Department of Transportation November 15, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Establishment of and Modification to Restricted Areas; Fort Sill, OK
Document Number: 2016-27441
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes 2 new restricted areas (R-5601G and R- 5601H) to the special use airspace (SUA) complex located at Fort Sill, OK, to provide additional maneuvering airspace for current and planned hazardous training activities. Specifically, the restricted areas provide participating fighter and bomber aircraft with non-eye safe laser firing and maneuvering airspace when training at the Falcon Bombing Range contained in R-5601C, the West Range Target Area contained in R-5601B, or the East Range Target Area contained in R- 5601A. Additionally, the using agency information for all Fort Sill restricted areas is updated for standardization and to reflect the current organization. This action also updates a number of geographic coordinates for R-5601A-E, G, and H as a result of more accurate digital charting capabilities, updates the arc radius distance in R- 5601B and R-5601H from statute miles to nautical miles (NM), and corrects the controlling agency information for R-5601H. This action ensures realistic U.S. Army training on current tactics for employing hazardous targeting laser systems and weapons capabilities at longer ranges from the target area.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2016-27397
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for 38 individuals. 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 exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is 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; Diabetes
Document Number: 2016-27396
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-15
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemptions of 117 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. FMCSA has statutory authority to exempt individuals from this rule if the exemptions granted will not compromise safety. The Agency has concluded that granting these exemption renewals will provide a level of safety that is equivalent to or greater than the level of safety maintained without the exemptions for these CMV drivers.
Second RTCA SC-236 Joint Plenary With EUROCAE WG-96
Document Number: 2016-27391
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Second RTCA SC-236 Joint Plenary with EUROCAE WG-96.
Nineteenth RTCA SC-227 Standards of Navigation Performance Navigation Information on Electronic Maps
Document Number: 2016-27390
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Nineteenth RTCA SC-227 Standards of Navigation Performance Navigation Information on Electronic Maps.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-25354
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVI airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that there are design deficiencies in the software used for monitoring the disconnect for the flight control computer (FCC)-hosted flight controls actuation main ram linear variable differential transducer (LVDT). This proposed AD would require an update of the FCC software. We are proposing this AD to prevent the unsafe condition on these products.