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DOT/FAA RIN: 2120-AL51 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Medical Certification Standards for Commercial Balloon Operations 
Abstract: This rulemaking would enhance safety oversight of commercial balloon operators and implement section 318 (Applicability of Medical Certification Standards to Operators of Air Balloons) of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 14 CFR 61    14 CFR 68   
Legal Authority: 130 Stat. 615    49 U.S.C. 106(f)    49 U.S.C. 106(g)    49 U.S.C. 40113    49 U.S.C. 44701 to 44703    49 U.S.C. 44707    49 U.S.C. 44709 to 44711    49 U.S.C. 44729    49 U.S.C. 44903    49 U.S.C. 45102    49 U.S.C. 45103    49 U.S.C. 45301    49 U.S.C. 45302    Sec. 2307 Pub. L. 114-190   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
NPRM  Statutory  Revise [14 CFR] section 61.3(c) to apply to an operator of an air balloon to the same extent such regulations apply to a pilot flight crewmember of other aircraft.  11/30/2021 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/18/2021  86 FR 64419   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/18/2022 
Final Rule  12/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Brad Zeigler
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
800 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20591
Phone:202 267-9601