Department of Transportation May 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Aircraft Engine Group (GEAE) CF6-45A Series, CF6-50A, CF6-50C Series and CF6-50E Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-10512
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GEAE CF6-45A, 45A2, -50A, -50C, -50CA, -50C1, -50C2, -50C2B, - 50C2D, -50C2F, -50C2R, -50E, -50E1, -50E2, and -50E2B turbofan engines. This proposed AD would require replacing the compressor discharge pressure (CDP) restoring spring assembly on certain main engine controls (MECs) or re-marking MECs that already incorporate GEAE Service Bulletin (SB) No. CF6-50 S/B 73-0119, dated March 21, 2005. This proposed AD results from reports of five events involving fractured CDP restoring spring assemblies. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of engine thrust control that could lead to loss of control of the airplane.
SS II of America, Inc.; Denial of Application for a Temporary Exemption From the Air Bag Requirements of FMVSS No. 208
Document Number: E7-10501
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies the petition of SS II of America, Inc. (SS II) for a temporary exemption from the air bag requirements of FMVSS No. 208 for the SS II Shelby Series II from September 1, 2006 through July 31, 2008. The basis for the application was that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard.\1\ We have determined that it would not be in the public interest or consistent with the Safety Act to grant an economic hardship exemption to permit this vehicle to be sold without air bags.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2003 Kawasaki VN1500-P1/P2 Series Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-10487
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
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 2003 Kawasaki VN1500-P1/P2 series motorcycles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because (1) they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for 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.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2006 Harley Davidson FX, FL, and XL Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-10484
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
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 2006 Harley Davidson FX, FL, and XL motorcycles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because (1) they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for 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.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2005 Honda CR-V Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-10483
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
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 Honda CR-V multipurpose passenger vehicles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because (1) they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for 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.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1986 and 1987 Volkswagen Transporter Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-10481
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
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 1986 and 1987 Volkswagen Transporter multipurpose passenger vehicles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because (1) they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for 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 Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0596)
Document Number: E7-10443
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that PHMSA forwarded an Information Collection Request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the currently approved collection for National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) data reporting. On March 23, 2007, PHMSA published a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on this information collection. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow the public an additional 30 days to submit comments.
BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in King County, WA
Document Number: E7-10419
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: E7-10388
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, along State Route 52 from east of Interstate 15 to Mast Boulevard in the County of San Diego, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Bergen County, NJ
Document Number: E7-10325
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Napa-Platte Regional Railroad Authority-Lease and Operation Exemption-Dakota Short Line Corp.
Document Number: E7-10324
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF6-50C Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E7-10316
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) CF6-50C series turbofan engines. This AD requires reworking certain forward fan stator cases and installing a fan module secondary containment shield. This AD results from reports of uncontained fan blade failures causing damage and separation of airplane hydraulic lines. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained fan blade failures, which can result in separation of airplane hydraulic lines, damage to critical airplane systems, and possible loss of airplane control.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-10265
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
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.
Modification of Class E Airspace; St. Johns, AZ
Document Number: E7-10259
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Class E airspace area at St. Johns, AZ. The establishment of an Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) to Runway 32 at St. Johns Industrial Air Park, St. Johns, AZ, has made this action necessary. Additional controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface is needed to contain aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) IAP to RWY 32 at St. Johns Industrial Air Park makes this proposal necessary. The intended effect of this action is to provide adequate controlled airspace for aircraft executing the RNAV (GPS) SIAP to RWY 32 at St. Johns Industrial Air Park, St. Johns, AZ.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-10250
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
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.
