Department of Transportation April 23, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Transit Improvements to the Red and Purple Lines, Cook County, Illinois
Document Number: 2014-09273
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), in cooperation with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed transportation improvements on the Red and Purple lines between Belmont Station in Chicago and Linden terminal in Wilmette, Illinois is being rescinded.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-09250
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for The Boeing Company Model 707 airplanes, Model 720 and 720B series airplanes, Model 727 airplanes, and Model 737- 100, -200, and -200C series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a fire which originated near the first officer's area and caused extensive damage to the flight deck on a different airplane model. This proposed AD would require replacing the low-pressure oxygen hoses with non-conductive low-pressure oxygen hoses in the flight compartment. We are proposing this AD to prevent inadvertent electrical current from passing through an internal, anti-collapse spring of the low-pressure oxygen hose, which can cause the low-pressure oxygen hose to melt or burn, leading to an oxygen-fed fire and/or smoke in the flight deck.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-09243
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-300, 747- 400, 747-400D series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the upper deck tension ties are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking in the upper deck tension ties, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary; tension tie replacement; and post-replacement repetitive inspections for cracking in the upper deck tension ties, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the upper deck tension ties. Severed or disconnected tension ties at multiple locations could result in rapid decompression and loss of structural integrity of the airplane.
Federal Environmental Statutes, Regulations, and Executive Orders Applicable to the Development and Review of Transportation Infrastructure Projects
Document Number: 2014-09219
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The United States Department of Transportation (Department) has prepared a document listing Federal environmental statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders that establish requirements applicable to the development and review of transportation infrastructure projects. The Department strives to ensure compliance with these requirements in a manner that is both environmentally sound and expeditious. The goal of this document is to contribute to this important effort by providing a brief description of the primary statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders applicable to the development and review of these transportation infrastructure projects.
Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection(s): Title XI Obligation Guarantees
Document Number: 2014-09049
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13.
Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection(s): Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER)
Document Number: 2014-09044
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13.
Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection(s): Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2014-09025
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves collecting, analyzing, and interpreting information to identify strengths and weaknesses of current services and make improvements in service delivery based on feedback. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the Agency's services will be unavailable. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13.
Ship Disposal: Ex-USNS COMET
Document Number: 2014-07673
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) plans to dispose of an obsolete vessel the ex-USNS COMET, which is currently located at its Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet in Benicia, California. This action constitutes an undertaking as defined under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.). Section 106 requires Federal agencies to take into account the effects of their undertakings on historic properties and afford the public a reasonable opportunity to comment. The historic preservation review process mandated by Section 106 is outlined in 36 CFR Part 800 ``Protection of Historic Properties'' issued by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Pursuant to 32 CFR Part 800.2(d)(2), agencies must provide the public with information about an undertaking and its effects on historic properties and seek public comment and input. If you have comments about the disposal of this vessel, please submit your comments as described in this notice.