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

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Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) Rebate System
Document Number: 2016-19427
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
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 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
Document Number: 2016-19411
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 2016-19409
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 2016-19408
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 2016-19406
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 2016-19391
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 2016-19354
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
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
Document Number: 2016-19352
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
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
Document Number: 2016-19285
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 2016-19244
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 2016-19243
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 2016-19241
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 2016-19116
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 2016-19114
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 2016-18952
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel SURGE; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-19266
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
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 MATTARAY; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-19263
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
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.
Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection(s): Merchant Marine Medals and Awards
Document Number: 2016-19262
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information collected will be used by MARAD personnel to process and verify requests for service awards. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel PWD #315; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-19257
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
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 TENACITY; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-19249
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; TransPac Aviation Academy
Document Number: 2016-19242
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
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; USA Jet Airlines
Document Number: 2016-19240
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
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; Mr. Karl Beutner
Document Number: 2016-19238
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
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; Boeing Executive Flight Operations
Document Number: 2016-19237
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
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.
Pacific Harbor Line, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Los Angeles County, CA
Document Number: 2016-19233
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Southwestern Railroad, Inc.-Amended Lease and Operation Exemption-BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 2016-19228
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-19215
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The NHTSA announces meeting of NEMSAC to be held in the Metropolitan Washington, DC, area. This notice announces the date, time, and location of the meetings, which will be open to the public, as well as opportunities for public input to the NEMSAC. The purpose of NEMSAC, a nationally recognized council of emergency medical services representatives and consumers, is to advise and consult with DOT and the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS) on matters relating to emergency medical services (EMS).
Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation, MD 28/MD 198 Corridor Study, Montgomery and Prince George's County, Maryland
Document Number: 2016-19197
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Highway Administration is issuing this notice to advise the public that FHWA is rescinding its Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation for a proposed roadway improvement project in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, Maryland (Federal Register Vol. 68, No. 51827; FR Doc. 03-22037) is being withdrawn and an Environmental Assessment (EA), in lieu of an EIS, is being prepared for this proposed project.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Linton, ND
Document Number: 2016-19011
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E en route domestic airspace in the Linton, ND, area. Controlled airspace is necessary at Linton Municipal Airport to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). This action enhances the safety and management of IFR operations within the National Airspace System (NAS).
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Harvey, ND
Document Number: 2016-19006
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E en route domestic airspace in the Harvey, ND, area for Harvey Municipal Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). This action enhances the safety and efficiency of aircraft operations within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Kahului, HI
Document Number: 2016-19004
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class C surface area, and modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kahului Airport, Kahului, HI. Due to changes to the available instrument flight procedures since the last review and advances in Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping accuracy, the FAA found airspace modifications are necessary to ensure the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport with a minimum amount of airspace restriction.
Revocation of Class D Airspace; North, SC
Document Number: 2016-19001
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class D Airspace at North, SC, as the North Air Force Auxiliary Field Air Traffic Control Tower is no longer staffed, and the controlled Class D airspace area is no longer required.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Platte, SD
Document Number: 2016-18996
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E en route domestic airspace in the Platte, SD, area. Controlled airspace is necessary at Platte Municipal Airport to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). This action enhances the safety and management of IFR operations within the National Airspace System (NAS).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently-Approved Information Collection: Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating Authority
Document Number: 2016-18988
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to renew an ICR titled, ``Licensing Applications for Motor Carrier Operating Authority,'' that is used by for-hire motor carriers of regulated commodities, motor passenger carriers, freight forwarders, property brokers, and certain Mexico-domiciled motor carriers to register their operations with the FMCSA.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-18821
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-10-13, for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146 series airplanes. AD 2010-10-13 required repetitive inspections of the wing fixed leading edge and front spar structure for corrosion and cracking, and repair if necessary. This new AD requires revised inspection procedures that terminate a previously approved inspection procedure. This AD was prompted by revised inspection procedures issued by the Design Approval Holder (DAH). We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion and cracking of the wing fixed leading edge and front spar structure, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
System Safety Program
Document Number: 2016-18301
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this final rule to mandate that commuter and intercity passenger railroads develop and implement a system safety program (SSP) to improve the safety of their operations. A SSP is a structured program with proactive processes and procedures, developed and implemented by commuter and intercity passenger railroads to identify and mitigate or eliminate hazards and the resulting risks on each railroad's system. A railroad has the flexibility to tailor a SSP to its specific operations. A SSP will be implemented after receiving approval by FRA of a submitted SSP plan. FRA will audit a railroad's compliance with its SSP.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-18169
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 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 the airplane occupants.
Public Transportation Safety Program
Document Number: 2016-18920
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-11
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration is issuing a final rule to establish substantive and procedural rules for FTA's administration of a comprehensive safety program to improve the safety of the Nation's public transportation systems. This final rule provides the framework for FTA to monitor, oversee and enforce transit safety, based on the methods and principles of Safety Management Systems.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Michigan Towns; Alma, MI; Bellaire, MI; Cadillac, MI; Drummond Island, MI; Gladwin, MI; Holland, MI; and Three Rivers, MI
Document Number: 2016-18777
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Gratiot Community Airport, Alma, MI; Antrim County Airport, Bellaire, MI; Wexford County Airport, Cadillac, MI; Drummond Island Airport, Drummond Island, MI; Charles C. Zettel Memorial Airport, Gladwin, MI; Park Township Airport and West Michigan Regional Airport, Holland, MI; and Three Rivers Municipal Dr. Haines Airport, Three Rivers, MI. Decommissioning of non-directional radio beacons (NDB), cancellation of NDB approaches, or implementation of area navigation (RNAV) procedures have made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the above airports. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of Three Rivers Municipal Dr. Haines Airport, and the name change of West Michigan Regional Airport (formerly Tulip City Airport) to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Wisconsin Towns; Antigo, WI; Ashland, WI; Black River Falls, WI; Cable Union, WI; Cumberland, WI; Eagle River, WI; Hayward, WI; and Wausau, WI, and Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Wausau, WI
Document Number: 2016-18773
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Langlade County Airport, Antigo, WI; John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport, Ashland, WI; Black River Falls Area Airport, Black River Falls, WI; Cable Union Airport, Cable Union, WI; Cumberland Municipal Airport, Cumberland, WI; Eagle River Union Airport, Eagle River, WI; Sawyer County Airport, Hayward, WI; and Wausau Downtown Airport, Wausau, WI. Decommissioning of non-directional radio beacon (NDB), cancellation of NDB approaches, and implementation of area navigation (RNAV) procedures have made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the above airports. This action also proposes to remove Class E surface area airspace at Wausau Municipal Airport (Wausau Downtown Airport), Wausau, WI, as a review has determined that the airport no longer meets the requirements for this airspace. Additionally, the geographic coordinates at Langlade County Airport, John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport, Cumberland Municipal Airport, Eagle River Union Airport, and Wausau Downtown Airport (formerly Wausau Municipal Airport) would be adjusted to coincide with the FAAs aeronautical database.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Park River, ND
Document Number: 2016-18772
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace in Park River, ND. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures developed at Park River-W C Skjerven Field, Park River, ND, for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. Additionally, to correct airport name to correspond with the NASR in the header and legal description.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace for the Following Texas Towns; Houston Sugar Land, TX; Alice, TX; Bay City, TX; Brenham, TX; Burnet, TX; Falfurrias, TX; Graford, TX; and Hamilton, TX, and Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Austin Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport, TX
Document Number: 2016-18769
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class D and Class E surface area airspace at Sugar Land Regional Airport, Houston Sugar Land, TX. The FAA also proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kingsville Kleberg County Airport, Alice, TX; Bay City Municipal Airport, Bay City, TX; Brenham Municipal Airport, Brenham, TX; Burnet Municipal Airport-Kate Craddock Field, Burnet, TX; Brooks County Airport, Falfurrias, TX; Possum Kingdom Airport, Graford, TX; and Hamilton Municipal Airport, Hamilton, TX. Decommissioning of non-directional radio beacons (NDBs), cancellation of NDB approaches, and implementation of area navigation (RNAV) procedures have made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at these airports. This action also proposes to remove Class E airspace at Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport, Austin, TX, as controlled airspace is no longer needed. Additionally, the geographic coordinates at Bay City Municipal Airport, Brenham Municipal Airport, and Brooks County Airport, as well as the name of Sugar Land Regional Airport (formerly Sugar Land Municipal/Hull Field) would be adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; Continental Motors, Inc. Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2016-18708
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Continental Motors, Inc., (CMI) San Antonio (formerly known as Airmotive Engineering Corp. (AEC)), replacement parts manufacturer approval (PMA) cylinder assemblies marketed by Engine Components International Division (ECi). On July 17, 2015, AEC was purchased by CMI and is now operating as ``Continental MotorsSan Antonio.'' These cylinder assemblies are used on all CMI model -520 and -550 reciprocating engines, and on all other CMI engine models approved for the use of model -520 and -550 cylinder assemblies, such as the CMI model -470 when modified by supplemental type certificate (STC). This AD was prompted by reports of multiple cylinder head-to-barrel separations and cracked and leaking aluminum cylinder heads. This AD requires removal of the affected cylinder assemblies, including overhauled cylinder assemblies, according to a phased removal schedule. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the cylinder assemblies, which could lead to failure of the engine, in-flight shutdown, and loss of control of the airplane.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program
Document Number: 2016-18327
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-11
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announces the opportunity for business centered community-based organizations, transportation-related trade associations, colleges and universities, community colleges, or chambers of commerce, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as 501 C(6) or 501 C(3) tax-exempt organizations, to compete for participation in OSDBU's Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) program in the Great Lakes Region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin).
Notice of Funding Availability for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center Program
Document Number: 2016-18326
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-11
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT), Office of the Secretary (OST), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) announces the opportunity for business centered community-based organizations, transportation-related trade associations, colleges and universities, community colleges, or chambers of commerce, registered with the Internal Revenue Service as 501 C(6) or 501 C(3) tax-exempt organizations, to compete for participation in OSDBU's Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) program in the Gulf Region (Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas).
Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-19010
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA announces the fifty-sixth meeting of the RSAC, a Federal Advisory Committee that develops railroad safety regulations through a consensus process. The RSAC meeting topics will include opening remarks from the FRA Administrator and the Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety and Chief Safety Officer. The Remote Control Locomotive, Track Standards, Hazardous Materials Issues, and Rail Integrity Working Groups, and Engineering Task Force will provide status reports. Informational presentations will be provided on the high-speed passenger rail equipment (Tier III) rulemaking; the System Safety Plan rulemaking; the status of Positive Train Control implementation; the Maintenance-of-Way, Drug and Alcohol, and Roadway Worker Protection final rules; and the potential certification of dispatchers and signal maintainers. This agenda is subject to change, including the adding more proposed tasks.
Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2016-19003
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the Department of Transportation is issuing an interim final rule to adjust for inflation the maximum civil penalty amounts for violations of certain aviation economic statutes and the rules and orders issued pursuant to these statutes.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2016-18984
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 46 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.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Boone County,W. Va.
Document Number: 2016-18981
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation