Code of Federal Regulations

Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space
Volume: 1Date: 2020-01-01Original Date: 2020-01-01Title: Section § 11.29 - May FAA change its regulations without first issuing an ANPRM or NPRM?Context: Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space. CHAPTER I - FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. SUBCHAPTER B - PROCEDURAL RULES. PART 11 - GENERAL RULEMAKING PROCEDURES. Subpart A - Rulemaking Procedures. - General.
§ 11.29 May FAA change its regulations without first issuing an ANPRM or NPRM? The FAA normally adds or changes a regulation by issuing a final rule after an NPRM. However, FAA may adopt, amend, or repeal regulations without first issuing an ANPRM or NPRM in the following situations: (a) We may issue a final rule without first requesting public comment if, for good cause, we find that an NPRM is impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest. We place that finding and a brief statement of the reasons for it in the final rule. For example, we may issue a final rule in response to a safety emergency. (b) If an NPRM would be unnecessary because we do not expect to receive adverse comment, we may issue a direct final rule.