Department of Transportation February 20, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

FAA Approval of Noise Compatibility Program for Hawthorne Municipal Airport, Hawthorne, California
Document Number: 2018-03425
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings on the noise compatibility program submitted by the City of Hawthorne, California. On April 11, 2014, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the City of Hawthorne were in compliance with applicable requirements. On December 18, 2017, the FAA approved the Hawthorne Municipal Airport Noise Compatibility Program. All 11 of the recommendations of the program were approved. No program elements relating to new or revised flight procedures for noise abatement were proposed by the airport operator.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; Stevens Point Municipal Airport Stevens Point, WI
Document Number: 2018-03423
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 47.634 acres known as Parcels 55 and 57 of airport land from aeronautical use to non- aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Stevens Point Municipal Airport, Stevens Point, WI. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The 47.634 acres of airport property stretches along the entire North East quadrant of the airport property. Starting at the far north edge where the property meets State Highway 66, around to the northeast corner of the Runway 30 Runway Protection Zone. This property does not currently serve an aeronautical purpose. Portions of this property are currently not being used for any purpose and portions along the East edge are being used as an access road for the Izaak Walton League and as part of the Green Circle Trail system. If the airport receives permission from the FAA to release the property from aeronautical obligations, it intends on transferring this property to the community for continued use. The continued use of the land as access and trail will only occur once the relocation of the access and recreational trail has happened.
Office of Commercial Space Transportation: Millennium Engineering and Integration Company Safety Approval Performance Criteria
Document Number: 2018-03399
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This is notification of criteria used to evaluate the Millennium Engineering and Integration Company (MEI) safety approval application. This Notice publishes the criteria that the FAA used to evaluate the safety approval application pursuant to FAA regulations. Background: MEI applied for, and received, a safety approval for its ability to provide its Flight Analyst Workstation (FAWS) as a component of the process to build flight rules, generate the Mission Data Load (MDL), and verify the MDL prior to loading it onto a launch vehicle's autonomous flight safety unit (AFSU). The FAA issued MEI the safety approval, subject to the provisions of Title 51 U.S.C. Subtitle V, ch. 509, and the orders, rules and regulations issued under it. This Notice is published pursuant to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR 414.35). MEI may offer FAWS as a component of the process of generating and verifying MDLs for AFSUs to a prospective launch or reentry operator to meet the applicable requirements of 14 CFR 417.123(b), (d), and (e), and Sec. 417.309(h). Criteria Used To Evaluate Safety Approval Application: The performance criteria used to evaluate the FAWS as a component of the process of generating and verifying MDLs for AFSUs included the following FAA regulations, NASA standard, U.S. Air Force manuals or instructions, industry standard, and MEI-developed standards: 14 CFR 417.309(h) Flight Safety System AnalysisSoftware and Firmware and 14 CFR 417.123 Computing Systems and Software. NASA-STD-8719.13C Software Safety Standard. AFSPCMAN 91-710 (v1) Range Safety Policies and Procedures, AFSPCMAN 91-710 (v2) Range Safety User Requirements Manual, Volume 2Flight Safety Requirements, AFSPCMAN 91-712 Launch Safety Software and Computing System Requirements, and 45 SWI 91-701 45th Space Wing Launch Safety Software Management. CMMI-Dev (ML3) Capability Maturity Model Integration. MEI-000071 Configuration Management, MEI-000120 Requirements Development and Management, MEI-000124 Technical Solution, MEI-000149 Agile Software Development Process, and MEI-000125 Verification and Validation.
Sixth Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) Meeting
Document Number: 2018-03373
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Sixth DAC Meeting.
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Recreation Vehicle Industry Association Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2018-03367
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA reaffirms its renewal of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association's (RVIA) exemption from the Federal commercial driver's license (CDL) requirements for drivers who deliver certain newly manufactured motorhomes and recreational vehicles (RV) to dealers or trade shows before retail sale (driveaway operations). The FMCSA announced its decision to renew RVIA's exemption on April 12, 2017, pending a review of any comments received in response to that notice. Three comments were submitted, none opposing the renewal. The Agency has determined that RVIA's operations may continue in accordance with the terms and conditions of the exemption renewal announced in April. The Agency believes that drivers who qualify for the exemption will maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety that would be obtained by complying with the CDL requirements.
Commercial Driver's License Standards; Commercial Vehicle Training Association's Exemption Application for States To Facilitate the Issuance of Licensing Documents to Citizens of Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2018-03363
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) on behalf of the States for an exemption from concerning proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residence, and concerning proof that the State to which the application is made is the applicant's State of domicile, to enable State driver licensing agencies (SDLAs) to accept commercial learner's permit (CLP) and commercial driver's license (CDL) applications from individuals relocating from Puerto Rico. The CVTA explained that it is seeking the exemption to assist citizens of Puerto Rico relocating from the U.S. territory to any of the States in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Through this exemption the SDLA would be allowed to follow the Department of Homeland Security's exception process for persons who, for reasons beyond their control, are unable to present all necessary documents and must rely on alternate documents to establish identity. A CLP document issued under this exemption must be limited to 90 days' validity and is subject to the applicant being actively enrolled in a CDL training school within that State. A CDL document issued under this exemption must be limited to six months' validity, at which time the individual would be required to provide proof that the State that issued the CDL is his/her State of domicile. All other requirements must be satisfied upon initial issuance of the CLP or CDL. Elsewhere in today's issue of the Federal Register, the Agency has granted a limited 90-day waiver to provide the States with this flexibility in the short- term while the exemption is under consideration.
Commercial Driver's License Standards; Waiver for States To Facilitate the Issuance of Licensing Documents to Former Residents of Puerto Rico
Document Number: 2018-03362
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA grants a limited 90-day waiver from certain requirements concerning proof of U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residence and domicile to enable State driver licensing agencies (SDLAs) to accept commercial learner's permit (CLP) and commercial driver's license (CDL) applications from individuals relocating from Puerto Rico as a result of hurricanes Irma and Maria. This action is being taken in response to a request from the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA) to assist residents of Puerto Rico relocating from the U.S. territory to any of the States in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Through this waiver, the SDLAs may follow the Department of Homeland Security's exception process for persons who, for reasons beyond their control, are unable to present proof of legal permanent residency or U.S. citizenship. Further, this waiver provides a procedure under which persons who intend to domicile in the State of application may receive additional time to provide proof establishing that the State of application is the State of domicile. A CLP document issued under this waiver may not be valid for more than 90 days and must require the applicant to be actively enrolled in a CDL training school within that State. A CDL document issued under this waiver may not be valid for more than six months, by which time the individual is required to provide proof as required under existing regulations that the State that issued the CDL is his/her State of domicile. All other CLP and CDL licensing requirements must be satisfied upon initial issuance of the CLP or CDL. The Agency has determined that the waiver is within the public interest and would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved by complying with the regulation, based on the terms and conditions imposed.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-03361
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describe the information collections and their expected burden. On October 11, 2017, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICRs.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-03360
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden. On December 11, 2017, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel HOKULE'A; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-03356
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel PENINGO; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-03355
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel NO LIMITS; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-03354
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel MY WAY; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-03353
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel ECLIPSE; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-03352
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
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.
Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Shipbuilding Orderbook and Shipyard Employment
Document Number: 2018-03351
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
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 is necessary in order for MARAD to perform and carry out its duties required by the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 as amended. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Reports, Forms, and Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2018-03344
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
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 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. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval.
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2018-03335
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on an information collection pertaining to hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request renewal from the Office of Management and Budget. On September 28, 2017, PHMSA published a notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this Information Collection Renewal [82 FR 45361] under Docket No. PHMSA-2017-0073 (Notice No. 2017-04). PHMSA received five comments; however, they were outside the scope of the September 28, 2017, notice and the Hazardous Materials Regulations.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-03329
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Viking Air Limited Models DHC-6-1, DHC-6-100, DHC-6-200, DHC-6-300, and DHC-6- 400 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and address an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as aileron cable wear; fouling at the wing root rib, fuselage skin, and wing root rib fairlead; and/or fraying of the cable from the root rib fairlead. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-03212
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-02-20
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-07- 07, for certain Airbus Model A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. AD 2017-07-07 requires repetitive inspections of certain fastener holes, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. Since we issued AD 2017-07-07, we have determined that certain other airplanes could also be affected by the unsafe condition specified in AD 2017-07-07. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2017-07-07 and expand the applicability. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.