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FTA Transit Program Changes, Authorized Funding Levels and Implementation of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users
Document Number: 05-23322
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces changes in the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) programs in accordance with SAFETEA-LU, which authorizes funds for all of the surface transportation programs of the Department of Transportation for Federal fiscal years 2005 through 2009. This notice provides preliminary implementation instructions and guidance for grants under the new and revised programs in FY 2006 and invites public comment. The notice also includes tables of unobligated (or carryover) amounts for earmarks from prior years under the discretionary programs, and tables that list discretionary program earmarks authorized under SAFETEA-LU.
Environmental Impact Statement: Washington and Bolivar Counties, MS
Document Number: E5-6645
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Highway Administration is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared for a proposed connector route from the proposed Interstate 69 to U.S. Highway 82 near the City of Greenville, MS in the above referenced counties.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: E5-6641
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
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 2005-23094 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 Pub. L. 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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: E5-6640
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
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 2005-23096 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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: E5-6639
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
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 2005-23097 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.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E5-6638
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
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 Information Collection abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on August 29, 2005, and comments were due by October 28, 2005. No comments were received.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E5-6637
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
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.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E5-6636
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety 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 Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on May 19, 2005 (70 FR 28843). This is a request for a new collection.
In the Matter of Certain Ink Markers and Packaging Thereof; Issuance of a General Exclusion Order and a Cease and Desist Order; Termination of Investigation
Document Number: C5-21591
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney JT8D-209, -217, -217A, -217C, and -219 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: C5-17319
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Environmental Impact Statement; Skowhegan Transportation Study; Skowhegan and Madison, Somerset County, MA
Document Number: 05-23415
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
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 Skowhegan and Madison, Maine.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: 05-23397
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
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 2005-23095 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Corporation Ltd. Model 750XL Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23260
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pacific Aerospace Corporation Ltd Model 750XL airplanes. This AD requires you to inspect the condition of the left and right outer panel attachment lugs for damage (scoring and gouging) and/or cracks (using a fluorescent penetrant inspection procedure for the crack inspection); to inspect the spacing of left and right outer panel attachment lugs; to replace the lugs if damage is found; and to make necessary corrections to the spacing. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for New Zealand. We are issuing this AD to prevent structural failure of the outer panel and spar due to a cracked, bent, or distorted condition of the left and right outer panel attachment lugs; and incorrect spacing of the left and right outer panel attachment lugs. This failure could lead to loss of control of the airplane.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments; Renewal of Two Information Collections
Document Number: E5-6579
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval to renew two information collections, which are summarized below under Supplementary Information. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Advisory Circular 25.981-2A, Fuel Tank Flammability
Document Number: E5-6531
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on a proposed advisory circular (AC) which sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, of demonstrating compliance with the provisions of the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes related to Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction. This proposed AC complements revisions to the airworthiness standards that are being proposed by a separate notice. This notice is necessary to give all interested persons an opportunity to present their views on the proposed AC.
Notice of Tentative Decision To Partially Rescind Decision That Nonconforming 1990-1999 Nissan GTS and GTR Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E5-6530
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides notice that NHTSA has tentatively decided to partially rescind its decision that 1990-1999 Nissan GTS and GTR passenger cars not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States. If NHTSA makes this rescission, Nissan R33 model GTS and GTR passenger cars manufactured between January 1996 and June 1998 would be eligible for importation following the decision; the others would not be eligible for importation following the decision.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2005 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E5-6529
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that 2005 Lamborghini Murcielago roadster passenger cars that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards 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.
Request for Comments
Document Number: E5-6527
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Federal Railroad 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 Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describe the nature of the information collections and their expected burdens. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on September 16, 2005 (70 FR 54798).
Bay Area To Central Valley High-Speed Train Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: E5-6526
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this notice to advise the public that FRA with the California High Speed Rail Authority (Authority) will jointly prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement (EIS) and programmatic (program) environmental impact report (EIR) for the San Francisco Bay Area to Central Valley portion of the California High- Speed Train (HST) System in compliance with state and Federal laws, in particular the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). FRA is also issuing this notice to solicit public and agency input into the development of the scope of the Bay Area to Central Valley HST Program EIR/EIS and to advise the public that outreach activities conducted by the Authority and its representatives will be considered in the preparation of the EIR/EIS. The FRA and the Authority recently completed a Program EIR/EIS as the first-phase of a tiered environmental review process for the Proposed California HST system, and as part of the selected HST Alternative defined a broad corridor between the Bay Area and Central Valley generally bounded by (and including) the Pacheco Pass (SR-152) to the South, the Altamont Pass (I-580) to the North, the BNSF Corridor to the East, and the Caltrain Corridor to the West. The Bay Area to Central Valley HST Program EIR/EIS will further examine this broad corridor as the next phase of the tiered environmental review process.
Buy America Requirements; Amendments to Definitions and Waiver Procedures
Document Number: 05-23323
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) requires the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to make certain changes to our Buy America requirements. Accordingly, this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) would clarify the Buy America requirements with respect to microprocessor waivers, remove two general waiver categories, allow for post-award waivers, require greater detail for public interest waivers, and specify that final decisions by FTA are subject to judicial review. In addition, this NPRM would clarify the definitions of end product, negotiated agreement, and contractor, and provide a list representative of those items. The NPRM also proposes addressing the procurement of systems under the definition of end product, negotiated agreement, and contractor to ensure that major system procurements are not used to circumvent the Buy America requirements. Finally, the NPRM would make a minor clarification to pre-award and post-delivery review of rolling stock purchases.
Modification of the Minneapolis Class B Airspace Area; MN
Document Number: 05-23308
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the current Minneapolis, MN, Class B airspace area to contain large turbine-powered aircraft during operations to the new Runway 17/35 and to address an increase in aircraft operations to and from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International (Wold-Chamberlain) Airport (MSP). The FAA is taking this action to enhance safety and improve the management of aircraft operations in the Minneapolis terminal area. Further, this action supports the FAA's national airspace redesign goal of optimizing terminal and en route airspace areas to reduce aircraft delays and improve system capacity.
Proposed Revision of VOR Federal Airway V-257
Document Number: 05-23307
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action withdraws the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on November 7, 2002 (67 FR 67801). In that action, the FAA proposed to revise Federal Airway V-257 between the Phoenix, AZ, Very High Frequency Omni-directional Radio Range and Tactical Air Navigation Aids (VORTAC) and the Drake, AZ, VORTAC. The FAA has determined that withdrawal of the proposed rule is warranted since the proposed action would require the revision of numerous instrument procedures in the Phoenix area.
Modification of the Norton Sound Low Offshore Airspace Area; AK
Document Number: 05-23306
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Norton Sound Low airspace area, AK. Specifically, this action modifies the Norton Sound Low airspace area in the vicinity of the Deering Airport, AK, by lowering the controlled airspace floor to 1,200 feet mean sea level (MSL) and expanding the area to a 45-nautical mile (NM) radius of the airport. The FAA is taking this action to provide additional controlled airspace for aircraft instrument operations at the Deering Airport.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 05-23305
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
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.
Data-Link Recorder Systems
Document Number: 05-23304
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of, and requests comment on proposed Technical Standard Order (TSO) C-177, Data-Link Recorder Systems. This proposed TSO tells persons seeking a TSO authorization or letter of design approval what minimum performance standards (MPS) their Data-Link Recorder Systems must meet to be identified with the appropriate TSO marking.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee Meeting on Transport Airplane and Engine Issues
Document Number: E5-6528
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-25
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.
FRA Emergency Order No. 24, Notice No. 2; Emergency Order No. 24: Hand-Operated Main Track Switches; Amendment
Document Number: 05-23303
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) issues this notice to amend Emergency Order No. 24 (EO 24) in response to informal comments received from railroads and labor organizations. This amendment provides additional guidance, clarifying amendments and expanded relief from the EO.
Railroad Revenue Adequacy-2004 Determination
Document Number: 05-23259
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On November 23, 2005, the Board served a decision announcing the 2004 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation's Class I railroads. One carrier, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, is found to be revenue adequate.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments; Renewed Approval of an Information Collection; Environmental Streamlining: Measuring the Performance of Stakeholders in the Transportation Project Development Process II
Document Number: 05-23176
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval to renew an information collection, which is summarized below under Supplementary Information. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Exemption
Document Number: 05-23170
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
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 that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. This notice is abbreviated to expedite docketing and public notice. Because the sections affected, modes of transportation, and the nature of application have been shown in earlier Federal Register publications, they are not repeated here. Request of modifications of exemptions (e.g. to provide for additional hazardous materials, packaging design changes, additional mode of transportation, etc.) are described in footnotes to the application number. Application numbers with the suffix ``M'' denote a modification request. There applications have been separated from the new application for exemption to facilitate processing.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Special Permits
Document Number: 05-23169
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated 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.
Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending November 4, 2005
Document Number: 05-23167
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Vertol Model 107-II Helicopters
Document Number: 05-23156
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Boeing Vertol (Boeing) Model 107-II helicopters. This action requires a visual and magnetic particle inspection of the quill shaft. This amendment is prompted by the discovery of cracks in a quill shaft during a routine inspection. The actions specified in this AD are intended to detect a fatigue crack in a quill shaft and prevent separation of the quill shaft between the aft transmission and the mix box assembly, loss of rotor synchronization, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318-100, A319-100, A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 Series Airplanes, and Model A320-111 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23154
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318-100, A319-100, A320-200, A321-100, and A321-200 series airplanes, and Model A320-111 airplanes. This AD requires an inspection to determine whether certain braking and steering control units (BSCUs) are installed or have ever been installed. For airplanes on which certain BSCUs are installed or have ever been installed, this AD requires an inspection of the nose landing gear (NLG) upper support and corrective action if necessary, and a check of the NLG strut inflation pressure and an adjustment if necessary. For some of these airplanes, this AD also requires a revision to the aircraft flight manual to incorporate an operating procedure to recover normal steering in the event of a steering failure. This AD results from a report of an incident where an airplane landed with the NLG turned 90 degrees from centerline. We are issuing this AD to prevent landings with the NLG turned 90 degrees from centerline, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 727-200 and 727-200F Series Airplanes; 737-200, 737-200C, 737-300, and 737-400 Series Airplanes; 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes; 757-200 and 757-200PF Series Airplanes; and 767-200 and 767-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23153
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces a reopening of the comment period for the above-referenced NPRM. The NPRM proposed the adoption of a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing transport category airplanes. That NPRM invites comments concerning the proposed requirements for replacing any insulation blanket constructed of polyethyleneteraphthalate (PET) film, ORCON Orcofilm[reg] AN-26 (hereafter ``AN-26''), with a new insulation blanket. This reopening of the comment period is necessary to provide additional opportunity for public comment on the proposed requirements of that NPRM.
