Department of Transportation September 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20106
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-11- 07, which applies to all Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. AD 2018-11-07 requires a one-time inspection of an affected lug attaching the aileron bellcrank support bracket to the rear spar of the wing and the adjacent area of the installed support brackets, a thickness measurement of the affected lug, repetitive inspections of the affected aileron bellcrank support brackets, and corrective actions if necessary. AD 2018-11-07 also provided an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. Since we issued AD 2018-11-07, we have determined that it is necessary to require the terminating action. This proposed AD would retain the actions of AD 2018-11-07 and require the terminating action for the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of dislodged cargo compartment blow-out panels. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for any dislodged blow-out panel in the forward and aft cargo compartments, reporting of the inspection findings, and re-installation if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; ATR-GIE Avions de Transport Régional Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20099
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal for all ATR-GIE Avions de Transport R[eacute]gional Model ATR42 and Model ATR72 airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by increasing the number of affected parts that must be inspected. We are proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions would impose an additional burden over those in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these changes.
Operating Limitations at New York Laguardia Airport
Document Number: 2018-20226
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the Order Limiting Operations at New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA) published on December 27, 2006, as most recently extended May 25, 2016. The Order remains effective until October 24, 2020.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-20204
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Hazardous Materials: Emergency Waiver No. 6
Document Number: 2018-20188
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is issuing an emergency waiver order to persons conducting operations under the direction of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regions 3 or 4 or United States Coast Guard (USCG) Fifth or Seventh Districts within the Hurricane Florence emergency areas of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. The Waiver is granted to support the EPA and USCG in taking appropriate actions to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a threat to public health, welfare, or the environment caused by actual or potential oil and hazardous materials incidents resulting from Hurricane Florence. This Waiver Order is effective immediately and shall remain in effect for 30 days from the date of issuance.
Amendment of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights in the Pyongyang Flight Information Region (FIR) (ZKKP)
Document Number: 2018-20173
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the prohibition against certain flight operations in the Pyongyang Flight Information Region (FIR) (ZKKP) by all: U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA, except when such persons are operating U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered civil aircraft, except where the operator of such aircraft is a foreign air carrier. The FAA is also providing an approval process and exemption information for this Special Federal Aviation Regulations (SFAR), consistent with the approval process and exemption information for more recently published flight prohibition SFARs. This final rule will remain in effect for 2 years.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-20098
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of drainage holes on the belly fairing forward and middle access panels being obstructed with sealant. This proposed AD would require inspecting for and removing all sealant blocking the drainage holes on the belly fairing forward and middle access panels. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Weatherly Aircraft Company
Document Number: 2018-20002
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Weatherly Aircraft Company (Weatherly) Models 201, 201A, 201B, 201C, 620, 620A, 620B, 620B-TG, and 620TP airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of fatigue cracking of the center wing and outer wing spar hinge brackets due to corrosion pitting. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the wing hinge brackets, pins, and wing spar structure with repair or replacement of parts as necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19858
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A300 and A310 series airplanes; and 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). This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising 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: 2018-19857
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS 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 determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising 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: 2018-19856
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS 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 determination that new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising 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: 2018-19854
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a revision of an airworthiness limitation items (ALI) document. 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; Learjet, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19853
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Learjet, Inc. Models 28, 29, 31, 31A, 35, 35A, 36, 36A, 55, 55B, 55C, and 60 airplanes. This AD was prompted by fatigue cracks initiating in the flap support structure due to repetitive flap loads, which has caused flap nose roller support bracket failure. This AD requires replacement of the flap nose roller fitting, nose roller support bracket, and adjacent rib support structure with improved components. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Diabetes
Document Number: 2018-20160
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 264 individuals from its prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against persons with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) from operating commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in interstate commerce. The exemptions enable these individuals with ITDM to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection Request: Application for Certificate of Registration for Foreign Motor Carriers and Foreign Motor Private Carriers
Document Number: 2018-20158
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-17
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. The FMCSA requests to renew the ICR titled, ``Application for Certificate of Registration for Foreign Motor Carriers and Foreign Motor Private Carriers,'' that requires foreign (Mexico-based) for-hire and private motor carriers to file an application Form OP-2 if they wish to register to transport property only within municipalities in the United States on the U.S.-Mexico international borders or within the commercial zones of such municipalities. FMCSA invites public comment on the ICR. There were no comments received to the 60-day Federal Register notice dated April 9, 2018.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration
Document Number: 2018-20157
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-17
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. FMCSA requests approval to renew an ICR titled, ``Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration.'' This ICR is necessary for ELD vendors to register their ELDs with the Agency.
