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Notification of Replacement Public Meeting on Requirement for Helicopters To Use the New York North Shore Helicopter Route
Due to inclement weather on November 15, 2018, the FAA announces a replacement public meeting to solicit feedback concerning the New York North Shore Helicopter Rule (``the Rule''). This meeting is being held pursuant to Section 182 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The Rule requires civil helicopter pilots operating under Visual Flight...
In May 2003 and April 2005, FMCSA published interim final rules (IFR) regarding the limitations on the issuance of commercial driver's licenses with a hazardous materials endorsement. The comment period for the May 2003 IFR closed on July 7, 2003; there was no comment period for the April 2005 IFR. The Agency received over 50 comments on the...
This final rule amends FRA's passenger equipment safety standards using a performance-based approach to adopt new and modified requirements governing the construction of conventional- and high-speed passenger rail equipment. This final rule adds a new tier of passenger equipment safety standards (Tier III) to facilitate the safe implementation...
Notification of Public Meetings on Requirement for Helicopters To Use the New York North Shore Helicopter Route
The FAA announces three public meetings to solicit feedback concerning the New York North Shore Helicopter Rule (``the Rule''). These meetings are being held pursuant to Section 182 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The Rule requires civil helicopter pilots operating under Visual Flight Rules (VFR), whose route of flight takes them over...
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is withdrawing a previously published notice of proposed rulemaking that proposed to restrict U.S. civil flight operations below flight level (FL) 160 within the territory and airspace of Afghanistan.
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes powered by Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A (including -A/01 and -A/01A), Trent 1000-AE (including - AE/01A), Trent 1000-C (including -C/01 and -C/01A), Trent 1000-CE (including -CE/01A), Trent 1000-D (including -D/01 and -D/01A), Trent 1000-E...
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A320-214, A320-232, A320-233, A321-211 and A321-231 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an investigation that revealed that the outer cylinder of a certain ram air turbine (RAT) actuator was not properly deburred in accordance with manufacturing specifications. This...
Incorporation by Reference; North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria; Hazardous Materials Safety Permits
FMCSA proposes to amend its Hazardous Materials Safety Permits regulations to incorporate by reference the updated Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) handbook. The Out-of-Service Criteria provide uniform enforcement tolerances for roadside inspections to enforcement personnel nationwide, including FMCSA's State partners. Currently, the...
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface at Badami Airport, AK, and adds exclusionary language to the legal description of the airport to ensure the safety and management of aircraft within the National Airspace System. Also, the geographic coordinates of the airport are updated.
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of thrust reverser actuators (TRAs) jamming. This AD requires repetitive greasing of the TRAs, dispatch restrictions and maintenance procedure revisions. We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition...
Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following Alaska Towns; Barrow, AK; Chevak, AK; Clarks Point, AK; Elim, AK; and Golovin, AK
This action modifies Class E airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface in Alaska at Wiley Post/Will Rogers Memorial Airport, Barrow; Chevak Airport; Clarks Point Airport; Elim Airport; and Golovin Airport. This action adds exclusionary language to the legal descriptions of these airports to exclude Class E airspace extending...
National Railroad Passenger Corporation's Request for Positive Train Control Safety Plan Approval and System Certification
This document provides the public with notice that on August 9, 2018, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) submitted its Positive Train Control Safety Plan (PTCSP) Revision 0, dated July 17, 2018, to FRA via the Secure Information Repository. Amtrak asks FRA to approve its PTCSP and issue a Positive Train Control System...
We propose to remove Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012-02-18, which applies to all Dassault Aviation Model MYSTERE-FALCON 50 airplanes. AD 2012-02-18 requires revising the maintenance program to include revised airworthiness limitations. AD 2012-02-18 is no longer necessary because we have since issued AD 2017-09-03 to address the unsafe...
The Department of Transportation (DOT) invites public comments on our intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to renew an information collection (OMB Control Number 2105- 0563) in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The collection is necessary for administration of the BUILD...
This notice announces actions taken by TxDOT and Federal agencies that are final. The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by TxDOT and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 16, 2014, and executed by FHWA and TxDOT. The...