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

Standard Time Zone Boundary in the State of Indiana
Document Number: 05-21606
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
DOT tentatively proposes to relocate the time zone boundary in Indiana to move St. Joseph, Starke, Knox, Pike, and Perry Counties from the eastern time zone to the central time zone at the request of the County Commissioners. We are tentatively not proposing to change the time zone boundary to move Marshall, Pulaski, Fulton, Benton, White, Carroll, Cass, Vermillion, Sullivan, Daviess, Dubois, Martin, and Lawrence Counties from the eastern time zone to the central time zone based on the petitions from the commissioners in these counties. If additional information is provided that indicates that the time zone boundary should be drawn differently, either to include counties currently excluded or to exclude counties that are currently included in this proposal, we will make the change at the final rule stage of this proceeding.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Akron, OH
Document Number: 05-21586
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace to Akron, OH. A Standard Instrument Approach Procedure has been developed for Wingfoot Lake Airship Operations Airport. 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 increases the areas of existing controlled airspace for Akron, OH.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace; Camp Ripley, MN; Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Camp Ripley, MN
Document Number: 05-21585
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to establish Class D airspace at Camp Ripley, MN, and establish Class E airspace at Camp Ripley, MN. This action would establish a radius of Class D airspace, and establish a radius of Class E airspace for Ray S. Miller Army Airfield.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Madison, IN
Document Number: 05-21584
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies 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 approaches. This action increases the area of existing controlled airspace for Madison, IN.
Modification of Legal Description of Class D Airspace; Rapid City, SD; Modification of Legal Description of Class D Airspace; Rapid City Ellsworth AFB, SD
Document Number: 05-21583
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
An examination of controlled airspace for Rapid City Regional Airport, SD, and Rapid City Ellsworth AFB, SD, revealed discrepancies in the legal descriptions for both airports as contained in FAA order 7400.9M. This action corrects those discrepancies by modifying the legal descriptions.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision that Nonconforming 1999-2005 Ducati ST4s Motorcycles are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 05-21581
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This doclument announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 1999-2005 Ducati ST4s motorcylces that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because (1) they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for importation into and sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards, and (2) they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs
Document Number: 05-21488
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation is proposing to amend certain provisions of its drug and alcohol testing procedures to change instructions to laboratories, medical review officers, and employers with respect to adulterated, substituted, diluted, and invalid specimen results. These proposed changes are intended to create consistency with specimen validity requirements established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and to modify some measures taken in two of our own interim final rules. This NPRM also proposes to make specimen validity testing mandatory within the regulated transportation industries.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A320-111 Airplanes, and Model A320-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21427
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Airbus Model A320-111 airplanes, and Model A320- 200 series airplanes, that requires a detailed inspection of the tail cone triangle to determine its position, and corrective actions if necessary. This action is necessary to prevent excessive vibrations of the elevators, which could result in reduced structural integrity and reduced controllability of the airplane. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Notice of Request for Information Collection Approval
Document Number: 05-21382
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-31
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 the Department of Transportation's (DOT) intention to utilize 10 forms when processing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) discrimination complaints filed by applicants for employment with the Department.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Model 206B Helicopters
Document Number: 05-21541
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron (Bell) Model 206B helicopters modified with Aeronautical Accessories, Inc. (AAI) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SH8435SW or SH8419SW with energy attenuating seat installation wire (wire). The AD would require replacing certain wire with airworthy wire. This proposal is prompted by disclosure that certain wires may not have the yield strength to allow seats to attenuate energy during an emergency landing. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent failure of a seat to attenuate energy during an emergency landing, which could result in occupant injury.
Aviation Proceedings, Agreements filed the week ending October 7, 2005
Document Number: 05-21537
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Cargo Carrying Capacity
Document Number: 05-21500
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document extends the comment period on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published on August 31, 2005 (70 FR 51707) that addresses motor home and travel trailer overloading by proposing to amend the Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) on tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars. We also proposed a related amendment to our safety standard for tire selection and rims for light vehicles. The comment due date was October 31, 2005. In a submission dated October 14, 2005, a coalition of trade associations representing vehicle manufacturers and dealers asked NHTSA for an extension of this due date. This document grants that request and extends the comment due date for the NPRM to November 30, 2005.
Pipeline Safety: Public Meetings on Operator Qualifications
Document Number: 05-21499
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting on operator qualification programs. PHMSA is preparing a Report to Congress on the status and results of programs to ensure the qualifications of individuals performing safety tasks on pipelines. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has almost completed developing a consensus standard qualifying individuals performing safety tasks on pipelines. The meeting provides an opportunity to discuss progress on operator qualification programs to help PHMSA prepare the Report to Congress and the potential the ASME standard offers for strengthening operator qualification programs.
Reflectorization of Rail Freight Rolling Stock
Document Number: 05-21466
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-28
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to petitions for reconsideration of FRA's January 3, 2005 rule mandating the reflectorization of freight rolling stock (freight cars and locomotives). This document amends and clarifies the final rule and also lifts the stay of the rule's effectiveness published on May 26, 2005 (70 FR 30378).
Airworthiness Directives; Aerospatiale Model ATR42 and ATR72 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21338
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Aerospatiale Model ATR42 and ATR72 airplanes. This AD requires a one- time inspection to determine the part number or markings of the fuel quality indicator (FQI) and replacement of any FQI having an incorrect part number. This AD results from a report that an FQI having an incorrect part number was installed on a Model ATR72 airplane. We are issuing this AD to ensure that a correct FQI is installed. An incorrect FQI could result in fuel starvation to the engine and consequent engine shutdown during flight.
International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods; Public Meeting
Document Number: 05-21467
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA will conduct a public meeting in preparation for the 28th session of the United Nation's Sub-Committee on Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE) to be held November 28- December 7, 2005 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Document Number: 05-21465
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies a petition for rulemaking submitted by Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Honda), to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, ``Child restraint systems.'' Honda requested that FMVSS No. 213 be amended to limit the weight of all child restraint systems used with the 3-year-old dummy. Honda stated that such an amendment would assure the proper operation of weight-based occupant detection systems used to meet the air bag suppression requirements of FMVSS No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection.''
Petitions for Exemption; Dispositions of Petitions Issued
Document Number: 05-21464
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
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 the disposition of certain petitions previously received. 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.
Second-in-Command Pilot Type Rating
Document Number: 05-21463
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are correcting errors in a final rule published in the Federal Register on August 4, 2005. That final rule revised pilot certification regulations by establishing a second-in-command (SIC) pilot type rating and associated qualifying procedures. We are also correcting cross references and other minor errors in the pre-existing regulations that were inadvertently carried over.
Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending September 30, 2005
Document Number: 05-21453
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Model Hawker 800XP Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21438
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon Model Hawker 800XP airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting to determine if the correct fuse is installed on the hydraulic over-temperature switch on panel ZK in the rear equipment bay, and replacing the existing fuse if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report of the installation of an incorrect fuse on the over-temperature switch on panel ZK in the rear equipment bay during airplane maintenance. We are proposing this AD to prevent a short circuit in the fuse and consequent heat damage to associated wiring and surrounding equipment, which could result in smoke or fire on the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146-100A and -200A Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21437
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146-100A and -200A series airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting the nose landing gear (NLG) assembly to determine the part number of the NLG main fitting subassembly. For subject NLG main fitting subassemblies, this proposed AD would also require determining the total number of accumulated landings on a subject NLG main fitting subassembly, and eventually replacing the NLG assembly. This proposed AD results from a report indicating that the airplane maintenance manual contains incorrect safe-life limit information for certain NLG assemblies. We are proposing this AD to ensure that affected NLG fitting subassemblies are removed from service before they reach their approved safe-life limit. Operating with an NLG fitting subassembly that is beyond its approved safe-life limit could result in failure of the NLG and consequent loss of directional control on the ground and major structural damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21436
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model Avro 146-RJ airplanes. This proposed AD would require reviewing the airplane's maintenance records to determine if certain tasks of the Bae146/Avro RJ Maintenance Planning Document have been accomplished. This proposed AD would also require doing repetitive detailed inspections of the external fuselage skin adjacent to the longeron at rib 0 from frame 29 to frame 31 and repairing any damage if necessary. This proposed AD results from issuance of mandatory continuing airworthiness information by a foreign civil airworthiness authority. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the fuselage skin, which could result in structural failure of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21435
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This proposed AD would require replacing the Gask-O- Seal in the coupling of the refuel/defuel shut-off valves. This proposed AD results from a report that Gask-O-Seals that did not incorporate an integral restrictor to limit fuel flow rate and fuel pressure during refueling were installed on certain airplanes. We are proposing this AD to prevent a buildup of excessive static charge, which could create an ignition source inside the fuel tank.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318-100 and A319-100 Series Airplanes; Model A320-111 Airplanes; and Model A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21434
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318-100 and A319-100 series airplanes; Model A320-111 airplanes; and Model A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections of the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA) attachments for proper clearances, and any crack, damage, or metallic particles; related corrective actions if necessary; and a report of the inspection results to the manufacturer. This proposed AD results from a report that during lab testing to verify the performance of the THSA's secondary load path with a simulated failure of the THSA's primary load path, the secondary load path's nut did not jam (as it was supposed to do.) We are proposing this AD to ensure the integrity of the THSA's primary load path, which if failed, could result in latent (undetected) loading and eventual failure of the THSA's secondary load path and consequent uncontrolled movement of the horizontal stabilizer and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21429
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
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. This proposed AD would require repetitive detailed inspections for cracking in the aft web of support rib 6 between certain bottom skin stringers on both wings; high frequency eddy current inspections for cracking of the attachment holes of the fuel pipes, and repair if necessary. This proposed AD would also provide for an optional modification, which would extend a certain inspection threshold. This proposed AD results from a report of significant cracking found in the aft web of support rib 6 on both wings. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracking in the aft web of support rib 6, which could result in overloading of adjacent ribs and the surrounding wing structure and consequent reduced structural integrity of the wing.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310-203, -204, and -222 Airplanes, and Model A310-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21428
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A310-203, -204, and -222 airplanes, and Model A310-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time rototest inspection for cracking of the frame foot and adjacent frames and skin in the area surrounding the frame foot run-outs from fuselage frames (FR) 43 through FR 46, and repair if necessary. The proposed AD also requires modification of certain fastener holes. This proposed AD results from a structural evaluation of Model A310 airplanes for widespread fatigue damage of the frame foot run-outs from FR 43 through FR 46. The evaluation revealed that, on in-service airplanes, undetected cracking in this area can lead to the rupture of the frame foot and subsequent cracking of the adjacent frames and fuselage skin. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the frame foot run-outs, which could lead to rupture of the frame foot and cracking in adjacent frames and skin, and result in reduced structural integrity of the fuselage.
Modification of the Los Angeles Class B Airspace Area; CA
Document Number: C5-15855
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Marquette Rail, LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: 05-21410
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Watco Companies, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Arkansas Southern Railroad, Inc.
