Department of Transportation September 1, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Conditions: Bombardier Aerospace Inc. Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 Airplanes; Sidestick Controllers
Document Number: 2016-21123
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Aerospace Inc. (Bombardier) Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. This design feature is a sidestick controller, designed to be operated with only one hand, in lieu of the conventional wheel or stick controls. 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: Bombardier Inc., Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 Airplanes; Interactions of Systems and Structures
Document Number: 2016-21122
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 airplanes. These airplanes will have novel or unusual features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. These design features include systems that, directly or as a result of failure or malfunction, affect structural performance. 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.
FAA Approval of Noise Compatibility Program; Boise Air Terminal (Gowen Field) Boise, Idaho
Document Number: 2016-21105
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings (Record of Approval) on the noise compatibility program submitted by the City of Boise, Idaho for the Boise Air Terminal (Gowen Field) under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. (the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150 (Part 150). On May 2, 2016, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the City of Boise for the Boise Air Terminal under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On August 24, 2016 the FAA approved the Boise Airport Noise Compatibility Program. Seven of the 13 measures recommended in the noise compatibility plan were approved and six measures were disapproved for the purposes of Part 150. In addition, 22 measures were included in the noise compatibility plan that requested no FAA action as they were approved in a previous record of approval, were removed from consideration, or disapproved in a previous record of approval. These measures and FAA's associated determinations are summarized in the attachment to the Record of Approval.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Inc. Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 Airplanes; Hydrophobic Coatings in Lieu of Windshield Wipers
Document Number: 2016-21079
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) Model BD-700-2A12 and BD-700-2A13 airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is hydrophobic coatings in lieu of windshield wipers. 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.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-21073
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-01
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 in thruster brakes and bearings assemblies for restoration of electrical and mechanical control systems for 12 moveable bridges in the State of New York.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for Accelerated Innovation Deployment Demonstration
Document Number: 2016-21063
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a funding opportunity and requests grant applications from eligible entities as FHWA continues the Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration authorized within the Technology and Innovation Deployment Program (TIDP) under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The AID Demonstration provides incentive funding for activities eligible for assistance in any phase of a highway transportation project between project planning and project delivery including: Planning, financing, operation, structures, materials, pavements, environment, and construction that address the TIDP goals. The FHWA expects approximately $10 million to be made available for AID Demonstration in each of Fiscal Years (FY) 2016 through 2020 from amounts authorized under section 6002 of the FAST Act.
First Meeting of the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC)
Document Number: 2016-21013
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the First Meeting of the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC).
Notice of Policy on the Implementation of the Phased Increase in Domestic Content Under the Buy America Waiver for Rolling Stock and Notice of Public Interest Waiver of Buy America Domestic Content Requirements for Rolling Stock Procurement in Limited Circumstances
Document Number: 2016-21007
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This final policy consists of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) policy statement regarding its implementation of the phased-in increase in domestic content for rolling stock under the FTA's Buy America statute, as amended by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. Through this final policy, FTA is providing guidance to transit agencies and transit vehicle manufacturers regarding how they are to implement the FAST Act's statutory amendments. Additionally, FTA is providing notice of public interest waivers of Buy America domestic content requirements for rolling stock procurements in limited circumstances.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-20991
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-01
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, -200, and -300 series airplanes. Paragraphs (i) and (l) of the regulatory text contain typographical errors in the service bulletin number. This document corrects those errors. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Update Means of Providing Recall Notification
Document Number: 2016-20926
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA proposes to amend the means of recall notification to owners and purchasers required under the Safety Act to be in an electronic manner, in addition to first class mail, in accordance with Section 30130 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and Section 24104 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). Through this proposed rule, NHTSA also seeks to improve the efficacy of recalls by requiring manufacturers to send additional notifications of defects or noncompliance with applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) if a second notification by the manufacturer does not result in an adequate number of motor vehicles or replacement equipment being returned for remedy.
Airworthiness Directives; PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-20833
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD. Models PC-12, PC-12/45, PC-12/47, and PC-12/47E airplanes installed with an affected engine mounting frame assembly. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as longitudinal material separation on the internal surface of the engine mounting frame assembly tubes. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct this condition, which could lead to partial or complete failure of the structural joint and possibly result in in-flight detachment of the engine with consequent loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-20826
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes. This AD was prompted by two in-service incidents of a loss of all air data information in the flight deck. This AD requires a revision of the airplane flight manual (AFM) emergency procedures section to provide procedures to guide the crew on how to stabilize the airplane airspeed and attitude for continued safe flight when a loss of all air data information has occurred in the flight deck. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of control when a loss of all air data information has occurred in the flight deck.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-20825
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-24-12 for all The Boeing Company Model 747-8 and 747-8F airplanes. AD 2013-24-12 required repetitive ultrasonic or dye penetrant inspections for cracking of the barrel nuts and bolts on each forward engine mount, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2013-24-12 and also requires installing new barrel nuts at the forward engine mounts; or identifying the part number of the barrel nuts, inspecting affected barrel nuts for gaps of the strut bulkhead and forward engine mount, and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD also removes airplanes from the applicability. This new AD also requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include a new structurally significant item. This AD was prompted by our determination that it is necessary to mandate the installation of new barrel nuts or new inspections to adequately address the unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracked barrel nuts on a forward engine mount, which could result in reduced load capacity of the forward engine mount, separation of an engine under power from the airplane, and consequent loss of control of the airplane.