To require the Secretary of Transportation to modify the final rule relating to flightcrew member duty and rest requirements for passenger operations of air carriers to apply to all-cargo operations of air carriers, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Safe Skies Act of 2013''.
SEC. 2. MODIFICATION OF FINAL RULE RELATING TO FLIGHTCREW MEMBER DUTY AND REST REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSENGER OPERATIONS TO APPLY TO ALL-CARGO OPERATIONS.
(a) In General.--Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall modify the final rule specified in subsection (b) so that the flightcrew member duty and rest requirements under that rule apply to flightcrew members in all-cargo operations conducted by air carriers in the same manner as those requirements apply to flightcrew members in passenger operations conducted by air carriers. (b) Final Rule Specified.--The final rule specified in this subsection is the final rule of the Federal Aviation Administration-- (1) published in the Federal Register on January 4, 2012 (77 Fed. Reg. 330); and (2) relating to flightcrew member duty and rest requirements. (c) Applicability of Rulemaking Requirements.--The requirements of section 553 of title 5, United States Code, shall not apply to the modification required by subsection (a). <all>