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Potlatch Land & Lumber, LLC-Change of Control Within Corporate Family Exemption
Document Number: E8-27991
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Railroad Safety Enforcement Procedures; Enforcement, Appeal and Hearing Procedures for Rail Routing Decisions
Document Number: E8-27827
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In this final rule, FRA is establishing procedures to enable railroad carriers to challenge rail routing decisions made by FRA's Associate Administrator for Safety (Associate Administrator) that carry out the requirements adopted in a separate rulemaking of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). In PHMSA's final rule published today, railroad carriers are required to take the following actions to enhance the safety and security of certain shipments of explosive, toxic by inhalation (TIH), and radioactive materials: Compile annual data on shipments of these materials; use the data to analyze safety and security risks along rail routes where those materials are transported; assess alternative routing options, including interchanging the traffic with other railroad carriers; seek information from State, local and tribal officials regarding security risks to high-consequence targets along or in proximity to the routes; consider mitigation measures to reduce safety and security risks, and select the practicable routes that pose the least overall safety and security risk. Under PHMSA's final rule, FRA's Associate Administrator may require a railroad carrier to use an alternative route to the route selected by the railroad carrier if the Associate Administrator determines that the carrier's route selection documentation and underlying analysis are deficient and fail to establish that the route chosen by the carrier poses the least overall safety and security risk based on the information available.
Hazardous Materials: Enhancing Rail Transportation Safety and Security for Hazardous Materials Shipments
Document Number: E8-27826
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-26
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is improving safety by revising the current requirements in the Hazardous Materials Regulations applicable to the safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials by rail. We are requiring rail carriers to compile annual data on certain shipments of explosive, toxic by inhalation, and radioactive materials; use the data to analyze safety and security risks along rail routes where those materials are transported; assess alternative routing options; and make routing decisions based on those assessments. We are also clarifying rail carriers' responsibility to address in their security plans issues related to en route storage and delays in transit. In addition, we are adopting a new requirement for rail carriers to inspect placarded hazardous materials rail cars for signs of tampering or the presence of suspicious items, including improvised explosive devices. We adopted these requirements in an interim final rule published April 16, 2008. This final rule fulfills requirements in Section 1551 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007. Also, in today's edition of the Federal Register, both FRA and TSA are publishing final rules adopting requirements and procedures that promote rail transportation security.
Sixth Meeting, Special Committee 214: Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services, Working Group 78 (WG-78)
Document Number: E8-28049
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a sixth meeting of RTCA Special Committee 214, Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tower, MN
Document Number: E8-28034
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Tower, MN. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Tower Municipal Airport, Tower, MN. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Tower Municipal Airport.
Receipt of Application for a Temporary Exemption From Advanced Air Bag Requirements of FMVSS No. 208
Document Number: E8-27963
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures in 49 CFR Part 555, Modena Design SpA has petitioned the agency for a temporary exemption from certain advanced air bag requirements of FMVSS No. 208. The basis for the application is that compliance would cause substantial economic hardship to a manufacturer that has tried in good faith to comply with the standard.\1\
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Ford Motor Company
Document Number: E8-27962
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the petition of Ford Motor Company (Ford) in accordance with Sec. 543.9(c)(2) of 49 CFR Part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard, for the Ford Mercury Mariner vehicle line beginning with model year (MY) 2010. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of the Theft Prevention Standard.
Mercedes-Benz, U.S.A. LLC; Receipt of Application for Extension of a Temporary Exemption From Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 108
Document Number: E8-27961
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures of 49 CFR 555.6(b), Mercedes-Benz, U.S.A. LLC (``MBUSA''), on behalf of its parent corporation Daimler AG (``Daimler'') has applied for a renewal of a temporary exemption from S5.5.10 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108. The basis of the application is to continue the development and field evaluation of new motor vehicle safety feature providing a level of safety at least equal to that of the standard. We are publishing this notice of receipt of the application in accordance with the requirements of 49 CFR 555.7(a), and have made no judgment on the merits of the application.
Environmental Impact Statement: Proposed Improvements to State Route 126 (Memorial Boulevard) From East Center Street in Kingsport, to Interstate 81, Sullivan County, TN
Document Number: E8-27920
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for a proposed highway project in Sullivan County, Tennessee.
Environmental Impact Statement; Knox County, City of Vincennes, IN and Lawrence County, IL
Document Number: E8-27914
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this revised notice to advise the public that FHWA will not be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed relocation of railroad lines in Knox County, Indiana and Lawrence County, Illinois. A ``Notice of Intent'' to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on March 16, 2007.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-27908
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and its implementing regulations, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) hereby announces that it is seeking an extension of the following currently approved information collection activities. These information collection activities received a six-month emergency approval from OMB. FRA seeks this extension while it works on developing a proposed rule related to the same topic of inappropriate cell phone use and other electronic/electrical devices by railroad employees while on-duty. Before submitting these information collection requirements for clearance by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: E8-27901
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Model A109A and A109A II Helicopters
Document Number: E8-27611
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) model helicopters. This AD results from a revised mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The aviation authority of Italy, with which we have a bilateral agreement, reports that the previous MCAI should not apply to newly redesigned and improved tail rotor blades. This AD requires the same inspections as the current AD but limits the applicability to only three part-numbered tail rotor blades. This AD requires actions that are intended to prevent fatigue failure of a tail rotor blade (blade), loss of a tail rotor, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Model AS355E, F, F1, F2, and N Helicopters
Document Number: E8-27610
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the specified Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) model helicopters. That AD currently requires certain checks of the magnetic chip detector plug (chip detector) and the main gearbox (MGB) oil-sight glass, certain inspections of the lubrication pump (pump), and replacing the MGB and the pump with an airworthy MGB and pump, if necessary. Also, the AD requires that before a pump or MGB with any hours time-in-service (TIS) can be installed, it must meet the AD requirements. This AD adds all serial-numbered pumps to the applicability and requires using an improved procedure for detecting oil pump wear. This amendment is prompted by additional cases of MGB lubrication pump deterioration and a further investigation that determined that all serial-numbered pumps might be affected and the development of an improved procedure that is more accurate for detecting oil pump wear earlier. The actions specified by this AD are intended to implement improved procedures to detect a failing MGB oil pump, prevent failure of the MGB pump, seizure of the MGB, loss of drive to an engine and main rotor, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-400, -500, -600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27527
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-400, -500, -600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This AD requires an inspection to determine the part and serial numbers of the windshield wiper motors for the pilot's and first officer's windshields, and doing applicable corrective actions. This AD results from two reports that the left and right windshield wipers stopped working in flight. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the windshield wipers in wet weather, which could result in decreased visibility for the flightcrew.
Airworthiness Directives; Maule Aerospace Technology, Inc. M-4, M-5, M-6, and M-7 Series and Model M-8-235 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27364
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Maule Aerospace Technology, Inc. M-4, M-5, M-6, and M-7 series and Model M-8-235 airplanes. This AD requires you to paint the top of the rear elevator control horn, the elevator control cable end attached to the top of the rear control horn, the bottom of the forward elevator control horn, and the elevator control cable end attached to the bottom of the forward control horn. This AD also requires you to insert a supplement into your maintenance program (maintenance manual). This AD results from two reports of accidents where reversed elevator control rigging was a factor. We are issuing this AD to reduce the likelihood of a mechanic rigging the elevator controls backwards, which could result in elevator movement in the opposite direction from control input. This condition could lead to loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited DHC-6 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27299
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
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:
Over-the-Road Bus Accessibility Program Grant Program: Corrections to Project ID Numbers
Document Number: E8-27283
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice revises Project Identification Numbers published in the August 22, 2008, Federal Transit Administration (FTA) notice titled ``Over-the-Road Bus Accessibility Program Announcement of Project Selections.'' The notice identifies corrections to Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 and 2008 Project Identification Numbers; however, award amounts remain unchanged.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27170
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
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; Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702), CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27169
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
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 757 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27168
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757 airplanes. This AD requires sealing the fasteners on the front and rear spars inside the left and right main fuel tanks and on the rear spar and lower panel of the center fuel tank. This AD also requires inspections of the wire bundle support installations to verify if certain clamps are installed and if Teflon sleeving covers the wire bundles inside the left and right equipment cooling system bays, on the left and right rear spars, and on the left and right front spars; and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from a fuel system review conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct improper wire bundle support installation and sleeving and to prevent improperly sealed fasteners in the main and center fuel tanks from becoming an ignition source, in the event of a fault current, which could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Pipeline Safety: Proper Identification of Internal Corrosion Risk
Document Number: E8-27869
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This advisory bulletin reminds operators of their responsibilities under 49 CFR 195.579(a) and 49 CFR 195.589(c) with respect to the identification of circumstances under which the potential for internal corrosion must be investigated.
Preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the Geary Bus Rapid Transit Project in San Francisco, CA
Document Number: E8-27868
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (The Authority) intend to prepare an EIS on the implementation of a fixed-guideway transit system in the Geary Boulevard Corridor located between the Transbay Terminal on the east (at First and Mission Streets) and 33rd Avenue on the west. Alternatives proposed to be considered in the draft EIS include a combined No Project/Transportation Systems Management (TSM) Alternative, a Geary BRT Alternative and any additional reasonable alternatives that emerge from the study process. The EIS will be prepared to satisfy the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and its implementing regulations. The FTA and The Authority request public and interagency input on the purpose and need to be addressed by the project, the alternatives to be considered in the EIS, and the environmental and community impacts to be evaluated.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision and Renewal of a Currently-Approved Information Collection: OMB Control No. 2126-0017 (Financial Responsibility, Motor Carriers, Freight Forwarders and Brokers)
Document Number: E8-27867
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
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. The FMCSA requests OMB approval to revise and renew a currently-approved ICR entitled, ``Financial Responsibility, Trucking and Freight Forwarding,'' to reflect an increase in burden hours due to an increase in the estimated number of annual responses. In addition, the title of the ICR is being changed to ``Financial Responsibility, Motor Carriers, Freight Forwarders and Brokers,'' to better describe its purpose. This ICR sets forth the financial responsibility documentation requirements for motor carriers, freight forwarders and property brokers so they can maintain the minimum levels of financial responsibility required under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate in interstate, foreign or intrastate commerce. FMCSA invites public comment on this ICR.
National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission
Document Number: E8-27824
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Transportation
This notice lists the location and time of the seventeenth meeting of the National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: E8-27822
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
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-2008-0107 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: E8-27821
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
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-2008-0106 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.
Buy America Requirements; Bi-Metallic Composite Conducting Rail
Document Number: E8-27820
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
Following the two recent Buy America rulemakings pursuant to the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) received a petition for reconsideration of the treatment of bi-metallic composite conducting rail as a steel product that must be manufactured in the United States. At present, FTA's Buy America regulation treats both running rail and contact rail as a steel or iron product which must be manufactured entirely in the United States. During the recent rulemakings, several commenters proposed that bi-metallic rail be instead categorized as ``traction power equipment.'' If adopted, the proposal would have changed the regulatory treatment of contact rail based on the rail's composition. As traction power equipment, bi-metallic rail would have been subject to a lower 60 percent domestic content requirement, in contrast to running rail made of steel and iron, which must contain 100 percent domestic content. In addition, as traction power equipment, bi- metallic rail would be subject only to ``final assembly'' in the United States, which may be a less rigorous process than the manufacturing process required for other forms of power rail, including steel and iron. Because FTA believed adopting the proposal in the Final Rule would have altered the regulatory environment for affected parties who may have been unaware of the proposal, including manufacturers of steel and iron contact rail, without subjecting the issue to full notice-and- comment from all affected parties, FTA declined to adopt the proposal, instead deferring action to this separate rulemaking. Through this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NRPM), FTA proposes to amend its Buy America regulations to re-categorize bi-metallic composite conducting rail as ``traction power equipment'' which need only consist of 60 percent domestic content, with final assembly taking place in the United States.
Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aviation Corporation Model EA500 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27699
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Eclipse Aviation Corporation (Eclipse) Model EA500 airplanes equipped with a Pratt and Whitney Canada, Corp. (PWC) PW610F-A engine. This AD requires you to incorporate operating limitations into Section 2, Limitations, of the airplane flight manual (AFM). This AD results from several incidents of engine surge. We are issuing this AD to prevent hard carbon buildup on the static vane, which could result in engine surges. Engine surges may result in a necessary reduction in thrust and decreased power for the affected engine. In some cases, this could result in flight and landing under single-engine conditions.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permit
Document Number: E8-27594
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR part 107, subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. This notice is abbreviated to expedite docketing and public notice. Because the sections affected, modes of transportation, and the nature of application have been shown in earlier Federal Register publications, they are not repeated here. Request of modifications of special permits (e.g., to provide for additional hazardous materials, packaging design changes, additional mode of transportation, etc.) are described in footnotes to the application number. Application numbers with the suffix ``M'' denote a modification request. There applications have been separated from the new application for special permits to facilitate processing.
Special Conditions: General Electric Company GEnx-2B Model Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E8-27540
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice proposes special conditions for General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-2B67 and GEnx-2B69 model turbofan engines. The fan blades of these engines will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the part 33 airworthiness standards. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These special conditions contain the added safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards of 14 CFR part 33.
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-27859
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) will hold committee meetings on December 1, 2008, and December 10, 2008. The meetings are open to the public.
Civil Penalties
Document Number: E8-27774
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
This rule raises the maximum civil penalties that can be assessed as a result of DOT aviation enforcement actions for violations of certain economic provisions of U.S.C. Title 49. This inflation adjustment is required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 and the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996.
Domestic Baggage Liability
Document Number: E8-27772
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
In accordance with Department of Transportation regulations, this final rule raises the minimum limit on domestic baggage liability applicable to air carriers to reflect inflation since July 2006, the basis month of the most recent previous revision to the liability limit. Regulations require that the Department of Transportation periodically revise the limit to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. This revision adjusts the minimum limit of liability from the current amount of $3,000 announced by the Department in January 2007 to $3,300, to take into account the changes in consumer prices since the prior revision.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on US 101 Constitution Way and Weigh Station Project: Curry County, OR
Document Number: E8-27707
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA, USACE, and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, US 101 Constitution Way and Weigh Station, in Curry County, Oregon. This action grants approval for the project.
Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: E8-27672
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA announces the thirty-seventh meeting of the RSAC, a Federal advisory committee that develops railroad safety regulations through a consensus process. The RSAC meeting topics will include opening remarks from the FRA Administrator, and status reports will be provided by the Passenger Safety, Locomotive Safety Standards, Railroad Bridge Safety, Medical Standards, Railroad Operating Rules, and Track Safety Standards Working Groups. FRA may offer several tasks pertaining to the mandates contained in the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008. Subjects to be addressed by these tasks include hours of service recordkeeping and reporting, implementing regulations for Positive Train Control systems, hours of service limitations and fatigue management for employees of intercity and commuter passenger railroads, certification of conductors, and potentially other topics. This agenda is subject to change.
Worker Visibility
Document Number: E8-27671
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is revising its regulations to address safety concerns raised by the firefighting community regarding high-visibility safety apparel. Due to imminent safety implications to firefighters, the FHWA has determined that there is good cause under the Administrative Procedure Act to dispense with notice and opportunity for comment as it would be contrary to the public interest. Therefore, we are issuing an Interim Final Rule, effective immediately, pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act, and revising FHWA regulations accordingly.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Special Permits
Document Number: E8-27595
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Notice of Intent to Rule on Application 08-21-C-00-ORD To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL
Document Number: E8-27548
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Chicago O'Hare International Airport under the provisions of the 49 U.S.C. 40117 and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).
Approval of Noise Compatibility Program Piedmont Triad International Airport, Greensboro, NC
Document Number: E8-27546
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the Noise Compatibility Program submitted by the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority (PTAA) under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On June 10, 2008, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority (PTAA) under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On November 7, 2008, the FAA approved the Piedmont Triad International Airport noise compatibility program. All of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: E8-27539
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Park Service (NPS), in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). This notification provides the date, format, and agenda for the meeting. Dates and Location: The NPOAG ARC will hold a meeting on December 1st, 2008. The meeting will be conducted as a telephone conference call. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on December 1st. This NPOAG meeting will be open to the public. Interested persons may listen in on the conference call (see Public Participation at the Meeting).
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Eagle County Regional Airport, Eagle, CO
Document Number: E8-27537
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Eagle County Regional Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: E8-27519
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 767 airplanes. The original NPRM would have required modifying the link arms of the number 2 windows in the flight compartment. The original NPRM resulted from reports of the number 2 windows opening during takeoff roll, which has resulted in aborted takeoffs. This supplemental NPRM would require an inspection of the number 2 windows to determine whether the link arms are in the over-center position. The results of the inspection would determine the need for the modification. This supplemental NPRM would also require the inspection and applicable corrective action following any rigging change or replacement of any number 2 window assembly. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent the opening of the number 2 windows during takeoff roll, which could result in an aborted takeoff or an unscheduled landing, and adversely affect the flightcrew's ability to perform critical takeoff communication.
Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs
Document Number: E8-27617
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation
On June 25, 2008, the Department issued a Final Rule amending, among other provisions, paragraph (b) of our section pertaining to urine specimen collections. This amendment required direct observation collections for all return-to-duty and follow-up tests. We sought additional comments to this provision on August 25, 2008. On October 22, 2008, the Department issued a notice responding to those comments. The Department did not change the amendment, and determined that the revised paragraph would go into effect, as scheduled, on November 1, 2008. On November 12, 2008, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a stay of the revised paragragh (b). This document, therefore, returns the language of 49 CFR 40.67(b) that existed prior to the November 1, 2008, effective date pending further order of the Court.
Congestion Management Rules for John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport
Document Number: E8-27593
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a Bidder Seminar for the 2009 New York Slot Auctions, pursuant to the Federal Aviation Administration's congestion management rules for John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and LaGuardia Airport (Final Congestion Rules). [Docket No. FAA-2008-0517, Notice No. 08-05 and Docket No. FAA-2006-25709, Notice No. 93-87].
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Napakiak, AK
Document Number: E8-27547
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Napakiak, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two SIAPs are being developed for the Napakiak Airport. This action establishes Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Napakiak Airport, Napakiak, AK.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace; Branson, MO
Document Number: E8-27544
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace at Branson Airport, Branson, MO. The establishment of an air traffic control tower has made this action necessary for the safety of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at Branson Airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Shageluk, AK
Document Number: E8-27543
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Shageluk, AK to provide adequate controlled airspace to contain aircraft executing Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs). Two SIAPs are being developed for the Shageluk Airport. This action establishes Class E airspace upward from 700 feet (ft.) and 1,200 ft. above the surface at Shageluk Airport, Shageluk, AK.
Eleventh Meeting, Special Committee 215 Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services, Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment
Document Number: E8-27542
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a second meeting of RTCA Special Committee 215, Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services, Next Generation Satellite Services and Equipment.
Special Conditions: Airbus A318, A319, A320 and A321 Series Airplanes; Inflatable Restraints
Document Number: E8-27541
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with a passenger restraint system that contains an integrated inflatable airbag installed on passenger seats. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.