Title 49


801.3 Definitions.

§ 801.3 Definitions.

The following definitions apply in this part:

Chairman means the Chairman or Acting Chairman of the NTSB.

FOIA Public Liaison means a supervisory official, designated by the Chief FOIA Officer, who is responsible for assisting in reducing delays, increasing transparency and understanding of the status of requests, and assisting in resolving disputes.

Managing Director means the Managing Director of the NTSB.

Non-docket items include records from an accident that are not directly pertinent to the investigation, and are not in the public docket.

Public Docket includes a collection of records from an accident investigation that the agency deemed pertinent to the investigation.

Record, document, or any other term used to reference information includes:

(1) Any writing, drawing, map, recording, tape, film, photo, or other documentary material by which information is preserved. In this part, “document” and “record” have the same meaning;

(2) Any information that would be an agency record subject to the requirements of this section when maintained by the NTSB in any format, including an electronic format; and

(3) Any information described under subparagraphs (1) or (2) that is maintained for the NTSB by an entity under Government contract, for the purposes of records management.

Redact refers to the act of making a portion of text illegible by placing a black mark on top of the text.

Requester means any person, as defined in 5 U.S.C. 551(2), who submits a request pursuant to the FOIA.