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

Hazardous Materials: Revision and Reformatting of Requirements for the Authorization To Use International Transport Standards and Regulations; Correction
Document Number: E7-19259
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On May 3, 2007, PHMSA published a final rule to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; Parts 171-180) by revising and consolidating the requirements applicable to the use of the International Civil Aviation Organization's Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, the Canadian Transport of Dangerous Goods Regulations, and the International Atomic Energy Agency Safety Standards Series: Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material. This rule corrects errors in the final rule.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330 Airplanes and A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-19258
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
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:
Civil Penalties Adjustments
Document Number: E7-19254
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule specifies inflation adjustments to civil penalties for violating the FMCSA regulations. These adjustments are required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996. This final rule also makes a technical correction to include a reference to a paragraph created by an earlier rulemaking action.
Fees for Certification Services and Approvals Performed Outside the United States
Document Number: E7-19246
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On April 12, 2007, the FAA issued a direct final rule, ``Fees for Certification Services and Approvals Performed Outside the United States,'' which amended the regulations pertaining to payment of fees to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for certification services performed outside the United States. This rule also amended the regulations where it is unclear that fees for airmen certification services apply to all applicants located outside the United States, regardless of citizenship. This notice confirms the effective date of the direct final rule.
Hazardous Materials Regulations: Transportation of Compressed Oxygen, Other Oxidizing Gases and Chemical Oxygen Generators on Aircraft
Document Number: E7-19207
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On January 31, 2007, PHMSA published a final rule that amended requirements in the Hazardous Materials Regulations applicable to the air transportation of compressed oxygen cylinders and oxygen generators. In response to appeals submitted by entities affected by the January 31 final rule, this final rule amends requirements adopted in the January 31, 2007 final rule and delays the effective date of these requirements from October 1, 2007 to October 1, 2008.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-19205
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
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 various repetitive inspections to detect cracks along the chemically milled steps of the fuselage skin or missing or loose fasteners in the area of the preventative modification or repairs, replacement of the time-limited repair with the permanent repair if applicable, and applicable corrective actions if necessary, which would end certain repetitive inspections. This proposed AD results from a fatigue test that revealed numerous cracks in the upper skin panel at the chemically milled step above the lap joint. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such fatigue-related cracks, which could result in the crack tips continuing to turn and grow to the point where the skin bay flaps open, causing decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), DC-9-87 (MD-87), and MD-88 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-19204
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all McDonnell Douglas Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9- 83 (MD-83), DC-9-87 (MD-87), and MD-88 airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the overwing frames from stations 845 to 905 (MD-87 stations 731 to 791), left and right sides, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of cracked overwing frames. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could sever the frame, increase the loading of adjacent frames, and result in damage to adjacent structure and loss of overall structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300, A310, and A300-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-19203
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
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; Saab Model SAAB-Fairchild SF340A (SAAB/SF340A) and SAAB 340B Airplanes
Document Number: E7-19202
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
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; ATR Model ATR42 and ATR72 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-19201
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
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; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Model Avro 146-RJ Airplanes
Document Number: E7-19197
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
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; McCauley Propeller Systems Model 4HFR34C653/L106FA Propellers
Document Number: E7-19194
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for McCauley Propeller Systems model 4HFR34C653/L106FA propellers. This proposed AD would require a onetime fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) and eddy current inspection (ECI) of the propeller hub for cracks. This proposed AD results from reports of 3 hubs found cracked during propeller overhaul. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the propeller hub, which could cause blade separation, damage to the airplane, and loss of control of the airplane.
Stourbridge Railroad Company-Acquisition Exemption-Lackawaxen-Honesdale Shipper Association
Document Number: E7-19184
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Norfolk Southern Railway Company and CSX Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: E7-19121
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
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. 11323-24 to enable Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad, Inc., a Class II rail carrier, to acquire from Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR), by assignment, NSR's lease of approximately 24.6 miles of a line of railroad that is owned by CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT). The line extends from milepost BKC 2.0 near Cloe, PA, to milepost BKC 26.6 at Ridge Branch Junction near Creekside, PA. The exemption is subject to employee protective conditions.
Third Party Contracting Guidance; Notice of Proposed Program Guidance; Proposed Circular
Document Number: E7-19116
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed in the docket and on its Web site, proposed guidance pertaining to procurements financed in whole or part with Federal assistance awarded by FTA through grants or cooperative agreements (third party procurements). By this notice, FTA invites public comment on FTA's proposed circular, ``Third Party Contracting Guidance.''
Notice of Proposed Guidance and Request for Comment on the Federal Transit Administration's Grant Management Requirements (FTA Circular 5010.1D)
Document Number: E7-19115
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes guidance in the form of a revised circular on the Federal Transit Administration's Grant Management Requirements and seeks comment thereon. Proposed Circular 5010.1D modifies FTA's existing Grants Management Circular 5010.1C in several material respects. Among other things, Circular 5010.1D proposes to expand the circumstances under which a grantee may request budget revisions and grant amendments, to identify useful life standards for trolleys, ferry boats, and facilities, and to increase the threshold triggering FTA review and approval for appraisals of real property. In addition to the foregoing substantive changes, proposed Circular 5010.1D updates FTA's guidance to reflect current policy and new FTA programs; restructures the circular; and clarifies FTA's requirements and processes.
Program Guidance for Metropolitan Planning Program and State Planning and Research Program Grants (49 U.S.C. 5305): Notice of Program Guidance
Document Number: E7-19113
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes guidance in the form of a revised program circular for the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) planning programs. The proposed circular revises and combines into one document the contents of existing Circulars 8100.1B for the Metropolitan Planning Program (MPP) and 8200.1 the Statewide Planning and Research Program (SPRP). The proposed circular also provides information on the Consolidated Planning Grant Program between the FTA and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Capital Investment Program: Proposed Circular
Document Number: E7-19111
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed in the docket and on its Web site, proposed guidance in the form of a circular to assist grantees in implementing the Capital Investment Program. The Capital Investment Program includes projects such as bus and bus facilities, new fixed guideway systems, and fixed guideway modernization, as authorized by 49 U.S.C. 5309. By this notice, FTA invites public comment on the proposed circular for this program.
Rules of Practice for Motor Carrier, Broker, Freight Forwarder, and Hazardous Materials Proceedings
Document Number: 07-55515
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Buy America Requirements; End Product Analysis and Waiver Procedures
Document Number: 07-4803
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration published in the Federal Register of September 20, 2007, a final rule (effective October 22, 2007) which amended the Buy America requirements in 49 CFR part 661. This document replaces text that was discussed in the preamble but omitted from the final rule with regard to final assembly requirements for rolling stock.
Notice of Intent To Rule on a Request To Release Airport Property at Arlington Municipal Airport, Arlington, WA
Document Number: 07-4800
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of airport property consisting of two buildings (Fire Hall, Armory/Instrument) at Arlington Municipal Airport from obligations under the provisions of the Surplus Property Act of 1944.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Manchester Airport, Manchester, NH
Document Number: 07-4799
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting public comment on the City of Manchester, New Hampshire's request to change a portion (.42 acres) of Airport property from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use. The property is located on South Willow Street, Manchester, New Hampshire and is a portion of map 854, Lot 5 and Map 854, Lot 1B. Upon disposition the property will be used for the realignment of South Willow Street for Runway Safety Area Improvements at Manchester Airport, Manchester, New Hampshire. The property was acquired under AIP Project Nos. 3-33-0011- 31 and 3-33-0011-67. The disposition of proceeds from the disposal of airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: E7-19127
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
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.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: E7-19122
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, the agency must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (``OMB''). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval, relating to confidential business information.
List of Nonconforming Vehicles Decided To Be Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-19118
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document revises the list of vehicles not originally manufactured to conform to the Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) that NHTSA has decided to be eligible for importation. This list is contained in an appendix to the agency's regulations that prescribe procedures for import eligibility decisions. The list has been revised to add all vehicles that NHTSA has decided to be eligible for importation since October 1, 2006, and to remove all previously listed vehicles that are now more than 25 years old and need no longer comply with all applicable FMVSS to be lawfully imported. NHTSA is required by statute to publish this list annually in the Federal Register.
