[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 120 (Thursday, June 23, 2022)]
[Pages 37545-37546]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-13395]



Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2022-0701]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Operations 
Specifications, Part 129 Application.

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


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 a previously approved 
information collection. The FAA assesses the information collected and 
issues operations specifications to foreign air carriers. These 
operations specifications assure the foreign air carrier's ability to 
navigate and communicate safely within the U.S. National Airspace 

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by August 22, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Please send written comments:
    By Electronic Docket: www.regulations.gov (Enter docket number into 
search field)
    By email at: [email protected] and [email protected]. In 
the email subject enter: comments on Docket No. FAA-2022-0701

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Danuta Pronczuk or Paul Thoren by 
email at: [email protected]; phone: 202-267-0923; 
[email protected]; phone: 424-405-7819.

    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 
    OMB Control Number: 2120-0749.
    Title: Operations Specifications, Part 129 Application.
    Form Numbers: There are no FAA forms associated with this 
    Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.
    Background: The final rule published in 2011, clarified and 
standardized the rules for applications by foreign air carriers and 
foreign persons for operations specifications issued under 14 CFR part 
129 and established standards for amendment, suspension and termination 
of those operations specifications. The final rule also applied to 
foreign air carriers and foreign persons operating U.S.-registered 
aircraft in common carriage solely outside the United States. This 
action was necessary to update the process for issuing operations 
specifications, and it established a regulatory basis for current 

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such as amending, terminating, and suspending operations 
    Respondents: Approximately 29 new applicants annually and 480 
existing foreign air carriers and foreign persons annually.
    Frequency: Information is collected on occasion.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: 27 Hours for new applicants. 
47 hours for existing applicants.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 783 hours for new applicants and 22, 
560 hours for existing applicants.

    Issued in Washington, DC.
Robert C. Carty,
Deputy Executive Director, Flight Standards Service.
[FR Doc. 2022-13395 Filed 6-22-22; 8:45 am]