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Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-09698
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-19-24, which applies to certain Airbus SAS Model A318 series airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, -113, -114, -115, -131, -132, and -133 airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes. The FAA also proposes to supersede AD 2018-16-04, which applies to Airbus SAS Model A320-216, -251N, and -271N airplanes; and Model A321-251N, -253N, and -271N airplanes; as well as the models in AD 2017-19-24. Those ADs require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. Since AD 2018-16-04 was issued, the FAA has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-09640
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model Falcon 10 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of hydraulic fluid on the ground near the main landing gear (MLG) brake assembly. The hydraulic leakage started in a cracked hydraulic pipe, with the crack likely due to chafing between two hydraulic pipes or between hydraulic pipes and structure. This proposed AD would require an inspection for chafing or interference of certain hydraulic pipes and certain rib passage holes, and, depending on findings, modification or repair, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Yaborã Indústria Aeronáutica S.A. (Type Certificate Previously Held by Embraer S.A.)
Document Number: 2020-09633
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Yabor[atilde] Ind[uacute]stria Aeron[aacute]utica S.A. Model ERJ 190- 300 and ERJ 190-400 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a failure propagation test, which revealed that when complete loss of the electrical digital current (DC) essential bus 2 was induced, the smoke detection system of the forward and aft electrical bays erroneously indicated the presence of smoke via the respective engine indication and crew alerting system (EICAS) messages. This AD requires revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) procedures associated with messages of smoke in the electronic bays presented on the EICAS, as specified in an Ag[ecirc]ncia Nacional de Avia[ccedil][atilde]o Civil (ANAC) Brazilian AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kotzebue, AK
Document Number: 2020-09593
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class E airspace, designated a surface area, by removing the extensions to the east and west of the airport. This action also proposes to properly size the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. The area should be reduced east of the airport to properly contain arriving IFR aircraft descending below 1,500 feet above the surface. Additionally, this action proposes to properly size the Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface by reducing the area from a 74-mile radius of the airport to a 45-mile radius of the airport. Further, this action proposes to remove the Kotzebue VOR/DME Navigational Aid from the airspace legal descriptions. Lastly, this action proposes numerous administrative corrections to the airspace legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sitka, AK
Document Number: 2020-09588
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace, designated a surface area, at Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport, Sitka, AK. To properly size the area, the extension southwest of the airport should be reduced. The extension northwest of the airport is not required and should be removed. This action also proposes to establish a Class E airspace area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area, northwest of the airport. Additionally, this action proposes to properly size Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. The extension southwest of the airport should increase in size and the extension northwest of the airport is not required and should be removed. Further, this action proposes to remove Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. This area is wholly contained within the Alaska southeast en route area and duplication is not necessary. Lastly, this action proposes numerous administrative corrections to the airspace legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D & E Airspace; Las Vegas, NV
Document Number: 2020-09587
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace by adding an area, designated as an extension to a Class D or Class E surface area. The proposed area would be added to the northwest of the airport. This action also proposes to make several administrative corrections to the airspace legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; McGrath, AK
Document Number: 2020-09586
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace, designated a surface area, at Mc Grath Airport, McGrath, AK. To properly size the area, it should be reduced from a 7.6-mile radius to a 5.6-mile radius of the airport. This action also proposes to properly size Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface. The extension north of the airport should increase in size to contain arriving and departing IFR aircraft. The extension to the southeast of the airport is not required and should be removed. Additionally, this action proposes to properly size Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. The area should be reduced from a 74-mile radius to a 45-mile radius of the airport. Lastly, this action proposes numerous administrative corrections to the airspace legal descriptions. This action would ensure the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kountze/Silsbee, TX
Document Number: 2020-09476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
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 Hawthorne Field, Kountze/ Silsbee, TX. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Hardin County non- directional beacon (NDB) which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Athens, TX
Document Number: 2020-09475
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
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 Athens Municipal Airport and Lochridge Ranch Airport, Athens, TX. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the Athens non-directional beacon (NDB) which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports. The geographic coordinates of the Lochridge Ranch Airport and the name of the Crossroads NDB would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Ness City, KS
Document Number: 2020-09474
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ness City Municipal Airport, Ness City, KS. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of new public instrument procedures being developed at this airport. Airspace design is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace and Establishment of Class E Airspace; Alton/St. Louis, IL
Document Number: 2020-09473
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace and Class E airspace area designated as an extension to a Class D surface area and establish a Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at St. Louis Regional Airport, Alton/St. Louis, IL. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the outer marker to runway 29 at St. Louis Regional Airport which provided navigational information to this airport. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Decorah, IA
Document Number: 2020-09468
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
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 Decorah Municipal Airport, Decorah, IA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Waukon VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aids, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name of the Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah, IA, would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Proposed Amendment of the Class D and Class E Airspace and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Erie and Corry, PA
Document Number: 2020-09466
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace, Class E surface area airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field, Erie, PA; revoke the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to Class D and Class E surface area at Erie International Airport/Tom Ridge Field; and amend the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Corry-Lawrence Airport, Corry, PA. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of airspace reviews due to the decommissioning of the Tidioute VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program.
Proposed Amendment of the Class E Airspace; Hazard, KY
Document Number: 2020-09465
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
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 Wendell H. Ford Airport, Hazard, KY. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Hazard VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Revocation of Jet Route J-105 and Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-15, V-63, V-272, and V-583 in the Vicinity of McAlester, OK
Document Number: 2020-09266
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-07
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action removes Jet Route J-105 and amends VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways V-15, V-63, V-272, and V- 583 in the vicinity of McAlester, OK. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the McAlester, OK, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected air traffic service (ATS) routes. The McAlester VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance
Document Number: 2020-09694
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Mercedes-Benz AG (``MBAG'') and Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (``MBUSA'') (collectively, ``Mercedes-Benz'') has determined that certain model year (MY) 2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, A-Class, GLA-Class, and GLB-Class motor vehicles do not fully comply with Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) No. 135, Light Vehicle Brake Systems. Mercedes-Benz filed a noncompliance report dated January 27, 2020, and subsequently petitioned NHTSA on February 10, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of Mercedes-Benz's petition.
Demurrage Billing Requirements
Document Number: 2020-09684
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
In response to comments received in the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) in this docket, the Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) invites parties, through this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM), to comment on certain modifications and additions to the minimum information requirements proposed in the NPRM.
Demurrage Billing Requirements
Document Number: 2020-09683
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) adopts a final rule that requires Class I carriers to directly bill the shipper for demurrage when the shipper and warehouseman agree to that arrangement and so notify the rail carrier.
Policy Statement on Demurrage and Accessorial Rules and Charges
Document Number: 2020-09682
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
The Surface Transportation Board (STB or Board) is issuing this policy statement, following public notice and comment, to provide the public with information on principles the Board would consider in evaluating the reasonableness of demurrage and accessorial rules and charges.
Crash Preventability Determination Program
Document Number: 2020-09679
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
On July 27, 2017, FMCSA announced a demonstration program to evaluate the preventability of eight categories of crashes through submissions of Requests for Data Review to its national data correction system known as DataQs. On August 5, 2019, based on experiences with the demonstration program, FMCSA proposed a Crash Preventability Determination Program with a streamlined process. FMCSA proposed to modify the Safety Measurement System to exclude crashes with not preventable determinations from the prioritization algorithm and proposed noting the not preventable determinations in the Pre- Employment Screening Program. This notice responds to comments received on the proposal and announces the start of the Agency's new Crash Preventability Determination Program.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-09663
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes, Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes; and all Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C11 (Regional Jet Series 550) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of fractured rudder primary feel unit shafts; a subsequent investigation determined that the fractures in the shafts are consistent with fatigue damage. This AD requires replacement of the rudder primary feel unit shaft. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Requested Administrative Waiver of the Coastwise Trade Laws: Vessel STELLAR (Jetboat); Invitation for Public Comments
Document Number: 2020-09646
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-06
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.
Revocation and Amendment of Class E Airspace; Williston, ND
Document Number: 2020-09591
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revokes Class E airspace at Sloulin Field International Airport, Williston, ND, due to the airport's closure. This action also amends Class E airspace at Williston Basin International Airport, Williston, ND. The action establishes Class E airspace designated as a surface area. Additionally, this action amends Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface by adding two extensions, one to the southeast and one to the north of the airport. Further, this action adds a Class E airspace area extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface. Lastly, this action implements an administrative correction to the Class E5 airspace legal description's text header by updating the airport's geographic coordinate to match the FAA's aeronautical database.
Amendment of the Class D and Class E Airspace; Meridian, MS
Document Number: 2020-09479
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action corrects a final rule published in the Federal Register on January 30, 2020, amending the Class D airspace at Joe Williams NOLF, Meridian, MS; Key Field, Meridian, MS; and NAS Meridian/ McCain Field, Meridian, MS; the Class E airspace area designated as an extension to Class D airspace at Key Field; and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Key Field, Joe Williams NOLF, and NAS Meridian/McCain Field. A cardinal direction was inadvertently omitted from the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Key Field. This action corrects that omission.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sedalia, MO
Document Number: 2020-09464
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
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 Sedalia Regional Airport, Sedalia, MO. The FAA is proposing this action as the result of an airspace review due to the decommissioning of the Sedalia non- directional beacon (NDB) which provided navigation information to the instrument procedures at this airport. The name of the airport would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautic database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; St. Louis, MO
Document Number: 2020-09463
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend the Class D airspace and the Class E surface airspace at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, St. Louis, MO, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at St. Louis Lambert International Airport, St. Louis, MO, Spirit of St. Louis Airport, and St. Charles County Smartt Airport, St. Charles, MO, which is contained within the St. Louis, MO, airspace legal description, and removing St. Louis Regional Airport, Alton/St. Louis, IL, which is contained within the St. Louis, MO, airspace legal description. The FAA is proposing these actions as the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the Cardinal VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program; and the decommissioning of the outer markers for runways 12R, 24, and 30L at St. Louis Lambert International Airport. The names of St. Louis Lambert International Airport and the Spirit of St. Louis: RWY 25L-LOC would also be updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database.
