Department of Transportation December 28, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2017-28150
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for iron and steel components of Georgia Ports Authority (GPA)-procured Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes that will increase intermodal capacity at the Garden City Terminal in Garden City, Georgia. These iron and steel components are not manufactured (from melting to coating) in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality. This notice follows FHWA's November 20, 2017, notice finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for 33 specific iron and steel components of the GPA Project by adding new items to the list of waived products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification: Air Carriers and Commercial Operators
Document Number: 2017-28052
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
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 collection involves air carrier and commercial operator certificate holders. The information collected will be used to ensure regulatory compliance.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Approval of New Information Collection: Generic Clearance for Customer Interactions
Document Number: 2017-28049
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments concerning our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of a new generic information collection. As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public, FAA is requesting approval of a New Generic Information Collection Request: ``Generic Clearance for Customer Interactions''.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2017-28039
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-28034
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
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.
Notice of Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council Vacancies
Document Number: 2017-28011
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board hereby gives notice of vacancies on RSTAC for two small shipper representatives, one large shipper representative, two small railroad representatives, and two large railroad representatives. The Board seeks suggestions for candidates to fill these vacancies.
Revisions to Arbitration Procedures
Document Number: 2017-28009
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-28007
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. 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.
Drug and Alcohol Testing: Determination of Minimum Random Testing Rates for 2018
Document Number: 2017-27976
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This notification of determination announces the FRA Administrator's minimum annual random drug and alcohol testing rates for calendar year 2018.
Notice of Availability of Categorical Exclusion and Record of Decision (CATEX/ROD) for LGA RNAV (GPS) Runway 13 Procedure
Document Number: 2017-27965
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA, Eastern Service Area is issuing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the Categorical Exclusion/Record of Decision (CATEX/ROD) for the LaGuardia Airport (LGA) RNAV (GPS) Runway 13 (RWY 13) procedure. The FAA reviewed the action and determined it to be categorically excluded from further environmental documentation.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Agricultural Retailers Association
Document Number: 2017-27884
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) has requested an exemption on behalf of its members from the requirement that motor carriers and their drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) use an electronic logging device (ELD) to record the driver hours-of-service (HOS). ARA states that the ELD requirement imposes undue economic and other burdens on its member retailers and distributors of farm-related products and services. It asserts that ELDs fail to properly record the complex HOS data, are not properly certified by the FMCSA, and do not provide appropriate cyber-security safeguards. ARA also asserts that ELDs will not function properly in many locations in rural America because of poor internet and cellular connectivity. ARA states that the operations of its members under exemption from the ELD requirements will achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent the proposed exemption. FMCSA requests public comment on ARA's application for exemption.
Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Seamen's Claims, Administrative Action and Litigation
Document Number: 2017-27474
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-28
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments on our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information to be collected will be used to evaluate injury claims made by seamen working aboard government-owned vessels. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.