Final Decision That Certain Nonconforming Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: E7-19114
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces a final decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain vehicles that do not comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards, but that are certified by their original manufacturer as complying with all applicable Canadian motor vehicle safety standards, are eligible for importation into the United States. The vehicles in question either (1) are substantially similar to vehicles that were certified by their manufacturers as complying with the U.S. safety standards and are capable of being readily altered to conform to those standards, or (2) have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all U.S. safety standards.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-19112
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 19 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision standard. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E7-19108
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
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 25 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.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Wake County, NC
Document Number: E7-19098
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(I)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, the Western Wake Freeway, which begins at NC 55 at Old Smithfield Road (SR 1172) between Apex and Holly Springs and ends at NC 55 near Alston Avenue north of Cary in Wake County. The Western Wake Freeway is also known as State Transportation Improvement Program Project R-2635. It is part of the Outer Wake Expressway, a circumferential freeway around Raleigh, North Carolina. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Commuter Operations and General Certification and Operations Requirements; Qualifications for Director of Maintenance for Part 135 Operations
Document Number: E7-19056
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making a minor technical change to a final rule, Commuter Operations and General Certification and Operations Requirements. This final rule established the requirements for certain management officials for certificate holders. In the final rule the FAA unintentionally included an incorrect experience requirement for the Director of Maintenance for commuter and on-demand operators. This amendment corrects that experience requirement.
Proposed Airworthiness Standards for Acceptance Under the Special Class Rule
Document Number: E7-19053
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice requests comments on proposed airworthiness standards for acceptance of the BA609 Tiltrotor under 14 CFR 21.17(b), designation of applicable regulations for special classes of aircraft for which airworthiness standards have not been issued.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hulett, WY
Document Number: E7-18930
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action will establish Class E airspace at Hulett, WY. Additional Class E airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) at Hulett Municipal Airport. This will improve the safety of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft executing the new RNAV GPS IAP at Hulett Municipal Airport, Hulett, WY. Also, this action makes a minor correction to the airport description.
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Riverside County, CA
Document Number: E7-18832
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Shelby County, TN
Document Number: E7-18827
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Availability for the Final Air Quality General Conformity Determination (Final GCD) for Proposed Operations of Lynx Aviation, Inc. at Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
Document Number: 07-4763
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to Section 176 (c) of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, the FAA announces the availability of the Final General Conformity Determination for Proposed Operations of Lynx Aviation, Inc. (Lynx), at Denver International Airport (DEN). FAA has determined that emissions from Lynx's operations at DEN conform to the applicable Colorado State Implementation Plans (SIPs). In accordance with the requirements of 40 CFR Sec. 93.156(b), FAA made the Draft Air Quality General Conformity Determination (Draft GCD) for Proposed Operations of Lynx Aviation, Inc., at Denver International Airport, Denver, CO available for public review beginning on July 20, 2007. FAA published notice of the draft determination in the ``Rocky Mountain News,'' Denver, Colorado on July 20 and 21, 2007 and DEN made copies of the draft determination available at the airport. FAA published the Notice of Availability and Public Comment Period for the Draft General Conformity Determination in the Federal Register on July 20, 2007 (72 FR 39877). FAA received one comment during the public comment period, which ended on August 20, 2007. The commenter stated that jet aviation activity results in excessive pollution and that there should be less aviation activity in general in the United States. The commenter did not provide comments specific to the Draft General Conformity Determination; therefore, a response to the comment is not necessary. Consequently, the Final General Conformity Determination consists of the Draft General Conformity Determination, with two typographical corrections. 1. Page 1, first sentence in the first paragraph under Introduction was revised to read: ``Lynx Aviation, Inc. (Lynx Aviation) has announced its interest in initiating scheduled service at Denver International Airport (DEN), now commencing in October 2007.'' 2. Page 3, first sentence in the second paragraph under Aircraft and Supportng Equipment Emissions was revised to read: ``Under the Proposed Action alternative, Lynx Aviation intends to introduce service at DEN on October 1, 2007.''
RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: 07-4762
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee.
Civil Penalties
Document Number: E7-19019
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to increase the maximum aggregate civil penalties for violations of the odometer tampering and disclosure requirements and certain administrative provisions of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act. This action would be taken pursuant to the Federal Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, which requires us to review and, as warranted, adjust penalties based on inflation at least every four years.
Agency Information Collection Activities; New Information Collection: Household Goods Consumer Information Program Assessment Study
Document Number: E7-19017
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. This proposed ICR will be used to collect information on recent interstate household goods shippers' (consumers) awareness of the Household Goods (HHG) Consumer Information Program messages and activities. This information collection will establish a baseline assessment of the Program's activities and aid FMCSA in developing future Household Goods education and outreach initiatives by surveying and examining consumer awareness of the ``Protect Your Move'' campaign and other HHG messages.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles
Document Number: E7-19016
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR is titled, ``Training Certification for Drivers of Longer Combination Vehicles (LCVs).'' This ICR is necessary because the training certificate serves as proof that a driver has successfully completed the training required before he or she may operate an LCV on the Nation's highways. The hiring motor carrier is required to maintain a copy of the training certificate in the LCV driver's qualification file. The document is subject to review by Federal or State enforcement officials. On June 28, 2007, FMCSA published a Federal Register notice allowing for a 60-day comment period on the ICR. One comment was received.
Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Final Listing of 2008 Light Duty Truck Lines Subject to the Requirements of This Standard and Exempted Vehicle Lines for Model Year 2008
Document Number: E7-18971
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule announces NHTSA's determination that no new model year (MY) 2008 light duty truck lines are subject to the parts- marking requirements of the Federal motor vehicle theft prevention standard because they have been determined by the agency to be high- theft or that they have a majority of interchangeable parts with those of a passenger motor vehicle line. This final rule also identifies those vehicle lines that are exempted from the parts-marking requirements because the vehicles are equipped with antitheft devices determined to meet certain statutory criteria pursuant to the statute relating to motor vehicle theft prevention.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Crashworthiness
Document Number: E7-18942
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA issues these special conditions 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 novel or unusual design features are associated with carbon fiber reinforced plastic used in the construction of the fuselage. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for impact response characteristics to ensure survivable crashworthiness. 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. We will issue additional special conditions for other novel or unusual design features of the Boeing Model 787-8 airplanes.
Establishment of a Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: E7-18938
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) hereby gives notice of the membership of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee Working Group-Meeting Notice
Document Number: E7-18932
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c), notice is hereby given of a telephone conference for the Reusable Launch Vehicle Working Group (RLVWG) of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The main issue for discussion will be the formation of a group within the RLVWG to examine training standards for crew and space flight participants. The telephone conference will take place on Friday, October 5, 2007 starting at 9:30 Eastern Daylight Time. For the call-in telephone number and the passcode, contact the Contact Person listed below.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 787-8 Airplane; Tire Debris Penetration of Fuel Tank Structure
Document Number: E7-18931
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
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 novel or unusual design features include wing fuel tanks constructed of carbon fiber composite materials. For these design features, the applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards. 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.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E7-18916
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirement (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 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 July 20, 2007 (See 72 FR 39886).
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300-600 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18870
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
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; Viking Air Limited Model DHC-7 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18863
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Viking Air Limited Model DHC-7 airplanes. This AD requires an inspection of certain SM-200 servo drive units (power servo motor and housing assemblies) for certain markings, related investigative action if necessary, and modification if necessary. This AD results from a report that some SM-200 servo drive units that were not in configuration MOD H are installed on Model DHC-7 airplanes. MOD H prevents the internal clutch fasteners from backing out. We are issuing this AD to prevent the possibility of internal clutch fasteners from backing out, which could cause an inadvertent servo engagement and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Niagara County, NY
Document Number: E7-18831
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, and 747SP Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-18747
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747- 300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD requires reconfiguring the clamps of certain wire bundles and applying insulating sealant to certain fasteners inside the fuel tanks. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent arcing inside the fuel tanks in the event of a lightning strike or high-powered short circuit, which could result in a fuel tank explosion or fire.
Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs
Document Number: 07-55511
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation