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

Revision of License Exception TMP for Activities by Organizations Working To Relieve Human Suffering in Sudan
Document Number: C5-3215
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Bureau of Industry and Security, Industry and Security Bureau
Airworthiness Directives: Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-502, AT- 502A, AT-502B, and AT-503A Airplanes
Document Number: C5-2507
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 and A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-3783
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330 and A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections for discrepancies of the inboard and outboard actuator fittings of the aileron servo-controls, corrective actions if necessary, and eventual replacement of all the attachment bolts of the aileron servo-controls. This proposed AD is prompted by several cases of bushing migration on the inboard and outboard actuator fittings of the aileron servo- controls; in one case the bushing had migrated completely out of the actuator fitting and the fitting was cracked. We are proposing this AD to prevent rupture of the inboard and outboard actuator fittings of the aileron servo controls, which could result in airframe vibration and consequent reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Proposed Advisory Circular 23-24, Airworthiness Compliance Checklists for Common Part 23 Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Projects
Document Number: 05-3766
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on the proposed advisory circular, AC 23-24. This guidance sets forth one method that may be used to generate compliance checklists for some 14 CFR, part 23 Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) airplane projects. Guidance is provided for changes to the airplane autopilot, engine, propeller, auxiliary fuel tank, and gross weight. These compliance checklists may be used to fulfill some of the requirements for a Certification Plan as part of an STC project.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Southwest Florida International Airport, Fort Myers, FL
Document Number: 05-3765
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Lee County Port Authority for Southwest Florida International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 05-06-C-00-EUG To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Mahlon Sweet Field-Eugene Airport, Submitted by the City of Eugene, Mahlon Sweet Field-Eugene Airport, Eugene, OR
Document Number: 05-3764
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use, PFC revenue at Mahlon Sweet Field Eugene Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 40117 and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 158).
Battery-Based Emergency Power Unit
Document Number: 05-3763
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of, and requests comment on, a proposed Technical Standard Order (TSO) on battery-based emergency power units (BEPU). The TSO prescribes minimum performance standards that BEPU must meet to be identified with the marketing ``TSO-C174.''
Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending February 11, 2005
Document Number: 05-3760
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
Maintenance of and Access to Records Pertaining to Individuals; Proposed Exemption
Document Number: 05-3759
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
DOT proposes to add a system of records relating to aviation consumer protection to the list of DOT Privacy Act Systems of Records that are exempt from one or more provisions of the Privacy Act. Public comment is invited.
Revisions to Cockpit Voice Recorder and Digital Flight Data Recorder Regulations
Document Number: 05-3726
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and digital flight data recorder (DFDR) regulations for certain air carriers, operators, and aircraft manufacturers. This proposed rule would increase the duration of CVR and flight data recorder (FDR) recordings; increase the data recording rate of certain DFDR parameters; require physical separation of the DFDR and CVR; improve the reliability of the power supply to both the CVR and DFDR; and if data-link communication equipment is installed, require that all data- link communications received on an aircraft be recorded. This proposal is based on recommendations issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) following the investigations of several accidents and incidents, and includes other revisions that the FAA has determined are necessary. The proposed improvements to the CVR and DFDR systems are intended to improve the quality and quantity of information recorded and increase the potential for retaining important information needed during accident and incident investigations.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200, 757-200CB, and 757-200PF Series Airplanes Equipped With Rolls Royce Model RB211 Engines
Document Number: 05-3558
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 757-200, 757-200CB, and 757- 200PF series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive detailed inspections to detect horizontal or vertical movement of the shims at the joint of the mid-bulkhead and the upper link fittings, and corrective action if necessary; or certain alternative actions that terminate the requirement for the repetitive inspections. This new AD continues to require those repetitive inspections; decreases the allowable tolerance for shim migration; and adds new repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the entire mid-bulkhead, and repair if necessary. This new AD also adds additional airplanes to the applicability of the AD. This AD is prompted by reports of cracks in the mid-bulkhead lower vertical flange common to the lower chord and stiffener and reports of cracking at other locations on the mid- bulkhead. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct migration of shims at the joint of the mid-bulkhead and the upper link fittings and cracking of the mid-bulkhead, which could result in cracking of the strut and consequent loss of the strut and engine.
Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment
Document Number: 05-3673
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board proposes to adopt 1.029 (2.9%) as the measure of average change in railroad productivity for the 1999-2003 (5-year) period. This proposal is a revision to the proposal published on February 2, 2005, at 70 FR 5509-10. The current value of 2.2% was developed for the 1998 to 2002 period.
Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records
Document Number: 05-3646
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, requires that agencies that maintain a system of records publish a notice in the Federal Register of the existence and character of the system of records. In accordance with the Privacy Act, DOT is giving notice of a system of records to track consumer complaints by airline passengers.
Reporting Directive Regarding Incidents Involving Animals During Air Transport
Document Number: 05-3638
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
The Department is publishing the following reporting directive regarding the reporting requirements that are contained in the OST final rule on ``Reports by Carriers on Incidents Involving Animals During Air Transport.''
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-3617
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
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 13, 2004 [FR Doc. 04-18536, Vol. 69, No. 156, Pages 50234-50235].
Notice of Request for Clearance of a New Information Collection: Best Motor Carrier Safety Management Technology Practices
Document Number: 05-3616
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the requirement in section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces the intention of the FMCSA to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of a new information collection related to a study of how information technology is being used to improve safety management in the motor carrier industry. This study is one element in a larger, multi-year study of the safety and financial performance of the motor carrier industry by commodity segment. This Motor Carrier Industry Profile Study is being performed by the University of Maryland on behalf of the FMCSA.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Parsons, TN
Document Number: 05-3615
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to amend Class E5 airspace at Parsons, TN. The Beech River Regional Airport is being constructed at Parsons, TN. As a result, airspace must be established to contain the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Runway (RWY) 19 Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) to Beech River Regional Airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain the SIAP.
Special Conditions: Cessna Aircraft Company Model 501 Airplanes; High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-3614
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Cessna Aircraft Company Model 501 airplanes modified by Garrett Aviation Services. These airplanes will have novel and unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification incorporates the installation of Electronic Flight Displays with Engine Indication and Flight Information Systems. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high-intensity- radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
RTCA Special Committee 189/EUROCAE Working Group 53: Air Traffic Services (ATS) Safety and Interoperability Requirements
Document Number: 05-3613
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 189/EUROCAE Working Group 53: Air Traffic Services (ATS) Safety and Interoperability Requirements.
RTCA Special Committee 135/EUROCAE Working Group 14: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
Document Number: 05-3612
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 135/EUROCAE Working Group 14: Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.
RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System (GPS)
Document Number: 05-3611
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System.
Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Olive Branch, MS and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Memphis, TN
Document Number: 05-3610
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action confirms the new effective date for the establishment of Class D and E4 airspace at Olive Branch, MS and the amendment of Class E5 airspace at Memphis, TN. The construction of a new Federal contract tower with a weather reporting system was delayed; therefore, the effective date of the establishment of Class D and E4 airspace and amendment of Class E5 airspace was also delayed.
Universal Access Transceiver Equipment
Document Number: 05-3609
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of, and requests comments on, proposed Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C154a, Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Equipment Operating on the Frequency of 978 MHz. In this TSO, we (the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA) refer to a revised minimum performance standard (MPS)RTCA Inc., Document (RTCA/DO)-282A, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B), dated July 29, 2004. We also add Appendix 1, which lists corrections to RTCA/DO-282A since its date of issuance. The TSO also supports an optional frequency Diplexer. The Diplexer allows the ATCRBS/Mode S Transponder and the UAT equipment developed under this TSO to share antennas. This TSO is for manufacturers of Universal Access Transceiver ADS-B equipment or UAT Diplexer seeking a TSO authorization or letter of design approval. In it, we tell them what MPS their UAT equipment must meet for approval and identification with the TSO-C154a marking.
Nickel-Cadmium and Lead-Acid Batteries
Document Number: 05-3608
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of, and requests comments on, a proposed Technical Standard Order (TSO) on nickel- cadmium and lead-acid batteries. These batteries power aircraft equipment (emergency and standby systems, plus engine or APU starting). The TSO prescribes minimum performance standards for these batteries to be identified with the marking ``TSO-C173.''
Aircraft Audio Systems and Equipment
Document Number: 05-3607
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of, and requests comments on proposed Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C139, Aircraft Audio Systems and Equipment. The proposed TSO is for audio systems designers, manufacturers, and installers seeking a TSO authorization or letter of design approval. In it, we (the Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA) describe what minimum performance standards (MPS) their audio systems and equipment must meet for approval and identification with applicable TSO marking. We also combine and update the requirements of TSO-C50c, Audio Selector Panels and Amplifers; TSO- 57a, Headsets and Speakers; and TSO-C58a, Aircraft Microphones (except carbon).
Aircraft Clamps
Document Number: 05-3606
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of, and requests comment on, a proposed Technical Standard Order (TSO) on aircraft clamps. The TSO prescribes minimum performance standards that aircraft clamps must meet to be identified with the making ``TSO-C171.''
BNSF Railway Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company
Document Number: 05-3554
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Saab Model SAAB SF340A and SAAB 340B Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-3281
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Saab Model SAAB SF340A and SAAB 340B series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for wear of the brushes and leads and for loose rivets of the direct current (DC) starter generator, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This AD is prompted by reports of premature failures of the DC starter generator prior to scheduled overhaul. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the starter generator, which could cause a low voltage situation in flight and result in increased pilot workload and reduced redundancy of the electrical powered systems.
Airworthiness Directives; Short Brothers Model SD3-60 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-3268
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Short Brothers Model SD3-60 series airplanes. This AD requires, for certain airplanes, repetitive inspections for cracking of the balance weight brackets of the elevator trim tabs, and replacement of any cracked bracket with a new or reworked bracket that conforms to the approved design standard. This AD also provides for an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD is prompted by reports indicating that balance weight brackets have been found cracked on both the left and right elevator trim tabs. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the balance weight bracket for the elevator trim tab, which could cause loss of the balance weight. This could result in incorrect trim during takeoff and landing, and reduced controllability of the airplane.
City of Peoria and Village of Peoria Heights, IL-Adverse Discontinuance-Pioneer Industrial Railway Company
Document Number: 05-3549
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Hazardous Materials: Availability of Information for Hazardous Materials Transported by Aircraft
Document Number: 05-3485
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-24
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule adopts without change the April 1, 2005, mandatory compliance date for the notification and record retention requirements for aircraft operators transporting hazardous materials, as adopted in an interim final rule in this proceeding published on September 1, 2004.
Driver's Licenses and Personal Identification Cards
Document Number: 05-3458
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to the portion of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 known as the 9/11 Commission Implementation Act of 2004, the Office of the Secretary, DOT, is establishing a committee to develop, through negotiated rulemaking procedures, recommendations for minimum standards to tighten the security for driver's licenses and personal identification cards issued by States, in order for these documents to qualify for use by Federal agencies for identification purposes. The committee will consist of persons who represent the interests affected by the proposed rule, i.e., State offices that issue driver's licenses or personal identification cards, elected State officials, the Departments of Transportation and Homeland Security, and other interested parties. The purpose of this document is to invite interested parties to submit comments on the issues to be discussed and the interests and organizations to be considered for representation on the committee.
Rail Rate Challenges Under the Stand-Alone Cost Methodology
Document Number: 05-3430
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) will hold a public hearing beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2005, at its offices in Washington, DC, to provide interested persons an opportunity to express their views on the subject of rail rate challenges under the stand-alone cost (SAC) methodology. Persons wishing to speak at the hearing should notify the Board in writing.
Pipeline Safety: Response Plans for Onshore Transportation-Related Oil Pipelines
Document Number: 05-3257
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On January 5, 1993, the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) issued an interim final rule establishing oil spill response planning requirements for onshore oil pipelines (49 CFR Part 194). These regulations were issued pursuant to section 1321(j)(5) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA), as amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90). OPS is now adopting the interim rule as a final rule. This final rule makes minor amendments to some of the regulations in response to the written public comments received after issuance of the interim final rule and at a public meeting held in 1997 in New Orleans, LA. The amendments also reflect the experience that OPS has gained in implementing the rule; leading spill response exercises; and, responding to actual spills and harmonizes certain OPS requirements with related oil spill response regulations developed by the U.S. Coast Guard. The amendments are generally technical in nature and do not involve additional costs to pipeline operators or the public.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: C5-2756
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 05-04-C-00-VCT To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Victoria Regional Airport, Victoria, TX
Document Number: 05-3383
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
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 Victoria Regional Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158).
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 05-06-U-00-LEX To Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Blue Grass Airport, Lexington, KY
Document Number: 05-3382
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to use the revenue from a PFC at Blue Grass Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158).
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: 05-3379
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to FAA's rulemaking provisions governing the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for exemption, part 11 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), this notice contains a summary of certain petitions seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR, dispositions of certain petitions previously received, and corrections. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: 05-3378
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to FAA's rulemaking provisions governing the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for exemption, part 11 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), this notice contains a summary of certain petitions seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR, dispositions of certain petitions previously received, and corrections. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: 05-3377
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to FAA's rulemaking provisions governing the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for exemption, part 11 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), this notice contains a summary of a certain petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-3376
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
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. Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on November 19, 2004 [69 FR 67774].
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3375
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby announces that it is seeking renewal of the following currently approved information collection activities. Before submitting these information collection requirements (ICRs) for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-3374
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby announces that it is seeking renewal of the following currently approved information collection activities. Before submitting these information collection requirements for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Exemption
Document Number: 05-3373
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, exemptions from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. This notice is abbreviated to expedite docketing and public notice. Because the sections affected, modes of transportation, and the nature of application have been shown in earlier Federal Register publications, they are not repeated here. Request of modifications of exemptions (e.g. to provide for additional hazardous materials, packaging design changes, additional mode of transportation, etc.) are described in footnotes to the application number. Application numbers with the suffix ``M'' denote a modification request. There applications have been separated from the new application for exemption to facilitate processing.
Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending February 4, 2005
Document Number: 05-3372
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Exemptions
Document Number: 05-3371
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, exemptions from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), 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 exemption is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
BNSF Railway Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company
Document Number: 05-3344
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Dornier Model 328-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-3286
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dornier Model 328-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing an additional mounting angle for the respective de- icing pipes at rib 9 in the leading edge area of the left- and right- hand wings. This proposed AD is prompted by chafed de-icing lines in the wing leading edge area. We are proposing this AD to prevent chafing of the de-icing lines, which could result in a reduction in functionality of the anti-ice system, and possibly reduced controllability and performance of the airplane in icing conditions.