Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Rebate System
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 for a new information collection. The FAA is launching a rebate program to emphasize the urgent need for pilots to comply with Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS- B) Out requirements ahead of the January 1, 2020, compliance deadline. This program will defray costs associated with the ADS-B equipment and installation for eligible general aviation aircraft, and help ensure that all general aviation aircraft are equipped by the compliance date.
Forty-Fifth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206 Plenary Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Data Link Services
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of FORTY-FIFTH MEETING RTCA Special Committee 206 Plenary Aeronautical Information and Meteorological Data Link Services.
Sixty-Eighth Meeting, Special Committee 135, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Sixty-Eighth Meeting, Special Committee 135, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment.
RTCA SC-230 Plenary #9 Meeting Call Notice: WG-95 “Inflight Ice Long Range Awareness Systems” Meeting #5
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA SC-230 Plenary #9 Meeting Call Notice: WG-95 ``Inflight Ice Long Range Awareness Systems'' Meeting #5.
Hazardous Materials: FAST Act Requirements for Flammable Liquids and Rail Tank Cars
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is issuing this final rule to codify in the Hazardous Materials Regulations certain mandates and minimum requirements of the FAST Act. Specifically, the FAST Act mandates a revised phase-out schedule for all DOT Specification 111 tank cars used to transport unrefined petroleum products (e.g., petroleum crude oil), ethanol, and other Class 3 flammable liquids. The FAST Act also requires that each tank car built to meet the DOT Specification 117 and each non-jacketed tank car retrofitted to meet the DOT Specification 117R be equipped with a thermal protection blanket that is at least \1/2\-inch thick and meets existing thermal protection standards. Further, the FAST Act mandates minimum top fittings protection requirements for tank cars retrofitted to meet the DOT Specification 117R.
FY 2016 Competitive Research Funding Opportunity: Safety Research and Demonstration (SRD) Program
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $7,000,000 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Public Transportation Innovation funds to demonstrate and evaluate innovative technologies and safer designs to improve public transportation safety. FTA is seeking to fund cooperative agreements to engage in demonstration projects focused in the following two thematic areas: collision avoidance and mitigation and transit worker safety protection. An eligible lead applicant under this notice must be an existing FTA grant recipient and eligible project partners and sub-recipients under this program may include, but are not limited to, providers of public transportation; State and local governmental entities; departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Government, including Federal laboratories; private or non-profit organizations; institutions of higher education; and technical and community colleges. This notice solicits competitive proposals addressing priorities established by FTA for these research areas, provides instructions for submitting proposals, and describes criteria FTA will use to identify meritorious proposals for funding, and the process to apply for funding. This announcement is also available on the FTA Web site at: https:/ /www.transit.dot.gov/grants. A synopsis of this funding opportunity will be posted in the FIND module of the government-wide electronic grants Web site at http:// www.grants.gov. The funding Opportunity ID is FTA-2016-007-TRI-SRD and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Asssitance (CFDA) number for Section 5312 funded program is 20.514.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, DOT/FAA-801; Aviation Registration Records System of Records Notice
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the United States Department of Transportation proposes to update and reissue a current Department of Transportation system of records titled, ``Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration; DOT/FAA-801, Aviation Registration Records System.'' This Privacy Act Systems of Records Notice (SORN) is being updated to reflect an additional system location, categories of records, authorities, storage, retrievability, and safeguarding related to implementation of the FAA General Aviation (GA) Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Rebate Program. This SORN is also being updated to add an additional location for the ADS-B Program. In addition, new categories of records, Rebate Reservation Code and Incentive Code, Public ADS-B Performance Reports (PAPR) are being added. The authorities section is being updated to reflect the new authority under Section 221(a) of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 which authorizes the ADS-B incentive program. The storage, retrievability, and safeguarding procedures sections are being updated to reflect that ADS-B records are maintained and safeguarded separate from the Civil Aircraft Registry (CAR) records in FAA facilities. A previously published Routine Use is being updated to include the sharing of ADS-B summary reports with members of the public in order facilitate compliance with FAA equipage requirements and performance standards. The records retention section has been updated to include records created to support the ADS-B Out Final Rule and Rebate programs.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Passenger Origin-Destination Survey Report
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 will be forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for extension of currently approved collections. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on May 25, 2016 (81 FR 33321). No comments were received.
Twenty-Ninth Meeting Special Committee 216 Aeronautical Systems Security
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of TWENTY-NINTH MEETING Special Committee 216 Aeronautical Systems Security.
Amendment of Class C Airspace; Syracuse Hancock International Airport, NY
This action amends the Syracuse Hancock International Airport, NY, Class C airspace by removing a cutout from the surface area that was incorporated to accommodate operations at an airport that has permanently closed.
Amendment of Class C Airspace; Boise, ID
This action modifies the Boise, ID, Class C airspace area by amending the legal description to contain the current Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field airport name and updated airport reference point (ARP) information. This action does not change the boundaries, altitudes, or operating requirements of the Class C airspace area.
Amendment of Class C Airspace; Peoria, IL
This action modifies the Peoria, General Downing-Peoria International Airport, IL, Class C airspace area by amending the legal description to contain the current airport name and updated airport reference point (ARP) information. This action does not change the boundaries, altitudes, or operating requirements of the Class C airspace area.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Albany, OR
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Albany Municipal Airport, Albany, OR. Advances in Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping accuracy and a reliance on precise geographic coordinates to define airport and airspace reference points have made airspace redesign necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Eugene, OR, and Corvallis, OR
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or E surface airspace area, and Class E airspace upward from 700 feet above the surface at Mahlon Sweet Field Airport, Eugene, OR, to accommodate airspace redesign. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Mahlon Sweet Field Airport also would be amended to remove reference to the Corvallis Municipal Airport by creating a stand-alone airspace designation for Corvallis Municipal Airport. Additionally, this proposal would update the airport reference points for these airports in Class D and E airspace, as well as remove the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) requirement noted in Class E surface area airspace. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-13-10, for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2016-13-10 required repetitive external detailed inspections and nondestructive inspections to detect cracks in the fuselage skin along the chem-mill steps at stringers S-1 and S-2R, between station (STA) 400 and STA 460, and repair if necessary. AD 2016-13-10 also required a preventive modification of the fuselage skin at crown stringers S-1 and S-2R. This AD requires the same actions as AD 2016-13-10, and clarifies certain regulatory text. This AD was prompted by the determination that certain regulatory text in AD 2016- 13-10 requires clarification. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the fuselage skin panels at the chem-mill steps, which could result in sudden fracture and failure of the fuselage skin panels, and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.