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

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Establishment of Class D and E Airspace; Brookshire, TX
Document Number: 2016-22723
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Brookshire, TX, to accommodate the new air traffic control tower at Houston Executive Airport. The FAA is taking this action for the safe and efficient use of the airspace to contain Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) arrival and departure operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2016-22703
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500-A1 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by a report of an uncontainment caused by a high-pressure turbine (HPT) seal release. This AD requires removing the HPT No. 4 bearing front seal seat, part numbers (P/Ns) 2A0066, 2A1998, and 2A3432, and the HPT No. 4 bearing rear seal seat, P/Ns 2A0067, 2A1999, and 2A3433, and replacing them with parts eligible for installation. This AD also requires inspecting the HPT rotor and stator assembly, and, if necessary, their replacement with parts that are eligible for installation. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HPT stage 2 seals, uncontained HPT seal release, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-22697
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of single and multiple uncommanded spoiler panel extensions during flight when there was a hydraulic system failure. This proposed AD would require replacing certain spoiler power control units (PCUs) with new or changed PCUs. We are proposing this AD to prevent an uncommanded extension of spoiler panels in the event of a hydraulic system failure, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety Meeting
Document Number: 2016-22795
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In preparation for the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) meeting to be held October 17-October 21, 2016, in Montreal, Canada, the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Office of Hazardous Materials Safety and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) Office of Hazardous Materials Safety announce a public meeting.
Schedule of Charges Outside the United States
Document Number: 2016-22776
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is announcing the availability of Advisory Circular (AC) 187-1K which transmits an updated schedule of charges for services of FAA Flight Standards Aviation Safety Inspectors outside the United States. The advisory circular has been updated in accordance with the procedures listed in 14 CFR part 187, Appendix A.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the Runway 13/31 Shift/Extension and Associated Improvements Project for the Detroit Lakes-Becker County Airport (DTL) in Detroit Lakes, MN
Document Number: 2016-22739
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the FAA has prepared and approved (August 23, 2016) a FONSI/ROD based on the Final EA for the DTL Runway 13/31 Shift/Extension and Associated Improvements Project. The Final EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, FAA Orders 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures'' and 5050.4B, ``NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions''.
Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Program; Draft FAA Order 5500.1B
Document Number: 2016-22721
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
FAA is extending the comment period on the draft FAA Order 5500.1B, Passenger Facility Charge published on August 5, 2016. This draft Order clarifies and updates statutory and regulatory requirements, including those affected by changes to the PFC statute from multiple FAA reauthorizations.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision that Nonconforming Model Year 2009 Jeep Compass Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2016-22720
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
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) 2009 Jeep Compass multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPVs) 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 2009 Jeep Compass MPVs) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Environmental Impact Statement: Suffolk County, New York
Document Number: 2016-22698
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-21
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the Record of Decision (ROD) and the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Interstate 495 (Long Island Expressway) Rest Area Upgrade Project between Exits 51 & 52 (eastbound) in the Town of Huntington, Suffolk County, New York (NYSDOT Project Identification Number: 0229.14) are being rescinded.
General Motors LLC, Receipt of Petition To Amend Takata DIR Schedule
Document Number: 2016-22631
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC (GM) has petitioned the Agency to alter the Part 573 defect information report (DIR) filing schedule set forth in paragraph 14 of the May 4, 2016 Amendment to November 3, 2015 Consent Order between NHTSA and TK Holdings Inc. (``Takata''). More specifically, GM has requested that NHTSA modify the DIR schedule with respect to certain GM-branded motor vehicles from December 31, 2016 to December 31, 2017.
Twenty Fourth Meeting of SC-217 Aeronautical Databases
Document Number: 2016-22556
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Twenty Seventh Meeting of SC-217 Aeronautical Databases.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company Model 787-10 Airplane; Aeroelastic Stability Requirements, Flaps-Up Vertical Modal-Suppression System
Document Number: 2016-22547
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 787-10 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 flaps-up vertical modal-suppression system. 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.
Preliminary Theft Data; Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard
Document Number: 2016-22064
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-20
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document requests comments on data about passenger motor vehicle thefts that occurred in calendar year (CY) 2014, including theft rates for existing passenger motor vehicle lines manufactured in model year (MY) 2014. The preliminary theft data indicate that the vehicle theft rate for MY/CY 2014 vehicles (1.1525 thefts per thousand vehicles) decreased by 0.32 percent from the theft rate for MY/CY 2013 vehicles (1.1562 thefts per thousand vehicles). Publication of these data fulfills NHTSA's statutory obligation to periodically obtain accurate and timely theft data, and publish the information for review and comment.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2016-22452
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 58 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-22435
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319-115, A319-132, A320-214, A320-232, A321-211, A321-213, and A321-231 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of certain tie rod assemblies installed on the hinged fairing assembly of the main landing gear (MLG) with no cadmium plating on the rod end threads. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection of certain tie rod assemblies installed on the hinged fairing assembly of the MLG for the presence of cadmium plating, and replacement of tie rod assemblies without cadmium plating. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct the absence of cadmium plating on the rod end threads of the tie rod assemblies. The absence of cadmium plating could lead to galvanic corrosion of the tie rod end threads, resulting in rod end failure, loss of a MLG door, and consequent damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-22434
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-23- 02, for all Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model CN-235, CN-235-100, CN- 235-200, CN-235-300, and C-295 airplanes. AD 2013-23-02 currently requires an inspection of the feeder cables of certain fuel booster pumps for damage (including, but not limited to, signs of electrical arcing and fuel leaks), and replacement if necessary. Since we issued AD 2013-23-02, we have determined that a modification is necessary to address the identified unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2013-23-02 and would also require modification of the electrical installation of the fuel booster pumps. We are proposing this AD to prevent damage to certain fuel booster pumps, which could create an ignition source in the fuel tank vapor space, and result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.
Twenty Fourth Meeting of SC-217 Aeronautical Databases
Document Number: 2016-22396
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Twenty Seventh Meeting of SC-217 Aeronautical Databases.
Public Meeting Regarding NHTSA's Research Portfolio
Document Number: 2016-22382
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is announcing a public meeting to present information describing our vehicle and behavioral safety research portfolio and outline the activities we plan to pursue over the next 12 to 16 months. Each year, NHTSA executes a broad array of research in the areas of crash avoidance, electronics systems safety, biomechanics, crashworthiness, and behavioral research. The purpose of this meeting is to present and describe research projects in these areas that the agency will be focusing on to enhance safety.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-22191
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-15-07 for certain Airbus Model A320-111 airplanes and Model A320-200 series airplanes. AD 2005-15-07 required installing insulator and cable ties to the electrical cables of the S routes at the gaps in the raceway in the wing trailing edge and the wing tip and wing root areas. This new AD requires additional modifications in the trailing edges of both wings. This new AD also removes airplanes from the applicability. This AD was prompted by reports of wire chafing in the left-hand wing trailing edge. We are issuing this AD to prevent wire chafing in the trailing edge of the wings, which could result in a short circuit in the vicinity of the fuel tanks, consequently resulting in a potential source of ignition in a fuel tank vapor space and consequent fuel tank explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-22186
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and Mark 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in a certain area of the pressure bulkhead webplate and skin connection angle. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the affected pressure bulkhead webplate and skin connection angle, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the pressure bulkhead webplate and skin connection angle that could lead to sudden inflight decompression of the airplane, resulting in injury to occupants.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-22183
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Viking Air Limited Models DHC-2 Mk. I, DHC-2 Mk. II, and DHC-2 Mk. III airplanes. 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 corrosion of the elevator control rod and of the elevator actuating lever on the control column. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion and/or cracking of the elevator control rod assemblies and the elevator actuating lever, which if not detected and corrected, could cause these components to fail. This failure could result in loss of control.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2016-22068
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) renewed approval for an existing collection of information for brake fluid labeling in 49 CFR 571.116, ``Motor Vehicle Brake Fluids.'' Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This existing collection involves labeling requirements for manufacturers and packagers of brake fluids, as well as packagers of hydraulic system mineral oils. The information to be collected will be used to and/or is necessary to insure the following: The contents of the container are clearly stated; these fluids are used for their intended purpose only; and, the containers are properly disposed of when empty. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period was published on March 2, 2016 (81 FR 10952).
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2016-22066
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety 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 Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register notice (81 FR 13874) with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the proposed information collection for the agency's existing collection of vehicle safety information (OMB Control Number 2127-0629) was published on March 15, 2016. No comments were received.
Petition for Exemption From the Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-22060
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document grants in full the Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.'s (Volkswagen) petition for exemption of the mid-size sports utility vehicle (SUV) line in accordance with 49 CFR part 543, Exemption from the Theft Prevention Standard. This petition is granted because the agency has determined that the antitheft device to be placed on the line as standard equipment is likely to be as effective in reducing and deterring motor vehicle theft as compliance with the parts-marking requirements of 49 CFR part 541, Federal Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard (Theft Prevention Standard). Volkswagen also requested confidential treatment for specific information in its petition. While official notification granting or denying its request for confidential treatment will be addressed by separate letter, no confidential information provided for purposes of this document has been disclosed.
Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program
Document Number: 2016-21966
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice describes a proposed order through which the Federal Aviation Administration plans to designate a certain category of information as protected from public disclosure pursuant to a Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program. The Federal Aviation Administration is required to protect the information from disclosure to the public, including disclosure required by statute, such as the Freedom of Information Act, following issuance of an order designating the information as protected. The instant designation is intended to encourage participation in the Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program.
Sixteenth RTCA SC-209 Working Session and Plenary Session Joint With EUROCAE WG 49, WG 51, and RTCA SC-186
Document Number: 2016-22405
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Sixteenth RTCA SC-209 Working Session and Plenary Session joint with EUROCAE WG 49, WG 51, and RTCA SC-186.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-22305
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
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 electric vehicle DC fast charging stations with maximum power (50 kw), voltage range (200-500 VDC), and current output (165 ADC) in the State of Massachusetts.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-22301
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
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 21 State projects involving the acquisition of vehicles and equipment on the condition that they be assembled in the U.S.
National Express LLC-Acquisition Of Control-New Dawn Transit, Llc
Document Number: 2016-22283
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On August 17, 2016, National Express LLC (National Express or Applicant), a non-carrier, filed an application under 49 U.S.C. 14303 to acquire control of New Dawn Transit, LLC (New Dawn). The Board is tentatively approving and authorizing the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action. Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow the rules at 49 CFR 1182.5 & 1182.8.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments; Renewal of an Information Collection(s): U.S. Department of Transportation, Individual Complaint of Employment Discrimination Form
Document Number: 2016-22190
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for the utilization of the Individual Complaint of Employment Discrimination form when processing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) discrimination complaints filed by applicants for employment with DOT. The OMB approved the form in 2009 with its renewal required by September 30, 2012. Subsequently, DOT was given approval of the form until August 31, 2014. The renewal period then lapsed; therefore, the form expired. The OMB approved the form in 2015 with its renewal required by December 31, 2016.
Airworthiness Directives; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-22182
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Models MU-2B-10, MU-2B-15, MU-2B-20, MU-2B-25, MU-2B-26, MU-2B-26A, MU-2B-30, MU-2B-35, MU-2B-36, MU-2B-36A, MU-2B-40, and MU-2B-60 airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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 reports of cracks found in the wing spacer plates. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to detect and correct cracks in the wing spacer plates, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the wings and loss of control.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-22178
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-200, Model A330-300, Model A340-200, and Model A340- 300 series airplanes. This AD requires an inspection to determine the part number and serial number of certain escape slides on the left and right sides of the airplane, and replacement if necessary. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that the aspirator on certain escape slides might have been damaged because of incorrect packing during overhaul. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damaged aspirators on escape slides. Failure of an aspirator to inflate an escape slide could prevent deployment of the escape slide during an emergency, possibly resulting in reduced evacuation capacity from the airplane and consequent injury to occupants.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-22177
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-19-08, for all Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 10 airplanes. AD 2008-19-08 required repetitive replacement of the flexible hoses installed in the wing (slat) anti-icing system with new hoses. This new AD requires reducing the life limit of these flexible hoses, which reduces the repetitive replacement intervals. This AD was prompted by additional reports of collapse of the flexible hoses installed in the slat anti- icing systems on airplanes equipped with new, improved hoses. We are issuing this AD to prevent collapse of the flexible hoses in the slat anti-icing system, which could lead to insufficient anti-icing capability and, if icing is encountered in this situation, could result in reduced controllability of the airplane.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment for Land Exchange at New Bedford Airport in New Bedford, MA
Document Number: 2016-22138
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. 47153(d), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from New Bedford Airport in New Bedford, MA, to exchange .65 acres of airport land for 1.14 acres of land owned by the Tifereth Israel Congregation in order to construct the Runway Safety Area and provide for a maintenance/ emergency road for Runway 14-32 at New Bedford Airport in New Bedford, MA. The .65 acres of airport land being exchanged by the airport is not required for current of future aviation use. The land is remote, non- contiguous to the airport land and is primarily wooded. The two parcels that will be acquired from Tifereth Israel Congregation will be used to meet FAA design requirements for the Runway 14 Runway Safety Area and provide a maintenance/emergency access road for this runway end.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Land Use Change From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical Use at Hanscom Field in Bedford, MA
Document Number: 2016-22137
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the provisions of Title 49, U.S.C. 47153(d), notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the Massachusetts Port Authority (MPA) in East Boston, MA, to waive the surplus property requirements for approximately 7.1 acres of airport property located at Hanscom Field in Bedford, MA. The subject parcel has been identified for commercial development and MPA will negotiate a long term lease to generate non-aviation revenue for the airport. As such, MPA is requesting a release to change the property from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use. It has been determined through study and master planning that the subject parcel will not be needed for future aeronautical purposes. Further, the parcel of land is separated by a road and not contiguous to the airport proper. Full and permanent relief of the surplus property requirements on this parcel will allow the airport to generate long term revenue through lease of the land. All lease revenue will continue to be subject to the FAAs revenue-use policy and dedicated to the maintenance and operation of Hanscom Field.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee-Open Meeting
Document Number: 2016-22136
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20594. This will be the 64th meeting of the COMSTAC. The proposed schedule for the COMSTAC working group meetings on October 25th and 26th is below:
Nineteenth Meeting of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC)
Document Number: 2016-22209
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the Nineteenth Meeting of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC).
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-22101
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that a portion of the sealant above the engine pylon between the wing skin and the vapor barrier may have been omitted. This proposed AD would require an inspection for missing sealant in the seam on the outside and inside of the engine struts, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct missing sealant above the engine pylon between the wing skin and the vapor barrier, which can create an unintended leak path for fuel, potentially draining onto the aft fairing heat shield above the engine and onto hot engine parts or brakes, which could lead to a major ground fire.
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2016-21707
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109A, A109A II, A109C, A109E, A109K2, A109S, and AW109SP helicopters. This AD requires visually inspecting the tail rotor drive shaft assembly (drive shaft) for a crack. This AD was prompted by the discovery of three cracks on the drive shaft of a Model A109S helicopter. The actions of this AD are intended to detect a crack on the drive shaft to prevent failure of the driveshaft, failure of the tail rotor, and subsequent loss of helicopter control.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-21292
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ATRGIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 and Model ATR72-212A airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that interference occurred between a Type III Emergency Exit door and the surrounding passenger cabin furnishing during a production check. This AD requires measuring the gap between the Type III Emergency Exit doors and certain overhead stowage compartment fittings; removing certain fittings from the overhead stowage compartments and measuring the gap between the Type III Emergency Exit doors and the overhead stowage compartment hooks, if necessary; re-installing or repairing, as applicable, the Type III Emergency Exit doors; and modifying the overhead stowage compartments. We are issuing this AD to prevent interference between a Type III Emergency Exit door and the overhead stowage compartment fitting installed on the rail, which could result in obstructed opening of a Type III Emergency Exit door during an emergency evacuation.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-21146
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 90-11-05 for certain Airbus Model A300 B2-1C, B2K-3C, B2-203, B4-2C, B4-103, and B4- 203 airplanes and Model A300 B4-600 series airplanes. AD 90-11-05 required repetitive detailed inspections for cracking in the aft hinge brackets of the outer shroud box that is located in the outer wing box, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD changes certain compliance times and adds airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the aft hinge brackets of the outer shroud box that is located in the outer wing box, which were found during routine maintenance checks, and our subsequent determination that a change in inspection compliance times is needed. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the aft hinge brackets of the outer shroud box; such cracking could affect the structural integrity of the airplane.
Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program; Negotiated Rulemaking Second Meeting
Document Number: 2016-22128
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-14
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the second meeting of the Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program (TTSGP) Negotiated Rulemaking Committee. This notice also announces additional alternate committee members.
Ozinga Bros., Inc.-Continuance in Control Exemption-Chicago Port Railroad Company
Document Number: 2016-22102
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Special Conditions: Lufthansa Technik, AG, Boeing Model 737-700 Airplanes; Large, Non-Structural Glass in the Passenger Compartment
Document Number: 2016-22048
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Boeing Model 737-700 airplanes. This airplane, as modified by Lufthansa Technik, AG (Lufthansa), 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 large, non- structural glass panels in the passenger compartment of Very Important Person (VIP) interiors of Model 737-700 airplanes modified by Lufthansa. 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.
BMW of North America, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2016-21978
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-13
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) 2015 BMW model X5 xDrive35i and model X5 xDrive35d multipurpose passenger vehicles (MPV) do not fully comply with paragraph S4.3.3 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less. BMW filed a report dated October 22, 2014, 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.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request for a Land Release of a 6.1 Acre Non-Contiguous Airport Owned Parcel Near the Long Island Macarthur Airport, New York. The Parcel Is Located at 1612 Coates Avenue, Holbrook, New York
Document Number: 2016-21968
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment for a land release of a 6.1 acre airport owned parcel, not contiguous with the airport, located at 1612 Coates Avenue, Holbrook, NY.
Research, Engineering and Development Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-21967
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Research, Engineering & Development Advisory Committee meeting.
Extension of the Requirement for Helicopters To Use the New York North Shore Helicopter Route; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2016-21963
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an error, whereby the applicability of a regulation was extended instead of its effectivity. Consequently, a section of the pertinent regulation was relocated in Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations and all remaining provisions of the regulation inadvertently expired. However, the entire regulation was intended to be extended for four years in the final rule published on July 25, 2016 (Doc. No. 2016-17427, 81 FR 48323), which became effective on August 7, 2016.
Hazardous Materials: International Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (SSR-6); Draft Revision Available for Comment
Document Number: 2016-21960
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-13
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA seeks public comment on a draft revision of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) ``Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material'' (SSR-6), which is scheduled for publication in 2018. PHMSA and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will submit comments jointly to the IAEA regarding the draft document. PHMSA thereby requests public input to assist in U.S. comment development.