121--OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: DOMESTIC, FLAG, AND SUPPLEMENTAL 
OPERATIONS

0
73. The authority citation for part 121 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40119, 41706, 
42301 preceding note added by Pub. L. 112-95, sec. 412, 126 Stat. 
89, 44101, 44701-44702, 44705, 44709-44711, 44713, 44716-44717, 
44722, 44729, 44732; 46105; Pub. L. 111-216, 124 Stat. 2348 (49 
U.S.C. 44701 note); Pub. L. 112-95 126 Stat 62 (49 U.S.C. 44732 
note).


Sec.  121.97, 121.117, 121.291, 121.405, 121.467, 121.565, 121.585, 
121.586, 121.628, and 121.685  [Amended]

0
74. In 14 CFR part 121, remove all references to ``certificate-holding 
district office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 121.97(c);
0
b. Section 121.117(c);
0
c. Section 121.291(c)(2) and (4);
0
d. Section 121.405(e);
0
e. Section 121.467(c)(2);
0
f. Section 121.565(d);
0
g. Section 121.585(n)(2);
0
h. Section 121.586(b) and (c);
0
i. Section 121.628(a)(2); and
0
j. Section 121.685.

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Sec.  121.97, 121.117, 121.417, and 121.585  [Amended]

0
75. In addition to the amendments set forth above, in 14 CFR part 121, 
remove all references to ``Director'' and add, in their place, the 
words ``Executive Director'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 121.97(c);
0
b. Section 121.117(c);
0
c. Section 121.417(d); and
0
d. Section 121.585(p).


Sec.  121.99  [Amended]

0
76. In Sec.  121.99(a), remove the words ``FAA certificate holding 
district office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office''.


Sec. Sec.  121.103 and 121.121 and Appendix P to Part 121  [Amended]

0
77. In 14 CFR part 121, remove the words ``certificate holding district 
office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible Flight 
Standards office'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 121.103(b)(3);
0
b. Section 121.121(b)(3); and
0
c. Section I(e)(1)(v) of appendix P to part 121.


Sec. Sec.  121.310 and 121.312  [Amended]

0
78. In 14 CFR part 121, remove the words ``Manager of the Transport 
Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service, Federal Aviation 
Administration,'' and add, in their place, the words ``Director of the 
division of the Aircraft Certification Service responsible for the 
airworthiness rules'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 121.310(f)(3)(iv) and (v); and
0
b. Section 121.312(a)(4).


Sec.  121.314  [Amended]

0
79. In Sec.  121.314(d)(2), remove the words ``Certificate Holding 
District Office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  121.35  8 [Amended]

0
80. In Sec.  121.358(c)(1), remove the words ``Flight Standards 
Division Manager in the region of the certificate holding district 
office'' and add, in their place, the words ``appropriate Flight 
Standards division manager in the responsible Flight Standards 
office''.


Sec.  121.368  [Amended]

0
81. In Sec.  121.368(h), remove the words ``FAA Certificate Holding 
District Office,'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office,''.


Sec.  121.373  [Amended]

0
82. In Sec.  121.373(c), remove the words ``FAA certificate-holding 
district office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  121.374  [Amended]

0
83. Amend Sec.  121.374 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph (h)(1) introductory text, remove the words 
``certificate holding district office (CHDO)'' and add, in their place, 
the words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.
0
b. In paragraphs (h)(2), (i)(2), and (o), remove all references to 
``CHDO'' and add, in its place, the words ``responsible Flight 
Standards office''.


Sec.  121.723  [Amended]

0
84. In Sec.  121.723, remove the words ``nearest FAA Flight Standards 
District Office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office''.


Sec. Sec.  121.909 and 121.923  [Amended]

0
85. In part 121, remove the words ``Advanced Qualification Program'' 
and add, in their place, the words ``Air Transportation Division'' in 
the following places:
0
a. Section 121.909(a); and
0
b. Section 121.923(a)(2).


Sec.  121.1101  [Amended]

0
86. In Sec.  121.1101, remove and reserve paragraph (b).


Sec.  121.1107  [Amended]

0
87. In Sec.  121.1107(a) introductory text:
0
a. Remove the word ``McDonnel'' and add, in its place, the word 
``McDonnell''; and
0
b. Remove the words ``FAA Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), or 
office of the Transport Airplane Directorate, having cognizance over'' 
and add, in their place, the words ``responsible Aircraft Certification 
Service office for''.


Sec. Sec.  121.1109, 121.1111, 121.1113, and 121.1117  [Amended]

0
88. In part 121, remove the words ``FAA Oversight Office'' and add, in 
their place, the words ``responsible Aircraft Certification Service 
office'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 121.1109(c)(2);
0
b. Section 121.1111(c) introductory text;
0
c. Section 121.1113(b) and (d); and
0
d. Section 121.1117(c)(2), (d)(1), and (g).


Sec.  121.1117  [Amended]

0
89. In addition to the amendments set forth above, in Sec.  
121.1117(k)(1), remove the words ``assigned Flight Standards Office'' 
and add, in their place, the words ``responsible Flight Standards 
office''.

Appendix C to Part 121 [Amended]

0
90. Amend appendix C to part 121 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph 1(a)(2), remove the words ``FAA Regional Flight 
Standards Division'' and add, in their place, the words ``Flight 
Standards office''.
0
b. In paragraph 1(b), remove the words ``appropriate FAA Flight 
Standards District Office, Alaskan Region,'' and add, in their place, 
the words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.

Appendix G to Part 121 [Amended]

0
91. In paragraph 1(a) of appendix G to part 121, remove the words 
``Flight Standards District Office or International Field Office'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.

Appendix P to Part 121 [Amended]

0
92. In addition to the amendments set forth above, in section 
I(e)(1)(v) of appendix P to part 121, remove the words ``to AFS-200''.

PART 125--CERTIFICATION AND OPERATIONS: AIRPLANES HAVING A SEATING 
CAPACITY OF 20 OR MORE PASSENGERS OR A MAXIMUM PAYLOAD CAPACITY OF 
6,000 POUNDS OR MORE; AND RULES GOVERNING PERSONS ON BOARD SUCH 
AIRCRAFT

0
93. The authority citation for part 125 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, 44701-44702, 44705, 
44710-44711, 44713, 44716-44717, 44722.


Sec.  125.3  [Amended]

0
94. In Sec.  125.3(c), remove the words ``nearest Flight Standards 
District Office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office''.


Sec. Sec.  125.21, 125.25, 125.35, 125.47, 125.71, 125.219, and 
125.295  [Amended]

0
95. In 14 CFR part 125, remove the words ``FAA Flight Standards 
district office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 125.21(a);
0
b. Section 125.25(c);
0
c. Section 125.35(a) introductory text, (b), and (d);
0
d. Section 125.47;
0
e. Section 125.71(d)(2);
0
f. Section 125.219(e); and
0
g. Section 125.295.

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Sec.  125.35  [Amended]

0
96. In addition to the amendments set forth above, amend Sec.  125.35 
as follows:
0
a. In paragraphs (a)(2) and (d), remove all references to ``that 
district office'' and add, in their place, the words ``the responsible 
Flight Standards office''.
0
b. In paragraphs (c) and (d), remove all references to ``Director'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``Executive Director''.


Sec.  125.51  [Amended]

0
97. In Sec.  125.51(b)(3), remove the words ``certificate holding 
district office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  125.201  [Amended]

0
98. In Sec.  125.201(a)(2), remove the words ``Flight Standards 
District Office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  125.206  [Amended]

0
99. In Sec.  125.206(b) introductory text and (b)(2), remove the word 
``Director'' and add, in its place, the words ``Executive Director''.


Sec.  125.501  [Amended]

0
100. In Sec.  125.501, remove and reserve paragraph (b).


Sec.  125.505  [Amended]

0
101. In Sec.  125.505(a) introductory text:
0
a. Remove the word ``exlcuding'' and add, in its place, the word 
``excluding''; and
0
b. Remove the words ``FAA Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), or 
office of the Transport Airplane Directorate, having cognizance over'' 
and add, in their place, the words ``responsible Aircraft Certification 
Service office for''.


Sec. Sec.  125.507 and 125.509  [Amended]

0
102. In 14 CFR part 125, remove the words ``FAA Oversight Office'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``responsible Aircraft Certification 
Service office'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 125.507(b) and (d); and
0
b. Section 125.509(c)(2), (d)(1), and (g).


Sec.  125.509  [Amended]

0
103. In addition to the amendments set forth above, in Sec.  
125.509(i), remove the word ``Office'' and add, in its place, the word 
``office''.

PART 129--OPERATIONS: FOREIGN AIR CARRIERS AND FOREIGN OPERATORS OF 
U.S.-REGISTERED AIRCRAFT ENGAGED IN COMMON CARRIAGE

0
104. The authority citation for part 129 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 1372, 40113, 40119, 44101, 44701-44702, 
44705, 44709-44711, 44713, 44716-44717, 44722, 44901-44904, 44906, 
44912, 46105, Pub. L. 107-71 sec. 104.


Sec. Sec.  129.5 and 129.11  [Amended]

0
105. In 14 CFR part 129, remove all references to ``District Office'' 
and add, in their place, the word ``office'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 129.5(g); and
0
b. Section 129.11(c)(1) and (2), (c)(3) introductory text, (c)(4) 
introductory text, (c)(4)(i), (d)(2), (d)(3) introductory text, (d)(4), 
(f) introductory text, (f)(3), and (g).


Sec.  129.11  [Amended]

0
106. In addition to the amendments set forth above, in Sec.  
129.11(f)(2), remove the word ``Director'' and add, in its place, the 
words ``Executive Director''.


Sec.  129.14  [Amended]

0
107. In Sec.  129.14(b)(2), remove the words ``FAA Flight Standards 
District Office having geographic responsibility'' and add, in their 
place, the words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  129.101  [Amended]

0
108. In Sec.  129.101, remove and reserve paragraph (b).


Sec.  129.107  [Amended]

0
109. In Sec.  129.107(a) introductory text, remove the words ``FAA 
Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), or office of the Transport 
Airplane Directorate, having cognizance over'' and add, in their place, 
the words ``responsible Aircraft Certification Service office for''.


Sec. Sec.  129.109, 129.111, 129.113, and 129.117  [Amended]

0
110. In 14 CFR part 129, remove the words ``FAA Oversight Office'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``responsible Aircraft Certification 
Service office'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 129.109(b)(2);
0
b. Section 129.111(c) introductory text;
0
c. Section 129.113(b) and (d); and
0
d. Section 129.117(c)(2), (d)(1), and (g).


Sec. Sec.  129.111, 129.113, and 129.115  [Amended]

0
111. In addition to the amendments set forth above, in 14 CFR part 129, 
remove the words ``International Field Office'' and add, in their 
place, the word ``office'' in the following places:
0
a. Section 129.111(e);
0
b. Section 129.113(f); and
0
c. Section 129.115(e).


Sec.  129.117  [Amended]

0
112. In addition to the amendments set forth above, in Sec.  129.117(i) 
and (k)(1), remove the words ``assigned Flight Standards Office'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.

PART 133--ROTORCRAFT EXTERNAL-LOAD OPERATIONS

0
113. The authority citation for part 133 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701-44702.


Sec.  133.15  [Amended]

0
114. In Sec.  133.15:
0
a. Remove the words ``an FAA Flight Standards District Office'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``a Flight Standards office''; and
0
b. Remove the words ``district office that has jurisdiction over'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``responsible Flight Standards office 
for''.


Sec.  133.21  [Amended]

0
115. In Sec.  133.21(c), remove the words ``FAA certificate-holding 
office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible Flight 
Standards office''.


Sec.  133.25   [Amended]

0
116. Amend Sec.  133.25 as follows:
0
a. In paragraph (a):
0
i. Remove the words ``FAA Flight Standards District Office having 
jurisdiction over'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office for'';
0
ii. Remove the words ``Flight Standards District Office nearest'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``responsible Flight Standards office 
for'';
0
iii. Remove the comma after ``Sec. Sec.  133.19'' and before ``and 
133.49''; and
0
iv. Remove the words ``Flight Standards District Office'' and add, in 
their place, the words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.
0
b. In paragraph (b), remove the words ``certificate-holding FAA Flight 
Standards District Office'' and add, in their place, the words 
``responsible Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  133.27   [Amended]

0
117. In Sec.  133.27(c), remove the words ``FAA Flight Standards 
District Office

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having jurisdiction over the area in which his home base of operations 
is located'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible Flight 
Standards office''.


Sec.  133.31   [Amended]

0
118. In Sec.  133.31(b), remove the words ``certificate-holding FAA 
Flight Standards District Office'' and add, in their place, the words 
``responsible Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  133.33   [Amended]

0
119. In Sec.  133.33(d)(1):
0
a. Remove the words ``FAA Flight Standards District Office having 
jurisdiction over'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office for''; and
0
b. Remove the words ``that district office'' and add, in their place, 
the words ``that office''.

PART 135--OPERATING REQUIREMENTS: COMMUTER AND ON DEMAND OPERATIONS 
AND RULES GOVERNING PERSONS ON BOARD SUCH AIRCRAFT

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120. The authority citation for part 135 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 41706, 40113, 44701-44702, 
44705, 44709, 44711-44713, 44715-44717, 44722, 44730, 45101-45105; 
Pub. L. 112-95, 126 Stat. 58 (49 U.S.C. 44730).


Sec.  135.4   [Amended]

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121. In Sec.  135.4(b) introductory text, remove the words ``Flight 
Standards District Office'' and add, in their place, the words 
``responsible Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  135.19   [Amended]

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122. In Sec.  135.19(c), remove the words ``FAA Flight Standards 
District Office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  135.43   [Amended]

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123. In Sec.  135.43(b), remove the words ``nearest FAA Flight 
Standards District Office'' and add, in their place, the words 
``responsible Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  135.91, 135.129, 135.179, 135.213, 135.273, 135.417, and 
135.431   [Amended]

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124. In 14 CFR part 135, remove the words ``certificate-holding 
district office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office'' in the following places:
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a. Section 135.91(e);
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b. Section 135.129(n)(2);
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c. Section 135.179(a)(2);
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d. Section 135.213(b);
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e. Section 135.273(c)(2);
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f. Section 135.417 introductory text; and
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g. Section 135.431(c).


Sec. Sec.  135.129 and 135.158   [Amended]

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125. In addition to the amendments set forth above, in 14 CFR part 135, 
remove the word ``Director'' and add, in its place, the words 
``Executive Director'' in the following places:
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a. Section 135.129(p); and
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b. Section 135.158(b) introductory text and (b)(2).


Sec.  135.160   [Amended]

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126. In Sec.  135.160(b), remove the words ``nearest Flight Standards 
District Office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  135.170   [Amended]

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127. In Sec.  135.170(b)(1)(vii), remove the words ``Manager of the 
Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service, Federal 
Aviation Administration,'' and add, in their place, the words 
``Director of the division of the Aircraft Certification Service 
responsible for the airworthiness rules''.


Sec.  135.243   [Amended]

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128. Amend Sec.  135.243 as follows:
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a. In paragraph (d)(3) introductory text, remove the words ``district 
office'' and add, in their place, ``office''.
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b. In paragraph (d)(7), remove the words ``certificate-holding FAA 
Flight Standards district office'' and add, in their place, the words 
``responsible Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  135.426   [Amended]

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129. In Sec.  135.426(h), remove the words ``FAA Certificate Holding 
District Office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office''.

Appendix G to Part 135 [Amended]

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130. Amend appendix G to part 135 as follows:
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a. In section G135.2.8(h) introductory text, remove the words 
``certificate holding district office (CHDO)'' and add, in their place, 
the words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.
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b. In section G135.2.8(i) introductory text, (i)(2), and (o), remove 
the words ``CHDO'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office''.

PART 137--AGRICULTURAL AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS

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131. The authority citation for part 137 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113, 44701-44702.


Sec.  137.1   [Amended]

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132. In Sec.  137.1(c), remove the words ``nearest FAA Flight Standards 
District Office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  137.15   [Amended]

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133. In Sec.  137.15, remove the words ``FAA Flight Standards District 
Office that has jurisdiction over'' and add, in their place, the words 
``responsible Flight Standards office for''.


Sec.  137.17   [Amended]

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134. Amend Sec.  137.17 as follows:
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a. In paragraph (b), remove the words ``FAA Flight Standards District 
Office having jurisdiction over'' and add, in their place, the words 
``responsible Flight Standards office for''.
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b. In paragraph (c), remove the words ``Flight Standards District 
Office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible Flight 
Standards office''.
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c. In paragraph (d), remove the word ``Director'' and add, in its 
place, the words ``Executive Director''.


Sec.  137.51   [Amended]

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135. In Sec.  137.51(b)(3), remove the words ``FAA Flight Standards 
District Office having jurisdiction over'' and add, in their place, the 
words ``responsible Flight Standards office for''.


Sec.  137.77   [Amended]

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136. In Sec.  137.77, remove the words ``FAA Flight Standards District 
Office last having jurisdiction over his operation'' and add, in their 
place, the words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.

PART 141--PILOT SCHOOLS

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137. The authority citation for part 141 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, 44701-44703, 44707, 
44709, 44711, 45102-45103, 45301-45302.


Sec. Sec.  141.25, 141.53, and 141.91   [Amended]

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138. In 14 CFR part 141, remove the words ``FAA Flight Standards 
District Office having jurisdiction over'' and add, in their place, the 
words ``responsible Flight Standards office for'' in the following 
places:
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a. Section 141.25(d) introductory text;
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b. Section 141.53(b)(1); and
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c. Section 141.91(d).


Sec.  141.37   [Amended]

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139. In Sec.  141.37(b)(2), remove the words ``FAA Flight Standards 
District

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Office having jurisdiction over the school'' and add, in their place, 
the words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.


Sec.  141.67   [Amended]

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140. In Sec.  141.67(d)(2), remove the words ``an FAA Flight Standards 
District Office'' and add, in their place, the words ``the responsible 
Flight Standards office ''.


Sec.  141.87   [Amended]

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141. In Sec.  141.87(a), remove the words ``Flight Standards District 
Office that has jurisdiction over the area'' and add, in their place, 
the words ``responsible Flight Standards office''.

PART 142--TRAINING CENTERS

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142. The authority citation for part 142 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, 40119, 44101, 
44701-44703, 44705, 44707, 44709-44711, 45102-45103, 45301-45302.


Sec.  142.11   [Amended]

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143. In Sec.  142.11(a)(2), remove the words ``FAA Flight Standards 
District Office that has jurisdiction over'' and add, in their place, 
the words ``responsible Flight Standards office for''.

PART 145--REPAIRS STATIONS

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144. The authority citation for part 145 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701-44702, 44704, 44709, 
44717.


Sec.  145.163, 145.207, 145.209, 145.211, 145.215, and 145.217   
[Amended]

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145. In 14 CFR part 145, remove all references to ``certificate holding 
district office'' and add, in their place, the words ``responsible 
Flight Standards office'' in the following places:
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a. Section 145.163(d);
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b. Section 145.207(d) and (e);
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c. Section 145.209(d)(1), (e), (h)(1) and (2), and (j);
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d. Section 145.211(c)(4) and (d);
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e. Section 145.215(d); and
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f. Section 145.217(a)(2) introductory text.

PART 183--REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ADMINISTRATOR

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146. The authority citation for part 183 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  31 U.S.C. 9701; 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40113, 
44702, 45303.


Sec.  183.11   [Amended]

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147. Amend Sec.  183.11 as follows:
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a. In paragraph (c)(1), remove the words ``Manager, Aircraft 
Certification Office, or the Manager's designee,'' and add, in their 
place, the words ``Aircraft Certification Service''.
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b. In paragraph (c)(2), remove the words ``Manager, Aircraft 
Certification Directorate, or the Manager's designee,'' and add, in 
their place, the words ``Aircraft Certification Service''.
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c. In paragraph (e), remove the words ``Director, Aircraft 
Certification Service, or the Director's designee,'' and add, in their 
place, the words ``Aircraft Certification Service''.


Sec.  183.33   [Amended]

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148. In Sec.  183.33(a), remove the words ``Director of'' everywhere 
they appear and add, in their place, the words ``Executive Director,''.

    Issued under authority provided by 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 44701(a), 
and 44703 in Washington, DC, on January 24, 2018.
Daniel K. Elwell,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2018-03374 Filed 3-2-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P