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Class I Railroad Accounting and Financial Reporting-Transportation of Hazardous Materials
Document Number: 2016-23144
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board is withdrawing the advance notice of proposed rulemaking and discontinuing the EP 681 rulemaking proceeding which sought comment on whether and how it should update its accounting and financial reporting for Class I rail carriers to better capture the operating costs of transporting hazardous materials.
Repair Stations; Response to Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-23121
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the effective date and adopts as final the interim final rule published on July 27, 2016, and responds to the comments received on that interim final rule. The rule removed the requirement that a repair station with an airframe rating provide suitable permanent housing to enclose the largest type and model aircraft listed on its operations specifications. The FAA also revised its general housing and facilities regulation to provide that a repair station's housing for its facilities, equipment, materials, and personnel must be consistent not only with its ratings, but also with its limitations to those ratings. Finally, the FAA added an additional general purpose limited rating to cover maintenance work not covered by the existing 12 limited rating categories.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: ATC Authorizations in Controlled Airspace Under Part 107
Document Number: 2016-23118
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. The FAA has established the ATC Authorization in Controlled Airspace under Part 107 portal to allow a remote pilot in command to request FAA authorization for a small unmanned aircraft to operate in Class B, C, D, and the lateral boundaries of the surface area of Class E airspace designated for an airport.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Mitsubishi MU-2B Series Airplane Special Training, Experience, and Operating Procedures
Document Number: 2016-23117
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew a previously approved information collection. The collection of information is necessary to document participation, completion, and compliance with the pilot training program for the MU-2B under the newly published subpart N of part 91 which will replace SFAR No. 108.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-22460
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2000-10-18 for certain Airbus Model A300 series airplanes; Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes); and Model A310 series airplanes. AD 2000-10-18 required repetitive inspections to detect cracks in the lower spar of the engine pylons between ribs 6 and 7, and repair if necessary. This new AD reduces the compliance times for the initial inspection and the repetitive intervals. This AD was prompted by the determination that the compliance times for the initial inspection and the repetitive intervals must be reduced to allow timely detection of cracks in the engine pylon's lower spar between ribs 6 and 7. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the engine pylon's lower spar, and possible separation of the engine from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-22188
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD was prompted by several reports of chafing of the wire bundles inside the electrical conduit of the forward and aft boost pumps of the numbers 1 and 4 main fuel tanks due to high vibration. These wire bundles can chafe through the wire sleeving into the insulation, exposing the wire conductors. This AD requires replacing the wire bundles inside the electrical conduit of the forward and aft boost pumps of the numbers 1 and 4 main fuel tanks with new, improved wire bundles inserted into conduit liners. This AD also requires adding a revision to the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include critical design configuration control limitations (CDCCLs) for the fuel boost pump wiring. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing of the wire bundles and subsequent arcing between the wiring and the electrical conduit creating an ignition source in the fuel tanks, which could result in a fire and consequent fuel tank explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-22187
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of uncommanded movement by a captain's seat during a landing rollout due to a failure in the seat horizontal actuator. This AD requires repetitive tests of the captain and first officer seat assemblies for proper operation, and corrective action if necessary. This AD also requires installation of new captain and first officer seat assemblies, which terminates the repetitive tests. We are issuing this AD to prevent a seat actuator clutch failure, which could result in a loss of seat locking and uncommanded motion of the captain's or first officer's seat; uncommanded seat movement could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-21703
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318-111 and -112 airplanes, Model A319-111, -112, -113, - 114, and -115 airplanes, Model A320-211, -212, and -214 airplanes, and Model A321-111, -112, -211, -212, and -213 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of engine fan cowl door (FCD) losses on airplanes equipped with CFM56 engines due to operator failure to close the FCD during ground operations. This proposed AD would require modification and re-identification of certain FCDs or replacement of certain FCDs. This proposed AD would also require installation of a placard. We are proposing this AD to prevent in-flight loss of an engine FCD and possible consequent damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-21602
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This AD requires installing an automatic shutoff system for the center and auxiliary tank fuel boost pumps, as applicable; installing a placard in the airplane flight deck if necessary; replacing the P5-2 fuel system module assembly; installing the ``uncommanded ON'' (UCO) protection system for the fuel boost pumps; revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to advise the flight crew of certain operating restrictions for airplanes equipped with an automatic shutoff system; and revising the maintenance program by incorporating new airworthiness limitations for fuel tank systems to satisfy Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 88 requirements. We are issuing this AD to prevent operation of the center and auxiliary tank fuel boost pumps with continuous low pressure, which could lead to friction sparks or overheating in the fuel pump inlet that could create a potential ignition source inside the center and auxiliary fuel tanks. These conditions, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2016-23013
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency may collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
NHTSA Enforcement Guidance Bulletin 2016-02: Safety-Related Defects and Automated Safety Technologies
Document Number: 2016-23010
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Automotive technology is at a moment of rapid change and may evolve farther in the next decade than in the previous 45-plus year history of the Agency. As the automobile industry moves toward fully automated (self-driving) vehicles and other innovative mobility solutions, NHTSA seeks to facilitate the advance of automated technologies that currently present safety improvements and that, in the future, are likely to improve safety and decrease the number of crashes, traffic fatalities, and serious injuries on U.S. roadways. NHTSA is commanded by Congress to protect the safety of the driving public against unreasonable risks of harm that may occur because of the design, construction, or performance of a motor vehicle or motor vehicle equipment, and to mitigate risks of harm, including risks that may be emerging or contingent. As NHTSA has always done when evaluating new vehicle technologies, the Agency will be guided by its statutory mission, the laws it is obligated to enforce, and the benefits of the emerging automated safety technologies appearing on U.S. roadways. NHTSA has broad enforcement authority under existing statutes and regulations to address existing and emerging automated safety technologies. This Enforcement Guidance Bulletin sets forth NHTSA's current views on its enforcement authorityincluding its view that when vulnerabilities in automated safety technology or equipment pose an unreasonable risk to safety, those vulnerabilities constitute a safety-related defectand suggests guiding principles and best practices for motor vehicle and equipment manufacturers in this context.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-22995
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks renewal of the following currently approved information collection activities. Before submitting the information collection requirements for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified in this notice.
Request for Comment on “Federal Automated Vehicles Policy”
Document Number: 2016-22993
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA invites public comment on the document, ``Federal Automated Vehicles Policy.'' This document is intended as a starting point that provides needed initial guidance to industry, government, and consumers. It will necessarily evolve over time, changing based on public comment; the experience of the agency, manufacturers, suppliers, consumers, and others; and/or further technological innovation. NHTSA intends to revise and refine the document within one year, and periodically thereafter, to reflect such public input, experience, and innovation, and will address significant comments received in the next revision of this document.
Genesee & Wyoming Inc.-Acquisition of Control Exemption-Providence and Worcester Railroad Company
Document Number: 2016-22985
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Hours of Service of Drivers; Parts and Accessories: ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, LLC, Application for Exemptions
Document Number: 2016-22963
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to grant ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor, LLC (ArcelorMittal) exemptions from the hours of service (HOS) and parts and accessories rules. One exemption will allow ArcelorMittal's employee-drivers with commercial driver's licenses (CDLs) who transport steel coils between their production and shipping locations on public roads to work up to 16 hours per day and return to work with less than the mandatory 10 consecutive hours off duty. The other exemption will allow ArcelorMittal to use coil carriers that do not meet the ``heavy hauler trailer'' definition, height of rear side marker lights restrictions, tire loading restrictions, and the coil securement requirements.
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; CRST Expedited
Document Number: 2016-22961
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to grant CRST Expedited (CRST) an exemption from the regulation that requires a commercial learner's permit (CLP) holder to be accompanied by a commercial driver's license (CDL) holder with the proper CDL class and endorsements, seated in the front seat of the vehicle while the CLP holder performs behind-the- wheel training on public roads or highways. Under the terms and conditions of this exemption, a CLP holder who has documentation of passing the CDL skills test may drive a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) for CRST without being accompanied by a CDL holder in the front seat of the vehicle. The exemption enables CLP holders to drive as part of a team and have the same regulatory flexibility as CRST team drivers with CDLs. FMCSA has analyzed the exemption application and the public comments and has determined that the exemption, subject to the terms and conditions imposed, will achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2016-22949
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board approves the fourth quarter 2016 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The fourth quarter 2016 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.881. The fourth quarter 2016 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.371. The fourth quarter 2016 RCAF-5 is 0.352.
Agency Request for Regular Processing of Collection of Information by the Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2016-22943
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, this document provides notice that FRA is submitting an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to collect information on railroads' implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) systems on an annual form entitled the Annual PTC Progress Report Form (Form FRA F 6180.166).
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-22942
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden. On June 3, 2016, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-22941
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the proposed information collection activities described below. Before submitting the proposed information collection requests (ICRs) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities, which are identified in this notice.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Windshield-Mounted Technologies
Document Number: 2016-22923
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA amends the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to allow the voluntary mounting of certain devices on the interior of the windshields of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs), including placement within the area that is swept by the windshield wipers. Section 5301 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act directs the Agency to amend the FMCSRs to allow devices to be mounted on the windshield that utilize ``vehicle safety technology,'' as defined in the Act. In addition, the section 5301 states that all windshield mounted devices/technologies with a limited 2-year exemption in effect on the date of enactment, shall be considered to meet the equivalent-or-greater safety standard required for the initial exemption. Promulgation of this final rule is a nondiscretionary, ministerial action that does not require prior notice and public comment under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).
Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Highway and Light Rail Improvements in the Sr 32 Corridor Between Us 50 and Ir 275 in Hamilton and Clermont Counties, Ohio
Document Number: 2016-22910
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
A Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement was published in the Federal Register on May 9, 2012. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is issuing this notice to advise the public that ODOT will no longer prepare a Tier 2 EIS for proposed improvements to SR 32 from US 50 in Hamilton County east to IR 275 in Clermont County, because of potential significant environmental impacts and public controversy.
Metropolitan Planning Organization Coordination and Planning Area Reform
Document Number: 2016-22907
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
The FHWA and FTA are reopening the comment period for the NPRM that was published on June 27, 2016, at 81 FR 41473, in order to receive additional public comment on targeted issues. The NPRM proposes revisions to the transportation planning regulations to promote more effective regional planning by States and metropolitan planning organizations (MPO). The original comment period closed on August 26, 2016. The FHWA and FTA received a number of requests to extend the comment period. The FHWA and FTA recognize that those interested in commenting on this important program may not have had the opportunity to provide comments and that the comment period should be reopened. Therefore, the comment period is being reopened.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Iowa Towns; Algona, IA; Ankeny, IA; Atlantic, IA; Belle Plane, IA; Creston, IA; Estherville, IA; Grinnell, IA; Guthrie Center, IA; and Oelwein, IA
Document Number: 2016-22889
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E surface area at Ankeny Regional Airport, Ankeny, IA; and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Algona Municipal Airport, Algona, IA; Ankeny Regional Airport; Atlantic Municipal Airport, Atlantic, IA; Belle Plaine Municipal Airport, Belle Plaine, IA; Creston Municipal Airport, Creston, IA; Estherville Municipal Airport, Estherville, IA; Grinnell Regional Airport, Grinnell, IA; Guthrie County Regional Airport, Guthrie Center, IA; and Oelwein Municipal Airport, Oelwein, IA. Decommissioning of non- directional radio beacons (NDB), cancellation of NDB approaches, and implementation of area navigation (RNAV) procedures have made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the above airports. Additionally, the geographic coordinates for Algona Municipal Airport, Atlantic Municipal Airport, and Grinnell Regional Airport would be adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. The name of Belle Plaine, IA, would also be adjusted to correct a misspelling in the legal description.
