O3.3.85 Evaluate a 14 CFR Part 125 Operator's Environmental Assessment



3.0 Certification

3.3 Air Operator Certification

Previous Task Analysis:

1995 Hughes and Allen Corporation










Job Aid:




PTRS Tracking































Legal References :


49 USC 40104 Promotion of Civil Aeronautics and Safety of Air Commerce

49 USC 40113 Administrative

49 USC 44701 General Requirements

49 USC 44702 Issuance of Certificates

49 USC 44705 Air Carrier Operating Certificates

49 USC 44709 Amendments, Modifications, Suspensions, and Revocations of Certificates

49 USC 46101 Complaints and Investigations


Purpose :

To determine whether environmental assessment data has been obtained, submitted, analyzed, and meets the requirements of the Federal Aviation Regulations during the document compliance phase of certification


Significant Interfaces :

Certification Project Manager

Flight Standards District Office


Procedural Guidance :

14 CFR Part 36, Noise Standards: Aircraft Type and Airworthiness Certification

14 CFR Part 91, General Operating and Flight Rules

14 CFR Part 125, Certification and Operations: Airplanes Having a Seating Capacity of 20 or More Passengers or a Maximum Payload Capacity of 6,000 Pounds or More

14 CFR Part 150, Airport Noise Compatibility Planning

14 CFR Part 161, Notice and Approval of Airport Noise and Access Restrictions

Order 1050.1D, Policies and Procedures For Considering Environmental Impacts

Order 1050.11A, Noise Control Planning

Order 1050.13A, Replacement, Apportionment, and Compliance Plans Submitted Under

Subpart E of Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) Part 91

Order 1380.51, Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem

Order 8900.1, Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS)

EO 11514, Executive Order 11514

AC 36-1 (as amended), Noise Levels for Certificated and Foreign Aircraft

AC 91-53 (as amended), Noise Abatement Departure Profile

AC 150/5020-1 (as amended), Noise Control and Compatibility Planning for Airports

AC 150/5070-6 (as amended), Airport Master Plans

AC 150/5390-3 (as amended), Vertiport Design

FAA Report EE-84-12, Area Equivalent Method on Lotus 1-2-3

NEPA of 1969, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969


NOTE: Ensure you are using the most current information. The Flight standards Information Management System (FSIMS) may be used to obtain current guidance.


Forms :

FAA Form 8000-36, PTRS Transmittal Form


1. Determine need to evaluate an environmental assessment


1.1 Receive request from Certificate Project Manager

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 6, Sec. 2

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 11, Chap. 6, Sec. 1 and Sec. 2


1.2 Open PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51


2.                                    Analyze environmental considerations and responsibilities

K: Order 1050.1

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 11, Chap. 6, Sec. 2 and Sec. 3

3. Ensure environmental information has been collected and meets regulatory requirements

K: 14 CFR 150.5

K: 14 CFR 161.305

K: 14 CFR 161.313

K: 14 CFR 161.409

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 6, Sec. 2

K: AC 36-1 (as amended)

K: AC 91-53 (as amended))

K: AC 150/5020-1 (as amended)

K: AC 150/5070-6 (as amended)

K: AC 150/5390-3 (as amended)


4. Process the collected data


4.1 Request data analysis and prepare Finding of No Significant Impact Statement (FONSI)

K: Order 1050.1

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 11, Chap. 6, Sec. 3

5. Determine if Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is required


5.1                            Ensure EIS is drafted and processed

K: Order 1050.1

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 6, Sec. 2


6. Document results of evaluation


6.1 File all paperwork on environmental assessment and file with certificate project manager

K: Order 8900.1, Vol. 2, Chap. 6, Sec. 2

7. Close PTRS record

K: Order 1380.51