Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Monroe Regional Airport, Monroe, NC
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(d), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the City of Monroe to waive the requirement that a 8.7 acre parcel of surplus property, located at the Monroe Regional Airport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Revision of VOR Federal Airway V-537
This action revises Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal Airway V-537 by changing the origination point of the airway from the Vero Beach, FL, Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) to the Palm Beach, FL, VORTAC. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the management of aircraft in the Palm Beach, FL, area.
FAA Policy Statement: Safety-A Shared Responsibility-New Direction for Addressing Airworthiness Issues for Transport Airplanes
This document sets forth the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) policy concerning the shared responsibility between design approval holders (DAHs) and operators in achieving certain types of safety objectives. It also provides guidance on the use of DAH requirements to support these safety objectives. This policy statement is intended to further clarify when and how the FAA will use DAH requirements in the future to address certain airworthiness issues for transport airplanes.
Fuel Tank Safety Compliance Extension (Final Rule) and Aging Airplane Program Update (Request for Comments)
On July 30, 2004, the FAA extended the date for operators to comply with the special maintenance program requirements for transport airplane fuel tank systems from December 6, 2004 to December 16, 2008. That final rule also included an overview of the findings of the FAA's review of our Aging Airplane Program and the rulemaking actions we plan as part of that program. As part of the final rule, the FAA sought comments on both the fuel tank safety compliance extension and the Aging Airplane Program update. This action is a summary and disposition of those comments received.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Pursuant to FAA's rulemaking provisions governing the application, processing, and disposition of petitions for exemption part 11 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), this notice contains a summary of certain petitions seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Use of Certain Portable Oxygen Concentrator Devices Onboard Aircraft
This Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) will permit passengers to use certain portable oxygen concentrator (POC) devices on aircraft, provided certain conditions in this SFAR are satisfied. The SFAR includes a POC preparation requirement for carry-on baggage transport, and a battery-packaging standard necessary for the safe carriage of extra POC batteries in carry-on baggage. This rulemaking action is necessary to address the travelling needs of people on oxygen therapy.
Proposed Advisory Circular 23-13A, Fatigue, Fail-Safe, and Damage Tolerance Evaluation of Metallic Structure for Part 23 Airplanes
This notice announces the extension of the comment period for the notice of availability of and request for comments on a proposed advisory circular, Advisory Circular (AC) 23-13A, Fatigue, Fail-Safe, and Damage Tolerance Evaluation of Metallic Structure for Part 23 Airplanes. The FAA is extending the comment period to allow companies and individuals adequate time to complete their comments to the proposed AC.
Special Conditions: Raytheon Model BH.125 Series 400A, DH.125 Series 400A, and HS.125 Series 400B Airplanes; High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
These special conditions are issued for Raytheon Model BH.125 series 400A, DH.125 series 400A, and HS.125 series 400B airplanes modified by Envoy Aerospace. These modified airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification incorporates digital air data computers and displays that perform critical functions. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). 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.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Herlong, CA
This proposal would revise Class E airspace at Herlong, CA. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to contain Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft during airborne holding at Amedee Army Air Field (AAF) due to weather below landing minimums, traffic congestion, or other operational reasons. Holding airspace is designated at specific altitudes and lateral boundaries within controlled airspace to provide a safe environment above obstacles. This holding pattern is an integral part of the new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at the Amedee AAF.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, Mariposa, CA
This final rule will establish Class E airspace at Mariposa, CA. New Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been developed at Mariposa- Yosemite Airport. Additional Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is necessary for the safety of instrument flight rules (IFR) aircraft executing these new SIAPs and transitioning between the terminal and en route environment. This action also corrects a small error in the airport latitude and longitude description.
Special Conditions: Dassault Model Fan Jet Falcon, Fan Jet Falcon Series C, D, E, and F Airplanes; Model Mystere-Falcon 200 Airplanes; and Model Mystere-Falcon 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 Airplanes; High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
These special conditions are issued for Dassault Model Fan Jet Falcon, Fan Jet Falcon Series C, D, E, and F airplanes; Model Mystere- Falcon 200 airplanes; and Model Mystere-Falcon 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes modified by Royal Air, Inc. These modified airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification is the installation of new air data display units (ADDU) and a new air data sensor, which perform critical functions. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). 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.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; General Motors Corporation
This document grants in full the petition of General Motors Corporation (GM) for an exemption of a high-theft line, the Chevrolet Cobalt, from the parts-marking requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; DaimlerChrysler
This document grants in full the petition of DaimlerChrysler Corporation, (DaimlerChrysler) for an exemption of a high-theft line, the Jeep Liberty, from the parts-marking requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard.
