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Federal Register Highlights – 9/3/13

September 3, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for September 3, 2013:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard will enforce a Special Local Regulation for the Clarksville Riverfest marine event on the Cumberland River mile markers 125.0–126.0 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on September 7, 2013. This action is necessary to safeguard participants and spectators, including all crews, vessels, and persons on navigable waters, during the Clarksville Riverfest marine event. During the enforcement period, entry into, transiting or anchoring in the Special Local Regulation is prohibited to all vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels, unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or a designated representative. The regulations in 33 CFR 100.801 will be enforced from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on September 7, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters of the San Francisco Bay near Yerba Buena Island, CA in support of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (SFOBB) Demolition Safety Zone from September 1, 2013 through December 30, 2014. This safety zone is established to protect mariners transiting the area from the dangers associated with over-head demolition and debris removal operations of the SFOBB. 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 September 1, 2013 through December 30, 2014. This rule will be enforced from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily on the dates mentioned above.

TEMPORARY RULE:  The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary special local regulation for the waters of the Cumberland River beginning at mile marker 157.0 and ending at mile marker 159.0, extending bank to bank. This zone is necessary to protect the swimmers participating in the Nashvegas Triathlon on the Cumberland River. Entry into this area is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Ohio Valley or designated representative. This rule is effective from 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. September 7, 2013.

RULE: We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2012–10–12 for all RR RB211–Trent 553–61, 553A2–61, 556–61, 556A2–61, 556B–61, 556B2–61, 560–61, 560A2–61, 768–60, 772–60, 772B–60, 875–17, 877–17, 884–17, 884B–17, 892–17, 892B–17, and 895–17 turbofan engines. AD 2012–10–12 required inspecting the intermediate-pressure (IP) compressor rotor shaft rear balance land for cracks. We are issuing this AD to require inspections of the IP compressor rotor shaft, as required by AD 2012–10–12, to add on-wing inspections for the Trent 500 engines, and to add on-wing and in-shop inspections for the Trent 900 engines. This AD was prompted by detection of a crack in a Trent 500 IP compressor rotor shaft rear balance land during a shop visit. Further engineering evaluation, done by RR, concluded that the cracking may also exist in Trent 900 engines. We are issuing this AD to detect cracking on the IP compressor rotor shaft rear balance land, which could lead to uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane. This AD is effective October 8, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211–524B–02; –524B2–19; –524B3–02; –524B4–02; –524C2–19; –524D4–19; –524D4–B–19; –524D4–39; –535C–37; –535E4–37; –535E4–B–37, and –535E4–B–75 turbofan engines, and all RB211–524G2–19; –524G3–19; –524H2–19; and –524H–36 turbofan engines. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the front combustion liner (FCL) metering panel to determine if it is made from N75 material and, if so, replacing it with an FCL made from C263 material. This AD was prompted by the discovery of a cracked and distorted FCL metering panel, which was made from N75 material. We are issuing this AD to prevent hot gases from burning through the engine casing, which could result in an under-cowl fire and damage to the airplane. This AD becomes effective October 8, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: In this document, the Commission seeks comment on further possible actions necessary to improve internet protocol captioned telephone relay service (IP CTS), to ensure that it is used exclusively by eligible individuals, and to develop a better methodology for calculating the compensation rate paid to IP CTS providers. This action is necessary to ensure that persons with hearing disabilities have access to relay services that address their unique needs, in furtherance of the objectives of section 225 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended (Act), to provide relay services in a manner that is functionally equivalent to conventional telephone voice services, while at the same time protecting the interstate telecommunications relay service (TRS) Fund for all forms of TRS. Comments are due October 18, 2013 and reply comments are due November 18, 2013. (To submit comments, visit http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. Filers should follow the instructions provided on the Web site for submitting comments.)

PROPOSED RULE: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a 12-month finding on a petition to reclassify Hesperocyparis abramsiana (=Cupressus abramsiana) (Santa Cruz cypress) as threatened under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act). After review of all available scientific and commercial information, we find that reclassifying Santa Cruz cypress as threatened is warranted, and therefore, we propose to reclassify Santa Cruz cypress as threatened under the Act. We also propose to correct the scientific name of Santa Cruz cypress on the List of Endangered and Threatened Plants. We are seeking information and comments from the public regarding this proposed rule and 12-month finding. We will accept comments received or postmarked on or before November 4, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number FWS–R8–ES–2013–0092.)

PROPOSED RULE: The agency is proposing to amend the Federal motor vehicle safety standard (FMVSS) on lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment to allow the license plate mounting surface on motorcycles to be at an angle of up to 30 degrees beyond vertical. Adoption of this proposal would increase manufacturer design flexibility without compromising safety or increasing costs. In addition, it would also make the requirements of the standard more in line with European regulations. Comments to this proposal must be received on or before November 4, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number NHTSA–2011–0052.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is transferring 68 metric tons (mt) dressed weight (dw) of non-blacknose small coastal shark (SCS) quota from the Atlantic region to the Gulf of Mexico region for the remainder of the 2013 fishing year. This action is based on consideration of the regulatory determination criteria regarding inseason adjustments, and applies to commercial Atlantic shark permitted vessels. The quota transfer is effective from September 2, 2013 until December 31, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: This action decreases the possession limit for Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic winter flounder and Gulf of Maine haddock for Northeast multispecies common pool vessels for the remainder of the 2013 fishing year. NMFS is taking this action because the common pool has caught 73 percent of its Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic winter flounder quota, and 96 percent of its Gulf of Maine haddock quota. This action is intended to prevent the overharvest of the common pool’s FY 2013 allocation of Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic winter flounder and Gulf of Maine haddock. Effective August 28, 2013, through April 30, 2014.

 

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