Department of Transportation February 2, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel HAWK; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-01876
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-02
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel NN59; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-01874
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-02
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel PAU HANA; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-01873
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-02
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Inventory of U.S.-Flag Launch Barges
Document Number: 2016-01871
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-02
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration is updating its inventory of U.S.- flag launch barges. Additions, changes and comments to the list are requested. Launch barge information may be found at http:// www.marad.dot.gov/ships-and-shipping/domestic-shipping/launch -barge- program/.
Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-01863
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-02
Agency: Maritime 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 is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on October 15, 2015 (80 FR 62167, No.199).
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel Altitude Adjustment (Traveller); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-01862
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-02
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
As authorized by 46 U.S.C. 12121, the Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology; University Transportation Centers Program Competition
Document Number: 2016-01838
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-02
Agency: Department of Transportation
The United States Department of Transportation (the Department) is publishing this notice to give eligible nonprofit institutions of higher learning advance notice that they will have an opportunity to submit grant applications for the University Transportation Centers (UTCs) program (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance number 20.701). Funds for this grant program are authorized beginning on October 1, 2015. In the near future, the Department, via the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, will release a grant solicitation through Grants.gov, also posted on the UTC Program's Web site, http://utc.dot.gov, describing the competition and deadlines for applications. Proposals will be evaluated through a competitive process on the basis of demonstrated ability, research, technology transfer and education resources, leadership, multimodal research capability, commitment to transportation workforce development programs, dissemination of results, the use of peer review, cost effectiveness and partnerships to advance diversity.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2016-01770
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Turbomeca S.A. Astazou XIV B and H turboshaft engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a crack on the 3rd stage turbine wheel. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the front surface of the 3rd stage turbine for a groove. We are proposing this AD to prevent cracks in the 3rd stage turbine wheel, failure of the engine, in-flight shutdown, and loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited
Document Number: 2016-01747
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting each tail rotor (T/R) pitch link (link) bearing bore for corrosion and pitting and either replacing the T/R link or applying sealant. This AD also requires a recurring inspection of the sealant and repeating the inspections for corrosion and pitting if any sealant is missing. This AD is prompted by an incident in which a helicopter experienced an in-flight failure of a T/R link. These actions are intended to detect corrosion or pitting and to prevent failure of a T/R link and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-01741
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD-100-1A10 (Challenger 300) airplanes. This AD was prompted by multiple reports of a short circuit between the heater element and the metal sheath of the pitot-static probe heater. This AD requires replacement of the left and right pitot-static probes with newly redesigned left and right pitot-static probes. We are issuing this AD to prevent degradation of the heating ability of the pitot- static probe heater, resulting in erroneous airspeed indication during flight in icing conditions and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.