General Operating and Flight Rules - FAR 91

ICR 202205-2120-007

OMB: 2120-0005

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ICR Details
2120-0005 202205-2120-007
Received in OIRA 202104-2120-004
DOT/FAA Ready for OST Review
General Operating and Flight Rules - FAR 91
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 09/21/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 06/30/2024
1,771,826 1,772,836
281,994 282,129
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 the submission of an application materials to obtain a Letter of Deviation Authority to permit flight instruction for compensation or hire aboard aircraft holding experimental category aircraft certificates under 14 CFR § 91.319. The information to be collected will be used to determine whether such flight instruction can be conducted safely.

US Code: 49 USC 44701 Name of Law: General requirements

Not associated with rulemaking

  87 FR 8335 02/14/2022
87 FR 53538 08/31/2022

  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 1,771,826 1,772,836 0 0 -1,010 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 281,994 282,129 0 0 -135 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
In 2004, the FAA published a final rule requiring operators of experimental aircraft to apply for a Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) to conduct operations for compensation or hire under 14 CFR 19.319. See 69 Fed. Reg. 44771 (July 27, 2004). When publishing the 2004 final rule, the FAA inadvertently omitted its submission to the OMB detailing the information collection burden under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). See 69 Fed. Reg. at 44858 (explaining estimated PRA burden and OMB compliance requirements). As a result of this omission, the existing OMB collection does not account for the PRA burden of LODAs issued to operators under § 91.319. In the 2004 final rule, the FAA also implied that, beginning January 31, 2010, all experimental light sport aircraft (ELSA) operators would similarly need to apply for a LODA to conduct operations for compensation or hire. 69 Fed. Reg. at 44853 (explaining LODA requirements for ELSA operators). This additional LODA implication—published in the 2004 final rule with an effective date in 2010—was also inadvertently not accounted for in the OMB’s information collection. As a result of these inadvertent omissions to OMB, the FAA submits this Supporting Statement to ensure compliance with the PRA. Importantly, the FAA has already requested and received public comment on the anticipated PRA burden for obtaining a LODA for experimental and ELSA aircraft operators. See 69 Fed. Reg. at 44858 (adjudicating comments from public regarding PRA burden). Thus, the FAA notes that it considered comments from interested members of the public when finalizing the LODA requirements under § 91.319. In other words, the FAA submits this Statement to ensure technical compliance with the OMB’s PRA requirements, as a matter of diligence in meeting these requirements and ensuring accuracy in recordkeeping procedures.

Chris Morris 202 267-4418


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.

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