Department of Transportation April 5, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Dunn County, WI.
Document Number: 2013-08001
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Environmental Impact Statement: Cook County, Illinois
Document Number: 2013-07936
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this revised notice of intent to advise the public that an environmental impact statement is being prepared for the proposed I-290 highway improvement project in Cook County, Illinois, and that the project limits in the Notice of Intent (NOI) published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2010 have been expanded.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-07935
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-535E4-B-37 series turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by recalculating the life of certain life limited parts operated to certain flight profiles. This proposed AD would require removal of affected parts using a drawdown plan. We are proposing this AD to prevent the failure of critical rotating parts, which could result in uncontained failure of the engine and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2013-07934
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PW118A, PW118B, PW119B, PW119C, PW123, PW123B, PW123C, PW123D, PW123E, PW123AF, PW124B, PW125B, PW126A, PW127, PW127E, PW127F, PW127G, and PW127M turboprop engines. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of fractures of the 1st stage power turbine (PT) blade. This proposed AD would require inspection of the 1st stage PT blades and the removal from service of those blades that fail the inspection or their replacement with blades eligible for installation. We are proposing this AD to prevent fracture of the 1st stage PT blade, possible engine fire, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-07931
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-535E4-37, RB211-535E4-B-37, RB211-535E4-C- 37, and RB211-535E4-B-75 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by RR updating the low-cycle-fatigue life analysis for the low pressure turbine (LPT) stage 2 discs. This proposed AD would require removal of affected parts using a drawdown plan. We are proposing this AD to prevent LPT stage 2 disc failure, which could result in uncontained engine damage and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2013-07930
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-524B-02; -524B2-19; -524B3-02; - 524B4-02; -524C2-19; -524D4-19; -524D4-B-19; -524D4-39; -535C-37; - 535E4-37; -535E4-B-37, and -535E4-B-75 turbofan engines, and all RB211- 524G2-19; -524G3-19; -524H2-19; and -524H-36 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by the discovery of a cracked and distorted front combustion liner (FCL) metering panel, which was made from the wrong material. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the FCL metering panel to determine if it was made from N75 material and replacing it with one made from C263 material if it was made from N75 material. We are proposing this AD to prevent hot gas burning through the engine casing, which could result in an under-cowl fire and damage to the airplane.
New Car Assessment Program (NCAP)
Document Number: 2013-07766
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-05
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) provides comparative information on the safety of new vehicles to assist consumers with vehicle purchasing decisions and encourage motor vehicle manufacturers to make safety improvements. To maintain the relevance and effectiveness of NCAP, NHTSA has periodically updated the program, most recently in model year 2011. In response to the rapid development of vehicle safety technologies, especially in the area of crash avoidance, the agency is once again requesting public comments in order to help identify the potential areas for improvement to the program that have the greatest potential for producing safety benefits. This notice lists and describes potential areas of study for improving NCAP. The agency will use the comments it receives to aid it in developing a notice proposing near term upgrades to NCAP. The agency will also use the comments received in response to this notice to help it in developing a draft 5- year plan for the NCAP program outlining research that the agency plans to conduct as well as longer term upgrades it intends to pursue making to NCAP.