Department of Transportation August 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.
Great Lakes Terminal Railroad, LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Great Lakes Reloading, LLC
Document Number: 2018-18859
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2018-18841
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-18808
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Pipeline Safety: Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Risk Models
Document Number: 2018-18770
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA published a notice in the Federal Register to seek public comments on a report developed to support improvements in gas and hazardous liquid pipeline risk models titled ``Pipeline Risk ModelingOverview of Methods and Tools for Improved Implementation'' (Pipeline Risk Modeling Report). PHMSA has received a request to extend the comment period to allow stakeholders more time to evaluate the notice. PHMSA has concurred with this request and has extended the comment period for an additional 30 days.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lapeer, MI
Document Number: 2018-18768
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Dupont-Lapeer Airport, Lapeer, MI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Pontiac VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. Airspace redesign would enhance the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Jacksonville, IL
Document Number: 2018-18767
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Jacksonville Municipal Airport, Jacksonville, IL. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Jacksonville VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates for the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautic database. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Eastover, SC and Sumter, SC
Document Number: 2018-18765
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Mc Entire Joint National Guard Base (JNGB), Eastover, SC, to accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Mc Entire non- directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of the Mc Entire JNGB, and Shaw AFB, and Sumter Airport, Sumter, SC, and updates the names of Mc Entire JNGB and Sumter Airport. In addition, an editorial change is made to the airspace designation in both Class D and E airspace.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Madison, MN
Document Number: 2018-18763
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Lac Qui Parle County Airport (formerly Madison-Lac Qui Parle Airport), Madison, MN, to accommodate new standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport due to the decommissioning of the Madison non-directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the associated approach.. This action would enhance the safety and management of IFR operations at this airport. An editorial change also would be made to the airspace designation removing the city from the airport name.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-18735
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (Bell) Model 212, Model 412, and Model 412EP helicopters. This AD requires replacing the emergency flotation system (EFS) tube assembly. This AD was prompted by a report of an EFS tube assembly failure. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-18734
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of protective caps that were not removed from fire extinguishing lines in certain areas of the engines. This AD requires an inspection for the presence of protective caps on fire extinguishing lines, and corrective action. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-18664
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 727 airplanes. This AD was prompted by significant changes made to the airworthiness limitations (AWLs) related to fuel tank ignition prevention. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the latest revision of the AWLs. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-18662
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A319-115 and -132 airplanes, and Model A320-214, -216, -232, and -233 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that certain modified airplanes do not have electrical ground wires on the fuel level sensing control unit (FLSCU), which adversely affects the fuel gravity feeding operation. This AD requires modification of the FLSCU wiring. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-18661
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-30
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 revision of an airworthiness limitations document that specifies more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate revised fuel airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-18658
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that during a fleet survey on a retired Model 737 airplane, cracking was found common to the number 3 windshield assembly, aft sill web. This AD requires, at certain locations, repetitive high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the number 3 windshield assembly, aft sill web; and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, DFW, Texas
Document Number: 2018-18764
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invite public comment on the release of land at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Agency Request for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection Request: Reports by Air Carriers on Incidents Involving Animals During Air Transport
Document Number: 2018-18730
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-29
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the request to renew the previously approved information collection request (ICR) OMB No. 2105-0552, ``Reports by Air Carriers on Incidents Involving Animals During Air Transport,'' has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The current ICR approved by OMB expires August 31, 2018. DOT published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the collection of information on May 21, 2018.
Rescinding the Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact Statement; Multiple Counties, Alabama
Document Number: 2018-18670
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-29
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the 2005 Notice of Intent (NOI) published in the Federal Register for Federal-aid project NCPD-PE02(910), the I-85 Extension, in multiple counties in Alabama is being rescinded. A final environmental impact statement (EIS) will not be prepared for this project.
Rescinding the Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact Statement; Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama
Document Number: 2018-18669
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-29
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the 2004 Notice of Intent (NOI) published in the Federal Register for Federal-aid project HPP-1602(539), the I-759 Extension, in Etowah County, Alabama is being rescinded. An environmental impact statement (EIS) will not be prepared for this project.
Rescinding the Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact Statement; Multiple Counties, Alabama
Document Number: 2018-18668
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-29
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the 2006 Record of Decision (ROD) and the Final Environmental Impact Statements (FEISs) for Federal-aid projects DPS-A002(002) and DPS- A002(003), the Memphis to Atlanta transportation corridor, in multiple counties in Alabama is rescinded.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Austin, TX; and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Georgetown, TX, and Austin, TX
Document Number: 2018-18645
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace at San Marcos Regional Airport, Austin, TX; establishes Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Georgetown Municipal Airport, Georgetown, TX, and San Marcos Regional Airport; and amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at San Marco Regional Airport and Lockhart Municipal Airport, Lockhart, TX. This action is at the request of Austin Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT)/Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) to establish part-time Class E airspace designated as a surface area at Georgetown Municipal Airport and San Marcos Regional Airport and to review the associated airspace for the safety and management of instrument flight rule (IFR) operations at these airports. The name of San Marcos Regional Airport is updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database, and the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' is replaced with the term ``Chart Supplement''.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Pensacola, FL, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Milton, FL
Document Number: 2018-18644
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Choctaw Naval Outlying Field (NOLF), Milton, FL, by changing the city associated with the airport name in the above airspace classes and adjusting the geographic coordinates of the airport and the Santa Rosa TACAN navigation aid to match the FAA's aeronautical database. Additionally, Class E surface airspace is established at Choctaw NOLF for the safety of aircraft landing and departing the airport when the air traffic control tower is closed. Also, an editorial change is made to the Class D airspace legal description replacing ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement''. This action enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Hours of Service Recordkeeping; Automated Recordkeeping
Document Number: 2018-18639
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule is part of FRA's broader initiative to reduce the paperwork burden of its regulations while still supporting compliance with the Federal hours of service laws and regulations. Current regulations require employees covered by those laws or regulations (covered service employees) to create and retain hours of service records by hand (a paper system) or ``certify'' the record using a compliant computerized system (an electronic system) with program logic. Cognizant of the burden placed on small operations, FRA provides a simplified method of computerized recordkeeping (an automated system)in which employees apply their electronic signatures to automated records stored in a railroad computer system without the complexity and functionality of an electronic systemfor eligible smaller railroads (and contractors and subcontractors providing covered service employees to such railroads). This rule does not require the use of automated recordkeeping, but, when implemented by the small operations for which it is tailored, it will decrease the burden hours spent on hours of service recordkeeping.
