The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Federal Aviation Administration

Federal Aviation Administration

Federal aviation administration

■ Introduction

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), an agency within the Department of Transportation (DOT), establishes and enforces rules and regulations for safety standards covering all aspects of civil aviation. Major areas under FAA regulatory control are the manufacture, maintenance, and operation of aircraft; the training and certification of air personnel (pilots, flight engineers, navigators, aviation mechanics, air traffic controllers, parachute riggers, and aircraft dispatchers); security measures at airports; domestic and international air traffic; and noise and exhaust emissions from aircraft (in cooperation with the Environmental Protection Agency). The FAA also ...

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