Notice of Public Workshops for the Draft Re-Evaluation of the O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces its intent to host Public Workshops for the Draft Written Re-Evaluation of the O'Hare Modernization Environmental Impact Statement (Draft Re- Evaluation) for Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois. The Draft Re-Evaluation will identify the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction schedule modification that alters the timing for commissioning new Runway 10R/28L, new Runway 9C/ 27C, and the extension of Runway 9R/27L at O'Hare International Airport pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. The FAA will host Public Workshops on the Draft Re-Evaluation. The Public Workshops on the Draft Re-Evaluation will be held on the following dates: Monday, August 10, 2015, at White Eagle Banquets, 6839 North Milwaukee Avenue, Niles, Illinois 60714; Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at Taft High School, 6530 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60631; Wednesday, August 12, 2015, at Monty's Elegant Banquets, 703 South York Road, Bensenville, Illinois 60106; Thursday, August 13, 2015, at Belvedere Events and Banquets, 1170 West Devon Avenue, Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007. Each Public Workshop will start at 1 p.m. (Central Standard Time), and registration to participate in the Public Workshops will conclude by 9 p.m. (Central Standard Time). Representatives of FAA and its consultants will be available to provide information about the Draft Re-Evaluation. Spanish language translators will be available at the Public Workshops. If you need the assistance of a translator, other than Spanish, please call Ms. Amy Hanson at (847) 294-7354 by August 3, 2015. The Draft Re-Evaluation will be available for review on line at (http://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_development/omp/eis_re-e val/) and at libraries around O'Hare International Airport. The FAA will issue a separate notice at the time the Draft Re-Evaluation is available.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for The Boeing Company Model 747 airplanes equipped with a main deck side cargo door (MDSCD). This AD was prompted by recent testing that indicates that intermodal containers, when loaded as cargo, under certain flight- load conditions, can shift and impact the adjacent fuselage frames. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual (AFM) to incorporate limitations for carrying certain payloads. We are issuing this AD to prevent intermodal containers loaded in the offset method from shifting during flight gust loads and damaging fuselage frames, which could lead to the structural failure of the aft fuselage in flight and subsequent in-flight breakup of the airplane.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Matthew Gerlitzki
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, the FAA's exemption process. 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.
Airworthiness Directives; Kaman Aerospace Corporation (Kaman) Helicopters
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Kaman Model K-1200 helicopters with certain main rotor blades (MRB) installed. This AD requires inspecting each MRB for a crack or damage. This AD was prompted by a report that a crack was found on an MRB during a tear-down inspection. The actions are intended to detect a crack in the MRB, which could lead to failure of the MRB and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.