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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AJ94 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
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. 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: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 1    14 CFR 121    14 CFR 125    14 CFR 135    14 CFR 61    14 CFR 91   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g)    49 U.S.C. 1155    49 U.S.C. 40103    49 U.S.C. 40113    49 U.S.C. 40119    49 U.S.C. 40120    49 U.S.C. 41706    49 U.S.C. 44101    49 U.S.C. 44111    49 U.S.C. 44701 to 44703    49 U.S.C. 44704    49 U.S.C. 44705    49 U.S.C. 44707    49 U.S.C. 44709 to 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 to 45105    49 U.S.C. 45102    49 U.S.C. 45103    49 U.S.C. 45301    49 U.S.C. 45302    49 U.S.C. 46105    49 U.S.C. 46306    49 U.S.C. 46315    49 U.S.C. 46316    49 U.S.C. 46504    49 U.S.C. 46506    49 U.S.C. 46507    49 U.S.C. 47122    49 U.S.C. 47508    49 U.S.C. 47528 to 47531   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/11/2013  78 FR 34935   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  09/06/2013  78 FR 54790   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/09/2013 
Comment Period Extended  10/15/2013 
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  08/20/2015  80 FR 50587   
Comment Period End  09/21/2015 
Final Rule  11/00/2016 
Additional Information: SB: N IC: N SLT: N Anticipated costs/benefits: The FAA estimated the costs of the proposed rule over 10 years would be approximately $5.3 million nominal value. Status: Publication scheduled in 05/00/2015.
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