Department of Transportation December 22, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Availability of Final Report on Regulatory Review Under Executive Order 13783
Document Number: 2017-27654
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) announces the availability of its report issued under Section 2 of Executive Order 13783, ``Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.''
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2017-27635
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
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 collections and their expected burden. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period was published on October 2, 2017.
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2017-27634
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board has approved the first quarter 2018 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. A new base level for the index is calculated in the Board's decision, as the statute requires be done every five years. The first quarter 2018 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.027. The first quarter 2018 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.422. The first quarter 2018 RCAF-5 is 0.402.
The Indiana Rail Road Company-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-27604
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel CHASIN TAIL 2; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2017-27576
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.- build requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Airworthiness Directives; Zodiac Seats France, Cabin Attendant Seats
Document Number: 2017-27570
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Zodiac Seats France, 536 Series Cabin Attendant Seats. This proposed AD was prompted by cracks found in a highly concentrated stress area of the seat pan hinges. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections and replacement of the seat pan. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.