Department of Transportation – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Results 1 - 50 of 43,265
Extension of Compliance Date for States' Query of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
Document Number: 2019-26943
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA extends the compliance date for the requirement established by the December 5, 2016, Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) final rule that States request information from the Clearinghouse (``query'') about individuals before completing certain commercial driver's license (CDL) transactions for those drivers. The States' compliance with this requirement, currently due to begin on January 6, 2020, is delayed until January 6, 2023. This rule will, however, allow States the option to voluntarily request Clearinghouse information beginning on January 6, 2020. The compliance date extension allows FMCSA the time needed to complete its work on a forthcoming rulemaking to address the States' use of driver-specific information from the Clearinghouse, and time to develop the information technology platform through which States will electronically request and receive Clearinghouse information. The compliance date of January 6, 2020, remains in place for all other requirements set forth in the Clearinghouse final rule.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2019-26941
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 90 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.
New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Corporation-Lease and Operation Exemption-Line of Illinois Central Railroad Company
Document Number: 2019-26917
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Northern Natural Gas Company
Document Number: 2019-26896
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit public comments on two (2) requests received from the Northern Natural Gas Company to renew previously issued special permits. These special permit renewal requests seek relief from compliance from certain requirements in the Federal pipeline safety regulations. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will review the comments received from this notice as part of its evaluation to grant or deny the special permit renewal requests.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Kern River Gas Transmission Company
Document Number: 2019-26895
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit public comments on two (2) requests received from the Kern River Gas Transmission Company to renew previously issued special permits. These special permit renewal requests are seeking relief from compliance with certain requirements in the Federal pipeline safety regulations. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will review the comments received from this notice as part of its evaluation to grant or deny the special permit renewal requests.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP
Document Number: 2019-26886
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit public comments on a request for a special permit from Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP. The special permit request seeks relief from compliance with certain requirements in the Federal pipeline safety regulations. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will review the comments received from this notice as part of its evaluation to grant or deny the special permit request.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Harris Companies, Inc. (Harris)
Document Number: 2019-26881
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that Harris Companies, Inc. (Harris) has requested an exemption from the electronic logging devices (ELDs) rule for all its employees who are required to prepare records of duty status (RODS). This includes elevator technicians, electricians, other general laborers, and welders that operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. FMCSA requests public comment on Harris' application for exemption. A copy of Harris' application for exemption is available for review in the docket for this notice.
Seven County Infrastructure Coalition-Rail Construction & Operation-in Utah, Carbon, Duchesne, and Uintah Counties, Utah
Document Number: 2019-26878
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Seven County Infrastructure Coalition (Coalition) intends to seek Board approval to construct and operate an approximately 85- mile rail line between the Uinta Basin in northeastern Utah and an existing rail line near Kyune, Utah. On June 19, 2019, the Board's Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS and a Notice of Availability of the Draft Scope of Study (Draft Scope), pursuant to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). OEA requested comments on the Draft Scope from federal, state, and local agencies; tribes; other interested stakeholders; and the public during the public scoping period and held six public meetings in the project area. After review and consideration of all comments received, this notice sets forth the Final Scope of Study (Final Scope) of the EIS. The Final Scope reflects additions and changes to the Draft Scope as a result of comments received during the scoping comment period. The Final Scope also summarizes and addresses the principal environmental concerns raised by the comments on the Draft Scope and explains if and how these issues will be addressed in the EIS.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, St. Simons, GA, and Brunswick, GA; Revocation of Class E Airspace, Brunswick, GA; and, Amendment of Class E Airspace, Brunswick, GA
Document Number: 2019-26861
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E surface airspace for St. Simons Island Airport, St. Simons, GA, and for Brunswick Golden Isles Airport, Brunswick, GA, and amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Brunswick, GA, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the airport's names and cities requiring updates. Also, this action removes Class E surface airspace listed as Brunswick Glynco Jetport, GA, and Brunswick Malcolm-McKinnon Airport, GA in the FAA's 7400.11D. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of St. Simons Island Airport, (formally Brunswick Malcolm-McKinnon Airport). In addition, this action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in the Brunswick area by updating the name and geographic coordinates of St. Simons Island Airport and Brunswick Golden Isles Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Grove City, PA
Document Number: 2019-26854
