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Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes J-6, Q-68, V-5, V-49, V-243, and T-325 in the Vicinity of Bowling Green, KY
Document Number: 2020-13526
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Jet Route J-6, VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-5, V-49, and V-243, and area navigation (RNAV) routes Q-68 and T-325 in the vicinity of Bowling Green, KY. These amendments are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Bowling Green, KY, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID). The Bowling Green VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-59, V-92, V-115, and V-117 in the Vicinity of Newcomerstown, OH
Document Number: 2020-13525
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-59, V-92, V-115, and V-117 in the vicinity of Newcomerstown, OH. These modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Newcomerstown, OH (CTW), VOR/ Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The Newcomerstown VOR is being decommissioned in support of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program and due to service availability issues.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (Type Certificate Previously Held by Rolls-Royce plc) Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-13448
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co KG (RRD) Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000- J2, and Trent 1000-K2 model turbofan engines with fuel pump, part number G5030FPU01, installed. This AD requires removal and replacement of the fuel pump with a part eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by the manufacturer's investigation into an unexpected reduction in fuel pump performance in certain high life fuel pumps. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Lufthansa Technik AG
Document Number: 2020-13732
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Federal Aviation Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, the FAA's exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Pipeline Safety: Request for Special Permit; Fairbanks Natural Gas, L.L.C.
Document Number: 2020-13731
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is publishing this notice to solicit public comments on a request from Fairbanks Natural Gas, L.L.C. (FNG) to renew a previously issued special permit. The special permit renewal request is seeking continued 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 renewal.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-13716
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations, this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the information collection and its expected burden. On April 15, 2020, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Meetings: Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC); Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-13709
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces a meeting of the MCSAC, which will take place via videoconference.
Wisconsin Central Ltd.-Discontinuance of Service Exemption-in Manitowoc County, Wis.
Document Number: 2020-13687
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; XtremeAir GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-13659
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2018-07-15 for certain XtremeAir GmbH Model XA42 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracking of the diagonal struts of the engine mount frame with potential detachment of the engine from the airplane. The FAA is issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-13481
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-8 and 737-9 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that certain exterior fairing panels on the top of the engine nacelle and strut (the thumbnail fairing and mid strut fairing panels) may not have the quality of electrical bonding necessary to ensure adequate shielding of the underlying wiring from the electromagnetic effects of high intensity radiated fields (HIRF), which could potentially lead to a dual-engine power loss event and/or display of hazardously misleading primary propulsion parameters. This AD requires a detailed inspection of the thumbnail fairing panels and mid strut fairing panels for excessive rework of the metallic (aluminum foil) inner surface layer, replacement of any excessively reworked panels, and modification of the thumbnail fairing assembly to ensure adequate bonding. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: National Air Tours Safety Standards
Document Number: 2020-13606
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The collection involves requirements in FAA regulations that set safety and oversight rules for a broad variety of sightseeing and commercial air tour flights to improve the overall safety of commercial air tours by requiring all air tours to submit information.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From Lytx Inc.
Document Number: 2020-13600
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA corrects the permissible mounting location for Lytx, Inc.'s (Lytx) advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in the windshield of commercial motor vehicles (CMV), as identified in a May 21, 2020, notice of final disposition granting a limited five-year exemption to motor carriers utilizing the Lytx ADAS.
NextGen Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-13599
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the renewal of the NAC for 2 years. The Secretary of Transportation established the NAC under agency authority in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, Public Law 92-463, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. The Secretary determined the NAC is necessary and is in the public interest. The nature and purpose of the NAC is to seek resolution of issues and challenges involving concepts, requirements, operational capabilities, the associated use of technology, and related considerations to aeronautical operations that affect the future of the Air Traffic Management System and the integration of new technologies.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA); Application for Renewal of Exemption
Document Number: 2020-13597
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew the exemption from the minimum 30-minute rest break provision of the Agency's hours-of-service (HOS) regulations requested by the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) for certain commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemption covers drivers for all specialized carriers transporting loads that exceed normal weight and dimensional limitsoversize/ overweight (OS/OW) loadsand require a permit issued by a government authority. FMCSA has analyzed the exemption application and the public comments and has determined that the exemption, subject to the terms and conditions imposed, will likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent such exemption.
Renewal Package From the State of Ohio to the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program and Proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Assigning Environmental Responsibilities to the State
Document Number: 2020-13579
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces that FHWA has received and reviewed a renewal package from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) requesting participation in the Surface Transportation Project Delivery Program (Program). This Program allows for FHWA to assign, and States to assume, responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and all or part of FHWA's responsibilities for environmental review, consultation, or other actions required under any Federal environmental law with respect to one or more Federal highway projects within the State. The FHWA has determined the renewal package to be complete, and developed a draft renewal MOU with ODOT outlining how the State will implement the Program with FHWA oversight. The public is invited to comment on ODOT's request, including its renewal package and the proposed renewed MOU, which includes the proposed assignments and assumptions of environmental review, consultation, and other activities.
