Federal Aviation Administration May 24, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Change of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) Designation; Notification of Availability of Final CATEX Declaration and Supporting Material
Document Number: 2016-12252
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action announces the placement in the docket of the final documented categorical exclusion (the signed CATEX declaration and final Attachment A: Environmental Review of Proposed Change of Operating Authorization Requirement at Newark Liberty International Airport) for the redesignation of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) as a Level 2 schedule-facilitated airport.
Operating Limitations at John F. Kennedy International Airport
Document Number: 2016-12221
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action extends the Order Limiting Operations at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) published on January 18, 2008, and most recently extended March 26, 2014. The Order remains effective until October 27, 2018.
Meeting: RTCA Program Management Committee (PMC)
Document Number: 2016-12218
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the RTCA Program Management Committee meeting.
Twenty-Sixth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 217 (SC-217) Aeronautical Databases (Joint With EUROCAE WG-44 Aeronautical Databases)
Document Number: 2016-12215
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Twenty-Sixth RTCA Special Committee 217 meeting.
Fourteenth Meeting: RTCA Tactical Operations Committee (TOC)
Document Number: 2016-12214
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Fourteenth RTCA Tactical Operations Committee meeting.
Forty-First Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 224 (SC-224) Airport Security Access Control Systems
Document Number: 2016-12213
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the Forty-First RTCA Special Committee 224 meeting.
Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; Columbia Helicopters, Inc.
Document Number: 2016-12128
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-24
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, 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.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Park River, ND
Document Number: 2016-11957
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Park River AirportWC Skjerven Field, Park River, ND. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures developed at Park River AirportWC Skjerven Field, for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2016-11956
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide for the safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures; Miscellaneous Amendments
Document Number: 2016-11955
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This rule establishes, amends, suspends, or removes Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) and associated Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs) for operations at certain airports. These regulatory actions are needed because of the adoption of new or revised criteria, or because of changes occurring in the National Airspace System, such as the commissioning of new navigational facilities, adding new obstacles, or changing air traffic requirements. These changes are designed to provide safe and efficient use of the navigable airspace and to promote safe flight operations under instrument flight rules at the affected airports.
Acceptance Criteria for Portable Oxygen Concentrators Used On Board Aircraft
Document Number: 2016-11918
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-24
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary
This final rule replaces the existing process by which the Federal Aviation Administration (Agency or FAA) approves portable oxygen concentrators (POC) for use on board aircraft in air carrier operations, commercial operations, and certain other operations using large aircraft. The FAA currently assesses each POC make and model on a case-by-case basis and if the FAA determines that a particular POC is safe for use on board an aircraft, the FAA conducts rulemaking to identify the specific POC model in an FAA regulation. This final rule replaces the current process and allows passengers to use a POC on board an aircraft if the POC satisfies certain acceptance criteria and bears a label indicating conformance with the acceptance criteria. The labeling requirement only affects POCs intended for use on board aircraft that were not previously approved for use on aircraft by the FAA. Additionally, this rulemaking will eliminate redundant operational requirements and paperwork requirements related to the physician's statement. As a result, this rulemaking will reduce burdens for POC manufacturers, passengers who use POCs while traveling, and affected aircraft operators. This final rule also makes conforming amendments to the Department of Transportation's (Department or DOT) rule implementing the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) to require carriers to accept all POC models that meet FAA acceptance criteria as detailed in this rule.