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Airworthiness Directives; CFM International, S. A. CFM56-5B Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-31189
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for CFM International, S. A. CFM56-5B series turbofan engines. This AD requires reviewing exhaust gas temperature (EGT) monitoring records to determine EGT deterioration margin, and for airplanes where both engines have greater than 80[deg] centigrade (C) deterioration of EGT margin, borescope-inspecting the high-pressure compressor (HPC) of both engines. This AD also requires removing from service any engine that does not pass the borescope inspection, and if both engines pass, removing and replacing one of the engines with an engine that has 80 [deg]C or less deterioration of EGT margin. This AD also requires continuous monitoring of EGT margin on engines in service, to prevent two engines on an airplane from having greater than 80 [deg]C of deterioration of EGT margin. This AD results from an Airbus A321 airplane powered by CFM56-5B1/P turbofan engines experiencing HPC stalls during climb out after takeoff. We are issuing this AD to prevent HPC stalls, which could prevent continued safe flight or landing.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E8-31180
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-31
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending November 14, 2008
Document Number: E8-31159
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-31
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
Applications of Baltia Airlines, Inc. for Certificate Authority
Document Number: E8-31113
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-31
Agency: Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation is directing all interested persons to show cause why it should not issue an order finding Baltia Airlines, Inc., fit, willing, and able, and awarding it a certificate of public convenience and necessity to engage in foreign scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail.
US Rail Corporation-Lease and Operation Exemption-Winamac Southern Railway Company and Kokomo Grain Co., Inc.
Document Number: E8-31067
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers; Miscellaneous Revisions
Document Number: E8-31062
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-31
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA proposes revisions to its regulation governing the qualification and certification of locomotive engineers by prohibiting a railroad from reclassifying a person's locomotive engineer certificate to that of a more restrictive class during the period in which the certificate is otherwise valid while permitting the railroad to place restrictions on the locomotive engineer if appropriate. FRA also proposes to clarify that revocation of an engineer's certificate may only occur for the reasons specified in the regulation. Additionally, FRA proposes provisions that would require each railroad to identify the actions it will take in the event that a person fails a skills performance test or the railroad finds deficiencies with an engineer's performance during an operational monitoring observation or unannounced compliance test. These proposals will address unanticipated consequences arising from reclassifications and clarify the grounds upon which a railroad may revoke a locomotive engineer's certification.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-31061
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-31
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 23, 2008. No comments were received.
Morristown & Erie Railway Inc., d/b/a Stourbridge Railway-Operation Exemption-Stourbridge Railroad Company
Document Number: E8-31017
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
National Express Corporation-Intra-Corporate Family Transaction Exemption
Document Number: E8-30953
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Niagara County, NY
Document Number: E8-30921
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-31036
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on October 22, 2008 [73 FR 63049]. This is a request for a new collection.
America's Marine Highway Program: Stay of Effectiveness
Document Number: E8-30992
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
On October 9, 2008, this rulemaking was initially published. This rulemaking requires congressional review. Therefore, the Maritime Administration must stay the effectiveness of the regulations. The stay does not otherwise change the October 9, 2008, rulemaking specifically soliciting Marine Highway Corridor Recommendations and public comment on the proposed America's Marine Highways Program.
Maritime Administration
Document Number: E8-30991
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 23, 2008. No comments were received.
Genesee & Wyoming Inc.-Control Exemption-Aliquippa & Ohio River Railroad Co., The Columbus and Ohio River Rail Road Company, The Mahoning Valley Railway Company, Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Ohio Central Railroad, Inc., The Pittsburgh & Ohio Central Railroad Company, Ohio Southern Railroad, Inc., Youngstown & Austintown Railroad, Inc., The Youngstown Belt Railroad Company, and The Warren & Trumbull Railroad Company
Document Number: E8-30973
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-30
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. 11323-25 for Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWI), a noncarrier, to acquire control of Summit View, Inc. (Summit View), and thereby to acquire control of the 10 Class III railroads controlled by Summit View, pursuant to a Stock Purchase Agreement entered into by and between GWI and Jerry Joe Jacobson, owner of all Summit View shares. The transaction will be subject to the labor protection required by 49 U.S.C. 11326(b).
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-30964
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 15, 2008. No comments were received.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-30963
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Maritime 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 abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 15, 2008, and comments were due by December 15, 2008. No comments were received.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: E8-30962
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, 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-2008-0115 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 46 U.S.C. 12121 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: E8-30961
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, 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-2008-0117 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 46 U.S.C. 12121 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: E8-30959
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, 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-2008-0112 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 46 U.S.C. 12121 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.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-30957
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Maritime 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 abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 15, 2008, and comments were due by December 15, 2008. No comments were received.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: E8-30956
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, 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-2008-0114 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 46 U.S.C. 12121 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: E8-30955
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, 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-2008-0116 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 46 U.S.C. 12121 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.
Reports, Forms and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: E8-30954
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The nature of the information collection is described as well as its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on October 14, 2008. No comments were received.
Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending November 8, 2008
Document Number: E8-30931
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008
Document Number: E8-30911
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board will hold a public hearing beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at its headquarters in Washington, DC. The purpose of the public hearing will be allow interested persons to comment on the Board's new responsibilities in the recently passed Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-432), and thereby assist the Board in effectively implementing these important new provisions of law.
Agency Information Collection Activities
Document Number: E8-30891
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and 5 CFR 1320.5(b), this notice announces that new information collections requirements (ICRs) listed below have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). These new ICRs pertain to 49 CFR Parts 214, 217, 218, 225, 232, 238, 260, and 262. Additionally, FRA hereby announces that other ICRs listed below have been re-approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). These ICRs pertain to Parts 214, 220, 224, 225, 229, 234, 236, 238, 240, and 244. The OMB approval numbers, titles, and expiration dates are included herein under supplementary information.
Adjustments to the Minimum and Maximum Civil Monetary Penalties for Violations of Federal Railroad Safety Laws or Federal Railroad Administration Safety Regulations
Document Number: E8-30753
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
To comply with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, FRA is adjusting the minimum civil monetary penalty that it will apply when it assesses a civil penalty for a violation of a railroad safety statute or regulation under its authority. FRA is also adjusting its ordinary maximum and aggravated maximum penalties to incorporate the new maximum civil penalty amounts authorized by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008. In particular, FRA is increasing the minimum civil penalty per violation from $550 to $650, while the ordinary maximum civil penalty per violation will be increased from $16,000 to $25,000 and the aggravated maximum civil penalty per violation where a grossly negligent violation or pattern of repeated violations has created an imminent hazard of death or injury (``grossly negligent violation'') will be increased from $27,000 to $100,000.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Approval on a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Spaceport America Commercial Launch Site, Sierra County, NM
Document Number: E8-30845
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations and FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, the FAA is announcing the availability of the ROD for the Spaceport America Commercial Launch Site, Sierra County, New Mexico. The ROD provides the FAA's final environmental determination and approval to support the issuance of a Launch Site Operator License to the New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) to operate Spaceport America, as proposed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) published in November 2008. The ROD provides a description of the applicant's Proposed Action and reasonable alternatives, and identifies the FAA's preferred and the environmentally preferred alternative. It includes a discussion of environmental impacts associated with the Proposed Action in each resource area, as analyzed in the Final EIS. The ROD summarizes the mitigation and enforcement actions that would be made the subject of the terms and conditions of the Launch Site Operator License issued to NMSA, as well as other conservation and enhancement measures described in the Final EIS and presented for consideration. The Final EIS, prepared by the FAA for the Spaceport America Commercial Launch Site, serves as the primary reference and basis for preparation of the ROD. The Final EIS documents the analysis of environmental consequences associated with the construction and operation of Spaceport America and reasonable alternatives to the Proposed Action. The FAA is the lead Federal agency responsible for the preparation of the EIS and ROD for the proposed Spaceport America. Cooperating agencies include the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the U.S. Army's White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The EIS and ROD were prepared pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Regulations for Implementing the Procedural Provisions of NEPA (40 CFR 1500-1508), and FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures. The FAA has posted the ROD on the FAA Web site at http:// ast.faa.gov. In addition, paper copies of the ROD will be sent out with the signed Programmatic Agreement to persons and agencies on the distribution list (found in Chapter 8 of the Final EIS). The Programmatic Agreement addresses significant impacts to Historical, Architectural, Archaeological, and Cultural Resources from the Proposed Action. Additional Information: Under the Proposed Action, and the alternative selected by the FAA for implementation, the FAA would issue a Launch Site Operator License to NMSA that would allow the State to operate the proposed Spaceport America Commercial Launch Site. The EIS analyzed launching both horizontal and vertical launch vehicle (LV) launches. Horizontal LVs would launch and land at the proposed Spaceport America airfield. Vertical LVs would launch from Spaceport America and either land at Spaceport America or at WSMR. Rocket-powered vertical landing vehicles would land on either the Spaceport America airfield or a vertical launch/landing pad. In addition, the Proposed Action includes construction of facilities needed to support the licensed launch activities at the proposed launch site. Development of Spaceport America infrastructure would occur in two phases. The total area of land disturbed by construction would be approximately 970 acres; the total area of the final facilities footprint would be approximately 145 acres. The proposed Spaceport America boundary would encompass approximately 26 square miles. This area currently contains both State and private land. Operational activities in support of the Proposed Action would begin as soon as the phased construction activities related to the Proposed Action were completed. The operational activities that may have environmental consequences and would support, either directly or indirectly, licensed launches include:
Notice of Availability; Washington, DC
Document Number: E8-30773
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-29
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the Final Section 4(f) Evaluation for the proposed roadway improvements proposed in conjunction with the consolidation of the Department of Homeland Security Headquarters at St. Elizabeths in Southeast Washington, DC in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 303.
Environmental Impact Statement for the California High Speed Train Project from San Francisco to San Jose, CA
Document Number: E8-30751
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is to advise the public that FRA and the California High Speed Rail Authority (Authority) will jointly prepare a project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and project Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the San Francisco to San Jose section of the Authority's proposed California High-Speed Train (HST) System in compliance with relevant state and federal laws, in particular the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). In 2001, the Authority and FRA started a tiered environmental review process for the HST system and in 2005, completed the first tier California High Speed Train Program EIR/EIS and approved the statewide HST system for intercity travel in California between the major metropolitan centers of Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area in the north, through the Central Valley, to Los Angeles and San Diego in the south. The approved HST system would be about 800-miles long, with electric propulsion and steel-wheel-on-steel-rail trains capable of maximum operating speeds of 220 miles per hour (mph) on a mostly dedicated system of fully grade-separated, access-controlled steel tracks and with state-of-the-art safety, signaling, communication, and automated train control systems. In 2008, the Authority and FRA completed a second program EIR/EIS to evaluate alignments and station locations within the broad corridor between and including the Altamont Pass and the Pacheco Pass to connect the Bay Area and Central Valley portions of the HST system. The Authority and FRA selected the Pacheco PassSan Francisco and San Jose termini network alternative, as well as preferred corridor alignments and station location options. The selected alignment uses the Caltrain rail right-of-way, between San Francisco and San Jose along the San Francisco Peninsula, and the Pacheco Pass via Henry Miller Road, between San Jose and the Central Valley. The preparation of the San Francisco to San Jose HST Project EIR/ EIS will involve development of preliminary engineering designs and assessment of environmental effects associated with the construction, operation, and maintenance of the HST system, including track, ancillary facilities and stations, along the Caltrain corridor from San Francisco to San Jose.
Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules Area; Correction
Document Number: E8-30730
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects a recently published final rule entitled, ``Washington, DC Metropolitan Area Special Flight Rules Area.'' The rule codified special flight rules and airspace and flight restrictions for certain aircraft operations in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. A word in the codified text was incorrect. This document corrects that word.
Establishment of Low Altitude Area Navigation T-254; Houston, TX
Document Number: E8-30635
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action delays the effective date for the establishment of the low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) T-route, designated T-254, in the vicinity of the Houston, TX, terminal area until March 12, 2009. The FAA is taking this action to allow additional time for processing and charting.
