[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 84 (Tuesday, May 4, 2021)]
[Pages 23745-23746]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-09382]



[Docket No.: NTSB-2021-0005]

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; [OMB Control 
No. 3147-0001]

AGENCY: National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

ACTION: 60-Day notice of information collection; request for comments.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, 
the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) offers the public and 
Federal agencies the opportunity to comment regarding the NTSB's intent 
to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) seeking 
reinstatement, with change, of a previously-approved information 
collection (IC) for which approval for Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) Control No. 3147-0001 has expired. This 60-Day Notice informs the 
public and Federal agencies that they may submit comments directly to 
the NTSB regarding this IC.

DATES: Submit written comments regarding this proposed collection of 
information by July 6, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, identified by Docket Number (No.) 
NTSB-2021-0005, by any of the following methods:
     Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
     Email: [email protected].
     Fax: 202-314-6090.
     Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: NTSB, Office of General 
Counsel, 490 L'Enfant Plaza East SW, Washington DC 20594.
    Instructions: All submissions in response to this Notice must 
include Docket No. NTSB-2021-0005. All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information provided.
    Docket: For access to the docket, including comments received, go 
to http://www.regulations.gov and search under Docket No. NTSB-2021-
0005. For a copy of the proposed revised Form 6120.1, email 
[email protected] and include ``NTSB-2021-0005'' in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Silbaugh, General Counsel, 
(202) 314-6080, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NTSB issues Form 6120.1: Pilot/Operator 
Aircraft Accident/Incident Report to a surviving pilot or operator 
involved in an aircraft accident or serious incident that the agency 
intends to investigate. The OMB control number (3147-0001) associated 
with this form has since expired. Because the agency wishes to continue 
using the form with revisions, the NTSB plans to submit an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) seeking reinstatement, with change, of a 
previously-approved collection for which approval has expired. 
Specifically, the NTSB is updating the instructions by revising the 
address for its Western Pacific Regional (WPR) office, updating which 
regional office one reports to for accidents occurring in New Mexico 
and Mississippi, and informing all pilots and operators that the 
information provided on the form is subject to public release; notably, 
the agency is also updating the form's certification statement to 
include that by signing the document, the pilot/operator consents to 
the public release of the information contained therein.
    The NTSB is also requesting additional information in the following 
sections of the form: Flight Crewmember, Flight Itinerary Information, 
and Weather Information at the Accident/Incident Site. For the Flight 
Crewmember section, the agency will include ``BasicMed'' to the list of 
options in the medical certification section; a column for 
``Tailwheel'' time in the flight matrix; and blank spaces to provide 
the number of flight crew and passengers. For the Flight Itinerary 
Information, the agency is adding ``Certificate of Authorization'' to 
the list of Type of Air Traffic Control Clearance/Service. As for the 
Weather Information section, the agency is listing ``Electronic Flight 
Bag (EFB)--Application'' as an option followed by a blank space for the 
pilot/operator to specify the name of the electronic application. 
Moreover, the NTSB is concurrently correcting typographical errors 
throughout the document and eliminating outdated references to 
``DUATS'' and fuel readings of ``100/130'' and ``115/145.''
    Prior to submitting the ICR to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1) requires agencies to provide a 
60-day Notice in the Federal Register and otherwise consult with 
members of the public and affected agencies. Thus, through this Notice, 
the NTSB currently is soliciting public comments that include: (1) 
Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the NTSB to perform 
its mission; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the 
NTSB to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the IC; and (4) 
ways to minimize burden without reducing the quality of the IC.
    This IC is necessary because the NTSB is statutorily required to 
promulgate regulations governing the notification and reporting of 
civil aircraft accidents; to investigate, determine and report on the 
probable cause of each accident; and to make safety recommendations to 
prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future. 49 U.S.C. 1131, 
1132. In coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 
the NTSB is also required to classify accident and safety data and 
publish such data on a periodic basis. 49 U.S.C. 1119. To fulfill these 
statutory obligations, the agency must obtain detailed information 
about the pilot, crew, aircraft, and other circumstances related to an 
accident or incident at the start of each NTSB investigation. This 
information allows the agency to: (1) Determine the appropriate course 
of action in an investigation; (2) make safety recommendations and 
facilitate safety improvements in the aviation industry; and (3) 
classify and publish accident and safety data.
    Since the NTSB is the only Federal agency charged with 
investigating aircraft accidents and incidents, and has priority over 
all other agencies in this role, the NTSB will be the only agency 
distributing this accident and incident report form; thus, this NTSB 
form is not duplicative of any other IC. While under 49 U.S.C. 1132(c), 
the FAA participates in NTSB aircraft accident investigations and may 
oversee some investigative activities on behalf of the NTSB, the NTSB's 
priority over aircraft accident

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investigations ensures no duplicative ICs from pilots or operators.
    Title of Collection: Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident 
    OMB Control Number: 3147-0001.
    Form Number: NTSB 6120.1.
    Type of Review: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously-
approved collection for which approval has expired.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 1,400.
    Estimated Average Burden Hours per Respondent: 1.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Total Estimated No. of Annual Responses: 1,400.
    The Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, Robert L. 
Sumwalt III, having reviewed and approved this document, is delegating 
the authority to electronically sign this document to Brian Curtis, who 
is the Deputy Managing Director for Investigations, for purposes of 
publication in the Federal Register during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brian Curtis,
Deputy Managing Director for Investigations.
[FR Doc. 2021-09382 Filed 5-3-21; 8:45 am]