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Federal Register Highlights – 10/3/13

October 3, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for October 3, 2013:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is changing the operating schedule that governs the Walnut Street Bridge at mile 2.8, and the Market Street Bridge at mile 3.0, both located on the Christina River in Wilmington, DE. Originally it was also proposed that the Third Street Drawbridge at mile 2.3 be included in this rule change but that request was withdrawn. Since the two other drawbridges are located near one another and the few vessels that do transit this waterway usually go through all three bridges, the Walnut Street and Market Street bridges will now open on the same eight hour advance notice. This rule will change the current regulations by allowing the Third Street and Walnut Street drawbridges to be opened in sequence with the same eight hour advance notice presently given to the Market Street drawbridge. This schedule clarifies the sequencing of these drawbridge openings, and provides for the reasonable needs of navigation. This rule is effective November 4, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Commander, Ninth Coast Guard District is staying (suspending) reporting requirements under the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) established for barges loaded with certain dangerous cargoes (CDC barges) in the inland rivers of the Ninth Coast Guard District. This stay (suspension) extension is necessary because the Coast Guard continues to analyze future reporting needs and evaluate possible changes in CDC reporting requirements. This stay (suspension) of the CDC reporting requirements in no way relieves towing vessel operators and fleeting area managers responsible for CDC barges in the RNA from their dangerous cargo or vessel arrival and movement reporting obligations currently in effect under other regulations or placed into effect under appropriate Coast Guard authority. This rule is effective on October 3, 2013 until December 31, 2015.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–215–6B11 (CL–415 Variant) airplanes. This AD requires replacing the panel assembly of the main distribution center (MDC) rack. This AD was prompted by findings of chafed power wires due to flexing of the MDC rack panel. We are issuing this AD to prevent damage to power wires, which could cause simultaneous loss of systems such as electrical power, pilot indications, and caution/advisory lighting systems, which are essential for safe flight. This AD becomes effective October 18, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211–535E4–37, RB211–535E4–B–37, RB211–535E4–C–37, and RB211–535E4–B–75 turbofan engines. This AD requires removal of affected parts using a drawdown plan. This AD was prompted by RR updating the low-cycle-fatigue life analysis for the low pressure turbine (LPT) stage 2 discs. We are issuing this AD to prevent LPT stage 2 disc failure, which could result in uncontained engine damage and damage to the airplane. This AD becomes effective November 7, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211–535E4–B–37 series turbofan engines. This AD requires removal of affected parts using a drawdown plan. This AD was prompted by recalculating the lives of certain rotating life limited parts (LLPs) operated to certain flight profiles. We are issuing this AD to prevent the failure of rotating LLPs, which could result in uncontained failure of the engine and damage to the airplane. This AD becomes effective November 7, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a new revision to the airworthiness limitations of the maintenance planning data (MPD) document. This AD requires revising the maintenance program to update inspection requirements to detect fatigue cracking of principal structural elements (PSEs). We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of various principal structural elements (PSEs), which could adversely affect the structural integrity of these airplanes. This AD is effective November 7, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 767 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks and heat damage on pivot joint components found during main landing gear (MLG) overhaul. This AD requires, for certain airplanes, repetitive inspections of the MLG pivots, truck beam bushings, and inner cylinder bushings. For all airplanes, this AD requires a maintenance program revision, one-time inspections of the MLG truck beam, and related investigative and corrective actions (including configuration changes) if necessary; accomplishment of these actions terminates the repetitive inspections. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct heat damage and cracks in the pivot pin, truck beam lugs, and inner cylinder lugs, which could result in fracture of the pivot joint components and consequent MLG collapse. This AD is effective November 7, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model DC–10–10 and MD–10–10F airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that the safe life limit on certain main landing gear (MLG) upper torque link bolts is reduced significantly due to those bolts being fabricated from bar stock with a machined head instead of from a forged blank with an upset head. This AD requires replacing certain MLG upper torque link bolts with new or serviceable parts. We are issuing this AD to prevent damage to the MLG and consequent damage to airplane structure, which could adversely affect the airplane’s continued safe flight and landing. This AD is effective November 7, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: In this document, the Commission, via the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (Bureau) seeks comment to refresh the record in response to the Commission’s April 2012 Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Further Notice), in which the Commission sought comment on whether it should take additional steps to prevent cramming, including ‘‘opt-in’’ and possible solutions to Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) cramming. The additional comments will facilitate the development of a full record given the importance of the issues in this proceeding. Interested parties may file comments on or before November 18, 2013, and reply comments on or before December 2, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference CG Docket No. 11–116. Due to the government shutdown, information on this website may not be up to date. You can still submit comments to agencies using Regulations.gov during the shutdown.)

PROPOSED RULE: This document requests comments on a Petition for Rule Making filed by Sydney Allison Sugg, proposing the allotment of Channel 270C3 at Heber Springs, Arkansas, as the community’s third local service. Channel 270C3 can be allotted to Heber Springs consistent with the minimum distance separation requirements of the Rules with a site restriction 12.8 kilometers (7.9 miles) northeast of the community. The reference coordinates are 35–34–12 NL and 91–55–41 WL. Comments must be filed on or before October 15, 2013, and reply comments on or before October 30, 2013. (To submit comments, write to: Secretary, Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the petitioner as follows: Frank R. Jazzo, Esq., Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC, 1300 North 17th Street 11th Floor, Arlington, Virginia 22209.)

PROPOSED RULE: In this rule the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) proposes the implementation of the Cost Estimating Format (CEF) as the standard estimating procedure for large permanent work projects authorized under the Public Assistance program. Under the Public Assistance Program, FEMA awards grants to State and local governments, Indian tribes, and certain private nonprofit organizations to assist them in responding to and recovering from Presidentially-declared emergencies and other disasters. The CEF provides a uniform method of estimating costs for large projects. In this rule, FEMA also proposes to establish reimbursement thresholds to govern situations in which the actual cost of a work project is higher or lower than the CEF estimate. Submit comments on or before December 2, 2013. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number FEMA–2013–0042. Due to the government shutdown, information on this website may not be up to date. You can still submit comments to agencies using Regulations.gov during the shutdown.)

 

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