Department of Transportation December 9, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Roster of Arbitrators-Annual Update
Document Number: 2019-26489
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Cities of Mendota and Reedley, California
Document Number: 2019-26468
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-09
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 Closure of Airport; Orange City Municipal Airport, Orange City, Iowa, Friday, January 31, 2020
Document Number: 2019-26455
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) received written notice, dated September 6, 2019, from the City of Orange City advising that on January 31, 2020, it was permanently closing Orange City Municipal Airport (ORC), Orange City, Iowa; the notice was in excess of 30 days before the closure. The FAA hereby publishes the City of Orange City's notice of permanent closure of Orange City Municipal Airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26450
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directives (ADs) 2016-01- 16, 2017-19-03, and 2018-19-05, which applied to Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 900 airplanes. Those ADs require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. Since AD 2018-19-05 was issued, the FAA has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-26430
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS332L2 and EC225LP helicopters. This proposed AD would require determining the accumulated hours time-in- service (TIS) of certain part-numbered main gearbox (MGB) suspension bar attachment bolts and fittings, applying a life limit add-on factor, and inspecting the torque of certain MGB suspension bar attachment nuts. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of torque loss on an MGB suspension bar bolt. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-26428
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, and AS332L1 helicopters. This proposed AD would require determining the accumulated hours time-in-service (TIS) of certain part-numbered main gearbox (MGB) suspension bar attachment fittings (fittings) and bolts, and would establish new life limits. This proposed AD is prompted by the outcome of tests and analyses performed by Airbus Helicopters. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2019-26425
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model A109E, A109S, A119, AW109SP, and AW119MKII helicopters. This proposed AD would require removing certain main rotor (M/R) floating ring assemblies from service. This proposed AD would also prohibit replacing any washer on any M/R floating ring assembly. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of a washer debonding from the M/R floating ring assembly. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26402
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directives (AD) 2017-19- 14 and AD 2014-16-27, which apply to certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 900EX airplanes. Those ADs require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and/or airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2017-19-14 and AD 2014-16-27, the FAA determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26401
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of fatigue cracking in the lug root radius of a main landing gear (MLG) aft hanger link lug fitting. This AD requires repetitive surface high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the left and right side MLG aft hanger link lug fitting for cracking, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26400
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757-200, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks initiating in the fuselage frame web at body station (STA) 1640. This AD requires, depending on configuration, a general visual inspection for any previous repair, such as any reinforcing repair or local frame replacement repair, repetitive open hole high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections for any crack of the fuselage frame web fastener holes, on the left and right side of the airplane, and applicable on- condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2019-26399
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This AD requires applying sealant to the fasteners in the fuel tanks, replacing wire bundle clamps external to the fuel tanks, and installing Teflon sleeving under the clamps. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Discontinuation of Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS) in the Contiguous United States
Document Number: 2019-26386
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action sets forth the final determination by the FAA to discontinue the Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS).
Entry-Level Driver Training: United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS); Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2019-26183
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to deny United Parcel Service, Inc.'s (UPS) application for exemption from two provisions in the entry-level driver training (ELDT) final rule published on December 8, 2016. UPS requests a five-year exemption from the following provisions in the ELDT final rule: The requirement that a driver training instructor hold a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and have two years' experience driving a commercial motor vehicle (CMV), as set forth in the definitions of ``behind-the-wheel (BTW) instructor'' and ``theory instructor;'' and the requirement to register each training location in order to obtain a unique Training Provider Registry (TPR) number applicable to that location. FMCSA has analyzed the exemption application and the public comments and determined that the applicant has not demonstrated that it would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent the requested exemptions.