Department of Transportation May 29, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Second Allocation of Public Transportation Emergency Relief Funds in Response to Hurricane Sandy: Response, Recovery & Resiliency
Document Number: 2013-12766
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-29
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the allocation of $3.7 billion under the Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program (Emergency Relief Program, Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance 20.527) to the four FTA recipients most severely affected by Hurricane Sandy: the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New Jersey Transit Corporation, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the New York City Department of Transportation. This amount is in addition to the initial $2 billion allocation announced in the March 29, 2013 Federal Register notice, bringing the total amount of Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief funds allocated to-date to $5.7 billion. Within the $3.7 billion announced in this notice, FTA is allocating $2.4 billion for additional recovery and rebuilding projects and $1.3 billion for project elements or freestanding projects that increase the resiliency of the affected transit systems to future disasters. Such resiliency investments shall be subject to specific conditions cited in this notice. FTA is allocating funds consistent with the requirements of the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (Pub. L. 113-2), Interim Final Rule for the Emergency Relief Program, 49 CFR part 602, published in the Federal Register on March 29, 2013, the Notice of Availability of Emergency Relief Funds published in the Federal Register on February 6, 2013, and additional requirements and program guidance included in the March 29, 2013 Federal Register notice. FTA anticipates allocating additional funding for recovery and rebuilding and announcing the availability of competitive funding for eligible resiliency projects in areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy in a subsequent notice. Prior to submitting grant applications to FTA for the funds allocated in this notice, recipients should develop a list of potentially eligible projects, consistent with the Emergency Relief Program rule, at 49 CFR 602.17, and submit and review the list of projects with the applicable FTA Regional Office. Affected recipients are granted pre-award authority as of the publication date of this notice for recovery and rebuilding projects; pre-award authority for the $1.3 billion allocated for resiliency projects may be contingent upon FTA's prior approval as described later in this notice. Prior to exercising pre-award authority, recipients should work with the appropriate Regional Office to ensure that the applicable Federal requirements are followed. All funds allocated in this notice must comply with FTA and other Federal requirements as described in the Interim Final Rule. Recipients may request waivers of FTA administrative requirements by submitting a request to www.regulations.gov, FTA docket number FTA-2013-0001, as described 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.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Factoryville, PA
Document Number: 2013-12709
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Factoryville, PA, as the Lake Henry VORTAC has been decommissioned, requiring airspace redesign at Seamans Field Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bedford, PA
Document Number: 2013-12707
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Bedford, PA, as the St. Thomas VORTAC has been decommissioned, requiring airspace redesign at Bedford County Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC); Public Meetings of the CSA and Motorcoach Subcommittees
Document Number: 2013-12693
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee's (MCSAC) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA), and Motorcoach Hours of Service (HOS) subcommittees will meet from Monday- Thursday, June 17-20, 2013, in Arlington, VA. On Monday and Tuesday, June 17 and 18, the CSA subcommittee will meet to discuss ideas, concepts, and suggestions on FMCSA's CSA program. On Wednesday and Thursday, June 19 and 20, the Motorcoach HOS subcommittee will meet to complete its draft recommendations for the full MCSAC to consider on hours-of-service for motorcoach drivers. Both meetings are open to the public for their entirety and there will be a public comment period at the end of each day. Times and Dates: The meetings will be held Monday-Thursday, June 17-20, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (E.D.T.). The meetings will be held at the National Training Center, 1310 N. Courthouse Road, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22201. Copies of all MCSAC Task Statements and an agenda for the entire meeting will be made available in advance of the meeting at https:// mcsac.fmcsa.dot.gov.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Eureka, NV
Document Number: 2013-12624
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace at Eureka Airport, Eureka, NV, to accommodate aircraft using Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tuba City, AZ
Document Number: 2013-12623
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at the Tuba City VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigational Aid (VORTAC), Tuba City, AZ, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Denver, Albuquerque and Salt Lake City Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs). This improves the safety and management of IFR operations in the vicinity of the VORTAC.
Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace; Pueblo, CO
Document Number: 2013-12621
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace and Class E airspace areas at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO, to accommodate aircraft using VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) standard instrument approach procedures at Pueblo Memorial Airport. This improves the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Adjustments to the geographic coordinates of the airport also are made.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Model G280 Airplane, Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) With Head-Up Display (HUD)
Document Number: 2013-12605
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream model G280 series airplanes. These airplanes, as modified by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, will have an advanced, enhanced-flight-vision system (EFVS). The EFVS is a novel or unusual design feature which consists of a head-up display (HUD) system modified to display forward- looking infrared (FLIR) imagery. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Aircraft Industries a.s. Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-12517
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Aircraft Industries a.s. Model L-420 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as in-flight engine flame out occurred at take-off with water injection after reduction of engine power. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2013-12318
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-29
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: 2013-12315
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-05-29
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.