Airworthiness Directives; MORAVAN a.s. Model Z242L Airplanes
Document Number: E7-10237
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-76A, B, and C Helicopters
Document Number: E7-10126
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-76A, B, and C helicopters. This action requires a one-time ultrasonic inspection of the main rotor shaft assembly (M/R shaft) for cracking. This amendment is prompted by the discovery of cracking that occurred during the manufacturing of certain M/R shafts. The actions specified in this AD are intended to detect cracking in the M/R shaft, which could result in separation of the main rotor and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Denial of Petition for Rulemaking
Document Number: 07-2693
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document responds to a petition for rulemaking regarding the Federal motor vehicle safety standard on lighting. Mr. Richard Fairall petitioned the agency to amend the standard to incorporate performance requirements for a ``stroboscopic lighting system'' that can be installed on the front and rear of a motorcycle as a collision avoidance system. NHTSA is denying this petition because the petitioner did not demonstrate or provide any quantitative data showing that implementation of his recommended lighting system would result in a reduction of death and injury to motorcyclists or other motorists. However, notwithstanding the absence of detailed safety data in Mr. Fairall's submission, because NHTSA has a continued interest in identifying potential countermeasures to reduce motorcycle crashes, the agency conducted a preliminary evaluation of the petitioner's recommended auxiliary ``stroboscopic lighting system.'' The preliminary evaluation did not persuade NHTSA that the stroboscopic lighting system would result in fewer motorcycle crashes.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in New Hampshire
Document Number: E7-10357
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are found within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(l). These actions relate to a proposed highway project, Interstate 93 beginning at the Massachusetts State Line in Salem, and proceeding northerly 19.8 miles to the junction of I-293 in Manchester in Rockingham and Hillsborough Counties, State of New Hampshire. These actions grant licenses, permits, and approval of the project.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-6 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-10315
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-30
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) originated 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:
Notice of Request for Renewal of a Previously Approved Collection
Document Number: E7-10313
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended) this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below which will be forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 (Vol. 72, FR 7110-7111). No comments were received.
Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending May 18, 2007
Document Number: E7-10300
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
Notice of Limitation on Claims Against a Proposed Public Transportation Project
Document Number: E7-10281
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a final agency action taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, a public transportation project in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The purpose of this notice is to announce the decision by FTA not to perform supplemental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge this final agency action. This notice does not alter or extend the limitation period of 180 days for challenges of project decisions subject to a previous notice published in the Federal Register on December 4, 2006.
Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) Application for an Exemption From the 14-Hour Rule During Independence Day Celebrations
Document Number: E7-10275
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requests public comment on the American Pyrotechnics Association's (APA) application for an exemption from the prohibition against driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) after the 14th hour of coming on duty. The exemption for nine motor carriers would be applicable for a period beginning 7 days prior to, and 2 days immediately following Independence Day in 2007 and 2008. Fireworks personnel who operate CMVs in conjunction with fireworks shows celebrating Independence Day would be allowed to exclude off-duty and sleeper-berth time of any length in the calculation of the 14 hours. Drivers would not be allowed to drive after accumulating a total of 14 hours of on-duty time, following 10 consecutive hours off duty, and would continue to be subject to the 11- hour driving time limit, and the 60- and 70-hour weekly limits. APA believes the exemption would achieve a level of safety equivalent to what would be provided by compliance with the 14-hour rule as it applies to other drivers of property-carrying vehicles.
