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Federal Register Highlights – 11/27/13

November 27, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for November 27, 2013:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing temporary safety zones around the following Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association facilities: 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, the Temco Kalama facility on the Columbia River in Kalama, WA, and the Louis Dreyfus Commodities facility on the Willamette River in Portland, OR. These safety zones extend approximately between the navigable channel and the shoreline of the facility described. These safety zones have been established to ensure that on-water protest activities near these facilities do not create hazardous navigation conditions for vessels protesting, transiting in the navigable channel, or attempting to moor at the facilities and that any on-water activities do not create hazardous conditions while grain-shipment vessels are moored at the facilities. This rule is effective without actual notice from November 27, 2013 until November 27, 2015.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for The Boeing Company Model 747–8 and 747–8F series airplanes and Model 787–8 airplanes powered by GEnx engines. This AD requires revising the airplane flight manual to advise the flight crew of potential ice crystal icing (ICI) conditions at high altitudes, and to prohibit operation in moderate and severe ICI conditions. This AD also requires inspecting the engine after any ICI event is detected by the flight crew. This AD was prompted by reports of engine damage and thrust loss events as a result of flying in high altitude ICI conditions. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the flight crews have operating instructions to avoid flight into ICI conditions that can lead to engine damage and thrust loss events; unrecoverable thrust loss on multiple engines can lead to a forced landing. This AD is effective November 27, 2013.

PROPOSED RULE: In this document, the Commission proposes minor rule changes to incorporate by reference into the Commission’s rules and make mandatory the Advanced Television Systems Committee’s (ATSC) March 12, 2013 A/85:2013 Recommended Practice (Successor RP), replacing the July 25, 2011 A/85:2011 RP (Current RP), incorporated into the Commission’s rules in 2011. The Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation (CALM) Act directs the Commission to incorporate by reference and make mandatory ‘‘any successor’’ to the ATSC’s A/85 Recommended Practice (RP). This document also seeks comment on the appropriate timing for the 2013 Successor RP to replace the 2011 Current RP, and proposes an effective date of one year from the release date of the Report and Order resulting from this proceeding. The 2013 Successor RP applies an improved loudness measurement algorithm to conform to the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) updated BS.1770 measurement algorithm, ‘‘BS.1770–3.’’ Comments are due on or before December 27, 2013; reply comments are due on or before January 13, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS announces that the 2013 summer flounder commercial quota allocated to the State of New Jersey has been harvested. Vessels issued a commercial Federal fisheries permit for the summer flounder fishery may not land summer flounder in New Jersey for the remainder of calendar year 2013, unless additional quota becomes available through a transfer from another state. Regulations governing the summer flounder fishery require publication of this notification to advise New Jersey that the quota has been harvested and to advise vessel permit holders and dealer permit holders that no Federal commercial quota is available for landing summer flounder in New Jersey. Effective 1801 hours, November 27, 2013, through December 31, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to reorganize and rewrite its compensation and pension regulations in a logical, claimant-focused, and user-friendly format. The intended effect of the proposed revisions is to assist claimants, beneficiaries, veterans’ representatives, and VA personnel in locating and understanding these regulations. Comments must be received by VA on or before March 27, 2014. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 2900–AO13.)

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