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

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Pipeline Safety: Guidance for Pipeline Flow Reversals, Product Changes and Conversion to Service
Document Number: 2014-22201
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-18
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is issuing this advisory bulletin to alert operators of hazardous liquid and gas transmission pipelines of the potential significant impact flow reversals, product changes and conversion to service may have on the integrity of a pipeline. Failures on natural gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines have occurred after these operational changes. This advisory bulletin describes specific notification requirements and general operating and maintenance (O&M) and integrity management actions regarding flow reversals, product changes and conversion to service. This advisory bulletin also recommends additional actions operators should take when these operational changes are made including the submission of a comprehensive written plan to the appropriate PHMSA regional office regarding these changes prior to implementation.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2014-22138
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-18
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 6 individuals for an exemption from the prohibition against persons with a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) from operating CMVs in interstate commerce. The regulation and the associated advisory criteria published in the Code of Federal Regulations as the ``Instructions for Performing and Recording Physical Examinations'' have resulted in numerous drivers being prohibited from operating CMVs in interstate commerce based on the fact that they have had one or more seizures and are taking anti- seizure medication, rather than an individual analysis of their circumstances by a qualified medical examiner. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to operate CMVs for 2 years in interstate commerce.
Amendment of Restricted AreasR-2901A, B, G, H, J, K, L and N; Avon Park, FL
Document Number: 2014-22231
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action makes minor adjustments to the latitude/longitude positions of two points in the descriptions of restricted areas R- 2901A, B, G, H, J, K, L and N at the Avon Park Air Force Range, FL. The corrections are the result of more accurate digital plotting of the points.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-22151
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2A12 (CL-601), and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, and CL-604 Variants) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an aft equipment bay fire due to chafing and subsequent arcing of the integrated drive generator (IDG) power cables. Additionally, we have received several reports of broken support brackets of the hydraulic lines. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the IDG power cables for chafing, and for any cracked or broken support bracket of the hydraulic line; and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct broken support brackets of the hydraulic lines, which could result in inadequate clearance between the IDG power cables and hydraulic lines and chafing of the IDG power cables, and consequent high energy arcing and an uncontrolled fire in the aft equipment bay.
Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-22149
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-09- 03, which applies to all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, and 382G airplanes. AD 2011-09-03 currently requires repetitive eddy current inspections to detect cracks in the center wing upper and lower rainbow fittings, and corrective actions if necessary; and repetitive replacement of rainbow fittings, which would extend the repetitive interval for the next inspection. Since we issued AD 2011-09-03, analysis of in-service cracking has shown that a reduction in the inspection intervals is necessary for the upper rainbow fittings. This proposed AD is intended to complete certain mandated programs intended to support the airplane reaching its limit of validity (LOV) of the engineering data that support the established structural maintenance program. This proposed AD would require reduced intervals for inspections of the upper rainbow fittings. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the upper and lower rainbow fittings on the center wings, which could grow large and lead to the failure of the fitting and a catastrophic failure of the center wing.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2014-22140
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans, that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, replacement of the 5th Street Bridge (No. 18C-0012) over the Feather River and improvement of approach roadways to the bridge, in the Counties of Sutter and Yuba, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-22105
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-17
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.
Notice of Industry Meeting
Document Number: 2014-22103
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is hosting an industry day to introduce the Mini Global II project to the aviation community. The FAA will demonstrate that operational benefits to aviation stakeholders can be realized sooner, while also potentially identifying new synergistic technologies and capabilities.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21913
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-22-20 for Embraer S.A. Model EMB-505 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracks beyond acceptable limits in the carbon discs of the left hand (LH) and right hand (RH) brake assemblies. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program Application Requirements
Document Number: 2014-22080
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration
This final rule amends the application requirements for the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program (Program). This rulemaking is prompted by enactment of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which converted the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Pilot Program into a permanent program, allowed any State to apply for the Program, created a renewal process for Program participation, and expanded the scope of the Secretary's responsibilities that may be assigned and assumed under the Program to environmental review responsibilities for railroad, public transportation, and multimodal projects, in addition to highway projects.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2014-22079
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 76.592 acres of airport land from the federal obligation dedicating it to aeronautical use and to authorize this land to be used for revenue producing, non- aeronautical purposes at Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana. The aforementioned land is not needed for current or future aeronautical use. The land is located along the southern boundary of the airport, bordered by Col. H. Weir Cook Memorial Drive; West Perimeter Road; Haueisen Road; and Bridgeport Road. The land is not developed. A solar power generating facility is proposed for development on the land.
Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: 2014-22065
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for projects in San Francisco, CA; Mukilteo, WA; and Santa Clara County, CA. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject projects and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge these final environmental actions.
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-22028
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. app. 2 Sec. 10(a)(2).
Commercial Driver's License Passenger Endorsement Requirements; Preparing a Report to Congress
Document Number: 2014-21995
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In response to section 32709 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), the FMCSA requests public comments concerning the current knowledge and skills testing requirements for a commercial driver's license (CDL) passenger endorsement to determine whether improvements to the knowledge test, the examination of driving skills, and the application of the requirements are necessary to ensure the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles designed or used to transport passengers. Section 32709 requires the Secretary to submit a report to Congress on the issue. FMCSA has reviewed information from State licensing agencies responsible for conducting such tests and now provides an opportunity for all interested parties to share their perspectives on this issue as the Agency completes its report to Congress.
Notice of Buy America Waiver
Document Number: 2014-21992
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This Notice provides NHTSA's finding with respect to five requests from the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) to waive the requirements of Buy America. NHTSA finds that a non- availability waiver of the Buy America requirements is appropriate for the purchase of a portable data projector and a wireless remote control presenter, digital video discs (DVDs) and twenty high-visibility motorcyclist vests using Federal highway safety grant funds because there are no suitable products produced in the United States. In addition, NHTSA finds that a cost waiver is appropriate for OHSP to purchase twenty foreign-made training motorcycles using Federal grant funds because the cost of domestically produced products is twenty-five percent more than the cost of the foreign-made products. However, NHTSA finds that a non-availability waiver of the Buy America requirements is inappropriate for the lease of a copy/printer/fax machine.
Visual-Manual NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines for In-Vehicle Electronic Devices
Document Number: 2014-21991
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On April 26, 2013, NHTSA released the Visual-Manual NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines for In-Vehicle Electronic Devices (Phase 1 Guidelines) in an effort to promote safety by discouraging the introduction of excessively distracting devices in vehicles. These Guidelines cover original equipment (OE) in-vehicle (i.e., integrated) electronic devices that are operated by the driver through visual- manual means (i.e., the driver looks at a device, manipulates a device- related control with his or her hand, and/or watches for visual feedback from the device). This document clarifies some ambiguities that have been identified in these Guidelines. For some of these clarifications, revisions to the Guidelines text are indicated. A revised version of the Visual-Manual NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines for In-Vehicle Electronic Devices (Phase 1 Guidelines), including these revisions, will be posted on www.regulations.gov in Docket NHTSA-2014-0088.
Hazardous Materials: Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order
Document Number: 2014-21968
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces Emergency Restriction/Prohibition and Out-of-Service Order CA-2014-9002-EMRG, issued to National Distribution Services, Inc., TankServices, LLC, and Carl Johansson. This Order was issued by the Field Administrator for FMCSA's Western Service Center and prohibits the filling, offering, transportation, and welded repair of cargo tank vehicles by National Distribution Services, Inc., TankServices, LLC, and Carl Johansson. Additionally these parties are prohibited from conducting inspections and/or testing of any cargo tank or cargo tank motor vehicle unless such inspection and/or testing is conducted by a Registered Inspector.
Flight Simulation Training Device Qualification Standards for Extended Envelope and Adverse Weather Event Training Tasks; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2014-21938
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the comment period for an NPRM that was published on July 10, 2014. In that document, the FAA proposed new and updated flight simulation training device (FSTD) technical evaluation requirements that are necessary to fully implement the training requirements recently adopted in the Qualification, Service, and Use of Crewmembers and Aircraft Dispatchers final rule (Crewmember and Aircraft Dispatcher Training Final Rule) published on November 12, 2013. Additionally, the FAA proposed further changes to address several NTSB safety recommendations, aviation rulemaking committee recommendations, and to conduct a limited alignment of the part 60 FSTD technical evaluation requirements with that of the latest international FSTD evaluation guidance document. One airline, an association that represents several airlines, and an FSTD sponsor have requested that the FAA extend the comment period to allow time to adequately analyze the NPRM and prepare comments.
Modification and Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Western United States
Document Number: 2014-21914
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies three RNAV Q-routes and establishes five Q-routes originating in Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center's (ARTCC) airspace. The routes promote operational efficiencies for users and provide connectivity to current and proposed RNAV en route and terminal procedures. Also, two waypoints and a fix name is changed for Q-120, and Q-128, as the proposed names already were in use.
Establishment of Class D Airspace and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Blackstone, VA
Document Number: 2014-21912
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class D airspace and amends Class E airspace at Blackstone, VA, to accommodate the new air traffic control tower at Allen C Perkinson Blackstone Army Airfield. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airfield. This action updates the geographic coordinates of the airfield's Class E airspace, and adds exclusion of Restricted area airspace in Class D airspace.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Cynthiana, KY
Document Number: 2014-21911
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Cynthiana, KY, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) serving Cynthiana- Harrison County Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Pine Knot, KY
Document Number: 2014-21910
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Pine Knot, KY, to accommodate a new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedure (SIAP) serving Mc Creary County Airport. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-21939
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters, Inc. (Previously Eurocopter France) Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-21921
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters, Inc. (previously Eurocopter France) Model AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, and AS355F2 helicopters with a Fueltron flowmeter installed. This proposed AD would require removing each flowmeter, replacing the fuel system hoses, and disabling the electrical connections for the flowmeter installation. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of particle contamination creating an obstruction in a flowmeter which resulted in an uncontrolled flame-out of the engine. The proposed actions are intended to prevent obstruction of the fuel supply to the flowmeter, which could result in engine flame-out and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (Bell) Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-21919
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2001-13- 51 for Bell Model 206L-4, 407, and 427 helicopters. AD 2001-13-51 currently requires inspecting certain driveshafts for a crack, a loose bolt or nut, or red powder residue and replacing a driveshaft if there is a crack, a loose bolt or nut, or red powder residue. AD 2001-13-51 also requires notifying the FAA within 10 days if a crack is found in the driveshaft. Since we issued AD 2001-13-51, the Model 429 helicopter has been certificated, and the reporting requirement is no longer necessary. This proposed AD would retain the inspection requirement of AD 2001-13-51, expand the applicability to include the Model 429 helicopter, and remove the reporting requirement. These proposed actions are intended to prevent failure of a driveshaft, loss of drive to the main rotor system, and a subsequent emergency landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Various de Havilland Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21916
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Harry E. Williams de Havilland Model DH 82A airplanes, all Cliff Robertson de Havilland Model DH 82A airplanes, and all de Havilland Model DH 83 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of structural failure of the attachment of the wing to the fuselage that resulted from failed lateral fuselage tie rods. This proposed AD would require inspecting the aircraft maintenance records to determine the date of installation or the date of last replacement of the lateral fuselage tie rods. This proposed AD would also require repetitively replacing all lateral fuselage tie rods and attaching nuts at a specified life limit interval. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21915
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON and FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by our determination of the need for a revision to the airplane airworthiness limitations to introduce changes to the maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate a new airworthiness limitations section. We are proposing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Midland International Air and Space Port, City of Midland, Midland County, Texas, and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
Document Number: 2014-21905
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500- 1508), and FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, the FAA is announcing the availability of the Final EA for the Midland International Air and Space Port, City of Midland, Midland County, Texas, and FONSI.
Thor Industries, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2014-21884
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Livin' Lite RV, Inc.(Livin' Lite), a wholly owned subsidiary of Thor Industries, Inc. (Thor), has determined that certain model year Livin' Lite RV trailers manufactured between November 7, 2008 and September 10, 2013, do not fully comply with paragraph S9 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 and paragraph S10 of FMVSS No. 120, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of more than 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds). Thor has filed an appropriate report dated November 7, 2013, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
China Manufacturers Alliance, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2014-21883
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
China Manufacturers Alliance, LLC (CMA) and Double Coin Holdings, Ltd (DCHL) have determined that certain Double Coin and Dynatrac brand truck & bus radial replacement tires that were imported by CMA and manufactured by DCHL do not fully comply with paragraph S6.5 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. CMA and DCHL filed an appropriate report dated June 17, 2014, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Grote Industries, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2014-21882
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Grote Industries, LLC (Grote), has determined that certain Grote bulk nylon air brake tubing manufactured during the period December 2013 to March 2014 does not fully comply with paragraph S11.2 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 106; Brake Hoses. Grote has filed an appropriate report dated June 13, 2014, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-21880
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising airworthiness directive (AD) 2014-07-04 that published in the Federal Register to correct certain errors. AD 2014-07-04 applied to certain Sikorsky Model S-92A helicopters. The range of serial numbers in the Applicability section and a reference to the service information in the Required Actions section of the regulatory text are incorrect. This document corrects those errors. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Northeast ME
Document Number: 2014-21801
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies VOR Federal airways V-93, V-314, and V- 471; and RNAV route T-295 in northeastern Maine due to the scheduled decommissioning of the Princeton, ME, VOR facility. In addition, an analysis of the airway structure in that area found that some segments of the affected routes are rarely utilized and are therefore being removed.
Special Conditions: AgustaWestland, AW189; Use of 30-Minute All Engines Operating (AEO) Power Rating
Document Number: 2014-21794
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the AgustaWestland Model AW189 helicopter. This model helicopter will have the novel or unusual design feature of a 30-minute all engines operating (AEO) power rating, generally intended to be used for hovering at increased power for search and rescue missions. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21772
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes; and Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of a manufacturing defect in the charge indicator on fire extinguisher bottles. This AD requires repetitive weighing of fire extinguisher bottles having a certain part number, and eventual replacement of those bottles to terminate the repetitive weighing. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct a dormant failure in the fire suppression system, which could result in the inability to put out a fire in an engine, auxiliary power unit, or rear compartment.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21770
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and 315 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of dual alternating current (AC) generator failure during flight. The failure was attributed to wire chafing along the wing lower flap shroud. This AD requires revising the maintenance program to incorporate certain tasks for the electrical wiring interconnection system inspection program. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of both AC generators due to wire chafing, which could result in loss of power to the anti-icing heaters for the elevator horn, engine inlet, and propeller, and consequent ice accumulation in these areas, which could adversely affect the controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders
Document Number: 2014-21761
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-22-14 for any DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-1000T glider equipped with a Solo Kleinmotoren Model 2350 C engine. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as engine shaft failure and consequent propeller detachment. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program (Ladders of Opportunity Initiative)
Document Number: 2014-21899
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This action withdraws an FTA notice of funding availability (NOFA), Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program Ladders of Opportunity Initiative, published in the Federal Register on September 5, 2014 (79 FR 53095). FTA will issue a revised NOFA for this program.
Twenty-Seventh Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 224, Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 2014-21800
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twenty-seventh meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 224, Airport Security Access Control Systems.
92nd Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 159, Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
Document Number: 2014-21796
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the ninety-second meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 159, Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of New Approval of Information Collection: Neighborhood Environmental Survey
Document Number: 2014-21795
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to undertake an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 12, 2014, vol. 79, no. 113, pages 33797-33798. The purpose of this research is to conduct a nation-wide survey to update the scientific evidence of the relationship between aircraft noise exposure and its effects on communities around airports. There were seven responses to the 60-day Federal Register Notice. The notice received comments from the Airlines for America (A4A), Village of Schaumburg, Illinois residents, City of Wood Dale Illinois residents, and several other private citizens representing themselves. The notice received several positive comments stating that this survey is ``absolutely necessary to update relationship between aircraft noise exposure and its effect on communities around United State airports.'' There were clarifying questions on survey background in general, questionnaire content, method of airport selection and participants' selection.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Series Airplanes; Airplane Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2014-21789
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Aerospace Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 series airplanes. These airplanes will have novel or unusual design features, specifically, digital systems architecture composed of several connected networks that may allow access to or by external computer systems and networks and may result in security vulnerabilities to the airplanes' systems. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These 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: Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Series Airplanes; Isolation or Airplane Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access
Document Number: 2014-21788
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Aerospace Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 series airplanes. These airplanes will have novel or unusual design features, specifically, digital systems architecture composed of several connected data networks that will have the capability to allow connectivity of the passenger service computer systems to the airplane critical systems and data networks. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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: Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Series Airplanes; Automatic Speed Protection for Design Dive Speed
Document Number: 2014-21787
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Aerospace Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with a reduced margin between design cruising speed, VC/ MC, and design diving speed, VD/MD, based on the incorporation of a high-speed protection system that limits nose down pilot authority at speeds above VD/ MD. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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: Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Series Airplanes; Tire Debris Impacts to Fuel Tanks
Document Number: 2014-21786
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Aerospace, Models BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) for most of the wing fuel tank structure, which, when impacted by tire debris, may resist penetration or rupture differently from aluminum wing skins. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Pipeline Safety: Construction Notification
Document Number: 2014-21782
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is issuing this advisory bulletin to all owners and operators of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines to provide further clarification regarding the notification(s) required prior to certain construction-related events. PHMSA needs to be aware of certain construction-related events to have sufficient time to schedule reviews of pipeline construction plans and inspections. Moreover, timely construction plan reviews and inspections by PHMSA could help operators avoid costly modifications, repairs and/or additions to achieve compliance with the Federal pipeline safety regulations. Accordingly, PHMSA strongly encourages operators to provide the required construction-related notification(s) not later than 60 days prior to whichever of the following activities occurs first: Material purchasing and manufacturing; right-of-way acquisition; construction equipment move-in activities; onsite or offsite fabrications; or right-of-way clearing, grading and ditching. PHMSA also strongly encourages operators to provide the required notification(s) for the construction of 10 or more miles of a new pipeline for a pipeline that: (1) Did not previously exist; and (2) for the replacement of 10 or more contiguous miles of line pipe in an existing pipeline.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers Regulations
Document Number: 2014-21781
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. FMCSA requests approval to revise and extend an ICR entitled, ``Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers Regulations.'' The HOS rules require most commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to maintain on the CMV a record of duty status (RODS) current to the last change in duty status. The RODS is critical to FMCSA's safety mission because it helps roadside enforcement officials determine if CMV drivers are complying with the HOS rules limiting driver on-duty and driving time and requiring periodic off- duty time. The information helps FMCSA protect the public by reducing the number of tired CMV drivers on the highways.
Hazardous Materials: Special Permit and Approvals Standard Operating Procedures and Evaluation Process
Document Number: 2014-21776
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is correcting language it issued in a notice of proposed rulemaking under this Docket on August 12, 2014, that proposes to include the standard operating procedures and criteria used to evaluate applications for special permits and approvals under the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The NPRM addresses certain matters identified in the Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Act of 2012 related to these procedures as they are executed by PHMSA's Office of Hazardous Materials Safety's Approvals and Permits Division. This correction adds language to clarify that special permit and approval applications that undergo review by an Operating Administration (OA) will complete this review before they undergo an automated review. This proposed correction also clarifies that an OA review, depending on its completeness, may negate the need for the automated review.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 717-200 airplanes; Model DC-10-10, DC-10-10F, DC-10-15, DC-10-30, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40 and DC-10- 40F airplanes; Model MD-10-10F and MD-10-30F airplanes; Model DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), and DC-9-87 (MD-87) airplanes; Model MD-88 airplanes; and Model MD-90-30 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of latent air data transducer degradation. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate special compliance items (SCIs). We are proposing this AD to prevent erroneous air data information, which could lead to a mid-air collision within reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) airspace.