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

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Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-21967
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, -200, and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of Angle of Attack (AOA) blockages not detected by upgraded flight control primary computer (FCPC) software standards. This AD requires upgrading certain FCPCs, which terminates a certain airplane flight manual revision for certain airplanes. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-21966
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the inner skin at the lower fastener row is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require a general visual inspection of certain lap splice inspection areas for any repair common to the fuselage skin lap splice inspection areas, repetitive dual frequency eddy current (DFEC) inspections of a certain lap splice inner skin for any crack, and applicable on-condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-21963
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-15
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A319-131, A319-132, A319-133, A320-231, A320-232, A320-233, A321-131, A321-231, and A321-232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of fan cowl door (FCD) losses during take-off. This AD requires modification and re-identification, or replacement, of certain FCDs, and installation of a placard in the flight deck. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI), Model 525 Helicopters; Flight Envelope Protection
Document Number: 2018-22267
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the BHTI Model 525 helicopter. This helicopter will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with fly-by-wire flight control system (FBW FCS) flight envelope protection. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Special Conditions: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (BHTI), Model 525 Helicopters; Control Margin Awareness
Document Number: 2018-22265
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the BHTI Model 525 helicopter. This helicopter will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with the fly-by-wire flight control system (FBW FCS) in the area of pilot awareness of the control margins remaining while maneuvering the helicopter. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
The Indiana Rail Road Company and CSX Transportation Inc.-Joint Relocation Project Exemption-Terre Haute, Ind.
Document Number: 2018-22246
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment
Document Number: 2018-21853
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-12
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes amendments to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (``FMVSS'') No. 108; Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment, to permit the certification of adaptive driving beam headlighting systems, if the manufacturer chooses to equip vehicles with these systems. Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (Toyota) petitioned NHTSA for rulemaking to amend FMVSS No. 108 to permit manufacturers the option of equipping vehicles with adaptive driving beam systems. NHTSA has granted Toyota's petition and proposes to establish appropriate performance requirements to ensure the safe introduction of adaptive driving beam headlighting systems if equipped on newly manufactured vehicles.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway Projects in Texas
Document Number: 2018-21719
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-12
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is hereby given that TxDOT and Federal agencies have taken final agency actions by issuing licenses, permits, and approvals for the highway projects in the State of Texas that are listed below. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for these projects are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT pursuant to statute and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT. The actions relate to various proposed highway projects in the State of Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the projects.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance; General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, Peoria, IL
Document Number: 2018-22197
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change portions of 18 different parcels with a total of 2.778 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the sale of airport property located at General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport, Peoria, IL. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The 2.778 acres of land is in the Northeast section of the airport property and it covers the intersection of Dirksen Parkway and Middle Road. This property does not currently serve an aeronautical purpose. This area of property is currently Right of Way for the airport entrance road, Dirksen Parkway. If the airport receives permission from the FAA to release the property from aeronautical obligations, it intends on transferring this property to the Peoria County for continued use as Right of Way.
Amendment of Chicago Class B and Chicago Class C Airspace; Chicago, IL
Document Number: 2018-22193
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action incorporates this amendment into FAA Order 7400.11C for a final rule published in the Federal Register of August 16, 2018, for the above titled, Amendment of Chicago Class B and Chicago Class C Airspace; Chicago, IL.
Washington Eastern Railroad, LLC-Change in Operators Exemption-Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad Company
Document Number: 2018-22173
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
David L. Durbano-Continuance in Control Exemption-Washington Eastern Railroad, LLC
Document Number: 2018-22171
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-22138
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that FHWA will submit the collection of information described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on July 19, 2018. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-21605
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an inspection on the production line that revealed evidence of paint peeling on the forward and aft cargo frame forks around the hook bolt hole. This AD requires a detailed visual inspection for any deficiency of the frame forks around the hook bolt hole on certain forward and aft cargo doors and applicable corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-21460
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737 airplanes, excluding Model 737-100, -200, - 200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes; all Model 757-200, -200PF, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes; and all Model 767-200, -300, -300F, and -400ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of latently failed motor-operated valve (MOV) actuators of the fuel shutoff valves. This AD requires replacing certain MOV actuators of the fuel shutoff valves for the left and right engines (on certain airplanes) and of the auxiliary power unit (APU) fuel shutoff valve (on Model 757 and Model 767 airplanes); and revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate certain airworthiness limitations (AWLs). We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: 2018-22123
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Sunshine Act Meetings; Unified Carrier Registration Plan Board of Directors
Document Number: 2018-22117
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2018-22019
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2018-22018
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1 Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
Hazardous Materials: Notice of Applications for Special Permits
Document Number: 2018-22017
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the procedures governing the application for, and the processing of, special permits from the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Material Regulations, notice is hereby given that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has received the application described herein. Each mode of transportation for which a particular special permit is requested is indicated by a number in the ``Nature of Application'' portion of the table below as follows: 1 Motor vehicle, 2Rail freight, 3Cargo vessel, 4Cargo aircraft only, 5Passenger-carrying aircraft.
