FAA - FO 8900.1 VOLUME 11
Volume 11 Flight Standards Programs
|Publication Date:||1 May 2008|
This section specifies the procedures to be employed when a certificate holder, fractional ownership program, (as defined in paragraph 11-4E), or a Production Approval Holder (PAH) operating under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) voluntarily discloses to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) apparent violations of those FAA regulations listed in paragraph 11-2. These procedures can be applied to maintenance, flight operations, anti-drug and alcohol misuse prevention programs, and to the manufacturing functions of a PAH's organization. These procedures cannot be applied for those persons who are required to report failures, malfunctions and defects under 14 CFR part 21 § 21.3 and also for those people who do not submit the reports in the time frame required by the regulation.
B. Internal Evaluation Programs (IEP).
Certificate holders, fractional ownership programs, and PAHs are encouraged, but not required, to develop IEPs that continually monitor company policies and procedures and ensure that the highest level of safety and security compliance is maintained. They may voluntarily disclose apparent violations of 14 CFR covered by this program in accordance with the procedures in this section even though an IEP has not been established. Guidance for operators on IEPs is contained in the current edition of Advisory Circular (AC) 120-59, Air Carrier Internal Evaluation Programs. Guidance for operators on the Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program (VDRP) is contained in the current edition of AC 00-58, Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program.
Varying requirements for select groups of regulated entities require reference to guidance tailored to those groups. To locate appropriate guidance for a given regulated entity, reference must be made to the following paragraphs based on the type of regulated entity submitting the disclosure at, for a list of those regulated entities authorized to utilize the Web-based VDRP.
1) Air carriers certificated under 14 CFR part 119 and operating under 14 CFR parts 121 and 135, see paragraph 11-12, VDRP for Air Carriers.
2) Regulated entities authorized to utilize the Web-based VDRP system who are not air carriers, see paragraph 11-13, VDRP for Regulated Entities, Other than Air Carriers. Those other regulated entities will be listed on the VDRP Home Page at:
3) Regulated entities not authorized to utilize the Web-based VDRP, see paragraph 11-14 and its associated subparagraphs.