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

Environmental Impact Statement for the Link Union Station Project, Los Angeles, CA
Document Number: 2016-12813
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Through this NOI, FRA announces it will prepare an EIS and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) jointly with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) for the Link Union Station Project (Link US Project). FRA and Metro will develop the EIS/ EIR in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). FRA invites the public and Federal, state, and local agencies to provide input into the scope of the EIS and will consider all information developed during outreach activities when preparing the EIS/EIR.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program
Document Number: 2016-12785
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is extending the period for submitting applications to the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) published March 29, 2016, for the advanced transportation and congestion management technologies deployment program. The original due date for applications was June 3, 2016. The extension is based on requests from potential eligible entities for additional time to prepare and submit applications.
Fiscal Year 2015 and 2016 Passenger Ferry Grant Program Project Selections
Document Number: 2016-12688
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is publishing the list of Fiscal Years 2015-2016 Passenger Ferry Project Selections which was inadvertently omitted from the allocation notice published on May 23, 2016, titled ``Fiscal Year 2015 and 2016 Passenger Ferry Grant Program Project Selections'' (81 FR 32383).
International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
Document Number: 2016-12677
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is to advise interested persons that on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will conduct a public meeting in preparation for the 49th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UN SCOE TDG). The UN SCOE TDG meeting will be held July 27 to July 6, 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland. PHMSA is soliciting comments about potential new work items, which may be considered for inclusion in its international agenda and feedback on issues that PHMSA may put forward for consideration by the Sub-Committee. (See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for a list of potential UN SCOE TDG meeting topics.) Also on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will conduct a public meeting (Docket No. OSHA- 2016-0005) to discuss proposals in preparation for the 31st session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS), to be held July 5 to 8, 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland. Time and Location: Both the PHMSA and the OSHA public meetings will take place on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the DOT Headquarters, which is located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590-0001. PHMSA will host its public meeting between 9:00 am to 12:00 p.m. EST in Conference Room 4 in DOT Headquarters, West Building. Then, OSHA will host its public meeting between 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST in Conference Room 4 in DOT Headquarters, West Building. Advanced Meeting Registration: The DOT requests that attendees pre- register for these meetings by completing the form at https:// www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q3Z53PT. Attendees may use the same form to pre- register for both the PHMSA and the OSHA meetings. Failure to pre- register may delay your access into the DOT Headquarters building. Additionally, if you are attending in-person, arrive early to allow time for security checks necessary to access the building. Conference call-in and ``live meeting'' capability will be provided for both meetings. Specific information on call-in and live meeting access will be posted when available at http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/ hazmat/regs/international under ``Upcoming Events'' and at http:// www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/.
Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-12634
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a meeting of the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Procedures Advisory Committee (ATPAC) will be held to review present air traffic control procedures and practices for standardization, revision, clarification, and upgrading of terminology and procedures.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12593
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318-111, and -112 airplanes, Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, and -115 airplanes, Model A320-211, -212 and -214 airplanes, and Model A321-111, -112, -211, -212, and -213 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a production quality deficiency on the inner retainer installed on link assemblies of the engine mount, which could result in failure of the retainer. This proposed AD would require an inspection for, and replacement of, all non-conforming aft engine mount retainers. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct non- conforming retainers of the aft engine mount. This condition could result in the loss of the locking feature of the nuts of the inner and outer pins; loss of the pins will result in the aft mount engine link no longer being secured to the aft engine mount, possibly resulting in damage to the airplane and injury to persons on the ground.
Categorical Exclusions
Document Number: 2016-12577
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
This final rule amends FHWA and FTA categorical exclusions (CE) for projects receiving limited Federal assistance to reflect a requirement in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to index for inflation the monetary thresholds for these CEs. This final rule also implements a provision in the FAST Act that directs FHWA to amend its rules on programmatic agreements for CEs. The amendments contained in this rule reflect statutory language in the FAST Act.
Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2016-12549
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 1D and 1D1 turboshaft engines with a pre- modification (mod) TU357 gas generator module (M03), installed. This AD requires removing the pre-modification (mod) TU357 gas generator module (M03) and replacing with a part eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by reports of divergent rubbing between the piston shaft small diameter labyrinth and the rear bearing support. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the labyrinth seal and engine, in-flight shutdown, and loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12522
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 F4-600R series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of two adjacent frame forks that were found cracked on the aft lower deck cargo door (LDCD) of two Model A300-600F4 airplanes during scheduled maintenance. This proposed AD would require repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the aft LDCD frame forks; a one-time check of the LDCD clearances; and a one- time detailed visual inspection of hooks, eccentric bushes, and x- stops; and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct cracked or ruptured aft LDCD frames, which could allow loads to be transferred to the remaining structural elements. This condition could lead to the rupture of one or more vertical aft LDCD frames, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the aft LDCD.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Lisbon, ND
Document Number: 2016-12508
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace in Lisbon, ND. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Lisbon Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2016-11985
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-31
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR part 107, subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5 - Passenger- carrying aircraft.
Notice of Request To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2016-12635
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at The Eastern Iowa Airport, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Durham County, N.C.
Document Number: 2016-12610
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection
Document Number: 2016-12602
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Transportation (``Department,'' ``DOT,'' or ``we'') announces its intention to continue the ACACP as a discretionary Federal advisory committee in the event that the authority for the Committee under section 411 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-95, 126 Stat. 11), as amended, is not extended by Congress through legislation. The current authorization is set to expire on July 15, 2016. The Department is soliciting applications and nominations for new members of the Committee.
Special Conditions: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI), Model 525 Helicopters; Interaction of Systems and Structures
Document Number: 2016-12497
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose special conditions for the BHTI Model 525 helicopter. This helicopter will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with fly-by-wire flight control system (FBW FCS) functions that affect the structural integrity of the rotorcraft. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12468
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to Viking Air Limited Model DHC-3 airplanes that are modified with the Baron Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) kit (Supplemental Type Certificate SA94-114 or SA 00287NY). The Code of Federal Regulations reference for records maintenance cited in last sentence in paragraph (f) is incorrect. This document corrects that error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same; however we are publishing the entire rule in the Federal Register.
Airworthiness Directives; Robinson Helicopter Company Helicopters
Document Number: 2016-12442
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) Model R44, R44 II, and R66 helicopters. This proposed AD would require a visual inspection of the main rotor blade (MRB) and either removing or altering it. This proposed AD is prompted by a report that a fatigue crack was found at an MRB's trailing edge and a determination that some MRBs may have reduced blade thickness due to blending out corrosion. The proposed actions are intended to prevent an MRB fatigue crack, which could lead to MRB failure and subsequent loss of helicopter control.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12353
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767-300 and 767-300F series airplanes. The NPRM proposed to require modification and installation of components in the main equipment center. For certain other airplanes, the NPRM proposed to require modification, replacement, and installation of flight deck air relief system (FDARS) components. The NPRM was prompted by reports of malfunctions in the flight deck display units, which resulted in blanking, blurring, or loss of color on the display. This action revises the NPRM by revising the applicability; adding certain modifications; and clarifying certain requirements. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM (SNPRM) to prevent malfunctions of the flight deck display units, which could affect the ability of the flightcrew to read the displays for airplane attitude, altitude, or airspeed, and consequently reduce the ability of the flightcrew to maintain control of the airplane. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Hazardous Materials: Actions on Special Permit Applications
Document Number: 2016-11987
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR part 107, Subpart B), notice is hereby given of the actions on special permits applications in (October to October 2014). The mode of transportation involved are identified by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft. Application numbers prefixed by the letters EE represent applications for Emergency Special Permits. It should be noted that some of the sections cited were those in effect at the time certain special permits were issued.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2016-11981
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR part 107, subpart B), notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Hazardous Materials: Delayed Applications
Document Number: 2016-11979
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the requirements of 49 U.S.C. 5117(c), PHMSA is publishing the following list of special permit applications that have been in process for 180 days or more. The reason(s) for delay and the expected completion date for action on each application is provided in association with each identified application.
