[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 175 (Wednesday, September 10, 1997)]
[Page 47718]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-23945]



Office of the Secretary

Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements Agency Information 
Collection Activity Under OMB Review

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information 
Collection(ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describes 
the nature of the information collection and their expected burden. The 
Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting 
comments on the following collection of information was published on 
March 17, 1997 [62 FR 12577-12678].

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before October 10, 1997.

Aviation Administration; 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20591, telephone number (202) 267-9895.


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

    Title: Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996.
    OMB Control Number: 2120-0607.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Air Carriers gathering data on perspective pilots 
and the airmen/pilots applying for positions with the air carriers.
    Abstract: Section 502 of the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996, 
Public Law 104-264, requires that an air carrier (as defined in 49 
U.S.C. 40102(a)(2)), before hiring an individual as a pilot, request 
and receive FAA Records, Air Carrier and other records, and National 
Driver Register Records concerning that individual. The Administrator 
was directed to promulgate standard forms for use by air carriers in 
requesting those Pilot Records. Upon receipt of any requested records, 
an air carrier Amay use such records only to assess the qualifications 
of the individual in deciding whether or not to hire the individual as 
a pilot.A (Section 502(f)(11) of the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 
1996, Pub. L. 104-264.)
    Need: An air carrier may use the FAA forms (numbers TBD) to request 
the records of all applicants for the position of pilot. The 
information collected on the forms will be used to facilitate search 
and retrieval of the requested records. Air carriers then may use the 
records to assess the qualifications of the individual in deciding 
whether or not to hire the individual as a pilot.
    Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 5,899 hours.
    Addressee: Send comments to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725-17th Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention DOT Desk Officer.
    Comments are Invited on: whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the Department, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; the accuracy of the Department's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize 
the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including 
the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of 
information technology.

    Issued in Washington, DC on September 4, 1997.
Vanester M. Williams,
Clearance Officer, United States Department of Transportation.
[FR Doc. 97-23945 Filed 9-9-97; 8:45 am]