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

Damage Prevention Program
Document Number: 05-55512
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration
Central Illinois Railroad Company-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Peoria County, IL
Document Number: 05-19621
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Minimum Slot Usage Requirement
Document Number: 05-19600
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA recently issued a letter responding to a request from the Regional Airlines Association (RAA) for a blanket waiver of the minimum slot usage requirement for all slots at the three High Density Traffic Airports. The text of that letter is set forth in this notice.
Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-19599
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a meeting of the Federal Aviation Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee (ATPAC) will be held to review present air traffic control procedures and practices for standardization, clarification, and upgrading of terminology and procedures.
Environmental Impact Statement: Lafayette Regional Airport, Lafayette, LA
Document Number: 05-19597
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the FAA's Record of Decision (ROD), resulting from an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for its I-49 Connector Highway Project (State Project No. 700-24-0073 and Federal Aid Project No. DE-0009 (802) through Lafeyette, Louisiana.
Noise Exposure Map Notice, Laredo International Airport, Laredo, TX
Document Number: 05-19596
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the City of Laredo for Laredo International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et. seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 05-19595
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice publishes FMCSA's receipt of applications from 49 individuals for an exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted, the exemptions would 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).
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 05-19569
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Model 500, 550, S550, 560, 560XL, and 750 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19568
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Model 500, 550, S550, 560, 560XL, and 750 airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing identification sleeves on the wires for the positive and negative terminal studs of the engine and/or auxiliary power unit (APU) fire extinguishing bottles, as applicable, and re-connecting the wires to the correct terminal studs. This proposed AD results from a report of mis-wired fire extinguishing bottles. We are proposing this AD to ensure that the fire extinguishing bottles are activated in the event of an engine or APU fire, and that flammable fluids are not supplied during a fire, which could result in an unextinguished fire in the nacelle or APU.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19567
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 airplanes. This proposed AD would require doing a general visual inspection of the passenger seat track attachments to determine if the attachment rod is installed and to check the torque value of the attachment bolts, and doing any corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from the finding of missing rods, which attach the passenger seat tracks to the airplane structure to absorb loads. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct missing attachment rods, which could result in reducing the ability of the seat to withstand a hard landing or rejected takeoff and possible injury to passengers.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Falcon 2000 Airplanes Equipped With CFE Company CFE738-1-1B Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 05-19566
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Model Falcon 2000 airplanes equipped with CFE Company CFE738-1-1B turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require determining the serial number of the engines installed on the airplane, inspecting any affected engine to verify that a spherical bearing is installed on the attachment fitting of the engine mount, and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report of a missing spherical bearing on the attachment fitting of the front engine mount on an in-service airplane, and subsequent damage and abnormal fatigue of the attachment fitting. We are proposing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the engine mount, which could result in possible separation of an engine from the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19565
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes. The existing AD currently requires replacement of the upper and lower reading lights in the forward crew rest area with a redesigned light fixture. This proposed AD would add airplanes to the applicability of the existing AD. This proposed AD results from a report of the old reading lights being inadvertently sent to an additional ten airplanes. We are proposing this AD to prevent a possible flammable condition, which could result in smoke and fire in the forward crew rest area.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19564
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
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 September 15, 2005 (70 FR 54474). The error resulted in an inadvertent reference to a nonexistent paragraph. This AD applies to certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747- 200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed and ultrasonic inspections of the thrust links of the rear engine mounts for any crack or fracture and corrective actions if necessary.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19558
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a typographical error in an NPRM that was published in the Federal Register on September 14, 2005 (70 FR 54316). The error resulted in an incorrect Docket No. The NPRM applies to certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. The NPRM would require an inspection of the laminated shims for cracks, damage, or extrusion between the forward attachment fittings of the horizontal stabilizer and the top rib of the vertical stabilizer; a torque check of the attachment bolts in the attachment fittings of the front, middle, and rear spars; and corrective actions if necessary.
Airworthiness Directives; Sabreliner Model NA-265, NA-265-20, NA-265-30, NA-265-40, NA-265-50, NA-265-60, NA-265-65, NA-265-70, and NA-265-80 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19557
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a typographical error in an NPRM that was published in the Federal Register on September 14, 2005 (70 FR 54318). The error resulted in an incorrect Docket No. The NPRM applies to certain Sabreliner Model NA-265, NA-265-20, NA-265-30, NA-265-40, NA-265-50, NA-265-60, NA-265-65, NA-265-70, and NA-265-80 series airplanes. The NPRM would require repetitive inspections for discrepancies in the front and rear spars of the wing in the area of the wing center section, and in the lugs on the rear spar and wing trailing edge panel rib, and corrective actions if necessary. The NPRM also would require inspections for fuel leaks of the front and rear spars of the wing, and for discrepancies in the front and rear spars of the wing in the area of the wing center section, and in the lugs on the rear spar and wing trailing edge panel rib; and related investigative and corrective actions, if necessary.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19556
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
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 September 14, 2005 (70 FR 54251). The error resulted in in an incorrect Docket No. This AD applies to certain Airbus Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual to incorporate new procedures for the flightcrew to follow to correct miscalculation of the takeoff and accelerating or stopping distance of the airplane during a ferry flight under certain conditions.
Airworthiness Directives; Aerospatiale Model ATR42-500 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19555
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
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 September 14, 2005 (70 FR 54249). The error resulted in an incorrect Docket No. This AD applies to certain Aerospatiale Model ATR42-500 airplanes. This AD requires inspecting for correct installation of the fastener that attaches the ground braids on the elevator, modifying the forward bonded assembly of the elevator control rod, and corrective action if necessary.
Airworthiness Directives; BAe Systems (Operations) Limited Model ATP Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19554
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
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 September 13, 2005 (70 FR 53915). The error resulted in an incorrect Docket No. This AD applies to all BAe Systems (Operations) Limited Model ATP airplanes. This AD requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate life limits for certain items and new inspections to detect fatigue cracking in certain structures and of certain significant structural items, and to revise life limits for certain equipment and various components.
List of Nonconforming Vehicles; Decided To Be Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 05-19528
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document revises the list of vehicles not originally manufactured to conform to the Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) that NHTSA has decided to be eligible for importation. This list is contained in an appendix to the agency's regulations that prescribe procedures for import eligibility decisions. The list has been revised to add all vehicles that NHTSA has decided to be eligible for importation since October 1, 2004, and to remove all previously listed vehicles that are now more than 25 years old and need no longer comply with all applicable FMVSS to be lawfully imported. NHTSA is required by statute to publish this list annually in the Federal Register.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Actions on Exemption Applications
Document Number: 05-19527
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
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 of the actions on exemption applications in January 2005 to August 2005. The mode of transportation involved are identified 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. Application numbers prefixed by the letters EE represent applications for Emergency Exemptions. It should be noted that some of the sections cited were those in effect at the time certain exemptions were issued.
Notice of Intent To Survey Medical Examiners Who Certify the Physical Qualifications of Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers
Document Number: 05-19460
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
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 approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an information collection associated with the agency's medical examiner Role Delineation Study. This information collection would gather data on the role of medical examiners and provide medical examiners (medical doctors (MDs), doctors of osteopathy (DOs), doctors of chiropractic (DCs), physician assistants (PAs) and advance practice nurses (APNs)) who perform FMCSA physical examinations of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers a means of participating in an assessment of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to effectively determine if a CMV driver's health meets Federal physical qualifications standards. The data obtained from the Role Delineation Study and other sources would be used to support the development of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-200F, 747-200C, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747-400F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19239
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747-200F, 747-200C, 747-400, 747-400D, and 747- 400F series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of certain fuselage internal structure, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by fatigue tests and analysis that identified areas of the fuselage where fatigue cracks can occur. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of the structural integrity of the fuselage, which could result in rapid depressurization of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ, -135ER, -135KE, -135KL, and -135LR Airplanes; and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19238
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER airplanes listed above. This proposed AD would require modifying the drain system of the auxiliary power unit (APU) by installing a scavenge pump and, for certain airplanes, replacing the APU exhaust assembly. This proposed AD results from a report of fuel leaking from the APU feeding line and accumulating inside the APU compartment because the drain system is inadequate when the APU is running. We are proposing this AD to prevent fuel accumulation and subsequent flammable fuel vapors in the APU cowling, which, combined with an ignition source, could result in a fire or explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 and A300 B4 Series Airplanes; Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R and F4-600R Series Airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F Airplanes (Collectively Called A300-600 Series Airplanes); and Model A310-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19229
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all the Airbus models identified above. This AD requires modifying the electrical power supply logic for the integral lighting of the standby horizon indicator in the cockpit, accomplishing repetitive operational tests of the integral lighting logic system, and performing corrective action if necessary. This AD is prompted by a report of temporary loss of six cathode ray tube (CRT) flight displays and the integral lighting of the standby horizon indicator backlight in the cockpit during takeoff, due to failure of the normal electrical power circuit. That power circuit supplies power to both the CRTs and the standby horizon indicator backlight. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of the integral lighting due to failure of the normal electrical power circuit, which could result in inability of the pilot to read the backup attitude information during takeoff, and possible deviation from the intended flight path.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes; and Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19228
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus transport category airplanes, identified above. This AD requires an inspection to determine if a certain lower pin (p-pin) of the retraction actuator of the main landing gear (MLG) is installed. If the affected p-pin is installed, this AD requires a one-time inspection of the p-pin for correct grease hole position and cracking; repetitive daily inspections for pin migration; and eventual replacement of all p- pins with new p-pins. For any p-pin that is cracked or shows pin migration, this AD requires immediate replacement with a new p-pin. Replacing the p-pin with one that is correctly manufactured (i.e., that has the correct grease hole position) is terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD results from a report that a cracked p- pin was found when the MLG was removed for overhaul. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the p-pin, which could result in degradation of the MLG structural integrity and possible hazardous landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200 and 767-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19227
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-200 and 767-300 series airplanes. This AD requires performing a general visual inspection to determine the part number of the I-beams of the center overhead stowage bin modules to identify I-beams having 9.0g (gravitational acceleration) tie rods attached and to determine the configuration of the center overhead stowage bin modules. For certain center overhead stowage bin modules, this AD requires installing support straps. This AD results from tests conducted by the airplane manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the attachment of the 9.0g tie rods to the center overhead stowage bin modules. This failure could result in collapse of those stowage bin modules, and consequent injury to passengers and crew and interference with their ability to evacuate the airplane in an emergency.
Notice of Request for Extension of Previously Approved Collection
Document Number: 05-19343
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-28
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 July 20, 2005 [FR Vol. 70, No. 138, pages 41808 and 41809]. No. comments were received.
Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending September 2, 2005
Document Number: 05-19341
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
Commercial Driver's License Standards; School Bus Endorsement
Document Number: 05-19292
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA amends the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to specify that a driver who passed knowledge and skills tests approved by the Agency for a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) school bus endorsement prior to September 30, 2002, meets the requirements of 49 CFR 383.123. FMCSA also amends the FMCSRs to provide that States have until September 30, 2006, to administer knowledge and skills tests that comply, to all school bus drivers. Finally, to conform with extension of the compliance date, the expiration date for allowing States to waive the driving skills test under 49 CFR 383.123(b) is extended to September 30, 2006. As a result of this interim rule, the 2-year exemptions for drivers in 11 States from the knowledge and skills testing requirement proposed in the FMCSA notice published July 14, 2005, are no longer necessary.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee-Open Meeting
Document Number: 05-19291
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 26, 2005, starting at 8 a.m. at the Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters Building, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC, in the Bessie Coleman Conference Center, located on the 2nd floor. This will be the forty-second meeting of the COMSTAC. The proposed agenda for the meeting will feature a briefing on the role of Government launch sites for future space operations, an activities report from FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation, and reports from the Committee's working groups. An agenda will be posted on the FAA Web site at http://ast.faa.gov/COMSTAC. Meetings of the COMSTAC Working Groups (Technology and Innovation, Reusable Launch Vehicle, Risk Management, and Launch Operations and Support) will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2005. For specific information concerning the times and locations of the working group meetings, contact the contact person listed below. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should inform the contact person listed below in advance of the meeting.
Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation Instrument Flight Rules Terminal Transition Routes (RITTR); Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 05-19290
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-28
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. This proposed rulemaking action was originally published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2005 (70 FR 38053). On that date, the proposal was listed in the table of contents under Proposed Rules, ``Class E airspace,'' rather than ``Area navigation routes.'' Following the close of the comment period, the FAA was contacted by an aviation organization stating that they had not seen the NPRM for this action and desired to submit comments. It was determined that no comments had been received during the comment period. Therefore, the FAA has decided to reopen the comment period for 30 days to provide an additional opportunity for any similarly affected parties to submit comments.
Special Conditions; Premier Avionics Design Ltd., EFIS on the Cessna 441; Protection of Systems for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-19289
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued to Premier Avionics Design Ltd., 12002 Warfield, Suite 250, San Antonio, TX 78216, for a Supplemental Type Certificate for the Cessna 441 Conquest. This airplane will have novel and unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisaged in the applicable airworthiness standards. These novel and unusual design features include the installation of an electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) in the form of two digital altimeters. The digital altimeters will be Thommen Model AD32E, one on the pilot side and one on the copilot side, for which the applicable regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate airworthiness 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 the airworthiness standards applicable to these airplanes.
Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 05-19288
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-28
Agency: Department of Transportation, Maritine Administration, Maritime Administration
The purpose of this Notice is to make available for public review and comment the Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the Port of Anchorage, Cherry Hill Gravel Extraction Project (Project). The DEA analyzes the potential impacts on the natural and manmade environment associated with gravel extraction from Elmendorf Air Force Base to be used as fill for the Port of Anchorage Intermodal Expansion.
Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 05-19269
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Mid-Michigan Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: 05-19139
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2 Series Airplanes; A300 B4-103 and B4-203 Airplanes; and A310-203 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19237
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 B2 series airplanes, A300 B4-103 and B4- 203 airplanes, and Model A310-203 airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection for missing or incorrect rivets in the entire structural area affected by conversion from passenger to freight configuration, and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of rivets missing from the passenger-to-freight converted area. We are proposing this AD to prevent structural failure of the main deck and main deck cargo door areas.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 Series Airplanes, and Model A340-541 and A340-642 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19235
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes, and A340-541 and A340-642 airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting to determine if certain emergency escape slides/slide rafts (referred to as slide/rafts) are installed in certain crew/passenger doors; and, if so, performing a one-time inspection to determine if the electrical harnesses of the slide/rafts are properly routed, and rerouting the harnesses if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report that a slide/raft failed to deploy properly during a deployment test. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct improper routing of the electrical harnesses of certain slide/rafts, which could prevent proper deployment of the slide/rafts and delay evacuation of passengers and flightcrew during an emergency.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19234
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767 airplanes. This proposed AD would require drilling a drain hole in the flanged tubes for the E1A and E1B elevator control cable aft pressure seals; doing repetitive inspections for dirt, loose particles, or blockage of the flanged tube and drain hole for the E1A and E1B elevator control cable aft pressure seals and corrective action if necessary; replacing the aft air-intake duct assembly with a new or modified aft air-intake duct assembly and installing a dripshield; and modifying the side brace fittings and installing gutters on the horizontal stabilizer center section. This proposed AD results from reports of stiff operation of the elevator pitch control system and jammed elevator controls. We are proposing this AD to prevent moisture from collecting and freezing on the elevator control system components, which could limit the ability of the flightcrew to make elevator control inputs and result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19233
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Boeing Model 767-200, -300, and -300F series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections of the lubrication passage and link assembly joint in the inboard and outboard flaps of the trailing edge for discrepancies, and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD would require new inspections for cracking or severe wear of the bearings of the link assembly, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also require inspecting any link assembly not previously inspected for damage and replacing it with a new assembly if necessary. This proposed AD also ends the existing repetitive inspections for certain airplanes, and extends the repetitive interval for the existing repetitive inspections and the compliance time for the corrective action on certain other airplanes. This proposed AD also provides an optional terminating action that would end the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD results from additional reports indicating fractured bearings of the link assembly joint in the inboard and outboard flaps of the trailing edge. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the bearings in the link assembly joint, which could result in separation of the inboard or outboard flap and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318-100 and A319-100 Series Airplanes; A320-111 Airplanes; A320-200 Series Airplanes; and A321-100 and A321-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19232
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318-100 and A319-100 series airplanes; A320- 111 airplanes; A320-200 series airplanes; and A321-100 and A321-200 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the horizontal hinge pin of the 103VU electrical panel in the avionics compartment to determine if the hinge pin can move out of the hinge, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report indicating that electrical wire damage was found in the 103VU electrical panel due to contact between the hinge pin and the adjacent electrical wire harness. We are proposing this AD to prevent contact between the horizontal hinge pin and the adjacent electrical wire harness, which could result in damage to electrical wires, and consequent arcing and/or failure of associated systems.
Environmental Impact Statement; Portland, OR and Vancouver/Clark County, WA
Document Number: 05-19230
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-27
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
The Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration are issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for proposed highway and transit improvements in the Interstate 5 Columbia River Crossing (CRC) corridor between the Portland, Oregon and Vancouver/ Clark County, Washington area.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Document Number: 05-19214
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies a petition for rulemaking submitted by Mr. Albert Donnay requesting NHTSA to require manufacturers to offer carbon monoxide detectors in all new gasoline powered vehicles and to make available retrofit devices for older vehicles. These detectors would automatically shut off the engine when carbon monoxide levels inside the vehicle exceed a concentration of 200 parts per million, when the vehicle is stationary. The data show that a mandate for in- vehicle carbon monoxide detectors would fail to address more than 70% of vehicle-related carbon monoxide deaths, because the victims are outside the vehicle. NHTSA will use its resources to consider safety areas where more effective solutions are available.
Improved Seats in Air Carrier Transport Category Airplanes
Document Number: 05-19208
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends the FAA's regulations on the crashworthiness of passenger and flight attendant seats on transport category airplanes used in part 121 passenger-carrying operations. This final rule requires those transport category airplanes type- certificated after January 1, 1958 which have not yet been manufactured that are used in part 121 passenger-carrying operations to have passenger and flight attendant seats that meet the current improved crashworthiness standards. This action is necessary because research, accident data, and analysis show that these improvements provide increased occupant protection in airplanes involved in impact- survivable accidents.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues
Document Number: 05-19207
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-27
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.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A318 Airplanes Equipped With Pratt and Whitney PW6000 Engines; Sudden Engine Stoppage
Document Number: 05-19206
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A318- 121 and A318-122 airplanes equipped with Pratt and Whitney PW6000 engines. These airplanes will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes, associated with engine size and torque load, which affect sudden engine stoppage. 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.
Proposed Establishment of High Altitude Area Navigation Routes (RNAV); South Central United States
Document Number: 05-19205
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish 16 high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes in the South Central United States to support the High Altitude Redesign (HAR) program. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance safety and to improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace.
Modification of Restricted Area R-3004; Fort Gordon, GA
Document Number: 05-19204
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Restricted Area R-3004, Fort Gordon, GA, by vertically subdividing the airspace into two separate areas; R-3004A (surface to 7,000 feet Mean Sea Level (MSL)) and R-3004B (7,001 feet MSL to 16,000 feet MSL). This modification will not alter the existing lateral boundary or current upper limit of restricted airspace, or change the use of the area. The FAA is taking this action to allow for more efficient real-time utilization of the airspace during periods when only the lower segment of the restricted area is needed for military operations.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Dodge City Regional Airport, KS
Document Number: 05-19203
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which revises Class E airspace at Dodge City Regional Airport, KS.