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

Indiana Eastern Railroad, LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-11409
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-31
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Safe Integration of Automated Driving Systems-Equipped Commercial Motor Vehicles; Correction
Document Number: 2019-11387
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-31
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA is correcting an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that published in the Federal Register on May 28, 2019. The document requests public comment about Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that may need to be amended, revised, or eliminated to facilitate the safe introduction of automated driving systems (ADS) equipped commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) onto our Nation's roadways. The ANPRM contained an erroneous date for closure of the comment period.
U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-11375
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-31
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces a public meeting of the U.S. Maritime Transportation System National Advisory Committee (MTSNAC) to discuss advice and recommendations for the U.S. Department of Transportation on issues related to the marine transportation system.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Madera, CA
Document Number: 2019-11301
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Madera Municipal Airport, Madera, CA, eliminate references to the Clovis and Friant Very High Frequency Omni-Directional Range/Tactical Air Navigation Aids (VORTAC), and update the airports geographic coordinates to match the FAA's current aeronautical database. In addition, this action would update the airspace lateral dimensions to meet current requirements by removing 4.4 miles of airspace extending to the southeast, adding 0.4 miles to the radius around the Airport Reference Point and adding a portion that extends 1 mile either side of 316[deg] bearing from the 4.4 mile radius to 1.5 miles northwest. This action would support the operation of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) under standard instrument approach and departure procedures in the National Airspace System.
Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier Inc.; de Havilland, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-11298
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Viking Air Limited (Viking) Models DHC-6-1, DHC-6-100, DHC-6-200, DHC- 6-300, and DHC-6-400 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as occurrences of excessive wear of elevator cables at pulley location station (STA) 270.3. The FAA is issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing Requirements; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2019-11286
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the comment period for an NPRM that was published on April 15, 2019. In that document, the FAA proposed to streamline and increase the flexibility in the FAA's commercial space launch and reentry regulations. This action would consolidate and revise multiple regulatory parts and apply a single set of licensing and safety regulations across several types of operations and vehicles. The FAA is extending the comment period closing date to allow commenters time to adequately analyze the proposed rule and prepare response.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-11285
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-31
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW1519G, PW1521G, PW1521GA, PW1524G, PW1525G, PW1521G-3, PW1524G-3, PW1525G-3, PW1919G, PW1921G, PW1922G, PW1923G, and PW1923G-A model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by corrosion found on the high-pressure compressor (HPC) front hub, which could result in certain HPC front hubs cracking before reaching their published life limit. This proposed AD would require revisions to the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the manufacturer's Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) and air carrier's approved Continued Airworthiness Maintenance Programs (CAMP) to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking; Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-11277
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-30
Agency: Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Airport Grants Program
Document Number: 2019-11263
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-30
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 for a renewal information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 11, 2019. The collection involves data from airport sponsors and planning agencies to determine eligibility, and to ensure proper use of Federal funds and project accomplishments for the Airport Improvement Program. This is the 30-day notice.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-11224
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-30
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: 2019-11222
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-30
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 February 22, 2019, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICRs.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-11212
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) on behalf of itself and its parent company Daimler AG (DAG), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2016-2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE and GLS-Class motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or Less. MBUSA filed a noncompliance information report dated December 12, 2016, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on December 22, 2016, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the grant of MBUSA's petition.
BMW of North America, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-11209
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
BMW of North America, LLC, a subsidiary of BMW AG (BMW), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2016-2018 BMW X1 motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 205, Glazing Materials. BMW filed a noncompliance report dated September 10, 2018. BMW subsequently petitioned NHTSA on September 28, 2018, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces receipt of BMW's petition.
General Motors, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2019-11208
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC (GM), has determined that certain model year (MY) 2018 Buick Regal motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or Less. GM filed a noncompliance report dated April 4, 2018, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on April 27, 2018, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This document announces the grant of GM's petition.
