Department of Transportation 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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National Transit Database: Amendment to Reporting Requirements and Non-Substantive Technical Changes
Document Number: E7-23565
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the final rule requiring recipients of grants under 49 U.S.C. 5311, Formula Grants for Other Than Urbanized Areas (Nonurbanized Area Formula Grants,) to report annual data to the National Transit Database (NTD) as a condition for receiving these grants. In addition, this final rule makes non-substantive changes, technical corrections, and conforming amendments to the ``National Transit Database'' regulation.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; FAA Entry Point Filing Form-International Registry
Document Number: 07-5962
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. The respondents supply information through the AC 8050-135 to the FAA Civil Aviation Registry's Aircraft Registration Branch in order to obtain an authorization code for access to the International Registry.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; SFAR No. 105 Operating Limitations for Unscheduled Arrivals at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport
Document Number: 07-5961
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. This rule implements a reservation system restricting the number of unscheduled aircraft arrivals at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Certification of Airports, 14 CFR Part 139.
Document Number: 07-5960
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. This rule revised the airport certification regulations and establishes certification requirements for airports serving scheduled air carrier operations in aircraft with 10-30 seats.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Airport Noise Compatibility Planning
Document Number: 07-5959
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. The respondents are those airport operators voluntarily submitting noise exposure maps and noise compatibility programs to the FAA for review and approval.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; 2005 Private Single-Engine Land Pilot Assessment of Instruction and Practical Test Experiences
Document Number: 07-5958
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. This project involves collecting data from recently certified ASEL pilots on the quality of their flight training and practical test experiences.
Notice of Intent to Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Office of Dispute Resolution Procedures for Protests and Contact Disputes, 14 CFR Part 17
Document Number: 07-5957
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. 14 CFR part 17 sets forth procedures for filing solicitation protests and contract claims in the FAA's Office of Dispute Resolution for Acquisition.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Certification: Second in Command (SIC) Pilot Type Rating, Federal Regulation Part 61
Document Number: 07-5956
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-06
Agency: Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. The information collected is from airmen and is used to determine compliance with FAA regulations regarding second-in- command certification for the operation of aircraft.
Enhanced Airworthiness Program for Airplane Systems/Fuel Tank Safety (EAPAS/FTS)
Document Number: Z7-21434
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Temporary Traffic Control Devices
Document Number: E7-23581
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is adding a new Subpart K to 23 CFR part 630 to supplement existing regulations that govern work zone safety and mobility in highway and street work zones to include conditions for the appropriate use of, and expenditure of funds for, uniformed law enforcement officers, positive protective measures between workers and motorized traffic, and installation and maintenance of temporary traffic control devices during construction, utility, and maintenance operations. These regulations are intended to decrease the likelihood of fatalities and injuries to road users, and to workers who are exposed to motorized traffic (vehicles using the highway for purposes of travel) while working on Federal-aid highway projects. The regulations are issued in accordance with section 1110 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), Public Law 109-59, 119 Stat. 1227, codified at 23 U.S.C. 109(e) and 112(g).
Change in Address for the Department of Transportation (DOT) and DOT Migration to the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS)
Document Number: E7-23422
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action updates the Department of Transportation (DOT) addresses, changes references from the Docket Management System to the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS), and removes obsolete information listed in FAA regulations as a result of DOT's relocation, migration to the Federal electronic docket system, and closure of the DOT Branch Library. The intended effect of this action is to ensure that the regulated public is informed of address changes, electronic docket changes, and other administrative matters.
Information Collection Available for Public Comments and Recommendations
Document Number: E7-23474
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Maritime Administration's (MARAD) intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for a new information collection related to MARAD's marine transportation economic impact model data needs.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: E7-23472
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-04
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-2007-0017 at http:// www.regulations.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.
Meeting Notice
Document Number: E7-23471
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA announces a meeting of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS) to be held in Washington, DC. This notice announces the date, time and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public.
Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad Corporation-Acquisition Exemption-Line of BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: E7-23465
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board grants an exemption, under 49 U.S.C. 10502, from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10902 for the acquisition by Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad Corporation (IC&E), a Class II rail carrier, of approximately 18.5 miles of rail line owned by BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), a Class I rail carrier, extending from a connection with another BNSF line at milepost 1.74 near East Moline, IL, to the end of the line at milepost 20.31 at Ceffco, IL, near Albany, IL, subject to the labor protection required by 49 U.S.C. 10902(d), including a 60-day notice requirement.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747-400 and 747-400D Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-23460
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 747-400 and 747-400D series airplanes. This proposed AD would require a general visual inspection of the power feeder wire bundle of the auxiliary power unit (APU) where it crosses the hydraulic system 4 return tube to determine if parts are installed to provide separation between the wire bundle and hydraulic tube. This proposed AD would also require related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report that the power feeder wire bundle of the APU was found touching the hydraulic system return tube during inspection of an airplane. We are proposing this AD to prevent insufficient clearance between the wire bundle and hydraulic tube that could lead to chafing of the wire bundle, which could cause arcing and a consequent hydraulic fluid fire in an area outside of the smoke detection and fire extinguishing zone; this condition could result in an uncontrolled fire on the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Cirrus Design Corporation Models SR20 and SR22 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-23456
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain Cirrus Design Corporation (CDC) Models SR20 and SR22 airplanes. The earlier NPRM would have required you to inspect and, as necessary, adjust the aileron and rudder rigging and would have required you to modify, inspect, and, as necessary, adjust the rudder-aileron interconnect system. The earlier NPRM resulted from a jamming of the aileron and rudder controls on a Model SR20 airplane, which resulted in loss of rudder and aileron flight controls. Since issuance of the NPRM, CDC revised the service information as a result of comments received on the NPRM, and the FAA has determined the changes to the service information are necessary to address the unsafe condition. The changes in the revised service information include the addition of airplanes to the Applicability; a requirement to check rudder, aileron, and rudder-aileron interconnect rigging; a requirement to replace the attaching hardware and clamp at the end of the rudder- aileron interconnect arm; and an increase in work-hours to do the proposed actions. This proposed AD would require you to use the revised service information and would require you to report any out-of-rig condition found. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these additional actions.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-23047
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This Rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures 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, adding new obstacles, or changing 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.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Cargo Carrying Capacity
Document Number: E7-22962
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In this final rule, we (NHTSA) address the problem of motor home and recreation vehicle trailer overloading by amending the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) on tire selection and rims. This final rule requires manufacturers of all motor homes and recreation vehicle trailers to provide information to consumers in a label that informs the consumer about the vehicle's load carrying capacity. This information is helpful both at the time the consumer is making a purchase decision and as the consumer uses his or her vehicle. We also require that the size of tires on motor homes and recreation vehicle trailers be the same as the size of the tires listed on the tire information label. In addition, this rule provides regulatory relief for dealers from a labeling requirement in the safety standard on tire selection and rims for light vehicles. The standard's requirement can currently require dealers which add even small amounts of weight to re-label the vehicles. Under today's amendment, any party that adds weight to a completed vehicle exceeding the lesser of 1.5 percent of the vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating or 100 pounds (before first sale to the retail customer) is required to disclose this extra weight on labels affixed to the vehicles. Lesser amounts of weight may be added without changing or adding labels. It is our belief that this rule complements the efforts of the recreation vehicle industry to provide consumers with information in order to help reduce overloading motor homes and recreation vehicle trailers. This rulemaking was initiated in response to a petition from Ms. Justine May.