Airworthiness Directives; B-N Group Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-22831
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for B-N Group Ltd. Models BN-2, BN-2A, BN-2A-2, BN-2A-3, BN-2A-6, BN-2A-8, BN- 2A-9, BN-2A-20, BN-2A-21, BN-2A-26, BN-2A-27, BN-2B-20, BN-2B-21, BN- 2B-26, BN-2B-27, BN-2T-4R, BN-2T, BN2A MK. III, BN2A MK. III-2, and BN2A MK. III-3 (all models on Type Certificate Data Sheets A17EU and A29EU) airplanes that would supersde AD 2016-06-01. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracks in the inner shell of certain pitot/ static pressure heads. We are issuing this proposed AD to change the model applicability due to errors found in AD 2016-06-01.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Indiana, PA
Document Number: 2016-22749
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Indiana, PA, to accommodate the new runway at Indiana County Airport (Jimmy Stewart Field). This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace, Falmouth, MA
Document Number: 2016-22748
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace designated as an extension at Cape Cod Coast Guard Air Station, (formerly Otis ANGB), Falmouth, MA, as the Otis TACAN has been decommissioned, requiring airspace reconfiguration. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport in the existing Class D and E airspace areas, as well as Falmouth Airpark, Barnstable Municipal Airport-Boardman/Polando Field, Chatham Municipal Airport, Martha's Vineyard Airport, (formerly Martha's Vineyard Municipal Airport), and the BOGEY LOM.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Glasgow, KY
Document Number: 2016-22746
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Glasgow, KY as the Beaver Creek Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned, requiring airspace reconfiguration at Glasgow Municipal Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Hagerstown, MD
Document Number: 2016-22744
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area by eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part time status for Hagerstown Regional Airport-Richard A. Henson Field, Hagerstown, MD, for the safety and management of IFR operations. Also, this action recognizes the name change to Hagerstown Regional Airport-Richard A. Henson Field, (formerly Washington County Regional Airport), Hagerstown, MD, and updates the geographic coordinates of the airport listed in Class D and E airspace.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Interstate 495 (Long Island Expressway) Rest Area Upgrade Project Between Exits 51 & 52 (Eastbound) in the Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York
Document Number: 2016-22700
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the proposed Interstate 495 (Long Island Expressway) Rest Area Upgrade Project between Exits 51 & 52 (eastbound) in the Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York (NYSDOT Project Identification Number: 0229.14). Those actions rescind the Record of Decision (ROD) and the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) dated May 21, 2007. The ROD was signed by FHWA on August 6, 2007.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-21397
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 727 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This proposed AD would require modifying the fuel quantity indicating system (FQIS) to prevent development of an ignition source inside the body-mounted auxiliary fuel tanks due to electrical fault conditions. As an alternative to the modification, this proposed AD would allow deactivating the body-mounted auxiliary fuel tanks. We are proposing this AD to prevent ignition sources inside the body-mounted auxiliary fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-21396
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 707 airplanes and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This proposed AD would require modifying the fuel quantity indicating system (FQIS) to prevent development of an ignition source inside the center fuel tank due to electrical fault conditions. We are proposing this AD to prevent ignition sources inside the center fuel tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Twentieth RTCA SC-223 Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System Plenary Calling Notice
Document Number: 2016-22826
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Twentieth RTCA SC-223 Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System Plenary Calling Notice.
Thirty Second RTCA SC-213 Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS)
Document Number: 2016-22825
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Thirty Second RTCA SC-213 Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/ Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS).
Hazardous Materials: Damaged, Defective, Recalled Lithium Cells or Batteries or Portable Electronic Devices
Document Number: 2016-22777
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is issuing a safety advisory notice to inform the public of the risks associated with transporting damaged, defective, or recalled lithium cells or batteries or portable electronic devices (PEDs), including Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices recently recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) [Recall No. 16- 266]. PHMSA is issuing this safety advisory notice in conjunction with the CPSC recall to advise members of the public who wish to carry Samsung Galaxy Note 7 subject to CPSC Recall no. 16-266 aboard aircraft that they must take all of the following precautions: Turn off the device; Disconnect the device from any charging equipment; Disable all applications that could inadvertently activate the phone (e.g., alarm clock); Protect the power switch to prevent its unintentional activation; and Keep the device in carry-on baggage or on your person. (Do not place in checked baggage.)
