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DOT/OST RIN: 2105-AD66 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Enhanced Consumer Protections for Charter Air Transportation 

The U.S. Department of Transportation (Department) is seeking comment on the following proposals to strengthen the legal protections provided to consumers for charter air transportation: (1) enumerating certain prohibited unfair and deceptive practices by air taxis registered with the Department under 14 CFR part 298 and, as recommended by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), requiring air taxis that sell charter air transportation, but rely on others to perform that air transportation, to disclose, among other things, at the time an air charter contract is arranged and anytime thereafter if such information changes, the name of the direct air carrier actually operating that service and any other name in which that direct air carrier holds itself out to the public; (2) creating a new class of indirect air carriers (i.e., air charter brokers) to provide single entity charter air transportation of passengers aboard large and small aircraft, establishing required disclosures for air charter brokers to give to their customers, and enumerating certain prohibited unfair and deceptive practices by air charter brokers; (3) codifying the exemption authority granted in 1983 to the class of indirect air carriers that provide air ambulance services and establishing required disclosures by such carriers to the public; and (4) making clear and codifying that the air services performed under contract with the Federal Government are in common carriage.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 298   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 329    49 U.S.C. chs. 401, 411, and 417    49 U.S.C. 106(g), chs. 447 and 451   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  01/26/2007  72 FR 3773   
ANPRM Comment Period End  03/27/2007 
NPRM  09/30/2013  78 FR 59880   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/29/2013 
Final Rule  12/00/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Blane A. Workie
Assistant General Counsel
Department of Transportation
Office of the Secretary
Room 4116/C-70, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590