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Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Disposal of 41.63 Acres of Airport Land at Igor Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, CT
Document Number: 2017-05888
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the City of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT, to dispose of a 33.98 acre parcel and 7.65 acre parcel of airport land that were identified for disposal in the Runway Safety Area Project Igor Sikorsky Memorial Airport Intergovernmental Agreement (``Intergovernmental Agreement'') at Igor Sikorsky Memorial Airport dated November, 2012 and signed April 17, 2013 by the Town of Stratford, City of Bridgeport, Connecticut Department of Transportation, Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, and the Federal Aviation Administration. There are two subject parcels identified in the Intergovernmental Agreement. The first property is the Long Beach Parcel that is located to the southwest of the end of Runway 6 and is 33.98 acres. The second property known as Parcel 16, is located to the northwest of Runway 11 and is 7.65 acres. The two parcels will be transferred to the Town of Stratford, CT at a fair market value of $486,600. The parcels will be transferred with easements to protect the airport. Given the location of the two parcels, the disposal of this property will have no effect on aviation land nor future development opportunities for the airport. The proceeds of the disposal, per the Intergovernmental Agreement, will be used to reduce the overall Runway Safety Area project grant amount and fund a portion of the City's match for the Runway Safety Area project.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Joby Aviation LLC
Document Number: 2017-05887
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; NaturChem Inc.
Document Number: 2017-05886
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Document Number: 2017-05885
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Hood Tech Corp Mechanical Inc.
Document Number: 2017-05884
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Mahdad Emadipour
Document Number: 2017-05883
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Logistic Gliders
Document Number: 2017-05879
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Skyyfish
Document Number: 2017-05878
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Northeast Corridor Safety Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-05871
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA announces the eighth meeting of the NECSC, a Federal Advisory Committee mandated by section 212 of the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA) and amended by section 11305 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act of 2015 (FAST Act). The NECSC is made up of stakeholders operating on the Northeast Corridor, and the purpose of the NECSC is to provide annual recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation. The NECSC meeting agenda will include presentations on: Implementation of Positive Train Control; the state of moveable bridges; New York City tunnel system inspection and maintenance; an update to the ongoing study of maintenance-of-way worker fatigue; state of the NEC catenary; condition of railroad tracks adjacent to the NEC; security along the NEC; and a general discussion of safety issues. This agenda is subject to change.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Reinstatement of an Information Collection: Financial Responsibility-Motor Carriers, Freight Forwarders, and Brokers
Document Number: 2017-05863
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for reinstatement and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to reinstate, without any changes to the ICR titled, ``Financial ResponsibilityMotor Carriers, Freight Forwarders, and Brokers,'' which is used to provide registered motor carriers, property brokers, and freight forwarders a means of meeting financial responsibility filing requirements. This ICR requires reinstatement because the previous ICR expired on February 28, 2017, before the ICR renewal request could be submitted to OMB for approval. The ICR sets forth the financial responsibility documentation requirements for motor carriers, freight forwarders, and brokers that arise as a result of the Agency's jurisdictional statutes. The reinstatement of the ICR allows the FMCSA to ensure the public is protected and will be compensated for claims involving bodily injury and property damage, or loss or damage to household goods, respectively, within the limits prescribed by FMCSA. Reinstatement of the ICR enforces the filing of surety bonds or trust fund agreements to help ensure that motor carriers and shippers are protected against non-performance of the broker's or freight forwarder's legal obligations. With reinstatement of the ICR, insurance companies can be held liable for any damages that may occur to the public (up to the limits of the policy), and to supersede any exclusions or limitations which may be contained in the insured motor carrier's or freight forwarder's policy. Additionally, FMCSA can make a determination regarding whether an entity qualifies for the grant of self-insurance authority.
Agency Information Collection Activities and Request for Comments; Extension of an Approved Information Collection: Transportation Infrastructure Financing and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Program
Document Number: 2017-05828
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
In accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, OST invites public comments on a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew an Information Collection Request (ICR). The ICR is used to allow entities to apply for TIFIA credit assistance and assists the DOT in evaluating projects and project sponsors for program eligibility and creditworthiness.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Interstate 64 Peninsula Study in Virginia
Document Number: 2017-05628
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to widening approximately eight miles of Interstate 64 from west of Exit 242 (Marquis Parkway/State Highway 199) in the east to west of Exit 234 (State Highway 199) to the west. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Roanoke, Va.
