Airworthiness Directives; Burkhart Grob Model G 103 C Twin III SL Sailplanes
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 97- 24-09, which applies to Burkhart Grob Model G 103 C Twin III SL sailplanes. AD 97-24-09 currently requires repetitively inspecting the propeller bearing and upper pulley wheel for increased play and, if increased play is found, modifying the propeller bearing and pulley wheel. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Germany. We are issuing this proposed AD to prevent loss of the sailplane propeller caused by increased play in the current design propeller bearing and upper pulley wheel. This could result in loss of control of the sailplane.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CT64-820-4 Turboprop Engines
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CT64-820-4 turboprop engines with stage 1 turbine disk and shaft, part number (P/N) 6004T47P03 or 4921T10P02 installed. This AD requires removing from service these stage 1 turbine disk and shafts at reduced compliance times. This AD results from the discovery by the manufacturer of low-cycle-fatigue (LCF) cracks found in stage 1 turbine disk and shafts, P/Ns 6004T47P03 and 4921T10P02. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained failure of the stage 1 turbine disk and shaft, resulting in damage to the airplane.
Environmental Impact Statement for Improved Transportation Access Between Lower Manhattan, Jamaica Station, and John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York
The FTA, in cooperation with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), and supported by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate alternatives that provide improved commuter and airport access connecting Lower Manhattan with the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Jamaica Station in Queens and with JFK International Airport. The project sponsors, MTA, PANYNJ, LMDC and NYCEDC, are undertaking a New Starts Alternatives Analysis (AA) concurrently with the EIS. The FTA is the lead federal agency under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The EIS will be prepared in accordance with NEPA and the regulations implementing NEPA set forth in 23 CFR part 771 and 40 CFR parts 1500-1508. As co-sponsors of the proposed project, MTA, PANYNJ, LMDC and NYCEDC will ensure that the EIS and the environmental review process will also satisfy the requirements of the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). The EIS will evaluate one or more Build Alternatives, a No Action Alternative, and a Transportation System Management (TSM) Alternative. The scoping process for the EIS will include an analysis and screening of all feasible rail and non-rail based transportation alternatives that will improve travel in the corridor between the Lower Manhattan, Jamaica and JFK Airport travel hubs. The project sponsors may designate a ``locally preferred alternative'' either prior to the preparation of the Draft EIS if a clear choice emerges from the screening analysis, or following public circulation of the Draft EIS. Scoping will be accomplished through meetings and correspondence with interested persons, organizations, and Federal, State, regional, and local agencies. FTA, MTA, PANYNJ, and LMDC, supported by NYCEDC, seek public and interagency input on the scope of the EIS for this project including the alternatives to be considered and the environmental and community impacts to be evaluated.
Airworthiness Directives; Rockwell International (Aircraft Specification No. A-2-575 previously held by North American and recently purchased by Boeing) Models AT-6 (SNJ-2), AT-6A (SNJ-3), AT-6B, AT-6C (SNJ-4), AT-6D (SNJ-5), AT-6F (SNJ-6), BC-1A, SNJ-7, and T-6G Airplanes; and Autair Ltd. (Aircraft Specification No. AR-11 previously held by Noorduyn Aviation Ltd.) Model Harvard (Army AT-16) Airplanes
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Rockwell International (Aircraft Specification No. A-2-575 previously held by North American and recently purchased by Boeing) Models AT-6 (SNJ-2), AT-6A (SNJ-3), AT-6B, AT-6C (SNJ-4), AT-6D (SNJ-5), AT-6F (SNJ-6), BC-1A, SNJ-7, and T-6G airplanes; and Autair Ltd. (Aircraft Specification No. AR-11 previously held by Noorduyn Aviation Ltd.) Model Harvard (Army AT-16) airplanes. This AD contains the same information as emergency AD 2005-12-51 and publishes the action in the Federal Register. It requires immediate and repetitive inspections of the inboard and outboard, upper and lower wing attach angles (except for the nose angles) of both wings for fatigue cracks; and, if any crack is found, replacement of the cracked angle with a new angle. This AD is the result of a report of a Rockwell International Model SNJ-6 (AT-6F) airplane crash that occurred on May 9, 2005, resulting in two fatalities. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct any fatigue crack in the inboard and outboard, upper and lower wing attach angles (except for the nose angles) of either wing, which could result in failure of the wing. This failure could lead to loss of control of the aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; The Cessna Aircraft Company Models 208 and 208B Airplanes
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 208 and 208B airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to install a pilot assist handle, Cessna part number SK208-146-2, for all affected airplanes, install deicing boots on landing gear struts and cargo pod on certain Cessna Models 208 and 208B airplanes, and make changes to the Pilot's Operating Handbook (POH) and FAA-approved Airplane Flight Manual (AFM), and to the POH and AFM Supplement S1 for all affected airplanes. This proposed AD results from reports of several accidents and of problematic events involving the affected airplanes during operations in icing conditions, including nine events in the 2004-2005 icing season, and ground icing conditions. We are issuing this proposed AD to prevent ice adhering to critical surfaces. Ice adhering to critical surfaces could result in a reduction in airplane performance with the consequences that the airplane cannot perform a safe takeoff, climb, or maintain altitude.
Special Conditions: AMSAFE, Incorporated; Adam Aircraft Industries Model A500; Inflatable Four-Point Restraint Safety Belt With an Integrated Airbag Device
These special conditions are issued to AMSAFE, Inc. for the installation of an AMSAFE, Inc., Inflatable Four-Point Restraint Safety Belt with an Integrated Airbag Device on the Adam Model A500. These airplanes, as modified by the installation of this Inflatable Safety Belt, will have novel and unusual design features associated with the upper-torso restraint portions of the four-point safety belt, which contains an integrated airbag device. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. 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.
Advisory Circular on Standard Airworthiness Compliance Checklists for Part 23 Projects
This notice announces a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed advisory circular that provides a standard compliance checklist for Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 23 Type Certificate, Amended Type Certificate, and Supplemental Type Certificate projects. This checklist shows the typical methods of compliance with the regulations and provides a cross-reference to other related guidance material. The checklists created using the information in this AC complement the guidance in the Guides for Certification of Part 23 Airplanes (ACs 23-8B, 23-16A, 23-17B, and 23-19) and other more project specific guidance. This checklist is a starting place when applying for certification. This AC describes an acceptable means, but not the only means, of compliance with 14 CFR part 23. The material in this AC is neither mandatory nor regulatory in nature and does not constitute a regulation.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Sutton, WV
This action establishes Class E airspace at Sutton, WV. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) is needed to contain aircraft operating into Braxton County Airport, Sutton, WV, under Instrument Flight Rules (IR).
Establishment of Class E-2 Airspace; Bar Harbor, ME
This action establishes Class E-2 airspace at Bar Harbor, ME. Controlled airspace extending upward from the surface is needed to contain aircraft operating under Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations into Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport, Bar Harbor, ME.
RTCA Special Committee 202: Portable Electronic Devices
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 202: Portable Electronic Devices.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 05-01-C-00-EAR To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Kearney Municipal Airport, Kearney, NE
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Kearney Municipal Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 40117 and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158).
Availability of Changes to Advisory Circular 27-1B, Certification of Normal Category Rotorcraft, and Advisory Circular 29-2C, Certification of Transport Category Rotorcraft
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on proposed changes to AC 27-1B, Certification of Normal Category Rotorcraft, and AC 29-2C, Certification of Transport Category Rotorcraft. These proposed changes will revise AC paragraph 27.351 and AC paragraph 29.351B, Yawing Conditions, dated 2/12/03. This notice is necessary to give all interested persons an opportunity to comment on the proposed AC change.
RTCA Special Committee 189/EUROCAE Working Group 53: Air Traffic Services (ATS) Safety and Interoperability Requirements
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.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Exemptions
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.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Exemption
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.
Notice and Request For Comments
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describe the nature of the information collections and their expected burdens. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on April 12, 2005 (70 FR 19142).
Vehicle Safety Hotline; Technical Amendment
This document contains technical amendments to Part 571, Federal motor vehicle safety standards; Part 575, Consumer information; Part 577, Defect and noncompliance notification; and Part 582, Insurance cost information regulation. Specifically, we are updating the telephone number that should be used to reach NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline, and adding our web address. This amendment updates the pertinent contact information without making any substantive changes to our regulations.
Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection: Best Motor Carrier Safety Management Technology Practices
In accordance 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 approval and comment. The ICR is related to a study of how information technology is being used to improve safety management in the motor carrier industry. On February 25, 2005, the agency published a Federal Register notice (70 FR 9440) with a 60-day comment period to solicit the public's views on the information collection noted below.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Data Collection: Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating Authority
In accordance 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 approval and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and it's expected cost and burden. On January 12, 2005, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice (70 FR 2210) with a 60-day comment period to solicit the public's views on the information collection noted below. FMCSA received three comments expressing concerns about the substance abuse professional (SAP) services that are available to applicants, the need to augment the information required of new applicants on the Form OP-1, and the desire to obtain administrative reforms to eliminate unnecessary paperwork burdens. These comments were submitted to the appropriate FMCSA program managers for consideration and action.
Notice of Request for Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection: Financial Responsibility, Trucking and Freight Forwarding
In accordance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of FMCSA to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew its clearance of the currently approved information collection identified below under Supplementary Information. This information collection provides registered motor carriers, property brokers, and freight forwarders a means of meeting financial security documentation requirements.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Data Collection: Application for Certificate of Registration for Foreign Motor Carriers and Foreign Motor Private Carriers
In accordance 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 approval 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 January 12, 2005 (70 FR 2209). Two comments were received.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146-RJ airplanes. This AD requires modifying the auxiliary power unit (APU) exhaust duct in the environmental control system (ECS) bay; installing new, improved insulation on this APU exhaust duct; and replacing the existing drain pipe with a new exhaust drain pipe blank. This AD is prompted by a determination that the temperature of the skin of the APU exhaust duct in the ECS bay is higher than the certificated maximum temperature for this area. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential for ignition of fuel or hydraulic fluid, which could leak from pipes running through the ECS bay. Ignition of these flammable fluids could result in a fire in the ECS bay.
Airworthiness Directives; Avcraft Dornier Model 328-100 and -300 Airplanes
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Avcraft Dornier Model 328-100 and -300 airplanes. This AD requires a pressure test and detailed inspection of each fuselage drain line to determine if there is a blockage, and related investigative/ corrective actions if necessary. This AD is prompted by a report of leakage at one of the drain lines in the fuselage. We are issuing this AD to prevent blockage within the drain lines, causing fluids to collect. These fluids may freeze and expand, damaging the drain lines, and allowing fuel to leak into the cabin and fuel vapors to come into contact with ignition sources, which could result in consequent fire in the cabin.
Airworthiness Directives; AvCraft Dornier Model 328-100 and -300 Airplanes
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain AvCraft Dornier Model 328-100 and -300 airplanes. This AD requires operators to install colored identification strips on the pulley brackets, fairlead bracket assemblies, operational assemblies, and flight control cables. This AD is prompted by a report that the flight control systems do not have elements that are distinctively identified. We are issuing this AD to prevent the incorrect re-assembly of the flight control system during maintenance, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.