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

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; General: Centennial Communications Application for Exemption
Document Number: E7-14801
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application for exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) from Centennial Communications (``Centennial'') for all of its commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) and drivers that operate in interstate commerce. The exemption would allow Centennial's drivers and CMVs to be completely exempt from the FMCSRs. Centennial, a regional provider of telecommunications services, requests a blanket exemption, and believes that if the exemption is not granted, the burden of complying with the regulations will have a negative impact on the company's operations. Centennial contends that there will be no negative safety impact if the exemption is granted, as it maintains that it currently has very thorough safety practices in place. FMCSA requests public comment on the Centennial application for exemption.
Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending June 22, 2007
Document Number: E7-14771
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary, Federal Aviation Administration
BNSF Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Webster County, NE
Document Number: E7-14695
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Tesla Motors, Inc.; Receipt of Application for a Temporary Exemption From the Advanced Air Bag Requirements of FMVSS No. 208
Document Number: E7-14694
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures in 49 CFR Part 555, Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla Motors) has petitioned the agency for a temporary exemption from certain advanced air bag requirements of FMVSS No. 208. The basis for the application is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard.\1\
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E7-14546
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of certain petitions seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E7-14545
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of certain petitions seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Petitions for Exemption; Summary of Petitions Received
Document Number: E7-14544
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of certain petitions seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of any petition or its final disposition.
Notice of Availability and Public Comment Period for the Draft Air Quality General Conformity Determination (DGCD) for Proposed Southwest Airlines Commercial Air Service at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 07-3720
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that FAA has prepared a Draft General Conformity Determination (DGCD) for Proposed Operations of Southwest Airlines Co. (Southwest) at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). In accordance with Section 176(c) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), FAA has assessed whether the emissions that would result from FAA's action in approving the proposed operation specifications (OpSpec) for Southwest's proposed operations at SFO conform to the California State Implementation Plan (SIP).
Notice of Intent To Change the Use of Specific of Land From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical use on the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Baton Rouge, LA
Document Number: 07-3719
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is publishing notice of a proposed change of status of about 15 +/- acres of land on the Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The FAA invites public comment on the status change of this land under Title 49, United States Code Section 47153(c). The land status change will allow the primary airport access road known as Veteran's Boulevard to be extended from the end that is now found approximately the middle of the airport on to the northern boundary of the airport. No land barter is involved and it shall remain airport property on the Airport Layout Plan. This extension will allow development of the northwest portion of the airport for revenue producing activities. It will also provide public access to the terminal and aeronautical areas from the northern areas of the city of Baton Rouge and other suburban communities.
Notice of Approval of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Section 4(f) Evaluation for Proposed Development Activities at the Juneau International Airport, Juneau, AK
Document Number: 07-3718
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is announcing the approval of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Section 4(f) Evaluation for Proposed Development Activities at the Juneau International Airport (JNU). The ROD provides final agency determinations and approval for the proposed development.
Airworthiness Directives; Enstrom Helicopter Corporation Model F-28, F-28A, F-28C, F-28C-2, F-28C-2R, F-28F, F-28F-R, 280, 280C, 280F, 280FX, TH-28, 480, and 480B Helicopters
Document Number: 07-3711
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Enstrom Helicopter Corporation (Enstrom) Model F-28, F-28A, F-28C, F- 28C-2, F-28C-2R, F-28F, F-28F-R, 280, 280C, 280F, 280FX, TH-28, 480, and 480B helicopters. This action requires a visual check to determine if a certain serial-numbered main rotor blade retention pin (retention pin) is installed, and removing and replacing any affected retention pin with an airworthy retention pin. This amendment is prompted by a report from the manufacturer that some retention pins were not manufactured in accordance with specifications cited on the engineering drawing. The actions specified in this AD are intended to prevent failure of a retention pin, separation of a main rotor blade from the helicopter, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Organization and Delegation of Powers and Duties; Delegations to the Maritime Administrator
Document Number: 07-3635
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) is delegating to the Maritime Administrator the authorities delegated to the Secretary by the President under section 1019 of Public Law 109-364 dated October 17, 2006, and entitled The John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Collection for Which Approval Has Expired
Document Number: E7-14643
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of a reinstatement of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on May 11, 2007. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Airworthiness Directives; GROB-WERKE GMBH & CO KG Models G102 ASTIR CS, G102 CLUB ASTIR III, G102 CLUB ASTIR IIIb, and G102 STANDARD ASTIR III Gliders
Document Number: E7-14641
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-30
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:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 707 Airplanes and Model 720 and 720B Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-14638
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 707 airplanes and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes. This proposed AD would require identifying the material used in the elevator hinge support fittings of the horizontal stabilizer trailing edge, doing repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the fittings and corrective actions if necessary, and doing an eventual terminating action. This proposed AD results from a report that stress corrosion cracking of the elevator hinge support fittings has been discovered on several Model 707 airplanes. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracking of the elevator hinge support fittings, which could reduce the elevator support stiffness and lead to in-flight airframe vibration, consequent damage to the elevator and horizontal stabilizer, and reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Hawker Beechcraft Model Hawker 800XP Airplanes
Document Number: E7-14637
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hawker Beechcraft Model Hawker 800XP airplanes. This proposed AD would require doing an inspection of panel DA wiring for clearance and for signs of chafing or exposed conductors, and repairing or replacing the wires and cable ties if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of wire bundle interference in the DA panel, chafed wire bundles, and exposed conductors. We are proposing this AD to prevent chafing of wire bundles, which could cause an electrical short and consequent loss of several functions essential for safe flight and smoke or fire in the flight compartment and main cabin.
Maintenance and Repair Reimbursement Pilot Program
Document Number: E7-14636
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration is hereby giving notice that the closing date for filing applications to enroll in the Maintenance and Repair Reimbursement Pilot Program is extended until October 30, 2007. The notice announcing the initial application deadline was published in the Federal Register on July 2, 2007 (72 FR 36103).
Statistical Analysis of the Effectiveness of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Systems-Final Report
Document Number: E7-14627
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces NHTSA's publication of a Technical Report evaluating the effectiveness of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Systems. The report's title is: Statistical Analysis of the Effectiveness of Electronic Stability Control (ESC) SystemsFinal Report.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Limited Model PC-6 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-14428
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-30
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) 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:
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-14426
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747 airplanes. This AD requires an inspection of the No. 2 and No. 3 windows on the left and right sides of the airplane to determine their part numbers, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from loss of a No. 3 window in- flight. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the fail-safe interlayer of certain No. 2 and No. 3 glass windows, which could result in loss of the window and consequent rapid loss of cabin pressure. Loss of the window could also result in crew communication difficulties or incapacitation of the crew.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-14140
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive high frequency eddy current inspections for cracks of the fuselage skin at stringer 5 left and right between stations 340 and 350, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of fatigue cracks in the fuselage skin near stringer 5 between stations 340 and 350. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the fuselage skin near stringer 5. Cracks in this area could join together and result in in-flight depressurization of the airplane.
Federal Presumed To Conform Actions Under General Conformity
Document Number: 07-3695
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Clean Air Act (CAA) section 176(c), 42 U.S.C. 7506(c) and Amendments of 1990 \1\ require that all Federal actions conform to an applicable State Implementation Plan (SIP). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established criteria and procedures for Federal agencies to use in demonstrating conformity with an applicable SIP that can be found at 40 CFR 93.150 et seq. (``The Rule'').
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Interaction of Systems and Structures, Electronic Flight Control System-Control Surface Awareness, High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) Protection, Limit Engine Torque Loads for Sudden Engine Stoppage, and Design Roll Maneuver Requirement
Document Number: 07-3689
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 787-8 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. These design features include electronic flight control systems and high bypass engines. These special conditions also pertain to the effects of such novel or unusual design features, such as effects on the structural performance of the airplane. Finally, these special conditions pertain to effects of certain conditions on these novel or unusual design features, such as the effects of high intensity radiated fields (HIRF). The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.
Special Conditions: Cessna Model 650 Airplanes; High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: E7-14593
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Cessna Model 650 airplanes modified by Columbia Avionics, Inc. These modified airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The modification consists of installing an Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) with the options for the Universal Avionics Vision 1 Synthetic Vision System. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high- intensity radiated fields (HIRF). These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Environmental Impact Statement; Cole County, MO
Document Number: E7-14572
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
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 proposed improvements to U.S. 50/U.S. 63, (Rex Whitton Expressway), in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Orange County, FL
Document Number: E7-14440
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Michigan Central Railway, LLC
Document Number: E7-14351
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-14077
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-27
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.
Third Meeting, Special Committee 213 Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision System, (EFVS/SVS)
Document Number: 07-3677
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 213, Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/ Synthetic Vision System, (EFVS/SVS).
Revisions to the Voluntary Tanker Agreement
Document Number: E7-14534
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration announces the text of a revised Voluntary Tanker Agreement, pursuant to Section 708 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 App. U.S.C. 2158). This text revises and replaces the Agreement as it was last published in Volume 48 of the Federal Register at page 38715 (August 25, 1983) and is issued in accordance with the provisions of 44 CFR Part 332. Because this revised Agreement contains extensive changes, both former and new participants should submit new applications which are available from the Maritime Administration. The complete, draft text of the VTA is published below. Copies of the Agreement and Application are being sent to U.S. companies that own, operate, or charter tankers and ocean-going tugs and tank barges. Copies are also available to the public upon request. The Maritime Administration will also hold a public meeting to receive input for developing the final text of the VTA.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: E7-14436
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
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 MARAD-2007-28791 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: E7-14434
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
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 MARAD-2007-28790 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; Thrush Aircraft, Inc. Models S2R Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-14433
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Thrush Aircraft, Inc. (Thrush) Model S2R series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive visual inspections of the vertical and horizontal stabilizer attach fitting, attach fitting bolts, and the vertical fin aft spar for cracks or corrosion and require immediate replacement of cracked or corroded parts and eventual replacement if no cracks or corrosion is found as terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This proposed AD results from reports of cracks in the empennage of Thrush S2R series airplanes. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct these cracks, which could cause the vertical stabilizer to lose structural integrity. This condition could lead to loss of control.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: E7-14404
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
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 for a new 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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-14079
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-26
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.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highways in Alaska
Document Number: 07-3662
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
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 various proposed highway projects in the State of Alaska. Those actions grant approvals for the projects.
Environmental Impact Statement: Sarpy County, NE
Document Number: 07-3652
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared for a proposed interchange on U.S. Interstate Highway 80 in Sarpy County, Nebraska.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Idaho
Document Number: 07-3645
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA, USACE, and other Federal Agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, Cheyenne Overpass, Project No. DHP-1564(001), Key No. 7508, Pocatello in Bannock County in the State of Idaho. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Environmental Impact Statement; Buncombe County, NC
Document Number: E7-14353
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an environmental impact statement will be prepared for the proposed extension of I-26 from I-40 to US 19-23-70, including widening I-240 from the I-26/I-40/I-240 interchange to US 19-23-74 (Patton Avenue), and construction on new location from US 19-23-74 (Patton Avenue) across the French Broad River to US 19-23-70 in Buncombe County, North Carolina.
Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement; Graham County, NC
Document Number: E7-14352
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement (Supp. FEIS) will be prepared for the proposed relocation of U.S. 74 from U.S. 129 in Robbinsville to NC 28 in Stecoah, Graham County, North Carolina. The proposed project would be the construction of a four-lane divided highway approximately 11 miles in length. This project is identified as TIP Project No. A-9 B&C.
Establishment of Area Navigation Routes (RNAV), Western United States
Document Number: E7-14326
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes a high altitude RNAV route in the Seattle, WA area to facilitate air traffic operations by providing a direct route to the Phoenix, AZ, area. The FAA is implementing this route to enhance safety and to provide a more efficient use of navigable airspace.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Reinforced Flightdeck Bulkhead
Document Number: E7-14333
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 787-8 airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. The Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes will have a flightdeck bulkhead incorporating ballistic-and intrusion-resistant features. While the regulations include standards for ballistic-and intrusion-resistant flightdeck doors, they do not yet incorporate the same standards for these features in the bulkhead. Therefore, special conditions are needed to address these design features. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing standards. Additional special conditions will be issued for other novel or unusual design features of the Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina
Document Number: E7-14324
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA, the USACE, and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, replacement of Bridge No. 198 on Secondary Road 1172 (SR 1172) over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway from the island to mainland portions in the Town of Sunset Beach in the County of Brunswick in the State of North Carolina, also known as Transportation Improvement Program Project B-0682. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E7-14296
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 46 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has reviewed the comments submitted in response to the previous announcement and concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Renewals; Vision
Document Number: E7-14289
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA previously announced its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 48 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has reviewed the comments submitted in response to the previous announcement and concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-14286
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 23 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-14281
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 22 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-14278
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 13 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.