Recently the FAA extended the comment period for FAA issued Notice No. 12–03, entitled ‘‘Repair Stations’’ (77 FR 30054). Comments to that document were to be received on or before August 20, 2012. The update and extension says that in a letter dated August 3, 2012, “…nine associations representing a large cross-section of the aviation industry jointly requested that the FAA extend the comment period for 90 days (Aeronautical Repair Station Association, Aerospace Industries Association, Aircraft Electronics Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Airlines for America, Helicopter Association International, National Air Carrier Association, National Air Transportation Association, and Regional Airline Association).”
The extension says that the petitioners stated good cause and need for an extended comment period due to the scope and extent of the proposed changes, coupled with the effects it will have between and among individual companies represented by the petitioners.
The FAA has agreed more time is needed to consolidate comments and coordinate these comments among the group and has agreed to the petitioners’ request for an extension of the comment period. The FAA says the NPRM’s contents are significant and complex. The FAA says it “understand that it is the intention of the petitioners to continue to canvass their members for comments, and to coordinate and consolidate the additional comments.”
The FAA does not anticipate any further extension of the comment period for this rulemaking.
This action extends the comment period for an NPRM that was published on May 21, 2012. In that document, the FAA proposed to update and revise the regulations for repair stations. This extension is a result of formal requests from repair stations and industry associations to extend the comment period to the proposal. This extension is necessary to afford all interested parties an opportunity to present their views on the proposed rulemaking.
DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by Docket No. FAA–2006– 26408 using any of the following
methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically.
- • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001.
- • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
- • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251.
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