If you are an air carrier and you have any issues with the obligations imposed upon you by the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996(“PRIA”), now is your chance to submit comments to the FAA. The PRIA requires that air carriers obtain safety records of prospective employees from the FAA and from previous air carrier employers, and the National Driver Register, before an offer of employment is made to the prospective employee. According to a Notice and Request for Comments published today, the FAA is seeking Office of Management and Budget approval to continue its collection of information pursuant to the PRIA (49 U.S.C. 44936(f)).
The FAA is seeking comments on “[w]hether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimates of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.”
Comments are due no later than May 22, 20007 and should be sent to Ms. Carla Mauney, Room 712, Federal Aviation Administration, Strategy and Investment Analysis Division, AIO-20, 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591. If you have questions regarding the Notice, you may contact Ms. Mauney directly at (202) 267-9895, or by e-mail at: Carla.Mauney@faa.gov.