Department of Transportation April 4, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2013-07878
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 20 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: 2013-07874
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 8 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers.
Pilot Program on NAFTA Trucking Provisions
Document Number: 2013-07867
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces information concerning the Pre-Authorization Safety Audit (PASA) for Transportes Mor SA de CV (USDOT 555687) and Adriana De Leon Amaro (USDOT 2117609), which applied to participate in the Agency's long-haul pilot program to test and demonstrate the ability of Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to operate safely in the United States beyond the municipalities in the United States on the United States-Mexico international border or the commercial zones of such municipalities. These motor carriers did not successfully complete the PASA.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2013-07864
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 27 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2010 BMW Z4 Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2013-07847
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-04
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 2010 BMW Z4 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 2010 BMW Z4) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2012 Porsche GT3RS Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2013-07846
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-04
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 2012 Porsche GT3RS 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 2012 Porsche GT3RS) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision that Nonconforming 2007 Ford Escape Multi-Purpose Passenger Vehicles are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2013-07844
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-04
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 2007 Ford Escape Multi-Purpose Passenger Vehicles 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 2007 Ford Escape Multi-Purpose Passenger Vehicles) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program
Document Number: 2013-07834
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-04
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
This action extends the closing and award dates for the Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center for the Mid-South Atlantic Region published on February 26, 2013, 78 FR 13143. USDOT OSDBU is extending the Notice of Funding Availability to allow eligible entities time to adequately submit a proposal.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-07211
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model SA-365N1, AS-365N2, and AS 365 N3 helicopters. This AD requires revising the Limitations section of the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) to prohibit flight in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) or night visual flight rules (VFR) for each helicopter with a vertical gyro unit GV76-1 installed upon a non- reinforced shelf in the rear cargo compartment. Also, this AD requires modifying the GV76-1 vertical gyro unit shelf and testing for correct function of the navigation systems. This AD was prompted by flight crew reports of deviations between the displayed attitude on the attitude display screen and the independent electromechanical standby attitude indicator. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an undetected flight display error of a slow drift in the roll axis, disorientation of the pilot, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-07209
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections of the aft attach lugs of the elevator tab control mechanisms, and replacement of any discrepant elevator tab control mechanism. This new AD requires replacing the left and right elevator tab control mechanisms with elevator tab control mechanisms that have the modified attach lugs, which would terminate the existing requirements. This AD was prompted by reports of failure of the aft attach lugs on the elevator tab control mechanisms, which resulted in severe elevator vibration; and reports of gaps in elevator tab control mechanisms and analysis indicating that additional elevator tab control mechanisms might have bearings that will come loose. We are issuing this AD to prevent discrepancies in the aft attach lugs of the elevator tab control mechanism, which could result in severe elevator and tab vibration. Consequent structural failure of the elevator or horizontal stabilizer could result in loss of structural integrity and aircraft control.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-06589
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for all Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 190, 195 (L-126A,B,C), 195A, and 195B airplanes that are equipped with certain inboard aileron hinge brackets. That AD currently requires you to repetitively inspect the affected inboard aileron hinge brackets for cracks or corrosion and replace them if cracks or corrosion is found. Replacement with aluminum brackets would terminate the need for the repetitive inspections. This new AD retains the actions of AD 2004-21-08 while requiring future compliance following a revised service bulletin that clarifies the casting numbers and part numbers to be inspected. This AD was prompted by reports of confusion between the casting number on the aileron hinge bracket and the part number (P/N) called out in the AD. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.