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Grove City Airport, Grove City, PA, by updating the geographic coordinates of this airport. Also, this action would update the name and geographic coordinates of Grove City Medical Center Heliport (formerly United Community Hospital Heliport). Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26849
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVI airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) for your airplane by adding an airplane flight manual supplement (AFMS), which contains operating limitations and abnormal procedures for loss of rudder or yaw damper. This AD was prompted by a report of an inflight rudder surface shutdown that resulted in lateral-directional oscillations of the airplane. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; Effects of Education on Speeding Behavior
Document Number: 2019-26823
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on August 30, 2019. NHTSA received one comment, from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), that was critical of the proposed information collection.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for Letters of Interest for the RRIF Express Pilot Program Under the Railroad Rehabilitation & Improvement Financing Program
Document Number: 2019-26743
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
This notice establishes a pilot Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (``RRIF'') Express Program (``RRIF Express'') aimed at increasing access to the RRIF program by short line and regional railroads. The RRIF Express Program will be administered by the DOT's National Surface Transportation and Innovative Finance Bureau (the ``Build America Bureau'' or ``Bureau''). The overall RRIF program finances development of railroad infrastructure, and is authorized to have up to $35 billion in outstanding principal amounts from direct loans and loan guarantees at any one time. The 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act \1\ appropriated $25 million in budget authority to the DOT to cover the cost to the Federal Government (``the Government'') of RRIF credit assistance (Credit Risk Premium (``CRP'') Assistance or ``CRP Assistance''). Additionally, the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act \2\ and the 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act \3\ provided $1.96 million and $350,000, respectively (of which approximately $1 million remains available), to the DOT to fund certain expenses incurred by prospective RRIF borrowers in preparation of their applications for RRIF credit assistance (this approximately $1 million assistance, collectively, ``Cost Assistance''). Using existing authorities and these new budget authorities, the DOT has established the RRIF Express Program.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26676
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE FALCON 50, MYSTERE FALCON 900, and FALCON 900EX airplanes; and Model FALCON 2000 and FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that the Dassault maintenance planning document (MPD) of the related Dassault aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) states that the ``combined service/storage life'' of the fire extinguisher percussion cartridges is longer than it should be, and could have a safety impact in case of fire. This AD requires replacing the fire extinguisher percussion cartridges with serviceable parts. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26643
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-15-01, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. AD 2017-15-01 requires replacing the existing mode control panel (MCP) with a new MCP having a different part number. Since we issued AD 2017-15-01, the FAA has determined that the affected parts may be installed on airplanes outside of the original applicability of AD 2017-15-01. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2017-15-01, expand the applicability to include those other airplanes, and add a new requirement for certain airplanes to identify and replace the affected parts. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26617
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of incorrectly engaged lock washer tabs of the main landing gear (MLG) forward pintle bearing (FPB) at the forward face of the trunnion block. This proposed AD would require detailed inspections of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) side MLG FPB nuts and lock washer tabs, and depending on findings, accomplishment of repetitive detailed inspections or corrective actions, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Daniel Orcutt
Document Number: 2019-26805
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
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.
Deepwater Port Pre-Application Meeting Guidance
Document Number: 2019-26789
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) encourage parties planning to submit an application for a license to own, construct, and operate a deepwater port under the Deepwater Port Act of 1974 (DWPA) to meet with MARAD and USCG staff at least six months in advance of submitting an application in order to provide an overview of their proposed project, to discuss the details of the federal and state application and licensing process, and to introduce key personnel. As the application is developed, additional status meetings/work sessions prior to submittal are also encouraged to review progress and to address questions. At least two weeks prior to application submittal, the applicant and the USCG selected third party environmental contractor should meet with MARAD and USCG in a final pre-application project kick-off meeting to ensure all parties understand the project, review process, and roles and responsibilities, and are prepared for the application distribution for completeness review and scoping preparation. The contents of this policy notice do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding agency policy.
60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: System Diagram Maps
Document Number: 2019-26784
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the collection of system diagram maps, described below.
60-Day Notice of Intent to Seek Extension of Approval: Rail Depreciation Studies
Document Number: 2019-26783
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the collection of Rail Depreciation Studies, described below.
60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Arbitration “Opt-In” Notices
Document Number: 2019-26782
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the collection of Arbitration ``Opt-in'' Notices, described below.
60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Information Collection Activities-Recordations (Rail and Water Carrier Liens), Water Carrier Tariffs, and Agricultural Contract Summaries
Document Number: 2019-26781
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the collection required by statute for rail or water carrier equipment liens (recordations), water carrier tariffs, and rail agricultural contract summaries, as described in more detail below.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-26744
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Canada Limited Partnership (Type Certificate Previously Held by C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP); Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26738
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Canada Limited Partnership Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500- 1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26736
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, -500, -600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes; Model 757 series airplanes; Model 767 series airplanes; Model 777 series airplanes; and Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of fuel crossfeed valves failing to open when activated during flight. This AD requires, for certain airplanes, revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM); and for certain other airplanes, revising the existing minimum equipment list (MEL) to do an operational check of the fuel crossfeed valve prior to each extended operations (ETOPS) flight if one fuel crossfeed valve (or the fuel balancing system on Model 787 airplanes) is inoperative. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26734
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that the nose landing gear (NLG) retracted on the ground, with weight on the airplane's wheels, due to the incorrect installation of an NLG downlock pin in the apex pin inner bore of the NLG lock link assembly. This AD requires installing an insert to prevent installation of the pin in the incorrect location. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: VT DRB Aviation Consultants, Airbus Model A330-300 Airplanes; Dynamic Test Requirements for Single-Occupant, Oblique (Side-Facing) Seats With or Without Airbag Devices or 3-Point Restraints
Document Number: 2019-26722
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A330- 300 airplane. This airplane, as modified by VT DRB Aviation Consultants (VT DRB), will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. This design feature is single-occupant, oblique (side-facing) seats with airbag devices or 3-point restraints. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Airworthiness Directives: The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26708
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747- 400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747-8F, and 747-8 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of uncommanded fore and aft movement of the Captain's and First Officer's seats. This AD requires, for the Captain's and First Officer's seats, repetitive horizontal actuator identifications, repetitive checks of the horizontal movement system (HMS), a detailed inspection of the HMS for certain airplanes, and applicable on-condition actions. This AD also requires an inspection to determine the part number and, if applicable, the serial number of the Captain's and First Officer's seats, and applicable on-condition actions. This AD also provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive actions for certain seats. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26704
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX and Model FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of iced angle-of-attack (AoA) probes after take-off, with associated misleading airspeed indication and/or misleading stall warning. This AD requires revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flightcrew with updated procedures related to manually activating heating of the AoA probes during line up, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26703
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A320-251N and A321-253N airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks on the pylon block seals. This AD requires replacement of the pylon block seals, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Application for Employment With the Federal Aviation Administration
Document Number: 2019-26702
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-12
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on July 9, 2019. 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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-26615
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-26611
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Alpena, MI
Document Number: 2019-26610
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class D airspace, the Class E surface airspace, the Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface airspace, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Alpena County Regional Airport, Alpena, MI. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Au Sable 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 name of MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena, Alpena MI, is 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 D and E Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; La Crosse, WI
Document Number: 2019-26609
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class D airspace, 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 Class D and Class E surface areas at La Crosse Regional Airport, La Crosse, WI. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the La Crosse 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 La Crosse Regional Airport and the name of La Crosse Regional Airport and Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare, La Crosse, WI, 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Amendment and Revocation of the Class E Airspace; Multiple Texas Towns
Document Number: 2019-26608
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace at Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, Conroe, TX; Scholes International Airport at Galveston, Galveston, TX; and Sugar Land Regional Airport, Houston, TX; amend Class E surface airspace at Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, Scholes International Airport at Galveston, and Sugar Land Regional Airport; revoke the Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class E surface area at Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport, Temple, TX; amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chambers County Airport, Anahuac, TX; Scholes International Airport at Galveston; Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport; Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport, Angleton/ Lake Jackson, TX; and Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport; and remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Wood No. 2 Airport, Brookshire, TX, and Covey Trails Airport, Fulshear, TX, which are contained within the Houston, TX, airspace legal description. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Hobby and Temple VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aids, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, Chambers County Airport, and Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport, and the names of Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport, Scholes International Airport at Galveston, and Texas Gulf Coast Regional Airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Shawnee, OK
Document Number: 2019-26607
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chandler Regional Airport, Chandler, OK, and Cushing Municipal Airport, Cushing, OK, which are contained within the Shawnee, OK, airspace legal description. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of the decommissioning of the Tilghman and Cushing non-directional beacons (NDB), which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports.
