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Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program; TxDOT Audit #5 Report
Document Number: 2019-10312
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program allows a State to assume FHWA's environmental responsibilities for review, consultation, and compliance for Federal highway projects. When a State assumes these Federal responsibilities, the State becomes solely responsible and liable for carrying out the responsibilities it has assumed, in lieu of FHWA. Prior to the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015, the Program required semiannual audits during each of the first 2 years of State participation to ensure compliance by each State participating in the Program. This notice finalizes the findings of the fifth and last audit report for the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) participation in accordance to these pre-FAST Act requirements.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-10309
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA announces that it is holding Tribal consultation meetings in Washington, District of Columbia; San Diego, California; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Anchorage, Alaska, to gather federally recognized Tribal governments' comments on the Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) pilot before securing long-term services for the program.
Adjustment of Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold
Document Number: 2019-10267
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is updating the Nationwide Significant Risk Threshold (NSRT) for purposes of FRA's regulation on the Use of Locomotive Horns at Public Highway-Rail Grade Crossings. This action is needed to ensure the public has the proper permissible risk threshold to evaluate risk resulting from prohibiting routine locomotive horn sounding at highway- rail grade crossings located in quiet zones. This is the eighth update to the NSRT and it is decreasing from 14,723 to 13,811.
Midwestern Railway Services, Corporation-Operation Exemption-Perry County Port Authority
Document Number: 2019-10243
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
TNW Corporation-Continuance in Control Exemption-Midwestern Railway Services, Corporation
Document Number: 2019-10242
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Dickinson, ND
Document Number: 2019-10176
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth at Dickinson-Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport (formerly Dickinson Municipal Airport) in Dickinson, ND. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Dickinson non-directional radio beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates for the airport in the associated airspace and the airport name are updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Also, the Dickinson VHF omni-directional radio range and tactical air navigational aid (VORTAC) is no longer needed in the description of the E-5 airspace and will be removed. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Charleston, MO
Document Number: 2019-10173
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Charleston, Mississippi County Airport in Charleston, MO. This action is due to the decommissioning of the Charleston non-directional radio beacon (NDB).
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sibley, IA
Document Number: 2019-10172
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Sibley Municipal Airport in Sibley, IA. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Sibley non-directional radio beacon (NDB).
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cambridge, MD
Document Number: 2019-10171
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace for the Cambridge- Dorchester Regional Airport, Cambridge, MD, by correcting the airspace designation header in the 7400.11 to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This does not affect the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bloomsburg, PA
Document Number: 2019-10170
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on September 11, 2018 (corrected November 6, 2018), Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Bloomsburg Municipal Airport, Bloomsburg, PA. The airport's description header identified the region as ``ASO''. The correct region identifier is ``AEA''.
Exception for Limited Recreational Operations of Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 2019-10169
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action provides notice of the statutory exception for limited recreational operations of unmanned aircraft. It also describes the agency's incremental implementation approach for the exception and how individuals can operate recreational unmanned aircraft (commonly referred to as drones) today under the exception.
Revision of Method for Calculating Monetary Threshold for Reporting Rail Equipment Accidents/Incidents
Document Number: 2019-09980
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under FRA's accident/incident reporting regulation, railroads are required to report to FRA all rail equipment accidents/incidents above the monetary reporting threshold (reporting threshold) applicable to that calendar year. FRA proposes to amend this regulation to modify the way it calculates periodic adjustments to the reporting threshold.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for San Francisco International Airport, San Mateo County, California
Document Number: 2019-09956
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the City and County of San Francisco, Airport Commission (Airport Commission), San Mateo County, California under the provisions of 49, United States Code (U.S.C.) (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150 (hereinafter referred to as ``Part 150''). These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1990). On January 29, 2016, the FAA determined that the noise exposure map updates submitted by the Airport Commission under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On April 1, 2019, the FAA approved the San Francisco International Airport, Airport Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) Update. The 3 (three) measures recommended in the NCP Update were approved. No program elements relating to new or revised flight procedures for noise abatement were proposed by the airport operator.
San Francisco Bay Railway, LLC-Acquisition & Operation Exemption-San Francisco Bay Railroad, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-10144
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Forest City, IA
Document Number: 2019-09947
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-16
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 Forest City Municipal Airport, Forest City, IA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Forest City non-directional beacon (NDB), which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-09743
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, and A330-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an analysis conducted on Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, and A330-300 series airplanes that identified structural areas that are susceptible to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require reinforcement modifications of various structural parts of the fuselage, and applicable related investigative and corrective actions if necessary, as specified in an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Environmental Impact Statement: Little Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah
Document Number: 2019-10009
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-15
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
FHWA on behalf of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) published a Revised Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register on March 5, 2019. FHWA on behalf of UDOT is issuing this notice to advise the public that UDOT intends to revise the scope of the analysis of the Little Cottonwood Canyon project based on the anticipated 2019-2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) prepared by the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC) and information collected from the public and agencies during the scoping process and development of the project need.
Public Notice for Intent To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2019-09982
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the interim release of the aeronautical use only provision for land at the Lake Louise Airport, Lake Louise, Alaska.
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2019-09959
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-09958
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-15
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Noise Exposure Map Notice for San Carlos Airport, San Carlos, California
Document Number: 2019-09957
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the County of San Mateo for San Carlos Airport are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Commercial Driver's Licenses; Pilot Program To Allow Drivers Under 21 To Operate Commercial Motor Vehicles in Interstate Commerce
Document Number: 2019-09944
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Drivers 18, 19 and 20 years old may currently operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in intrastate commerce. On July 6, 2018, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice announcing the details of the Commercial Driver Pilot Program, that allows certain 18- to 20- year-olds with military training to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. This document requests comments on a possible second pilot program to allow non-military drivers aged 18, 19, and 20 to operate CMVs in interstate commerce. FMCSA requests comments on the training, qualifications, driving limitations, and vehicle safety systems that FMCSA should consider in developing options or approaches for a second pilot program for younger drivers.
Record Retention Requirement
Document Number: 2019-09844
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This proposal is being issued pursuant to the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act which requires the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to extend the period of time manufacturers of motor vehicles, tires and child restraint systems must retain records concerning defects and malfunctions that may be related to motor vehicle safety under the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Safety Act). Section 24403 of the FAST Act directs the Secretary to issue a rule increasing the time of record retention to a period not less than ten years, instead of five years as presently required under the regulatory provisions. Pursuant to its delegated authority, NHTSA is proposing to update our regulations in accordance with this mandate. This proposed update is not intended to change the scope of the existing rule, other than as specifically described in this notice, but is intended to aid in efficiently and effectively improving the agency's ability to identify safety defects and noncompliances.
Decompression Criteria for Interior Compartments
Document Number: 2019-09823
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to revise its standards for pressurized compartment loads such that partitions located immediately adjacent to a decompression hole need not be designed to withstand certain decompression conditions. This action is necessary because, in some cases, it is not practical to design partitions in certain airplane compartments to withstand a large decompression event that occurs within that compartment. Even though individual partition failure would be allowed, continued safe flight and landing would still be required.
Fiscal Year 2019 Competitive Funding Opportunity; Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program
Document Number: 2019-09439
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-15
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for approximately $423.35 million in fiscal year (FY) 2019 funds under the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Program (CFDA#20.526). As required by federal public transportation law and subject to funding availability, funds will be awarded competitively to assist in the financing of capital projects to replace, rehabilitate, purchase or lease buses and related equipment, and to rehabilitate, purchase, construct or lease bus-related facilities. Projects may include costs incidental to the acquisition of buses or to the construction of facilities, such as the costs of related workforce development and training activities, and project administration expenses. FTA may award additional funds if they are made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2019-09941
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 27 individuals for an exemption from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2019-09940
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 13 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2019-09939
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 110 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2019-09938
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 173 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirements in one eye.
Renewal of Information Collection (OMB No. 2105-0520) Agency Requests for Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Information Collection(s): Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments and for Grants and Cooperative Agreements With Institutions of Higher Education, and Other Nonprofit Organizations
Document Number: 2019-09937
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-14
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a previously approved information collection. These forms include Application for Federal Assistance (SF-424), Federal Financial Report (SF-425), Request for Advance or Reimbursement (SF- 270) and Outlay Report and Request for Reimbursement for Construction Programs (SF-271). We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on March 11, 2019, in the Federal Register (84 FR 8783, page(s) 8783-8784). No comments were received.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2019-09936
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-14
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 30 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Hazardous Materials; Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee Nominations
Document Number: 2019-09878
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-14
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is seeking nominations for individuals to serve as members on the Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee (the Committee). This is a safety advisory committee mandated by section 333(d) of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 and established in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972. The committee will facilitate communication among manufacturers of lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries, manufacturers of products incorporating both large and small lithium ion and lithium metal batteries, air carriers, and the Federal Government. This communication will promote the safe transportation of lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries and improve the effectiveness and economic and social impacts of related regulation. No later than 180 days after the establishment of the Committee, the Committee shall submit to the Secretary and the appropriate committees of Congress a report that describes and evaluates the steps being taken in the private sector and by international regulatory authorities to implement and enforce requirements relating to the safe transportation of bulk shipments of lithium ion cells and batteries. The Committee will also identify any areas of regulatory requirements for which there is consensus that greater attention is needed.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-09866
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-800 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of inadequate clearance between a certain fuel quantity indicating system (FQIS) tank unit and a certain reinforcement angle upon accomplishment of a certain modification. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection to measure the clearance between the FQIS tank unit and a certain reinforcement angle, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2019-09864
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-14
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a revision of a previously approved information collection: Rail Fixed Guideway Systems; State Safety Oversight.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2019-09850
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to reinstate an information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the OMB. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections.
Agency Information Collection Request Under OMB Review; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2019-09849
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published May 16, 2018. The agency did not receive any comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Application for Employment With the Federal Aviation Administration
Document Number: 2019-09845
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-14
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 an automated application process for employment with the Federal Aviation Administration. Applicants access an online form that is presented with requests for certain information. The information collected is necessary to determine basic eligibility for employment and potential eligibility for Veteran's Preference, Veteran's Readjustment Act, and People with Disability appointments. In addition, there are specific occupation questions that assist the FAA Office of Human Resource Management (AHR) in determining candidates' qualifications in order that the best-qualified candidates are hired for the many FAA occupations.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Accelerator Control Systems
Document Number: 2019-09820
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This action withdraws the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on April 16, 2012, proposing amendments to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard FMVSS No. 124, Accelerator Control Systems. The NPRM proposed to make two amendments to the standard: add a new brake-throttle override (BTO) requirement to address unintended acceleration situations and amend the return-to-idle requirements to include electronic throttle control (ETC) systems. After further analysis of the comments received and other considerations, the agency has decided to withdraw the rulemaking proposal because: the widespread adoption of the BTO system makes FMVSS changes unnecessary and a broader understanding of safe design of vehicle electronic control systems is needed to make an informed decision on regulating return-to-idle on ETC systems.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-09807
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracked elevator power control unit (PCU) brackets on the horizontal stabilizer rear spar and cracking on the elevator front spar. This proposed AD would require one-time inspections for cracks and damage of the elevator PCU brackets and surrounding area, horizontal stabilizer rear spar, and elevator front spar, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-09806
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 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. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that during Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) ALTS CAP or (V) ALTS CAP mode the flight guidance/autopilot does not account for engine failure while capturing an altitude. This proposed AD would require revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to include a limitation and abnormal operating procedure for the AFCS. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-09644
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks on certain nose landing gear (NLG) turning tubes resulting from incorrectly applied repairs. This proposed AD would require removing the affected parts and replacing them with serviceable parts. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-09643
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 (601-3A, 601-3R, and 604 Variants) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that main landing gear (MLG) side stay actuators have been assembled using nonconforming split ball bearings. This proposed AD would require verification of the serial numbers of the installed MLG side stay actuator assemblies, and replacement of the affected parts. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Bell Helicopter Textron
Document Number: 2019-09824
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-13
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Renewal, Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration
Document Number: 2019-09770
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-13
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 Information to be collected is necessary to insure the safety of the flying public. Documentation of maintenance repair actions record who, what, when, where and how of the task performed. All maintenance actions as well as documentation are required. This collection focuses on the Form 337 which is collected by the FAA. Other records for preventative maintenance, and logbook entries are not collected by the FAA serve as a responsibility of the owner to maintain in case of verification of airworthiness when seeking approvals or sale of the aircraft. This insures proper certification of personnel; proper tooling is utilized and accurate measures to insure safety. Total form 337s submitted in 2017 is 54,237. Total aircraft registrations on file is 289,490. It is estimated by the numbers collected one in every five aircraft have a 337 form submitted for major alteration and repairs performed. Each 337 takes approximately 1 hour.
Daimler Trucks North America, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-09753
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Daimler Trucks North America, LLC (DTNA), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2013-2018 Thomas Built Buses do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 222, School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection. DTNA filed a noncompliance report dated November 27, 2017. DTNA in Collaboration with SynTec Seating Solutions, LLC ``SynTec'' (the seating manufacturer), subsequently petitioned NHTSA on December 15, 2017, and later updated it on September 21, 2018, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of DTNA's petition.
Spartan Motors USA, Inc, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-09752
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Spartan Motors USA, Inc (Spartan), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2015-2019 Spartan Specialty MM and K2 motorhome chassis do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 121, Air Brake Systems. Spartan filed a noncompliance report dated December 18, 2017, subsequently petitioned NHTSA on January 15, 2018, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of petition and offers the opportunity for public comment.
FCA US LLC and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Grant of Petitions for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-09751
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FCA US LLC (FCA US), (formally known as: Chrysler Group LLC) and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen), have determined that certain Mopar Service seat belt assemblies sold to FCA dealers and Volkswagen dealers as replacement equipment in certain model year (MY) 1992-2018 FCA US motor vehicles and certain MY 2009-2018 Volkswagen Routan motor vehicles, do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 209, Seat Belt Assemblies. The petitioners have requested that NHTSA deem the subject noncompliance inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. This document grants both petitions in full.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-09747
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that frame web and frame integral inboard chord cracking is occurring on multiple airplanes in multiple locations below the passenger floor. This AD requires repetitive detailed, general visual, and high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the section 43 lower lobe frames at certain stations; an inspection to determine if certain repairs are installed; and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-09742
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD), which would have applied to all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, and A330-300 series airplanes. The NPRM would have required reinforcement modifications of various structural parts of the fuselage, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. Since the NPRM was issued, we have determined that more restrictive maintenance requirements are necessary and that the NPRM does not adequately address the identified unsafe condition. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn.