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

Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel PRELUDE; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-14066
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-29
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 MELISSA; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-14065
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-29
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 BELLA LUNA; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-14064
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-29
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.
Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-14029
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that its MCSAC will meet on Monday and Tuesday, July 30-31, 2018.
Special Conditions: Bombardier Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 Airplanes, Installation of Inflatable Lap Belts on Seats
Document Number: 2018-13999
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier) Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is installation of inflatable lap belts on seats. 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Avitas Systems, Inc.
Document Number: 2018-13988
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; John E. Green
Document Number: 2018-13987
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; FlightScan Corporation
Document Number: 2018-13973
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Victor Lee & Associates Inc.
Document Number: 2018-13972
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Pan Am International Flight Academy
Document Number: 2018-13971
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-29
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
Document Number: 2018-13954
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-29
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.
ELDT; Commercial Driver's License Upgrade From Class B to Class A
Document Number: 2018-13871
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-06-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA proposes to amend the entry-level driver training (ELDT) regulations published on December 8, 2016, titled ``Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators'' by adopting a new Class A theory instruction upgrade curriculum to reduce the training time and costs incurred by Class B commercial driver's license (CDL) holders upgrading to a Class A CDL. This NPRM does not propose any changes to behind-the-wheel (BTW) training requirements set forth in the ELDT final rule. This proposal would be a deregulatory action as defined by Executive Order (E.O.) 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs.'' The Agency believes that this modest change in the Class A theory training requirements for Class B CDL holders upgrading to a Class A CDL would maintain the same level of safety established by the ELDT final rule.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A318, A319, A320 and A321 Series Airplanes; Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized External Access
Document Number: 2018-13949
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A318, A319, A320 and A321 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is airplane electronic systems and networks that allow access from external sources (e.g., wireless devices, internet connectivity) to the airplane's internal electronic components. 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.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A318, A319, A320 and A321 Series Airplanes; Electronic System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access
Document Number: 2018-13948
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A318, A319, A320 and A321 series airplanes. These airplanes will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is airplane electronic systems and networks that allow access, from aircraft internal sources (e.g., wireless devices, internet connectivity), to the airplane's previously isolated, internal, electronic components. 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Financial Responsibility for Licensed Launch Activities
Document Number: 2018-13933
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about 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 to determine if licensees have complied with financial responsibility requirements for maximum probable loss determination (MPL) analysis as set forth in FAA regulations. The FAA is responsible for determining MPL required to cover claims by a third party for bodily injury or property damage, and the United States, its agencies, and its contractors and subcontractors for covered property damage or loss, resulting from a Commercial space transportation permitted or licensed activity. The MPL determination forms the basis for financial responsibility requirements issued in a license or permit order.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Advisory Circular (AC): Reporting of Laser Illumination of Aircraft
Document Number: 2018-13931
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves the reporting of unauthorized illumination of aircraft by lasers. The information to be collected will be used to assist law enforcement and provide support for recommended mitigation actions to be taken to ensure continued safe and orderly flight operations.
Addition to the National Network
Document Number: 2018-13903
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is approving the addition of Sheridan Boulevard (NY 895) to the National Network (NN) and revising its regulations to reflect the addition. The facility currently known as ``Interstate-895 Sheridan Expressway'' in New York City, located in Bronx County, will be reconstructed, removed from the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways (Interstate System) to accommodate new design features, and classified as an ``Urban Principal ArterialOther.'' This facility will be identified as the ``Sheridan Boulevard (NY 895).''
