Department of Transportation February 10, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. Model 600N Helicopters
Document Number: 05-2608
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Model 600N helicopters. That AD currently requires certain inspections of both upper tailboom attachments, nutplates, and angles for a crack or thread damage, and repairing or replacing any cracked or damaged part. Also, that AD requires replacing certain tailboom attachment bolts, adding a washer to each bolt, and modifying both upper access covers. This action would require installing six additional inspection holes in the aft fuselage skin panels and inspecting the upper and lower tailboom attachment fittings, the upper longerons, and the angles and nutplates for cracks. Also, the AD would provide a terminating action of modifying the fuselage aft section to strengthen the tailboom attachments and longerons. This proposal is prompted by an analysis that shows that certain tailboom attachments and longerons may develop cracks. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent failure of a tailboom attachment, loss of the tailboom, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company 90, 99, 100, 200, and 300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-2604
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document incorporates corrections to Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-01-04, which was published in the Federal Register on January 6, 2005 (70 FR 1169) with regulatory corrections published on January 27, 2005 (70 FR 3871). AD 2005-01-04 applies to certain Raytheon Aircraft Company 90, 99, 100, 200, and 300 series airplanes. This action incorporates the corrections into one document to help eliminate any confusion. We are re-issuing the AD in its entirety.
Gulf Landing LLC Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port License Application; Final Environmental Impact Statement Supplementary Material
Document Number: 05-2596
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Coast Guard and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announce the availability of material supplementing the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Gulf Landing LLC Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port License Application. The supplementary material corrects errors that appear in the FEIS.
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
Document Number: 05-2593
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as required by the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, established the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) in March 2001. The NPOAG was formed to provide continuing advice and counsel with respect to commercial air tour operations over and near national parks. This notice informs the public of two vacancies on the NPOAG (now the NPOAG Aviation Rulemaking Committee) for members representing environmental interests and invites interested persons to apply to fill the vacancies.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Model A109E Helicopters
Document Number: 05-2591
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109E helicopters. This proposal would require visually inspecting each main transmission support fitting (fitting) attachment bolt (bolt) for a fracture, a crack, or looseness, and verifying the torque on each fitting bolt. This proposal is prompted by two incidents of fatigue failure of the bolts that secure the transmission rear support fittings to the helicopter. The actions specified by this proposed AD are intended to detect a fracture, a crack, or looseness of a fitting bolt, and prevent fatigue failure of a fitting bolt and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS355E, F, F1, F2, and N Helicopters
Document Number: 05-2590
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (ECF) model helicopters. That AD currently requires replacing certain main or combiner gearboxes with airworthy gearboxes. Further investigation has shown that the main gearbox is not affected, and this action would require replacing a certain combiner gearbox with a modified airworthy gearbox. This proposal is prompted by a report of a freewheel unit slipping resulting in an engine overspeed and shutdown. Also, this proposal is prompted by the conclusion of the investigation, which finds the freewheel slippage is due to the surface treatment applied to certain freewheel rollers in the combiner gearbox. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent an engine overspeed, an engine shutdown, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Model 407 Helicopters
Document Number: 05-2589
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (Bell) Model 407 helicopters that requires creating a component history card or equivalent record for each crosstube assembly, converting accumulated run-on landings to an accumulated Retirement Index Number (RIN) count, and establishing a maximum accumulated RIN for certain crosstube assemblies. This amendment is prompted by fatigue testing, analysis, and evaluation by the manufacturer that determined that run-on landings impose a high stress on landing gear or crosstubes and may cause cracking in the area above the skid tube saddle. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent fatigue failure in a crosstube assembly due to excessive stress during run-on landings and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Model A119 Helicopters
Document Number: 05-2588
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A119 helicopters. This proposal would require visually inspecting each main transmission support fitting (fitting) attachment bolt (bolt) for a fracture, a crack, or looseness, and verifying the torque on each fitting bolt. This proposal is prompted by two incidents of fatigue failure of the bolts that secure the transmission rear support fittings to the helicopter. The actions specified by this proposed AD are intended to detect a fracture, a crack, or looseness of a fitting bolt, and prevent fatigue failure of a fitting bolt and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model EC120 Helicopters
Document Number: 05-2586
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model EC120 helicopters. This proposal would require inspecting the tail rotor drive shaft (drive shaft) damper half-clamps (half-clamps) to determine if they are centered on the friction ring, and if not correctly positioned, centering the half-clamps on the friction ring. This proposal is prompted by the discovery of half-clamps that were incorrectly positioned. This condition, if not detected, could result in interference of the two half-clamps with the drive shaft, which could result in scoring on the drive shaft, failure of the drive shaft, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, -100B, -100B SUD, -200B, -200C, -200F, and -300 Series Airplanes; and Model 747SP and 747SR Series Airplanes; Equipped With Pratt & Whitney Model JT9D-3, and -7 Series Engines
Document Number: 05-2575
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing transport category airplanes listed above. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracks of the upper surface of the aft lower spar web of the inboard and outboard struts, as applicable; and repetitive inspections for cracks of the upper surface of the intermediate web bay of the aft lower spar. This proposed AD would also require repetitive inspections and torque checks of the bolts common to the aft lower spar chords and the fitting of the rear engine mount bulkhead for missing, loose, or fractured bolts, as applicable; and corrective action, if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of cracking in the aft lower spar web and reports of missing and fractured bolts. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the aft lower spar web, and to prevent missing, loose, or fractured bolts common to the aft lower spar chords and the fitting of the rear engine mount bulkhead, which could result in the loss of the aft lower spar load path and reduced structural capability of the pylon, which may result in the separation of the engine from the airplane.
Environmental Impact Statement: Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 05-2567
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement will be prepared for a proposed freeway corridor improvement project in the City of Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada.
Hazardous Materials: Safety Requirements for External Product Piping on Cargo Tanks Transporting Flammable Liquids
Document Number: 05-2561
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration
RSPA is extending until April 28, 2005, the period for interested persons to submit comments on the December 30, 2004 notice of proposed rulemaking In the December 30, 2004 NPRM, we proposed to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to prohibit flammable liquids from being transported in unprotected product piping on existing and newly manufactured DOT specification cargo tank motor vehicles. If adopted as proposed, this action will reduce fatalities and injuries that result from accidents involving unprotected product piping. This proposal was developed jointly with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Railroad Workplace Safety
Document Number: 05-2560
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is amending regulations on Railroad Workplace Safety to clarify an ambiguous provision concerning the circumstances under which life vests or buoyant work vests are required for bridge workers working over water.
Application of Foreign Underwriters to Write Marine Hull Insurance
Document Number: 05-2558
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) has received applications under 46 CFR part 249 from Axis Specialty Limited and Gard Marine and Energy Limited, both Bermuda based underwriters, to write marine hull insurance on Title XI program vessels. In accordance with 46 CFR 249.7(b), interested persons are hereby afforded an opportunity to bring to MARAD's attention any discriminatory laws or practices relating to the placement of marine hull insurance which may exist in the applicant's country of domicile. All comment submissions must include the docket number that appears at the top of this document. Written comments may be submitted to the Docket Clerk, U.S. DOT Dockets, Room PL-401, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Comments may also be submitted by electronic means via the Internet at http://dmses.dot.gov/submit. All comments received will be available for examination at the above address between 10 a.m. and 5p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. An electronic version of this document is available on the World Wide Web at http://dms.dot.gov.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 05-04-C-00-GLH To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Mid Delta Regional Airport, Greenville, MS
Document Number: 05-2556
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-10
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 Mid Delta Regional Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-2555
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Federal Aviation 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 extension of the currently approved collection. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 10, 2004, page 54840.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Ozark, MO
Document Number: 05-2554
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) by revising Class E airspace at Ozark, MO. A review of the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above ground level (AGL) at Ozark, MO revealed it is not in compliance with established airspace criteria. This airspace area is enlarged and modified to conform to FAA Orders. The intended effect of this rule is to provide controlled airspace of appropriate dimensions to protect aircraft departing from and executing Standard Instrumental Approach Procedures (SIAPs) to Air Park South Airport. This rule also amends the Air Park South Airport airport reference point (ARP) in the legal description to reflect current data. The area is modified and enlarged to conform to the criteria in FAA Orders.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Nevada, MO
Document Number: 05-2553
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) by revising Class E airspace at Nevada, MO. A review of the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Nevada, MO, revealed it does not reflect the current Nevada Municipal Airport airport reference point (ARP) nor the correct location of the Nevada nondirectional radio beacon (NDB) and is not in compliance with established airspace criteria. Extensions to this airspace area are enlarged and modified to conform to FAA Orders. The intended effect of this rule is to provide controlled airspace of appropriate dimensions to protect aircraft departing from and executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) to Nevada Municipal Airport.
Minnesota Commercial Railway Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company 1
Document Number: 05-2490
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co KG (formerly Rolls-Royce plc), Model Tay 611-8, 620-15, 650-15, and 651-54 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-2370
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-02-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co KG (RRD) (formerly Rolls- Royce plc) Model Tay 611-8, 620-15, 650-15, and 651-54 turbofan engines, with low pressure (LP) fuel tube, part number (P/N) JR33021A, installed. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive inspections of the LP fuel tubes. This AD requires the same inspections and adds a requirement to replace the fuel tube with a new design tube, as mandatory terminating action to the repetitive inspections. This AD results from the manufacturer introducing a new design fuel tube, which eliminates the unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to prevent a dual-engine flameout due to fuel exhaustion, which could lead to forced landing and possible damage to the airplane.