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition
Document Number: 2019-11188
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for the denial of a petition submitted on August 6, 2014, by Mr. Donald Friedman to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI). The petition requests that the agency commence a proceeding to determine the existence of a defect related to motor vehicle safety with respect to the rollover crash performance of the model year (MY) 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe and similarly constructed General Motors (GM) vehicles. The petition alleges that the rollover side curtain air bag system in these vehicles is defectively designed and can allow second and third row occupants to be ejected in rollover crashes. In addition, the petition alleges that the side window glass, rear seat belts, and roof structure are defectively designed. After examination of the petition and available data relating to the rollover crash performance of the subject vehicles, NHTSA does not believe that a safety-related defect currently exists in the design of the rollover side curtain air bags in the MY 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe and other similarly designed Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon vehicles. The agency has accordingly denied the petition. The petition is hereinafter identified as DP15-004.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel SURF RAIDER (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-11138
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
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 STRIKER RICH (Sailing Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-11137
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
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 RENAISSANCE (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-11136
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
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 MC 1218TX (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-11135
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
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 DRAGONFLY (Sailboat); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-11134
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
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 DESTINY III (Sailing Catamaran); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-11133
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
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 DELPHINIUS (Sailboat); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-11132
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
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 2 DREAM (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-11128
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
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 SALT (Sailboat); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2019-11127
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
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; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-11093
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 airplanes; Model ERJ 190-100 STD, - 100 LR, -100 ECJ, and -100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190-200 STD, - 200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of the ram air turbine (RAT) compartment door seal peeling off and tangling up on the RAT rotor during flight test. This proposed AD would require a general visual inspection for peeling-off of the RAT compartment door seal, bonding if necessary, and the rework of the RAT compartment door seal attachment. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Preparation of a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Transit Improvements in the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2, Eastern Portion of Los Angeles County, California
Document Number: 2019-11089
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) issue this Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project (Project) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The purpose of this notice is to alert interested parties regarding the intent to prepare the Supplemental Draft EIS, to provide information on the nature of the proposed Project, potential minimal operable segments, and possible alternatives, and to invite public participation in the EIS process. With this notice, FTA and Metro invite public comments on the scope of the Supplemental Draft EIS and announce public scoping meetings that will be conducted. Consistent with Executive Order 11988: Floodplain Management and Executive Order 11990: Protection of Wetlands, this NOI also serves as a notice to the public that one or more of the alternatives under consideration may affect floodplains and/or wetlands.
Train Crew Staffing
Document Number: 2019-11088
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA withdraws the March 15, 2016 NPRM concerning train crew staffing. In withdrawing the NPRM, FRA is providing notice of its affirmative decision that no regulation of train crew staffing is necessary or appropriate for railroad operations to be conducted safely at this time.
Notice of Final Agency Actions on Proposed I-20/26/126 Carolina Crossroads Corridor Project in South Carolina
Document Number: 2019-11076
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by FHWA and other Federal Agencies that are final. The actions relate to the I-20/26/126 Carolina Crossroads Corridor Project, located in Lexington and Richland Counties, South Carolina. This action grants FHWA approval of the project.
Special Conditions: Airbus Model A330 Series Airplanes; Seats With Inertia Locking Devices
Document Number: 2019-11071
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Airbus Model A330 series airplane. These airplanes 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 seats with inertia locking devices. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Finmeccanica S.p.A., AgustaWestland S.p.A) Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-10773
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.A. (Type Certificate previously held by Finmeccanica S.p.A., AgustaWestland S.p.A.) Model AW109SP helicopters. This AD requires inspecting and altering the rescue hoist. This AD was prompted by a report of a damaged hoist cable that detached after load application. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of New Approval of Information Collection: Airspace Authorizations in Controlled Airspace Under 49 U.S.C. 44809(a)(5)
Document Number: 2019-11060
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on March 11, 2019 at Volume 84, pages 8778-79. The FAA received no comments during the 60-day comment period. The FAA proposes collecting information pursuant to new requirements under the U.S.C. that limited recreational operations of unmanned aircraft must now apply for airspace authorizations in controlled airspace. The FAA will use the collected information to make determinations whether to authorize or deny the requested operation of UAS in controlled airspace. The proposed information collection is necessary to issue such authorizations or denials consistent with the FAA's mandate to ensure safe and efficient use of national airspace.
