Department of Transportation August 7, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Lac-Mégantic Railroad Accident Discussion and DOT Safety Recommendations
Document Number: 2013-19211
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
A recent catastrophic railroad accident occurred in Canada when an unattended freight train containing hazardous materials rolled down a descending grade and subsequently derailed. It is currently estimated that this accident resulted in 42 fatalities, and 5 persons are still reported to be missing. In response, FRA issued Emergency Order No. 28 regarding the securement of trains, and FRA and PHMSA (collectively, DOT) are also issuing this safety advisory. This safety advisory discusses the circumstances surrounding the accident and makes certain safety-related recommendations to railroads operating in the United States. This safety advisory also provides notice of FRA's intent to schedule an emergency meeting of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee to discuss this accident and potential regulatory actions to prevent similar future accidents from occurring.
Buy America Policy
Document Number: 2013-19176
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is extending the deadline for comments regarding the continued need, in whole or in part, for the general waivers from Buy America for manufactured products; for ferry boat equipment; and for pig iron and processed, pelletized, and reduced iron ores, which was published on July 10, 2013. The original deadline for submitting comments was August 9, 2013. This notice extends the deadline by 30 calendar days to September 8, 2013.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Tazewell, TN
Document Number: 2013-19090
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Tazewell, TN, as new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed at New Tazewell Municipal Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; McConnellsburg, PA
Document Number: 2013-19082
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at McConnellsburg, PA, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) special Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving Fulton County Medical Center 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; Magee, MS
Document Number: 2013-19078
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E Airspace at Magee, MS, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving Magee Municipal Airport. This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Danville, VA
Document Number: 2013-19077
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace at Danville Regional Airport, Danville, VA, to accommodate new landing and departure procedures, and by removing the operating hours established by a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM). This action would enhance the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the airport's geographic coordinates.
Notice of Request To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2013-19003
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Ottumwa Regional Airport, Ottumwa, Iowa, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance; Driver-Vehicle Inspection Report
Document Number: 2013-18981
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-07
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA proposes to rescind the requirement that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers operating in interstate commerce, except drivers of passenger-carrying CMVs, submit, and motor carriers retain, driver-vehicle inspection reports when the driver has neither found nor been made aware of any vehicle defects or deficiencies. This proposed rule would remove a significant information collection burden without adversely impacting safety. This proposed rule responds in part to the President's January 2011 Regulatory Review and Reform initiative. Finally, this proposed rule harmonizes the pre- and post-trip inspection lists.