Federal Aviation Administration March 4, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Availability of Proposed Advisory Circular for Passenger Notification Hazardous Materials Regulations
Document Number: 2014-04739
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In April 2013, the FAA Administrator chartered an Aviation Rulemaking Committee to develop recommendations that would establish an acceptable and effective means for air carriers to notify passengers of hazardous materials regulations. In November 2013, that Aviation Rulemaking Committee published a report containing its recommendations, as well as a proposed Advisory Circular with one or more means for air carriers to comply with passenger notification regulations. The FAA invites public comment on the Aviation Rulemaking Committee's recommended guidance.
Airworthiness Directives; DORNIER LUFTFAHRT GmbH Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-04699
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are revising an earlier NPRM for DORNIER LUFTFAHRT GmbH Models Dornier 228-100, 228-101, 228-200, 228-201, 228-202, and 228-212 airplanes that would supersede AD 2006-11-19. 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 chafed or damaged wiring on the flight deck overhead panels (5VE and 6VE). We are issuing this proposed AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Georgetown, TX
Document Number: 2014-04652
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Georgetown, TX. Decommissioning of the Georgetown non-directional radio beacon (NDB) at Georgetown Municipal Airport has made reconfiguration necessary for standard instrument approach procedures and for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2014-04546
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2002-10-11, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2002-10-11 required repetitive inspections for cracking and corrosion of the aft pressure bulkhead, and corrective actions if necessary; and, for certain airplanes, enlargement of frame chord drain holes, and repetitive inspections of the frame chord drain path for debris, and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD specifies a drain path inspection for all airplanes. For certain airplanes, this new AD reduces the repetitive inspection interval; and adds repetitive inspections of the frame chord drain path for obstructions and debris, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by three reports of severe corrosion in the area affected by AD 2002-10-11. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion or cracking of the aft pressure bulkhead, which could result in loss of the aft pressure bulkhead web and stiffeners, and consequent rapid decompression of the airplane.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lapeer, MI
Document Number: 2014-04498
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Lapeer, MI. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Dupont-Lapeer Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates are also updated.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Macon, GA
Document Number: 2014-04497
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E Airspace at Macon, GA, as the Bay Creek Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and airspace reconfiguration is necessary for the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at Perry-Houston County Airport. This action also amends controlled airspace and updates the name and geographic coordinates of Macon Downtown Airport and amends controlled airspace for Middle Georgia Regional Airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Wheeling, IL
Document Number: 2014-04494
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D and Class E airspace within the Wheeling, IL, area by updating the airport name and geographic coordinates for Chicago Executive Airport, formerly known as Palwaukee Municipal Airport. This action does not change the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Philip, SD
Document Number: 2014-04493
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Philip, SD. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Philip Airport. Geographic coordinates are also adjusted. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Stage 3 Helicopter Noise Certification Standards
Document Number: 2014-04479
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rulemaking adopts more stringent noise certification standards for helicopters that are certificated in the United States (U.S.). This rule applies to applications for a new helicopter type design. It also allows applicants to upgrade Stage 1 and Stage 2 helicopters to Stage 3 when applying for a supplemental type certificate. A helicopter type certificated under this standard is designated as a Stage 3 helicopter. This rule adopts the same noise certification standards for helicopters that exist in the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). These more stringent noise certification standards adopted into U.S. regulations will reduce noise exposure from helicopters certificated in the United Stated and are consistent with the FAA's goal of harmonizing U.S. regulations with international standards.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hampton, IA
Document Number: 2014-04471
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Hampton, IA. Decommissioning of the Hampton non-directional beacon (NDB) at Hampton Municipal Airport has made reconfiguration necessary for standard instrument approach procedures and for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Burnet, TX
Document Number: 2014-04469
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Burnet, TX. Decommissioning of the Burnet non-directional radio beacon (NDB) at Burnet Municipal AirportKate Craddock Field has made reconfiguration necessary for standard instrument approach procedures and for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Mansfield, OH
Document Number: 2014-04468
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action establishes 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 Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Lawrenceville, IL
Document Number: 2014-04463
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Lawrenceville, IL. Decommissioning of the Mount Carmel non-directional radio beacon (NDB) at Mount Carmel Municipal Airport has made reconfiguration necessary for standard instrument approach procedures and for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Geographic coordinates are also updated.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Hamilton, OH
Document Number: 2014-04458
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class E airspace at Hamilton, OH. Decommissioning of the Hamilton non-directional 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 Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. The airport's name and geographic coordinates are also adjusted.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; St. Joseph, MO
Document Number: 2014-04456
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace at St. Joseph, MO. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Area Navigation (RNAV) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Rosecrans Municipal Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class D Airspace; St. Paul, MN
Document Number: 2014-04447
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-04
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action amends Class D airspace within the St. Paul, MN, area by updating the geographic coordinates for St. Paul Downtown Airport/Holman Field, and South St. Paul Municipal Airport-Richard E. Fleming Field. This action does not change the boundaries or operating requirements of the airspace.