Environmental Impact Statement: Miami-Dade County, FL
Document Number: 05-23150
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
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 Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Les Entreprises Michel Corbeil Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-23138
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Michelin North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-23137
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Weekend Warrior Trailers, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 05-23136
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Reduction of Fuel Tank Flammability in Transport Category Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23109
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This NPRM proposes new rules that will require operators and manufacturers of transport-category airplanes to take steps that, in combination with other required actions, should greatly reduce the chances of a catastrophic fuel-tank explosion. The proposal follows seven years of intensive research by the FAA in collaboration with industry into promising technologies designed to make fuel tanks effectively inert, thus preventing electrical and other systems from igniting flammable vapors in the fuel tank ullage (vapor space). The result of that research is that fuel tank inerting, originally thought to be prohibitively expensive, can now be accomplished in a reasonably cost-effective fashion and protect the public from future calamities which, we have concluded, are otherwise virtually certain to occur. The new rules, if adopted, would not actually direct the adoption of specific inerting technology either by manufacturers or operators but would establish a performance-based set of requirements that do not specifically direct the use of fuel-inerting but rather set acceptable levels of flammability exposure in tanks most prone to explosion or require the installation of an ignition mitigation means in an affected fuel tank. Technology now provides a variety of commercially feasible methods to accomplish these vital safety objectives.
D&W Railroad, LLC-Acquisition Exemption-Rail Lines of D&W Railroad, Inc.
Document Number: 05-23094
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, and -800 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23056
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-23
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 inspecting/measuring the length of the attachment fasteners between the nacelle support fittings and the lower wing skin panels, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from a report from the manufacturer that in production, during the installation of certain attachment fasteners for the nacelle support fittings, only one washer was installed instead of two. We are issuing this AD to prevent inadequate fastener clamp-up, which could result in cracking of the fastener holes, cracking along the lower wing skin panels, fuel leaking from the wing fuel tanks onto the engines, and possible fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767-300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 05-23054
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767-300 series airplanes. This AD requires replacing the frequency converters used to supply power for medical and galley utility outlets with modified frequency converters, and related actions. This AD results from a report indicating that a hard short circuit condition between the output of certain frequency converters and their downstream circuit breakers will produce a continuous output current that could cause the undersized output wiring to overheat when the frequency converters fail to shut off. We are issuing this AD to prevent overheating of the output wiring of the frequency converters, which could result in the failure of a wire bundle and consequent adverse effects on other systems sharing the affected wire bundle.
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: 05-22972
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain EMBRAER Model EMB-135 airplanes and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. That AD currently requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to prohibit in-flight auxiliary power unit (APU) starts, and installing a placard on or near the APU start/stop switch panel to provide such instructions to the flightcrew. This new AD adds an optional revision to the AFM that allows limited APU starts and adds a terminating action. This AD results from the airplane manufacturer developing modifications that revise or eliminate the need for restrictions to in-flight APU starts. We are issuing this AD to prevent flame backflow into the APU compartment through the eductor during in- flight APU starts, which could result in fire in the APU compartment.
FAA Accident and Incident Data System Records Expunction Policy
Document Number: 05-23101
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has adopted a policy which, when implemented, will result in the expunction of airman identities from certain FAA accident and incident records.
Proposed Advisory Circular 25.981-2A, Fuel Tank Flammability
Document Number: 05-23100
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of and requests comments on a proposed advisory circular (AC) which sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, of demonstration compliance with the provisions of the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes related to Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction. This proposed AC complements revisions to the airworthiness standards that are being proposed by a separate notice. This notice is necessary to give all interested persons an opportunity to present their views on the proposed AC.
Decision That Nonconforming 2001 Chevrolet Blazer (Plant Code “K” or “2”) Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 05-23099
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces a decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain 2001 Chevrolet Blazer (plant code ``K'' or ``2'') multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPVs) 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 they are substantially similar to vehicles originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S. certified version of the 2001 Chevrolet Blazer (plant code ``K'' or ``2'') MPV), and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.