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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AJ94 Publication ID: 2012 
Title: Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) (RRR) 
Abstract: This rulemaking would permit operators to use an EFVS in lieu of natural vision to continue descending from 100 feet height above runway touchdown zone elevation to the runway and land on certain straight-in instrument approach procedures under instrument flight rules. This action would also permit certain operators using EFVS-equipped aircraft to dispatch, release, or takeoff under instrument flight rules (IFR), and to initiate and continue an approach, when the destination airport weather is below authorized visibility minimums for the runway of intended landing. Pilot training, recent flight experience, and proficiency would be required for operators who use EFVS in lieu of natural vision to descend below decision altitude, decision height, or minimum descent altitude.The FAA believes that an EFVS can provide operational and safety benefits during Category II and Category III approach operations. The rulemaking would enable expanded EFVS operations, which would increase access and efficiency in low visibility conditions, and potentially result in fewer missed approaches and delayed take-offs. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1; 14 CFR 121; 14 CFR 125; 14 CFR 135; 14 CFR 61; 14 CFR 91 
Legal Authority: 49 USC 106(g); 49 USC 1155; 49 USC 40103; 49 USC 40113; 49 USC 40119; 49 USC 40120; 49 USC 41706; 49 USC 44101; 49 USC 44111; 49 USC 44701 to 44703; 49 USC 44704; 49 USC 44705; 49 USC 44707; 49 USC 44709 to 44711; 49 USC 44712; 49 USC 44713; 49 USC 44715; 49 USC 44716; 49 USC 44717; 49 USC 44722; 49 USC 45101 to 45105; 49 USC 45102; 49 USC 45103; 49 USC 45301; 49 USC 45302; 49 USC 46105; 49 USC 46306; 49 USC 46315; 49 USC 46316; 49 USC 46504; 49 USC 46506; 49 USC 46507; 49 USC 47122; 49 USC 47508; 49 USC 47528 to 47531 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/00/2013   
Additional Information: Includes Retrospective Review under E.O. 13563. SB: N IC: N SLT: N Anticipated costs/benefits: Previously, the FAA estimated the costs of the proposed rule over 10 years would be approximately $5.3 million nominal value. Subsequently, the FAA expanded the scope of this rulemaking project, which will impact the cost and benefits of this rule. The team is currently in the process of conducting the regulatory evaluation and preliminary cost savings data is not yet available.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 2120-AH78 
Agency Contact:
Terry King
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
470 L'Enfant Plaza, SW,
Washington, DC 20024
Phone:202 385-4588
Fax:202 385-4653
Email: terry.king@faa.gov

 
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