Department of Transportation November 6, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities; Information Collection Renewal: 391.41 CMV Driver Medication Form, OMB Control Number: 2126-0064
Document Number: 2019-24231
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the renewal Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. This Information Collection (IC) is voluntary and may be utilized by certified Medical Examiners (ME) responsible for issuing Medical Examiner's Certificates (MEC) to commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. Certified MEs who choose to use this IC do so in an effort to communicate with treating healthcare professionals, who are responsible for prescribing certain medications, so that the certified MEs fully understand the reasons the medications have been prescribed. The information obtained by this IC assists the certified MEs in determining if drivers are physically qualified and if there are medical conditions or being treated with certain prescribed medications that would adversely affect the drivers' ability to safely operate CMVs. FMCSA requests approval to renew an ICR titled, ``391.41 CMV Driver Medication Form.'' In response to the Federal Register notice published on July 3, 2019, requesting public comment, FMCSA received two comments.
Notice of Application for Approval of Discontinuance or Modification of a Railroad Signal System
Document Number: 2019-24228
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-06
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Restoration and Enhancement Grants Program
Document Number: 2019-24225
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-06
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice details the application requirements and procedures to obtain grant funding for eligible projects under the Restoration and Enhancement (R&E) Grants Program. This notice makes available R&E Grants Program funding provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (2018 Appropriation) and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 (2019 Appropriation), as well as available funding remaining from the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (2017 Appropriation). The opportunities described in this notice are made available under Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 20.324, ``Restoration and Enhancement.''
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-24192
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that during ALTS CAP or (V) ALTS CAP mode, the flight guidance/autopilot does not account for engine failure while capturing an altitude. This proposed AD would require revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to provide the flightcrew with new warnings for ``Autoflight'' and ``Engine Failure in Climb During ALTS CAP.'' The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-24191
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of cracked external lugs of the aluminum cargo door latch fittings in the lower part of the forward and aft cargo doors. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the external lugs of the aluminum cargo door latch fittings for cracks, and corrective actions if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. Accomplishing the installation of new aluminum cargo door latch fittings constitutes terminating action for the repetitive detailed 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: 2019-24161
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of loose and irregular fasteners at the forward end of the nacelle upper longeron, where the bulkhead frame and struts are attached to the engine mounting structure (EMS). This AD requires modification of the EMS and structural attachments. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-24160
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200, A330-200 Freighter, A330-300, A340- 200, A340-300, A340-500, and A340-600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that non-approved passenger oxygen containers (POCs) may have been installed on the affected airplanes. This AD requires a one-time special detailed inspection (SDI) of each POC, and replacement if necessary, 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; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-24159
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A320-251N and -271N airplanes, and Model A321-251N, - 253N, -271N, and -272N airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that the regulated bleed temperature was measured above the design target with a temperature regulation shift phenomenon, and investigation results show that incorrect temperature regulation can degrade pneumatic system components located downstream of the pre-cooler. This AD requires uploading improved bleed monitoring computer (BMC) software (SW), 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.
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; Wilson Logistics
Document Number: 2019-24100
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-11-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that Wilson Logistics has applied for an exemption from the requirement that the holder of a Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) be accompanied by the holder of a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), seated in the front seat, while the commercial motor vehicle (CMV) is being driven by the CLP holder. Specifically, Wilson Logistics requests an exemption to allow CLP holders who have successfully passed the CDL skills test to drive a CMV without having a CDL holder seated in the front seat. Wilson Logistics states that the CDL holder would remain in the CMV while the CLP holder is driving, but not necessarily in the passenger seat. Wilson Logistics believes that the exemption, if granted, would promote greater productivity and help individuals who have passed the CDL skills test return to actively earning a living faster. FMCSA requests public comment on Wilson Logistics' application for exemption.