Department of Transportation August 24, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Southeastern Land, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Vaughan Railroad Company
Document Number: 2016-20377
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2016-20292
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel NISSI; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-20289
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
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.
Special Conditions: Pilatus Aircraft, Ltd., Model PC-12, PC-12/45, and PC-12/47 Airplanes, Lithium Batteries
Document Number: 2016-20273
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Pilatus Aircraft, Ltd., Model PC-12, PC-12/45, and PC-12/47 airplanes. This airplane as modified by Finnoff Aviation will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of a rechargeable lithium battery. 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.
BMW of North America, LLC, Denial of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2016-20250
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW), a subsidiary of BMW AG in Munich, Germany, has determined that certain model year (MY) 2014-2015 BMW R nineT motorcycles do not fully comply with paragraph S6.4.3(a) (Table V-b) of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices and Associated Equipment. BMW has filed an appropriate report dated February 20, 2015, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. BMW then petitioned NHTSA under 49 CFR part 556 requesting a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-20234
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic submersible pumps; 1,200 GPM, 6'' diameter discharge with 42.4 ft. head compatible, with current well lift station 1 at I-94 in Fargo, North Dakota.
Emergency Route Working Group (ERWG)-Federal Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-20233
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
FHWA announces the establishment of the Emergency Route Working Group (ERWG) for a 2-year period. The ERWG will provide the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, through the Administrator of the FHWA, with advice and recommendations for the implementation of best practices for expeditious State approval of special permits for vehicles involved in emergency response and recovery. The ERWG will provide the U.S. Secretary of Transportation a written report by December 4, 2016, on its findings and recommendation for the implementation of best practices for expeditious State approval of special permits for vehicles involved in emergency response and recovery. The ERWG's advice and recommendations will work within existing legal authorities and not require changes in State or Federal law for DOT to implement.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-20230
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the use of non-domestic iron and steel components of casings, housings, electrical, and mechanical equipment needed for rehabilitation of Isthmus Bridge in the State of Oregon.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel KIA ORA; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-20226
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
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 OCEANFLYER; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-20224
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
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 JULIA; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-20223
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
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 ANGARI; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-20222
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
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.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company, Boeing Model 767-2C Airplane; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: 2016-19991
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Boeing Model 767- 2C 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 associated with non-rechargeable lithium battery installations. 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.