Department of Transportation May 1, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2017-08756
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Supplemental Type Certificates SA401SW, SE325SW, SE419SW (Original Product Type Certificate Numbers A1CE, 2A13, 1A15, 1A10, 2A3, 273, E5CE, 3E1, E246, and E267)
Document Number: 2017-08753
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This Notice requests the current holder(s)or their heirsof STC's SA401SW, Full flow oil filter; SE325SW, Full flow oil filter; SE419SW, Full flow oil filter; come forward and identify themselves before the FAA declares these STC's abandoned.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2017-08752
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 4.53 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the lease of airport property located at Flying Cloud Airport, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The property is located northeast of the airport's Gate H and south of Pioneer Trail. This parcel has been vacant since the 1950's with drainage ditches on three sides. The proposed use of the property is to lease the parcel for development of commercial/retail space.
Airport Privatization Pilot Program: Preliminary Application for St. Louis Lambert International Airport, St. Louis, MO
Document Number: 2017-08751
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has completed its review of the St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) preliminary application for participation in the Airport Privatization Pilot Program. The preliminary application is accepted for review, with a filing date of March 22, 2017. The City of St. Louis, the airport sponsor, may proceed with the necessary steps to select a private operator, negotiate an agreement and submit a final application to the FAA for exemption under the pilot program.
Revocation of Class E Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ruston, LA
Document Number: 2017-08749
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes 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, and establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at the new Ruston Regional Airport, Ruston, LA. This final rule is necessary to ensure the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the new airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Hawthorne, NV
Document Number: 2017-08748
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hawthorne Industrial Airport, Hawthorne, NV, to support the development of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the airport, for the safety of aircraft and management of airspace within the National Airspace System.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: 2017-08726
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions of 97 individuals from its prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these individuals with ITDM to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Commercial Driver's License (CDL): Application for Exemption; U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc. (USCHI)
Document Number: 2017-08725
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc. (USCHI) has requested an exemption from the ``K'' intrastate restriction on commercial driver's licenses (CDLs) held by custom harvester drivers operating in interstate commerce. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) exempt drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) controlled and operated by a person engaged in interstate custom harvesting, including the requirement that drivers be at least 21 years old. However, many younger custom harvester drivers hold CDLs with an intrastate-only (or ``K'') restriction. This has caused drivers of USCHI member companies to be cited during roadside inspections in a different State, as some officers interpret the ``K'' restriction to mean that the license is invalid outside the State of issuance, even when the younger driver is operating under the custom harvester exemption. This is an issue not only for individual drivers, but also for the custom harvester employing those drivers, whose safety record is adversely affected. FMCSA requests public comment on USCHI's application for exemption.
State Inspection Programs for Passenger-Carrier Vehicles; Withdrawal
Document Number: 2017-08724
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA withdraws its April 27, 2016, advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) concerning the establishment of requirements for States to implement annual inspection programs for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) designed or used to transport passengers (passenger- carrying CMVs). FMCSA sought information from all interested parties that would enable the Agency to assess the risks associated with improperly maintained or inspected passenger-carrying CMVs. The ANPRM also sought public comments concerning the effectiveness of the current FMCSA annual inspection standards, and data on the potential costs and benefits of a Federal requirement for each State to implement a mandatory inspection program. FMCSA inquired about how the Agency might incentivize States to adopt such programs. After reviewing all the public comments, and in consideration of the comments provided by individuals attending the three public listening sessions held in 2015, FMCSA has determined there is not enough data and information available to support moving forward with a rulemaking action.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-08708
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking in the skin lap splice at the lower fastener row, and repair if necessary. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the lower skin at the skin lap splice lower fastener row is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, Model GVII-G500 Airplane; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: 2017-08692
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for non-rechargeable lithium battery installations on the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVII-G500 airplane. Non-rechargeable lithium batteries are a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. 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.
Special Conditions: Gulfstream Aerospace LP, Model Gulfstream G150 Airplane; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: 2017-08691
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for non-rechargeable lithium battery installations on the Gulfstream Aerospace LP (GALP) Model Gulfstream G150 airplane, as modified by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream). Non-rechargeable lithium batteries are a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. 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.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Aerospace Inc., Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: 2017-08690
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for non-rechargeable lithium battery installations on the Bombardier Aerospace Inc. (Bombardier) Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. Non-rechargeable lithium batteries are a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. 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.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Aerospace Inc., Model BD-700-1A11 Airplane; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: 2017-08689
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for non-rechargeable lithium battery installations on the Bombardier Aerospace Inc. (Bombardier) Model BD-700-1A11 airplane. Non-rechargeable lithium batteries are a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. 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.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Aerospace Inc., Model BD-500-1A10 Airplane; Non-Rechargeable Lithium Battery Installations
Document Number: 2017-08688
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for non-rechargeable lithium battery installations on the Bombardier Aerospace Inc. (Bombardier) Model BD-500-1A10 airplane. Non-rechargeable lithium batteries are a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. 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.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Request for Public Input
Document Number: 2017-08685
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comment on methods to improve the prevention of, and response to sexual harassment, sexual assault, or other inappropriate conduct, as well as methods to improve the shipboard climate during the United States Merchant Marine Academy Midshipman Sea Year experience. The purpose of this public notice is to gather comments to assist in the development of a statutorily mandated report to Congress with actionable recommendations.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-08683
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-08682
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-08681
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation