Department of Transportation February 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Collection of Information
Document Number: 2019-03511
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments on our intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection (OMB Control Number 2105- 0563) in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The collection is necessary for administration of the BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grants Program. BUILD Transportation grants support surface transportation infrastructure projects that have a significant local or regional impact. A 60-day Federal Register notice was published on December 28, 2018 (83 FR 67484). Since the publication of the 60-day Federal Register notice, no comments were received to the Docket (DOT-OST-2015-0221) and therefore no review of comments was required, so none was performed by the Department.
Notice of Early Scoping for the Capital Metro Orange Line High Capacity Transit Corridor in Austin, Texas
Document Number: 2019-03479
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) of Austin, Texas issue this early scoping notice to advise other agencies and the public that they intend to conduct early scoping for the Orange Line High Capacity Transit (HCT) Corridor. The Orange Line HCT Corridor is the 21-mile corridor used for Capital Metro's MetroRapid 801 from Tech Ridge to Southpark Meadows. The entire 21-mile corridor is being proposed for HCT dedicated pathways. This notice invites public input to ongoing planning efforts for the Orange Line HCT Corridor by commenting on the project's purpose and need, the project study area, alternatives being considered, public participation and outreach methods, relevant transportation and community impacts and benefits being considered, potential environmental impacts, and the projected capital and operating costs of the project.
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2019-03454
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-03451
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03397
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) that would have applied to certain Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Models MU-2B- 10, MU-2B-15, MU-2B-20, MU-2B-25, MU-2B-26, MU-2B-26A, MU-2B-30, MU-2B- 35, MU-2B-36, MU-2B-36A, MU-2B-40, and MU-2B-60 airplanes. The NPRM resulted 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 and would have required repetitively inspecting the wing spacer plates for cracks until they were replaced with an improved design wing spacer plates. Since issuance of the NPRM, we determined that damage is contained to the wing spacer plate with no evidence that primary structure is affected. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03313
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2A12 (601) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of damage to the anti-rotation tab on a main landing gear (MLG) side brace fitting due to the installation of an incorrect side brace fitting shaft. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the MLG side brace fitting for damage, a verification of the side brace fitting shaft part number, and replacement of the side brace fitting shaft if necessary. It would also require the installation of an anti-rotation bracket. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Brady, TX
Document Number: 2019-03289
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Brady, Curtis Field, Brady, TX. This action is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Brady non-directional radio beacon (NDB), and cancellation of the NDB approach. It would enhance the safety and management of standard instrument approach procedures for instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport. Additionally, the geographic coordinates are being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Manitowoc and Sheboygan, WI
Document Number: 2019-03286
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Manitowoc County Airport, Manitowoc, WI, and Sheboygan County Memorial Airport, Sheboygan, WI. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Manitowoc VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of Sheboygan County Memorial Airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautic database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mount Vernon, IL
Document Number: 2019-03285
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E surface area and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Mount Vernon Airport, Mount Vernon, IL. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Mount Vernon 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 and name of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Flippin, AR
Document Number: 2019-03284
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Marion County Regional Airport, Flippin, AR, and Baxter County Airport, Mountain Home, AR, which is contained within the Flippin, AR, airspace legal description. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Flippin VHF omnidirectional range (VOR), which provided navigation information to the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the Marion County Regional Airport and name of Baxter County Airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection
Document Number: 2019-03181
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 305, ``Electric-powered vehicles: Electrolyte spillage and electrical shock protection,'' to clarify the direct contact protection requirements that apply to high voltage connectors, and to explicitly permit the use of high voltage connectors that cannot be separated without the use of tools. The proposed changes to these requirements would harmonize FMVSS No. 305 with Global Technical Regulations (GTRs) No. 13 and No. 20, which explicitly permit such connectors. In addition, it would make three minor technical corrections to the standard.
Hazardous Materials: Oil Spill Response Plans and Information Sharing for High-Hazard Flammable Trains (FAST Act)
Document Number: 2019-02491
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA, in consultation with the Federal Railroad Administration and pursuant to the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) of 2015, issues this final rule to revise and clarify requirements for comprehensive oil spill response plans (COSRPs) and to expand their applicability based on petroleum oil thresholds that apply to an entire train consist. Specifically, this final rule: Expands the applicability for COSRPs; modernizes the requirements for COSRPs; requires railroads to share information about high-hazard flammable train (HHFT) operations with State and tribal emergency response commissions to improve community preparedness; and incorporates by reference a voluntary standard. The amendments in this final rule will provide regulatory flexibility and improve response readiness to mitigate effects of rail accidents and incidents involving petroleum oil and HHFTs.
Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Capacity Enhancements and Other Improvements at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC
Document Number: 2019-03434
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces that it has discontinued preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed capacity enhancements and other improvements (Proposed Action) at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), Charlotte, NC. The Proposed Action initially presented to the FAA entailed: (1) A Fourth 12,000-foot Parallel Runway 1-19 and End-Around Taxiways; (2) Concourse B and Ramp Expansion; (3) Concourse C and Ramp Expansion; and (4) Daily North Parking Deck. Based on developments during the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. (NEPA), review process, the project now subject to environmental review includes a fourth parallel runway of only 10,000 feet. The FAA determined that this was a sufficient change to one of the proposed capacity enhancements, as described in greater detail below in the Supplementary Information section of this Notice, to warrant cancellation of the EIS and conversion to an Environmental Assessment (EA).
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
Document Number: 2019-03384
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from seven individuals for an exemption from the prohibition in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) against operation of a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) by persons with a current clinical diagnosis of myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, coronary insufficiency, thrombosis, or any other cardiovascular disease of a variety known to be accompanied by syncope, dyspnea, collapse, or congestive heart failure. If granted, the exemptions would enable these individuals with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Texas Railway Exchange LLC-Construction and Operation Exemption-in Galveston County, Texas
Document Number: 2019-03363
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board's (Board's) Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) in response to a petition for exemption filed on November 21, 2018 by Texas Railway Exchange LLC (TREX) to construct and operate an approximately 2,800-foot line of railroad in the City of Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. The proposed rail line would connect the Texas International Terminals facility (the Terminal) on Galveston Bay with an existing line of railroad operated by BNSF Railway Company by crossing an existing Union Pacific Railroad rail line. The proposed rail line would offer a new alternative rail transportation option for rail traffic entering and leaving the Terminal. The Draft EA evaluates the potential environmental impacts of two alternative rail alignments, as well as the No-Action Alternative and preliminarily concludes that construction of the proposed rail line connection would have no significant environmental impacts if the Board imposes and TREX implements the recommended mitigation measures set forth in the Draft EA. The entire Draft EA is available on the Board's website (www.stb.dot.gov) by clicking on the ``Decisions & Notices'' button that appears in the drop down menu for ``ELIBRARY,'' and searching by Service Date (February 22, 2019) or Docket Number (FD 36186).
Special Conditions: Boeing Model 777-9 Airplanes; Post-Crash Fire Survivability, Airplane Level of Safety Provided by Composite Fuel-Tank Structure
Document Number: 2019-03343
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for The Boeing Company (Boeing) Model 777-9 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport-category airplanes. This design feature is composite fuel-tank structure as it relates to post-crash fire survivability. 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.
