Department of Transportation 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement; USH 18 & 151, CTH PD to USH 12 & 14, Madison Urban Area; Dane County, WI
Document Number: E9-28452
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) is being prepared for transportation improvements to the USH 18 & 151 (Verona Rd) corridor from CTH PD to USH 12 & 14 in the Madison Urban Area, Dane County, Wisconsin, WisDOT Project 1206-07-03. The SDEIS is being prepared in conformance with 40 CFR 1500 and FHWA regulations.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: E9-28439
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 22 individuals. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-500 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28306
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28305
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company (GE) CF34-1A, CF34-3A, and CF34-3B Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-28236
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GE CF34-1A, CF34-3A, and CF34-3B series turbofan engines. This AD requires removing from service certain part number (P/N) and serial number (SN) fan blades within compliance times specified in this AD, inspecting the fan blade abradable rub strip on certain engines for wear, inspecting the fan blades on certain engines for cracks, inspecting the aft actuator head hose fitting for correct position, and, if necessary, repositioning the hose fitting. This AD results from a report of an under-cowl fire and a failed fan blade. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of certain P/N and SN fan blades and aft actuator head hoses, which could result in an under-cowl fire and subsequent damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. LTS101 Series Turboshaft and LTP101 Series Turboprop Engines
Document Number: E9-28235
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Honeywell International Inc. LTS101 series turboshaft and LTP101 series turboprop engines with certain gas generator turbine discs installed. This AD requires reducing the life limits for certain gas generator turbine discs. This AD results from an error in a change to the engineering drawing for the gas generator turbine disc from which Honeywell manufactured 260 discs. We are issuing this AD to prevent rupture of the gas generator turbine disc, which could result in uncontained engine failure and damage to the aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Model 525A Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28234
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Model 525A airplanes. This AD requires you to repetitively inspect the thrust attenuator paddle assemblies for loose and damaged fasteners and for cracks. This AD also requires you to replace loose or damaged fasteners and replace cracked thrust attenuator paddles found during any inspection. This AD results from reports of fatigue cracks found in thrust attenuator paddles. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct loose and damaged fasteners and cracks in the thrust attenuator paddles, which could result in in- flight departure of the thrust attenuator paddles. This failure could lead to rudder and elevator damage and result in loss of control.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model EMB-505; High Altitude Operations
Document Number: E9-28204
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer S.A. Model EMB-505 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the operation at altitudes not previously envisioned. 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.
Certification of Enforcement of the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax
Document Number: E9-27939
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-30
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth updated FHWA procedures for enforcement of the State registration of vehicles subject to the Heavy Vehicle Use Tax (HVUT). The intent of these actions is to bring FHWA's HVUT regulations up-to-date to be consistent with many changes that have impacted the regulation over the last two decades.
Notice of Waivers To Buy American Under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act for Grants-in-Aid for Airports
Document Number: E9-28442
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) requires publication of the waivers that have been issued under ARRA. This notice provides information on the waivers that have been issued for Federal Aviation Administration grants-in-aid projects.
Proposed Establishment and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Rifle, CO
Document Number: E9-28441
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Garfield County Regional Airport, Rifle, CO. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) at Garfield County Regional Airport. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport. This action also would amend existing Class E airspace by changing the airport name.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Motor Theft Prevention Standard; General Motors Corporation
Document Number: E9-28440
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the petition of General Motors Corporation's (GM) petition for an exemption of the Cadillac CTS vehicle line in accordance with 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard. 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 (49 CFR part 541).
Gabriel D. Hall-Continuance in Control Exemption-U S Rail Corporation of New Jersey
Document Number: E9-28434
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
U S Rail Corporation-Operation Exemption-U S Rail Corporation of New Jersey
Document Number: E9-28433
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
U S Rail Corporation of New Jersey-Lease Exemption-County of Salem, NJ
Document Number: E9-28430
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Requirements and Procedures for Consumer Assistance To Recycle and Save Program
Document Number: E9-28428
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This proposed rule would amend the regulations implementing the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) program, published on July 29, 2009, in the Federal Register, under the CARS Act. The rule change would allow disposal facilities an additional 90 days, for a total of 270 days, to crush or shred a vehicle traded in under the CARS program. This additional time would allow the public to benefit from the availability of lower cost used vehicle parts from vehicles traded in under the CARS program and would provide disposal facilities with an opportunity to derive more revenue from those vehicles prior to crushing or shredding.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: E9-28412
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on September 2, 2009 (74 FR 45516).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for New Information Collection
Document Number: E9-28411
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for a new information collection, which is summarized below under Supplementary Information. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E9-28410
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for changes to a currently approved information collection that is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: E9-28329
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
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 collection and the expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on August 10, 2009 (74 FR 3991-3992).
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: E9-28325
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
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-2009-XXXX 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
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws
Document Number: E9-28324
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
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-2009-0144 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.
National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: E9-28323
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The NHTSA announces a meeting of NEMSAC to be held in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area. This notice announces the date, time and location of the meeting, which will be open to the public. The purpose of NEMSAC is to provide a nationally recognized council of emergency medical services representatives and consumers to provide advice and recommendations regarding Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to the U.S. DOT's NHTSA.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Inc. 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: E9-28297
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would revise an existing AD. 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 737-600, -700, -700C, and -800 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28171
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, and -800 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive lubrications of the right and left main landing gear (MLG) forward trunnion pins. This AD also requires an inspection for discrepancies of the transition radius of the MLG forward trunnion pins, and corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, this AD also requires repetitive detailed inspections for discrepancies (including finish damage, corrosion, pitting, and base metal scratches) of the transition radius of the left and right MLG trunnion pins, and corrective action if necessary. Replacing or overhauling the trunnion pins terminates the actions required by this AD. This AD results from a report that the protective finishes on the forward trunnion pins for the left and right MLG might have been damaged during final assembly. We are issuing this AD to prevent stress corrosion cracking of the forward trunnion pins, which could result in fracture of the pins and consequent collapse of the MLG.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28169
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. This AD requires inspections for scribe lines in the skin along lap joints, butt joints, certain external doublers, and the large cargo door hinges; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD results from reports of scribe lines found at lap joints and butt joints, around external doublers, and at locations where external decals had been removed. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct scribe lines, which can develop into fatigue cracks in the skin. Undetected fatigue cracks can grow and cause sudden decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company CF6-50C Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-28167
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for General Electric Company (GE) CF6-50C series turbofan engines. That AD currently requires reworking certain forward fan stator cases and installing a fan module secondary containment shield. This AD requires the same actions but eliminates a certain service bulletin from the compliance method. This AD results from a review that shows that only one of the service bulletins referenced in the original AD is applicable as a compliance method. We are issuing this AD revision to eliminate a certain service bulletin from the compliance method and to prevent uncontained fan blade failures, which can result in separation of airplane hydraulic lines, damage to critical airplane systems, and possible loss of airplane control.
Airworthiness Directives; Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH (TAE) Model TAE 125-01 Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: E9-28166
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-27
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; Airbus Model A318-111 and -112 Series Airplanes, and Model A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28159
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all Airbus Model A318-111 and -112 series airplanes, and all Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. That AD currently requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations for fuel tank systems. This AD clarifies the intended effect of the AD on spare and on-airplane fuel tank system components. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc RB211-Trent 800 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-28151
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-27
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; Vulcanair S.p.A. Models P 68, P 68B, P 68C, P 68C-TC, and P 68 “OBSERVER” Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28074
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) to supersede AD 85-08-04, which applies to certain Vulcanair S.p.A. Models P 68, P 68B, P 68C, P 68C-TC, and P 68 ``OBSERVER'' airplanes. AD 85- 08-04 currently requires you to repetitively visually inspect the front and rear wing spars for cracks. If cracks are found, AD 85-08-04 requires you to modify the wing spars. The wing spar modification terminates the repetitive inspection AD action and may be installed before cracks develop. Since we issued AD 85-08-04, the manufacturer revised the modification kit and identified additional airplane serial numbers that require the inspection and/or modification. Consequently, this AD would retain the actions of AD 85-08-04, allow you to install the revised modification kit, and add additional serial numbers to the Applicability section. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracks in the front and rear wing spar, which could result in the wing separating from the airplane. This failure could lead to loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes; and Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28069
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-27
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; Scheibe-Flugzeugbau GmbH Models Bergfalke-III, Bergfalke-II/55, SF 25C, and SF-26A Standard Gliders
Document Number: E9-27777
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-27
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; Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7, -7A, -7B, -9, -9A, -11, -15, and -17 Turbofan Engines
Document Number: E9-27518
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Pratt & Whitney JT8D-1, -1A, -1B, -7, -7A, -7B, -9, -9A, -11,
Port Dolphin Energy LLC, Port Dolphin Liquefied Natural Gas Deepwater Port License Application
Document Number: E9-28326
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration announces the availability of the Record of Decision for the Port Dolphin Energy LLC (Port Dolphin Energy) Deepwater Port License Application. On October 26, 2009, the Acting Maritime Administrator, David T. Matsuda, issued the Record of Decision ``approving with conditions'' Port Dolphin Energy's application to own, construct, and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port 28 miles southwest of Tampa Bay, Florida. Issuance of this Record of Decision completes the application review and license approval process, mandated by the Deepwater Port Act of 1974, as amended (the Act).
Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending November 7, 2009
Document Number: E9-28250
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Kinston Regional Jetport, Kinston, NC
Document Number: E9-28208
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. 47153(d), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the North Carolina Global TransPark Authority to waive the requirement that a 9.683 acre parcel of surplus property, located at the Kinston Regional Jetport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Kinston Regional Jetport, Kinston, NC
Document Number: E9-28207
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. Section 47153(d), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the North Carolina Global TransPark Authority to waive the requirement that a 35.19 acre parcel of surplus property, located at the Kinston Regional Jetport, be used for aeronautical purposes.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: E9-28200
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-25
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.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Hinesville, GA
Document Number: E9-28199
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes the Class E5 Airspace at Liberty County Airport, Hinesville, GA, as the airport has closed, eliminating the need for controlled airspace.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Fort Stewart (Hinesville), GA
Document Number: E9-28175
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class D and E Airspace at Fort Stewart (Hinesville), GA, by changing the airport name from Fort Stewart, Wright AAF, to Wright AAF (Fort Stewart)/Midcoast Regional, Fort Stewart (Hinesville), GA. This is an administrative change and does not affect the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC-10-10 and DC-10-10F Airplanes, Model DC-10-15 Airplanes, Model DC-10-30 and DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10) Airplanes, Model DC-10-40 and DC-10-40F Airplanes, Model MD-10-10F and MD-10-30F Airplanes, and Model MD-11 and MD-11F Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28163
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD), which applies to all McDonnell Douglas Corporation airplane models identified above. That AD currently requires revising the FAA-approved maintenance program, or the Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) section of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, as applicable, to incorporate new AWLs for fuel tank systems to satisfy Special Federal Aviation Regulation No. 88 requirements. For certain airplanes, this AD also requires the initial accomplishment of a certain repetitive AWL inspection to phase in that inspection, and repair if necessary. This AD clarifies the intended effect of the AD on spare and on-airplane fuel tank system components. This AD results from a design review of the fuel tank system. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential for ignition sources inside fuel tanks caused by latent failures, alterations, repairs, or maintenance actions, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-102, DHC-8-103, DHC-8-106, DHC-8-201, DHC-8-202, DHC-8-301, DHC-8-311, and DHC-8-315 Airplanes
Document Number: E9-28161
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would revise an existing AD. 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:
Railroad Workplace Safety; Adjacent-Controlled-Track On-Track Safety for Roadway Workers
Document Number: E9-27974
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA proposes to amend its regulations on railroad workplace safety to reduce further the risk of serious injury or death to roadway workers. In particular, FRA proposes to require that railroads adopt specified on-track safety procedures to protect certain roadway work groups from the movement of trains or other on-track equipment on ``adjacent controlled track.'' FRA proposes to define ``adjacent controlled track'' to mean ``a controlled track whose track center is spaced 19 feet or less from the track center of the occupied track.'' These on-track safety procedures would be required for each adjacent controlled track when a roadway work group with at least one of the roadway workers on the ground is engaged in a common task with an on- track roadway maintenance machine or coupled equipment on an occupied track. FRA also proposes to require that railroads, contractors to railroads, and roadway workers comply with these procedures. The NPRM issued as ``Notice No. 1'' under this same docket number and published July 17, 2008 (73 FR 41214), was withdrawn by ``Notice No. 2'' published August 13, 2008 (73 FR 47124).
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: E9-28203
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-24
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on an information collection under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 2137-0604, titled ``Pipeline Integrity Management in High Consequence Areas Operators with more than 500 Miles of Hazardous Liquid Pipeline.'' PHMSA will request approval from OMB for a renewal of the current information collection.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: E9-28201
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice solicits public comments on continuation of the requirements for the collection of information on safety standards. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections.
Proposed Amendment of Restricted Area R-2204 High and R-2204 Low; Oliktok Point, AK
Document Number: E9-28194
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend R-2204 High and R-2204 Low at Oliktok Point, AK, by increasing the authorized times of designation and extending the duration of the restricted areas beyond 2009, until they are no longer needed by the Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE is continuing their study of rapid climate changes occurring in the arctic. Continued access to R-2204 High and R-2204 Low at Oliktok, AK, is required for current moored balloon and future climate-related aviation activities.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Stamford, TX
Document Number: E9-28176
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Stamford, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Arledge Field Airport, Stamford, TX. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at Arledge Field Airport.
Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee and the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee
Document Number: E9-28114
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-24
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (TPSSC) and the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (THLPSSC). The committees will meet to discuss proposed rules on reporting requirements and standards publications and several future regulatory initiatives.