Below Deck Cargo Compartment Smoke Penetration Into Occupied Areas, 70653-70654 [05-23016]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 22, 2005 / Notices remaining 2003 and 2004 petitions on or about December 1, 2005. Carmen Suro-Bredie, Chairman, Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. 05–23031 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W5–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Advisory Board; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92–463; 5 U.S.C. App. I), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Advisory Board of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC), to be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 19, 2005, at the Corporation’s Administration Headquarters, Room 5424, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, via conference call. The agenda for this meeting will be as follows: Opening Remarks; Consideration of Minutes of Past Meeting; Quarterly Report; Old and New Business; Closing Discussion; Adjournment. Attendance at the meeting is open to the interested public but limited to the space available. With the approval of the Administrator, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing further information should contact, not later than December 16, 2005, Anita K. Blackman, Chief of Staff, Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590; 202–366–0091. Any member of the public may present a written statement to the Advisory Board at any time. Issued at Washington, DC, on November 18, 2005. Albert S. Jacquez, Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–23115 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–61–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Proposed Advisory Circular 25.981–2A, Fuel Tank Flammability Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Notice of available of proposed Advisory Circular (AC) 25.981–2A, and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of and requests comments VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Nov 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 on a proposed advisory circular (AC) which sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, of demonstration compliance with the provisions of the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes related to Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction. This proposed AC complements revisions to the airworthiness standards that are being proposed by a separate notice. This notice is necessary to give all interested persons an opportunity to present their views on the proposed AC. DATES: Comments must be received on or before March 20, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send all comments on proposed AC to: Federal Aviation Administration, Attention: Mike Dostert, Propulsion/Mechanical Systems Branch, ANM–112, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98055–4056. Comments may be inspected at the above address between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jan Thor, Transport Standards Staff, at the address above, telephone (425) 227– 2127. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on the proposed AC by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Commenters should identify AC 25.981–2A and submit comments, in duplicate, to the address specified above. All communications received on or before the closing date for comments will be considered by the Transport Standards Staff before issuing the final AC. The proposed AC can be found and downloaded from the Internet at http://www.airweb.faa.gov/rgl under ‘‘Draft Advisory Circulars.’’ A paper copy of the proposed AC may be obtained by contacting the person named above under the caption FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Discussion This proposed AC provides information and guidance on compliance with the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes about limiting the time a fuel tank may be flammable or mitigation of hazards from flammable fuel air mixtures within fuel tanks. This guidance is applicable to transport category airplanes for which a new, amended, or supplemental type certificate is requested and affected existing design approval holders as PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70653 stated in proposed §§ 25.1815, 25.1817, 25.1819, and 25.1821 contained in a proposed new subpart I to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 25, ‘‘Continued Airworthiness and Safety Improvement.’’ The AC also provides guidance on compliance with the associated proposed requirements for operators of affected airplanes that must comply with the requirements of 14 CFR parts 91, 121, 125, and 129 (for a foreign person or foreign air carrier operating a U.S.-registered airplane) to incorporate flammability mitigation means by specified dates. The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would not apply the proposed new requirements to transport category airplanes designed solely for cargo carriage. However, AC 25.981–2 remains applicable to these airplanes, which must comply with the current flammability standards contained in § 25.981(c) that would be moved to the proposed section § 25.981(e). We will consider combining this guidance for all transport category airplanes into one AC when the final rule and AC are issued. It is one means, but not the only means, of complying with the part 25 revisions proposed in Notice No. 05–14 entitled ‘‘Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction,’’ published in this same edition of the Federal Register. Issuance of AC 25.981–2A is contingent on final adoption of the proposed revisions to part 25. Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 16, 2005. Kalene C. Yanamura, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–23100 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Policy Statement No. ANM–03–112–06] Below Deck Cargo Compartment Smoke Penetration Into Occupied Areas Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final policy. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the availability of final policy on smoke penetration tests conducted under the provisions of § 25.857. DATES: The final policy was issued by the Transport Airplane Directorate on November 4, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Happenny, Federal Aviation E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 70654 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 22, 2005 / Notices Administration, Transport Airplane Directorate, Transport Standards Propulsion and Mechanical Systems Branch, ANM–112, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98055–4056; telephone (425) 227–2147; fax (425) 227–1320; e-mail: stephen.happenny@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Disposition of Comments A notice of proposed policy was published in the Federal Register on February 19, 2003 (68 FR 8073). Seven (7) commenters responded to the request for comments. Background The final policy further simplifies the certification process pertaining to the acceptable amount of smoke penetration permitted into the cabin during a below deck cargo compartment smoke penetration test. It clarifies the test criteria for the means of compliance addressed in AC 25–9A and supplements that material. The final policy as well as the disposition of comments received is available on the Internet at the following address: http://www.airweb.faa.gov/rgl. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can obtain a copy of the policy by contacting the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 4, 2005. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 05–23016 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA–2005– 21964] Long Island Railroad; Supplemental Notice of Public Hearing and Extension of Comment Period On September 16, 2005, FRA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the Long Island Railroad’s (LIRR) intent to be granted a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Railroad Operating Practices regulations, 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 218, regarding blue signal protection of workers. See 70 FR 54801. Specifically, LIRR requests relief from the requirements of 49 CFR 218.29 Alternate methods of protection, at its Diesel Service Facilities in Richmond Hills, NY, and Long Island City, NY. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Nov 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 According to LIRR, both facilities are stub-end yards jointly used by both its transportation and mechanical forces. These yards function to service, maintain, inspect, and dispatch the diesel passenger fleet for the LIRR. Each facility has a speed limit of 5 mph, with fixed derails on each service track, and manually operated switches. Yard movement is controlled by a yardmaster. Due to the configuration and service demands, the yard cannot facilitate the placement of a derail at the 150-foot interval as prescribed in § 218.29. Additionally, LIRR believes that lining and locking the manual switches increases potential error of proper switch alignment, and is a safety concern for all employees working in the area. Therefore, LIRR requests that employees at these two facilities be allowed to place derails at a distance of 50-feet from the equipment. LIRR states that they will post signage to reinforce the 5-mph speed restriction, as well as paint physical clearance lines denoting the 50-foot distance. As a result of the comments received by FRA concerning this waiver petition, FRA has determined that a public hearing is necessary before a final decision is made on this petition. Accordingly, a public hearing is hearby set to begin at 9 a.m. on December 21, 2005, in Conference Room 820 at the Hunters Point Plaza, 47–40 21st Street, Long Island City, New York 11101. Interested parties are invited to present oral statements at this hearing. The hearing will be informal and will be conducted in accordance with FRA’s Rules of Practice (49 CFR part 211.25) by a representative designated by FRA. FRA’s representative will make an opening statement outlining the scope of the hearing, as well as any additional procedures for the conduct of the hearing. The hearing will be a nonadversarial proceeding in which all interested parties will be given the opportunity to express their views regarding this waiver petition, without cross-examination. After all initial statements have been completed, those persons wishing to make a brief rebuttal statements will be given an opportunity to do so in the same order in which initial statements were made. In addition, FRA is extending the comment period in this proceeding until December 30, 2005. FRA reserves the right to announce a further extension of the comment period for the purpose of receiving post-hearing submissions should that appear appropriate in the judgment of the Board based on testimony received at the public hearing. All communications concerning these proceedings should PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 identify the appropriate docket number (Waiver Petition Docket Number FRA– 2005–21964) and must be submitted to the Docket Clerk, DOT Docket Management Facility, Room PL–401 (Plaza Level), 400 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. All written communications concerning these proceedings are available for examination during regular business hours (9 a.m.–5 p.m.) at the above facility. All documents in the public docket are also available for inspection and copying on the Internet at the docket facility’s Web site at http:// dms.dot.gov. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70; Pages 19477–78). The Statement may also be found at http:// dms.dot.gov. Issued in Washington, DC on November 15, 2005. Grady C. Cothen, Jr., Deputy Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development. [FR Doc. 05–23027 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–06–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System or Relief From the Requirements of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 236 Pursuant to Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 235 and 49 U.S.C. 20502(a), the following railroad has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) seeking approval for the discontinuance or modification of the signal system or relief from the requirements of 49 CFR part 236 as detailed below. Docket Number FRA–2005–22824 Applicant: National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Mr. William Crosbie, Senior Vice President, Operations, 60 Massachusetts Avenue, NE., Washington, DC 20002. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) with the concurrence from Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Providence and Worcester E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 224 (Tuesday, November 22, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Policy Statement No. ANM-03-112-06]


