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Federal Register Highlights – 6/4/13

June 4, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for June 4, 2013:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the draw of the US 17/George P. Coleman Memorial Swing Bridge across the York River, mile 7.0, between Gloucester Point and Yorktown, VA. This deviation is necessary to facilitate electrical motor maintenance on the George P. Coleman Memorial Swing Bridge. This temporary deviation allows the drawbridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on June 9, 2013 to 5 p.m. June 16, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary change to the enforcement period of special local regulation for one recurring marine event in the Fifth Coast Guard District. This event is the Mattaponi Drag Boat Race, which is a series of power boat races to be held on the waters of the Mattaponi River, near Wakema, Virginia. This special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic during the power boat races on the Mattaponi River immediately adjacent to the Rainbow Acres Campground, located in King and Queen County, near Wakema, Virginia. This rule is effective June 22–23, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone around all inbound and outbound grain-shipment and grain-shipment assist vessels involved in commerce with the Columbia Grain facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, the United Grain Corporation facility on the Columbia River in Vancouver, WA, the Temco Irving facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR, or the Temco Kalama facility on the Columbia River in Kalama, WA, or the Louis Dreyfus Commodities facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR while they are located on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and their tributaries. For grain-shipment vessels, this safety zone extends to waters 500 yards ahead of the vessel and 200 yards abeam and astern of the vessel. For grain-shipment assist vessels, this safety zone extends to waters 100 yards ahead of the vessel and 50 yards abeam and astern of the vessel. These safety zones are being established to ensure that protest activities related to a labor dispute do not create hazardous navigation conditions for any vessel or other river user in the vicinity of these safety zones. Effective June 4, 2013. This rule has been enforced with actual notice since May 14, 2013 and it will be enforced until September 3, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a special local regulation on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico surrounding the island of Key West, Florida during the Annual Swim around Key West on June 8, 2013. The event entails a large number of participants who will begin at Smather’s Beach and swim one full circle clockwise around the island of Key West, Florida. The special local regulation is necessary to provide for the safety of the spectators, participants, participating support vessels and kayaks, and other vessels and users of the waterway during the event. The special local regulation will consist of a moving area that will temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, and will prevent non-participant vessels from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port Key West or a designated representative. This rule will be enforced from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on June 8, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing special local regulations during the ‘‘Swim Across the Potomac’’ swimming competition, to be held on the waters of the Potomac River on June 2, 2013. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to temporarily restrict vessel traffic in a portion of the Potomac River during the event. This rule is effective from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. on June 2, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: The EPA is proposing three changes to the New Source Review (NSR) program for minor sources and minor modifications at major sources in Indian country, which we refer to as the ‘‘Tribal minor NSR program.’’ First, we propose to expand the list of emissions units and activities that are exempt from the Tribal minor NSR program by adding several types of low-emitting units and activities. Second, we propose to more clearly define the term ‘‘commence construction’’ and add the term ‘‘begin construction’’ to better reflect the regulatory requirements associated with construction activities. We believe both of these proposed changes would simplify the program, resulting in less burdensome implementation without detriment to air quality in Indian country. Lastly, we are reconsidering the advance notification period for relocation of a true minor source in response to a petition received on the final Tribal NSR rule from the American Petroleum Institute, the Independent Petroleum Association of America and America’s Natural Gas Alliance. Comments must be received on or before August 5, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number EPA–HQ–OAR–2003–0076.)

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Model 214B, 214B–1, and 214ST helicopters with a certain tail rotor hanger bearing (bearing) installed. This AD requires inspecting the bearing to determine whether an incorrectly manufactured seal material is installed on the bearing. This AD is prompted by a report that certain bearings were manufactured with an incorrect seal material that does not meet Bell specifications. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent loss of bearing grease, failure of the bearing, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. This AD becomes effective June 19, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD–100–1A10 (Challenger 300) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of failure of a screw cap or end cap of the hydraulic system accumulator while on the ground, which resulted in loss of use of that hydraulic system and high-energy impact damage to adjacent systems and structures. This AD would require inspecting for the correct serial number of a certain hydraulic system accumulator, and replacing affected hydraulic system accumulators with new or serviceable accumulators. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of a screw cap or end cap and loss of the related hydraulic system, which could result in damage to airplane structure and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane. This AD becomes effective July 9, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model Mystere-Falcon 900 and Falcon 900EX airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of chafing between the tail strobe power supply and a hydraulic line. This AD requires modifying the tail strobe power supply wire routing. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing between the tail strobe power supply and a hydraulic line, which could result in hydraulic fluid leakage and possible fire due to arcing, and consequent loss of control of the airplane due to structural failure of the tail. This AD becomes effective July 9, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 190 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks on the side stay of the main landing gear (MLG). This AD requires repetitive measurements of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) MLG side stay support fitting to detect bushing migration, and eventual replacement of the bushing; and a detailed inspection for damage on the LH and RH MLG side stay support assembly, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent excessive bearing friction, which might compromise the MLG free fall extension and cause fatigue cracking on the MLG side stay and on its support assembly, resulting in reduced structural integrity of the MLG. This AD becomes effective July 9, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Iniziative Industriali Italiane S.p.A. Models Sky Arrow 650 TC, Sky Arrow 650 TCN, Sky Arrow 650TCS, and Sky Arrow 650TCNS airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as improper installation of the spherical bearing on the central hinge lever and a crack on the weld length of the horizontal tail/elevator plane hinge assembly. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective June 19, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747–100, 747–100B, 747–100B SUD, 747–200B, 747–200F, 747–300, 747–400, 747–400D, 747–400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes; Model 767–200, –300, –300F, and –400ER series airplanes; and Model 777–200, –200LR, –300, and –300ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by operator or in-service reports of burned Boeing Material Specification (BMS) 8–39 urethane foam, and a report from the airplane manufacturer indicating that airplanes were assembled, throughout various areas of the airplane (including flight deck and cargo compartments), with seals made of BMS 8–39 urethane foam, a material with fire-retardant properties that deteriorate with age. This AD requires replacing certain seals made of BMS 8–39 urethane foam. We are issuing this AD to prevent the failure of urethane seals to maintain sufficient Halon concentrations in the cargo compartments to extinguish or contain fire or smoke, and to prevent penetration of fire or smoke in areas of the airplane that are difficult to access for fire and smoke detection or suppression.

PROPOSED RULE: This document seeks comment on proposals developed in the course of the Federal Communications Commission’s (Commission’s) proceeding regarding compliance with our guidelines for human exposure to RF electromagnetic fields. The Commission’s further proposals reflect an effort to provide more efficient, practical, and consistent application of evaluation procedures to ensure compliance with its guidelines limiting human exposure to RF energy from Commission-regulated transmitters and devices. In addition the Commission has initiated a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) in a new proceeding to determine whether there is a need for reassessment of the Commission radiofrequency (RF) exposure limits and policies. The NOI acknowledges the research that has occurred in recent years and the changing nature of RF devices and their uses, and focuses on the propriety of the Commission’s existing standards and policies, including its fundamental exposure guidelines and aspects of its equipment authorization process and policies as they relate to RF exposure in light of these changes since its rules were adopted. Comments must be filed on or before September 3, 2013, and reply comments must be filed on or before November 1, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference ET Docket No. 03–137.)

 

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