Department of Transportation March 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Capital Region International Airport, Lansing, MI
Document Number: 2011-7599
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of the airport property. The proposal consists of remnants from 8 parcels of land, totaling approximately 7.33 acres. Current use and present condition is undeveloped land compatible with local commercial/industrial zoning classification. The land was acquired under the FAA Project Numbers 3- 26-0055-3906, 3-26-0055-4107, and 3-26-0055-44208. The remnants left from construction activities during airport development are not usable to the airport due to shape and size. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the airport to dispose of the property, since the land is no longer needed for aeronautical use. Subject land may provide good commercial/industrial development opportunities for the community and are well outside airport perimeter fence limits. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the sale of the airport property will be in accordance FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with section 47107(h) of title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Final Vehicle Safety Rulemaking and Research Priority Plan 2011-2013
Document Number: 2011-7433
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the availability of the Final NHTSA Vehicle Safety and Fuel Economy Rulemaking and Research Priority Plan 2011-2013 (Priority Plan) in Docket No. NHTSA-2009-0108. This Priority Plan is an update to the Final Vehicle Safety Rulemaking and Research Priority Plan 2009-2011 (October 2009 Plan) that was announced in the November 9, 2009, edition of the Federal Register.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-100-1A10 (Challenger 300) Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-7296
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to 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; Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH Models TAE 125-01, TAE 125-02-99, and TAE 125-02-114 Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2011-7293
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-31
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:
Highway-Rail Grade Crossing; Safe Clearance
Document Number: 2011-7554
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
On March 1, 2011, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) requested that PHMSA and FMCSA extend the comment period for the Highway-Rail Grade Crossing; Safe Clearance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which was published on January 28, 2011, by 60 days. CVSA believes the extension is necessary to gain feedback from its members who will be attending the CVSA Spring Workshop Meeting from April 11- 14, 2011. This notice reopens the public comment period for the NPRM from March 29, 2011, to April 29, 2011.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2011-7490
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
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. This document describes one collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2011-7464
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2011-7445
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 Airplanes, Head-Up Display (HUD) With Video Synthetic Vision System (SVS)
Document Number: 2011-7414
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for Bombardier Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Bombardier Inc., will have a novel or unusual design features associated with a SVS that displays video imagery on the HUD. 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.
Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2011-7410
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-30
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requests (ICR) abstracted below will be forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. The ICRs describe the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on these collections of information was published in the Federal Register on December 29, 2010 [75 FR 82142] under Docket No. PHMSA-2010-0373 (Notice No. 10-10).
Over-the-Road Bus Accessibility Program Announcement of Project Selections
Document Number: 2011-7409
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects to be funded under Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 and 2010 appropriations for the Over-the- Road Bus (OTRB) Accessibility Program, authorized by Section 3038 of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21). The OTRB Accessibility Program makes funds available to private operators of over-the-road buses to help finance the incremental capital and training costs of complying with DOT's over-the-road bus accessibility rule, published in the Federal Register on September 24, 1998.
Hazardous Materials: Request for U.S. Competent Authority Approval of International Atomic Energy Agency Special Arrangement CDN/5255/X-96 (Rev. 0) Concerning Transport of Sixteen Radioactively Contaminated Steam Generators From Bruce Power, Tiverton, Ontario to the Studsvik Facility in Sweden via the Great Lakes
Document Number: 2011-7408
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-30
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is notifying the public of a request by Bruce Power for U.S. competent authority approval of a Canadian special arrangement transport certificate issued in accordance with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) ``Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material'' (TS-R-1).
Major Capital Investment Program-New Starts
Document Number: 2011-7304
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the discretionary selection of projects for funding using unallocated Major Capital Investment (New Starts) program funds. The funds accelerate federal payments for new fixed guideway projects that are currently under construction.
Twelfth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 214: Working Group 78: Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services
Document Number: 2011-7428
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 214: Working Group 78: Standards for Air Traffic Data Communication Services.
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 747-2G4B Airplane; Certification of Cooktops
Document Number: 2011-7343
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 747- 2G4B series airplane. This airplane, as modified by Greenpoint Technologies, Inc., will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the replacement and re-certification of existing cooktops with advanced technology induction coil cooktops in the main deck galleys on two Boeing Model 747-2G4B airplanes. The proposed modification is limited to removing the existing cooktops and replacing them with new technology cooktops. No changes to the galley surfaces, smoke detection system, ventilation system, warning systems, and fire suppression systems are included in this modification. 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.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee-Open Meeting
Document Number: 2011-7311
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, starting at 8 a.m., and Wednesday, May 11, 2011, starting at 8 a.m., at the National Housing Center, 1201 15th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20005. This will be the 53rd meeting of the COMSTAC. The proposed agenda for May 10 features meetings of the working groups as follows:
Public Meeting/Notice of Availability, Review, and Comment on Preliminary Alternatives for the Development of an Air Tour Management Plan for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI
Document Number: 2011-7310
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of preliminary air tour alternatives and announces meetings hosted by the National Park Service, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the FAA's Air Tour Management Program. The purpose of the meetings is to introduce proposed alternatives to the public which contain routes and altitudes used by air tour operators when providing air tours of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The meetings provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment on alternatives.
Air Tour Management Plan for Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI; Public Meeting/Notice of Availability, Review, and Comment on Alternatives for the Development
Document Number: 2011-7308
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of preliminary air tour alternatives and announces meetings hosted by the National Park Service, Haleakala National Park and the FAA's Air Tour Management Program. The purpose of the meetings is to introduce proposed alternatives to the public which contain specific routes and altitudes used by air tour operators when providing air tours of the Haleakala National Park. The meetings provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment on alternatives.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A.; Model EMB 500; Single-Place Side-Facing Seat Dynamic Test Requirements
Document Number: 2011-7307
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the installation of a single-place side-facing seat/lavatory on Embraer S.A. EMB 500 aircraft. Side-facing seats are considered a novel design, and their installation in a part 23 airplane was not envisaged and is not adequately addressed in 14 CFR part 23. The FAA has determined that the existing regulations do not provide adequate or appropriate safety standards for occupants of single-place side-facing seats. In order to provide a level of safety that is equivalent to that afforded to occupants of forward and aft facing seating, additional airworthiness standards, in the form of special conditions, are necessary.
Air Tour Management Plan Environmental Assessment for Mount Rainier National Park, WA; Public Meeting/Notice of Availability, Review, and Comment on Draft Alternatives
Document Number: 2011-7306
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of draft air tour alternatives and announces meetings hosted by the National Park Service, Mount Rainier National Park, and the FAA's Air Tour Management Program. The purpose of these meetings is to introduce proposed alternatives to the public which contain specific routes and altitudes used by air tour operators when providing air tours of Mount Rainier National Park. The meeting provides an opportunity for the public to review and comment on alternatives.
Meeting Notice Correction-Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services; Correction to Meeting Notice To Clarify Time Zone
Document Number: 2011-7305
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is issuing a correction to its announcement of a teleconference meeting of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS) to be held as a stakeholder input call-in session to receive input regarding the current and future role of the Federal Government in EMS and options for establishing or designating a Federal lead office for EMS. This notice announces the date and time of the meeting and clarifies the time zone, which will be open to the public, as well as call-in information.
Notice of Transportation Services' Transition From Paper to Electronic Fare Media
Document Number: 2011-7302
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Office of Transportation Services (TRANServe) located in the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration is adopting a new program distribution methodology. TRANServe is planning to shift to electronic fare media in particular areas, beginning in New York and parts of the National Capitol Region, where paper vouchers are not available for redemption through the Transit Authority. The shift allows for the most effective and efficient delivery mechanism for the qualified transportation fringe benefit in those areas. TRANServe provides services to Federal Government agencies for the qualified transportation fringe benefit. To date, TRANServe has distributed these fringe benefits via a paper voucher process.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault-Aviation Model FALCON 7X Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-7290
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would supersede an existing AD. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-7289
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-7258
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 16 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the Federal vision standard.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2011-7256
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 17 individuals for exemption from the prohibition against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2011-7253
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 18 individuals for exemption from the prohibition against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2011-7252
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
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 21 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Request for Comments on a New Information Collection: Evaluating the Safety Benefits of an On-Board Monitoring System in Commercial Vehicle Operations: Independent Evaluation and Data Analysis
Document Number: 2011-7251
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. The purpose of this information collection is to assess Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers' expectations, attitudes and acceptance of an on-board monitoring system (OBMS), as a part of a Field Operational Test (FOT) study.
Environmental Impact Statement: Cook County, IL
Document Number: 2011-7203
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this Notice of Intent to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for the Grand Crossing Rail Project, which involves new railroad track work, structural work, grading, and signal improvements to provide a new direct route for Amtrak trains from New Orleans, Louisiana or Carbondale, Illinois into Chicago Union Station, and to provide sufficient mainline capacity to accommodate existing and additional Amtrak trains along with freight traffic in the City of Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2011-7182
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
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. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Transport Airplane and Engine Issues-New Task
Document Number: 2011-7180
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA assigned ARAC a new task to consider whether changes to part 25 are necessary to address rudder pedal sensitivity and rudder reversals. This notice is to inform the public of this ARAC activity.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2011-7179
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, FAA has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery '' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Reduction of Fuel Tank Flammability on Transport Category Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-7178
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The FAA's Fuel Tank Flammability Safety rulemaking requires manufacturers to provide a report to the FAA every six months for up to 5 years after the flammability reduction system is incorporated into the fleet. The data collection is needed to assure system performance meets that predicted at the time of certification.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: SWIFT Customer Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2011-7177
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. This collection of information is necessary to determine how satisfied applicants are with the automated staffing solution. The information enables the FAA to improve and enhance its automated staffing process.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 Airplanes, Head-Up Display (HUD) With Video Synthetic Vision System (SVS)
Document Number: 2011-7147
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for Bombardier Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Bombardier Inc., will have a novel or unusual design features associated with a SVS that displays video imagery on the HUD. 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.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model GVI Airplane; High Incidence Protection
Document Number: 2011-7144
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream GVI airplane. This airplane will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes associated with the use of high incidence protection. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. 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.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Application 11-11-C-00-BUR, To Impose and Use PFC Revenue at Bob Hope Airport, Burbank, CA
Document Number: 2011-7062
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use PFC revenue at Bob Hope Airport, under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, Public Law 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158).
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Marv Skie-Lincoln County Airport; Tea, SD
Document Number: 2011-7058
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to authorize the release of 1.109 acres of the airport property at the Marv Skie-Lincoln County Airport, Tea, South Dakota. The proposal consists of the trade of unimproved land on the east side of the airport owned by the County of Lincoln for an equal parcel of land located on the west side of the airport. The acreage being released is not needed for aeronautical use as currently identified on the Airport Layout Plan. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the County to trade properties. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the disposal of the airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA.
Notice of Meeting of the Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS)
Document Number: 2011-7027
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS). TRACS is a Federal Advisory Committee established by the Secretary of Transportation in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary and the Federal Transit Administrator on matters relating to the safety of public transportation systems.
Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers; Assessing the Safety Impact of the Exemption From the 14-Hour Provision of the Hours of Service Rule for Certain Pyrotechnics Operations During Independence Day Celebrations
Document Number: 2011-7009
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA requests public comment from all interested parties on the impact of the Agency's previous decision granting certain members of the American Pyrotechnics Association (APA) an exemption from the current HOS prohibition against driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) after the 14th hour of coming on duty (i.e., the 14-hour Provision), provided their drivers did not operate CMVs after accumulating 14 hours on duty. The exemption covers certain pyrotechnics carriers and drivers for a period that begins 7 days prior to Independence Day and ends 2 days immediately following that holiday. The Agency initially granted a waiver from the 14-hour Provision in 2004, and granted an exemption from the 14-hour Provision in 2005 with subsequent renewals in 2007 and 2009. FMCSA requests public comment on the safety impact of the exemption during the Independence Day periods of 2004 through 2010.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2011-6117
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2011-6112
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Austin Western Railroad, L.L.C.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Document Number: 2011-6986
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2011-6958
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-6932
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would supersede an existing AD. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as:
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-6931
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD would require installing two warning level indicator lights on each of the P1-3 and P3-1 instrument panels in the flight compartment. This proposed AD would also require revising the airplane flight manual to remove certain requirements of previous AD actions, and to advise the flightcrew of the following changes: Revised non-normal procedures to use when a cabin altitude warning or rapid depressurization occurs, and revised cabin pressurization procedures for normal operations. This proposed AD was prompted by a design change in the cabin altitude warning system that would address the identified unsafe condition. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the flightcrew to recognize and react to a valid cabin altitude warning horn, which could result in incapacitation of the flightcrew due to hypoxia (lack of oxygen in the body), and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Creighton, NE
Document Number: 2011-6854
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Creighton, NE, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Creighton Municipal Airport, Creighton, NE. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2011-6745
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans, USACOE, and USFWS, that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l) (1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, State Route 79 (SR 79) between Thompson Road and Domenigoni Parkway (post mile [PM] R8.4 to PM R15.8). The project is located north of the City of Murrieta, in unincorporated southwestern Riverside County, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney JT8D-209, -217, -217A, -217C, and -219 Series Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2011-6719
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive torque inspections of the 3rd stage and 4th stage low- pressure turbine (LPT) blades for shroud notch wear and replacement of the blade if wear limits are exceeded. That AD also requires replacing LPT-to-exhaust case bolts and nuts with bolts and nuts made of Tinidur material. This new AD requires the same torque inspection, blade, and Tinidur nut replacement actions, but requires replacement of the LPT- to-exhaust case bolts with longer bolts made of Tinidur material. This AD also requires installation of crushable sleeve spacers on the bolts. This AD was prompted by nine reports of failure of Tinidur material LPT-to-exhaust case bolts, as a result of blade failure, since AD 2005- 02-03 became effective. We are issuing this AD to prevent turbine blade failures that could result in uncontained engine debris and damage to the airplane.