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

Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-10726
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary, 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 renewal and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 9, 2005 (FR 45, page 11724). No comments were received.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 05-05- C-00-MSO To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Missoula International Airport, Submitted by the Missoula County Airport Authority, Missoula International Airport, Missoula, MT
Document Number: 05-10725
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
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 Missoula International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 40117 and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 05-04-C-00-BIL, To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Billings-Logan International Airport, Submitted by the City of Billings, for Billings-Logan International Airport, Billings, MT
Document Number: 05-10724
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
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 Billings-Logan International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 40117 and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).
Bridgestone/Firestone North America Tire, LLC. Denial of Application for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-10722
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Second Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 203/Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 05-10721
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 203, Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft.
RTCA Special Committee 200/EUROCAE Working Group 60: Modular Avionics, 12th Joint Plenary Session
Document Number: 05-10720
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 200/EUROCAE Working Group 60: Modular Avionics.
Proposed Federal Aviation Administration Notice 8150.NTF, Non-Technical Standard Order (TSO) Functions(s) Integrated in a TSO Article
Document Number: 05-10719
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on proposed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Notice 8150.NTF, Non-TSO Functions(s) Integrated in a TSO Article. The proposed notice will replace FAA Order 8150.1B, Technical Standard Order Program, Paragraph 17d(3), dated May 12, 2002. The proposed notice provides guidance to Aircraft Certification Field Offices personnel on the appropriate means to evaluate a non-TSO function a manufacturer might integrate into a TSO article.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 05-10699
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 05-10696
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Insurer Reporting Requirements; Reports Under 49 U.S.C. on Section 33112(c)
Document Number: 05-10695
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces publication by NHTSA of the annual insurer report on motor vehicle theft for the 2000 reporting year. Section 33112(h) of Title 49 of the U.S. Code, requires this information to be compiled periodically and published by the agency in a form that will be helpful to the public, the law enforcement community, and Congress. As required by section 33112(c), this report provides information on theft and recovery of vehicles; rating rules and plans used by motor vehicle insurers to reduce premiums due to a reduction in motor vehicle thefts; and actions taken by insurers to assist in deterring thefts.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 05-10692
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice publishes the FMCSA's receipt of applications from 24 individuals for an exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the vision standard prescribed in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10).
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 05-10691
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 30 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The exemptions will enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the vision standard prescribed in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10).
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision; Withdrawal
Document Number: 05-10690
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) withdraws a notice of applications for exemption from the vision standard with request for comments published on May 17, 2005. The notice was published in error.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-10689
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-10688
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-10687
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
Document Number: 05-10686
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
By Federal Register notice published on February 10, 2005, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), asked interested persons to apply to fill two vacant positions representing environmental interests on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG). This notice informs the public of the persons selected to fill that vacancy on the NPOAG.
Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 05-10685
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Park Service (NPS) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee (NPOAG ARC). This notice informs the public of the date, location, and agenda for the meeting.
Membership in the Grand Canyon Working Group of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
Document Number: 05-10684
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
By Federal Register notice published on March 30, 2005, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), announced the establishment of a Grand Canyon Working Group within the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) and asked interested persons to apply for membership on the new Working Group. This notice informs the public of the persons selected for the Grand Canyon Working Group and the date and location of the first meeting.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-10606
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-31
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.
BNSF Railway Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 05-10649
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211 Trent 800 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-10635
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Rolls-Royce plc (RR) models RB211 Trent 875-17, Trent 877-17, Trent 884-17, Trent 884B-17, Trent 892-17, Trent 892B-17, and Trent 895-17 turbofan engines with low pressure (LP) compressor fan blades, part number (P/N) FW18548 installed. That AD currently requires LP compressor fan blade replacement with new or previously reworked blades, or rework of the existing LP compressor fan blades. This proposed AD would require the same actions but at reduced compliance times for certain airplane and engine rating combinations and certain maximum gross weight limits. This proposed AD results from a number of new production LP compressor blades found with surfaces formed outside of design intent. We are proposing this AD to prevent possible multiple uncontained LP compressor fan blade failure, due to cracking in the blade root caused by increased stresses in the shear key slots.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Arrius Models 2B, 2B1, and 2F Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 05-10634
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to revise an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca S.A. Arrius Models 2B, 2B1, and 2F turboshaft engines. That AD currently requires replacing the right injector half manifold, left injector half manifold, and privilege injector pipe. This proposed AD would require the same actions, but relaxes the compliance time for the repetitive replacements on Arrius 2F engines. This proposed AD results from Turbomeca relaxing the repetitive replacement interval for Arrius 2F engine fuel nozzles based on review of returned fuel nozzles to Turbomeca. We are proposing this AD to prevent engine flameout during rapid deceleration, or the inability to maintain the 2.5 minutes one engine inoperative (OEI) rating, and to prevent air path cracks due to blockage of the fuel injection manifolds.
Environmental Impact Statement: Kootenai County, ID
Document Number: 05-10608
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
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 highway project in Kootenai County, Idaho.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 05-09-C-00-DSM To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Des Moines International Airport, Des Moines, IA
Document Number: 05-10605
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule land invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Des Moines International 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 Intent To Rule on Application 05-05-C-00-IAD To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Washington Dulles International Airport, Dulles, VA
Document Number: 05-10604
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
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 Washington Dulles International 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 Activities Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-10603
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
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 Requests (ICR) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of the currently approved collections. 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 collections of information was published on February 17, 2005, pages 8132-8133.
Proposed Policy on Bonded Joints and Structures-Technical Issues and Certification Considerations
Document Number: 05-10602
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed policy statement on bonded joints and structures. This notice advises the public, especially manufacturers and repair facilities for aircraft structures that the FAA intends to adopt this policy. This notice is necessary to advise the public of this FAA policy and give all interested persons an opportunity to present their views on it.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Daytona Beach International Airport, Daytona Beach, FL
Document Number: 05-10601
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
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 Daytona Beach International 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).
Establishment of Class E2 Airspace; and Modification of Class E5 Airspace; Chillicothe, MO
Document Number: 05-10600
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes a Class E surface area at Chillicothe, MO. It also modifies the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Chillicothe, MO. The effect of this rule is to provide appropriate controlled Class E airspace for aircraft department from and executing instrument approach procedures to Chillicothe Municipal Airport and to segregate aircraft using instrument approach procedures in instrument conditions from aircraft operating in visual conditions.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the City-County Airport, Madras, OR
Document Number: 05-10599
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at City-County Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21), now 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Barnstable Municipal Airport, Hyannis, MA
Document Number: 05-10598
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting public comment on the Town of Barnstable, MA request to change a portion (6.94 acres) of Airport property from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use. The property is located behind the Airport's East Ramp and adjacent to the railroad right-of-way on land located on along the former Mary Dunn Way. The land is currently a land locked vacant parcel. The parcel will be leased to the Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority (``Authority'') for use as a parking area during the months of July and August. During the remainder of the year, both the Authority and Airport will use the lot for overflow parking. The property was acquired under the Surplus Property Act and Airport Development Aid Projects 6-25-0025-07 and 6-25-0025-10. These lease term is for five years with three additional five-year terms. Should the land be required for airport purposes, the lease can be terminated at any time upon six month written notice to the Authority. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Miami International Airport, Miami-Dade County, FL
Document Number: 05-10597
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) request to release a portion of airport property 50.661 square feet/1.163 acres. The Property Location: Parcel `A' located at 7275 NW., 8th Street, Miami-Dade County, Florida. Parcel `B' located at the Northwest corner of NW., 8th Street and NW. 12th Avenue, Miami-Dade County Florida. The Property is currently vacant and is remnants of the land acquired by Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) in order to extend Runway 9 to the West. The Sponsor's proposed non-aeronautical use of the property is for the release of the land to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for the construction of an Interchange at State Road (S.R.) 826, the Palmetto Expressway, and State Road (S.R.) 836, the Dolphin Expressway. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD) Manager for Development's Office and at the Orlando FAA Airports District Office.
Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light-Sport Aircraft; Correction
Document Number: 05-10596
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects information regarding the training course design for the repairman certificate (light-sport aircraft) discussed in the preamble of the final rule, ``Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light-Sport Aircraft,'' published in the Federal Register of July 27, 2004. The regulatory text addressing this matter was correct and no correction to that text is required.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL-601), and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604) Airplanes Modified by Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA4900SW
Document Number: 05-10536
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL-601), and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604) airplanes modified by STC SA4900SW. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to require repetitive visual checks of the microphone jack assemblies on both control columns to detect damage that may interfere with movement of the control column. This AD also requires modification of the microphone jack assembly, related investigative actions, and corrective actions if necessary, which allows the AFM revision to be removed from the AFM. This AD is prompted by a report of a rejected take-off and subsequent runway overrun due to restricted movement of the co-pilot's control column, which resulted in collapse of the nose landing gear and consequent damage of the forward fuselage. We are issuing this AD to prevent a damaged microphone jack assembly from interfering with movement of the control column, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-10433
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes. That AD currently requires inspections for fatigue cracking of the horizontal stabilizer pivot bulkhead, and repetitive inspections or other follow-on actions. That action also provides a permanent repair, which is optional for airplanes with no cracks, and, if accomplished, ends the repetitive inspections. For airplanes on which the permanent repair is not installed, this new AD requires repetitive inspections of the same and additional inspection locations at new inspection intervals; a one-time torque test; and related investigative and corrective actions. For airplanes on which the permanent repair is installed, this new AD would require repetitive inspections of the repaired area and, if necessary, corrective action. This AD is prompted by reports of loose tension bolts and crack indications in the fuselage skin. We are issuing this AD to find and fix fatigue cracking of the horizontal stabilizer pivot bulkhead and adjacent structure, which could result in loss of the horizontal stabilizer.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-10428
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This AD requires replacing eight brake fuses of the hydraulic quantity limiter with new or modified and reidentified fuses. This AD is prompted by reports indicating that brake fuses of the hydraulic quantity limiter of the main landing gear have failed. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of both hydraulic and brake systems if one fuse on each hydraulic system were to fail simultaneously, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Arrius 1A Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 05-10295
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca S.A. Arrius 1A turboshaft engines. This AD requires initial and repetitive testing of the Free Turbine Overspeed Protection System. This AD results from an investigation into the Digital Electronic Control Unit (DECU) that revealed a malfunction of the Free Turbine Overspeed Protection System. This malfunction can exist despite the DECU passing all functional tests specified in the Engine Maintenance Manual. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained engine failure if a free turbine overspeed occurs.
Reflectorization of Rail Freight Rolling Stock
Document Number: 05-10633
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-26
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document stays the effectiveness 49 CFR part 224, which mandates the reflectorization of certain freight rolling stock. Part 224 was established by final rule on January 3, 2005, and took effect on March 4, 2005. FRA received three petitions for reconsideration in response to the final rule. Accordingly, in order to allow FRA appropriate time to respond to the petitions for reconsideration, this document stays the effectiveness of part 224 until further notice is published in the Federal Register.
Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Commiteee on Minimum Standards for Driver's Licenses and Personal Identification Cards
Document Number: 05-10549
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
This document terminates the Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee on Minimum Standards for Driver's Licenses and Personal Identification Cards. The reason for the termination is that the recently-enacted Real ID Act repeals section 7212 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, which provided the authority for the negotiated rulemaking on this subject.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-10505
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-26
Agency: Maritime 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 abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 10, 2005. No comments were received.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-10504
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-26
Agency: Maritime 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 abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 10, 2005. No comments were received.
Kiski Junction Railroad-Acquisition Exemption-Berkman Rail Services
Document Number: 05-10460
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Ameren Energy Generating Company-Construction and Operation Exemption-Coffeen and Walshville, IL
Document Number: 05-10448
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board's (Board) Section of Environmental Analysis (SEA) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) in response to a petition filed by the Ameren Energy Generating Company. The petition seeks an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10901 for authority to construct and operate one of two rail lines: An approximately 13.5-mile line in Montgomery County, Illinois, or an approximately 4.6-mile line in Montgomery and Bond Counties, Illinois. The EA identifies the natural and man-made resources in the area of the proposed rail lines and analyzes the potential impacts of the proposal and alternatives to the proposal on these resources. Based on the information provided from all sources to date and its independent analysis, SEA preliminarily concludes that construction and operation of either of the proposed rail lines would have no significant environmental impacts if the Board imposes and the Ameren Electric Generating Company implements the recommended measures set forth in the EA. Copies of the EA have been served on all interested parties and will be made available to additional parties upon request. The entire EA is also available on the Board's Web site (http://www.stb.dot.gov) by clicking on the ``Decisions & Notices'' button that appears in the drop down menu for ``E-LIBRARY,'' and searching by Service Date (May 25, 2005) or Docket Number (FD 34435). SEA will consider all comments received when making its final environmental recommendations to the Board. The Board will then consider SEA's final recommendations and the complete environmental record in making its final decision in this proceeding.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-110P1 and EMB-110P2 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-10425
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all EMBRAER Model EMB-110P1 and EMB-110P2 airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for corrosion or cracking of the rotating cylinder assembly in the nose landing gear (NLG), and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also require the eventual replacement of the rotating cylinder assembly with a new part, which terminates the need for the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of corrosion on the NLG rotating cylinder assembly. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracks from emanating from corrosion pits in the NLG rotating cylinder assembly, which could result in failure of the NLG.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-10424
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-25
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 April 25, 2005 (70 FR 21141). The error resulted in omission of a reference to an inspection area. This AD applies to all Boeing Model 747 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the top and side panel webs and panel stiffeners of the nose wheel well (NWW), and corrective actions if necessary.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues
Document Number: 05-10423
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) to discuss transport airplane and engine (TAE) issues.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Brunswick, ME
Document Number: 05-10419
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E-4 airspace area at Brunswick Naval Air Station (NAS), ME. This action is prompted by the relocation of the Brunswick Navy TACAN navigational aid. Portions of the designated airspace were described using the TACAN radials and distances. This action describes the airspace using the Airport Reference Point (ARP) as the sole point of origin instead of the airport and TACAN.