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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AL27 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: ●Amendment of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in Specified Areas of the Sanaa (OYSC) Flight Information Region (FIR) 

This action amends the Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) that prohibits certain flights in specified areas of the Sanaa (OYSC) Flight Information Region (FIR) by all: United States (U.S.) air carriers, U.S. commercial operators, persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier, and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except where the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. There has been a reduction in the level of risk to U.S. civil aviation operations in limited portions of the specified areas of the Sanaa (OYSC) Flight Information region (FIR) where the FAA had prohibited flight operations under the SFAR. As a result, the FAA is reducing the amount of airspace in the Sanaa (OYSC) FIR in which U.S. civil aviation operations are prohibited. However, there continues to be an unacceptable level of risk to U.S. civil aviation operations in the remainder of the specified areas of the Sanaa (OYSC) FIR, as described in this rule, resulting from terrorist and militant activity. Consequently, the FAA is also amending this SFAR to extend its expiration date. The FAA is also republishing, with minor revisions, the approval process and exemption information for this SFAR.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 91   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f)    49 U.S.C. 106(g)    49 U.S.C. 40101    49 U.S.C. 40103    49 U.S.C. 40105    49 U.S.C. 40113    49 U.S.C. 40120    49 U.S.C. 44101    49 U.S.C. 44111    49 U.S.C. 44701    49 U.S.C. 44704    49 U.S.C. 44709    49 U.S.C. 44711    49 U.S.C. 44712    49 U.S.C. 44715 to 44717    49 U.S.C. 44722    49 U.S.C. 46306    49 U.S.C. 46315    49 U.S.C. 46316    49 U.S.C. 46504    49 U.S.C. 46506    49 U.S.C. 46507    49 U.S.C. 47122    49 U.S.C. 47508    49 U.S.C. 47528 to 47531    49 U.S.C. 47534   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  01/00/2018 
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:
Will Gonzalez
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Avenue, SW, C-48,
Washington, DC 20591
Phone:202 267-4080