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Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel WILD THING (Catamaran); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-20439
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
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 requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. 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 VANGUARD (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-20438
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
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 requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. 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 STEPH-ER-LAUR (Sailboat); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-20437
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
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 requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. 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 SEAWIG (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-20436
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
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 requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. 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 PERFECT SUMMER (Sailing Sloop); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-20435
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
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 requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. 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 AMA (Catamaran); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-20434
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
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 requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. 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 ALL IN (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-20433
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
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 requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. 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 MINIMAL RISK (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-20432
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
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 requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Request for Comments of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2019-20431
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on June 12, 2019.
Gillig, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-20378
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Gillig LLC, has determined that certain model year (MY) 2013- 2019 Gillig Low Floor buses do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 102, Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect. Gillig filed a noncompliance report dated April 1, 2019, and later amended their report on April 23, 2019. Gillig subsequently petitioned NHTSA on May 8, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Gillig's petition.
TAP Worldwide, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-20377
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
TAP Worldwide, LLC, (TAP) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2017-2019 Smittybilt SCOUT Trailer Kits do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or Less. TAP filed a noncompliance report dated June 26, 2019. Tap also petitioned NHTSA on July 8, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of TAP's petition.
ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-20374
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
ElectraMeccanica Vehicles Corp., (EMV) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2018 ElectraMeccanica SOLO motorcycles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 120, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of More Than 4,536 Kilograms (10,000 Pounds). EMV filed a noncompliance report dated July 30, 2019. EMV subsequently petitioned NHTSA on August 12, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of EMV's petition.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-20356
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-20
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden. On June 14, 2019, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-20333
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) AD 2015-24-04, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600- 2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes, Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. AD 2015-24-04 requires repetitive inspections of the cage assembly for damaged or detached window louver panel assemblies (WLPAs) and blowout panels (BOPs), and corrective actions if necessary. Since AD 2015-24-04 was issued, the FAA has determined that new airworthiness limitations, as well as additional actions, are necessary to address the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would require one-time inspections of the WLPAs and BOPs, corrective actions if necessary, and a revision of the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new airworthiness limitations, which would terminate the proposed inspection requirement. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-20054
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CFM International, S.A. (CFM) CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B model turbofan engines with a certain high-pressure turbine (HPT) inner stationary seal installed. This proposed AD was prompted by cracks found in the rotating air HPT front seal. This proposed AD would require removal, inspection, and replacement of the affected HPT inner stationary seal, and depending on the findings, removal and replacement of the rotating air HPT front seal. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
Document Number: 2019-20326
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
By Federal Register notice on June 3, 2019 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS) invited interested persons to apply to fill one existing and two upcoming vacancies on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG). This notice informs the public of the selections made for the vacancies representing air tour operator and environmental concerns. No selection was made for the existing opening representing Native American tribal concerns so this notice also invites persons interested in that opening to apply. Persons previously submitting applications for the Native American tribal representative opening will need to resubmit their application.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2019-20238
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt ten individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti- seizure medication to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; Navistar, Inc. (Navistar)
Document Number: 2019-20237
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that Navistar, Inc. (Navistar) has requested an exemption for five commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) drivers from the Federal requirement to hold a U.S. commercial driver's license (CDL). The requested exemption will cover five Swedish Project Engineers who will test-drive commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) for Navistar within the United States. All five engineers work for Scania AB in Sweden (part of the Volkswagen Group), which is partnering with Navistar to develop improved fuel economy and emissions reductions. The Scania drivers all hold valid Swedish commercial licenses and need to test- drive Navistar vehicles on U.S. roads to better understand product requirements in ``real world'' environments and to verify results. Navistar believes the requirements for a Swedish commercial license ensure that operation under the exemption will likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be obtained in the absence of the exemption. FMCSA requests public comments on Navistar's application for exemption.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-20234
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-19
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Hours of Service of Drivers; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2019-20225
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extends the comment period for its August 22, 2019 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its hours-of-service (HOS) rules. FMCSA received requests for an extension to the comment period from the American Trucking Associations, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. The Agency believes it is appropriate to extend the comment period to provide interested parties additional time to submit their responses to the NPRM. Therefore, the Agency extends the deadline for the submission of comments until October 21, 2019.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; The Boeing Company
Document Number: 2019-20203
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation 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; The Boeing Company
Document Number: 2019-20199
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation 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
Document Number: 2019-20198
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation 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.
FY 2019 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning
Document Number: 2019-20192
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for approximately $19.19 million of funding under the Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance #20.500). As required by federal transit law and subject to funding availability, funds will be awarded competitively to support comprehensive planning associated with new fixed guideway and core capacity improvement projects.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-20184
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737 series airplanes, excluding Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program to remove text that allows the size of the thrust reverser upper locking actuator lock sensor target to be changed, and, for certain airplanes, performing repetitive integrity tests of the thrust reverser upper locking actuator. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that alteration of thrust reverser upper locking actuators in accordance with certain data in the Boeing aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) could delay or prevent detection of the failure of the locking mechanism of a thrust reverser upper locking actuator. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2019-20171
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Reduction of Fuel Tank Flammability on Transport Category Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-20163
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the FAA invites public comments about our intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The FAA's Fuel Tank Flammability Safety rulemaking requires manufacturers to provide a report to the FAA every 6 months for up to 5 years after the flammability reduction system is incorporated into the fleet. The data collection is needed to assure system performance meets that predicted at the time of certification.
Amendment of the Class E Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Huntsville, AL
Document Number: 2019-20111
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E surface airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and establishes a Class E airspace area designated as an extension to a Class C surface area at Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field, Huntsville, AL. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Decatur VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The names of Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field, Redstone AAF, Pryor Field Regional Airport, and Huntsville Executive Tom Sharp Jr. Field and the geographic coordinates of Huntsville International-Carl T. Jones Field, Pryor Field Regional Airport, and Huntsville Executive Tom Sharp Jr. Field are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of the Class E Airspace; Haleyville, AL, and Hamilton, AL
Document Number: 2019-20110
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Posey Field Airport, Haleyville, AL, and Marion County-Rankin Fite Airport, Hamilton, AL. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Hamilton VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of Marion County-Rankin Fite Airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fairmont, MN
Document Number: 2019-20109
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E surface airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Fairmont Municipal Airport, Fairmont, MN. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Fairmont VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the Fairmont Municipal Airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mattoon/Charleston, IL; and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Monticello, IL
Document Number: 2019-20105
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Coles County Memorial Airport, Mattoon/ Charleston, IL, and removes the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Piatt County Airport, Monticello, IL. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Mattoon VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program; and the closure of the Piatt County Airport. The geographic coordinates of and the city associated with the Coles County Memorial Airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at Coles County Memorial Airport.
Final Offer Rate Review; Expanding Access to Rate Relief
Document Number: 2019-20093
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) proposes a new procedure for challenging the reasonableness of railroad rates in smaller cases. In this procedure, the Board would decide a case by selecting either the complainant's or the defendant's final offer, subject to an expedited procedural schedule that adheres to firm deadlines.
Market Dominance Streamlined Approach
Document Number: 2019-20087
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) proposes a streamlined approach for pleading market dominance in rate reasonableness proceedings. The Board expects that this streamlined approach would reduce burdens on parties, expedite proceedings, and make the Board's rate relief procedures more accessible, especially for complainants with smaller cases.
Hearing on Revenue Adequacy; Railroad Revenue Adequacy
Document Number: 2019-20076
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) will hold a public hearing on December 12, 2019, on revenue adequacy issues raised in the report issued by the Board's Rate Reform Task Force (RRTF). The hearing will be held in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), located at 300 E Street SW, Washington, DC. All interested persons are invited to appear.\1\
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations
Document Number: 2019-20072
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves the collection of information related to rules governing Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations. The information to be collected supports the Department of Transportation's strategic goal of safety. Specifically, the goal is to promote the public health and safety by working toward the elimination of transportation-related deaths and injuries.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Modifications to Special Permits
Document Number: 2019-20047
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: 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, 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: 1 Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits
Document Number: 2019-20044
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: 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, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for New Special Permits
Document Number: 2019-20043
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: 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, 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: 1 Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Mobility Ventures, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-20006
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mobility Ventures, LLC (Mobility), a wholly owned subsidiary of AM General, LLC, has determined that certain model year (MY) 2015- 2016 Mobility Ventures MV-1 motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 126, Electronic Stability Control Systems for Light Vehicles. Mobility filed a noncompliance report dated February 14, 2018. Mobility subsequently petitioned NHTSA on February 20, 2018, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Mobility's petition.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-19913
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-12- 09, which applied to certain Airbus Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes; and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. AD 2016-12-09 requirements included removing existing and installing new fasteners, inspecting for and, if necessary, repairing cracking. This new AD requires repetitive inspections of the fastener holes at a certain frame and applicable on-condition actions, and, for certain airplanes, requires a modification, as specified in European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) ADs, which are incorporated by reference. Also as specified in the EASA ADs, this AD also provide an optional terminating action for certain airplanes, which terminates the inspections. This AD was prompted by reports that cracks were found on an adjacent hole of certain frames of the center wing box (CWB) and a determination that the compliance time specified in AD 2016-12-09 for the modification of the inside CWB must be revised. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 141, Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Document Number: 2019-19874
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 141, Minimum Sound Requirements for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, to allow manufacturers of hybrid and electric vehicles (HEVs) to install a number of driver-selectable pedestrian alert sounds in each HEV they manufacture. This proposal responds to a petition for reconsideration of the FMVSS No. 141 final rule published December 14, 2016. NHTSA is proposing to remove the limit to the number of compliant sounds that a manufacturer may choose to install in a vehicle. Drivers would be able to select the sound they prefer from the set of sounds installed in the vehicle. NHTSA is also seeking comment on whether interested parties believe that the agency should establish a limit to the number of compliant sounds from which a driver may select that a manufacturer may choose to install in a vehicle. This document also makes technical changes.
East Penn Railroad, LLC-Discontinuance of Service and Lease Operations-in Northeast Philadelphia, Pa.
Document Number: 2019-19938
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Daimler Vans USA, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-19918
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Daimler Vans USA, LLC, (Daimler Vans) on behalf of Daimler AG (DAG) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2016-2018 Mercedes- Benz Metris vans do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/ Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or Less. Daimler Vans filed a noncompliance report dated October 24, 2018, and later amended it on November 9, 2018. Daimler Vans also petitioned NHTSA on November 9, 2018, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of the Daimler Vans petition.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-19914
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-19-04 and AD 2014-16-26, which apply to certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX airplanes. Those ADs require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2017-19-04 and AD 2014-16-26, the FAA determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-19912
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks on certain nose landing gear (NLG) turning tubes resulting from incorrectly applied repairs. This AD requires removing the affected parts and replacing them with serviceable parts. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tomahawk, WI
Document Number: 2019-19884
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Tomahawk Regional Airport, Tomahawk, WI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review requested by the Airspace Policy Group. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in the City of Greensboro, N.C.
Document Number: 2019-19863
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-19772
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-19-14 and AD 2014-16-27, which apply to certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX airplanes. Those ADs require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2017-19-14 and AD 2014-16-27, the FAA determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-19784
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.