Notice of Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision and Adoption of the Wyoming Army National Guard Environmental Assessment for the Establishment of Controlled Firing Areas
Document Number: 2020-13570
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA announces its decision to adopt the Wyoming Army National Guard (WYARNG) Environmental Assessment (EA), entitled Training and Maneuver Activities at Camp Guernsey, Guernsey, Wyoming, for the establishment of three Controlled Firing Areas (CFA) at Camp Guernsey. Under the Proposed Action, the CFAs would be established for up to two years. This notice announces that, based on its independent review and evaluation of the EA and supporting documents, the FAA is adopting portions of the EA associated with the CFAs and issuing a FONSI/ROD for the establishment of the Camp Guernsey CFAs.
Special Experimental Project (SEP-16) To Evaluate Proposals for Delegation of FHWA Responsibilities to States
Document Number: 2020-13564
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA is expanding the Special Experimental Project (SEP- 16), originally announced in a Federal Register notice published on September 20, 2018. The SEP-16 permits testing and evaluation of delegations to States of FHWA program-level actions. The FHWA is expanding SEP-16 to allow experimentation with delegation of FHWA responsibilities related to project delivery. This new SEP-16 scope includes potential experimentation with responsibilities not previously considered subject to assumption under Stewardship and Oversight Agreements between FHWA and State departments of transportation (State DOT).
Buy America Waiver Notification
Document Number: 2020-13563
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides information regarding FHWA's finding that a Buy America waiver is appropriate for procurement of a mobile harbor crane constructed with foreign iron and steel components for the International Marine Terminal (IMT) at the Port of Portland in the State of Maine.
Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-13556
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Research, Engineering, and Development Advisory Committee (REDAC).
Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program
Document Number: 2020-11464
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA amends two of the Agency's financial assistance programs. As required by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, FMCSA adopts a new funding formula based on recommendations from the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) Formula Working Group (working group), effective for fiscal year (FY) 2021 grant funds and beyond. This rule reorganizes the Agency's regulations to create a standalone subpart for the High Priority Program. It also includes other programmatic changes to reduce redundancies, require the use of 3-year MCSAP commercial vehicle safety plans (CVSPs), and align the financial assistance programs with FMCSA's current enforcement and compliance programs.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel Medics Toy (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2020-13464
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-23
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.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel SUZY-Q (Motor Vessel); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2020-13463
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-23
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.
Airworthiness Directives; Leonardo S.p.A. Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-13440
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Leonardo S.p.A. Model A119 and AW119 MKII helicopters. This AD requires inspecting for movement and the tightening torque of the tail rotor (T/R) plug, the installation of the outboard and inboard faces of the T/R duplex bearing, and the condition of the T/R plug threads, nut threads, and T/R duplex bearing. Depending on the inspection results, this AD requires removing parts from service, reassembling the T/R duplex assembly, and reporting information. This AD also prohibits installing a T/R duplex bearing unless it has been inspected. This AD was prompted by findings from a preliminary investigation of a Model AW119 MKII helicopter accident. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-13438
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS-365N2, AS 365 N3, EC 155B, EC155B1, and SA-365N1 helicopters. This proposed AD would require inspecting the tail rotor gearbox (TGB) housing recess, and depending on the inspection results, performing more in-depth inspections and removing certain parts from service. The proposed AD would also prohibit installing a TGB unless it has passed certain inspections and has a new TGB control rod bearing installed. This proposed AD was prompted by the discovery of a foreign object obstructing the oil duct of a TGB control bearing. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2020-13418
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2020-13417
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-13407
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-100B SUD, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-300, 747-400, 747-400D, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks of the upper splice fittings. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections and open hole high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspections of the upper splice fittings for cracks and applicable on- condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2020-13404
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Model EC130B4 and EC130T2 helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report that a changed manufacturing process for the tail rotor blades (TRB) was implemented, affecting the structural characteristics of the blades and generating a new part number for these blades. This AD requires re-identifying each affected TRB having a certain part number and serial number and establishing a life limit for the new part numbers. This AD also prohibits installation of any affected TRB identified with the old part number on any helicopter. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Ithaca, NY
Document Number: 2020-13386
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-423 and V-428, due to the planned decommissioning of the Ithaca, NY, VOR/DME navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes. The Ithaca VOR/DME is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Glens Falls, NY
Document Number: 2020-13383
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-91, V-123, V-431, V-489, and V-496 due to the planned decommissioning of the Glens Falls, NY, VORTAC navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes. The Glens Falls VORTAC is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Amendment and Revocation of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Berlin, NH
Document Number: 2020-13382
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-104, and modifies V-322, due to the planned decommissioning of the Berlin, NH, VOR/DME navigation aid which provides navigation guidance for segments of the routes. The Berlin VOR/DME is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Clarion, IA
Document Number: 2020-13367
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Clarion Municipal Airport, Clarion, IA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Clarion non- directional beacon (NDB). The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Clay Center, KS
Document Number: 2020-13366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Clay Center Municipal Airport, Clay Center, KS. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Clay Center non-directional beacon (NDB) which provided navigation information to the instrument procedures at this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Park Rapids, MN
Document Number: 2020-13365
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Park Rapids Municipal Airport-Konshok Field, Park Rapids, MN. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Park Rapids VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Harper, KS
Document Number: 2020-13362
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Harper Municipal Airport, Harper, KS. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Anthony VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airway V-37 Due to the Planned Decommissioning of Aylmer, Canada, VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Navigation Aid
Document Number: 2020-13339
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airway V-37 in the northeast United States to reflect changes made by NAV CANADA in Canadian airspace. The modification to V-37 is necessary due to the decommissioning of the Aylmer, Canada, VOR navigation aid (NAVAID), which provided navigation guidance for portions of V-37. The Aylmer VOR was decommissioned March 23, 2020, as part of NAV CANADA's NAVAID Modernization Program.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-18, V-54, V-114, and V-583 in the Vicinity of Quitman, TX
Document Number: 2020-13337
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-18, V-54, V-114, and V-583 in the vicinity of Quitman, TX. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Quitman, TX, VOR/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected airways. The Quitman VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2020-13399
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
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 14/Avenue N Interchange Improvement Project (Post Miles R63.4 to PM R63.9) in the City of Palmdale in Los Angeles County, California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2020-13396
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
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 46 Corridor Improvement ProjectCholame Section approximately 2 miles northwest of the town of Shandon in the County San Luis Obispo, State of California. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Pipeline Safety: Meeting of the Gas and Liquid Pipeline Safety Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2020-13357
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces public teleconference meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC), and the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC), to discuss the Valve Installation and Minimum Rupture Detection Standards notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a New Approval of Information Collection: Operational Waivers for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Document Number: 2020-13333
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for a new information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 10, 2020. The FAA proposes collecting information about requests for waivers from certain operational rules that apply to small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). The FAA will use the collected information to make determinations whether to authorize or deny the requested operations of sUAS. The proposed information collection is necessary to issue such authorizations or denials consistent with the FAA's mandate to ensure safe and efficient use of national airspace.
Quarterly Rail Cost Adjustment Factor
Document Number: 2020-13332
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board has approved the third quarter 2020 Rail Cost Adjustment Factor (RCAF) and cost index filed by the Association of American Railroads. The third quarter 2020 RCAF (Unadjusted) is 0.989. The third quarter 2020 RCAF (Adjusted) is 0.415. The third quarter 2020 RCAF-5 is 0.392.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Greenbrier and Fayette Counties, W. Va
Document Number: 2020-13299
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Michelin North America, Inc., Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-13297
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Michelin North America, Inc. (MNA), has determined that certain BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 replacement tires do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 139, New Pneumatic Radial Tires for Light Vehicles. MNA filed a noncompliance report dated November 13, 2018, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on December 10, 2018, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces the grant of MNA's petition.
Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-12799
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-22
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream) Model GVI airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that the primary flight control actuation system (PFCAS) linear variable displacement transducer (LVDT) mechanical disconnect monitor may not trigger the disconnect of the affected control surfaces as required in the event of a control surface failure. This AD requires updating the software of each PFCAS remote electronics unit (REU), which includes an improvement to the LVDT. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of a Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Certification Procedures for Products and Parts
Document Number: 2020-13259
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection in FAA regulations that prescribe certification standards for aircraft, aircraft engines, propellers appliances and parts. The information collected is used to determine compliance and applicant eligibility. The respondents are aircraft parts designers, manufacturers, and aircraft owners.
Northeast Texas Connector, LLC-Operating Exemption-Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District
Document Number: 2020-13228
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Request for Comments on the Approval of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Determination of Fair and Reasonable Rates for Carriage of Agriculture Cargoes on U.S. Commercial Vessels
Document Number: 2020-13220
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments on our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information to be collected will be used by the Maritime Administration in determining fair and reasonable guideline rates for the carriage of preference cargoes on U.S.-flag vessels. In addition, U.S.-flag vessel operators are required to submit Post Voyage Reports to the Maritime Administration after completion of a cargo preference voyage. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Request for Comments on the Approval of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Application for Construction Reserve Fund and Annual Statements (CRF)
Document Number: 2020-13219
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-19
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) invites public comments on our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The information to be collected is required in order for MARAD to determine whether the applicant is qualified for the benefits of the CRF program. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.