Department of Transportation 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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BMW of North America, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E6-22429
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Fenway Partners Capital Fund III, L.P., et al.
Document Number: E6-22307
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Fenway Partners Capital Fund III, L.P. (Fenway Partners), a noncarrier, and various subsidiary entities of Fenway Partners (collectively, applicants), have filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 to acquire control of noncarrier Coach America Holdings, Inc. (Coach America), and 30 Coach America-controlled motor passenger carriers. Coach America currently controls through intermediate subsidiaries the following federally regulated motor carriers of passengers: America Charters Ltd.; American Coach Lines of Atlanta, Inc.; American Coach Lines of Jacksonville, Inc.; American Coach Lines of Miami, Inc.; American Coach Lines of Orlando, Inc.; CUSA LLC; CUSA ASL, LLC d/b/a Arrow Stage Lines; CUSA AT, LLC d/b/a Americoach Tours; CUSA AWC, LLC d/b/a All West Coachlines; CUSA BCCAE, LLC d/b/a Blackhawk-Central City Ace Express; CUSA CC, LLC d/b/a Coach USA Los Angeles; CUSA CSS, LLC d/b/a Crew Shuttle Services; CUSA EE, LLC d/b/a El Expreso; CUSA ELKO, LLC d/b/a K-T Contract Services Elko; CUSA ES, LLC d/b/a Express Shuttle; CUSA FL, LLC d/b/a Franciscan Lines; CUSA FTT, LLC d/b/a Fun Time Tours; CUSA GCBS, LLC d/b/a Goodall's Charter Bus Service; CUSA GCT, LLC d/b/a Gulf Coast Transportation; CUSA KBC, LLC d/b/a Kerrville Bus Company; CUSA K-TCS, LLC d/b/a Coach USA and d/ b/a Gray Line Airport Shuttle; CUSA K-TCS, LLC d/b/a Arizona Charters; CUSA PCSTC, LLC d/b/a Pacific Coast Sightseeing Tours & Charters; CUSA PRTS, LLC d/b/a Powder River Transportation Services; CUSA RAZ, LLC d/ b/a Raz Transportation Company; Dillon's Bus Service Inc.; Florida Cruise Connection, Inc. d/b/a Cruise Connection; Midnight Sun Tours, Inc.; Southern Coach Company; and Southern Tours, Inc.\1\ Persons wishing to oppose this application must follow the rules at 49 CFR 1182.5 and 1182.8. The Board has tentatively approved the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action.
Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With the United Nations Recommendations, International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, and International Civil Aviation Oganization's Technical Instructions
Document Number: 06-9849
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-29
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule revises the Hazardous Materials Regulations to maintain alignment with international standards by incorporating various amendments, including changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport quantity limitations and vessel stowage requirements. These revisions will harmonize the Hazardous Materials Regulations with certain recent changes to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, the International Civil Aviation Organization's Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, and the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods.
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon Aircraft Company Model 390 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-22382
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 2006-02-51, which applies to certain Raytheon Aircraft Company Model 390 airplanes. AD 2006-02-51 currently requires you to inspect the left engine hydraulic pump outlet tube and the clamp; replace the clamp at each inspection; replace the hydraulic pump outlet tube immediately if any problem is found; and report the results of each inspection or replacement to the FAA. This AD is the result of several hydraulic pump outlet tube failures after issuance of AD 2006- 02-51, including failures on the right engine. This AD requires you to visually inspect the hydraulic pump outlet tube on both engines on a recurring basis and immediately replace the tube if damage is found. This AD also requires incorporation of an Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) change to not allow operation of an engine with its associated firewall hydraulic shutoff valve closed. In addition, this AD requires you to replace the hydraulic pump outlet tube if an engine is operated with its firewall hydraulic shutoff valve closed. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the hydraulic pump outlet tube and consequent leaking of hydraulic fluid. Such leakage could result in a fire. There is also a risk of loss of hydraulic system functions including normal gear extensions, speed brakes, roll spoilers, lift dump, and normal brakes.
Pipeline Safety: Lessons Learned From a Security Breach at a Liquefied Natural Gas Facility
Document Number: E6-22323
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This advisory reminds operators of the need for vigilance in providing security at liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities. PHMSA's pipeline safety regulations require operators to implement security measures that deter intruders at LNG terminals, facilities, and peak- shaving plants. This Advisory Bulletin reinforces the importance of effectively implementing and thoroughly testing security procedures and systems.
Projects of National and Regional Significance Evaluation and Rating
Document Number: E6-22322
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is reopening the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and request for comments, which was published on July 24, 2006, at 71 FR 41748. That NPRM proposed to establish the required evaluation and rating guidelines for projects proposed under the Projects of National and Regional Significance (PNRS) program. The original comment period closed on September 22, 2006. The extension is based on the desire of the FHWA to receive the fullest and most comprehensive comments possible from the broadest group of stakeholders. During the initial analysis of comments the FHWA recognized that a number of subject areas were not commented upon, and significant segments of the transportation stakeholder community did not respond. The FHWA believes that those interested in commenting on this important program may not have had the opportunity to provide comments and that the comment period should be reopened. Therefore, the comment period is being reopened until February 9, 2007, which will provide those interested in commenting additional time to discuss, evaluate, and submit responses to the docket.
Pipeline Safety: Random Drug Testing Rate
Document Number: E6-22295
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA has determined that the minimum random drug testing rate for covered employees will remain at 25 percent during calendar year 2007.
Beaufort Railroad Company, Inc.-Modified Rail Certificate
Document Number: E6-22289
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-22282
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting the carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) main landing gear (MLG) door to determine whether certain part numbers are installed. For airplanes having certain doors, this proposed AD would require inspecting the MLG outboard door for cracks, play, and loose sealant/bolts/nuts, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also require, for airplanes having certain doors, modifying the rod bracket attachment of the MLG outboard door. This proposed AD results from a report of a rod bracket of the MLG door detaching during flight. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the rod bracket attachment bolts, which could result in the rod brackets detaching from the MLG door and blocking the proper functioning of the MLG.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 Airplanes and A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E6-22281
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330 airplanes and A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require inspecting to determine the part number of certain S4- and MZ-type spoiler servo-controls (SSCs). For certain other airplanes, this proposed AD would require inspecting to determine the part number of all SSCs. This proposed AD would also require replacing any affected SSC with a new SSC. This proposed AD results from a new load duty cycle defined by the manufacturer. Additional fatigue tests and calculations done on this basis indicated that the spoiler valve manifold of the S4- type SSCs, and, on certain airplanes, the maintenance cover of the MZ- type SSCs, may crack during its service life due to pressure impulse fatigue. We are proposing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of certain SSCs, which could result in hydraulic leakage and consequent loss of SSC function and loss of the associated hydraulic system. These conditions could affect all three hydraulic systems, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-22280
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing spacer assemblies at the attachment points of the YZ-latches of the cargo loading system in the forward and aft cargo compartments, as applicable. This proposed AD results from tests that have shown that the attachment points of the YZ-latches of the cargo loading system fail under maximum loads. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the attachment points of the YZ-latches, which could result in unrestrained cargo causing damage to the fire protection system, hydraulic system, electrical wiring, or other equipment located in the forward and aft cargo compartments. This damage could adversely affect the continued safe flight of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-22279
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Fokker Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. The original NPRM would have superseded an existing AD that currently requires a one-time inspection of the sliding members in the main landing gear (MLG) for cracking and replacement of the sliding members with serviceable parts if necessary. The original NPRM proposed to require repetitive magnetic particle inspections of the sliding members of the MLG for cracking and corrective actions as necessary. The original NPRM resulted from inspection findings that have shown repetitive inspections are needed to establish fleet safety. This new action revises the original NPRM by correcting a certain part number in the applicability. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the sliding member, which could result in possible separation of the MLG from the airplane and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane upon landing and possible injury to passengers.
Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending December 15, 2006
Document Number: E6-22274
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604) Airplanes and Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E6-22271
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier NPRM for an airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604) airplanes and Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. These models may be referred to by their marketing designations as RJ100, RJ200, RJ440, CRJ100, CRJ200, CRJ440, and CL-65. The original NPRM would have superseded an existing AD that currently requires revising the Emergency Procedures section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) to advise the flightcrew of additional procedures to follow in the event of stabilizer trim runaway. The existing AD also requires revising the Abnormal Procedures section of the AFM to advise the flightcrew of procedures to follow in the event of MACH TRIM, STAB TRIM, and horizontal stabilizer trim malfunctions. The existing AD also requires revising the Normal section of the AFM to require a review of the location of certain circuit breakers and a functional check of the stabilizer trim system. In addition, the existing AD requires installing circuit breaker identification collars and provides an optional terminating action for the requirements of the AD. The original NPRM proposed to require doing the previously optional terminating action (installation of a new horizontal stabilizer trim control unit). The original NPRM resulted from a determination that the terminating action is necessary to address reports of uncommanded horizontal stabilizer trim motion. This new action revises the original NPRM by not allowing the removal of applicable temporary revisions (TRs) to the Emergency and Abnormal Procedures sections of the AFM and by adding the proposed requirement for certain airplanes to re-insert the applicable TRs of the Emergency and Abnormal Procedures sections of the AFM under certain conditions. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent horizontal stabilizer trim uncommanded motion, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E6-21954
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment amends Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, addition of new obstacles, or changes in air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Debt Service Reserve Pilot Program
Document Number: 06-9912
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This solicitation is for proposals from pubic transportation agencies currently receiving grant funds under the Urbanized Area Formula Program at 49 U.S.C. 5307 to establish a debt service reserve fund in connection with bonds to be issued in support of a public transportation project.
Modification of Class E Airspace; Creston, IA
Document Number: 06-9826
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, part 71 (14 CFR 71) by modifying the Class E airspace area at Creston Municipal Airport, IA. An examination of controlled airspace for Creston, IA, revealed discrepancies in the legal description for the Class E airspace area. The intended effect of this rule is to provide controlled airspace of appropriate dimensions to protect aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) to Creston Municipal Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ Airplanes
Document Number: E6-22115
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB- 135BJ airplanes. This proposed AD would require modifying the forward and aft auxiliary fuel tanks. This proposed AD results from a report of sparks due to chafing between the harnesses of the forward and aft auxiliary fuel tanks, between certain harnesses attached to the aircraft structure, or between certain harnesses attached to certain mechanical components. We are proposing this AD to prevent a potential ignition source inside a fuel tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 and A340 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-22111
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330 and A340 airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness by incorporating new and revised certification maintenance requirements (CMRs). This proposed AD results from the manufacturer's determination that additional and revised CMRs are necessary in order to ensure continued operational safety of the affected airplanes. We are proposing this AD to prevent safety-significant latent failures that would, in combination with one or more other specific failures or events, result in a hazardous or catastrophic failure condition.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F27 Mark 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-22042
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Model F27 Mark 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 airplanes. This AD requires revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual regarding the use of continuous ignition, fuel filter heating, and resetting circuit breakers during flight in certain conditions such as icing. This AD results from reports of power loss on one or both engines in icing conditions. We are issuing this AD to advise the flightcrew that continuous ignition will not reduce the probability of power loss, and what action they must take to avoid this hazard. Loss of power in one or more engines during flight, if not prevented, could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-145XR Airplanes
Document Number: E6-22041
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-145XR airplanes. This AD requires replacement of certain segments of the passenger seat tracks with new, improved seat tracks. This AD results from instances where the shear plungers of the passenger seat legs were not adequately fastened. We are issuing this AD to prevent inadequate fastening of the seat leg shear plungers, which could result in failure of the passenger seat tracks during emergency landing conditions and consequent injury to passengers.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 Series Airplanes Equipped with Rolls-Royce Engines
Document Number: E6-22040
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes equipped with Rolls-Royce engines. This AD requires repetitive inspections to detect cracks of the outer V-blades of the thrust reverser, and corrective action if necessary. This AD also provides for optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This AD results from reports of cracked outer V-blades in the thrust reversers. We are issuing this AD to prevent separation of a thrust reverser from the airplane during normal reverse thrust or during a refused takeoff, which could result in impact damage to other airplane areas. If a thrust reverser separates from the airplane during a refused takeoff, the engine could produce forward thrust, resulting in unexpected thrust asymmetry and a possible runway excursion.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E6-21956
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, addition of new obstacles, or changes in air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Final Policy Statement on When High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes Converted to High-Occupancy/Toll (HOT) Lanes Shall Be Classified as Fixed Guideway Miles for FTA's Funding Formulas and When HOT Lanes Shall Not Be Classified as Fixed Guideway Miles for FTA's Funding Formulas
Document Number: 06-9873
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This Final Policy Statement describes the terms and conditions on which the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will classify High- Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes that are converted to High-Occupancy/Toll (HOT) lanes as ``fixed guideway miles'' for purposes of the transit funding formulas administered by FTA. The Final Policy Statement also describes when HOT lanes shall not be classfied as fixed guideway miles in FTA's funding formulas.
Operating Limitations at New York LaGuardia Airport; Notice of Order
Document Number: 06-9863
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On September 11, 2006, the FAA issued a proposed order, which requested written views on the FAA's tentative determination to place temporary limitations on flight operations at New York's LaGuardia Airport (LaGuardia). The temporary limits are intended to prevent the congestion-related delays that would otherwise occur during the interval between the expiration of the High Density Rule and the effective date of a long-term regulation. In response to comments, the FAA is issuing a final order (the Order) that adopts the proposed limitations with some modifications. The limitations will permit 75 scheduled and six unscheduled operations per hour between 6 a.m. through 9:59 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday and from 12 noon through 9:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on Sundays.
Eighth Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 204: 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters
Document Number: 06-9861
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 204: 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters.
RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System (GPS)
Document Number: 06-9860
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System.
Second Meeting, Special Committee 212, Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTWAS)
Document Number: 06-9859
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of RTCA Special Committee 212, Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTWAS).
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E6-22043
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-26
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 repetitive inspections of the bolts that attach the exhaust nozzle to the aft engine flange to determine if any bolts are missing or fractured, and replacement of the existing bolts with new, improved bolts. This proposed AD results from reports of the engine exhaust nozzle and fairing departing from the airplane in flight due to missing attachment bolts. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct missing or fractured attachment bolts, which could lead to the loss of an engine exhaust nozzle during flight and consequent structural damage to the airplane and hazard to people or property on the ground. Damage to the airplane could cause the airplane to yaw and result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-22037
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as two fatigue failures of flap carriage rollpins occurred on in-service airplanes. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Continental Tire North America, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E6-22032
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Safety Advisory: Unauthorized Marking of Compressed Gas Cylinders
Document Number: E6-21994
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This is to notify the public that we (PHMSA) have discovered the unauthorized marking of high-pressure compressed gas cylinders, mainly cylinders containing welding gases, fire extinguishers, and self-contained breathing apparatus, by Consulting and Safety Specialists, Inc. (CSSI), located at 924 Lefort Bypass, Thibodaux, LA 70301. On November 30, 2006, an inspector from PHMSA's Office of Hazardous Materials Enforcement (OHME) conducted a compliance inspection of CSSI. As a result of that inspection, PHMSA has determined that CSSI did not hold a valid Requalifier Identification Number issued by DOT while requalifying (inspecting, testing, or certifying) high-pressure compressed gas cylinders. In addition, CSSI marked and certified an undetermined number of DOT specification and/or special permit high- pressure compressed gas cylinders as being properly tested in accordance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), when it had not verified its equipment to be accurate as required by the HMR. A hydrostatic requalification and visual inspection, conducted as prescribed in the HMR, are used to verify the structural integrity of a cylinder. If the hydrostatic requalification and visual inspection are not performed in accordance with the HMR, a cylinder with compromised structural integrity may have been returned to service when it should have been condemned. Extensive property damage, serious personal injury, or death may result from rupture of a cylinder. Cylinders that have not been requalified in accordance with the HMR may not be charged or filled with compressed gas or other hazardous material and offered for transportation in commerce.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in McDowell County, WV
Document Number: E6-21946
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Alpha Aviation Design Limited (Type Certificate No. A48EU formerly held by APEX Aircraft and AVIONS PIERRE ROBIN), Model R2160 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-21923
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Alpha Aviation Model R2160 airplanes. This AD requires you to inspect the fuel pressure indication system for leakage at the end of the adapter in the fuel pressure indication system. This AD results from the possibility of fuel leakage at the end of the adapter in the fuel pressure indication system. We are issuing this AD to detect, correct, and prevent fuel leaks in the fuel pressure indicating system. This failure could allow fuel to leak near the exhaust manifold and lead to a fire.
Revisions to Civil and Criminal Penalties; Penalty Guidelines
Document Number: E6-21850
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-26
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In this final rule, the Federal Railroad Administration is revising its regulations to reflect revisions to the penalty provisions in the Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety and Security Reauthorization Act of 2005 (Title VII of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users), enacted on August 10, 2005. We are also revising baseline assessments for several categories of violations, including those related to training and security plans, in our Civil Penalty Assessment Guidelines. We publish our Guidelines in order to provide the regulated community and the general public with information on the hazardous materials civil penalty assessment process for violations related to the transportation of hazardous materials by rail.
Fulmer Helmets, Inc., Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E6-21990
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Michelin North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: E6-21989
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E6-21955
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd.-Acquisition of Control Exemption-Lincoln & Southern Railroad Company
Document Number: E6-21948
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Under 49 U.S.C. 10502, the Board is granting a petition for exemption from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323 et seq., for Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd., a Class II carrier, to acquire control by stock purchase of Lincoln & Southern Railroad Company, a Class III carrier.
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: E6-21947
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board has approved the first quarter 2007 rail cost adjustment factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The first quarter 2007 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.208. The first quarter 2007 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.568. The first quarter 2007 RCAF-5 is 0.540.
Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E6-21929
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracks found on several main landing gear cylinders. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Airworthiness Directives; B-N Group Ltd. BN-2, BN-2A, BN-2B, BN-2T, and BN-2T-4R Series (All Individual Models Included in Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) A17EU, Revision 16, Dated December 9, 2002), and BN-2A-Mklll Trislander Series (All Individual Models Included in Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) A29EU, Revision 4, Dated December 9, 2002) Airplanes
Document Number: E6-21924
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as: ``incidences have been reported to Britten-Norman Aircraft Ltd where cracks have been found in the inner shell of the pitot/static pressure heads. This could result in incorrect readings on the pressure instrumentation, e.g. altimeters, vertical speed indicators (rate-of-climb) and airspeed indicators.'' The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI.
Commercial Driver's License Standards; Application for Exemption; Volvo Trucks North America, Inc
Document Number: E6-21913
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces that Volvo Trucks North America, Inc. (Volvo) has applied for an exemption from the Federal requirement that drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) have a commercial driver's license (CDL). Volvo requests that the exemption cover three Swedish engineers who will test-drive CMVs for Volvo within the United States. Each of the three Volvo employees currently holds a Swedish CDL. Volvo states that it requests the exemption to support Volvo field tests on future air-quality standards and to evaluate the performance of Volvo vehicles in ``real world'' environments.
Value Pricing Pilot Program Participation, Fiscal Years 2007-2009
Document Number: E6-21912
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice invites State and local governments and other public authorities to apply to participate in the Value Pricing Pilot (VPP) program and presents guidelines for program applications. This notice supersedes two previous notices about the VPP program under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) published in the Federal Register on January 6, 2006 (71 FR 970), and July 17, 2006 (71 FR 40578). The primary purpose of superseding the previous notices with this new notice is to shift the focus on the types of VPP program projects being solicited to achieve consistency with the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) National Strategy to Reduce Congestion on America's Transportation Network (DOT Congestion Initiative), announced on May 16, 2006.\1\ This national strategy contains a number of elements that involve pricing, thus warranting a reconsideration of the types of projects solicited for VPP program participation. This solicitation aligns the VPP program with the DOT Congestion Initiative by together seeking to support metropolitan areas in systemically progressing toward implementation of broad congestion pricing strategies in the near term. This notice also describes the statutory basis for the VPP program and specifies all of the steps necessary to apply for funding and, where applicable, tolling authority under the program. A new application deadline is also provided.
Birmingham Southern Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Jefferson County, AL
Document Number: E6-21763
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation