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Vol. 83

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14 CFR Chapter II





Aviation Economic Regulation Amendments; Proposed Rule

Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 90 / Wednesday, May 9, 2018 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Office of the Secretary

14 CFR Chapter II

[Docket No. DOT-OST-2014-0140]
RIN 2105-AD86


Aviation Economic Regulation Amendments

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary (OST), U.S. Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: The Department is proposing to amend various provisions 
regarding its aviation economic regulations to eliminate any further 
remaining obsolete provisions and correct outdated statutory 
references. This rulemaking aligns with the Department's retrospective 
regulatory review initiatives to modify, streamline, or repeal 
regulations that are obsolete or out-of-date.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 9, 2018. Comments 
received after this date will be considered to the extent practicable.

ADDRESSES: You may file comments identified by docket number DOT-OST-
2014-0140 by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
     Mail: Docket Operations Office, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 
20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number for this document at the beginning of the comment. To 
avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. All 
comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you 
provide. All comments received will be posted without change to the 
Federal Docket Management System (FDMS), including any personal 
information.
    Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments 
from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts 
these comments, without edit, to www.regulations.gov, as described in 
the system of records notice, DOT/ALL-14 FDMS, accessible through 
www.dot.gov/privacy. In order to facilitate comment tracking and 
response, we encourage commenters to provide their name, or the name of 
their organization; however, submission of names is completely 
optional. Whether or not commenters identify themselves, all timely 
comments will be fully considered. If you wish to provide comments 
containing proprietary or confidential information, please contact the 
agency for alternate submission instructions.
    Docket: For internet access to the docket to read background 
documents or comments go to http://www.regulations.gov, or to the 
street address listed above. Follow the online instructions for 
accessing the dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill Laptosky or Jennifer Abdul-Wali, 
Office of Regulation, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590; (202) 366-4723; fax: (202) 366-
9313; email: [email protected] or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 1994, the Federal Aviation Act was 
revised and codified within Subtitle VII of Title 49 of the United 
States Code (Pub. L. 103-272, July 5, 1994). Since the codification, 
the Department has made numerous amendments to make the CFR consistent 
with the provisions of the current statute (49 U.S.C., Subtitle VII). 
Some provisions, however, remained unchanged, due in part to the 
complexity of certain issues, such as antitrust immunity, agreements, 
and waivers. This rule proposes to update the economic regulations by 
modifying language to reflect current statutory provisions related to 
these remaining issues. The proposed language is not intended to 
diminish any existing Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) provisions or 
precedent still in effect. Thus, the Department is seeking comment on 
whether any of the references to CAB or other referenced terms, which 
are proposed for removal in this rulemaking, are still relevant and, 
therefore, should be retained for precedential or other useful 
purposes. We are also seeking comment on whether additional proposed 
changes and updates to the Aviation Economic Rules (14 CFR parts 200 
through 399) should be adopted.
    More specifically, this rule proposes updating the regulatory 
language throughout 14 CFR parts 200-399 in the following ways: (1) 
Where references to the CAB are no longer relevant, replacing the term 
``Board'' or ``CAB'', where appropriate, with ``Department'', ``DOT'' 
or ``Predecessor''; (2) removing citations to the ``Federal Aviation 
Act'' or ``Act'' and adding citations to the appropriate sections of 
Title 49 of the United States Code; (3) inserting current names of 
forms in place of outdated references to CAB forms; (4) adding up-to-
date titles for offices within the Department; and (5) updating the 
authority citations, where needed.
    Additional changes are as follows:
    Part 204 describes the data the Department uses to support carrier 
fitness determinations. Section 204.4 discusses carrier obligations for 
proposing to provide essential air service. The section is no longer in 
use and is obsolete. As such, the section would be removed in its 
entirety.
    Parts 207 and 208 address U.S. scheduled and charter air carrier 
requirements with respect to charter trips. Both parts refer to 14 CFR 
part 212 in describing carrier obligations on charter air 
transportation and contain no independent obligations of their own. As 
such, the parts are obsolete and would be removed.
    Part 221 describes carrier obligations with respect to tariffs. 
This rule proposes to revise part 221 by broadening the language used 
to refer to international treaties. The current regulation refers to 
the Warsaw Convention, which is no longer the relevant international 
treaty applicable to travelers on many itineraries. The rule would 
update and simplify existing passenger notification requirements and 
consolidate such requirements into a single section. Specifically, the 
rule would consolidate separate notice requirements for liability from 
death or injury and liability from damage to baggage into a single 
notice requirement that better reflects the current international 
landscape, including references to the 1999 Montreal Convention, which 
governs many international itineraries originating or terminating in 
the United States. As of 2017, a carrier's liability could be limited 
under the 1999 Montreal Convention to 113,100 Special Drawing Rights 
(SDR) for damages from death or injury, 4,694 SDR for damages caused by 
the delay of passengers, and 1,131 SDR for damages resulting from the 
destruction, loss, damage, or delay of baggage. The proposed rule would 
also remove + references to agreements approved by CAB order. Carriers 
will be provided until December 31, 2019, to comply with the signage 
requirements of this part.
    Part 223 sets forth rules regarding free and reduced-rate 
transportation. This

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rule proposes to update part 223 by removing references to specific 
sections of the ``Act'' such as ``under section 408 of the Act.'' 
Additionally, in section 223.1, the term ``handicapped passenger'' is 
used to describe a person with a disability. However, under the 
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the current practice is to use 
``person-first'' terminology (e.g., changes ``handicapped person'' to 
``person with a disability''). Where applicable, as the Department 
reviews its regulations, the term ``handicapped'' would be replaced 
with the person-first terminology in alignment with the ADA. This rule 
proposes to remove the term ``Handicapped passenger'' and would replace 
it with the term ``passenger with a disability.''
    Part 232 established procedures for a party aggrieved by an order 
of the Postmaster General to request a review by DOT. In 2008, 
amendments to 49 U.S.C. 41902 removed from the statute the authority 
for the Secretary of Transportation to amend, modify, suspend, or 
cancel an order of the Postal Service (Pub. L. 110-405, Jan. 4, 2008). 
Accordingly, the statutory basis for Part 232 regulations no longer 
exists and Part 232 would be removed.
    Part 234 describes the requirements for filing airline service 
quality performance reports. The existing citation of authorities for 
this part contains an error. This rule corrects the error.
    Part 241 describes a uniform system of accounts and reports for 
large carriers. This rule proposes to remove section 01 of part 241. 
The section restates outdated statutory text and may lead to confusion 
if retained.
    Part 272 established essential air service procedures for the 
Freely Associated States comprising the Federated States of Micronesia 
(Ponape, Truk and Yap), the Marshall Islands (Majuro and Kwajalein), 
and Koror in Palau. The procedures include requirements for airlines to 
file notice before suspending service, an obligation to continue to 
provide service when subsidy is available, and carrier-selection 
criteria. Section 272.12 states, ``These provisions shall terminate on 
October 1, 1998, unless the essential air service program to the 
Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands and Palau is 
specifically extended by Congress.'' Congress did not extend the 
program (Pub. L. 101-219, Sec. 110(b), (Dec.12,1989)). Thus, the 
statutory basis for the regulation no longer exists and part 272 would 
be removed.
    Part 300 sets forth the rules of conduct in DOT proceedings 
involving aviation economic and enforcement matters. Many of these 
rules set forth standards of ethical conduct applicable to DOT 
employees with respect to aviation economic matters. DOT employees are 
also subject to the ethics requirements of 49 CFR 99.735-1. In order to 
reduce the duplicative nature of both sets of ethics requirements and 
to minimize the potential for confusion over such requirements, several 
sections of part 300 would be removed under this rule. The resulting 
regulations will ensure consistent ethical standards across all 
employees of the agency.
    Part 302 sets forth the Rules of Practice in Proceedings before the 
DOT. Part 305 describes the Rules of Practice for Informal Nonpublic 
Investigations undertaken by the Office of Aviation Enforcement and 
Proceedings. Part 385 sets forth the authorities and functions of 
various DOT officials. On August 17, 2012, the Department issued an 
extensive revision to 49 CFR part 1 (Organization and Delegation of 
Powers and Duties) [77 FR 49965]. The Department proposes to revise 
parts 302, 305, and 385 to reflect the changes set forth in the 
revision to part 1.
    Part 330 established procedures implementing the airline 
compensation section of the Air Transportation Safety and System 
Stabilization Act, which was enacted following the terrorist attacks of 
September 11, 2001, Public Law 107-42, (Sept. 22, 2001) (the 
Stabilization Act). Section 103 of the Stabilization Act appropriated 
up to $5 billion, to be administered by the Department of 
Transportation, to compensate air carriers for losses they incurred due 
to the attacks. Part 330 set out carrier eligibility criteria; forms 
for applying for the compensation payments; details on types of losses 
that would and would not be eligible for compensation; audit 
procedures; and details on a set-aside program for certain air taxis, 
commuter carriers, and other small carriers. Of the 427 applications 
processed, 407 applicants were deemed eligible under part 330. These 
carriers received payments in a total amount of $4.6 billion. All 
eligible appropriations have been completed and payments have now been 
processed and paid, and all functions and responsibilities under this 
section have been fulfilled. As a result, part 330 serves no further 
purpose and would be removed.
    Part 374 specifies the Department's responsibility for enforcing 
air carrier and foreign air carrier compliance with the applicable 
requirements of the Consumer Credit Protection Act. This rule proposes 
revising part 374 by updating the language in Sec.  374.3 regarding 
references to Regulation B, 12 CFR part 202, and Regulation Z, 12 CFR 
part 226. Enforcement responsibility for parts 202 and 226 has been 
divided and reassigned among Federal government agencies. Accordingly, 
the language in Sec.  374.3 will be revised to reference the current 
applicable regulations, 12 CFR part 1026.
    Part 380 is applicable to public charter air transportation in 
interstate or foreign air transportation. This rule proposes revising 
part 380 by updating Appendix A and B. part 380 sets forth the 
Department's rules governing Public Charter air transportation of 
passengers whether furnished by direct air carriers or Public Charter 
Operators. Appendix A and B to part 380, respectively, contain the 
format for the Public Charter Operator's Surety Bond and the Public 
Charter Surety Trust Agreement. Since the existing Appendix A and B to 
part 380 were published in 1998, various changes have been made to both 
documents. Therefore, Appendix A and B would be updated to provide the 
most current format for the Public Charter Operator's Surety Bond and 
the Public Charter Surety Trust Agreement.
    In part 385, the Secretary of Transportation delegates certain 
continuing assignments of authority to Secretarial Officers regarding 
the Department's functions of issuing orders or other determinations 
pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 322 and 49 CFR part 1. The Secretary has 
determined that several of the items currently prepared for decision at 
the Assistant Secretary level could be handled more efficiently at the 
Office Director level, thereby providing more time for the Assistant 
Secretary and immediate secretarial staff to concentrate on 
controversial and policy-sensitive issues. This action would ensure 
that routine items are processed in a much more timely and efficient 
manner. Thus, this rulemaking proposes to amend sections 385.12 and 
385.13 to reflect the expanded assignments of authority to the Director 
of the Office of Aviation Analysis and the Director of the Office of 
International Aviation, both in the Office of the Assistant Secretary 
for Aviation and International Affairs.
    Section 385.12 defines the authority of the Director of the Office 
of Aviation Analysis. This rule proposes to authorize the Director to 
issue Essential Air Service (EAS) Requests for Proposals and certain 
final EAS selection orders. This expanded delegation alone would 
relieve the Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs 
of reviewing nearly sixty orders per year, saving over three hundred 
(300) hours of senior management time and approximately one hundred 
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time in the Office of Aviation Analysis. This rule proposes to expand 
the Director's authority to issue quarterly fuel rate adjustments to 
Alaskan bush and mainline mail rates and to issue certain procedural 
orders in antitrust immunity cases processed under 49 U.S.C. 41308 and 
41309. This rule also proposes to remove paragraphs (f), (h), and (i) 
of section 385.12, as these requirements would be placed under the 
authority of the Director of the Office of International Aviation in 
section 385.13. Accordingly, subsections (g)-(k) would be re-
designated.
    Section 385.13 defines the authority of the Director of the Office 
of International Aviation. This rule proposes to amend subsection (a) 
of section 385.13 to grant the Director the authority to issue final 
orders on uncontested tariff exemptions. This rulemaking also proposes 
to amend subsection (b) to authorize the Director to issue final orders 
on uncontested applications for U.S. carrier certificate and foreign 
air carrier permit authority. Further, this action proposes to add two 
new subsections regarding fares and tariffs and amend subsection 
385.13(r)(1) to give the Director the authority to exempt IATA \1\ 
agreements under section 41309; this would be in addition to the 
Director's existing authority to approve or disapprove such agreements. 
This rule also proposes adding new subsections (z)-(dd) that would: (1) 
Authorize the Director to issue orders and notices adjusting the 
Standard Foreign Fare Level; (2) authorize the Director to issue 
notices updating the list of country-pair markets in tariff-filing 
categories under part 293 of this chapter; (3) give the Director 
assigned authority as to certain matters processed by the Office of 
International Aviation's U.S. Air Carrier Licensing/Special Authorities 
Division; and (4) add requirements moved from 385.12(f), 385.12(h), and 
385.12(i).
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    Sections 385.14 and 385.15 define the authority of the General 
Counsel and Deputy General Counsel, respectively. Consistent with the 
delegation of duties assigned in 49 CFR part 1, as revised on August 
16, 2012, by 77 FR 49964, the Secretary has assigned several duties to 
the General Counsel. Sections 385.14 and 385.15 would be revised to 
reflect this assignment of duties. This rule would remove section 
385.15 and transfer its functions to section 385.14.
    Part 389 describes fees and charges for special services. This rule 
proposes to amend part 389 by (1) removing references to organizations 
and position titles that no longer exist and replacing them with 
references to appropriate organizations and positions, (2) correcting 
the filing fees charged for special services to reflect a recent 
rulemaking action, (3) allowing for payment of filing fees using the 
internet, and (4) revising the descriptions of licenses for which the 
Department charges filing fees.
    Part 398 establishes guidelines for the determination of basic 
essential air service. The Department proposes to amend part 398 by 
removing an outdated provision for funding reductions in Sec.  398.11. 
Section 398.11 was superseded by Public Law 106-69, Title III, Sec.  
332, October 9, 1999, 113 Stat. 1022.
    Part 399, subpart C sets forth the Department's policies related to 
rates and tariffs. This rulemaking action proposes removing fourteen 
sections from this subpart (Sec. Sec.  399.30, 399.31, 399.32, 399.33, 
399.34, 399.37, 399.40, 399.41, 399.42, 399.43, 399.44, 399.63, 
399.101, and 399.111). These sections are obsolete because of the 
Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 and the Civil Aeronautics Board Sunset 
Act of 1984.

Regulatory Analyses and Notices

A. Executive Order 12866 and DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures

    This NPRM is not a significant regulatory action under Executive 
Order 12866 and the Department's Regulatory Policies and Procedures. 
Its provisions involve technical amendments to update statutory 
references and to update the titles and addresses of offices. The rule 
also proposes to remove certain appendices, sections, and forms that 
are no longer relevant. This rule does not propose any major policy 
changes or impose significant new costs or burdens.

B. Executive Order 13771 (Reducing Regulation and Controlling 
Regulatory Costs)

    This proposed rule is not expected to be an E.O. 13771 regulatory 
action because this proposed rule is not significant under E.O. 12866.

C. Regulatory Flexibility Act

    Pursuant to section 605 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), 5 
U.S.C. 605(b), as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 
Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA), I hereby certify that this rulemaking 
would not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. The NPRM would impose no duties or obligations on small 
entities.

D. Executive Order 13132 (Federalism)

    A rule has implications for federalism under Executive Order 13132, 
Federalism, if it has a substantial direct effect on State or local 
governments and would either preempt State law or impose a substantial 
direct cost of compliance on them. We have analyzed this NPRM in 
accordance with the principles and criteria contained in the Order and 
have determined that it does not have implications for federalism, 
since it merely makes technical amendments to the existing regulations. 
This NPRM does not have a substantial direct effect on, or sufficient 
federalism implications for, the States, nor would it limit the 
policymaking discretion of the States.

E. Executive Order 13175

    This NPRM has been analyzed in accordance with the principles and 
criteria contained in Executive Order 13175 (``Consultation and 
Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments''). Because this NPRM does 
not significantly or uniquely affect the communities of the Indian 
tribal governments or impose substantial direct compliance costs on 
them, the funding and consultation requirements of Executive Order 
13175 do not apply.

F. Paperwork Reduction Act

    The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) 
requires that DOT consider the impact of paperwork and other 
information collection burdens imposed on the public and, under the 
provisions of PRA section 3507(d), obtain approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information it 
conducts, sponsors, or requires through regulations. The DOT has 
determined there are no new information collection requirements 
associated with this NPRM.

G. National Environmental Policy Act

    The agency has analyzed the environmental impacts of this proposed 
action pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) 
(42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and has determined that it is categorically 
excluded pursuant to DOT Order 5610.1C, Procedures for Considering 
Environmental Impacts (44 FR 56420, Oct. 1, 1979). Categorical 
exclusions are actions identified in an agency's NEPA implementing 
procedures that do not normally have a significant impact on the 
environment and therefore do not require either an environmental 
assessment (EA) or environmental impact statement (EIS). The purpose of 
this rulemaking is to make editorial

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corrections, remove obsolete references, and update outdated provisions 
in the Department's aviation economic regulations. The agency does not 
anticipate any environmental impacts, and there are no extraordinary 
circumstances present in connection with this rulemaking.

List of Subjects

14 CFR Part 200

    Air transportation.

14 CFR Part 201

    Air carriers, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

14 CFR Part 203

    Air carriers, Air transportation, Foreign relations, Insurance, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

14 CFR Part 204

    Air carriers, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

14 CFR Part 205

    Air carriers, Freight, Insurance, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

14 CFR Part 207

    Air carriers, Charter flights.

14 CFR Part 208

    Air carriers, Charter flights.

14 CFR Part 211

    Administrative practice and procedure, Air carriers, Pacific 
Islands Trust Territory, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

14 CFR Part 212

    Charter flights, Confidential business information, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Surety bonds.

14 CFR Part 214

    Air carriers, Charter flights.

14 CFR Part 215

    Air carriers, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Trade 
names.

14 CFR Part 216

    Air carriers.

14 CFR Part 217

    Air carriers, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

14 CFR Part 218

    Air carriers, Aircraft, Airmen.

14 CFR Part 221

    Air rates and fares, Freight, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

14 CFR Part 222

    Air carriers, Freight, Intermodal transportation, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

14 CFR Part 223

    Air rates and fares, Government employees, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

14 CFR Part 232

    Administrative practice and procedure, Air carriers, Postal 
Service.

14 CFR Part 234

    Air carriers, Consumer protection, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

14 CFR Part 240

    Air carriers, Uniform System of Accounts.

14 CFR Part 241

    Air carriers, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Uniform 
System of Accounts.

14 CFR Part 243

    Air carriers, Aircraft, Charter flights, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

14 CFR Part 247

    Air carriers, Airports.

14 CFR Part 248

    Air carriers, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Uniform 
System of Accounts.

14 CFR Part 249

    Air carriers, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Truth in 
lending, Uniform System of Accounts.

14 CFR Part 253

    Air carriers, Consumer protection.

14 CFR Part 257

    Air carriers, Air rates and fares, Consumer protection, Reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements.

14 CFR Part 258

    Air carriers, Consumer protection, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

14 CFR Part 271

    Air carriers, Grant programs--transportation.

14 CFR Part 272

    Air carriers, Grant programs--transportation, Pacific Islands Trust 
Territory.

14 CFR Part 291

    Administrative practice and procedure, Air carriers, Freight, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

14 CFR Part 294

    Air taxis, Canada, Charter flights, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

14 CFR Part 296

    Air carriers, Freight forwarders, Research.

14 CFR Part 297

    Air carriers, Freight forwarders.

14 CFR Part 298

    Air taxis, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

14 CFR Part 300

    Administrative practice and procedure, Conflict of interests.

14 CFR Part 302

    Administrative practice and procedure, Air carriers, Airports, 
Postal Service.

14 CFR Part 303

    Administrative practice and procedure, Air carriers, Antitrust, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

14 CFR Part 305

    Administrative practice and procedure, Air carriers, 
Investigations.

14 CFR Part 323

    Administrative practice and procedure, Air carriers, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements

14 CFR Part 325

    Administrative practice and procedure, Air transportation, 
Intergovernmental relations, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

14 CFR Part 330

    Administrative practice and procedure, Air carriers, Grant 
programs--transportation, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

14 CFR Part 372

    Charter flights, Military air transportation, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Surety bonds.

14 CFR Part 374

    Air carriers, Consumer protection, Credit.

14 CFR Part 374a

    Air carriers, Credit, Political candidates, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

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14 CFR Part 375

    Administrative practice and procedure, Aircraft, Foreign relations, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

14 CFR Part 377

    Administrative practice and procedure, Air carriers.

14 CFR Part 380

    Charter flights, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Surety 
bonds.

14 CFR Part 385

    Organization and functions (Government agencies).

14 CFR Part 389

    Administrative practice and procedure, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

14 CFR Part 398

    Air transportation.

14 CFR Part 399

    Administrative practice and procedure, Air carriers, Air rates and 
fares, Air taxis, Consumer protection, Small businesses.

The Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, and under the authority of 49 
U.S.C. 322, the Department proposes to amend Title 14, Chapter II of 
the Code of Federal Regulations as follows:

PART 200--DEFINITIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 200 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. Chapters 401, 411, 413, 415, 417, and 461.

0
2. Section 200.1 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  200.1   Terms and definitions.

    Unless otherwise specifically stated, words and phrases other than 
those listed in this section have the meaning defined in 49 U.S.C. 
Subtitle VII.
    (a) Department or DOT means the Department of Transportation.
    (b) Predecessor means the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB).
    (c) Section refers to a section of Subtitle VII of Title 49 of the 
United States Code (Transportation) or a section of the regulations in 
this chapter, as indicated by the context. The terms in this section, 
pursuant to this section, in accordance with the provisions of this 
section, and words of similar import when used in this chapter refer to 
the section of the subchapter in which such terms appear.
    (d) Rule, regulation, and order refer to the rules, regulations, 
and orders prescribed by the Department pursuant to the 49 U.S.C. 
Subtitle VII or its predecessor's rules, regulations, and orders that 
are, by law, still in effect.
    (e) FAA means the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Department 
of Transportation.
    (f) OST-R means the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research 
and Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation.
    (g) Secretary means the Secretary of Transportation, U.S. 
Department of Transportation.

PART 201--AIR CARRIER AUTHORITY UNDER SUBTITLE VII OF TITLE 49 OF 
THE UNITED STATES CODE

0
3. The authority citation for part 201 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  5 U.S.C. 1008; 49 U.S.C. Chapters 401, 411, 413, 
415, and 417.


Sec.  201.1   [Amended]

0
4. In Sec.  201.1, in paragraph (b), remove the words ``DOT Dockets, 
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0002'' and add, in 
their place, the words ``Docket Operations Office, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 
20590-0001''.


Sec.  201.7   [Amended]

0
5. In Sec.  201.7, in paragraph (e), remove the words ``Office of 
Aviation Analysis'' and add, in their place, the words ``Office of 
International Aviation''.

PART 203--WAIVER OF WARSAW CONVENTION LIABILITY LIMITS AND DEFENSES

0
6. The authority citation for part 203 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. Chapters 401, 411, 413, 415, and 417.


0
7. Section 203.3 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  203.3   Filing requirements for adherence to Montreal Convention.

    All direct U.S. and foreign air carriers shall have and maintain in 
effect and on file in the Department's Docket Operations Office (DOT-
OST-1995-236) on OST Form 4523 a signed counterpart to Agreement 18900, 
an agreement relating to liability limitations of the Warsaw Convention 
and Hague Protocol, (the Montreal Agreement), dated May 13, 1966, and/
or a signed counterpart of any amendment or replacement to such 
Agreement that may be approved by the Department and to which the air 
carrier or foreign air carrier becomes a party. U.S. air taxi operators 
registering under part 298 of this chapter and Canadian charter air 
taxi operators registering under part 294 of this chapter may comply 
with this requirement by filing completed OST Forms 4507 and 4523, 
respectively, in accordance with the provisions of those parts.


Sec.  203.4   [Amended]

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8. In Sec.  203.4:
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a. In paragraph (a), remove the words ``Tariffs Division'' and add, in 
their place, the words ``Pricing and Multilateral Affairs Division''.
0
b. In paragraph (b), remove the reference ``Sec.  221.175'' and add, in 
its place, the reference ``Sec.  221.105''.

PART 204--DATA TO SUPPORT FITNESS DETERMINATIONS

0
9. The authority citation for part 204 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. Chapters 401, 411, and 417.
0
10. In Sec.  204.2, paragraphs (b) and (e) are revised to read as 
follows:


Sec.  204.2   Definitions.

* * * * *
    (b) Certificate authority means authority to provide air 
transportation granted by the Secretary of Transportation in the form 
of a certificate of public convenience and necessity under 49 U.S.C. 
41102 or an all-cargo air transportation certificate to perform all-
cargo air transportation under 49 U.S.C. 41103. Certificated carriers 
are those that hold certificate authority, including those carriers 
operating by law under the regulatory provisions under the Department's 
predecessor.
* * * * *
    (e) Eligible place means a place in the United States that meets 
the specified criteria outlined in Chapter 417 of 49 U.S.C.
* * * * *


Sec.  204.4   [REMOVED AND RESERVED]

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11. Section 204.4 is removed and reserved.


Sec.  204.5   [Amended]

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12. Amend Sec.  204.5 as follows:
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a. In Sec.  204.5, in paragraph (c), at the end of the sentence, remove 
the words ``Washington, DC 20590, or by electronic submission at http://dms.dot.gov.'' and add, in their place, the words ``1200 New Jersey 
Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, or by electronic submission at http://www.regulations.gov.''
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b. In Sec.  204.5, in paragraph (d), at the end of the sentence, remove 
the words

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``Washington, DC 20590.'' and add, in their place, the words ``1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.''


Sec.  204.7   [Amended]

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13. In Sec.  204.7, in paragraph (b), in the second sentence, remove 
the words ``Documentary Services Division, Department of 
Transportation'' and add, in their place, the words ``Docket Operations 
Office, U.S. Department of Transportation.''

PART 205--AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT LIABILITY INSURANCE

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14. The authority citation for part 205 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. Chapters 401, 411, 413, and 417.


Sec.  205.4   [Amended]

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15. In Sec.  205.4, in paragraph (a), remove the reference ``http://ostpxweb.dot.gov'' and add, in its place, ``https://
www.transportation.gov/policy/aviation-policy/licensing/US-carriers''.


Sec.  205.6   [Amended]

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16. In Sec.  205.6, revise the section heading and paragraph (b)(2) to 
read as follows:


Sec.  205.6   Prohibited exclusion of coverage.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (2) Liability assumed by the carrier under an agreement to raise 
the liability limitations of the Warsaw Convention by signing a 
counterpart to an agreement of carriers (such as the Montreal 
Agreement, 18900, signed May 13, 1966, agreeing to a limit on the 
carrier's liability for injury or death of passengers of $75,000 per 
passenger), or any amendment to such agreement that may be approved by 
the Department and to which the carrier becomes a party.

PART 207--[REMOVED]

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17. Part 207 is removed.

PART 208--[REMOVED]

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18. Part 208 is removed.

PART 211--APPLICATIONS FOR PERMITS TO FOREIGN AIR CARRIERS

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19. The authority citation for part 211 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 40101, 40102, 41101, 41301, and 41703.


Sec.  211.2   [Amended]

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20. In Sec.  211.2, paragraph (b), remove the words ``subpart F'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``subpart E''.


Sec.  211.20   [Amended]

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21. In Sec.  211.20, in paragraph (c)(2)(i), at the end of the 
sentence, remove the colon and add, in its place, a semicolon.


Sec.  211.31   [Amended]

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22. In Sec.  211.31, in paragraph (d), at the end of the sentence, 
remove the word ``required.'' and add, in its place, the words 
``required; and''.


Sec.  211.32   [Amended]

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23. In Sec.  211.32, remove the words ``section 801(a) of the Federal 
Aviation Act'' and add, in their place, the words ``49 U.S.C. 41307''.

PART 212--CHARTER RULES FOR U.S. AND FOREIGN DIRECT AIR CARRIERS

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24. The authority citation for part 212 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 40101, 40102, 40109, 40113, 41101, 41103, 
41702, 41708, 41712, and 46101.


Sec.  212.3   [Amended]

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25. In Sec.  212.3, paragraph (c)(i) is redesignated as 
``paragraph(c)(1)''.


Sec.  212.10   [Amended]

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26. In Sec.  212.10, in paragraph (e)(1), in the first sentence, remove 
the words ``part in interest'' and add, in their place, the word 
``person''.


Sec.  212.11   [Amended]

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27. In Sec.  212.11, in paragraph (b)(1), remove the words ``authority 
sought to covered'' and add, in their place, the words ``authority 
sought is covered''.

PART 214--TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND LIMITATIONS OF FOREIGN AIR CARRIER 
PERMITS AUTHORIZING CHARTER TRANSPORTATION ONLY

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28. Part 214 is amended by adding an authority citation to read as 
follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 40101, 40102, 40109, 40113, 41504, 41708, 
41712, and 46101.

PART 215--USE AND CHANGE OF NAMES OF AIR CARRIERS, FOREIGN AIR 
CARRIERS AND COMMUTER AIR CARRIERS

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29. The authority citation for part 215 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. Chapters 401, 411, 413, 417.
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30. Section 215.1 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  215.1   Applicability.

    This part applies to all certificated air carriers, commuter air 
carriers, and foreign direct air carriers and to initial and amended 
applications for authority, applications for certificate or permit 
transfers or reissuances, and registration of business names.


Sec.  215.4   [Amended]

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31. In Sec.  215.4:
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a. In paragraph (a), in the last sentence, remove the words ``Licensing 
Division'' and add, in their place, the words ``Foreign Air Carrier 
Licensing Division''.
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b. In paragraph (b), remove the words ``Docket 17325.'' and add, in 
their place, the words ``Docket DOT-OST-1995-236.''

PART 216--COMMINGLING OF BLIND SECTOR TRAFFIC BY FOREIGN AIR 
CARRIERS

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32. The authority citation for part 216 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. Chapters 401, 413, and 417.

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33. Throughout part 216, remove the words ``Board'' and ``Board's'' 
wherever they appear, and add, in their place, the words ``Department'' 
and ``Department's''.


Sec.  216.1   [Amended]

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34. In Sec.  216.1, in paragraph (a), remove the word ``Act'' from the 
list of definitions; in paragraph (b), remove the words ``section 101 
of the Act'' and add, in their place, the words ``49.U.S.C. 40102''.


Sec.  216.3   [Amended]

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35. In Sec.  216.3, remove the words ``section 402 of the Act'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``49 U.S.C. 41301''.


Sec.  216.4   [Amended]

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36. In Sec.  216.4, in paragraph (a), remove the words ``Director, 
Bureau of International Aviation.'' and add, in their place, the words 
``Director, Office of International Aviation.''

PART 217--REPORTING TRAFFIC STATISTICS BY FOREIGN AIR CARRIERS IN 
CIVILIAN SCHEDULED, CHARTER, AND NONSCHEDULED SERVICES

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37. The authority citation for part 217 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 329, 41102, 41301, 41708, and 41709.


Sec.  217.10   [Amended]

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38. In the Appendix to Section 217.10, remove paragraphs (a)(5), 
(a)(6), and (a)(7).


Sec.  217.11   [Amended]

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39. In Sec.  217.11, paragraph (b), remove the words ``subject to a 
maximum fine of $10,000 or imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or 
both,''.

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PART 218--LEASE BY FOREIGN AIR CARRIER OR OTHER FOREIGN PERSON OF 
AIRCRAFT WITH CREW

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40. The authority citation for part 218 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 40113, and 41301.


Sec.  218.2   [Amended]

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41. In Sec.  218.2, remove the words ``section 402 of the Act'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``49 U.S.C. 41301''.


Sec.  218.3   [Amended]

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42. Amend Sec.  218.3 as follows:
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(a) In paragraph (a)(1), remove the words ``section 402 of the Act'' 
and add, in their place, the words ``section 41301 of 49 U.S.C.''.
0
(b) In paragraph (a)(2), remove the words ``section 416 of the Act'' 
and add, in their place, the words ``section 40109 of 49 U.S.C.''.
0
(c) In paragraphs (a)(2) and (a)(3), remove the word ``Board'' and add, 
in its place, the word ``Department''.


Sec.  218.5   [Amended]

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43. In Sec.  218.5, remove the word ``Board'' each place it appears, 
and add, in its place, the word ``Department''.


Sec.  218.6   [Amended]

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44. In Sec.  218.6, remove the word ``Board'' and add, in its place, 
the word ``Department''.

PART 221--TARIFFS

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45. The authority citation for part 221 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 40101, 40109, 40113, 46101, 46102, chapter 
411, chapter 413, chapter 415 and chapter 417, subchapter I.

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46. Sec.  221.105 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  221.105   Special notice of limited liability under international 
treaty.

    (a)(1) In addition to the other requirements of this subpart, each 
air carrier and foreign air carrier which, to any extent, avails itself 
of the limitation on liability to passengers provided by an 
international treaty, shall, at the time of delivery of the ticket, 
furnish to each passenger whose transportation is governed by the 
international treaty and whose place of departure or place of 
destination is in the United States, the following statement in 
writing:

Advice to International Passengers on Limitations of Liability

    Passengers embarking upon a journey involving an ultimate 
destination or a stop in a country other than the country of 
departure are advised that the provisions of an international treaty 
(the Warsaw Convention, the 1999 Montreal Convention, or other 
treaty), as well as a carrier's own contract of carriage or tariff 
provisions, may be applicable to their entire journey, including any 
portion entirely within the countries of departure and destination. 
The applicable treaty governs and may limit the liability of 
carriers to passengers for death or personal injury, destruction or 
loss of, or damage to, baggage, and for delay of passengers and 
baggage.
    Additional protection can usually be obtained by purchasing 
insurance from a private company. Such insurance is not affected by 
any limitation of the carrier's liability under an international 
treaty. For further information please consult your airline or 
insurance company representative.

    (2) The statement prescribed herein shall be printed or displayed 
in type at least as large as 10-point modern type and in ink 
contrasting with the stock on:
    (i) Each ticket, including electronic tickets;
    (ii) A piece of paper either placed in the ticket envelope with the 
ticket or attached to the ticket; or
    (iii) The ticket envelope.
    (3) When a carrier is a signatory of a Department-approved 
intercarrier agreement implementing an international treaty, and such 
agreement contains specific text a carrier may use as a notice to 
international passengers regarding carrier liability, the carrier may 
substitute the exact text contained in the intercarrier agreement in 
lieu of the required text of the notice quoted in paragraph (a)(1) of 
this section.
    (b) By December 31, 2019, each air carrier and foreign air carrier 
which, to any extent, avails itself of the limitation on liability to 
passengers provided by an international treaty, shall also cause to be 
displayed continuously in a conspicuous public place at each desk, 
station, and position in the United States which is in the charge of a 
person employed exclusively by it or by it jointly with another person, 
or by any agent employed by such air carrier or foreign air carrier to 
sell tickets to passengers whose transportation may be governed by an 
international treaty and whose place of departure or destination may be 
in the United States, a sign which shall have printed thereon the 
statement prescribed in paragraph (a)(1) of this section.
    (c) It shall be the responsibility of each carrier to insure that 
travel agents authorized to sell air transportation for such carrier 
comply with the notice provisions of paragraphs (a) and (b) of this 
section.
    (d) Any air carrier or foreign air carrier subject to the 
provisions of this section which wishes to use a notice of limited 
liability of its own wording, but containing the substance of the 
language prescribed in paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section, may 
substitute a notice of its own wording upon approval by the Department.
    (e) The requirements as to time and method of delivery of the 
notice (including the size of type) specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) 
of this section and the requirement with respect to travel agents 
specified in paragraph (c) of this section may be waived by the 
Department upon application and showing by the carrier that special and 
unusual circumstances render the enforcement of the regulations 
impractical and unduly burdensome and that adequate alternative means 
of giving notice are employed.
    (f) Applications for relief under paragraphs (d) and (e) of this 
section shall be filed with the Department's Office of International 
Aviation not later than 15 days before the date on which such relief is 
requested to become effective.
    (g) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this section, no air 
taxi operator subject to part 298 of this subchapter shall be required 
to give the notices prescribed in this section, either in its capacity 
as an air carrier or in its capacity as an agent for an air carrier or 
foreign air carrier.


Sec.  221.106   [REMOVED AND RESERVED]

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47. Sec.  221.106 is removed and reserved.

PART 222--INTERMODAL CARGO SERVICES BY FOREIGN AIR CARRIERS

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48. The authority citation for part 222 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 40113 and 41301.


Sec.  222.2   [Amended]

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49. In Sec.  222.2, in paragraphs (a) and (d), remove the word 
``Board'' each place it appears, and add, in its place, the word 
``Department''.
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50. In Sec.  222.3, paragraphs (a) and (b) are revised to read as 
follows:


Sec.  222.3   Application for Statement of Authorization.

    (a) Application for a Statement of Authorization shall be filed 
with the Department's Foreign Air Carrier Licensing Division, Office of 
International Aviation, in duplicate, on OST Form 4500. In most cases, 
the Department will act upon applications for Statements of 
Authorization within 60 days.
    (b) Persons objecting to an application for a Statement of 
Authorization shall file their objections with the Foreign Air Carrier 
Licensing Division, Office of International Aviation, within 28 days

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of the filing date of the application. The Department will list the 
names and nationalities of all persons applying for Statements of 
Authorization in its Weekly Summary of Filings.
* * * * *


Sec.  222.4   [Amended]

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51. In Sec.  222.4, in paragraphs (a), remove the word ``Board'' and 
add, in its place, the word ``Department''; in paragraph (a)(1) remove 
the words ``CAB Form 222'' and add, in their place, the words ``OST 
Form 4500'', and remove the words ``Form 222'' and add, in their place, 
the words ``Form 4500''; in paragraph (b), remove the word ``Board's'' 
and add, in its place, the word ``Department's''.


Sec.  222.5   [Amended]

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52. In Sec.  222.5, remove the word ``Board'' each place it appears, 
and add, in its place, the word ``Department''.

PART 222--APPENDIX [REMOVED]

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53. Appendix A to Part 222-CAB Form 222 is removed.

PART 223--FREE AND REDUCED-RATE TRANSPORTATION

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54. The authority citation for part 223 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 40113, 40114, and 41711.
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55. Section 223.1 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  223.1   Definitions.

    As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:
    An affiliate of a carrier means a person:
    (a) Who controls that carrier, or is controlled by that carrier or 
by another person who controls or is controlled by that carrier; and
    (b) Whose principal business in purpose or in fact is:
    (1) The holding of stock in one or more carriers;
    (2) Transportation by air or the sale of tickets therefor;
    (3) The operation of one or more airports, one or more of which are 
used by that carrier or by another carrier who controls or is 
controlled by that carrier or that is under common control with that 
carrier by another person; or
    (4) Activities related to the transportation by air conducted by 
that carrier or by another carrier that controls or is controlled by 
that carrier or which is under common control with that carrier by 
another person.
    Air carrier means the holder of a certificate of public convenience 
and necessity issued by the Department under 49 U.S.C. 41102 
authorizing the carriage of persons. This definition is applicable to a 
holder of a certificate issued by the Civil Aeronautics Board before 
its sunset in 1984.
    Attendant means any person required by a passenger with a 
disability in order to travel, whether or not that person's services 
are required while the passenger with a disability is in an aircraft.
    Carrier means:
    (a) An air carrier;
    (b) An all-cargo air carrier operating under 49 U.S.C. 41102, 
41103.
    (c) A foreign air carrier;
    (d) An intrastate carrier;
    (e) An air taxi (including a commuter air carrier) operating under 
parts 294 or 298 of this chapter; and
    (f) Any person operating as a common carrier by air, or in the 
carriage of mail by air, or conducting transportation by air, in a 
foreign country.
    Delivery flight means a flight from a point in the United States 
where a carrier has taken delivery of a newly manufactured aircraft to 
any point or points on its route system.
    Foreign air carrier means the holder of a permit issued by the 
Department under 49 U.S.C. 41302 authorizing the carriage of persons. 
This definition is applicable to a holder of a certificate issued by 
the Civil Aeronautics Board before its sunset in 1984.
    Free transportation means the carriage by an air carrier or foreign 
air carrier of any person or property (other than property owned by 
that carrier) in air transportation without compensation therefore.
    Inaugural flight means a flight on an aircraft type being 
introduced by a carrier for the first time on a route, even if that 
aircraft type has been used by that carrier on other routes or on that 
route by other carriers.
    Passenger with a disability means any person who has a physical or 
mental impairment (other than drug addiction or alcoholism), that 
substantially limits one or more major life activities.
    Pass means a written authorization, other than actual ticket stock, 
issued by a carrier for free or reduced-rate transportation of persons 
or property.
    Reduced-rate transportation means the carriage by an air carrier or 
foreign air carrier of any person or property (other than property 
owned by such carrier) in air transportation for a compensation less 
than that specified in the tariffs of that carrier on file with the 
Department and otherwise applicable to such carriage.
    Retired means:
    (a) With respect to carrier directors, officers, and employees, 
persons receiving retirement benefits from any carrier;
    (b) With respect to the general public, persons not regularly 
working at a full-time paying job, and not intending to do so in the 
future.


Sec.  223.2   [Amended]

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56. In Sec.  223.2, in paragraph (a), remove the words ``section 401 of 
the Act'' and add, in their place, the words ``section 41102 of 49 
U.S.C.''.


Sec.  223.6   [Amended]

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57. In Sec.  223.6, in paragraph (c), remove the word ``Board'' and 
add, in its place, the word ``Department''.


Sec.  223.21   [Amended]

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58. In Sec.  223.21, in paragraph (a), remove the words ``section 
403(b) of the Act'' and add, in their place, the words ``section 41511 
of 49 U.S.C.''.


Sec.  223.22   [Amended]

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59. In Sec.  223.22, in the introductory text, remove the words 
``sections 403 and 404(b) of the Act'' and add, in their place, the 
words ``sections 41510 and 41310(b) of 49 U.S.C.''; in paragraphs (b) 
and (b)(1), remove the word ``Board'' and add, in its place, the word 
``Department''.


Sec.  223.23   [Amended]

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60. In Sec.  223.23, in paragraph (a) remove the word ``Board'' and 
add, in its place, the word ``Department''.


Sec.  223.25   [Amended]

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61. Sec.  223.25, in paragraph (c), remove the word ``Board'' and add, 
in its place, the word ``Department''.

PART 232 [REMOVED]

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62. Part 232 is removed.

PART 234--AIRLINE SERVICE QUALITY PERFORMANCE REPORTS

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63. The authority citation for part 234 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 329, 41708, and 41709.

PART 240--INSPECTION OF ACCOUNTS AND PROPERTY

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64. The authority citation for part 240 is added to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 40113, 40114, 41711, 41708, and 41709.

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65. Section 240.1 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  240.1   Interpretation.

    (a) In the exercise of the authority granted by 49 U.S.C. 41709, 
the authority of any special agent or auditor to inspect and examine 
lands, buildings,

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equipment, accounts, records, memorandums, papers or correspondence 
shall include the authority to make such notes and copies thereof as he 
or she deems appropriate.
    (b) The term ``special agent'' and ``auditor'' are construed to 
mean any employee of the Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings 
and any other employee of the Department specifically designated by it 
or by the Director, Office of Security.
    (c) The issuance in the form set forth below of an identification 
card and credentials to any such employee shall be construed to be an 
order and direction of the Department to such individual to inspect and 
examine lands, buildings, equipment, accounts, records, and memorandums 
in accordance with the authority conferred on the Department by 49 
U.S.C. Subtitle VII.

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, OFFICE OF 
THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION
[photo]

[number]

[expiration date]

IS APPOINTED

[title]

    The bearer of this credential whose name and photograph appear 
hereon is authorized to enter upon, to inspect, and examine lands, 
buildings (including airport facilities), and equipment (including 
aircraft) of air carriers and foreign air carriers, and to inspect and 
copy records and papers of air carriers, foreign air carriers and 
ticket agents, in performance of his/her duties under 49 U.S.C. 41709, 
related acts, and regulations of the Department.

BY DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY


Sec.  240.2   [Amended]

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66. In Sec.  240.2, remove the word ``Board'' and add, in its place, 
the word ``Department''; remove the word ``him'' and add, in its place, 
the words ``him or her''; remove the word ``he'' and add, in its place, 
the words ``he or she''.

PART 241--UNIFORM SYSTEM OF ACCOUNTS AND REPORTS FOR LARGE 
CERTIFICATED AIR CARRIERS

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67. The authority citation for part 241 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 329, 41101, 41708, and 41709.

Section 01 [Removed and Reserved]

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68. In part 241, section 01 is removed and reserved.
0
69. In part 241, Section 03, remove the definition ``Act'' from where 
it appears in the section; the definitions for ``Air transportation, 
charter'' and ``Route, certificated'' are revised to read as follows:

Section 03 Definitions for Purposes of This System of Accounts and 
Reports

* * * * *
    Air transportation, charter. Air transportation authorized pursuant 
to 49 U.S.C. 41102.
* * * * *
    Route, certificated. The route(s) over which an air carrier is 
authorized to provide air transportation by a Certificate of Public 
Convenience and Necessity issued by the Department of Transportation 
pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 41102. This definition is applicable to an air 
carrier issued a Certificate of Public Convenience by the Civil 
Aeronautics Board before its sunset in 1984.
* * * * *

Section 04 [AMENDED]

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70. In part 241, Section 04, in paragraph (b), in the third sentence, 
remove the words ``The Office of Airline Statistics'' and add, in their 
place, ``The Office of Airline Information''.

Section 12 [AMENDED]

0
71. In part 241, Section 12-77, in the last sentence of paragraph (b), 
remove the words ``, in the absence of such action by the Civil 
Aeronautics Board,''.

Section 19 [AMENDED]

0
72. In part 241, Sec. 19-6(b)(2), in the first sentence, remove the 
words ``Department under Title IV of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, 
as amended,'' and add, in their place, the words ``Department under 49 
U.S.C. Subtitle VII,''.
0
73. In part 241, Sec. 19-7(a), in the last sentence, remove the word 
``K-25'' and add, in its place, the word ``RTS-42''.
0
74. In Appendix A to part 241 Sec. 19-7, subsection I.B. Narrative 
Description, in the first paragraph, remove the last sentence and add, 
in its place, the sentence ``The authority for these instructions is 
found in 14 CFR part 241, section 19-7.''

Section 21 [AMENDED]

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75. In part 241, Section 21(a), remove the words ``subject to the 
Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended,''; remove the words ``Civil 
Aeronautics Board'' and add, in their place, the word ``BTS''.

Section 22 [AMENDED]

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76. In part 241, Section 22, General Reporting Instructions, in the 
List of Schedules in the BTS Form 41 Report, for Schedule No. P-2, in 
the title, remove the word ``RSPA'' and add, in its place, the word 
``BTS''; in paragraphs (c) and (j), remove the word ``Board'' each 
place it appears, and add, in its place, the word ``BTS''.

Section 24 [AMENDED]

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77. In part 241, Section 24, Schedule P-5.1, in paragraph (e), in the 
fourth sentence, remove the words ``Board's Information Management 
Division'' and add, in their place, the words ``Office of Airline 
Information, RTS-42''.

PART 243--PASSENGER MANIFEST INFORMATION

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78. The authority citation for part 243 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 40101, 40101nt., 40105, 40113, 40114, 
41708, 41709, 41711, 41501, 41702, 41712, 44909, 46301, 46310, 
46316; section 203 of Pub. L. 101-604, 104 Stat. 3066 (22 U.S.C. 
5501-5513), Title VII of Pub. L. 104-264, 110 Stat. 3213 (22 U.S.C. 
5501-5513) and Pub. L. 105-148, 111 Stat. 2681 (49 U.S.C. 41313).


Sec.  243.11   [Amended]

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79. In Sec.  243.11, in paragraph (c), remove the words ``Family 
Support Services'' and add, in their place, the words ``Transportation 
Disaster Assistance''.


Sec.  243.13   [Amended]

0
80. In Sec.  243.13, in paragraph (c), remove the words ``Dockets 
Facility (SVC-121.30)'' and add, in their place, the words ``Dockets 
Management Facility (M-90)''; also remove the words ``by July 1, 1998, 
or, for covered airlines beginning operations after July 1, 1998,''..

PART 247--DIRECT AIRPORT-TO-AIRPORT MILEAGE RECORDS

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81. The authority citation for part 247 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. chapter 401.


Sec.  247.1   [Amended]

0
82. In Sec.  247.1, remove the words ``Titles IV and X of the Federal 
Aviation Act of 1958, as amended'' and add, in their place, the words 
``Subtitle VII of Title 49 of the United States Code 
(Transportation)''.

PART 248--SUBMISSION OF AUDIT REPORTS

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83. The authority citation for part 248 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 329, 41102, 41708, and 41709.

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Sec.  248.2   [Amended]

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84. In Sec.  248.2, in paragraph (b), remove the words ``Board's Office 
of the Comptroller'' and add, in their place, the words ``BTS' Office 
of Airline Information''.

PART 249--PRESERVATION OF AIR CARRIER RECORDS

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85. The authority citation for part 249 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 329 and chapters 401, 411, 413, and 417.


Sec.  249.7   [Amended]

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86. In Sec.  249.7, in paragraph (b), remove the word ``Board'' and 
add, in its place, the word ``Department''.

PART 253--NOTICE OF TERMS OF CONTRACT OF CARRIAGE

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87. The authority citation for part 253 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 40113, 40114, 41501, 41504, 41506, 41509, 
41510, 41511, 41702, and 41711.


Sec.  253.7   [Amended]

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88. In Sec.  253.7, remove the reference ``Sec.  399.87'' and add, in 
its place, the reference ``Sec.  399.88''.

PART 257--DISCLOSURE OF CODE-SHARING ARRANGEMENTS AND LONG-TERM WET 
LEASES

0
89. The authority citation for part 257 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 40113(a), and 41712.


Sec.  257.3   [Amended]

0
90. In Sec.  257.3, remove the word ``(g)''; remove the reference ``49 
U.S.C. 40102(40)'' and add, in its place, the reference ``49 U.S.C. 
40102(45)''; the definition of ``Designator code'' is revised to read 
as follows:


Sec.  257.3   Definitions

* * * * *
    Designator code means the airline designations originally allotted, 
administered, and prescribed by the Department of Transportation (DOT), 
by operation of law, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. Subtitle VII or its 
predecessor's statutory provisions still in effect by law.
* * * * *

PART 258--DISCLOSURE OF CHANGE-OF-GAUGE SERVICES

0
91. The authority citation for part 258 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 40113(a) and 41712.


Sec.  258.3   [Amended]

0
92. In Sec.  258.3, in paragraph (d), at the end of the sentence, 
delete the reference ``40102(40)'' and add, in its place, the reference 
``40102(a)(45)''.

PART 271--GUIDELINES FOR SUBSIDIZING AIR CARRIERS PROVIDING 
ESSENTIAL AIR TRANSPORTATION

0
93. The authority citation for part 271 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. Chapters 401 and 417.

0
94. In Sec.  271.2, in the Definitions, the term ``Eligible place'' is 
revised to read as follows:


Sec.  271.2   [Amended]

* * * * *
    Eligible place means a place in the United States that meets the 
specified criteria outlined in Chapter 417 of 49 U.S.C.
* * * * *

PART 272 [REMOVED AND RESERVED]

0
95. Part 272 is removed and reserved.

PART 291--CARGO OPERATIONS IN INTERSTATE AIR TRANSPORTATION

0
96. The authority citation for part 291 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 329, 41103, 41708, and 41709.


Sec.  291.45   [Amended]

0
97. In Sec.  291.45, in the Appendix to 291.45, paragraph (c), remove 
the organizational code ``K-14'' and add, in its place ``RTS-42''.


Sec.  291.60   [Amended]

0
98. In Sec.  291.60, in paragraph (b)(2), in the first sentence, remove 
the words ``Title IV of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended'' 
and add, in their place, the words ``Subtitle VII of Title 49 of the 
United States Code (Transportation)''.

PART 294--CANADIAN CHARTER AIR TAXI OPERATORS

0
99. The authority citation for part 294 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. Chapters 401 and 417.

0
100. Throughout part 294, remove the words ``Special Authorities 
Division'' and add, in their place, the words ``U.S. Air Carrier 
Licensing/Special Authorities Division''.


Sec.  294.10   [Amended]

0
101. In Sec.  294.10, add a period at the end of paragraph (d).


Sec.  294.30   [Amended]

0
102. In Sec.  294.30, in paragraph (c), in the first sentence, remove 
the words ``exemption under section 41701'' and add, in their place, 
the words ``exemption under 49 U.S.C. 40109''.

PART 296--INDIRECT AIR TRANSPORTATION OF PROPERTY

0
103. The authority citation for part 296 continues to read as follows

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. Chapters 401 and 417.


Sec.  296.3   [Amended]

0
104. In Sec.  296.3, at the end of the paragraph, remove the words 
``the Civil Aeronautics Board'' and add, in their place, the words 
``its predecessor to the extent that those actions, by law, are still 
in effect''.

PART 297--FOREIGN AIR FREIGHT FORWARDERS AND FOREIGN COOPERATIVE 
SHIPPERS ASSOCIATIONS

0
105. The authority citation for part 297 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. Chapters 401 and 417.

0
106. Throughout part 297, remove the words ``Aviation Analysis'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``International Aviation''.
0
107. Throughout part 297, remove the words ``Special Authorities 
Division'' and add, in their place, the words ``U.S. Air Carrier 
Licensing/Special Authorities Division''.


Sec.  297.3   [Amended]

0
108. In Sec.  297.3, in paragraph (b), remove the words ``bona fide 
asociation'' and add, in their place, the words ``bona fide 
association''.

PART 298--EXEMPTIONS FOR AIR TAXI AND COMMUTER AIR CARRIER 
OPERATIONS

0
109. The authority citation for part 298 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 329, 41102, 41708, and 41709.

0
110. In Sec.  298.2, in the list of definitions, the term ``Eligible 
place'' is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  298.2   Definitions.

* * * * *
    Eligible place means a place in the United States that meets the 
specified criteria outlined in Chapter 417 of 49 U.S.C.
* * * * *


Sec.  298.21   [Amended]

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111. In Sec.  298.21:

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a. In paragraph (a), remove the words ``Program Management Branch'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``Technical Programs Branch''.
0
b. In paragraph (c)(1), remove the words ``Program Management Branch, 
Federal Aviation Administration, AFS-260, or on the World Wide Web at 
http://www.faa.gov/avr/afs/afs200/afs260/Part298.cfm'' and add, in 
their place, the words ``Technical Programs Branch, Federal Aviation 
Administration, AFS-260 at (202) 267-8166, or on the internet at 
https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/
afx/afs/afs200/afs260/exemptions/''.
0
c. In paragraph (d), in the first sentence, remove the words ``Program 
Management Branch (AFS-260), 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 
20591'' and add, in their place, the words ``Technical Programs Branch 
(AFS-260), 800 Independence Avenue SW, Room 831, Washington, DC 
20591''.


Sec.  298.23   [Amended]

0
112. In Sec.  298.23, in paragraph (b), in the first sentence, remove 
the words ``Program Management Branch (AFS-260), 800 Independence 
Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591'' and add, in their place, the words 
``Technical Programs Branch (AFS-260), 800 Independence Avenue SW, Room 
831, Washington, DC 20591''; in the second sentence, remove the words 
``Alaskan Region Headquarters (AAL-230), 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, 
Anchorage, Alaska 99513'' and add, in their place, the words ``Alaskan 
Region Headquarters Technical Standards Branch, (AAL-231), 222 West 7th 
Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, Alaska 99513''.


Sec.  298.50   [Amended]

0
113. In Sec.  298.50, in paragraph (a)(3), remove the words ``A $670 
filing fee in the form of a check, draft, or postal money order payable 
to the Department of Transportation'' and add, in their place, the 
words ``A $670 filing fee submitted in accordance with the provisions 
of Sec.  389.21''; in paragraph (b), remove the words ``Department of 
Transportation Dockets,'' and add, in their place, the words ``Docket 
Operations Office, U.S. Department of Transportation,''.
0
114. In Sec.  298.60, revise paragraph (a) to read as follows:


Sec.  298.60   General reporting instruction.

    (a) Each commuter air carrier and each small certificated air 
carrier shall file with the Department's Bureau of Transportation 
Statistics (BTS) the applicable schedules of BTS Form 298-C, ``A Report 
of Financial and Operating Statistics for Small Aircraft Operators'', 
and Schedule T-100, ``U.S. Air Carrier Traffic and Capacity Data by 
Nonstop Segment and On-Flight Market'', as required by this section.
* * * * *


Sec.  298.61  [Amended]

0
115. In Sec.  298.61 paragraph (a), remove the words ``AU.S. Air 
Carrier Traffic and Capacity Data by Nonstop Segment and On-Flight 
Market.'' '', and add, in their place, the words `` ``U.S. Air Carrier 
Traffic and Capacity Data by Nonstop Segment and On-Flight Market.'' 
''; in paragraph (b), remove the words ``Schedule T-100 shall be filed 
monthly as set forth in ``298.60.'', and add, in their place, the words 
`` ``Schedule T-100 shall be filed monthly as set forth in Sec.  
298.60'' ''; and in paragraph (e)(2), remove the organizational code 
``K-14'' and add, in its place ``RTS-42''.


Sec.  298.70   [Amended]

0
116. In Sec.  298.70, in paragraph (d)(2), remove the words ``Title IV 
of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended'' and add, in their 
place, the words ``Subtitle VII of Title 49 of the United States Code 
(Transportation)''.

PART 300--RULES OF CONDUCT IN DOT PROCEEDINGS UNDER THIS CHAPTER

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117. The authority citation for part 300 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. subtitle I and chapters 401, 411, 413, 
415, 417, 419, 421, 449, 461, 463, and 465.


Sec.  Sec.  300.0a, 300.8, 300.9, 300.10, 300.10a, 300.11, 300.12, 
300.13, 300.14, and 300.16   [REMOVED]


Sec.  Sec.  300.17 through 300.20   [REDESIGNATED AS Sec. Sec.  300.9 
through 300.12]

0
118. Remove Sec. Sec.  300.0a, 300.8, 300.9, 300.10, 300.10a, 300.11, 
300.12, 300.13, 300.14, and 300.16 and redesignate Sec. Sec.  300.17 
through 300.20 as Sec. Sec.  300.9 through 300.12, respectively.


Sec.  300.3   [Amended]

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119. In Sec.  300.3:
0
a. In paragraph (b)(1), remove the word ``(DMS)'' and add, in its 
place, the words ``(http://www.regulations.gov)''; also remove the 
words ``and Media Management.''
0
b. In paragraph (b)(3), remove the words ``http://dms.dot.gov'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``www.regulations.gov''.
0
c. In paragraph (c)(1), remove the words ``and Media Management.''


Sec.  300.4   [Amended]

0
120. In Sec.  300.4, in paragraph (c), remove the reference ``paragraph 
(a)'', and, in its place, add the reference ``paragraph (b)''; revise 
paragraph (d) to read as follows:


Sec.  300.4   Separation of functions in hearing cases.

* * * * *
    (d) In enforcement cases, the Office of the Assistant General 
Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, under the supervision 
of the career Deputy General Counsel and the General Counsel, will 
conduct all enforcement proceedings and related investigative 
functions, while the non-career Deputy General Counsel will advise the 
DOT decisionmaker in the course of the decisional process. The Office 
of the Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and 
Proceedings will report to the career Deputy General Counsel and the 
General Counsel. To ensure the independence of these functions, this 
Office and the General Counsel, for the purpose of this section, shall 
be considered an ``office'' as that term is used in paragraph (b), 
separate from the non-career Deputy General Counsel and the rest of the 
Office of the General Counsel.


Sec.  300.8   [Removed and Reserved]

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 121. Remove and reserve Sec.  300.8.


Sec.  300.15   [REDESIGNATED AS Sec.  300.8 AND AMENDED]

0
122. Redesignate Sec.  300.15 as Sec.  300.8; remove the word ``(a)''; 
and remove paragraph (b) from the newly redesignated Sec.  300.8.

PART 302--RULES OF PRACTICE IN PROCEEDINGS

0
123. The authority citation for part 302 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority:  39 U.S.C. 5402; 42 U.S.C. 4321, 49 U.S.C. Subtitle I 
and Chapters 401, 411, 413, 415, 417, 419, 461, 463, and 471.


Sec.  302.3   [Amended]

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124. In Sec.  302.3:
0
a. In paragraph (a)(1), in the second sentence, remove the words ``the 
DOT Dockets Management System (DMS) internet website'' and add, in 
their place, the words ``http://www.regulations.gov''.
0
b. In paragraph (c), in the third sentence, remove the words ``the 
specified DOT DMS internet website'' and add, in their place, the words 
``http://www.regulations.gov''.
0
c. In paragraph (d)(1)(ii), in the first sentence, remove the words 
``the DOT DMS internet website'' and add, in their

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Sec.  302.4   [Amended]

0
125. In Sec.  302.4, remove the words ``the DOT DMS internet website'' 
each place they appear, and add, in their place, the words ``http://www.regulations.gov''.


Sec.  302.7   [Amended]

0
126. In Sec.  302.7, remove the word ``Sec.  302.4(a)(2)(iv)'' each 
place it appears, and add, in its place, the word ``Sec.  
302.4(a)(2)(i)(D)''.
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127. In Sec.  302.24, paragraphs (g)(1)(iii) through (vi), 
(g)(1)(viii), (g)(1)(ix), (g)(1)(xiv) through (xx), and (g)(2) and (3) 
are revised to read as follows:


Sec.  302.24   Evidence.

* * * * *
    (g) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (iii) Reports of Traffic and Financial Data of all U.S. Air 
Carriers issued by the Department or by its predecessor.
    (iv) Airline Traffic Surveys and Passenger Origin-Destination 
Surveys, Domestic or International, compiled by the Department or its 
predecessor and published and/or made available either to the public or 
to parties in proceedings.
    (v) Compilations of data relating to competition in the airline 
industry and made available to the public by the Department or its 
predecessor.
    (vi) Passenger, mail, express, and freight data submitted to the 
Department and its predecessor as part of ER-586 Service Segment Data 
by U.S. carriers, or similar data submitted to the Department by U.S. 
air carriers (T-100) or (T-100F) that are not confidential.
    (vii) * * *
    (viii) Service Mail Pay and Subsidy for U.S. Certificated Air 
Carriers published by the Department or its predecessor, including any 
supplemental data and subsequent issues published by the Department or 
its predecessor.
* * * * *
    (xii) Chart Supplements, issued by the FAA.
    (xiii) * * *
    (xiv) Monthly, quarterly and annual reports of the Immigration and 
Naturalization Service, U.S. Department of Justice.
    (xv) All forms and reports required by the U.S. Postal Service to 
be filed by air carriers authorized to transport mail.
    (xvi) All orders of the Postmaster General designating schedules 
for the transportation of mail.
    (xvii) Publications of the Bureau of the Census of the U.S. 
Department of Commerce (DOC) relating, but not necessarily limited, to 
population, manufacturing, business, statistics, and any yearbooks, 
abstracts, or similar publications published by DOC.
    (xviii) All Official Airline Guides, including the North American, 
Worldwide, All-Cargo and quick reference editions, including electronic 
versions.
    (xix) Official Railways Guide and Russell's Official National Motor 
Coach Guide.
    (xx) The Rand McNally Commercial Atlas and Marketing Guide, and the 
Rand McNally Road Atlas, United States, Canada, and Mexico.
    (2) Any fact contained in a document belonging to a category 
enumerated in paragraph (g)(1) of this section shall be deemed to have 
been physically incorporated into and made part of the record in such 
proceedings. However, such taking of official notice shall be subject 
to the rights granted to any party or intervener to the proceeding 
under section 7(d) of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. 
557(d)).
    (3) The decisions of the Department and its administrative law 
judges may officially notice any appropriate matter without regard to 
whether or not such items are contained in a document belonging to the 
categories enumerated in paragraph (g)(1) of this section. However, 
where the decision rests on official notice of a material fact or 
facts, it will set forth such items with sufficient particularity to 
advise interested persons of the matters that have been noticed.
* * * * *
0
128. Throughout Subpart D, remove the word ``Deputy'' wherever it 
appears.


Sec.  302.401   [Amended]

0
129. In Sec.  302.401, remove the words ``Subtitle VII of''.
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130. In Sec.  302.603, paragraph (b) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  302.603   Contents of complaint or request for determination.

* * * * *
    (b) All exhibits and briefs prepared on electronic spreadsheet or 
word processing programs should be accompanied by standard-format 
electronic media containing those submissions. Parties should submit 
three copies the electronic media to Department of Transportation 
Dockets Operations Office: One copy for the docket, one copy for the 
Office of Hearings, and one copy for the Office of Aviation Analysis. 
Filers should ensure that files on the electronic media are unalterably 
locked.

PART 303-- REVIEW OF AIR CARRIER AGREEMENTS

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131. The authority citation for part 303 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. chapters 401, 413, and 417.

0
132. The introductory text to Sec.  303.01 is revised to read as 
follows:


Sec.  303.01   Purpose.

    These regulations set forth the procedures by which applications 
may be made to the Department of Transportation under 49 U.S.C. 41308 
and 41309 and procedures governing proceedings to enforce these 
provisions. These regulations and procedures supplement the rules 
described in part 302 of this chapter, which also apply to the review 
of air carrier agreements.
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133. Section 303.02 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  303.02   Definitions.

    (a) The term Assistant Secretary means the Assistant Secretary for 
Aviation and International Affairs, or as delegated. As provided in 49 
CFR 1.21, the Secretary or Deputy Secretary may exercise any authority 
in lieu of the Assistant Secretary under the provisions of this part.
    (b) The term documents means (1) all written, recorded, transcribed 
or graphic matter including letters, telegrams, memoranda, reports, 
studies, forecasts, lists, directives, tabulations, logs, or minutes 
and records of meetings, conferences, telephone or other conversations 
or communications; and (2) all information contained in data processing 
equipment or materials. The term does not include daily or weekly 
statistical reports in whose place an annual or monthly summary is 
submitted.
    (c) The term hearing means either a show-cause proceeding as 
provided in Sec.  303.44 of this part or a full evidentiary hearing as 
provided in Sec.  303.45 of this part, whichever is determined by the 
Assistant Secretary to be appropriate.
    (d)-(g) [Reserved]
    (h) The term Section 41309 transaction means any contract, 
agreement or discussion of a cooperative working arrangement within the 
scope of 49 U.S.C. 41309.
    (i) [Reserved]
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134. Section 303.3 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  303.03   Requirement to file application.

    A person who seeks approval of a section 41309 transaction must 
file the application with the Docket Operations Office, M-30, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey

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Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, or by electronic submission at http://www.regulations.gov. The application must conform to the requirements 
set forth in Sec. Sec.  303.04 and 303.05 of this part.
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135. Section 303.04(i) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  303.04   General rules governing application content, procedure 
and conditions of approval.

* * * * *
    (i) The person submitting the application to the Department shall 
send a complete copy of the application to the Chief, Transportation 
Section, Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, at the same 
time as it is filed with the Docket Operations Office.
* * * * *
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136. Section 303.05(a) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  303.05   Applications requesting antitrust immunity.

    (a) Each application must state explicitly whether or not the 
applicant seeks antitrust immunity under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 
41308. If antitrust immunity is requested, the application should 
specify whether the applicant seeks full immunity or immunity only from 
the provisions of sections 4, 4a and 4c of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 
15, 15a, 15c. Each application seeking antitrust immunity shall contain 
a statement explaining why the applicant believes immunity is in the 
public interest and necessary in order for the transaction to proceed.
* * * * *
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137. Section 303.06 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  303.06   Review of antitrust immunity.

    The Assistant Secretary may initiate a proceeding to review any 
antitrust immunity previously conferred by the Department's predecessor 
or the Department in any section 41309 transaction. The Assistant 
Secretary may terminate or modify such immunity if the Assistant 
Secretary finds after notice and hearing that the previously conferred 
immunity is not consistent with the provisions of section 41308. In any 
proceeding to review such immunity, the proponents of the immunity 
shall have the burden of justifying the continuation of previously 
conferred immunity under the provisions of section 41308.
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138. Section 303.07 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  303.07   Transitional rule.

    If a section 41309 application or a request for antitrust immunity 
under section 41308 is pending on the date this part is amended, such 
application or request shall be deemed made pursuant to the provisions 
of this part, as amended.
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139. The title of Subpart D is revised to read as follows:

Subpart D--Section 41309 Applications

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140. In Sec.  303.30 the introductory text and paragraph (c) are 
revised to read as follows:


Sec.  303.30   General provisions concerning contents of applications.

    A Section 41309 application shall contain the following general 
information:
* * * * *
    (c) If the contract, agreement or request for authority to discuss 
a cooperative working arrangement is evidenced by a resolution or other 
action of an air carrier association, the application shall contain the 
resolution or other action and a certification by an authorized 
employee of the association that the resolution or other action was 
duly adopted on a certain date. The authorized employee shall also 
specify in such certification the name of each air carrier that 
concurred in such resolution or other action and the name of each air 
carrier member that did not concur.
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141. Section 303.31 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  303.31   Justification for the application.

    A section 41309 application shall explain the nature and purpose of 
the contract, agreement or request to discuss a cooperative working 
arrangement and describe how it changes any price, rule, or practice 
existing under a previously approved application. The application also, 
consistent with Department of Transportation and the precedent of DOT's 
predecessor, shall contain factual material, documentation, and 
argument in support of the application. Economic analyses, when 
required, shall include full explanatory details, including data 
sources and allocation methods. If the applicants intend to rely upon 
market data sources, other than those available to the public by the 
Department, the complete market data shall be included with the 
application at the time of filing. If the applicants intend to rely on 
public benefits to justify approval, they shall describe these 
benefits, including foreign policy and comity considerations.


Sec.  303.32   [Amended]

0
142. In Sec.  303.32(a), in the first sentence, remove the words ``412 
application'' and add, in their place, the words ``41309 application''.
0
143. In Sec.  303.42, paragraph (a) is revised to read as follow:


Sec.  303.42  Comments on application.

    (a) Unless a different comment period is specified by notice or 
order, or in a notice of filing published in the Federal Register, any 
person may file comments, responses to the application, and/or a 
request for a hearing, within 21 days of the filing of an application.
* * * * *


Sec.  303.43  [Amended]

0
144. In Sec.  303.43(b), remove the words ``412 application'' each 
place they appear, and add, in their place, the words ``41309 
application''.

PART 305--RULES OF PRACTICE IN INFORMAL NONPUBLIC INVESTIGATIONS

0
145. The authority citation for part 305 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. chapters 401, 417, 461; 5 U.S.C. 555, 556.

0
146. Throughout the part 305, remove the word ``Deputy'' wherever it 
appears.


Sec.  305.1   [Amended]

0
147. In Sec.  305.1, remove the words ``Title IV or sections 101(3), 
1002, 1003, or 1108(b) of the Act'' and add, in their place, the words 
``49 U.S.C. Subtitle VII, Chapter 411 or 49 U.S.C. 40102(2), 41502, 
41507, 41508, 41509, 41702, 41703, or 46101''.
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148. Sec.  305.7(b) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  305.7  Issuance of investigation subpenas.

* * * * *
    (b) Witnesses subpoenaed to appear shall be paid the fees and 
mileage prescribed in Sec.  302.27(c) of the Rules of Practice (14 CFR 
302.27(c)). Service of such subpoenas shall be made in accordance with 
the provisions of (Sec.  302.7) of the Rules of Practice (14 CFR 
302.7).


Sec.  305.11  [Amended]

0
149. In Sec.  305.11, remove the word ``Deputy'' each place it appears; 
and in the first sentence, remove the words ``, and any documentary 
evidence obtained in the investigation will be returned to the persons 
who produced it''.

PART 323--TERMINATIONS, SUSPENSIONS, AND REDUCTIONS OF SERVICE

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150. The authority citation for part 323 continues to read as follows:


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    Authority:  49 U.S.C. Chapters 401, 411, and 417.


Sec.  323.2   [Amended]

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151. In Sec.  323.2, the terms ``Certificated carrier'' and ``Eligible 
place'' are revised to read as follows:


Sec.  323.2  Definitions.

* * * * *
    Certificated carrier means a direct air carrier holding authority 
to provide air transportation granted by the Department of 
Transportation (``DOT'') in the form of a certificate of public 
convenience and necessity under section 41102 of the Title 49 of the 
United States Code (Transportation) or an all-cargo air transportation 
certificate to perform all-cargo air transportation under 49 U.S.C. 
41103.
    Eligible place means a place in the United States that meets the 
specified criteria outlined in Chapter 417 of 49 U.S.C.
* * * * *

PART 325--ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE PROCEDURES

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152. The authority citation for part 325 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. Chapters 401 and 417.


Sec.  325.1  [Amended]

0
153. In Sec.  325.1, remove the words ``under section 419 of the Act'' 
and add, in their place, the words ``under 49 U.S.C. 41732''.
0
154. Section 325.2 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  325.2   Applicability.

    This part applies to essential air service determinations for 
communities designated as eligible under 49 U.S.C. 41731 and to 
eligible place designations and essential air service determinations 
for communities that qualify under 49 U.S.C. 41732 and 41733. It 
applies to the gathering of data by the Department, and to the 
participation of State, local, and other officials and other interested 
persons in the designation and determination processes.
* * * * *
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155. Section 352.3 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  325.3   Definitions.

    As used in this part, eligible place means a place in the United 
States that meets the specified criteria outlined in Chapter 417 of 49 
U.S.C.


Sec.  325.4   [Amended]

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156. Amend Sec.  325.4 as follows:
0
a. In Sec.  325.4, in paragraph (a), remove the words ``as an eligible 
point under section 419(b) of the Act'' and add, in their place, the 
words ``as an eligible place under 49 U.S.C. 41731''.
0
b. In paragraph (a)(1), remove the words ``section 401 certificate'' 
each place it appears, and add, in their place, the words ``section 
41102 certificate''.
0
c. In paragraph (a)(3), remove the words ``eligible point'' and add, in 
their place, the words ``eligible place''.
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d. In paragraph (b), remove the words ``Documentary Services Division'' 
and add, in their place, the words ``Docket Operations Office''; remove 
the words ``section 419(f) of the Act'' and add, in their place, the 
words ``49 U.S.C. 41737''.
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e. In paragraph (c), remove the words ``eligible point'' and add, in 
their place, the words ``eligible place''; remove the words 
``Documentary Services Division'' and add, in their place, the words 
``Docket Operations Office''.
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157. Section 325.5 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  325.5   Determinations and designations.

    DOT will issue a determination of the essential level of air 
service for a place within 6 months after each of the following events:
    (a) A notice is received that service to an eligible place will be 
reduced to only one carrier that holds a section 41102 certificate;
    (b) A point is designated as an eligible place under 49 U.S.C. 
41731 and either paragraph (c) of this section, paragraph (d) of this 
section, or Sec.  325.7(e); or
    (c) A review was conducted of essential air service of that place 
under Sec.  325.6.


Sec.  325.6   [Amended]

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158. Amend Sec.  325.6 as follows:
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a. In paragraph (a), remove the words ``eligible points'' each place it 
appears, and add, in their place, the words ``eligible places''.
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b. In paragraph (c), remove the words ``under section 419(b) of a 
community as an eligible point to determine whether that point 
continues'' and add, in their place, the words ``under 49 U.S.C. 41733 
to determine whether the community designated as an eligible place 
continues''.

PART 330 [REMOVED and RESERVED]

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159. Part 330 is removed and reserved.

PART 372--OVERSEAS MILITARY PERSONNEL CHARTERS

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160. The authority citation for part 372 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. Chapters 401, 411, 413, and 417.


Sec.  372.30   [Amended]

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161. In Sec.  372.30, in paragraph (a), remove the words ``Office of 
Aviation Analysis,'' and add, in their place, the words ``Office of 
International Aviation''; in paragraph (a)(9), remove the word 
``applicant'' and add, in its place, the word ``applicants''.
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162. Revise Appendix A to Part 372 to read as follows:

Appendix A to Part 372--Overseas Military Personnel Charter Operator's 
Surety Bond Under Part 372 of the Regulations of the Department of 
Transportation (14 CFR Part 372)

    Know all persons by these presents, that we __ (name of charter 
operator) of __ (address) as Principal (hereinafter called 
``Principal''), and __ (name of surety) a corporation created and 
existing under the laws of the State of __ (State) as Surety 
(hereinafter called ``Surety'') are held and firmly bound unto the 
United States of America in the sum of __ (see Sec.  372.24(a), 14 
CFR part 372) for which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind 
ourselves and our heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and 
assigns, jointly and severally firmly by these presents.
    Whereas Principal is an overseas military personnel charter 
operator pursuant to the provisions of Part 372 of the Department's 
regulations and other rules and regulations of the Department 
relating to security for the protection of charter participants, and 
has elected to file with the Department of Transportation such a 
bond as will insure financial responsibility with respect to all 
monies received from charter participants for services in connection 
with overseas military personnel charters to be operated subject to 
Part 372 of the Department's Special Regulations in accordance with 
contracts, agreements, or arrangements therefor, and
    Whereas this bond is written to assure compliance by Principal 
as an authorized charter operator with Part 372 of the Department's 
regulations, and other rules and regulations of the Department 
relating to security for the protection of charter participants, and 
shall inure to the benefit of any and all charter participants to 
whom Principal may be held legally liable for any damages herein 
described.
    Now, therefore, the condition of this obligation is such that if 
Principal shall pay or cause to be paid to charter participants any 
sum or sums for which Principal may be held legally liable by reason 
of Principal's failure faithfully to perform, fulfill and carry out 
all contracts, agreements, and arrangements made by Principal while 
this bond is in effect with respect to the receipt of moneys from 
charter participants, and proper disbursement thereof pursuant to 
and in accordance with the provisions of Part 372 of the 
Department's regulations, then this obligation shall be void, 
otherwise to remain in full force and effect.
    The liability of Surety with respect to any charter participant 
shall not exceed the charter price paid by or on behalf of such 
participant.

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    The liability of Surety shall not be discharged by any payment 
or succession of payments hereunder, unless and until such payment 
or payments shall amount in the aggregate to the penalty (face 
amount) of the bond, but in no event shall Surety's obligation 
hereunder exceed the amount of said penalty.
    Surety agrees to furnish written notice to the Office of 
International Aviation, Department of Transportation, forthwith of 
all suits or claims made and judgments rendered, and payments made 
by Surety under this bond.
    This bond shall cover the following Charters: \1\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \1\ These data may be supplied in an addendum attached to the 
bond.

Surety company's bond No.----------------------------------------------
Date of flight departure-----------------------------------------------
Place of flight departure----------------------------------------------

    This bond is effective on the __ day of __, 12:01 a.m., standard 
time at the address of Principal as stated herein and as hereinafter 
provided. Principal or Surety may at any time terminate this bond by 
written notice to: U.S. Air Carrier Licensing/Special Authorities 
Division, Office of International Aviation, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, 
such termination to become effective thirty (30) days after the 
actual receipt of said notice by the Department. Surety shall not be 
liable hereunder for the payment of any damages hereinbefore 
described which arise as a result of any contracts, agreements, 
undertakings, or arrangements for the supplying of transportation 
and other services made by Principal after the termination of this 
bond as herein provided, but such termination shall not affect the 
liability of the bond hereunder for the payment of any damages 
arising as a result of contracts, agreements, or arrangements for 
the supplying of transportation and other services made by Principal 
prior to the date that such termination becomes effective. Liability 
of Surety under this bond shall in all events be limited only to a 
charter participant or charter participants who shall within sixty 
(60) days after the termination of the particular charter described 
herein give written notice of claim to the charter operator or, if 
it is unavailable, to Surety, and all liability on this bond shall 
automatically terminate sixty (60) days after the termination date 
of each particular charter covered by this bond except for claims 
made in the time provided herein.
    In witness whereof, the said Principal and Surety have executed 
this instrument on the ___day of __ 20__.

PRINCIPAL

Name-------------------------------------------------------------------
By: Signature and title------------------------------------------------
Witness----------------------------------------------------------------

SURETY

Name-------------------------------------------------------------------
By: Signature and title------------------------------------------------
Witness----------------------------------------------------------------

    Only corporations may qualify to act as surety and they must 
meet the requirements set forth in Sec.  372.24(c) of Part 372.

PART 374--[AMENDED]

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163. The authority citation for part 374 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 1601-1693r; 49 U.S.C., Subtitle VIII; and 
12 CFR 202 and 1026.


Sec.  374.3   [Amended]

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164. In Sec.  374.3, in paragraph (b), in the first sentence, remove 
the words ``12 CFR part 202'' and add, in their place, the words ``12 
CFR part 1002''; in the first sentence, remove the words ``12 CFR part 
226'' and add, in their place, the words ``12 CFR part 1026''.

PART 374a--EXTENSION OF CREDIT BY AIRLINES TO FEDERAL POLITICAL 
CANDIDATES

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165. The authority citation for part 374a continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. chapters 401, 411, 415, and 417.

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166. Section 374a.1 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  374a.1   Purpose.

    The purpose of this part is to issue rules pursuant to the Federal 
Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, in accordance with the 
Department's responsibility thereunder.


Sec.  374a.3   [Amended]

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167. In Sec.  374a.3, in the term ``Air carrier'' remove the words 
``section 401 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``49 U.S.C. 41102''.
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168. Section 374a.5 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  374a.5   Exemption authority.

    Air carriers are exempt from the following provisions of Subtitle 
VII of Title 49 of the United States Code: (a) Section 41510, (b) 
Section 41310, and any and all other provisions of 49 U.S.C. Subtitle 
VII, to the extent necessary to enable air carriers to comply with the 
provisions of this part.

PART 375--NAVIGATION OF FOREIGN CIVIL AIRCRAFT WITHIN THE UNITED 
STATES

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169. The authority citation for part 375 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 40102, 40103, and 41703.


Sec.  375.1   [Amended]

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170. In Sec.  375.1, remove the term ``Act''; in the term ``Air 
transportation'' remove the words ``(see section 101 (10) and (23) of 
the Federal Aviation Act, 49 U.S.C. 1301)'' and add, in their place, 
the words ``(see 49 U.S.C. 40102 (a)(5) and (a)(24))''; in the term 
``Exemption'' remove the words ``under section 416(b) of the Act'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``under 49 U.S.C. 40109''; in the term 
``Foreign air carrier permit'' remove the words ``section 402 of the 
Act'' and add, in their place, the words ``49 U.S.C. 41301''; in the 
term ``Foreign aircraft permit'' remove the words ``section 1108(b) of 
the Act'' and add, in their place, the words ``49 U.S.C. 41703''.


Sec.  375.19   [Amended]

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171. In Sec.  375.19, remove the words ``section 1108(b) of the Act'' 
each place it appears, and add, in their place, the words ``49 U.S.C. 
41703''.


Sec.  375.33   [Amended]

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172. In Sec.  375.33, in the last sentence, remove the word ``safey'' 
and add, in its place, the word ``safety''.


Sec.  375.35   [Amended]

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173. In Sec.  375.35, in paragraph (a)(2), remove the words ``section 
402 permit'' and add, in their place, the words ``section 41301 
permit''.


Sec.  375.43   [Amended]

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174. In Sec.  375.43, in paragraph (e)(1), remove the words ``Aviation 
Operations'' and add, in their place, the words ``International 
Aviation''; in Sec.  375.43, paragraph (a) is revised to read as 
follows:


Sec.  375.43   Application for foreign aircraft permit.

    (a) Applications for foreign aircraft permits shall be submitted on 
OST Form 4509 (Appendix A), in duplicate, addressed to the Chief, 
Foreign Air Carrier Licensing Division, X-45, Office of International 
Aviation. Applications should be submitted by email; see ``Application 
Procedures under Part 375'' at www.transportation.gov/policy/aviation-policy/licensing/foreign-carriers.
* * * * *


Sec.  375.50   [Amended]

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175. Amend Sec.  375.50 as follows:
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a. In paragraph (b), in the first sentence, remove the words ``Chief, 
Discrete Operations Branch, Licensing Division, P-45, Office of 
Aviation Operations'' and add, in their place, the words ``Chief, 
Foreign Air Carrier Licensing Division, X-45, Office of International 
Aviation''.
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b. In paragraph (e), remove the words ``section 1108(b) of the Act'' 
and add, in their place, the words ``section 41703 of 49 U.S.C.''.
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c. In paragraph (h), in the first sentence, remove the words ``Federal 
Aviation Act'' and add, in their place,

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the words ``49 U.S.C. Subtitle VII''; in the fourth sentence, remove 
the words ``section 402 or 416(b) of the Act'' and add, in their place, 
the words ``section 41301 or 41709 of 49 U.S.C.''.


Sec.  375.60   [Amended]

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176. Section 375.60 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  375.60   Penalties.

    The operation of a foreign aircraft within the United States or 
over adjacent territorial waters in violation of the provisions of this 
part constitutes a violation of 49 U.S.C. Subtitle VII and of this 
chapter, and may, in addition, constitute a violation of the rules of 
the Federal Aviation Administration. Such operation makes the person or 
persons responsible for the violation or violations subject to a civil 
penalty as provided in 49 U.S.C. 46301, and to the alteration, 
amendment, modification, suspension or revocation of any permit issued 
under this part and of any U.S. certificate involved as provided in 49 
U.S.C. 44709. Engaging in air transportation as defined in 49 U.S.C 
Subtitle VII by a foreign aircraft without a foreign air carrier permit 
issued pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 41301 or an exemption, or in violation of 
the terms of such authority constitutes not only a violation of this 
part but of Title 49, subtitle VII, as well, which entails a criminal 
penalty as set forth in 49 U.S.C. 46316.

PART 377--CONTINUANCE OF EXPIRED AUTHORIZATIONS BY OPERATION OF LAW 
PENDING FINAL DETERMINATION OF APPLICATIONS FOR RENEWAL THEREOF

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177. The authority citation for part 377 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. Chapters 401 and 461; 5 U.S.C. 558 and 
559.


Sec.  377.1   [Amended]

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178. In Sec.  377.1, in the term ``Authorization'' remove the words 
``sections 101(3), 401, 402, 408, 409, 412 and 416 of the Federal 
Aviation Act of 1958, as amended'' and add, in their place, the words 
``49 U.S.C. 40102, 41102, 41302, 41309, and 41708''.


Sec.  Sec.  377.2, 377.3, 377.4, 377.5, 377.10 and 377.11   [Amended]

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179. In Sec. Sec.  377.2, 377.3, 377.4, 377.5, 377.10, and 377.11, 
remove the word ``Board'' each place it appears, and add, in its place, 
the word ``Department''.


Sec.  Sec.  377.3, 377.4, and 377.10   [Amended]

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180. In Sec. Sec.  377.3, 377.4, and 377.10, remove the words ``section 
401 of the Act'' and add, in their place, the words ``49 U.S.C. 
41102''.


Sec.  377.10   [Amended]

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181. In paragraph(c)(3), remove the words ``section 402 of the Act and 
exemptions issued under section 416 '' and add, in their place, the 
words ``section 41301 of 49 U.S.C. and exemptions issued under section 
41708 of 49 U.S.C.''.

PART 380--PUBLIC CHARTERS

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182. The authority citation for part 380 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 40101, 40102, 40109, 40113, 41101, 41103, 
41301, 41504, 41702, 41708, 41712, and 46101.

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183. Throughout part 380, remove the words ``Office of Aviation 
Analysis'' and add, in their place, the words ``Office of International 
Aviation''.
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184. Throughout part 380, remove the words ``Special Authorities 
Division'' and add, in their place, the words ``U.S. Air Carrier 
Licensing/Special Authorities Division''.


Sec.  380.1   [Amended]

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185. In Sec.  380.1, remove the words ``, formerly Title IV of the 
Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended''.


Sec.  380.2   [Amended]

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186. In Sec.  380.2, in the list of definitions, the term ``Foreign 
Public Charter opertor'' is revised to read ``Foreign Public Charter 
operator''.


Sec.  380.3   [Amended]

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187. In Sec.  380.3, in paragraph (b), remove the word ``and'' and add, 
in its place, the word ``through''.


Sec.  380.14   [Amended]

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188. In Sec.  380.14, at the beginning of the paragraph, remove the 
word ``Noting'' and add, in its place, the word ``Nothing''.


Sec.  380.15   [Amended]

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189. In Sec.  380.15, remove the word ``Subsititues'' and add, in its 
place, the word ``Substitutes''.


Sec.  380.32   [Amended]

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190. Amend Sec.  380.32 as follows:
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a. In paragraph (j), remove the words ``That is a charter'' and add, in 
their place, the words ``That if a charter''.
0
b. In paragraph (q), remove the words ``That is the operator'' and add, 
in their place, the words ``That if the operator''.
0
c. In paragraph (t), remove the words ``That the participants'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``That the participant's''.
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d. In paragraph (v), in the second sentence, remove the words ``date or 
arrival'' and add, in their place, the words ``date of arrival''.


Sec.  380.34   [Amended]

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191. In Sec.  380.34, in paragraph (b)(2)(i), at the end of the 
paragraph, remove the words ``credit cared'' and add, in their place, 
the words ``credit card''.

PART 380--APPENDIX A AND B [AMENDED]

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192. Revise Appendix A and B to part 380 to read as follows:

Appendix A to Part 380--Public Charter Operator's Surety Bond Under 
Part 380 of the Regulations of the Department of Transportation (14 CFR 
Part 380)

    Know all persons by these presents, that we __(name of charter 
operator) of __ (city) __ (state) as Principal (hereinafter called 
Principal), and __ (name of surety) a corporation created and 
existing under the laws of the State of __ (State) as Surety 
(hereinafter called Surety) are held and firmly bound unto the 
United States of America in the sum of $__ (see 14 CFR 380.34) for 
which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves and our 
heirs, executors, administrators, successors, and assigns, jointly 
and severally, firmly by these presents.
    Whereas Principal intends to become a Public Charter operator 
pursuant to the provisions of 14 CFR part 380 and other rules and 
regulations of the Department relating to insurance or other 
security for the protection of charter participants, and has elected 
to file with the Department of Transportation such a bond as will 
insure financial responsibility with respect to all moneys received 
from charter participants for services in connection with a Public 
Charter to be operated subject to Part 380 of the Department's 
regulations in accordance with contracts, agreements, or 
arrangements therefore, and
    Whereas this bond is written to assure compliance by Principal 
as an authorized charter operator with 14 CFR part 380 and other 
rules and regulations of the Department relating to insurance and 
other security for the protection of charter participants, and shall 
inure to the benefit of any and all charter participants to whom 
Principal may be held legally liable for any damages herein 
described.
    Now, therefore, the condition of this obligation is such that if 
Principal shall pay or cause to be paid to charter participants any 
sum or sums for which Principal may be held legally liable by reason 
of Principal's failure faithfully to perform, fulfill and carry out 
all contracts, agreements, and arrangements made by Principal while 
this bond is in effect with respect to the receipt of moneys from 
charter participants, and proper disbursement thereof pursuant to 
and in accordance with the provisions of 14 CFR part 380, then this 
obligation shall be void, otherwise to remain in full force and 
effect.
    The liability of Surety with respect to any charter participant 
shall not exceed the

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charter price paid by or on behalf of such participant.
    The liability of Surety shall not be discharged by any payment 
or succession of payments hereunder, unless and until such payment 
or payments shall amount in the aggregate to the penalty of the 
bond, but in no event shall Surety's obligation hereunder exceed the 
amount of said penalty.
    Surety agrees to furnish written notice to the U.S. Air Carrier 
Licensing/Special Authorities Division, X-44, Office of 
International Aviation, Department of Transportation, forthwith of 
all suits or claims filed and judgments rendered, and payments made 
by Surety under this bond.
    The bond shall cover the following charters \1\
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \1\ These data may be supplied in an addendum attached to the 
bond.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------
Surety company's bond No.----------------------------------------------

Date of flight departure-----------------------------------------------

Place of flight departure----------------------------------------------

    This bond is effective on the __ day of __, 12:01 a.m., standard 
time at the address of Principal as stated herein and as hereinafter 
provided. Principal or Surety may at any time terminate this bond by 
written notice to: ``U.S. Air Carrier Licensing/Special Authorities 
Division (X-44), Office of International Aviation, U.S. Department 
of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, W-86-445, Washington, 
DC 20590,'' such termination to become effective thirty (30) days 
after the actual receipt of said notice by the Department. Surety 
shall not be liable hereunder for the payment of any damages 
hereinbefore described which arise as a result of any contracts, 
agreements, undertakings, or arrangements for the supplying of 
transportation and other services made by Principal after the 
termination of this bond as herein provided, but such termination 
shall not affect the liability of the bond hereunder for the payment 
of any damages arising as a result of contracts, agreements, or 
arrangements for the supplying of transportation and other services 
made by Principal prior to the date that such termination becomes 
effective. Liability of Surety under this bond shall in all events 
be limited only to a charter participant or charter participants who 
shall within sixty (60) days after the termination of the particular 
charter described herein give written notice of claim to the charter 
operator or, if it is unavailable, to Surety, and all liability on 
this bond shall automatically terminate sixty (60) days after the 
termination date of each particular charter covered by this bond 
except for claims made in the time provided herein.
    In witness whereof, the said Principal and Surety have executed 
this instrument on the __ day of __, 20__.

PRINCIPAL

Name-------------------------------------------------------------------

By: Signature and title------------------------------------------------

Witness----------------------------------------------------------------

    Bonding or surety company must be listed in Best's Insurance 
Reports (Fire and Casualty) with a general policyholders' rating of 
``A'' or better or in the Department of the Treasury listing of 
companies holding certificates of authority as acceptable sureties 
on Federal bonds. In addition, the bonding or surety company shall 
be one legally authorized to issue bonds of that type in the 
State(s) in which the charter flight(s) originate. Agents must 
provide satisfactory proof that they have the requisite authority to 
issue this bond.

Appendix B to Part 380--Public Charter Operator's Surety Trust 
Agreement

    This Trust Agreement is entered into between __ (charter 
operator) incorporated under the laws of __ with its principal place 
of business being __ (hereinafter called ``Operator''), and __ 
(Bank) with its principal place of business being __ (hereinafter 
called ``Trustee''), for the purpose of creating a trust to become 
effective as of the __ day of __, 20 __, which trust shall continue 
until terminated as hereinafter provided.
    Operator intends to become a Public Charter operator pursuant to 
the provisions of Part 380 of the Department's regulations and other 
rules and regulations of the Department relating to insurance or 
other security for the protection of charter participants, and has 
elected to file with the Department of Transportation such a Surety 
Trust Agreement as will insure financial responsibility with respect 
to all monies received from charter participants for services in 
connection with a Public Charter to be operated subject to Part 380 
of the Department's regulations in accordance with contracts, 
agreements, or arrangements therefore.
    This Surety Trust Agreement is written to assure compliance by 
Operator with the provisions of Part 380 of the Department's 
regulations and other rules and regulations of the Department 
relating to insurance or other security for the protection of 
charter participants. It shall inure to the benefit of any and all 
charter participants to whom Operator may be held legally liable for 
any of the damages herein described.
    It is mutually agreed by and between Operator and Trustee that 
Trustee shall manage the corpus of the trust and carry out the 
purposes of the trust as hereinafter set forth during the term of 
the trust for the benefit of charter participants (who are 
hereinafter referred to as ``Beneficiaries.'')
    Beneficiaries of the trust created by this Agreement shall be 
limited to those charter participants who meet the following 
requirements:
    1. Those for whom Operator or Operator's agent has received 
payment toward participation in one or more charters operated by or 
proposed to be operated by Operator.
    2. Who have legal claim or claims for money damages against 
Operator by reason of Operator's failure faithfully to perform, 
fulfill, and carry out all contracts, agreements, and arrangements 
made by Operator while this trust is in effect with respect to the 
receipt of monies and proper disbursement thereof pursuant to Part 
380 of the Department's regulations; and
    3. Who have given notice of such claim or claims in accordance 
with this Trust Agreement, but who have not been paid by Operator.
    The operator shall convey to Trustee legal title to the trust 
corpus, which has a value of $__ by the time of the execution of 
this Agreement.
    Trustee shall assume the responsibilities of Trustee over the 
said trust corpus and shall distribute from the trust corpus to any 
and all Beneficiaries to whom Operator, in its capacity as a Public 
Charter operator, may be held legally liable by reason of Operator's 
failure faithfully to perform, fulfill, and carry out all contracts, 
agreements, and arrangements made by Operator, while this trust is 
in effect with respect to the receipt of monies and proper 
disbursement thereof pursuant to Part 380 of the Department's 
regulations in connection with said charters, such damages as will 
discharge such liability while this trust is in effect; Provided, 
however, that the liability of the trust to any Beneficiary shall 
not exceed the charter price (as defined in Part 380 of the 
Department's regulations) paid by or on behalf of any such 
Beneficiary; Provided, further, that there shall be no obligation of 
the trust to any Beneficiary if Operator shall pay or cause to be 
paid to any Beneficiary any sum or sums for which Operator may be 
held legally liable by reasons of its failure faithfully to perform, 
fulfill, and carry out all contracts, agreements, and arrangements 
made by Operator in its capacity as Public Charter Operator while 
this trust is in effect with respect to the receipt of monies and 
proper disbursement thereof pursuant to Part 380 of the Department's 
regulations; and provided still further, that the liability of the 
trust as administered by Trustee shall not be discharged by any 
payment or succession of payments hereunder, unless and until such 
payment or payments, shall amount in the aggregate to $__. 
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, in no event shall 
the obligation of the trust or Trustee hereunder exceed the 
aggregate amount of $__.
    Trustee agrees to furnish written notice to the U.S. Air Carrier 
Licensing/Special Authorities Division, X-44, Office of 
International Aviation, Department of Transportation, forthwith of 
all suits or claims filed and judgments rendered (of which it has 
knowledge), and of payments made by Trustee under the terms of this 
trust.
    The trust shall not be liable hereunder for the payment of any 
damages hereinbefore described which arise as a result of any 
contracts, agreements, undertakings, or arrangements for the 
supplying of transportation and other services made by Operator 
after the termination of this trust as herein provided, but such 
termination shall not affect the liability of the trust hereunder 
for the payment of any damages arising as a result of contracts, 
agreements, or arrangements for the supplying of transportation and 
other services made by Operator prior to the date that such 
termination becomes effective.
    Liability of the trust shall in all events be limited only to a 
Beneficiary or Beneficiaries who shall within sixty days after the 
termination of the particular charter give written notice of claim 
to Operator or, if it is unavailable, to Trustee, and all liability 
of

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the trust with respect to participants in a charter shall 
automatically terminate sixty days after the termination date of 
each particular charter covered by this trust except for claims made 
in the time provided herein.
    Sixty-one days after the completion of the last charter covered 
by this Trust Agreement, the trust shall automatically terminate 
except for claims of any Beneficiary or Beneficiaries previously 
made in accordance with this Agreement still pending on and after 
said sixty-first day. To the extent of such claims, the trust shall 
continue until those claims are discharged, dismissed, dropped, or 
otherwise terminated. After all remaining claims which are covered 
by this Trust Agreement pending on and after the said sixty-first 
day have been discharged, dismissed, dropped, or otherwise 
terminated; Trustee shall convey forthwith the remainder of the 
trust corpus, if any, to Operator.
    Either Operator or Trustee may at any time terminate this trust 
by written notice to: ``U.S. Air Carrier Licensing/Special 
Authorities Division, X-44, Office of International Aviation, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, W-86-445, 
Washington, DC 20590,'' such termination to become effective thirty 
days after the actual receipt of said notice by the Department.
    In the event of any controversy or claim arising hereunder, 
Trustee shall not be required to determine same or take any other 
action with respect thereto, but may await the settlement of such 
controversy or claim by final appropriate legal proceedings, and in 
such event shall not be liable for interest or damages of any kind.
    Any Successor to Trustee by merger, consolidation, or otherwise, 
shall succeed to this trusteeship and shall have the powers and 
obligations set forth in this Agreement.
    The trust created under this Agreement shall be operated and 
administered under the laws of the State of __.
    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Operator and Trustee have executed this 
instrument on the date(s) shown below.

Operator ______ (signature)

Date-------------------------------------------------------------------

Name ______ (typed or printed)
Title------------------------------------------------------------------

Trustee ______ (signature)
Date-------------------------------------------------------------------

Name ______ (typed or printed)
Title------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 385--STAFF ASSIGNMENTS AND REVIEW OF ACTION UNDER ASSIGNMENTS

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193. The authority citation for part 385 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 329, 40101, 41101, 41301, and 41701.


Sec.  385.1  [Amended]

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194. In Sec.  385.1:
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a. In the term ``Precedent'' remove the words ``by the Board'' and add, 
in their place, the words ``by its predecessor''.
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b. In the term ``Reviewing Official'' remove the word ``Deputy''.


Sec.  385.2  [Amended]

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195. In Sec.  385.2, remove the words ``and the Director, Bureau of 
Transportation Statistics (BTS)''.


Sec.  385.7  [Amended]

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196. In Sec.  385.7, remove the word ``Deputy''.


Sec.  385.12  [Amended]

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197. In Sec.  385.12, paragraphs (f), (h), and (i) are removed; 
paragraphs (g), (j), and (k) are re-designated as paragraphs (f), (g), 
and (h), respectively; and the newly redesignated paragraphs (f), (g) 
and (h) are revised to read as follows:


Sec.  385.12  Authority of the Director, Office of Aviation Analysis

* * * * *
    (f) To approve certificates of insurance filed with the Department 
on behalf of U.S. and foreign air carriers in accordance with the 
provisions of part 205 of this chapter.
    (g) With respect to mail rates:
    (1) To issue show-cause orders proposing to make modifications of a 
technical nature in the mail rate formula applicable to temporary or 
final service mail rate orders.
    (2) To issue final orders establishing temporary and final service 
mail rates:
    (i) In those cases where no objection has been filed following 
release of the show-cause order, and where the rates established are 
the same as those proposed in the show-cause order; and
    (ii) In those cases where it is necessary to make modifications of 
a technical nature in the rates proposed in the show-cause order.
    (3) To issue final orders amending mail rate orders of air carriers 
to reflect changes in the names of the carriers subject to the orders.
    (4) To issue a letter, in the case of air mail contracts filed with 
the Department under part 302 of this chapter against which no 
complaints have been filed, stating that the contract will not be 
disapproved by the Department and may become effective immediately.
    (5) To issue final orders making quarterly fuel rate adjustments to 
Alaska bush and mainline mail rates set by the Department under 49 
U.S.C. Sec. Sec.  41901, 41902, and 41903.
    (h) With respect to essential air service proceedings:
    (1) To establish procedural dates.
    (2) To issue orders setting interim rates of compensation for 
carriers required to provide essential air service.
    (3) To issue orders approving a carrier's alternate service pattern 
if:
    (i) The resulting level of service at the eligible place would be 
equal to or greater than the level of service earlier determined to be 
essential for that place;
    (ii) The community concerned does not object to the carrier's 
implementation of the alternate service pattern; and
    (iii) The carrier is not receiving a subsidy for the service or 
implementation of the alternate service pattern would not increase the 
carrier's subsidy.
    (4) To issue orders adjusting the operational and/or financial unit 
rates of the payout formula for a carrier receiving subsidy under 
section 41732 of the Statute where the adjustment will not increase the 
total amount of compensation that the carrier will receive.
    (5) To renew, up to five times in succession, an order under 
section 41734 of the Statute to an air carrier to continue providing 
essential air service while the Department attempts to find a 
replacement carrier.
    (6) To request service and subsidy proposals from carriers 
interested in providing essential air service to an eligible place.
    (7) To issue final orders establishing interim or final subsidy 
rates under section 41732 or final adjustments of compensation for 
continued service under section 41732 in those cases where no objection 
has been filed to a show-cause order, and where the rates established 
are the same as or less than those proposed in the approved show-cause 
order.
    (8) With respect to provisions for terminations, suspensions, or 
reductions of service under part 323 of this chapter:
    (i) To require any person who files a notice, objection, or answer 
to supply additional information.
    (ii) To require service of a notice, objection, or answer upon any 
person.
    (iii) To accept late-filed objections or answers, upon motion, for 
good cause shown.
    (iv) To extend the time for filing objections for answers, when the 
initial notice has been filed earlier than required under Sec.  323.5.
    (9) To issue final air carrier selection orders establishing final 
subsidy rates for EAS provided under 49 U.S.C. 41733:
    (i) Where the compensation to be paid is the same as or less than 
the existing rate, and where the community does not object to the 
selected option;
    (ii) For EAS eligible Alaska communities, when the subsidy rate to 
be paid is less than $125,000, and where the community does not object 
to the selected option;
    (iii) In cases where only one air carrier submitted one service or 
subsidy option.

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    (10) With respect to provisions for terminations, suspensions, or 
reductions of service under part 323 of this chapter:
    (i) To require any person who files a notice, objection, or answer 
to supply additional information.
    (ii) To require service of a notice, objection, or answer upon any 
person.
    (iii) To accept late-filed objections or answers, upon motion, for 
good cause shown.
    (iv) To extend the time for filing objections for answers, when the 
initial notice has been filed earlier than required under Sec.  323.5.
    (11) To issue procedural orders or notices in antitrust immunity 
cases filed under 14 CFR part 303 with respect to:
    (i) Granting or denying requests for adjustments to procedural 
deadlines where there is no objection;
    (ii) Making other adjustments to a procedural schedule where the 
policy is clear and consistent with precedent;
    (iii) Granting parties to a proceeding access to confidential 
documents filed under a request for public non-disclosure pursuant to 
14 CFR 302.12, where providing such access is consistent under current 
policy and precedent; and
    (iv) In uncontested proceedings, ordering the filing of additional 
documents deemed relevant to the Department's consideration of the 
application, including the filing of documents for in-camera review, 
where doing so is consistent with past policy and precedent.


Sec.  385.13   [Amended]

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198. Amend Sec.  385.13 by:
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a. Removing paragraph (b)(4).
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b. Redesignating paragraphs (b)(2) and (3) as (b)(3) and (4), 
respectively.
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c. Adding new paragraphs (b)(2), (5) and (6).
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d. Removing the words ``pursuant to Civil Aeronautics Board Order E-
9305 of June 15, 1955'' and adding in its place the words ``agreements 
filed pursuant to previous statutory authority of the Department's 
predecessor'' in paragraph (r) introductory text.
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e. Revising paragraph (r)(1).
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f. Adding new paragraphs (z)-(dd) to read as follows:


 Sec.  385.13  Authority of the Director, Office of International 
Aviation.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (2) For general tariff exemptions that apply to all U.S. and 
foreign air carriers pursuant to 14 CFR part 293.
* * * * *
    (5) Issue orders granting uncontested applications by U.S. carriers 
to provide foreign air transportation where the carrier has already 
been found fit, willing, and able to provide service of the same basic 
scope or character; and
    (6) Issue orders granting uncontested applications by foreign air 
carriers to provide foreign air transportation where the course of 
action is clear under current policy or precedent.
* * * * *
    (r) With respect to International Air Transport Association (IATA) 
agreements filed with the Department pursuant to sections 41309 and 
41308 of the Statute, or agreements filed pursuant to previous 
statutory authority of the Department's predecessor:
    (1) Issue orders approving, disapproving, or exempting IATA 
agreements relating to fare and rate matters under section 41309, and 
granting or denying antitrust immunity under section 41308, where the 
course of action is clear under current policy and precedent.
* * * * *
    (z) Issue orders and notices adjusting the Standard Foreign Fare 
Level to reflect percentage changes in actual operating costs per 
available seat mile.
    (aa) Issue notices updating the list of country-pair markets.
    (bb) With respect to Canadian charter air taxi operations:
    (1) To approve applications for registration, or require that a 
registrant submit additional information, or reject an application for 
registration for failure to comply with part 294 of this chapter.
    (2) To cancel, revoke, or suspend the registration of any Canadian 
charter air taxi operator using small aircraft registered under part 
294 of this chapter that:
    (i) Filed with the Department a written notice that it is 
discontinuing operations;
    (ii) Is no longer designated by its home government to operate the 
services contemplated by its registration;
    (iii) Holds a foreign air carrier permit under section 41302 to 
operate large aircraft charters between the United States and Canada;
    (iv) Fails to keep its filed certificate of insurance current;
    (v) No longer is substantially owned or effectively controlled by 
persons who are:
    (A) Citizens of Canada;
    (B) The Government of Canada; or
    (C) A combination of both; or
    (vi) No longer holds current effective Operations Specifications 
issued by the FAA.
    (3) To grant or deny requests for a waiver of part 294 of this 
chapter, where grant or denial of the request is in accordance with 
current policy or precedent.
    (cc) With respect to foreign air freight forwarders:
    (1) To approve applications for registration, or require that a 
registrant submit additional information, or reject an application for 
registration for failure to comply with part 297 of this chapter.
    (2) To cancel the registration of any foreign air freight forwarder 
or foreign cooperative shippers association that files a written notice 
with the Department indicating the discontinuance of common carrier 
activities.
    (3) To exempt the registrant from the requirement contained in 
Sec.  297.20 of this chapter that substantial ownership and effective 
control reside in citizens of the country that the applicant claims as 
its country of citizenship, where the course of action is clear under 
current precedent or policies.
    (dd) With respect to charter operations:
    (1) To grant or deny requests for waiver of parts 212, 372, and 380 
of this chapter, where grant or denial of the request is in accordance 
with established precedent.
    (2) To approve or disapprove direct air carrier escrow agreements 
filed pursuant to part 212 of this chapter.
    (3) To reject or accept Public Charter prospectuses filed under 
part 380 of this chapter.
    (4) With respect to the procedures for the registration of foreign 
charter operators under subpart E of part 380 of this chapter:
    (i) To approve applications for registration, or require that a 
registrant submit additional information, or reject an application for 
registration for failure to comply with part 380 of this chapter.
    (ii) To notify the applicant that its application will require 
further analysis or procedures, or is being referred to the Assistant 
Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs for formal action.
    (iii) To cancel the registration of a foreign charter operator if 
it files a written notice with the Department that it is discontinuing 
its charter operations.
    (iv) To waive provisions of subpart E of part 380 of this chapter.
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199. Revise Sec.  385.14 as follows:


Sec.  385.14   Authority of the General Counsel

    The General Counsel has authority to:
    (a) Issue proposed or final regulations for the purpose of making 
editorial changes or corrections to the Department's rules and 
regulations to carry out Subparts I, II and IV of Part A of Subtitle 
VII of the Transportation Code at 49 U.S.C. 40101 et seq., with the 
concurrence of the staff offices primarily

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responsible for the parts or sections involved: Provided, that any 
final regulation so issued shall have an effective date not less than 
20 days after its date of publication in the Federal Register, and 
shall include a brief reference to the review procedures established in 
subpart C of this part.
    (b) Where a petition for review is duly filed, reverse any 
rulemaking action taken pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section by 
withdrawing a proposed or final regulation issued thereunder. Any 
action taken by the General Counsel, pursuant to the authority of this 
section, shall not be subject to the review procedures of this part.
    (c) Issue orders deferring action until after oral argument on 
motions submitted by parties subsequent to the issuance of an 
Administrative Law Judge's initial or recommended decision.
    (d) Reissue existing regulations for the purpose of incorporating 
prior amendments adopted by the Department.
    (e) Compromise any civil penalties being imposed in enforcement 
cases.
    (f) Issue orders initiating and terminating informal nonpublic 
investigations under part 305 of this chapter (Procedural Regulations).
    (g) Issue orders requiring air carriers to prepare and submit 
within a specified reasonable period, special reports, copies of 
agreements, records, accounts, papers, documents, and specific answers 
to questions upon which information is deemed necessary. Special 
reports shall be under oath whenever the General Counsel so requires.
    (h) Institute and prosecute in the proper court, as agent of the 
Department, all necessary proceedings for the enforcement of the 
provisions of the act or any rule, regulation, requirement, or order 
thereunder, or any term, condition, or limitation of any certificate or 
permit, and for the punishment of all violations thereof. Any action 
taken by the General Counsel, pursuant to the authority of this 
section, shall not be subject to the review procedures of this part.
    (i) Make findings regarding the reasonable necessity for the 
application of the Department's authority to obtain access to lands, 
buildings, and equipment, and to inspect, examine, and make notes and 
copies of accounts, records, memorandums, documents, papers, and 
correspondence of persons having control over, or affiliated with, any 
person subject to regulation under Subparts I, II, and IV of Part A of 
Subtitle VII of the Transportation Code at 49 U.S.C. 40101 et seq. 
through issuance of an appropriate order, letter, or other transmittal.
    (j) Issue orders denying or granting conditional or complete 
confidential treatment of information supplied by any person to the 
Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings. Confidential treatment 
may only be granted upon a finding that, if the information were in the 
Department's possession and a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request 
were made for the information:
    (1) At the time of the confidentiality request, the FOIA request 
would be denied on the basis of one or more of the FOIA exemptions; and
    (2) At any later time, the FOIA request would also be denied, 
absent a material change in circumstances (which may include a 
demonstration that the asserted exemption does not apply).


Sec.  385.15   [Removed and Reserved]

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200. Remove and reserve Sec.  385.15.


Sec.  385.18   [Amended]

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201. In Sec.  385.18, remove the words ``Chief, Coordination Section, 
Documentary Services Division'' and add in its place the words ``Docket 
Officer, Docket Operations Office''.


