Department of Transportation August 2, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Railroad Revenue Adequacy-2017 Determination; Railroad Cost of Capital-2017; Uniform Railroad Costing System-2017 Calculations
Document Number: 2018-16624
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-02
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is seeking comment on whether to make adjustments to its 2017 annual cost of capital determination, revenue adequacy determination, and Uniform Railroad Costing System calculations, to account for a one-time revaluation of rail carriers' deferred tax liabilities due to the reduction of the federal corporate income tax rate in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in December 2017.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2018-16569
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-02
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final. The actions relate to a proposed highway project, the State Route 84 (SR 84) Expressway Widening and SR 84/Interchange 680 (I-680) Interchange Improvements Project from post miles 17.9 to 22.9 on SR 84 and from post miles 10.3 to 15.3 on I-680 in the County of Alameda, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Honeywell Aerospace
Document Number: 2018-16554
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-02
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.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace for the Following Alaska Towns; Toksook Bay, AK; Unalakleet, AK; Wainwright, AK; and Yakutat, AK
Document Number: 2018-16503
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Toksook Bay Airport, Toksook Bay, AK; Unalakleet Airport, Unalakleet, AK; Wainwright Airport, Wainwright, AK; and Yakutat Airport, Yakutat, AK. This proposal would add exclusionary language to the legal descriptions of these airports for Class E airspace extending beyond 12 miles from the shoreline, and would ensure the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-16495
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2015-04- 04 for Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Bell) Model 412 and 412EP helicopters. AD 2015-04-04 requires revising the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) and installing a placard to limit flights to visual flight rules (VFR) and prohibiting night operations because of failing inverters. This proposed AD would require replacing the inverters with a new inverter. The actions in this proposed AD are intended to correct an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-16491
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Models G-IV and GIV-X airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a revision to the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) of the aircraft maintenance manual (AMM) based on fatigue and damage tolerance testing and updated analysis. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate updated inspection requirements and life limits that address fatigue cracking of principal structural elements (PSEs). We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.; Canadair Limited) Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-16490
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-11- 03, which applies to certain Viking Air Limited Model CL-215-1A10 and CL-215-6B11 (CL-215T Variant) airplanes. AD 2013-11-03 requires repetitive detailed inspections for cracking of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) wing lower skin, and repair if necessary. AD 2013-11-03 was prompted by reports of a fractured wing lower rear spar cap and reinforcing strap. Since we issued AD 2013-11-03, further analysis has indicated the need for repetitive eddy current and borescope inspections. This proposed AD would require repetitive borescope inspections of the LH and RH wing lower skin and repetitive eddy current inspections of the LH and RH wing front and rear lower spar caps. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace for the Following Alaska Towns; St. Michael, AK; Shaktoolik, AK; and Tatitlek, AK
Document Number: 2018-16489
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at St. Michael Airport, AK; Shaktoolik Airport, AK; and Tatitlek Airport, AK. This proposal would add exclusionary language to the legal descriptions of these airports to exclude Class E airspace extending beyond 12 miles from the shoreline, and would ensure the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-16488
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by leakage of shrouded pipe T-boxes in the potable water system. This proposed AD would require replacement of the affected potable water T-boxes and clamps with new parts. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace for the Following Alaska Towns; Barrow, AK; Chevak, AK; Clarks Point, AK; Elim, AK; and Golovin, AK
Document Number: 2018-16482
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface in Alaska at Wiley Post/Will Rogers Memorial Airport, Barrow; Chevak Airport; Clarks Point Airport; Elim Airport; and Golovin Airport. This proposal would add exclusionary language to the legal descriptions of these airports to exclude Class E airspace extending beyond 12 miles from the shoreline, and would ensure the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System. Also, an editorial change would be made in the associated airspace designation for Chevak Airport.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace for the Following Alaska Towns; Nuiqsut, AK; Perryville, AK; Pilot Point, AK; and Point Lay, AK
Document Number: 2018-16480
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface in Alaska at Nuiqsut Airport; Oooguruk Island Heliport Nuiqsut; Pioneer Heliport, Nuiqsut; Perryville Airport; Pilot Point Airport; and Point Lay Airport. This proposal would add exclusionary language to the legal descriptions of these airports to exclude Class E airspace extending beyond 12 miles from the shoreline, and would ensure the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System. Also, this action would remove the heliport name from the airspace designation of Oooguruk Island Heliport and Pioneer Heliport.