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

Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement-5 Year Extension
Document Number: 2019-21215
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces the extension of the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) until October 1, 2024, pursuant to section 708 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended. The purpose of the VISA is to make intermodal shipping services/systems, including ships, ships' space, intermodal facilities and equipment, and related management services, available to the Department of Defense as required to support the emergency deployment and sustainment of U.S. Armed Forces. This is to be accomplished through cooperation among the maritime industry, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Defense.
Early Scoping Notice
Document Number: 2019-21123
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority-New York City Transit (MTA-NYCT) issue this early scoping notice for the Staten Island North Shore Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project (Project). MTA-NYCT is exploring ways to improve transit time and reliability on the North and West Shores of Staten Island. The purpose of this early scoping notice is to advise other agencies and the public of the intent to further study the Project. The Project would improve regional transit service by addressing current and projected travel time and reliability issues for trips between the West Shore and St. George Terminal. Early scoping for the Project is occurring within the context of the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations for complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This notice invites public and agency input to ongoing planning efforts for the Project through commenting on the draft purpose and need, and potential impacts or concerns associated with the Project. The Proposed Project is being evaluated in an environmental impact statement under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), and public scoping for the SEQRA process is taking place concurrently with this NEPA early scoping. Should the Project receive FTA funding, FTA intends to use this early scoping process to satisfy the formal NEPA scoping.
Drone Advisory Committee (DAC); Meeting
Document Number: 2019-21059
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the DAC.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-20829
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190-100 STD, -100 LR, -100 IGW, -200 STD, -200 LR, and -200 IGW airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of structural cracks in the wing lower skin stringers on both half wings. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the lower skin stringers on both half wings for cracking or fuel leakage, and applicable related investigative and corrective actions, as specified in an Ag[ecirc]ncia Nacional de Avia[ccedil][atilde]o Civil (ANAC) Brazilian AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
General Technical, Organizational, Conforming, and Correcting Amendments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
Document Number: 2019-20591
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-30
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA amends its regulations by making technical corrections throughout the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The Agency makes minor changes to correct inadvertent errors and omissions, remove or update obsolete references, and improve the clarity and consistency of certain regulatory provisions. The Agency also makes nondiscretionary, ministerial changes that are statutorily mandated.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Harlan County, Ky
Document Number: 2019-21108
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
National Express Transit Corporation-Acquisition of Control-Fox Bus Lines, Inc.
Document Number: 2019-21007
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
On August 30, 2019, National Express Transit Corporation (National Express), an intrastate passenger motor carrier, filed an application for National Express to acquire control of Fox Bus Lines, Inc. (Fox), an interstate passenger motor carrier, from Fox's shareholders, Brian A. Fox, Stephen J. Fox, Catherine Fox, and William L. Fox, Jr. (collectively, Sellers). The Board is tentatively approving and authorizing the transaction, 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.
Notice of Submission Deadline for Schedule Information for Chicago O'Hare International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport for the Summer 2020 Scheduling Season
Document Number: 2019-20986
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Under this notice, the FAA announces the submission deadline of October 3, 2019, for Summer 2020 flight schedules at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The deadline coincides with the schedule submission deadline for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Slot Conference for the Summer 2020 scheduling season.
Motive Rail, Inc. d/b/a Illinois Terminal Belt-Lease and Operation Exemption-Illinois Central Railroad Company
Document Number: 2019-20984
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Construction and Maintenance-Promoting Innovation in Use of Patented and Proprietary Products
Document Number: 2019-20933
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is revising its regulations to provide greater flexibility for States to use proprietary or patented materials in Federal-aid highway projects. This final rule rescinds the requirements limiting the use of Federal funds in paying for patented or proprietary materials, specifications, or processes specified in project plans and specifications, thus encouraging innovation in transportation technology and methods.
Proposed Amendment of Area Navigation Routes, Florida Metroplex Project; Southeastern United States
Document Number: 2019-20693
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend 12 high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes (Q-routes) in support of the Florida Metroplex Project. The proposed amendments would provide more efficient, streamlined options for users, and improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS).
The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule Part One: One National Program
Document Number: 2019-20672
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On August 24, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled, ``The Safer Affordable Fuel- Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks.'' In the NPRM, the agencies proposed new and amended greenhouse gas (GHG) and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for model year 2021 to 2026 light duty vehicles. EPA also proposed to withdraw the waiver it had previously provided to California for that State's GHG and ZEV programs under section 209 of the Clean Air Act. NHTSA also proposed regulatory text implementing its statutory authority to set nationally applicable fuel economy standards that made explicit that those State programs would also be preempted under NHTSA's authorities. In this action, the agencies finalize the two actions related to the waiver and preemption. Accordingly, in this document: EPA announces its decision to withdraw the waiver; and NHTSA finalizes regulatory text related to preemption. The agencies anticipate issuing a final rule on standards proposed in the NPRM in the near future.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Crash Protection
Document Number: 2019-20644
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012 directs NHTSA to initiate a rulemaking proceeding to amend Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, ``Occupant crash protection,'' to require a seat belt use warning system for rear seats. NHTSA initiated a rulemaking proceeding in 2013, and as it continues with this proceeding NHTSA is seeking public comment on a variety of issues related to a requirement for a rear seat belt warning system. NHTSA seeks comment on, among other things, potential requirements for such systems, the vehicles to which they should apply, their effectiveness, the likely consumer acceptance, and the associated costs and benefits.
