Federal Aviation Administration June 28, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Blue Origin West Texas Commercial Launch Site
Document Number: E6-10191
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations, the FAA is announcing the availability of and requesting comments on the Draft EA for the Blue Origin West Texas Commercial Space Launch Site. Under the proposed action, the FAA would issue one or more experimental permits and/or licenses to Blue Origin to launch reusable launch vehicles (RLVs) \1\ on suborbital, ballistic trajectories. In addition, Blue Origin would construct a private launch site, which would include a vehicle processing facility, launch complex, vehicle landing and recovery area, space flight participant training facility, and other minor support facilities. The EA evaluates potential impacts to the environment from the proposed activities. The FAA may use the analysis in the EA as the basis for making a determination to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement or a Finding of No Significant Impact regarding the issuance of a license and/or permit(s) to Blue Origin.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: E6-10175
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes. The proposed AD would have required modifying the routing of wire harness W407 near the fire extinguishing tube in the area of each engine, and installing new supports for related wiring. Since the proposed AD was issued, we have received new data indicating that the identified unsafe condition does not exist. Accordingly, the proposed AD is withdrawn.
Notice of Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) Approvals and Disapprovals
Document Number: 06-5755
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA publishes a monthly notice, as appropriate, of PFC approvals and disapprovals under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 158). This notice is published pursuant to paragraph d of Sec. 158.29.
Sixth Meeting, RTCA Special Committee 204: 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters
Document Number: 06-5753
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 204: 406 MHz Emergency Locator Transmitters.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Laser Operations in the Navigable Airspace (Advisory Circular (AC), Outdoor Laser Operations)
Document Number: 06-5752
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. The FAA requires the information in the interest of aviation safety to protect aircraft operations from the potential hazardous effects of laser emissions.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; FAA Research and Development Grants
Document Number: 06-5751
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. The FAA Aviation Research and Development Grants Program establishes uniform policies and procedures for the award and administration of research grants to colleges, universities, not for profit organizations, and profit organizations for security research.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Noise Certification Standards for Subsonic Jet Airplanes and Subsonic Transport Category Large Airplanes
Document Number: 06-5750
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. The information collected is needed for the applicant's noise certification compliance report in order to demonstrate compliance with 14 CFR part 36.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision From the Office of Management and Budget of a Currently Approved Information Collection Activity, Request for Comments; Type Certification Procedures for Changed Products
Document Number: 06-5749
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve a current information collection. This rule may require applicants to comply with the latest regulations in effect on the date of application for amended Type Certificates (TC) or a Supplemental TCs for aeronautical products.
Proposed Opinion on the Transferability of Interim Operating Authority Under the National Parks Air Tour Management Act
Document Number: 06-5746
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice sets forth the FAA's proposed decision on the transferability of interim operating authority under the National Parks Air Tour Management Act.
Airworthiness Directives; Goodrich Evacuation Systems Approved Under Technical Standard Order (TSO) TSO-C69b and Installed on Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, Model A340-200 and -300 Series Airplanes, and Model A340-541 and -642 Airplanes
Document Number: 06-5739
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is correcting an inadvertent error in an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that was published in the Federal Register on June 12, 2006 (71 FR 33606). The error resulted in an incorrect reference to the airplane manufacturer instead of the TSO holder. This AD applies to Goodrich evacuation systems approved under TSO-C69b and installed on certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-541 and -642 airplanes. This AD requires inspecting to determine the part number of the pressure relief valves on the affected Goodrich evacuation systems, and corrective action if necessary.
Notice of a Change in Direction Finder Availability Throughout United States, Excluding Alaska
Document Number: 06-5734
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is requesting public comment on a proposal to decommission all 54 Direction Finders (DF) and the associated DF approaches in all states other than Alaska. DF's have been used sparingly over the last nine years and the equipment is beyond its useful lifecycle. Improved radar coverage, pilot education and technologies such as area navigation (RNAV) and global positioning satellite (GPS) have reduced the utilization of DF steers and have essentially made DF's obsolete. A Federal Safety Risk Management Panel (SRMP) has determined that if pilots need orientation assistance, that our existing orientation methods, VOR, ADF, and GPS are reliable and meet the needs of our aviation community. Decommissioning would coincide with the Flight Services service provider's plan to consolidate the 58 flight service stations to 20 facilities.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Pierre, SD
Document Number: 06-5733
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to modify Class E airspace at Pierre, SD. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures to several Runways have been developed for the Pierre Regional Airport. Controlled airspace extending upward from the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approaches. This action modifies the existing radius of Class E airspace, for Pierre Regional Airport.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Chamberlain, SD
Document Number: 06-5732
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This document proposes to modify Class E airspace at Chamberlain, SD. Standard Instrument Approach Procedures have been developed for Chamberlain Municipal Airport, Chamberlain, SD. Controlled airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of the earth is needed to contain aircraft executing these approaches. This action would increase the area of the existing controlled airspace for Chamberlain, SD.
Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) Executed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Evaluation of Environmental Impacts Associated With the Construction of a New 4,100 Foot General Aviation Runway and Associated Support Facilities (i.e., Taxiways, Hangars, Access Roads, etc.) for W.K. Kellogg Airport, Located in Battle Creek, MI
Document Number: 06-5731
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is making available an EA and FONSI/ROD for the evaluation of environmental impacts associated with proposed construction of a new 4,100 foot General Aviation runway executed by the FAA, for the W.K. Kellogg Airport located in Battle Creek, Michigan. Point of Contact: Mr. Brad Davidson, Environmental Protection Specialist, FAA Great Lakes Region, Detroit Airports District Office, 11677 South Wayne Road, Suite 107, Romulus, MI 48174 (734) 229-2900.
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 757-200 Series Airplanes Modified by Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SA979NE
Document Number: 06-5702
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Boeing Model 757-200 series airplanes. This AD requires a one- time deactivation of the auxiliary fuel system, repetitive venting and draining of the auxiliary fuel tank sumps, and revising the Limitations section of the airplane flight manual to limit the maximum cargo weight. This AD results from a re-evaluation of the floor structure and cargo barriers conducted by the STC holder. We are issuing this AD to prevent structural overload of the auxiliary fuel tank support structure, which could cause the floor beams to fail, damaging the primary flight controls and the auxiliary power unit fuel lines that pass through the floor beams, resulting in loss of control of the airplane. We are also issuing this AD to prevent structural overload of the cargo barriers, which could cause the barriers to fail, allowing the cargo to shift, resulting in damage to the auxiliary fuel tanks, residual fuel leakage, and consequent increased risk of a fire.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, Weather Takeoff Minimums; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 06-5670
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This amendment establishes, amends, suspends, or revokes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and/or Weather Takeoff Minimums 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, addition of new obstacles, or changes in 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.