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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AK33 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: Pilot Biometric Certificates (FAA Reauthorization) 

This rulemaking would require the issuance of pilot certificates that are resistant to tampering, alteration, and counterfeiting. The certificates would include a photograph of the individual to whom the certificate is issued and will be a smart card that is able to accommodate biometric identifiers. Certificates would also be compliant with Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 201 (FIPS-201) or Personal Identity Verification-Interoperability (PIV-I) standards for processing through security checkpoints into airport sterile areas. Under section 321 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-95), the FAA is required to begin issuing new certificates no later than November 10, 2012.

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 
EO 13771 Designation: Regulatory 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 183    14 CFR 187    14 CFR 61   
Legal Authority: 31 U.S.C. 9701    49 U.S.C. 106(g)    49 U.S.C. 106(l)(6)    49 U.S.C. 40104    49 U.S.C. 40105    49 U.S.C. 40109    49 U.S.C. 40113    49 U.S.C. 40114    49 U.S.C. 44701 to 44703    49 U.S.C. 44707    49 U.S.C. 44709 to 44711    49 U.S.C. 45102    49 U.S.C. 45103    49 U.S.C. 45301 to 45303    49 U.S.C. 45305   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Undetermined  To Be Determined 
Additional Information: There are no known safety benefits with expected costs likely in the hundreds of millions.
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:
Trey McClure
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
100 W. Cross St., Suite C, Suite C,
Jackson, MS 39208