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

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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.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Transportation Projects in Florida
Document Number: 2017-21372
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-04
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 2017-21361
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 2017-21348
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-04
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 2017-21257
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
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
Document Number: 2017-21092
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
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.
Notice of Rights and Protections Available Under the Federal Antidiscrimination and Whistleblower Protection Laws
Document Number: 2017-21197
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-03
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
This Notice implements Title II of the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act of 2002). It is the annual obligation for Federal agencies to notify all employees, former employees, and applicants for Federal employment of the rights and protections available to them under the Federal Anti-discrimination and Whistleblower Protection Laws.
Advisory Board-Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2017-21155
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-03
Agency: Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the public meeting via conference call of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Advisory Board.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hattiesburg, MS
Document Number: 2017-20967
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Forrest General Hospital Heliport, Hattiesburg, MS, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving Forrest General Hospital Heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the heliport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Picayune, MS
Document Number: 2017-20966
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Picayune, MS, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving Highland Community Hospital Heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the heliport.
Airworthiness Directives; Siemens S.A.S. Smoke Detectors
Document Number: R1-2017-20425
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
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.
Establishment of Restricted Area R-2306F; Yuma Proving Ground, AZ
Document Number: C1-2017-20590
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notification of Regulatory Review
Document Number: 2017-21101
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation (Department or DOT) is reviewing its existing regulations and other agency actions to evaluate their continued necessity, determine whether they are crafted effectively to solve current problems, and evaluate whether they potentially burden the development or use of domestically produced energy resources. As part of these reviews, the Department invites the public to provide input on existing rules and other agency actions that are good candidates for repeal, replacement, suspension, or modification. The Department may also hold a public meeting to discuss and consider comments from members of the public.
Ex Parte Communications in Informal Rulemaking Proceedings
Document Number: 2017-21093
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In this decision, the Surface Transportation Board (the Board) proposes to modify its regulations to permit, subject to disclosure requirements, ex parte communications in informal rulemaking proceedings. The Board also proposes other changes to its ex parte rules that would clarify and update when and how interested persons may communicate informally with the Board regarding pending proceedings other than rulemakings. The intent of the proposed regulations is to enhance the Board's ability to make informed decisions through increased stakeholder communications while ensuring that the Board's record-building process in rulemaking proceedings remains transparent and fair.
Thirty Sixth RTCA SC-216 Aeronautical Systems Security Plenary
Document Number: 2017-21057
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Thirty Sixth RTCA SC-216 Plenary.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements
Document Number: 2017-21053
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2017-21051
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Requirements (ICRs) abstracted below have been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describe the nature of the information collection and their expected burdens. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collections of information was published on June 19, 2017 (82 FR 27958).
Notice of Submission Deadline for Schedule Information for Chicago O'Hare International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport for the Summer 2018 Scheduling Season
Document Number: 2017-21045
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under this notice, the FAA announces the submission deadline of October 5, 2017, for summer 2018 flight schedules at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO), in accordance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Worldwide Slot Guidelines (WSG). The deadline coincides with the schedule submission deadline for the IATA Slot Conference for the summer 2018 scheduling season.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-21022
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of the FAA's regulatory activities. 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.
Pipeline Safety: Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility Annual Report
Document Number: 2017-21004
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) is announcing OMB approval of the annual report for Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities.
Twenty-Fourth RTCA SC-223 IPS and AeroMACS Plenary
Document Number: 2017-20968
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Twenty-Fourth RTCA SC-223 IPS and AeroMACS Plenary. SC-223 is a subcommittee to RTCA.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Pulaski, WI
Document Number: 2017-20959
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Carter Airport, Pulaski, WI. The FAA is proposing this action due to the cancellation of the instrument procedures into the airport, resulting in the airport no longer qualifying for controlled airspace.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Centerville, MD
Document Number: 2017-20958
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Centerville, MD. Because the Maryland State Police Trooper 6 Heliport has moved, controlled airspace is no longer required at this location. Another rulemaking will be forthcoming establishing controlled airspace at the heliport's new location.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Wellsboro, PA
Document Number: 2017-20957
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Wellsboro, PA, as the airspace surrounding Wellsboro Johnston Airport was inadvertently removed from the airspace description. This action enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Columbia, MS
Document Number: 2017-20956
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Marion General Hospital Heliport, Columbia, MS, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving Marion General Hospital Heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the heliport.
Establishment of Temporary Restricted Area R-5602; Fort Sill, OK
Document Number: 2017-20954
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes temporary restricted area R-5602, over the Fort Sill, OK, R-5601 restricted area complex, to support the U.S. Army Maneuver & Fires Integration Experiment (MFIX) 2018 scheduled for December 2017. MFIX 2018 is planned to exercise hazardous laser operations conducting counter unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) activities. The temporary restricted area will be in effect from December 4 through December 15, 2017.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Wellington, KS
Document Number: 2017-20850
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Wellington Municipal Airport, Wellington, KS. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Wellington non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach, and enhances the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Windsor Locks, CT
Document Number: 2017-20848
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Windsor Locks, CT, by removing the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status at Bradley International Airport under Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class C surface area. This change enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at Bradley International Airport under these Class E airspace designations. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; New Bern, NC
Document Number: 2017-20845
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and Class E airspace at Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (formally Craven County Regional Airport), New Bern, NC. The Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status is removed from Class E airspace designated as an extension. Also, under Class E surface airspace, the segment using the New Bern VHF omnidirectional range/distance measuring equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid used to describe the northeast and southwest extensions to the airport is removed. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport, updates the airport's name, and makes an editorial change replacing Airport/ Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace. Also, the docket number for this rule is corrected to FAA-2017-0230.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ellendale, ND
Document Number: 2017-20843
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace at Ellendale, ND. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new special instrument approach procedures developed at Ellendale Municipal Airport, for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hot Springs, VA
Document Number: 2017-20841
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Hot Springs, VA, by adding controlled airspace for Bath Community Hospital Heliport to the Ingalls Field Airport airspace designation. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the heliport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of Ingalls Field Airport in the associated Class E airspace. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20831
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009-17-01, which applied to certain Gulfstream Model G-IV, GIV-X, GV-SP airplanes and Model GV airplanes. AD 2009-17-01 required an inspection for sealant applied to the exterior of the auxiliary power unit (APU) enclosure (firewall), and a revision of the airplane flight manual (AFM), as applicable. This AD requires revising the AFM and revising the applicability to include additional airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that the type design sealant applied to the APU enclosure failed certain tests. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20824
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by the failure of the fire control amplifier (FCA), which was likely caused by an electrical short in a discharged squib for a fire extinguishing bottle. This AD requires replacing certain circuit breakers. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20691
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This AD was prompted by a review showing that inadequate clearance may exist between certain electrical wiring and nearby structures. This AD requires an inspection of certain electrical wiring bundles and feeders, modifications, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20689
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-01-15, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes. AD 2011-01-15 required repetitive inspections for cracking of the fuselage skin of the crown skin panel along the chem-milled step at certain stringers, and repair if necessary. This AD adds repetitive inspections for cracking in additional areas, and repair if necessary; removes airplanes from the applicability; adds an optional skin panel replacement, which terminates all inspections; adds an optional preventive modification, which terminates certain inspections; and reduces the compliance time for certain inspections. This AD was prompted by reports of the initiation of new fatigue cracking in the fuselage skin of the crown skin panel along locally thinned channels adjacent to the chem-milled steps. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-20560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-10-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by significant changes made to the airworthiness limitations (AWL) related to fuel tank ignition prevention and the nitrogen generation system. This proposed AD would require revision of the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include the latest revision of the AWLs. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.