Department of Transportation December 6, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Southwest Pennsylvania Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Fayette County, Pa.
Document Number: 2016-29241
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-29239
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-29237
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is seeking public comments on its proposal to renew its Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance to participate in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) program, ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' (OMB program). FRA will submit the information collection requirements described below to OMB for review, as required by the PRA. The OMB program was created to facilitate Federal agencies' efforts to streamline the process to seek public feedback on service delivery. Current FRA clearance under the OMB program expires May 31, 2017.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2016-29232
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal to change a portion of the airport from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the release of 16.975 acres of airport property for non-aeronautical development. The land consists of fifty-four (54) original airport acquired parcels. These parcels were acquired under grants: 3-18-0038-24, 3-18-0038-38, 3-18-0038-39, 3-18- 0038-41, 3-18-0038-43, 3-18-0038-45, 3-18-0038-47, 3-18-0038-54 or without federal participation. The future use of the property is for commercial and industrial development. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the Indianapolis Airport Authority to dispose of the property. The land is not needed for aeronautical use. Approval does not constitute a commitment by the FAA to financially assist in the sale or lease of the subject airport property nor a determination of eligibility for grant-in-aid funding from the FAA. In accordance with section 47107(h) of Title 49, United States Code, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before modifying the land-use assurance that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Noise Exposure Map Notice for Lehigh Valley International Airport, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2016-29145
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Lehigh- Northampton Airport Authority for Lehigh Valley International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et. seq (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-235 and V-293 in the Vicinity of Cedar City, Utah
Document Number: 2016-29143
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of the Very High Frequency Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-235 and V-293 in the vicinity of Cedar City, UT. The FAA is taking this action because the Cedar City VOR/DME, included as part of the V-235 and V-293 route structure, is being renamed the Enoch VOR/DME.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Weed, CA
Document Number: 2016-29138
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Weed Airport, Weed, CA, 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 IFR operations within the National Airspace System.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-29136
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.
Passenger Equipment Safety Standards; Standards for Alternative Compliance and High-Speed Trainsets
Document Number: 2016-28280
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is proposing to amend its regulations for passenger equipment safety standards, which currently provide for passenger rail service in a shared right-of-way under two separate tiers of safety standards: Tier I (speeds up to 125 miles per hour (mph)) and Tier II (speeds up to 150 mph). Consistent with the regulations' approach supporting interoperable passenger rail service by sharing the right- of-way, this proposed rulemaking would add a new tier of safety standards (Tier III) to facilitate the safe implementation of interoperable high-speed passenger rail service at speeds up to 220 mph. However, Tier III standards would require operations at speeds above 125 mph to be in an exclusive right-of-way without grade crossings. The proposal also would establish crashworthiness and occupant protection performance requirements in the alternative to those currently specified for Tier I passenger trainsets. Adopting the proposed alternative crashworthiness and occupant protection requirements would remove regulatory barriers, allowing a more open U.S. rail market, incorporating recent technological designs. In addition, the proposal would increase from 150 mph to 160 mph the maximum speed FRA's existing regulations allow for passenger equipment that complies with FRA's Tier II standards.