Takeoff/Landing Performance Assessment Aviation Rulemaking Committee, 68763-68764 [E7-23740]

Download as PDF 68763 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 234 Thursday, December 6, 2007 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Parts 1, 23, 25, 91, 121, 125, 135, and 139 [Docket No. FAA–2007–0152] Takeoff/Landing Performance Assessment Aviation Rulemaking Committee Federal Aviation Administration. ACTION: Notice and request for comments and participation. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: By this notice, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the formation of an Aviation Rulemaking Committee to review regulations affecting certification and operation of airplanes and airports for airplane takeoff and landing operations on runways contaminated by snow, slush, ice, or standing water. This review may also encompass related portions of other regulations, as appropriate, and harmonization with other foreign aviation regulations. To get a copy of the Order that established this Aviation Rulemaking Committee go to; http://www.faa.gov/about/committees/ rulemaking/. The FAA will establish a Takeoff/Landing Performance Assessment Aviation Rulemaking Committee to conduct this review and provide advice and recommendations to: a. Establish airplane certification and operational requirements (including training) for takeoff and landing operations on contaminated runways. b. Establish landing distance assessment requirements, including minimum landing distance safety margins, to be performed at the time of arrival. c. Establish standards for runway surface condition reporting and minimum surface conditions for continued operations. The FAA invites persons interested in serving on this committee or work groups to request membership in VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:18 Dec 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 accordance with this notice. The FAA will select members to provide a balance of viewpoints, interests, and expertise. The subjects of the committee meetings will be highly technical and therefore require participants to have significant education background, technical background, and/or work experience for the committee to have the maximum benefit. Membership on the committee will be limited to facilitate discussions and to maintain a balance of interests. In addition, the FAA invites interested persons to submit specific, detailed written comments, or provide input on the affected regulatory sections. These comments will be considered in the committee discussions and will assist in determining future regulatory action. DATES: Membership: Persons interested in participating on the committee or work groups should submit their request on or before January 7, 2008. Selected members will be advised in writing of their participation and meeting details. Comments: The FAA will consider all comments on this regulatory review filed on or before February 4, 2008. We will consider comments filed late if it is possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. ADDRESSES: Membership: Persons requesting membership or participation on the Takeoff/Landing Performance Assessment Aviation Rulemaking Committee and/or associated work groups should make the request and supply the requested information via email to the person listed below under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Send comments identified by Docket Number using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Bring comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Mr. Jerry Ostronic, AFS–200, 800 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591, e-mail: Jerry.C.Ostronic@FAA.gov, telephone: (412) 262–9034 Ext. 301, facsimile: (202) 267–5229. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Background The Takeoff/Landing Performance Assessment ARC will provide a forum for the U.S. aviation community to discuss incorporating the recommended actions identified in Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 06012 into the regulatory requirements. Additionally, adding regulatory requirements for takeoff operations from contaminated runways and issues related to contaminated runway takeoff and landing operations relevant to part 139, Certification of Airports, will be discussed. These discussions will be focused on turbine powered aircraft including both turbojet and turboprop airplanes operated under parts 121, 135, 125, and 91 subpart K. Public Participation in the Aviation Rulemaking Committee Membership. The FAA invites members of the public to serve on the Takeoff/Landing Performance Assessment Aviation Rulemaking Committee and/or work groups. The committee will provide advice and recommendations to the FAA to assist the agency in establishing a regulatory framework that will address the added risk associated with takeoff and landing operations on runways with various forms of contamination. The committee acts solely in an advisory capacity. The committee will discuss and present whatever input, guidance, and recommendations it considers relevant. Because of the diversity and complexities of the Takeoff/Landing Performance Assessment Aviation Rulemaking Committee issues, the committee will be structured with a steering committee and specialized work groups. The steering committee will consist of members selected by the FAA representing aviation associations, industry representatives, employee groups, FAA and other government entities, and other participants to provide a balance of views, interests, E:\FR\FM\06DEP1.SGM 06DEP1 68764 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2007 / Proposed Rules sroberts on PROD1PC70 with PROPOSALS and expertise. Membership on the steering committee will be limited to facilitate discussions. Priority will be given to those applicants representing an identified part of the aviation community who are empowered to speak for those interests. Additional participation is provided through the specialized work groups. At this time, the FAA is considering the establishment of work groups comprised of subject matter experts in the following subject areas: —14 CFR Part 25; Airplane Certification Takeoff and Landing Performance —14 CFR Part 23; Airplane Certification Takeoff and Landing Performance —14 CFR Part 121; Operations and training associated with takeoff and landing performance —14 CFR Parts 135, 125, and 91 Subpart K; Operations and training associated with takeoff and landing performance —14 CFR 139; Airport Certification and Operations —Current and new technologies for reporting and disseminating aircraft stopping capabilities on contaminated runways —Other work groups may be established if required. All non-government representatives serve without government compensation and bear all costs related to their participation on the steering committee or work groups. Members and participants should be available to attend all scheduled committee or work group meetings for the duration of the review. Make your request to participate on the steering committee or specialized work groups in writing on or before January 7, 2008. If wishing to participate on the Takeoff/Landing Performance Assessment Aviation Rulemaking Committee or its workgroups, please provide the following information (preferably by e-mail): Name: Title: Segment(s) of the industry or organization /association you represent: Organization Representing: Address: E-mail address: Telephone contact information: Specific area(s) of the committee in which you are interested in participating: Description of your education, technical background, and/or work experience in the area of the committee in which you would like to participate: Number of hours you will be available to participate in committee work per month in the first 90 days of the committee; in the first year; and beyond the first year, if necessary; and Number of days per month that you are available and have the financial capability to travel for committee activities. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:18 Dec 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 The FAA will notify all selected members and participants in writing in advance of the first meeting. Comments. As noted above, persons wishing to comment on this subject may do so until February 4, 2008. In order to provide information to the committee, the FAA requests that commenters be timely in their comments. Commenters should be as specific as possible and provide as much detail in comments as necessary to facilitate regulatory decision making. Comments should address the specific section of the regulation at issue, a detailed explanation of what needs to be changed and why, and the proposed regulatory change. Information on costs and benefits of the proposed change are particularly helpful. Comments provided in response to this notice will assist the FAA and committee in their review and deliberation. Pamela Hamilton-Powell, Director, Office of Rulemaking. [FR Doc. E7–23740 Filed 12–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P proposing this AD to prevent improperly sealed fasteners in the main and center fuel tanks from becoming an ignition source, in the event of a fault current, which could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by January 22, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle, Washington 98124–2207. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Examining the AD Docket Federal Aviation Administration You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Coyle, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM–140S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 917–6497; fax (425) 917–6590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2007–0289; Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–208–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757 Series Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require sealing the fasteners on the front and rear spars inside the left and right main fuel tanks and on the lower panel of the center fuel tank. This proposed AD would also require inspections of the wire bundle support installations to verify if certain clamps are installed and if Teflon sleeving covers the wire bundles inside the left and right equipment cooling system bays, on the left and right rear spars, and on the left and right front spars; and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from a fuel system review conducted by the manufacturer. We are PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2007–0289; Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–208–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will E:\FR\FM\06DEP1.SGM 06DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 234 (Thursday, December 6, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 68763-68764]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-23740]