Statewide and Nonmetropolitan Transportation Planning; Metropolitan Transportation Planning
Document Number: 2016-11964
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration
The FHWA and FTA are jointly issuing this final rule to update the regulations governing the development of metropolitan transportation plans (MTP) and programs for urbanized areas, long-range statewide transportation plans and programs, and the congestion management process as well as revisions related to the use of and reliance on planning products developed during the planning process for project development and the environmental review process. The changes reflect the passage of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The MAP-21 continues many provisions related to transportation planning from prior laws; however, it introduces transformational changes and adds some new provisions. The FAST Act makes minor edits to existing provisions. The changes make the regulations consistent with current statutory requirements and implement the following: A new mandate for State departments of transportation (hereafter referred to simply as ``States'') and metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) to take a performance-based approach to planning and programming; a new emphasis on the nonmetropolitan transportation planning process, by requiring States to have a higher level of involvement with nonmetropolitan local officials and providing a process for the creation of regional transportation planning organizations (RTPO); a structural change to the membership of the larger MPOs; a new framework for voluntary scenario planning; new authority for the integration of the planning and environmental review processes; and a process for programmatic mitigation plans.
Proposed Inlet Barrier Filter for Rotorcraft Policy Statement
Document Number: 2016-12526
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is announcing a public meeting to gather additional technical input on the subject of installing an engine inlet barrier filter (IBF) on rotorcraft. Input gathered will aid in developing FAA guidance for evaluating engine IBFs installed on rotorcraft. Prior to the public meeting, the FAA previously sought public comments regarding the guidance online.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2016-12436
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt five individuals from the regulatory requirement that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12352
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318-112 airplanes, A319-111, -112, -115, -132, and -133 airplanes, A320-214, -232, and -233 airplanes, and A321-211, - 212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a quality control review on the final assembly line, which determined that the wrong aluminum alloy was used to manufacture several structural parts. This proposed AD would require a one-time eddy current conductivity measurements of certain cabin and cargo compartment structural parts to determine if an incorrect aluminum alloy was used, and replacement if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and replace structural parts made of incorrect aluminum alloy. This condition could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Revision to the Surface Transportation Board's CFR Chapter Heading Pursuant to the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015
Document Number: 2016-12346
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is revising the heading to its CFR chapter, pursuant to the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel REEL OBSESSION; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-12343
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-26
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12157
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes; Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes; Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes; and Model CL- 600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD requires a detailed visual inspection of the upper and lower engine pylons for protruding, loose, or missing fasteners; and repair, including applicable related investigative and corrective actions, if necessary. This AD was prompted by reports of loose or missing Hi-Lite fasteners on the upper and lower engine pylon structure common to the upper and lower pylon skin panels and engine thrust fitting. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct protruding, loose, or missing fasteners, which could result in structural failure of the engine pylons.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-12156
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all 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 Model A310 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of premature aging of certain passenger chemical oxygen generators that resulted in the generators failing to activate. This AD requires an inspection to determine if certain passenger chemical oxygen generators are installed and replacement of affected passenger chemical oxygen generators. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the passenger chemical oxygen generator to activate and consequently not deliver oxygen during an emergency, possibly resulting in injury to airplane occupants.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-11932
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that some operators have inadvertently removed the existing insulation blankets from the upper wing box area. This AD requires inspecting for and replacing missing insulation blankets in the upper wing box area. We are issuing this AD to detect and replace missing insulation blankets from the upper wing box area, which could result in inadequate thermal protection to prevent fuel ignition in the event of an undetected bleed-air leak due to a cracked or ruptured bleed-air duct.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-11931
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-03-06 for all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A330-300, A340-200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes. AD 2015-03-06 required repetitive inspections of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) wing main landing gear (MLG) rib 6 aft bearing lugs (forward and aft) to detect any cracks on the two lugs, and replacement if necessary. This new AD requires reduction of certain compliance times. This AD was prompted by reports of additional cracking of the MLG rib 6 aft bearing lugs. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the MLG rib 6 aft bearing lugs, which could result in collapse of the MLG upon landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-11930
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by accomplishment of a taxi-out checklist which revealed that the elevator movement was partially obstructed due to rotation of the flight control lock adjuster bracket. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the elevator tension control regulator for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct discrepancies of the elevator tension control regulators. Such a condition could result in jamming of the elevator mechanism and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel PEGASUS; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-12342
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
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 NAUTI GIRL; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-12341
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
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 MSZ MT 749 G 809; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-12340
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
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 INDIGO; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-12339
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
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.
