Department of Transportation August 16, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Demurrage Liability Disclosure Requirements
Document Number: 2017-17340
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the collection of Demurrage Liability Disclosure Requirements. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register. 60-Day Notice of Intent to Seek Extension of Approval: Demurrage Liability Disclosure Requirements, 82 FR 16,872 (Apr. 6, 2017). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
Autocar, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2017-17331
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Autocar, LLC (Autocar), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2014-2018 Autocar Xpeditor trucks do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. Autocar filed a noncompliance report dated June 14, 2017, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on June 19, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Autocar Industries, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2017-17330
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar Industries), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2014-2018 Autocar Xpert trucks do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. Autocar Industries filed a noncompliance report dated June 12, 2017, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on June 19, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Autocar Industries, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2017-17329
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Autocar Industries, LLC (Autocar Industries), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2014-2018 Autocar Xspotter trucks do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. Autocar Industries filed a noncompliance report dated June 12, 2017, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on June 19, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Ride the Ducks International, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2017-17326
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Ride the Ducks International, LLC (RTDI), has determined that certain model year (MY) 1996-2014 Ride the Ducks International Stretch Amphibious passenger vehicles (APVs) do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 104, Windshield Wiping and Washing Systems. RTDI filed a noncompliance information report dated March 15, 2017. RTDI also petitioned NHTSA on April 12, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Ride the Ducks International, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2017-17325
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Ride the Ducks International, LLC (RTDI), has determined that certain model year (MY) 1996-2014 Ride the Ducks International Stretch Amphibious passenger vehicles (APVs) do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 103, Windshield Defrosting and Defogging Systems. RTDI filed a noncompliance information report dated March 15, 2017. RTDI also petitioned NHTSA on April 12, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Reinstatement of an Information Collection: Practices of Household Goods Brokers
Document Number: 2017-17307
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
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 reinstatement and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to reinstate, with changes, the ICR titled ``Practices of Household Brokers'' to no longer include one-time costs previously incurred by brokers, and to update other wage related costs that have changed since the last approval. This ICR requires reinstatement because the previous ICR expired on July 31, 2017, before the ICR renewal request could be submitted to OMB for approval. The reinstatement of this ICR is necessary, and FMCSA's responsibility to ensure consumer protection in the transportation of household goods (HHG).
60-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Applications for Land-Use-Exemption Permits
Document Number: 2017-17306
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the collection of Applications for Land-Use-Exemption Permits (for Solid Waste Rail Transfer Facilities).
Addressing Electrode-Induced Rail Pitting From Pressure Electric Welding
Document Number: 2017-17285
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides notice of FRA's intent to issue a Safety Advisory alerting railroads, contractors, and the rail welding industry of the potential for electrode-induced rail pitting and fatigue cracking during the pressure electric rail welding process. Based on investigation and research, FRA believes improper electrode contact to the rail during the welding process can result in electrode- induced pitting that may lead to fatigue fracture and ultimately rail failure. The draft Safety Advisory includes recommendations to help the industry prevent electrode-induced rail pitting and to inspect for and then remediate such pitting if it occurs. FRA invites public comment on all aspects of the draft Safety Advisory.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Carrabassett, ME
Document Number: 2017-17257
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Carrabassett, ME, due to the new arrival procedure established for Sugarloaf Regional Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Scottsboro, AL
Document Number: 2017-17256
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Scottsboro, AL, by updating the airport name to Highland Medical Center Heliport, (formerly Jackson County Hospital), and updating the geographic coordinates of the heliport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Vivian, LA
Document Number: 2017-17254
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Vivian Airport, Vivian, LA. This action was necessary due to the decommissioning of the Vivian non-directional radio beacon (NDB), cancellation of the NDB approach and removal of the reference to the Shreveport collocated VHF omni-directional radio range tactical air navigation (VORTAC). This action enhances the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Wayne, NE
Document Number: 2017-17253
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending up to 700 feet above the surface at Wayne Municipal Airport, Wayne, 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 Wayne non-directional radio beacon (NDB) serving the airport, and cancellation of the NDB approach. This action enhances the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport also are updated to be in concert with the FAA's aeronautical database