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Federal Register Highlights – 10/31/14

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for October 31, 2014:

PROPOSED RULE: In this notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to revise its test procedures for ceiling fan light kits (CFLKs). DOE proposes to update the current test procedures (appendix V) by replacing references to ENERGY STAR test procedures with references to DOE lamps test procedures for medium screw base lamps and to industry test procedures for pin-based fluorescent lamps. DOE also proposes to establish new test procedures (appendix V1) that would support amendments to CFLK energy conservation standards that are  currently being considered by DOE. Specifically, these new test procedures would establish an efficacybased metric for all lamps packaged with CFLKs  and for CFLKs with integrated solid-state lighting circuitry. DOE proposes that CFLKs with lamp types without corresponding DOE test procedures  would be tested using current industry test procedures for those lamp types. This NOPR also clarifies the energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits by replacing references to ENERGY STAR with tables that contain the specific performance requirements from the ENERGY STAR documents. Finally, DOE also addresses standby and offmode power consumption and provides updated guidance related to accent lighting in CFLKs. DOE is also announcing a public meeting to discuss and receive comments on the content presented in this rulemaking. DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) before and after the public meeting, but no later than January 14, 2015. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

PROPOSED RULE: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposes to amend its rules for licensing and operation of space stations and earth stations for communication by radio. The proposed changes would, among other things, facilitate international coordination of proposed satellite networks; eliminate the need to assess compliance with interim milestone requirements; revise bond requirements to more effectively deter spectrum warehousing; clarify requirements for routine earth station licensing; and expand applicability of routine licensing standards. Submit comments on or before December 15, 2014 and reply comments on or before January 14, 2015. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of Pacific cod from catcher vessels greater than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using pot gear, catcher vessels using trawl gear, and American Fisheries Act (AFA) catcher/processors (C/Ps) to Amendment 80 (A80)  C/Ps, C/Ps using hook-and-line gear, and C/Ps using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow  the 2014 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested. Effective October 27, 2014, through 2400 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), December 31, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: NMFS proposes regulations to implement Amendment 20B to the Fishery Management Plan for the Coastal Migratory Pelagic  Resources (CMP) in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region (FMP) (Amendment 20B), as prepared and submitted  by the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) and South Atlantic Fishery Management Councils (Councils). If implemented, Amendment 20B and this proposed rule would modify Gulf migratory group king mackerel trip limits and fishing years, allow transit through areas closed to king mackerel fishing, create zones and quotas for Atlantic migratory group king and Spanish mackerel, modify the framework procedures for the FMP, increase annual catch limits (ACLs) for cobia, and create an east coast zone and quotas for Gulf migratory group cobia. In addition, this rule proposes to reorganize the description of CMP zones in the regulations and clarify that spearguns and powerheads are allowable gear for cobia in Federal waters of the South Atlantic and MidAtlantic regions.  The purpose of this rule is to help achieve optimum yield (OY) for the CMP fishery while ensuring allocations are fair and equitable and fishery  resources are utilized efficiently. Written comments must be received on or before December 1, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

PROPOSED RULE: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of  several appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas for pay-setting purposes. Based on recent reviews of Metropolitan Statistical Area  (MSA) boundaries in a number of wage areas, OPM proposes redefinitions affecting the following wage areas: Washington, DC; Hagerstown-MartinsburgChambersburg, MD; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN; Charlotte, NC; Columbia, SC, and Southwestern Wisconsin. In addition, this proposed rule  would make three minor corrections to the Miami, FL; Columbus, GA, and Kansas City, MO, wage areas. We must receive comments on or before December 1, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

 

Federal Register Highlights – 10/30/14

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rule for October 30, 2014:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Chicago River between the Lake Street Bridge and the Randolph Street Bridge, Chicago, IL. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a designated portion of the Chicago River for a sunken barge and related salvage operations. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with salvage operations. This rule is effective without actual notice from October 30, 2014 until November 14, 2014. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be  used from the date the rule was signed, October 17, 2014 until October 30, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Farm Credit Administration (FCA), and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) (collectively, the Agencies)  are proposing to amend their regulations regarding loans in areas having special flood hazards to implement certain provisions of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA), which amends some of the changes to the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 mandated by the Biggert- Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (Biggert-Waters). Specifically, the proposal would establish requirements with respect to the escrow of flood insurance payments, consistent with the changes set forth in HFIAA. The proposal also would incorporate an exemption in HFIAA for certain detached structures from the mandatory flood insurance purchase requirement. The Agencies plan to address in a separate rulemaking other provisions of Biggert-Waters over which the Agencies have jurisdiction that have not been affected by HFIAA. Comments must be received on or before December 29, 2014. (To cubmit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000–A, 1000–C, 1000–D, 1000–E, 1000–G, and 1000–H turbofan engines. This AD requires removing engine electronic controller (EEC) software earlier than standard MB6.15 and replacing with a software standard eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by a finding that an intermediate pressure (IP) shaft failure may not be detected by EEC software earlier than standard MB6.15. We are issuing this AD to detect IP shaft failure and prevent IP compressor turbine burst, uncontained engine failure, and damage to the airplane. This AD becomes effective November 14, 2014.

Federal Register Highlights – 10/29/14

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for October 29, 2014:

PROPOSED RULE: The Bureau is proposing two modifications to the Truth in Lending Act and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Final Rule (TILA–RESPA Final Rule): An adjustment to the timing requirement for revised disclosures when the consumer locks a rate or extends a rate lock after the initial disclosures are provided; and an amendment to permit language related to new construction loans to be included on the Loan Estimate form. The Bureau also is proposing to amend the 2013 Loan Originator Final Rule to provide for placement of the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry ID (NMLSR ID) on the integrated disclosures. Additionally, the Bureau is proposing technical corrections, including citation and cross-reference updates, and wording changes for clarification purposes to various provisions of Regulations X and Z as amended or adopted by the TILA–RESPA Final Rule. Comments must be received on or before November 10, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) proposes to remove naloxegol ((5∝,6∝)-17-allyl-6-((20-hydroxy-3,6,9,12,15,18-hexaoxaicos-1-yl)oxy)-4,5-epoxymorphinon-3,14-diol) and its salts from the schedules of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This scheduling action is pursuant to the CSA which requires that such actions be made on the record after opportunity for a hearing through formal rulemaking. Naloxegol is currently a schedule II controlled substance because it can be derived from opium alkaloids. This action would remove the regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions applicable to controlled substances, including those specific to schedule II controlled substances, on persons who handle (manufacture, distribute, reverse distribute, dispense, conduct research, import, export, or conduct chemical analysis) or propose to handle naloxegol. Interested persons may file written comments on this proposal in accordance with 21 CFR 1308.43(g). Electronic comments must be submitted, and written comments must be postmarked, on or before November 28, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to ber taken directly to the commenting page.)

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005–14–07 for certain The Boeing Company Model 727, 727C, 727–100, 727–100C, 727–200, and 727–200F series airplanes. AD 2005–14–07 required repetitive inspections of the carriage attach fittings on the inboard and outboard foreflaps of each wing for cracking and other discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD requires reducing certain repetitive inspection intervals for the inboard and outboard carriage attach fittings for the outboard foreflaps, requires previously optional terminating actions which install improved outboard foreflap carriage attach fittings, and adds new initial and repetitive inspections of those fittings and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by a report of broken inboard and outboard carriage attach fittings of the outboard foreflaps found during an inspection. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the attach fittings of the foreflap carriage of the wings, which could result in partial or complete loss of the  foreflap and consequent loss of controllability of the airplane. This AD is effective December 3, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a proposed rule and a 12-month finding on a petition to list the African lion (Panthera leo leo) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After review of the best available scientific and commercial information, we find that listing the subspecies Panthera leo leo as threatened is warranted, and we propose to list the subspecies as threatened. We are also proposing a rule under section 4(d) of the Act to provide for conservation measures for the African lion. To ensure that  subsequent rulemaking resulting from this proposed rule is as accurate and effective as possible, we are soliciting information from the scientific community; other governmental agencies, including those within the range of the African lion; nongovernmental organizations; the public; and any other interested parties. We will accept comments received or postmarked on or before January 27, 2015.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear to vessels using pot gear in the  Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska management area (GOA). This action is necessary to allow the 2014 total allowable catch of Pacific cod in  the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA to be harvested. Effective October 24, 2014, through 2400 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), December 31, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from catcher vessels using trawl gear to catcher vessels using hook-and-line gear, vessels using pot gear, and vessels using jig gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska management area (GOA). This action is necessary to allow the 2014 total allowable catch of Pacific cod in the Western Regulatory Area of the GOA to be harvested. Effective October 24,  2014, through 2400 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), December 31, 2014.

Federal Register Highlights – 10/28/14

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for October 28, 2014:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Allegheny River at mile 45.7. This safety zone is needed to protect vessels transiting the area and event spectators from the hazards associated with a barge-based fireworks display. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Pittsburgh or a designated representative. This rule is effective from 8:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on November 21, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330–200 and –300 series airplanes, and Model A340–200 and –300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of contact between certain electrical harnesses and the hatrack rod that could cause chafing between the harnesses and surrounding structure. This AD requires modifying the routing of certain electrical harnesses. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing and possible short circuit of two oxygen chemical generator containers in different wiring routes, which could result in malfunction of the  electrical opening of all the containers connected to these routes. Such conditions, during a sudden depressurization event, could result in lack of oxygen  and consequent injuries to airplane occupants. This AD becomes effective December 2, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2B16 airplanes. This emergency AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the inboard flap fasteners of the hinge-box forward fitting at Wing Station (WS) 76.50 and WS 127.25 to determine the orientation and condition of the fasteners, as applicable, and replacement or repetitive inspections of the fasteners if necessary. This AD also provides for optional terminating action for the requirements of the AD. This AD was prompted by  reports of fractured fastener heads on the inboard flap hinge-box forward fitting at WS 76.50 due to incorrect installation. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct incorrectly oriented or fractured fasteners, which could result in premature failure of the fasteners attaching the inboard flap hinge-box forward fitting. Failure of the fasteners could lead to the detachment of the flap hinge box and the flap surface, and consequent loss of control of the airplane. This AD is effective November 12, 2014 to all persons except those persons to whom it was made immediately effective by Emergency AD 2014–17–51, issued on August 19, 2014, which contained the requirements of this amendment.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and Model CL–600–2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that certain parts of the aft baggage door did not conform to the design specifications and were of degraded strength. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking and deformations of certain stop fittings and striker plates of the aft baggage bay door; and replacement, which would terminate the repetitive inspections. We are issuing this AD to prevent cracking and deformations of certain stop fittings and striker plates, which could result in the opening of the aft baggage bay door and rapid decompression or reduced controllability of the airplane. This AD becomes  effective December 2, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD–700–1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that certain lanyards for the passenger oxygen masks are longer than the specified length, possibly leading to inactive oxygen masks in an  emergency. This AD requires replacement of certain oxygen mask lanyards. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct lanyards of incorrect length,  which might not activate the flow of oxygen in an emergency, resulting in injury to passengers. This AD becomes effective December 2, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model DC–10–10, DC–10–10F, DC–10–30, DC–10–30F (KC–10A and KDC–10), DC–10–40, MD–10–10F, and MD–10–30F airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the forward cargo compartment frames are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires an inspection of the attachment holes at the forward cargo compartment frames and the cargo liner for cracking, and repair if necessary. This AD would also require installing new oversized fasteners in the forward cargo compartment frames. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the forward cargo compartment frames, which could result in loss of the fail-safe structural integrity of the airplane. This AD is effective December 2, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model DC–9–81 (MD–81), DC–9–82 (MD–82), DC–9–83  (MD–83), DC–9–87 (MD–87), and MD–88 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks emanating from the aftmost barrel nut holes of the left and right upper rear spar caps of the horizontal stabilizer. This AD requires repetitive high frequency eddy current (ETHF) inspections for cracks in the areas around the two aft-most barrel nut holes of the upper rear spar caps, and corrective actions if necessary; and repetitive ETHF inspections for cracks in the areas around the two aft-most barrel nut holes of any repaired or replaced upper rear spar cap, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing  this AD to detect and correct cracks in the horizontal stabilizer, which could propagate until an upper rear spar cap severs, and result in failure of the horizontal stabilizer upper center or aft skin panel and adversely affect the structural integrity of the airplane. This AD is effective December 2, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: The Administrative Committee of the Federal Register proposes to update its regulations for the Federal Register system to  clarify certain policies and to reflect current procedures and technological advances. This proposal would also revise the regulatory text to make it more  readable and consistent with plain language principles. Comments must be received on or before December 29, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 3095–AB84. Commenting page was not available at the time of this posting.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS implements an accountability measure (AM) for commercial king mackerel in the Florida west coast northern subzone of  the eastern zone of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) through this temporary final rule. NMFS has determined that the quota for king mackerel in the Florida west coast northern subzone of the Gulf EEZ will have been reached by October 27, 2014. Therefore, NMFS closes the Florida west coast northern subzone to commercial king mackerel fishing in the EEZ on October 27, 2014, to protect the Gulf king mackerel resource. The closure is effective noon, local time, October 27, 2014, until 12:01 a.m., local time, on July 1, 2015.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is closing the directed herring fishery in management Area 1A, because it projects that 92 percent of the 2014 catch limit for that area will have been caught by the effective date of this action. This action is necessary to comply with the regulations implementing the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan and is intended to prevent excess harvest in Area 1A. Effective 0001 hr local time, October 26, 2014, through December 31, 2014.

Federal Register Highlights – 10/27/14

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for October 27, 2014:

PROPOSED RULE: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to amend its regulations concerning guidelines for designating biobased products for Federal procurement, to incorporate statutory changes to section 9002 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act (the 2002 Farm Bill) that went into effect when the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill) was signed into law on February 7, 2014. USDA will accept public comments on these proposed rule amendments until December 26, 2014. (Submit comments via email to: biopreferred@usda.gov. Include RIN number 0599–AA23 and ‘‘Proposed Amendments to BioPreferred Program Guidelines’’ on the subject line. Please include your name and address in your message.)

PROPOSED RULE: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to amend its regulations concerning the Voluntary Labeling Program for Biobased Products, to incorporate statutory changes to section 9002 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act (the 2002 Farm Bill) that went into effect when the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill) was signed into law on February 7, 2014. USDA will accept public comments on these proposed rule amendments until December 26, 2014. (Submit comments via email to: biopreferred@usda.gov. Include RIN number  0599–AA22 and ‘‘Proposed Amendments to the Voluntary Labeling Program for Biobased Products’’ on the subject line. Please include your name and address in your message.)

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a moving security zone around a crane barge that will operate from Jersey City, NJ on New York Harbor Upper Bay to the Tappan Zee Bridge on the Hudson River at river mile 27.0. The moving security zone will extend 200 yards on all sides of the Left Coast Lifter crane barge. Vessels and people are prohibited from entering this security zone. This rule is effective without actual notice from October  27, 2014 until December 31, 2014. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from October 6, 2014, until October 27, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard will enforce a segment of the Safety Zone; Brandon Road Lock and Dam to Lake Michigan including Des  Plaines River, Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, Chicago River, Calumet-Saganashkee Channel on all waters of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal from Mile Marker 296.1 to Mile Marker 296.7 at specified times from October 8, 2014 to November 26, 2014. This action is necessary to protect the waterway, waterway users, and vessels from the hazards associated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ installation of a new permanent fish barrier. During the enforcement periods listed below, entry into, transiting, mooring, laying-up or anchoring within the enforced area of this safety zone by any person or vessel is prohibited unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Lake Michigan, or his or her designated representative. The regulations in 33 CFR 165.930 will be enforced intermittently from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Monday through Friday, from October 8, 2014 through November 26, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard will enforce the Sea World San Diego 2014 Firework safety zone on November 15, December 12, and December  31, 2014. These reoccurring annual firework display events occur on the navigable waters of Mission Bay in San Diego, California. This action is necessary to provide for the safety of the marine event crew, spectators, safety vessels, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons  and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative. The regulations for the marine event listed in 33 CFR 165.1123, Table 1, Item 7, will be enforced from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on November 15, 2014 and from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on December 12, and December 31, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Lower Mississippi River from mile marker 170 to mile marker 172 extending the entire width of the river, in the vicinity of the Houma’s House Plantation and Garden, Darrow, LA. This safety zone is necessary to protect persons and vessels from potential safety hazards associated with a barge based fireworks display on the Lower Mississippi River at mile marker 171. Entry into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) New Orleans or a designated representative. This rule is effective and enforceable from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on November 15, 2014. Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before November 6, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) issues this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to implement statutory amendments to the Extended Benefits (EB) program, which pays extra weeks of unemployment  compensation during periods of high unemployment in a State. Specifically, this NPRM proposes a methodology for computing the Total Unemployment  Rate (TUR) indicator which is an optional indicator used to measure unemployment in a state. We also propose amendments to make technical  corrections to the current regulations and to correct minor mistakes. To be ensured consideration, comments must be submitted in writing on or before  December 26, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model AS332L2 helicopters with a certain yaw control damper support (support) installed. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the support attachment points for a crack. This AD is prompted by a report that the front attachment points of several supports were found to have cracks. These actions are intended to detect a crack in a support, which could result in  failure of the support, separation of the yaw damper unit, blocking of the yaw flight control channel, and reduced control of the helicopter. This AD  becomes effective November 12, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) seeks comment on two regulatory fee issues. First, the Commission seeks comment on methods to ensure and encourage compliance with a new toll free regulatory fee requirement, and the appropriate procedures necessary to enforce nonpayment of toll free regulatory fees. And second, the Commission seeks comment on a proposal to adopt a new direct broadcast satellite (DBS) regulatory fee category based on Media Bureau FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) who perform work related to DBS regulatees. Submit comments on November 26, 2014, and reply comments on December 26, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here t0 be taken directly to the commenting page.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Commission has before it a petition for rulemaking filed by Entravision Holdings, LLC (‘‘Entravision’’), the licensee of station KCEC(TV), channel 51, Denver, Colorado, requesting the substitution of channel 26 for channel 51 at Denver. While the Commission instituted a freeze on the acceptance of full power television rulemaking petitions requesting channel substitutions in May 2011, it subsequently announced that it would lift the freeze to accept such petitions for rulemaking seeking to relocate from channel 51 pursuant to a voluntary relocation agreement with Lower 700 MHz A Block licensees. KCEC(TV) has entered into such a voluntary relocation agreement with TMobile USA, Inc. and states that operation on channel 26 would eliminate potential interference to and from wireless operations in the adjacent Lower 700 MHZ A Block. Comments must be filed on or before November 26, 2014, and reply comments on or before December 11, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Postal Service proposes to revise its current rules concerning the expansion, relocation, and construction of Post Offices™ to  clarify its procedures and to require more information about certain types of projects to be provided earlier in the planning phase. Under the revised rule, the Postal Service will notify communities and officials, and solicit and consider their input, regarding proposals to relocate retail services or add a new retail services facility. The revised rule will also require the Postal Service to provide information about the anticipated new location for relocated services, or the new retail services facility, when the Postal Service first gives notice of the proposal. Comments must be received by November 26, 2014. (Submit comments in writing by email to USPSFAC@usps.gov, with the subject heading ‘‘241.4 Rulemaking,’’ or by mail to Angie Mitchell, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Room 6611, Washington, DC 20260.)

Federal Register Highlights – 10/24/14

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for October 24, 2014:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of South San Francisco Bay in support of the Semisubmersible Loading Operation taking place between October 14 and 23, 2014 for a 24-hour period. This safety zone is established to ensure the  safety of workers, mariners, and other vessels transiting the area from the dangers associated with the loading operations. Unauthorized persons or  vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or remaining in the safety zone without permission of the Captain of the Port or their  designated representative. This rule is effective without actual notice from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. on October 24, 2014. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from October 14, 2014, until October 24, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Fiberglas-Technik Rudolf Lindner GmbH & Co. KG (type certificates formerly held by GROB–WERKE GMBH & CO KG and BURKHART GROB LUFTUND RAUMFAHRT GmbH & CO KG) Models G102 STANDARD ASTIR III, G102 CLUB  ASTIR III, G102 CLUB ASTIR IIIb, G103 TWIN II, G103A TWIN II ACRO, G103C TWIN III ACRO, and G 103 C Twin III SL gliders. This AD revises AD 2014–15–02, which required inspection of the rudder control unit for installation of plastic cable pulleys and replacement of plastic cable pulleys with  aluminum cable pulleys. This AD retains the actions of AD 2014–15–02 but clarifies the suffixes of serial numbers (S/Ns) in paragraph (c) Applicability. This AD was prompted by reports of plastic control cable pulleys developing cracks due to aging, which could lead to breaking of the pulley and potentially jamming the rudder control unit, possibly resulting in loss of control. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. This final rule is effective October 24, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (‘‘FDIC’’) is proposing a rule with request for comments that would implement section  210(a)(16)(D) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). This statutory provision requires the promulgation of a regulation establishing schedules for the retention by the FDIC of the records of a covered financial company (i.e., a financial company for which the FDIC has been appointed receiver pursuant to title II of the Dodd-Frank Act) as well as the records generated by the FDIC in the exercise of its title II  orderly liquidation authority (title II) with respect to such covered financial company. Written comments on the proposed rule must be received by the FDIC no later than December 23, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.go. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is proposing to amend our regulations. Part 340 implements section 11(p) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. Under section 11(p), individuals or entities whose acts or omissions have, or may have, contributed to the failure of an insured depository institution cannot buy the assets of that failed insured depository institution from the FDIC. The proposed revisions to part 340 will help to clarify its purpose, scope and applicability, and will make it more consistent in our regulations, the parallel provision in the FDIC’s Orderly Liquidation Authority regulations that implements section 210(r) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act by placing  restrictions on sales of assets of a covered financial company by the FDIC. Sections of part 340 became effective on July 1, 2014. Written comments must be received by the FDIC not later than December 23, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is reallocating projected unused amounts of the 2014 halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) allowance from the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands trawl (BSAI) limited access sector to the Amendment 80 cooperatives in the BSAI management area. This action is necessary to  allow the Amendment 80 cooperatives to fully harvest their 2014 groundfish allocations. Effective October 21, 2014, through 2400 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), December 31, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: Because the 2014 catch limit of 500 metric tons is expected to be reached, NMFS is closing the U.S. pelagic longline fishery for  bigeye tuna for vessels over 24 meters in overall length in the eastern Pacific Ocean (EPO) through December 31, 2014. This action is necessary to prevent the fishery from exceeding the applicable catch limit established by the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) in Resolution C–13–01,  which governs tuna conservation in the EPO from 2014–2016. Effective October 31, 2014, through December 31, 2014.

 

Federal Register Highlights – 10/23/14

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for October 23, 2014:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge (State Route 520) across Lake Washington at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate vehicular traffic attending football games at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position two hours before and two hours after each game. Note that the game times for the games scheduled at Husky Stadium have not yet been determined due to NCAA television scheduling. This deviation is effective from October 25, 2014 through November 22, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone in support of World War II ordinance disposal found southeast of Buoy 3 in Saipan  Harbor. This safety zone will encompass a 140 yard radius centered around a blue and white buoy, located at approximately 15 degrees 13.370 minutes  North Latitude, 145 degrees 42.256 minutes East Longitude, southeast of Buoy 3 in Saipan Harbor. (NAD 1983) This rule is effective without actual notice from October 23, 2014 until December 18, 2014. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from September 19, 2014, until October 23, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is proposing to amend part 14 of its regulations, under which the Commission may deny, temporarily or permanently, the privilege of certain persons to appear or practice before it. The amendment clarifies the Commission’s standard for determining when an accountant has engaged in ‘‘unethical or improper professional conduct’’ which has been established as a basis for denying the accountant the privilege of appearing or practicing before the Commission. Comments must be received on or before November  24, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Beechcraft Corporation (Type Certificate Previously Held by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Raytheon Aircraft Company; Beech Aircraft Corporation) Model 400, 400A, 400T, and MU–300 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a failure of the Acme nut threads in a pitch trim actuator (PTA). This AD requires an inspection to determine if PTAs having a certain serial  number and part number are installed, and replacement if they are installed. This AD also requires repetitive replacements of PTAs with new PTAs or certain overhauled PTAs. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the Acme nut threads in the PTA, which could lead to loss of control of pitch trim  and reduced controllability of the airplane. This AD is effective November 28, 2014.

RULE: We are superseding airworthiness directives (ADs) 90–26–01, 91–20–02, and 2009–05–02 for all General Electric Company (GE) CF6–80C2 and CF6–80E1 series turbofan engines. This AD retains the requirements of those ADs and requires removal of additional fuel manifold part numbers (P/Ns), additional repetitive inspections, replacement as required of certain fuel manifold P/Ns and tube (block) clamps, and replacement of loop clamps. This AD was prompted by a report of an under-cowl fire caused by a manifold high-pressure fuel leak, and several additional reports of fuel leaks. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the fuel manifold, which could lead to uncontrolled engine fire, engine damage, and damage to the airplane. This AD is effective November 28, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pacific Aerospace Limited Model FU24–954 and FU24A–954 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracking of the control column at the wiring access hole, which could lead to loss of control. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective November 28, 2014.

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