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National Hazardous Materials Route Registry
Document Number: 2020-11912
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice makes revisions to the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry (NHMRR) reported to the FMCSA from April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020. 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) (HRCQ/RAM) and non-radioactive hazardous materials (NRHM).
Proposed Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-2, V-14, V-31, V-33, V-36, V-84, V-164, V-252, and V-510 in the Vicinity of Buffalo, NY
Document Number: 2020-11861
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-2, V-14, V-31, V-33, V-36, V-84, V-164, V-252, and V- 510 due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Buffalo, NY (BUF), VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Buffalo VOR provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected VOR Federal airways and is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of V-5 and V-178, and Revocation of V-513 in the Vicinity of New Hope, KY
Document Number: 2020-11856
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-5 and V-178, and remove V-513 in the vicinity of New Hope, KY. The amendments are due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the New Hope, KY (EWO), VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected airways. The New Hope VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell) Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS)
Document Number: 2020-11848
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) that would have applied to various normal and transport category rotorcraft with certain Honeywell enhanced ground proximity warning systems (EGPWS) installed. The NPRM was prompted by a software defect that prevents the EGPWS from providing terrain warnings. The NPRM would have required updating the software version of the EGPWS. Since issuance of the NPRM, the FAA has determined that the unsafe condition no longer exists and has confirmed that the majority of operators have updated their software as specified in the NPRM. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-11828
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737 series airplanes, excluding Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of cracked or completely severed lugs in the upper aft corner stop fitting assembly of the forward entry door. This proposed AD would require an inspection, a measurement, or a records check of that assembly to determine the part number, and replacement if a certain part is found. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-11822
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. Model AW169 and AW189 helicopters. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a broken extrusion rubber window seal. This proposed AD would require installation of a reinforcement around the rubber filler wedge where the extrusion rubber window seal meets the door's emergency exit handle. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-11821
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-08-01 for Airbus Helicopters Model EC225LP helicopters. AD 2018- 08-01 requires inspecting the control rod attachment yokes (yoke) of certain main rotor rotating swashplates (swashplate). Since the FAA issued AD 2018-08-01, Airbus Helicopters has identified additional swashplate serial numbers affected by the unsafe condition and has established a life limit for the swashplates. This proposed AD would retain the inspection requirements of AD 2018-08-01, expand the applicability, establish a life limit, and add a one-time inspection of stripped yokes. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Guntersville, AL
Document Number: 2020-11710
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Guntersville Municipal Airport-Joe Starnes Field (formerly Guntersville Municipal Airport), Guntersville, AL, to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving this airport. This action would also update the geographic coordinates of the airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-11654
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-03
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 corrosion was found on the shock strut cylinders during unscheduled maintenance of the nose landing gear (NLG). This proposed AD would require a modification of the NLG shock strut cylinder. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-11343
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposal for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. (Piper) Models PA-28-140, PA-28-150, PA-28-151, PA-28- 160, PA-28-161, PA-28-180, PA-28-181, PA-28-235, PA-28R-180, PA-28R- 200, PA-28R-201, PA-28R-201T, PA-28RT-201, PA-28RT-201T, PA-32-260, and PA-32-300 airplanes. The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) was prompted by a report of a wing separation caused by fatigue cracking in a visually inaccessible area of the lower main wing spar cap. This action revises the NPRM by adding and removing certain models of airplanes in the Applicability, proposing to require the use of service information that was issued since the NPRM, and clarifying some of the proposed actions. The FAA is proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions would impose an additional burden over those proposed in the NPRM, the FAA is reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these changes.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Airlines for America
Document Number: C1-2020-11288
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
FAA Advisory Circular 142-1, Standardized Curricula Delivered by Part 142 Training Centers
Document Number: 2020-11894
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces the availability of FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 142-1, Standardized Curricula Delivered by Part 142 Training Centers. The AC introduces the standardized curriculum concept for training provided by part 142 training centers and describes the associated benefits of this voluntary approach. This AC provides guidance to part 142 training centers on how to obtain approval to deliver a standardized curriculum to part 135 operators, including guidance on how a part 142 training center may qualify its personnel as instructors and check pilots under part 135. This AC also provides guidance on how a part 135 operator may obtain approval to use a standardized curriculum as part of its training program. Voluntary use of standardized curricula for part 135 training promotes safety and increases administrative efficiency for industry. Based on these benefits, the FAA believes that most part 135 training provided by part 142 training centers will occur through standardized curricula after implementation.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2020-11850
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 114 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2020-11849
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 27 individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Solicitation of Proposals for the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
Document Number: 2020-11846
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is soliciting proposals under FTA's Technical Assistance and Workforce Development Program, to select an entity to administer the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC). The NADTC will carry out activities to promote the availability and accessibility of transportation options that serve the needs of people with disabilities, seniors, and their caregivers, with a focus on effectively leveraging the program funds of the Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Formula grants and other transit investments. The NADTC provides effective solutions that improve mobility for seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout the country by helping systems remove barriers to transportation services and expanding community transportation mobility options. The FTA intends to fund the NADTC up to $1,900,000, for the first year, subject to availability of funds. The FTA may extend funding for this center for up to five (5) years; however, subsequent funding will depend upon: (1) Future authorizations and appropriations; (2) decisions and program priorities established by the Secretary of Transportation related to the implementation of provisions set forth in 49 U.S.C. 5314; and (3) annual performance reviews.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2020-11845
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt seven individuals from the requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) that interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers have ``no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition which is likely to cause loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to control a CMV.'' The exemptions enable these individuals who have had one or more seizures and are taking anti- seizure medication to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2020-11844
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to exempt eight individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. They are unable to meet the vision requirement in one eye for various reasons. The exemptions enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Florida Gas Transmission Company
Document Number: 2020-11823
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit public comments on a request for a special permit received from Florida Gas Transmission Company (FGT). The special permit request is seeking relief from compliance with certain requirements in the Federal pipeline safety regulations. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will review the comments received from this notice as part of its evaluation to grant or deny the special permit request.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Gulf South Pipeline Company, LLC
Document Number: 2020-11820
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit public comments on a request for special permit received from Gulf South Pipeline Company, LLC (GSPC). The special permit request is seeking relief from compliance with certain requirements in the Federal pipeline safety regulations. At the conclusion of the 30-day comment period, PHMSA will review the comments received from this notice as part of its evaluation to grant or deny the special permit request.
Anthropomorphic Test Devices, HIII 5th Percentile Female Test Dummy; Incorporation by Reference
Document Number: 2020-11689
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In response to a request from the public, NHTSA is re-opening the comment period on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) issued in December 2019 for an additional 60 days. With this extension, the comment period will re-open today and close on August 3, 2020. NHTSA is also docketing a document describing procedures it has developed to measure SAE chest jackets already in use in the field in order to assess the uniformity of the jackets and to determine jacket dimensions and tolerances to be specified in the Final Rule.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Harrison, AR
Document Number: 2020-11524
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Boone County Airport, Harrison, AR, due to the decommissioning of the (HRO) RWY 36 Outer Marker (OM) and Compass Locator and cancellation of associated approaches. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. This action also would update the airport's designator by removing the city from the second line of the header.
Amendment of Class D Airspace, Jacksonville NAS, FL; and, Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, Mayport, FL
Document Number: 2020-11522
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace for Jacksonville NAS, FL, by updating the name and geographical coordinates of Jacksonville NAS (Towers Field) (previously Jacksonville NAS) and Herlong Recreational Airport (previously Herlong Airport). This action would also amend Class D airspace and Class E airspace designated as an extension to Class D or E surface area by updating the name and geographic coordinates of Mayport Naval Station (ADM David L McDonald Field), (previously Mayport Naval Air Station), and the name and geographic coordinates of Jacksonville Executive Airport at Craig, (previously Craig Municipal Airport). Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area. This action also would make an editorial change replacing the term Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement in the legal descriptions of associated Class D and E airspace.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Pottsville, PA
Document Number: 2020-11521
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Schuylkill County (Joe Zerbey) Airport, Pottsville, PA due to the extension of runway 11. This action would also update the geographic coordinates of the airport, and Schuylkill Medical Center Heliport, (formerly Pottsville Hospital). Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ithaca, NY
Document Number: 2020-11520
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E surface airspace, and Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY, due to the decommissioning of the Ithaca VOR/DME, and cancellation of associated approaches. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations in the area.
Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-11351
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-08-13 for Textron Aviation, Inc. (type certificate previously held by Cessna Aircraft Company) Models 525, 525A, and 525B airplanes with Tamarack active load alleviation system (ATLAS) winglets installed in accordance with Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA03842NY. AD 2019- 08-13 resulted from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as malfunction of the ATLAS. This AD results from the identification of corrective actions that, if implemented, allow operators to reactivate the ATLAS and restore operations to normal procedures. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice To Rescind Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental Impact Statement in California
Document Number: 2020-11775
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is issuing this notice to advise the public that it is rescinding its Notice of Intent (NOI), originally published in the Federal Register on November 7, 2019, to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the South County Traffic Relief Effort project, located in Orange and San Diego Counties, California.
Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing: Motion Picture Compliance Solutions Application for Exemption From the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Pre-Employment Full-Query
Document Number: 2020-11742
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to grant Motion Picture Compliance Solutions (MPCS) an exemption from the requirement that an employer must not employ a driver who is subject to drug and alcohol testing to perform safety-sensitive functions prior to conducting a full query of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse (Clearinghouse) on behalf of its members that employ commercial driver's license (CDL) holders. Under the exemption, MPCS may conduct a limited query of the Clearinghouse before one of its member employers hires a driver for a project, rather than conducting a full pre-employment query as required. If the limited query indicates that information about the driver exists in the Clearinghouse, the driver would not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions unless and until a full query subsequently shows that the driver is not prohibited from operating a commercial motor vehicle (CMV). Absent the exemption, a limited query would be available only to satisfy the employer's duty to make an annual query, not a pre-employment query. The Agency has determined that the terms and conditions of the exemption, coupled with MPCS's unique safety protocols, will achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to the level of safety that would be achieved through compliance with the applicable regulation.
Marking of Commercial Motor Vehicles; Application for an Exemption-Adirondack Trailways, Pine Hill Trailways, and New York Trailways
Document Number: 2020-11740
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announces its decision to grant Adirondack Transit Lines, Inc. (dba Adirondack Trailways), Pine Hill-Kingston Bus Corp. (dba Pine Hill Trailways), and Passenger Bus Corp. (dba New York Trailways) an exemption from FMCSA's commercial motor vehicle (CMV) marking rules under certain circumstances involving the exchange of equipment and/or drivers. FMCSA has determined that the terms and conditions of the exemption likely ensure a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption.
Release of Waybill Data
Document Number: 2020-11711
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel DISCO (Sailboat); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2020-11699
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Secretary of Transportation, as represented by the Maritime Administration (MARAD), is authorized to grant waivers of the U.S.-build requirements of the coastwise trade laws to allow the carriage of no more than twelve passengers for hire on vessels, which are three years old or more. A request for such a waiver has been received by MARAD. The vessel, and a brief description of the proposed service, is listed below.
Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program
Document Number: 2020-11618
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT or Department) is issuing this final rule to establish and implement the Tribal Transportation Self-Governance Program (TTSGP or Program) pursuant to section 1121 of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. Representatives of Tribes and the Federal Government negotiated the rule in accordance with the Negotiated Rulemaking Act. The Program will afford Tribes participating in the Program greater control and decision-making authority over their use of certain DOT funding for which they are eligible recipients while reducing administrative burdens. These regulations include eligibility criteria, describe the contents of and process for negotiating self-governance compacts and funding agreements with the Department, and set forth the roles and responsibilities of and limitations on the Department and Tribes that participate in the Program.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-11499
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney (PW) PW2037, PW2037M, PW2040, and F117-PW-100 model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an uncontained engine failure resulting from cracks in the knife edge of the high-pressure turbine (HPT) 2nd-stage air seal. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive borescope inspections (BSIs), fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPIs), and visual inspections of the HPT 2nd-stage air seal assembly and, depending on the results of the inspections, replacement of the HPT 2nd-stage air seal assembly with a part eligible for installation. This proposed AD would also require replacement of the affected HPT 2nd-stage air seal assembly, depending on the engine model, at either the next engine shop visit or the next piece-part opportunity. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Hours of Service of Drivers
Document Number: 2020-11469
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA revises the hours of service (HOS) regulations to provide greater flexibility for drivers subject to those rules without adversely affecting safety. The Agency expands the short-haul exception to 150 air-miles and allows a 14-hour work shift to take place as part of the exception; expands the driving window during adverse driving conditions by up to an additional 2 hours; requires a 30-minute break after 8 hours of driving time (instead of on-duty time) and allows an on-duty/not driving period to qualify as the required break; and modifies the sleeper berth exception to allow a driver to meet the 10- hour minimum off-duty requirement by spending at least 7, rather than at least 8 hours of that period in the berth and a minimum off-duty period of at least 2 hours spent inside or outside of the berth, provided the two periods total at least 10 hours, and that neither qualifying period counts against the 14-hour driving window.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-11407
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-25-02 and AD 2019-23-01, which apply to certain Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, - 132, and -133 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, -233, -251N, -252N, and -271N airplanes; and Model A321 series 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 2018-25-02 and AD 2019-23-01, the agency has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary and models need to be added to the applicability. This proposed AD would require 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 will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-11598
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, FRA seeks approval of the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below. Before submitting this ICR to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval, FRA is soliciting public comment on specific aspects of the activities identified below.
