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Federal Register Highlights – 3/20/13

March 20, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for March 20, 2013:

RULE: The Coast Guard is adopting an interim drawbridge rule published in August 2012 as a final rule for the Berkley (I–264) Bridge, at mile 0.4, across the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, Norfolk, VA. This rule, allowing only four scheduled bridge openings during the day, is necessary to alleviate heavy vehicular traffic delays throughout the day and secondary congestion during the afternoon rush hour, while still providing for the reasonable needs of navigation. Effective April 19, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Boca Chica Channel in Boca Chica, Florida, during the 2013 Naval Air Station Key West Air Spectacular. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the air show and air show practices. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative. This rule is effective from 12 p.m. on March 21, 2013, until 4:30 p.m. on March 24, 2013. This rule is enforced from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on March 21, 2013, and from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on March 22, 23 and 24, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the Lake Moolvalya region of the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona for the Blue Water Resort and Casino Southwest Showdown. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, participating vessels, and other vessels and users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. This rule is effective from 9 a.m. on March 22, 2013, until 6 p.m. on March 24, 2013. This rule will be enforced from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on March 22, 23, and 24, 2013.

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 various times on March 27 through March 29, 2013. This action is necessary to protect the waterways, waterway users, and vessels from hazards associated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Electromagnetic Fields evaluation operations. During any of the below listed enforcement periods, 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, Sector Lake Michigan, or his or her designated representative. The regulations in 33 CFR 165.930 will be enforced from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. every day from March 27 through March 29, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone within the navigable waters of Lake Havasu and the London Bridge Channel for the Lake Havasu Triathlon. This temporary safety zone is necessary to provide safety for the swimmers, crew, rescue personnel, and other users of the waterway. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. This rule is effective from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. on March 23, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the New River in Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale New River Raft Race, on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The special local regulation is necessary to ensure the safety of the participants, participant vessels, and the general public during the event. Persons and vessels, except those participating in the event, are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Miami or a designated representative. This rule will is effective from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. on March 23, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to clarify contractor and subcontractor responsibilities to obtain workers’ compensation insurance or to qualify as a self-insurer, and other requirements, under the terms of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act as extended by the Defense Base Act. Interested parties should submit written comments to the Regulatory Secretariat at one of the addresses shown below on or before May 20, 2013 to be considered in the formation of the final rule. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference FAR Case 2012–016.)

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330–200, –300, and –200 Freighter series airplanes; and all Airbus Model A340–200 and –300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that the bonding lead from a certain isolation valve to a frame was too close to an electrical harness, which might cause chafing between the electrical harness and the associated bonding lead. This chafing could lead to a short circuit of the isolation valve and consequent non-closure of the isolation valve, which would prevent the air flow to be shut off in case of fire. This AD requires modifying the bonding lead installation of the isolation valve. We are issuing this AD to prevent such chafing, which could result in non-closure of the isolation valve in the event of a fire and consequent damage to the airplane and injury to its occupants. This AD becomes effective April 24, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2A12 (CL–601) and CL–600–2B16 (CL–601– 3A, CL–601–3R, and CL–604 Variants) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of jamming/malfunctioning of the left-hand engine thrust control mechanism. This AD requires modifying the left-hand engine upper core-cowl. We are issuing this AD to prevent jamming/malfunctioning of the left-hand engine thrust control mechanism, which could lead to loss of control of the airplane. This AD becomes effective April 24, 2011.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS332C, L, and L1 helicopters to require a one-time inspection of the main rotor head (MRH) swash-plate upper bearing (bearing) for a non-smooth point (friction point). This AD was prompted by a report of the premature deterioration of the MRH bearing of the rotating star installed on a Model AS332L1 helicopter. The actions of this AD are intended to detect deterioration of the MRH bearing and to prevent overloading the scissor links which drive the main rotor system, failure of the scissors links, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. This AD is effective April 24, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) BR700–710 series turbofan engines. This AD requires replacement of the affected fuel pump splined couplings. This AD was prompted by service experience that demonstrated premature wear of the splined coupling on the fuel pump. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the engine and loss of the airplane. This AD becomes effective April 24, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) models Tay 620–15 and Tay 650– 15 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by RRD recalculating the Declared Safe Cyclic Life (DSCL) for certain low-pressure compressor (LPC) rotor disc assemblies operating to the Plan D Flight Mission. This AD requires removing the affected LPC rotor disc assemblies at a new lower recalculated DSCL. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the LPC rotor disc assembly, uncontained engine failure, and damage to the airplane. This AD becomes effective April 24, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Tay 611–8 turbofan engines. This AD requires inspection and replacement, if necessary, of affected bolts. This AD was prompted by a quality review determination that bolts with reduced material properties may have been installed in some engines. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained turbine disc fracture and damage to the airplane. This AD becomes effective April 24, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG (RRD) Spey 511–8 turbojet engines. This AD requires inspection and, if necessary, replacement of affected bolts and, if any bolt is found broken, inspection of the adjacent disc(s) for damage. This AD was prompted by a recent quality review determination that bolts with reduced material properties may have been installed in some engines. We are issuing this AD to prevent uncontained turbine disc fracture and damage to the airplane. This AD becomes effective April 24, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: The NCUA Board (Board) proposes to amend its regulation governing federal credit union (FCU) ownership of fixed assets to help FCUs understand and comply with its requirements. The proposed amendments do not make any substantive changes to those regulatory requirements. Rather, the amendments only clarify the regulation by improving its organization, structure, and ease of use. Comments must be received on or before May 20, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 3133–AE05.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 620 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the B season allowance of the 2013 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 620 in the GOA. Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 17, 2013, through 1200 hours, A.l.t., August 25, 2013.

 

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