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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AL13 Publication ID: Spring 2022 
Title: Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOC) 
Abstract: This rulemaking would revise the rules for airworthiness directives (AD) to expand who has the authority to approve an alternative method of compliance (AMOC). The current regulations limit this authority to the manager of the office identified in the AD. The rulemaking would expand the authority to include any entity identified in the AD. This would reduce the number of AMOCs required to be approved by the FAA and would expedite certain AMOC approvals that do need FAA approval. 
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 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 39   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g)    49 U.S.C. 40113    49 U.S.C. 44701   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2023 
Additional Information: This action is deregulatory.
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:
Robert Romero
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
10101 Hillwood Parkway,
Fort Worth, TX 76177
Phone:817 222-5102