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

Vendor and Grantee Invoice Submission Process Change
Document Number: 2018-16089
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-27
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The DOT invites the public and other Federal agencies to comment on a proposed vendor invoice submission change. DOT will submit the proposed information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. This notice sets forth new processes and procedures for vendors and grantees that submit invoices and receive payments for DOT Operating Administrations (OAs). Existing users of DOT's eInvoicing system, including grantees and vendors, will also be required to use Login.gov. DOT's objective is to improve efficiency and reduce unnecessary burden on vendors and grantees by eliminating existing manual processes for invoice entry, invoice approvals and user registration to reduce costs, increase timeliness of payments, and improve data quality. Introducing e-authentication to facilitate user validation and account management will greatly reduce the burden on vendors and grantees by eliminating the current paper based registration process. This electronic invoicing process is currently used by DOT's grantee community and was successfully piloted to select vendors.
Addressing Electrode-Induced Rail Pitting From Pressure Electric Welding
Document Number: 2018-16022
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is issuing Safety Advisory 2018-01 to remind railroads, contractors, and the rail welding industry of the potential for electrode-induced rail pitting and fatigue cracking during the pressure electric rail welding process.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Clarendon, TX
Document Number: 2018-16019
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Clarendon Municipal Airport, Clarendon, TX. This action is due to the cancellation of the instrument procedures at the airport making this airspace no longer necessary.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Kansas City, MO; and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Kansas City, MO
Document Number: 2018-16013
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, Kansas City, MO; removes Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace at Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport; and modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Kansas City International Airport, Kansas City, MO, and Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. This action is required due to the decommissioning of the Riverside VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) facility, which provided navigation guidance for the instrument procedures to Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. The VOR has been decommissioned as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. Additionally, the geographic coordinates and airport name are being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Wooster, OH
Document Number: 2018-16012
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Wayne County Airport, Wooster, OH. The FAA is proposing this action as a result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Tiverton VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ionia, MI
Document Number: 2018-16010
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ionia County Airport, Ionia, MI. This action as the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Lansing VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport are also updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-15980
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-27
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 airplane sound insulation materials attached to the aft face of the firewall not complying with the applicable burn testing criteria for materials on the cabin side of the firewall. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-15964
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Models G-IV and GIV-X airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of disbonding and surface cracking of the composite aft pressure bulkhead. This proposed AD would require inspections of the forward and aft surfaces of the pressure bulkhead composite panels for damage and repair of any damage found. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.