Department of Transportation January 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1725
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require replacing the cargo ventilation extraction duct at frame 65 with a new duct, and relocating the temperature sensor in the aft cargo compartment. This proposed AD is prompted by a report indicating that, during a test of the fire extinguishing system, air leakage around the temperature sensor for the aft cargo compartment reduced the concentration of fire extinguishing agent to below the level required to suppress a fire. We are proposing this AD to prevent air leakage around the temperature sensor for the aft cargo compartment, which, in the event of a fire in the aft cargo compartment, could result in an insufficient concentration of fire extinguishing agent, and consequent inability of the fire extinguishing system to suppress the fire.
Carrying Candidates in Elections
Document Number: 05-1661
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule allows an aircraft operator, other than one operating an aircraft as an air carrier or commercial operator, to receive payment for carrying a candidate seeking office in a State or local election during a campaign. Current regulations allow aircraft operators to receive payment for carrying candidates seeking office in Federal elections during a campaign without the aircraft operator having to meet the safety standards applicable to air carriers and other commercial operators. This rule meets a Congressional mandate that the FAA amend its rules to allow aircraft operators who transport State and local candidates for compensation, to do so without having to comply with FAA safety rules applicable to air carriers and other commercial operators.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1557
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the power feeder cables of the auxiliary power unit (APU) for chafing damage, and accomplishing any related corrective action. This AD also requires modifying the drain line of the fuel feed shroud of the horizontal stabilizer. This AD is prompted by a report of the drain line of the fuel feed shroud riding on the power feeder cables of the APU. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing of the power feeder cables of the APU, which could result in electrical arcing to adjacent structure and consequent fire in the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757 Series Airplanes Equipped With Rolls Royce Model RB211 Engines
Document Number: 05-1517
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Boeing Model 757 series airplanes, that requires repetitive detailed inspections of the support brackets and associated fasteners for the hydraulic lines located in the nacelle struts, and related investigative and corrective actions as necessary. This action also provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This action is necessary to prevent flammable fluids from leaking into the interior compartment of the nacelle struts where ignition sources exist, which could result in the ignition of flammable fluids and an uncontained fire. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes Equipped With Pratt & Whitney PW4000 Series Engines
Document Number: 05-1516
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 series engines. This AD requires, for each engine, replacing, with a tube assembly, the existing hose assembly that connects the oil pressure transmitter to the main oil circuit. This AD is prompted by a report indicating that, for each engine, the existing hose assembly does not meet zero-flow fireproof capability requirements. We are issuing this AD to prevent, if there is an engine fire, failure of the oil pressure indicator and the low-oil pressure warning, which could result in an unannounced shutdown of that engine; and oil leakage, which may feed the engine fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1515
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135BJ series airplanes. This AD requires modifying the electrical wiring for the ``stick pusher'' system. This AD is prompted by a report that the stick pushers are not being inhibited when the AP/PUSH/TRIM switches are activated, which can result in reduced controllability of the airplane if there is a system malfunction. We are issuing this AD to prevent reduced controllability of the airplane if the stick pusher system malfunctions.
Airworthiness Directives; Gippsland Aeronautics Pty. Ltd. Model GA8 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1511
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gippsland Aeronautics Pty. Ltd. Model GA8 airplanes. This AD requires you to inspect the pilot and co-pilot control column wheels and aileron cable operating arm shafts for damage and, if damage is found, to repair the shafts or to replace the steel shafts with bronze shafts. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damage of the pilot and co- pilot control wheels and aileron cable operating arm shafts. This damage could result in the aileron controls becoming stiff or locking, which could lead to loss of control of the airplane.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Coffeyville, KS
Document Number: C5-971
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company Beech 100, 200, and 300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: C5-716
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pistachios Grown in California; Delay of the Effective Date for Aflatoxin, Size and Quality Requirements
Document Number: C5-182
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
School Bus Operations; Amendment of Tripper Service Definition
Document Number: 05-1644
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This document withdraws the rulemaking in which the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) proposed to amend its tripper service definition to clarify which student transportation operations are inconsistent with FTA requirements. The rulemaking is being withdrawn because after consideration of the comments, FTA has concluded that no regulatory clarification is necessary.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-8-33 and -43 Airplanes; Model DC-8F-54 and DC-8F-55 Airplanes; and Model DC-8-50, -60, -60F, -70, and -70F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1588
