Information leading to the requirement for a current medical for an ASIC application for pilots

Rob Cumming made this Freedom of Information request to Civil Aviation Safety Authority

The request was partially successful.

From: Rob Cumming

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Dear Civil Aviation Safety Authority,

I wish to apply under the FOI Act for all documents relating to:

1. Approval for requirement for a current medical for an ASIC application for pilot;

2. Committee notes for administration and

3. Issues relating to the requirement from the MELT committee

I consent in advance to removal of any home addresses or home phone numbers.

I also wish to draw your attention to the fact that I am a public interest community based journalist who is now retired from the paid workforce and working voluntarily.

Yours faithfully,

Rob Cumming

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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear Civil Aviation Safety Authority,

I note that your response has been delayed past the statuatory date. Please indicate the reason why.

Yours faithfully,

Rob Cumming

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From: Anastasi, Adam
Civil Aviation Safety Authority


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Rob
 
CASA has no record of receiving a request for access from you relating to
ASIC's and medical certificates.
 
In any event, you seem to be querying why pilots seeking an ASIC are
required by CASA to hold a medical certificate. Regulation 6.28 of the
Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 relevantly provides that an
issuing body may issue an ASIC to a person only if the person has an
operational need for an ASIC. The definition of "operational need" in
regulation 6.01 relevantly defines that term to mean (a)  a requirement
for frequent access to all or part of a secure area of an airport where
persons are required to display an ASIC, for either of the following
purposes: (i)  the operation of the airport or an aircraft. CASA
requires a pilot applying for an ASIC to hold a medical certificate
because if their need for an ASIC relates to the operation of an aircraft,
in general, Part 61 of the CASR prohibits a pilot operating an aircraft
without holding a medical certificate.
 
Adam Anastasi Manager
Advisory, Commercial and Legislative Drafting Section
Legal Affairs, Regulatory Policy and International Strategy Branch
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
p: 02 6217 1040
GPO Box 2005 CANBERRA ACT 2606
[1]www.casa.gov.au
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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear Anastasi, Adam,

It would appear that the request may have been lost in your system.

I would further respectfully request that the FOI request in the original form be processed.

I note your reply in that process, but require the details as requested.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Cumming

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From: Anastasi, Adam
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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Thanks Rob. We don't have the original form of your request (I was going off the heading when I responded to you yesterday), so please provide the original request.

Adam

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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear Anastasi, Adam,

Dear Civil Aviation Safety Authority,

I wish to apply under the FOI Act for all documents relating to:

1. Approval for requirement for a current medical for an ASIC application for pilot;

2. Committee notes for administration and

3. Issues relating to the requirement from the MELT committee

I consent in advance to removal of any home addresses or home phone numbers.

I also wish to draw your attention to the fact that I am a public interest community based journalist who is now retired from the paid workforce and working voluntarily.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Cumming

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From: Anastasi, Adam
Civil Aviation Safety Authority


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Rob
 
I acknowledge your request. I read this request to be seeking:
 
1. Approval for requirement for a current medical for an ASIC application
for pilot - you are seeking documents showing the endorsement/ approval
(by anyone) of the  CASA requirement for a current medical certificate on
an ASIC application
 
2. Committee notes for administration and - I assume you are referring to
the MELT Committee in para 3 below - and that the notes on administration
refers to the MELT's endorsement, if there is one, of the matter in para 1
 
3. Issues relating to the requirement from the MELT committee - I assume
you are suggesting the MELT required the medical certificate, and you are
seeking documents showing that.
 
If I am not correct, please advise.
 
Adam Anastasi Manager
Advisory, Commercial and Legislative Drafting Section
Legal Affairs, Regulatory Policy and International Strategy Branch
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
p: 02 6217 1040
GPO Box 2005 CANBERRA ACT 2606
[1]www.casa.gov.au
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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear Anastasi, Adam,

Thankyou.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Cumming

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From: Gobbitt, David
Civil Aviation Safety Authority


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Good morning Rob,
 
Please see attached decision letter regarding your FOI request.
 
 
Regards
David Gobbitt A/g Freedom of Information Coordinator
Legal Advisory, Drafting and Procurement Section
Legal Affairs, Regulatory Policy and International Strategy Branch
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
p: 02 6217 1281
GPO Box 2005 CANBERRA ACT 2606
[1]www.casa.gov.au
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From: Anastasi, Adam
Sent: Wednesday, 22 February 2017 9:27 AM
To: Rob Cumming
Cc: Gobbitt, David
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Information leading to the
requirement for a current medical for an ASIC application for pilots
[SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
 
 
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Rob
 
I acknowledge your request. I read this request to be seeking:
 
1. Approval for requirement for a current medical for an ASIC application
for pilot - you are seeking documents showing the endorsement/ approval
(by anyone) of the  CASA requirement for a current medical certificate on
an ASIC application
 
2. Committee notes for administration and - I assume you are referring to
the MELT Committee in para 3 below - and that the notes on administration
refers to the MELT's endorsement, if there is one, of the matter in para 1
 
3. Issues relating to the requirement from the MELT committee - I assume
you are suggesting the MELT required the medical certificate, and you are
seeking documents showing that.
 
If I am not correct, please advise.
 
Adam Anastasi Manager
Advisory, Commercial and Legislative Drafting Section
Legal Affairs, Regulatory Policy and International Strategy Branch
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
p: 02 6217 1040
GPO Box 2005 CANBERRA ACT 2606
[10]www.casa.gov.au
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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear Gobbitt, David,

As above, in annotation by Anastasi, but also the precise approval information for the changes where this be outside the MELT process and leading to any direction or committee process, the notes of that committee.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Cumming

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From: Gobbitt, David
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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Good afternoon Rob,

I acknowledge receipt of your request for Internal Review.

Adam Anastasi will conduct the review and he will be in contact with you shortly.

Thanks again.

Regards
David Gobbitt A/g Freedom of Information Coordinator Legal Advisory, Drafting and Procurement Section Legal Affairs, Regulatory Policy and International Strategy Branch Civil Aviation Safety Authority

p: 02 6217 1281
GPO Box 2005 CANBERRA ACT 2606
www.casa.gov.au
   

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From: Gobbitt, David
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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Rob,

Grateful if you can confirm whether you are requesting internal review and/or making a new request for:

The precise approval information for the changes requiring a medical certificate on an ASIC application where this may be outside the MELT process and leading to any direction or committee process, the notes of that committee.

Thanks again.

Regards
David Gobbitt A/g Freedom of Information Coordinator Legal Advisory, Drafting and Procurement Section Legal Affairs, Regulatory Policy and International Strategy Branch Civil Aviation Safety Authority

p: 02 6217 1281
GPO Box 2005 CANBERRA ACT 2606
www.casa.gov.au
   

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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear Gobbitt, David,

Yes, as your letter states, as my original request has been moved sideways.

Yours sincerely,

Rob Cumming

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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear Anastasi, Adam,

As per my original request, see reply to FOI officer, Mr. Gobbitt

Yours sincerely,

Rob Cumming

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From: Anastasi, Adam
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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Rib

Thanks - I understand you are now seeking internal review of David's decision.

Adam

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From: Gobbitt, David
Civil Aviation Safety Authority

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Hi Rob,

Just clarifying the way forward from our phone conversation this morning.

Confirming that you are requesting internal review of my decision letter to you dated 10 March 2017.

The scope of your request was:

1. Approval for requirement for a current medical for an ASIC application for pilot - you are seeking documents showing the endorsement/ approval (by anyone) of the CASA requirement for a current medical certificate on an ASIC application

2. Committee notes for administration and - I assume you are referring to the MELT Committee in para 3 below - and that the notes on administration refers to the MELT's endorsement, if there is one, of the matter in para 1

3. Issues relating to the requirement from the MELT committee - I assume you are suggesting the MELT required the medical certificate, and you are seeking documents showing that.

Regards
David Gobbitt A/g Freedom of Information Coordinator Legal Advisory, Drafting and Procurement Section Legal Affairs, Regulatory Policy and International Strategy Branch Civil Aviation Safety Authority

p: 02 6217 1281
GPO Box 2005 CANBERRA ACT 2606
www.casa.gov.au
   

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From: Rob Cumming

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Dear Gobbitt, David,

Yes, thank you David

Yours sincerely,

Rob Cumming

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From: Anastasi, Adam
Civil Aviation Safety Authority


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Rob

I attach a decision.

Adam

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