Federal Aviation Administration December 18, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Availability of Draft Advisory Circulars, Other Policy Documents and Proposed Technical Standard Orders
Document Number: E8-30070
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA's Aviation Safety, an organization responsible for the certification, production approval, and continued airworthiness of aircraft, and certification of pilots, mechanics, and others in safety related positions, publishes proposed non-regulatory documents that are available for public comment on the Internet at http://www.faa.gov/ aircraft/draftdocs/.
Airworthiness Directives; Cessna Aircraft Company Models 208 and 208B Airplanes
Document Number: E8-30044
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 208 and 208B airplanes. This proposed AD would require you to modify the aileron carry-through cable attachment to the aileron upper quadrant with parts of improved design. This proposed AD results from reports of a ``catch'' in the aileron control system when the control yoke is turned. We are proposing this AD to prevent the cable attach fitting on the aileron upper quadrant assembly from rotating and possibly contacting or interfering with the aileron lower quadrant assembly, which could result in limited roll control and reduced handling capabilties.
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) Airplanes
Document Number: E8-30037
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above that would supersede an existing AD. 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:
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Columbus, OH
Document Number: E8-30036
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Columbus, OH. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, OH. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Rickenbacker International Airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Medford, WI
Document Number: E8-30035
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Medford, WI. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Taylor County Airport, Medford, WI. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Taylor County Airport.
Third Meeting-RTCA Special Committee 217/EUROCAE WG 44-Airport Mapping Databases
Document Number: E8-30034
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 217 meeting: Airport Mapping Databases
1st Meeting-Special Committee 222-Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services
Document Number: E8-30033
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 222: Inmarsat Aeronautical Mobile Satellite (Route) Services.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Milwaukee, WI
Document Number: E8-30023
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace for the Milwaukee, WI, area. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Waukesha County Airport, Waukesha, WI. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Waukesha County Airport. Also, a technical amendment is being made changing the name of John H. Batten Field to John H. Batten Airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Sioux City, IA
Document Number: E8-30022
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Sioux City, IA. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Sioux Gateway Airport/Col. Bud Day Field, Sioux City, IA. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft operations at Sioux Gateway Airport/Col. Bud Day Field.
Proposed Modification of Class E Airspace; Reno, NV
Document Number: E8-30017
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to modify the existing Class E airspace at Reno/Tahoe International Airport, Reno, NV. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate aircraft using the Localizer (LOC) Z Runway 16R approach at Reno/Tahoe International Airport, Reno, NV. The FAA is proposing this action to enhance the safety and management of aircraft operations at Reno/Tahoe International Airport, Reno, NV.
Revocation of Class E Airspace; Metlakatla, AK
Document Number: E8-30013
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action revokes Class E airspace at Metlakatla, AK. The privately funded special instrument approaches serving Metlakatla Airport have been removed. There is no longer a requirement for the controlled airspace. This action revokes existing Class E airspace surrounding the Metlakatla Airport, Metlakatla, AK.
Notice of Intent To Rule on Request To Release Airport Property at Ellington Field, Houston, TX
Document Number: E8-30006
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the release of land at the Ellington Field under the provisions of Section 125 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21).
Membership Availability in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee-Representative of Native American Tribes
Document Number: E8-30005
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as required by the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000, established the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) in March 2001. The NPOAG was formed to provide continuing advice and counsel with respect to commercial air tour operations over and near national parks and adjacent tribal lands. This notice informs the public of a vacancy (due to completion of membership on April 2, 2009) on the NPOAG (now the NPOAG Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) for a representative of Native American tribal concerns and invites interested persons to apply to fill the vacancy. A previous notice was published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2008. but did not draw adequate response from any interested individuals. This notice is being re-published to identify qualified candidates to fill the position.
Notice of Public Availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact/Record of Decision (FONSI/ROD) for Proposed Northeast Cargo Area Improvements at Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) Located in Chicago, IL
Document Number: E8-29828
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is making available the EA and FONSI/ROD for Proposed Northeast Cargo Area Improvements at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, FAA Orders 1050.1E, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures'' and FAA Order 5050.4B, ``NEPA Implementing Instructions for Airport Actions''. The FONSI/ROD contains FAA's findings that no significant environmental impacts would result from the project and contains all needed approvals for the action to proceed. Point of Contact: Ms. Amy Hanson, Environmental Protection Specialist, CHI-603, Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago Airport District Office, 2300 East Devon Avenue, Des Plaines, IL 60018. Telephone number: 847-294-7354.