Department of Transportation March 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Schedule Information Submission Deadline for O'Hare International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Newark Liberty International Airport for the Winter 2013-2014 Scheduling Season
Document Number: 2013-07400
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under this notice, the FAA announces the submission deadline of May 16, 2013, for Winter 2013-2014 flight schedules at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in accordance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Worldwide Slot Guidelines. The deadline coincides with the schedule submission deadline for the IATA Slot Conference for the Winter 2013-2014 scheduling season.
Noise Exposure Map Notice: Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review
Document Number: 2013-07381
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by Tucson Airport Authority for Tucson International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et. seq (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR Part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for Tucson International Airport under Part 150 in conjunction with the noise exposure map, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before September 16, 2013.
Announcement of Charter Renewal of the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA), Inc.
Document Number: 2013-07379
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the charter renewal of RTCA, 1110.77U, a Federal Advisory Committee that seeks resolution of issues and challenges involving air transportation concepts, requirements, operational capabilities, and the associated use of technology and related considerations to aeronautical operations that impact the future Air Traffic Management System. This charter renewal will take effect on April 1, 2013, and will expire after 2 years.
Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits
Document Number: 2013-07372
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
Aviation Proceedings, Agreements Filed the Week Ending March 16, 2013
Document Number: 2013-07369
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits
Document Number: 2013-07363
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Honda
Document Number: 2013-07354
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the American Honda Motor Co., Inc.'s (Honda) petition for exemption of the Honda Civic 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, Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard.
Tariff of Tolls
Document Number: 2013-07350
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Department of Transportation
The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) and the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) of Canada under international agreement, jointly publish and presently administer the St. Lawrence Seaway Tariff of Tolls in their respective jurisdictions. The Tariff sets forth the level of tolls assessed on all commodities and vessels transiting the facilities operated by the SLSDC and the SLSMC. The SLSDC is revising its regulations to reflect the fees and charges currently being levied by the SLSMC in Canada. The changes affect the tolls for commercial vessels and are applicable only in Canada. For consistency, because these are under international agreement joint regulations, and to avoid confusion among users of the Seaway, the SLSDC finds that there is good cause to make the U.S. version of the amendments effective upon publication. (See Supplementary Information.)
Emergency Relief Program
Document Number: 2013-07271
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes procedures governing the implementation of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program under 49 U.S.C. 5324, as authorized by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act. FTA is issuing this interim final rule in order to comply with the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013. FTA will accept comments on the interim final rule and will publish a final rule after the comment period closes.
Allocation of Public Transportation Emergency Relief Funds in Response to Hurricane Sandy
Document Number: 2013-07268
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the allocation of $2,000,000,000 under the Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program (Emergency Relief Program, Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance 20.527) for FTA recipients affected by Hurricane Sandy, which impacted the northeastern seaboard in October 2012 and had a particularly devastating impact on transit systems in New York and New Jersey. FTA is allocating funds as outlined in a Notice of Availability of Emergency Relief Funds published in the Federal Register on February 6, 2013 (78 FR 8691), and consistent with the requirements of the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (Appropriations Act, Pub. L. 113-2). Concurrently with this notice of allocations, FTA is publishing in today's Federal Register an interim final rule (IFR) for the Emergency Relief Program (49 CFR Part 602). This rule outlines general program requirements that will apply to all funds allocated in this notice and to subsequent grant awards under this program. The rule takes effect immediately. FTA's Emergency Relief Program was authorized by Congress in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21, Pub. L. 112- 141) and provides FTA with primary responsibility for reimbursing emergency response and recovery costs after an emergency or major disaster that affects public transportation systems. The Appropriations Act provides $10.9 billion for FTA's Emergency Relief Program for recovery, relief and resiliency efforts for public transportation in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. As a result of the Budget Control Act of 2011 (Pub. L. 112-25), five percent of the $10.9 billion made available under the Appropriations Act ($545,000,000) is subject to the significant spending cuts known as sequestration and is unavailable for Hurricane Sandy disaster relief. The Appropriations Act requires that not more than $2 billion shall be made available no later than March 30, 2013. With this notice, FTA is allocating the initial $2 billion, excluding funds to be used for program implementation and oversight, to recipients affected by Hurricane Sandy (affected recipients) for eligible emergency response and recovery costs. In the February 6, 2013, Federal Register notice, FTA instructed affected recipients to submit requests for reimbursement of eligible expenses incurred in advance of January 29, 2013, and for the costs of contract work advertised and force account work budgeted prior to January 29, 2013. FTA announced individual allocations on a rolling basis beginning March 6, 2013. Table 1 shows a summary of the allocations made in this notice. Table 2 shows the allocation for each affected recipient. In addition to funds allocated for the reimbursement of costs meeting the above criteria, FTA is allocating the remainder of the initial $2 billion, based on the anticipated cost of recovery for each affected recipient. These funds are available for eligible emergency operations, emergency protective measures, and emergency and permanent repairs to and replacement of assets that suffered serious damage as a result of the storm. Recipients should develop a list of eligible projects, consistent with the Emergency Relief Program rule, at 49 CFR Sec. 602.17, and review the list of projects with the applicable FTA Regional Office prior to submitting a grant application in FTA's Transportation Electronic Award Management (TEAM) system. FTA granted affected recipients pre-award authority for projects eligible for the initial $2 billion allocation in the February 6, 2013 Federal Register notice. Prior to exercising pre-award authority, recipients are encouraged to work with the appropriate Regional Office to ensure that the applicable Federal requirements are followed. All allocations, including these pro-rated allocations, are included in Table 2. Guidance regarding project eligibility and determinations regarding applicability of certain FTA requirements issued in the February 6, 2013 notice will only apply to costs incurred prior to January 29, 2013, and to other expenses that meet the requirements specified in that notice for inclusion under Category One, Two or Three. Recipients may request waivers of FTA administrative requirements by submitting a request to FTA docket number FTA-2013-0001, as described in the February 6, 2013 Federal Register notice, and in the Emergency Relief Program rule at 49 CFR Sec. 602.15, however, recipients should not proceed with a project under the expectation that waivers will be provided. Additional program requirements, considerations and grant application procedures specific to these funds are included in this notice.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 1992-1994 BMW 3-Series Passenger Cars are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2013-07267
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that nonconforming 1992-1994 BMW 3-Series passenger cars that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS), are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the same 1992-1994 BMW 3- Series passenger cars) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel W.L. STEWART III; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-07235
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-29
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.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Round Mountain, TX
Document Number: 2013-06956
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Round Mountain, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at West Ranch Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Middletown, OH
Document Number: 2013-06954
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Middletown, OH. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Middletown Regional/Hook Field Airport. The airport's non-directional beacon's (NDB) geographic coordinates are also updated, as well as the airport name. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; REIMS AVIATION S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-06590
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for REIMS AVIATION S.A. Model F406 airplanes. 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 fretting (wear and/or chafing) found between the elevator pushrod assembly and the horizontal tail structure, which could cause the elevator pushrod to jam and could result in loss of control. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-06172
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of oil residue between the stator and the rotor parts of the position resolvers of the angle of attack (AOA) vane, which was a result of incorrect removal of the machining oil during the manufacturing process of the AOA resolvers. This AD requires an inspection to determine if certain AOA probes are installed, and replacement of any affected AOA probe. We are issuing this AD to prevent erroneous AOA information and consequent delayed or non- activation of the AOA protection systems, which during flight at a high AOA, could result in reduced control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-05871
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that escape slides/rafts did not deploy due to galvanic corrosion of the door-mounted slide/raft packboard release mechanisms. This AD requires doing a general visual inspection of the housing assembly of the packboard release mechanism to determine if its surface treatment has been sealed, and if the surface of the housing assembly is unsealed, replacing the housing assembly with a new or serviceable housing assembly. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion of the packboard release mechanisms, which could interfere with escape slide/raft deployment, prohibit doors from opening in the armed mode, and cause consequent delay and injury during evacuation of passengers and crew from the cabin in the event of an emergency.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-05839
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that high rate discharge (HRD) bottle explosive cartridges of a cargo compartment fire extinguisher system were swapped between the forward and aft cargo compartments. Additional investigation also revealed the possibility of swapping between the electrical connectors of the HRD and low rate discharge (LRD) bottles, and a rotated installation of the HRD bottle. Improper assembly of the fire extinguishing bottle might cause the extinguishing agent to be discharged toward the unselected cargo compartment rather than toward the cargo compartment with fire. This AD requires an inspection of the HRD bottle for correct installation and to determine if the pressure switch is in the correct position, and re-installation if necessary; an inspection of the HRD and LRD bottle discharge heads to determine the part number, and replacement if necessary; and, for certain airplanes, an inspection to identify the HRD and LRD bottle electrical connectors, and relocation if necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent the inability of the fire extinguishing system to suppress fire.
Southfield Coinvest Holdings, LLC; Southfield Hallcon Investment Corp. and Hallcon Crew Transport Inc., et al.-Acquisition of Control-Renzenberger, Inc.
Document Number: 2013-07309
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Southfield Coinvest Holdings, LLC (Southfield), Southfield Hallcon Investment Corp. (SHIC), Hallcon Holding Corp. (HHC), Hallcon Corp. (HC), Hallcon Crew Transport Inc. (Hallcon Canada), and Hallcon Crew Transport Inc. (Hallcon U.S.) (collectively, Applicants) have filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 for their acquisition of control of Renzenberger, Inc. (Renzenberger). The Board is tentatively approving and authorizing the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action. Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow the rules under 49 CFR 1182.5 and 1182.8.
Public Meeting: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site Program; Privacy Approach
Document Number: 2013-07280
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA will be holding a public engagement session on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, on the proposed privacy policy approach for the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site program. The FAA is seeking the views from the public with respect to proposed privacy language to be included in agreements with each test site operator.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel GOLDEN BOY II; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-07247
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel MI CASA; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-07245
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel NAUTILE; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-07244
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel CHI; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-07242
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel FRANK S. CRESSEY; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-07240
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel MARAE; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-07239
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel VANESSA; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-07238
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel WILDCAT; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-07231
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel SCOUT; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-07229
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
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.
Airworthiness Approval for Aircraft Forward-Looking Windshear and Turbulence Radar Systems
Document Number: 2013-07227
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the proposed development of an advisory circular addressing airworthiness approval for aircraft forward-looking windshear and turbulence radar systems. The planned advisory circular would address installation guidance for these functionalities in Technical Standard Order (TSO)-C63d, Airborne Weather Radar Equipment. The objective is to leverage the installation specific guidance from the System Level Requirements (SLR) 10.2 recommended by the Forward- Looking Windshear Detection System Working Group and the generic issue papers on turbulence detection to publish an advisory circular. (In order for the public to comment on our proposal, they will need to have access to SLR 10.2 and the issue papers.)
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-07213
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 707-300, 707-300B, and 707-300C series airplanes; and certain Model 727C, 727-100C, and 727-200F series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that a cam latch on the main cargo door (MCD) broke during flight. This proposed AD would require performing repetitive inspections of the MCD cam latches; replacing cam latches, certain bolts, and door hinge fittings; performing related investigative and corrective actions, if necessary; and MCD rigging. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracked or damaged cam latches, latch pins, and latch pin cross bolts, which could reduce the structural integrity of the MCD, and result in rapid decompression of the airplane and potential loss of the MCD during flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Austro Engine GmbH Engines
Document Number: 2013-07210
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Austro Engine GmbH model E4 engines. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of several power loss events due to fracture of the waste gate controller lever. This proposed AD would require removing from service certain part number (P/N) waste gate controllers. We are proposing this AD to prevent engine power loss or in-flight shutdown, which could result in loss of control and damage to the airplane.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2013-07206
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding the FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic iron and steel products in GenSet diesel engine and air compressor for a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) project in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-07205
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, -100B, -100B SUD, -200B, - 200C, -200F, -300, -400, -400D, -400F, and 747SR series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracking at the aft upper corner of the main entry door (MED) 5 cutout. This proposed AD would require inspecting for the presence of repairs and measuring the edge margin at certain fastener locations around the upper aft corner of the door cutout, inspecting for any cracking of the fuselage skin assembly and bear strap in the aft upper corner area of the door cutout, and repairing or modifying the fuselage skin assembly and bear strap if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the skin and bear straps at the aft upper corner of the MED 5 cutout, which could result in in-flight depressurization.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-07203
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-223F, -223, -321, -322, and -323 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by fatigue load analysis that determined that the inspection interval for certain pylon bolts must be reduced. This proposed AD would require a torque check of forward engine mount bolts, and replacement if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct loose or broken bolts, which could lead to engine detachment in-flight, and damage to the airplane.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tuskegee, AL
Document Number: 2013-07115
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Tuskegee, AL, as the Tuskegee VOR/DME has been decommissioned and airspace reconfiguration is necessary for the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Moten Field Municipal Airport. This action also would amend the airport's name.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Bass Harbor, ME
Document Number: 2013-07112
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Bass Harbor, ME, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving Bass Harbor Heliport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Boothbay, ME
Document Number: 2013-07110
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Boothbay, ME, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving St. Andrews Hospital Heliport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Decorah, IA
Document Number: 2013-06952
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Decorah, IA. Decommissioning of the Decorah non-directional beacon (NDB) at Decorah Municipal Airport has made reconfiguration necessary for standard instrument approach procedures and for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Superior, WI
Document Number: 2013-06923
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Superior, WI. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Richard I. Bong Airport. The airport's geographic coordinates are also adjusted. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Beeville, TX
Document Number: 2013-06913
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Beeville, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Chase Field Industrial Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tecumseh, NE
Document Number: 2013-06911
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Tecumseh, NE. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Tecumseh Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; West Union, IA
Document Number: 2013-06908
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at West Union, IA. Decommissioning of the West Union non-directional beacon (NDB) at George L. Scott Municipal Airport has made reconfiguration necessary for standard instrument approach procedures and for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2013-06793
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
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.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2013-06786
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-03-28
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.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2013-07105
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
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 27 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; New Information Collection: Lease and Interchange of Vehicles
Document Number: 2013-07096
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
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. This ICR will enable FMCSA to document the burden associated with the marking regulations codified in 49 CFR Part 376, ``Lease and Interchange of Vehicles.'' These regulations require certain for-hire motor carriers to have a formal lease when leasing equipment.
Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2013-07056
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board or STB), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3519 (PRA), is submitting a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of the information collections required under 49 U.S.C. 11301 and 49 CFR 1177 (rail or water carrier equipment liens (recordations)); under 49 U.S.C. 10747 and 49 CFR 1313 (rail agricultural contract summaries); and under 49 U.S.C. 13702(b) and 49 CFR 1312 (water carrier tariffs). The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on October 19, 2012, at 77 Fed. Reg. 64376. That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received. The relevant information collections are described in more detail below. For each collection, comments are requested concerning: (1) The accuracy of the Board's burden estimates; (2) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; (3) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, when appropriate; and (4) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Board, including whether the collection has practical utility. Submitted comments will be summarized and included in the Board's request for OMB approval.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-07046
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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 describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burdens. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on January 23, 2013.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-07044
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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 describes 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 January 9, 2013.