Department of Transportation August 19, 2014 โ€“ Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sixth Meeting: RTCA Tactical Operations Committee (TOC)
Document Number: 2014-19693
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the sixth meeting of the RTCA Tactical Operations Committee.
Seventy Ninth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 147, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment
Document Number: 2014-19692
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Seventy Nineth meeting of RTCA Special Committee 147, Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment.
Implementation of Legislative Categorical Exclusion for Environmental Review of Performance Based Navigation Procedures
Document Number: 2014-19691
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering how to implement Section 213(c)(2) of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 which directs the FAA to issue and file a categorical exclusion for any navigation performance or other performance based navigation (PBN) procedure that would result in measureable reductions in fuel consumption, carbon dioxide emissions, and noise on a per flight basis as compared to aircraft operations that follow existing instrument flight rule procedures in the same airspace. In September 2012, the FAA tasked the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) for assistance, especially on how measurable reductions in noise on a per flight basis might be measured and assessed. The NAC developed a Net Noise Reduction Method which it recommended to the FAA. This notice provides the public an opportunity to comment on the Net Noise Reduction Method and possible variations of it to further inform the FAA's consideration of interpretive guidance to implement Section 213(c)(2).
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel ALTA MAR; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2014-19687
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
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 FELIX; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2014-19685
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
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 SUNNY; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2014-19684
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
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 ISLAND LADY; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2014-19681
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
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 NANATASIS; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2014-19680
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
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 GRATITUDE; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2014-19648
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
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 FV CODZILLA; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2014-19647
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
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.
Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Drivers' License Applicants; Consideration of Negotiated Rulemaking Process
Document Number: 2014-19637
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the Agency is exploring the feasibility of conducting a negotiated rulemaking (Reg Neg) concerning entry-level training for drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). Specifically, the Agency is exploring a Reg Neg to implement the entry-level driver training (ELDT) provisions in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The FMCSA has hired a convener to speak with interested parties about the feasibility of conducting of an ELDT Reg Neg. FMCSA anticipates that these interested parties may include driver organizations, CMV training organizations, motor carriers (of property and passengers) and industry associations, State licensing agencies, State enforcement agencies, labor unions, safety advocacy groups, and insurance companies.
CSX Transportation, Inc., The Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad Company, and Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Joint Relocation Project Exemption-Gary-Chicago International Airport Authority
Document Number: 2014-19635
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is granting an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 11323-25 for CSX Transportation, Inc., to obtain trackage rights from Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) over a 1.7-mile portion of NSR's Gary Branch between approximately milepost TC 244.90 and milepost TC 246.60.\1\
Notice of Request for Comments on Updates to National Transit Database Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-19605
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2014-19603
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC (GM) has determined that certain model year (MY) 2011, 2012 and 2013 Chevrolet Volt passenger cars sold with windshield sunshades as a ``Limited Personalization Option,'' do not fully comply with paragraph S4.3 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. FMVSS 302, Flammability of Interior Materials. GM has filed an appropriate report dated August 27, 2013, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2014-19602
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (Cooper), has determined that certain Cooper light truck tires do not fully comply with paragraph S6.4 of Federal Motor Tire Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 119, New Pneumatic Tires for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) and Motorcycles. Cooper has filed an appropriate report dated December 6, 2013 pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-19592
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Special Conditions: Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH Model EC135 Series Helicopters, Installation of HeliSAS Autopilot and Stabilization Augmentation System (AP/SAS)
Document Number: 2014-19540
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the modification of the Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) Model EC135 series helicopters. These model helicopters will have a novel or unusual design feature after installation of the S-TEC Corporation (S- TEC) HeliSAS helicopter autopilot/stabilization augmentation system (AP/SAS) that has potential failure conditions with more severe adverse consequences than those envisioned by the existing applicable airworthiness regulations. These special conditions contain the added safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to ensure the failures and their effects are sufficiently analyzed and contained.
Special Conditions: Robinson Model R66 Helicopter, ยง 27.1309, Installation of HeliSAS Autopilot and Stabilization Augmentation System (AP/SAS)
Document Number: 2014-19539
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the modification of the Robinson Helicopter Company Model R66 helicopter. This model helicopter will have a novel or unusual design feature after installation of the HeliSAS helicopter autopilot/stabilization augmentation system (AP/SAS) that has potential failure conditions with more severe adverse consequences than those envisioned by the existing applicable airworthiness regulations. These special conditions contain the added safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to ensure the failures and their effects are sufficiently analyzed and contained.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-19152
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variant) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of in-flight uncommanded rudder movements. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to incorporate an uncommanded yaw motion procedure. We are issuing this AD to prevent in- flight uncommanded rudder movements, which could lead to structural failure and subsequent loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-19150
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-15-09 for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400, -401, and -402 airplanes. AD 2011-15-09 required repetitive inspections for proper operation of the main landing gear (MLG) alternate extension system (AES), and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD requires, for certain airplanes, new repetitive inspections for proper operation of the MLG AES, and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD also requires eventually replacing the MLG AES cam mechanism assembly with a new assembly, which terminates the repetitive inspections for those airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that, for certain airplanes not affected by AD 2011-15-09, a different MLG AES cam mechanism assembly was installed, resulting in input lever fractures and inability to open the MLG door; those assemblies could be subject to the same unsafe condition in AD 2011-15-09. We are issuing this AD to prevent improper operation of the cam mechanism or rupture of the door release cable, which could result in loss of control of the airplane during landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2014-19017
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-12-01 for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) model RB211 Trent 768-60, 772-60, and 772B-60 turbofan engines. AD 2013-12-01 required a one-time ultrasonic inspection (UI) of low-pressure (LP) compressor blades with more than 2,500 flight cycles since new or last inspection. This AD requires initial and repetitive UIs of the affected LP compressor blades. This AD was prompted by LP compressor blade partial airfoil release events. We are issuing this AD to prevent LP compressor blade airfoil separations, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-19014
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, and -900 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports in which a single, undetected, erroneous radio altimeter output caused the autothrottle to enter landing flare retard mode prematurely on approach. This AD requires removing certain autothrottle computers and installing a new or reworked autothrottle computer. We are issuing this AD to prevent a single, undetected, erroneous radio altimeter output from causing premature autothrottle landing flare retard and subsequent loss of automatic speed control, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-18906
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A310 series airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called A300-600 series airplanes). This AD was prompted by the revision of certain airworthiness limitation items (ALI) documents, which require more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate the limitations section. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking, damage, or corrosion in principal structural elements, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-18905
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of smoke or flames in the passenger cabin of various transport category airplanes related to the wiring for the passenger cabin in-flight entertainment (IFE) system, cabin lighting, and passenger seats. This AD requires, for certain airplanes, doing an inspection of the electrical power control panel for a certain part number, and corrective action if necessary; and, for certain other airplanes, installing a new electrical power control panel, and making changes to the wiring and certain electrical load management system (ELMS) panels. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the flightcrew is able to turn off electrical power to the IFE systems and other non- essential electrical systems through one or two switches in the flight deck in the event of smoke or flames. In the event of smoke or flames in the airplane flight deck or passenger cabin, the flightcrew's inability to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and other non- essential electrical systems could result in the inability to control smoke or flames in the airplane flight deck or passenger cabin during a non-normal or emergency situation, and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-18863
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-215-6B11 (CL-215T Variant), and CL-215-6B11 (CL-415 Variant) airplanes. This AD was prompted by several reports indicating that shorter nacelle strut bushings were inadvertently installed on certain airplanes. This AD requires a general visual inspection of the left and right nacelle upper strut bushings; installation of the bolts and preload indicating (PLI) washers, if necessary; and replacement of the bushing or repair of the bushing installation, if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct inadequate nacelle strut bushings, which provide insufficient engagement in the strut fork end, and could deform under the bearing load and lead to the failure of the joint.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-18860
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 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 AD was prompted by a report of a fire that originated near the first officer's area and caused extensive damage to the flight deck on a different airplane model. This AD requires replacing the low-pressure oxygen hoses with non-conductive low- pressure oxygen hoses in the flight compartment. We are issuing this AD to prevent electrical current from inadvertently 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.