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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AK51 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Transponder Requirement for Gliders 
Abstract: This rulemaking would request public comment on removal of the current transponder exception for gliders. This action responds to recommendations from members of Congress and the National Transportation Safety Board. The purpose of this action is to gather information to determine whether the current glider exception from transponder equipment and use requirements provide the appropriate level of safety in the National Airspace System. The FAA would use the information gathered from this action to determine whether additional transponder equipment and use requirements are necessary for gliders operating in the excepted areas. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 91   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 40103    49 U.S.C. 44701(a)(5)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Final  12/17/2016 
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  06/16/2015  80 FR 34346   
ANPRM Comment Period End  08/17/2015  80 FR 34346   
ANPRM Comment Period End  08/17/2015  80 FR 34346   
Comment Period End  08/17/2015 
To Be Withdrawn  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  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 
Agency Contact:
Jon Stowe
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Ave., SW,
Washington, DC 20591
Phone:202-267-4277
Email: jon.m.stowe@faa.gov