Department of Transportation December 18, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Submission Deadline To Amend Slot Records for LaGuardia Airport
Document Number: 2014-29710
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under this notice, the FAA announces the submission deadline of January 5, 2015, for requests to amend slot records (adjust slot times and arrival/departure designations) at New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA).
Major Project Financial Plan Guidance
Document Number: 2014-29653
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-18
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This final notice announces the availability of Major Project Financial Plan Guidance. February 2, 2015
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2014-29614
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-18
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: 2014-29613
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-18
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.
Special Conditions: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-76D Helicopter, Search and Rescue (SAR) Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) Installation
Document Number: 2014-29594
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Sikorsky Model S- 76D helicopter. This model of helicopter, as modified by Sikorsky, will have novel or unusual design features associated with installing an optional SAR AFCS. The applicable airworthiness standards do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to show a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Transport Airplane Fuel Tank and System Lightning Protection
Document Number: 2014-29385
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend certain airworthiness regulations for transport category airplanes regarding lightning protection of fuel tanks and systems. This action would establish design requirements for both normal conditions and possible failures of fuel tank structure and systems that could lead to fuel tank explosions, add new maintenance requirements related to lightning protection features, and impose specific requirements for airworthiness limitations in the instructions for continued airworthiness. We would create performance-based standards for prevention of catastrophic fuel vapor ignition caused by lightning by regulating the risk due to both ignition sources and fuel tank flammability. This change would allow designers to take advantage of flammability reduction technologies whose effectiveness was not foreseen when earlier revisions to these rules were written. This change would also relieve some of the administrative burdens created by the current regulations. These proposed amendments are based on recommendations from the Large Airplane Fuel System Lightning Protection Aviation Rulemaking Committee (Lightning ARC).
Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance; Driver-Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR)
Document Number: 2014-29331
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-18
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA rescinds the requirement that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers operating in interstate commerce, except drivers of passenger-carrying CMVs, submit, and motor carriers retain, DVIRs when the driver has neither found nor been made aware of any vehicle defects or deficiencies. This rule also harmonizes the pre- and post-trip inspection lists. It responds in part to the President's January 2011 Regulatory Review and Reform initiative, removing a significant information collection burden without adversely impacting safety. The Agency also makes a technical change to Sec. 396.11 to eliminate redundant language.