[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 126 (Tuesday, June 30, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 39069-39070]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-12710]



Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 121

[Docket No.: FAA-2014-0504; Amdt. No.: 121-282B]
RIN 2120-AJ87

Pilot Professional Development; Technical Amendments

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendments.


SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making technical 
amendments to the Pilot Professional Development (PPD) final rule, 
which was published on February 25, 2020. That document inadvertently 
failed to update two cross-references. This document corrects the final 

DATES: Effective June 30, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheri Pippin, Air Transportation 
Division (AFS-200), Flight Standards Service, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20591; 
telephone: (202) 267-8166; email: [email protected].


Good Cause for Adoption Without Prior Notice

    Section 553(b)(3)(B) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 
U.S.C. 551 et seq.) authorizes agencies to dispense with notice and 
comment procedures for rules when the agency for ``good cause'' finds 
that those procedures are ``impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to 
the public interest.'' Section 553(d)(3) of the APA requires that 
agencies publish a rule not less than 30 days before its effective 
date, except as otherwise provided by the agency for good cause found 
and published with the rule.
    Because this action merely makes technical amendments to a 

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final rule, the FAA finds that notice and public comment under 5 U.S.C. 
553(b) is unnecessary. For the same reason, the FAA finds that good 
cause exists under 5 U.S.C. 553(d) for making this rule effective in 
less than 30 days.


    On February 25, 2020, the FAA published the PPD final rule (85 FR 
10896). After that rule was published, the FAA discovered two minor 
errors in Sec.  121.409 and Sec.  121.424 of Title 14 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations that require correction. Section 121.409(c)(1) 
erroneously references Sec.  121.424(d). This final rule redesignated 
Sec.  121.424(d) as Sec.  121.424(e). Additionally, the newly finalized 
Sec.  121.424(f) erroneously references Sec.  121.424(b)(2), which was 
redesignated in the PPD final rule as Sec.  121.424(c)(2).

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 121

    Air carriers, airmen, aviation safety, charter flights, reporting 
and recordkeeping requirements, safety, transportation.

    Accordingly, FAA corrects 14 CFR part 121 by making the following 
technical corrections:


1. The authority citation for part 121 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 40103, 40113, 40119, 41706, 
42301 preceding note added by Pub. L. 112-95, sec. 412, 126 Stat. 
89, 44101, 44701-44702, 44705, 44709-44711, 44713, 44716-44717, 
44722, 44729, 44732; 46105; Pub. L. 111-216, 124 Stat. 2348 (49 
U.S.C. 44701 note); Pub. L. 112-95 126 Stat 62 (49 U.S.C. 44732 

2. In Sec.  121.409, revise paragraph (c)(1) to read as follows:

Sec.  121.409   Training courses using flight simulation training 

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (1) A course of pilot training in an FFS as provided in Sec.  
121.424(e); or
* * * * *

3. In Sec.  121.424, revise paragraph (f) to read as follows:

Sec.  121.424   Pilots: Initial, transition, conversion, and upgrade 
flight training.

* * * * *
    (f) Compliance with paragraphs (a)(2) and (c)(2) of this section is 
required no later than March 12, 2019.
* * * * *

    Issued under authority provided by 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g), 
44701(a), and Sec. 206 of Public Law 111-216, 124 Stat. 2348 (49 
U.S.C. 44701 note) in Washington, DC, on June 8, 2020.
Brandon Roberts,
Deputy Executive Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2020-12710 Filed 6-29-20; 8:45 am]