Department of Transportation September 11, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group
Document Number: 2017-19189
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA and the National Park Service (NPS), in accordance with the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, announce the next meeting of the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG). This notification provides the date, location, and agenda for the meeting.
Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Damascus (OSTT) Flight Information Region (FIR); Correction
Document Number: 2017-19165
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a final rule published on August 29, 2017. In that final rule, which became effective on the date of publication, the FAA reissued a prohibition of certain flight operations in the Damascus (OSTT) Flight Information Region (FIR) by all U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except such persons operating a U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except where the operator is a foreign air carrier. The FAA inadvertently failed to include an Amendment Number for that final rule. This document corrects that error.
General Motors LLC, Receipt of Second Petition for Inconsequentiality and Notice of Consolidation
Document Number: 2017-19139
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On January 3, 2017, TK Holdings Inc. (Takata) filed a defect information report (DIR), in which it determined that a defect existed in certain passenger-side air bag inflators that it manufactured, including passenger inflators that it supplied to General Motors, LLC (GM) for use in certain GMT900 vehicles. GM has petitioned the Agency for a decision that, because of differences in inflator design and vehicle integration, the equipment defect determined to exist by Takata is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety in the GMT900 vehicles, and that GM should therefore be relieved of its notification and remedy obligations.
Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Request for Waiver of Service Obligation, Request for Deferment of Service Obligation, and Application for Review
Document Number: 2017-19133
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-11
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 collection is for midshipmen or graduates of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) or cadets or graduates of a State Maritime Academy (SMA) who received Student Incentive Payment (SIP) Program payments to determine if: (1) A waiver should be granted of all or a portion of the service obligation contract in cases where there would be undue hardship or impossibility of performance due to accident, illness or other justifiable reasons; (2) a deferment of all or a portion of the service obligation should be granted for the purpose of entering a marine or maritime-related graduate course of study; or (3) an original decision of items 1 or 2 should be overturned based on a student or graduate's appeal. Their service obligation is required by law. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Railroad Revenue Adequacy-2016 Determination
Document Number: 2017-19100
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On September 6, 2017, the Board served a decision announcing the 2016 revenue adequacy determinations for the Nation's Class I railroads. Four carriers (BNSF Railway Company, Norfolk Southern Combined Railroad Subsidiaries, Soo Line Corporation, and Union Pacific Railroad Company) were found to be revenue adequate.
Volkswagen Group of America; Receipt of Petition for Temporary Exemption From FMVSS No. 108
Document Number: 2017-19086
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures, Volkswagen Group of America (Volkswagen, or Petitioner) has petitioned the agency for a temporary exemption from certain headlamp requirements of FMVSS No. 108 to allow the use of adaptive driving beam headlights. Volkswagen requests the exemption on the basis that it would facilitate the development or field evaluation of a new motor vehicle safety feature providing a safety level at least equal to that of the standard. NHTSA has made no judgment on the merits of the application. This notice of receipt of an application for a temporary exemption is published in accordance with statutory and administrative provisions.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2017-19074
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2017-19073
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-19039
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-700 and -700C series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that, for certain airplanes, the nose-up pitch trim limit and associated warning will allow the horizontal stabilizer position to be set outside acceptable limits for a mis-trimmed takeoff condition. This AD requires, depending on airplane configuration, replacing certain pitch trim light plates, relocating certain position warning horn switches, revising certain software, removing a certain placard, and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-18966
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A350-941 airplanes. This AD requires repetitive on-ground power cycles to reset the internal timer. This AD was prompted by the in-service loss of communication between some avionics systems and the avionics network. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-18908
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Textron Aviation Inc. Model 390 airplanes (type certificate previously held by Beechcraft Corporation). This AD was prompted by reports of hydraulic fluid loss from the engine driven pumps (EDPs) on three different airplanes. This AD requires an inspection to determine if an affected EDP is installed with replacement as necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; B/E Aerospace Protective Breathing Equipment Part Number 119003-11 and Part Number 119003-21
Document Number: 2017-18855
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-11-20 for certain B/E Aerospace protective breathing equipment (PBE) that is installed on airplanes. AD 2016-11-20 required replacing part number (P/N) 119003-11 PBE units. Since we issued AD 2016-11-20, we received a report that PBE units, P/N 119003-21, within a certain serial number range are made with candle tube material determined to have a low yield strength and may be volatile upon use or disposal. This AD retains the actions required in AD 2016-11-20 and requires inspecting and replacing P/N 119003-11 and 119003-21 PBE units. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.