Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received, 43816-43817 [E8-16983]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 43816 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 145 / Monday, July 28, 2008 / Notices provisions of the Sport Pilot and LightSport Aircraft rule. ASTM International Committee F37 on Light Sport Aircraft developed the new and revised standards. The FAA expects a suitable consensus standard to be reviewed at least every two years. The two-year review cycle will result in a standard revision or reapproval. A standard is issued under a fixed designation (i.e., F2244); the number immediately following the designation indicates the year of original adoption or, in the case of revision, the year of last revision. A number in parentheses indicates the year of last reapproval. A reapproval indicates a two-year review cycle completed with no technical changes. A superscript epsilon (e) indicates an editorial change since the last revision or reapproval. A notice of availability (NOA) will only be issued for new or revised standards. 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Background: Under the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule, and revised Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A–119, ‘‘Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities’’, dated February 10, 1998, industry and the FAA have been working with ASTM International to develop consensus standards for light-sport aircraft. These consensus standards satisfy the FAA’s goal for airworthiness certification and a verifiable minimum safety level for light-sport aircraft. Instead of developing airworthiness standards through the rulemaking process, the FAA participates as a member of Committee F37 in developing these standards. The use of the consensus standard process assures government and industry discussion and agreement VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:35 Jul 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 on appropriate standards for the required level of safety. Comments on Previous Notices of Availability In the Notice of Availability (NOA) issued on December 19, 2006, and published in the Federal Register on January 3, 2007, the FAA asked for public comments on the new and revised consensus standards accepted by that NOA. The comment period closed on March 5, 2007. No public comments were received regarding the standards accepted by this NOA. Consensus Standards in This Notice of Availability The FAA has reviewed the standards presented in this NOA for compliance with the the regulatory requirements of the rule. Any light-sport aircraft, issued a special light-sport airworthiness certificate, which has been designed, manufactured, operated and maintained, in accordance with this and previously accepted ASTM consensus standards, provides the public with the appropriate level of safety established under the regulations. 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E8–17251 Filed 7–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2008–31] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of petition for exemption received. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 145 / Monday, July 28, 2008 / Notices participation in, this aspect of 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. Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number involved and must be received on or before August 14, 2008. DATES: You may send comments identified by Docket Number FAA– 2008–0348, using any of the following methods: • Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to the Docket Management Facility; U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, Washington, DC 20590. • Fax: Fax comments to the Docket Management Facility at 202–493–2251. • Hand Delivery: Bring comments to the Docket Management Facility 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. Privacy: We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. Using the search function of our docket Web site, anyone can find and read the comments received into any of our dockets, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). Docket: To read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to the Docket Management Facility 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. ADDRESSES: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenna Sinclair (425) 227–1556, Transport Airplane Directorate, ANM– 113, Federal Aviation Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue, SE., Renton, WA 98055–4056, or Frances Shaver (202) 267–9681, Office of Rulemaking, ARM– 204, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:35 Jul 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Pamela Hamilton-Powell, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2008–0348. Petitioner: The Boeing Company. Section of 14 CFR Affected: Sections 25.785(d), 25.807(c)(1), 25.807(c)(5), 25.807(d)(1), 25.809(f)(1), 25.813(b), 25.857(e), and 25.1447(c)(1). Description of Relief Sought: The Boeing Company requests exemption from the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes that would allow up to six (6) supernumeraries on a Boeing Model 747–8F airplane to access the main deck cargo compartment for all types of cargo operations, namely: (1) Cargo only, (2) live animals only, and (3) mixed cargo consisting of live animals and regular cargo. [FR Doc. E8–16983 Filed 7–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [FMCSA Docket No. FMCSA–2008–0137] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to exempt fifty-six individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. DATES: The exemptions are effective July 28, 2008. The exemptions expire on July 28, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mary D. Gunnels, Director, Medical Programs, (202) 366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Room W64–224, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43817 Management System (FDMS) at: http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and/or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: Anyone may search the electronic form of all comments received into any of DOT’s dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or of the person signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, or other entity). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register (65 FR 19476, Apr. 11, 2000). This statement is also available at http://Docketsinfo.dot.gov. Background On June 11, 2008, FMCSA published a notice announcing receipt of applications for exemption from the Federal diabetes standard from fifty-six individuals, and requested comments from the public (73 FR 33144). The public comment period closed on July 10, 2008, and no comments were received. FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of the fifty-six applicants and determined that granting the exemptions to these individuals would achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved by complying with the current regulation 49 CFR 391.41(b)(3). Diabetes Mellitus and Driving Experience of the Applicants The Agency established the current standard for diabetes in 1970 because several risk studies indicated that diabetic drivers had a higher rate of crash involvement than the general population. The diabetes rule provides that ‘‘A person is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle if that person has no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of diabetes mellitus currently requiring insulin for control’’ (49 CFR 391.41(b)(3)). FMCSA established its diabetes exemption program, based on the Agency’s July 2000 study entitled ‘‘A Report to Congress on the Feasibility of a Program to Qualify Individuals with Insulin-Treated Diabetes Mellitus to Operate in Interstate Commerce as Directed by the Transportation Act for the 21st Century.’’ The report concluded that a safe and practicable protocol to allow some drivers with ITDM to operate CMVs is feasible. The 2003 E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 145 (Monday, July 28, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

[Summary Notice No. PE-2008-31]


Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of petition for exemption received.

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SUMMARY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief 
from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to 
improve the public's awareness of, and

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participation in, this aspect of 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.

DATES: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket 
number involved and must be received on or before August 14, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by Docket Number FAA-2008-
0348, using any of the following methods:
     Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to http://
www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Send comments to the Docket Management Facility; 
U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, Washington, DC 20590.
     Fax: Fax comments to the Docket Management Facility at 
202-493-2251.
     Hand Delivery: Bring comments to the Docket Management 
Facility 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.
    Privacy: We will post all comments we receive, without change, to 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you 
provide. Using the search function of our docket Web site, anyone can 
find and read the comments received into any of our dockets, including 
the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment 
for an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78).
    Docket: To read background documents or comments received, go to 
http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to the Docket Management 
Facility 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenna Sinclair (425) 227-1556, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, ANM-113, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 1601 Lind Avenue, SE., Renton, WA 98055-4056, or 
Frances Shaver (202) 267-9681, Office of Rulemaking, ARM-204, Federal 
Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 
20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85.

Pamela Hamilton-Powell,
Director, Office of Rulemaking.

Petition for Exemption

    Docket No.: FAA-2008-0348.
    Petitioner: The Boeing Company.
    Section of 14 CFR Affected: Sections 25.785(d), 25.807(c)(1), 
25.807(c)(5), 25.807(d)(1), 25.809(f)(1), 25.813(b), 25.857(e), and 
25.1447(c)(1).
    Description of Relief Sought: The Boeing Company requests exemption 
from the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes that 
would allow up to six (6) supernumeraries on a Boeing Model 747-8F 
airplane to access the main deck cargo compartment for all types of 
cargo operations, namely: (1) Cargo only, (2) live animals only, and 
(3) mixed cargo consisting of live animals and regular cargo.

[FR Doc. E8-16983 Filed 7-24-08; 8:45 am]
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