Department of Transportation December 29, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-28158
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-08-01, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. AD 2015-08-01 required, depending on airplane configuration, installing new relays and bracket assemblies, inspecting to ensure that the new relays do not contact adjacent wire bundles, torqueing the bracket assembly installation nuts and ground stud nuts, retesting the bond resistance between the bracket assemblies and the terminal lugs on the ground studs, and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD does not retain any requirements, and instead requires deactivating the spoiler control module relays and capping and stowing the associated wiring on airplanes on which the actions required by AD 2015-08-01 have been done. This AD was prompted by a report of an uncommanded spoiler movement during flap configuration just before landing, on an airplane on which the actions required by AD 2015-08-01 had been done. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Qualifications of Drivers; Applications for Exemptions; Hearing
Document Number: 2017-28128
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The FMCSA announces its response to public comments regarding the granting of exemptions from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). Since February 2013, FMCSA has granted a number of exemptions and published numerous Federal Register notices requesting public comment on additional exemption applications. This notice responds to the substantive comments we received and announces our intention to continue granting additional exemptions.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
Document Number: 2017-28127
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from six individuals for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) by persons with a current clinical diagnosis of myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, coronary insufficiency, thrombosis, or any other cardiovascular disease of a variety known to be accompanied by syncope, dyspnea, collapse, or congestive heart failure. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace: Muscatine, IA
Document Number: 2017-28048
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace designated as a surface area and amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Muscatine Municipal Airport, Muscatine, IA. The FAA is proposing this action due to the decommissioning of the Port City VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) facility, which provided navigation guidance for the instrument procedures to this airport. The VOR has been decommissioned as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program.