Department of Transportation December 12, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Union Pacific Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-The Kansas City Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2014-29188
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 2014-29187
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Maxwell, CA
Document Number: 2014-29185
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the Maxwell VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigation Aid (VORTAC), Maxwell, CA, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Coaldale, NV
Document Number: 2014-29184
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at the Coaldale VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigation Aid (VORTAC), Coaldale, NV, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2014-29152
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA confirms its decision to exempt 78 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2014-29127
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-28926
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports from multiple operators that have found fatigue cracking in the corners of the forward galley service doorway. This AD requires repetitive inspections for any cracking of the skin and bear strap doublers in the corners of the forward galley service doorway, and corrective action if necessary. This AD also provides optional terminating actions for certain repetitive inspections. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking, which could result in rapid loss of cabin pressure.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-28924
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-12
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 issuance of revised certification maintenance requirements for the horizontal stabilizer trim actuator (HSTA). This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct premature wear and cracking of the HSTAs, which could result in reduced structural integrity and reduced control of the airplane due to the failure of system components.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-28923
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-13-04 for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. AD 2010-13- 04 required modifying the nose landing gear (NLG) trailing arm. This new AD requires installing a new pivot pin retention mechanism. This new AD also adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by a report of several missing or damaged pivot pin retention bolts. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the pivot pin retention bolt, which could result in a loss of directional control or loss of a NLG tire during take-off or landing.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway Project in Wisconsin
Document Number: 2014-28922
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal Agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to the Interstate 43 (I-43) Freeway Improvement Project in Milwaukee and Ozaukee Counties, Wisconsin. Those actions grant approvals for the project.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-28916
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of corroded, migrated, or broken spring pins of the girt bar floor fitting; in one case the broken pins prevented a door escape slide from deploying during a maintenance test. This AD requires replacing the existing spring pins at each passenger entry door at both girt bar floor fittings with new spring pins. We are issuing this AD to prevent broken or migrated spring pins of the girt bar floor fittings, which could result in improper deployment of the escape slide/raft and consequent delay and injury during evacuation of passengers and crew from the cabin in the event of an emergency.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Helicopters
Document Number: 2014-28913
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-14-02 for Agusta Model AB139 and AW139 helicopters. AD 2008-14-02 required inspecting the fuselage frame to detect fatigue cracks which could lead to structural failure and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. Since we issued AD 2008-14-02, Agusta developed a frame reinforcement modification, which supports extending the interval for inspecting the fuselage frame for a fatigue crack. This new AD requires inspecting the fuselage frame for a crack and reduces the applicability from AD 2008- 14-02 to exclude helicopters with the frame reinforcement modification. The actions of this AD are intended to detect a fatigue crack that could result in failure of the fuselage frame and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-28730
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-11-08 for Pilatus Aircraft Limited Models PC-6, PC-6-H1, PC-6-H2, PC-6/350, PC-6/350-H1, PC-6/350-H2, PC-6/A, PC-6/A-H1, PC-6/A-H2, PC-6/B-H2, PC- 6/B1-H2, PC-6/B2-H2, PC-6/B2-H4, PC-6/C-H2, and PC-6/C1-H2 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 a need to incorporate new revisions into the aircraft maintenance manual or in the limitations document of the FAA-approved maintenance program. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.