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Federal Register Highlights – 4/24/13

April 24, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for April 24, 2013:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Port Canaveral Harbor in Port Canaveral, Florida during the 12th Annual Saltwater Classic. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013. This temporary safety zone is necessary for the safety of participant vessels, spectators, and the general public during the event. 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 Jacksonville or a designated representative. This rule is effective from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on April 27, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the Pasquotank River in Elizabeth City, NC in support of the Fireworks display for the Potato Festival. This action is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public and spectators from the hazards posed by aerial fireworks displays. Entry into or movement within this safety zone during the enforcement period is prohibited without approval of the Captain of the Port. This rule is effective on May 18, 2013 and enforced from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. on May 18, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation on the Trenton Channel of the Detroit River, Wyandotte, Michigan. This action is necessary and intended to ensure safety of life on the navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the Hebda Cup Rowing Regatta. This special local regulation will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a portion of the Trenton Channel. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without permission of the Captain of the Port. This temporary final rule is effective from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on April 27, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for a portion of the Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, AL. This action is necessary for the safety of participants and spectators on during the Junior League of Tuscaloosa Dragon Boat Races. Entry into, transiting or anchoring in this area is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or not part of the regatta patrol, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile or a designated representative. This rule is effective from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on April 27, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule establishes policies and procedures for the National Guard Bureau (NGB) Privacy Program. The NGB is a Joint Activity of the Department of Defense (DoD). This rule will cover the privacy policies and procedures associated with records created and under the control of the Chief, NGB that are not otherwise covered by existing DoD, Air Force, or Army rules. Comments must be received by June 24, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number DOD–2012–OS–0161.)

RULE: We are superseding an existing emergency airworthiness directive (EAD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS350B3 helicopters with certain part-numbered laminated half-bearings (bearings) and tail rotor (T/R) blades installed. The existing EAD currently requires installing two placards and revising the Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM). The EAD also requires certain checks and inspecting and replacing, if necessary, all four bearings. Finally, the EAD requires a one-time removal and inspection of the bearings, and replacing the bearings if necessary. Since we issued that EAD, we have determined that newly-designed helicopters with other part-numbered T/R blades may be affected by this unsafe condition and that the requirements should allow the bearing removal and inspection to be performed before the last flight of the day. This superseding AD removes the bearing and T/R blade part numbers (P/N) from the applicability paragraph and clarifies when the bearing removal and inspection is required. The actions are intended to prevent vibration due to a failed bearing, failure of the T/R, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. This AD becomes effective May 9, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model DC–10–10, DC–10–10F, DC–10–15, DC–10–30, DC–10–30F (KC–10A and KDC–10), DC–10–40, DC–10–40F, MD–10–10F, MD–10–30F, MD–11, and MD–11F airplanes. This AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This AD requires adding design features to detect electrical faults and to detect a pump running in an empty fuel tank. We are issuing this AD to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane. This AD is effective May 29, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) sought comment on certain proposals to implement provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Public Safety Spectrum Act) governing deployment of a nationwide public safety broadband network in the 700 MHz band under a nationwide license issued to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). In particular, the Commission considered the adoption of initial rules to protect against harmful radio frequency interference in the spectrum designated for public safety services, as well as other matters related to FirstNet’s license and to facilitating the transition directed under the Public Safety Spectrum Act. The proposals considered in the document are intended to provide a solid foundation for FirstNet’s operations, taking into account FirstNet’s need for flexibility in carrying out its statutory duties under the Public Safety Spectrum Act to establish a nationwide public safety broadband network. Submit comments on or before May 24, 2013. Submit reply comments on or before June 10, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference PS Docket No. 12–94; PS Docket No. 06–229; and WT Docket No. 06–150; FCC 13–31.)

PROPOSED RULE: Pursuant to section 215 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), the Commission proposes to approve modifications to four existing Reliability Standards as submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Commission certified Electric Reliability Organization. Specifically, the Commission is proposing to approve Reliability Standards FAC–001–1 (Facility Connection Requirements), FAC–003–3 (Transmission Vegetation Management), PRC–004–2.1a (Analysis and Mitigation of Transmission and Generation Protection System Misoperations), and PRC–005–1.1b (Transmission and Generation Protection System Maintenance and Testing). The proposed modifications improve reliability either by extending their applicability to certain generator interconnection facilities, or by clarifying that the existing Reliability Standard is and remains applicable to generator interconnection facilities. The Commission also proposes to approve the related Violation Risk Factors and Violation Severity Levels, as well as the implementation plan and effective dates proposed by NERC. Comments are due June 24, 2013. (Submit comments by electronic filing through http://www.ferc.gov. Documents created electronically using word processing software should be filed in native applications or print-to-PDF format and not in a scanned format.)

PROPOSED RULE: Pursuant to section 215 of the Federal Power Act, the Commission proposes to approve the Version 5 Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards, CIP–002–5 through CIP–011–1, submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation, the Commission-certified Electric Reliability Organization. The proposed Reliability Standards, which pertain to the cyber security of the bulk electric system, represent an improvement over the current Commission-approved CIP Reliability Standards as they adopt new cyber security controls and extend the scope of the systems that are protected by the CIP Reliability Standards. The Commission is concerned, however, that limited aspects of the proposed CIP version 5 Standards are potentially ambiguous and, ultimately, raise questions regarding the enforceability of the standards. Therefore, the Commission proposes to direct that NERC develop certain modifications to the CIP version 5 Standards to address the matters identified by the Commission. Comments are due June 24, 2013. (Submit comments by electronic filing through http://www.ferc.gov. Documents created electronically using word processing software should be filed in native applications or print-to-PDF format and not in a scanned format.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Postal Service is proposing to revise Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service, Domestic Mail Manual (DMM®) 503.14 and 601.9.3 to require special handling service for shipments containing certain types of live animals, to limit the mail classes available for use when shipping certain types of live animals, and to expand the mailability of live animals domestically to include any adult bird weighing no more than 25 pounds. Submit comments on or before May 24, 2013. (To submit comments, write to the manager, Product Classification, U.S. Postal Service, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Room 4446, Washington, DC 20260–5015.)

 

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