Flight Crewmember Duty and Rest Requirements

Docket ID: FAA-2009-1093
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Transportation (DOT)

The purpose of this action is to correct an error in the final regulatory evaluation used to support a January 4, 2012, final rule. FAA will seek comments on a draft supplemental regulatory evaluation before issuing a final correction. The rule amended existing flight, duty, and rest regulations applicable to certificate holders conducting passenger-carrying operations and their flightcrew members operating under 14 CFR part 121. The rule eliminated distinctions between domestic, flag, and supplemental operations. Also, the rule provided different requirements based on the time of day, whether an individual is acclimated to a new time zone, and the likelihood of being able to sleep under different circumstances. This rule improved aviation safety by providing applicable persons with the opportunity for sufficient rest.

RIN: 2120-AJ58
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 121,14 CFR 117
Priority: Economically Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Spring 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 49 U.S.C. 40113, 49 U.S.C. 40119, 49 U.S.C. 41706, 49 U.S.C. 44101, 49 U.S.C. 44701, 49 U.S.C. 44702, 49 U.S.C. 44705, 49 U.S.C. 44705, 49 U.S.C. 44709, 49 U.S.C. 44710, 49 U.S.C. 44711, 49 U.S.C. 44712, 49 U.S.C. 44713, 49 U.S.C. 44715, 49 U.S.C. 44716, 49 U.S.C. 44717, 49 U.S.C. 44722, 49 U.S.C. 45101, 49 U.S.C. 45102, 49 U.S.C. 45103, 49 U.S.C. 45104, 49 U.S.C. 45105, 49 U.S.C. 46105
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
StatutoryOtherFinal Rule08/01/2011
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM09/14/201075 FR 55852
NPRM Comment Period End11/15/2010
Final Rule01/04/201277 FR 330
Correction05/16/201277 FR 28763
Notice of Availability of Initial Supplemental Regulatory Impact12/12/201277 FR 73911
Correction02/06/201378 FR 8361
Comment Period End02/11/2013
Correction02/15/201378 FR 11090
Clarification03/05/201378 FR 14166
Final Rule Effective01/04/2014
Final Supplemental Regulatory Impact Analysis12/09/201479 FR 72970
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Disposition: Pending
Type: Rulemaking
Subtype: Airline Operations

Primary Documents

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Comment Now!
Due Feb 11, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 12/12/2012
ID: FAA-2009-1093-2524
Comment Now!
Due Nov 15, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 10/15/2010
ID: FAA-2009-1093-0331
Comment Now!
Due Nov 15, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 10/12/2010
ID: FAA-2009-1093-0315
Comment Now!
Due Nov 15, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 09/14/2010
ID: FAA-2009-1093-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 12/09/2014
ID: FAA-2009-1093-2544

Supporting Documents

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Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/08/2014
ID: FAA-2009-1093-2541
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Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/08/2014
ID: FAA-2009-1093-2543
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Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/08/2014
ID: FAA-2009-1093-2542


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