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

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Organization and Delegation of Powers and Duties in the Transportation Acquisition Regulation
Document Number: 2014-21673
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
This rule amends the Transportation Acquisition Regulation (TAR) to reflect the elevation of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration into the Office of the Secretary, creating the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology. The amendment to TAR allows the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology to have the same authority as the former Research and Innovative Technology Administrator. The change provides the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (formerly the Research and Innovative Technology Administration) the same authority as an Operating Administration, and provides the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology to have the same authority as a Head of an Operating Administration.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21552
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-18-09 for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD 2007- 18-09 required repetitive inspections of the upper support of the nose landing gear (NLG), and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary; and also provided an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. This new AD adds installation of a new enhanced manufacturing and maintainability (EMM) braking and steering control unit (BSCU) standard, and adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by a determination that previously allowed terminating actions no longer address the unsafe condition and that a new terminating action is necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent landings with the NLG turned 90 degrees from centerline, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; APEX Aircraft Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21270
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for APEX Aircraft Model R 3000/160 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as small pieces of paint from the engine air intake box blocking the engine carburetor. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Implementation of Legislative Categorical Exclusion for Environmental Review of Performance Based Navigation Procedures
Document Number: 2014-21698
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is extending the comment period on its notice regarding the Implementation of Legislative Categorical Exclusion for Environmental Review of Performance Based Navigation Procedures that was published on August 19, 2014.
Policy on the Non-Aeronautical Use of Airport Hangars; Extension for Comments
Document Number: 2014-21697
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently issued a notice of proposed policy. Significant interest among the aviation community, industry representatives, and congressional representatives has compelled the FAA to extend the comment period by 30 days. FAA will consider comments submitted to the docket by Monday, October 6, 2014.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2014-21677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-15- 10 that applies to certain Rolls-Royce (RR) RB211 turbofan engines. AD 2013-15-10 requires inspecting the intermediate-pressure compressor (IPC) rotor shaft rear balance land for cracks. This AD eliminates a terminating action, expands one inspection and eliminates others. This proposed AD would require inspecting the IPC rotor shaft rear balance land for cracks and eliminate certain other inspections. We are proposing this AD to detect cracking on the IPC rotor shaft rear balance land, which could lead to uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Lycoming Engines Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2014-21675
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain serial number Lycoming Engines reciprocating engines. This proposed AD was prompted by events of propeller governor shaft set screws coming loose due to improper installation, which could result in engine oil loss, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane. This proposed AD would require application of Loctite 290, or equivalent, to the threads of the propeller governor shaft set screw at each installation of the set screw in addition to the peening of crankcase hole threads. We are proposing this AD to prevent the propeller governor shaft set screw from coming loose, causing damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.
Schedule of Fees
Document Number: 2014-21638
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is correcting a notice of proposed rulemaking that appeared in the Federal Register of July 31, 2014 (79 FR 44363). The document contained an incorrect Regulatory Identification Number (RIN). The corrected RIN is 2127-AL51.
Petition for Amending Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2014-21617
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2014-21616
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Amending Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2014-21615
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Petition for Approval of a Railroad Safety Program Plan
Document Number: 2014-21614
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2014-21613
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2014-21612
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Modification and Revocation of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Northcentral United States
Document Number: 2014-21577
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies two jet routes and three VOR Federal airways and removes three jet routes in the north central United States. The FAA is taking this action due to the scheduled decommissioning of the Peck, MI, VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected routes. The amendments for one jet route (J- 38) and one VOR Federal airway (V-337) that were addressed in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) are withdrawn from this final rule as they are being amended in a separate rulemaking action. This action promotes flight safety and the efficient management of aircraft operating within the National Airspace System (NAS).
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-21584
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-10
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.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Dallas, GA
Document Number: 2014-21582
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace and amend Class E airspace at Dallas, GA, to accommodate the proposed temporary air traffic control tower at Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would recognize the airport's name change.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-21580
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-10
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.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Selma, AL
Document Number: 2014-21578
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace and amend Class E airspace at Selma, AL, to accommodate the new air traffic control tower at Craig Field Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Notice of Proposed Buy America Waiver for the Pad and Rubber Boot of a Concrete Block Used in New York City Transit South Ferry Station's Low Vibration Track System
Document Number: 2014-21547
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-10
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is waiving its Buy America requirements for the procurement by New York City Transit (NYCT), an agency of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), of pads and rubber boots of a concrete block used in its Low Vibration Track (LVT) system on the basis of non-availability. The procurement for the pads and rubber boots are part of the South Ferry Station Project. This waiver is limited to this one procurement for the South Ferry Station Project, and conditioned upon the requirement that NYCT must complete the safety testing of U.S.-manufactured pads and rubber boots necessary to meets its specifications within the timeframe provided herein and substitute U.S.-manufactured pads and rubber boots for the foreign-made pads and rubber boots to the extent possible.
Additional Authorities for Planning and Environmental Linkages
Document Number: 2014-21439
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-10
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This NPRM provides interested parties with the opportunity to comment on proposed revisions to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) statewide and nonmetropolitan and metropolitan transportation planning regulations related to the use of and reliance on planning products developed during the transportation planning process for project development and the environmental review process. The revisions are prompted by the enactment of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). Specifically, through this rulemaking FHWA and FTA would interpret and implement MAP-21's additional authority for FHWA and FTA to use planning products developed by States, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), and other agencies during the transportation planning process in the environmental review process for a project.
Final Core Toll Concessions Public-Private Partnership Model Contract Guide
Document Number: 2014-21049
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-10
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) requires DOT and FHWA to develop public-private partnership (P3) transaction model contracts for the most popular type of P3s for transportation projects. Based on public input favoring an educational, rather than prescriptive, contract model, on February 6, 2014, FHWA published a draft of the Core Toll Concession Model Contract Guide (Guide) (Docket No. FHWA-2014- 0006), requesting comments by March 10, 2014. The FHWA received a total of 133 public comments regarding different aspects of the Guide and of P3s in general. With this notice, FHWA publishes a revised Guide reflecting these comments. In coming months, FHWA will publish additional draft guides for public comment: An Addendum to the Core Toll Concession Model Contract Guide that will address additional contract provisions, and an Availability Payment Concession Model Contract Guide that will cover this popular type of P3 arrangement. The revised Core Toll Concession Model Contract Guide can be found on the Docket (FHWA-2014-0006) and at the following link: http:// www.fhwa.dot.gov/ipd/pdfs/p3/ modelp3coretollconcessions.pdf.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Protection of Voluntarily Submitted Information
Document Number: 2014-21461
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
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 for to renew an information collection. One of the ways to have an information program designated as protected under Section 40123 is for an air carrier or other person to submit an application for an individual program. The FAA evaluates the application and either publishes a designation based on the application for public comment or denies the application.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Reporting of Information Using Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin
Document Number: 2014-21460
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
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 for to renew an information collection. The FAA issues Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins (SAIBs) to alert, educate, and make recommendations to the aviation community and individual aircraft owners/operators on ways to improve products. They may include requests for reporting of results from requested actions/inspections.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Special Awareness Training for the Washington DC Metropolitan Area
Document Number: 2014-21457
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
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 renew an information collection. This collection of information is required of persons who must receive training and testing under 14 CFR 91.161 in order to fly within 60 nautical miles (NM) of the Washington, DC omni-directional range/distance measuring equipment (DCA VOR/DME).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: AVIATOR Customer Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2014-21456
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
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 for to renew an information collection. This collection of information is necessary to determine how satisfied applicants are with the automated staffing solution. The information enables the FAA to improve and enhance its automated staffing process.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Reporting of Laser Illumination of Aircraft
Document Number: 2014-21448
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
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 for to renew an information collection. This collection covers the reporting of unauthorized illumination of aircraft by lasers.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: License Requirements for Operation of a Launch Site
Document Number: 2014-21445
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
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 renew an information collection. The information to be collected includes data required for performing launch site location analysis. The launch site license is valid for a period of 5 years. Respondents are licensees authorized to operate sites.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Commercial Space Transportation Reusable Launch Vehicle and Reentry Licensing Regulation
Document Number: 2014-21443
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
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 renew an information collection. The information is used to determine if applicants satisfy requirements for obtaining a launch license to protect the public from risks associated with reentry operations from a site not operated by or situated on a Federal launch range.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2014-21437
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project known as South Coast 101 HOV Lanes that adds one lane in each direction on U.S. 101 between Bailard Avenue in the City of Carpinteria and Cabrillo Boulevard in the City of Santa Barbara, in the County of Santa Barbara, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Hours of Service of Drivers; Application for American Moving & Storage Association Exemption From the 14-Hour Rule
Document Number: 2014-21428
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) has applied for an exemption for its 3,700 member companies from FMCSA's regulation prohibiting operators of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) from driving following the 14th hour after coming on duty. The exemption would enable AMSA's drivers to drive their CMVs from a residential area, after completion of household goods shipments, to the nearest place offering safety and security. In no case would the drivers be permitted to drive more than 75 miles or 90 minutes after the 14th hour. FMCSA requests public comment on AMSA's application for exemption.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2014-21427
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 52 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers.
Notification of Changes in the New Entrant Safety Assurance Program Operational Test
Document Number: 2014-21424
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces two changes to the New Entrant Safety Assurance Program Operational Test (Operational Test) discussed in the Agency's September 4, 2013, notice. First, the Agency will update the IT systems so that when an automatic failure violation (as listed in 49 CFR 385.321) is identified by the Agency based on the records the motor carrier provides during the document submission process, the carrier will automatically fail the new entrant safety audit and be placed into the corrective action process. This is consistent with the current new entrant safety audit process for audits conducted at a motor carrier's principal place of business (PPOB). Second, the Agency will extend the Operational Test through December 2014 to ensure sufficient data is available to calculate the established metrics in order to make an informed decision on any future actions.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2014-21421
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 12 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.
Securement of Unattended Equipment
Document Number: 2014-21253
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA proposes amendments to the brake system safety standards for freight and other non-passenger trains and equipment to strengthen the requirements relating to the securement of unattended equipment. Specifically, FRA would codify many of the requirements already included in its Emergency Order 28, Establishing Additional Requirements for Attendance and Securement of Certain Freight Trains and Vehicles on Mainline Track or Mainline Siding Outside of a Yard or Terminal. FRA proposes to amend existing regulations to include additional securement requirements for unattended equipment, primarily for trains transporting poisonous by inhalation hazardous materials or large volumes of Division 2.1 (flammable gases), Class 3 (flammable or combustible liquids, including crude oil and ethanol), and Class 1.1 or 1.2 (explosives) hazardous materials. For these trains, FRA also proposes additional communication requirements relating to job briefings and securement verification. Finally, FRA proposes to require all locomotives left unattended outside of a yard to be equipped with an operative exterior locking mechanism. Attendance on trains would be required on equipment not capable of being secured in accordance with the proposed and existing requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Rockwell Collins, Inc. Transponders
Document Number: 2014-21027
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rockwell Collins TDR-94 and TDR-94D Mode select (S) transponders that are installed on airplanes. This AD was prompted by instances where the TDR-94 and TDR-94D Mode S transponders did not properly respond to Mode S Only All-Call interrogations when the airplane transitioned from a ground to airborne state. This AD requires inspecting the setting of the airplane type code category strapping and requires either modifying the airplane type code category setting or installing the software upgrade to convert the affected transponders to the new part number. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate Previously Held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-18311
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-03-23 for all Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate previously held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Model Gulfstream G150 airplanes. AD 2013-03- 23 required revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to include procedures to advise the flightcrew of certain runway slope and anti- ice corrections and takeoff distance values. This new AD requires revising the Performance section of the AFM, which includes the revised procedures. This AD was prompted by the issuance of a revision to the AFM, which modifies runway slope and anti-ice corrections to both V1 and takeoff distance values. We are issuing this AD to prevent the use of published, non-conservative data, which could result in the inability to meet the required takeoff performance, with a consequent hazard to safe operation during performance-limited takeoff operations.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A350-900 Airplane; Lightning Protection of Fuel-Tank Structure To Prevent Fuel-Tank Vapor Ignition
Document Number: 2014-21245
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Airbus Model A350-900 airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature that will incorporate a nitrogen generation system (NGS) for all fuel tanks, to actively reduce flammability exposure within the fuel tanks significantly below that required by the fuel-tank flammability regulations. Among other benefits, the NGS significantly reduces the potential for fuel-vapor ignition caused by lightning strikes. 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: Airbus Model A350-900 Airplane; Electronic System-Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2014-21243
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Airbus Model A350-900 airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with electronic system-security protection from unauthorized external access. 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.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2014-21236
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-08
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 May 12, 2014 [NHTSA-2014-0049 Volume 79, Number 91, pages 27047 and 27048].
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-21223
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-08
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-21222
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-08
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-21221
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-08
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.
National Grain Car Council Meeting
Document Number: 2014-21282
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Grain Car Council (NGCC), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C., app. 2 section 10(a)(2).
Environmental Impact Statement for Dallas-Fort Worth Core Express Service
Document Number: 2014-21173
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that FRA and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) intend to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) for the impacts of constructing and operating enhanced intercity passenger rail services between Dallas and Fort Worth (Proposed Action). The EIS will evaluate route and operational alternatives for intercity passenger rail in the corridor that currently is only served by Amtrak's long distance Texas Eagle service.
Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program (Ladders of Opportunity Initiative)
Document Number: 2014-21155
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-05
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program Ladders of Opportunity Initiative. FTA will make available approximately $7.85 million in funds appropriated in Fiscal Year 2013 and Prior Years, in support of this effort. This NOFA solicits proposals that promote innovative nationally and regionally significant public transportation workforce development models and programs that invest in America's economic growth and help build ladders of opportunity into the middle class for American workers.
Advisory Circular for Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP)
Document Number: 2014-21094
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is announcing the availability of proposed Advisory Circular (AC) 120-66C. AC 120-66C provides guidance for establishing an air transportation Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP).
Value Engineering
Document Number: 2014-21020
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is updating the existing value engineering (VE) regulations to make them consistent with the statutory changes in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and to make other non-substantive changes for clarity.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-21019
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-05-02 for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2014-05-02 required repetitive inspections for cracking and corrosion of the aft pressure bulkhead, repetitive inspections of the frame chord drain path for debris, and corrective actions if necessary; and, for certain airplanes, enlargement of frame chord drain holes. This AD requires the same actions as AD 2014-05-02, but revises a certain repetitive inspection interval to avoid a misunderstanding of the repetitive inspection interval for the aft pressure bulkhead. This AD was prompted by reports from operators expressing confusion regarding a certain repetitive inspection interval for the aft pressure bulkhead. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion or cracking of the aft pressure bulkhead, which could result in loss of the aft pressure bulkhead web and stiffeners, and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Flagstaff, AZ
Document Number: 2014-20809
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at the Flagstaff VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid, Flagstaff, AZ, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). This improves the safety and management of IFR operations within the National Airspace System.