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Establishment of Class E Airspace; Freeport, PA
Document Number: 2018-17099
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Freeport, PA, to accommodate new area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) standard instrument approach procedures serving McVille Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; St Marys, GA
Document Number: 2018-17089
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at St Marys, GA, because St Marys Airport has closed, and controlled airspace is no longer required at this location.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Biloxi, MS, and Gulfport, MS
Document Number: 2018-17088
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace, and Class E surface airspace, in addition to removing the NOTAM part-time status from Class E airspace designated as an extension, and amending Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), Biloxi, MS, and Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, (formerly Gulfport-Biloxi Regional Airport), Gulfport, MS. The geographic coordinates for these airports and the Keesler TACAN navigation aid are adjusted in the associated Class D and E airspace to match the FAA's aeronautical database. Also, this action replaces the outdated term ``Airport/Facility Directory'' with the term ``Chart Supplement'' in the Class D and Class E surface area legal descriptions. This action enhances the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-16735
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, and A320 series airplanes, and Model A321- 111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, -232, -251N, -253N, and -271N airplanes. This AD was prompted by a revision of an airworthiness limitations document that specifies more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the specified maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-16732
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON, and FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination of the need for a revision to the airplane airworthiness limitations to introduce changes to the maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new airworthiness limitations and maintenance requirements. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-16573
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new and more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations for airplane structures and systems. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-16501
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, and A330-300 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a revision of a certain airworthiness limitations item (ALI) document, which specifies new or more restrictive maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations, and a determination that those maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or revised maintenance instructions and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-16498
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 10 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice Before Waiver With Respect To Land at Hanover County Municipal Airport, Hanover, Virginia
Document Number: 2018-17102
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is publishing notice of proposed release of 0.589 acres of land at the Hanover County Airport, Hanover, Virginia to the Virginia Department of Transportation for the widening of Sliding Hill Road to allow for two lanes of traffic in each direction. There are no adverse impacts to the Airport and the land is not needed for airport development as shown on the Airport Layout Plan. Fair Market Value of the land has been established and will be provided to the County of Hanover for use on future AIP eligible Airport development. The Airport will benefit from the improvements associated with Sliding Hill Road with the enhanced access to the development on the east side of the airport.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-17076
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces that FRA is forwarding the renewal 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 26, 2018, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Foxville and Northern Railroad Company LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-Badin Business Park, LLC
Document Number: 2018-17067
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Agency Information Collection Activities; Revision of an Approved Information Collection Request: Commercial Driver Licensing and Test Standards
Document Number: 2018-17064
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FMCSA announces its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its review and approval and invites public comment. The FMCSA requests approval to revise and renew an ICR titled, ``Commercial Driver Licensing and Test Standards,'' due to an increase in the number of commercial driver's license records and the addition of one information collection item: ``Driver completion of knowledge and skills tests 49 CFR 384.201.'' This ICR is needed to ensure that drivers, motor carriers and the States are complying with notification and recordkeeping requirements for information related to testing, licensing, violations, convictions and disqualifications and that the information is accurate, complete and transmitted and recorded within certain time periods as required by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 (CMVSA), as amended.
Commercial Driver's License Standards: Application for Exemption; CRST Expedited (CRST)
Document Number: 2018-17063
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from CRST Expedited (CRST) for a renewal of its exemption from the regulation that requires a commercial learner's permit (CLP) holder to be accompanied by a commercial driver's license (CDL) holder with the proper CDL class and endorsements, seated in the front seat of the vehicle while the CLP holder operates it on public roads or highways. The exemption renewal would allow CLP holders who have passed the skills test but not yet received the CDL document to drive a CRST commercial motor vehicle (CMV) accompanied by a CDL holder who is not necessarily in the passenger seat, provided the driver has documentation of passing the skills test. CRST currently holds an exemption for the period September 23, 2016 through September 24, 2018. FMCSA requests public comment on CRST's application for exemption.
Hours of Service of Drivers: HEPACO, LLC; Heritage Environmental Services, LLC; Lewis Environmental, Inc.; and Moran Environmental Recovery, LLC; Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2018-17062
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received a joint application from HEPACO, LLC; Heritage Environmental Services, LLC; Lewis Environmental, Inc.; and Moran Environmental Recovery, LLC, for exemption from the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations for drivers engaged in providing direct assistance in environmental emergencies or potential environmental emergencies. The applicants request a five-year exemption from the ``14-hour rule'' for their drivers engaged in responding to environmental emergencies. FMCSA requests public comment on this application for exemption.
