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

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Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2017-14218
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 33.3 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the lease of airport property located at Bismarck Municipal Airport, Bismarck, North Dakota. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The property consists of five parcels in the ``Bismarck Airport Addition'' totaling 33.3 acres. Lot 1 Block 7, a 5.4 acre lot at 2200 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504. Lot 2 Block 7, a 17.4 acre lot at 1616 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504. Lot 3 Block 7, a 6.3 acre lot at 2101 South 12th Street, Bismarck, ND 58504. Lot 1 Block 8, a 3.0 acre lot at 1625 Airport Road, Bismarck, ND 58504. Lot 1 Block 10, a 1.2 acre lot at 1740 Airport Road, Bismarck, ND 58504. Four lots are flat grass areas maintained in accordance with the Airport Wildlife Management plan. Lot 1 Block 10 has a convenience store/gas station on the parcel. Bismarck Municipal Airport intends to enter into leases for Non-Aeronautical commercial development that are compatible with airport operations while retaining ownership and control of activities at those locations.
Publication Requirements for Agricultural Products; Rail Transportation of Grain, Rate Regulation Review
Document Number: 2017-14180
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is adopting final rules amending its regulations on the publication of rate and service terms for agricultural products and fertilizer. The Board also denies a petition for reconsideration of the Board's policy statement regarding aggregation of claims and standing issues as they relate to rate complaint procedures.
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: I-94 Rehabilitation Project From East of I-94 to East of Conner Avenue in Detroit, Michigan
Document Number: 2017-14170
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that a SEIS will be prepared for the I-94 Rehabilitation Project.
Hazardous Materials: New York City Permit Requirements for Transportation of Certain Hazardous Materials
Document Number: 2017-14147
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Inspection and Permit RequirementFederal hazardous material transportation law preempts the Fire Department of the City of New York's permit and inspection requirements, FC 2707.4 and 105.6 (transportation of hazardous materials), with respect to trucks based outside the inspecting jurisdiction, because scheduling and conducting a vehicle inspection (as required for a permit) may cause unnecessary delays in the transportation of hazardous materials from locations outside the City of New York. Permit FeeFederal hazardous material transportation law preempts FDNY's permit fee requirement.
Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Uniform Financial Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2017-14097
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. The Uniform Financial Reporting Requirements are used as a basis for preparing and filing semi-annual and annual financial statements with MARAD. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on April 24, 2017.
Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Training Provider Certification
Document Number: 2017-14095
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments on our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information to be collected will be used to access the CVSSA applicants against the CVSSA Model Course Standard. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel DIAMOND SEAS; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-14094
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-06
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 WICKED WITCH; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-14090
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-06
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; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13950
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-401 and DHC-8-402 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that a pilot was unable to move the rudder pedal due to an obstruction. This AD requires an inspection to determine if wiring shrouds are present, and modifying the wiring shrouds if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13949
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-10-03, which applied to all Airbus Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes; and Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. AD 2013-10-03 required one-time inspections for deformation and damage of the bogie beams of the main landing gear (MLG); repetitive inspections for damage and corrosion of the sliding piston sub-assembly on certain airplanes; and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD removes Model A340-500 and 600 series airplanes from the applicability; removes certain one-time inspections of the MLG bogie beams and the sliding piston sub-assembly; revises certain compliance times; and requires replacement of certain MLGs with MLGs having an improved bogie beam, which constitutes terminating action for the repetitive inspections on the modified MLG. This AD was prompted by reports of corroded and cracked bogie beams under the bogie stop pad. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-14050
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent 1000-H2, Trent 1000-J2, Trent 1000-K2, and Trent 1000-L2 turbofan engines. This AD requires initial and repetitive on-wing inspections of affected intermediate pressure compressor (IPC) rotor seals. This AD was prompted by a failure of the IPC rotor seal. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Offers of Financial Assistance
Document Number: 2017-14044
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board or STB) adopts changes to its rules pertaining to Offers of Financial Assistance to improve the process and protect it against abuse.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Department of Transportation's Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (INFRA Grants) for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018
Document Number: 2017-14042
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (INFRA) program provides Federal financial assistance to highway and freight projects of national or regional significance. This notice solicits applications for awards under the program's FY 2017 and FY 2018 funding, subject to future appropriations.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Tucson, AZ
Document Number: 2017-13989
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of the Class E airspace designated as an extension, at Ryan Field, Tucson, AZ, eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of this airport in the associated Class D and E airspace areas to match the FAA's current aeronautical database. This action does not affect the charted boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Prineville, OR
Document Number: 2017-13987
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Prineville Airport, Prineville, OR, to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sunriver, OR
Document Number: 2017-13986
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Sunriver Airport, Sunriver, OR, to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Big Timber, MT
Document Number: 2017-13985
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Big Timber Airport, Big Timber, MT, to accommodate the development of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations under standard instrument approach and departure procedures at the airport, for the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bend, OR
Document Number: 2017-13984
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Bend Municipal Airport, Bend, OR, to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13763
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that a main landing gear (MLG) door could not be closed due to rupture of the actuator fitting. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the MLG door actuator fitting and its components, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires eventual replacement of all affected MLG door actuator fittings with new monoblock fittings, which would terminate the repetitive inspections. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13761
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of frame web cracking at certain locations. This AD requires repetitive inspections in certain locations of the frame web, and corrective action if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13759
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318 and A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, - 214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, - 211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH), which indicates that the main landing gear (MLG) does not comply with certification specifications, which could result in a locking failure of the MLG side stay. This AD requires modification or replacement of certain MLG side stay assemblies. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-13757
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777-300ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that certain galley tripod mount assemblies were not connected to the tie rods in the overhead support structure. This AD requires an inspection of certain galleys for the presence of the hardware that connects the tripod mount assembly to the tie rods in the overhead support structure, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Safran Aircraft Engines, Silvercrest-2 SC-2D; Rated Takeoff Thrust at High Ambient Temperature
Document Number: 2017-14043
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Safran Aircraft Engines (SAE), Silvercrest-2 SC-2D engine model. This engine will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with an additional takeoff rating that increases the exhaust gas temperature (EGT) limit to maintain takeoff thrust in certain high ambient temperature conditions for a maximum accumulated usage of 20 minutes in any one flight. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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.
Termination of the Preparation of an Air Tour Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida
Document Number: 2017-13992
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS), announces that it will no longer prepare an Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for commercial air tour operations over Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida. The FAA and NPS have stopped work on preparation of the ATMP and EA based upon a provision included in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 that allowed the agencies and air tour operator(s) to enter into a voluntary agreement as an alternative to an ATMP.
Special Conditions: Game Composites Ltd, GB1 Airplane; Acrobatic Category Aerodynamic Stability
Document Number: 2017-13991
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Game Composites Ltd. GB1 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with static stability. This airplane can perform at the highest level of aerobatic competition. To be competitive, the airplane is designed with its lateral and directional axes being decoupled from each other; providing more precise maneuvering. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed 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.
Proposed Establishment of Restricted Areas R-5602A and R-5602B; Fort Sill, OK
Document Number: 2017-13990
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish two restricted areas, R- 5602A and R-5602B, over a portion of the Fort Sill, OK, R-5601 restricted area complex in support of an emerging kinetic and directed energy weapons training requirement for the United States (U.S.) Army Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill. This additional airspace would allow for the segregation of hazardous activities from non- participating traffic.
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2017-13975
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
United States Department of Energy and United States Department of Defense v. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, et al.; United States Department of Energy and United States Department of Defense v. Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Company, et al.
Document Number: 2017-13966
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) has approved the settlement agreement (Agreement) proposed by the United States Department of Energy and the United States Department of Defense (together, the Government) and Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR); prescribed the Agreement's rate update methodologies (as slightly amended), maximum revenue-to-variable cost (R/VC) ratios, and rates; dismissed NSR as a defendant in these proceedings; extinguished all of NSR's liability (including that of its predecessors and subsidiaries) for reparations; relieved NSR from any further requirement to participate in these proceedings, except in response to a properly issued subpoena under the Board's rules; and continued to hold the proceedings in abeyance pending further settlement negotiations.
Airworthiness Directives; Rockwell Collins, Inc. Traffic Surveillance System Processing Unit
Document Number: 2017-13948
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rockwell Collins, Inc. TSS-4100 Traffic Surveillance System Processing Units that incorporate TSSA-4100 Field Loadable Software (FLS) Rockwell Collins part numbers 810-0052-002/ -003/-010/-011/-012/- 100/-101 and are installed on airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by five instances of air traffic control observing coasting (extrapolated stale data) of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast data (position/ velocity data). This proposed AD would require installing the TSSA-4100 FLS upgrades on the TSS-4100 units. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2017-13931
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for five 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; Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2017-13929
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt 49 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.