Airworthiness Directives; General Electric Company Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-09437
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) GEnx-1B64, 1B64/P1, -1B64/P2, - 1B67, -1B67/P1, -1B67P2, -1B70, -1B70/75/P1, -1B70/75/P2, -1B70/P1, - 1B70/P2, -1B70C/P1, -1B70C/P2, -1B74/75/P1, -1B74/75/P2, -1B76/P2, and -1B76A/P2 model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of combustor case burn-through. This proposed AD would require installation of electronic engine control (EEC) software, version B205 or later. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-09396
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that the necessary sealant was not applied to the side of body (SOB) slot as a result of a production drawing that provided unclear SOB slot sealant application instructions. This proposed AD would require a general visual inspection for insufficient sealant in the SOB slot, and related investigative and corrective actions. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-09395
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by significant changes made to the airworthiness limitations (AWLs) related to fuel tank ignition prevention and the nitrogen generation system. This proposed AD would require revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate the latest revision of the AWLs. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus SAS Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-09376
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-06
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A330-202, -203, -223, -223F, -243, -243F, -302, -303, -323, -343, and -941 airplanes; and Model A340-313, -541, and -642 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by the results of laboratory tests on non-rechargeable lithium batteries installed in emergency locator transmitters (ELT), which highlighted a lack of protection against currents of 28 volts DC or 115 volts AC that could lead to thermal runaway and a battery fire. This proposed AD would require modifying a certain ELT by installing a diode between the ELT and the terminal block, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which will be incorporated by reference. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Petition for Waiver of Compliance
Document Number: 2020-09559
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Hearing
Document Number: 2020-09551
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for seven individuals from the hearing requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these hard of hearing and deaf individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce.
Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee: Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-09531
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee for May 19, 2020.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Ely, MN
Document Number: 2020-09487
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E surface area airspace and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Ely Municipal Airport, Ely, MN. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Ely VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of the airport is also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; McAlester, Henryetta, and Poteau, OK
Document Number: 2020-09486
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E surface area airspace at McAlester Regional Airport, McAlester, OK, and the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Henryetta Municipal Airport, Henryetta, OK; McAlester Regional Airport; and Robert S. Kerr Airport, Poteau, OK. These actions are the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the McAlester VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports. The geographic coordinates of the McAlester Regional Airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Cadiz, Caldwell, and Cambridge, OH
Document Number: 2020-09485
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Harrison County Airport, Cadiz, OH; Noble County Airport, Caldwell, OH; and Cambridge Municipal Airport, Cambridge, OH. These actions are the result of airspace reviews caused by the decommissioning of the Newcomerstown VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at these airports, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of Harrison County Airport and Noble County Airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Baraboo and Boscobel, WI
Document Number: 2020-09482
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Reedsburg Municipal Airport, Reedsburg, WI, contained within the Baraboo, WI, airspace legal description, and Boscobel Airport, Boscobel, WI. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Lone Rock VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The name and geographic coordinates of Baraboo-Wisconsin Dells Regional Airport, Baraboo, WI, and geographic coordinates of Boscobel Airport are also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Coffeyville, KS
Document Number: 2020-09481
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Coffeyville Municipal Airport, Coffeyville, KS. This action is due to an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Coffeyville non-directional beacon (NDB), which provided navigation information to the instrument procedures at this airport. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Siren, WI
Document Number: 2020-09478
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Burnett County Airport, Siren, WI. This action is the result of an airspace review caused by the decommissioning of the Siren VHF omnidirectional range (VOR) navigation aid, which provided navigation information for the instrument procedures at this airport, as part of the VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) Program. The geographic coordinates of the airport is also being updated to coincide with the FAA's aeronautical database. Airspace redesign is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at this airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-09427
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2020-09421
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Amendment of VOR Federal Airways V-7, V-52, and V-178 in the Vicinity of Central City, KY
Document Number: 2020-09265
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends three VHF Omnidirectional Range (VOR) Federal airways, V-7, V-52, and V-178, in the vicinity of Central City, KY. The modifications are necessary due to the planned decommissioning of the VOR portion of the Central City, KY, VOR/Tactical Air Navigation (VORTAC) navigation aid (NAVAID), which provides navigation guidance for portions of the affected airways. The Central City VOR is being decommissioned as part of the FAA's VOR Minimum Operational Network (MON) program.
