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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AK34 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: Interior Parts and Components Fire Protection for Transport Category Airplanes 

This rulemaking would convert flammability regulations from detailed, prescriptive requirements into simpler, performance-based standards. This would enable compliance to be shown either without conducting tests or by providing independent substantiation of the flammability characteristics of a proposed material. This rulemaking would also extend current part 25 flammability standards developed for thermal and acoustic insulation to any extensively used material located in inaccessible areas. This action is necessary due to lack of effective ways to fight the spread of fire in these areas. The intended effect for these actions is to eliminate unnecessary testing, increase standardization, and improve safety.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 25    14 CFR 27    14 CFR 29   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g)    49 U.S.C. 40113    49 U.S.C. 44701    49 U.S.C. 44702    49 U.S.C. 44704   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2017 
Additional Information: SB:N, IC: N, SLT: N This RIN is related to 2120-ZA04. Progress status: The FAA assigned the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) a new task to provide cost and benefit data for proposed implementation of the ARAC recommendations regarding the Federal Aviation Administration's approach to update, reorganize and improve the level of safety of requirements for flammability of materials for transport category airplanes.
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:
Jeff Gardlin
Aircraft Certification Service
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
2200 S 216th Street,
Des Moines, WA 98198