Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at the Huntsville Executive Airport Tom Sharp, Jr. Field, Huntsville, Alabama
The FAA is considering a request from the Madison County Executive Airport Authority to waive the requirement that 3.19 acres of airport property located at the Huntsville Executive Airport Tom Sharp, Jr. Field in Huntsville, Alabama, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Airworthiness Directives; MD Helicopters, Inc. Helicopters
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2014-16- 01 for MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Model MD900 helicopters. AD 2014-16- 01 requires an eddy current inspection of the main rotor upper hub assembly (upper hub) for a crack. Since we issued AD 2014-16-01, three additional upper hub cracks were reported. This proposed AD would require additional inspections and replacing the fillet seal. These proposed actions are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit
PHMSA is publishing this notice to seek public comments on a request for special permit, seeking relief from compliance with certain requirements in the federal pipeline safety regulations. At the conclusion of the 60-day comment period, PHMSA will review the comments received from this notice as part of its evaluation to grant or deny the special permit request.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 series airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes). This AD was prompted by reports of cracks in main landing gear (MLG) leg components. This AD requires detailed visual inspections of these MLG leg components and replacement of the MLG leg if cracked components are found. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act for a Violation of a Federal Railroad Safety Law, Federal Railroad Administration Safety Regulation or Order, or the Hazardous Material Transportation Laws or Regulations, Orders, Special Permits, and Approvals Issued Under Those Laws
To comply with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, FRA is adjusting the minimum, maximum, and aggravated maximum penalties it will apply when assessing a civil penalty for a violation of a railroad safety statute, regulation, or order under its authority. FRA is also adjusting the minimum penalty, ordinary maximum penalty, and aggravated maximum penalty that it will apply when assessing a civil monetary penalty for a knowing violation of the Federal hazardous material transportation laws or a regulation, special permit, order, or approval issued under those laws. The aggravated maximum penalty under the hazardous material transportation laws is available only for a violation that results in death, serious illness, or severe injury to any person or substantial destruction of property.