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections of the electrical connectors of the explosive cartridge wiring of the engine fire extinguisher containers to verify if the identification number labels are installed and legible; repetitive electrical tests of all explosive cartridge wiring of the engine fire extinguisher containers to verify proper installation and function; and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also require an inspection of the emergency shut off wire assembly; installation of lanyards on the electrical connectors for the engine fire extinguishing agent containers and for the auxiliary power unit fire extinguishing agent containers if applicable; and related investigative/corrective actions, as applicable. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of cross-wired electrical connectors of the engine fire extinguishing agent containers. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cross-wired electrical connectors of the fire extinguishing system, which could release fire extinguishing agent into the incorrect engine nacelle in the event of an engine fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -300 Series Airplanes, Powered by Pratt & Whitney PW2000 Series Engines
Document Number: 05-1587
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for loose or damaged components of the support brackets and associated fasteners for the hydraulic lines located in the nacelle struts, and any related investigative and corrective actions. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of damage and subsequent failure of the support brackets and associated fasteners for the hydraulic lines located internal to the upper fairing cavity of the nacelle struts. We are proposing this AD to prevent flammable fluids from leaking into the interior compartment of the nacelle struts where ignition sources exist, which could result in the ignition of flammable fluids and an uncontained fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB Series Airplanes Equipped With Pratt & Whitney or Rolls Royce Engines
Document Number: 05-1586
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -200CB series airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting to determine the part number of the upper link forward fuse pins of the engine struts; and replacing the fuse pins as necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by a report indicating that, due to an incorrect listing in the illustrated parts catalog, persons performing maintenance on the engine strut(s) could have installed an incorrect upper link forward fuse pin. We are proposing this AD to prevent a ruptured wing box, due to the engine not separating safely during certain emergency landing conditions, which could lead to a fuel spill and consequent fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-200B, -200C, -200F, and -400F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1584
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections for cracks in the crease beam and adjacent structure of the fuselage, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by fatigue cracks found in the crease beam during a follow-on inspection of a previously installed modification. We are proposing this AD to find and fix fatigue cracking of the fuselage frame, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the frame and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Program To Permit Cost-Sharing of Air Traffic Modernization Projects Guidance 2005
Document Number: 05-1565
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is authorized to approve up to 10 air traffic modernization cost share projects per year under Vision 100Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act, (Vision 100), Public Law 108-176, Section 183. The initial cost-share program was conducted under the authorization of Public Law 106-181, Section 304 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation and Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21). Under the Vision 100, section 183 the FAA is now issuing program guidance based upon the lessons learned from the pilot program implementation. This guidance is to inform potential sponsors of the cost share program, the process to apply for the program and the criteria for approval for cost-sharing projects for this fiscal year. The purpose of Vision 100, Section 183 is to improve aviation safety and enhance mobility of the Nation's air transportation system by encouraging non- Federal investment in air traffic control facilities and equipment. Under this program, the Secretary of Transportation may make grants to eligible project sponsors. Each eligible project is limited to Federal funding as highlighted in section 2.3.1 with the Federal cost share not to exceed 33 percent of the project's facilities and equipment (excluding operations and maintenance) cost. A project sponsor means any major user of the National Airspace System as determined by the Secretary, including a public-use airport or a joint venture between a public-use airport and one or more U.S. air carriers.
Termination of Review of Noise Compatibility Program, Jackson International Airport, Jackson, MS
Document Number: 05-1564
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces it has terminated its review of the noise compatibility program, at the request of the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq., and 14 CFR Part 150.
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Air Travel
Document Number: 05-1562
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
The Department is extending through March 4, 2005, the period for interested persons to submit comments to its proposed rule to amend regulations implementing the Air Carrier Access Act.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-1411
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) 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, addition of new obstacles, or changes in 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.
Environmental Impact Statement: St. Clair County, MI
Document Number: 05-1556
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for proposed improvements to the United States Port of Entry plaza for the Blue Water Bridge in St. Clair County, Michigan.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1514
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes, that requires operators to revise the Airworthiness Limitations section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new and more restrictive service life limits for certain items, and new and more restrictive inspections to detect fatigue cracking, accidental damage, or corrosion in certain structures. The actions specified by this AD are intended to ensure the continued structural integrity of these airplanes. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company 90, 99, 100, 200, and 300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1513
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-01-04, which was published in the Federal Register on January 6, 2005 (70 FR 1169) and applies to certain Raytheon Aircraft Company 90, 99, 100, 200, and 300 series airplanes. We incorrectly referenced an airplane model number in the applicability section of this AD. This action corrects the applicability section of AD 2005-01-04, Amendment 39-13928.
