[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 180 (Tuesday, September 21, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52544-52545]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-20122]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2021-0862]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Disclosure 
of Seat Dimensions To Facilitate the Use of Child Safety Seats on 
Airplanes During Passenger-Carrying Operations

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

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA 
invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information 
collection. The collection involves each passenger carrying air carrier 
operating under the Code of Federal Regulations to post on the internet 
website of the air carrier the maximum dimensions of a child safety 
seat that can be used on those aircraft. The information to be 
collected will be used to facilitate the use of child restraint systems 
onboard airplanes and is required by section 412 of the FAA 
Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by November 22, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Please send written comments:
By Electronic Docket: www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into 
search field)
By mail: Sandra Ray, 1187 Thorn Run Road, Suite 200, Coraopolis, PA 
15108
By fax: 412-239-3063

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Burnett by email at: 
[email protected]; phone: 202-412-4952.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Public Comments Invited: You are asked to comment on any aspect of 
this information collection, including (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for FAA's performance; (b) the 
accuracy of the estimated burden; (c) ways for FAA to enhance the 
quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (d) 
ways that the burden could be minimized without reducing the quality of 
the collected information. The agency will summarize and/or include 
your comments in the request for OMB's clearance of this information 
collection.

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    OMB Control Number: 2120-0760.
    Title: Disclosure of Seat Dimensions to Facilitate the Use of Child 
Safety Seats on Airplanes During Passenger-Carrying Operations.
    Form Numbers: N/A.
    Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.
    Background: Section 412 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 
2012 (Pub. L. 112-95) specifically required the Federal Aviation 
Administration (FAA) to conduct rulemaking ``[T]o require each air 
carrier operating under part 121 of title 14, Code of Federal 
Regulations to post on the internet website of the air carrier the 
maximum dimensions of a child safety seat that can be used on each 
aircraft operated by the air carrier to enable passengers to determine 
which child safety seats can be used on those aircraft.'' As a result, 
the FAA amended 14 CFR 121.311, which requires passenger carrying air 
carriers to make available on their websites the width of the widest 
passenger seat in each class of service for each make, model and series 
of airplane used in passenger-carrying operations (80 FR 58575). 
Section 412 of Public Law 112-95 requires that all air carriers provide 
this required information on their internet websites. The vast majority 
of this burden occurred on a one-time basis as air carriers initially 
provided information on their websites in order to comply with the 
regulation. After initial implementation, the only time air carriers 
need to update their websites after initial implementation is when a 
new airplane make, model, or series is introduced to an air carrier's 
fleet, or when an air carrier replaces the widest or narrowest seats 
installed on an existing airplane make, model, or series with wider or 
narrower seats. The purpose of this collection is to facilitate the use 
of child restraint systems onboard airplanes by providing greater 
information to caregivers to help them determine whether a particular 
child restraint system will fit in an airplane seat.
    Respondents: Approximately 44 operators.
    Frequency: As required by regulation.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: Varies per requirement.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 327 Hours.

    Issued in Washington, DC on September 14, 2021.
Sandra L. Ray,
Aviation Safety Inspector, AFS-260.
[FR Doc. 2021-20122 Filed 9-20-21; 8:45 am]
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