Proposed Establishment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Hawaiian Islands
Document Number: 2019-26604
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish four United States Area Navigation (RNAV) ATS routes (T-340, T-342, T-344, and T-346) in the Hawaiian Islands. The proposed RNAV ATS routes will facilitate the movement of aircraft among the Hawaiian Islands and will promote operational efficiencies to current and proposed RNAV Standard Instrument Departures (SID) and RNAV Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STAR), which will enhance the capacity for Hawaiian airports.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-18, V-54, V-114, and V-583 in the Vicinity of Quitman, TX
Document Number: 2019-26603
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend four VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V-18, V-54, V-114, and V-583, in the vicinity of Quitman, TX. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Quitman, TX, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) route. The Quitman VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Mack Trucks, Inc., and Volvo Trucks North America, Grant of Petitions for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-26685
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mack Trucks Inc., (Mack) and Volvo Trucks North America (Volvo) have determined that certain model year (MY) 2014-2019 Mack Trucks and certain MY 2014-2019 Volvo Trucks do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 101, Controls and Displays. Both Mack and Volvo filed noncompliance reports dated August 16, 2018, and later amended them on August 23, 2018, and June 2, 2019. Both Mack and Volvo subsequently petitioned NHTSA on October 9, 2018, and later amended their respective petitions on May 29, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces grant of both Mack and Volvo's petitions.
Maintenance of and Access to Records Pertaining to Individuals
Document Number: 2019-26668
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-11
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
On February 6, 2019, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking requesting comment on proposed exemptions from the Privacy Act's requirement that individuals have access to certain records maintained within a system of records for the Department's Aviation Consumer Complaint Application Online System. This exemption is necessary to avoid disclosure of aviation compliance inquiry techniques, confidential information provided by air carriers and third parties, and prevent unwarranted invasions of individual privacy. This exemption also supports the Department's ability to obtain information relevant to resolving concerns related to an air carrier's compliance with the Department's consumer protection and civil rights requirements. The Department received two comments on this proposed rule. Upon consideration of the comments, the Department will finalize the proposed rule without change.
Alcoa Energy Services, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Milam County, Tex.
Document Number: 2019-26665
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-26663
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Actions on Special Permits
Document Number: 2019-26650
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-11
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 Modifications to Special Permits
Document Number: 2019-26649
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-11
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 Applications for New Special Permits
Document Number: 2019-26648
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-11
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 Issuance of Special Permit Regarding Liquefied Natural Gas
Document Number: 2019-26614
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-11
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is publishing this notice as a general informational announcement concerning the issuance of a special permit. The special permit authorizes the grantee to transport Methane, refrigerated liquid (i.e., liquefied natural gas or LNG) by rail tank car. The special permit and documents supporting the special permit decision have been added to PHMSA's LNG by Rail Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Docket (Docket No. PHMSA-2018-0025) for consideration by the public because the subject matter of the special permit overlaps with the subject matter of PHMSA's rulemaking proposing to authorize the transport of LNG in rail tank cars. PHMSA reviewed comments to the draft environmental assessment (Docket No. PHMSA-2019-0100) published for public review on June 6, 2019. These comments informed PHMSA's decision making in issuing the special permit and will also help to inform PHMSA's deliberations with respect to a potential LNG by rail final rule. PHMSA will consider any additional comments on the operational controls included in the special permit that are filed to the LNG rulemaking docket to aid the agency in determining what, if any, operational controls may be appropriate for inclusion in a potential final rule.
Extension of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in Specified Areas of the Sanaa Flight Information Region (FIR) (OYSC)
Document Number: 2019-26602
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the prohibition against certain flight operations in specified areas of the Sanaa Flight Information Region (FIR) (OYSC) by all: U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except when the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. The FAA finds this action necessary to address the continued hazards to persons and aircraft engaged in such flight operations from the ongoing fighting and instability in Yemen, as well as terrorist and militant activity. The FAA also republishes, with minor revisions, the approval process and exemption information for this flight prohibition Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR); makes a technical correction to the SFAR to show that operations on jet route M999 are permitted; makes editorial changes to this SFAR to clarify prohibited and permitted operations; makes a minor editorial change to the title of the rule; and makes other minor revisions for consistency with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs.
Extension of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Territory and Airspace of Somalia
Document Number: 2019-26597
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the prohibition against certain flight operations in the territory and airspace of Somalia at altitudes below Flight Level (FL) 260 by all: U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.- registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.- registered civil aircraft, except when the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. The FAA is taking this action because it has determined there continues to be an unacceptable risk to U.S. civil aviation operating in the territory and airspace of Somalia at altitudes below FL260 from terrorist and militant activity. The FAA also republishes, with minor revisions, the approval process and exemption information for this flight prohibition Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) and makes minor editorial changes to this SFAR to clarify prohibited and permitted operations, consistent with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs.