Department of Transportation April 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Finger Lakes Railway Corp.-Sublease and Operation Exemption-Seneca County Industrial Development Agency
Document Number: 2016-10092
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Seneca County Industrial Development Agency-Lease Exemption-Finger Lakes Railway Corp.
Document Number: 2016-10091
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Finger Lakes Railway Corp.-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Seneca County Industrial Development Agency
Document Number: 2016-10090
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Railroad Safety Infrastructure Improvement Grants
Document Number: 2016-10077
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO or notice) details the application requirements and procedures for obtaining grant funding for eligible projects under the Railroad Safety Infrastructure Improvement Grant program. The opportunities described in this notice are available under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 20.301, ``Rail Safety Grants.''
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-10038
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. The John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center), U.S. DOT, will conduct this study under an interagency agreement with NHTSA. The collection involves case study interviews with law enforcement agency personnel pertaining to their knowledge and practice in using automated license plate readers (ALPR) for traffic safety purposes. The information to be collected will be used to document the state of knowledge and practice in using ALPR for this purpose under the National Cooperative Research and Evaluation Program (NCREP), which is managed jointly by NHTSA and the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from OMB. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections.
Hazardous Materials: Incorporation by Reference Edition Update for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and Transportation Systems for Liquids and Slurries: Pressure Piping Code
Document Number: 2016-10027
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This direct final rule incorporates by reference the most recent editions of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. The purpose of this update is to enable non-specification (nurse tank) manufacturers and other DOT and UN specification packaging manufacturers to utilize current technology, materials, and practices to help maintain a high level of safety. PHMSA is replacing the ASME referenced standard (1998 Edition) with the new, current ASME standard (2015 Edition) for boiler and pressure vessels. PHMSA is also replacing the ASME 1998 Edition referenced standard of ASME's Transportation Systems for Liquids and Slurries: Pressure Piping to the current 2012 Edition.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hollis, OK
Document Number: 2016-09994
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hollis Municipal Airport, Hollis, OK, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ketchum, OK
Document Number: 2016-09989
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at South Grand Lake Regional Airport, Ketchum, OK, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Horseshoe Bend, AR
Document Number: 2016-09985
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Horseshoe Bend Airport, Horseshoe Bend, AR, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held by Eurocopter France)
Document Number: 2016-09947
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2013-15- 03 for Eurocopter France Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350C, AS350D, and AS350D1 helicopters with a single hydraulic system and a certain hydraulic pump drive assembly installed. AD 2013-15-03 requires inspecting the hydraulic pump drive bearing (bearing) for leaks, rust, overheating, and condition. This proposed AD would add a requirement to grease the bearing and inspect for bronze particles in the grease, as well as change the inspection and inspection intervals of the bearing until it is replaced with an improved bearing. These proposed actions are intended to prevent hydraulic pump drive belt failure, loss of hydraulic servo assistance, and subsequent loss of helicopter control.
Hazardous Materials: Incorporation of ASME Code Section XII and the National Board Inspection Code
Document Number: 2016-09919
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-29
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This SNPRM proposes to incorporate and allow the use of the 2015 edition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section XIIRules for Construction and Continued Service of Transport Tanks for the construction and continued service of cargo tank motor vehicles (CTMVs), cryogenic portable tanks, and multi-unit tank car tanks (``ton tanks''). The PHMSA also proposes to incorporate and authorize the use of the 2015 edition of the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors National Board Inspection Code, in our regulations as it applies to the continued service of CTMVs, cryogenic portable tanks, and ton tanks constructed to ASME Section XII standards, as well as for existing CTMVs constructed in accordance with the current hazardous materials regulations. If adopted, these amendments will allow for flexibility regarding selection of authorized packaging, in addition to qualification and maintenance for continued service of the packaging, without compromising safety.
Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-10010
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Research, Engineering & Development Advisory Committee meeting.
Reduction of Remote Communications Outlets Used by Flight Service Stations in the Conterminous United States
Document Number: 2016-09992
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is proposing to reduce the number of radio frequencies used by flight service stations to communicate with aircraft in flight. Under the proposal, six hundred and sixty-six (666) remote communications outlets (RCOs) will be decommissioned. Frequencies especially designated for emergency or military use are not included in this proposal. Frequencies in the state of Alaska are also not included in this proposal.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-09944
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for a new information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Evaluation of Safety Sensitive Personnel for Moderate-to-Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Public Listening Sessions
Document Number: 2016-09911
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration
FMCSA and FRA announce three public listening sessions on May 12, 17, and 25, 2016, to solicit information on the prevalence of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among individuals occupying safety sensitive positions in highway and rail transportation, and of its potential consequences for the safety of rail and highway transportation. FMCSA and FRA (collectively ``the Agencies'') also request information on potential costs and benefits from possible regulatory actions that address the safety risks associated with motor carrier and rail transportation workers in safety sensitive positions who have OSA. The listening sessions will provide interested parties an opportunity to share their views and any data or analysis on this topic with representatives of both Agencies. The Agencies will transcribe all comments and place the transcripts in the dockets referenced above for the Agencies' consideration. The Agencies will webcast the entire proceedings of all three meetings.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2016-09910
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 47 individuals for exemption from the prohibition against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with ITDM to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Deer Lodge MT
Document Number: 2016-09699
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of March 29, 2016, amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Deer Lodge-City-County Airport, Deer Lodge, MT. The FAA identified that the Class E airspace area extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface was omitted from the Class E airspace description for the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-09647
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-22- 02, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 747-400, -400D, and -400F series airplanes. AD 2012-22-02 currently requires measuring the web at station (STA) 320 and, depending on findings, various inspections for cracks and missing fasteners, web and fastener replacement, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. Since we issued AD 2012-22-02, it was determined that there were no inspection or repair procedures included for airplanes with a STA 320 crown frame web thickness less than 0.078 inch, or greater than or equal to 0.084 inch and less than or equal to 0.135 inch. This proposed AD would require, for certain airplanes, replacement of the web, including related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent complete fracture of the crown frame assembly, and consequent damage to the skin. Such damage could result in in-flight decompression of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-09643
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the upper chord of the overwing stub beams at body station (STA) 578 emanating from the rivet location common to the crease beam inner chord and the overwing stub beam upper chord. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. Replacement of the overwing stub beam would terminate the repetitive inspections for cracking at the replacement location only, and post-replacement inspections would be required if the replacement was done. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the upper chord of the overwing stub beam caused by high flight cycle fatigue stresses from both pressurization and maneuver loads. Cracking of the overwing stub beam could adversely affect the fuselage structural integrity and result in possible decompression of the airplane.
Broker and Freight Forwarder Financial Responsibility Roundtable
Document Number: 2016-09849
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it will host an informal roundtable discussion pertaining to property broker and freight forwarder financial responsibility. The meeting will focus on the adequacy of existing trust fund industry practices, Federal requirements for such institutions, and the underlying instruments they issue for use by brokers and freight forwarders submitting the Broker's or Freight Forwarder's Trust Fund Agreement (FMCSA Form BMC-85) to satisfy the Agency's financial responsibility rules. The Agency seeks information from motor carriers and shippers that have experienced challenges receiving compensation for claims against freight forwarders and brokers due to insufficient funds. The meeting will be public. Individuals with diverse experience, expertise, and perspectives are encouraged to attend. This meeting does not pertain to increasing motor carrier, broker, or freight forwarder minimum financial responsibility limits. If all comments have been exhausted prior to the end of the session, the session may conclude early.
State Inspection Programs for Passenger-Carrier Vehicles
Document Number: 2016-09846
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it is considering a rulemaking that would require the States to establish a program for annual inspections of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) designed or used to transport passengers (or, passenger-carrying CMVs). FMCSA plans to assess the risks associated with improperly maintained or inspected passenger- carrying CMVs by reviewing the effectiveness of existing Federal inspection standards that are applicable to these types of vehicles, and considering the costs and benefits of having a mandatory inspection program.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Letcher County, KY
Document Number: 2016-09819
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Trackage Rights Exemption-Southern Electric Railroad Company
Document Number: 2016-09815
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee-New Task
Document Number: 2016-09781
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA assigned the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) a new task to provide recommendations regarding bird strike protection rulemaking, policy, and guidance for normal category rotorcraft and to provide recommendations to enhance the existing bird strike protection standards for transport category rotorcraft. The FAA amended its regulations to incorporate bird strike protection rules for transport category rotorcraft in 1996. Data shows an increase in the bird population and weight has resulted in an increase in bird strikes with both normal category rotorcraft and transport category rotorcraft. The increase in bird strikes has led to more frequent bird penetration into the cockpit and cabin areas, elevating the risk of potential serious injuries or fatalities to occupants. Direct bird impact to the pilot has led to partial or complete pilot incapacitation in numerous cases, increasing the risk of fatalities. This notice informs the public of the new ARAC activity and solicits membership for the Rotorcraft Bird Strike Working Group.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Trumbull Unmanned LLC
Document Number: 2016-09780
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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; Aviation Systems Engineering Company
Document Number: 2016-09779
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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; O'Connor Aerial Videos Editing LLC
Document Number: 2016-09778
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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; Aerial Net
Document Number: 2016-09777
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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; Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-09776
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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; Bombardier Aerospace
Document Number: 2016-09775
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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; Bombardier Aerospace
