Department of Transportation September 29, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Document Number: 2017-21085
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Intent To Rule on a Land Release Request at Lancaster Airport (LNS), Lancaster, PA
Document Number: 2017-20969
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is requesting public comment for a land release enabling a change in use of federally obligated airport property from aeronautical to non-aeronautical use, as well as a long-term lease of such property, at Lancaster Airport, Lititz, Pennsylvania. This change in use, which involves 2.799 acres of airport property, will accommodate the construction of a convenience store. This acreage was purchased with federal financial assistance through the Federal Aid to Airports (FAAP) Program under Grant Agreement 9-36-001-5703 in 1959. In accordance with federal regulations, this notice is required to be published in the Federal Register 30 days before releasing the grant assurances that requires the property to be used for an aeronautical purpose.
Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-20953
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
In preparation for the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) meeting to be held October 16-October 27, 2017, in Montreal, Canada, the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Office of Hazardous Materials Safety and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's (PHMSA) Office of Hazardous Materials Safety announce a public meeting.
Schedule of Charges Outside the United States
Document Number: 2017-20952
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is announcing the availability of Advisory Circular (AC) 187-1L which transmits an updated schedule of charges for services of FAA Flight Standards Aviation Safety Inspectors outside the United States. The advisory circular has been updated in accordance with the procedures listed in 14 CFR part 187, Appendix A.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel CONUNDRUM; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-20915
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-29
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.
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2017-20908
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Continental Tire the Americas, LLC (CTA), has determined that certain Continental brand tires do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. CTA filed a noncompliance report dated March 31, 2017. CTA also petitioned NHTSA on April 27, 2017, and amended it on June 28, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
RTCA Federal Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-20898
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the renewal of the RTCA Charter (FAA Order 1110.77X) for 6 months, effective September 29, 2017. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is authorized to establish the RTCA advisory committee in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The current charter agreement requires that the RTCA manage various Federal subcommittees on behalf of the agency. The objective of the advisory committee is to seek resolution of issues and challenges involving air transportation concepts, requirements, operational capabilities, the associated use of technology, and related considerations to aeronautical operations that affect the future of the Air Traffic Management System and the integration of new technologies.
Thirty Fifth RTCA SC-213 Joint Plenary With EUROCAE WG-79
Document Number: 2017-20867
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Thirty Fifth RTCA SC-213 Joint Plenary with EUROCAE WG-79. SC-213 is a subcommittee to RTCA.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20830
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 757-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of scribe line damage on fuselage skin. This proposed AD would require detailed inspections of fuselage skin for the presence of scribe lines, and applicable on-condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Environmental Impacts and Related Procedures
Document Number: 2017-20565
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration
This SNPRM provides interested parties the opportunity to comment on the proposed revisions to the FHWA and FTA joint regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 4(f) requirements. The FHWA, FRA, and FTA (hereafter referred to as ``the Agencies'') propose these revisions after the enactment of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, which requires a rulemaking to address programmatic approaches in environmental reviews and makes other changes to existing law that should be addressed in a rulemaking. In this SNPRM the Agencies also propose to add FRA to regulations governing environmental impact and related procedures and the parks, recreation areas, wildlife and waterfowl refuges, and historic site, making those regulations FRA's NEPA implementing procedures and FRA's Section 4(f) implementing regulations, respectively. This SNPRM proposes to modify the FHWA/FTA Environmental Impact and Related Procedures due to changes to the environmental review process made by the FAST Act and to modify the Parks, Recreation Areas, Wildlife and Waterfowl Refuges, and Historic Sites regulations due to new exceptions created by the FAST Act. Lastly, the Agencies request comments regarding the current FHWA and FTA definition of ``existing operational right-of-way'' in their respective categorical exclusion sections. The Agencies seek comments on the proposals in this document.
Renewal of National Grain Car Council
Document Number: 2017-20287
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), notice is hereby given that the Surface Transportation Board intends to renew the charter of the National Grain Car Council (NGCC).