Federal Register Proposed Rules, Rules and Notices for May 24,2013

May 24,2013

NOTICES

Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Anti-Drug Program for Personnel Engaged in Specified Aviation Activities [FR DOC# 2013-12473] SUMMARY: 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. Information is collected to determine program compliance or non-compliance of regulated aviation employers, oversight planning, to determine who must provide annual Management Information System testing information, and to communicate with entities subject to the program regulations. This notice corrects a reference within a notice for public comment that was published on Monday, May 20, 2013 (78 FR 29427). That notice cited the regulation for drug and alcohol testing as 14 CFR Part 121, appendices I and J. Effective July 13, 2009, that regulation is now a part of 14 CFR Part 120.

Agency Information Collection Activities: Requests for Comments; Clearance of Renewed Approval of Information Collection: Information for the Prevention of Aircraft Collisions on Runways at Towered Airports [FR DOC# 2013-12476] SUMMARY: 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 for to renew an information collection. Feedback from surveys to be conducted under this generic information collection will be used in the prevention of runway collisions and in the medication of the severity and frequency of runway incursions.
Meetings:

Thirteenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 222, Inmarsat AMS(R)S. [FR DOC# 2013-12464] SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the thirteenth meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 222, Inmarsat AMS(R)S

Twenty-Second Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 224, Airport Security Access Control Systems [FR DOC# 2013-12460] SUMMARY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of the twenty-second meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 224, Airport Security Access Control Systems.

 
PROPOSED RULES

Proposed Amendment of Class D Airspace; Columbus, Rickenbacker International Airport, OH [FR DOC# 2013-12478] SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class D airspace at Rickenbacker International Airport, Columbus, OH. Changes to the airspace description are necessary due to the closure of South Columbus Airport. The FAA is taking this action to enhance the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for standard instrument approach procedures at the airport. The airport name and geographic coordinates would also be updated.

Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Mason, TX [FR DOC# 2013-12477] SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class E airspace at Mason, TX. Additional controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Mason County 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 Establishment of Class E Airspace; Wagner, SD [FR DOC# 2013-12479] SUMMARY: This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Wagner, SD. Controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at Wagner 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.

 

RULES

Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes [FR DOC# 2013-11903] SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes; and Model A340-200, -300, -500, and -600 series airplanes. That AD currently requires a one-time detailed inspection of both main landing gear (MLG) bogie beams in the region of the bogie stop pad for detection of deformation and damage, and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD adds Model A330-200 Freighter series airplanes to the applicability. For certain airplanes, this new AD also adds repetitive inspections for damage and corrosion of the sliding piston sub-assembly, with new related investigative and corrective actions. This AD was prompted by reports of corroded bogie stop pads, including some with cracking. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct deformation or damage under the bogie stop pad of both MLG bogie beams, which could result in a damaged bogie beam and consequent detachment of the beam from the airplane or collapse of the MLG and departure of the airplane from the runway.

Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes [FR DOC# 2013-10797] SUMMARY: We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections to detect cracking of the lower corners of the door frame and cross beam of the forward cargo door, and corrective actions if necessary. That AD also requires eventual modification of the outboard radius of the lower corners of the door frame and reinforcement of the cross beam of the forward cargo door, which terminates the existing repetitive inspections. This new AD revises the compliance times for the preventive modification; adds certain inspections for cracks in the number 5 cross beam of the forward cargo door; and adds inspections of the number 4 cross beam if cracks are found in the number 5 cross beam, and corrective actions if necessary. For certain airplanes, this new AD also adds a one-time inspection for airplanes previously modified or repaired, and a one-time inspection of the reinforcement angle for excessive shimming or fastener pull-up, and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by additional reports of fatigue cracking in the radius of the lower frames and in the lower number 5 cross beam of the forward cargo door. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the lower corners of the door frame and number 5 cross beam of the forward cargo door, which could result in rapid depressurization of the airplane.

Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Helicopters [FR DOC# 2013-12307] SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (ECD) Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopters. This AD requires revising the operating limitations to prohibit flights under instrument flight rules (IFR) or under night visual flight rules (VFR) when the autotrim is inoperative. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent a workload situation whereby stabilizing the helicopter in flight would be difficult if not impossible, resulting in possible loss of helicopter control.

Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Portland-Hillsboro, OR [FR DOC# 2013-12314] SUMMARY: This action modifies Class E airspace at Portland-Hillsboro Airport, Portland-Hillsboro, OR, to accommodate aircraft departing and arriving under Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) operations at the airport. Also, the geographic coordinates are updated for the airport. This action, initiated by the biennial review of the Portland-Hillsboro airspace area, improves the safety and management of IFR operations at the airport.

Establishment of Class E Airspace; Cherokee, WY [FR DOC# 2013-12313] SUMMARY: This action establishes Class E airspace at the Cherokee VHF Omni-Directional Radio Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) navigation aid, Cherokee, WY, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Denver and Salt Lake City Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs). This improves the safety and management of IFR operations within the National Airspace System.

 

 

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