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval of Collection: Statutory Licensing Authority
Document Number: 2020-11589
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of approval for the information collection required from those seeking statutory licensing authority, as described below. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on April 17, 2020 (85 FR 21495). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
30-Day Notice of Intent To Seek Extension of Approval: Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue
Document Number: 2020-11570
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) gives notice of its intent to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the collection of the Report of Fuel Cost, Consumption, and Surcharge Revenue, as described below. The Board previously published a notice about this collection in the Federal Register on April 17, 2020 (85 FR 21496). That notice allowed for a 60-day public review and comment period. No comments were received.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision
Document Number: 2020-11548
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces receipt of applications from five individuals for an exemption from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) in interstate commerce. If granted, the exemptions will enable these individuals to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye.
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders
Document Number: 2020-11547
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to deny applications from 21 individuals who requested an exemption from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) prohibiting persons with a clinical diagnosis of epilepsy or any other condition that is likely to cause a loss of consciousness or any loss of ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) from operating CMVs in interstate commerce.
Airworthiness Directives; Textron Aviation Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-11340
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-29
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is revising an earlier proposal for certain Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron) Model 172N, 172P, 172Q, 172RG, F172N, F172P, FR172K, R172K, 182E, 182F, 182G, 182H, 182J, 182K, 182L, 182M, 182N, 182P, 182Q, 182R, T182, F182P, F182Q, F182RG, R182, TR182, 206, P206/ TP206, U206/TU206, 207/T207, 210-5 (205), 210-5A (205A), 210B, 210C, 210D, 210E, 210F, and T210F airplanes. This action revises the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by modifying the estimated costs of the proposed AD, the repetitive inspection intervals, and the credit allowed for previous actions; clarifying the inspection instructions for airplanes with the service kit installed; correcting the contact information for obtaining the service information; and adding a reporting requirement to collect the inspection results. The FAA is proposing this airworthiness directive (AD) to address the unsafe condition on these products. Since these actions would impose an additional burden over those in the NPRM based on comments from commenters, the FAA is reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these changes.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2020-11487
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans that are final. The actions relate to a proposed highway project, the State Route 74 Lower Ortega Highway Widening Project within the City of San Juan Capistrano and unincorporated Orange County (12-ORA-74 p.m. 1.0/2.1), in the State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Receipt of Petition for Decision That Nonconforming Model Year 2018 Indian Scout Motorcycles Are Eligible for Importation
Document Number: 2020-11391
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document announces the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) receipt of a petition for a decision that model year (MY) 2018 Indian Scout motorcycles that were not originally manufactured to comply with all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS), are eligible for importation into the United States because they are substantially similar to vehicles that were originally manufactured for sale in the United States and that were certified by their manufacturer as complying with the safety standards (the U.S.- certified version of the 2018 Indian Scout motorcycles) and are capable of being readily altered to conform to the standards.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2020-11338
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee: Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-11323
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee for June 22, 2020.
Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information Collection, Approval of Underwriters of Marine Hull Insurance
Document Number: 2020-11310
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on March 16, 2020.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Airlines for America
Document Number: 2020-11288
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements 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 are intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Dillon, MT
Document Number: 2020-11232
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace, designated as a surface area, at Dillon Airport, Dillon, MT. This action reduces the radius of the airspace and adds an extension to the northeast of the airport. This action also amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, the action reduces the circular radius around the airport and adds an extension to the southwest of the airport and an extension to the north of the airport. Additionally, this action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. The action significantly reduces the dimensions of the area to properly size it to contain IFR aircraft transitioning to/from the terminal or en route environments. Lastly, this action implements an administrative correction to the Class E airspace designated as a surface area.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-11219
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-11218
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-11204
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Model PC-6, PC-6/350, PC-6/350-H1, PC-6/350-H2, PC-6/A, PC-6/A-H1, PC-6/A-H2, PC-6/B-H2, PC-6/B1-H2, PC-6/B2-H2, PC-6/ B2-H4, PC-6/C-H2, PC-6/C1-H2, PC-6-H1, and PC-6-H2 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as flap actuator taper pins that were not swaged during the manufacturing process. The FAA is issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.