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Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Safety Assurance System External Portal
Document Number: 2018-03763
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-23
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 for a new information collection. The collection involves an internet based tool, the Safety Assurance System (SAS) External Portal. The SAS External Portal is used by the FAA's Office of Flight Standards to conduct initial certification, routine surveillance, and certificate management for applicants and certificate holders. The information to be collected will be used to better facilitate efficient certification, surveillance and certificate management activities.
Seventy Second RTCA SC-135 Environmental Testing Plenary Meeting
Document Number: 2018-03731
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Seventy Second RTCA SC-135 Environmental Testing Plenary Meeting.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2018-03682
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comment about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to reinstate an information collection. 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.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2018-03681
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The DOT invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from 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.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-03598
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for The Boeing Company Model 787 series airplanes powered by Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of failures of the inner fixed structure (IFS) forward upper fire seal and damage to thermal insulation blankets in the forward upper area of the thrust reverser (TR). This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine the part number of the IFS forward upper fire seal, and applicable on-condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-03438
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900), and CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD was prompted by several incidents of electrical shorting and sparks caused by de-icing fluid leaks between flight deck windshields and side windows. This AD requires water spray tests and general visual inspections for water in the flight deck compartment, and water removal and sealant application if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-03437
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that a jammed control cable prevented the full extension of the nose landing gear (LG). This AD requires a general visual inspection of the LG handle teleflex cable conduit connector for the presence of a grease nipple, a maintenance records check of affected airplanes, a detailed inspection for corrosion and damage of the LG handle teleflex cable, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-03434
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-12-05, which applied to all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, - 300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2012-12-05 required repetitive inspections for cracking under the stop fittings and intercostal flanges and for cracking of the intercostal web, attachment clips, stringer splice channels, frame, reinforcement angle, shear web, frame outer chord and inner chord; a one-time inspection to detect missing fasteners; repetitive inspections of the cargo barrier net fitting for cracking; repetitive inspections for cracking of the stringer S-15L aft intercostal; and repair or corrective action if necessary. For certain airplanes, this AD adds new repetitive inspections of certain areas of the frame inner chord, and applicable on-condition actions. This AD was prompted by reports of additional cracking in locations not covered by the inspections in AD 2012-12-05. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-03429
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747- 200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of incidents involving fatigue cracking in transport category airplanes that are approaching or have exceeded their design service objective and a structural reevaluation by the manufacturer that identified additional structural elements that qualify as structural significant items (SSIs). This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include inspections that will give no less than the required damage tolerance rating (DTR) for certain SSI, performing repetitive inspections to detect cracks of all SSIs, and repairing cracked structures if necessary. Additionally, this AD requires all cracks involving an SSI or related structure in close vicinity to the SSI to be reported to Boeing. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Hino Motors, Ltd., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-03678
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Hino Motors Sales USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hino Motors, Ltd. (collectively referred to as ``Hino''), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2014-2018 Hino heavy duty trucks do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. Hino filed a noncompliance report dated December 11, 2017, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on December 21, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
General Motors, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-03677
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC, (GM) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2015 GMC multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPV) do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. GM has filed a noncompliance report dated November 5, 2014. GM also petitioned NHTSA on November 26, 2014, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land Use Assurance; Great Falls International Airport, Great Falls, MT
Document Number: 2018-03658
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a proposal from the Great Falls International Airport Authority to change certain portions of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use at the Great Falls International Airport, Great Falls, MT. The proposal consists of 5 acres of surplus property shown on the Airport's Exhibit ``A'' as the portion of Parcel 4 east of the airport's access road.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land Use Assurance; Great Falls International Airport, Great Falls, MT
Document Number: 2018-03656
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a proposal from the Great Falls International Airport Authority to change certain portions of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use at the Great Falls International Airport, Great Falls, MT. The proposal consists of 2.99 acres acquired with an Airport Improvement Program grant shown on the Airport's Exhibit ``A'' as Parcel 15.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Akron-Canton Airport, North Canton, OH
Document Number: 2018-03654
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Academy Bus, LLC and Franmar Leasing LLC-Purchase of Certain Assets of Daniel's Charters & Tours LLC
Document Number: 2018-03644
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On January 23, 2018, Academy Bus LLC (Academy), a motor carrier of passengers; Franmar Leasing LLC (Franmar), a non-carrier; and Daniel's Charters & Tours LLC (Daniel's Charters), a motor carrier of passengers (collectively, Applicants) jointly filed an application for Academy and Franmar to acquire certain properties of Daniel's Charters. The Board is tentatively approving and authorizing the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action. Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow Board rules.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Donaldson Aerospace & Defense
Document Number: 2018-03620
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
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; Corvus Airlines, Inc.
Document Number: 2018-03619
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
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.
Transportation Asset Management Plan Development Processes Certification and Recertification Guidance; Transportation Asset Management Plan Consistency Determination Interim Guidance
Document Number: 2018-03618
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is finalizing one guidance document and issuing one interim guidance document: Transportation Asset Management Plan Development Processes Certification and Recertification Guidance, and Transportation Asset Management Plan Consistency Determination Interim Guidance. These documents provide implementation guidance on provisions of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Asset Management Final Rule, which requires a State department of transportation (State DOT) to develop and implement a risk-based asset management plan. Under these authorities, FHWA must certify that Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) development processes established by a State DOT meet applicable requirements, and make an annual consistency determination, evaluating whether a State DOT has developed and implemented a State-approved TAMP that meets all applicable requirements. This notice finalizes the Transportation Asset Management Plan Development Processes Certification and Recertification Guidance, issues interim guidance on transportation asset management plan consistency determinations, and summarizes the comments received on the drafts of both guidance documents, FHWA's response to those comments, and any changes that were made to the guidance documents issued with this notice.
Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act; Equal Access for Over-the-Road Buses Guidance
Document Number: 2018-03617
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This Notice announces and outlines the final guidance for requirements contained in Section 1411(a) and (b) of the FAST Act regarding the treatment of over-the-road buses (OTRBs).
Environmental Impact Statement; Henry County, Virginia
Document Number: 2018-03597
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), is issuing this notice of intent to advise the public, agencies, and stakeholders that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared to study the effects of a highway project under consideration along the Route 220 corridor in Henry County, Virginia.
Special Conditions: SWS Certification Services, Ltd., Boeing Model 747-8 Airplanes; Installation of an Overhead Passenger-Sleeping Compartment in the Main Deck
Document Number: 2018-03587
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Boeing Model 747-8 airplane. This airplane, as modified by SWS Certification Services, Ltd. (SWS), will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. This design feature is the installation of an overhead passenger-sleeping compartment in the main deck. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for Law Enforcement Strategies for Reducing Trespassing Pilot Grant Program
Document Number: 2018-03579
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice details the application requirements and procedures to obtain grant \1\ funding for eligible projects under the Law Enforcement Strategies for Reducing Trespassing Pilot Grant Program. The opportunities described in this notice are available under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 20.301, ``Rail Safety Grants.''
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Restoration and Enhancement Grants Program
Document Number: 2018-03536
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice details the application requirements and procedures to obtain grant \1\ funding for eligible projects under the Restoration and Enhancement (R&E) Grants Program. This notice makes available R&E Grants Program funding provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Div. K, Tit. I, Public Law 115-31 (Appropriations Act). The opportunities described in this notice are available under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 20.324, ``Restoration and Enhancement.''
Notice of Funding Opportunity for Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements
Document Number: 2018-03534
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice details the application requirements and procedures to obtain grant \1\ funding for eligible projects under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program. CRISI Program funding is provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, Div. K, Tit I, Public Law 115-31, (Appropriations Act). The opportunities described in this notice are available under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 20.325, ``Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements.''
Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-03515
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 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 OMB for review and comment. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on November 27, 2017.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R); Agency Information Collection Activity; Notice of Reinstatement To Collect Information: Barrier Failure Reporting in Oil and Gas Operations on the Outer Continental Shelf; OMB Number Correction
Document Number: 2018-03508
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) BTS published a 30-day comment period notice in the Federal Register Notice (82 FR 56116) on November 27, 2017 and a 60-day comment period Notice 82 FR 15787 on March 30, 2017. The notices were published using the wrong Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Number, 2139-0046. The correct OMB Number is 2138-0046. Therefore, BTS is reissuing the 30-day notice and extending the comment period accordingly. Comments submitted during the first notice will be considered.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-03502
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-03501
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Airworthiness Directives; AgustaWestland S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-03494
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for AgustaWestland S.p.A. (AgustaWestland) Model AW189 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the tail gearbox (TGB) fitting for a crack. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of a crack on a TGB fitting that was found during a scheduled inspection. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-03444
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-03433
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracking in certain flanges, and the adjacent web, of the wing outboard flap track at certain positions. This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine the part number of the wing outboard flap track assembly; repetitive inspections of each affected wing outboard flap track for discrepancies, and applicable on-condition actions; and repetitive overhaul of each wing outboard flap track. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Removal of Class E Airspace; Lompoc, CA
Document Number: 2018-03415
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and remove Class E airspace designated as an extension at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), Lompoc, CA. This action also proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lompoc Airport, Lompoc, CA, by enlarging the airspace and removing the part- time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status. This action would also amend the geographic coordinates of the airports to match the FAA's aeronautical database. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. An editorial change would be made removing the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designator for Vandenberg AFB, as well as removing exclusionary language from the description. Additionally, this action would replace the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement''.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kamuela, HI
Document Number: 2018-03411
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Waimea-Kohala Airport, Kamuela, HI. The part-time Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) status would be removed from Class E surface area airspace, references to the Kamuela VOR/DME would be removed from all associated Class E airspace areas, and airspace boundaries would be modified to only that area necessary to contain instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Airspace redesign is necessary as the FAA transitions from ground-based to satellite-based navigation for the safety and management of the national airspace system. Also, an editorial change would be made removing the airport name and replacing it with the city in the airspace designators for the above airspace areas.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hanford, CA
Document Number: 2018-03409
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hanford Municipal Airport, Hanford, CA, by enlarging the airspace to accommodate area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport, removing the Visalia VHF omnidirectional range/distance measuring equipment (VOR/DME) from the airspace description, and amending the geographic coordinates of the airport. This action also removes Blair Airport from the airport description as the airport no longer exists. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Aurora, OR
Document Number: 2018-03408
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Aurora State Airport, Aurora, OR. After a biennial review the FAA found modification necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Additionally, an editorial change would be made removing the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designations. Also, this proposal would make an editorial change to the Class D airspace legal description replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Sunol, CA
Document Number: 2018-03406
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Sunol, CA. This airspace is wholly contained within the Sacramento en route airspace area and duplication is not necessary.
Proposed Removal of Class E Airspace; Mercury, NV
Document Number: 2018-03405
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Desert Rock Airport, Mercury, NV. This airspace is not required, as there are no instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Rangely, CO
Document Number: 2018-03401
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, at Rangely Airport, Rangely, CO, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport. This action ensures the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
FAA Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for Hawthorne Municipal Airport, Hawthorne, California
Document Number: 2018-03425
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the City of Hawthorne, California. On April 11, 2014, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the City of Hawthorne were in compliance with applicable requirements. On December 18, 2017, the FAA approved the Hawthorne Municipal Airport Noise Compatibility Program. All 11 of the recommendations of the program were approved. No program elements relating to new or revised flight procedures for noise abatement were proposed by the airport operator.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Stevens Point Municipal Airport Stevens Point, WI
Document Number: 2018-03423
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 47.634 acres known as Parcels 55 and 57 of airport land from aeronautical use to non- aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Stevens Point Municipal Airport, Stevens Point, WI. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The 47.634 acres of airport property stretches along the entire North East quadrant of the airport property. Starting at the far north edge where the property meets State Highway 66, around to the northeast corner of the Runway 30 Runway Protection Zone. This property does not currently serve an aeronautical purpose. Portions of this property are currently not being used for any purpose and portions along the East edge are being used as an access road for the Izaak Walton League and as part of the Green Circle Trail system. If the airport receives permission from the FAA to release the property from aeronautical obligations, it intends on transferring this property to the community for continued use. The continued use of the land as access and trail will only occur once the relocation of the access and recreational trail has happened.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation: Millennium Engineering and Integration Company Safety Approval Performance Criteria
Document Number: 2018-03399
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This is notification of criteria used to evaluate the Millennium Engineering and Integration Company (MEI) safety approval application. This Notice publishes the criteria that the FAA used to evaluate the safety approval application pursuant to FAA regulations. Background: MEI applied for, and received, a safety approval for its ability to provide its Flight Analyst Workstation (FAWS) as a component of the process to build flight rules, generate the Mission Data Load (MDL), and verify the MDL prior to loading it onto a launch vehicle's autonomous flight safety unit (AFSU). The FAA issued MEI the safety approval, subject to the provisions of Title 51 U.S.C. Subtitle V, ch. 509, and the orders, rules and regulations issued under it. This Notice is published pursuant to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR 414.35). MEI may offer FAWS as a component of the process of generating and verifying MDLs for AFSUs to a prospective launch or reentry operator to meet the applicable requirements of 14 CFR 417.123(b), (d), and (e), and Sec. 417.309(h). Criteria Used To Evaluate Safety Approval Application: The performance criteria used to evaluate the FAWS as a component of the process of generating and verifying MDLs for AFSUs included the following FAA regulations, NASA standard, U.S. Air Force manuals or instructions, industry standard, and MEI-developed standards: 14 CFR 417.309(h) Flight Safety System AnalysisSoftware and Firmware and 14 CFR 417.123 Computing Systems and Software. NASA-STD-8719.13C Software Safety Standard. AFSPCMAN 91-710 (v1) Range Safety Policies and Procedures, AFSPCMAN 91-710 (v2) Range Safety User Requirements Manual, Volume 2Flight Safety Requirements, AFSPCMAN 91-712 Launch Safety Software and Computing System Requirements, and 45 SWI 91-701 45th Space Wing Launch Safety Software Management. CMMI-Dev (ML3) Capability Maturity Model Integration. MEI-000071 Configuration Management, MEI-000120 Requirements Development and Management, MEI-000124 Technical Solution, MEI-000149 Agile Software Development Process, and MEI-000125 Verification and Validation.
Sixth Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) Meeting
Document Number: 2018-03373
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Sixth DAC Meeting.
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Recreation Vehicle Industry Association Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2018-03367
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA reaffirms its renewal of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association's (RVIA) exemption from the Federal commercial driver's license (CDL) requirements for drivers who deliver certain newly manufactured motorhomes and recreational vehicles (RV) to dealers or trade shows before retail sale (driveaway operations). The FMCSA announced its decision to renew RVIA's exemption on April 12, 2017, pending a review of any comments received in response to that notice. Three comments were submitted, none opposing the renewal. The Agency has determined that RVIA's operations may continue in accordance with the terms and conditions of the exemption renewal announced in April. The Agency believes that drivers who qualify for the exemption will maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety that would be obtained by complying with the CDL requirements.
Commercial Driver's License Standards; Commercial Vehicle Training Association's Exemption Application for States To Facilitate the Issuance of Licensing Documents to Citizens of Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2018-03363
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) on behalf of the States for an exemption from concerning proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residence, and concerning proof that the State to which the application is made is the applicant's State of domicile, to enable State driver licensing agencies (SDLAs) to accept commercial learner's permit (CLP) and commercial driver's license (CDL) applications from individuals relocating from Puerto Rico. The CVTA explained that it is seeking the exemption to assist citizens of Puerto Rico relocating from the U.S. territory to any of the States in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Through this exemption the SDLA would be allowed to follow the Department of Homeland Security's exception process for persons who, for reasons beyond their control, are unable to present all necessary documents and must rely on alternate documents to establish identity. A CLP document issued under this exemption must be limited to 90 days' validity and is subject to the applicant being actively enrolled in a CDL training school within that State. A CDL document issued under this exemption must be limited to six months' validity, at which time the individual would be required to provide proof that the State that issued the CDL is his/her State of domicile. All other requirements must be satisfied upon initial issuance of the CLP or CDL. Elsewhere in today's issue of the Federal Register, the Agency has granted a limited 90-day waiver to provide the States with this flexibility in the short- term while the exemption is under consideration.
Commercial Driver's License Standards; Waiver for States To Facilitate the Issuance of Licensing Documents to Former Residents of Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2018-03362
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA grants a limited 90-day waiver from certain requirements concerning proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residence and domicile to enable State driver licensing agencies (SDLAs) to accept commercial learner's permit (CLP) and commercial driver's license (CDL) applications from individuals relocating from Puerto Rico as a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria. This action is being taken in response to a request from the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) to assist residents of Puerto Rico relocating from the U.S. territory to any of the States in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Through this waiver, the SDLAs may follow the Department of Homeland Security's exception process for persons who, for reasons beyond their control, are unable to present proof of legal permanent residency or U.S. citizenship. Further, this waiver provides a procedure under which persons who intend to domicile in the State of application may receive additional time to provide proof establishing that the State of application is the State of domicile. A CLP document issued under this waiver may not be valid for more than 90 days and must require the applicant to be actively enrolled in a CDL training school within that State. A CDL document issued under this waiver may not be valid for more than six months, by which time the individual is required to provide proof as required under existing regulations that the State that issued the CDL is his/her State of domicile. All other CLP and CDL licensing requirements must be satisfied upon initial issuance of the CLP or CDL. The Agency has determined that the waiver is within the public interest and would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved by complying with the regulation, based on the terms and conditions imposed.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-03361
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describe the information collections and their expected burden. On October 11, 2017, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICRs.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-03360
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 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 December 11, 2017, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel HOKULE'A; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-03356
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
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 requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. 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 PENINGO; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-03355
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
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 requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. 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 NO LIMITS; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-03354
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
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 requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.