Document Number: 05-21409
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Arkansas Southern Railroad, Inc.-Lease Exemption-The Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 05-21402
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comment; Clearance of a New Information Collection: Commercial Driver's License Policies and Practices Among the 51 Jurisdictions
Document Number: 05-21397
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice advises the public about FMCSA's intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection concerning the Commercial Driver's License (CDL) policies and practices among the 50 States and the District of Columbia (referred to as the 51 jurisdictions). This information is needed to identify where problems exist within the CDL Program and how to address those problems through new or revised safety initiatives. This notice is required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Public Notice For Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance, Delta County Airport, Escanaba, MI
Document Number: 05-21392
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the lease of the airport property. The proposal consists of 1 parcel of land, totaling approximately 37 acres. Current use and present condition is undeveloped land compatible with local commercial/industrial zoning classification. The land was acquired under part of the property from the City of Escanaba deeded to Delta County for airport use. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to lease of the property. Subject land may provide good commercial/industrial development opportunities for the community and are well outside airport perimeter fence limits. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the lease of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the lease of the airport property will be in accordance FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 34107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance Delta County Airport Escanaba, MI
Document Number: 05-21391
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the lease of the airport property. The proposal consists of 1 parcel of land, totaling approximately 3.6 acres. Current use and present condition is undeveloped land compatible with local commercial/industrial zoning classification. The land was acquired under part of the property from the City of Escanaba deeded to Delta County for airport use. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to lease of the property. Subject land may provide good commercial/industrial development opportunities for the community and are well outside airport perimeter fence limits. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the lease of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the lease of the airport property will be in accordance FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cortland, NY; Ithaca, NY; Elmira, NY; Endicott, NY; Sayre, PA
Document Number: 05-21321
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes the description of the Class E airspace designated for Cortland, NY, Cortland County-Chase Field Airport (N03); Ithaca, NY, Tompkins County Airport (ITH); Elmira, NY, Elmira/Corning Regional Airport (ELM); Endicott, NY, Tri-Cities Airport (CZG); and Sayre, PA, Robert Parker Hospital Heliport. The affected Class E-5 airspace for the airports included in these descriptions will be consolidated into the amended Binghamton, NY airspace description contained in Docket No. FAA-2005-22100, Airspace Docket No. 05-AEA-16, effective February 16, 2006.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Binghamton, NY
Document Number: 05-21320
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Binghamton, NY. The development of multiple area navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) for numerous airports within the Binghamton, NY geographical area with approved Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations and the resulting overlap of designated Class E-5 airspace have made this action necessary. This action consolidates the Class E-5 airspace designations for five airspace and one heliport and results in the rescission of the five Class E-5 descriptions through separate rulemaking action. The area will be depicted on aeronautical charts for pilot reference.
Establishment of Area Navigation Instrument Flight Rules Terminal Transition Routes (RITTR); Cincinnati, OH
Document Number: 05-21318
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes three Area Navigation Instrument Flight Rules Terminal Transition Routes (RITTR) in the Cincinnati, OH, terminal area. The FAA originally proposed to establish four routes as part of this action, but one route (T-212) was deleted because it did not meet RITTR design criteria and its short length would provide limited benefits. RITTR's are low altitude Air Traffic Service (ATS) 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 FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and facilitate the more flexible and efficient use of the navigable airspace in the Cincinnati terminal area.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A320-111, -211, -212, and -231 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21312
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A320-111, -211, -212, and -231 airplanes. This AD requires, for certain airplanes, modifying the cables and access holes to the inner tank fuel pumps; and, for certain other airplanes, inspecting the fuel pump access holes and modifying the access holes, if necessary. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing of the fuel pump cables, which could result in electrical arcing and possible ignition of fuel vapors and consequent explosion of the fuel tank.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21311
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200PF, and -300 series airplanes. This AD requires inspecting for damage of the ground brackets, ground wires, and terminal lugs of the auxiliary power unit (APU) battery and the APU start transformer rectifier unit (TRU) as applicable; and corrective and related investigative actions. This AD results from reports indicating that during inspections on two airplanes, the ground brackets for the APU battery were found damaged. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct a damaged electrical bonding surface of the APU battery and APU start TRU ground connections, which could cause overheating of the ground connections and lead to possible consequent ignition of the adjacent insulating blankets.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ, -135ER, -135KE, -135KL, -135LR, -145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21310
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER airplane models as identified above. This AD requires modifying the total air temperature (TAT) sensor heating system. This AD also allows replacing the fully automated digital electronic control (FADEC) assemblies with new or modified assemblies as an additional means of compliance. This AD results from a report indicating that the FADEC unit failed to compensate for ice accretion on the engine fan blades due to a false temperature signal from the TAT sensor to the FADEC. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the TAT sensor, which could result in insufficient thrust to take off or (if coupled with the loss of an engine during takeoff) to abort the takeoff in a safe manner, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
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: 05-21293
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 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 doing a one-time high-frequency eddy current inspection and repetitive detailed inspections for cracks in the frame web of main entry door number 1; and repairing the door frame web if necessary. This AD also provides for optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD is prompted by reports of cracking at the upper aft corner of the cutout for main entry door number 1 in the station 488 frame web. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the frame web. These cracks could cause the frame to break and lead to rapid decompression of the airplane.
