Department of Transportation July 1, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Hours of Service of Drivers; American Pyrotechnics Association Application for an Exemption From the 14-Hour Rule During Independence Day Celebrations
Document Number: 05-13110
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) grants the American Pyrotechnics Association's (APA) application for an exemption from the prohibition against driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) after the 14th hour of coming on-duty. The exemption is applicable for a period beginning 7 days prior to, and 2 days immediately following Independence Day. Fireworks personnel who operate CMVs for the companies listed in this notice, in conjunction with staging fireworks shows celebrating Independence Day, are allowed to exclude off-duty and sleeper berth time of any length in the calculation of the 14-hours. However, drivers are not allowed to drive after accumulating a total of 14-hours of on-duty time, following 10 consecutive hours off duty, and continue to be subject to the 11-hour driving time limits, and the 60- and 70-hour weekly limits. After reviewing the comments received in response to the May 6, 2005, notice requesting public comment on the APA application, FMCSA has determined the exemption would achieve a level of safety equivalent to what would be provided by compliance with the 14-hour rule as it applies to other drivers of property-carrying vehicles.
Special Conditions: AMSAFE, Incorporated; Cirrus Design Corporation SR20 and SR22; Inflatable Four-Point Restraint Safety Belt with an Integrated Airbag Device
Document Number: 05-13093
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the installation of an AMSAFE, Inc., Inflatable Four-Point Restraint Safety Belt with an Integrated Airbag Device on Cirrus Models SR20 and SR22. 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.
Submission for Office of Management and Budget Approval (2137-0048) and Public Comment Request
Document Number: 05-13090
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice seeks comments from the public regarding the need for PHMSA to collect paperwork information from liquefied natural gas operators to ensure that these operators are properly operating and maintaining their facilities. This notice is published (pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995) to measure the need for the proposed paperwork collection, to find ways to minimize the burden on operators, to find ways to enhance the quality of information collected, and to verify the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (measured in work hours) on pipeline operators. This is a request to continue collection of information already approved under OMB 2137- 0048 and to renew that approval.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0605)
Document Number: 05-13089
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice seeks public comment on the need for PHMSA to collect paperwork information on pipeline integrity management in high consequence areas from hazardous liquid pipeline operators with less than 500 miles of pipelines. This information collection requires operators to provide direct integrity testing and evaluation of pipelines in high consequence areas. This notice is published (pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995) to measure the need for the paperwork collection, to find ways to minimize the burden on these operators that must respond, to find ways to enhance the quality of information collected, and to verify the accuracy of the PHMSA's estimate of the burden (measured in work hours) on private entities. This notice also seeks approval from OMB to renew the existing approval of this paperwork collection.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0049)
Document Number: 05-13088
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
A person owning or operating a pipeline facility is required to maintain records, make reports, and provide information to the Secretary of Transportation at the Secretary's request. The Secretary, through PHMSA, uses this information to decide whether the owner or operator is complying with the Pipeline Safety requirements. This notice is published (pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995) to measure the need for paperwork collection from gas pipeline operators, to find ways to minimize the burden on these operators, to find ways to enhance the quality of information collected, and to verify the accuracy of PHMSA's estimate of the burden (measured in work hours) on private entities. This notice also seeks approval from OMB to renew the existing approval of this paperwork collection.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0047)
Document Number: 05-13087
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice seeks public comment on the need for PHMSA to collect paperwork information from hazardous liquid pipeline operators. The mission of PHMSA is to ensure the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of the nation's approximately 161,000 miles of hazardous liquid pipelines. The requested paperwork will ensure that PHMSA can identify any trends in hazardous liquid pipeline safety and share it with the stakeholders for effective inspection programs, minimizing incidents. This notice is published (pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995) to measure the need for the paperwork collection from the hazardous liquid pipeline operators, to find ways to minimize the burden on operators, to find ways to enhance the quality of the collected information, and to verify the accuracy of PHMSA's estimate of the burden (measured in work hours) on private entities. This notice also seeks to renew the existing approval from OMB for this paperwork collection.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0584)
Document Number: 05-13086
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice seeks public comment on the need for PHMSA to collect paperwork information from state agencies that maintain programs to regulate pipelines. The purpose of the paperwork is to ensure that these states are properly monitoring the operations of pipeline operators in their states, and to determine Federal grant amounts for these states. This notice is published (pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995) to measure the need for the paperwork collection from these state agencies, to find ways to minimize the burden on states that must respond, to find ways to enhance the quality of information collected, and to verify the accuracy of the PHMSA's estimate of the burden (measured in work hours) on the states. This notice also seeks approval from the Office of Management and Budget to renew the existing approval of this paperwork collection.
Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation Instrument Flight Rules Terminal Transition Routes (RITTR); Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 05-13085
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish seven Area Navigation Instrument Flight Rules Terminal Transition Routes (RITTR) in the Jacksonville, FL, terminal area. RITTRs are low altitude Air Traffic Service routes, based on Area Navigation (RNAV), for use by aircraft having instrument flight rules (IFR)-approved Global Positioning System (GPS)/Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) equipment. The purpose of RITTR is to expedite the handling of IFR overflight aircraft through busy terminal airspace areas. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace in the Jacksonville, FL, terminal area.
Revision of Federal Airways V-2, V-257 and V-343; MT
Document Number: 05-13084
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the airspace description of a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on May 18, 2005 (70 FR 28423), Airspace Docket No. 04-ANM-09.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Akron, OH
Document Number: 05-13083
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to modify Class E airspace at Akron, OH. An Airship RNAV Global Positioning System 263[deg] Standard Instrument Approach Procedure has been developed for Wingfoot Lake Airship Operations Airport, Akron Suffield, OH. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing this approach. This action would increase the area of the existing controlled airspace for Akron, OH.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Muskegon, MI
Document Number: 05-13082
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Muskegon, MI. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Grand Haven Memorial Airpark. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approaches. This action increases the area of existing controlled airspace for Grand Haven Memorial Airpark.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Madison, IN
Document Number: 05-13081
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to modify Class E airspace at Madison, IN. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Madison Municipal Airport, Madison, IN. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approach procedures. This action would increase the area of existing controlled airspace for Madison, IN.
Proposed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Policy for Provisional Type Certificates
Document Number: 05-13080
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and request comments on the proposed policy for the issuance of provisional type certificates (TCs) as prescribed by Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations(14 CFR) 21.81.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-13079
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
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 within a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 9, 2005 on page 11725-11726.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Transmission Shift Position Sequence, Starter Interlock, and Transmission Braking Effect
Document Number: 05-13062
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document amends the starter interlock requirements of our safety standard on transmission shift position sequence, starter interlock, and transmission braking effect to clarify how the requirements apply to vehicles incorporating emerging technologies. The amendment is intended to facilitate the development of propulsion systems that conserve energy and reduce emissions by stopping the engine (internal combustion engine) when it is not needed. It is also intended to minimize the possibility of crashes in which a driver has mis-shifted into a forward or reverse gear and would be unprepared for the direction of motion by the vehicle when the engine restarts.
CG Railway, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Port of New Orleans, LA
Document Number: 05-13021
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Environmental Impact Statement: Dallas County, TX
Document Number: 05-12988
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
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 transportation project in Dallas County, Texas.