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Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel DUNVEGAN; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-00482
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-16
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 requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. 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 AQUATHERAPY; Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2018-00481
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-16
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 requirement of the coastwise laws under certain circumstances. 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; Airbus Helicopters
Document Number: 2018-00478
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-22-53 for Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B3 helicopters. AD 2015-22-53 required revising the rotorcraft flight manual (RFM) to perform the yaw load compensator check after rotor shut-down and to state that the yaw servo hydraulic switch must be in the ``ON'' position before taking off. Since we issued AD 2015-22-53, Airbus Helicopters developed a modification of the ACCU TST switch. This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2015-22-53 and requires modifying the yaw servo hydraulic switch (collective switch) and replacing the ACCU TST button. The actions of this AD are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Gliders
Document Number: 2018-00476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-08- 09 for DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG-500MB gliders that are equipped with a Solo 2625 02 engine modified with a fuel injection system following the instructions of Solo Kleinmotoren GmbH Technische Mitteilung (TM)/Service Bulletin (SB) 4600-3 ``Fuel Injection System'' and identified as Solo 2625 02i. This proposed AD results 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 the potential of an in-flight shut-down and engine fire due to failure of the connecting stud for the two fuel injector mounts of the engine redundancy system on gliders equipped with a Solo 2625 02i engine. This proposed AD adds the DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG- 1000M glider equipped with Solo 2625 02i engines to the applicability. We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc.
Document Number: 2018-00340
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-02- 01, which applies to certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702), Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. AD 2014-02-01 requires repetitive inspections of the rudder travel limiter (RTL) return springs and primary actuator, and corrective actions if necessary; and replacement of certain RTL return springs. Since we issued AD 2014-02-01, we received reports that when installing the RTL return springs, the RTL limiter arm assembly lug can become deformed. This proposed AD would require an inspection of the RTL return springs for signs of chafing; an inspection of the casing of the primary actuator for signs of chafing or missing paint; replacement of the RTL return springs; and an inspection of the lugs of the RTL limiter arm assembly for cracks, and modification or replacement, as applicable; and applicable corrective actions. This proposed AD would also add airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-00110
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-16
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300- 600 series airplanes) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a revision of certain airworthiness limitation item (ALI) documents, which require more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This AD requires revising the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class D Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Fort Eustis, VA
Document Number: 2018-00397
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Class E airspace designated as an extension at Fort Eustis, VA, as the Felker non-directional beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned, and the approaches cancelled at Felker Army Airfield, (AAF). This action also updates the airport's geographic coordinates under Class D airspace.
Proposed Revocation and Amendment of Class E Airspace, Philipsburg, PA
Document Number: 2018-00395
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to remove Class E surface airspace at Mid-State Airport, as the airport no longer qualifies for surface airspace. Also, this action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Philipsburg Area Hospital Heliport, as the Hospital has closed. Controlled airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at Mid-State Airport.
Proposed Modification of Air Traffic Service (ATS) Routes in the Vicinity of Richmond, IN
Document Number: 2018-00376
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify five VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways (V-12, V-214, V-340, V-467, and V-517) and one low altitude area navigation (RNAV) route (T-213) in the vicinity of Richmond, IN. The FAA is proposing this action due to the planned decommissioning of the Richmond, IN (RID), VHF Omnidirectional Range/ Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID) which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected ATS routes. Overall, this action would enhance the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System (NAS).
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-00345
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011-14-10, which applied to certain Airbus Model A330-342 airplanes. AD 2011-14-10 required repetitive ultrasonic inspections for cracks of a certain fuselage frame at the fastener hole area just above a certain stringer, and repair, if necessary. This new AD was prompted by a new fatigue and damage tolerance evaluation, which showed that certain inspection thresholds and intervals need to be shorter. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-00343
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319-115 and A319-133 airplanes. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. This AD was prompted by a fire during a flight, in the vicinity of the gaseous oxygen system (GOS) for passengers. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-00342
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A318 series airplanes and Model A319 series airplanes; all Model A320-211, -212, -214, -216, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and all Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the holes of the upper cleat to upper stringer attachments at certain areas of the left- and right-hand wings are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This proposed AD would require modifying the holes of the upper cleat to upper stringer attachments at certain areas of the left- and right-hand wings. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-00339
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 95-25-02, which applied to certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F28 Mark 0100 airplanes. AD 95-25-02 required inspection(s) to detect cracks of the fuselage-mounted half of hinge assemblies of the small cargo door, and replacement of any cracked hinge assembly with a new hinge assembly. This new AD was prompted by a report that the hinges of the small cargo door are made of a material that is sensitive to stress corrosion and fatigue cracking, and by the determination that the existing inspection program does not provide sufficient protection against fatigue-induced cracks. This AD requires contacting the FAA to obtain instructions for addressing the unsafe condition on these products, and doing the actions specified in those instructions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-00256
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-12
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of fatigue cracking in the frame outboard chord and in the radius of the auxiliary chord at a certain area. This AD requires inspections to detect this cracking, and corrective action if necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda
Document Number: 2017-28248
Type: Unknown
Date: 2018-01-12
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board is publishing the Acting Chairman's agenda of rulemaking actions pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) (Pub. L. 96-354, 94 Stat. 1164) (Sep. 19, 1980). The items listed in the Regulatory Flexibility Agenda for fall 2017 reflect the priorities of the Acting Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board and do not necessarily reflect the priorities of any other individual Board Member. Listed below are the regulatory actions to be developed or reviewed during the next 12 months. Following each rule identified is a brief description of the rule, including its purpose and legal basis.
Department Regulatory and Deregulatory Agenda; Semiannual Summary
Document Number: 2017-28231
Type: Unknown
Date: 2018-01-12
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
The Regulatory and Deregulatory Agenda is a semiannual summary of all current and projected rulemakings, reviews of existing regulations, and completed actions of the Department. The intent of the Agenda is to provide the public with information about the Department of Transportation's regulatory activity planned for the next 12 months. It is expected that this information will enable the public to more effectively participate in the Department's regulatory process. The public is also invited to submit comments on any aspect of this Agenda.
Proposed Establishment of Restricted Areas R-2201A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and J; Fort Greely, AK
Document Number: 2018-00371
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This SNPRM amends the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on March 6, 2017, that proposed to establish Restricted Areas R-2201A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and J; Fort Greely, AK. Based on comments to the NPRM, the FAA proposes reducing the lateral and vertical dimensions of the proposed restricted airspace. The modified restricted areas would be designated R-2201A, B, C, and D. This SNPRM seeks comment on the amended proposal.
Proposed Amendment for Restricted Area R-4403A; Stennis Space Center, MS
Document Number: 2018-00370
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the time of designation for restricted area R-4403A, Stennis Space Center, MS, from ``Intermittent, 1000 to 0300 local time, as activated by NOTAM at least 24 hours in advance,'' to ``Intermittent by NOTAM at least 24 hours in advance.'' The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) requested the change to meet requirements of the Space Launch System (SLS) Core Stage test program.
Fifty Fifth RTCA SC-224 Standards for Airport Security Access Control Systems Plenary
Document Number: 2018-00302
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Fifty Fifth RTCA SC-224 Standards for Airport Security Access Control Systems Plenary.
Twenty Eighth RTCA SC-222 AMS(R)S Systems Plenary
Document Number: 2018-00301
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Twenty Eighth RTCA SC-222 AMS(R)S Systems Plenary.
Sixty Eighth RTCA SC-186 Plenary Session
Document Number: 2018-00300
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Sixty Eighth RTCA SC-186 Plenary Session.
Airworthiness Directives; American Champion Aircraft Corp.
Document Number: 2018-00178
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-07- 10, which applies to certain American Champion Aircraft Corp. (ACAC) Model 8KCAB airplanes. AD 2017-07-10 requires fabrication and installation of a placard to prohibit aerobatic flight, inspection of the aileron hinge rib and support, and a reporting requirement of the inspection results to the FAA. This AD was prompted by a report of a cracked hinge support and cracked hinge ribs, which resulted in partial loss of control with the aileron binding against the cove. Since we issued AD 2017-07-10, ACAC redesigned the aileron hinge supports with a reinforcement kit to strengthen the supports and prevent future damage from developing. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the aileron hinge support, installation of the aileron hinge support reinforcement kit, and incorporation of revised pages into the service manual. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Air Comm Corporation Air Conditioning Systems
Document Number: 2018-00177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-11
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Air Comm Corporation (Air Comm) air conditioning systems installed on various model helicopters. This proposed AD would require replacing electrical connectors and would prohibit the installation of other parts. This proposed AD is prompted by reports of overheated connectors. The proposed actions are intended to address an unsafe condition on these products.
Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2018-00285
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a final rule published on February 21, 2014. In that rule, the FAA amended its regulations to improve safety in helicopter air ambulance and commercial helicopter operations. This document removes an incorrect cross-reference and makes corresponding revisions.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; STC, Inc.
Document Number: 2018-00248
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the STC, Inc (STC) has requested an exemption from the requirement that motor carriers and their drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) use an electronic logging device (ELD) to record driver hours-of-service (HOS). STC is a motor carrier that uses up to 75 CMVs to transport propane fuel and anhydrous ammonia. It states that because STC's CMV operations are seasonal and dependent on the weather, the ELD requirement creates an undue financial burden on its business. STC states that its operations under the exemption would achieve a level of safety equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would be achieved absent the proposed exemption. FMCSA requests public comment on STC's application for exemption.
Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Exemption; Towing and Recovery Association of America, Inc. (TRAA)
Document Number: 2018-00247
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-10
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces that the Towing and Recovery Association of America, Inc. (TRAA) has requested an exemption from the requirement that a motor carrier install and require each of its drivers to use an electronic logging device (ELD) to record the driver's hours-of-service (HOS) TRAA has requested a 5-year exemption for all operators of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) owned or leased to providers of motor vehicle towing, recovery and roadside repair services while providing such services. TRAA states that towing industry operations represent a unique and vital segment of the overall transportation industry in America that warrants exemption from the ELD regulations, and the failure to grant this exemption will cause confusion and create an overly complex regulatory framework which will pose an undue burden on towers and their customers without any measurable benefit to public safety. TRAA believes that granting this exemption will have a positive impact on highway safety by assuring that towing operators can still respond to service requests in the most expeditious and effective manner possible. FMCSA requests public comment on TRAA's application for exemption.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2018-00245
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-10
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Limitation on Claims Against Proposed Public Transportation Projects
Document Number: 2018-00243
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-10
Agency: Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces final environmental actions taken by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for a project in Seattle, Washington. The purpose of this notice is to announce publicly the environmental decisions by FTA on the subject project and to activate the limitation on any claims that may challenge this final environmental action.
Revisions to Operational Requirements for the Use of Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) and to Pilot Compartment View Requirements for Vision Systems; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: 2018-00225
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting a final rule published on December 13, 2016. In that rule, the FAA amended its regulations to allow operators to use an enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) in lieu of natural vision to continue descending from 100 feet above the touchdown zone elevation (TDZE) to the runway and to land on certain straight-in instrument approach procedures (IAPs) under instrument flight rules (IFR). As part of the final rule, the FAA revised appendix F to part 121 to provide greater clarity on the checking requirements for EFVS. In amending appendix F to part 121, the FAA used amendatory instructions that inadvertently misplaced new paragraph III(c)(5). This document amends appendix F to part 121 to correct that error.
General Motors, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2018-00221
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-10
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
General Motors, LLC (GM), has determined that the seat belt assemblies in certain model year (MY) 2017-2018 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy duty motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 209, Seat Belt Assemblies. GM filed a noncompliance report dated September 14, 2017, and amended it on September 22, 2017. GM also petitioned NHTSA on October 6, 2017, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Pueblo, CO
Document Number: 2018-00201
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register of November 27, 2017, that amends Class D and Class E airspace at Pueblo Memorial Airport, Pueblo, CO. The airspace description for the airport in Class E airspace designated as an extension to a Class D surface area contained a wording error.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace and Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Olympia, WA
Document Number: 2018-00199
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface and modify Class E airspace designated as an extension at Olympia Regional Airport (formerly Olympia Airport). This action would remove the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part-time status for Class E airspace designated as an extension, and would update the airport name and geographic coordinates in the associated Class D and E airspace areas to match the FAA's aeronautical database. These changes are necessary to accommodate airspace redesign for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. Also, an editorial change would be made to the Class D and Class E airspace legal descriptions replacing Airport/Facility Directory with the term Chart Supplement.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Madras, OR
Document Number: 2018-00197
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Madras Municipal Airport, Madras, OR, amending the airspace for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System. The airspace designation was inadvertently removed from FAA Order 7400.9X on June 20, 2014.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2018-00107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-10
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 787 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of hydraulic leakage caused by damage to aileron and elevator actuators from lightning strikes. This proposed AD would require a records check to inspect for certain parts, a detailed inspection of aileron and elevator power control units (PCUs), and applicable on-condition actions. We are proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Fulton County, GA
Document Number: 2018-00210
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance: The Eastern Iowa Airport, (CID) Cedar Rapids, IA
Document Number: 2018-00200
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a proposal from the City of Cedar Rapids (sponsor), Cedar Rapids, IA, to release 3 tracts totaling 489.72 + (Tract 1: 259.88 + acres, Tract 2: 215.52 + acres and Tract 3; 14.32 + acres) of land from the federal obligation dedicating it to aeronautical use and to authorize these parcels to be used for revenue-producing, non-aeronautical purposes.
Civil Monetary Penalties-2018 Adjustment
Document Number: 2018-00166
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-09
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (Board) is issuing a final rule to implement the annual inflationary adjustment to its civil monetary penalties, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
Notice and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2018-00164
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-09
Agency: Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. Before a Federal agency can collect certain information from the public, it must receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, before seeking OMB approval, Federal agencies must solicit public comment on proposed collections of information, including extensions and reinstatement of previously approved collections.
IFR Altitudes; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2018-00130
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment adopts miscellaneous amendments to the required IFR (instrument flight rules) altitudes and changeover points for certain Federal airways, jet routes, or direct routes for which a minimum or maximum en route authorized IFR altitude is prescribed. This regulatory action is needed because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace under instrument conditions in the affected areas.
CSX Transportation, Inc.-Abandonment Exemption-in Clark, Floyd, Lawrence, Orange, & Washington Counties, Ind.
Document Number: 2018-00137
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-08
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Akron-Canton Airport, North Canton, OH
Document Number: 2018-00129
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 7 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the lease of airport property located at Akron-Canton Airport, North Canton, OH. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The parcel is located in the Northeast quadrant of the airport, immediately east of the Runway 19 approach surface. The parcel identification number is #2815572. The property is currently designated as aeronautical use for compatible land use in support of the airfield approach area. The proposed non-aeronautical use is for recreational vehicle storage and sales facility.
Notice of Intent of Waiver With Respect to Land; Akron-Canton Airport, North Canton, OH
Document Number: 2018-00128
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 13.3 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use and to authorize the lease of airport property located at Akron-Canton Airport, North Canton, OH. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The parcel is located in the Northwest quadrant of the airport, immediately west of the Runway 19 approach surface with a property address of 2767 Greensburg Road, North Canton, OH. The parcel identification number is #2811553. The property is currently designated as aeronautical use for compatible land use in support of the airfield approach. The proposed non-aeronautical use is for commercial/general industrial development.
Thirty Seventh RTCA SC-213 Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS) Plenary Joint With EUROCAE WG-79
Document Number: 2018-00061
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-08
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of Thirty Seventh RTCA SC-213 Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/ Synthetic Vision Systems (EFVS/SVS) Plenary Joint with EUROCAE WG-79.
Notice of Funding Opportunity for America's Marine Highway Projects
Document Number: 2018-00033
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-05
Agency: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, signed by the President on May 5, 2017, appropriated $5,000,000 to the Short Sea Transportation Program, commonly referred to as the America's Marine Highway Program (AMHP). The purpose of the appropriation is to make grants to previously designated Marine Highway Projects that support the development and expansion of documented vessels, and port and landside infrastructure. This notice announces the availability of funding for grants and establishes selection criteria and application requirements. The U.S. Department of Transportation (Department) will award Marine Highway Grants to implement projects or components of projects previously designated by the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) under AMHP. Only sponsors of designated Marine Highway Projects are eligible to apply for a Marine Highway Grant as described in this notice.
Great Lakes Terminal Railroad, LLC-Lease and Operation Exemption-Rail Line of Great Lakes Reloading, LLC
Document Number: 2018-00020
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-05
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program Multi-Year Plans
Document Number: 2018-00014
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), requires the Secretary to prescribe procedures for a State to submit multiple-year commercial vehicle safety plans (``multi-year plans'') and annual updates for the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) grants. In a prior notice, FMCSA requested information and posed specific questions to improve the Agency's development and implementation of multi-year plans. This notice announces FMCSA's voluntary implementation of multi-year plans.
Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation; Application for an Exemption From the Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference of American Trucking Associations
Document Number: 2018-00013
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requests public comment on an application for exemption from the Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference (AFTC) of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to allow certain alternate methods for the securement of agricultural commodities transported in wood and plastic boxes and bins and large fiberglass tubs, and hay, straw, and cotton bales that are grouped together into large singular units. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) generally require loads to be secured by a minimum number of tiedowns based on article length, and the aggregate working load limit of those tiedowns must be at least one-half times the weight of the article or group of articles being transported. Based on the results of a comprehensive test program conducted by FMCSA in collaboration with the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the California Trucking Association, and others, AFTC believes that use of certain alternate cargo securement methods will maintain a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level of safety achieved without the exemption because the test results confirmed that the performance requirements of the regulations are met when using the alternate securement methods.
Fees for the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement
Document Number: 2017-28509
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-01-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes reductions in the annual registration fees collected from motor carriers, motor private carriers of property, brokers, freight forwarders, and leasing companies for the Unified Carrier Registration (UCR) Plan and Agreement for the registration years 2018, 2019 and subsequent years. For the 2018 registration year, the fees will be reduced below the current level by approximately 9.10% to ensure that fee revenues do not exceed the statutory maximum, and to account for the excess funds held in the depository. For the 2019 registration year and subsequent years, the fees will be reduced below the current level by approximately 4.55% to ensure the fee revenues in that and future years do not exceed the statutory maximum.