Department of Transportation March 11, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending February 25, 2005
Document Number: 05-4845
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 05-4844
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice publishes the FMCSA decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 30 individuals. The FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from vision standards if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Watco Companies, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Appalachian & Ohio Railroad, Inc.
Document Number: 05-4834
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Appalachian & Ohio Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: 05-4833
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4826
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 727 airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive detailed inspections to detect cracking, corrosion, and existing stop-drilled repairs of cracking in the upper chord of the rear spar of the wing; and repair if necessary. This new AD requires new repetitive inspections to detect cracks, corrosion, minor surface defects, and existing stop-drilled repairs of cracks in the upper and lower chords of the front and rear spars of the wing; and repair if necessary. This AD is prompted by our determination that further rulemaking action is necessary to require additional actions specified in the referenced service bulletin. We are issuing this AD to prevent structural failure of the wing and fuel leaks in the airplane due to stress corrosion cracking of the wing spar chords.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4825
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a typographical error in an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register on February 11, 2005 (70 FR 7174). The error resulted in an incorrect AD number. This AD applies to certain Boeing Model 767 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed and eddy current inspections of the aft pressure bulkhead for damage and cracking, and repair if necessary. This AD also requires one-time detailed and high frequency eddy current inspections of any ``oil-can'' located on the aft pressure bulkhead, and related corrective actions if necessary.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330, A340-200, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4824
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects a typographical error that appeared in airworthiness directive (AD) 2005-03-12 that was published in the Federal Register on February 14, 2005 (70 FR 7386). The typographical error resulted in an incorrect AD number. This AD is applicable to certain Airbus Model A330, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. This AD requires initial and repetitive inspections of certain frame stiffeners to detect cracking and replacement of any cracked stiffener with a new, reinforced stiffener. Replacement of the stiffener constitutes terminating action for certain inspections. This AD also requires a one-time inspection of any new, reinforced stiffener; and repair or replacement of the new, reinforced stiffener if any cracking is found during the one-time inspection. This AD also provides for an optional terminating action for certain requirements of this AD.
Notice of Extension of the Public Comment Period for the O'Hare Modernization Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 05-4800
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice advises the public that the comment period for the O'Hare Modernization Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois, is extended.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-4751
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
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.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Ketchikan, AK
Document Number: 05-4749
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Ketchikan, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Special Instrument Approach Procedures. This Rule results in additional Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Ketchikan, AK.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Point Lay, AK
Document Number: 05-4748
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises Class E airspace at Point Lay, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing three new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). This Rule results in new Class E airspace upward from 1,200 feet (ft.) above the surface at Point Lay, AK.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Angoon, AK
Document Number: 05-4747
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Angoon, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Special Instrument Approach Procedures. This Rule results in new Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Angoon Seaplane Base, AK.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Beluga, AK
Document Number: 05-4746
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Beluga, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Special Instrument Approach Procedures. This Rule results in new Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) above the surface at Beluga Airport, AK.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Nome, AK
Document Number: 05-4650
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise the Class E airspace at Nome, AK. New Standard instrument approach procedures (SIAP's) are being published for Nome, AK. Additional Class E airspace is needed to contain aircraft executing instrument approaches at Nome Airport. Adoption of this proposal would result in additional Class E surface area and Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Nome, AK.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4414
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited (Jetstream) Model 4101 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the aft fuselage frames for any discrepancies, and any applicable corrective actions. This AD is prompted by reports of corrosion found on the aft fuselage frames due to the ingress of water or liquid. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion of the aft fuselage frames, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4412
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the elevator ``G'' weight support structure, and repairs if necessary. This AD also provides for an optional terminating action. This AD is prompted by reported cracking of the elevator ``G'' weight support structure. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the elevator ``G'' weight support structure with possible consequent jamming of the right-hand elevator servo tab and reduced controllability of the airplane.
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 and Whitney Model JT9D-3 or -7 (Except -70) Series Engines
Document Number: 05-4411
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing transport category airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections to detect cracking of the aft and forward surfaces of the bulkhead web at nacelle station 180, and repair if necessary. This AD is prompted by reports of cracking of the web bulkhead at nacelle station 180. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the web bulkhead, and consequent loss of the load path of the bulkhead at nacelle station 180, which when combined with the loss of the midspar load path, could result in the in-flight separation of the engine and strut. Such separation may result in secondary damage to the airplane and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100B SUD, -300, -400, and -400D Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-4410
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100B SUD, -300, -400, and -400D series airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection for discrepancies of the fuselage frame to tension tie joints at body stations (BS) 1120 through 1220 and to determine if steel splice plates are installed on the fuselage frames, and related investigative and corrective actions. This AD is prompted by reports indicating that severed tension ties were found at the fuselage frame joints at BS 1120 and 1140. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the fuselage frame to tension tie joints, which could result in severing of the tension ties and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane fuselage.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace; Front Airport, Denver, CO
Document Number: 05-4134
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes to establish Class D airspace at Front Range Airport, Denver, Co. An Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) is being constructed at Front Range Airport, Denver, CO which will meet criteria for Class D airspace, Class D airspace is required when the ATCT is open, and to contain and protect Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action would establish Class D airspace extending upward from the surface to 8,000 feet Mean Sea Level (MSL) within a 5.1 nautical mile radius of the airport.
Modification to Class E Airspace; Mena, AR
Document Number: 05-4132
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revises the direct final rule; request for comments that was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 (69 FR 74953) (FR Doc. 04-27459). It changes the effective date for the revision of the Class E airspace area at Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport, Mena, AR (M39) to provide adequate controlled airspace for the redesigned Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) and the new Instrument Landing System (ILS) and Localizer (LOC) SIAPs.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600); and Model A310 Series Airplanes; Equipped With Certain Honeywell Inertial Reference Units (IRU)
Document Number: 05-4070
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called A300-600); and Model A310 series airplanes; equipped with certain Honeywell inertial reference units (IRUs). This AD requires revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual to prohibit the use of CAT 2 and CAT 3 automatic landing and rollout procedures at certain airports. This AD is prompted by a report that some magnetic deviation tables in the IRU database are obsolete and contain significant differences with the real magnetic deviations. We are issuing this AD to prevent an airplane from deviating from the runway centerline, and possibly departing the runway.