Revision to Class E Airspace; Laramie, WY
Document Number: E7-10256
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule will revise the Class E airspace at Laramie, WY. Additional controlled airspace is necessary for the safety of aircraft executing an instrument approach procedure (IAP), and executing a new holding pattern published at Laramie Regional Airport, Laramie, WY. Additionally, this action reflects a change in the airport name from General Brees Field to Laramie Regional Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: E7-10111
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes. This AD requires installing bracket assemblies and jumper wires in the center main wheel well to improve the bonding path between the structure (wall) of the lower auxiliary fuel tank and its internal fuel pumps; measuring the electrical resistance between the fuel pump housings and the fuel tank structure; and doing corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct an inadequate bond between the internal fuel pump housings and the structure of the lower auxiliary fuel tank. This condition, if not corrected, could fail to meet fault current requirements and result in a potential ignition source that, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could cause a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10) Airplanes, Model DC-10-40 and DC-10-40F Airplanes, and Model MD-10-30F Airplanes
Document Number: E7-10110
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC- 10) airplanes, Model DC-10-40 and DC-10-40F airplanes, and Model MD-10- 30F airplanes. This AD requires installing bracket assemblies and jumper wires in the center main wheel well to improve the bonding path between the structure (wall) of the lower auxiliary fuel tank and its internal fuel pumps; measuring the electrical resistance between the fuel pump housings and the fuel tank structure; and doing corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct an inadequate bond between the internal fuel pump housings and the structure of the lower auxiliary fuel tank. This condition, if not corrected, could fail to meet fault current requirements and result in a potential ignition source that, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could cause a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135BJ Airplanes
Document Number: E7-10108
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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:
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A310 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-10028
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. That AD currently requires inspections of the lower door surrounding structure to detect cracks and corrosion; inspections to detect cracking of the holes of the corner doublers, the fail-safe ring, and the door frames of the door structures; and repair if necessary. That AD also currently provides for optional terminating action for certain inspections. This new AD retains all requirements of the existing AD, mandates the previously optional terminating action, and reduces the applicability of the existing AD. This AD results from a determination that further rulemaking is necessary to improve the fatigue behavior of the cabin door surroundings. We are issuing this AD to prevent corrosion between the scuff plates at exit and cargo doors and fatigue cracks originating from certain fastener holes located in adjacent structure, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the door surroundings.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements: Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 07-2678
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-30
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 February 14, 2007 (72 FR 7114).
Proposed Modification of Class D Airspace; Castle Airport, Atwater, CA
Document Number: E7-10257
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class D airspace at Castle Airport, Atwater, CA. This proposal would reduce the ceiling of the Atwater, CA, Class D airspace to below 2,000 feet mean sea level (MSL), change the southern boundary of the airspace and add an extension to the north to provide controlled airspace for the safety of aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and other Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Castle Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes; and Model 767-200 and -300 Series Airplanes; Equipped with Certain Goodrich Evacuation Systems
Document Number: E7-10239
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes; and Model 767-200 and -300 series airplanes equipped with certain Goodrich evacuation systems. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would require replacing the evacuation systems shear-pin restraints with new ones. For certain other airplanes, this proposed AD would require an inspection for manufacturing lot numbers; and a general visual inspection of the shear-pin restraints for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from several reports of corroded shear-pin restraints that prevented Goodrich evacuation systems from deploying properly. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the evacuation system, which could impede an emergency evacuation and increase the chance of injury to passengers and flightcrew during the evacuation.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-10218
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-29
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) originated 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:
Airworthiness Directives; Raytheon (Beech) Model 400, 400A, and 400T Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-10216
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Raytheon (Beech) Model 400, 400A, and 400T series airplanes. This proposed AD would require modifying the attachment fasteners on the engine cowling panels. This proposed AD results from several reports of loose attachment fasteners found on the engine cowling panels, and subsequently the panels either peeling back or separating from the airplane during flight. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the attachment fasteners on the engine cowling panels, which could result in separation of a panel from the airplane, and consequent damage to airplane structure. These conditions could adversely affect continued safe flight and landing of the airplane, or cause injury to people or damage to property on the ground.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11, MD-11F, DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, and MD-10-30F Airplanes
Document Number: E7-10215
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes and certain Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, MD-10-10F, and MD-10-30F airplanes. This proposed AD would require rerouting system 3 hydraulic piping, installing new pipe assemblies and unions, and installing redesigned support brackets for the system 3 hydraulic piping. This proposed AD results from a report of damage to the hydraulic system that occurred when pieces of a ruptured tire from the left main landing gear penetrated the wing trailing edge access panel during takeoff. We are proposing this AD to prevent damage to the system 3 hydraulic piping, which could result in loss of the hydraulic system.
Request for Public Comments and Office of Management and Budget Approval of an Existing Information Collection (2137-0598)
Document Number: E7-10204
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice requests public participation in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval process for the renewal of existing leak detection information collection. PHMSA invites the public to submit comments over the next 60 days on whether the existing information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department of Transportation.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E7-10172
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Reporting of Early Warning Information
Document Number: E7-10155
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends certain provisions of the early warning reporting rule published pursuant to the Transportation Recall Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act. The amendments modify and clarify some of the manufacturers' reporting requirements under the rule. The rule identifies a subclass of field reports referred to as product evaluation reports and eliminates the requirement that manufacturers submit copies of them to the agency, revises the definition of fire, and limits the time period for required updates to a few data elements in reports of deaths and injuries.
Fees for Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement
Document Number: 07-2652
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This proposed rule would establish annual fees and a fee bracket structure for the Unified Carrier Registration Agreement as required under the Unified Carrier Registration Act of 2005, enacted as Subtitle C of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users.
Tenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 203/Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 07-2646
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 203, Minimum Performance Standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Unmanned Aircraft.
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program, Craig Municipal Airport, Jacksonville, FL
Document Number: 07-2645
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the Noise Compatibility Program submitted by the Jacksonville Airport Authority under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On December 22, 2006, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Jacksonville Airport Authority under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On May 14, 2007, the FAA approved the Craig Municipal Airport noise compatibility program. All of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E7-10153
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-10138
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This proposed AD would require installing in-line fuel float switch fuses and wire protection at the left, right, and center forward spars. This proposed AD results from a design review of the fuel tank systems. We are proposing this AD to prevent the potential for ignition sources inside fuel tanks caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-10137
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800 and -900 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require a one-time general visual inspection of frames between body station (BS) 360 and BS 907 to determine if certain support brackets of the air conditioning (A/C) outlet extrusions are installed; medium- and high-frequency eddy current inspections for cracking of the frames around the attachment holes of the subject brackets; and repair if necessary. This proposed AD would also require installing new, improved fittings for all support brackets of the A/C outlet extrusions between BS 360 and BS 907. This proposed AD results from numerous reports of multiple cracks in the frames around the attachment holes of certain support brackets of the A/C outlet extrusions. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct frame cracking, which, if not corrected, could lead to a severed frame that, combined with cracking of the skin lap splice above stringer 10, could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
United States Steel Corporation-Acquisition of Control Exemption-Texas & Northern Railway Company
Document Number: E7-10114
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-10105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 767 airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive replacement of the internal electrical feed-through connectors of the main fuel tank boost pumps. This proposed AD results from a report of cracking in the epoxy potting compound on the internal feed-through connector of the fuel boost pump in the area of the soldered wire connector lugs. We are proposing this AD to prevent a hazardous electrical path from the dry side to the wet side of the fuel boost pump through a cracked feed-through connector, which could create an ignition source on the wet side of the fuel boost pump and lead to subsequent explosion of the fuel tank.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Clay County, IL
Document Number: E7-10073
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-10035
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. That AD currently requires inspecting the electrical connectors of the fire bottles for the forward and aft baggage compartments and for the auxiliary power unit (APU) and engine nacelles to determine if they are connected correctly, and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD adds a requirement to install/modify lanyards, mounts, and clamps to the forward and aft baggage compartment, APU, and engine nacelle fire extinguishing systems. This new AD also requires revising the aircraft maintenance manual to incorporate installation and removal procedures for certain fire bottles and fire extinguisher cartridges. This new AD also adds two airplanes to the applicability. This AD results from reports of the electrical connectors for the fire bottles in the forward and aft baggage compartments, APU, and engine nacelle being cross-connected. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cross- connection of the fire bottles and to prevent cross-connection, which could result in failure of the fire bottles to discharge and consequent inability to extinguish a fire in the affected areas.