Federal Aviation Administration December 9, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hamilton, OH
Document Number: 2013-29327
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Hamilton, OH. Decommissioning of the Hamilton nondirectional radio beacon (NDB) at Butler County Regional Airport has made reconfiguration necessary for standard instrument approach procedures and for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. The airport's name and geographic coordinates also would be changed.
Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Philip, SD
Document Number: 2013-29324
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Philip, SD. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) at Philip Airport. Geographic coordinates of the airport also would be adjusted. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for SIAPs at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; EADS CASA (Type Certificate Previously Held by Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-29320
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EADS CASA (Type Certificate Previously Held by Construcciones Aeronauticas, S.A.) Model CN-235-300 airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of reduced thickness of the center fuselage lower skin panel. This proposed AD would require a detailed inspection to determine the presence of panel thickness reduction, and repetitive nondestructive testing (NDT) inspections and repair if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct a reduced thickness of lower panel joints, which could result in reduced fatigue and damage tolerant characteristics of the lower panel joint to the adjacent side panels and lead to failure of the center fuselage lower skin panel, resulting in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-29317
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directives (ADs) 97-11- 07 and AD 99-18-23, which apply to all The Boeing Company Model MD-90- 30 airplanes. AD 97-11-07 and AD 99-18-23 currently require revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate certain compliance times for principal structural elements (PSE) inspections and replacement times for safe-life limited parts. Since we issued AD 97-11-07 and AD 99-18- 23, an analysis of data identified a need to introduce a new PSE requirement for the rear spar caps of the horizontal stabilizer. This proposed AD would require revising the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate the new PSE requirement and its associated inspections. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of PSEs and certain safe-life limited parts, which could adversely affect the structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-29310
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, - 700C, -800, -900 and -900ER series airplanes. The SNPRM proposed to require inspecting for a serial number that starts with the letters ``SAIC'' on the left- and right-side horizontal stabilizer identification plate; inspecting for correct bolt protrusion and chamfer of the termination fitting bolts of the horizontal stabilizer rear spar, if necessary; inspecting to determine if certain bolts are installed, if necessary; and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. The SNPRM was prompted by reports of incorrectly installed bolts common to the rear spar termination fitting on the horizontal stabilizer. This action revises the SNPRM by revising the applicable thresholds from flight cycles on the airplane to flight cycles accumulated on the affected horizontal stabilizer. We are proposing this SNPRM to prevent loss of structural integrity of the horizontal stabilizer attachment and loss of control of the airplane. Since these actions impose an additional burden over that proposed in the earlier SNPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on these proposed changes.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2013-29253
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received
Document Number: 2013-29252
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public's awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA's regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition.
Public Notice for Waiver of Aeronautical Land-Use Assurance
Document Number: 2013-29244
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is considering a proposal to change 24.19 acres of airport land from aeronautical use to non-aeronautical use of airport property located at Burnett County Airport, Siren WI. The aforementioned land is not needed for aeronautical use. The Gandy Dancer Trail is a large recreational trail system in Western Wisconsin. A portion of the trail ran across the approach area to the runway at the Burnett County Airport. This section of the trail was relocated away from the runway to follow the west edge of airport property. The old trail was converted to airport use.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Mansfield, OH
Document Number: 2013-29243
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Mansfield, OH. A Class E surface area is necessary to accommodate military mission changes when the control tower is closed at Mansfield Lahm Regional 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 D Airspace; St. Joseph, MO
Document Number: 2013-29241
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to amend Class D airspace at St. Joseph, MO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Rosecrans 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Domestic And International Flight Plans
Document Number: 2013-29239
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 24, 2013, vol. 78, no. 185, page 58597. Flight plan information is used to govern the flight of aircraft for the protection and identification of aircraft and property and persons on the ground.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: National Air Tour Safety Standards
Document Number: 2013-29237
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 24, 2013, vol. 78, no. 185, page 58597. A final rule published on February 13, 2007 (72 FR 6883) set safety and oversight rules for a broad variety of sightseeing and commercial air tour flights. This final rule improved the overall safety of commercial air tours by requiring all air tour operators to abide by the safety provisions found in 14 CFR Part 136.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Verification of Authenticity of Foreign License, Rating, and Medical Certification
Document Number: 2013-29231
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 24, 2013, vol. 78, no. 185, page 58598. The information is used to identify airmen to allow the agency to verify their foreign license being used to qualify for a U.S. certificate. Respondents are holders of foreign licenses wishing to obtain U.S. certificates.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Physiological Training
Document Number: 2013-29229
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 24, 2013, vol. 78, no. 185, page 58598. This report is necessary to establish qualifications of eligibility to receive voluntary physiological training with the US Air Force and will be used as proper evidence of training. The information is collected from pilots and crewmembers for application to receive voluntary training.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Extended Operations (ETOPS) of Multi-Engine Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-29228
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FAA invites public comments about our intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on September 24, 2013, vol. 78, no. 185, pages 58598-58599. The FAA collects information to ensure that aircraft for long range flights are equipped to minimize diversions, to preclude and prevent diversions in remote areas, and to ensure that all personnel are trained to minimize any adverse impacts of a diversion.
Airworthiness Directives; DASSAULT AVIATION Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-29122
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all DASSAULT AVIATION Model Falcon 10 airplanes. This AD requires a one- time inspection for cracking of the right-hand (RH) and left-hand (LH) inboard flaps, and replacement if necessary. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking found on the inboard end plate (rib) of the RH inboard flap. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could lead to complete fracture of the rib and loss of integrity of the flap structure, resulting in loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Beechcraft Corporation Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-29060
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Beechcraft Corporation (type certificate previously held by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation) Models 1900, 1900C, and 1900D airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking in the front spar cap angles and hat section structure of the vertical stabilizer. This AD requires inspections of the vertical stabilizer spar angles and hat section for cracks with corrective actions as necessary. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.