Criteria and Process for the Cancellation of Standard Instrument Approach Procedures as Part of the National Procedures Assessment (NPA)
Document Number: 2018-13875
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is finalizing specific criteria to guide the identification and selection of appropriate circling procedures that can be considered for cancellation. These procedures include certain circling procedures (to include circling-only instrument approach procedures (IAPs) and circling minima charted on straight-in IAPs). The circling procedures associated with this cancellation initiative will be selected based on the criteria outlined in this statement of policy. This document is not a part of the FAA's VOR minimum operating network (MON) initiative.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines (IAE) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-13795
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain International Aero Engines (IAE) PW1133G-JM, PW1133GA-JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1127G-JM, PW1127GA-JM, PW1127G1-JM, PW1124G-JM, PW1124G1- JM, and PW1122G-JM turbofan engines with a certain high-pressure compressor (HPC) front hub installed. This proposed AD was prompted by corrosion found on the HPC front hub. This proposed AD would require replacing the HPC front hub with a part eligible for installation. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-13782
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model 4101 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an improperly installed spacer around the electrical pins in the cartridge connector for the fire bottle extinguisher cartridge. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for excessive or missing spacers, and applicable corrective actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Release From Federal Grant Assurance Obligations for San Luis Obispo Airport (SBP), San Luis Obispo, California
Document Number: 2018-13839
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comments on the application for a release of 27,443 square feet (approximately 0.63 acres) of airport property at San Luis Obispo Airport, San Luis Obispo, California from all conditions contained in the Grant Assurances. This land is not needed for airport purposes. The property consists of land that is vacant, unimproved, and landlocked. It is separated from the airport operations area by a public highway. The land sat idle and unused for over 25 years. The property would be sold at an appraised fair market value to the adjacent property owner. Proceeds would be deposited in the airport account, thereby serving the interests of civil aviation.
Autocar Industries, LLC and Autocar, LLC, Grant of Petitions for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-13830
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Autocar Industries, LLC and Autocar, LLC (collectively referred to as ``Autocar''), have determined that certain model year (MY) 2014-2018 Autocar Xspotter and Xpeditor trucks do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. Autocar filed noncompliance reports dated June 12, 2017; June 14, 2017; and later revised one of their reports on August 29, 2017. Autocar also submitted two petitions to NHTSA on June 19, 2017, and submitted supplemental petitions on August 29, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance, present in each model, is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-13826
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Funding Opportunity for America's Marine Highway Projects
Document Number: 2018-13798
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, signed by the President on March 23, 2018, appropriated $7,000,000 to the Short Sea Transportation Program, commonly referred to as the America's Marine Highway Program (AMHP). The purpose of the appropriation is to make grants to previously designated Marine Highway Projects that support the development and expansion of documented vessels, or of port and landside infrastructure. This notice announces the availability of funding for grants and establishes selection criteria and application requirements. The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (Department) will award Marine Highway Grants to implement projects or components of projects previously designated by the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) under AMHP. Only Marine Highway projects designated by the Secretary are eligible for funding as described in this notice.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Fulton County, Ga.
Document Number: 2018-13791
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Tarrant County College
Document Number: 2018-13770
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received: PlaneSense, Inc.
Document Number: 2018-13769
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
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.
Modification of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Route in the Vicinity of Newberry, MI
Document Number: 2018-13740
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-316 in the vicinity of Newberry, MI. The FAA is taking this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Newberry, MI, VOR/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the above route. The Newberry VOR/DME is a non-federal NAVAID owned by the State of Michigan that is planned to be decommissioned in September 2018.
Modification of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Richmond, IN
Document Number: 2018-13739
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of May 29, 2018, that amends five VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) Federal airways (V-12, V-214, V340, V-467, and V517) and one low altitude area navigation (RNAV) route (T-213). This action removes V- 467 as the FAA inadvertently listed the route as being amended when, in fact, it already has been removed in a previous rulemaking.
Amendment of Restricted Area R-2302; Flagstaff, AZ
Document Number: 2018-13738
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the time of designation and controlling agency of restricted area R-2302, Flagstaff AZ. The FAA is taking this administrative action in response to the United States Army's limited utilization of the airspace while updating the responsible controlling agency. There are no changes to the boundaries; designated altitudes; or activities conducted within the affected restricted area.
Revocation of Restricted Area R-2530, Sierra Army Depot, CA
Document Number: 2018-13737
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes restricted area R-2530 Sierra Army Depot, CA. This restricted area was originally established in 1963 for the purpose of neutralization of ammunition through a process known as burning. The United States Army has advised there are no future plans for this restricted area and has concurred with the FAA's plan for removal. Therefore, the FAA has determined that a valid requirement for the airspace no longer exists.
Regulatory Relief: Aviation Training Devices; Pilot Certification, Training, and Pilot Schools; and Other Provisions
Document Number: 2018-12800
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rulemaking relieves burdens on pilots seeking to obtain aeronautical experience, training, and certification by increasing the allowed use of aviation training devices. Use of these training devices has proven to be an effective, safe, and affordable means of obtaining pilot experience. This rulemaking also addresses changing technologies by accommodating the use of technically advanced airplanes as an alternative to the use of older complex single engine airplanes for the commercial pilot training and testing requirements. Additionally, this rulemaking broadens the opportunities for military instructor pilots or pilot examiners to obtain civilian ratings based on military experience, expands opportunities for logging pilot time, and removes a burden from sport pilot instructors by permitting them to serve as safety pilots. Finally, this rulemaking includes changes to some of the provisions established in an August 2009 final rule. These actions are necessary to bring the regulations in line with current needs and activities of the general aviation training community and pilots.
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval and Merger of Collections: Statutory Authority To Preserve Rail Service
Document Number: 2018-13698
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-26
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) an extension of approval for the information collections required under section 8(d) of the National Trails System Act (Trails Act). The Board is also seeking approval to merge into this collection (OMB Control Number: 2140-0022) the collection of information about notifications of Trails Act agreement and substitute sponsorship (OMB Control Number: 2140- 0017). The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register (Apr. 18, 2018). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
Waiver Request for Aquaculture Support Operations for the 2018 Calendar Year: MILDRED 1
Document Number: 2018-13658
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-26
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
Pursuant to a delegation of authority from the Secretary of Transportation, the Maritime Administrator is authorized to issue waivers allowing documented vessels with only registry endorsements or foreign flag vessels to be used in operations that treat aquaculture fish or protect aquaculture fish from disease, parasitic infestation, or other threats to their health when suitable vessels of the United States are not available that could perform those services. A request for such a waiver has been received by the Maritime Administration (MARAD). This notice is being published to solicit comments intended to assist MARAD in determining whether suitable vessels of the United States is available that could perform the required services. If no suitable U.S.-flag vessels is available, the Maritime Administrator may issue a waiver necessary to comply with USCG Aquaculture Support regulations. A brief description of the proposed aquaculture support service is listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel PRIVATE RESERVE; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-13657
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-26
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 MISS SANDY RITA; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-13656
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-26
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 KAT ATOMIC; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-13655
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-26
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 FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-13654
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-26
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 EAGLE; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-13653
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-26
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.
Indefinite Delivery and Indefinite Quantity Contracts for Federal-Aid Construction
Document Number: 2018-13645
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-06-26
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA has announced that the Indefinite Delivery and Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) method of contracting, including job order contracts, for low-cost construction contracts will be allowed, without FHWA approval, under certain circumstances. This advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeks comment on how FHWA may further expand this contracting method on a permanent basis.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-13639
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain International Aero Engines (IAE) PW1133G-JM, PW1133GA-JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1127G-JM, PW1127GA-JM, PW1127G1-JM, PW1124G-JM, PW1124G1-JM, and PW1122G-JM turbofan engines. This AD requires a one-time visual inspection of the engine fan hub for damage, and removal of parts if damage or defects are found that are outside the serviceable limits. This AD was prompted by reports of damage to the engine fan hub. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-13611
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Fiscal Year 2017 Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program
Document Number: 2018-13558
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-25
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the selection of projects with $226,473,000 of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 and $37,973,775 of FY 2018 appropriations for the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program (Bus and Bus Infrastructure Program).
Fiscal Year 2018 Competitive Funding Opportunity; Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program
Document Number: 2018-13554
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-25
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the opportunity to apply for approximately $366.3 million in fiscal year (FY) 2018 funds under the Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program (CFDA #20.526). As required by federal transit law and subject to funding availability, funds will be awarded competitively to assist in the financing of capital projects to replace, rehabilitate, purchase or lease buses and related equipment, and to rehabilitate, purchase, construct or lease bus-related facilities. Projects may include costs incidental to the acquisition of buses or to the construction of facilities, such as the costs of related workforce development and training activities, and project administration expenses. FTA may award additional funds if they are made available to the program prior to the announcement of project selections.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turboprop and Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2018-13523
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-02- 14, which applies to certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TPE331 turboprop and TSE331 turboshaft engines. AD 2018-02-14 requires inspection of the affected combustion chamber case assembly, replacement of those assemblies found cracked, and removal of affected assemblies on certain TPE331 and TSE331 engines. Since we issued AD 2018-02-14, we received comments to revise the applicability of that AD to include the TPE331-12B engine model, correct certain TPE engine model typographical errors, and to allow certain weld repair procedures. This proposed AD would expand the applicability of AD 2018- 02-14 to include the TPE331-12B engine model, correct certain engine model typographical errors, and allow certain weld repair procedures after approval. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Ultramagic S.A., Model M-56, M-56C, M-65, M-65C, M-77, M-77C, M-90, M-105, M-120, M-130, M-145, M-160, N-180, N-210, N-250, N-300, N-355, N-425, S-70, S-90, S-105, S-130, S-160, T-150, T-180, T-210, V-56, V-65, V-77, V-90, and V-105 Balloons; Balloon Passenger Basket, Model CV-08, Seat Installation
Document Number: 2018-13499
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for Ultramagic S.A. Model M-56, M-56C, M-65, M-65C, M-77, M-77C, M-90, M-105, M-120, M-130, M-145, M-160, N-180, N-210, N-250, N-300, N-355, N-425, S-70, S-90, S- 105, S-130, S-160, T-150, T-180, T-210, V-56, V-65, V-77, V-90, and V- 105 balloons. These balloons will have novel or unusual design features associated with a standard construction basket with a singular distribution that includes four occupant seats and a lower sidewall. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for these design features. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: AVIATOR Customer Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2018-13492
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 30, 2018. The collection involves on-line, electronic applicant (customer) answers to standard survey questions. The questions are presented as multiple-choice selections and free-form text areas where applicants can choose their desired answer and, if they wish, add additional comments. The information to be collected will be used to and is necessary to gage the level of user satisfaction with the AVIATOR (Automated Vacancy Information Access Tool for Online Referral) system. Additionally, the surveys are used to obtain benchmarking and feedback to ensure quality.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Commercial Space Transportation Reusable Launch Vehicle and Reentry Licensing Regulation
Document Number: 2018-13491
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 28, 2018. The information is used to determine if applicants satisfy requirements for obtaining a launch license to protect the public from risks associated with reentry operations from a site not operated by or situated on a Federal launch range.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-13444
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-07- 04, which applies to General Electric Company (GE) GE90-110B1 and GE90- 115B turbofan engines with certain high-pressure compressor (HPC) rotor stage 2-5 spools installed. AD 2017-07-04 resulted from reports of cracks in HPC rotor stage 2-5 spool aft spacer arms. Since we issued AD 2017-07-04, GE released a new service bulletin (SB) that increases the number of affected HPC rotor stage 2-5 spools. Additionally, we learned that we inadvertently omitted certain HPC rotor stage 2-5 spools from the applicability of AD 2017-07-04. This proposed AD would require removing certain HPC rotor stage 2-5 spools from service before reaching the new reduced life limit and replacing them with parts eligible for installation. We are proposing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in North Carolina
Document Number: 2018-13408
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-25
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and the other Federal agencies that are final applicable Federal regulations. The actions relate to a proposed new, limited-access highway between the towns of Apex and Knightdale in Wake County, North Carolina, completing the 540 outer loop circumferential highway around the greater Raleigh area. This project, known as Complete 540Triangle Expressway Southeast Extension, is also known as State Transportation Improvement Program Project R-2721, R-2828, and R-2829. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.