Department of Transportation July 14, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-14813
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. 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 Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-14809
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-14808
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Thirty Third RTCA SC-216 Aeronautical Systems Security Plenary
Document Number: 2017-14798
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Thirty Third RTCA SC-216 Aeronautical Systems Security Plenary.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace for the Following Texas Towns; Sherman, TX; and Temple, TX, and Establishment of Class E Airspace, Temple, TX
Document Number: 2017-14716
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action: Amends Class D airspace at North Texas Regional Airport/Perrin Field, Sherman, TX; amends Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport, Temple, TX; amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at North Texas Regional Airport/Perrin Field, and Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport; and establishes Class E airspace designated as an extension at Draughon-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport. Cancellation of standard instrument approach procedures at these airports has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at these airports. Additionally, geographic coordinates, names of airports, and a navigation aid are being adjusted to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
WRL, LLC-Change in Operator Exemption-Western Washington Railroad, LLC
Document Number: 2017-14645
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-14592
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that fuselage panels were manufactured with defects that could reduce panel fatigue limits. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection of the affected panels and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-14591
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-401 and -402 airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by adding certain airplanes to the applicability and adding specified actions. We are proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these changes increase the scope of the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-14590
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-18- 16, for certain Airbus Model A310-203, -204, -221, -222, -304, -322, - 324, and -325 airplanes. AD 2009-18-16 requires an inspection for cracking of certain fastener holes on certain frames, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary; and modification of certain fastener holes. Since we issued AD 2009-18-16, an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicated that the compliance times should be reduced. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-14582
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of corrosion in the aft fuselage. This proposed AD would require a one-time review of the operator's maintenance procedures, repetitive detailed internal and external inspections for corrosion or cracking, and applicable on- condition actions. This proposed AD would also include an optional terminating action for the inspections. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; GEVEN S.p.A., Seat Assemblies, Type D1-02 and D1-03
Document Number: 2017-14546
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Geven S.p.A., Type D1-02 and D1-03 seat assemblies. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that seat belt attachment bolts were found detached or partially detached from the seat. This proposed AD would require inspection, torque verification, and modification of certain model seats. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-14545
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain CFM International S.A. (CFM) CFM56-3, -3B, and -3C turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by a report of dual-engine loss of thrust control (LOTC) that resulted in an air turn back. This AD requires initial and repetitive checks of the variable stator vane (VSV) actuation system in the high-pressure compressor (HPC). We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Previously Eurocopter France)
Document Number: 2017-14373
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-25- 07 for Airbus Helicopters Model EC120B helicopters. AD 2009-25-07 currently requires amending the rotorcraft flight manual supplement (RFMS) and pre-flight checking the emergency flotation gear before each flight over water. Since we issued AD 2009-25-07, Airbus Helicopters developed a terminating action and identified an additional part- numbered emergency floatation gear part with the unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2009-25-07, expand the applicability, and add a terminating action for the repetitive inspections. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to correct the unsafe condition on these helicopters.