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

Environmental Impact Statement in Buncombe County, NC
Document Number: 2014-22626
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that we are rescinding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for proposed I-26 Connector from I-40 to US 19-23-70 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. A notice of availability for the DEIS was published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2008.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-22622
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of missing bonded plugs found prior to airplane delivery, during manufacturing inspections, at various locations in certain stringers of the forward electrical equipment (EE) bay of the lower lobe cargo compartments. This proposed AD would require drilling a hole and installing and bonding plugs in certain stringers of the forward EE bay of the lower lobe cargo compartments. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct missing or misaligned bonded plugs which, in the event of a fire, could cause an increased rate of loss of Halon in the lower cargo compartments, and result in the inability to extinguish a fire and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Information Collection for Quarterly Readiness of Strategic Seaport Facilities Reporting
Document Number: 2014-22604
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Maritime Administration's (MARAD's) intention to request the approval for three years of a an information collection related to facilities listed in its pre-emergency standby Port Planning Orders (PPOs). MARAD issues PPOs to the Department of Defense- designated Strategic Commercial Seaports in order to provide the Department of Defense (DoD) port facilities in support of military deployments during national emergencies. To ensure port capabilities and status, MARAD seeks to obtain approval to collect quarterly readiness reports from these DOD-designated facilities.
Hazardous Materials Safety Program
Document Number: 2014-22603
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In preparation for the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel's (DGP's) meeting to be held October 20-24, 2014, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the FAA's Office of Hazardous Materials Safety and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) Office of Hazardous Materials Safety announce a public meeting.
Notice Before Waiver With Respect To Land at Hanover County Municipal Airport, Hanover, Virginia
Document Number: 2014-22602
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is publishing notice of proposed release of 2.94 acres of land at the Hanover County Airport, Hanover, Virginia to the Virginia Department of Transportation for construction of the I-95 and Lewistown Road Intersection improvements. An additional 1.07 Acres will be permanently utilized by Virginia Department of Transportation & Dominion Power within utility, and drainage easements. There are no adverse impacts to the airport and the land is not needed for airport development as shown on the Airport Layout Plan. Fair Market Value of the land has been established and will be provided to the County of Hanover for use on future AIP eligible airport development. The airport will benefit from the improvements associated with the I-95 and Lewistown Road Interchange with the enhanced northern access to the airport.
Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review; Key West International Airport, Key West, Florida
Document Number: 2014-22600
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it is reviewing a proposed Noise Compatibility Program that was submitted for Key West International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47504 et. Seq (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150 by Monroe County. This program was submitted subsequent to a determination by FAA that the associated Noise Exposure Maps submitted under 14 CFR part 150 for Key West International Airport were in compliance with applicable requirements effective December 19, 2013, and was published in the Federal Register on December 27, 2013. The proposed Noise Compatibility Program will be approved or disapproved on or before March 14, 2015.
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2014-22585
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board has approved the fourth quarter 2014 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The fourth quarter 2014 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.977. The fourth quarter 2014 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.420. The fourth quarter 2014 RCAF-5 is 0.396.
Notice of Buy America Waiver
Document Number: 2014-22552
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This Notice provides NHTSA's finding with respect to a request from the Idaho Department of Transportation (IDOT) to waive the requirements of Buy America for the purchase of Child Passenger Safety (CPS) training dolls. NHTSA finds that a non-availability waiver of the Buy America requirements is appropriate for the purchase of the CPS training dolls using Federal highway safety grant funds because there are no suitable products produced in the United States.
Michelin North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2014-22525
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Michelin North America, Inc. (MNA) has determined that certain Michelin Pilot Street Radial replacement motorcycle tires, do not fully comply with paragraph S6.5(f) of Federal Motor Vehicle 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. MNA has filed an appropriate report dated July 3, 2014, pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming 2002 BMW Z3 Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2014-22524
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that nonconforming 2002 BMW Z3 passenger cars that were 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 that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.- certified version of the same 2002 BMW Z3 passenger cars) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2014-22516
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA published a notice with request for comments in the Federal Register on June 26, 2014; 79 FR 36378 on an information collection under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 2137-0622, titled ``Pipeline Safety: Public Awareness Program.'' PHMSA received no comments. PHMSA is now forwarding the information collection request to OMB and providing an additional 30 days for comments.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Wichita, McConnell AFB, KS
Document Number: 2014-22508
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace at Wichita, McConnell AFB, KS. The closure of nearby Derby, Hamilton Field has necessitated the need to amend Class D airspace at McConnell AFB. This action enhances the safety and management of aircraft operations at the airport.