Federal Aviation Administration April 19, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Model 737 Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-9410
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model 737 airplanes. The original NPRM would have required repetitive inspections, lubrications, and repetitive repairs/ overhauls of the ball nut and ballscrew and attachment (Gimbal) fittings for the trim actuator of the horizontal stabilizer; various installation(s); and corrective actions if necessary; as applicable. The original NPRM resulted from a report of extensive corrosion of a ballscrew used in the drive mechanism of the horizontal stabilizer trim actuator (HSTA). This action revises the original NPRM by adding airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this supplemental NPRM to prevent an undetected failure of the primary load path for the ballscrew in the drive mechanism of the HSTA and subsequent wear and failure of the secondary load path, which could lead to loss of control of the horizontal stabilizer and consequent loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-135ER, -135KE, -135KL, and -135LR Airplanes; and Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-9409
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. 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:
Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 Series Airplanes
Document Number: 2011-9408
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. 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:
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment and Request for Public Scoping Comments for the Air Tour Management Plan Program at Big Cypress National Preserve
Document Number: 2011-9402
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA, with National Park Service (NPS) as a cooperating agency, has initiated development of an Air Tour Management Plan (ATMP) for Big Cypress National Preserve (Big Cypress), pursuant to the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-181) and its implementing regulations (14 CFR Part 136, Subpart B, National Parks Air Tour Management). The objective of the ATMP is to develop acceptable and effective measures to mitigate or prevent the significant adverse impacts, if any, of commercial air tour operations on the natural resources, cultural resources, and visitor experiences of a national park unit and any tribal lands within or abutting the park. It should be noted that the ATMP has no authorization over other non-air-tour operations such as military and general aviation operations.In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and FAA Order 1050.1E, an Environmental Assessment (EA) is being prepared. The FAA and NPS are now inviting the public, agencies, tribes, and other interested parties to provide comments, suggestions, and input on the scope of issues to be addressed in the environmental process.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Drummond Island, MI
Document Number: 2011-9400
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Drummond Island, MI. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Drummond Island Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee-New Task
Document Number: 2011-9399
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA assigned the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) a new task to provide advice and recommendations to the FAA about how to prioritize rulemaking projects. This task addresses, in part, one of the Department of Transportation's Future of Aviation Advisory Committee (FAAC) recommendations. This notice informs the public of a new ARAC activity and solicits membership for the new Rulemaking Prioritization Working Group.
Proposed Revision of Class E Airspace; Yakutat, AK
Document Number: 2011-9398
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to revise Class E airspace at Yakutat, AK. The revision of eight Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at the Yakutat Airport has made this action necessary to enhance safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mobridge, SD
Document Number: 2011-9395
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Mobridge, SD. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Mobridge Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Harrisonville, MO
Document Number: 2011-9391
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Harrisonville, MO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Lawrence Smith Memorial Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Noise Exposure Map; Receipt of Noise Compatibility Program and Request for Review; Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, St. Louis, MO
Document Number: 2011-9382
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its determination that the noise exposure maps submitted by the St. Louis Airport Authority for the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport under the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 47501 et seq. (Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act, hereinafter referred to as ``the Act'') and 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150 (hereinafter referred to as ``Part 150'') are in compliance with applicable requirements. The FAA also announces that it is reviewing a proposed noise compatibility program that was submitted for the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport under Part 150 in conjunction with the noise exposure map, and that this program will be approved or disapproved on or before October 2, 2011.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Fulton, MO
Document Number: 2011-9380
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Fulton, MO. Decommissioning of the Guthrie non-directional beacon (NDB) at Elton Hensley Memorial Airport, Fulton, MO, has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Elton Hensley Memorial Airport.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Hearne, TX
Document Number: 2011-9379
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Hearne, TX. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Hearne Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; El Dorado, KS
Document Number: 2011-9377
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at El Dorado, KS. Decommissioning of the El Dorado non-directional beacon (NDB) at Captain Jack Thomas/El Dorado Airport, El Dorado, KS, has made this action necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Captain Jack Thomas/El Dorado Airport.
Potential Environmental Impacts of the Proposed Runway 13 Extension and Associated Actions for the Devils Lake Regional Airport in Devils Lake, ND
Document Number: 2011-9227
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA has issued the final EA and FONSI/ROD for the proposed Runway 13 extension and associated actions for Devils Lake Regional 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''. Point of Contact: Ms. Patricia Dressler, Environmental Protection Specialist, FAA Bismarck Airports District Office (ADO), 2301 University Drive, Building 23B, Bismarck, North Dakota, 58504. Telephone number (701) 323-7380.