Department of Transportation December 27, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of a Currently-Approved Information Collection Request: Annual Report of Class I and Class II Motor Carriers of Property
Document Number: 2018-28173
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to revise and extend the, ``Annual Report of Class I and Class II Motor Carriers of Property'' ICR, OMB Control No. 2126-0032. This ICR is necessary to ensure that motor carriers comply with FMCSA's financial and operating statistics requirements at chapter III of title 49 CFR part 369 titled, ``Reports of Motor Carriers.'' This ICR is being revised to incorporate the OMB approved ``Annual Report of Class I Motor Carriers of Passengers'' ICR, OMB Control No. 2126-0031, for use of the MP-1 form, the ``Annual Report Form (Motor Carriers of Passengers),'' which resulted in only two respondents and one burden hour per year. Through the proposed merger of the two ICRs, FMCSA would rename the OMB Control No. 2126-0032 ICR as the ``Annual Report of Class I and Class II For-Hire Motor Carriers'' ICR. Such a merger with the new title will clarify that the combined ICR addresses both for- hire property and passenger carriers, but not private motor carriers. Additionally, after the merger of the ICRs, FMCSA intends to request withdrawal of the previously approved ``Annual Report of Class I Motor Carriers of Passengers'' ICR, OMB Control No. 2126-0031.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection: Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Vendor Registration
Document Number: 2018-28172
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (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.
Special Conditions: Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc.; Textron Aviation, Inc. Model B200-Series Airplanes; Autothrust Functions
Document Number: 2018-28116
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for Textron Aviation, Inc. B200-series airplanes. These airplanes as modified by Innovative Solutions & Support, Inc., will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with an autothrust system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. 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.
Notice of Public Workshops for the Draft Written Re-Evaluation of the O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement for the Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan
Document Number: 2018-28115
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its intent to host Public Workshops for the Draft Written Re-Evaluation of the O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement (Draft Re- Evaluation) for the Interim Fly Quiet Runway Rotation Plan for Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois. The Draft Re-Evaluation will identify the potential environmental impacts associated with the Proposed Interim Fly Quiet at O'Hare International Airport pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. The FAA will host Public Workshops on the Draft Re-Evaluation. The Public Workshops on the Draft Re-Evaluation will be held on the following dates: Monday, February 4, 2019, at Belvedere Events and Banquets, 1170 West Devon Avenue, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007; Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at White Eagle Banquets, 6839 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, Illinois 60714; Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Hanging Gardens Banquet Rooms, 8301 West Belmont Avenue, River Grove, Illinois 60171; and Thursday, February 7, 2019, at The Diplomat West, 681 West North Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126. Each Public Workshop will start at 2 p.m. (Central Standard Time), and registration to participate in the Public Workshops will conclude by 8 p.m. (Central Standard Time). Representatives of FAA and its consultants will be available to provide information about the Draft Re-Evaluation. Spanish language translators will be available at the Public Workshops. If you need the assistance of a translator, other than Spanish, please call Ms. Amy Hanson at (847) 294-7354 by January 18, 2019. The Draft Re-Evaluation will be available for review on line at (http://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_evelopment/omp/ifq_re_ev al/) and at libraries around O'Hare International Airport. The FAA will issue a separate notice at the time the Draft Re-Evaluation is available.
Proposed Modification of the Miami, FL, Class B Airspace; and the Fort Lauderdale, FL, Class C Airspace Areas; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2018-28114
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a fact-finding informal airspace meeting regarding a plan to modify the Miami, FL, Class B Airspace, and the Fort Lauderdale, FL, Class C Airspace areas. The purpose of the meeting is to provide interested parties an opportunity to present views, recommendations, and comments on any proposed change to the airspace. All comments received during the meeting will be considered prior to any revision or issuance of a notice of proposed rulemaking.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Southwest Airlines Company
Document Number: 2018-28102
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation 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; The Boeing Company
Document Number: 2018-28100
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation 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; Department of the Air Force
Document Number: 2018-28099
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration, (DOT/FAA) 833 Quarters Management Information System (QMIS) System of Records
Document Number: 2018-28061
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, the Department of Transportation is proposing to retire a Department of Transportation system of records titled, `Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration (DOT/FAA) 833 Quarters Management Information System (QMIS) System of Records,' which covered employees occupying FAA owned or leased housing. The FAA uses the DOI iQMS to support business activities formerly managed in QMIS. See (https://www.doi.gov/sites/ doi.gov/files/uploads/iqmis_pia_final_06.13.2018.pdf). iQMIS is not a system of records because records cannot be retrieved by an individual's name or other unique identifier. Users retrieve records by housing installation name and housing unit number. Rent collected from the employee/tenant through payroll deduction actions are processed through the DOI's Federal Personnel and Payroll System (FPPS) which is a federal shared service system. DOT records in FPPS are maintained under the DOT/ALL 19 Federal Personnel and Payroll System (FPPS)73 FR 66285November 7, 2008.
Gateway Industrial Railroad, LLC-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Avatar Corporation
Document Number: 2018-28045
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel JULIANA III (32′ Stern Picker); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-28032
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-27
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Engine Alliance Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-27926
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Engine Alliance (EA) GP7270, GP7272, and GP7277 model turbofan engines. This AD requires inspection of the stage 6 seal ring for correct installation and inspection of the high-pressure compressor (HPC) stages 2-5 spool for cracks. This AD also requires replacement of the HPC stages 2-5 spool if the stage 6 seal ring is incorrectly installed or if the HPC stages 2-5 spool is found cracked. This AD was prompted by a shop finding of axial cracks in the interstage 5-6 seal teeth of the HPC stages 2-5 spool spacer arm, due to an incorrectly installed stage 6 seal ring. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-27886
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-12-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 757-200 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of uncommanded movement of the captain's and first officer's seats. This AD requires, for the captain's and first officer's seats, repetitive horizontal actuator identifications, repetitive checks of the horizontal movement system (HMS), a detailed inspection of the HMS, as applicable, and applicable on-condition actions. This AD also requires a general visual inspection to determine the seat part numbers of the captain's and first officer's seats, a cable adjustment check on seats with certain seat part numbers, and applicable on-condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.