Hours of Service Recordkeeping; Automated Recordkeeping; Correction
Document Number: 2018-20150
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
On August 29, 2018, FRA published a final rule to reduce the paperwork burden associated with compliance with Federal hours of service laws and regulations. In preparing that final rule for publication, a technical error was made as described in the Supplementary Information. FRA is correcting this minor error so that the final rule clearly conforms to FRA's intent.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Safety Management Systems for Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental Operations Certificate Holders
Document Number: 2018-20145
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invites public comments about our intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves information on a Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental Operations certificate holder's Safety Management System (SMS). The certificate holder collects information to determine and identify hazards in an aviation operation, measure the effectiveness of hazard identification and mitigation and the prevention unforeseen hazards, and the maintenance of training records and communications documentation used to promote safety. This collection by Domestic, Flag, and Supplemental Operations certificate holders is for compliance with FAA SMS requirements. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-Day comment period soliciting comments on the renewal of this previously approved information collection was published on June 20, 2018 (83 FR 28758). No comments were received.
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for the Runway 14/32 Relocation/Extension and Associated Improvements Project for the Lake Elmo Airport (21D) in Lake Elmo, MN
Document Number: 2018-20144
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public that the FAA has prepared and approved (August 31, 2018) a FONSI/ROD based on the Final EA for a Runway 14/32 Relocation/Extension and Associated Improvements Project at the Lake Elmo Airport. The Final EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, FAA Orders 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures'' and 5050.4B, ``NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions''.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turboprop and Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2018-20142
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-02-14 for certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TPE331 turboprop and TSE331 turboshaft engines. AD 2018-02-14 required inspection of the affected combustion chamber case assembly, replacement of those assemblies found cracked, and removal of affected assemblies on certain TPE331 and TSE331 engines. This AD retains the inspection and replacement requirements in AD 2018-02-04; revises the Applicability to add the TPE331-12 engine model and the related inspection action, correct references to certain engine models; and revises compliance to allow certain weld repair procedures. This AD was prompted by comments to revise the applicability and required actions of AD 2018-02-14 to include the TPE331-12B engine model, correct certain TPE engine model typographical errors, and to allow certain weld repair procedures. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Operating Limitations at John F. Kennedy International Airport
Document Number: 2018-20138
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the Order Limiting Operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) published on January 18, 2008, and most recently amended on June 21, 2016. The Order remains effective until October 24, 2020.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-20134
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program; Utah Department of Transportation Audit Report
Document Number: 2018-20097
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Department of Transportation
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) established the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program that allows a State to assume FHWA's environmental responsibilities for environmental review, consultation, and compliance under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for Federal highway projects. When a State assumes these Federal responsibilities, the State becomes solely responsible and liable for the responsibilities it has assumed, in lieu of FHWA. This program mandates annual audits during each of the first 4 years to ensure the State's compliance with program requirements. This notice finalizes the findings of the first audit report for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT).
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-20052
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the new Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below. Before submitting this ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lyons, KS
Document Number: 2018-19977
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of August 1, 2018, that amends Class E airspace at Lyons-Rice County Municipal Airport, Lyons, KS. The word ``County'' was inadvertently omitted from the airport name in the Summary, History, and Rules section of the document, as well as in the header of the legal description.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19932
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-20- 04, which applies to all Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Airbus SAS Model A319 series airplanes; Airbus SAS Model A320-111, -211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Airbus SAS Model A321-111, - 112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. AD 2014-20-04 requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the four titanium angles between the belly fairing and the keel beam side panel, an inspection for cracking of the open holes if any cracking is found in the titanium angles, and repair or replacement if necessary. Since we issued AD 2014-20-04, we have determined that additional work is necessary for certain airplanes. This proposed AD would continue to require repetitive inspections for cracking of the four titanium angles between the belly fairing and the keel beam side panel, an inspection for cracking of the open holes if any cracking is found in the titanium angles, and repair or replacement if necessary. This proposed AD would also revise the applicability by adding Model A320-216 airplanes. This proposed AD would also require a detailed inspection for and replacement of certain rivets (including a rotating probe test for cracks in the open holes), and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; GA 8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19889
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GA 8 Airvan (Pty) Ltd Models GA8 and GA8-TC320 airplanes. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated 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 certain wing strut fittings manufactured with incorrect grain orientation, which has an unknown effect on fatigue related concerns. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2018-19862
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2015-20- 04, which applies to certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PT6B- 37A turboshaft engines. AD 2015-20-04 requires initial and repetitive inspections until replacement of the No. 10 bearing, and eventual replacement of the No. 9 bearing, both located in the engine reduction gearbox (RGB) assembly. Since we issued AD 2015-20-04, P&WC has determined that the repetitive inspection of the bearings has an associated risk of gearbox damage or contamination and that the bearing installation required by AD 2015-20-04 does not adequately address the issue of bearing axial movement. This proposed AD would require removal from service and replacement of the No. 9 and No. 10 position bearings. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19841
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an incident of uncommanded nose wheel steering (NWS) in- service; subsequent investigation revealed that the steering selector valve (SSV) is susceptible to jamming in the open position due to particulate contamination of the hydraulic system. This proposed AD would require modifying the left-hand hydraulic system of the NWS control system and, for certain airplanes, torqueing the fittings on a certain tube assembly. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19840
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of cracks in the body station (STA) 303.9 frame web and doubler at fastener holes common to the stop fitting at stringer 16 left (S-16L). This proposed AD would require repetitive surface high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for cracking of the STA 303.9 frame web and doubler at the stop fitting at S-16L, and applicable on-condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Defense and Space S.A. (Formerly Known as Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A. (CASA)) Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19756
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model C-212-CB, C-212-CC, C-212-CD, C- 212-CE, and C-212-DF airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of failures of the rudder pedal control system support. This AD requires repetitive detailed visual inspections of the rudder pedal control system support box and shaft and applicable corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19754
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of cracks, in various directions, in the lower portion of a main landing gear (MLG) piston. This AD requires a detailed visual inspection of the MLG, and replacement if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-19750
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, EC 155B, EC155B1, SA-365N1, and SA-366G1 helicopters. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the aft fuselage outer skin. This AD was prompted by several reports of aft fuselage outer skin disbonding. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Increasing Charter Air Transportation Options
Document Number: 2018-18345
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-17
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Transportation (DOT or Department) is issuing a final rule to facilitate innovation and growth in the air charter industry while strengthening the legal protections provided to consumers of charter air transportation. First, this rule allows ``air charter brokers'' as principals or bona fide agents to provide single entity charter air transportation of passengers. Second, it requires air charter brokers to make certain disclosures including those responsive to a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommendation and to make other disclosures upon request. Third, it enumerates certain practices by air charter brokers as prohibited unfair or deceptive practices or unfair methods of competition. Fourth, this rule requires air taxis and commuter air carriers that sell charter air transportation to make certain disclosures including those responsive to an NTSB recommendation and other disclosures upon request. Fifth, it enumerates certain practices by an air taxi or commuter air carrier as prohibited unfair or deceptive practices or unfair methods of competition. At the same time, the Department is not adopting a proposal to codify exemption authority allowing indirect air carriers to engage in the sale of air transportation related to air ambulance services. Nor is it adopting a proposal to codify that certain air transportation services performed under contract with the Federal Government are in common carriage.
New Car Assessment Program Public Meeting; Reschedule
Document Number: 2018-20116
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-14
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Due to the anticipated severe weather from Hurricane Florence, which is forecast to make landfall along the East Coast of the United States later this week, NHTSA is rescheduling the NCAP public meeting to October 1, 2018. The public meeting was originally scheduled on September 14, 2018. Furthermore, due to the new schedule of the public meeting, NHTSA is extending the comment period on the notice of public meeting and request for comments to October 31, 2018. The comment period for the notice of public meeting was originally scheduled to end on October 2, 2018.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Information Collection Request: Financial Responsibility, Trucking and Freight Forwarding
Document Number: 2018-20021
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-14
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 ICR is related to Form BMC-32 titled, ``Endorsement for Household Goods Motor Carrier Polices of Insurance for Cargo Liability Under 49 U.S.C. 13906.''
Amendment of Class D Airspace and Class E Airspace, and Revocation of Class E Airspace: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Document Number: 2018-19978
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2018, amending Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport, New Smyrna Beach, FL. The longitude coordinate symbols for Massey Ranch Airpark listed in Class E airspace areas extending upward from 700 feet were typed as degrees, minutes, minutes instead of degrees, minutes, and seconds. Also, a parenthesis was excluded from the airport's geographic coordinates.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Reinstate Approval of Information Collection: Aviation Insurance
Document Number: 2018-19975
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-14
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 reinstate an information collection. The collection involves obtaining basic information from new aviation insurance applicants about eligible aviation insurance applicants needed to establish a legally binding, non-premium insurance policy with the FAA, as requested by another Federal agency, such as the applicants name and address, and the aircraft to be covered by the policy. The information collected will be used to determine whether applicants are eligible for Chapter 443 insurance and the amount of coverage necessary; populate non-premium insurance policies with the legal name and address; and meet conditions of coverage required by each insurance policy. As a condition of coverage, air carriers will be required to submit any changes to the basic information initially submitted on the application, as necessary. Air carrier's will also be responsible for providing a copy of their current commercial insurance policy on an ongoing basis, and aircraft registration and serial numbers for any new aircraft the air carrier would like to add to the policy. This information will form part of a legally binding agreement (i.e., insurance policy) between the FAA and air carrier. Failure to provide this updated information could result in lack or denial of coverage.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Russell Timmerman
Document Number: 2018-19971
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Silver Wings Drone Services, LLC
Document Number: 2018-19968
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Powers Flight Group
Document Number: 2018-19967
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal 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.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19838
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposal for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by adding airplanes to the applicability and adding a measurement of the distance between the hooks of the torsion spring of the lanyard assembly. We are proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions would impose an additional burden over those in the NPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these changes.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-19798
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-20- 01, which applies to certain Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) TFE731-20 and TFE731-40 turbofan engines. AD 2017-20-01 requires removing the affected fan disk and replacing it with a fan disk eligible for installation. Since we issued AD 2017-20-01, we determined that some turbofan engine models were omitted from the applicability of AD 2017-20-01. This proposed AD would add these turbofan engine models to the applicability, remove the Honeywell TFE731-20 turbofan engine from the applicability, and prohibit installation of affected fan disks. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Zodiac Seats France, Cabin Attendant Seats
Document Number: 2018-19797
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Zodiac Seats France 536-Series Cabin Attendant Seats. This proposed AD was prompted by potential risk of premature corrosion on the seat structure and clamps. This proposed AD would require inspection and modification of all Zodiac Seats France 536-Series Cabin Attendant Seats. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19767
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-14
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 a determination that certain holes for the vertical tail plane (VTP) tension bolts connection are not properly protected against corrosion. This proposed AD would require modifying the VTP tension bolts connection by adding sealant and protective treatment to the head of the connection, at the barrel nut cavities, and in the surrounding area. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-19759
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-09-14
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-14- 05, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-1A11 (600), CL-600-2A12 (601), and CL-600-2B16 (601-3A, 601-3R, and 604 Variants) airplanes. AD 2010-14-05 requires inspection for the part numbers of the system and brake accumulators, and repetitive replacement of affected accumulators. Since we issued AD 2010-14-05, we have determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, as well as additional actions, are necessary to address the unsafe condition. In addition to the requirements of AD 2010-14-05, this proposed AD would require relocating the accumulators and revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would also add optional terminating action for certain airplanes. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
West Memphis Base Railroad L.L.C.-Lease, Operation, and Future Purchase Exemption-City of West Memphis, Ark.
Document Number: 2018-19944
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-19918
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Fiscal Year 2018 Competitive Funding Opportunity: Access & Mobility Partnership Grants
Document Number: 2018-19897
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-13
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces with this notice the Access & Mobility Partnership Grants, which are two opportunities to apply for funding under two competitive grant programs. First, FTA makes available $3,903,715 in funding for the Innovative Coordinated Access and Mobility Pilot Program (ICAM Pilot Program; Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number: 20.513). As required by Federal transit law, funds will be awarded competitively to finance innovative capital projects for the transportation disadvantaged that will improve the coordination of transportation services and non-emergency medical transportation services. Second, FTA makes available $2,434,767 in funding for a Human Services Coordination Research (HSCR) Program with funds available under the Public Transportation Innovation Program (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number: 20.514). Research activities awarded under this competitive program will support the implementation of innovative strategies in the coordination of human services transportation to provide more effective and efficient public transportation services to seniors, individuals with disabilities, and low-income individuals. Proposed research projects should address gaps identified in the locally developed Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan. The HSCR funds will finance operating and capital project expenditures to develop and deploy projects that improve transportation services for targeted populations as noted above through methods that effectively and efficiently coordinate human services transportation. The Access and Mobility Partnership Grants are two separate and distinct funding opportunities that seek to improve access to public transportation through building partnerships among health, transportation, and other service providers.