Department of Transportation July 21, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Chicago Rail & Port, LLC- Lease and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of South Chicago Property Development, LLC
Document Number: 2017-15365
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2017-15347
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by FHWA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that are final within the meaning of applicable law. The FHWA is issuing this notice to announce to the public that FHWA, as NEPA lead agency, has prepared and approved (May 26, 2017) a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) with a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Section 4(f) Evaluation. The actions relate to a proposed highway project: Widen approximately 12.6 miles of U.S. Highway 395 from two lanes to four lanes from the existing four-lane highway segment just south of the Los Angeles Aqueduct Bridge No. 48-10 at post mile 29.2 north to the four-lane segment at the Ash Creek Bridge No. 48-068R, post mile 41.8, in the County of Inyo, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-15317
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
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, the FAA's exemption process. 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 Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Phoenix Air UNMANNED, LLC
Document Number: 2017-15314
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
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, the FAA's exemption process. 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.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Medford, OR
Document Number: 2017-15290
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D or E surface area, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes Class E airspace upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Rogue Valley International- Medford Airport, Medford, OR. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the PUMIE locator outer marker and removal of the Rogue Valley VHF Omnidirectional Range/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) from the airspace description as the FAA transitions from ground-based navigation aids to satellite-based navigation. Also, this action updates the airport's geographic coordinates for the Class D and E airspace areas to reflect the FAA's current aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Albany, GA
Document Number: 2017-15289
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area by eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part time status for Southwest Georgia Regional Airport, Albany, GA. This action corrects differences between the descriptions of Class D airspace and Class E surface areas and their associated Class E surface area extensions. This action enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, Elizabeth City, NC
Document Number: 2017-15288
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status from the legal description of the Class E airspace area designated as an extension at Elizabeth City CGAS/Regional Airport, Elizabeth City, NC, and add NOTAM part-time language information to Class E surface area airspace. This proposal would bring the airspace descriptions in line with the airspace hours listed in the applicable Chart Supplement. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport and the Woodville non-directional radio beacon (NDB) in the associated Class D and E airspace. Also, an editorial change would be made to the Class D and E surface area airspace legal descriptions replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Morgantown, WV
Document Number: 2017-15286
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area by removing the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status at Morgantown Municipal Airport-Walter L. Bill Hart Field, Morgantown, WV, and updating the airport's geographic coordinates. Also, this action updates the geographic coordinates of the airport listed in Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E 700 foot airspace. This action enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Augusta, AR
Document Number: 2017-15285
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Augusta, AR. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new special instrument approach procedures developed at Woodruff County Airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fayetteville, TN
Document Number: 2017-15284
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Fayetteville, TN, as the Kelso non- directional radio beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned, requiring airspace reconfiguration at Fayetteville Municipal Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Seward, NE
Document Number: 2017-15283
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending up to 700 feet above the surface at Seward Municipal Airport, Seward, NE., to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Seward non directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of NDB approach, and would enhance the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ashburn, GA
Document Number: 2017-15276
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ashburn, GA, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) serving Turner County Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Clarinda, IA
Document Number: 2017-15275
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Schenck Field, Clarinda, IA. The FAA is proposing this action due to the decommissioning of the Clarinda non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and the cancellation of the associated instrument approach procedures. This action would enhance the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Laurel, MS
Document Number: 2017-15274
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Laurel, MS, as the Tallahala non-directional radio beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned, requiring airspace reconfiguration at Hesler-Noble Field Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Orange City, IA
Document Number: 2017-15273
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending up to 700 feet above the surface at Orange City Municipal Airport, Orange City, IA. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Orange City non directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach. This action enhances the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-15121
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by wire harness chafing on the electro-mechanical actuators (EMAs) for certain spoilers due to insufficient separation with adjacent structure. This AD requires replacement of affected EMAs. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-15119
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-08-02 which applied to certain Airbus Model A300 B4-600 and A300 B4-600R series airplanes. AD 2014-08-02 required modifying the profile of stringer run-outs of both wings, including a high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspection of the fastener holes for defects, and repairs if necessary. This new AD retains the actions required by AD 2014-08-02 and revises the compliance times. This AD was prompted by further analysis in the context of widespread fatigue damage (WFD), which concluded that shorter compliance times are necessary to meet specified requirements to address WFD. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Lauren Pelicano: Child Restraint System
Document Number: 2017-15087
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
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, the FAA's exemption process. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2017-15033
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S-92A helicopters. This AD requires installing an engine flame detector bracket assembly and harness assembly. This AD was prompted by reports of false fire warnings. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters (Type Certificate Previously Held by Schweizer Aircraft Corporation)
Document Number: 2017-15032
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 93-17-13 for Schweizer Aircraft Corporation and Hughes Helicopters, Inc. (now Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation) (Sikorsky) Model TH55A, 269A, 269A-1, 269B, and 269C helicopters. AD 93-17-13 required installing tachometer markings and inspecting the lower coupling driveshaft (driveshaft). This new AD requires repetitive inspections of the driveshaft and expands the applicability to include Model 269C-1 helicopters. This AD is prompted by reports of accidents because of driveshaft failures. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-14929
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-21
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of uncommanded altitude display changes in the mode control panel (MCP) altitude window. This AD requires replacing the existing MCP with a new MCP having a different part number. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.