Regulatory Analysis, Development, and Evaluation

PAI has drafted numerous regulatory documents in accordance with plain language standards and performance-based regulations guides, including the United States Government Printing Office Style Manual and the Federal Register Document Drafting Handbook. These regulatory documents have included advance notices of proposed rulemaking, notices of proposed rulemaking, supplemental notices of proposed rulemaking, final rules, withdrawals, rulemaking support papers, guidance material, and internal agency orders. In addition to preparing the regulatory document for publication in the Federal Register, PAI has the experience and expertise to draft rule language and prepare all required regulatory analyses, including the Executive Order 12866 regulatory evaluation, the regulatory flexibility analysis, unfunded mandates analysis, international trade impact analysis, the paperwork burden analysis, and the National Environmental Protection Act analysis. 

PAI has drafted regulatory documents related to—

  • Crew scheduling and training (14 CFR parts 121 and 135) 
  • Extended Range Operations (14 CFR parts 1, 25, 33, 121, and 135)
  • Hours of Service of Drivers (49 CFR parts 379, 381, 385, 390, and 395) 
  • Maintenance recordkeeping (14 CFR parts 91, 121, and 135) 
  • National Environmental Policy Act (14 CFR part 1216) 
  • Operating rules (14 CFR part 91)
  • Parachute operations (14 CFR part 105) 
  • Pilot and mechanic certification (14 CFR parts 61 and 65) 
  • Railroad Grade Crossing (49 CFR part 392) 
  • Repair station certification (14 CFR part 145) 
  • Requirement for a continuing analysis and surveillance system (14 CFR parts 121 and 135)
  • Title VI, Financial Assistance (49 CFR part 303)
  • Air Cargo Security (49 CFR parts 1540, 1542, 1544, 1546, and 1548) 
  • Aircraft certification (14 CFR parts 23 and 25, and SFAR 41) 
  • Airspace classification (14 CFR parts 71 and 93) 
  • Bilateral agreements and aircraft maintenance implementation procedures (14 CFR part 145) 
  • Biometric Identifiers (49 CFR part 383) 
  • Certification of aircraft and airmen for the operation of light-sport aircraft (14 CFR parts 1, 21, 43, 45, 61, 65, and 91)
  • Cockpit voice recorder and digital flight data recorder requirements (14 CFR parts 23, 25, 27, 29, 91, 121, 125, 129, and 135)
  • Commercial Drivers License Permits (49 CFR part 383) 
  • Commercial space transportation reusable launch vehicle and reentry licensing (14 CFR parts 400, 401, 404, 405, 406, 413, 415, 431, 433, and 435)