Department of Transportation February 27, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, Indiana
Document Number: 2018-03957
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 1.451 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at Indianapolis International Airport, Indianapolis, IN. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The future use of the property is for commercial and industrial development. There are no impacts to the airport by allowing the Indianapolis Airport Authority to dispose of the property.
Noise Exposure Map Notice for Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fresno, California
Document Number: 2018-03955
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the City of Fresno for Fresno Yosemite International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act) and 14 CFR part 150 are in compliance with applicable requirements.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2018-03954
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land for non-aeronautical purposes at the Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Notice of Intent To Release Certain Properties From All Terms, Conditions, Reservations and Restrictions of a Quitclaim Deed Agreement Between City of Leesburg and the Federal Aviation Administration for the Leesburg International Airport, Leesburg, FL
Document Number: 2018-03953
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA hereby provides notice of intent to release certain airport properties 7.28 acres at the Leesburg International Airport, Leesburg, FL from the conditions, reservations, and restrictions as contained in a Quitclaim Deed agreement between the FAA and the City of Leesburg, dated March 23, 1948. The release of property will allow the City of Leesburg to dispose of the property for other than aeronautical purposes. The property is located north of the airport, across U.S. Highway 441. The parcel is currently designated Non Aeronautical Use. The property will be released of its federal obligations for Commercial Use. The fair market value of this parcel has been determined to be $2,200,000. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Leesburg International Airport and the FAA Airports District Office.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; G4S Secure Solutions (USA), Inc. (G4S)
Document Number: 2018-03944
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to deny the application of G4S Secure Solutions (USA), Inc. (G4S), for an exemption from the requirement that its drivers use electronic logging devices (ELDs) to record their hours of service (HOS). G4S requested the exemption for all its drivers of customer/government-owned vehicles used intermittently to perform passenger transportation. FMCSA analyzed the exemption application and public comments, and determined that the record does not establish that the applicant would not achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption. FMCSA therefore issued a letter of denial to the applicant on January 5, 2018.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From the Automobile Carriers Conference of the American Trucking Associations
Document Number: 2018-03943
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requests public comment on an application for exemption from the Automobile Carriers Conference (ACC) of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) requesting that motor carriers operating stinger steered automobile transporter equipment be relieved from the requirement to place warning flags on projecting loads of new motor vehicles. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) require any commercial motor vehicle (CMV) transporting a load that extends more than 4 feet beyond the rear of the vehicle to be marked with a single red or orange fluorescent warning flag at the extreme rear if the projecting load is 2 feet wide or less, and two warning flags if the projecting load is wider than 2 feet. The flags must be located to indicate the maximum width of loads which extend beyond the sides and/or rear of the vehicle. The ACC believes that the reflex reflectors that are required to be installed on the new motor vehicles being transported, in conjunction with the various marking and conspicuity requirements required on the trailer transporting the new vehicles, provide a level of safety that is greater than that achieved by the warning flags required by the FMCSRs.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2018-03942
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from 30 individuals for an exemption from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions would enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2018-03940
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for nine individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti-seizure medication to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-03600
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the gore web lap splices of the aft pressure bulkhead are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires repetitive inspections of the gore webs, gore web lap splices, and repair webs, as applicable, of the aft pressure bulkhead, and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-03528
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-03527
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-03495
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319-112, A319-115, A320-214, A320-232, and A321-211 airplanes. This AD was prompted by in-service experience and further analysis, which showed that the galley 5 without kick-load retainers, was unable to withstand the expected loading during several flight phases or in case of emergency landing. This AD requires modification of galley 5 trolley compartments by adding kick-load retainers. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-03430
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-22-15, which applied to all Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and Mark 0100 airplanes. AD 2012-22-15 required revising the maintenance program to incorporate the limitations, tasks, thresholds, and intervals specified in certain revised Fokker maintenance review board (MRB) documents. This new AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This AD was prompted by new and more restrictive airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.