Department of Transportation November 20, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Release From Federal Grant Assurance Obligations for Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Reno, Nevada
Document Number: 2014-27559
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a release of 23,974 square feet (approximately .55 acres) of airport property at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Reno, Nevada from all conditions contained in the Grant Assurances since the parcel of land is not needed for airport purposes. The property consists of narrow strip of land approximately 25 feet wide by 850 feet long. The property is located approximately 2,500 feet east of the departure end of Reno-Tahoe Airport Runway 7/25. The property is separated from the airport operations area to the west by a public road and several non-aeronautical leaseholds and parking lots. The east side of the property is adjacent to East McCarran Boulevard. The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) and the Nevada Department of Transportation propose to use the land to widen East McCarran Boulevard, a major arterial road that serves the Reno/Sparks Communities. The widening of the road represents a compatible land use that will not interfere with the airport or its operation. The interest of civil aviation continues to be served by the release. The property will be sold at an appraised fair market value to the State of Nevada, Department of Transportation and the proceeds deposited in the airport account.
Third Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 231, Special Committee 231 TAWS-GPWS
Document Number: 2014-27555
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the third meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 231, TAWS-GPWS.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Tribune, KS
Document Number: 2014-27537
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Tribune, KS. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Tribune Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Wisconsin & Southern Railroad, L.L.C.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-City of Fitchburg and Village of Oregon, WI
Document Number: 2014-27511
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-20
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. 10902 for the Wisconsin & Southern Railroad, L.L.C. (WSOR), a Class II rail carrier, to acquire and operate a permanent, exclusive freight rail operating easement over an approximately 15-mile line of railroad (the Line) owned by the City of Fitchburg and the Village of Oregon, Wis. (the Municipalities). The Line, also known as the Evansville Line, extends between milepost 119.0, near Evansville, Wis., and milepost 134.0, near ``MX'' (a crossing of WSOR near Madison, Wis.), in Dane, Green, and Rock Counties. WSOR states that there has been no freight rail traffic on the Line since 1997. However, WSOR asserts that the Wisconsin River Rail Transit Commission (WRRTC), which describes itself as a governmental entity representing a consortium of nine Wisconsin counties, has recently been notified that a shipper seeking rail service is locating in the Village of Oregon. Consequently, WRRTC has requested that WSOR initiate service over the Line. WSOR states that it will enter into an agreement with the Municipalities whereby WSOR will acquire the exclusive rail freight easement for resumption of rail operations. The Board is also granting WSOR's request for a waiver of the employee notice requirements of 49 CFR 1121.4(h). This exemption is subject to standard labor protective conditions.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): Dane and Columbia Counties, Wisconsin
Document Number: 2014-27476
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-20
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that an EIS will be prepared for a proposed freeway corridor improvement project on I-39/90/94 from the US 12/18 Interchange to the I-39/WIS 78 interchange in Dane and Columbia Counties in south-central Wisconsin.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-27436
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-20
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the renewal Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below are being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 3, 2014 (79 FR 52409).
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-26985
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that inboard and outboard hydraulic lines of the brakes were found connected to the incorrect ports on the swivel assembly of the main landing gear (MLG). This AD requires modifying the MLG by installing a new bracket on the left and right lower aft-wing planks. We are issuing this AD to prevent incorrect installation of the brake hydraulic lines, which could cause the brakes and the anti-skid system to operate incorrectly, and consequent catastrophic failure of the airplane during a high-speed rejected takeoff.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-26984
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318 series airplanes, Model A319 series airplanes, Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes, and Model A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a circumferential crack at the gland retaining-ring groove of certain retraction actuators on the main landing gear (MLG). This AD requires an inspection to identify the part numbers of MLG retraction actuators and replacement of certain MLG retraction actuators. We are issuing this AD to prevent MLG retraction actuator failure that could prevent the full extension and/or down-locking of the MLG, possibly resulting in MLG collapse during landing or rollout, and consequent damage to the airplane and injury to the occupants.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-26831
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200LR, -300, -300ER, and 777F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of dual pitch rate sensor (PRS) failures causing the primary flight computers to transition from primary mode to secondary mode, resulting in autopilot disconnects. This AD requires an inspection to determine the PRS part number, and replacement if necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent a dual PRS failure that could cause an automatic disengagement of the autopilot and autoland, which may prevent continued safe flight and landing if disengagement occurs at low altitude and the flight crew is unable to safely assume control and execute a go-around or manual landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Helicopters (Type Certificate Currently Held by AgustaWestland S.p.A.) (Agusta)
Document Number: 2014-26825
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-11-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Agusta Model A109E, A109K2, A119, and AW119 MKII helicopters. This AD requires repetitively performing a magnetic particle inspection of the Gleason crown for a crack. This AD was prompted by a report of a crack that was found on a Gleason crown, which if not detected, could cause damage to or loss of the main rotor drive and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.