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DOT/OST RIN: 2105-AE30 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: +Use of Mobile Wireless Devices for Voice Calls on Aircraft 

This rulemaking would explore whether DOT should adopt a rule to disclose or restrict voice communications on passengers mobile wireless devices on scheduled flights within, to and from the United States. In 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that, if adopted would, among other things, create a pathway for airlines to permit the use of cell phones or other mobile wireless devices to make or receive calls on board aircraft. At present, however, air carriers do not offer voice call service within U.S. airspace.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 260   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 41712, 49 U.S.C. 41702   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  02/24/2014  79 FR 10049   
NPRM  12/14/2016  81 FR 90258   
NPRM Comment Period End  02/13/2017 
Next Action Undetermined  To Be Determined 
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