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Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2019-22581
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final. The actions relate to a proposed project, Capital SouthEast ConnectorD2 Expressway Project in the City of Rancho Cordova, Sacramento County, California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Out Performance Requirements To Support Air Traffic Control (ATC) Service
Document Number: 2019-22557
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
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 a previously approved information collection. The final rule titles ``Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Equipage Mandate to Support Air Traffic Control Service,'' requires performance requirements for certain avionics equipment on aircraft operating in specified classes of airspace within the United States National Airspace System (NAS). The rule facilitates the use of ADS-B for aircraft surveillance by FAA air traffic controllers to accommodate the expected increase in demand for air transportation.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2019-22506
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for three individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2019-22504
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for three individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2019-22503
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from five individuals for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) to drive in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Hours of Service of Drivers: PTS Worldwide, Inc.; Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2019-22502
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from PTS Worldwide, Inc. (PTS) (USDOT 1835654) for an exemption from the hours- of-service (HOS) requirement that drivers utilizing the sleeper-berth (S/B) exception obtain a period of at least 8 consecutive hours in the S/B, plus an additional 2 hours either in the S/B, off duty, or any combination thereof. PTS transports highly sensitive cargo for the Department of Defense (DOD) and proposes that its team drivers be permitted to obtain 10 hours in the S/B in two periods, neither less than 4 hours long. This would allow the driver to split the required 10 hours into segments of \4/6\, \5/5\, or \6/4\ hours. FMCSA requests public comment on PTS's application for exemption.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2019-22501
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 29 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records; Amendment of a General Routine Use
Document Number: 2019-22398
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of Transportation's Office of the Secretary of Transportation (DOT/OST) is amending an existing general routine use for all DOT systems of records. The amended routine use is consistent with a recommendation in a memorandum issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on January 3, 2017 (Memorandum M-17-12 ``Preparing for and Responding to a Breach of Personally Identifiable Information''). OMB's memorandum recommends that all Federal agencies publish two routine uses for their systems allowing for the disclosure of personally identifiable information to the appropriate parties in the course of responding to a breach or suspected breach of data maintained in a system of records.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-22393
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) CF34-1A, CF34-3A, CF34-3A1, CF34-3A2, CF34-3B, and CF34-3B1 model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by an in-flight failure of a fan blade that led to an in-flight shutdown. This proposed AD would require removal and replacement of the affected fan blades. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Various Transport Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22389
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various transport airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of smoke and fumes in the flight deck. This AD requires modification of certain universal serial bus (USB) receptacles located in the flight deck. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel TAIL LIGHTS (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-22357
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel SWOOSH (Sailboat); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-22356
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel SURFRIDER (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-22355
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel SQUID SONG (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-22354
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel SEA ESTA (Catamaran); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-22353
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel MONARCH (Sailboat); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-22352
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel ESPRIT (Auxiliary Sailboat); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-22351
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel CONSTANCE (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-22350
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel AD ASTRA (Sailboat); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-22349
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Request for Comments on the Approval of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Maritime Administration (MARAD) Jones Act Vessel Availability Determinations
Document Number: 2019-22348
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments on our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information to be collected is U.S.-flag coastwise qualified Jones Act Vessel availability information. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Porsche Cars North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-22347
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (Porsche), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2008-2019 Porsche Cayenne and Macan motor vehicles do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 110, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or Less. Porsche filed a noncompliance report dated March 28, 2019, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on April 20, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Porsche's petition.
Request for Comments of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2019-22346
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on July 9, 2019.
