Department of Transportation March 3, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Gainesville Municipal Airport in Gainesville, Texas
Document Number: 2016-04764
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Gainesville Municipal Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Noise Compatibility Program Notice, Lafayette Regional Airport, Lafayette, Louisiana
Document Number: 2016-04763
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by Lafayette Airport Commission under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150. These findings are made in recognition of the description of Federal and nonfederal responsibilities in Senate Report No. 96-52 (1980). On April 4, 2012, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by Lafayette Airport Commission under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On November 23, 2015, the FAA approved the Lafayette Regional Airport noise compatibility program. Both of the recommendations of the program were approved.
Public Notice for Waiver for Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance at Fort Worth Spinks Airport, Fort Worth, TX
Document Number: 2016-04737
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to nonaeronautical use and to authorize the conversion of the airport property. The proposal consists of one parcel of land containing a total of approximately 2.583. The property was acquired using City and FAA funds through the AIP Program from 1983-1987. The land comprising this parcel is outside the forecasted need for aviation development and, thus, is no longer needed for indirect or direct aeronautical use. The airport wishes to develop this land for compatible commercial, nonaeronautical use. The income from the conversion of this parcel will benefit the aviation community by reinvestment in the airport. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the conversion of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. The disposition of proceeds from the conversion of the airport property will be in accordance with FAA's Policy and Procedures Concerning the Use of Airport Revenue, published in the Federal Register on February 16, 1999. In accordance with Section 47107(h) of Title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Office of the Secretary
Document Number: 2016-04676
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation is directing all interested persons to show cause why it should not issue an order tentatively finding Exec Air Inc. of Naples d/b/a ExecAir fit, willing, and able to provide scheduled passenger service as a commuter air carrier using small aircraft pursuant to Part 135 of the Federal Aviation Regulations.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2016-04670
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Lone Star Railroad, Inc. and Southern Switching Company-Track Construction and Operation Exemption-in Howard County, Texas
Document Number: 2016-04668
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
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. 10901 for Lone Star Railroad, Inc., to construct and operate a new line of railroad in Howard County, Tex. The Line would be used to provide rail service to an industrial park near Big Spring, Tex., via a connection with an existing Union Pacific Railroad Company mainline that extends between Dallas and El Paso, Tex. This exemption is subject to environmental mitigation conditions. The Board, however, is denying, without prejudice, the petition for exemption with respect to Southern Switching Company's proposed operation of the newly constructed line because the record does not support the authority requested.
Notice of Proposed Equal Employment Opportunity Program Circular
Document Number: 2016-04648
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has placed in the docket and on its Web site proposed guidance in the form of a Circular to assist grantees in complying with various Equal Employment Opportunity regulations and statutes. The purpose of this Circular is to provide recipients of FTA financial assistance with instructions and guidance necessary to carry out the U.S. Department of Transportation's Equal Employment Opportunity regulations (*****). FTA is updating its ``Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Program Guidelines for Grant Recipients'' to clarify the requirements for compliance. By this notice, FTA invites public comment on the proposed circular.
Supreme Corporation, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2016-04617
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Supreme Corporation (Supreme), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2015-2016 Supreme Classic American Trolley buses manufactured between October 1, 2014 and November 2, 2015, do not fully comply with paragraph S6 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, Glazing Materials. Supreme filed a report pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. Supreme then petitioned NHTSA under 49 CFR part 556 requesting a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety.
Decision That Certain Nonconforming Model Year 2006-2007 European Market Ferrari 599 GTB Passenger Cars Manufactured Prior to September 2007 Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2016-04616
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces a decision by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain model year (MY) 2006-2007 European market Ferrari 599 GTB passenger cars (PCs) manufactured prior to September 2007 that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS), are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles originally manufactured for importation into and sale in the United States that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S. certified version of the MY 2007 Ferrari 599 GTB PC), and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition
Document Number: 2016-04605
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for denying a petition (DP15-007) submitted to NHTSA under 49 U.S.C. 30162 and 49 CFR part 552, requesting that the agency ``have Toyota correct software defects in their electronic throttle control software'' and then ``issue a national recall of all effected [sic] vehicles and have Toyota replace the old faulty code with the new safer code.''
Airworthiness Directives; BLANIK LIMITED Gliders
Document Number: 2016-04541
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for BLANIK LIMITED Models L-13 Blanik and L-13 AC Blanik gliders (type certificate previously held by LET Aeronautical Works) that would supersede AD 2000-20-11. 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 insufficient material strength of the tail-fuselage attachment fitting. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-04539
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Viking Air Limited Models DHC-2 Mk. I, DHC-2 Mk. II, and DHC-2 Mk. III airplanes. 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 corrosion of the elevator control rod and of the elevator actuating lever on the control column. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Harlan, KY
Document Number: 2016-04496
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Harlan, KY, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Tucker- Guthrie Memorial Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class D Airspace: Destin, FL; Duke Field, Eglin AFB, FL; Proposed Revocation of Class D Airspace; Eglin AF Aux No 3 Duke Field, FL; and Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Eglin Air Force Base, FL; Eglin Hurlburt Field, FL; and Crestview, FL
Document Number: 2016-04491
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class D airspace at Destin, FL, providing the controlled airspace required for the Air Traffic Control Tower at Destin Executive Airport, (formerly Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport). Additionally, this action would remove Eglin AF Aux No 3 Duke Field from the Class D designation, and establish Duke Field, Eglin AFB, FL in its place. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would amend existing Class D and Class E airspace by recognizing the airport's name change. This action also would change the existing Class D airspace designation at Duke Field, Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), FL, and would adjust the geographic coordinates of Eglin AFB, Destin Executive Airport, Duke Field, and Hurlburt Field, to stay in concert with the FAA's database.
Establishment of Class E Airspace, South Naknek, AK
Document Number: 2016-04489
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at South Naknek NR 2 Airport, South Naknek, AK, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures developed for the airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Minot, ND
Document Number: 2016-04482
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends a final rule published in the Federal Register of February 4, 2016, amending Class E surface area airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension at Minot International Airport, Minot, ND. Adjustment of the geographic coordinates of Minot International Airport and Minot AFB in Class D airspace, and Minot International Airport, Minot Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC), and Minot AFB, in Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, are added to the rule. The Title is also amended to include Class D airspace. This does not change the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.