Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Transportation Projects in Florida
This notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal Agencies since July 25, 2016, that are final. The actions relate to the proposed SR-87 Connector (from SR 87S to SR 87N) in Santa Rosa County; and the I-4 Beyond the Ultimate (BtU) from south of SR 528 to east of SR 472 in Orange, Seminole and Volusia Counties, in the State of Florida. These actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the projects.
Public Notice for Land Release; Skagit Regional Airport, Burlington, WA
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a proposal from the Port of Skagit County to release approximately 125 acres of airport land from Surplus Property restrictions. The property consists of 45 buildable acres and 76.5 acres of protected wetland/buffer as well as road and drainage improvements. Environmental analysis has been completed. Lots range from 1.7 acres to 8.8 acres in size. The property is located within the Bayview Ridge Subarea Plan. The release will allow the expansion of industrial facilities adjacent to the existing Paccar operation.
Railroad Cost Recovery Procedures-Productivity Adjustment
In a decision served on September 29, 2017, the Surface Transportation Board proposes a second tentative productivity adjustment for the change in the railroad productivity for the 2011- 2015 averaging period, modified to reflect new data, and invites comments on a new ``linking factor'' computed to enable the modified 2015 productivity adjustment to be compared to prior years' productivity adjustments. The Board will also hold a technical workshop with interested parties and Board staff.
Gillig, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Gillig, LLC (Gillig), has determined that certain model year (MY) 1997-2016 Gillig low floor buses do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. Gillig filed a noncompliance report dated February 24, 2017. Gillig also petitioned NHTSA on March 24, 2017, and amended it on May 10, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Stage 5 Airplane Noise Standards
The FAA is adopting a new noise standard for certain newly certificated subsonic jet airplanes and subsonic transport category large airplanes. This noise standard, known as Stage 5, applies to any person submitting an application for a new airplane type design with a maximum certificated takeoff weight of 121,254 pounds (55,000 kg) or more on or after December 31, 2017; or with maximum certificated takeoff weight of less than 121,254 pounds (55,000 kg) on or after December 31, 2020. This change will set a lower noise limit for newly certificated airplanes and harmonize the noise certification standards for those airplanes certificated in the United States with those certificated under international standards.