Electronic Motor Vehicle Transactions Systems
Document Number: 2019-20454
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-27
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In a separate Federal Register document, NHTSA issued a final rule that will allow for state adoption of electronic odometer disclosure systems without having to petition the agency for approval. NHTSA believes that, with the promulgation of this final rule, there are no longer any Federal disclosure requirements that must be done through paper, rather than electronic, disclosures. Therefore, States now possess the necessary authority to adopt completely paperless vehicle transactions if they choose to do so, and experience in other sectors of the economy suggest that adopting paperless systems generally reduces unnecessary transaction costs and may yield additional efficiency gains as well. In this document, NHTSA requests comment on the nature and scope of these potential benefits for States, consumers, and other stakeholders such as dealers and insurance companies; any interest or plans among States in moving towards paperless systems; and what resources and guidance may be needed to assist States to transition to purely electronic systems.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-21010
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 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 AD requires initial and repetitive inspections of the low-pressure compressor (LPC) inlet guide vane (IGV) and the LPC rotor 1 (R1) and, depending on the results of the inspections, possible replacement of the LPC. This AD was prompted by two recent in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs) that occurred as the result of failures of the LPC R1. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Revocation of Class E Airspace; Alpine, TX: Withdrawal
Document Number: 2019-20931
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing the NPRM published in the Federal Register on August 12, 2019, to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Alpine-Casparis Municipal Airport, Alpine, TX.
Deepwater Port License Application: West Delta LNG LLC
Document Number: 2019-20929
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-26
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announce they have received an application from West Delta LNG LLC (Applicant) for the licensing of a deepwater port and that the application for the West Delta LNG deepwater port (West Delta LNG) contains information sufficient to commence processing. This notice summarizes the Applicant's plans and the procedures that will be followed in considering the application.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Vision Systems North America, Inc. Application for an Exemption
Document Number: 2019-20904
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-26
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requests public comment on an exemption application from Vision Systems North America, Inc. (VSNA) to allow motor carriers to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) equipped with the company's Smart- Vision high definition camera monitoring system (Smart-Vision) as an alternative to the two rear-vision mirrors required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). VSNA states that its Smart- Vision system provides the same functionality and view as traditional mirrors but with high-definition cameras and interior displays. VSNA believes the exemption would maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption because the Smart-Vision system meets or exceeds the performance requirements for traditional mirrors under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)'s standards, which are cross-referenced by the FMCSRs.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Alternative Pilot Physical Examination and Education Requirements
Document Number: 2019-20901
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the FAA invites public comments about our intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Aviation Administration Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 was enacted on July 15, 2016. Section 2307 of FESSA, Medical Certification of Certain Small Aircraft Pilots, directed the FAA to ``issue or revise regulations to ensure that an individual may operate as pilot in command of a covered aircraft'' without having to undergo the medical certification process prescribed by FAA regulations if the pilot and aircraft meet certain prescribed conditions as outlined in FESSA. This collection enables those eligible airmen to establish their eligibility with the FAA.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-20898
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318-112, -121, and -122; A319-111, -112, - 115, -131, -132, and -133; A320-214, -216, -232, -233, -251N, and - 271N; and A321-211, -212, -213, -231, -232, -251N, -253N, -271N, and - 272N airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of missing or loosened fasteners on connecting brackets of overhead stowage compartments (OHSC) and pivoting OHSC (POHSC). This AD requires modification of the OHSC and POHSC attachments, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-20897
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of the nose landing gear (NLG) locking in a partially extended position due to loose bushings on the lock link of the NLG locking mechanism. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the bushings and the lower lock link of the NLG for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD also requires replacement of the lower lock link of the NLG, which terminates the repetitive inspections. The FAA is 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: 2019-20895
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks in the o-ring groove of magnetic fuel level indicators. This AD requires a one-time detailed inspection of the magnetic fuel level indicator for cracks and replacement of cracked magnetic fuel level indicators. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-20894
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting 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 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 AD requires 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. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-20893
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-17- 14, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes, and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. AD 2015- 17-14 required repetitive rototest inspections of the open tack holes and rivet holes at the cargo floor support fittings of the fuselage, including doing all applicable related investigative actions, and repair if necessary. This AD continues to require the actions of AD 2015-17-14, adds actions for certain airplanes, and reduces the compliance times for certain airplanes, as specified in an European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD also reduces the applicability. This AD was prompted by further analysis and widespread fatigue damage (WFD) evaluations which identified the need to reduce the initial compliance times and repetitive intervals for the inspections for certain airplanes, and to add work for certain airplanes. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Hazardous Materials: Oregon Hazardous Waste Management Regulation
Document Number: 2019-20880
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-26
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NORA, An Association of Responsible Recyclers, has petitioned for an administrative determination that the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA) preempts an Oregon hazardous waste regulation to the extent that Oregon interprets the regulation as imposing a strict liability standard on transporters of hazardous waste. Because the HMTA's preemption provisionsincluding the provision granting the Department the authority to make administrative preemption determinationsexpressly do not apply to a ``mental state . . . utilized by a State . . . to enforce a requirement applicable to the transportation of hazardous material,'' PHMSA lacks authority to act on NORA's petition. PHMSA therefore rejects the petition.
Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-20855
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, and 382G airplanes; and Model C-130A, HP-C-130A, EC-130Q, and C-130B airplanes. This AD requires a visual inspection of the center wing upper and lower rainbow fittings for cracks, an eddy current inspection of the center wing lower rainbow fittings for cracks, and replacement if necessary. This AD was prompted by reports of cracked inner tangs of the center wing lower rainbow fittings. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment and Establishment of Multiple Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes; Western United States
Document Number: 2019-20716
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend two high altitude United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes (Q-13 and Q- 15), establish one high altitude RNAV ATS route (Q-174), and establish five low altitude RNAV ATS routes (T-338, T-357, T-359, T-361, and T- 363) in the western United States. The proposed Q and T routes will facilitate the movement of aircraft to, from, and through the Las Vegas terminal area. Additionally, the routes will promote operational efficiencies for users and provide connectivity to current and proposed RNAV enroute procedures while enhancing capacity for adjacent airports.
Renewal of Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-20805
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the Surface Transportation Board (Board) intends to renew the charter of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee (RETAC).
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2019-20794
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board approves the fourth quarter 2019 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The fourth quarter 2019 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 1.075. The fourth quarter 2019 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.454. The fourth quarter 2019 RCAF-5 is 0.427.
Renewal of National Grain Car Council
Document Number: 2019-20786
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the Surface Transportation Board (Board) intends to renew the charter of the National Grain Car Council (NGCC).
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-20761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-19-25 and AD 2014-03-12, which apply to all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 airplanes. Those ADs require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2018-19-25, the FAA has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-20760
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an investigation that identified the cargo lining gutter assembly would be unable to drain a certain quantity of water in case of leakage or rupture of certain water pipes. This proposed AD would require modification of the cargo lining gutter assemblies, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-20755
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-17- 14, which applied to 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. AD 2005-17-14 required repetitive tests to detect desynchronization of the rudder servo actuators, and adjustment or replacement of the spring rods of the rudder servo actuators, if necessary. AD 2005-17-14 also required repetitive tests/inspections/analyses of the rudder servo actuators, and related investigative/corrective actions if necessary. This AD retains some requirements of AD 2005-17-14 and revises the inspection procedures and compliance times, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD was prompted by reports of desynchronization of the rudder servo actuators. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes V-82, V-217, and T-383 in the Vicinity of Baudette, MN
Document Number: 2019-20715
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend two VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V-82 and V-217, and one area navigation (RNAV) route, T-383. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Baudette VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Baudette VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of Class C Airspace; Lansing, MI
Document Number: 2019-20714
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the Lansing, MI, Class C airspace area by amending the effective hours to coincide with the associated radar approach control facility hours of operation. The designated boundaries and altitudes of the Lansing, MI, Class C airspace area would not change. Class C airspace areas are predicated on an operational air traffic control tower serviced by a radar approach control facility. Additionally, this proposed action would establish Class D airspace at Capital Region International Airport, MI, when the associated radar approach control facility is not in operation.
Proposed Amendment of Area Navigation Routes Q-75 and Q-475, Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Routes; Northeastern United States
Document Number: 2019-20692
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify high altitude area navigation (RNAV) routes Q-75, and Q-475 in the northeastern United States. This action would support the Northeast Corridor Atlantic Coast Route (NEC ACR) Project. The modified routes were developed to improve the efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS), expand the availability of area navigation (RNAV) routing, and reduce dependency of the NAS on ground-based navigational systems.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-7 in the Vicinity of Sheboygan, WI
Document Number: 2019-20690
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-7 in the vicinity of Sheboygan, WI. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Falls, WI, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) route. The Falls VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of Class C Airspace; Lafayette, LA
Document Number: 2019-20689
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies the Lafayette, LA, Class C airspace area by amending the legal description to contain the current airport name and updated airport reference point (ARP) information. Additionally, minor administrative edits to the legal description title and Chart Supplement reference are made for readability. This action does not change the boundaries, altitudes, or operating requirements of the Class C airspace area.
Flight Attendant Duty Period Limitations and Rest Requirements
Document Number: 2019-20682
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-09-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action arises out of a statutory mandate in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 that requires the FAA to increase the minimum rest period for flight attendants in domestic, flag, and supplemental operations who are scheduled for a duty period of 14 hours or less. Consistent with the statutory mandate, the FAA plans to amend its regulations to ensure that flight attendants scheduled to a duty period of 14 hours or less are given a scheduled rest period of at least 10 consecutive hours and that the rest period is not reduced under any circumstances. This document seeks input from the public to obtain more information about current domestic, flag, and supplemental operations with flight attendants and the potential benefits and costs to inform the rulemaking.
Permanent Closure of Grundy Municipal Airport
Document Number: 2019-20684
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) received written notice on September 4, 2019, from the town of Grundy advising that effective October 31, 2019, the town will be permanently closing Grundy Municipal Airport (GDY), Grundy, Virginia.
Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2019-20683
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC).
Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad Company-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-State of Oklahoma
Document Number: 2019-20634
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-24
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board is granting an exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. 10902 for Arkansas- Oklahoma Railroad Company (AOK), a Class III carrier, to acquire from the State of Oklahoma and operate approximately 69.60 miles of rail line extending from milepost 295.36 in Howe, Okla., to milepost 364.96 in McAlester, Okla. (the Line).\1\ Because AOK is a Class III rail carrier, the acquisition and operation exemption is not subject to labor protective conditions.
Airworthiness Directives; Engine Alliance Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2019-20599
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-09-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-16-04 for all Engine Alliance (EA) GP7270 and GP7277 model turbofan engines. AD 2019-16-04 required a visual inspection of the 1st-stage low- pressure compressor (LPC) rotor assembly, referred to after this as the ``engine fan hub assembly,'' for damage, a one-time eddy current inspection (ECI) of the engine fan hub blade slot bottom and blade slot front edge for cracks; and removal of parts if damage or defects are found. AD 2019-16-04 also required replacement of the engine fan hub blade lock assembly for certain GP7270 and GP7277 model turbofan engines. This AD, for certain GP7270 and GP7277 model turbofan engines, reduces the compliance time for the initial ECI and requires repetitive ECIs of the engine fan hub blade slot bottom and blade slot front edge for cracks. This AD also retains the visual inspection requirements of the engine fan hub assembly for all GP7270 and GP7277 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by an uncontained failure of the engine fan hub. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
National Hazardous Materials Route Registry
Document Number: 2019-20587
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides revisions to the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry (NHMRR) reported to the FMCSA from April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. The NHMRR is a listing, as reported by States and Tribal governments, of all designated and restricted roads and preferred highway routes for transportation of highway route controlled quantities of Class 7 radioactive materials and non- radioactive hazardous materials.
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler)
Document Number: 2019-20586
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that Daimler Trucks North America (Daimler) has requested an exemption for one commercial motor vehicle (CMV) driver from the Federal requirement to hold a U.S. commercial driver's license (CDL). Daimler request an exemption for Mr. Thomas Passegger, Project Engineer in Autonomous Trucks for Daimler. Mr. Passegger holds a valid German commercial license and wants to test drive Daimler vehicles on U.S. roads to better understand product requirements in ``real world'' environments, and verify results. Daimler states that the requirements for a German commercial license ensure that operation under the exemption will likely achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be obtained in the absence of the exemption. FMCSA requests public comments on Daimler's application for exemption.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam S.p.A.
Document Number: 2019-20548
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from a specified requirement of the 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.
Hazardous Materials: Public Meeting Notice for the Research and Development Roundtable
Document Number: 2019-20547
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-23
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice is to inform the interested public that the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will hold a public Research and Development (R&D) Roundtable on October 24, 2019, in Washington, DC OHMS will host the meeting to provide an overview of its next Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) which will help the agency meet its goals of promoting safety and fostering innovation. The meeting will provide an overview of OHMS' R&D program; internal and external processes behind the BAA; limits of the BAA; and the results of the 2017 BAA. All participants will have an equal chance to provide input for future consideration.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Key Lime Air Corporation.
Document Number: 2019-20546
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-23
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.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in Utah
Document Number: 2019-20545
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-23
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of UDOT, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by UDOT that are final Federal agency actions. The final agency actions relate to a proposed highway project, improvements to Washington Parkway, from North Green Springs Drive to Interstate 15 (I-15) in Washington City, Washington County, State of Utah. Those actions grant licenses, permits and/or approvals for the project.