Department of Transportation July 17, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Special Conditions: Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., PC-24, Autothrust System
Document Number: 2017-14938
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. PC-24 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with installation of an autothrust system. 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: Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., PC-24; Pressure Defuel System
Document Number: 2017-14937
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. model PC-24 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with installation of a pressure fueling system with defuel capability. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., PC-24; Electronic Engine Control (EEC)
Document Number: 2017-14936
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. PC-24 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design features associated with installation of an electronic engine control. 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.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2017-14932
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2017-14931
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes the collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2017-14927
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by FHWA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Marine Fisheries Service that are final within the meaning of U.S. Code. The actions relate to a proposed highway project, US Route 101 between Eureka and Arcata in the County of Humboldt, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Emergency Route Working Group-Amended Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2017-14925
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice amends the time and date of two pending meetings of the Emergency Route Working Group (ERWG).
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2017-14916
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-14898
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
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.
Recommendations for Facilities Realignments To Support Transition to NextGen as Part of Section 804 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012-Part 3; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-14872
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the availability of the FAA National Facilities Realignment and Consolidation Report, Part 3. The report was developed in response to Section 804 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. The report and recommendations contained therein have been developed collaboratively with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (PASS) labor unions and with input from stakeholders. The FAA seeks comments on this report.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel STARLIGHT; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-14853
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel LOST AT LAST; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-14852
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel INVICTUS; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-14851
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel INSPIRATION 2; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-14850
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel GONE FISHIN; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-14849
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel GOLD COAST; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-14848
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel CORPSE POUNDER; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-14847
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel AMELIA; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-14846
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-14795
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 airplanes and Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, -100 IGW, -200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the web aft face of the forward pressure bulkhead for any cracking and discrepancy; and modification of the forward pressure bulkhead, which would terminate the repetitive inspections. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the forward bulkhead is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines AG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-14706
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2530-A5, V2533-A5, V2525-D5, V2528-D5, and V2531-E5 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted following a self- disclosure by IAE regarding manufacturing quality escapes. This AD requires replacing the affected and suspect parts within the time limits specified in the compliance section. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-14704
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to remove Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-01-06, which applies to certain Airbus Model A319-115, A319-132, A320-214, A320-232, A321-211, A321-213, and A321-231 airplanes. AD 2017-01-06 requires inspection and replacement of certain tie rod assemblies installed on the hinged fairing assembly of the main landing gear (MLG). We issued AD 2017-01-06 to detect and correct the absence of cadmium plating on the rod end threads of the tie rod assemblies. Since we issued AD 2017-01-06, we have determined that although cadmium plating might be absent, the rod end threads of the tie rod assemblies can withstand the expected environmental conditions, therefore the unsafe condition, as initially determined, does not exist.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-14698
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This AD requires removing the fasteners attaching the machined center fitting to the rear spar frame lower flange splice, inspecting the fasteners and fastener holes for damage, reworking and repairing the fastener holes, as applicable, and replacing the fasteners. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that certain fasteners attaching the machined rear spar center fitting to the frame were installed with a gap between the fastener head and the structure, or were installed tilted. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate Previously Held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-14595
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Gulfstream G150 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the main entrance door (MED) opened during flight, and by the determination that the ``CABIN DOOR UNLOCK'' crew alerting system (CAS) message may extinguish before the handle latch pin is fully engaged. This proposed AD would require accomplishing an updated rigging procedure for the adjustment of the MED microswitch. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP (Type Certificate Previously Held by Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-14594
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Gulfstream 100, Astra SPX, and 1125 Westwind Astra airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the main entrance door (MED) opened during flight, and by the determination that the ``CABIN DOOR UNLOCK'' crew alerting system (CAS) message may extinguish before the handle latch pin is fully engaged. This proposed AD would require accomplishing an updated rigging procedure for the adjustment of the MED microswitch. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-14593
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (CL-600), CL-600-2A12 (CL- 601 Variant), and CL-600-2B16 (CL-601-3A and CL-601-3R Variants) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of laminated shims that may have been improperly installed at a certain wing tie beam. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate certification maintenance requirement tasks that introduce revised checks of the tie beam. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-14470
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes. This AD was prompted by report of fuel odor in the cabin. Fuel was found leaking from a cracked fuel line shroud in the left cargo compartment equipment tunnel. This AD requires a check for the presence of fuel at the fuel shroud drain; a high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspection for cracked fuel line shrouds; a pressure test of the drain system of the tail tank fuel shroud and a pressure test of the drain system of the aft fuselage fuel shroud to determine cracking; and corrective actions, if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-14469
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-13-08, for certain Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD 2007-13-08 required repetitive inspections of the auxiliary power unit (APU) starter motor, APU inlet plenum, and APU air intake for discrepancies; repetitive cleaning of the APU air intake; and applicable corrective actions. This AD expands the applicability of AD 2007-13-08, and includes an optional terminating installation for the repetitive actions. This AD was prompted by a determination that the unsafe condition could occur on additional airplanes. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.