Department of Transportation November 21, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Conditions: Pilatus Aircraft, Ltd., Model PC-12, PC-12/45, and PC-12/47 Airplanes, Lithium Batteries
Document Number: 2016-28013
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Pilatus Aircraft, Ltd., Model PC-12, PC-12/45, and PC-12/47 airplanes. This airplane as modified by Finnoff Aviation will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the installation of a rechargeable lithium battery. 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; The Boeing Company
Document Number: 2016-27965
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; The Boeing Company
Document Number: 2016-27964
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR). The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Vacancy
Document Number: 2016-27963
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) hereby gives notice of one vacancy on its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC) for a representative of private railcar owners, lessors, or manufacturers. The Board is soliciting suggestions from the public for a candidate to fill this vacancy.
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2016-27954
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2016-27953
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2016-27952
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-27929
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
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 brake assembly with 5'' mill duty shoe, machinery rod ends with 2'' bore, static load capacity 378955 lb. for rehabilitation of Cow Bayou Swing Bridge in the State of Texas.
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2016-27928
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
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 four rolling elements of bearing units with 17.3'' inner diameter and radial load capacity of 816,000 lb. each for I-5 trunnion shaft replacement project in the State of Oregon.
National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-27925
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
This notice announces the first meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure (NACTTI). At the meeting, members will be sworn-in and begin a discussion of the work they will undertake during their appointment term. The agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted, at least one week in advance of the meeting, on the Department of Transportation Web site at https://www.transportation.gov/NACTTI.
Hazardous Materials: PIPES Act Requirements for Identification Numbers on Cargo Tanks Containing Petroleum Based Fuel
Document Number: 2016-27911
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is publishing this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in response to the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act of 2016, which reauthorizes the pipeline safety program and requires a number of reports and mandates. The PIPES Act requires PHMSA to take regulatory actions to establish minimum safety standards for underground natural gas storage facilities; to update the minimum safety standards for permanent, small scale liquefied natural gas pipeline facilities; and to publish an ANPRM to address a petition for rulemaking proposing hazardous materials regulations related to the marking of identification numbers on cargo tanks. This ANPRM specifically addresses the PIPES Act requirement applicable to the petition for rulemaking related to the marking of identification numbers on cargo tanks. PHMSA will consider the comments, data, and information received in any future action related to the petition.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH
Document Number: 2016-27765
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Airbus Helicopters) MBB-BK 117 D-2 helicopters. This proposed AD would require repetitively inspecting the bushings of the inner and outer forward trusses of both engines. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of delaminated and worn engine mount bushings. The proposed actions are intended to detect delaminated engine mount bushings, which can lead to excessive vibration, cracking, failure of the engine mount front support pins, and loss of helicopter control.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-27309
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-11-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model G-1159B airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a review of airplane maintenance records, which revealed that incorrect rudder assemblies were installed on certain airplanes. This proposed AD would require certain inspections, and replacement or modification of the rudder assembly if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.