NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) and Related Voluntary Safety Reporting System (VSRS)

ICR 202208-2700-001

OMB: 2700-0172

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ICR Details
2700-0172 202208-2700-001
Received in OIRA 201906-2700-001
NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) and Related Voluntary Safety Reporting System (VSRS)
Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection   No
Regular 08/09/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved
103,344 0
51,672 0
2,433,751 0

The NASA Ames Research Center, Human Systems Integration Division, manages voluntary safety reporting systems (VSRS) to collect and share safety information including, but not limited to, the NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) and the Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS). Both systems are voluntary reporting systems for the reporting of safety incidents, events, or situations. Respondents include, but are not limited to, any participant involved in safety-critical domains such as aviation or railway operations including commercial and general aviation pilots, rotorcraft pilots, drone operators, air traffic controllers, flight attendants, ground crews, maintenance technicians, dispatchers, train engineers, conductors, and other members of the public. The collected safety data are used by NASA, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), and other organizations that are engaged in research and the promotion of safety. The data are used to (1) Identify deficiencies and discrepancies so that these can be remedied by appropriate authorities, (2) Support policy formulation and planning for improvements and, (3) Strengthen the foundation of human factors safety research.


Not associated with rulemaking

  87 FR 29882 05/17/2022
87 FR 48042 08/05/2022

IC Title Form No. Form Name
NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) and Related Voluntary Safety Reporting System (VSRS) ARC 277D, ARC 277C, ARC 277B, ARC 277F, ARC 277G, ARC 277#, ARC 277H, ARC 277U, ARC 277A ASRS General Form ,   Rotary Wing ,   UAS ,   ATC ,   Maintenance ,   Cabin Crew ,   C3RS Engineering Form ,   C3RS Mechanical ,   C3RS Transportation
NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) and Related Voluntary Safety Reporting System (VSRS) ARC 277#, ARC 277C, ARC 277B, ARC 277A, ARC 277G, ARC 277#, ARC 277F, ARC 277D, ARC 277H General ,   Rotary Wing ,   UAS ,   ATC ,   Maintenance ,   Cabin Crew ,   Engineering ,   Mechanical ,   Transportation

  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 103,344 0 0 0 0 103,344
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 51,672 0 0 -1 0 51,673
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 2,433,751 0 0 101,634 0 2,332,117
Miscellaneous Actions
Miscellaneous Actions
The previous submission of this ICR three years ago contained two ICs which each include the same forms to be filled out by the same population, but with different numbers of respondents. It is unclear why this was the case, as neither the Supporting Statement nor the collection owner demonstrate a need for duplication of the ICs. I have therefore removed one of the ICs and updated the burden of the remaining IC to reflect the figures in the 2022 Supporting Statement. (FYI the removed IC continues to show up on the IC list and I don't know how to get rid of it.)

Claire Little 650 604-2826 [email protected]


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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