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

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Notice of Request To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2018-04690
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at Iowa City Municipal Airport, Iowa City, Iowa.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Arapahoe County Public Airport, Englewood, CO
Document Number: 2018-04689
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Arapahoe County Public Airport, Englewood, CO.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-04651
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC) Model 429 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting each main rotor pitch link rod end bearing assembly (bearing) for wear and play. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of worn bearings. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Quest Aircraft Design, LLC Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-04650
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Quest Aircraft Design, LLC Model KODIAK 100 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracks found in certain nose landing gear forks. This proposed AD would require a one-time inspection to determine if the affected nose landing gear fork is installed, repetitive inspections of the affected nose landing gear fork for cracks, repetitive inspections of the shimmy damper bracket for looseness if the affected nose landing gear fork is installed, and rework/replacement of parts as necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-04645
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an airworthiness directive (AD) that published in the Federal Register. That AD applies to certain Airbus Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes, and all Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. As published, six paragraph references located in three tables of that AD are incorrect. This document corrects the errors. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Voluntary Information-Sharing System Working Group
Document Number: 2018-04632
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the Voluntary Information-sharing System (VIS) Working Group. The VIS Working Group will convene to discuss and identify recommendations to establish a voluntary information-sharing system.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-04614
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell International Inc. AS907 series turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by seven loss-of-thrust-control events attributed to water intrusion of the engine electronic control unit (ECU). This AD requires applying sealant to identified areas of the ECU and requires inserting a copy of certain airplane operating procedures into the applicable flight manuals. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Centerville, MD
Document Number: 2018-04577
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Centerville, MD. Because the Maryland State Police Trooper 6 Heliport has moved, controlled airspace is no longer required at this location. Another rulemaking will be forthcoming establishing controlled airspace at the heliport's new location.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Moundsville, WV
Document Number: 2018-04575
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Marshall County Airport, Moundsville, WV, due to the FAA's reevaluation of the airspace. This amendment results in an increase from a 6.2-mile radius to a 7.3-mile radius of the airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of this airport.
[Docket No. FAA-2017-1238; Airspace Docket No. 17-ASO-25] HEADProposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Kenansville, NC
Document Number: 2018-04574
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Duplin County Airport, Kenansville, NC, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Kenan non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Berlin, NH
Document Number: 2018-04569
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Berlin, NH, due to the addition of a localizer performance with vertical guidance function (LPV) to runway 18 being created for Berlin Regional Airport (formerly Berlin Municipal Airport). This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; GA 8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-04405
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-19-12 for GA 8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd Models GA8 and GA8-TC320 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 the fuel system integral sump tank not meeting FAA regulations. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-04267
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pilatus Aircraft Limited Model PC-7 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as the brakes remaining activated after release of the brake pedal. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-04266
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model 750XL airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as incorrectly marked and annunciated low oil pressure indication warnings. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on Surplus Property Release at the Craig Field Airport, Selma, Alabama
Document Number: 2018-04582
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a request from the Craig Field Airport and Industrial Authority to waive the requirement that 13.19 acres of airport property located at the Craig Field Airport in Selma, Alabama, be used for aeronautical purposes.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-04265
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318-111 and -112 airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, -113, - 114, and -115 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, and -214 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -211, -212, and -213 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of engine fan cowl door (FCD) losses on airplanes equipped with CFM56 engines due to operator failure to close the FCD during ground operations. This AD requires modification and re- identification, or replacement, of certain FCDs. This AD also requires installation of a placard. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-04261
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-09-12, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. AD 2016-09-12 required repetitive inspections of the bilge barriers located in the forward and aft cargo compartments for disengaged decompression panels, and reinstalling any disengaged panels. This AD retains the actions required by AD 2016-09-12 and requires replacing the existing decompression panels with new panels and straps, which terminates the repetitive inspections. This AD also removes airplanes from the applicability. This AD was prompted by a terminating modification developed to address the unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-04260
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900, FALCON 900EX, FALCON 2000, and FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of a loose screw on certain slat mechanical stop assemblies, and punctures in certain fuel caps. This AD requires a one-time inspection, and corrective action if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-04259
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a flight test report indicating that the crew oxygen masks in the flight deck did not deploy correctly. This AD requires an inspection at four locations in the flight deck to determine whether any crew oxygen mask having a certain part number is installed, and replacement of affected crew oxygen masks. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Rotorcraft Pilot Compartment View
Document Number: 2018-04547
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising its rules for pilot compartment view to allow ground tests to demonstrate compliance for night operations. The requirement for night flight testing to demonstrate compliance is not necessary in every case. The revision will relieve the burden of performing a night flight test under certain conditions.
National Express Transit Corporation-Acquisition of Control-Aristocrat Limousine and Bus, Inc.
Document Number: 2018-04537
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On February 5, 2018, National Express Transit Corporation (National Express), an intrastate passenger motor carrier, and Brenda Baxter, Richard Wright, and Ralph Wright (collectively, Sellers) (National Express and Sellers collectively, Applicants), jointly filed an application for National Express to acquire from Sellers control of Aristocrat Limousine and Bus, Inc. (Aristocrat), an interstate and intrastate passenger motor carrier. The Board is tentatively approving and authorizing the transaction and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action. Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow the rules.
Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2018-04520
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-06
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a public meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC). The GPAC will meet to continue discussing topics and provisions for the proposed rule titled ``Safety of Gas Transmission and Gathering Pipelines.''
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2018-04519
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-06
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on two information collections that will be expiring on May 31, 2018. PHMSA will request an extension with no change for the information collections identified by OMB control numbers 2137-0594 and 2137-0622.
Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2018-04504
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-06
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Office of the Secretary (OST) announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. Executive Order 12862 directs Federal agencies to provide service to the public that matches or exceeds the best service available in the private sector. In order to work continuously to ensure that our programs are effective and meet our customers' needs, the Department of Transportation (DOT) seeks to obtain OMB approval of a generic clearance to collect feedback on our service delivery.
Airworthiness Directives; Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2018-04439
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arrius 2F turboshaft engines. This AD requires inspection and replacement of the magnetic heads installed on oil system electrical magnetic plugs. This AD was prompted by reports from the manufacturer of a batch of non-conforming magnetic heads installed on electrical magnetic plugs. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mineral Point, WI
Document Number: 2018-04416
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Iowa County Airport, Mineral Point, WI, by removing the part-time language from the airspace description. The FAA is proposing this action to change the status from part-time to full-time at the request of Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). This action would also make an editorial change to the airspace description by removing the city from the airport name.
Proposed Establishment of Canadian Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-705; Northeastern United States
Document Number: 2018-04415
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is proposing to establish Canadian area navigation (RNAV) route T-705 in the Northeastern United States (U.S.). This proposal would extend the Canadian Route into U.S. airspace. The FAA is proposing this action at the request of NAVCANADA and the Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) to expand the availability of RNAV routing and fill a gap in routing in northeastern New York that resulted from the decommissioning of the Plattsburgh, NY, VHF Omnidirectional Range Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC).
Special Conditions: Textron Aviation, Inc., Model C90A King Air; Installation of Electronic Engine Control System
Document Number: 2018-04417
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Textron Aviation, Inc., model C90A King Air airplane. This airplane as modified by Nextant Aerospace will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with installation of an engine that includes an electronic engine control system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Ex Parte Communications in Informal Rulemaking Proceedings
Document Number: 2018-04411
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In this decision, the Surface Transportation Board (the Board) modifies its regulations to permit, subject to disclosure requirements, ex parte communications in informal rulemaking proceedings. The Board also adopts other changes to its ex parte rules that would clarify and update when and how interested persons may communicate informally with the Board regarding pending proceedings other than rulemakings. The intent of the modified regulations is to enhance the Board's ability to make informed decisions through increased stakeholder communications while ensuring that the Board's record-building process in rulemaking proceedings remains transparent and fair.
Request for Comments on the Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Quarterly Readiness of Strategic Seaport Facilities Reporting
Document Number: 2018-04356
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-05
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 by MARAD and Department of Defense (DoD) personnel to evaluate strategic commercial seaport readiness to meet contingency military deployment needs and make plans for the use of this capability to meet national emergency requirements. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel LOLAL OCEAN EXPLORER; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-04355
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-05
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.
Monetary Threshold for Reporting Rail Equipment Accidents/Incidents for Calendar Year 2018
Document Number: 2018-04349
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA's accident/incident reporting regulations require railroads to report to the agency all rail equipment accidents/ incidents above the monetary reporting threshold (reporting threshold) for that calendar year (CY). There is no change to the CY 2017 reporting threshold ($10,700) for CY 2018 as the overall increase in wages and equipment costs were not great enough to cause the threshold to change when rounded to the nearest $100.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Jacksonville, NC
Document Number: 2018-04326
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace associated with New River Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), at Jacksonville, NC, by establishing controlled airspace at Albert J. Ellis Airport. This proposal would provide the controlled airspace required for the new air traffic control tower at Albert J. Ellis Airport for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations. This action also would update the geographic coordinates of New River MCAS in Class D and E airspace, replace the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'', and make an editorial change to the airspace designation.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Selinsgrove, PA
Document Number: 2018-04325
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Selinsgrove, PA. A new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedure has been developed at Penn Valley Airport, requiring airspace reconfiguration at the airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace; Pensacola, FL, and Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Milton, FL
Document Number: 2018-04324
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Choctaw Naval Outlying Field (NOLF), Milton, FL, by changing the city associated with the airport name in the above airspace classes and adjusting the geographic coordinates of the airport and the Santa Rosa TACAN navigation aid to match the FAA's aeronautical database. Additionally, Class E surface airspace would be established at Choctaw NOLF for the safety of aircraft landing and departing the airport when the air traffic control tower is closed. Also, an editorial change would be made to the Class D airspace legal description replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement''. This action would enhance the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-04228
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-18- 01, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, - 700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. AD 2016-18-01 requires repetitive lubrication of the forward and aft trunnion pin assemblies of the right and left main landing gears (MLGs); repetitive inspection of these assemblies for corrosion and chrome damage, and related investigative and corrective actions, if necessary; and installation of new or modified trunnion pin assembly components, which terminates the repetitive lubrication and repetitive inspections. Since we issued AD 2016-18-01, we have determined that rotable parts were not addressed in that AD and that all airplanes of the affected models, excluding those with a certain configuration, should be inspected to determine if affected MLG trunnion pin assemblies are installed. This proposed AD would therefore add airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-03824
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-05
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, -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of wire damage on a fuel boost pump power cable, and a separate report of a fuel tank explosion on a similarly equipped airplane. This AD requires the installation of new shielded wire bundles and convoluted liners within fuel tank conduits, and revision of the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate certain airworthiness limitations (AWLs). We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Aviation Safety Organization Changes
Document Number: 2018-03374
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) and Flight Standards Service (AFS) have reorganized to align with functional organization design concepts. The AIR reorganization included eliminating product directorates and restructuring and re-designating field offices. The AFS reorganization included eliminating geographic regions, realigning headquarters organizations, and restructuring field offices. Currently, various rules in the Code of Federal Regulations refer to specific AIR and AFS offices that are obsolete after the reorganizations. This rule replaces specific references with generic references not dependent on any particular office structure. This rule does not impose any new obligations and is only intended to eliminate any confusion about with whom regulated entities and other persons should interact when complying with these various rules in the future.
Fourteenth RTCA SC-230 Airborne Weather Detection Systems Plenary
Document Number: 2018-04311
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Fourteenth RTCA SC-230 Airborne Weather Detection Systems Plenary.
Thirty Eighth RTCA SC-213 Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS) Joint Plenary With EUROCAE Working Group 79
Document Number: 2018-04244
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Thirty Eighth RTCA SC-213 Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/ Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS) Joint Plenary with EUROCAE Working Group 79.
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Advisory Board-Notice of Public Meetings
Document Number: 2018-04230
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-02
Agency: Department of Transportation
This notice announces the public meeting via conference call of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Advisory Board.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-04229
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the longitudinal lap splices of the fuselage skin are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the longitudinal lap splices of the fuselage skin for cracking and protruding fasteners, and applicable corrective actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2007 Jeep Wrangler Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2018-04214
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces receipt by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2007 Jeep Wrangler Multipurpose Passenger Vehicles (MPV) manufactured before September 1, 2007, that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards, specifically the U.S.-certified version of the 2007 Jeep Wrangler MPV manufactured before September 1, 2007, and they are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Reports, Forms and Record Keeping Requirements; Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2018-04213
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-02
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 the proposed collection of information. This document describes a proposed collection of information under regulations that pertain to the importation of motor vehicles and items of motor vehicle equipment that are subject to the Federal motor vehicle safety, bumper, and theft prevention standards.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Indiana
Document Number: 2018-04067
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-02
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and the USFWS that are final pursuant to the statute. The actions relate to the proposed highway project for a 26-mile segment of Interstate 69 (I-69) in the Counties of Morgan, Johnson, and Marion, State of Indiana, and grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-03722
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising airworthiness directive (AD) 2018-01-12 for Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B3 helicopters to correct an error. As published, AD 2018-01-12 referenced an incorrect monostable toggle switch part number (P/N) in the preamble and regulatory text. This document corrects the error. In all other respects, the original document remains the same.
Drugged Driving Call to Action Meeting
Document Number: 2018-04158
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is announcing a public meeting as part of the Agency's initiative to combat drug-impaired driving on U.S. roads. NHTSA is holding this public meeting to facilitate a national dialogue on best practices, lessons learned, and to develop a call-to-action with short- , mid-, and long-term plans to address drug-impaired driving in the U.S. NHTSA is bringing together key stakeholdersincluding safety partners; state and local officials; data and policy experts; law enforcement and criminal justice professionals; toxicologists; drug recognition experts; and othersto join the DOT in setting a course of action and taking measurable steps to address drug-impaired driving. Registration information for this event will be available at www.nhtsa.gov on March 1, 2018. Attendance at the meeting is limited because of space limitations of the DOT Conference Center; however, the meeting will be available for live public viewing on the NHTSA website (www.nhtsa.gov).
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-04150
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-01- 07, which applies to all Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON airplanes, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 200 airplanes; Model MYSTERE-FALCON 20-C5, 20-D5, 20-E5, and 20-F5 airplanes; and MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes. AD 2017-01-07 requires a functional test or check of the main entry door closure and warning system, and applicable door closing inspections, adjustments, operational tests, and corrective actions if necessary. Since we issued AD 2017-01-07, we have determined that the required actions must be repetitively performed to ensure continued safety. This proposed AD would require repetitive door closing inspections, adjustments, operational tests, and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-04149
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of arcing and smoke emanating from the windshields. This proposed AD would require a revision to the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include an inspection of the windshield moisture seal for signs of cracks, erosion, wear, and other deterioration; doing that inspection and repair if necessary; and re-torqueing the windshield heater terminal lugs and applying sealant to the windshield heater screw heads. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Public Meeting Regarding NHTSA's Research Portfolio
Document Number: 2018-04122
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-01
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is announcing a public meeting where the agency's Vehicle Safety Research and Behavioral Safety Research offices will present information on activities related to priority research programs in vehicle and behavioral safety, including a focused overview session on NHTSA's research in Automated Driving Systems (ADSs). Representatives from multiple research offices will present the research program area activities, near-term expected deliverables, and accept questions from the audience at the end.