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Notice of Request for Revisions of an Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-29505
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the revisions of the following information collection:
Pipeline Safety: Safeguarding and Securing Pipelines From Unauthorized Access
Document Number: 2016-29500
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is issuing this Advisory Bulletin in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), to remind all pipeline owners and operators of the importance of safeguarding and securing their pipeline facilities and monitoring their Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems for abnormal operations and/or indications of unauthorized access or interference with safe pipeline operations. Additionally, this Advisory Bulletin is to remind the public of the dangers associated with tampering with pipeline system facilities. This Advisory Bulletin follows recent incidents in the United States that highlight threats to oil and gas infrastructure. On October 11, 2016, several unauthorized persons accessed and interfered with pipeline operations in four states, creating the potential for serious infrastructure damage and significant economic and environmental harm, as well as endangering public safety. While the incidents did not result in any damage or injuries, the potential impacts emphasize the need for increased awareness and vigilance.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Grand Chenier, LA
Document Number: 2016-29430
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Grand Chenier, LA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new special Instrument Approach Procedures developed at Little Pecan Island Airport, for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Type Certificates 3A2 and A-772
Document Number: 2016-29432
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice requests that the current holder(s) (or their heirs) of TCs 3A2 and A-772 come forward and identify themselves; otherwise, the FAA will declare the TCs as abandoned. This notice is issued in accordance with Sec. 302 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012,\1\ partially codified as Title 49 of the United States Code (49 U.S.C.) Sec. 44704(a)(5).
Special Conditions: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI), Model 525 Helicopters; Interaction of Systems and Structures.
Document Number: 2016-29431
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the BHTI Model 525 helicopter. This helicopter will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with fly-by-wire flight control system (FBW FCS) functions that affect the structural integrity of the rotorcraft. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Environmental Impact Statement: Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Document Number: 2016-29413
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this revised notice to advise the public that a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) will be prepared for a proposed highway project in the Towns of Derry and Londonderry, in Rockingham County, New Hampshire.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: 2016-29410
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions of 99 individuals from its prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these individuals with ITDM to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: 2016-29409
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions of 107 individuals from its prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these individuals with ITDM to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2016-29375
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible passenger cars do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/ Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or Less. Volkswagen filed a defect report dated February 23, 2016. Volkswagen then petitioned NHTSA on March 15, 2016, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety.
Airworthiness Directives; M7 Aerospace LLC
Document Number: 2016-29242
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all M7 Aerospace LLC Models SA226-AT, SA226-T, SA226-T(B), SA226-TC, SA227-AC (C-26A), SA227-AT, SA227-BC (C-26A), SA227-CC, SA227-DC (C-26B), and SA227-TT airplanes. This AD was prompted by corrosion and stress corrosion cracking of the pitch trim actuator upper attach fittings of the horizontal stabilizer front spar. This AD requires repetitive inspections with replacement of fittings as necessary. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-28602
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-102, -103, and -106 airplanes, Model DHC- 8-200 series airplanes, and Model DHC-8-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by several occurrences of loss of airspeed data on both pilot and co-pilot air speed indicators due to the accumulation of ice on the pitot probes caused by inoperative pitot probe heaters. This AD requires replacing the existing circuit breakers in the pitot heater system. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-28210
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked and corroded barrel nuts found at the mid-spar location of the horizontal-stabilizer-to-vertical-stabilizer attachment joint. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of each barrel nut and cradle, a check of the bolt torque of the preload indicating (PLI) washers, and corrective action if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators
Document Number: 2016-28012
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA establishes new minimum training standards for certain individuals applying for their commercial driver's license (CDL) for the first time; an upgrade of their CDL (e.g., a Class B CDL holder seeking a Class A CDL); or a hazardous materials (H), passenger (P), or school bus (S) endorsement for the first time. These individuals are subject to the entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements and must complete a prescribed program of instruction provided by an entity that is listed on FMCSA's Training Provider Registry (TPR). FMCSA will submit training certification information to State driver licensing agencies (SDLAs), who may only administer CDL skills tests to applicants for the Class A and B CDL, and/or the P or S endorsements, or knowledge test for the H endorsement, after verifying the certification information is present in the driver's record.
Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Safety Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-29360
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that the public meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC), scheduled for December 7-8, 2016, has been rescheduled for January 11-12, 2017. Notice of the original meeting appeared in the Federal Register on November 22, 2016, (81 FR 83795).
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model ERJ 190-300 Series Airplanes; Landing Pitchover Condition
Document Number: 2016-29358
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-300 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is an automatic braking system with a pilot-selectable function that allows earlier braking at landing without pilot pedal input. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
CCET, LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Norfolk Southern Railway Company in Adams County, Ohio.
Document Number: 2016-29347
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Request for Comments on a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-29325
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on April 29, 2016 (Volume 81, Number 83, pages 25759-25760).
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2016-29320
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can 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 one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Notice to Manufacturers of Airports In-Pavement Stationary Runway Weather Information Systems
Document Number: 2016-29319
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering issuing waivers to foreign manufactures of Active and/or Passive In-Pavement Stationary Runway Weather Information Systems that meet the requirements of FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 15015220-30, Airport Winter Safety and Operations. This notice requests information from manufactures of systems meeting the technical requirements to determine whether a waiver to the Buy American Preferences should be issued. Projects funded under the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) must meet the requirements of Buy American Preferences.
Notice of Opportunity To Participate: Criteria and Application Procedures for Participation in the Military Airport Program (MAP)
Document Number: 2016-29318
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the criteria, application procedures, and schedule to be applied by the Secretary of Transportation in designating or redesignating a maximum of 15 current joint-use or former military airports (at any one time), seeking a designation or redesignation to participate in the MAP for the purposes of capital development funding assistance.
Update to Email Address for the Electronic Submission via the Internet of Certain Accident/Incident Reports
Document Number: 2016-29309
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule updates FRA's accident/incident reporting regulations to provide the current electronic mail address railroads must use to electronically submit to FRA certain accident/incident report forms.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel BLOOMS; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-29308
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2016-29268
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-07
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) 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta passenger cars (PCs) 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 (1) they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the MY 2013 and 2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta PC), and (2) they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Railroad Police Officers
Document Number: 2016-29256
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends FRA's regulations on railroad police officers to implement certain provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. Consistent with the FAST Act, FRA is amending its regulations to allow: Railroads to hire contractors as railroad police officers; railroad police officers to transfer from one state to another without immediately needing to be commissioned or certified in the new state; and a state to recognize an officer's training at another state's recognized police academy or at a Federal law enforcement training center as meeting the state's basic police officer certification or commissioning requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
Document Number: 2016-28670
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model MBB- BK117 C-2 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the pilot collective wiring harness. This proposed AD is prompted by a report that a heat-shrinkable sleeve prevented the twist grip on the collective from being fully engaged during a flight test. The proposed actions are intended to prevent failure of the hoist or emergency landing gear flotation systems due to chafing of wiring caused by an incorrectly installed heat-shrinkable sleeve.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2016-28667
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) GE90 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an engine and airplane fire. This proposed AD would require replacing affected fuel/oil lube/servo coolers (``main heat exchangers'') with a part eligible for installation. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of a main heat exchanger, which could result in an engine fire.
Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Fayette County, Pa.
Document Number: 2016-29241
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-29239
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-29237
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is seeking public comments on its proposal to renew its Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance to participate in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) program, ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' (OMB program). FRA will submit the information collection requirements described below to OMB for review, as required by the PRA. The OMB program was created to facilitate Federal agencies' efforts to streamline the process to seek public feedback on service delivery. Current FRA clearance under the OMB program expires May 31, 2017.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2016-29232
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the release of 16.975 acres of airport property for non-aeronautical development. The land consists of fifty-four (54) original airport acquired parcels. These parcels were acquired under grants: 3-18-0038-24, 3-18-0038-38, 3-18-0038-39, 3-18- 0038-41, 3-18-0038-43, 3-18-0038-45, 3-18-0038-47, 3-18-0038-54 or without federal participation. The future use of the property is for commercial and industrial development. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the Indianapolis Airport Authority to dispose of the property. The land is not needed for aeronautical use. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the sale or lease of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. In accordance with section 47107(h) of Title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Noise Exposure Map Notice for Lehigh Valley International Airport, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2016-29145
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Lehigh- Northampton Airport Authority for Lehigh Valley International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et. seq (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-235 and V-293 in the Vicinity of Cedar City, Utah
Document Number: 2016-29143
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of the Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-235 and V-293 in the vicinity of Cedar City, UT. The FAA is taking this action because the Cedar City VOR/DME, included as part of the V-235 and V-293 route structure, is being renamed the Enoch VOR/DME.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Weed, CA
Document Number: 2016-29138
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Weed Airport, Weed, CA, to support the development of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the airport, and for the safety and management of IFR operations within the National Airspace System.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-29136
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.
Passenger Equipment Safety Standards; Standards for Alternative Compliance and High-Speed Trainsets
Document Number: 2016-28280
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is proposing to amend its regulations for passenger equipment safety standards, which currently provide for passenger rail service in a shared right-of-way under two separate tiers of safety standards: Tier I (speeds up to 125 miles per hour (mph)) and Tier II (speeds up to 150 mph). Consistent with the regulations' approach supporting interoperable passenger rail service by sharing the right- of-way, this proposed rulemaking would add a new tier of safety standards (Tier III) to facilitate the safe implementation of interoperable high-speed passenger rail service at speeds up to 220 mph. However, Tier III standards would require operations at speeds above 125 mph to be in an exclusive right-of-way without grade crossings. The proposal also would establish crashworthiness and occupant protection performance requirements in the alternative to those currently specified for Tier I passenger trainsets. Adopting the proposed alternative crashworthiness and occupant protection requirements would remove regulatory barriers, allowing a more open U.S. rail market, incorporating recent technological designs. In addition, the proposal would increase from 150 mph to 160 mph the maximum speed FRA's existing regulations allow for passenger equipment that complies with FRA's Tier II standards.
United States Rail Service Issues; United States Rail Service Issues-Data Collection
Document Number: 2016-29132
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
United States Rail Service Issues-Performance Data Reporting
Document Number: 2016-29131
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) is adopting a final rule to establish new regulations requiring all Class I railroads and the Chicago Transportation Coordination Office (CTCO), through its Class I members, to report certain service performance metrics on a weekly, semiannual, and occasional basis.
Visual-Manual NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines for Portable and Aftermarket Devices
Document Number: 2016-29051
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice details the proposed contents of the second phase of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Driver Distraction Guidelines (Phase 2 Guidelines). The purpose of the Phase 2 Guidelines is to provide a safety framework for developers of portable and aftermarket electronic devices to use when developing visual-manual user interfaces for their systems. The Guidelines encourage innovative solutions such as pairing and Driver Mode that, when implemented, will reduce the potential for unsafe driver distraction by limiting the time a driver's eyes are off the road, while at the same time preserving the full functionality of these devices when they are not used while driving. Currently no safety guidelines exist for portable device technologies when they are used during a driving task. NHTSA seeks comments and suggestions to improve this proposal.
Spartan Motors USA, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2016-29026
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Spartan Motors USA, Inc. (Spartan), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2013-2015 Utilimaster Vans do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, Occupant crash protection. Spartan Motors USA, Inc., filed a defect report dated January 15, 2016. Spartan then petitioned NHTSA on February 12, 2016, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety.
Fiscal Year 2016 Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program Project Selections
Document Number: 2016-29020
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the selection of 35 projects for funding with Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 appropriations for the Public Transportation on Indian Reservations Program Tribal Transit Program (TTP), as authorized by (49 U.S.C. 5311(c)(1)(a)(j)), as amended by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, Public Law 114-94 (December 4, 2015). A total of $5 million is available under this program.
Mitigation and Investigation of Passenger Rail Human Factor Related Accidents and Operations in Terminals and Stations With Stub End Tracks
Document Number: 2016-29013
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing Safety Advisory 2016-03 to stress to passenger and commuter railroads the importance of taking action to help mitigate human factor accidents, assist in the investigation of such accidents, and enhance the safety of operations in stations and terminals with stub end tracks. This safety advisory contains various recommendations to passenger and commuter railroads related to inward- and outward- facing cameras, sleep apnea, and operating practices to potentially mitigate the occurrence and assist in the investigation of human factor related accidents and to enhance the safety of operations in terminals and stations with stub end tracks.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-28668
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model MD-90-30 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of cracking in a horizontal stabilizer rear spar cap. This proposed AD would require repetitive open hole eddy current high frequency (ETHF) or surface eddy current low frequency (ETLF) inspections for any crack in the left and right side horizontal stabilizer rear spar upper caps, and repair or replacement if necessary. We are proposing this AD to prevent the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-28664
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the web lap splices in the aft pressure bulkhead are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the web lap splices in the aft pressure bulkhead for cracking of the fastener holes, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-28631
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports indicating in- flight valve failure of the left temperature control valve and control cabin trim air modulating valve. This proposed AD would require replacing the left temperature control valve and control cabin trim air modulating valve. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-28601
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by heavy corrosion found on the wing rear spar lower girder. This AD requires inspections of the affected areas, modification of the wing trailing edge lower skin panels, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-28600
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This AD was prompted by investigation results that determined that a certain thickness of the fuel tank panels is insufficient to meet the certification requirements. This AD requires inspecting the thickness of the fuel tank panels, and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Hazardous Materials: Notification of the Pilot-in-Command and Response to Air Related Petitions for Rulemaking (RRR)
Document Number: 2016-28403
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In consultation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), PHMSA proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to align with current international standards for the air transportation of hazardous materials. The proposals in this rule would amend certain special provisions, packaging requirements, notification of pilot-in-command (NOTOC) requirements, and exceptions for passengers and crew members. In addition to harmonization with international standards, several of the proposals in this rule are responsive to petitions for rulemaking submitted by the regulated community. PHMSA invites all interested persons to provide comments regarding these proposed revisions.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-28340
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2A12 (CL-601 Variant), and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604 Variants) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that a potential chafing condition exists between the negative-G fuel feed drain line of the auxiliary power unit (APU) and its surrounding structure and components. This AD requires, for certain airplanes, a detailed inspection for chafing conditions of the negative-G fuel feed drain line of the APU, and corrective actions if necessary. For certain other airplanes, this AD requires replacement of the APU negative-G fuel feed tube assembly and the drain line. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-28337
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 707-300, 707-300B, and 707-300C series airplanes; and certain Model 727C, 727-100C, and 727-200F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that a cam latch on the main cargo door (MCD) broke during flight. This AD requires various inspections and related investigative and corrective actions, if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
Document Number: 2016-27398
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA amends the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to establish requirements for the Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse), a database under the Agency's administration that will contain information about violations of FMCSA's drug and alcohol testing program for the holders of commercial driver's licenses (CDLs). This rule is mandated by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). It will improve roadway safety by identifying commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers who have committed drug and alcohol violations that render them ineligible to operate a CMV.