Hazardous Materials Regulations: Aluminum Cylinders Manufactured of Aluminum Alloy 6351-T6 Used in SCUBA, SCBA, Carbon Dioxide, and Oxygen Service-Revised Requalification and Use Criteria
Document Number: 05-21273
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On September 10, 2003, the Research and Special Programs Administrationthe predecessor agency to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to propose an inspection and testing program for early detection of sustained load cracking in certain cylinders manufactured with aluminum alloy 6351-T6. Based on comments received in response to that NPRM, we are proposing to adopt a maximum service life for cylinders manufactured with aluminum alloy 6351-T6 and to prohibit the use of these cylinders after the expiration of their maximum service life.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-76A, B, and C Helicopters
Document Number: 05-21256
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-76A, B, and C helicopters. This action requires certain inspections of the main rotor lower bifilar arm assembly in the attachment area around the lower bifilar lugs for a crack. If a crack is found on any bifilar lug, this AD requires replacing the bifilar arm assembly with an airworthy bifilar arm assembly. If no crack is found, this AD requires a one-time test for the required torque on the lug nuts and, if necessary, applying the required torque and conducting the torque stabilization tests. This amendment is prompted by four reports of cracked bifilars. The actions specified in this AD are intended to prevent failure of a bifilar lug, damage to the main rotor control system, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-12 and PC-12/45 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21255
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. (Pilatus) Models PC-12 and PC-12/45 airplanes. This AD requires you to determine (maintenance records check and/or inspection) whether certain nose landing gear (NLG), main landing gear (MLG), and MLG shock absorber assemblies with a serial number beginning with ``AM'' are installed, and, if installed, would require you to replace them with ones without the ``AM.'' This AD is the result of mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Switzerland. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct the NLG, MLG, and MLG shock absorber assemblies that are affected by hydrogen embrittlement, which could result in failure of the landing gear. This failure could lead to nose or main landing gear collapse during operation with consequent loss of airplane control.
Pipeline Safety: Meetings of the Pipeline Safety Advisory Committees
Document Number: 05-21346
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces public meetings of PHMSA's Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (TPSSC) and Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (THLPSSC) to discuss regulatory issues.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Model 500, 501, 550, S550, 551, and 560 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-21309
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Model 500, 501, 550, S550, 551, and 560 airplanes. The original NPRM would have required revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to prohibit use of the wing fuel boost pumps for defueling under certain conditions; installing a placard; doing other specified investigative and corrective actions as necessary; and modifying the boost pumps. The original NPRM also would have required the subsequent removal of the AFM revision and placard. The original NPRM resulted from a report of a chafed electrical wiring harness, which was arcing inside the fuel tank. This action revises the original NPRM by identifying certain service information not identified in the original NPRM. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent potential fuel vapor ignition in a fuel tank, which could result in explosion and loss of the airplane.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 05-21304
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: 05-21239
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-25
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by Public Law 105-383 and Public Law 107-295, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.- build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below. The complete application is given in DOT docket 2005-22783 at http:// dms.dot.gov. Interested parties may comment on the effect this action may have on U.S. vessel builders or businesses in the U.S. that use U.S.-flag vessels. If MARAD determines, in accordance with Public Law 105-383 and MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388 (68 FR 23084; April 30, 2003), that the issuance of the waiver will have an unduly adverse effect on a U.S.-vessel builder or a business that uses U.S.-flag vessels in that business, a waiver will not be granted. Comments should refer to the docket number of this notice and the vessel name in order for MARAD to properly consider the comments. Comments should also state the commenter's interest in the waiver application, and address the waiver criteria given in Sec. 388.4 of MARAD's regulations at 46 CFR part 388.