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Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-200C, -200F, -400, -400D, and -400F Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23654
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-200C, -200F, -400, -400D, and -400F series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracks in the overlapping (upper) skin, upper fastener row of the lap joints of the fuselage skin in sections 41, 42, and 46; and related investigative and corrective actions, if necessary. This proposed AD results from fatigue tests and an analysis that identified areas of the fuselage lap joints where fatigue cracks can occur. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks in the overlapping (upper) skin, upper fastener row of the lap joints of the fuselage skin in sections 41, 42, and 46, which could adversely affect the structural integrity of the airplane.
Environmental Impact Statement; Sullivan County, TN
Document Number: 05-23651
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-06
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement will be prepared for the proposed extension of SR-357 in Sullivan County, Tennessee.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 05-23617
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, and -800 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23601
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, and -800 series airplanes. This AD requires replacing the point ``D'' splice fitting between windows number 1 and 2 with a new splice fitting, performing an eddy current inspection for cracking of the holes in the structure common to the new splice fitting, including doing any related investigative actions; and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from full-scale fuselage fatigue testing on the splice fitting that failed prior to the design objective on Boeing Model 737-800 series airplanes, and a report of a cracked splice fitting on an operational airplane. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking of the existing fitting that may result in cracking through the skin and consequent decompression of the flight cabin.
Highway Safety Programs; Conforming Products List of Screening Devices To Measure Alcohol in Bodily Fluids
Document Number: E5-6848
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This Notice amends and updates the list of devices that conform to the Model Specifications for Screening Devices to Measure Alcohol in Bodily Fluids.
Petitions for Exemption; Dispositions of Petitions Issued
Document Number: E5-6798
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
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.
Membership in the National Parks Overflight Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: E5-6797
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to the notice published in the Federal Register announcing an opening on the National Parks Overflight Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee representing Indian Tribal interests. In that notice, there was no closing date included for nominations. This notice corrects that oversight. Effective Date: This correction is effective on December 5, 2005.
Drug Enforcement Assistance
Document Number: E5-6791
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing an NPRM to revise certain requirements concerning registration of aircraft, certification of pilots, and penalties for registration and certification violations. We are withdrawing the document because the relief that the NPRM would have provided has been achieved by other means or is addressed by an NPRM we plan to publish in the Federal Register in the near future.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E5-6790
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Pipeline Safety: Grant of Waiver; Enstar Natural Gas Company
Document Number: 05-23641
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Enstar Natural Gas Company (Enstar) petitioned PHMSA for a waiver of the pipeline safety regulation that prohibits tracer wire from being wrapped around the pipe.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Delays in Processing of Special Permit Applications
Document Number: 05-23638
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5117(c), PHMSA is publishing the following list of special permit applications that have been in process for 180 days or more. The reason(s) for delay and the expected completion date for action on each application is provided in association with each identified applications.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Modification to the Four Corner-Post Plan at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport
Document Number: 05-23636
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is issuing this Notice of Availability to advise the public that a Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (DSEA) will be available for public review beginning November 22, 2005. The DSEA details the proposed modification to the Four Corner-Post Plan at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport and addresses the potential environmental impacts associated with its implementation. The DSEA presents the Purpose and Need for the proposed project, a comprehensive analysis of the alternatives to the proposed project, and studies the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed modification to the Four Corner-Post Plan. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to modify an existing departure procedure that was implemented as part of the Four Corner-Post Plan at McCarran International Airport (LAS), Las Vegas, Nevada, in October 2001. The Four Corner-Post Plan was developed and implemented to address growing airspace and air traffic control inefficiencies caused by increases in air traffic in the Las Vegas TRACON airspace. This Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) has been developed to assess the potential environmental impacts that may be associated with the proposed modification of the STAAV Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Departure (SID) to accommodate eastbound departures from Runway 25. Public Comment Period and Public Workshops: The public comment period on the DSEA will start November 22, 2005 and will end on December 30, 2005. Public Workshops will be held on December 12, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. at Sierra Vista High School, 8100 W. Robindale Road, Las Vegas, NV and on December 13, 2005 from 6-9 p.m. at Centennial High School, 10200 Centennial Parkway, Las Vegas, NV. The public will be afforded the opportunity to present oral testimony and/or written testimony pertinent to the subject of the workshops. Forms for providing written comments will be available and a court reporter will be available to record oral comments at the Public Workshops. All written comments are to be submitted to Ms. Sara Hassert, Landrum & Brown, Inc., 8755 W. Higgins Rd., Ste. 850, Chicago, IL 60631, fax: 773-638-2901, e-mail: shassert@landrum-brown.com and the comments must be postmarked and email/fax must be sent by no later than midnight, December 30, 2005. The DSEA may be reviewed for comment during regular business hours until December 30, 2005 at the following locations: 1. Nevada State Library and Archives, 100 Stewart St., Las Vegas, NV 89710. 2. Las Vegas Branch Library, 509 S. 9th St., Las Vegas, NV 89101- 7010. 3. Las Vegas Library, 833 Las Vegas Blvd. N, Las Vegas, NV 89101- 2004. 4. Meadows Library, 300 W. Boston Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102. 5. Rainbow Library, 3150 N. Buffalo Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89128-2823. 6. Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89117- 5959. 7. Spring Valley Library, 4280 S. Jones Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89103- 3325. 8. Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle, Las Vegas, NV 89134-6119. 9. Sunrise Library, 5400 Harris Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89110-2543. 10. West Charleston Library, 6301 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146-1124. 11. West Las Vegas Library, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89106-2315. 12. Whitney Library, 5175 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89122- 6742. An electronic copy of the DSEA is also available on the Internet and can be accessed at http://www.awp.faa.gov/atenviro (click on Current Environmental Studies to select and view the document).
Notice of Intent To Request Renewal From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Air Carriers Listing of Leading Outsource Maintenance Providers
Document Number: 05-23635
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) renewal of a current information collection. The data from this report will be used to assist the principal maintenance or avionics inspector in preparing the annual FAA surveillance requirements of the leading contract maintenance providers to the air operators.
Amendment to Class E Airspace; Wenatchee, WA
Document Number: 05-23634
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule will revise the Class E airspace area at Wenatchee, WA. Additional Class E airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Instrument Landing System (ILS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Wenatchee/Pangborn Memorial Memorial Airport. This change is necessary for the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the new SIAP at Wenatchee/ Pangborn Memorial Airport, Wenatchee, WA.
Establishment of Class D Airspace; Eau Claire, WI
Document Number: 05-23633
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document confirms the effective date of the direct final rule which establishes Class D airspace at Eau Claire, WI.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH
Document Number: 05-23632
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting public comment on the Pease Development Authority's request to sell a portion (11.57 acres) of Airport property from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use. The property is located at 40 Oak Avenue, Portsmouth, New Hampshire and is currently used for revenue production. Upon disposition the property will be used for construction of a Federal building by the General Services Administration. The property was acquired under the Surplus Property Act under a Deed from the United States Air Force dated January 28, 2004. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999.
Aircraft, Trip-Free Single Phase 115 VAC, 400 Hz Arc Fault Circuit Breakers
Document Number: 05-23631
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of, and requests comment on proposed Technical Standard Order (TSO) C-178, Aircraft, Trip-Free Single Phase 115 VAC, 400 Hz Arc Fault Circuit Breakers. This proposed TSO tells persons seeking a TSO authorization or letter of design approval what minimum performance standards (MPS) their arc fault circuit breakers must meet to be identified with the appropriate TSO marking.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2, and SA-366G1 Helicopters
Document Number: 05-23602
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that currently applies to Eurocopter France (ECF) Model SA 365N, N1, and AS 365N2 helicopters. That AD currently requires inspecting the main gearbox (MGB) suspension diagonal cross-member (diagonal cross-member) for cracks and replacing it with an airworthy part if any crack is found. This action proposes to require more frequent inspections of the diagonal cross-member and adding the Model SA-366G1 helicopters to the applicability. This proposal is prompted by several reports of cracks in the diagonal cross-member. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent failure of the diagonal cross-member, pivoting of the MGB, severe vibrations, and a subsequent forced landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Short Brothers Model SD3 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23600
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Short Brothers Model SD3 airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing additional fuel tank bonding jumpers, performing an in-place resistance check of the float switches, inspecting certain internal components of the fuel tanks, and performing related corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also require revisions to the airworthiness limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, and to the airplane flight manual procedures for operation during icing conditions and fuel system failures. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent ignition sources inside the fuel tanks, which could lead to fire or explosion.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 05-23597
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes the collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Standards for Development and Use of Processor-Based Signal and Train Control Systems; Clarification and Correcting Amendments
Document Number: 05-23571
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is clarifying preamble language and correcting rule text language in FRA's Standards for Development and Use of Processor-Based Signal and Train Control Systems, a final rule published on March 7, 2005 (PTC Rule). First, some language in the section-by-section analysis portion of the preamble to the PTC Rule inadvertently differs from the actual regulatory language, and FRA is noting the unintended variation to avoid confusion. Second, FRA is clarifying language regarding the applicability of new 49 CFR part 236, subpart H (the Processor-Based Standards) to highway-rail grade crossing warning systems (HGCWS). FRA wants to ensure that the rule language conforms with FRA's initial intent that the regulation apply to only certain HGCWS. Therefore, FRA is adding a provision to clarify which HGCWS products may be excluded from the requirements of the PTC Rule. FRA is also adding a provision to clarify that certain HGCWS products excluded from the requirements of the Processor-Based Standards may, at the option of the railroad, be made subject to the Processor-Based Standards. Third, FRA is adding a provision to clarify which HGCWS products shall be included in the software management control plans pursuant to 49 CFR 236.18. Finally, FRA is correcting a minor error in which a provision of the Processor-Based Standards was incorrectly cited.
Airworthiness Directives; Aerospatiale Model ATR42-200, ATR42-300, and ATR42-320 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23556
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Aerospatiale Model ATR42-200, ATR42-300, and ATR42-320 airplanes. That AD currently requires inspections to determine the proper installation of rivets in certain key holes and to detect cracks in the area of the key holes where rivets are missing; and correction of discrepancies. The existing AD also requires various inspections of the subject area for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary; and replacement of certain cargo door hinges with new hinges. For certain airplanes, the existing AD also requires replacement of friction plates, stop fittings, and bolts with new parts. This new AD requires additional corrective actions for certain airplanes. This AD results from discovery of cracks around key holes on certain fuselage frames where rivets were missing. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracks of the cargo door skin, certain frames, and entry door stop fittings and friction plates, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23555
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all EMBRAER Model EMB-120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT airplanes. This AD requires modifying electrical harnesses located at the left- and right-hand wing roots; and re-routing and modifying the harness of the right-hand outboard flap actuator. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafed electrical harnesses, which could result in a potential source of ignition for fuel vapors near a fuel tank and consequent fire or fuel tank explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135 Airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23512
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 and Model EMB-145 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections of the spring cartridges of the elevator gust lock system to determine if the lock washer projection correctly fits the slots in the cartridge flange, and corrective action if necessary. The existing AD also provides for optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections for certain airplanes. This AD retains the requirements of the existing AD and adds a requirement for final terminating action for all affected airplanes. This AD results from reports of an improperly fitting lock washer causing the clevis of the spring cartridge in the electromechanical elevator gust lock system to become unscrewed. We are issuing this AD to prevent the unscrewing of the spring cartridge clevis from jamming the elevator, which could lead to reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23511
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, that requires an inspection of the thrust reverser cascades for correct installation; removing and reinstalling the cascade in the correct location, if necessary; and reworking the thrust reverser cascades to add locating spigots (metal protrusions) to each cascade; as applicable. This action is necessary to prevent asymmetric reverse thrust and consequent loss of control of the airplane during reverse thrust operation. This action is intended to address the identified unsafe condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Learjet Model 45 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23510
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet Model 45 airplanes. This AD requires modifying the electrical wire bundle for the alternator on the left-hand engine, inspecting for clearance between wire harnesses and engine tubing for each engine, and corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, this AD also requires replacing the fuses for the hydraulic shutoff valves with fuses having higher amperage. This AD results from a report of a fire in the left-hand engine nacelle. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing between the wire bundle for the alternator on each engine and the hydraulic lines, which could result in a fire in the engine nacelle.
Alabama Southern Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-The Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 05-23551
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0589)
Document Number: 05-23547
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-02
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice requests public participation in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval process regarding the renewal of an existing PHMSA collection of information for response plans for onshore oil pipelines. PHMSA is requesting OMB approval for renewal of this information collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. With this notice, PHMSA invites the public to submit comments over the next 60 days on ways to minimize the burden associated with collection of information related to response plans for onshore oil pipelines.
Watco Companies, Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Alabama Southern Railroad, Inc.
Document Number: 05-23538
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E5-6719
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval form the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Environmental Impact Statement; I-395/Route 9 Transportation Study; Penobscot County, ME
Document Number: 05-23529
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-01
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed highway project in the towns of Brewer, Holden, Eddington, and Clifton, Maine.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review, Request for Comments; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection Activity, Operating Requirements: Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental Operations, Part 121
Document Number: 05-23527
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) renewal of a current information collection. The Federal Register Notices with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on July 27, 2005, vol. 143, pages 43502-43503. 14 CFR Part 121 prescribes the requirements governing air carrier operations. The information collected is used to determine air operators' compliance with the minimum safety standards set out in the regulation and the applicant's eligibility for air operations certification.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Shawnee Regional Airport, Shawnee, OK
Document Number: 05-23526
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at Shawnee Regional Airport under the provisions of Title 49 of US Code, Section 47153.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport, Owensboro, KY
Document Number: 05-23525
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. 47153(c), the Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on the Owensboro- Daviess County Regional Airport Board's request to change a portion (2.362 acres) of airport property from aeronautical use to non- aeronautical use. The property is to be sold to The City of Owensboro, Kentucky for the completion of a connector walkway to David C. Adkisson Greenbelt Park. The 2.362 acres is located on the northeast boundary of Owensboro- Daviess County Regional Airport; adjacent to and immediately west of the Wendell Ford Expressway, adjacent to and immediately south of Bittel Road, Daviess County, Kentucky.
Special Conditions; New Piper Aircraft, Inc.; PA-34; Protection of Systems for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-23524
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued to the New Piper Aircraft, Inc., Vero Beach, Florida, for a type design change for the PA-34 model airplanes. These airplanes 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 electronic flight instrument system (EFIS) displays Model 700-00006-XXX(), manufactured by Avidyne Corporation, Inc. 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.
Special Conditions; Cessna Aircraft Company; Protection of Systems for High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-23523
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued to Cessna Aircraft Co., for the Type Certificate of Model 510 Mustang airplane. This airplane will have novel and unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisaged in the applicable airworthiness standards. The novel and unusual design features include the installation of an Electronic Flight Instrumentation System (EFIS), Digital Air Data Computer (ADC), and a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC). The applicable regulations do not adequately consider failure of electrical and electronic systems performing critical functions from the effects of external 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 this airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23515
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. The original NPRM would have required an inspection for chafing of certain wire bundles located above the center fuel tank, corrective actions if necessary, and replacement of wire bundle clamps with new clamps. The original NPRM resulted from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This action revises the original NPRM by adding an inspection for damage to the fuel vapor barrier area located below the wire bundles and corrective action, if necessary. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent chafed wire bundles near the center fuel tank, which could cause electrical arcing through the tank wall and ignition of fuel vapor in the fuel tank, and result in a fuel tank explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318-100 Series Airplanes, Model A319-100 Series Airplanes, Model A320-111 Airplanes, Model A320-200 Series Airplanes, and Model A321-100 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23514
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect wear of the inboard flap trunnions, and to detect wear or de-bonding of the protective half-shells; corrective actions, if necessary; and terminating action. This proposed AD would remove the repetitive inspections to detect wear of the inboard flap trunnions and to detect wear or de-bonding of the protective half-shells; and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would add repetitive detailed inspections of the inboard flap trunnions for any wear marks and of the sliding panels for any cracking at the long edges, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also add airplanes to the applicability. This proposed AD results from reports of wear damage to the inboard flap trunnions after incorporation of the terminating modification. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct wear of the inboard flap trunnions, which could lead to loss of flap surface control and consequently result in the flap detaching from the airplane. A detached flap could result in damage to the tail of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319-131, -132, and -133; A320-232 and -233; and A321-131 and -231 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23513
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319-131, -132, and -133; A320-232 and -233; and A321-131 and -231 airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting for cracks or failure of the primary load path components of the engine forward mount, and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD also would require removing, re-installing, and re-torquing the attachment bolts for the secondary load path. This proposed AD results from a report that, during modification of certain engine forward mount assemblies of the left and right engines done at an engine shop visit, an incorrect torque was applied to the attachment bolts. We are proposing this AD to prevent structural failure of the secondary load path of the forward engine mount, which, if combined with failure of the primary load path, could result in separation of the engine from the airplane.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 05-23490
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces FMCSA's receipt of applications from 22 individuals for an exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the vision standard prescribed in 49 CFR Sec. 391.41(b)(10).
Special Conditions; Garmin AT, Inc. EFIS on the Mooney M20M and M20R; Protection of Systems From High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-23481
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued to Garmin AT, Inc., 2345 Turner Rd. SE, Salem, OR 97302, for a Supplemental Type Certificate for the Mooney M20M and M20R. These airplanes 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) display, Model G-1000, manufactured by Garmin International, 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.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 05-23480
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 05-23479
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 05-23477
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the new Information Collection abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency processing. The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is requesting approval of this collection for the period December 9, 2005 to September 30, 2006. With this one-time survey, MARAD has made a concerted effort to keep the burden on the public to an absolute minimum.
Design Standards for Highways; Interstate System
Document Number: 05-23476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is requesting comments on a proposed amendment to the design standards that apply to highway construction and reconstruction projects on the Interstate System. A 2005 revision of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' (AASHTO) publication entitled A Policy on Design Standards Interstate System, January 2005, has replaced the previous version of this policy published in 1991. If adopted by the FHWA, the new AASHTO publication would constitute the FHWA's policy on geometric design standards for all construction and reconstruction projects on the Interstate System.
Airworthiness Directives; McCauley Propeller Systems Five-Blade Propeller Assemblies
Document Number: 05-23431
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McCauley Propeller Systems propeller assemblies installed on BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Jetstream model 4100 series airplanes. This AD requires removing certain propeller hubs from service at new reduced life limits and eddy current inspections (ECIs) of the propeller hub. This AD results from three reports of cracked propeller hubs. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracked propeller hubs, which could cause failure of the propeller hub, blade separation, and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McCauley Propeller Systems Propeller Assemblies Models 2D34C53/74E-X; D2A34C58/90AT-X; 3AF32C87/82NC-X; D3AF32C87/82NC-X; D3A32C88/82NC-X; D3A32C90/82NC-X; and 3AF34C92/90LF-X.
Document Number: 05-23430
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for McCauley Propeller Systems propeller assemblies, models 2D34C53/74E-X; D2A34C58/90AT-X; 3AF32C87/82NC-X; D3AF32C87/82NC-X; D3A32C88/82NC-X; D3A32C90/82NC-X; and 3AF34C92/90LF-X. This AD requires, within 10 flight hours or 10 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, removing certain serial number propeller hubs from service. This AD results from a report by the manufacturer that they manufactured and released 40 propeller hubs with improperly machined socket retention threads. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracked propeller hubs, which could cause failure of the propeller hub, blade separation, and loss of control of the airplane.
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Imperial County, CA
Document Number: 05-23424
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation