General Operating and Flight Rules - FAR 91

ICR 202104-2120-004

OMB: 2120-0005

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Document
Name
Status
Form and Instruction
Modified
Form and Instruction
Modified
Form and Instruction
Modified
Supplementary Document
2021-05-28
Supplementary Document
2021-04-22
Supporting Statement A
2021-04-22
Supplementary Document
2020-05-19
IC Document Collections
IC ID
Document
Title
Status
246982 New
241888 Modified
241887 Modified
241886 Modified
241885 Modified
241884 Modified
241883 Modified
241882 Modified
241881 Modified
241880 Modified
241878 Modified
241877 Modified
241876 Modified
241875 Modified
241874 Modified
241873 Modified
241872 Modified
241870 Removed
241869 Modified
241868 Modified
241867 Modified
241866 Modified
241865 Removed
241864 Modified
ICR Details
2120-0005 202104-2120-004
Received in OIRA 202005-2120-005
DOT/FAA
General Operating and Flight Rules - FAR 91
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 05/28/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 03/31/2024
1,772,836 1,770,982
282,129 229,566
0 0

This paperwork burden directly supports the Department of Transportation Strategic Goal on Safety. Specifically, the goal is to promote the public health and safety by working toward the elimination of transportation related deaths, injuries, and property damage. The reporting and recordkeeping requirements of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 91, General Operating and Flight Rules, are authorized by Part A of Subtitle VII of the Revised Title 49 United States Code. FAR Part 91 prescribes rules governing the operation of aircraft (other than moored balloons, kites, rockets and unmanned free balloons) within the United States. The reporting and recordkeeping requirements prescribed by various sections of FAR Part 91 are necessary for FAA to assure compliance with these provisions. This information collection also reflects the reporting requirements related to exercise of emergency powers by remote pilots in command pursuant to 14 CFR 107.21. That section states that in an in-flight emergency requiring immediate action, the remote pilot in command may deviate from any rule of part 107 to the extent necessary to meet that emergency. Each remote pilot in command who deviates from a rule in an in-flight emergency must, upon request of the Administrator, send a written report of that deviation to the Administrator. The collection is being revised to include information required to process a request for a Minimum Equipment List (MEL) Letter of Authorization (LOA) in accordance with certain regulations prescribing general operating and flight rules. The information to be collected is necessary because a written request is required to obtain an MEL LOA. The information collected includes only those details essential to evaluate the request, approve the MEL, and issue the LOA. A person who desires to operate an aircraft with inoperative instruments or equipment under the provisions of 14 CFR § 91.213(a) must receive approval for their minimum equipment list and be issued an LOA to use that MEL. The person must submit the MEL for approval along with a written request for an LOA to the responsible Flight Standards office. The information collected includes only those details essential to evaluate the request, approve the MEL, and issue the LOA. This information includes the aircraft operator’s name and address, the name and telephone number or email address of the person responsible for aircraft operations, aircraft make, model, series, aircraft registration number, aircraft serial number, the proposed MEL, and nonessential equipment and furnishings list, if applicable. The FAA currently issues MEL approvals under the provisions of § 91.213(a) through two methods: (1) D095 LOA and (2) D195 LOA. The FAA is simplifying § 91.213(a) MEL approvals by transitioning to one method of approval, LOA D195, and streamlining the application and approval process to reduce regulatory costs, burdens, and delays. While developing this new § 91.213(a) LOA policy, the FAA discovered that approval for information collection was inadvertently overlooked during the § 91.213 rulemaking process. We now seek to remedy that omission.

US Code: 49 USC 44701 Name of Law: General requirements
  
None

Not associated with rulemaking

  85 FR 41669 07/10/2020
86 FR 102 05/28/2021
Yes

22
IC Title Form No. Form Name
14 CFR 107.21, In-flight emergency
91.123, Compliance with ATC Clearances and Instructions
91.133(a), Restricted and prohibited areas
91.135(d),Operations in Class A airspace. ATC Authorizations
91.171(d), VOR Equipment Check Required for IFR Operations
91.203(a)(1), Civil Aircraft, certifications required. 8130-6 Application for U.S. Airworthiness Certificate
91.213(a), Inoperative instruments and equipment
91.215(d), ATC Authorized Deviations
91.215, ATC Transponder and Altitude Reporting Equipment Section 91.215(a), All Airspace: U.S.-Registered Civil Aircraft
91.23, Truth-In-Leasing Requirement in Leases and Conditional Sales Contracts
91.3, Responsibility and Authority of the Pilot in Command
91.309(a)(4) Towing: Gliders and unpowered ultralight vehicles
91.317, Provisionally Certificated Civil aircraft; Operating Limitations 8130-6 Application for U.S. Airworthiness Certificate
91.319, Aircraft Having Experimental Certificates; Operating Limitations 8130-6 Application for U.S. Airworthiness Certificate
91.409(d) Progressive Inspection
91.409(f) Inspection Program
91.417, Maintenance Records
91.706, Operations within airspace designed as Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum Airspace
91.709, Operating To, or Over, Cuba
91.715(a), Special Flight Authorizations for Foreign Civil Aircraft
91.818, Special flight authorization to exceed Mach 1
91.9, Civil Aircraft Operating Limitations and Marking Requirements
Part 91 Appendix A
Section 91.137, Temporary flight restrictions in the vicinity of disaster/hazard areas

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 1,772,836 1,770,982 0 1,854 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 282,129 229,566 0 52,563 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yes
Miscellaneous Actions
Yes
Miscellaneous Actions
The FAA is simplifying and streamlining the part § 91.213(a) MEL LOA application and approval process to reduce regulatory costs, burdens, and delays. However, there will be an increased burden over a 5-year period as operators transition from one MEL approval method to another. Additionally, while developing this new MEL policy, the FAA discovered that approval for information collection was inadvertently overlooked during the § 91.213 rulemaking process. We now seek to remedy that omission. The FAA is removing § 91.215(a) from this collection. As a result of a regulatory amendment in 1992, that section no longer contains an information collection.. The FAA is also removing § 91.9 from this collection. After an analysis of that section, the Flight Standards Service determined that that section does not constitute or contain a discrete information collection, and should never have been included in this ICR.

$2,637,988
No
    No
    No
No
No
No
No
Chris Morris 202 267-4418

  No

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
05/28/2021


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