Below Deck Cargo Compartment Smoke Penetration Into Occupied 
Areas

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of final policy.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the 
availability of final policy on smoke penetration tests conducted under 
the provisions of Sec.  25.857.

DATES: The final policy was issued by the Transport Airplane 
Directorate on November 4, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Happenny, Federal Aviation

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Administration, Transport Airplane Directorate, Transport Standards 
Propulsion and Mechanical Systems Branch, ANM-112, 1601 Lind Avenue 
SW., Renton, WA 98055-4056; telephone (425) 227-2147; fax (425) 227-
1320; e-mail: stephen.happenny@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Disposition of Comments

    A notice of proposed policy was published in the Federal Register 
on February 19, 2003 (68 FR 8073). Seven (7) commenters responded to 
the request for comments.

Background

    The final policy further simplifies the certification process 
pertaining to the acceptable amount of smoke penetration permitted into 
the cabin during a below deck cargo compartment smoke penetration test. 
It clarifies the test criteria for the means of compliance addressed in 
AC 25-9A and supplements that material.
    The final policy as well as the disposition of comments received is 
available on the Internet at the following address: http://
www.airweb.faa.gov/rgl. If you do not have access to the Internet, you 
can obtain a copy of the policy by contacting the person listed under 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 4, 2005.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 05-23016 Filed 11-21-05; 8:45am]
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