Department of Transportation August 31, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Progressive Rail Incorporated-Continuance in Control Exemption-Clackamas Valley Railway, LLC
Document Number: 2018-19020
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection: Activity for OMB Review: Agency Request for Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Information Collection: 2105-0009, Advisory Committee Candidate Biographical Information Request Form
Document Number: 2018-18950
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Department of Transportation invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the information collection request (ICR) OMB No. 2105-0009 Committee Candidate Biographical Information Request Form. The information collection request previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) expired on May 31, 2012. The collection is needed to facilitate background investigations of individuals seeking or currently appointed to a Department committee. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published June 11, 2018, and the comment period ended August 10, 2018.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on the Wainiha Bridges Along State Route 560 in the State of Hawaii
Document Number: 2018-18919
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of title 23 of the United States Code. The actions relate to the replacement of the temporary Wainiha Bridges along K[umacr]hi[omacr] Highway (State Route 560) at approximate Mileposts 6.4 and 6.7, which is located in the Halele`a District on the island of Kaua`i, State of Hawai`i. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
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: 2018-18885
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Ultramagic S.A. Models 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 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: Operating Requirements: Commuter and On-Demand Operation
Document Number: 2018-18883
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-31
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 revision of this collection involves the amendment of regulations, which allows a certificate holder's pilots to log second- in-command (SIC) time in operations that does not otherwise require a SIC. This revision also removes the burden for initial certification as that is already counted under ICR 2120-0593.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification: Pilots and Flight Instructors
Document Number: 2018-18882
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-31
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 revision of this collection involves the logging of training time in aviation training devices under the provisions of regulations specified in the background of this document, and the logging of flight time as a second in command (SIC) under the provisions of regulations specified in the background of this document.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-18814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200, -200F, and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a revision of the airworthiness limitations section (ALS), which provides new and more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations for airplane structures and systems. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-18813
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-07- 23, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD 2016-07-23 requires, for certain airplanes, repetitive replacements of the fixed fairing upper and lower attachment studs of both the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) main landing gear (MLG); and repetitive inspections for corrosion, wear, fatigue cracking, and loose studs of each forward stud assembly of the fixed fairing door upper and lower forward attachments of both the LH and RH MLG; and replacement if necessary. AD 2016-07-23 also provides an optional terminating modification for the repetitive replacements of the fixed fairing upper and lower attachment studs. Since we issued AD 2016-07-23, we have determined that for some airplane configurations, associated fixed fairing assembly part numbers susceptible to fatigue cracking were not listed in certain service information required by AD 2016-07-23. In addition, we have determined that additional work is necessary to re-identify the fixed fairing assembly part number on certain airplanes. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2016-07-23 and, for certain airplanes, require re-identification of the LH and RH fixed fairing assemblies' part numbers. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-18812
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that certain areas in the tire/wheel threat zones could be susceptible to damage, which could result in loss of braking on one main landing gear (MLG) truck, loss of nose wheel steering, and loss of directional control on the ground when below rudder effectiveness speed. This proposed AD would require installing hydraulic tubing, a pressure-operated check valve, and new flight control software. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-18811
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes, Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by defects found during production tests of ram air turbine (RAT) units; investigation revealed that the defects were due to certain RAT hydraulic pumps having an alternative manufacturing process of the pump pistons. This proposed AD would require replacing any defective RAT hydraulic pump with a serviceable part and re-identifying the RAT module part number. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-18738
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes, and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, -232, -251N, -253N, and -271N airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the specified maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-18737
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42-200, -300, and -320 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires updating the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-18736
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-02-17, which applied to all Airbus Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, and A330-300 series airplanes. AD 2015-02-17 required revising the electrical emergency configuration procedure in the Emergency Procedures section of the airplane flight manual (AFM) to include procedures for deploying the ram air turbine manually to provide sufficient hydraulic power and avoid constant speed motor/generator (CSM/G) shedding. Since we issued AD 2015-02-17, we have determined that replacement or modification of the two flight warning computers (FWCs) is necessary to address the identified unsafe condition. This AD requires the replacement or modifications of the two FWCs. This AD also removes airplanes from the applicability. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-17284
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-31
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collections and their expected burden. On July 2, 2018, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.