Federal Aviation Administration October 7, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 207/Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 05-20281
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 207, Airport Security Access Control Systems.
RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System (GPS)
Document Number: 05-20280
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System.
Change of Controlling Agency for Restricted Areas; HI
Document Number: 05-20279
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action changes the controlling agency of Restricted Areas R-3101 PMRFAC Four, R-3103 Humuula, R-3107 Kaula Rock, R-3109A, B & C Schofield-Makua, Oahu, and R-3110A, B & C Schofield-Makua, Oahu, HI. The FAA is taking this action to reflect an administrative change of controlling agencies for the restricted areas. There are no changes to the boundaries; designated altitudes; time of designation; or activities conducted within the affected restricted areas.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Model Falcon 2000 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20272
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Model Falcon 2000 airplanes. This proposed AD would require an inspection for the presence of fail-safe pins, nuts, and washers on each engine, and replacement of the fail-safe fastener assembly with a new assembly if necessary. This proposed AD results from a report of a missing pin of a fail-safe fastener. We are proposing this AD to prevent reduced structural integrity of an engine mount due to a missing pin of a fail-safe fastener, and possible separation of an engine from the airplane during flight.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20271
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for cracking or fracturing of the output links of the power control unit (PCU) for the ailerons, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD results from reports of fractured output links of the aileron PCU. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of an output link of the aileron PCU, which, if both links on one aileron fail, could result in reduced lateral control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 737-300, -400, -500, -700, and -800 Series Airplanes; Model 747-400 and -400F Series Airplanes; Model 757-200 Series Airplanes; Model 767-300 Series Airplanes; and Model 777-300 Series Airplanes Equipped With Certain Driessen or Showa Galleys or Driessen Closets
Document Number: 05-20270
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing transport category airplanes. This proposed AD would require inspecting to determine if certain galleys and closets are installed, and replacing the spiral wire wrapping of the electrical cables of the galleys and closets with new spiral wire wrapping if necessary. This proposed AD results from testing and reports from the manufacturer indicating unacceptable flammability properties of wire wrapping installed in certain galleys and closets. We are proposing this AD to prevent fire propagation or smoke in the cabin area due to electrical arcing or sparking and ignition of the spiral wire wrapping.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-120, -120ER, -120FC, -120QC, and -120RT airplanes. This proposed AD would require modifying electrical harnesses located at the left- and right- hand wing roots; and re-routing and modifying the harness of the right- hand outboard flap actuator. This proposed AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are proposing this AD to prevent chafed electrical harnesses, which could result in a potential source of ignition for fuel vapors near a fuel tank and consequent fire or fuel tank explosion.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 747 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20268
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 747 airplanes. This proposed AD would require the following actions for the drive mechanism of the horizontal stabilizer: Repetitive detailed inspections for discrepancies and loose ball bearings; repetitive lubrication of the ballnut and ballscrew; repetitive measurements of the freeplay between the ballnut and the ballscrew; and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of extensive corrosion of a ballscrew in the drive mechanism of the horizontal stabilizer on a similar airplane model. We are proposing this AD to prevent an undetected failure of the primary load path for the ballscrew in the horizontal stabilizer and subsequent wear and failure of the secondary load path, which could lead to loss of control of the horizontal stabilizer and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 767 Airplanes
Document Number: 05-20267
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model 767 airplanes. This proposed AD would require the following actions for the drive mechanism of the horizontal stabilizer: Repetitive detailed inspections for discrepancies and loose ball bearings; repetitive lubrication of the ballnut and ballscrew; repetitive measurements of the freeplay between the ballnut and the ballscrew; and corrective action if necessary. This proposed AD is prompted by a report of extensive corrosion of a ballscrew in the drive mechanism of the horizontal stabilizer on a similar airplane model. We are proposing this AD to prevent an undetected failure of the primary load path for the ballscrew in the horizontal stabilizer and subsequent wear and failure of the secondary load path, which could lead to loss of control of the horizontal stabilizer and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Supplement to Notice of Interim Operating Authority Granted to Commercial Air Tour Operators Over National Parks and Tribal Lands Within or Abutting National Parks
Document Number: 05-20185
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document supplements the Notice of Interim Operating Authority (IOA) Granted to Commercial Air Tour Operators Over National Parks and Tribal Lands Within or Abutting National Parks, which was published in the Federal Register on Thursday, June 23, 2005, (70 FR 36456). The June 23rd notice informs the public and seeks comment on operators who have received IOA and the number of allocations for each operator on a per park basis. This supplemental notice informs the public when comments to the June 23rd notice are due and republishes the IOA by park instead of by operator.
Mode S Transponder Requirements in the National Airspace System
Document Number: 05-20183
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice of policy announces the FAA's policy concerning current exemptions from the Mode S transponder equipment requirements under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations Sec. Sec. 121.345(c) and 135.143(c). Additionally, this notice of policy seeks comments from persons currently holding an exemption from the above regulations on a proposed date for which they must comply with the equipment requirements.
Mode S Transponder Requirements in the National Airspace System
Document Number: 05-20181
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On May 23, 1996, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed to rescind the requirement to install a Mode S transponder on all aircraft operating under parts 135 and those aircraft operating under part 121 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations that are not equipped with Traffic Collision and Alert System (TCAS) II. The FAA has, however, reassessed the need for retaining this requirement and now withdraws that notice.
Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Oklahoma Launch Site Operator License for the Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark (CSIA)
Document Number: 05-20180
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
On October 23, 2002, the FAA published a Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority's (OSIDA's) proposal to operate a commercial launch site at the Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark (CSIA) in the Federal Register (67 FR 65169). The original proposed action included horizontal and vertical launches, significant construction activities, orbital launches, and vehicle manufacturing. The nature of these activities necessitated that the proposed action be addressed through the preparation of an EIS. Subsequent changes to the proposed action have eliminated the need for vertical launch, construction of any kind, orbital launches, and vehicle manufacturing. The proposed action as currently stated involves the horizontal launch of suborbital Reusable Launch Vehicles from an existing runway at the CSIA. The horizontal launch activities are similar to the current Air Force activities at the CSIA and are not expected to produce significant impacts, indicating that an EA would be the most appropriate NEPA analysis for OSIDA's proposed activities. Scoping meetings were held in Oklahoma in November 2002. Because the proposed action is a subset of the information originally presented during scoping, we do not propose to re-initiate scoping meetings. For the reasons stated above, the FAA is canceling the EIS and will prepare an Environmental Assessment to analyze the impacts of the proposed action.
Modification of Class D and Class E Airspace; Topeka, Forbes Field, KS
Document Number: 05-20179
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects an error in the legal description of Class D airspace in a direct final rule, request for comments that was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 (70 FR 39914).
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review, Request for Comments; Approval of an Approved Information Collection Activity, Financial Responsibility Requirements for Licensed Reentry Activities
Document Number: 05-20178
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for a new information collection. Information to be collected supports FAA in determining the amount of required liability insurance for a reentry operator after examining the risk associated with a reentry vehicle, its operational capabilities, and its designated reentry site.
Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review, Request for Comments; Renewal of an Approved Information Collection Activity, Part 65, Certification: Airmen Other Than Flight Crewmembers, Subpart C, Aircraft Dispatchers and App. A Aircraft Dispatcher Courses
Document Number: 05-20177
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for a new information collection. The respondents to this information collection will be FAR Part 135 and Part 121 operators. The FAA will use the information to ensure compliance and adherence to the regulations.
Special Conditions: Raytheon Model HS.125 Airplanes; High-Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF)
Document Number: 05-20175
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
These special conditions are issued for a Raytheon Model HS.125 airplane modified by LJSC Ltd. This modified 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. The modification incorporates the installation of two Air Data Display Units and two Air Data Sensors manufactured by Innovative Solutions and Support. These systems perform critical functions. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the protection of these systems from the effects of high-intensity radiated fields (HIRF). 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.
Notice of the Availability of the Record for Decision of O'Hare Modernization, at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL
Document Number: 05-19861
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces the Record of Decision (ROD) for O'Hare Modernization, for Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois is available.
Hazardous Materials Training Requirements
Document Number: 05-19659
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is amending its hazardous materials (hazmat) training requirements for certain air carriers and commercial operators. In addition, the FAA is requiring that certain repair stations provide documentation showing that persons handling hazmat for transportation have been trained, as required by the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs). The FAA is updating its regulations because hazmat transportation and the aviation industry have changed significantly since the FAA promulgated its hazmat regulations over 25 years ago. The rule will set clear hazmat training standards and ensure uniform compliance with hazmat training requirements.