Department of Transportation December 10, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-29428
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that FHWA will submit the collection of information described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 25, 2013. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-29427
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that FHWA will submit the collection of information described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 20, 2013. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Hazardous Materials Safety Permits
Document Number: 2013-29425
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
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. The FMCSA requests approval to revise and extend an ICR entitled, ``Hazardous Materials Safety Permits.'' This ICR requires companies holding permits to develop communications plans that allow for the periodic tracking of the shipments. A record of the communications that includes the time of the call and location of the shipment may be kept by either the driver (e.g., recorded in the log book) or the company. These records must be kept, either physically or electronically, for at least six months at the company's principal place of business or readily available to the employees at the company's principal place of business.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2013-29419
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
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 3 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.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Oregon Trucking Associations; Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2013-29413
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the Oregon Trucking Associations (OTA) has applied for a limited exemption from the 30-minute rest-break requirement of the Agency's hours-of-service regulations [49 CFR 395.3(a)(3)(ii)]. It seeks the exemption for motor carriers and their commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers who transport timber from Oregon forestlands during periods in which fire safety restrictions limit their hours of operation. FMCSA requests public comment on the application for exemption.
Decision That Certain Nonconforming Motor Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2013-29406
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces decisions by NHTSA that certain motor vehicles 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 originally manufactured for sale in the United States and certified by their manufacturers as complying with the safety standards, and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards or because they have safety features that comply with, or are capable of being altered to comply with, all applicable FMVSS.
Hankook Tire America Corp, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2013-29405
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Hankook Tire America Corp, (Hankook) has determined that certain model year Hankook Roadhandler Sport (H432) tires manufactured between June 21, 2013 and August 29, 2013, do not fully comply with paragraph S5.5(f) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. Hankook has filed an appropriate report dated October 4, 2013, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Airworthiness Directives; Various Aircraft Equipped with Wing Lift Struts
Document Number: 2013-29396
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising Airworthiness Directive (AD) 99-01-05 for certain aircraft equipped with wing lift struts. AD 99-01-05 required repetitively inspecting the wing lift struts for corrosion; repetitively inspecting the wing lift strut forks for cracks; replacing any corroded wing lift strut; replacing any cracked wing lift strut fork; and repetitively replacing the wing lift strut forks at a specified time for certain airplanes. AD 99-01-05 also required incorporating a ``NO STEP'' placard on the wing lift strut. Since we issued AD 99-01-05, we were informed that paragraph (c) had been misinterpreted and caused confusion. This AD clarifies the intent of the language in paragraph (c) of AD 99-01-05 and retains all other requirements of AD 99-01-05. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Cessna Model 680 Series Airplanes; Aircraft Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2013-29378
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Cessna Model 680 Series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the architecture and connectivity capabilities of the airplanes' computer systems and networks. Connectivity to, or access by, external systems and networks may result in security vulnerabilities to the airplanes' systems. The proposed network architecture includes the following connectivity between systems: 1. Airplane control, communication, display, monitoring and navigation systems, 2. Operator business and administrative support systems, and 3. Passenger entertainment systems, and access by systems external to the airplane. 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.
Special Conditions: Cessna Model 680 Series Airplanes; Aircraft Electronic System Security Isolation or Protection From Internal Access
Document Number: 2013-29377
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Cessna Model 680 series airplanes. These airplanes will have novel or unusual design features associated with connectivity of the passenger service computer systems to the airplane critical systems and data networks. The network architecture is composed of several connected networks including the following: 1. Flight-Safety related control and navigation systems, 2. Operator business and administrative support, and 3. Passenger entertainment. 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.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Grand Forks, ND
Document Number: 2013-29222
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and Class E airspace within the Grand Forks, ND, area by updating the geographic coordinates for Grand Forks International Airport and Grand Forks Air Force Base (AFB). This action does not change the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Del Rio, TX
Document Number: 2013-29221
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Del Rio, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new circling approach requirements at Laughlin Air Force Base (AFB). The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates are also updated.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Grand Rapids, MI
Document Number: 2013-29220
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace within the Grand Rapids, MI, area by updating the airport name and geographic coordinates for Gerald R. Ford International Airport, formerly known as Kent County International Airport. This action does not change the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Green Bay, WI
Document Number: 2013-29219
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace within the Green Bay, WI, area by updating the geographic coordinates for Austin-Straubel International Airport. This action does not change the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Lake Charles, LA
Document Number: 2013-29214
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and Class E airspace within the Lake Charles, LA, area by updating the geographic coordinates for Lake Charles Regional Airport, and the airport name and geographic coordinates for Chennault International Airport, formerly known as Chennault Industrial Airpark. This action does not change the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.