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

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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.
Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection with Licensing and Related Services-2016 Update
Document Number: 2016-18295
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board updates for 2016 the fees that the public must pay to file certain cases and pleadings with the Board. In this update, the following results are obtained: 18 fees increased by $50 or less, 15 fees increased by $100 to $199, 23 fees increased by $200 to $300, 19 fees increased by more than $300, and the remaining 58 fees will be maintained at their current level.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-18270
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-02
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for the obligation of Federal-aid funds for 49 State projects involving the acquisition of vehicles and equipment on the condition that they be assembled in the U.S.
Policy Statement on Implementing Intercity Passenger Train On-Time Performance and Preference Provisions of 49 U.S.C. 24308(c) and (f)
Document Number: 2016-18241
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is withdrawing the proposed Policy Statement (80 FR 80878) previously issued in this docket regarding complaint proceedings under 49 U.S.C. 24308(f) and related issues under 49 U.S.C. 24308(c).
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH
Document Number: 2016-18232
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-02
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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the following Indiana Towns; Goshen, IN; Greencastle, IN; Huntingburg, IN; North Vernon, IN; Rensselaer, IN; Tell City, IN; and Washington, IN
Document Number: 2016-18229
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Virgil I. Grissom Municipal Airport, Bedford, IN; Goshen Municipal Airport, Goshen, IN; Putnam County Airport, Greencastle, IN; Huntingburg Airport, Huntingburg, IN; North Vernon Airport, North Vernon, IN; Jasper County Airport, Rensselaer, IN; Perry County Municipal Airport, Tell City, IN; and Daviess County Airport, Washington, IN. 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 updates the geographic coordinates of Goshen Municipal Airport, Putnam County Airport, North Vernon Airport, Jasper County Airport, and Perry County Municipal Airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. O'Neal Airport, Vincennes, IN, is removed from this rule as the Class E airspace area was removed in a rule published in the Federal Register of October 23, 2015.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2014 Bentley Flying Spur Saloon/Continental Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2016-18227
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2014 Bentley Flying Spur 4-door (Saloon) and 2-Door (Continental) passenger cars (PC's) that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS), are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.- certified version of the 2014 Bentley Flying Spur Saloon/Continental PC's) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-18226
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-02
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burdens.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-18225
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-02
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burdens.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2016-18224
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-02
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burdens.
Notice of Industry Meeting
Document Number: 2016-18219
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is hosting a public meeting to conclude the Aircraft Access to System Wide Information Management (AAtS) Demonstration project. The meeting will inform flight operations stakeholders and information service providers on the demonstrated concept, prototype applications developed, and results collected throughout the project. This meeting is not a precursor to a request for proposal (RFP) or request for offer (RFO). The FAA is not seeking or accepting unsolicited proposals.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, DOT/FAA854 Requests for Waivers and Authorizations Under 14 CFR Part 107 System of Records Notice
Document Number: 2016-18208
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-02
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the United States Department of Transportation proposes to issue a Department of Transportation system of records titled, ``Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration; DOT/FAA854 Requests for Waivers and Authorizations Under 14 CFR part 107.'' On June 28, 2016 the FAA issued a Final Rule setting forth standards for operation and certification of small unmanned aircraft systems (hereinafter, ``small UAS''). RIN 2120- AJ60. Small UAS operators may request waivers of operational rules applicable to small UAS, requirements such as the requirement to maintain visual line of sight and yield right of way to manned aircraft, as well as prohibitions on operations over people and in certain airspace. Small UAS operators who determine to seek a waiver or authorization must request such by electronically completing a form on the FAA Web site or by mailing a completed paper form to the FAA. The forms will contain: aircraft operator name; aircraft owner name; name of person requesting a waiver or authorization; contact information for person applying for waiver or authorization: mailing address, telephone number, and email address of person submitting application for waiver or authorization; responses to inquiries concerning the applicant's previous and current waivers; remote pilot in command name; contact information for remote pilot in command: address and telephone number; remote pilot in command certificate number; aircraft manufacturer name and model; aircraft registration number; regulations subject to waiver or authorization; requested date and time operations will commence and conclude under waiver or authorization; requested altitude applicable to the waiver or authorization; description of proposed operations. In addition to the entries on the completed form, the applicant may provide additional information, such as maps, illustrations, specifications, or other items the applicant would like the FAA to consider. After reviewing the information the applicant provides, the FAA will determine whether it can assure safety in the national airspace when granting the waiver; often, such grants will include provisions to which the requester must adhere, to mitigate the risk associated with the waiver. The final rule prohibits operation of small UAS in Class B, Class C, or Class D airspace, as well as operation within the lateral boundaries of the surface area of Class E airspace designated for an airport unless the person has prior authorization from Air Traffic Control. To obtain this authorization, operators may complete and submit an electronic form available on the FAA's Web site. This system will consist of records (1) relevant to waivers of certain provisions of 14 CFR part 107 and (2) airspace authorization requests.
Airports/Locations: Special Operating Restrictions
Document Number: 2016-17161
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Appendix listing airports/locations with special operating restrictions in FAA's general operating and flight rules. Specifically, this action corrects the entry for Kansas City, MO (Kansas City International Airport) and updates the name of twelve (12) other airports listed in Appendix D, section 1. Additionally, this action updates the name of thirteen (13) airports listed in Appendix D, section 3, and the name of four (4) airports listed in Appendix D, section 4. The FAA is taking this action to correctly identify the airports listed in the appropriate special operating restrictions sections of the Appendix consistent with FAA aeronautical database information.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2016-18138
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its denial of 160 applications from individuals who requested an exemption from the Federal vision standard applicable to interstate truck and bus drivers and the reasons for the denials. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from the vision requirement if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemptions does not provide a level of safety that will be equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2016-18137
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions for 20 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Application for Exemptions; Hearing
Document Number: 2016-18132
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 33 individuals for an exemption from the hearing requirement to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Testing; Application for Exemption: State of Minnesota
Document Number: 2016-18131
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the State of Minnesota has applied for an exemption from regulations governing commercial driver's license (CDL) skills testing procedures and practices. Minnesota believes it can deliver CDL skills testing more efficiently in an alternative manner. It asserts that its method of delivering skills testing will maintain the testing standards enumerated by the regulations. FMCSA requests public comments on the request for exemption.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel SERENITE; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-18105
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
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 MERLOT; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-18104
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
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.
Fiscal Year 2015 Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment (LoNo) Program
Document Number: 2016-18045
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Department of Transportation
Bus Testing: Establishment of Performance Standards, a Bus Model Scoring System, a Pass/Fail Standard and Other Program Updates
Document Number: 2016-17889
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-01
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is issuing a new pass/fail standard and new aggregated scoring system for buses and modified vans (hereafter referred to as ``bus'' or ``buses'') that are subject to FTA's bus testing program, as mandated by Section 20014 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The pass/fail standard and scoring system address the following categories as required by MAP-21: Structural integrity, safety, maintainability, reliability, fuel economy, emissions, noise, and performance. Recipients of FTA grants are prohibited from using FTA financial assistance to procure new buses that have not met the minimum performance standards established by today's final rule. Finally, FTA is requiring bus manufacturers to provide country-of-origin information for test unit bus components, in lieu of applying Buy America U.S. content requirements to all buses submitted for testing.