[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 24, 2023)]
[Notices]
[Page 4281]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-01313]



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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Docket No. FAA-2022-0913]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; 
Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Helicopter 
Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period 
soliciting comments on the following collection of information was 
published on July 7, 2022. The collection involves information related 
to rules governing Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and 
Part 91 Helicopter Operations. The information to be collected supports 
the Department of Transportation's strategic goal of safety. 
Specifically, the goal is to promote the public health and safety by 
working toward the elimination of transportation-related deaths and 
injuries.

DATES: Written comments should be submitted by February 23, 2023.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Luipersbeck by email at: 
[email protected]; phone: 615-202-9683.

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.
    OMB Control Number: 2120-0756.
    Title: Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 
Helicopter Operations.
    Form Numbers: 2120-0756, Helicopter Air Ambulance Mandatory Flight 
Information Report.
    Type of Review: Renewal of an information collection.
    Background: The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment 
period soliciting comments on the following collection of information 
was published on July 7, 2022 (87 FR 40579). The requirements in part 
135 are addressed specifically to helicopter air ambulances, often 
referred to as emergency medical services (EMS), and to on-demand 
operations including overwater operations. The National Transportation 
Safety Board recommended several changes following accident 
investigations. The FAA aims to improve the safety record of helicopter 
air ambulances through better oversight of their operations. The FAA 
will use the information it collects and reviews to ensure compliance 
and adherence with regulations and, if necessary, to take enforcement 
action on violators of the regulations.
    Under the authority of title 49 CFR, section 44701, title 14 CFR 
prescribes the terms, conditions, and limitations as are necessary to 
ensure safety in air transportation. Title 14 CFR parts 91 and 135 
prescribes the requirements governing helicopter air ambulance, 
commercial helicopter, and part 91 helicopter operations. The 
information collected is used to determine air operators' compliance 
with the minimum safety standards and the applicants' eligibility for 
air operations certification. Each operator which seeks to obtain, or 
is in possession of an operating certificate, must comply with the 
requirements of part 91 or 135, as applicable, which include 
maintaining data which is used to determine if the air carrier is 
operating in accordance with minimum safety standards.
    Respondents: Part 135 Helicopter Air Ambulance Operators, Part 135 
Helicopter Commercial Operators, or Part 91 Helicopter Operators.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Estimated Average Burden per Response: Varies by response type.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 115,979 hours.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on January 19, 2023.
Sandra L. Ray,
Aviation Safety Inspector, AFS-260.
[FR Doc. 2023-01313 Filed 1-23-23; 8:45 am]
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