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Federal Register Highlights – 11/8/13

November 8, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for November 8, 2013:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Evergreen Point Floating Bridge (State Route 520) across Lake Washington at Seattle, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate vehicular traffic attending football games at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position two hours before and two hours after each game. This deviation is effective from 8:00 a.m. on November 9, 2013 through 5:30 p.m. on November 29, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulations pertaining to the Key West World Championship in the Atlantic Ocean, off Key West, FL from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on November 10, 2013. This action is necessary to protect race participants, participant vessels, spectators, and the general public from the hazards associated with high-speed boat races. The special local regulations establish regulated areas on the waters of the Key West Main Ship Channel, Key West Turning Basin, and Key West Harbor Entrance. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter the regulated area without permission from the Captain of the Port. The regulations in 33 CFR 100.701 will be enforced from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on November 10, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’) proposes to amend its regulations to require that all persons registered with the Commission as introducing brokers (‘‘IBs’’), commodity pool operators (‘‘CPOs’’), and commodity trading advisors (‘‘CTAs’’) must become and remain members of at least one registered futures association (‘‘RFA’’). Comments must be received on or before January 17, 2014. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 3038–AE09.)

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model AW139 helicopters. This AD requires replacing certain solder splices in the co-pilot audio system. This AD was prompted by the discovery of improper installation of solder splices on the co-pilot audio system causing intermittent noise through the audio system during flight. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent degradation and complete loss of communications between the pilot and co-pilot during flight, impairing the co-pilot’s capability to react immediately to operational difficulties, which could lead to subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. This AD is effective December 13, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell), Model 206A, 206B, 206L, 206L–1, 206L–3, 206L–4, and 407 helicopters with an Apical Industries, Inc. (Apical) emergency float kit installed under Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Number SR01535LA. This AD was prompted by an incident in which the floats installed on a helicopter failed to deploy. This AD requires inspecting, labeling, and replacing the float inflation hoses. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the emergency floatation gear to deploy during an emergency event. This AD is effective December 13, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Models DG–800A, DG–800B, DG–500MB gliders. 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 a defective starter motor control unit, which could activate the starter motor without pressing the starter button. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective November 18, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Embraer S.A. Model EMB–505 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 cracking in the stator pressure plate of the brake assembly, which may lead to loss of brake parts on the runway and reduced brake capability with possible runway excursion. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective November 8, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for ECD Model BO105C (C–2 and CB–2 Variants) and BO105S (CS–2 and CBS–2 Variants) helicopters with a certain third stage turbine wheel installed. This AD requires installing a placard on the instrument panel and revising the limitations section of the rotorcraft flight manual (RFM). This AD is prompted by several incidents of third stage engine turbine wheel failures, which were caused by excessive vibrations at certain engine speeds during steady-state operations. These actions are intended to alert pilots to avoid certain engine speeds during steady-state operations, prevent failure of the third stage engine turbine, engine power loss, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. This AD is effective December 13, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain PILATUS Aircraft Ltd. Model PC–7 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 chafing on the wiring harness attached to the engine mounting frame on the right-hand side of the engine compartment, which could cause a short circuit and could result in a fire in the engine compartment. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective November 29, 2013.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Model S–76A, B, and C helicopters to require certain inspections of each spindle cuff assembly or blade fold cuff assembly for a crack. If there is a crack, this AD requires replacing the cracked part. If there is no crack, this AD requires applying white paint to the inspection area to enhance the existing inspection procedure. This AD was prompted by discovery of cracks in the spindle cuffs. The actions are intended to prevent failure of a spindle cuff assembly or blade fold cuff assembly, loss of a rotor blade, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. This AD is effective December 13, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is proposing to amend its regulations for material control and accounting (MC&A) of special nuclear material (SNM). The goal of this rulemaking is to revise and consolidate the MC&A requirements in order to update, clarify, and strengthen them. The proposed amendments add new requirements that would apply to NRC licensees who are authorized to possess SNM in a quantity greater than 350 grams. Submit comments on the rule by February 18, 2014. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number NRC–2009–0096.)

PROPOSED RULE: The purpose of this rulemaking is to improve workplace safety and health through the collection of useful, accessible, establishment-specific injury and illness data to which OSHA currently does not have direct, timely, and systematic access. With the information acquired through this proposed rule, employers, employees, employee representatives, the government, and researchers will be better able to identify and abate workplace hazards. OSHA is proposing to amend its recordkeeping regulations to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information employers are already required to keep under OSHA’s regulations for recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses. The proposed rule amends the regulation on the annual OSHA injury and illness survey of ten or more employers to add three new electronic reporting requirements. The proposed rule does not add to or change any employer’s obligation to complete and retain injury and illness records under OSHA’s regulations for recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses. The proposed rule also does not add to or change the recording criteria or definitions for these records. The proposed rule only modifies employers’ obligations to transmit information from these records to OSHA or OSHA’s designee. Comments must be submitted by February 6, 2014. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 1218–AC49.)

 

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