Pipeline Safety: Public Meeting on Unusually Sensitive Area Definitions and Pipeline Awareness and Engagement
Document Number: 2019-11042
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a two-part public meeting to discuss (1) amending the applicable Unusually Sensitive Areas (USA) definition for the Great Lakes, coastal beaches, and marine coastal waters and (2) public awareness and engagement. During this meeting, PHMSA will provide updates on amending the applicable USA and/or high consequences area (HCA) definitions to include the Great Lakes, coastal beaches and marine coastal waters and seek input on applicable definition options and available geospatial information system (GIS) data. In addition, PHMSA will seek input to determine the most effective methods to inform all stakeholders on their shared responsibilities in relation to pipeline safety.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Alaska Gasline Development Corporation
Document Number: 2019-11041
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-28
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is publishing this notice to seek public comments on four special permit requests received from the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC). AGDC is seeking compliance relief from certain requirements in the federal pipeline safety regulations for the construction of an integrated liquefied natural gas project with interdependent facilities for transporting and liquefying supplies of natural gas in Alaska.
Safe Integration of Automated Driving Systems-Equipped Commercial Motor Vehicles
Document Number: 2019-11038
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA requests public comment about Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that may need to be amended, revised, or eliminated to facilitate the safe introduction of automated driving systems (ADS) equipped commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) onto our Nation's roadways. In approaching the task of adapting its regulations to accommodate automated vehicle technologies, FMCSA is considering changes to its rules to account for significant differences between human operators and ADS.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Kimble Recycling & Disposal, Inc.; Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2019-11035
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-28
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from Kimble Recycling & Disposal, Inc. (KRD) requesting an exemption from the provisions of the hours-of-service (HOS) short-haul exception. Specifically, KRD is requesting that its short-haul CMV drivers be permitted to return within 14 hours without losing their short-haul status instead of returning within 12 hours. FMCSA requests public comment on KRD's application for exemption.
Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles With Automated Driving Systems
Document Number: 2019-11032
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA is seeking public comment on the near- and long-term challenges of testing and verifying compliance with existing crash avoidance (100-series) Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSSs) for Automated Driving System-Dedicated Vehicles (ADS-DVs) that lack traditional manual controls necessary for a human driver to maneuver the vehicle and other features intended to facilitate operation of a vehicle by a human driver, but that are otherwise traditional vehicles with typical seating configurations. This document seeks comments on the suitability of various approaches that could be used to address compliance verification challenges that exist for crash avoidance standards that either require a manual control; or specify the use of manual controls in a compliance test procedure. NHTSA's long-term goal is to use what the agency learns from this ANPRM, as well as the agency's other research efforts, to develop a proposal to amend the crash avoidance FMVSSs in ways that address these and other compliance challenges with a continued focus on safety. This ANPRM builds on NHTSA's efforts to identify and address regulatory barriers to ADS technologies, including the request for comments (RFC) on this topic in January 2018. NHTSA intends to issue two additional documents to remove barriers in the crashworthiness FMVSSs (200-series standards) and address issues in the FMVSSs pertaining to telltales, indicators, and warnings in ADS-DVs.
Proposed Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Routes; Northeastern United States
Document Number: 2019-10950
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish seven new low altitude RNAV routes, designated T-303, T-307, T-320, T-324, T-335, T-356, and T-358, in the northeastern United States. The proposed routes would enhance the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS) by expanding the availability of RNAV routing and supporting the transition of the NAS from ground-based to satellite-based navigation.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hawaiian Islands, HI
Document Number: 2019-10949
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Hawaiian Islands Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet and 5,500 feet above the surface of the earth by removing that portion that extends beyond the Territorial Sea. This action supports the operation of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) under standard instrument approach and departure procedures in the Hawaiian Islands, for the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System.
Establishment of the Hawaiian Islands High and the Hawaiian Islands Low Offshore Airspace Areas; Hawaii
Document Number: 2019-10948
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes the Hawaiian High and Hawaiian Low Offshore airspace areas. This action establishes Class A airspace, extending upward from 18,000 feet mean sea level (MSL) to and including flight level (FL) 600; and Class E airspace, extending upward from 1,200 feet MSL to and including 17,999 feet MSL around the Hawaiian Islands. The action provides additional airspace within which domestic air traffic control (ATC) procedures will be used. Establishment of the Class A and Class E airspaces enhances the management of air traffic operations resulting in a more efficient use of that airspace.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: C1-2019-10233
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-10993
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Textron Aviation, Inc. (type certificate previously held by Cessna Aircraft Company) Models 525, 525A, and 525B airplanes with Tamarack active load alleviation system (ATLAS) winglets installed in accordance with Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA03842NY. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as malfunction of the ATLAS. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2019-10951
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
Traffic Safety and the 5.9 GHz Spectrum Conference
Document Number: 2019-10901
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-24
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The purpose of this notice is to inform the public that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is planning to hold a conference entitled Traffic Safety and the 5.9 GHz Spectrum on June 3, 2019 to seek input regarding Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Communications. This event is a critical element for the Department in identifying areas of common ground that can assist deployers and investors in V2X technologies in advancing the use of the 5.9 GHz spectrum for traffic safety and congestion mitigation. The Department seeks to gain a greater understanding of industry leaders' current and future investment strategies, as well as potential considerations for efficient use of spectrum that will foster greater opportunities for some level of interoperability and compatibility moving forward.
Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2019-10899
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-24
Agency: Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on March 18, 2019. No comments were received.
Protecting Public Transportation Operators From the Risk of Assault
Document Number: 2019-10281
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-24
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice alerts transit agencies to the need to address the risk of transit operator assault when identified through the processes required under the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) regulation. The PTASP regulation requires transit agencies to develop and implement Safety Management Systems (SMS) and associated processes for all elements of a public transportation system. In cases where transit agencies discover a risk of operator assault, the PTASP regulation requires agencies as part of their SMS processes to develop methods or processes to identify mitigations or strategies necessary as a result of the agency's safety risk assessment. The agency would use these methods or processes to reduce the likelihood and severity of occurrences of operator assault, based on the agency's analysis of the risk.
60-Day Notice of Request for Renewal of a Previously Approved Collection
Document Number: 2019-10789
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-23
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The OSDBU invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves the following form with an expiration date of May 20, 2022, and is presently in use.
Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-10772
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-10- 07, which applies to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S- 76C helicopters. AD 2018-10-07 requires inspecting the engine collective position transducer (CPT). Since we issued AD 2018-10-07, we determined that an additional part-numbered engine CPT is affected by the same unsafe condition. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2018-10-07 and expand the applicability to include the additional engine CPT. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Hood River-White Salmon Bridge Replacement Project; Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2019-10770
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is issuing this notice to advise that a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be prepared for a proposed bridge replacement project of the Hood River-White Salmon Bridge across the Columbia River between Hood River, Oregon and White Salmon, Washington.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-10748
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010-14-05, which applied 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 required inspection for the part numbers of the system and brake accumulators, and repetitive replacement of affected accumulators. This AD adds requirements for relocating the accumulators and revising the existing maintenance or inspection program to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. This AD also adds optional terminating action for certain airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of on-ground hydraulic accumulator screw cap or end cap failure that resulted in the loss of the associated hydraulic system and high-energy impact damage to adjacent systems and structure. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Wilmington Terminal Railroad, Limited Partnership-Temporary Trackage Rights Exemption-CSX Transportation, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-10743
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-23
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation