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

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Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2008 Chevrolet Silverado Trucks are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2016-24855
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-14
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) 2008 Chevrolet Silverado trucks 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 2008 Chevrolet Silverado truck) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for Accelerated Innovation Deployment Demonstration
Document Number: 2016-24851
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice corrects information in the September 1, 2016, Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) at 81 FR 60403 in reference to the amount of time by which a project must be authorized after applying for Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration funding.
Pipeline Safety: Expanding the Use of Excess Flow Valves in Gas Distribution Systems to Applications Other Than Single-Family Residences
Document Number: 2016-24817
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Excess flow valves (EFV), which are safety devices installed on natural gas distribution pipelines to reduce the risk of accidents, are currently required for new or replaced gas service lines servicing single-family residences (SFR), as that phrase is defined in 49 CFR 192.383(a). This final rule makes changes to part 192 to expand this requirement to include new or replaced branched service lines servicing SFRs, multifamily residences, and small commercial entities consuming gas volumes not exceeding 1,000 Standard Cubic Feet per Hour (SCFH). PHMSA is also amending part 192 to require the use of either manual service line shut-off valves (e.g., curb valves) or EFVs, if appropriate, for new or replaced service lines with meter capacities exceeding 1,000 SCFH. Lastly, this final rule requires operators to notify customers of their right to request installation of an EFV on service lines that are not being newly installed or replaced. PHMSA has left the question of who bears the cost of installing EFVs on service lines not being newly installed or replaced to the operator's rate- setter.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2016-24795
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-1B64/P2, -1B67/P2, -1B70/P2, -1B70C/ P2, -1B70/75/P2, and -1B74/75/P2 turbofan engines with engine assembly, part number (P/N) 2447M10G01 or P/N 2447M10G02, installed. This AD was prompted by a report of a significant fan rub event. This AD requires rework of the engine fan stator module assembly. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the fan blades and the load reduction device, loss of power to one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and loss of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Continental Motors, Inc. Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2016-24794
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Continental Motors, Inc. (CMI) TSIO-550-K, TSIOF-550-K, TSIO-550-C, TSIOF-550-D, and TSIO-550-N reciprocating engines. This AD was prompted by a report of an uncommanded in-flight shutdown (IFSD) resulting in injuries and significant airplane damage. This AD requires replacing the oil cooler cross fitting assembly. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the oil cooler cross fitting and engine, IFSD, and loss of the airplane.
Pipeline Safety: Enhanced Emergency Order Procedures
Document Number: 2016-24788
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This interim final rule (IFR) establishes regulations implementing the emergency order authority conferred on the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) by the ``Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016'' (PIPES Act). These regulations are mandated by the PIPES Act and, in accordance with the Act, PHMSA is establishing procedures for the issuance of emergency orders that will be used to address an unsafe condition or practice, or combination of unsafe conditions or practices, that pose an imminent hazard to public health and safety or the environment. By implementing this statutory mandate, PHMSA will enhance its existing enforcement authority to respond immediately to conditions or practices that exist in a subset of, or across, the pipeline industry. This IFR solely affects agency enforcement procedures to implement the emergency order provisions of the law and; therefore, this rulemaking results in no additional burden or compliance costs to industry. PHMSA is issuing this IFR because the PIPES Act directs PHMSA to first issue temporary regulations. However, the agency invites comments and will, if appropriate, make changes to the IFR prior to the issuance of a final rule, which the agency must issue, by statute, no later than 270 days following enactment of the PIPES Act.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Healy, AK
Document Number: 2016-24773
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Healy River Airport, Healy, AK, to support the development of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the airport, and for the safety and management of controlled airspace within the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Helicopters
Document Number: 2016-24741
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bell Helicopter Textron (Bell) Model 430 helicopters. This AD requires establishing a life limit for a certain main rotor hub attachment bolt (bolt) and removing from service each bolt that has met or exceeded its life limit. This AD was prompted by a documentation error that omitted the life limit of a certain part-numbered bolt from the Airworthiness Limitations section of the maintenance manual. The actions of this AD are intended to establish a life limit for a certain part-numbered bolt to prevent failure of a bolt, failure of a main rotor hub, and subsequent loss of control of a helicopter.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection: Air Traffic Slots Management
Document Number: 2016-24772
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the FAA invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to revise a currently approved information collection. The FAA collects information to allocate slots and maintain accurate records of slot transfers at slot- controlled and schedule-facilitated airports. The information is provided by air carriers and other operators at all impacted airports.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996 (PRIA)/Pilot Records Database (PRD)
Document Number: 2016-24771
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-13
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 to renew a previously approved information collection. Title 49 United States Code (49 U.S.C.) 44703(h): Records of Employment of Pilot Applicants, which was established by the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996 (PRIA), mandates that air carriers who have been issued a part 119 air carrier certificate and are authorized to conduct operations under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 121 or part 135 as well as part 125 and 135 operators, request and receive FAA records, air carrier and other operator records, and the National Driver Register records before allowing an individual to begin service as a pilot.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2016-24755
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions of six individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Commercial Driver's License Requirements of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Military Commercial Driver's License Act of 2012
Document Number: 2016-24749
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-13
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA amends its commercial driver's license (CDL) regulations to ease the transition of military personnel into civilian careers driving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) by simplifying the process of obtaining a commercial learner's permit (CLP) or CDL. This final rule extends the period of time for applying for a skills test waiver from 90 days to 1 year after leaving a military position requiring the operation of a CMV. This final rule also allows a State to accept applications from active duty military personnel who are stationed in that State as well as administer the written and skills tests for a CLP or CDL. States that choose to accept such applications are required to transmit the test results electronically to the State of domicile of the military personnel. The State of domicile may issue the CLP or CDL on the basis of those results.
Petition for Special Approval of Alternate Standard
Document Number: 2016-24678
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Barter Island, AK
Document Number: 2016-24625
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace at Barter Island LRRS Airport, Barter Island, AK because the North Slope Borough is relocating the airport. The FAA found modification of this airspace and adjustment of the airport's geographic coordinates necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-24508
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of passenger service units (PSUs) becoming detached from the supporting airplane structure in several Model 737 airplane incidents that exceeded the design emergency load requirements for the PSUs. This proposed AD would require modifying the PSUs and life vest panels by removing the existing inboard lanyard and installing two new lanyards on the outboard edge of the PSUs and life vest panels. We are proposing this AD to prevent PSUs and life vest panels from detaching from the supporting airplane structure, which could lead to passenger injuries and impede passenger and crew egress during evacuation.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-22835
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-13
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-23-19 for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, and 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. AD 2010-23-19 required repetitive inspections for damage of the main landing gear (MLG) inboard doors and fairing, and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD requires repetitive inspections for damage of the MLG inboard doors, MLG fairing, and adjacent structures of the MLG inboard doors, and corrective actions if necessary; replacement of the MLG fairing seal; and a terminating action involving increasing the clearances between the MLG fairing and MLG door. This new AD also adds one airplane and removes others from the applicability. This AD was prompted by reports of the MLG failing to fully extend. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of controllability of the airplane during landing.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ruston, LA
Document Number: 2016-24658
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ruston Municipal Airport, Ruston, LA, as the airport has closed and controlled airspace is no longer required. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface would be established at the new Ruston Regional Airport, Ruston, LA, for safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Notice of Request To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2016-24647
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at The Des Moines International Airport, Des Moines, Iowa, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
Notice of Request To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2016-24644
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at The Des Moines International Airport, Des Moines, Iowa, under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47107(h)(2).
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: System Diagram Maps
Document Number: 2016-24617
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501- 3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of an extension for the collection of system diagram maps, which is further described below. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register. 81 FR 26,304 (May 2, 2016). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Rail Depreciation Studies
Document Number: 2016-24616
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the collection of Rail Depreciation Studies. This information collection is described in detail below. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register. 81 FR 26,304 (May 2, 2016). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Household Goods Movers' Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2016-24615
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the information collections (here, third-party disclosures) required by the Board's decisions in Released Rates of Motor Common Carriers of Household Goods, RR 999 (Amendment No. 5) (STB served Jan. 21, 2011); Released Rates of Motor Common Carriers of Household Goods, RR 999 (Amendment No. 5) (STB served Jan. 10, 2012). The information collection is described in more detail below. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register. 81 FR 35,810 (June 3, 2016). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Arbitration Option Notices
Document Number: 2016-24609
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501- 3521 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of an extension for the collection of Arbitration Option Notices, which is further described below. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register. 81 FR 26,303 (May 2, 2016). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
Twelfth RTCA SC-231 TAWS Plenary
Document Number: 2016-24590
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Twelfth RTCA SC-231 TAWS Plenary.
Sixty Sixth RTCA SC-186 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Working Group 4 and Plenary Session
Document Number: 2016-24589
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Sixty Sixth RTCA SC-186 Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast Working Group 4 and Plenary Session.
Announcement of Fiscal Year 2016 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program Project Selections
Document Number: 2016-24524
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-12
Agency: Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects with Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 appropriations for the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Program (Bus Program), as authorized by Federal transit law. A total of $210,990,000 is available for competitive allocations in FY 2016. On March 29, 2016, FTA published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (81 FR 17553) announcing the availability of Federal funding for the Bus Program. These program funds will provide financial assistance to states and eligible public agencies to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and to construct bus-related facilities, including technological changes or innovations to modify low or no emission vehicles or facilities.
Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Coachella Valley-San Gorgonio Pass Rail Corridor Service: Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties, CA
Document Number: 2016-24597
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Through this NOI, FRA announces it will prepare a Programmatic EIS and Environmental Impact Report (EIR) jointly with the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the Coachella ValleySan Gorgonio Pass Rail Corridor Service (Project). FRA, RCTC, and Caltrans will develop the Programmatic EIS/EIR in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). FRA invites the public and Federal, state, and local agencies to provide input into the scope of the EIS/ EIR and will consider all information from outreach activities when preparing the EIS/EIR. The Project will study options for providing intercity passenger rail service between the cities of Los Angeles and Indio, California also known as the Coachella ValleySan Gorgonio Pass Corridor (the Corridor).
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2016-24526
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 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 document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Environmental Impact Statement for the Long Bridge Project in Washington, DC
Document Number: 2016-24522
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
On August 26, 2016, FRA published a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Long Bridge Project jointly with the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) (81 FR 59036). The Proposed Action consists of potential improvements to Long Bridge and related railroad infrastructure located between the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Crystal City Station in Arlington, Virginia and Control Point (CP) Virginia in Washington, DC. In announcing its intent, FRA and DDOT established a 30-day public comment period that was scheduled to end on September 26, 2016. In consideration of requests for additional time to comment, FRA and DDOT are extending the scoping comment period to October 14, 2016. The extension provides agencies and the public with 30 days to submit comments following public and interagency scoping meetings held on September 14, 2016.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2016-24505
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on June 27, 2016 (81 FR 41644).
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for a Proposed Highway Project in Los Angeles County, California
Document Number: 2016-24480
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is issuing this notice to advise the public that a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared for proposed highway improvements on Interstate 605 (I-605) and State Route 60 (SR-60). The limits of the Interstate 605 (I-605) and State Route 60 (SR-60) Improvement Project (Project) will traverse the cities of Baldwin Park, El Monte, City of Industry, Pico Rivera, South El Monte, Whittier, and unincorporated Los Angeles County. Improvements on I-605 are proposed from south of Slauson Avenue to the I-605/Interstate 10 (I-10) Interchange, and improvements on SR-60 are proposed from Santa Anita Avenue to east of Turnbull Canyon Road. A Project Study Report- Project Development Study (PSR-PDS) for the Project was approved in December 2015 (not attached).
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2016-24465
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 18 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2016-24452
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 12 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2016-24447
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 20 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.
Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group
Document Number: 2016-24446
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
This notice announces an upcoming meeting of the Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group (hereafter, ``Working Group''). The Working Group will provide advice and recommendations to the BTS Director pursuant to Section 6018 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act on matters related to port performance measures, including: (a) Specifications and data measurements to be used in the Port Performance Freight Statistics Program established under subsection 6018(a); and (b) a process for the Department to collect timely and consistent data, including identifying safeguards to protect proprietary information described in subsection 6018(b)(2). The Working Group will operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the rules and regulations issued in implementation of that Act. This notice also announces the opening of a 14-day public comment period for the Working Group's draft Work Plan, available at http:// www.bts.gov/bts/port_performance. This draft Work Plan identifies the schedule, agenda items, and anticipated follow-up actions for each of the Working Group's four meetings.
Agency Request for Emergency Processing of Collection of Information by the Office of Management and Budget; Railworthiness Directive for Certain Railroad Tank Cars Equipped With Bottom Outlet Valve Assembly and Constructed by American Railcar Industries and ACF Industries
Document Number: 2016-24429
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA hereby gives notice it is submitting the following Information Collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Emergency processing under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations. FRA requests that OMB authorize the proposed collection of information identified below on October 18, 2016, for a period of 180 days.
Hazardous Materials: Revisions to Hazardous Materials Grants Requirements (RRR)
Document Number: 2016-24418
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA proposes to revise its regulations pertaining to the Hazardous Materials grants program to incorporate the Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, and to implement new requirements set forth by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015. PHMSA invites all interested persons to provide comments regarding these intended revisions.
Hazardous Materials: Proposed Termination of EX Classification Approval EX1987030326
Document Number: 2016-24417
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA proposes to terminate EX classification approval EX1987030326, issued to BHT Products, Inc. for a Division 4.1 classification. In January and May 2016, PHMSA attempted to contact BHT Products, Inc. via letters delivered by certified mail. These letters requested that BHT Products, Inc. provide PHMSA with background information, such as a copy of the existing lab report and test data to support the classification issued under EX1987030326. To date, PHMSA has not received any correspondence from BHT Products, Inc. concerning EX1987030326.
Final Notice on Updates to the Uniform System of Accounts (USOA) and Changes to the National Transit Database (NTD) Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2016-24414
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This Notice finalizes updates to the USOA and changes to NTD Automatic Passenger Counter Certification requirements.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-24202
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model C-212 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by multiple reports of damaged and cracked rudder torque tube shafts. This proposed AD would require repetitive general visual and high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the inner rudder torque tube shaft for cracks, deformation, and damage; repetitive detailed inspections, and HFEC inspections if necessary, of the inner and outer rudder torque tube shaft for cracks, deformation, and damage; and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also provides a modification which terminates the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct damaged and cracked rudder torque tube shafts, which could lead to structural failure of the affected rudder torque tube shaft and possible reduced control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-24197
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900 and -900ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that certain fastener locations in the window corner surround structure are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking in certain fastener locations in the window corner surround structure, and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking around certain fastener locations that could cause multiple window corner skin cracks, which could result in rapid decompression and consequent loss of structural integrity of the airplane.
Special Conditions: Beechcraft, Model A36, Bonanza Airplanes; as Modified by Avionics Design Services, Ltd.; Installation of Rechargeable Lithium Battery
Document Number: 2016-24343
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Beechcraft, Model A36, Bonanza airplane. This airplane, as modified by Avionics Design Services, Ltd., will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the use of a replacement option of a lithium battery instead of nickel-cadmium and lead-acid rechargeable batteries. 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.
Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corporation-Abandonment Exemption-in Scott County, Iowa
Document Number: 2016-24330
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway Company-Change in Operator Exemption-Iowa Interstate Railroad, Ltd.
Document Number: 2016-24322
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-07
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel Southern Cross; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-24305
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-07
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 Salty Dawg; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-24304
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-07
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 Between Shores; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2016-24303
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-07
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.
Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria
Document Number: 2016-24288
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-07
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in coordination with the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), is in the process of reviewing the Guidelines for the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) Fourth Edition, December 2012, and requests comments to determine appropriate improvements to address stakeholder concerns. The MMUCC provides States with a dataset for describing crashes of motor vehicles in transport that generates the information necessary to improve highway safety within each State and nationally. NHTSA and GHSA established an expert panel to review the proposed changes and comments received from Federal Register Notice FR Doc. 2016-09231. On July 27-28, 2016, the MMUCC expert panel met and decided on initial changes to MMUCC based on input from the subject matter experts in attendance and written comments submitted in response to a April 21, 2016 request for comments. The MMUCC panel will meet again on October 27-28, 2016, to continue deliberating changes to MMUCC and is seeking public input on additional changes. Crash data users may comment on the utility of the current MMUCC guidelines, the draft changes to MMUCC, and suggest additional changes for the next update to MMUCC. Based on the input received in response to this notice, NHTSA and GHSA anticipate issuing changes to the Guidelines in 2017.
Proposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Eastern United States
Document Number: 2016-24209
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify area navigation (RNAV) routes Q-39 and Q-67, in the eastern United States. The modifications would provide a more efficient airway design within a portion of the airspace assigned to the Indianapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC).