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Federal Register Highlights – 7/9/13

July 9, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for July 9, 2013:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs two Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) bridges: The Fremont Bridge, mile 2.6, and the University Bridge, mile 4.3, all crossing the Lake Washington Ship Canal at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate the ‘‘See Jane Run Women’s Half Marathon.’’ This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed position to accommodate the safe movement of event participants. This deviation is effective from 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. on July 14, 2013 for the Fremont Bridge, and from 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. on July 14, 2013 for the University Bridge.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Model MBB–BK117 A–3, MBB–BK117 A–4, MBB–BK117 B–1, and MBB–BK117 C–2 helicopters with a Metro Aviation (Metro) vapor-cycle air conditioning kit installed in accordance with Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) No. SH3880SW. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the air conditioning drive pulley (pulley) for looseness and properly installed lockwire, and also requires reinstalling the pulley. This AD is prompted by two reports of the pulley detaching from the rotor brake disc on the tail rotor (T/R) driveshaft. These actions are intended to prevent separation of the pulley, damage to the T/R driveshaft, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. This AD becomes effective July 24, 2013.

RULE:  We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various restricted category Model HH–1K, TH–1F, TH–1L, UH–1A, UH–1B, UH–1E, UH–1F, UH–1H, UH–1L, and UH–1P helicopters with certain main rotor hub inboard strap fittings (fittings) installed. This AD requires a magnetic particle inspection (MPI) of the fittings for a crack, and if there is a crack, replacing the fitting with an airworthy fitting. This AD is prompted by reports of cracked fittings on Bell model helicopters and the determination that these same part-numbered fittings may be installed on various restricted category helicopters. These actions are intended to detect a crack in a fitting, which may lead to failure of a fitting, loss of a main rotor blade, and subsequent loss of helicopter control. This AD becomes effective July 24, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: The Federal Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘FTC’’) seeks public comment on proposed amendments to the Telemarketing Sales Rule (‘‘TSR’’ or ‘‘Rule’’). The proposed amendments would: Bar sellers and telemarketers from accepting remotely created checks, remotely created payment orders, cash-to-cash money transfers, and cash reload mechanisms as payment in inbound or outbound telemarketing transactions; expand the scope of the advance fee ban on ‘‘recovery’’ services, now limited to recovery of losses in prior telemarketing transactions, to include recovery of losses in any previous transaction; and clarify other TSR provisions. Written comments must be received by July 29, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 3084–AA98.)

 

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