Department of Transportation July 20, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 05-14258
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
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 25 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.
Revision of Class E Airspace; Emmonak, AK
Document Number: 05-14257
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a error in the airport coordinates contained in a Final Rule that was published in the Federal Register on Friday, June 24, 2005 (70 FR 36490). Airspace Docket No. 05-AAL-08.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Meade Municipal Airport, KS
Document Number: 05-14256
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
An examination of the controlled airspace for Meade Municipal Airport, KS has revealed a discrepancy in the size of the Class E airspace area. In addition, the Meade, KS Non Directional Beacon (NDB) was decommissioned on June 29, 2004 and subsequently the NDB Runway 17 Instrument Approach Procedure was cancelled effective June 8, 2005. This action modifies the Class E5 airspace area beginning at 700 feet above the surface by removing the reference to the Meade, KS NDB from the legal description, deleting the airspace area extension and increasing the radius from a 6.5-mile radius to a 7.5 mile radius of the airport. This actions brings the Class E5 airspace area into compliance with FAA directives.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Washington, MO
Document Number: 05-14255
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR part 71) by revising Class E airspace at Washington, MO. A review of the Class E airspace area extending upward from 700 feet above ground level (AGL) at Washington, MO revealed its legal description is not in proper format and it is not in compliance with established airspace criteria. This airspace area is enlarged and modified to conform to FAA Orders. The intended effect of this rule is to provide controlled airspace of appropriate dimensions to protect aircraft departing from and executing standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) to Washington Memorial Airport. This rule also amends the Airport Reference Point (ARP) in the legal description to reflect current data.
Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; AK
Document Number: 05-14254
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects several errors in the airspace descriptions of a final rule published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2005 (70 FR 36016), Airspace Docket No. 05-AAL-04.
Advisory Circular (AC) 21-16E, RTCA, Inc. Document RATCA/DO-160E, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
Document Number: 05-14253
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on Advisory Circular (AC) 21-16E, RTCA, Inc. Document (RTCA/ DO)-160E, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment. This AC tells those applicants seeking approval for type certificates, supplemental type certificates, and technical standard order (TSO) authorizations, that RTCA/DO-160E, dated December 9, 2004, is the latest version of RTCA/DO-160 containing acceptable environmental qualifications for showing compliance with airworthiness requirements.
Advisory Circular 25.856-1, Thermal/Acoustic Insulation Flame Propagation Test Method Details
Document Number: 05-14252
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This AC provides methods acceptable to the Administrator for showing compliance with the revised airworthiness standards concerning new fire protection requirements applicable to thermal/acoustic insulation materials. The guidance in this AC describes a test method to determine the flammability and flame propagation characteristics of thermal/acoustic insulation materials on transport category airplanes. How to Obtain Copies: A paper copy of AC 25.856-1 may be obtained by writing to the U.S.Department of Transportation, Subsequent Distribution Office, DOT Warehouse, SVC-121.23, Ardmore East Business Center, 3341Q 75th Ave., Landover, MD 20785, telephone (301) 322-5377, or faxing your request to the warehouse at (301) 386-5394. The AC also will be available on the Internet at http://www.airweb.faa.gov/rgl.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Chalkyitsik, AK
Document Number: 05-14251
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the airport coordinates contained in a Final Rule that was published in the Federal Register on Friday, June 24, 2005 (70 FR 36492). Airspace Docket No. 05-AAL-07.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: 05-14250
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: 05-14249
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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.
Stage 4 Aircraft Noise Standards; Correction
Document Number: 05-14248
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes corrections to the final rule published in the Federal Register on July 5, 2005 (70 FR 38742). This document adds two assigned amendment numbers. It also clarifies the Flight Manual Statement of Chapter for equivalency required by Sec. 36.105.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: 05-14245
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Our requirements for advanced air bags are being phased in during two stages, the first of which extends over a three-year period from September 1, 2003 to August 31, 2006. The phase-in provides special requirements for limited line manufacturers. These manufacturers are excluded from the first two years of the phase-in but must achieve 100 percent compliance for the third year, i.e., the production year beginning September 1, 2005. To address problems faced by Porsche, we are issuing this interim final rule revising the phase- in for limited line manufacturers so that 95 percent of a manufacturer's vehicles must comply with the advanced air bag requirements during this one-year period instead of 100 percent.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Previously Approved Collection
Document Number: 05-14234
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
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 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 May 10, 2005 [FR Vol. 70, No. 89, pages 24670 and 24671]. No comments were received.
Notice of Request for Extension of Previously Approved Collection
Document Number: 05-14233
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Department of Transportation's (DOT) intention to request extension of a previously approved information collection.
Request for OMB Clearance of an Information Collection; Customer Satisfaction Surveys Program
Document Number: 05-14232
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transportation Statistics Bureau
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on continuing need for and usefulness of BTS' Customer Satisfaction Surveys. This collection request has been published in the Federal Register March 31, 2004 on page 17031 with a 60 day comment period ending May 30, 2004. The 60 day notice produced no comments. This collection is now being submitted to OMB for approval.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Spartanburg, SC
Document Number: 05-14078
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Forsyth County, NC
Document Number: 05-14077
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Cornhusker Railways LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of DTE Rail Services, Inc.
Document Number: 05-14052
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation