Department of Transportation 2022 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Every Mariner Builds a Respectful Culture (EMBARC)-Procedure and Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention Standards
Document Number: 2022-06672
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
After consulting with operators of commercial vessels and other Sea Year stakeholders, on December 15, 2021, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) released on its website agency guidance entitled Every Mariner Builds a Respectful Culture (EMBARC). The EMBARC standards enumerate sexual assault and sexual harassment (SASH) prevention and response safety criteria for commercial vessel operators approved to carry cadets from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) for training purposes. EMBARC includes compliance procedures, and sexual assault and sexual harassment (SASH) prevention and response standards that all commercial vessel operators should implement before the USMMA entrusts them with the at-sea training of midshipmen. EMBARC will help strengthen the maritime industry's efforts to prevent and respond to incidents of SASH and other forms of misconduct and help ensure a safer training environment for all cadets. By this notice, MARAD is seeking public comment on its EMBARC policy.
Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2022-06622
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC).
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition, DP21-005
Document Number: 2022-06683
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for the denial of a petition submitted on September 27, 2021, by Mr. James Lamb to NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI). The petition requests that the Agency initiate an investigation into alleged ``defects in the 2006 J1939 databus,'' citing a 2016 research paper published through the University of Michigan. On December 23, 2021, NHTSA opened Defect Petition DP21-005 to evaluate the petitioner's request. After reviewing the information provided by the petitioner regarding the alleged defect and conducting searches of complaints from vehicle owners, operators, and fleet supervisors, NHTSA has concluded that there is insufficient evidence to warrant further action at this time. Accordingly, the Agency has denied the petition.
Notice of Final Agency Actions on Proposed Railroad Project in California on Behalf of the California High Speed Rail Authority
Document Number: 2022-06703
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA, on behalf of the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority), is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by the Authority that are final. By this notice, FRA is advising the public of the time limit to file a claim seeking judicial review of the actions. The actions relate to the California High-Speed Rail Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section (Project). These actions grant approvals for project implementation pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other laws, regulations, and executive orders.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; Petitions for Hearings on Notification and Remedy of Defects
Document Number: 2022-06728
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) summarized below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. This ICR is for a request for extension of NHTSA's currently approved information collection for petitions for hearings on notification and remedy of defects. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the ICR was published on January 18, 2022. No comments were received.
Notice of Availability of a Final General Conformity Determination for the California High-Speed Rail System, San Jose to Merced Section
Document Number: 2022-06724
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA is providing this notice to advise the public that it is issuing a Final General Conformity Determination (FCD) for the San Jose to Merced Section of the California High-Speed Rail (HSR) System.
Occupant Protection for Vehicles With Automated Driving Systems
Document Number: 2022-05426
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This final rule amends the occupant protection Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSSs) to account for future vehicles that do not have the traditional manual controls associated with a human driver because they are equipped with Automated Driving Systems (ADS). This final rule makes clear that, despite their innovative designs, vehicles with ADS technology must continue to provide the same high levels of occupant protection that current passenger vehicles provide. The occupant protection standards are currently written for traditionally designed vehicles and use terms such as ``driver's seat'' and ``steering wheel,'' that are not meaningful to vehicle designs that, for example, lack a steering wheel or other driver controls. This final rule updates the standards in a manner that clarifies existing terminology while avoiding unnecessary terminology, and, in doing so, resolves ambiguities in applying the standards to ADS-equipped vehicles without traditional manual controls. In addition, this final rule amends the standards in a manner that maintains the existing regulatory text whenever possible, to make clear that this rule maintains the level of crash protection currently provided occupants in more traditionally designed vehicles. This final rule is limited to the crashworthiness standards to provide a unified set of regulatory text applicable to vehicles with and without ADS functionality.
COVID-19 Related Relief Concerning Operations at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, New York LaGuardia Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and San Francisco International Airport for the Summer 2022 Scheduling Season
Document Number: 2022-06743
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has determined to extend through October 29, 2022, the Coronavirus (COVID-19)-related limited, conditional waiver of the minimum slot usage requirement at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) that the FAA has already made available through March 26, 2022, for international operations only. Similarly, the FAA has determined to extend through October 29, 2022, its COVID-19-related limited, conditional policy for prioritizing flights canceled at designated International Air Transport Association (IATA) Level 2 airports in the United States, for purposes of establishing a carrier's operational baseline in the next corresponding season, for international operations only. These IATA Level 2 airports include Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and San Francisco International Airport (SFO). This relief is limited to slots and approved operating times used by any carrier for international operations only, through October 29, 2022, and will be subject to the same terms and conditions, that the FAA has already applied to the relief that remains available through March 26, 2022.
Long Island Rail Road's Request To Amend Its Positive Train Control Safety Plan and Positive Train Control System
Document Number: 2022-06613
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the public with notice that, on March 22, 2022, Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) submitted a request for amendment (RFA) to its FRA-approved Positive Train Control Safety Plan (PTCSP). As this RFA may involve a request for FRA's approval of proposed material modifications to an FRA-certified positive train control (PTC) system, FRA is publishing this notice and inviting public comment on the railroad's RFA to its PTCSP.
Florida East Coast Railway's Request for Approval To Field Test Positive Train Control on Its Cocoa Subdivision
Document Number: 2022-06612
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides the public with notice that on March 18, 2022, Florida East Coast Railway (FECR) submitted a document entitled, ``Combined FECR Test Request V 2.0,'' dated March 1, 2022, to FRA. FECR asks FRA to approve its request so that FECR may field test, on its Cocoa Subdivision, FECR's freight trains and Brightline's passenger trains that have been equipped with positive train control (PTC) technology.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-06577
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Model AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS- 365N2, AS 365 N3, SA-365N, SA-365N1, EC 155B, and EC155B1 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by investigation results from an engine compartment fire, which determined some of the internal parts of the engine upper fixed cowling (engine cowling) were painted with finish paint on top of the primer layer. This proposed AD would require a one- time inspection of certain part-numbered engine cowlings, and corrective actions if necessary, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2022-06597
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2022-06596
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Extension of Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2022-06595
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Union Pacific Railroad Company-Abandonment Exemption-in Salt Lake County, Utah
Document Number: 2022-06592
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Evaluation of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria Program
Document Number: 2022-06496
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from OMB. Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval on an evaluation of the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-06535
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS 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). This AD was prompted by a determination 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, 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 Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-06425
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350D, EC130B4, and EC130T2 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by the identification of certain parts needing maintenance actions, including life limits and maintenance tasks. This proposed AD would require incorporating into maintenance records requirements (airworthiness limitations), as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Environmental Impact Statement; Interstate 15: Farmington to Salt Lake City, Utah
Document Number: 2022-06449
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
FHWA, on behalf of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), is issuing this notice to advise the public that an EIS will be prepared for proposed transportation improvements on the Interstate 15 corridor from Farmington to Salt Lake City, Utah. Persons or agencies who might be affected by the proposed project are encouraged to comment on the information in this Notice of Intent (NOI). All comments received in response to this NOI will be considered, and any information presented in this NOI, including the preliminary purpose and need, preliminary alternatives, and identified impacts, might be revised in consideration of the comments.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2022-06409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2021-15-01, which applies to all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Trent XWB-75, Trent XWB-79, Trent XWB-79B, Trent XWB-84, and Trent XWB-97 model turbofan engines. AD 2021-15-01 requires revisions to the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) of the Rolls-Royce (RR) Trent XWB time limits manual (TLM) and the operator's existing approved aircraft maintenance program (AMP). Since the FAA issued AD 2021-15-01, the manufacturer has revised the TLM life limits and updated mandatory inspection intervals of certain critical rotating parts. This proposed AD would require revisions to the ALS of the RR Trent XWB TLM and the operator's existing approved AMP, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; British Aerospace (Operations) Limited and British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-06428
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-15-06, which applies to British Aerospace Regional Aircraft Model HP.137 Jetstream Mk.1, Jetstream Series 200 and 3101, and Jetstream Model 3201 airplanes. AD 2017-15-06 requires repetitively inspecting the main landing gear (MLG) for cracks and, if cracks are found, replacing the MLG with an airworthy part. Since the FAA issued AD 2017- 15-06, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of the United Kingdom superseded the mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to correct an unsafe condition on these products. This proposed AD would retain the initial inspection and the calculation of hours time-in-service to flight cycle (FC) actions required by AD 2017-15-06, but would decrease the repetitive inspection interval time from 1,200 flight cycles to 900 flight cycles. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Notice and Request for Comment; Procedures for Participating in and Receiving Information From the National Driver Register
Document Number: 2022-06467
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of a currently approved information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extension and reinstatement of previously approved collections. This document describes a collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval titled ``National Driver Register (NDR).''
Accessible Lavatories on Single-Aisle Aircraft: Part 2
Document Number: 2022-05869
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The U.S. Department of Transportation (Department or DOT) proposes in this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to require airlines to ensure that at least one lavatory on new single-aisle aircraft with 125 or more passenger seats is large enough to permit a passenger with a disability (with the help of an assistant, if necessary) to approach, enter, and maneuver within the aircraft lavatory, as necessary, to use all lavatory facilities and leave by means of the aircraft's on-board wheelchair.
Airworthiness Criteria: Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Airobotics Inc. OPTIMUS 1-EX Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 2022-06380
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces the special class airworthiness criteria for the Airobotics Inc. Model OPTIMUS 1-EX unmanned aircraft (UA). This document sets forth the airworthiness criteria the FAA finds to be appropriate and applicable for the UA design.
Airworthiness Criteria: Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Flytrex, Inc. FTX-M600P Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 2022-06379
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces the special class airworthiness criteria for the Flytrex, Inc. Model FTX-M600P unmanned aircraft (UA). This document sets forth the airworthiness criteria the FAA finds to be appropriate and applicable for the UA design.
Airworthiness Criteria: Special Class Airworthiness Criteria for the Percepto Robotics, Ltd. Percepto System 2.4 Unmanned Aircraft
Document Number: 2022-06378
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces the special class airworthiness criteria for the Percepto Robotics, Ltd. Model Percepto System 2.4 unmanned aircraft (UA). This document sets forth the airworthiness criteria the FAA finds to be appropriate and applicable for the UA design.
Public Notice for a Change in Use of Aeronautical Property at Lancaster Airport in Lititz, Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2022-06369
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration is requesting public comment on Lancaster Airport Authority's (LAA) request to change 5 acres of airport property from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use. The parcel was purchased as part of a larger parcel with AIP grants 3-42-0049-022-2002 and 3-42-0049-023-2002. The property was purchased as part of a road relocation for the Runway 8-26 extension project and is located in an area that would be difficult for future aeronautical development. The LAA is requesting approval to release the parcel for permanent non-aeronautical use to erect a vehicle maintenance garage facility. The parcel is identified as 3E on the Airport Layout Plan (ALP). The proposed facility is not currently noted on the ALP, however, if approved, the ALP will be updated to reflect the facility. Documents reflecting the Sponsor's request are available, by appointment only, for inspection at the Airport Manager's office and the FAA Airport District Office.
Airworthiness Directives; Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Segelflugzeugbau Gliders
Document Number: 2022-06390
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 75- 23-03, which applies to all Alexander Schleicher GmbH & Co. Segelflugzeugbau (Alexander Schleicher) Model Ka2B, Ka 6, Ka 6 B, Ka 6 BR, Ka 6 C, Ka 6 CR, K 7, K 8, and AS-K 13 gliders. AD 75-23-03 requires visually inspecting the glue joint between the elevator nose rib number 1 and the nose plywood skin and replacing the glue joint if insufficient glue adhesion is found. Since the FAA issued AD 75-23-03, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) superseded prior EASA ADs for the unsafe condition on these products. This proposed AD would add the Model K 8 B gliders to the applicability and would require repetitively inspecting the glue joint at elevator rib number 1 and repairing any damage found. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-06392
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 series airplanes, Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes, and Model A330-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that certain service information specified in AD 2018-20-19 contained instructions that could be misleading, resulting in a necessary inspection not being accomplished on certain airplanes. This proposed AD would require a rototest for certain modified airplanes for any crack around the right- side upper and lower bulk door support or door latch fitting holes at certain bulk cargo door frames, or repetitive inspections for any crack at certain fittings, and on-condition actions, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (AHD) Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-06358
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH (AHD) Model MBB-BK117 A-1, MBB-BK117 A-3, MBB-BK117 A-4, MBB-BK117 B-1, MBB-BK117 B-2, MBB-BK117 C-1, MBB-BK117 C-2, and MBB-BK117 D-2 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by the FAA's determination that aging of the elastomeric material of certain tension torsion straps (TT-Straps), during the period since manufacturing date up to first flight on a helicopter, may affect its structural characteristics. This proposed AD would require the replacement of certain TT-Straps, implementation of storage life limits for TT-Straps, a prohibition on installing certain TT-Straps and conditions for installation of certain other TT-Straps, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is proposed for incorporation by reference (IBR). The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection; Activity Under OMB Review; Preservation of Records
Document Number: 2022-06073
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics invites the general public, industry and other governmental parties to comment on the continuing need for and usefulness of BTS requiring certificated air carriers to preserve accounting records, consumer complaint letters, reservation reports and records, system reports of aircraft movements, etc. Also, public charter operators and overseas military personnel charter operators are required to retain certain contracts, invoices, receipts, bank records and reservation records.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Department of Transportation's Multimodal Project Discretionary Grant Opportunity
Document Number: 2022-06350
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation
The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications for three funding opportunities: The National Infrastructure Project Assistance grants program (Mega), the Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight and Highways Projects grants program (INFRA), and the Rural Surface Transportation Grant program (Rural). While applicants can choose to apply for only one grant program, this combined solicitation will allow applicants to apply for two, or all three of these funding opportunities by submitting only one application. It also aims to better enable the Department to proactively assist project sponsors in matching projects with the most appropriate grant program(s) and facilitate individual projects in potentially receiving funding from multiple grant programs. Funds for the INFRA, Mega, and Rural funding opportunities will be awarded on a competitive basis for surface transportation infrastructure projectsincluding highway and bridge, intercity passenger rail, railway-highway grade crossing or separation, wildlife crossing, public transportation, marine highway, and freight projects, or groups of such projectswith significant national or regional impact, or to improve and expand the surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-06315
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) AD 2021-06-03, which applies to all The Boeing Company Model 777F series airplanes. AD 2021-06-03 requires deactivating the potable water system. Since the FAA issued AD 2021-06-03, Boeing developed new actions to address the unsafe condition, which terminate the action required by AD 2021-06-03. This proposed AD would retain the actions required by AD 2021-06-03 and would require installing a shroud to the water supply line in the forward cargo compartment, and performing a leak test of the potable water system. For certain airplanes, this proposed AD would also require replacing tubes and hoses from the water supply line and installing a shroud to the water return line. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-26 and V-63; Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-464; and Revocation of the Wausau, WI, Low Altitude Reporting Point; in the Vicinity of Wausau, WI
Document Number: 2022-06312
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend two VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, establish one RNAV T-route, and revoke one Low Altitude Reporting Point in the vicinity of Wausau, Wisconsin. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Wausau, WI, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) which provides navigational guidance to portions of the affected Air Traffic Service (ATS) routes. The Wausau VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-24, V-78, V-181, and V-398; and Establishment of Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-462; in the Vicinity of Watertown, SD
Document Number: 2022-06311
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to amend four VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways and establish a new RNAV T-route in the vicinity of Watertown, South Dakota. This action is necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Watertown, SD, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC), which provides navigational guidance to portions of the affected VOR Federal airways. The Watertown VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (VOR MON) program.
Louisville & Indiana Railroad Company-Acquisition and Operation Exemption-Southern Indiana Railway, Inc.
Document Number: 2022-06338
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-06319
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a crack found in a front spar lower chord undergoing an underwing longeron replacement. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking of the left and right side ring chords, repair angles, front spar lower chords, and front spar webs (depending on configuration) common to the underwing longeron located at station (STA) 1035; modification of the front spar lower chord for some airplanes; repetitive post-modification inspections; and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Change 19 Acres of Land From Aeronautical to Non-Aeronautical Use at Presque Isle International Airport in Presque Isle, Maine
Document Number: 2022-06299
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
Notice is being given that the FAA is considering a request from the City of Presque Isle to change 19 acres of land from Aeronautical Use to Non-Aeronautical Use for a Solar facility at Presque Isle International Airport, Presque Isle, Presque Isle, ME. A solar facility will be constructed on 19 acres of land at Presque Isle International Airport. The solar facility is being constructed on land not required for aviation use. The land has been designated for non- aeronautical use. The airport will have a land lease with the solar company that will generate a new non-aeronautical revenue source for the airport. The land lease proceeds will be deposited in the airport's operation and maintenance account.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Falmouth, MA
Document Number: 2022-06296
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on March 4, 2022, establishing Class E airspace for Falmouth Airpark, Falmouth, MA. This action corrects the legal description of the Class E airspace by correcting a typographical error in the geographic coordinates.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Request for Comment; Fatal Crash Seat Belt Use Reporting and Awareness
Document Number: 2022-06260
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. This document describes a new collection of information for which NHTSA intends to seek OMB approval on Fatal Crash Seat Belt Use Reporting and Awareness, a one-time voluntary experiment to understand whether the inclusion of seat belt status in a fatal crash news report could affect seat belt use. A Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on September 28, 2021. No comments were received.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Textron Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited) Helicopters
Document Number: 2022-05874
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Textron Canada Limited (type certificate previously held by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited) Model 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3, and 206L-4 helicopters with a certain part-numbered main rotor (M/R) blade installed under Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SR02684LA. This proposed AD was prompted by delamination of M/R blades. This proposed AD would require a repetitive inspection for delamination, and depending on the results, removing the M/R blade from service and reporting certain information. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2022-05691
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-12-03, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. AD 2015-12-03 requires repetitive freeplay inspections and lubrication of the right and left elevators, rudder, and rudder tab, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. Since the FAA issued AD 2015-12-03, engineering testing revealed that the force being applied to the elevator to detect excessive freeplay was insufficient. This proposed AD would continue to require certain actions in AD 2015-12-03 for certain airplanes, and would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, for certain other airplanes, to incorporate a revised or new elevator freeplay maintenance procedure, as applicable. This proposed AD would also add airplanes to the applicability. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; International Aero Engines, LLC Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2022-06211
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain International Aero Engines, LLC (IAE LLC) PW1122G-JM, PW1124G1-JM, PW1124G-JM, PW1127G1-JM, PW1127GA-JM, PW1127G-JM, PW1129G- JM, PW1130G-JM, PW1133GA-JM, and PW1133G-JM model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by an analysis of an event involving an International Aero Engines AG (IAE AG) V2533-A5 model turbofan engine, which experienced an uncontained failure of a high-pressure turbine (HPT) 1st-stage disk that resulted in high-energy debris penetrating the engine cowling. This proposed AD would require performance of an ultrasonic inspection (USI) of the HPT 1st-stage disk and HPT 2nd-stage disk and, depending on the results of the inspections, replacement of the HPT 1st-stage disk or HPT 2nd-stage disk. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Special Conditions: Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 6X Airplane; Electronic-System Security Protection From Unauthorized Internal Access
Document Number: 2022-06205
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for the Dassault Aviation (Dassault) Model Falcon 6X airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature when compared to the state of technology envisioned in the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes. This design feature is a digital systems architecture for the installation of a system with wireless and hardwired network and hosted application functionality that allows access, from sources internal to the airplane, to the airplane's internal electronic components. 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.
Proposed Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-378; Fort Yukon, AK
Document Number: 2022-06062
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-378 in the vicinity of Fort Yukon, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Proposed Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-377; Sitka, AK
Document Number: 2022-06061
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-377 in the vicinity of Sitka, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Proposed Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-371; Kodiak, AK
Document Number: 2022-06060
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-371 in the vicinity of Kodiak, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Proposed Amendment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-230; St. Paul Island, AK
Document Number: 2022-06059
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-230 in the vicinity of St. Paul Island, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Proposed Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-388; Port Heiden, AK
Document Number: 2022-06058
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-388 in the vicinity of Port Heiden, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.
Proposed Establishment of United States Area Navigation (RNAV) Route T-386; Fairbanks, AK
Document Number: 2022-06057
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish United States Area Navigation (RNAV) route T-386 in the vicinity of Fairbanks, AK in support of a large and comprehensive T-route modernization project for the state of Alaska.