Sec.  385.19   [Amended]

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202. In Sec.  385.19, remove the words ``Office of Aviation 
Information'' wherever they appear, and add in their place the words 
``Office of Airline Information''.

PART 389--FEES AND CHARGES FOR SPECIAL SERVICES

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203. Part 389 is revised to read as follows:

PART 389--FEES AND CHARGES FOR SPECIAL SERVICES

Subpart A--General Provisions
Sec.
389.1 Policy and scope.
Subpart B--Fees for Special Services
389.10 Applicability of subpart.
389.11 Available services and resources.
389.12 Payment of fees and charges.
389.13 Fees for services.
Subpart C--Filing and Processing License Fees
389.20 Applicability of subpart.
389.21 Payment of fees.
389.22 Failure to make proper payment.
389.23 Application for waiver or modification of fees.
389.24 Foreign air carriers.
389.25 Schedule of processing fees.
389.26 Special rules for tariff page filings.
389.27 Refund of fee.

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 40113, 40114, 41711; 31 U.S.C. 9701; and 5 
U.S.C. 552.

Subpart A--General Provisions


Sec.  389.1   Policy and scope.

    Pursuant to the provisions of 31 U.S.C. 9701, Fees and charges for 
Government services and things of value, and as implemented by the 
Office of Management and Budget's Circular A-25, dated July 8, 1993, 
the Department sets forth in this regulation fees and charges to be 
paid for the use of certain services and resources of the Department as 
prescribed below.

Subpart B--Fees for Special Services


Sec.  389.10   Applicability of subpart.

    This subpart describes certain services and resources made 
available by the Department and prescribes the fees and charges for 
those services and resources.


Sec.  389.11   Available services and resources.

    Upon request and payment of fees as provided in subsequent 
sections, there are available, with respect to documents subject to 
inspection, services as follows:
    (a) Locating and copying records and documents;
    (b) Certification of copies of documents under seal of the 
Department; and
    (c) Transcripts of hearings and proceedings.


Sec.  389.12   Payment of fees and charges.

    The fees charged for services and resources shall be paid for 
electronically at http://www.pay.gov, a secure government-wide 
collection portal, except for charges for reporting services that are 
performed under competitive bid contracts with non-Government firms. 
Fees for reporting are payable to the firms providing the services. 
Payments to pay.gov can be made directly from a bank account or by 
credit/debit card.


Sec.  389.13   Fees for services.

    Fees for services and resources described in subparts B and C of 
this part are pursuant to those fees set forth in 49 CFR part 7, 
subpart F, Sec. Sec.  7.41--7.43, 7.45 and 7.46.

Subpart C--Filing and Processing License Fees


Sec.  389.20   Applicability of subpart.

    (a) This subpart applies to the filing of certain documents and 
records with the Department by non-government parties, and prescribes 
fees for their processing.
    (b) For the purpose of this subpart, record means an electronic 
tariff record submitted to the Department under

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subpart R of 14 CFR part 221, and contains a set of information that 
describes one (1) tariff fare, or a set of information that describes 
one (1) related element associated with such tariff fare.


Sec.  389.21   Payment of fees.

    (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b), any document for which a 
filing fee is required by Sec.  389.25 shall be paid for electronically 
at http://www.pay.gov, a secure government-wide collection portal, 
unless a waiver or modification of the filing fee has been requested 
and approved. Payments can be made directly from a bank account or by 
credit/debit card.
    (b) Registration for all air taxi operators shall be accompanied by 
an 8 dollar ($8) registration filing fee in the form of a check, draft, 
or postal money order payable to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
    (c) Where a document seeks authority or relief in the alternative 
and therefore would otherwise be subject to more than one filing fee, 
only the highest fee shall be required.
    (d) Where a document relating to a single transaction or matter 
seeks multiple authorities or relief and therefore would otherwise be 
subject to more than one filing fee, only the highest fee shall be 
required. Where a document relating to more than one transaction or 
matter seeks multiple authorities or relief, the required filing fee 
shall be determined by combining the highest fees for each transaction 
or matter. For purposes of this paragraph, a specific number of 
charters or inclusive tours described in one application will be 
regarded as a single transaction or matter.
    (e) No fee shall be returned after the document has been filed with 
the Department, except as provided in Sec. Sec.  389.23 and 389.27.


Sec.  389.22   Failure to make proper payment.

    In accordance with 49 CFR part 7, subpart F Sec.  7.42, the 
Department will assess interest on unpaid fees on the 31st day 
following the day on which a notice of the amount due is first mailed 
to the requestor, unless the Department has granted an application for 
waiver or modification of the fees.


Sec.  389.23   Application for waiver or modification of fees.

    (a) Applications may be filed asking for waiver or modification of 
any fee paid under this subpart. Each applicant shall set forth the 
reasons why a waiver or modification should be granted, and by what 
legal authority.
    (b) Applications asking for a waiver or modification of fees shall 
be sent to the Director, Office of Aviation Analysis, U.S. Department 
of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. 
This provision is in accordance Sec.  385.30 of this chapter. When no 
petition for review is filed with the Department, or when the 
Department reviews the Director's decision, if the amount found due is 
not paid within 10 days after receipt of notification of the final 
determination, the document shall be returned to the filing party.


Sec.  389.24   Foreign air carriers.

    A foreign air carrier, or such carriers, if from the same country, 
acting jointly, may apply for a waiver of the requirements of this part 
based on reciprocity for U.S. air carriers contained in the requirement 
of their home governments, or as provided in a treaty or agreement with 
the United States. To apply for a waiver under this section, foreign 
air carriers shall send waiver requests to the Director, Office of 
International Aviation. The request should include applicable official 
government rules, decisions, statements of policy, or comparable 
evidence concerning filing fees for U.S. air carriers, or for all 
carriers serving that country. Once a waiver has been granted for a 
specific country, no further waiver applications need be filed for that 
country.


Sec.  389.25   Schedule of processing fees.

    (a) Document-filing fees.

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        Code                      Document
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                      Interstate Air Transportation
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 Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (49 U.S.C. Chapter 411)
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1...................  Application for Certificate of                 850
                       Public Convenience and
                       Necessity Interstate Air
                       Transportation--Charter
                       Authority Only.
2...................  Application for Certificate of                 850
                       Public Convenience and
                       Necessity Interstate Air
                       Transportation--Scheduled
                       Service.
3...................  Dormant Authority..............                290
4...................  Application for Certificate of                 670
                       Public Convenience and
                       Necessity Interstate Air
                       Transportation--Cargo
                       Authority Only.
5...................  Application to transfer                        290
                       Certificate of Public
                       Convenience and Necessity
                       Interstate Air Transportation.
6...................  Air Taxi Registration..........                  8
7...................  Application for Commuter Air                   670
                       Carrier Authorization.
8...................  Change of Name (registration of                 56
                       trade name or reissuance of
                       certificate).
9...................   Exemption Request--General (49  .................
                             U.S.C. Chapter 401)
10..................  Request for an Exemption from                   53
                       49 U.S.C. Chapter 415.
11..................  Request for an Exemption from                  280
                       49 U.S.C Chapter 411.
12..................  Request for an Exemption from                  120
                       49 U.S.C Chapter 417.
13..................  Request for a Service Mail Rate                420
                       Petition 49 U.S.C. Chapter 419.
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    Foreign Air Transportation--U.S. Carriers (49 U.S.C. Chapter 411)
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14..................  Application for Certificate of                 900
                       Public Convenience and
                       Necessity Foreign Air
                       Transportation--Scheduled
                       Service.
15..................  Amendment to Application for                   425
                       Certificate of Public
                       Convenience and Necessity
                       Foreign Air Transportation--
                       Scheduled Service.
16..................  Application for Certificate of                 600
                       Public Convenience and
                       Necessity Foreign Air
                       Transportation--Charter
                       Service.
17..................  Amendment to Application for                   200
                       Certificate of Public
                       Convenience and Necessity
                       Foreign Air Transportation--
                       Charter Service.
18..................  Transfer of Certificate of                     255
                       Public Convenience and
                       Necessity Foreign Air
                       Transportation--Scheduled or
                       Charter Service.

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19..................  Change of Name (registration of                 56
                       trade name or reissuance of
                       certificate).
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           Foreign Air Carrier Permit (49 U.S.C. Chapter 413)
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20..................  Foreign Air Carrier Permit--                   760
                       Initial Application.
21..................  Foreign Air Carrier Permit--                   475
                       Amendment/Renewal of permit.
22..................  Foreign Air Carrier Permit--                   215
                       Amendment to application for a
                       permit.
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                    Exemption (49 U.S.C. Chapter 401)
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23..................  Request for an Exemption from                   53
                       49 U.S.C. Chapter 415.
24..................  Request for an Exemption from                   77
                       49 U.S.C. Chapters 411/413 (10
                       or fewer flights).
25..................  Request for an Exemption from                  360
                       49 U.S.C. Chapters 411/413
                       (More than 10 flights).
26..................  Request for an Exemption from               \1\ 17
                       49 U.S.C. Chapters 411/413
                       (Filed less than 10 days
                       before effective date
                       requested).
27..................  Other (U.S. and foreign air                    360
                       carriers).
28..................  Emergency cabotage (49 U.S.C.                  360
                       Chapter 401).
29..................  Relief for U.S. and foreign                    370
                       indirect air carriers (49
                       U.S.C. Chapter 401).
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                            Undocketed Items
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30..................  Canadian Charter Air Taxi                       30
                       Registration.
31..................  Foreign Freight Forwarder                       11
                       Registration.
32..................  Foreign Tour Operator                           10
                       Registration.
33..................  Foreign Aircraft Permit (14 CFR                 25
                       part 375).
34..................  Special Authorization (14 CFR                   12
                       part 375).
35..................  Charter Statement of                             8
                       Authorization.
36..................  Intermodal Statement of                         10
                       Authorization.
37..................  Special Authority (14 CFR part                  37
                       216).
38..................  Fee for filing items 33-37 if                \1\11
                       filed less than time required
                       before effective date.
39..................  IATA resolutions...............                 61
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                  Other (U.S. and Foreign Air Carriers)
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                      Charters:                        .................
40..................     Public Charter Prospectus...                 39
41..................     OMPC Operation Authorization                665
42..................     Waiver of Charter                            39
                          Regulations.
                      Tariffs:                         .................
43..................     Pages.......................                  2
44..................     Special Tariff Permission...                 12
45..................     Waiver of Tariff Regulations                 12
46..................     Exemption request...........                371
                      Agreements filed under 49        .................
                       U.S.C. Chapter 413:
47..................     Prior Approval (docketed)...               1080
48..................     Routine (non-docketed)......                 64
49..................  Application for free and                        16
                       reduced-rate transportation.
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\1\ Additional.

    (b) Electronic Tariff Filing Fees. The filing fee for one (1) or 
more transactions proposed in any existing record, or for any new or 
canceled records, shall be 5 cents per record; Provided: That no fee 
shall be assessed for those records submitted to the Department 
pursuant to 14 CFR 221.500(b).


Sec.  389.26   Special rules for tariff page filings.

    (a) Tariffs issued by carriers. The filing fee for tariff pages 
filed by U.S. air carriers will be charged even if the tariff includes 
matters involving participating foreign air carriers. It will also be 
charged if the tariff is issued by a foreign air carrier and includes 
matters involving participating U.S. air carriers, unless the foreign 
air carrier has obtained a waiver under Sec.  389.24. The fee will not 
be charged for a blank looseleaf page unless it cancels matter in the 
preceding issue of the page.
    (b) Tariffs issued by publishing agents.
    (1) If the tariff is issued for one or more air carriers 
exclusively, the fee will be charged for each page.
    (2) If the tariff is issued for one or more air carriers and one or 
more foreign air carriers, the fee will be charged for each page, 
except for those pages that the issuing agent states contain only:
    (i) Matters pertaining exclusively to foreign air carriers that 
have been granted a waiver; or
    (ii) Changes in matters pertaining to foreign air carriers that 
have been granted a waiver and that are included on the same page with 
other matters that are reissued without change.
    (3) The fee will not be charged for a blank looseleaf page unless 
it cancels matters in the preceding page.
    (4) No fee will be charged when two pages are published back-to-
back, one page is not subject to the fee under paragraph (b)(2), and 
the page on the reverse is issued without substantive change.
    (5) The fee will be charged for two looseleaf pages containing a 
correction number check sheet unless all other pages of the tariff are 
exempt from the fee.


Sec.  389.27   Refund of fee.

    Any fee charged under this part may be refunded in full or in part 
upon request if the document for which it is

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charged is withdrawn before final action is taken. Such requests shall 
be filed in accordance with Sec.  389.23.

PART 398--GUIDELINES FOR INDIVIDUAL DETERMINATIONS OF BASIC 
ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE

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204. The authority citation for part 399 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. Chapters 401 and 417; Airport and Airway 
Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100-223, Dec. 30, 
1987).


Sec.  398.11   [Removed]

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205. Section 398.11 is removed.

PART 399--STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY

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206. The authority citation for part 399 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 41712.

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207. Throughout the part, remove the word ``Board'' wherever it 
appears, and add, in its place, the word ``Department''.
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208. Throughout the part, remove the word ``Board's'' wherever it 
appears, and add, in its place, the word ``Department's''.


Sec.  Sec.  399.30, 399.31, 399.32, 399.33, 399.34, 399.37, 399.40, 
399.41, 399.42, 399.43, 399.44, 399.63, 399.101, and 399.111   
[Removed]

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209. Sections 399.30, 399.31, 399.32, 399.33, 399.34, 399.37, 399.40, 
399.41, 399.42, 399.43, 399.44, 399.63, 399.101, and 399.111 are 
removed.


Sec.  399.2   [Amended]

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210. In Sec.  399.2, in paragraph (c), remove the words ``section 102 
of the Act'' and add, in its place, the words ``section 40101 of 49 
U.S.C.''.


Sec.  399.4   [Amended]

0
211. In Sec.  399.4, in the third sentence, remove the word ``the Act'' 
and add, in its place, the words ``49 U.S.C.''.


Sec.  399.35   [Amended]

0
212. Section 399.35 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  399.35   Special tariff permission.

    The Secretary of Transportation may approve, under such terms as 
the Secretary may require, a carrier's application for Special Tariff 
Permission to file a tariff for foreign air transportation required 
under Part 293 on less than the notice required by Section 41504 (b) of 
Title 49.


Sec.  399.60   [Amended]

0
213. In Sec.  399.60, in paragraph (a), remove the words ``applications 
under section 408 of the Act for approval of consolidations or 
acquisitions of control;''.


Sec.  399.80   [Amended]

0
214. In Sec.  399.80, in the first paragraph, remove the word ``(m)'' 
and add, in its place, the word ``(n)''.


Sec.  399.81   [Amended]

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215. In Sec.  399.81, in paragraph (c)(1), remove the words ``This 
section'' and add, in their place, the words ``Paragraph (c)''; in 
paragraph (c)(2), remove the words ``this section'' and add, in their 
place, the words ``paragraph (c)''; in paragraph (c)(3), remove the 
words ``this paragraph'' and add, in their place, the words ``paragraph 
(c)''.


Sec.  399.82   [Amended]

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216. In Sec.  399.82, remove paragraphs (b)(2) and (3), and redesignate 
paragraphs (b)(4) and (5) as (b)(2) and (3).


Sec.  399.83   [Amended]

0
217. In Sec.  399.83, remove the words ``section 411 of the Act,'' and 
add, in their place, the words ``49 U.S.C. 41712''.


Sec.  399.91   [Amended]

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218. Section 399.91 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  399.91   Air carrier participation in programs of technical 
assistance to airlines of less developed countries.

    (a) Applicability. This policy shall apply to proceedings under 49 
U.S.C. 41309 in which the Department is required to make any 
determination as to the public interest or consistency with 49 U.S.C. 
Subtitle VII of any agreement or relationship sought to be entered into 
by an air carrier, or officer or director thereof, with a foreign 
airline in connection with the performance of some activity pursuant to 
a technical assistance contract financed by an agency of the U.S. 
Government.


Sec.  399.120   [Amended]

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219. In Sec.  399.120, remove the words ``section 401(d)(8) of the 
Federal Aviation Act'' and add, in their place, the words ``sections 
41102 and 41110 of 49 U.S.C.''.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 17, 2018.
Elaine L. Chao,
Secretary of Transportation.
[FR Doc. 2018-08683 Filed 5-8-18; 8:45 am]
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