Department of Transportation January 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-28380
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300- 600 series airplanes); and Airbus Model A310 series airplanes. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. This AD was prompted by reports of the portable oxygen cylinder assembly (POCA) slipping from its bracket inside a one- frame overhead stowage compartment. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-28379
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes. This AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the wire assemblies of the tail fuel tank transfer pumps to determine if metallic transitions are installed at the wire harness breakouts, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-28378
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-02-03, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 767-200, -300, and - 400ER series airplanes. AD 2017-02-03 required inspection of the plastic potable water coupling, and corrective actions if necessary; installation of new spray shrouds; and inspection of previously installed spray shields, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD adds airplanes to the applicability and, for certain airplanes, requires hose assembly removals and installations. This AD was prompted by a report of a malfunction of the engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS) during flight. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-28148
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of fatigue cracking found in a certain fuselage frame web. This AD requires inspection of the fuselage frame for existing repairs, repetitive inspections of the frame, and applicable repairs. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-28147
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-500 and ATR72- 212A airplanes. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide procedures to the flight crew for operational restrictions affecting in-flight use of the autopilot (AP) or yaw damper (YD) during dual-engine operation. This AD also provides an optional software modification, which would terminate the AFM requirement. This AD was prompted by flight test evaluations that revealed that after engine failure during AP or YD re-engagement, the YD unit commanded the rudder to return to neutral position, leading to inadequate balancing of the asymmetric power. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-28146
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ATRGIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR 42-500 airplanes and Model ATR 72-212A airplanes. This AD requires a one-time inspection for damage of the engine fire extinguishing pipes and incorrect pipe installation, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by a report of damage to an engine fire extinguishing pipe due to chafing between the pipe and a fastener assembly; the chafing occurred as a result of incorrect installation of the pipe. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Sierra Pacific Airlines, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-28303
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-02
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, the FAA's exemption process. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-28151
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-8 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of restricted movement of the right brake pedals after landing rollout. This proposed AD would require revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) by adding an autobrake system limitation. This proposed AD would also require modifying intercostal webs near a main entry door, which would terminate the AFM limitation. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2017-28149
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and Model CL- 600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that Belleville washers installed on the shimmy damper of the main landing gear may fail due to fatigue. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate a repetitive task specified in the maintenance review board report. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Cudd Energy Services
Document Number: 2017-28126
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from Cudd Energy Services (CES) (incorporated as Cudd Pressure Control Inc., and Cudd Pumping Services Inc.) requesting an exemption from the electronic logging device (ELD) requirements for their specially trained drivers of specially constructed commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) used in oilfield operations. The exemption would allow drivers of these infrequently-driven CMVs to complete paper records of duty status (RODS) instead of using an ELD device. These drivers are prohibited by regulation from using the short-haul exceptions to the hours-of-service (HOS) rules. CES believes that the exemption would not have any adverse impacts on operational safety because drivers would remain subject to the HOS regulations as well as the requirements to maintain paper RODS. FMCSA requests public comment on CES' application for exemption.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association, Inc.
Document Number: 2017-28125
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association, Inc. (OOIDA) has requested an exemption from the electronic logging device (ELD) requirements for motor carriers considered to be a small transportation trucking business. OOIDA request this exemption to allow small trucking businesses that do not have a carrier safety rating of ``unsatisfactory,'' and can document a proven history of safety performance with no attributable at-fault crashes, to complete paper records of duty status (RODS) instead of using an ELD device. OOIDA believes that the exemption would not have any adverse impacts on operational safety as motor carriers and drivers would remain subject to the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations as well as the requirements to maintain paper RODS. FMCSA requests public comment on OOIDA's application for exemption.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Association of Energy Service Companies
Document Number: 2017-28123
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC) requesting an exemption from the electronic logging device (ELD) requirements for well service rig contractors. AESC request this exemption to allow all drivers of well service rigs to complete paper records of duty status (RODS) instead of using an ELD device whenever the drivers exceed the requirements of the short-haul exception. AESC believes that the exemption would not have any adverse impacts on operational safety because drivers would remain subject to the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations as well as the requirements to maintain paper RODS. FMCSA requests public comment on AESC's application for exemption.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; American Disposal Services, Inc. (ADS)
Document Number: 2017-28122
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that American Disposal Services, Inc. (ADS) has requested an exemption from the requirement that a motor carrier install and require each of its drivers to use an electronic logging device (ELD) to record the driver's hours-of-service (HOS) no later than December 18, 2017. ADS further requested an exemption from the required use of paper records of duty status (RODS). ADS requests these exemptions for all of its operators of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in their company and their affiliates. FMCSA would extend the exemption to all carriers with similar operational scenarios if the exemption were granted in entirety or in part. ADS advises that ELD systems cannot accurately record driving time for a CMV that stops at each house along their trash and recycling residential routes, with the driver often leaving the vehicle. ADS believes that the exemptions, if granted, will achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent the exemptions. FMCSA requests public comment on the ADS application for exemptions.