National Hazardous Materials Route Registry
Document Number: 2018-17060
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice provides revisions to the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry (NHMRR) reported to the FMCSA as of March 31, 2018. 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 (HRCQ) of Class 7 radioactive materials (RAM) (HRCQ/RAM) and non-radioactive hazardous materials (NRHMs).
Pipeline Safety: Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility User Fee
Document Number: 2018-17053
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On December 8, 2017, PHMSA published a notice and request for comments in the Federal Register titled: ``Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility User Fee'' seeking comments from underground natural gas storage facility (UNGS) operators on a proposal to use UNGS annual report data in the user fee rate structure. PHMSA received two comments in the docket. We are publishing this notice to address the comments received and to announce that PHMSA has used UNGS annual report data about the number of wells in the user fee rate structure for the Pipeline Safety Fund's Underground Natural Gas Storage Facility Safety Account.
Pipeline Safety: Information Collection Activities, Revision to OPID Assignment Request and National Registry Notification
Document Number: 2018-17052
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is preparing to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the revision of the Operator Assignment Request (PHMSA F 1000.1) and National Registry Notification (PHMSA F 1000.2) currently approved under OMB control number 2137-0627. PHMSA proposes revising certain parts of the forms and instructions. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, PHMSA invites comments on the proposed revisions.
Program Guidance for Metropolitan Planning Program and State Planning and Research Program Grants: Availability of Final Circular
Document Number: 2018-17032
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The FTA has placed on its website final guidance in the form of FTA Circular 8100.1D, ``Program Guidance For Metropolitan Planning and State Planning and Research Program Grants.'' The final circular updates the Circular 8100.1C, ``Program Guidance For Metropolitan Planning and State Planning and Research Program Grants,'' to reflect various changes in law and to incorporate provisions of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, ``Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Augusta, GA, and Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Waynesboro, GA
Document Number: 2018-16869
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface in Augusta, GA, by recognizing the name change of Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field (formerly Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport); removing Burke County Airport and Millen Airport from the airspace designation and establishing these two airports under Waynesboro, GA, designation; and updating the geographic coordinates of Daniel Field, Augusta, GA, and Millen Airport, Waynesboro, GA. This action would accommodate airspace reconfiguration due to the decommissioning of the Millen non- directional radio beacon (NDB) and cancellation of the NDB approach at Millen Airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace, Knoxville, TN; and Establishment of Class E Airspace, Madisonville, TN
Document Number: 2018-16865
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking proposes to move Monroe County Airport, Madisonville, TN, associated with the Knoxville, TN, McGhee-Tyson Airport, and establish it as stand-alone airspace with its own designation. This proposal is necessary to further the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-16733
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that during removal of left-hand (LH) gear rib 5, four failed fasteners were discovered. This proposed AD would require a one-time ultrasonic inspection of the LH and right-hand (RH) wing rib 5-to-rear spar attachments for cracked or failed fasteners, and if necessary, a detailed inspection of the gear rib 5 and spar web for cracks and damage, a rotating probe test of the gear rib and spar web bolt holes for cracks and damage, reaming the gear rib and the spar web bolt holes, and replacement of cracked or failed fasteners. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2018-16649
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A2, Trent 1000-C2, Trent 1000-D2, Trent 1000-E2, Trent 1000-G2, Trent 1000-H2, Trent 1000-J2, Trent 1000-K2, and Trent 1000-L2 turbofan engine models. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of intermediate-pressure compressor (IPC) rotor seal failures. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive on-wing borescope inspections (BSI) of affected IPC rotor seals, and removing any cracked parts from service. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-16638
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model EC225LP helicopters. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of each life raft inflation cylinder percussion system bellcrank (bellcrank). This proposed AD is prompted by reports of jammed bellcranks. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-16504
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A318-111 and -112 airplanes, Model A319-111, -112, - 113, -114, and -115 airplanes, Model A320-211, -212, -214, and -216 airplanes, and Model A321-111, -112, -211, -212, and -213 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a production quality deficiency on the inner retainer installed on link assemblies of the aft engine mount, which could result in failure of the retainer. This AD requires modifying and re-identifying the aft engine mount assemblies. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Notice of Release From Federal Surplus Property and Grant Assurance Obligations at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Honolulu, Hawaii
Document Number: 2018-16971
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application for a release of approximately 9.34 acres of airport property at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Honolulu, Hawaii from all federal obligations contained in the Quitclaim Deed, dated April 18, 2000, and Grant Assurances because the portion of land is not needed for airport purposes. The land requested to be released is located approximately one mile east of the airport completely separated by a lagoon and the Sand Island Access Road, a major public roadway. The release will allow the State of Hawaii (State) to transfer the property from the State Airports Division at fair market value to the State Highways and Harbors Divisions, thereby benefiting the Airport and serving the interest of civil aviation. The proposed use of the land after the transfer of jurisdiction will be compatible with the airport and will not interfere with the airport or its operation.
Notice of Meetings; A Notice by the Federal Aviation Administration
Document Number: 2018-16962
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is announcing the upcoming meetings of the International Aircraft Materials Fire Test Forum (IAMFTF) and the International Aircraft Systems Fire Protection Forum (IASFPF). The IAMFTF and IASFPF were established to provide a forum for interested parties to review and provide feedback on FAA fire safety research driven by current and emerging aircraft systems fire threats and test methods. This notification provides details of where to find the date, location, and agenda for the upcoming meetings. Date and Location: The meeting dates and locations are determined based upon the availability of host organizations to provide meeting space. The FAA Fire Safety Branch website (https://www.fire.tc.faa.gov/ Meetings/meetings.asp) contains all information for upcoming meetings and meeting registration. The meetings are open to the public but due to limited capacity, registration is mandatory.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-16961
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of the ARAC.
Drugs That Impair Safe Driving; Request for Comments; Correction
Document Number: 2018-16952
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
NHTSA published a document in the Federal Register of July 17, 2017, concerning request for comments on drugs that impair safe driving. The document had an incorrect docket number.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2018-16951
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on May 18, 2018 (83 FR 23336). NHTSA did not receive any public comments in response to the 60-day notice.
Reports, Forms, and Record Keeping Requirements Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2018-16950
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and its expected burden. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting public comments on the following information collection was published on May 17, 2018 (83 FR 23040). NHTSA did not receive any public comments in response to the 60-day notice.
Commercial Driver's License: Application for Exemption; Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR)
Document Number: 2018-16949
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from the Missouri DOR for a renewal of its exemption from the Agency's commercial driver's license (CDL) regulations. These regulations require a driver to pass the general knowledge test before being issued a Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP). The exemption renewal would allow the Missouri DOR to continue to waive the mandatory knowledge test requirement for qualified veterans who participated in dedicated training in approved military programs. The Missouri DOR states that its goal is to continue to assist qualified veterans in obtaining employment when returning to the civilian workforce, and granting this exemption renewal will assist those veterans who have already been through extensive military training. The Missouri DOR currently holds an exemption for the period of October 27, 2016, through October 29, 2018, and is requesting a 2-year renewal. FMCSA requests public comment on the Missouri DOR's application for exemption.
Approved Agency Information Collection Activities
Document Number: 2018-16881
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA announces that OMB approved the information collection requests (ICRs) identified below for 3 years.
Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-16880
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 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 collections and their expected burden. On May 10, 2018, FRA published a notice providing a 60-day period for public comment on the ICR.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-16736
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319 and A320 series airplanes; and A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of battery retaining rod failures due to quality defects of the material used during parts manufacturing. This AD requires a detailed inspection of the battery support assemblies to identify the battery retaining rod manufacturer, replacement of the battery retaining rods with serviceable battery retaining rods if necessary, and the addition of the applicable service information label on each battery retaining rod if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Turboshaft Engines
Document Number: 2018-16652
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-03-11 for all Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arriel 2B and 2B1 turboshaft engines. AD 2012-03-11 required checking the transmissible torque between the low-pressure (LP) pump impeller and the high-pressure (HP) pump shaft on the HP/LP pump and metering valve assembly, hereafter referred to as the hydro-mechanical metering unit (HMU). Since we issued AD 2012-03-11, the manufacturer determined that incorporating Modification TU 178 is a more effective method to reduce the risk of uncoupling between the LP fuel pump impeller and the HP fuel pump shaft than the prior Modification TU 147. This AD requires inspection and possible replacement of the HMU. This AD was prompted by three cases of uncoupling of the HMU LP fuel pump impeller and the HP fuel pump shaft since AD 2012-03-11 was issued. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-16637
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 2015-22- 02 for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. AD 2015-22-02 requires inspecting the tail rotor (TR) pitch link assemblies. This proposed AD would retain the inspections of AD 2015-22-02 and would require replacing certain pitch link bearings. Since we issued AD 2015-22-02, Bell has introduced a new design bearing. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to prevent an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-16576
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A319-133 airplanes and Model A321-232 airplanes. This AD requires modification and re-identification, or replacement, of certain engine fan cowl doors (FCDs) and installation of a placard in the flight deck. This AD was prompted by reports of in-service engine FCD losses, and the development of a new FCD front latch and keeper assembly that addresses this unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-16509
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747-100, -100B, -100B SUD, -200B, -200C, - 200F, -300, -400, -400D, 747SP, and 747SR, and 747-8 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports indicating that additional areas of Boeing Material Specification (BMS) 8-39 flexible urethane foam were found during an inspection required by a related AD. This AD requires inspecting for BMS 8-39 flexible urethane foam insulation in the floor panel assemblies and the power drive unit (PDU) cover assemblies, doing applicable on-condition actions, modifying certain dripshields, and replacing BMS 8-39 foam strips on certain dripshields with BMS 8-371 foam strips. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Helicopters (Previously Eurocopter France)
Document Number: 2018-16494
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2016-25- 19 for Airbus Helicopters (previously Eurocopter France) Model AS350B3 and EC130B4 helicopters. AD 2016-25-19 requires inspecting the pilot's and co-pilot's throttle twist for proper operation. This proposed AD would retain the requirements of AD 2016-25-19 and add certain model helicopters to the applicability. The actions of this proposed AD are intended to address the unsafe condition on these helicopters.
FAA Approval of Noise Compatibility Program 14 CFR Part 150; Jackson Hole Airport, Jackson, WY
Document Number: 2018-16870
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its findings (Record of Approval) on the noise compatibility program submitted by the Jackson Hole Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, (hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 CFR part 150 (Part 150). On March 23, 2018, the FAA determined that the noise exposure maps submitted by the Jackson Hole Airport under Part 150 were in compliance with applicable requirements. On August 1, 2018 the FAA approved the Jackson Hole Airport Noise Compatibility Program. Five of the 15 measures recommended in the noise compatibility plan was approved and ten measures were disapproved for the purposes of Part 150. Three of the approved recommendations were approved as a continuation of a measure approved in a prior ROA, one was approved as voluntary, and one was approved for the purposes of Part 150. The attachment to this ROA provides a summary of all of the recommendations in the three NCPs (1985, 2004 and 2018) for JAC along with FAA's decision and the status of each.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2018-16826
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-07
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, this aspect of the FAA's regulatory activities. 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.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2018-16825
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-07
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, this aspect of the FAA's regulatory activities. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Honda Aircraft Company LLC Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-15978
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honda Aircraft Company LLC Model HA-420 airplanes. This AD requires incorporating new and revised airworthiness limitations into the airplane's maintenance program. This AD was prompted by a report that several maintenance tasks were omitted from the airworthiness limitations section of the Honda Aircraft Company, Inc. Model HA-420 Airworthiness Limitation and Inspection Manual (ALIM). We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Allied Beverage Group L.L.C. (Allied); Application for Exemption
Document Number: 2018-16762
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that it has received an application from Allied Beverage Group L.L.C. (Allied) for an exemption from the requirement that short-haul drivers utilizing the records of duty status (RODS) exception return to their normal work-reporting location within 12 hours of coming on duty. Allied requests that their company drivers be allowed to use the short-haul exception but return to their work-reporting location within 14 hours instead of the usual 12 hours. The requested exemption would apply to all of Allied's drivers who operate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) beverage trucks. FMCSA requests public comment on Allied's application for exemption.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-16755
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Regulations Governing Fees for Services Performed in Connection With Licensing and Related Services-2018 Update
Document Number: 2018-16742
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Board updates for 2018 the fees that the public must pay to file certain cases and pleadings with the Board.
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Solicitation of Project Proposals for the National Center for Mobility Management
Document Number: 2018-16689
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-06
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 Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) and provide funding for the entity's activities through the NCMM. The NCMM will carry out activities to improve and enhance the coordination of Federal resources for human service transportation, especially transportation for people with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes. Primary activities will include supporting partners in adopting proven, sustainable, replicable, customer-centered mobility strategies that promote good health, economic vitality, self-sufficiency, and community unity. The FTA intends to fund the NCMM at up to $1,900,000 for the first year. The FTA may extend funding for this center for up to five (5) years; however, subsequent funding will depend upon: (1) Future authorization 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.
Amendment and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Columbus, NE
Document Number: 2018-16679
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action modifies Class E airspace designated as a surface area and makes the airspace full-time and removes the airspace part- time status and language from the airspace legal description, amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and establishes Class E airspace designated as an extension to the Class E surface area at Columbus Municipal Airport, Columbus, NE. This action is at the request of Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) and the result of an FAA airspace review. Additionally, the geographic coordinates of the airport are updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. This action is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Deepwater Port License Application: Texas Gulf Terminals, Inc.
Document Number: 2018-16673
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announce they have received an application for the licensing of a deepwater port and that the application contains all required information. This notice summarizes the applicant's plans and the procedures that will be followed in considering the application.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-16499
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-08-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of bolt rotation in the engine drag fitting joint and fasteners heads; an inspection of the fastener holes revealed that cracks were found in the skin on two airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for skin cracking and shim migration at the upper link drag fittings, diagonal brace cracking, and fastener looseness; and applicable on- condition actions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.