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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AJ38 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: +Airport Safety Management System 
Abstract:

This rulemaking would require certain airport certificate holders to develop, implement, maintain, and adhere to a safety management system (SMS) for its aviation related activities. An SMS is a formalized approach to managing safety by developing an organization-wide safety policy, developing formal methods of identifying hazards, analyzing and mitigating risk, developing methods for ensuring continuous safety improvement, and creating organization-wide safety promotion strategies.

 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 139   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 44706    49 U.S.C. 106(g)    49 U.S.C. 40113    49 U.S.C. 44701 to 44706    49 U.S.C. 44709    49 U.S.C. 44719   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Final rule  11/05/2012 

Overall Description of Deadline: This rulemaking would require certain airport certificate holders to develop, implement, maintain, and adhere to a safety management system (SMS) for its aviation related activities. An SMS is a formalized approach to managing safety by developing an organization-wide safety policy, developing formal methods of identifying hazards, analyzing and mitigating risk, developing methods for ensuring continuous safety improvement, and creating organization-wide safety promotion strategies.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/07/2010  75 FR 62008   
NPRM Comment Period Extended  12/10/2010  75 FR 76928   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/05/2011 
End of Extended Comment Period  03/07/2011 
Second Extension of Comment Period  03/07/2011  76 FR 12300   
End of Second Extended Comment Period   07/05/2011 
Second NPRM  07/14/2016  81 FR 45871   
Second NPRM Comment Period End  09/12/2016 
Final Rule  04/00/2018 
Additional Information: The estimated costs of this rule do not include the costs of mitigations that operators could incur as a result of conducting the risk analysis proposed in this rule. Given the range of mitigation actions possible, it is difficult to provide a quantitative estimate of both the costs and benefits of such mitigations. However, we anticipate that operators will only implement mitigations where benefits exceeds costs. As such, the FAA believes that the costs of this rule would be justified by the anticipated benefits of the rule, if adopted as proposed.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: State 
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: Yes 
Related RINs: Related to 2120-AJ15 
Agency Contact:
Keri Lyons
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Avenue, SW,
Washington, DC 20591
Phone:202 267-8972
Email: keri.lyons@faa.gov