Department of Transporation – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Revisions to Arbitration Procedures
Document Number: 2016-11238
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board or STB) is proposing to amend its arbitration procedures to conform to the requirements of the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association; Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2016-05902
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) seeking exemption from two provisions of the Agency's hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. SC&RA asks that motor carriers and drivers operating mobile cranes with a rated lifting capacity of greater than 30 tons be exempted from the 30-minute break requirement and the 14-hour rule. SC&RA believes that these two HOS rules uniquely affect the operational efficiency of these crane operations and unnecessarily place the driver and public at risk. FMCSA requests public comment on SC&RA's application for exemption.
Notice of Meeting of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS)
Document Number: 2016-05416
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
This notice announces a public meeting of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS). TRACS is a Federal Advisory Committee established to provide information, advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administrator on matters relating to the safety of public transportation systems.
Notice of Meeting of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS)
Document Number: 2015-17182
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-07-14
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
This notice announces a public meeting of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS). TRACS is a Federal Advisory Committee established by the Secretary of Transportation in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation and the Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on matters relating to public transportation safety.
Seaway Regulations and Rules: Periodic Update, Various Categories
Document Number: 2015-01554
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-01-28
Agency: Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Regulations and Rules (Practices and Procedures in Canada) in their respective jurisdictions. Under agreement with the SLSMC, the SLSDC is amending the joint regulations by updating the Seaway Regulations and Rules in various categories. The changes will update the following sections of the Regulations and Rules: Seaway Navigation, and Radio Communications. Because these changes to the joint regulations are either technical amendments or corrections, the SLSDC finds that a notice-and-comment period would be unnecessary and impractical. The rule will become effective on March 31, 2015 in Canada and in order to avoid confusion among the users of the Seaway, the rule will become effective on the same date in the United States.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA); Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2014-27743
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-24
Agency: Department of Transporation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) for an exemption from the 30-minute rest break provision of the Agency's hours-of- service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The requested exemption would apply to specialized carriers and drivers responsible for the transportation of loads that exceed normal weight and dimensional limitsoversize/overweight (OS/OW) loadsand require a permit issued by a government authority. Due to the nature of their operation, SC&RA believes that compliance with the 30-minute rest break rule is extremely difficult, primarily due to the limited (usually daylight) hours in which an OS/OW load can be transported as restricted by State permit requirements. SC&RA therefore requests this exemption for all permitted loads. FMCSA requests public comment on SC&RA's application for exemption.
Seaway Regulations and Rules: Periodic Update, Various Categories
Document Number: 2014-04821
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-06
Agency: Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Regulations and Rules (Practices and Procedures in Canada) in their respective jurisdictions. Under agreement with the SLSMC, the SLSDC is amending the joint regulations by updating the Seaway Regulations and Rules in various categories. The changes update the following sections of the Regulations and Rules: Condition of Vessels; Preclearance and Security for Tolls; Tolls Assessment and Payment; Seaway Navigation; Dangerous Cargo; Toll Assessment and Payment; and, Information and Reports. These amendments are necessary to take account of updated procedures and will enhance the safety of transits through the Seaway. Many of the amendments are merely editorial or for clarification of existing requirements. The joint regulations will become effective in Canada on March 31, 2014. For consistency, because these are joint regulations under international agreement, and to avoid confusion among users of the Seaway, the SLSDC finds that there is good cause to make the U.S. version of the amendments effective on the same date.
Seaway Regulations and Rules: Periodic Update, Various Categories
Document Number: 2014-01488
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-01-28
Agency: Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Regulations and Rules (Practices and Procedures in Canada) in their respective jurisdictions. Under agreement with the SLSMC, the SLSDC is amending the joint regulations by updating the Seaway Regulations and Rules in various categories. The changes will update the following sections of the Regulations and Rules: Condition of Vessels; Preclearance and Security for Tolls; Tolls Assessment and Payment; Seaway Navigation; Dangerous Cargo; Toll Assessment and Payment; and, Information and Reports. These amendments are necessary to take account of updated procedures and will enhance the safety of transits through the Seaway. Many of the amendments are merely editorial or for clarification of existing requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation Models B200, B200GT, B300, and B300C Airplanes
Document Number: E8-6959
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) Models B200, B200GT, B300, and B300C airplanes. This AD requires you to fabricate and install a placard incorporating information that limits operation when there is known or forecast icing and requires you to replace a section of the pneumatic supply tube for the tail deice system with a new tube of a different material. This AD results from reports of collapsed tail deice boot pneumatic supply tubes. We are issuing this AD to prevent collapsed pneumatic supply tubes, which could result in failure of the tail deice boots to operate. This failure could lead to loss of control in icing conditions.
Revisions to Cockpit Voice Recorder and Digital Flight Data Recorder Regulations
Document Number: Z8-3949
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
Environmental Impact Statement; Washoe County, NV
Document Number: 08-885
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-29
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared for a proposed highway project in Washoe County, NV.
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety Notice of Application for Special Permits
Document Number: 08-248
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: Department of Transporation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
FAA Approval of Noise Compatibility Program 14 CFR Part 150 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Arlington, VA
Document Number: 08-209
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA) under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On August 6, 2007, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by MWAA under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On January 10, 2008, the FAA approved the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport noise compatibility program. Some of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Agency Information Collection Activity Seeking OMB Approval
Document Number: 07-5573
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) revision of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on August 15, 2007, Vol. 72, No. 157, page 45863. This report is necessary to establish qualifications of eligibility to receive voluntary psychological training with the U.S. Air Force and will be used as proper evidence of training.
Second Meeting, Special Committee 215, Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services, Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment
Document Number: 07-5214
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a second meeting of RTCA Special Committee 215, Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services, Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment.
Modoc Northern Railroad Company-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-in Lake County, OR
Document Number: E7-3707
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
Modoc Railway and Land Company LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-in Lake County, OR
Document Number: E7-3706
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
Consensus Standards, Light-Sport Aircraft
Document Number: 06-9934
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation
This notice announces the availability of two new consensus standards and revisions to certain previously accepted consensus standards relating to the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule issued July 16, 2004, and effective September 1, 2004. ASTM International Committe F37 on Light Sport Aircraft developed the new and revised standards with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) participation. By this Notice, the FAA finds the new and revised standards acceptable for certification of the specified aircraft under the provisions of the Sport Pilot and Light-Sport Aircraft rule.
C&J Railroad Company, d/b/a Mississippi Delta Railroad-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-in Tallahatchie County, MS
Document Number: 05-8840
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation, Department of Transporation