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

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Notification of Regulatory Review
Document Number: 2017-23964
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-03
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The U.S. Department of Transportation (the Department or DOT) is reopening the comment period for its Notification of Regulatory Review for 30 days. The comment period ends November 1, 2017. The reopened comment period will end December 1, 2017.
Goose Lake Railway, LLC-Change in Operator Exemption-LRY, LLC d.b.a. Lake Railway
Document Number: 2017-23951
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-03
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Board of Visitors Meeting
Document Number: 2017-23907
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-03
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces that the following U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Academy) Board of Visitors (BOV) meeting will take place: 1. Date: November 6, 2017. 2. Time: 11:00-12:00 p.m. 3. Location: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY; Crabtree Room in the library. 4. Purpose of the Meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to provide for an annual visit of the members to the Academy. 5. Agenda Summary: a. Vote on the BOV charter b. Briefing on the state of the Academy and the status of reaccreditation. 6. Public Access to the Meeting: This meeting is open to the public. Seating is on a first-come basis. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting will need to show photo identification in order to gain access to the meeting location.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration System (sUAS)
Document Number: 2017-23893
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. Aircraft registration is necessary to ensure personal accountability among all users of the national airspace system. Aircraft registration also allows the FAA and law enforcement agencies to address non-compliance by providing the means by which to identify an aircraft's owner and operator. This collection also permits individuals to amend their record in the registration database.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Helicopter Air Ambulance Operator Reports
Document Number: 2017-23892
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 mandates that all helicopter air ambulance operators must begin reporting the number of flights and hours flown, along with other specified information, during which helicopters operated by the certificate holder are providing helicopter air ambulance services. The helicopter air ambulance operational data provided to the FAA will be used by the agency as background information useful in the development of risk mitigation strategies to reduce the helicopter air ambulance accident rate, and to meet the mandates set by Congress.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Reinstated Approval of Information Collection: Flight Simulation Device Initial and Continuing Qualification and Use
Document Number: 2017-23891
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. This request for clearance reflects requirements necessary to ensure safety-of-flight by ensuring that complete and adequate training, testing, checking, and experience is obtained and maintained by those who operate under certain parts of FAA's regulations and use flight simulation in lieu of aircraft for these functions.
Airworthiness Directives; Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2017-23606
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arriel 2E turboshaft engines. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of ruptured front support pins on the accessory gearbox front support. This proposed AD would require replacement of the accessory gearbox front support. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH)
Document Number: 2017-23201
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-16- 14 for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (now Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH) Model EC 135 P1, P2, P2+, T1, T2, and T2+ helicopters. AD 2013- 16-14 currently requires installing a washer in and modifying the main transmission filter housing upper part. Since we issued AD 2013-16-14, Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH has extended the overhaul interval for the main transmission and determined that other models may have the same unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2013-16-14, add models to the applicability, and revise the required compliance time for the modification. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-22558
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-12- 16, for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 airplanes. AD 2005-12-16 requires an inspection to determine the part number of the passenger service unit (PSU) panels for the PSU modification status, and corrective actions if applicable. Since we issued AD 2005-12-16, we have determined that the required modification actions might not have been implemented correctly. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the PSU panels and the PSU panel/airplane interface connectors for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also remove airplanes from the applicability. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Sureride Charter Inc.-Acquisition of Control-McClintock Enterprises, Inc. D/B/A Goldfield Stage & Company
Document Number: 2017-23904
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On October 3, 2017, Sureride Charter Inc. d/b/a Sundiego Charter Co. d/b/a SunExpress Charter Co. (SCI), an interstate passenger motor carrier, filed an application to acquire McClintock Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Goldfield Stage & Company (the Acquisition Carrier), an interstate passenger motor carrier. The Board is tentatively approving and authorizing the transaction, and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action. Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow the rules.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Information Collection: FAA Aircraft Noise Complaint and Inquiry System (FAA Noise Portal)
Document Number: 2017-23890
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a voluntary information collection. The collection is part of FAA's goal to more effectively and efficiently address noise complaints or inquiries it receives. The collection includes information such as name, email address, street or cross street, city, state, zip code and a description of the aircraft noise complaint or inquiry. The level of information to be collected is necessary to allow FAA to respond to the noise complaint or inquiry. Currently, the FAA receives noise complaints or inquiries in many formats sent to many different people in the agency. This collection will provide clear points of entry at the FAA regional and headquarters level for the public to submit noise complaints or inquiries using a web based system with consistent collection fields that will populate a national database.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2017-23871
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. The agency did not receive comments on the Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period published on July 20, 2017.
Highway Safety Programs; Conforming Products List of Evidential Breath Alcohol Measurement Devices
Document Number: 2017-23869
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice updates the Conforming Products List (CPL) published in the Federal Register on June 14, 2012 (77 FR 35747) for instruments that conform to the Model Specifications for Evidential Breath Alcohol Measurement Devices dated, September 17, 1993 (58 FR 48705). This notice also informs the public that all future updates to the CPL will be posted on NHTSA's Web site.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2017-23867
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
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 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 reinstatements of previously approved collections. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Motorcyclist Advisory Council to the Federal Highway Administration
Document Number: 2017-23862
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the first meeting of the Motorcycle Advisory Council (MAC) to the FHWA. The purpose of this meeting is to advise the Secretary of Transportation, through the Administrator of the FHWA, on infrastructure issues of concern to motorcyclists, including; barrier design, road design, construction and maintenance practices, and the architecture and implementation of intelligent transportation system technologies, pursuant to Section 1426 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-23860
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
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, 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2017-23847
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
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, 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.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-23846
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-23845
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-23844
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-23843
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-23842
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-23841
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-23840
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Agusta S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2017-23200
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model AW189 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting and altering the emergency flotation system (EFS). This proposed AD is prompted by a report of punctured EFS kits. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these helicopters.
Airworthiness Directives; AgustaWestland S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2017-23199
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain AgustaWestland S.p.A. (AgustaWestland) Model AW189 helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing the seal and filler wedges of all emergency exit windows. The proposed actions are prompted by a report that some windows were improperly glued when installed. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these products.
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.