Nissan North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-22344
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Nissan North America, Inc., (Nissan) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2019 Nissan Armada motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Nissan filed a noncompliance report dated July 01, 2019. Nissan also petitioned NHTSA on July 24, 2019, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of Nissan's petition.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel VALOR (Sailboat); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-22342
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-22323
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2018-15-01 for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A, Trent 1000-C, Trent 1000-D, Trent 1000-E, Trent 1000-G, Trent 1000-H, Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent 1000-H2, Trent 1000-J2, Trent 1000-K2, and Trent 1000-L2 model turbofan engines. AD 2018-15-01 required certain engines susceptible to intermediate- pressure turbine (IPT) blade failure not be installed on an airplane together with other engines with IPT blades of the same cyclic life. This AD requires removal of the IPT blade set at lower cyclic life limits and replacing it with a blade set eligible for installation. This AD also expands the applicability to include additional Trent 1000 turbofan engine models. This AD was prompted by the determination that certain IPT blades are susceptible to shank corrosion which leads to cracking and possible blade separation. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Demurrage Billing Requirements
Document Number: 2019-22202
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) proposes changes to the Board's regulations governing demurrage liability. Specifically, the Board proposes certain requirements regarding Class I carriers' demurrage invoices, as well as a requirement that a Class I carrier directly bill the shipper if the shipper and warehouseman agree to that arrangement and have so notified the rail carrier.
Exclusion of Demurrage Regulation From Certain Class Exemptions
Document Number: 2019-22201
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) proposes to clarify its regulations governing exemptions for certain miscellaneous commodities and boxcar transportation so that those regulations unambiguously state that demurrage continues to be subject to Board regulation. The Board also proposes to revoke, in part, the exemption that currently covers certain agricultural commodities so that the exemption would not apply to the regulation of demurrage, thereby making the agricultural commodities exemption consistent with similar exemptions covering non-intermodal transportation.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22390
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting an airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive operational checks of the leading edge (LE) outboard (OB) slats and applicable on-condition actions. This AD also requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to prohibit flap retraction under icing conditions and revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate a new operation check. This AD was prompted by a determination that the LE OB slat system could be out of position without flight deck annunciation. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Document Number: 2019-22331
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by Broward County, Florida, through its Aviation Department (BCAD) for Fort Lauderdale- Hollywood International Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Operations Specifications, Part 129 Application
Document Number: 2019-22330
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-11
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 a previously approved information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 3, 2019. There were no comments. The FAA assesses the information collected and issues operations specifications to foreign air carriers. These operations specifications assure the foreign air carrier's ability to navigate and communicate safely within the U.S. National Airspace System. The FAA, based on additional data analysis, has amended the number of respondents and burden to include that on an existing operators. An existing operator is any operator who has already received their initial set of operations specifications.
Environmental Impact Statement: Chittenden County, Vermont
Document Number: 2019-22306
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the 2010 Record of Decision issued for the proposed Southern Connector/ Champlain Parkway project is being rescinded.
Extension of a Previously Approved Collection: Public Charters, 14 CFR Part 380
Document Number: 2019-22286
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of Transportation (DOT) invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on Public Charters. The pre- existing information collection request was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-22271
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Missoula, MT
Document Number: 2019-22255
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E4 airspace areas extending upward from the surface and Class E5 airspace areas extending upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface of the earth at Missoula International Airport, Missoula, MT. This action also proposes to remove the Missoula VORTAC from the legal description as it is not needed to describe the airspace and using the airport as the single reference point enhances the simplicity of describing the airspace. Additionally, this action also proposes to make administrative corrections to the airport's Class D and Class E2 legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Burlington International Airport, South Burlington, Vermont
Document Number: 2019-22221
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps for Burlington International Airport, as submitted by the City of Burlington, Vermont, under the provisions of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979, are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Policy Statement on Demurrage and Accessorial Rules and Charges
Document Number: 2019-22200
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) is issuing this proposed policy statement to provide the public with information on principles the Board would consider in evaluating the reasonableness of demurrage and accessorial rules and charges. The Board seeks public comment on this proposed policy statement, and may revise it, as appropriate, after consideration of the comments received.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in the City of Cincinnati, Ohio and Hamilton County, Ohio
Document Number: 2019-22173
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2019-22164
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) receipt of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari (also known as the Ferrari F150) passenger cars (PCs) that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS), are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari PCs) and are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22153
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series 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; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22152
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2000-03-20 R1, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A300 B4-601, B4-603, and B4- 620, Model A300 B4-600R series, and Model A300 F4-605R airplanes. AD 2000-03-20 R1 required repetitive inspections to detect cracks on the forward fittings in the radius of a certain frame, adjacent to the tension bolts in the center section of the wings, and various follow-on actions. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2000-03-20 R1, adds new airplanes to the applicability, and introduces new compliance times for the required inspections, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking due to fatigue-related stress in the radius of frame 40, adjacent to the tension bolts at the center/ outer wing junction. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22150
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of unreliable performance of the water and fuel scavenge system; failure of the fuel scavenge function can cause trapped fuel, resulting in unavailable fuel reserves. This AD requires incorporating operating limitations; or modifying the water and fuel scavenge systems in the fuel tanks, modifying the fuel jettison system, making electrical changes in the main equipment center, modifying the wiring in certain panels, and installing new software. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-22131
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks within the ring gears of a slat geared rotary actuator (SGRA) resulting from a change in the raw material manufacturing process. This AD requires replacement of affected parts with serviceable parts, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Public Meeting Regarding NHTSA's Research Portfolio
Document Number: 2019-22130
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is announcing a public meeting where the Agency's Vehicle Safety Research and Behavioral Safety Research offices will present information on activities related to the Agency's research programs. Representatives from across the two research offices will present the information and accept questions from the audience after presentations.
Special Conditions: Diamond Aircraft Industries of Canada Model DA-62 Airplanes; Diesel Cycle Engine Installation
Document Number: 2019-22118
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Diamond Aircraft Industries of Canada DA-62 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features associated with the installation of a diesel cycle engine utilizing turbine fuel. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Walla Walla, WA
Document Number: 2019-22109
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E4 surface area and Class E5 airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface of the earth at Walla Walla Regional Airport, Walla Walla, WA. This action proposes to remove a large area of Class E5 airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to the east of the airport. The action also proposes to amend the Class E5 airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface to the northeast and southwest of the airport. Further, this action also proposes administrative corrections to the airport's legal description. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 111, Rear Visibility
Document Number: 2019-22036
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA seeks public comment on permitting camera-based rear visibility systems, commonly referred to as ``Camera Monitor Systems'' or ``CMS,'' as an alternative to inside and outside rearview mirrors. Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) No. 111, ``Rear Visibility,'' currently requires that vehicles be equipped with rearview mirrors to provide drivers with a view of objects that are to their side or to their side and rear. This notice responds to two rulemaking petitions from manufacturers seeking permission to install CMS, instead of outside rearview mirrors, on both light vehicles and heavy trucks. This ANPRM builds on the agency's prior efforts to obtain supporting technical information, data, and analysis on CMS so that the agency can determine whether these systems can provide the same level of safety as the rearview mirrors currently required under FMVSS No. 111.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Neillsville, WI
Document Number: 2019-21960
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Neillsville Municipal Airport, Neillsville, WI. The FAA is proposing this action due to the decommissioning of the Neillsville non-directional radio beacon (NDB).
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Winona, MN
Document Number: 2019-21959
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-10
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 Winona Municipal Airport-Max Conrad Field, Winona, MN. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Winona VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport. The geographic coordinates of the Winona Municipal Airport-Max Conrad Field, would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Hours of Service of Drivers: American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA); Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2019-22065
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) exemption from the 30-minute rest break requirement in the Agency's hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemption enables all concrete pump operators, concrete pumping companies, and drivers who operate concrete pumps in interstate commerce to count on-duty time while attending equipment but performing no other work-related activity toward the 30-minute rest break provision of the HOS regulations. FMCSA has analyzed the exemption application and the public comments and has determined that the exemption, subject to the terms and conditions imposed, will achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.