Truck-Camper Loading; Correction
On July 12, 1996, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a final rule that rescinded Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 126, Truck-camper loading, and combined its provisions with 49 CFR 575.103, Truck-camper loading. When combining these two regulations, NHTSA inadvertently changed a cross reference so that it refers to only one of five information requirements, instead of all five as it had previously. This document corrects that error.
Noise Compatibility Program Notice; Addison Airport; Addison, TX
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Addison Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150 by the City of Addison. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that associated noise exposure maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for the Addison Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements, effective September 22, 2004. The proposed noise compatibility program will be approved or disapproved on or before December 27, 2005.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
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. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments was published on April 11, 2005.
Modification of Legal Description of the Class D and Class E Airspace; Topeka, Forbes Field, KS
An examination of controlled airspace for Topeka, Forbes Field, KS has revealed discrepancies in the airport reference point used in the legal description for the Class E airspace designated as a surface area. This action corrects that discrepancy by incorporating the current airport reference point in the Class E surface area for Topeka, Forbes Field, KS. This action also removes references to effective dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen from the legal descriptions for Class D, Class E2 and Class E4 airspace. The effective dates and times are now continuously published in the Airport/Facility Directory.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Aspen, CO
This final rule will establish Class E airspace at Aspen, CO. A reduction in operating hours of Class D airspace service at Aspen- Pitkin County/Sardy Field makes this action necessary. This Class E airspace extending upward from the surface of the earth will provide a controlled environment for the safety of aircraft executing Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations outside the hours of Class D airspace service.
Soliciting Comments on and Interest in Participating in the Essential Air Service Code-Sharing Pilot Program
The Essential Air Service (EAS) program was created in 1978, as part of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, to ensure that small and isolated communities continued to receive air service by providing federal subsidy when necessary to maintain continuous service. 49 U.S.C. 41731. Vision 100Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act, Pub. L. 108-176, Title IV, Subtitle A, Section 406, requires the Secretary of Transportation to establish a pilot program, under which the Secretary may require air carriers receiving EAS subsidy and major carriers serving large hub airports to participate in code-share arrangements for up to 10 EAS communities. The statutory language reads as follows:
Transportation of Household Goods; Consumer Protection Regulations; Final Rule
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) adopts as final its interim regulations at 49 CFR part 375 published in the Federal Register on June 11, 2003 (68 FR 35064) and subsequent technical amendments published on March 5, 2004 (69 FR 10570), April 2, 2004 (69 FR 17313), and August 5, 2004 (69 FR 47386). The final rule specifies how motor carriers transporting household goods by commercial motor vehicle in interstate commerce must assist their individual customers who ship household goods. As no further amendments are necessary, the interim regulations at part 375 are adopted without change.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 707-300B, -300C, and -400 Series Airplanes
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 707-300B, -300C, and -400 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections to detect cracked or broken hinge fitting assemblies of the inboard leading edge slats, and corrective action if necessary. This AD also provides as an option a preventive modification, which defers the repetitive inspections. In addition, this AD provides an option of replacing all hinge fitting assemblies with new, improved parts, which terminates the repetitive inspection requirements. This AD is prompted by results of a review to identify and implement procedures to ensure the continued structural airworthiness of aging transport category airplanes. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the hinge fitting assembly of the inboard leading edge slats, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the slat system. This condition could result in loss of the inboard leading edge slat and could cause the flightcrew to lose control of the airplane.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Glazing Materials
NHTSA published a final rule in July 2003 that updated the Federal motor vehicle safety standard on glazing materials. The agency received several petitions for reconsideration of the rule, and has published documents that have delayed the rule's effective date. Today's document completes the response to the petitions by amending provisions on shade band requirements; by providing a compliance option to certain aftermarket glazing materials; by delaying the compliance date of the rule for motor vehicle manufacturers by two months so that they can deplete glazing inventories; and by correcting several provisions of the rule.