Department of Transportation August 9, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice Before Waiver With Respect To Land at Hanover County Municipal Airport, Hanover, Virginia
Document Number: 2018-17102
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is publishing notice of proposed release of 0.589 acres of land at the Hanover County Airport, Hanover, Virginia to the Virginia Department of Transportation for the widening of Sliding Hill Road to allow for two lanes of traffic in each direction. There are no adverse impacts to the Airport and the land is not needed for airport development as shown on the Airport Layout Plan. Fair Market Value of the land has been established and will be provided to the County of Hanover for use on future AIP eligible Airport development. The Airport will benefit from the improvements associated with Sliding Hill Road with the enhanced access to the development on the east side of the airport.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-17076
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the renewal Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden. On April 26, 2018, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Foxville and Northern Railroad Company LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-Badin Business Park, LLC
Document Number: 2018-17067
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection Request: Commercial Driver Licensing and Test Standards
Document Number: 2018-17064
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA 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. The FMCSA requests approval to revise and renew an ICR titled, ``Commercial Driver Licensing and Test Standards,'' due to an increase in the number of commercial driver's license records and the addition of one information collection item: ``Driver completion of knowledge and skills tests 49 CFR 384.201.'' This ICR is needed to ensure that drivers, motor carriers and the States are complying with notification and recordkeeping requirements for information related to testing, licensing, violations, convictions and disqualifications and that the information is accurate, complete and transmitted and recorded within certain time periods as required by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 (CMVSA), as amended.
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; CRST Expedited (CRST)
Document Number: 2018-17063
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from CRST Expedited (CRST) for a renewal of its exemption from the regulation that requires a commercial learner's permit (CLP) holder to be accompanied by a commercial driver's license (CDL) holder with the proper CDL class and endorsements, seated in the front seat of the vehicle while the CLP holder operates it on public roads or highways. The exemption renewal would allow CLP holders who have passed the skills test but not yet received the CDL document to drive a CRST commercial motor vehicle (CMV) accompanied by a CDL holder who is not necessarily in the passenger seat, provided the driver has documentation of passing the skills test. CRST currently holds an exemption for the period September 23, 2016 through September 24, 2018. FMCSA requests public comment on CRST's application for exemption.
Hours of Service of Drivers: HEPACO, LLC; Heritage Environmental Services, LLC; Lewis Environmental, Inc.; and Moran Environmental Recovery, LLC; Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2018-17062
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received a joint application from HEPACO, LLC; Heritage Environmental Services, LLC; Lewis Environmental, Inc.; and Moran Environmental Recovery, LLC, for exemption from the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for drivers engaged in providing direct assistance in environmental emergencies or potential environmental emergencies. The applicants request a five-year exemption from the ``14-hour rule'' for their drivers engaged in responding to environmental emergencies. FMCSA requests public comment on this application for exemption.
National Hazardous Materials Route Registry
Document Number: 2018-17060
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides revisions to the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry (NHMRR) reported to the FMCSA as of March 31, 2018. The NHMRR is a listing, as reported by States and Tribal governments, of all designated and restricted roads and preferred highway routes for transportation of highway route controlled quantities (HRCQ) of Class 7 radioactive materials (RAM) (HRCQ/RAM) and non-radioactive hazardous materials (NRHMs).
Pipeline Safety: Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility User Fee
Document Number: 2018-17053
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On December 8, 2017, PHMSA published a notice and request for comments in the Federal Register titled: ``Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility User Fee'' seeking comments from underground natural gas storage facility (UNGS) operators on a proposal to use UNGS annual report data in the user fee rate structure. PHMSA received two comments in the docket. We are publishing this notice to address the comments received and to announce that PHMSA has used UNGS annual report data about the number of wells in the user fee rate structure for the Pipeline Safety Fund's Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility Safety Account.
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, Revision to OPID Assignment Request and National Registry Notification
Document Number: 2018-17052
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is preparing to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the revision of the Operator Assignment Request (PHMSA F 1000.1) and National Registry Notification (PHMSA F 1000.2) currently approved under OMB control number 2137-0627. PHMSA proposes revising certain parts of the forms and instructions. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on the proposed revisions.
Program Guidance for Metropolitan Planning Program and State Planning and Research Program Grants: Availability of Final Circular
Document Number: 2018-17032
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The FTA has placed on its website final guidance in the form of FTA Circular 8100.1D, ``Program Guidance For Metropolitan Planning and State Planning and Research Program Grants.'' The final circular updates the Circular 8100.1C, ``Program Guidance For Metropolitan Planning and State Planning and Research Program Grants,'' to reflect various changes in law and to incorporate provisions of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, ``Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Augusta, GA, and Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Waynesboro, GA
Document Number: 2018-16869
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Augusta, GA, by recognizing the name change of Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field (formerly Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport); removing Burke County Airport and Millen Airport from the airspace designation and establishing these two airports under Waynesboro, GA, designation; and updating the geographic coordinates of Daniel Field, Augusta, GA, and Millen Airport, Waynesboro, GA. This action would accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Millen non- directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach at Millen Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Knoxville, TN; and Establishment of Class E Airspace, Madisonville, TN
Document Number: 2018-16865
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking proposes to move Monroe County Airport, Madisonville, TN, associated with the Knoxville, TN, McGhee-Tyson Airport, and establish it as stand-alone airspace with its own designation. This proposal is necessary to further the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-16733
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that during removal of left-hand (LH) gear rib 5, four failed fasteners were discovered. This proposed AD would require a one-time ultrasonic inspection of the LH and right-hand (RH) wing rib 5-to-rear spar attachments for cracked or failed fasteners, and if necessary, a detailed inspection of the gear rib 5 and spar web for cracks and damage, a rotating probe test of the gear rib and spar web bolt holes for cracks and damage, reaming the gear rib and the spar web bolt holes, and replacement of cracked or failed fasteners. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-16649
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent 1000-H2, Trent 1000-J2, Trent 1000-K2, and Trent 1000-L2 turbofan engine models. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of intermediate-pressure compressor (IPC) rotor seal failures. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive on-wing borescope inspections (BSI) of affected IPC rotor seals, and removing any cracked parts from service. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-16638
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model EC225LP helicopters. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of each life raft inflation cylinder percussion system bellcrank (bellcrank). This proposed AD is prompted by reports of jammed bellcranks. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-16504
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A318-111 and -112 airplanes, Model A319-111, -112, - 113, -114, and -115 airplanes, Model A320-211, -212, -214, and -216 airplanes, and Model A321-111, -112, -211, -212, and -213 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a production quality deficiency on the inner retainer installed on link assemblies of the aft engine mount, which could result in failure of the retainer. This AD requires modifying and re-identifying the aft engine mount assemblies. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.