Aviation Insurance
Document Number: E8-30838
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Operating Limitations at New York Laguardia Airport; Proposed Amendments
Document Number: E8-30703
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has tentatively determined that it is necessary to amend further its December 12, 2006 Order that temporarily caps scheduled operations at New York's LaGuardia Airport (LaGuardia), pending the implementation of a longer- term regulation to manage congestion at the airport. In particular, we now propose to accept from air carriers voluntary reductions in scheduled operations at the airport to a targeted average of 71 hourly scheduled operations for the duration of the Order. This proposed reduction in flight operations at LaGuardia would not affect the number of unscheduled operations at the airport. The FAA is separately extending the Order's expiration until 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on October 24, 2009.
Consumer Information; New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)
Document Number: E8-30701
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On July 11, 2008, NHTSA published in the Federal Register (73 FR 40016) a notice announcing changes to the agency's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and stated that these changes would be implemented beginning with model year 2010 vehicles tested as part of the NCAP. This notice announces that implementation of the changes discussed in the July 2008 notice is postponed for one model year. The agency will begin applying the new NCAP testing and safety rating criteria to model year 2011 vehicles, not model year 2010 vehicles as indicated in the July 2008 notice. The agency will continue to utilize the existing NCAP testing and safety rating criteria for the 2010 model year.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Submission of Audit Reports-Part 248
Document Number: E8-30667
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. 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 October 7, 2008 (73 FR 58708).
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Reporting Required for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Document Number: E8-30666
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Department of Transportation, Research & Innovative Technology Administration, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. 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 October 7, 2008 (73 FR 58709).
Winamac Southern Railway Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-A. & R. Line, Inc.
Document Number: E8-30664
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: E8-30651
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board has approved the first quarter 2009 rail cost adjustment factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The first quarter 2009 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.022. The first quarter 2009 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.467. The first quarter 2009 RCAF-5 is 0.442.
Petition for Preemption of California Regulations on Meal Breaks and Rest Breaks for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers; Rejection for Failure To Meet Threshold Requirement
Document Number: E8-30646
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces the rejection of a petition for preemption of California laws and regulations requiring employers to provide employees with meal and rest breaks. The petition does not satisfy the threshold requirement for preemption under 49 U.S.C. 31141(c) because the provisions at issue are not ``laws and regulations on commercial motor vehicle safety,'' but rather laws and regulations applied generally to California employers.
RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-30645
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
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.
Seventh Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical System Security
Document Number: E8-30644
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 216: Aeronautical Systems Security.
Personnel Parachute Assemblies TSO-C23d
Document Number: E8-30638
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Minimum Performance Standard for Personnel Parachute Assemblies and Components contained in technical standard order (TSO)- C23d, dated June 1, 1994, is re-activated.
Pipeline Safety: Polyamide-11 (PA-11) Plastic Pipe Design Pressures
Document Number: E8-30637
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends the design factor and design pressure limits for natural gas pipelines made from new Polyamide-11 (PA-11) thermoplastic pipe. Together, these two changes in the regulations allow pipeline operators to operate certain pipelines constructed of new PA-11 pipe at higher operating pressures than is currently allowed for other plastic pipe materials.
Proposed Establishment of Low Altitude Area Navigation Route (T-Route); Rockford, IL
Document Number: E8-30636
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish a low altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) route, designated T-265, in the Chicago/Rockford International Airport, IL, 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. This action would enhance safety and improve the efficient use of the navigable airspace in the Chicago/Rockford International Airport, IL, terminal area west of Chicago, IL.
Recommended Best Importer Practices To Enhance the Safety of Imported Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment
Document Number: E8-30603
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides guidance concerning best practices to be followed by importers of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment to reduce the likelihood of importing products that contain defects related to motor vehicle safety or do not comply with applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.
Notice To Rescind a Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement: State Route 374, From State Route 13 to State Route 76 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, TN
Document Number: E8-30577
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent published on November 12, 1996, at 61 FR 58094, to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed State Route 374, from State Route 13 to State Route 76 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, is being rescinded.