Internal Personnel Rules and Practices of the NTSB; Corrections

CourtNational Transportation Safety Board
Citation86 FR 74377
Publication Date30 December 2021
Record Number2021-27300
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 248 (Thursday, December 30, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 248 (Thursday, December 30, 2021)]
                [Rules and Regulations]
                [Pages 74377-74378]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-27300]
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                NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD
                49 CFR Part 801
                [Docket No.: NTSB-2021-0006]
                Internal Personnel Rules and Practices of the NTSB; Corrections
                AGENCY: National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
                ACTION: Correcting amendments.
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                SUMMARY: This document corrects the wording reflected in various
                sections in part 801 as a result of the amendatory language in the
                interim final rule (IFR) published in the Federal Register (FR) on
                October 4, 2021. The IFR amended part 801, in pertinent part, by
                revising all references to ``public reading room'' to read ``electronic
                reading room''. Consequently, that revision resulted in needless
                repetition of ``electronic reading room'' in several part 801
                regulations. This correction amends the affected regulations to reflect
                the agency's original intent.
                DATES: Effective on December 30, 2021.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathleen Silbaugh, General Counsel,
                (202) 314-6080, [email protected].
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document corrects the wording of
                certain regulations in part 801 affected by the amendatory language
                reflected in the IFR published in the FR on October 4, 2021. 86 FR
                54641 (Oct. 4, 2021). Specifically, the IFR amended part 801, in part,
                by revising all references to ``public reading room'' to read
                ``electronic reading room''. As seen below, that amendatory instruction
                resulted in the needless repetition of the word ``electronic reading
                room'' in 49 CFR 801.10(b)(2), 801.10(c), 801.30, 801.31, 801.32(b),
                801.41.
                 For example, Sec. 801.10(b)(2) originally read that the NTSB's
                Chief, Records Management Division ``[m]aintains a public reference
                room and an electronic reading room in accordance with 5 U.S.C.
                552(a)(2). The NTSB's public reference room is located at 490 L'Enfant
                Plaza SW, Washington, DC. The NTSB's electronic reading room is located
                on the NTSB's FOIA website, found at http://www.ntsb.gov/.'' (Emphasis
                added.)
                 After the IFR, however, that regulation currently provides that the
                NTSB's Chief, Records Management Division ``[m]aintains an electronic
                reading room and an electronic reading room in accordance with 5 U.S.C.
                552(a)(2). The NTSB's electronic reading room is located at 490
                L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC. The NTSB's electronic reading room
                is located on the NTSB's FOIA website, found at http://www.ntsb.gov/.''
                (Emphasis added.)
                 To eliminate the redundancy, this document will revise that section
                to read: ``Maintains an electronic reading room in accordance with 5
                U.S.C. 552(a)(2). The NTSB's electronic reading room is accessible on
                the NTSB's FOIA website at https://www.ntsb.gov/.''
                 This document will further revise the remaining affected
                regulations to reflect the agency's original intent for part 801.
                List of Subjects in 49 CFR Part 801
                 Archives and records, Freedom of information.
                 Accordingly, 49 CFR part 801 is corrected by making the following
                correcting amendments:
                PART 801--PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION
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                1. The authority citation for part 801 continues to read as follows:
                 Authority: 49 U.S.C. 1113(f); 5 U.S.C. 552; 18 U.S.C. 641,
                2071; 31 U.S.C. 3717, 9701; 44 U.S.C. Chapters 21, 29, 31, and 33.
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                2. Amend Sec. 801.10 by revising paragraphs (b)(2) and (c)
                introductory text to read as follows:
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                Sec. 801.10 General.
                * * * * *
                 (b) * * *
                 (2) Maintains an electronic reading room in accordance with 5
                U.S.C. 552(a)(2). The NTSB's electronic reading room is accessible on
                the NTSB's FOIA website at https://www.ntsb.gov/.
                * * * * *
                 (c) The NTSB maintains in its electronic reading room, making the
                following available:
                * * * * *
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                3. Revise Sec. 801.30 to read as follows:
                Sec. 801.30 Records from accident investigations.
                 Upon completion of an accident investigation, the NTSB will compile
                a public docket containing investigators' factual reports, and
                documents and exhibits that the agency deemed pertinent to the
                investigation. The Chief, Records Management Division, will then make
                the docket available on the NTSB website.
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                4. Revise Sec. 801.31 to read as follows:
                Sec. 801.31 Public hearings regarding investigations.
                 Within approximately four (4) weeks after a public investigative
                hearing conducted in accordance with part 845, subpart A, of this
                chapter, the Chief, Records Management Division, will make the hearing
                transcript available in the electronic reading room. On or before the
                date of the hearing, the Chief, Records Management Division, will make
                the exhibits introduced at the hearing available on the NTSB website.
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                5. Amend Sec. 801.32 by revising paragraph (b) to read as follows:
                Sec. 801.32 Accident reports.
                * * * * *
                 (b) These reports will be made available on the NTSB electronic
                reading room.
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                6. Revise Sec. 801.41 to read as follows:
                Sec. 801.41 Reports to Congress.
                 The NTSB submits its annual report to Congress, in accordance with
                49 U.S.C. 1117. The report will be available on the NTSB's website at
                https://www.ntsb.gov. Interested parties may purchase the report from
                the U.S. Government Publishing Office or review it in the NTSB's
                electronic reading room. All other reports or comments to Congress will
                be available in the NTSB's electronic reading room.
                Jennifer Homendy,
                Chair.
                [FR Doc. 2021-27300 Filed 12-29-21; 8:45 am]
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