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Transportation Department -- Operations in Class D Airspace2012-May-142012-11593The FAA is removing the provision describing an abbreviated taxi clearance. Previously, air traffic controllers issued abbreviated taxi instructions to aircraft en route to their assigned departure runway, which allowed pilots to cross all runways that intersected the taxi route to their departure runway. The FAA no longer uses these abbreviated taxi clearances and is removing the provision of the regulation that describes this clearance. This action aligns the regulation with current air traffic control practice and responds to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Safety Recommendation Numbers A-00- 67 and -68.
Transportation Department -- Pilot in Command Proficiency Check and Other Changes to the Pilot and Pilot School Certification Rules2011-Aug-312011-22308This final rule amends the FAA's regulations concerning pilot, flight instructor, and pilot school certification. This rule will require pilot-in-command (PIC) proficiency checks for pilots who act as PIC of turbojet-powered aircraft except for pilots of single seat experimental jets and pilots of experimental jets who do not carry passengers. It allows pilot applicants to apply concurrently for a private pilot certificate and an instrument rating and permits pilot schools and provisional pilot schools to apply for a combined private pilot certification and instrument rating course. In addition, the rule will: Allow pilot schools to use internet-based training programs without requiring schools to have a physical ground training facility; revise the definition of ``complex airplane;'' and allow the use of airplanes with throwover control wheels for expanded flight training. The final rule also amends the FAA's regulations concerning pilot certificates to allow the conversion of a foreign pilot license to a U.S. pilot certificate under the provisions of a Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) and Implementing Procedures for Licensing (IPL). The FAA has determined these amendments are needed to enhance safety, respond to changes in the aviation industry, and reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens.
Transportation Department -- Regulation of Fractional Aircraft Ownership Programs and On-Demand Operations; Technical Amendment2011-Jun-022011-13675The FAA is amending its regulations governing operations of aircraft in fractional ownership programs. This document corrects a technical error in the codified text of the regulations.
Treasury Department -- Taliban (Afghanistan) Sanctions Regulations2011-Jun-012011-13581The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') is removing from the Code of Federal Regulations the Taliban (Afghanistan) Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 545, as a result of the termination of the national emergency and revocation of the Executive order on which part 545 was based. Sanctions against the Taliban pursuant to Executive Order 13224 and the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 594, remain in place.
Transportation Department -- Removal of Expired Federal Aviation Administration Regulations and References2011-Feb-162011-3467The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making minor technical changes to its regulations by removing expired Special Federal Aviation Regulations (SFARs) and cross-references, as well as other expired or obsolete regulations. None of these changes are substantive in nature since the regulations in question have expired and are not currently in effect. This technical amendment is necessary to update our regulations. The rule will not impose any additional burden or restriction on persons or organizations affected by these regulations.
Transportation Department -- Inclusion of Reference to Manual Requirements2010-Aug-122010-19912The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making a minor technical change to a final rule published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2009. That final rule established new requirements for the certification of products and articles. In that final rule, the FAA inadvertently did not change an affected regulatory reference in one section. The FAA is issuing this technical amendment to correct that oversight.
Transportation Department -- Prohibition Against Certain Flights Within the Territory and Airspace of Afghanistan2010-May-262010-12670This action would permit certain U.S. civil aircraft operations below flight level (FL) 160 within the territory and airspace of Afghanistan, when approved by the FAA as provided herein. Otherwise, flight operations below FL 160 would be prohibited within the territory and airspace of Afghanistan by all U.S. air carriers; U.S. commercial operators; persons exercising the privileges of a U.S. airman certificate, except when that person is operating a U.S.- registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier; and operators of U.S.-registered aircraft, except when such operators are foreign air carriers. The FAA finds this action necessary to prevent a potential hazard to persons and aircraft engaged in such flight operations.
Transportation Department -- Pilot in Command Proficiency Check and Other Changes to the Pilot and Pilot School Certification Rules2009-Aug-319-20957The FAA is proposing several changes to our pilot, flight instructor, and pilot school certification rules. The proposals include requiring pilot-in-command (PIC) proficiency checks for pilots who act as PIC of single piloted, turbojet-powered airplanes; allowing pilot applicants to apply for a private pilot certificate and an instrument rating concurrently; and making allowance in the rule to provide for the issuance of standard U.S. pilot certificates on the basis of an international licensing agreement between the FAA and a foreign civil aviation authority. The FAA has recently entered into such an agreement with the civil aviation authority of Canada. The FAA is also proposing to allow pilot schools to use Internet-based training programs without requiring schools to have a physical ground training facility. The FAA is proposing to allow pilot schools and provisional pilot schools to apply for a combined private pilot certification and instrument rating course. The FAA is also proposing to revise the definition of ``complex airplane.'' Because of changing technology in aviation, the results of successful research, and an international agreement, the FAA has determined these proposed changes to the pilot, flight instructor, and pilot school certification rules are necessary to ensure pilots are adequately trained and qualified to operate safely in the National Airspace System. The FAA has determined these proposals are needed to respond to changes in the aviation industry and to further reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens.
Transportation Department -- Pilot, Flight Instructor, and Pilot School Certification2009-Aug-219-19353This final rule revises the training, qualification, certification, and operating requirements for pilots, flight instructors, ground instructors, and pilot schools. These changes are needed to clarify, update, and correct our existing regulations. These changes are intended to update and clarify the training and qualifications rules for pilots, flight instructors, ground instructors, and pilot schools to ensure a better understanding of these rules that relate to aircraft operations in the National Airspace System.
Transportation Department -- Drug and Alcohol Testing Program2009-May-149-11289This action amends the FAA's drug and alcohol regulations to place them in a new part. The FAA is not making any substantive changes to the drug and alcohol regulations in this rulemaking.
Treasury Department -- International Emergency Economic Powers Act Civil and Criminal Penalties2008-Jun-108-12385The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') is amending its regulations to reflect amendments to the penalty provisions of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (``IEEPA'') made by the International Emergency Economic Powers Enhancement Act (the ``Act'').
Transportation Department -- Change in Address for the Department of Transportation (DOT) and DOT Migration to the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS)2007-Dec-057-23422This action updates the Department of Transportation (DOT) addresses, changes references from the Docket Management System to the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS), and removes obsolete information listed in FAA regulations as a result of DOT's relocation, migration to the Federal electronic docket system, and closure of the DOT Branch Library. The intended effect of this action is to ensure that the regulated public is informed of address changes, electronic docket changes, and other administrative matters.
Transportation Department -- Technical Corrections2007-Feb-207-2802This action makes minor corrections to two final rules. The rules were published in the Federal Register on August 9, 1979 and August 18, 1989, respectively. This action corrects the paragraph reference which describes the requisite qualifications to obtain a repairman certificate. This action also corrects the appendix references which describe requirements for altimeter system and altitude reporting equipment tests and inspections. The intent of this action is to ensure that the regulations are clear and accurate.
Transportation Department -- Pilot, Flight Instructor, and Pilot School Certification2007-Feb-077-1467The FAA proposes to amend the training, qualification, certification, and operating requirements for pilots, flight instructors, ground instructors, and pilot schools. These changes are needed to clarify, update, and correct our existing regulations. These changes are intended to ensure that flight crewmembers have the training and qualifications to enable them to operate aircraft safely.
Transportation Department -- Disqualification for Airman and Airman Medical Certificate Holders Based on Alcohol Violations or Refusals To Submit to Drug and Alcohol Testing2006-Jun-216-9814This final rule changes the airman medical certification standards to disqualify an airman based on an alcohol test result of 0.04 or greater breath alcohol concentration (BAC) or a refusal to take a drug or alcohol test required by the Department of Transportation (DOT) or a DOT agency. Further, this rulemaking standardizes the time period for reporting refusals and certain test results to the FAA, and requires employers to report pre-employment and return-to-duty test refusals. It also amends the airman medical certification requirements to allow suspension or revocation of airman medical certificates for pre-employment and return-to-duty test refusals. Finally, we have updated the regulations to recognize current breath alcohol testing technology. These amendments are necessary to ensure that persons who engage in substance abuse do not operate aircraft or perform contract air traffic control duties until it is determined that these individuals can safely exercise the privileges of their certificates.
Transportation Department -- Pyrotechnic Signaling Device Requirements2004-Dec-2704-28230This direct final rule removes the requirement for a pyrotechnic signaling device required for aircraft operated for hire over water and beyond power-off gliding distance from shore for air carriers operating under part 121 unless it is part of a required life raft. All other operators will continue to be required to have onboard one pyrotechnic signaling device if they operate aircraft for hire over water and beyond power-off gliding distance from shore. The FAA amends the rule to remove the redundancy and regulatory burden for air carriers operating under part 121.
Transportation Department -- Disqualification for Airman and Medical Certificate Holders Based on Alcohol Violations and Refusals to Submit to Drug or Alcohol Testing2004-Dec-1404-27216The FAA proposes to amend the airman medical certification standards to disqualify an airman based on an alcohol test result of 0.04 or greater breath alcohol concentration (BAC) or a refusal to take a drug or alcohol test required by the Department of Transportation (DOT) or a DOT agency. Further, the FAA proposes to standardize the time period for reporting refusals and certain test results to the FAA, and to require employers to report pre-employment and return-to-duty test refusals. We also propose to amend the airman certification requirements to allow suspension or revocation of airman certificates for pre-employment and return-to-duty test refusals. Finally, we propose to amend the regulations to recognize current breath alcohol testing technology. These amendments are necessary to ensure that persons who engage in substance abuse do not operate aircraft or perform contract air traffic control tower operations until it is determined that these individuals can operate safely.
Treasury Department -- Foreign Assets Control Regulations; Reporting and Procedures Regulations; Cuban Assets Control Regulations: Publication of Revised Civil Penalties Hearing Regulations2003-Sep-1103-22968The Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (``Treasury'') is issuing this interim final rule to provide revisions to its civil penalties regulations promulgated pursuant to the Trading with the Enemy Act. These revisions consolidate substantive changes to the Foreign Assets Control Regulations, and the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, in a new subpart of the Reporting and Procedures Regulations, renamed Reporting, Procedures, and Penalties Regulations. Conforming changes are made to the other parts of the regulations.
Treasury Department -- Foreign Assets Control Regulations; Reporting and Procedures Regulations; Cuban Assets Control Regulations: Publication of Revised Civil Penalties Hearing Regulations2003-Sep-1103-22969The Office of Foreign Assets Control (``OFAC'') of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (``Treasury'') is proposing to adopt as a final rule the interim final rule published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register that revises its civil penalties regulations promulgated pursuant to the Trading with the Enemy Act. These revisions consolidate substantive changes to the Foreign Assets Control Regulations, and the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, in a new subpart of the Reporting and Procedures Regulations, renamed Reporting, Procedures, and Penalties Regulations. Conforming changes are made to the other parts of the regulations.
Transportation Department -- Special Air Traffic Rules in the Vicinity of Los Angeles International Airport2003-Jul-1003-17460In this action, the FAA revises and codifies Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No. 51-1, Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of the Los Angeles International Airport. Specifically, this action changes the northern boundary of the Los Angeles Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA), established by SFAR No. 51-1, to align the area with the Los Angeles Class B airspace area revisions adopted in 1997. Also, this action revises the description of the SFRA airspace to clarify the requirement to operate at fixed altitudes. The FAA is taking this action to reduce the potential for climb/descent conflicts, to ensure compatibility with current traffic flows, and to increase overall system efficiency and safety.
Transportation Department -- Prohibition Against Certain Flights Within the Territory and Airspace of Iraq2003-Apr-1103-8947This amendment corrects language in Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No. 77, prohibition against certain flights within the territory and airspace of Iraq, to correspond to standard procedures used for permitted operations under the Federal Aviation Administration's authority for all similar SFAR's. This final rule informs the public of this minor change.
Transportation Department -- Special Air Traffic Rules; Flight Restrictions in the Vicinity of Niagara Falls2003-Feb-2803-4638This action codifies current flight restrictions for aircraft operating in U.S. airspace in the vicinity of Niagara Falls, NY. The FAA is taking this action to complement flight management procedures established for Niagara Falls by the Canadian government. The intended effect of this action is to prevent unsafe congestion of aircraft in this popular sightseeing area. The FAA is also adopting a number of editorial changes to parts 91 and 93 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations.
Transportation Department -- Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of Los Angeles International Airport2002-Dec-3102-32939In this action the FAA proposes to revise and codify Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No. 51-1, Special Flight Rules in the Vicinity of the Los Angeles International Airport. This action proposes to change the northern boundary of the Los Angeles Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA), established by SFAR No. 51-1, to align the area with the Los Angeles Class B airspace area revisions adopted in 1997. Also, this action would revise the description of the SFRA airspace to make the requirement to operate at fixed altitudes clearer. The FAA is proposing this action to reduce the potential for climb/ descent conflicts, to ensure compatibility with current traffic flows, and to increase overall system efficiency and safety.
Transportation Department -- National Parks Air Tour Management2002-Oct-2502-27033The FAA is codifying the provisions of title VIII of the National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (the Act), as a new part of its regulations. This action finalizes, in cooperation with the National Park Service, a 5,000-ft. above ground level (AGL) altitude that completes the definition of ``commercial air tour operation'' as required by the Act. If an operator conducts an operation below 5,000 ft. AGL over a national park, and that operation otherwise meets the statutory definition of a commercial air tour operation, that operator is defined as a commercial air tour operator and is required to meet the requirements of the Act and the new regulations. This final rule also codifies the provisions of Special Federal Aviation Regulation 78, the prohibition against commercial air tour flights over the Rocky Mountain National Park, as part of the new regulations. This action completes the codification of the new regulations and presents it for public information.