Fuel Flowmeters Technical Standard Order TSO-C44d Revision
Document Number: 07-5915
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The TSO tells manufacturers seeking TSO authorization or letter of design approval (LODA) what minimum performance standards (MPS) their Fuel Flowmeter must first meet for approval and identification with the applicable TSO markings. This notice announces the cancellation of TSO-C44c, and request public comments on the proposed revision (TSO-C44d) to the cancelled TSO-C44c.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment
Document Number: 07-5644
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document amends the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108 on lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment by reorganizing the regulatory text so that it provides a more straightforward and logical presentation of the applicable regulatory requirements, which includes the agency's interpretation of the existing requirements. It also greatly reduces the need to consult relevant third-party standards by including applicable requirements directly into the main body of Standard No. 108, rather than incorporating such provisions by reference. This final rule does not impose any new substantive requirements on manufacturers. In addition, this document amends 49 CFR Part 564, Replaceable Light Source Information, by adding a newly created Appendix C, which relocates figures addressing sealed beam headlamps that currently reside in FMVSS No. 108 and a relevant Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standard there. We believe few lighting manufacturers still produce sealed beam headlamps, and their diminishing use is unlikely to draw new manufacturers of this type of lamp. Accordingly, we see no drawbacks to consolidating the information regarding sealed beam light sources with other light source information currently located in 49 CFR Part 564.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Model F27 Mark 050 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-23346
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-03
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 A330 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-23343
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-03
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; Boeing Model 727 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-23342
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 727 airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for any cracking of or damage to the left side and right side flight deck No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5 windows, as necessary, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of in-flight departure and separation of the flight deck windows. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the vinyl interlayer or damage to the structural inner glass panes of the flight deck No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5 windows, which could result in loss of a window and rapid loss of cabin pressure. Loss of cabin pressure could cause crew communication difficulties or crew incapacitation.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E7-23339
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-03
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; Airbus Model A330 Series Airplanes and Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-23338
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330 series airplanes and Model A340-200 and - 300 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to prohibit the flightcrew from performing CAT 2 and CAT 3 automatic landings and roll-outs at certain airports. This AD also provides an optional terminating action for the AFM revision. This proposed AD results from data showing that the magnetic variation table installed in certain Honeywell and Northrop Grumman air data inertial reference units (ADIRUs) is obsolete at certain airports. We are proposing this AD to prevent the airplane from departing the runway during a CAT 2 or CAT 3 automatic landing or roll-out, due to differences between actual magnetic variation and the values in the ADIRU magnetic variation tables.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 707 Airplanes and Model 720 and 720B Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-23337
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-03
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 repetitive inspections for any cracking of or damage to the left side and right side flight deck No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5 windows, as necessary, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of in-flight departure and separation of the flight deck windows. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the vinyl interlayer or damage to the structural inner glass panes of the flight deck No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5 windows, which could result in loss of a window and rapid loss of cabin pressure. Loss of cabin pressure could cause crew communication difficulties or crew incapacitation.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-23335
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for any cracking of or damage to the left side and right side flight deck No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5 windows, as necessary, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of in-flight departure and separation of the flight deck windows. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the vinyl interlayer or damage to the structural inner glass panes of the flight deck No. 2, No. 4, and No. 5 windows, which could result in loss of a window and rapid loss of cabin pressure. Loss of cabin pressure could cause crew communication difficulties or crew incapacitation.
Airworthiness Directives; Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model P-180 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-23227
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-03
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; Aircraft Industries, a.s. (Type Certificate No. G24EU Formerly Held by LETECKÉ ZÁVODY a.s. and LET Aeronautical Works) Model L-13 Blanik Gliders
Document Number: E7-23222
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-12-03
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; Lockheed Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, and 382G Series Airplanes
Document Number: C7-5595
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Percentage Rates of Covered Aviation Employees for the Period of January 1, 2008 Through December 31, 2008
Document Number: 07-5900
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has determined that the minimum random drug and alcohol testing percentage rates for the period January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008 will remain at 25 percent of safety-sensitive employees for random drug testing and 10 percent of safety-sensitive employees for random alcohol testing.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Auburn-Opelika Airport, Auburn, AL
Document Number: 07-5899
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. 47153(c), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from Auburn University to release a 1.603-acre parcel of airport property, located at the Auburn-Opelika Airport, to the City of Auburn to construct a public access road on the property to the new airport terminal area.
Electronic Signatures on Documents: Verigo, Incorporated (Verigo), Application for Exemption
Document Number: E7-23245
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces that it has received from Verigo, Incorporated (Verigo) an application for an exemption from the signature requirement for a driver on the record of duty status (RODS). Verigo's application is being made on behalf of all drivers and carriers operating commercial motor vehicles in the U.S. and using the Verigo Wireless Logbook. The exemption would allow a signature entered on an electronic ``signature pad'' to be the functional equivalent of a handwritten signature on the RODS. Verigo states that this will allow the trucking industry to reduce administrative costs and increase productivity by providing a simple and effective alternative to paper RODS. The FMCSA requests public comment on Verigo's application for exemption.
Information Collection Activities
Document Number: E7-23244
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on certain information collections pertaining to hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request renewal from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Airworthiness Directives; Air Tractor, Inc. Models AT-400, AT-500, AT-600, and AT-800 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E7-23229
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-13- 17, which applies to all Air Tractor, Inc. (Air Tractor) Models AT-602, AT-802, and AT-802A airplanes. AD 2007-13-17 currently requires you to repetitively inspect the engine mount for any cracks, repair or replace any cracked engine mount, and report any cracks found to the FAA. Since we issued AD 2007-13-17, Air Tractor has learned of a Model AT-502B with a crack located where the lower engine mount tube is welded to the engine mount ring. In addition, Snow Engineering Co. has developed gussets that, when installed according to their service letter, terminate the repetitive inspection requirement. Consequently, this proposed AD would retain the inspection actions of AD 2007-13-17 for Model AT-602, AT-802, and AT-802A airplanes, including the compliance times and effective dates; establish new inspection actions for the AT- 400 and AT-500 series airplanes; incorporate a mandatory terminating action for all airplanes; and terminate the reporting requirement of AD 2007-13-17. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the engine mount, which could result in failure of the engine mount. Such failure could lead to separation of the engine from the airplane.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E7-23200
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E7-23199
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Chicago Terminal Railroad-Lease and Operation Exemption-Soo Line Railroad Company d/b/a Canadian Pacific Railway
Document Number: E7-23180
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Environmental Impact Statement: Christian, Shelby, Fayette, Marion, Clinton, Jefferson and Washington Counties, IL
Document Number: 07-5881
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-30
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 highway project in Christian, Shelby, Fayette, Marion, Clinton, Jefferson, and Washington Counties, Illinois.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E7-23176
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Proposed Establishment of Low Altitude Area Navigation Routes (T-Routes); St. Louis, MO
Document Number: E7-23175
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish two low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) routes, designated T-251 and T-272, in the St. Louis, MO, terminal area. T-routes are low altitude Air Traffic Service routes, based on RNAV, for use by aircraft that have instrument flight rules (IFR) approved Global Positioning System (GPS)/Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) equipment. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance safety and improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace in the St. Louis, MO, terminal area.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Hollister, CA
Document Number: E7-23173
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace area at Hollister, CA. Establishment of an Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Hollister Municipal Airport, Hollister, CA, has made this proposal necessary. Additional controlled airspace is needed for the safety and management of aircraft executing the new RNAV (GPS) SIAPs at Hollister Municipal Airport, Hollister, CA.
Information Collection Available for Public Comments and Recommendations
Document Number: E7-23152
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-29
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Maritime Administration's (MARAD's) intention to request extension of approval for three years of a currently approved information collection.
Canadian National Railway Company and Grand Trunk Corporation-Control-EJ&E West Company 1
Document Number: E7-23151
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is accepting for consideration the primary application filed October 30, 2007, by Canadian National Railway Corporation (CNR) and Grand Trunk Corporation (GTC), a noncarrier holding company through which CNR controls its U.S. rail subsidiaries, and seven related filings. The primary application seeks Board approval under 49 U.S.C. 11321-26 of the acquisition of control of EJ&E West Company (EJ&EW), a wholly owned noncarrier subsidiary of Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company (EJ&E), by CNR and GTC. This proposal is referred to as the Control Transaction, and CNR and GTC are referred to collectively as applicants. The related filings are notices of exemption involving an intra- corporate family transaction and the granting of trackage rights. The Sub-No. 1 filing provides for EJ&E to transfer property to EJ&EW, which, at that time, would become a rail common carrier, prior to applicants acquiring control of EJ&EW. The Sub-Nos. 2 through 7 filings provide for grants of trackage rights by EJ&EW to Grand Trunk Western Railroad (GTW), Illinois Central Railroad Company (IC), Chicago, Central & Pacific Railroad Company (CCP), and Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL), and by IC and CCP to EJ&EW, promptly upon applicants' acquisition of control of EJ&EW, should the Board approve the proposed Control Transaction. The Board finds that the Control Transaction is a ``minor transaction'' under 49 CFR 1180.2(c), and adopts a procedural schedule for consideration of the application. In finding that the transaction is a minor transaction, the Board has preliminarily determined that any anticompetitive effects of the transaction will clearly be outweighed by the transaction's anticipated contribution to the public interest in meeting significant transportation needs. 49 CFR 1180.2(b)(2). The Board makes this determination based solely on evidence presented in the application. The Board stresses that this is not a final determination, and its finding may be rebutted by filings and evidence submitted into the record for this proceeding. The Board will give careful consideration to any claims that the transaction will have anticompetitive effects that are not apparent from the application itself. Moreover, the Board has determined to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) with respect to the transaction.
Canadian Pacific Railway Company, et al.-Control-Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corp., et al.
Document Number: E7-23146
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) invites public comments on a proposed procedural schedule for this proceeding. On October 5, 2007, Canadian Pacific Railway Corporation (CPRC), Soo Line Holding Company, a Delaware Corporation and indirect subsidiary of CPRC (Soo Holding), Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation (DM&E), and Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad Corporation, a wholly-owned rail subsidiary of DM&E (IC&E) (collectively referred to as the ``Applicants'') submitted a filing with the Board seeking approval under 49 U.S.C. 11321-26 of the acquisition of control of DM&E and IC&E by Soo Holding (and, indirectly, by CPRC). In Decision No. 2, served on November 2, 2007, and published in the Federal Register at 72 FR 63232- 36 on November 8, 2007, the Board accepted the October 5 submission as a prefiling notification, thus allowing the Applicants to perfect their application, and provide any supplemental materials or information, on or after December 5, 2007.\1\
Airworthiness Directives; Hartzell Propeller Inc. Model HC-E5N-3( ), HC-E5N-3( )(L), and HC-E5B-5( ) Propellers
Document Number: E7-23119
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Hartzell Propeller Inc. Model HC-E5N-3( ), HC-E5N-3( )(L), and HC-E5B- 5( ) propellers. This AD requires a onetime eddy current inspection of the propeller hub mounting bolt holes and replacement of the propeller hub if cracked. This AD results from the discovery of a five-bladed propeller hub with a large crack on the mounting flange of the hub. We are issuing this AD to prevent propeller hub failure, blade separation, damage to the airplane, and possible loss of airplane control.
Airworthiness Directives; Cirrus Design Corporation Model SR22 Airplanes
Document Number: E7-23118
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cirrus Design Corporation (Cirrus) Model SR22 airplanes. This AD requires you to install a drain hole in the left and right outboard wing tips. This AD results from reports of pilots' inability to move the aileron control without using excessive force when flying in freezing conditions. Moisture from a prior rain shower entered through a gap at the interface of the left and right outboard wing tips and wing structure. The moisture traveled along the aft wing shear web, accumulated below the aileron control pulley, and froze at an altitude with an outside air temperature below freezing. When this moisture is exposed to freezing conditions, operation of the aileron control pulley is impaired. We are issuing this AD to prevent moisture from accumulating along the wing shear web where it may freeze in certain conditions. This condition could result in operational failure of the aileron control pulley, which could lead to loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 2S1 and 2S2 Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: E7-23031
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-29
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) provided by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to identify and correct an unsafe condition on Turbomeca Arriel 2S1 and 2S2 turboshaft engines. The MCAI states the following: