(a) Application. You may apply to have information designated as protected under this part by submitting an application addressed to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590 for paper submissions, and the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web page at http://www.regulations.gov for electronic submissions. Your application must include the designation described in paragraph (c) of this section that you want the FAA to issue. You should not include in your application any information that you do not want available to the public. The FAA may issue a proposed designation based on the application or may deny your application.
(b) Proposed designation. Before issuing a designation under this section, based either on your application or the FAA's own initiative, the FAA publishes a proposed designation in the
(c) Designation. The FAA designates information as protected under this part if, after review of the comments, the FAA makes the findings in §193.7. The FAA publishes in the
(1) A summary of why the FAA finds that you and others, if applicable, will provide the information voluntarily.
(2) A description of the type of information that you and others, if applicable, may voluntarily provide under the program and a summary of why the FAA finds that the information is safety or security related.
(3) A summary of why the FAA finds that the disclosure of the information would inhibit you and others, if applicable, from voluntarily providing of that type of information.
(4) A summary of why the receipt of that type of information aids in fulfilling the FAA's safety and security responsibilities.
(5) A summary of why withholding such information from disclosure would be consistent with the FAA's safety and security responsibilities, including a statement as to the circumstances under which, and a summary of why, withholding such information from disclosure would not be consistent with the FAA's safety and security responsibilities, as described in §193.9.
(6) A summary of how the FAA will distinguish information protected under this part from information the FAA receives from other sources.
(7) A summary of the significant comments received and the FAA's responses.
(d) Amendment of designation. The FAA may amend a designation using the procedures in paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) of this section.
(e) Withdrawal of designation. The FAA may withdraw a designation under this section at any time the FAA finds that continuation of the designation does not meet the elements of §193.7, or if the requirements of the designation are not met. The FAA withdraws the designation by publishing a notice in the
[66 FR 33805, June 25, 2001, as amended at 72 FR 68475, Dec. 5, 2007]