The FAA is requesting public comments to identify regulations that should be amended, simplified or removed. The purpose is to identify regulations that are no longer necessary, impose an undue burden or duplicate or conflict with other federal regulations. Comments will be compared with the FAA’s regulatory and rulemaking agenda and then the FAA will supposedly adjust it regulatory priorities where applicable without abrogating any of its statutory responsibilities. When complete, the FAA will publish a summary of the comments received and, where appropriate, will state whether or how it may adjust its regulatory priorities.
The FAA is asking that commentators limit their comments to the three regulations they feel are most urgently in need of review and to list those three in the corresponding order of urgency/priority. Since FAR Parts 125 and 135 are already under review, any comments regarding those regulations should be submitted to that rulemaking committee.
If you would like to submit comments directly to the FAA using their website, click here and then click the “submissions/comments” button at the top of the page. Or via U.S.Mail to: Document Management System, U.S. Department of Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400 Seventh Street, SW, Washington, DC 20590-0001. You need to identify the docket number FAA-2004-17168 at the beginning of your comments, and submit two copies of your comments. Also, mark your envelope as follows: RE: Docket No. FAA-2004-17168; Review of Existing Regulations-Request for Comments.
The deadline for submitting comments is May 25, 2004. For additional information, contact the FAA’s Patrick Boyd at (202) 267-7320.