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Rulemaking Information Management System (RIMS) and Automated Exemption System (AES)

In support of Rulemaking and petition for exemptions, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) developed the Rulemaking Information Management System (RIMS) and Automated Exemption Service (AES). The Office of Rulemaking (ARM) uses RIMS to track rulemaking and petitions for exemptions from persons seeking relief from an FAA regulation with which they are unable to comply. AES is used make the rules and petition for exemption available for public review through a public-facing website.

The FAA is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) in accordance with the E-Government Act of 2002 because the FAA collects personally identifiable information (PII) from FAA employees when creating rulemakings, and individuals, to include petitioners in order to process petition of exemptions. AES does not collect PII. However, petition of exemptions that include PII are made publicly available using AES.

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Last updated: Wednesday, September 15, 2021