Safety Advisory: Unauthorized Marking of Compressed Gas Cylinders
Document Number: 05-1507
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration
This is to notify the public that RSPA has determined that a number of DOT specification compressed gas cylinders seized by the State of Maine, Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP), may have been marked as requalified in accordance with the HMR when the cylinders were not subjected to testing. During property seizure proceedings, MDEP took possession of numerous cylinders owned by Harry J. Smith, Jr., and his daughter, Dawn Smith, of Meddybemps, Maine, in accordance with a state mandated environmental clean-up of the Smiths' property. RSPA has gathered evidence that suggests the high-pressure DOT specification industrial gas cylinders owned by the Smiths may have been marked, certified and returned to service when the cylinders had not been properly requalified in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). A hydrostatic retest and visual inspection are used to verify the structural integrity of compressed gas cylinders. If a hydrostatic retest and visual inspection are not performed within the time period required by the HMR, cylinders with compromised structural integrity may be returned to service when they should be condemned. Extensive property damage, serious personal injury, or death could result from rupture of a cylinder.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 05-10-C-00-PLN To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Pellston Regional Airport, Pellston, MI
Document Number: 05-1472
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Pellston Regional Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).
Notice of Opportunity To Self-Correct Annual Authorizations for Commercial Air Tour Operators Over National Parks and Tribal Lands Within or Abutting National Parks
Document Number: 05-1471
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On October 25, 2002, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published the final rule for Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 136, National Parks Air Tour Management (67 FR 65662). The rule became effective on January 23, 2003. In accordance with the provisions of the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, the final rule stated that the commercial air tour operators granted interim operating authority (IOA) would be published in the Federal Register for notice and the opportunity for comment. Based on information received from multiple sources and our own review, the FAA believes there may be some errors in the number of commercial air tours initially reported to the FAA. Thus, the FAA believes it is in the public interest to provide an opportunity for air tour operators to review and self-correct their annual authorizations prior to issuing the statutorily required notice. This notice announces the self- correcting opportunity and procedure. Responses should be provided to the contact person below by February 21, 2005.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property Monroe Regional Airport, Monroe, LA
Document Number: 05-1470
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at Monroe Regional Airport under the provisions of section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Lives Saved by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Their Costs; Technical Reports
Document Number: 05-1467
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces NHTSA's publication of three technical reports estimating how many lives have been saved by vehicle safety technologies meeting the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, and their costs. The reports' titles are: Lives Saved by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Other Vehicle Safety Technologies, 1960- 2002, Passenger Cars and Light Trucks; Cost and Weight Added by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for Model Years 1968-2001 in Passenger Cars and Light Trucks; and Cost Per Life Saved by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-1466
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period was published on August, 11, 2004, Volume 69, Number 154, page numbers 48906 and 48907. This document describes two collections of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney JT8D-209, -217, -217A, -217C, and -219 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-1463
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney (PW) JT8D-209, -217, -217A, -217C, and -219 series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires torque inspection of the 3rd stage and 4th stage low pressure turbine (LPT) blades for shroud notch wear and replacement of the blade if wear limits are exceeded. This AD continues to require those torque inspections at shorter inspection intervals of the refurbished 3rd stage and 4th stage LPT blades, but the same or longer inspection intervals of the new 3rd stage and 4th stage LPT blades, for shroud notch wear and replacement of the blade if wear limits are exceeded. This AD also requires replacing LPT-to-exhaust case bolts and nuts with bolts and nuts made of Tinidur material. This AD results from reports of 194 blade fractures since 1991, with 37 of those blade fractures resulting in LPT case separation, and three reports of uncontained 3rd stage and 4th stage LPT blade failures with cowl penetration. We are issuing this AD to prevent an uncontained blade failure that could result in damage to the airplane.
Motor Carrier Bureaus-Periodic Review Proceeding
Document Number: 05-1401
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board is correcting its notice served on December 13, 2004, and published in the Federal Register on December 17, 2004, to inform the public that Board authorization has not expired for the bureau agreements of two motor carrier rate bureausthe Nationwide Bulk Trucking Association, Inc., and the Machinery Haulers Association, Inc. The Board is also amending its procedural schedule set forth in that notice to extend the deadlines for filing comments, by approximately 2 weeks, as shown below.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-1384
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce (RR) plc RB211-535E4-37, RB211-535E4-B-37, and RB211-535E4-B-75 series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive ultrasonic inspections of installed LPC fan blade roots on-wing and during overhaul using a surface wave ultrasonic probe, and relubrication, according to accumulated life cycles. That AD also adds the application of Metco 58 blade root coating as an optional terminating action. This AD requires the same actions, but changes the reference to Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) No. RB.211-72-C879 from Revision 3 to Revision 4. This AD results from RR issuing MSB No. RB.211-72-C879, Revision 4, which contains revised Accomplishment Instructions and consumable materials list. We are issuing this AD to detect cracks in low pressure compressor (LPC) fan blade roots, which if not detected, could lead to uncontained multiple fan blade failure, and damage to the airplane.
General Motors Corporation, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-1433
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mitsubishi Motor Sales Caribbean, Inc., Ruling on Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-1432
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Regulatory Review
Document Number: 05-1431
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation intends to conduct a review of its existing regulations and its current Regulatory Agenda. As part of this review, the Department invites the public to participate in a comment process designed to (1) help the Department improve its rules to make them more effective and less costly or burdensome, (2) identify rules no longer needed and/or new rules that may be needed, and (3) help the Department prioritize its rulemaking activities. The Department also intends to hold a public meeting to discuss and consider the public's comments.
Notice of Order Soliciting Community Proposals
Document Number: 05-1430
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation is soliciting proposals from communities or consortia of communities interested in receiving a grant under the Small Community Air Service Development Program. The full text of the Department's order is attached to this document.
Class E airspace
Document Number: 05-1420
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Establishment of Class E2 Airspace; and Modification of Class E5 Airspace; Newton, KS
Document Number: 05-1416
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a notice of proposed rulemaking that was published in the Federal Register on Friday, January 7, 2005, (70 FR 1399) [FR Doc. 05-374]. It corrects errors in the legal descriptions of the proposed Class E airspace area designated as a surface area and the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Newton, KS.
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From all Terms, Conditions, Reservation and Restrictions of a Quitclaim Deed Agreement Between the City of Fernandina Beach and the Federal Aviation Administration for the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport, Fernandina Beach, FL
Document Number: 05-1409
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties (approximately 28.43 acres) at the Keystone Airpark, Starke, FL from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agreement between the FAA and the Town of Keystone Heights, dated August 21, 1947. The release of property will allow the Keystone Airpark Authority to dispose of the property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located in the southwest corner of the airport west of State Road 100 in proximity to the approach of Runway 4. The parcel is currently designated as non- aeronautical use. The property will be disposed of for the purpose of conveying title to the United States Department of the Interior for the protection of the Florida National Scenic Trail. The fair market value of the property has been determined by appraisal to be $410,000. The airport will receive fair market value for the property, which will be subsequently reinvested in another eligible airport improvements project. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Airpark Clerk's office and the FAA Airports District Office.
Class E airspace
Document Number: 05-1408
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Class E airspace
Document Number: 05-1405
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc., Norfolk Southern Corporation and Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Control and Operating Leases/Agreements-Conrail Inc. and Consolidated Rail Corporation [Petition to Approve Settlement Agreement and Exempt Embraced Transactions]
Document Number: 05-1400
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Under 49 U.S.C. 11327, the Board finds that a settlement agreement that was entered into by Norfolk Southern Corporation and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (collectively, NS) and Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company (W&LE), when implemented, will satisfy certain conditions imposed in CSX Corp. et al.ControlConrail Inc. et al., 3 S.T.B. 196 (1998). Under 49 U.S.C. 10502 the Board grants the exemption authority sought by NS and W&LE pursuant to the settlement agreement. The Settlement Agreement includes 7 elements. Element 1 provides that W&LE will be granted overhead trackage rights, limited to one train per day per direction, between Bellevue (Yeomans), OH, at Milepost (MP) T-54.7 and Toledo (Manhattan Jct.), OH, at MP CS- 1.30. Element 1 also provides that W&LE will be granted back- up haulage rights for overflow traffic. In STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub-No. 96), the Board has granted an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 for the Bellevue-Toledo trackage rights, which were originally sought in a responsive application in a rail consolidation proceeding, subject to the labor protective conditions set forth in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.Trackage RightsBN, 354 I.C.C. 605, 610-15 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653, 664 (1980). Element 2 provides that W&LE will purchase the Toledo Pivot Bridge, which is also known as the Maumee River Bridge (this is a railroad swing bridge that spans the Maumee River in Toledo, OH). In STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub-No. 99), the Board has granted a 49 U.S.C. 10502 petition for exemption of the Toledo Pivot Bridge purchase transaction. Any employee affected by the Toledo Pivot Bridge purchase exempted in STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub-No. 99) will be protected as required by section 10902(d), subject to the standards and procedures established in Wisconsin Central Ltd.Acquisition Exem. Union Pac. RR, 2 S.T.B. 218 (1997), aff'd in relevant part sub nom. Association of American Railroads v. STB, 162 F.3d 101 (D.C. Cir. 1998). Element 3 provides for a 10-year extension of W&LE's lease of NS's Huron Dock on Lake Erie. In STB Finance Docket No. 32516 (Sub- No. 1), the Board has accepted a 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(4) notice of exemption respecting the Huron Dock lease extension. Any employee affected by the Huron Dock lease extension exempted in STB Finance Docket No. 32516 (Sub-No. 1) will be protected by the labor protective conditions set forth in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.Lease and Operate, 354 I.C.C. 732 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653 (1980). Element 4 provides for a 10-year extension of W&LE's Bellevue-Huron Dock overhead trackage rights, by which W&LE accesses Huron Dock. These trackage rights run over the NS line between approximately MP B242 at Bellevue, OH, and approximately MP B229 at Berlin Heights, OH, and between approximately MP B232 at Shinrock, OH (on the Bellevue-Berlin Heights segment), and approximately MP HU12.2 at the Huron Dock connection in Huron, OH. In STB Finance Docket No. 32525 (Sub-No. 1), the Board has accepted a 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(4) notice of exemption respecting the Bellevue-Huron Dock trackage rights extension. Any employee affected by the trackage rights exempted in STB Finance Docket No. 32525 (Sub-No. 1) will be protected by the labor protective conditions set forth in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co. Trackage RightsBN, 354 I.C.C. 605, 610-15 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653, 664 (1980). Element 5 provides that W&LE will be granted overhead trackage rights in the Cleveland, OH area between Berea, OH (at MP CD- 194.2), and the Knob, OH (at MP GZ-488.13). In STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub-No. 97), the Board has accepted a 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7) notice of exemption for the Berea-Knob trackage rights. Any employee affected by the trackage rights exempted in STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub- No. 97) will be protected by the labor protective conditions set forth in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.Trackage RightsBN, 354 I.C.C. 605, 610-15 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc.Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653, 664 (1980). Element 6 provides that NS will be granted overhead trackage rights between Clairton, PA (at MP 5.2), and Bellevue, OH (at MP H53.7), with certain rights of ingress and egress at Mingo Jct., OH, Jewett, OH, Bowerston, OH, and Orrville, OH. In STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub-No. 98), the Board has accepted a 49 CFR 1180.2(d)(7) notice of exemption for the Clairton-Bellevue trackage rights. Any employee affected by the trackage rights exempted in STB Finance Docket No. 33388 (Sub-No. 98) will be protected by the labor protective conditions set forth in Norfolk and Western Ry. Co.Trackage RightsBN, 354 I.C.C. 605, 610-15 (1978), as modified in Mendocino Coast Ry., Inc. Lease and Operate, 360 I.C.C. 653, 664 (1980). Element 7 provides that, to allow NS to access a new trailer parking facility in the Maple Heights area (Maple Heights is located a few miles southeast of Cleveland), NS will be granted the right to create and use a second road at-grade crossing over W&LE's Cleveland Subdivision line at MP 8.67 under the same terms and conditions that govern NS's use of the existing road at-grade crossing over the W&LE line at MP 9.03. Element 7 further provides for NS and W&LE to negotiate a broader agreement regarding operations in the Maple Heights area. NS and W&LE are currently evaluating two options, both of which involve the lease, by NS, of freight rights on the Randall Secondary.
Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co.-Acquisition Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company
Document Number: 05-1399
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board is granting a petition for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10902 for Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. (WSOR), a Class II carrier, to purchase and lease from the Union Pacific Railroad Company and operate approximately 14 miles of rail line between milepost 1.2 at Sheboygan and milepost 14.95 at Plymouth, WI.
Airworthiness directives: Rolls-Royce Deutschland; correction
Document Number: 05-1392
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Report on Research Activities; Request for Comments
Document Number: 05-1226
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration
The Norman Y. Mineta Research and Special Programs Improvement Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-426) will disestablish the Department of Transportation's Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA). In its place, two new Federal agencies will be establishedthe Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). These new organizations will be effective no later than February 28, 2005. Section 4(g) of the Act directs the incoming RITA Administrator to prepare a report to Congress, due March 30, 2005, on the research activities and priorities of the Department of Transportation. As a part of the stakeholder review process, the Department of Transportation is soliciting comments from Federal, state, private sector, and not-for-profit institutions on the topics outlined below.
Seaway Regulations and Rules: Periodic Update, Various Categories
Document Number: 05-1264
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-25
Agency: Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Department of Transportation
The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada, under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Regulations and Rules (Practices and Procedures in Canada) in their respective jurisdictions. Under agreement with the SLSMC, the SLSDC is proposing to amend the joint regulations by updating the Seaway Regulations and Rules in various categories. The proposed changes would update the following sections of the Regulation and Rules: Condition of Vessels; Preclearance and Security for Tolls; Seaway Navigation; Dangerous Cargo; Toll Assessment and Payment; Information and Reports; and General. These amendments are necessary to take account of updated procedures and/or technology and will enhance the safety of transits through the Seaway.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1207
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive high frequency eddy current inspections and detailed inspections of the left and right butt line (BL) 25 vertical chords for cracks, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD is prompted by findings of cracks in the fillet radii of the left and right BL 25 vertical chords common to the nose wheel well bulkhead at station 287. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the left and right BL 25 vertical chords, which could grow downward into a critical area that serves as a primary load path for the nose landing gear (NLG) and result in the collapse of the NLG during landing.
Hours of Service of Drivers
Document Number: 05-1248
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA is reviewing and reconsidering the regulations on hours of service of drivers published on April 28, 2003 (68 FR 22456) and amended on September 30, 2003 (68 FR 56208). The regulations were vacated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on July 16, 2004 (Public Citizen et al. v. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 374 F.3d 1209). Congress subsequently provided that the 2003 regulations will remain in effect until the effective date of a new final rule addressing the issues raised by the court or September 30, 2005, whichever occurs first (Section 7(f) of the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2004, Part V). FMCSA is reconsidering the 2003 regulations to determine what changes may be necessary to be consistent with the holdings and dicta of the Public Citizen decision. In order to allow effective public participation in the process before the statutory deadline, FMCSA is publishing this NPRM concurrently with its ongoing research and analysis of the issues raised by the court. To facilitate discussion, the agency is putting forward the 2003 rule as the ``proposal'' on which public comments are sought. This NPRM, however, asks the public to comment on what changes to that rule, if any, are necessary to respond to the concerns raised by the court, and to provide data or studies that would support changes to, or continued use of, the 2003 rule. The NPRM includes specific information on a variety of topics and specific questions for comment. FMCSA is not considering changes to the hours-of-service regulations applicable to drivers and operators of passenger-carrying commercial motor vehicles (CMVs).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review
Document Number: 05-1224
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA has forwarded the information collection requests described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on these information collections on August 6, 2004 (69 FR 47978) and on November 5, 2004 (69 FR 64623). We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Model HS.125 Series 700A Airplanes, Model BAe.125 Series 800A Airplanes, and Model Hawker 800 and Hawker 800XP Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1221
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Model HS.125 series 700A airplanes, Model BAe.125 series 800A airplanes, and Model Hawker 800 and Hawker 800XP airplanes. This proposed AD would require an inspection to determine the current rating of the circuit breakers of certain cockpit ventilation and avionics cooling system blowers; and for replacing the circuit breakers and modifying the blower wiring, as applicable. This proposed AD is prompted by a report indicating that a blower motor seized up and gave off smoke. Investigation revealed inadequate short circuit protection on the blower motor electrical circuit. We are proposing this AD to prevent smoke and fumes in the cockpit in the event that a blower motor seizes and overheats due to excessive current draw.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-1220
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive general visual inspections for dirt, debris, and drain blockage and cleaning of the aft fairing cavities of the engine struts; and modification of the aft fairings, which would terminate the repetitive general visual inspections. This proposed AD is prompted by a report indicating that water had accumulated in the cavities of the engine strut aft fairings. We are proposing this AD to prevent drain blockage by debris that, when combined with leaking, flammable fluid lines passing through the engine strut aft fairing, could allow flammable fluids to build up in the cavity of the aft fairing, and consequently could be ignited by the engine exhaust nozzle located below the engine strut, resulting in an explosion or uncontrolled fire.