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Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2018-27112
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-14
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 Special Permits
Document Number: 2018-27111
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-14
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 Special Permits
Document Number: 2018-27110
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-14
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, 5 Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation; DOT/ALL-27; Department of Transportation Training Programs
Document Number: 2018-27106
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Transportation's Office of the Secretary of Transportation (DOT/OST) issued a notice on November 27, 2018 to establish a DOT-wide System of Records titled, ``DOT/ALL-27, Training Programs.'' This notice also retired two existing DOT systems of records notices, however, there was a typographical error in the reference to one of the two systems identified for retirement. The notice should have identified DOT/RITA- O16, TSI Online Catalog and Learning Management System'', not DOT/RITA- 12, TSI Online Catalog and Learning Management System.
Alcoa Energy Services, Inc.-Acquisition Exemption-Rockdale, Sandow & Southern Railroad Company
Document Number: 2018-27099
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Recording of Aircraft Conveyances and Security Documents
Document Number: 2018-27054
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 9, 2018. The collection involves return to the Civil Aviation Aircraft Registry of information relating to the release of a lien that has been recorded with the Registry. Regulations provide for establishing and maintaining a system for the recording of security conveyances affecting title to, or interest in U.S. civil aircraft, as well as certain specifically identified engines, propellers, or spare parts locations, and for recording of releases relating to those conveyances. Federal Aviation Regulations establish procedures for implementation. Regulations describe what information must be contained in a security conveyance in order for it to be recorded with FAA. The convention on the International Recognition signatory, prevents, by treaty, the export of an aircraft and cancellation of its nationality marks if there is an outstanding lien recorded. The Civil Aviation Registry must have consent or release of lien from the lienholder prior to confirmation/cancellation for export.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-27030
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Removal of Class E Airspace; Mercury, NV
Document Number: 2018-27023
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes 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.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Jackson, MI
Document Number: 2018-26919
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E airspace designated as a surface area, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D or Class E surface area at Jackson County Airport-Reynolds Field, Jackson MI. This action is due to the decommissioning of the Jackson VHF omnidirectional range (VOR), which provided navigation guidance for the instrument procedures to this airport. The VOR is being decommissioned as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and the geographic coordinates of the airport are also updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Additionally, this action makes an editorial change to the airspace legal descriptions replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement.''
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pago Pago, American Samoa
Document Number: 2018-26809
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of the Pago Pago International Airport at Pago Pago, American Samoa. The latitudinal geographic coordinate of the airport is corrected to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This does not affect the charted boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Moses Lake, WA
Document Number: 2018-26805
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, Class E airspace designated as an extension, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 and 1,200 feet above the surface at Grant County International Airport (formerly Grant County Airport), Moses Lake, WA. This action removes the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part- time status of Class E airspace designated as an extension, and updates the airport name and geographic coordinates for the airport in the associated Class D and E airspace areas to match the FAA's aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Aspen, CO
Document Number: 2018-26804
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace designated as an extension at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport/Sardy Field, Aspen, CO, and removes the part-time NOTAM language from the legal description. This action also amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and removes the Class E 1,200 foot airspace. Also, this action updates the airport's geographic coordinates, and replaces the term Airport/Facility Directory with Chart Supplement in the Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace legal descriptions. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Casper, WY
Document Number: 2018-26802
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension, at Casper/Natrona County International Airport, Casper WY. After a biennial review, the FAA finds this action necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. Also, this action updates the airport's name and geographic coordinates for the associated Class D and E airspace areas to reflect the FAA's current aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bethel, ME
Document Number: 2018-26801
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bethel Regional Airport, Bethel, ME, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving this airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of this airport to be in concert with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Leitchfield, KY
Document Number: 2018-26800
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Leitchfield-Grayson County Airport, Leitchfield, KY, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving the airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, and Removal of Class E Airspace; Lompoc, CA
Document Number: 2018-26799
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes Class E airspace designated as an extension at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB), Lompoc, CA. This action also modifies 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 amends the geographic coordinates of the airport to match the FAA's aeronautical database. These actions are necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. An editorial change removes the city associated with the airport name in the airspace designations and exclusionary language from the description. Additionally, this action replaces the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement''.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mesquite, NV
Document Number: 2018-26796
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Mesquite Airport, Mesquite, NV, by enlarging the area southwest of the airport and updating the airport's geographic coordinates to match the FAA's aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) procedures at this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26630
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of electrical arcing between the auxiliary power unit (APU) starter motor positive terminal and the APU fuel drain line. This AD requires the removal of certain clamps and replacement of the flexible APU fuel drain line. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26629
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of chafing of a wire bundle located at the bottom of the right hand (RH) electrical cabinet. This AD requires a one-time general visual inspection of the wiring bundle for damage, measurement of the clearance between the metallic plate and the wiring bundle, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26536
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that certain holes for the vertical tail plane (VTP) tension bolts connection are not properly protected against corrosion. This AD requires modifying the VTP tension bolts connection by adding sealant and protective treatment to the head of the connection, at the barrel nut cavities, and in the surrounding area. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26532
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-14
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 equipped with Rolls-Royce Model RB211-Trent 800 engines. This AD was prompted by reports of inadequate clearance between the thermal protection system (TPS) insulation blankets and the electronic engine control (EEC) wiring, which resulted in damaged wires. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the EEC wire bundles and clips, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at the Cullman Regional-Folsom Field Airport, Vinemont, Alabama
Document Number: 2018-27027
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a request from the Cullman Regional Airport Board to waive the requirement that 1.23 acres of airport property located at the Cullman Regional-Folsom Field Airport in Vinemont, Alabama, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Availability of Record of Decision for the Environmental Impact Statement, Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.
Document Number: 2018-27021
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that it has published a Record of Decision (ROD) signed by the FAA and the United States Air Force for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EIS evaluated proposed Airfield Safety Enhancement Project at Tucson International Airport (TUS), Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-27010
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2018-27009
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-27008
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Textron Aviation Inc.
Document Number: 2018-26992
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations
Document Number: 2018-26950
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-12
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is increasing the minimum random drug testing rate from 25 percent to 50 percent in calendar year 2019 for employers subject to the FTA's drug and alcohol rule. The minimum random alcohol testing rate will remain at 10 percent for calendar year 2019.
Notification of Replacement Public Meeting on Requirement for Helicopters To Use the New York North Shore Helicopter Route
Document Number: 2018-26934
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Due to inclement weather on November 15, 2018, the FAA announces a replacement public meeting to solicit feedback concerning the New York North Shore Helicopter Rule (``the Rule''). This meeting is being held pursuant to Section 182 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The Rule requires civil helicopter pilots operating under Visual Flight Rules (VFR), whose route of flight takes them over the north shore of Long Island between the Visual Point Lloyd Harbor (VPLYD) waypoint and Orient Point (VPOLT), to use the North Shore Helicopter Route.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Reinstatement of Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-26874
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-12
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; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-24685
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, and A330-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of dual flight management system (FMS) resets with the loss of flight plan (F-PLN) data. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to prohibit required navigation performance-authorization required (RNP-AR) operations using flight management guidance envelope computer (FMGEC) standard P5H3. This AD would also require modifying the FMS software of airplanes equipped with FMGEC standard P5H3. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: R1-2018-26365
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-8 and -9 airplanes. This emergency AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these airplanes. This AD requires revising certificate limitations and operating procedures of the airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flight crew with runaway horizontal stabilizer trim procedures to follow under certain conditions. This AD was prompted by analysis performed by the manufacturer showing that if an erroneously high single angle of attack (AOA) sensor input is received by the flight control system, there is a potential for repeated nose-down trim commands of the horizontal stabilizer. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Savage, Bingham & Garfield Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Trackage Rights Exemption-in Whiting, Ind.
Document Number: 2018-26807
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Roster of Arbitrators-Annual Update
Document Number: 2018-26785
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2018-26759
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-11
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 the Mount Vernon Avenue Bridge Project, which would replace the existing Mount Vernon Avenue Bridge (Bridge Number 54C-066) over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) rail yard in the City of San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California. Those actions grant approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2018-26758
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-11
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 highway project, the U.S. Highway 101 Managed Lanes Project from post miles 50.6 in Santa Clara County to 21.8 in San Mateo County, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate; Management Information System Reporting; and Obtaining Drug and Alcohol Management Information System Sign-In Information
Document Number: 2018-26750
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA has determined that the minimum random drug testing rate for covered employees will remain at 50 percent during calendar year 2019. Operators are reminded that drug and alcohol testing information must be submitted for contractors who are performing or are ready to perform covered functions. For calendar year 2018 reporting, the ``user name'' and ``password'' for the Drug and Alcohol Management Information System (DAMIS) will be available in the PHMSA Portal.
Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Application for Conveyance of Port Facility Property
Document Number: 2018-26723
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-11
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 collection is necessary for MARAD to determine whether the applicant is committed to the redevelopment plan; the plan is in the best interests of the public, and the property will be used in accordance with the terms of the conveyance and applicable statutes and regulations. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Amendment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Western United States
Document Number: 2018-26679
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend three domestic Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airways (V-113, V-137, and V-485) in the western United States. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of Priest, CA, VOR navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Priest, CA, VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-318 and V-352; Northeastern United States
Document Number: 2018-26678
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the descriptions of VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-318 and V-352 to reflect the removal of certain route segments within Canadian airspace that were deleted by NAV CANADA. This rule modifies the above airway descriptions to match the current configuration of the routes.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-128 and V-144 in the Vicinity of Kankakee, IL
Document Number: 2018-26677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-128 and V-144 in the vicinity of Kankakee, IL. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the Kankakee, IL (IKK), VOR navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Kankakee VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26627
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports indicating there is a possibility of excessive error in the signal generated by the angle of attack (AOA) transducer. This proposed AD would require replacing certain AOA transducers. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26624
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318 and A319 series airplanes, Model A320- 211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes, and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that taperloks used in a certain wing-to-fuselage junction were found to be non-compliant with the applicable specification, resulting in a loss of pre-tension in the fasteners. This proposed AD would require repetitive special detailed inspections of the center and outer wing box lower stiffeners and panels at a certain junction on the left- and right-hand sides for any cracking, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate Previously Held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26623
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Gulfstream G150 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of corrosion in the solder joints of the upper and lower front relay box connectors to the printed circuit board. This proposed AD would require replacement of the existing relay boxes with modified boxes. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-26611
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CFM International S.A. (CFM) LEAP-1B21, -1B23, -1B25, -1B27, -1B28, - 1B28B1, -1B28B2, -1B28B2C, -1B28B3, -1B28BBJ1, and -1B28BBJ2 turbofan engines. This AD requires removing certain electronic engine control (EEC) system operation (OPS) and engine health monitoring (EHM) software and installing versions eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by six aborted takeoffs on the similarly designed CFM LEAP-1A model turbofan engine after those engines did not advance to the desired takeoff fan speed due to icing in the pressure sensor line. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-26534
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of drainage holes on the belly fairing forward and middle access panels being obstructed with sealant. This AD requires inspecting for and removing all sealant blocking the drainage holes on the belly fairing forward and middle access panels. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Extension of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Damascus Flight Information Region (FIR) (OSTT)
Document Number: 2018-26680
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the prohibition against certain flight operations in the Damascus Flight Information Region (FIR) (OSTT) 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 where the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. The FAA finds this action to be necessary to address a potential hazard to persons and aircraft engaged in such flight operations. This action also includes minor editorial changes to this Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR), consistent with other recently published flight prohibition SFARs.
Waiver Request for Aquaculture Support Operations for the 2019 Calendar Year: COLBY PERCE, RONJA CARRIER, SADIE JANE, MISS MILDRED 1
Document Number: 2018-26589
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to a delegation of authority from the Secretary of Transportation, the Maritime Administrator is authorized to issue waivers allowing documented vessels with registry endorsements or foreign flag vessels to be used in operations that treat aquaculture fish or protect aquaculture fish from disease, parasitic infestation, or other threats to their health when suitable vessels of the United States are not available that could perform those services. A request for such a waiver has been received by the Maritime Administration (MARAD). This notice is being published to solicit comments intended to assist MARAD in determining whether suitable vessels of the United States are available that could perform the required services. If no suitable U.S.-flag vessels are available, the Maritime Administrator may issue a waiver in accordance with USCG regulations on Aquaculture at 46 CFR part 106. A brief description of the proposed aquaculture support service is listed in the Supplementary Information section below.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Corry, PA
Document Number: 2018-26569
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Corry-Lawrence Airport, Corry, PA, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Corry non-directional radio beacon and cancellation of the NDB approach. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of this airport.