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

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Updates To Comply With the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 and Other Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2017-08925
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
This final rule updates the Department of Transportation's regulations prescribing procedures for the public availability of information to conform these procedures with amendments to the Freedom of Information Act enacted by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. This rule also removes a reference to the Surface Transportation Board, as it has been made a separate agency, outside of the Department, under the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015. Finally, this rule makes a technical amendment to the Department's submitter notice process to include a reference to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's updated procedures related to the submission of confidential business information.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-07938
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) that proposed to supersede AD 2011-01-15, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes. AD 2011-01-15 requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the fuselage skin of the crown skin panel along the chem-milled step at certain stringers, and repair, if necessary. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by reducing the compliance time for certain inspections. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2017-09004
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 46 individuals from its rule prohibiting persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2017-09003
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 9 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2017-09000
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 36 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions will enable these individuals to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce without meeting the prescribed vision requirement in one eye. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals to qualify as drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
Document Number: 2017-08999
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from two individuals for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) by persons with a current clinical diagnosis of myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, coronary insufficiency, thrombosis, or any other cardiovascular disease of a variety known to be accompanied by syncope, dyspnea, collapse, or congestive heart failure. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-08958
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-04
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA announces the fifty-seventh meeting of the RSAC, a Federal Advisory Committee (Committee) that develops recommendations on railroad safety regulations and other railroad safety issues through a consensus process. This meeting has been rescheduled from January 26, 2017, the previously announced date. The RSAC meeting topics will include opening remarks from the FRA Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety and Chief Safety Officer, as well as a status report from the Engineering Task Force. In addition, FRA will present to the Committee the consensus recommendations from the Hazardous Materials Working Group's retrospective review of certain portions of the Hazardous Materials Regulations, with the intent of moving for a Committee vote to approve the same. This agenda is subject to change, including the possible addition of further proposed tasks.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-08828
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 707 airplanes and Model 720 and 720B series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that undetected web fatigue cracking caused by oil canning may exist in the aft pressure bulkhead web. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections for any oil canning or cracking of the aft pressure bulkhead web, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees
Document Number: 2017-08944
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document delays the implementation dates in the final rule published November 7, 2014, because model training program developers alerted FRA they will not be able to timely produce model programs that an estimated 1,459 railroads and contractors are expected to use to comply with the rule's program submission requirements.
Environmental Impact Statement; Walton County & Bay County
Document Number: 2017-08910
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice of cancellation on behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) pursuant to federal law and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 to advise the public that an Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed SR 388 from SR 79 in Bay County, Florida westward to SR 30 (US 98) in Walton County, Florida (also identified as West Bay Parkway, Segment 1 and CR 388 Segment 1) will no longer be prepared due to the implementation of the Bay-Walton Sector Plan, SAJ-114, and associated biological assessment that was completed for the study area. This is a formal cancellation of the Notice of Intent that was published in the Federal Register on October 4, 2011 (Doc. No. 2011-25360).
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace: Battle Creek, MI
Document Number: 2017-08856
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class D airspace, and Class E airspace designated as an extension at W.K. Kellogg Airport (formerly W.K. Kellogg Field), Battle Creek, MI. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Battle Creek VHF Omnidirectional Range Collocated Tactical Air Navigation System (VORTAC), and cancellation of the VOR approaches. Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface also would be amended due to the redesign of the Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach, thereby removing reference to the BATOL navigation aid and Battle Creek ILS localizer. This action would also update the geographic coordinates of the airport, as well as make an editorial change replacing Airport/ Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the associated Class D and E airspace areas.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago Passenger Cars Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2017-08845
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago passenger cars (PC) that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS), are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.-certified version of the 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago PC) and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Hussey Terminal Railroad Company-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-2nd & Main, LLC
Document Number: 2017-08840
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-08831
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of skin doublers that disbonded from their skin panels. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of fuselage skin panels, and applicable on-condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-08830
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of undamped main landing gear (MLG) extension in-service. This proposed AD would require replacement of the MLG retraction actuator rod-ends on both MLG assemblies. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-08792
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the proposed information collection activities listed below. Before submitting these information collection requests (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highways in Colorado
Document Number: 2017-08707
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-02
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of Section 1308 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act. The actions relate to the conversion of existing Elkhorn Avenue, Moraine Avenue, and Riverside Drive roadways from two-way to a 0.9 mile one-way loop through downtown Estes Park, Larimer County, Colorado. These improvements consist of ``Phase 1'' of the proposed action analyzed in the 2016 Environmental Assessment for the Downtown Estes Loop Project. Phase 1 includes pavement rehabilitation on Elkhorn and Moraine Avenues, realignment and reconstruction of Riverside Drive and reconstruction of the Ivy Street Bridge. Those actions grant approvals for the project.
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