Department of Transportation February 4, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Student Pilot Application Requirements
Document Number: C1-2016-00199
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Pilot Schools-FAR 141
Document Number: 2016-02170
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
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. 49 U.S.C. Section 44707 empowers the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide for the examination and rating of civilian schools giving instruction in flying. This CFR prescribes the requirements for issuing pilot school certificates, provisional pilot school certificates and associated ratings to qualified applicants.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Aviation Maintenance Technical Schools
Document Number: 2016-02163
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
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 a previously approved information collection. The information collected is needed to determine applicant eligibility and compliance for certification of Civil Aviation mechanics and operation of aviation mechanic schools.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: B4UFLY Smartphone App
Document Number: 2016-02162
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
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 FAA's B4UFLY smartphone app will provide situational awareness of flight restrictionsincluding locations of airports, restricted airspace, special use airspaces, and temporary flight restrictionsbased on a user's current or planned flight location.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Changes in Permissible Stage 2 Airplane Operations
Document Number: 2016-02160
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
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 information will be used to issue special flight authorizations for non-revenue transports and non-transport jet operations of Stage 2 airplanes at U.S. airports. Only a minimal amount of data is requested to identify the affected parties and determine whether the purpose for the flight is one of those enumerated by law.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Dealer's Aircraft Registration Certificate Application
Document Number: 2016-02158
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
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 reinstate a previously discontinued information collection. AC Form 8050-5 is an application for a dealer's Aircraft Registration Certificate which, under 49 United States Code 1404, may be issued to a person engaged in manufacturing, distributing, or selling aircraft.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Operating Requirements: Commuter and On-Demand Operation
Document Number: 2016-02157
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
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. Title 49 U.S.C., Section 44702 authorizes issuance of air carrier operating certificates. 14 CFR part 135 prescribes requirement for Air Carrier/Commercial Operators. The information collected shows compliance and applicant eligibility.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Human Space Flight Requirements for Crew and Space Flight Participants
Document Number: 2016-02156
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
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 a previously approved information collection. The FAA uses the information collected related to public safety to ensure that a launch or reentry operation involving a human on board a vehicle will meet the risk criteria and requirements with regard to ensuring public safety.
Hazardous Materials: Public Meeting Notice for the Research and Development Forum
Document Number: 2016-02146
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is to inform the interested public that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will conduct a public meeting for the Research and Development Forum to be held on March 23 and 24, 2016, in Washington, DC. The OHMS will host the forum to present the results of recently completed projects, brief on new project plans with stakeholders input, and discuss the direction of current and future research projects. During the meeting OHMS will solicit comments related to new research topics that may be considered for inclusion in its future work. The OHMS will accept research needs statements from industry, academia, and other stakeholders. Some examples of particular interest to OHMS are the research gaps associated with energetic materials characterization and transport, safe transport of energy products (STEP), safe containment and transportation of compressed gasses, safe packaging and transportation of charge storage devices, etc. Identification of other research gaps related to the transportation of hazardous materials will be encouraged in an effort to meet the holistic needs of the transportation community and the DOT's goals: Safety, infrastructure repair, environmental responsibility, quality communities, and economic competitiveness. Time and Location: The meeting will be held at the DOT Headquarters, West Building, Oklahoma Conference Room, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
Application of Elite Airways, LLC for Certificate Authority
Document Number: 2016-02106
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Transportation is directing all interested parties to show cause why it should not issue an order finding Elite Airways, LLC fit, willing, and able, and awarding it a certificate of public convenience and necessity to conduct interstate scheduled air transportation of persons, property and mail.
Organization and Delegation of Duties
Document Number: 2016-02101
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT) is updating its regulations governing the organization of NHTSA and delegations of authority from the Administrator to Agency officials, to provide for a reorganization of the Agency's internal structure. These changes will enable NHTSA to achieve its mission more effectively and efficiently.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-02096
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
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 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 May 9, 2014 FR NHTSA-2014-0050). No comments were received.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee-New Task
Document Number: 2016-02046
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA assigned the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) a continuation of a task to provide recommendations regarding standards, training guidance, test management, and reference materials for airman certification purposes. The FAA added the Aircraft Mechanic Certificate with Airframe and/or Powerplant ratings to the existing list of certificates and ratings for which the ARAC will provide recommendations. This notice informs the public of the continuing ARAC activity and solicits additional membership for the existing Airman Certification System Working Group (ACS WG).
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the following New York Towns; Ithaca, NY; Poughkeepsie, NY
Document Number: 2016-02040
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY; and Kingston VORTAC, Poughkeepsie, NY, by eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part time status of the Class E surface airspace designated as an extension at the Ithaca and Poughkeepsie locations. This action also adds Dutchess County Airport to the Kingston VORTAC designation, updates the geographic coordinates of each navigation aid and Ithaca Tompkins Regional to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database, and recognizes the airport name for Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. This is an administrative change to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Rapid City, SD
Document Number: 2016-02037
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of the Class E airspace area at Rapid City Regional Airport, Rapid City, SD, eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status of the Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace designated as an extension, at the airport. This is an administrative change to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Minot, ND
Document Number: 2016-02036
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of the Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension at Minot International Airport, Minot, ND, eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status, and brings current the geographic coordinates of Minot International Airport to coincide with the FAA's database.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hollis, OK
Document Number: 2016-02034
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Hollis, OK. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures developed at Hollis Municipal Airport, for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for Lynchburg, VA
Document Number: 2016-02033
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Lynchburg, VA, by adjusting the geographic coordinates at Lynchburg Regional-Preston Glenn Field Airport and Falwell Airport, to be in concert with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Beach, ND
Document Number: 2016-02025
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Beach, ND. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures developed at Beach Airport, for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Hagerstown, MD
Document Number: 2016-02023
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area by removing the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part time status for Hagerstown Regional Airport-Richard A. Henson Field, Hagerstown, MD. Also, this action would amend Class D and Class E airspace at Hagerstown, MD by recognizing the name change to Hagerstown Regional Airport-Richard A. Henson Field, and updating the geographic coordinates of the airport. This action would enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Western United States
Document Number: 2016-02022
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes 13 high altitude Area Navigation (RNAV) routes (Q-routes) in the western United States. The routes promote operational efficiencies for users and provide connectivity to current and proposed RNAV en route and terminal procedures. The low altitude RNAV route, T-326, published in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, requires more coordination and is removed from this rule.
Noise Exposure Map Notice; Great Falls International Airport, Great Falls, MT
Document Number: 2016-02020
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the Noise Exposure Maps submitted by the Great Falls International Airport Authority for the Great Falls International Airport under the provisions of 40 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders
Document Number: 2016-01962
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG-1000T gliders equipped with a Solo Kleinmotoren Model 2350 C engine that would revise AD 2015-09-04. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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 engine shaft failure and consequent propeller detachment. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-01827
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a crack of the forward leg of the left front spar lower chord and cracks on the lower wing skin at three fastener holes common to the nacelle outboard side load fitting. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracks on the front spar lower chord, inspar skin, and wing skin, and corrective action if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the forward leg of the front spar lower chord, inspar skin, and wing skin common to the nacelle outboard side load fitting, which could adversely affect the structural integrity of the wing.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-00379
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2004-20-14, for all Airbus Model A300 B4-2C, B4-103, and B4-203 airplanes; and all Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes. AD 2004-20-14 required repetitive inspections to detect cracking of the splice fitting at fuselage frame (FR) 47 between stringers 24 and 26 (left- and right-hand sides), and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD reduces the inspection compliance time and repetitive inspection intervals, and adds Airbus Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by a determination that the inspection compliance time and repetitive inspection interval must be reduced to allow timely detection of cracks in the splice fitting at fuselage FR 47. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the splice fitting at fuselage FR 47; such cracking could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.