Transportation Department -- Special Air Traffic Rules; Flight Restrictions in the Vicinity of Niagara Falls2002-Sep-0402-22267This action proposes to codify current flight restrictions for aircraft operating in U.S. airspace in the vicinity of Niagara Falls, NY. The FAA is proposing this action to complement flight management procedures established for Niagara Falls by the Canadian government. The intended effect of this action is to prevent unsafe congestion of aircraft in this popular sightseeing area. The FAA is also proposing a number of editorial changes to parts 91 and 93 of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Transportation Department -- Civil Aviation Security Rules2002-May-1002-11658The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making minor technical changes to a final rule published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2002, effective February 17, 2002. That final rule transferred certain FAA regulations to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and removed parts 107, 108, 109, 191, and Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No. 91 from title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The final rule, however, did not make conforming amendments to several cross-references to parts 107 and 108 appearing elsewhere in the FAA's regulations. This technical amendment conforms the cross-references to parts 107 and 108. These changes are not substantive in nature and will not impose any additional burden or restriction on persons or organizations affected by these regulations.
Transportation Department -- Removal of Expired Special Federal Aviation Regulations2002-Mar-0102-4846The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making minor technical changes to its regulations by removing Special Federal Aviation Regulations (SFARs) that have expired, as well as references to them, from the Code of Federal Regulations. None of these changes are substantive in nature since the regulations in question have expired and are not currently in effect. This technical amendment is necessary to update our regulations. The rule will not impose any additional burden or restriction on persons or organizations affected by these regulations.
Transportation Department -- Civil Aviation Security Rules2002-Feb-2202-4081This rulemaking transfers the FAA's rules governing civil aviation security to TSA. This rulemaking also amends those rules to enhance security as required by recent legislation. This rulemaking also requires additional qualifications, training, and testing of individuals who screen persons and property that are carried in passenger aircraft. It is intended to improve the quality of screening conducted by aircraft operators and foreign air carriers. This rule is being adopted to improve the qualifications of individuals performing screening, and thereby to improve the level of security in air transportation. This will help ensure a smooth transition of aviation security from the FAA to TSA, and will avoid disruptions in air transportation due to any shortage of qualified screeners.
Transportation Department -- Removal of the Prohibition Against Certain Flights Within the Territory and Airspace of Afghanistan2002-Feb-0702-2884This action removes Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) No. 90, which prohibits flight operations within the territory and airspace of Afghanistan by all U.S. air carriers, all U.S. commercial operators, and by all persons exercising the privileges of an airman certificate issued by the FAA unless that airman is a foreign national engaged in the operation of a U.S.-registered aircraft for a foreign air carrier. This action is taken because the heightened threat to civil aviation within the territory and airspace of Afghanistan, which warranted the issuance of the emergency rule, no longer exists.
Transportation Department -- Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light-Sport Aircraft2002-Feb-0502-2302The FAA is proposing requirements for the certification, operation, maintenance, and manufacture of light-sport aircraft. Light- sport aircraft are often heavier and faster than ultralights and include airplanes, gliders, balloons, powered parachutes, weight-shift- control aircraft, and gyroplanes. This action is necessary to address advances in sport and recreational aviation technology, gaps in the existing regulations, and several petitions for rulemaking and for exemptions from existing regulations. The intended effect of this action is to provide for the manufacture of safe and economical aircraft and to allow operation of these aircraft by the public in a safe manner.
Transportation Department -- Parachute Operations2001-May-0901-11726This rule amends regulations that govern parachute operations. Amendments to these regulations reflect changes in the requirements applicable to radio communications, airspace classification, parachute packing, tandem parachute operations, and foreign parachutists. Through this rule, the FAA intends to enhance the safety of parachute operation in the National Airspace System (NAS).
Transportation Department -- Commuter Operations and General Certification and Operations Requirements2001-Apr-2701-10239The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making minor technical changes to a final rule on commuter operations and general certification and operations requirements published in the Federal Register on December 20, 1995, effective January 19, 1996. That final rule removed part 127 of title 14, but did not make conforming amendments to remove all references to part 127. This technical amendment removes all references to part 127 from the Code of Federal Regulations. None of these changes are substantive in nature and the rule will not impose any additional burden or restriction on persons or organizations affected by these regulations.
Treasury Department -- Reporting and Procedures Regulations; Sudanese Sanctions Regulations; Taliban (Afghanistan) Sanctions Regulations2001-Jan-1101-690The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury is amending provisions relating to the registration of nongovernmental organizations in the Reporting and Procedures Regulations and Sudanese Sanctions Regulations and is issuing the Taliban (Afghanistan) Sanctions Regulations to implement the President's declaration of a national emergency and imposition of sanctions against the Taliban in Executive Order 13129 of July 4, 1999.
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