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Federal Aviation Administration, DOT 

§ 11.81 

(3) The recordkeeping and reporting 

burdens of your proposed action and 
whom the burdens would affect. 

(4) The effect of your proposed action 

on the quality of the natural and social 

§ 11.73

How does FAA process peti-

tions for rulemaking? 

After we have determined the dis-

position of your petition, we will con-
tact you in writing about our decision. 
The FAA may respond to your petition 
for rulemaking in one of the following 

(a) If we determine that your petition 

justifies our taking the action you sug-
gest, we may issue an NPRM or 
ANPRM. We will do so no later than 6 
months after the date we receive your 
petition. In making our decision, we 

(1) The immediacy of the safety or se-

curity concerns you raise; 

(2) The priority of other issues the 

FAA must deal with; and 

(3) The resources we have available 

to address these issues. 

(b) If we have issued an ANPRM or 

NPRM on the subject matter of your 
petition, we will consider your argu-
ments for a rule change as a comment 
in connection with the rulemaking pro-
ceeding. We will not treat your peti-
tion as a separate action. 

(c) If we have begun a rulemaking 

project in the subject area of your peti-
tion, we will consider your comments 
and arguments for a rule change as 
part of that project. We will not treat 
your petition as a separate action. 

(d) If we have tasked ARAC to study 

the general subject area of your peti-
tion, we will ask ARAC to review and 
evaluate your proposed action. We will 
not treat your petition as a separate 

(e) If we determine that the issues 

you identify in your petition may have 
merit, but do not address an immediate 
safety concern or cannot be addressed 
because of other priorities and resource 
constraints, we may dismiss your peti-
tion. Your comments and arguments 
for a rule change will be placed in a 
database, which we will examine when 
we consider future rulemaking. 

§ 11.75

Does FAA invite public com-

ment on petitions for rulemaking? 

Generally, FAA does not invite pub-

lic comment on petitions for rule-

§ 11.77

Is there any additional infor-

mation I must include in my peti-
tion for designating airspace? 

In petitions asking FAA to establish, 

amend, or repeal a designation of air-
space, including special use airspace, 
you must include all the information 
specified by § 11.71 and also: 

(a) The location and a description of 

the airspace you want assigned or des-

(b) A complete description of the ac-

tivity or use to be made of that air-
space, including a detailed description 
of the type, volume, duration, time, 
and place of the operations to be con-
ducted in the area; 

(c) A description of the air naviga-

tion, air traffic control, surveillance, 
and communication facilities available 
and to be provided if we grant the des-
ignation; and 

(d) The name and location of the 

agency, office, facility, or person who 
would have authority to permit the use 
of the airspace when it was not in use 
for the purpose to which you want it 

§ 11.81

What information must I in-

clude in my petition for an exemp-

You must include the following infor-

mation in your petition for an exemp-
tion and submit it to FAA as soon as 
you know you need an exemption. 

(a) Your name and mailing address 

and, if you wish, other contact infor-
mation such as a fax number, tele-
phone number, or e-mail address; 

(b) The specific section or sections of 

14 CFR from which you seek an exemp-

(c) The extent of relief you seek, and 

the reason you seek the relief; 

(d) The reasons why granting your re-

quest would be in the public interest; 
that is, how it would benefit the public 
as a whole; 

(e) The reasons why granting the ex-

emption would not adversely affect 
safety, or how the exemption would 
provide a level of safety at least equal 

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