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DOT/OST RIN: 2105-AF13 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: ●Periodic Reviews of Basic Essential Air Service Levels 

This rulemaking would align the Departments regulations for periodic review of levels of basic essential air service (EAS) for eligible communities with its current practices. The original process for periodic reviews, established in 1985, involves a paper-based questionnaire process that is no longer practical in light of current technology and EAS program practices, as well as a subsequent statutory amendment that established minimum level of service requirements. Currently, the EAS program periodically reviews EAS service at eligible communities through its air carrier selection process, as well as direct contact with the communities by email, telephone, and on-site visits. This ongoing interaction with eligible communities is more effective than the protracted, static, and antiquated paper-based questionnaire process in DOT's regulations. This rulemaking would update DOT's regulations to incorporate the more modern and effective process for periodic reviews.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 325   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. sec. 41733   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2022 
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:
Jonathan Dols
Supervisory Trial Attorney
Department of Transportation
Office of the Secretary
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-9342
Fax:202 366-7152