Department of Transportation September 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).
Revised Notice of Land Use Change and Release of Grant Assurance Restrictions at the Sacramento International Airport (SMF), Sacramento, California
Document Number: 2017-20851
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This Notice revises ``Notice of Land Use Change and Release of Grant Assurance Restrictions at the Sacramento International Airport'', June 14, 2016, Page 38772. The previous Notice proposed to rule and invite public comment on the application for a land-use change for approximately 31.1 acres of airport property at Sacramento International Airport (SMF), California. The parcel size has changed from 31.1 acres to approximately 35.32 acres of airport property. The land use change will allow airport land to be released from the aeronautical use provisions of the Grant Assurances that require it to serve an airport purposes since the land is not needed for aeronautical uses. The reuse of the land for energy generating solar arrays represents a compatible land use that will not interfere with the airport or its operations. The solar generated electricity will benefit the airport by producing a market return on the land while reducing electrical costs. Cost savings will equal or exceed the fair market rental value of the land occupied by the solar farms. These benefits will serve the interest of civil aviation and contribute to the self- sustainability of the airport.
Notice of Cancellation of Preparation of Environmental Impact Statement for Replacement General Aviation Airport, Mesquite, Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2017-20839
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it has discontinued preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a construction of a Replacement General Aviation Airport for Mesquite, Nevada. On November 14, 2011, FAA published a notice of suspension of the EIS in the Federal Register (76 FR 70530). The FAA received a letter dated September 27, 2011, from the City of Mesquite, Nevada asking the FAA to suspend any further work on the EIS. The reasons for this action include the local economic conditions in Mesquite and other local fiscal and budgetary constraints. The Mesquite Lands Act of 1988 (the Act), as amended, provided land to the City of Mesquite for the replacement airport, expired on November 14, 2011 and was not extended or renewed by Congress. The original purpose and need for the proposed relocated airport no longer exists. The City of Mesquite, the owner and operator of the existing Mesquite Municipal Airport, has not included a replacement airport in its 5-year Airport Capital Improvement Program. As a result, FAA has determined the proposed replacement General Aviation Airport for Mesquite, Nevada is not ripe for decision at this time.
RTCA PMC Program Management Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-20828
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Program Management Committee Meeting. This is a subcommittee to RTCA.
Eighty Sixth RTCA SC-147 Plenary Session
Document Number: 2017-20827
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Eighty Sixth RTCA SC-147 Plenary Session. This is a subcommittee to RTCA.
Fifty Second RTCA SC-224 Plenary
Document Number: 2017-20826
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Fifty Second RTCA SC-224 Plenary. This is a subcommittee to RTCA.
National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program
Document Number: 2017-20804
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the effective date for specific portions of the National Performance Management measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program Final Rule (PM#3).
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2017-20797
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on an information collection pertaining to hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request renewal from the Office of Management and Budget.
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2017-20796
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on 11 information collections pertaining to hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request renewal from the Office of Management and Budget. On April 21, 2017, PHMSA published a notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on these ICRs [82 FR 18828] under Docket No. PHMSA-2017-0018 (Notice No. 2017-01). PHMSA received one comment; however, it was outside the scope of the April 21, 2017, notice.
Forty Ninth RTCA SC-206 Plenary
Document Number: 2017-20795
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Forty Ninth RTCA SC-206 Plenary. This is a subcommittee to RTCA.