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Proposed Rules
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2007 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Parts 1, 23, 25, 91, 121, 125, 135, and 139

[Docket No. FAA-2007-0152]


Takeoff/Landing Performance Assessment Aviation Rulemaking 
Committee

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments and participation.

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SUMMARY: By this notice, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 
announces the formation of an Aviation Rulemaking Committee to review 
regulations affecting certification and operation of airplanes and 
airports for airplane takeoff and landing operations on runways 
contaminated by snow, slush, ice, or standing water. This review may 
also encompass related portions of other regulations, as appropriate, 
and harmonization with other foreign aviation regulations. To get a 
copy of the Order that established this Aviation Rulemaking Committee 
go to; http://www.faa.gov/about/committees/rulemaking/. The FAA will 
establish a Takeoff/Landing Performance Assessment Aviation Rulemaking 
Committee to conduct this review and provide advice and recommendations 
to:
    a. Establish airplane certification and operational requirements 
(including training) for takeoff and landing operations on contaminated 
runways.
    b. Establish landing distance assessment requirements, including 
minimum landing distance safety margins, to be performed at the time of 
arrival.
    c. Establish standards for runway surface condition reporting and 
minimum surface conditions for continued operations.
    The FAA invites persons interested in serving on this committee or 
work groups to request membership in accordance with this notice. The 
FAA will select members to provide a balance of viewpoints, interests, 
and expertise. The subjects of the committee meetings will be highly 
technical and therefore require participants to have significant 
education background, technical background, and/or work experience for 
the committee to have the maximum benefit. Membership on the committee 
will be limited to facilitate discussions and to maintain a balance of 
interests.
    In addition, the FAA invites interested persons to submit specific, 
detailed written comments, or provide input on the affected regulatory 
sections. These comments will be considered in the committee 
discussions and will assist in determining future regulatory action.

DATES: Membership: Persons interested in participating on the committee 
or work groups should submit their request on or before January 7, 
2008. Selected members will be advised in writing of their 
participation and meeting details.
    Comments: The FAA will consider all comments on this regulatory 
review filed on or before February 4, 2008. We will consider comments 
filed late if it is possible to do so without incurring expense or 
delay.

ADDRESSES: Membership: Persons requesting membership or participation 
on the Takeoff/Landing Performance Assessment Aviation Rulemaking 
Committee and/or associated work groups should make the request and 
supply the requested information via email to the person listed below 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Send comments identified by Docket Number using any of the 
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://
www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30; U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Room W12-
140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Bring comments to Docket 
Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 
New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jerry Ostronic, AFS-200, 800 
Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20591, e-mail: 
Jerry.C.Ostronic@FAA.gov, telephone: (412) 262-9034 Ext. 301, 
facsimile: (202) 267-5229.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Takeoff/Landing Performance Assessment ARC will provide a forum 
for the U.S. aviation community to discuss incorporating the 
recommended actions identified in Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) 
06012 into the regulatory requirements. Additionally, adding regulatory 
requirements for takeoff operations from contaminated runways and 
issues related to contaminated runway takeoff and landing operations 
relevant to part 139, Certification of Airports, will be discussed. 
These discussions will be focused on turbine powered aircraft including 
both turbojet and turboprop airplanes operated under parts 121, 135, 
125, and 91 subpart K.

Public Participation in the Aviation Rulemaking Committee

    Membership. The FAA invites members of the public to serve on the 
Takeoff/Landing Performance Assessment Aviation Rulemaking Committee 
and/or work groups. The committee will provide advice and 
recommendations to the FAA to assist the agency in establishing a 
regulatory framework that will address the added risk associated with 
takeoff and landing operations on runways with various forms of 
contamination. The committee acts solely in an advisory capacity. The 
committee will discuss and present whatever input, guidance, and 
recommendations it considers relevant.
    Because of the diversity and complexities of the Takeoff/Landing 
Performance Assessment Aviation Rulemaking Committee issues, the 
committee will be structured with a steering committee and specialized 
work groups. The steering committee will consist of members selected by 
the FAA representing aviation associations, industry representatives, 
employee groups, FAA and other government entities, and other 
participants to provide a balance of views, interests,

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and expertise. Membership on the steering committee will be limited to 
facilitate discussions. Priority will be given to those applicants 
representing an identified part of the aviation community who are 
empowered to speak for those interests.
    Additional participation is provided through the specialized work 
groups. At this time, the FAA is considering the establishment of work 
groups comprised of subject matter experts in the following subject 
areas:

--14 CFR Part 25; Airplane Certification Takeoff and Landing 
Performance
--14 CFR Part 23; Airplane Certification Takeoff and Landing 
Performance
--14 CFR Part 121; Operations and training associated with takeoff and 
landing performance
--14 CFR Parts 135, 125, and 91 Subpart K; Operations and training 
associated with takeoff and landing performance
--14 CFR 139; Airport Certification and Operations
--Current and new technologies for reporting and disseminating aircraft 
stopping capabilities on contaminated runways
--Other work groups may be established if required.

    All non-government representatives serve without government 
compensation and bear all costs related to their participation on the 
steering committee or work groups. Members and participants should be 
available to attend all scheduled committee or work group meetings for 
the duration of the review. Make your request to participate on the 
steering committee or specialized work groups in writing on or before 
January 7, 2008. If wishing to participate on the Takeoff/Landing 
Performance Assessment Aviation Rulemaking Committee or its workgroups, 
please provide the following information (preferably by e-mail):

    Name:
    Title:
    Segment(s) of the industry or organization /association you 
represent:
    Organization Representing:
    Address:
    E-mail address:
    Telephone contact information:
    Specific area(s) of the committee in which you are interested in 
participating:
    Description of your education, technical background, and/or work 
experience in the area of the committee in which you would like to 
participate:
    Number of hours you will be available to participate in 
committee work per month in the first 90 days of the committee; in 
the first year; and beyond the first year, if necessary; and
    Number of days per month that you are available and have the 
financial capability to travel for committee activities.

    The FAA will notify all selected members and participants in 
writing in advance of the first meeting.
    Comments. As noted above, persons wishing to comment on this 
subject may do so until February 4, 2008. In order to provide 
information to the committee, the FAA requests that commenters be 
timely in their comments.
    Commenters should be as specific as possible and provide as much 
detail in comments as necessary to facilitate regulatory decision 
making. Comments should address the specific section of the regulation 
at issue, a detailed explanation of what needs to be changed and why, 
and the proposed regulatory change. Information on costs and benefits 
of the proposed change are particularly helpful.
    Comments provided in response to this notice will assist the FAA 
and committee in their review and deliberation.

Pamela Hamilton-Powell,
Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. E7-23740 Filed 12-5-07; 8:45 am]
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