Department of Transportation July 25, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Work Force Development Survey
Document Number: 2017-15585
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden.
Aircraft Certification Service Organizational Changes
Document Number: 2017-15573
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice informs the American public and aviation industry of organizational changes in the Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) of the FAA Aviation Safety Office (AVS). AIR is eliminating product directorates, and will be composed of six functional divisions: The Organizational Performance Division (AIR-300), the International Division (AIR-400), the Policy and Innovation Division (AIR-600), the Compliance and Airworthiness Division (AIR-700), the System Oversight Division (AIR-800) and the Enterprise Operations Division (AIR-900).
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2017-15571
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 11 individuals for exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2017-15569
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 43 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Extension of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Revocation of Authority Granted
Document Number: 2017-15568
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. FMCSA requests approval to extend an ICR titled, ``Request Extension for Revocation of Authority Granted.'' This information collection supports the DOT strategic goal of safety by enabling registrants to voluntarily request revocation of operating authority, or some part of that authority. A completed Form OCE-46 is filed with FMCSA by the registrant for requesting that all, or a part, of its operating authority be revoked. The information contained on the form is used by FMCSA in deciding on the revocation request. The use of Form OCE-46 has proven to be an easy and effective means by which a registrant can request revocation of its operating authority. No comments were received in response to the 60-day notice published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2017 (82 FR 14792).
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2017-15567
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-25
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 an Information Collection Request (ICR) for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Removal of References to Obsolete Navigation Systems; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2017-15517
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is removing references to the obsolete navigation systems Loran, Omega and Consol that currently appear in FAA regulations.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-15485
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of fatigue damage in the structure for the door stop fittings on certain fuselage frames (FR). This proposed AD would require repetitive rototest inspections for cracking of the fastener holes in certain door stop fittings, and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-15481
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319 series airplanes; and Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report indicating that the lower rib foot angle of the center wing box did not match with the bottom skin panel inner surface. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the external bottom skin in certain areas on the left and right wings, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD also provides an optional terminating modification for the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.