Twenty Seventh RTCA SC-222 Plenary
Document Number: 2017-20794
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Twenty Seventh RTCA SC-222 Plenary. This is a subcommittee to RTCA.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-20776
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TFE731-20 and TFE731-40 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by two fan disks found with a manufacturing-caused flaw. This AD requires removing affected fan disks and replacing fan disks with a part eligible for installation. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 4
Document Number: 2017-20766
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is issuing an emergency waiver order to persons conducting operations under the direction of Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 or United States Coast Guard 7th District within the Hurricane Maria emergency and disaster areas of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. This Waiver Order is effective September 22, 2017, and shall remain in effect for 30 days from the date of issuance.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-20718
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-Trent 875-17, RB211-Trent 877-17, RB211-Trent 884-17, RB211-Trent 884B-17, RB211-Trent 892-17, RB211- Trent 892B-17, and RB211-Trent 895-17 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by low-pressure compressor (LPC) case A-frame hollow locating pins that may have reduced integrity due to incorrect heat treatment. This proposed AD would require replacement of the LPC case A-frame hollow locating pins. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-20702
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 553-61, Trent 553A2-61, Trent 556-61, Trent 556A2-61, Trent 556B-61, Trent 556B2-61, Trent 560-61, and Trent 560A2-61 turbofan engines. This AD requires replacement of the low- pressure compressor (LPC) case A-frame hollow locating pins. This AD was prompted by LPC case A-frame hollow locating pins that may have reduced integrity due to incorrect heat treatment. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Program for Eliminating Duplication of Environmental Reviews
Document Number: 2017-20561
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration
This NPRM provides interested parties with the opportunity to comment on proposed regulations governing the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Program for Eliminating Duplication of Environmental Reviews (Program) established by Section 1309 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). Section 1309 directed the U.S. Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to establish a pilot program authorizing up to five States to conduct environmental reviews and make approvals for projects under State environmental laws and regulations instead of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FAST Act requires the Secretary, in consultation with the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), to promulgate regulations to implement the requirements of the Program, including application requirements and criteria necessary to determine whether State laws and regulations are at least as stringent as the applicable Federal law. The FHWA, FRA, and FTA, hereinafter referred to as ``the Agencies,'' are proposing these regulations on behalf of the Secretary and seek comments on the proposals contained in this NPRM. This rule would also implement a provision in Section 1308 of the FAST Act that amends the corrective action period that the Agencies must provide to a State participating in the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program (Section 327 Program).
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Auburn Aviation
Document Number: 2017-20603
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Midland, TX and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Odessa, TX and Midland, TX
Document Number: 2017-20592
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Midland International Air and Space Port Airport (formerly Midland International Airport), Midland, TX, due to the closing of Mabee Ranch Airport, decommissioning of the Mabee non- directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of NDB approaches at Mabee Ranch Airport. Additionally, this action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Odessa Airport-Schlemeyer Field, Odessa, TX and Midland Airpark, Midland, TX, to accommodate special instrument approach procedures developed at these airports to enhance the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations. Also, an editorial change is made to the Class E surface area airspace legal description replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement. In addition, the airport name is changed to Midland International Air and Space Port Airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Louisiana Towns; Leesville, LA; and Patterson, LA
Document Number: 2017-20591
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Leesville City Airport, Leesville, LA, and Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport, Patterson, LA. Airspace redesign is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Leesville non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and the Patterson radio beacon (RBN), and cancellation of NDB and RBN approaches, and for the safe management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. Additionally, this action amends the geographic coordinates at Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport, to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Norman, OK; and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Oklahoma City, OK
Document Number: 2017-20572
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace and establish Class E airspace designated as a surface area at University of Oklahoma Westheimer Airport, Norman, OK. The University of Oklahoma Westheimer Airport requested establishment of this airspace. This action would also amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at the University of Oklahoma Westheimer Airport, Norman, OK, contained within the Oklahoma City, OK, airspace description, by removing the Oklahoma Westheimer Airport ILS localizer and realigning the southwest segment. Additionally, the name of the University of Oklahoma Westheimer Airport would be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database in Class D airspace. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20567
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-15-10, which applied to all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD 2015-15-10 required repetitive inspections of the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA) for damage, and replacement if necessary; and replacement of the THSA after reaching a certain life limit. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of certain THSAs, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by the establishment of an additional life limit for the THSA, based on flight cycles. In addition, the THSA manufacturer has issued service information which, when accomplished, increases the life limit of the THSA. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20566
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for all Airbus Model A318-111 and -112 airplanes; Model A319- 111, -112, -113, -114, and -115 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, and - 214 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -211, -212, and -213 airplanes. This action revises the NPRM by expanding the list of affected engine fan cowl door (FCD) part numbers and adding Airbus Model A320-216 airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this Airworthiness Directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions impose an additional burden over those proposed in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20559
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-13-05, which applied to all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, A340- 300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes. AD 2017-13-05 required an inspection, corrective actions if necessary, lubrication of the ball- nut, modification of the trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuator (THSA), and additional work for previously modified airplanes. For certain airplanes, AD 2017-13-05 required installation of an electronic harness, terminating actions, and a ball-screw assembly inspection. This AD clarifies the formatting of a figure in the published version of AD 2017-13-05. This AD was prompted by reports indicating that affected parties misinterpreted the intent of a figure as formatted in the published version of AD 2017-13-05, which could result in a negative effect on compliance. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection
Document Number: 2017-20350
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is issuing this final rule to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 305, ``Electric-powered vehicles: Electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection,'' to adopt various electrical safety requirements found in Global Technical Regulation (GTR) No. 13, ``Hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles,'' and other sources. This final rule updates FMVSS No. 305 using modern and harmonized safety requirements and facilitates the introduction of new technologies, including hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCVs) and 48-volt mild hybrid technologies. This final rule is a deregulatory action. It imposes no costs and adjusts FMVSS No. 305 to give more flexibility to manufacturers not only to use modern electrical safety designs to produce electric vehicles, but also to introduce new technologies to the U.S. market. To expand FMVSS No. 305's performance requirements beyond post-crash conditions, NHTSA adopts electrical safety requirements to protect against direct and indirect contact of high voltage sources during everyday operation of electric-powered vehicles. Also, NHTSA adopts an optional method of meeting post-crash electrical safety requirements, consistent with that in GTR No. 13, involving use of physical barriers to prevent direct or indirect contact (by occupants, emergency services personnel and others) with high voltage sources.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20213
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-401 and -402 airplanes. This AD was prompted by the discovery of cracking on two test spoiler power control unit (PCU) manifolds during testing by the manufacturer. This AD requires replacement of affected spoiler PCUs. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20113
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-26-10, which applied to all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD 2014-26-10 required revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This new AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or revised airworthiness limitation requirements. This AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations are necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20112
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model CN-235, CN-235-100, CN-235-200, and CN-235-300 airplanes; and Model C-295 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of leakage of motorized cross-feed fuel valves. This AD requires repetitive inspections and operational checks of the affected fuel valves, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Establishment of Restricted Area R-2306F; Yuma Proving Ground, AZ
Document Number: 2017-20590
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes restricted area R-2306F in the vicinity of Laguna Army Airfield (LGF) at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ. The restricted area allows Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) to maximize the existing fixed infrastructure to support current and future hazardous test programs while minimizing the risk to public and non-participating aircraft. These programs involve ground and airborne testing of non- eye-safe lasers, high energy radars and the development of unproven weapon systems and this ensures the safer testing and evaluation of these programs without impacting non-participating aircraft and general public.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Harnett Regional Jetport, Harnett County, NC
Document Number: 2017-20574
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is requesting public comment on a request by the County of Harnett of North Carolina, owner of the Harnett Regional Jetport, to change a portion of airport property from aeronautical to non-aeronautical use at the Harnett Regional Jetport. The request consists of approximately 2.49 acres to Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. for use as a permanent utility easement for the installation of a gas line.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20545
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of wire damage on a fuel boost pump power cable, and a separate report of a fuel tank explosion on a similarly equipped airplane. This proposed AD would require the installation of new shielded wire bundles and convoluted liners within fuel tank conduits, and revision of the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate certain airworthiness limitations (AWLs). We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-20531
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) model Tay 620-15 turbofan engines. This AD requires reducing the maximum approved life limit. This AD was prompted by RRD recalculating the life limit for certain high-pressure compressor (HPC) stage 12 rotor disks. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Hours of Service of Drivers: National Tank Truck Carriers; Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2017-20525
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. (NTTC) requesting exemption from the requirement that drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) obtain a 30-minute rest break. The exemption would enable drivers engaged in the transportation of petroleum-based fuels to use 30 minutes of time attending the load to satisfy the 30-minute rest break requirement. FMCSA requests public comment on NTTC's application for exemption.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2017-20524
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for two 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 individual to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Notice of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-20505
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC), pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; BNSF Railway Company
Document Number: 2017-20498
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Wayne, NE
Document Number: 2017-20433
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending up to 700 feet above the surface at Wayne Municipal/Stan Morris Field (formally the 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 new airport name was not included in the NPRM and is being corrected. The geographic coordinates of the airport also are updated to be in concert with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; Siemens S.A.S. Smoke Detectors
Document Number: 2017-20425
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Siemens S.A.S. smoke detectors installed on various transport category airplanes. This AD requires inspection and replacement of the affected smoke detectors. This AD was prompted by a report that the affected smoke detectors failed an acceptance test. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-20420
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent XWB-75, Trent XWB-79, Trent XWB-79B, and Trent XWB-84, turbofan engines. This AD requires replacement of the low-pressure compressor (LPC) case support inboard pins. This AD was prompted by LPC case support inboard pins that may have reduced integrity due to incorrect heat treatment. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Technify Motors GmbH Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2017-20419
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Technify Motors GmbH TAE 125-02 reciprocating engines. This AD requires replacement of the clutch with a dual mass flywheel. This AD was prompted by a loss of engine power in flight caused by oil leaking from the gearbox radial shaft sealing ring that contaminated the clutch. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.