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Federal Register Highlights – 12/4/13

December 4, 2013

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for December 4, 2013:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the regulation that governs the U.S. Highway 90 bridge across Chef Menteur Pass, mile 2.8, at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary to affect repairs and maintenance that is required for safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain closed to navigation for 18 consecutive days, except that the bridge will open twice daily during the middle 14 days of the repair period. This deviation is effective without actual notice from December 4, 2013 until December 21, 2013. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from the date the deviation was signed, November 18, 2013, until December 21, 2013.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Black Bayou pontoon bridge across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, mile 237.5, near Moss Lake, Louisiana. The deviation is necessary in order to drive piles for 2 sheave platforms, 2 winch platforms, a walkway, and a hydraulic unit housing platform. These repairs are essential for the continued safe operation of the bridge. This deviation allows the bridge to remain temporarily closed to navigation during daylight for ten consecutive hours, Monday through Thursday for three weeks. This deviation is effective without actual notice from December 4, 2013 until December 19, 2013. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from the date the deviation was signed, November 14, 2013, until December 19, 2013.

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2007–11–08 for all The Boeing Company Model 727 airplanes. AD 2007–11–08 required repetitive inspections of the in-tank fuel boost pump wiring, installation of sleeving over the in-tank fuel boost pump wires, repetitive inspections of a certain electrical wire, sleeve, and conduit, and applicable investigative and corrective actions; and repetitive engine fuel suction feed operational tests. This new AD also requires replacement of the wire bundles for the wing and center fuel boost pumps, installation of convoluted liners, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD also requires replacement of the fuel quantity indicating system (FQIS) wires, a low-frequency eddy current inspection for cracking, and repair if necessary. This new AD also requires revising the maintenance program to incorporate changes to the airworthiness limitations section. This AD was prompted by a report of damage found to the sleeve, jacket, and insulation on an electrical wire during a repetitive inspection. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing of the fuel boost pump electrical wiring and leakage of fuel into the conduit, and to prevent electrical arcing between the wiring and the surrounding conduit, which could result in arc-through of the conduit, and consequent fire or explosion of the fuel tank. This AD is effective January 8, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: In this notice of proposed rulemaking, the Commission seeks comment on some specific variations of the licensing and technical proposals for the 3550–3650 MHz band (3.5 GHz Band) originally set forth in Amendment of the Commission’s rules with Regard to Commercial Operations in the 3550–3650 MHz Band. Submit comments on or before December 5, 2013 and reply comments on or before March 20, 2013. (To submit comments, visit http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.)

PROPOSED RULE: This rule proposes revisions to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s (‘‘OPIC’’) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations by making substantive and administrative changes. These revisions are intended to supersede OPIC’s current FOIA regulations, located at this Part. The proposed rule incorporates the FOIA revisions contained in the Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act of 2007 (‘‘OPEN Government Act’’), makes administrative changes to reflect OPIC’s cost, and organizes the regulations to more closely match those of other agencies for ease of reference. The proposed rule also reflects the disclosure principles established by President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder in their FOIA Policy Memoranda issued on January 12, 2009 and March 19, 2009, respectively. Written comments must be postmarked and electronic comments must be submitted on or before January 3, 2014. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number FOIA–2013.)

PROPOSED RULE: This rule proposes revisions to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s (‘‘OPIC’’) regulations governing the production of nonpublic testimony or records for court proceedings, commonly known as Touhy regulations after Touhy v. Ragen, 340 U.S. 462 (1951). Written comments must be postmarked and electronic comments must be submitted on or before January 3, 2014. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number TOUHY–2013.)

 

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