Document Number: 2016-09774
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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; VT DRB Aviation Consultants
Document Number: 2016-09773
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. 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: Airbus SAS
Document Number: 2016-09771
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
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 from the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; BMW OF NORTH AMERICA, LLC
Document Number: 2016-09767
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the BMW of North America, LLC's (BMW) petition for an exemption of the MINI Countryman multi-purpose passenger vehicle (MPV) line in accordance with 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of 49 CFR part 541, Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard). BMW requested confidential treatment for specific information in its petition that the agency will address by separate letter.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Division Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2016-09687
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) PW4000-94 inch and PW4000-100 inch model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by a report of a crack found in the high-pressure compressor (HPC) 10th stage disk. This AD requires performing an ultrasonic inspection (USI) or an eddy current inspection (ECI) of the HPC 10th stage disk. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HPC 10th stage disk, uncontained disk release, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2016-09686
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80C2A1, CF6-80C2A2, CF6-80C2A3, CF6- 80C2A5, CF6-80C2A5F, CF6-80C2A8, CF6-80C2B1, CF6-80C2B1F, CF6-80C2B1F1, CF6-80C2B1F2, CF6-80C2B2, CF6-80C2B2F, CF6-80C2B3F, CF6-80C2B4, CF6- 80C2B4F, CF6-80C2B5F, CF6-80C2B6, CF6-80C2B6F, CF6-80C2B6FA, CF6- 80C2B7F, CF6-80C2B8F, CF6-80C2D1F, CF6-80C2L1F, CF6-80C2K1F and CF6- 80E1A1, CF6-80E1A2, CF6-80E1A3, CF6-80E1A4, and CF6-80E1A4/B turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by reports of a burn-through of the accessory heat shield during an engine fire, propagating the fire into the accessory compartment and igniting additional flammable fuel source. This AD requires replacing the accessory heat shield assembly. We are issuing this AD to prevent fires from propagating into the accessory compartment, resulting in an uncontrolled engine fire, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives Legal Interpretation
Document Number: 2016-09667
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is issuing a legal interpretation on regulations applicable to airworthiness directives. This legal interpretation responds to questions asked by an Aviation Rulemaking Committee and is intended to resolve certain issues for the public.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-09641
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-12- 06, for certain Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes); and Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. AD 2014-12-06 currently requires inspections of the external area of the aft cargo door sill beam for cracking, and repair if necessary. Since we issued AD 2014-12-06, we have determined it is necessary to require that high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections be performed repetitively. This proposed AD would mandate the previously optional terminating HFEC inspection, and require that it be done repetitively. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the cargo door sill beam, lock fitting, and torsion box plate. Failure of one or more of these components could result in the loss of the door locking function and, subsequently, complete loss of the cargo door in flight with the risk of rapid decompression.
Airworthiness Directives; Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders
Document Number: 2016-09435
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH Models Discus-2a, Discus-2b, Discus-2c, Discus 2cT, Ventus-2a, and Ventus-2b gliders. 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 overlap of the airbrake panels. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Aviation Maintenance Technical Schools
Document Number: 2016-09696
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-26
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 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: Human Space Flight Requirements for Crew and Space Flight Participants
Document Number: 2016-09693
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-26
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 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.
Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2016-09690
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
By Federal Register notice (See 81 FR 290, January 5, 2016) the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invited interested persons to apply to fill two upcoming openings on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). The notice invited interested persons to apply to fill future openings to represent air tour operator concerns and environmental interests. This notice informs the public of the person selected to fill the air tour operator future vacancy. No selection has been made for the vacancy representing environmental interests so this notice also invites persons interested in serving on the ARC to apply for the upcoming opening for this seat.
Delegation of Authority
Document Number: 2016-09656
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is giving notice of a new delegation of authority from the Administrator to the Chief Counsel and to the Director of the Office of Adjudication regarding civil penalty actions under 14 CFR part 13 subpart G. The delegation was set forth in a memorandum signed by the Administrator dated March 28, 2016. The FAA is publishing the text of the delegation, so that it is available to interested parties. This delegation supersedes and replaces a previous delegation of authority by the Administrator by memorandum issued on October 27, 1992 and published in the Federal Register on December 9, 1992. 57 FR 58280; December 9, 1992.
Pipeline Safety: Public Workshop on Liquefied Natural Gas Regulations
Document Number: 2016-09653
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is announcing a public meeting to solicit input and obtain background information for the formulation of a future regulatory change to 49 CFR part 193, Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities: Federal Safety Standards. PHMSA is co-sponsoring a two-day Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Workshop with the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives. PHMSA will also describe requirements for transporting LNG in commerce by rail, highway, and waterway, as authorized in the Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations in 49 CFR parts 100-185. This workshop will bring federal and state regulators, emergency responders, NFPA 59A technical committee members, industry, and interested members of the public together to participate in shaping a future LNG rule.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2016-09648
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-26
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 December 4, 2015 (80 FR 75894). No comments were received.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation
Document Number: 2016-08952
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of multiple cases of ram air turbine (RAT) blade damage. This AD requires deployment of the RAT, replacement of the RAT placard with a new RAT placard, and re-identification of the RAT. We are issuing this AD to prevent blade damage to the RAT, which could prevent RAT deployment in flight during an emergency, possibly resulting in reduced control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-08951
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-04-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-03-14 for all Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340- 200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. AD 2014-03-14 required removing bulb-type maintenance lights; installing a drain mast on certain airplanes; and installing muffs on connecting bleed elements on certain airplanes. For certain Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes, this new AD also requires replacing certain insulation sleeves with new insulation sleeves. This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the airplane manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2016-09589
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation