FAA Releases ADS-B In Aviation Rulemaking Committee's Recommendations

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2011

On November 17, 2011, the FAA announced the release of a Report from the ADS-B In Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), entitled “Recommendations to Define a Strategy for Incorporating ADS-B In Technologies into the National Airspace System (“NAS”). This committee was chartered by the FAA to p…

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Unauthorized Marking of Compressed Gas Cylinders

Posted on Nov 16th, 2011

On November 4, 2011 the Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a safety advisory regarding the unauthorized marking of compressed gas cylinders. The notice advised that the PHMSA recently confirmed that an undetermined number of high pres…

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DOT Fines American Eagle for Tarmac Delays

Posted on Nov 14th, 2011

On November 14, 2011, the Department of Transportation (“DOT”) issued a Consent Order pursuant to new rules found in 14 C.F.R. § 259.4. These rules explain that commercial airlines must implement, and adhere to contingency plans for lengthy tarmac delays at each large and medium hub U.S. airp…

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PHMSA Publishes Notice of Delay in Processing Special Permit Applications

Posted on Nov 8th, 2011

On November 8, 2011, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a Notice of Delays in Processing of Special Permit Applications in the Federal Register. The Notice can be found at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-08/pdf/2011-28632.pdf. In accordance wi…

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OSHA Submits Updated Hazard Communications Program for Review

Posted on Oct 28th, 2011

On October 26, 2011, the Office of Management and Budget announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had submitted their Final Rule for the updated hazard communications (HAZCOM) program for review. Until now, anyone with hazardous chemicals in their workplace has been r…

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Procedures for the Reallocation of Slots at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and LaGuardia Airport

Posted on Oct 25th, 2011

On October 7, 2011, the Department Of Transportation (“DOT”) and the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) granted a joint waiver requested by Delta Air Lines (“Delta”) and US Airways (“US”) from the prohibition on purchasing operating authorizations (slots) at LaGuardia Airport (…

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