Document Number: 2017-05817
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Availability of the Federal Aviation Administration Written Re-Evaluation, Adoption, and Finding of No Significant Impact and Record of Decision of Department of Navy's Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Navy's Environmental Assessment for the Mariana Islands Range Complex Airspace
Document Number: 2017-05800
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its decision to adopt the Department of the Navy's (DoN) Environmental Assessment/Overseas Environmental Assessment (EA/OEA) for the Mariana Islands Range Complex Airspace. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (``NEPA''), the Council on Environmental Quality's (``CEQ'') regulations implementing NEPA, and other applicable authorities, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Order 1050.1F, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures, paragraph 8-2, and FAA Order JO 7400.2K, ``Procedures for Handling Airspace Matters,'' paragraph 32-2-3, the FAA has conducted an independent review and evaluation of the DoN's Final Mariana Islands Range Complex (MIRC) Airspace EA/OEA dated June 2013. As a cooperating agency with responsibility for approving special use airspace the FAA provided subject matter expertise and closely coordinated with the DoN during the environmental review process, including preparation of the Draft EA/OEA and the Final EA/OEA. Based on its independent review and evaluation, the FAA has determined the Final EA/OEA, including its supporting documentation, as incorporated by reference, and other supporting documentation incorporated by reference for FAA's Written Re-Evaluation and Adoption of Final EA/OEA, adequately assesses and discloses the environmental impacts of the for Mariana Islands Range Complex Airspace, and that adoption of the Final EA/OEA by the FAA is authorized by regulation. FAA included the Written Re-Evaluation as part of the Adoption and FONSI-ROD because the DoN's FONSI is more than three years old. Accordingly, the FAA adopts the Final EA/OEA, and takes full responsibility for the scope and content that addresses the proposed changes to Special Use Airspace for MIRC.
Carrier Safety Fitness Determination
Document Number: 2017-05777
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA withdraws its January 21, 2016, notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), which proposed a revised methodology for issuance of a safety fitness determination (SFD) for motor carriers. The new methodology would have determined when a motor carrier is not fit to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in or affecting interstate commerce based on the carrier's on-road safety data; an investigation; or a combination of on-road safety data and investigation information. FMCSA had recently announced that, rather than move to a final rule, a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM) would be the next step in the rulemaking process. However, after reviewing the record in this matter, FMCSA withdraws the NPRM and cancels the plans to develop a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Agency must receive the Correlation Study from the National Academies of Science, as required by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, assess whether and, if so, what corrective actions are advisable, and complete additional analysis before determining whether further rulemaking action is necessary to revise the safety fitness determination process.
Motorcyclist Advisory Council to the Federal Highway Administration
Document Number: 2017-05764
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is announcing the extension of the deadline for nomination applications for the Motorcyclist Advisory Council (MAC) until April 15, 2017.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05520
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the equipment racks were not designed to support the weight of all the equipment and the secondary direct current power centers. This proposed AD would require modifying the equipment racks. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05519
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of fatigue cracking found in a certain fuselage frame common to the water tank support intercostal clip located between certain stringers. This proposed AD would require inspections for any cracking of a certain fuselage frame, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Soldotna, AK
Document Number: 2017-05514
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Soldotna Airport, Soldotna, AK. After review of the airspace, the FAA found redesign is necessary due to procedure modifications. The FAA also proposes to remove the reference to the Soldotna nondirectional radio beacon (NDB) in the legal description. This action would enhance the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-05238
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05235
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes and FALCON 2000 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that during ground maintenance, a Model FALCON 2000 airplane experienced a loss of hydraulic pressure affecting both hydraulic systems due to damage to both brake hoses on the main landing gear (MLG). This proposed AD would require an inspection for certain brake hoses, installation of protective wraps or installation of certain brake hoses, and replacement of certain brake hoses. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace Areas, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bishop, CA
Document Number: 2017-05172
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E surface area airspace, and modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bishop Airport (formerly Eastern Sierra Regional Airport), Bishop, CA. The FAA proposes also to establish Class E surface area airspace designated as an extension at this airport. After a review, the FAA found these modifications are necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules aircraft operations at the airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2017-04997
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2017-04995
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-05725
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
2nd & Main, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Norland North Chicago, LLC
Document Number: 2017-05716
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Waybill Sample
Document Number: 2017-05713
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the collection of the Waybill Sample.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel CLOSE E NUFF; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-05661
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel FAST MOVING DIME; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-05660
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel LAU LEA; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-05659
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel LEI ALOHA; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-05658
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel SLO GIN; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-05657
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel TO LIFE; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-05656
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
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.
Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection(s): Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA)
Document Number: 2017-05655
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information to be collected will be used by MARAD and the U.S. Transportation Command, and its components, to assure the continued availability of commercial sealift resources to meet the Department of Defense (DOD) military requirements. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption Renewal; Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler)
Document Number: 2017-05652
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler) has requested an exemption renewal for one commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver, Martin Zeilinger, from the Federal requirement to hold a commercial driver's license (CDL) issued by one of the States. This project engineer holds a valid German commercial license and wants to test-drive Daimler vehicles on U.S. roads to better understand product requirements for these systems in ``real world'' environments, and verify results. Daimler believes the requirements for a German commercial license ensure that holders of the license will likely achieve a level of safety equal to or greater than that of drivers who hold a U.S. State-issued CDL.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R); Request for Clearance for an Information Collection: Annual Tank Car Survey
Document Number: 2017-05644
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Department of Transportation
The BTS is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an information collection related to tank car facilities to obtain an estimate of tank cars projected to be modified or built to the new safer Department of Transportation (DOT) standards.
Agency Information Collection: Activity Under OMB Review; Report of Traffic and Capacity Statistics-The T-100 System
Document Number: 2017-05643
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need for and usefulness of DOT requiring U.S. and foreign air carriers to file traffic and capacity data pursuant to 14 CFR 241.19 and Part 217, respectively. These reports are used to measure air transportation activity to, from, and within the United States.
Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: 2017-05635
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for projects in Seattle and King County, WA. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject projects and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Truck Renting and Leasing Association, Inc. (TRALA)
Document Number: 2017-05632
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the Truck Renting and Leasing Association, Inc. (TRALA) has requested an exemption from the requirement that a motor carrier install and require each of its drivers to use an electronic logging device (ELD) to record the driver's hours-of-service (HOS) no later than December 18, 2017. TRALA requests the exemption for all drivers of property-carrying vehicles rented for 30 days or fewer because the ELD mandate will result in unintended technical and operational consequences that will unfairly and adversely affect short-term rental vehicles. TRALA believes that the exemption, if granted, would not have any adverse impacts on operational safety, as drivers would remain subject to the standard HOS limits and maintain a paper record of duty status (RODS). The term of the requested exemption is 5 years. FMCSA requests public comment on TRALA's application for exemption.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Request for Revocation of Authority Granted
Document Number: 2017-05631
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to renew an ICR titled, ``Request for Revocation of Authority Granted.''
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a Currently-Approved Information Collection: Accident Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2017-05629
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval and invites public comment. FMCSA requests approval to extend the ICR entitled ``Accident Recordkeeping Requirements.'' This ICR relates to Agency requirements that motor carriers maintain a record of accidents involving their commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Motor carriers are not required to report this data to FMCSA, but must produce it upon inquiry by authorized Federal, State or local officials.
Cavallo Bus Lines, LLC-Acquisition of Control of Assets-White Knight Limousine, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-05603
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On March 8, 2017, Cavallo Bus Lines (Cavallo) and White Knight Limousine, Inc. (White Knight) (collectively, Applicants) filed an application for Cavallo to purchase certain assets (including motorcoaches and contracts) of White Knight used to provide certain motor carrier services. The Board is tentatively approving and authorizing the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action.
Notice of Intention To Reconsider the Final Determination of the Mid-Term Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Light Duty Vehicles
Document Number: 2017-05316
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
EPA announces its intention to reconsider the Final Determination of the Mid-Term Evaluation of greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for model year (MY) 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles and to coordinate its reconsideration with the parallel process to be undertaken by the DOT's NHTSA regarding Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for cars and light trucks for the same model years.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05251
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-10-03 for all Airbus Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes; and Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by adding a replacement of certain main landing gear (MLG) with MLG that have an improved bogie beam. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions impose an additional burden over those proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Airworthiness Directives; CFE Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-05242
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain CFE Company (CFE) turbofan engines that published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2017. The proposed action that published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2017 was a duplicate of an NPRM, Directorate Identifier 2016-NE-21-AD, that published in the Federal Register on January 3, 2017. Accordingly, we withdraw the proposed rule that published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2017.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05163
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model 4101 airplanes. As published, the Product Identification line of the regulatory text contains an error. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-05161
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 airplanes equipped with Rolls-Royce TAY 650-15 engines. This AD was prompted by reports of uncontained engine fan blade failures in Rolls-Royce TAY 650-15 engines. This AD requires installation of a caution placard in the flight compartment. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections III: Extension of Compliance Date for Provision Concerning Baggage Handling Statistics Report
Document Number: 2017-05113
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Transportation is amending its regulations by extending the compliance date from January 1, 2018, to January 1, 2019, for the provision concerning reporting of baggage handling statistics in the Department's final rule on enhancing airline passenger protections. This extension is necessary to ensure consistency with the change of compliance date for the Department's final rule on reporting of data for mishandled baggage and wheelchairs.
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2017-05553
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board approves the second quarter 2017 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The second quarter 2017 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.904. The second quarter 2017 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.377. The second quarter 2017 RCAF-5 is 0.358.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Document Number: 2017-05543
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' this action temporarily delays until May 22, 2017, the effective date of the final rule titled ``Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles,'' initially scheduled to become effective on February 13, 2017.