Defining Unfair or Deceptive Practices
Document Number: 2020-08996
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-05
Agency: Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
On February 28, 2020, the U.S. Department of Transportation (Department or DOT) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Defining Unfair or Deceptive Practices. The NPRM provided a 60-day comment period that was set to close on April 28, 2020. Nine consumer organizations asked the Department to extend the comment period on the NPRM. To allow interested persons more time to submit their comments, the Department has determined that an extension of the comment period for an additional 30 days is appropriate.
Relief for Certain Persons and Operations During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak
Document Number: 2020-09472
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) provides regulatory relief to persons who have been unable to comply with certain training, recent experience, testing, and checking requirements due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. This relief allows operators to continue to use pilots and other crewmembers in support of essential operations during this period. Additionally, this SFAR provides regulatory relief to certain persons and pilot schools unable to meet duration and renewal requirements due to the outbreak. This rule also allows certain air carriers and operators to fly temporary overflow aircraft, a need resulting from the outbreak, to a point of storage pursuant to a special flight permit with a continuing authorization.
Registration and Financial Security Requirements for Brokers of Property and Freight Forwarders; Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) Exemption Application
Document Number: 2020-09467
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
FMCSA corrects the public docket number referenced in its April 10, 2020, notice announcing that the Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) seeks reconsideration of an August 14, 2013, application by the Association of Independent Property Brokers and Agents (AIPBA) for an exemption from the $75,000 bond requirement for all property brokers and freight forwarders. The Agency also extends the public comment period for that notice.
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition, DP16-002
Document Number: 2020-09430
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for the denial of a petition submitted on September 28, 2015, by Mr. Matthew Oliver, Executive Director, North Carolina Consumers Council, Inc. (NCCC), to NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI). The petition requests that the agency commence a proceeding to evaluate the scope and effectiveness of two recalls for brake master cylinder leakage issued by Nissan for model year (MY) 2007 and 2008 Nissan Sentra vehicles. The petitioner submitted a narrative indicating master cylinder failure for one MY 2008 Nissan (VOQ 1010805749) along with four (4) other owner complaints found in NHTSA's complaint database. The Petitioner alleges that these five complaints indicate insufficiency of effectiveness and scope for the recall actions. For the reasons set forth below, NHTSA disagrees. NHTSA will continue to monitor the situation, but has concluded that further expenditure of the agency's investigative resources on the issues raised by the petition does not appeared to be warranted. The agency accordingly has denied the petition. The petition is hereinafter identified as DP16-002.
Denial of Motor Vehicle Defect Petition, DP14-001
Document Number: 2020-09429
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the reasons for the denial of a petition submitted on November 14, 2013, by Mr. Donald Friedman to NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI). The petition requests that the agency commence a proceeding to determine the existence of a defect related to motor vehicle safety with respect to the air bag system's logic and algorithm. The Petitioner alleges that a defect in the Occupant Classification System (OCS) in various model year (MY) 2004-2010 General Motors (GM) vehicles causes an unintended suppression of the front passenger air bag moments prior to a frontal impact/crash. After examination of the petition and available data relating to the subject vehicles' OCS and the specific crash incident where the OCS allegedly failed to operate properly, NHTSA has concluded that further expenditure of the agency's investigative resources on the issues raised by the petition is not warranted. The agency accordingly has denied the petition. The agency will continue to monitor OCS performance in subject vehicles and may take further action as appropriate. The petition is hereinafter identified as DP14-001.
Drone Advisory Committee (DAC); Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2020-09394
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a meeting of the Drone Advisory Committee.
Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell International Inc. Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2020-09287
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Honeywell International Inc. ALF502L, ALF502L-2, ALF502L-2A, ALF502L-2C, ALF502L-3, ALF502R-3, ALF502R-3A, ALF502R-4, ALF502R-5, ALF502R-6, LF507-1F, and LF507-1H model turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of an engine experiencing an uncontained release of low-pressure turbine (LPT) blades. This proposed AD would require initial and repetitive visual inspections of the overspeed fuel solenoid valve assembly and the fuel filter outlet. Depending on the results of these inspections, the AD may require inspection of the adjacent fuel system tube assemblies as well as replacement or overhaul of the overspeed fuel solenoid valve assembly. This proposed AD would also require periodic overhaul of the overspeed fuel solenoid valve assembly. The FAA is proposing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (Type Certificate Previously Held by Bombardier, Inc.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2020-09113
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2018, regarding an unsafe condition with certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. Since issuance of the NPRM, the FAA determined that additional actions are necessary to address the unsafe condition and that the applicability should be expanded to include additional airplane serial numbers. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn.