Department of Transportation March 31, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2014-07218
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Crandon, WI
Document Number: 2014-07125
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Crandon, WI. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Crandon/Steve Conway Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Conway, AR
Document Number: 2014-07114
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Conway, AR. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Cantrell Field. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Notice of Request To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2014-07113
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Sullivan Regional Airport, Sullivan, Missouri, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
RECARO Child Safety, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2014-07108
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document denies RECARO Child Safety, LLC's (RECARO) \1\ petition for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that a noncompliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 213, Child Restraint Systems, is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. NHTSA has decided that RECARO has not met its burden of persuasion that the FMVSS No. 213 noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Accordingly, RECARO must notify owners, purchasers, and dealers pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118 and provide a remedy in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 30120.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-07081
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on December 3, 2013 (78 FR 72750).
Limitation on Claims Against a Proposed Public Transportation Project
Document Number: 2014-07079
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for a project in Montgomery County and Prince George's County, MD. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
Public Availability of the Department of Transportation Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2014-07078
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Department of Transportation
In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010, Public Law 111-117, Department of Transportation is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2013 Service Contract Inventory and the FY12 Service Contract Inventory Analysis Report. This inventory provides information on service contract actions over $25,000 awarded in FY 2013. The information is organized by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the agency. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance issued on November 5, 2010 by the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). OFPP's guidance is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ sites/default/files/omb/procurement/memo/service-contract-inv entories- guidance-11052010.pdf. Department of Transportation has posted its inventory and a summary of the FY13 inventory and the FY12 Service Contract Inventory Analysis Report on the Department of Transportation's homepage at the following link: http://www.dot.gov/ assistant-secretary-administration/procurement/service-contra ct- inventory. Questions regarding the service contract inventory should be directed to Diane Morrison in the Office of the Senior Procurement Executive at 202-366-4960 or diane.morrison@dot.gov.
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, Revisions to Operator Identification (OPID) Assignment Request and Operator Registry Notification
Document Number: 2014-07075
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) invites comments on its intention to revise two forms, PHMSA F 1000.1OPID Assignment Request and PHMSA F 1000.2Operator Registry Notification, and its intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for revised information collection burdens.
Airworthiness Directives; DASSAULT AVIATION Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-07070
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain DASSAULT AVIATION Model FALCON 900EX airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by our determination of the need for a revision to the airplane airworthiness limitations to introduce a corrosion prevention control program, among other changes, to the maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include the maintenance tasks and airworthiness limitations specified in the Airworthiness Limitations section of the airplane maintenance manual. We are proposing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the airplane, and prevent reduced controllability of the airplane.
MAP-21 Section 1306 Financial Penalties Guidance
Document Number: 2014-07052
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are issuing joint guidance on the implementation of the financial penalty provisions contained in Section 1306 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The financial penalty provisions require Federal agencies of jurisdiction (Reviewing Agency) to render a decision on a permit, license, or other approval related to a transportation project within 180 days from the later of the date FHWA or FTA issue a Record of Decision or Finding of No Significant Impacts for a project, or the date on which an application for a permit, license, or approval for the project is complete. If the Reviewing Agency does not render a decision by the 180-day deadline, it is subject to a rescission of funds of $10,000 or $20,000 per week until the Reviewing Agency renders a decision. The FHWA and FTA have the authority to grant ``no-fault'' certifications if the Reviewing Agency's failure to decide was due to circumstances beyond its control. You may review the guidance by visiting FHWA's Web site at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21, or FTA's Web site at http://www/fta.dot.gov/map21.
Revisions to Passenger Train Emergency Preparedness Regulations
Document Number: 2014-06998
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is amending its existing regulation entitled Passenger Train Emergency Preparedness by revising or clarifying various provisions. The final rule clarifies that railroad personnel who communicate or coordinate with first responders during emergency situations must receive certain initial and periodic training and be subject to operational tests and inspections related to the railroad's emergency preparedness plan. The final rule also clarifies that railroads must develop procedures in their emergency preparedness plans that specifically address the safety of passengers with disabilities during actual and simulated emergency situations, such as during train evacuations. The rule also limits the need for FRA to formally approve certain purely administrative changes to approved emergency preparedness plans. In addition, the final rule requires that operational tests and inspections be conducted in accordance with a program that meets certain minimum requirements. Finally, the rule removes as unnecessary the provision discussing the preemptive effect of the regulations.
Amendment to Class B Airspace Area; Detroit, MI
Document Number: 2014-06959
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register January 21, 2014. In that rule, the shared boundary between the Detroit Class B airspace Area A and Area B subareas did not match, as originally intended, in the regulatory text descriptions. This correction is necessary to close the unintended gap between subareas created by the boundary error and to ensure the accuracy of the charted Detroit Class B airspace area.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2014-06953
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW2037, PW2037D, PW2037M, PW2040, PW2040D, PW2043, PW2146, PW2240, PW2337, PW2643, and F117-PW-100 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by a rupture of the diffuser-to-high-pressure turbine (HPT) case flange. This AD requires a one-time eddy current inspection (ECI) of affected engines with certain diffuser and HPT cases installed. This AD also requires a fluorescent-penetrant inspection (FPI) of the diffuser case rear flange and HPT case front flange. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the diffuser-to-HPT case flange, which could lead to uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety
Document Number: 2014-06868
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5117(c), PHMSA is publishing the following list of special permit applications that have been in process for 180 days or more. The reason(s) for delay and the expected completion date for action on each application is provided in association with each identified application.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permit
Document Number: 2014-06866
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the applications described herein. This notice is abbreviated to expedite docketing and public notice. Because the sections affected, modes of transportation, and the nature of application have been shown in earlier Federal Register publications, they are not repeated here. Requests for modification of special permits (e.g. to provide for additional hazardous materials, packaging design changes, additional mode of transportation, etc.) are described in footnotes to the application number. Application numbers with the suffix ``M'' denote a modification request. These applications have been separated from the new application for special permits to facilitate processing.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety
Document Number: 2014-06865
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given of the actions on special permits applications in (February to February 2014). The mode of transportation involved are identified by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft. Application numbers prefixed by the letters EE represent applications for Emergency Special Permits. It should be noted that some of the sections cited were those in effect at the time certain special permits were issued.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Special Permits
Document Number: 2014-06864
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR Part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Retrospective Review Under E.O. 13563: War Risk Insurance
Document Number: 2014-06756
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' the Maritime Administration (MARAD) is evaluating the continued accuracy of its rules and determining whether they effectively address current issues and provide the regulated public with necessary guidance. As part of this review, MARAD is issuing this final rule to correct numerous citations in accordance with the codification of Title 46 of the United States Code, update relevant agency contact and underwriting agent information, and remove obsolete references to lighter aboard ship barges in Part 308. This rulemaking will have no substantive effect on the regulated public.