Amendment of Class E Airspace, Ithaca, NY
Document Number: 2016-22741
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace Designated as an Extension at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY, by updating the geographic coordinates of the Ithaca VHF omnidirectional range/distance measuring equipment, (VOR/DME), and the airport, as well as changing the airport name. This is an administrative change and does not affect the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Sioux City, IA
Document Number: 2016-22738
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class D and E airspace areas at Sioux Gateway/Col. Bud Day Field, Sioux City, IA, due to the decommissioning of the Gateway non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approaches at the airport. The Class E airspace area designated as an extension is being removed as it is no longer needed. Advances in Global Positioning System (GPS) capabilities have made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates for Martin Field, NE., to coincide with the FAAs aeronautical database.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Alliance, NE; and Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Nebraska Towns; Albion, NE; Alliance, NE; Gothenburg, NE; Holdrege, NE; Imperial, NE; Lexington, NE; and Millard Airport, Omaha, NE
Document Number: 2016-22736
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E surface area airspace at Alliance Municipal Airport, Alliance, NE; and modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Albion Municipal Airport, Albion, NE; Alliance Municipal Airport, Alliance, NE; Quinn Field, Gothenburg, NE; Brewster Field Airport, Holdrege, NE; Imperial Municipal Airport, Imperial, NE; Jim Kelly Field, Lexington, NE; and Millard Airport, Omaha, NE. Decommissioning of non-directional radio beacons (NDB), cancellation of NDB approaches, and implementation of area navigation (RNAV) procedures have made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the above airports. This action also updates the geographic coordinates for Quinn Field, Imperial Municipal Airport, and Jim Kelly Field to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Troy, AL
Document Number: 2016-22735
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and E airspace, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension at Troy Municipal Airport at N. Kenneth Campbell Field (formerly Troy Municipal Airport), Troy, AL. The Troy VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR) has been decommissioned, therefore Class E extension airspace is no longer needed, and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed, requiring adjustments in Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at the airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport and recognizes the name change of the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace, Truckee, CA
Document Number: 2016-22726
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E surface area airspace and modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Truckee-Tahoe Airport, Truckee, CA, to increase safety and enhance existing instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the immediate vicinity of the airport.
Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Brookshire, TX
Document Number: 2016-22723
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Brookshire, TX, to accommodate the new air traffic control tower at Houston Executive Airport. The FAA is taking this action for the safe and efficient use of the airspace to contain Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) arrival and departure operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2016-22703
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500-A1 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by a report of an uncontainment caused by a high-pressure turbine (HPT) seal release. This AD requires removing the HPT No. 4 bearing front seal seat, part numbers (P/Ns) 2A0066, 2A1998, and 2A3432, and the HPT No. 4 bearing rear seal seat, P/Ns 2A0067, 2A1999, and 2A3433, and replacing them with parts eligible for installation. This AD also requires inspecting the HPT rotor and stator assembly, and, if necessary, their replacement with parts that are eligible for installation. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HPT stage 2 seals, uncontained HPT seal release, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-22697
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of single and multiple uncommanded spoiler panel extensions during flight when there was a hydraulic system failure. This proposed AD would require replacing certain spoiler power control units (PCUs) with new or changed PCUs. We are proposing this AD to prevent an uncommanded extension of spoiler panels in the event of a hydraulic system failure, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety Meeting
Document Number: 2016-22795
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In preparation for the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) meeting to be held October 17-October 21, 2016, in Montreal, Canada, the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Office of Hazardous Materials Safety and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) Office of Hazardous Materials Safety announce a public meeting.
Schedule of Charges Outside the United States
Document Number: 2016-22776
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is announcing the availability of Advisory Circular (AC) 187-1K which transmits an updated schedule of charges for services of FAA Flight Standards Aviation Safety Inspectors outside the United States. The advisory circular has been updated in accordance with the procedures listed in 14 CFR part 187, Appendix A.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the Runway 13/31 Shift/Extension and Associated Improvements Project for the Detroit Lakes-Becker County Airport (DTL) in Detroit Lakes, MN
Document Number: 2016-22739
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the FAA has prepared and approved (August 23, 2016) a FONSI/ROD based on the Final EA for the DTL Runway 13/31 Shift/Extension and Associated Improvements Project. The Final EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, FAA Orders 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures'' and 5050.4B, ``NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions''.
Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program; Draft FAA Order 5500.1B
Document Number: 2016-22721
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
FAA is extending the comment period on the draft FAA Order 5500.1B, Passenger Facility Charge published on August 5, 2016. This draft Order clarifies and updates statutory and regulatory requirements, including those affected by changes to the PFC statute from multiple FAA reauthorizations.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision that Nonconforming Model Year 2009 Jeep Compass Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2016-22720
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2009 Jeep Compass multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPVs) that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS), are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the 2009 Jeep Compass MPVs) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Environmental Impact Statement: Suffolk County, New York
Document Number: 2016-22698
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Record of Decision (ROD) and the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Interstate 495 (Long Island Expressway) Rest Area Upgrade Project between Exits 51 & 52 (eastbound) in the Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York (NYSDOT Project Identification Number: 0229.14) are being rescinded.