CSX Transportation, Inc.'s Request for Positive Train Control Safety Plan Approval and System Certification
Document Number: 2016-12308
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the public with notice that CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSX) submitted to FRA its Positive Train Control Safety Plan (PTCSP) Version 1.0, dated September 24, 2015. CSX asks FRA to approve its PTCSP and issue a PTC System Certification for CSX's Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS) under 49 CFR 236.1009 and 236.1015.
Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board (PRB) and Executive Resources Board (ERB) Membership
Document Number: 2016-12297
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Effective immediately, the membership of the PRB and ERB is as follows:
Operating Limitations at New York Laguardia Airport
Document Number: 2016-12220
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the Order Limiting Operations at New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) published on December 27, 2006, and most recently extended March 27, 2014. The Order remains effective until October 27, 2018.
Commercial Zones at International Border With Mexico
Document Number: 2016-12184
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA finalizes the interim final rule (IFR) published on February 24, 2016, in the Federal Register expanding the commercial zone for the City of El Paso, TX. The commercial zone now includes the new Tornillo-Guadalupe international bridge and port of entry on the border with Mexico. The Agency sought, but did not receive, public comments regarding what should constitute the eastern boundary of FMCSA's commercial zone for the City of El Paso, TX. Therefore, FMCSA is adopting the commercial zone as defined in the February 24, 2016, IFR.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Passenger Origin-Destination Survey Report
Document Number: 2016-11646
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need for and usefulness of BTS collecting a sample of airline passenger itineraries with the dollar value of the passenger ticket. Certificated air carriers that operated scheduled passenger service with at least one aircraft having a seating capacity of over 60 seats or operates an international route report these data. Comments are requested concerning whether: (a) The collection is still needed by the Department of Transportation; (b) BTS accurately estimates the reporting burden; and (c) there are other ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected;
Change of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) Designation; Notification of Availability of Final CATEX Declaration and Supporting Material
Document Number: 2016-12252
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action announces the placement in the docket of the final documented categorical exclusion (the signed CATEX declaration and final Attachment A: Environmental Review of Proposed Change of Operating Authorization Requirement at Newark Liberty International Airport) for the redesignation of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) as a Level 2 schedule-facilitated airport.
Operating Limitations at John F. Kennedy International Airport
Document Number: 2016-12221
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the Order Limiting Operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) published on January 18, 2008, and most recently extended March 26, 2014. The Order remains effective until October 27, 2018.
Meeting: RTCA Program Management Committee (PMC)
Document Number: 2016-12218
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the RTCA Program Management Committee meeting.
Twenty-Sixth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 217 (SC-217) Aeronautical Databases (Joint With EUROCAE WG-44 Aeronautical Databases)
Document Number: 2016-12215
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Twenty-Sixth RTCA Special Committee 217 meeting.
Fourteenth Meeting: RTCA Tactical Operations Committee (TOC)
Document Number: 2016-12214
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Fourteenth RTCA Tactical Operations Committee meeting.
Forty-First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 224 (SC-224) Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 2016-12213
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Forty-First RTCA Special Committee 224 meeting.
Pipeline Safety: Gas and Liquid Advisory Committee Member Nominations
Document Number: 2016-12136
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is requesting nominations for individuals to serve on the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC), also known as the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, and the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC), also known as the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee. The GPAC is composed of 15 members appointed by the Secretary of Transportation after consulting with public and private agencies concerned with the technical aspect of transporting gas or operating a gas pipeline facility. The LPAC is composed of 15 members appointed by the Secretary after consulting with public and private agencies concerned with the technical aspect of transporting hazardous liquid or operating a hazardous liquid pipeline facility. With this notice, PHMSA is seeking nominations for two individuals from the general public: one on the LPAC and one on the GPAC. Additionally, PHMSA is seeking to fill four state commissioner vacancies, two on each committee and one federal government vacancy on the GPAC committee.