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

Revisions to the Civil Penalty Inflation Adjustment Tables; Correction
Document Number: 2016-18514
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an interim final rule titled ``Revisions to the Civil Penalty Inflation Adjustment Tables'' that it published in the Federal Register on July 5, 2016. That interim final rule was the catch-up inflation adjustment to civil penalty amounts that may be imposed for violations of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. In that document, there were several errors that need to be corrected before the rule becomes effective. This document addresses those errors.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company Model 787-9 Series Airplane; Dynamic Test Requirements for Single-Occupant Oblique (Side-Facing) Seats With Inflatable and 3-Point Restraint Systems
Document Number: 2016-18449
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 787-9 series airplane. This airplane, as modified by Boeing, will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. These design features are single-occupant oblique (side-facing) seats with inflatable and 3-point restraint systems requiring dynamic testing. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These 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.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVII-G500 Airplanes; Interaction of Systems and Structures Through a Three-Axis Fly-by-Wire System
Document Number: 2016-18448
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVII-G500 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. This design feature is a fly-by-wire flight-control system that governs the pitch, yaw, and roll axes of the airplane. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A. Model EMB-545 and EMB-550 airplanes, Synthetic Vision System and Enhanced Flight Vision System on Head-Up Display
Document Number: 2016-18447
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Embraer S.A. (Embraer) Model EMB-545 and EMB-550 airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with a vision system that displays video imagery on the head-up display. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Special Conditions: FedEx Express Corporation, Boeing Model 767-300F; Enhanced Flight Vision System
Document Number: 2016-18445
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 767- 300F airplane. This airplane, as modified by the FedEx Express Corporation (FedEx), will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with an advanced, enhanced flight vision system (EFVS). The EFVS consists of a head-up display (HUD) system modified to display forward-looking infrared (FLIR) imagery. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 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.
Special Conditions: Associated Air Center, Boeing Model 747-8 Airplane; Installation of an Airbag System To Limit the Axial Rotation of the Upper Leg on Single-Place Side-Facing Seats
Document Number: 2016-18398
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 747- 8 airplane. This airplane, as modified by Associated Air Center, will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport- category airplanes. This design feature is an airbag system to limit axial rotation of the upper leg, due to leg flail, of occupants in single-place side-facing seats. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These 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.
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2016-18386
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Morristown & Erie Railway, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-In Roseland, Essex County, N.J.
Document Number: 2016-18365
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company Model 777-300ER Airplanes; Dynamic Test Requirements for Single-Occupant Oblique (Side-Facing) Seats with Inflatable Restraints
Document Number: 2016-18323
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued to The Boeing Company (Boeing) for their Model 777-300ER airplane. This airplane has novel or unusual design features associated with single-occupant oblique (side- facing) seats equipped with inflatable restraints. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for occupants of seats installed at an angle of greater than 18 degrees, but substantially less than 90 degrees, to the vertical plane containing the centerline of the airplane, nor for inflatable restraints or related airbag devices. These 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.
Michelin North America, Inc., Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2016-18308
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Michelin North America, Inc. (MNA), has determined that certain MNA tires do not fully comply with paragraph S5.5.1(b) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New pneumatic radial tires for light vehicles. MNA filed a report dated May 5, 2016, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. MNA then petitioned NHTSA under 49 CFR part 556 requesting a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2016-18307
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (Cooper), has determined that certain MULTI-MILE Grand Tour LS passenger vehicle tires do not fully comply with paragraph S5.5.1(b) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Tires Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. Cooper filed a report dated May 24, 2016, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. Cooper then petitioned NHTSA under 49 CFR part 556 for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2016-18306
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (Cooper), has determined that certain Mastercraft and Big O tires do not fully comply with paragraph S5.5(f) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. Cooper filed a report dated May 24, 2016, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. Cooper then petitioned NHTSA under 49 CFR part 556 for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-18262
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-03
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 reports of cracks on the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock pivot fittings of a CFM56 engine's thrust reverser (T/R). This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking and corrosion of the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock pivot fittings of a CFM56 engine's T/R, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct such cracking and corrosion, which could lead to T/R malfunction and, in a case of rejected takeoff at V1 on a wet runway, a consequent runway excursion, possibly resulting in damage to the airplane and injury to occupants.
List of Applications Delayed More Than 180 Days
Document Number: 2016-18197
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-03
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-18174
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-03
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 certain Airbus Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes; Model A330-200 and A330-300 series airplanes; Model A340-200 and A340-300 series airplanes; Model A340-500 series airplanes; and Model A340-600 series airplanes. Table 1 to paragraph (j) of the regulatory text contains typographical errors regarding certain part numbers (P/Ns). This document corrects those errors. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Dispute Resolution Procedures Under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act of 2015
Document Number: 2016-18102
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) proposes regulations to implement passenger rail-related dispute resolution provisions of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act of 2015.
Petition for Rulemaking To Adopt Revised Competitive Switching Rules; Reciprocal Switching
Document Number: 2016-17980
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In this decision, the Board grants in part a petition for rulemaking filed by the National Industrial Transportation League seeking revised reciprocal switching regulations. The Board proposes new regulations governing reciprocal switching in Docket No. EP 711 (Sub-No. 1), which would allow a party to seek a reciprocal switching prescription that is either practicable and in the public interest or necessary to provide competitive rail service.