Department of Transportation October 5, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at Greenville SCTAC Airport, Greenville, South Carolina
Document Number: 2017-21501
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a request from the City and County of Greenville to waive the requirement that one parcel (350.285 acres) of surplus property, located at the Greenville SCTAC Airport be used for aeronautical purposes. Currently, ownership of the property provides for protection of FAR Part 77 surfaces and compatible land use.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2017-21455
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for three 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 individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Reinstatement of an Information Collection: Practices of Household Goods Brokers; Correction
Document Number: 2017-21454
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document makes a correction to a notice published in the Federal Register on August 16, 2014, regarding the reinstatement of an Information Collection Request for the Practices of Household Goods Brokers. The correction involves the inclusion of a citation and clarification in the explanation of the reduction of burden hours.
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: 2017-21442
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This NPRM follows a series of related rules that established a set of performance measures for State departments of transportation (State DOT) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) to use as required by Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. In the last of that series of rules, published on January 18, 2017, FHWA established a measure on the percent change in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the reference year 2017, generated by on-road mobile sources on the National Highway System (NHS) (also referred to as the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) measure). Through this NPRM, FHWA proposes to repeal the GHG measure.
Notice of Intent To Grant a Buy America Waiver to the City of Raleigh To Use Certain Non-Domestic Components of a Fire Alarm System
Document Number: 2017-21441
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing this notice to advise the public it intends to grant the City of Raleigh (City) a waiver from FRA's Buy America requirement to use certain non-domestic components of a fire alarm system Code Electric, Inc. provided for the Raleigh Union Station project, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Code Electric, Inc. is an electrical contractor for the Raleigh Union Station project.
Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 5
Document Number: 2017-21417
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-05
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 the Puerto Rico Public Service Commission within the Hurricane Maria emergency and disaster areas of Puerto Rico. This Waiver Order is effective September 28, 2017, and shall remain in effect for 7 days from the date of issuance.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fort Scott, KS; and Phillipsburg, KS
Document Number: 2017-21362
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Fort Scott Municipal Airport, Fort Scott, KS, and Phillipsburg Municipal Airport, Phillipsburg, KS. The FAA is proposing this action due to the decommissioning of the Fort Scott non-directional beacon (NDB) and the Phillipsburg NDB and the cancellation of the associated instrument approach procedures. This action would enhance the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2017-21285
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) AS907-1-1A turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by reports of loss of power due to failure of the second stage low-pressure turbine (LPT2) blade. This AD requires a one- time inspection of the LPT2 blades and, if the blades fail the inspection, the replacement of the blades with a part eligible for installation. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2017-21222
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-05
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: 2017-21220
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-05
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: 2017-19041
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for The Boeing Company Model 707 airplanes equipped with a main cargo door (MCD). This AD was prompted by analysis of the cam support assemblies of the MCD that indicated the repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections required by the existing maintenance program are not adequate to detect cracks before two adjacent cam support assemblies of the MCD could fail. This AD requires repetitive ultrasonic inspections for cracking of the cam support assemblies of the MCD, and replacement if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.