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NATA Requests Your Input On Regulations That Hurt Our Industry

February 1, 2011

NATA Requests Your Input On Regulations That Hurt Our Industry


The staff at NATA is very familiar with the rules affecting the regulatory process, and refers to the Regulatory Flexibility Act and the Paperwork Reduction Act in almost all evaluations of new regulations affecting the aviation industry. These rules, both statutory and policy, are designed to ensure that federal regulations do not place an undue burden on the industry they affect. But even with these rules, federal regulations still place a burden on our industry that costs millions of dollars and an untold number of jobs.

Just one and a half weeks ago, President Obama signed a new Executive Order designed to add more protection from overly burdensome regulations. This Executive Order, titled Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review, aims to:

·         Use the least burdensome tools to protect public safety, health and welfare

·         Allow the public a thorough opportunity for input on regulations

·         Provide for flexibility that will encourage innovation

·         Require federal agencies to rely only on objective, scientific research when drafting rules

I, for one, am glad to see the President acknowledge that poorly written and overly broad federal regulations take an enormous economic toll on our nation. I believe that as an Industry we should take the President up on his offer to make the regulatory process more responsive to the needs of businesses and individuals.

NATA intends to present the various federal agencies that regulate our industry a list of regulations and issues that we feel need to be addressed under the President’s new Executive Order. I would like to ask you to help. Please let us know what your concerns are regarding federal regulations. NATA has established a dedicated email account to enable you to submit examples of regulations that prevent your business from growing or hiring more employees. I would ask you to take a few minutes and let us know what regulations concern you.

You can submit your concerns to:



James K. Coyne