Photo Requirements for Pilot Certificates

Docket ID: FAA-2010-1127
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Transportation (DOT)

This rulemaking would require applicants to apply for a student pilot certificate through a Flight Standards District Office, designated pilot examiner, airman certification representative associated with a pilot school, or certified flight instructor. This rulemaking would respond to section 4012 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act and facilitates security vetting by the Transportation Security Administration of student pilot applicants prior to certificate issuance. Section 321 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 supersedes section 4022 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act, which provided the basis for the proposed rule. The FAA has initiated a new rulemaking (RIN 2120-AK33) to address the new requirements for pilot certificates set forth in section 321.

RIN: 2120-AJ42
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 61
Priority: Other Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: Pub. L. 108-458, secs 4012 and 4022, 49 U.S.C. 45301, 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 49 U.S.C. 40113, 49 U.S.C. 44701 to 44703, 49 U.S.C. 44707, 49 U.S.C. 44709 to 44711, 49 U.S.C. 45102, 49 U.S.C. 45103, 49 U.S.C. 45302
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
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM11/19/201075 FR 70871
NPRM Comment Period End02/17/2011
Final Rule11/00/2015
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Action Office: AFS-800
Disposition: Pending
Type: Rulemaking
Docket Close Date: November 05 2099, at 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
Subtype: Pilot Certification

Primary Documents

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Comment Now!
Due Feb 17, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 11/19/2010
ID: FAA-2010-1127-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/23/2010
ID: FAA-2010-1127-0004
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 11/23/2010
ID: FAA-2010-1127-0003


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Agency Contact
Trey McClure
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Jackson, MS 39208
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