Rescinding the Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact Statement; Multiple Counties, Alabama
Document Number: 2018-18666
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the 2002 Notice of Intent (NOI) published in the Federal Register for Federal-aid project HPP-1602(507), the Dothan to I-10 corridor, in multiple counties in Alabama is being rescinded. A final environmental impact statement (EIS) will not be prepared for this project.
Rescinding the Notice of Intent for an Environmental Impact Statement; Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama
Document Number: 2018-18665
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the 1996 Record of Decision (ROD) and the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for projects M-8508(1) and ST-697-7, the Huntsville Southern Bypass and Weatherly Road Extension, in Madison County, Alabama is rescinded.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification of Repair Stations, Part 145 of Title 14 CFR
Document Number: 2018-18643
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-28
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. Persons requesting to obtain an initial air agency certificate for a repair station or changes to an existing repair station (air agency) certificate are required to submit this request in a format acceptable to the FAA. Repair stations perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, alterations of aircraft and aircraft components and parts thereof. In order to remain consistent and provide ease of application, the FAA designed and made available to the public the FAA Form 8310-3 Application for Repair Station Certificate and/or Rating. The form provides space for the applicant to provide certification information such as, but not limited to, ratings sought, physical place of business, ownership, and request to contract maintenance functions. The applicants submit FAA Form 8310-3 to the FAA Flight Standards Office closest to the proposed place of business for initial certification. The information collected is necessary to obtain repair station certification or if currently certificated, a change in ratings, changes in ownership, changes in the physical location of the repair station, or any other purpose the applicant deems appropriate.
Public Notice for Intent To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2018-18642
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Nome Airport, Nome, Alaska.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-18576
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) CF6-80A, CF6-80A1, CF6-80A2, CF6-80A3, CF6-80C2A1, CF6-80C2A2, CF6-80C2A3, CF6-80C2A5, CF6-80C2A5F, CF6- 80C2A8, CF6-80C2B1, CF6-80C2B1F, CF6-80C2B2, CF6-80C2B2F, CF6-80C2B4, CF6-80C2B4F, CF6-80C2B5F, CF6-80C2B6, CF6-80C2B6F, CF6-80C2B6FA, CF6- 80C2B7F, CF6-80C2D1F, CF6-80C2L1F, and CF6-80C2K1F turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by an uncontained failure of a high-pressure turbine (HPT) stage 2 disk that resulted in a fire. This AD requires ultrasonic inspection (UI) of HPT stage 1 and 2 disks. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. Turboprop Engines
Document Number: 2018-18575
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain GE Aviation Czech H80-200 turboprop engines. This AD requires replacing the beta switch and adjusting the engine push-pull control to prevent the propeller governor control from going to a negative thrust position. This AD was prompted by an accident involving an Aircraft Industries (AI) L 410 UVP-E20 airplane caused by one propeller going to a negative thrust position during the landing approach. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Transit Advisory Committee for Safety; Re-Establishment of Charter
Document Number: 2018-18541
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the re- establishment of the Transit Advisory Committee for Safety (TRACS) via a new charter. TRACS is a Federal Advisory Committee established by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act to provide information, advice and recommendations to the Secretary and the Administrator of FTA on matters relating to the safety of public transportation systems. This charter will be effective for two years from the date it is filed with Congress.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Financial Responsibility for Licensed Launch Activities
Document Number: 2018-18509
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-28
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 28, 2018. The required information to be collected will be used to determine if licensees or those who have permits 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 covered 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.
Establishment and Modification of Area Navigation Routes, Florida Metroplex Project; Southeastern United States
Document Number: 2018-18508
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes 16 high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes (Q-routes), and modifies 7 existing Q-routes, in support of the Florida Metroplex Project. The routes were developed to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) and reduce dependency on ground-based navigational systems that cause system inefficiencies due to their limitations. This action also makes minor corrections to the waypoint names and geographic coordinates of certain Q-routes.
Airspace Designations; Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2018-18507
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 relating to airspace designations to reflect the approval by the Director of the Federal Register of the incorporation by reference of FAA Order 7400.11C, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points. This action also explains the procedures the FAA will use to amend the listings of Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas; air traffic service routes; and reporting points incorporated by reference.
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: 2018-18502
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-28
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 Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on June 28, 2018. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-18273
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of arcing and smoke emanating from the windshields. This AD requires a revision to the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to include an inspection of the windshield moisture seal for signs of cracks, erosion, wear, and other deterioration; doing that inspection and repair if necessary; and re-torqueing the screws that fasten the windshield heater terminal lugs and applying sealant to the screw heads of the windshield heaters. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-18272
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A300 series airplanes; Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes); and Model A310 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a static analysis performed by Airbus SAS that revealed some areas of the wing structure cannot sustain the damage limits previously published in certain structural repair manuals. This AD requires an inspection to determine whether repair or damage to certain wing areas is beyond the allowable limits; and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.