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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AJ38 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
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 
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 
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  10/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related RINs: Related to 2120-AJ15 
Agency Contact:
James Schroeder
Office of Airport Safety and Standards
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20591
Phone:202 267-4974