National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-22001
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure (NACTTI).
Norfolk Southern Railway Company-Abandonment Exemption-in the City of Detroit, Mich.
Document Number: 2018-21999
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-21998
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure (NACTTI).
Pilot Program for Collaborative Research on Motor Vehicles With High or Full Driving Automation
Document Number: 2018-21919
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is seeking public comment on matters related to the near-term and long-term challenges of Automated Driving Systems (ADS) testing, development and eventual deployment. ADS testing and development are already underway in several areas of the United States. As technology evolves and in anticipation of requests to test and further develop high and full ADS, including those in vehicles without traditional controls necessary for a human driver, NHTSA is issuing this ANPRM to obtain public comments on the factors and structure that are appropriate for the Agency to consider in designing a national pilot program that will enable it to facilitate, monitor and learn from the testing and development of the emerging advanced vehicle safety technologies and to assure the safety of those activities. The Agency seeks these comments from interested stakeholders, including State and local authorities, companies, researchers, safety advocates and other experts interested in, engaged in or planning to become engaged in the design, development, testing, and deployment of motor vehicles with high and full driving automation. The Agency also seeks comments from road users, including vehicle drivers and passengers, cyclists and pedestrians. More specifically, NHTSA requests comments on the following topics related to ADS safety research. First, NHTSA seeks comments on potential factors that should be considered in designing a pilot program for the safe on-road testing and deployment of vehicles with high and full driving automation and associated equipment. Second, the Agency seeks comments on the use of existing statutory provisions and regulations to allow for the implementation of such a pilot program. Third, the Agency seeks comment on any additional elements of regulatory relief (e.g., exceptions, exemptions, or other potential measures) that might be needed to facilitate the efforts to participate in the pilot program and conduct on-road research and testing involving these vehicles, especially those that lack controls for human drivers and thus may not comply with all existing safety standards. Fourth, with respect to the granting of exemptions to enable companies to participate in such a program, the Agency seeks comments on the nature of the safety and any other analyses that it should perform in assessing the merits of individual exemption petitions and on the types of terms and conditions it should consider attaching to exemptions to protect public safety and facilitate the Agency's monitoring and learning from the testing and deployment, while preserving the freedom to innovate. By developing a robust record of the answers to these important questions, NHTSA expects to learn more about the progress of ADS and the ways in which the Agency can facilitate safe and efficient ADS testing and deployment for the benefit of individual consumers and the traveling public as a whole.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Pensacola, FL, and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Milton, FL
Document Number: 2018-21884
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on August 29, 2018, amending Class D airspace and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establishing Class E surface airspace at Choctaw Naval Outlying Field (NOLF), Milton, FL. Additional text was inadvertently omitted from the NOTAM information of Class D airspace and Class E surface airspace for Choctaw NOLF.
Airworthiness Directives; GEVEN S.p.A. Seat Assemblies, Type D1-02 and D1-03
Document Number: 2018-21872
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain GEVEN S.p.A. (Geven) Type D1-02 and D1-03 seat assemblies. This AD was prompted by a report that seat belt attachment bolts were found detached or partially detached from the seat. This AD requires inspection, torque verification, and modification of certain model seats. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-21863
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) CF34-10A16, CF34-10E2A1, CF34-10E5, CF34- 10E5A1, CF34-10E6, CF34-10E6A1, CF34-10E7, and CF34-10E7-B turbofan engines with certain high-pressure turbine (HPT) front rotating air seals. This AD requires replacement of the affected HPT front rotating air seal. This AD was prompted by cracks found in the HPT front rotating air seal. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-21694
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) PW4074, PW4074D, PW4077, PW4077D, PW4084D, PW4090, and PW4090-3 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by an in-flight failure of a 1st stage low-pressure compressor (LPC) blade. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive thermal acoustic imaging (TAI) inspections for cracks in certain 1st stage LPC blades and removal of those blades that fail inspection. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-21693
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-11- 06, which applies to all Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW2037, PW2037D, PW2037M, PW2040, PW2040D, PW2043, PW2143, PW2643, and F117-PW-100 turbofan engine models. AD 2017-11-06 requires initial and repetitive on-wing eddy current inspections (ECIs) of affected engines with certain diffuser and high-pressure turbine (HPT) cases installed. AD 2017-11-06 also requires a fluorescent-penetrant inspection (FPI) of the diffuser case rear flange and the HPT case front flange. Since we issued AD 2017-11-06, we learned of designated engineering representative (DER)- approved diffuser case M-flange replacement repairs. This proposed AD would require an on-wing ECI of all diffuser case M-flange replacement repairs. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; CFM International S.A. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-21508
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all CFM International S.A. (CFM) LEAP-1A23, -1A24, -1A24E1, -1A26, -1A26E1, - 1A26CJ, -1A29, -1A29CJ, -1A30, -1A32, -1A33, -1A33B2, and -1A35A turbofan engines with certain full authority digital engine control (FADEC) and prognostic health monitoring (PHM) software installed. This AD requires removing certain FADEC and PHM software and installing versions eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by aborted takeoffs after engines did not advance to the desired takeoff fan speed due to icing in the pressure sensor line. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG Propellers
Document Number: 2018-21507
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Hoffmann GmbH & Co. KG model HO-V 62 propellers. This AD was prompted by the failure of the propeller blade lag screws. This AD requires removal of the affected propeller blades and installation of modified propeller blades marked with change letter ``A'' or ``B.'' We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: 2120-0043
Document Number: 2018-21886
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-09
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 collection involves return to the Civil Aviation Aircraft Registry of information relating to the release of a lien that has been recorded with the Registry. Regulations provide for establishing and maintaining a system for the recording of security conveyances affecting title to, or interest in U.S. civil aircraft, as well as certain specifically identified engines, propellers, or spare parts locations, and for recording of releases relating to those conveyances. Federal Aviation Regulations establish procedures for implementation. Regulations describe what information must be contained in a security conveyance in order for it to be recorded with FAA. The convention on the International Recognition signatory, prevents, by treaty, the export of an aircraft and cancellation of its nationality marks if there is an outstanding lien recorded. The Civil Aviation Registry must have consent or release of lien from the lienholder prior to confirmation/cancellation for export.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Reinstated Approval of Information Collection: Flight Simulation Device Initial and Continuing Qualification and Use
Document Number: 2018-21885
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-09
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. This request for clearance reflects requirements necessary under regulations to ensure safety-of-flight by ensuring that complete and adequate training, testing, checking, and experience is obtained and maintained by those who operate under regulation and use flight simulation in lieu of aircraft for these functions. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on November 30, 2017.
Notice of Request for Comments: Scope of the Study on the Impact of Automated Vehicle Technologies on Workforce
Document Number: 2018-21842
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
OST is announcing a request for information to solicit comment and feedback on the scope of the congressionally-required comprehensive analysis of the impact of automated vehicle technologies on workforce. This study will be conducted by DOT in consultation with the Department of Labor to provide a comprehensive analysis of the impact of [Advanced Driver Assist Systems] ADAS and [Highly Automated Vehicles] HAV technologies on drivers and operators of commercial motor vehicle, including the potential for any labor displacement. DOT will also coordinate this initiative with the U.S. Departments of Commerce and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Each component of the study will engage the relevant interested and affected stakeholders such as industry representatives, driver and operator groups, and workforce training providers to ensure input from across the diverse commercial and non-commercial driver industry. While it may not be feasible to precisely predict the exact capabilities or timing of new automated vehicles technologies entering the marketplace, this study may construct statistical models, use-cases, and scenarios based projections based on the best available data on market forecasts, industry trends, and relevant labor markets to evaluate different technology penetration scenarios and their potential effects on the workforce and related factors. The objectives of the request for comments on the comprehensive analysis of the impact of automated vehicle technologies on workforce are to obtain feedback into the scope of the study regarding the magnitude of the potential pace of transition in the transportation workforce and how other sectors of the workforce will adapt to the quality of life effects due to automation. The study will also examine training availability and what will be required to transition the traditional commercial driver into the new environment including transit bus automation. Finally, the study will analyze the issues of driver situational awareness in vehicles which may require operator re- engagement, the safety of truck platooning, and related traffic management. Background: The pace of development and deployment of automated vehicle-related technology is expected to accelerate over the next decade. Likewise, the effects of this new technology on the current workforce is a concern to operators and industry. In August 2017, a Department of Commerce's Office of the Chief Economist study focused on ``workers impacted by the adoption of autonomous vehicles used on roadways, such as automobiles, buses, and trucks (The Employment Impact of Autonomous Vehicles,\1\ Economics and Statistics Administration Issue Brief #05-17). The study found that ``. . . the adoption of AVs has the potential to impact a sizable share of jobs in the economy.'' This could include job creation as well as displacement. Also, the America's Workforce and the Self- Driving Future \2\ report, published by Securing America's Future Energy in June 2018, outlines the potential impact of autonomous vehicles use on the labor force, noting some of the complexities in assessing job gain/loss and displacement, as well as potential long- term employment and societal benefits. In addition to the introduction of automated vehicles, the Nation's commercial driver \3\ pool is impacted by other dynamics such as operator pay, route preferences, and demographics.
Notice of Request for Comments: Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (AV 3.0)
Document Number: 2018-21840
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST) invites public comment on the document, Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (AV 3.0) [ISBN 978-0-16-094944- 9]. This document builds upon Automated Driving Systems 2.0: A Vision for Safety and expands the scope to provide a framework and multimodal approach to the safe integration of AVs into the Nation's broader surface transportation system.
Notice of Rights and Protections Available Under the Federal Antidiscrimination and Whistleblower Protection Laws
Document Number: 2018-21839
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
This Notice implements Title II of the Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act of 2002). It is the annual obligation for Federal agencies to notify all employees, former employees, and applicants for Federal employment of the rights and protections available to them under the Federal Anti-discrimination and Whistleblower Protection Laws.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel ENDLESS SUMMER; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-21824
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel RAY; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-21823
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel IREMIA; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-21822
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel ICONA; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-21821
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Proposed Primary Category Design Standards; Vertical Aviation Technologies (VAT) Model S-52L Rotorcraft
Document Number: 2018-21661
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action shortens the comment period for the notice of availability; request for comments that was published on September 26, 2018. In that document, the FAA announced the existence of and requested comments on the proposed airworthiness design standards for acceptance of the Vertical Aviation Technologies (VAT) Model S-52L rotorcraft under the regulations for primary category aircraft.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-21609
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of chafing of a wire bundle located at the bottom of the right hand electrical cabinet. This proposed AD would require a one-time general visual inspection of the wiring bundle for damage, measurement of the clearance between the metallic plate and the wiring bundle, and corrective actions if necessary. 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.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-21608
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Defense and Space S.A. Model CN-235, CN-235-200 and CN- 235-300 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-21466
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of rejected take-offs due to untimely inboard flap retraction. This AD requires modification of the slat/flap control wiring and replacement of the slat/flap control box with an improved box. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-21464
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-09
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 report of yellow hydraulic system failure, including both braking accumulators, due to failure of the parking brake operated valve (PBOV). This AD requires replacement of a certain PBOV with a different PBOV. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-21462
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This AD was prompted by the manufacturer revising the airplane maintenance manual (AMM) maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Funding Opportunity for the Department of Transportation's Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects Program for Fiscal Year 2018
Document Number: 2018-21826
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-05
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a funding opportunity and requests grant applications for the Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects (NSFLTP) Program. The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act established the NSFLTP Program to provide Federal funding to projects of national significance for construction, reconstruction, or rehabilitation of transportation facilities within, adjacent to, or providing access to Federal or Tribal lands. As per the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, the Secretary of Transportation may award up to $300 millionthe amount appropriated by Congress to the NSFLTP Program in the Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 2018 through the FHWA's Office of Federal Lands Highway. The FHWA will distribute these funds as described in this notice on a competitive basis in a manner consistent with the selection criteria.
National Association of Reversionary Property Owners-Petition for Rulemaking; Limiting Extensions of Trail Use Negotiating Periods
Document Number: 2018-21760
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-10-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) grants in part a petition by the National Association of Reversionary Property Owners (NARPO) and opens a proceeding in Docket No. EP 749 (Sub-No. 1) to consider revising regulations related to the National Trails System Act. The Board proposes to modify its regulations to limit the number of 180-day extensions of a trail use negotiating period to a maximum of six extensions, absent extraordinary circumstances.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; Lewiston, ID
Document Number: 2018-21660
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-10-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace at Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport, Lewiston, ID, by increasing the upward extension of Class D airspace from 2,700 feet MSL to 3,900 feet MSL. The upward extension was incorrectly lowered in the final rule published March 15, 2018.