Public Notice for Intent To Release Airport Property
Document Number: 2019-03334
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Deadhorse Airport, Deadhorse, Alaska.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03268
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319 series airplanes; Model A320 series airplanes; and Model A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a revision of an airworthiness limitation item (ALI) document, which requires more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the operator's 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03257
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-201, -202, and -203 airplanes, and Model A330- 301, -302, and -303 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of damaged drain pipes located above the lower aft pylon fairing (LAPF), caused by a contact between the drain pipe and the two u-shape ribs of the LAPF. This AD requires a special detailed inspection for damage, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03256
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A330-200, -200 Freighter, and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that certain sensor struts, in the case of down drive element disconnection, would be unable to provide failure detection information for flap movements. This AD requires repetitive inspections of certain drive station elements and sensor struts; an inspection of certain other drive station elements if necessary; and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-03280
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2019-03250
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final. The actions relate to a proposed highway project on State Route 91 (Post Miles 16.9-19.8) and on Interstate 605 (Post Miles 5.0-5.8) in the Cities of Cerritos and Artesia, in the County of Los Angeles, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-03245
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2019-03244
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Air Carrier Contract Maintenance Requirements
Document Number: 2019-03228
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-26
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 December 20, 2018. The information to be collected is necessary because the FAA needs accurate and up to date data indicating who is performing maintenance on behalf of air carriers, what type of maintenance is being performed, and where the maintenance is being performed. This collected information will be used by the FAA to adequately target its inspection resources for surveillance and make accurate risk assessments.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03127
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, -100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of corrosion and chromium layer chipping of the forward and aft pintle pins of the main landing gear (MLG) shock struts. This AD requires repetitive inspections for discrepancies of affected forward and aft pintle pins of the MLG shock struts, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03125
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-26
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 reports of an overheat failure mode of the hydraulic engine-driven pump (EDP), and a determination that the affected EDP needs to be replaced with an improved EDP. This AD requires replacement of a certain EDP with an improved EDP. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03122
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new and more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new and more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations for airplane structures and systems. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-03120
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that certain fuel probes indicated misleading fuel quantities on the engine indicating and crew alerting system (EICAS). This AD requires a functional check of certain fuel probes, and replacement with a serviceable part if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2019-03142
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-25
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on 3 information collections pertaining to hazardous materials transportation for which PHMSA intends to request renewal from the Office of Management and Budget.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Atwater, CA
Document Number: 2019-03095
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the legal description of the Class D airspace area at Atwater, CA. The FAA identified an error in a bearing contained in the Class D airspace legal description. The bearing from the airport is corrected to have the legal description coincide with the graphical representation of the airspace. This change is editorial only and does not alter the current charted boundaries, altitudes, or ATC procedures for Castle Airport, Atwater, CA.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-02929
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007-11- 11 and AD 2017-01-11, which apply to all Airbus SAS Model A318 and Model A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321 series airplanes. AD 2007-11-11 requires an inspection to determine the serial number of both main landing gear (MLG) sliding tubes, repetitive inspections for cracking of the affected MLG sliding tubes and corrective actions if necessary, and eventual replacement of both MLG shock absorbers. AD 2017-01-11 requires identification of the part number and serial number of the MLG sliding tubes; inspection of affected chromium plates and sliding tube axles for damage; and replacement of the sliding tube if necessary. Since we issued AD 2007-11-11 and AD 2017-01-11, it was determined that cracks were found in the MLG sliding tubes due to certain manufacturing defects that might not be identified using the current on-wing scheduled inspections. This proposed AD would retain certain requirements of AD 2007-11-11 and AD 2017-01-11. This proposed AD would also require repetitive inspections of affected MLG sliding tubes for cracking, replacement of cracked MLG sliding tubes, and eventual replacement of each affected MLG sliding tube. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Variant Equity I, LP, and Project Kenwood Acquistion, LLC-Acquisition of Control-Coach USA Administration, Inc., and Coach USA, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-03115
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On December 20, 2018, Variant Equity I, LP (Variant), and Project Kenwood Acquisition, LLC (collectively, Applicants), both noncarriers, jointly filed an application to acquire from SCUSI Limited 100% of the stock in Coach USA Administration, Inc., a noncarrier that owns 100% of Coach USA, Inc., another noncarrier, that controls 29 motor passenger carriers that hold federally-issued interstate operating authority. The Board is tentatively approving and authorizing the transaction,\1\ and, if no opposing comments are timely filed, this notice will be the final Board action. Persons wishing to oppose the application must follow the rules.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Denison, IA
Document Number: 2019-03093
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Denison Municipal Airport, Denison, IA. The FAA is proposing this action due to the decommissioning of the Denison non-directional radio beacon (NDB). Additionally, the geographic coordinates are being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Notice of Request for Clearance of a Revision a Currently Approved Information Collection: National Census of Ferry Operators
Document Number: 2019-03080
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Department of Transportation
In accordance with the requirements of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the BTS to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) approval for new iterations of an on-going biennial information collection related to the nation's ferry operations. The information collected from each Census will be used to produce a descriptive database of existing ferry operations. A summary report of survey findings will also be published by BTS on the BTS web page: www.bts.gov/ncfo.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-03051
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
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 Requests (ICRs) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICRs describe the information collections and their expected burden. On November 14, 2018, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICRs.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-03050
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the Information Collection Requests (ICRs) abstracted below. Before submitting these ICRs to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-03049
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the 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.
