Department of Transportation November 1, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Ohio River Partners Shareholders LLC-Exemption for Intra-Corporate Family Transaction-Ohio River Partners LLC
Document Number: 2017-23766
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment and Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Document Number: 2017-23765
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-23757
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for a new information collection, which is summarized below under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-23755
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that FHWA will submit the collection of information described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on August 1, 2017. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden.
Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Training Provider Certification
Document Number: 2017-23750
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on July 6, 2017 (Federal Register 31388, Vol. 82, No. 128).
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company Model 777-8 and 777-9 Airplanes; Design Roll Maneuver for Electronic Flight Controls
Document Number: 2017-23701
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 777-8 and 777-9 airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport- category airplanes. This design feature is an electronic flight-control system (EFCS) that provides control of the airplane through pilot inputs to the flight computer. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company Model 777-8 and 777-9 Airplanes; Interaction of Systems and Structures
Document Number: 2017-23699
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 777-8 and 777-9 airplanes. These airplanes will have novel or unusual design features when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport- category airplanes. These design features include systems that, directly or as a result of failure or malfunction, affect airplane structural performance. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: The Boeing Company Model 777-8 and 777-9 Airplanes; Folding Wingtips
Document Number: 2017-23698
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for Boeing Model 777-8 and 777-9 airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. This design feature is folding wingtips. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Embraer, S.A., Model ERJ 190-300 Airplane; Dive-Speed Definition With High-Speed-Protection System
Document Number: 2017-23697
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document corrects an error that appeared in Docket No. FAA-2016-9403, Special Conditions No. 25-643-SC, which was published in the Federal Register on March 17, 2017 (82 FR 14117). The error is an incorrect citation of a section in a cited advisory circular.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lemoore NAS, CA
Document Number: 2017-23675
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule, technical amendment published in Federal Register on September 21, 2017, that removes the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status information contained in the legal description of Class E airspace designated as an extension at Lemoore NAS (Reeves Field), Lemoore, CA. The airspace description contained the following wording in error: ``. . . within a 5.2-mile radius of Lemoore NAS (Reeves Field), and . . . .'' This wording is removed. This action does not affect the charted boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Prineville, OR
Document Number: 2017-23674
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface, at Prineville Airport, Prineville, OR, to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Bend, OR
Document Number: 2017-23673
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward From 700 feet above the surface at Bend Municipal Airport, Bend, OR to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Amendment of Class E Airspace, for Stevens Point, WI
Document Number: 2017-23434
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Stevens Point Municipal Airport, Stevens Point, WI. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Stevens Point co-located VHF omnidirectional range tactical air navigation system (VORTAC) and cancellation of the VOR approaches. This action enhances the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Normal and Transport Category Rotorcraft Certification
Document Number: 2017-23360
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend the certification standards of normal and transport category helicopters. The proposed changes are necessary to address modern designs currently used in the rotorcraft industry and would reduce the burden on applicants for certification of new rotorcraft designs. The proposed changes would reduce or eliminate the need for certain special conditions currently required to obtain certification of modern rotorcraft. The proposed changes would also incorporate the requirements of equivalent level of safety findings that the FAA has imposed as conditions for approving certain design features.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Deblois, ME
Document Number: 2017-23255
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Deblois, ME, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures (SIAPs) serving Deblois Flight Strip. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Fort Knox, KY, and Louisville, KY
Document Number: 2017-23254
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace by removing the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status at Godman Army Airfield (AAF) Fort Knox, KY; and Bowman Field Airport, Louisville, KY. This action also updates and corrects the geographic coordinates of these airports, and Louisville International Airport-Standiford Field (formerly Louisville Standiford Field) in the associated Class D and E airspace descriptions. This action enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Greenville, NC
Document Number: 2017-23252
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E surface airspace at Greenville, NC, by removing Pitt County Memorial Hospital Heliport from the Class E surface area airspace associated with Pitt-Greenville Airport. Helicopters departing from the heliport must now receive clearance. Consequently, the cut out from Class E surface airspace is no longer required. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport under Class E surface airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth, to coincide with the FAAs aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Berlin, NH
Document Number: 2017-23250
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Berlin, NH, due to the addition of a localizer performance with vertical guidance function (LPV) instrument procedure to runway 18 being created for Berlin Regional Airport (formerly Berlin Municipal Airport). This action also would update the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database, and would enhance the safety and management of instrument flight rules operations (IFR) at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Scottsboro, AL
Document Number: 2017-23248
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Scottsboro, AL, by updating the heliport name to Highland Medical Center Heliport, (formerly Jackson County Hospital), and updating the geographic coordinates of the heliport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Oskaloosa, IA
Document Number: 2017-23247
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of August 28, 2017 that modifies E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Oskaloosa Municipal Airport, Oskaloosa, IA, to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. The FAA identified that the reference to the Ottumwa, IA Class E airspace was not removed from the legal description as it should have been.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hanford, CA
Document Number: 2017-23244
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Hanford Municipal Airport, Hanford, CA, by enlarging the airspace to accommodate area navigation (RNAV) procedures at the airport, removing the Visalia VHF omnidirectional range/distance measuring equipment (VOR/DME) from the airspace description, and amending the geographic coordinates of the airport. This action also would remove Blair Airport from the airport description as the airport no longer exists. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.