Department of Transportation December 17, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel TUESDAY'S CHILD; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-30019
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel CHA-SON; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-30017
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel COSMO; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-30006
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel SALISH SEA-KR; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-30005
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel JAGUAR; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-30003
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel VALKYRIE; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-30002
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel KNIGHT HAWK; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-30001
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Notice of Proposed Buy America Waiver for the Pad and Rubber Boot of a Concrete Block for a Low Vibration Track System
Document Number: 2013-30000
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), New York City Transit (NYCT), MTA Capital Construction Company, has requested a Buy America waiver for the pad and rubber boot of a concrete block for its Low Vibration Track (LVT) system on the basis of non-availability. MTA intends to install an LVT system as part of its Second Avenue Subway Project. This notice is to inform the public of the waiver request and to seek public comment to inform FTA's decision whether to grant the request.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel VICTORIA; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-29996
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel ZEPHYRUS; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-29992
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
BMW of North America, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2013-29990
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
BMW North America, LLC,\1\ a subsidiary of BMW AG (collectively referred to as BMW),\2\ has determined that certain model year (MY) 2012 BMW X3 SAV multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPV) manufactured between April 1, 2011 and March 14, 2012, do not fully comply with paragraph S4.3.3 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, Tire selection and rims and motor home/recreation vehicle trailer load carrying capacity information for motor vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less. BMW has filed an appropriate report dated March 28, 2012, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel MAGICK EXPRESS; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2013-29989
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Special Conditions: Airbus, Model A350-900 Series Airplane; Control Surface Awareness and Mode Annunciation
Document Number: 2013-29988
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Airbus Model A350-900 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with control surface awareness and mode annunciation provided by the electronic flight control system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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: Airbus, Model A350-900 Series Airplane; Isolation or Protection of the Aircraft Electronic System Security From Unauthorized Internal Access
Document Number: 2013-29986
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for Airbus Model A350- 900 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with aircraft electronic system security protection or isolation from unauthorized internal access. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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: Airbus, Model A350-900 Series Airplane; Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2013-29985
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for Airbus Model A350- 900 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with electronic system security protection from unauthorized external access. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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.
Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Norfolk International Airport, Norfolk, Virginia
Document Number: 2013-29981
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it has discontinued preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed construction of new Runway 5R/23L and associated development at Norfolk International Airport, Norfolk, Virginia. The FAA's discontinued preparation of the EIS is based upon the length of time that has elapsed since the issuance of the Notice of Intent (NOI) in 2001 for the project and the need to consider results from additional planning efforts completed by the Norfolk Airport Authority (NAA), the owner and operator of the airport. The additional planning effort by NAA has modified the project purpose and need and refined various project elements, including the need to relocate the Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) facility. As a result of the additional planning studies, refinements to the project scope, and the time elapsed; the FAA has decided to discontinue the EIS as proposed in the NOI from 2001.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-29979
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for renewal of an existing information collection that is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. The Federal Register notice with a 60- day public comment period soliciting comments on this information collection was published on October 2, 2013. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2013-29978
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 26 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.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; David Muresan
Document Number: 2013-29959
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that David Muresan has applied for an exemption from the Agency's hours of service (HOS) rules. Mr. Muresan is a long-haul truck driver who teams with a second driver in operating a sleeper berth-equipped vehicle. Mr. Muresan believes that the Agency's HOS rules do not properly consider the unique nature of team operations. Mr. Muresan proposes that he and his co-driver be permitted to operate under HOS rules that he has designed. He believes that his commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operations under the substitute HOS rules are likely to achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level of safety that would be obtained in the absence of the exemption.
Proposed Enhancements to the Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System (SMS) Public Web Site
Document Number: 2013-29958
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA extends the comment period for its November 5, 2013, notice requesting public comments on proposed enhancements to the display of information on the Agency's Safety Measurement System (SMS) public Web site. On December 6, 2013, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) formally requested that the Agency extend the comment period by 30 days. The Agency extends the deadline for comment from January 6 to January 21, 2014.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2013-29957
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 37 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2013-29953
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 16 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2013-29952
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its denial of 59 applications from individuals who requested an exemption from the Federal vision standard applicable to interstate truck and bus drivers and the reasons for the denials. 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 exemptions does not provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2013-29951
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 29 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2013-29950
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 15 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Special Conditions: Airbus, Model A350-900 Series Airplane; Flight Envelope Protection: Normal Load Factor (g) Limiting
Document Number: 2013-29941
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for Airbus Model A350- 900 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with a flight control system that prevents the pilot from inadvertently or intentionally exceeding the positive or negative airplane limit load factor. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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: Airbus, Model A350-900 Series Airplane; Side Stick Controller
Document Number: 2013-29939
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Airbus Model A350-900 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with side stick controllers which require limited pilot force because they are operated by only one hand. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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.
Rescission of Quarterly Financial Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2013-29936
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA eliminates the quarterly financial reporting requirements for certain for-hire motor carriers of property (Form QFR) and for-hire motor carriers of passengers (Form MP-1). This paperwork burden is removed without an adverse impact on safety or the Agency's ability to maintain effective commercial regulatory oversight over the for-hire trucking and passenger-carrying industries. The annual reporting requirements remain.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 2013-29934
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 2013-29927
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 2013-29926
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 2013-29925
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Small Business Impacts of Motor Vehicle Safety
Document Number: 2013-29744
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA seeks comments on the economic impact of its regulations on small entities. As required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act, we are attempting to identify rules that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. We also request comments on ways to make these regulations easier to read and understand. The focus of this notice is rules that specifically relate to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, buses, trailers, motorcycles, and motor vehicle equipment.