Kean Burenga and Chesapeake and Delaware, LLC-Continuance in Control Exemption-Dover and Delaware River Railroad, LLC
Document Number: 2019-03012
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is granting an exemption for Kean Burenga (Burenga) and Chesapeake and Delaware, LLC (CAD), both noncarriers, to continue in control of Dover and Delaware River Railroad, LLC (DDRR), when DDRR becomes a Class III rail carrier in a related transaction involving DDRR's lease and operation of 27.2 miles of rail lines owned by Norfolk Southern Railway Company (NSR) and operation of 80.7 miles of rail lines pursuant to a trackage rights agreement among DDRR, New Jersey Transit Corporation, and NSR.\1\ All of the affected lines are located in the State of New Jersey. The lines over which DDRR will operate connect with lines operated by Dover and Rockaway River Railroad, LCC (Rockaway), another Class III carrier that CAD controls.\2\ Because all of the carriers involved are Class III carriers, this continuance-in- control exemption is not subject to labor protective conditions.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-02938
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-07-05, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A300 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). AD 2017-07-05 required repetitive detailed visual inspections of the main landing gear (MLG) leg components and replacement of the MLG leg if cracked components are found. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2017-07-05 and removes the credit for doing an MLG overhaul in lieu of the initial inspection of the MLG leg components. This AD was prompted by further investigation after AD 2017-07-05 was issued, which revealed that overhaul of the MLG does not alleviate the need for inspecting the MLG hinge arm/barrel pin for cracking. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-02937
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-22
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 low clearance between the variable frequency generator (VFG) power feeder cables and adjacent hydraulic lines and/or fuel lines in the aft equipment bay, which could cause chafing damage. This proposed AD would require modifying the routing of the VFG power feeder cables and harnesses in the aft equipment bay. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; AmSafe Inc. Seatbelts
Document Number: 2019-02933
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all AmSafe Inc. seatbelts, as installed in, but not limited to, various airplanes and rotorcraft. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of multiple failed keepers on seatbelt hook assemblies. This proposed AD would require an inspection for affected parts, repetitive general visual inspections of the seatbelt hook assembly for damage, repetitive functional checks, and replacement of all affected parts. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-02932
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating the passenger service units (PSUs) became separated from their attachments during several survivable accident sequences. This AD requires installing lanyard assemblies on the PSU and, for certain airplanes, on the life vest panel. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-02931
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of loss of retention of the regulator inlet filter retainer on certain crew oxygen cylinder assemblies. This proposed AD would require an operational check of the crew oxygen cylinder assembly, replacement of an affected assembly, and eventual replacement of all affected assemblies with redesigned serviceable assemblies. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-02930
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-16-05, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. AD 2017-16-05 required a one- time detailed visual inspection for discrepancies in the Krueger flap bullnose attachment hardware, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD adds airplanes and an additional inspection to determine if any Krueger flap no. 1, 2, 3, or 4 has been replaced, and related investigative and corrective actions. Since this is a rotable parts issue, the applicability of this AD has been expanded beyond the airplanes listed in the related service bulletin to include all airplanes on which a Krueger flap bullnose may be installed. This AD was prompted by a report of a Krueger flap bullnose departing an airplane during taxi, which caused damage to the wing structure and thrust reverser, and a report of a missing no. 2 Krueger flap bullnose hinge bolt from an airplane that was not included in the effectivity of AD 2017-16-05. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-02926
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-07- 12, which applies to certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD 2016-07-12 requires repetitive inspections for damage and cracking of the aft fixed fairing (AFF) of the pylons, and repair if necessary. Since we issued AD 2016-07-12, we have received reports of cracks on a certain rib of a modified AFF of the pylons. This proposed AD would retain the repetitive inspections required by AD 2016-07-12, and require additional repetitive inspections at the upper spar at a certain rib area and corrective actions if necessary. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-02925
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A310-304, -322, -324, and -325 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that certain wing skin stringer joints are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires a rototest inspection of the fastener holes in the affected areas and repair if necessary, and modifying the fastener holes. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-02924
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-02-22
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 determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing 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; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-02923
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-02-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the lower lobe skin panel assemblies of the fuselage. This proposed AD would require replacement of lower lobe skin panel assemblies, and detailed inspections for scribe lines and applicable on-condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.