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Federal Register Highlights – 2/19/14

February 19, 2014

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for February 19, 2014:

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A330–200 and –300 series airplanes, and Model A340–200, –300, –500, and –600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by results from fuel system reviews conducted by the airplane manufacturer. This AD requires removing bulb-type maintenance lights; installing a drain mast on certain airplanes; and installing muffs on connecting bleed elements on certain airplanes. We are issuing this AD to prevent ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane. This AD becomes effective March 26, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that an investigation showed that when a certain combination of a target/proximity sensor serial number is installed on a flap interconnecting strut, a ‘‘target FAR’’ signal cannot be detected when it reaches the mechanical end stop of the interconnecting strut. This AD requires an inspection to determine the part number of the interconnecting struts installed on the wings, identifying the part number and the serial number of the associated target and proximity sensor if applicable, and replacing or re-identifying the flap interconnecting strut if applicable. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct a latent failure of the flap down drive disconnection due to an already-failed interconnecting strut sensor, which could result in asymmetric flap panel movement and consequent loss of control of the airplane. This AD becomes effective March 26, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model AS332C, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2, and SA330J helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the crimping of the ball joint of the upper- and lower- end-fittings of the main servo-control and, depending on findings, replacing the main servo-control or repairing the ball joint. This AD was prompted by incidents of missing crimping on the ball joints of servo-control end-fittings. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent failure of a main servo-control upper end fitting, and subsequent failure of the flight controls and loss of control of the helicopter. This AD is effective March 26, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain ATR—GIE Avions de Transport Regional Model ATR42 and Model ATR72 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of defective sealing between the nacelle lower fairing and the underwing box. This AD requires a one-time general visual inspection for damaged (worn, torn, or abraded) or missing seals between the nacelle lower fairing and the underwing box of both the left-hand and right-hand engine nacelles, and replacement of the seal and/or shims if necessary. We are issuing this AD to prevent the decrease of the fire extinguishing agent efficiency, which could delay fire extinction and allow fire propagation out of the nacelle fire protected area, resulting in damage to the airplane. This AD becomes effective March 26, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Model 204B helicopters with a certain cable assembly installed. This AD requires inspecting the tail rotor (T/R) cable assembly for an incorrectly machined body. This AD is prompted by a report from Bell that a defective body on the cable prevents the barrel assembly from fully engaging in the body cavity. These actions are intended to prevent disengagement of the cable from the barrel, failure of the T/R pitch control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. This AD is effective March 26, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–1A11 (CL–600), CL–600–2A12 (CL–601), and CL–600–2B16 (CL–601–3A, CL–601–3R, and CL–604 Variants) airplanes. This AD requires repetitive inspections for fractured or incorrectly oriented fasteners on the inboard flap hinge-box forward fittings on both wings, and fastener replacement if necessary. This AD was prompted by two reports of fractured fastener heads found on the inboard flap hinge-box forward fitting. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct incorrectly oriented or fractured fasteners, which could result in detachment of the flap hinge-box and the flap surface, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane. This AD becomes effective March 6, 2014.

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2009–26–16 for certain The Boeing Company Model MD–11 and MD–11F airplanes. AD 2009–26–16 required inspecting to determine if wires touch the upper surface of the center upper auxiliary fuel tank, and marking the location, as necessary; inspecting all wire bundles above the center upper auxiliary fuel tank for splices and damage; inspecting for damage to the fuel vapor barrier seal and upper surface of the center upper auxiliary fuel tank; and performing corrective actions, as necessary. AD 2009–26–16 also required installing nonmetallic barrier/shield sleeving, new clamps, new attaching hardware, and a new extruded channel. This new AD requires inspections of additional center upper auxiliary fuel tank locations and corrective actions as necessary. This AD was prompted by reports that identified additional locations where inspections and corrective actions of the center upper auxiliary fuel tank are needed. We are issuing this AD to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane. This AD is effective March 26, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various restricted category helicopters, originally manufactured by Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. (Bell), model numbers HH–1K, TH–1F, TH–1L, UH–1A, UH–1B, UH–1E, UH–1F, UH–1H, UH–1L, and UH–1P. This AD requires inspecting the tail rotor (T/R) cable assembly for an incorrectly machined body. This AD is prompted by a report from Bell that a defective body on the cable prevents the barrel assembly from fully engaging in the body cavity. These actions are intended to prevent disengagement of the cable from the barrel, failure of the T/R pitch control, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. This AD is effective March 26, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposed to modify its rules for operation of the Ancillary Terrestrial Component (ATC) of the single Mobile-Satellite Service (MSS) system operating in the 2483.5–2495 MHz band. The proposed rule changes would allow the MSS operator to deploy a low-power terrestrial broadband network that would operate in both Globalstar’s licensed spectrum at 2483.5–2495 GHz, and, with the same equipment, spectrum in the adjacent 2473–2483.5 MHz band used by unlicensed devices. This action could potentially increase the amount of spectrum available for broadband access in the United States. The Commission seeks comment on the potential impacts this proposal could have on unlicensed devices, which operate in the 2400– 2483.5 MHz band, licensed Broadcast Auxiliary Service (BAS) stations, which operate in the 2483.5–2500 MHz band, and licensed Broadband Radio Service/Educational Broadband Service (BRS/EBS) stations, which operate in the 2496–2690 MHz band, along with the costs and benefits of the proposed approach. Comments are due on or before May 5, 2014 and reply comments are due on or before June 4, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs2/, reference IB Docket No. 13–213.)

PROPOSED RULE: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is proposing to amend its regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The regulations are being revised to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions and to incorporate certain changes brought about by the amendments to the FOIA under the Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National (OPEN) Government Act of 2007. Additionally, the regulations are being updated to reflect developments in case law and to include current cost figures to be used in calculating and charging fees. Submit comments on or before March 21, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 2700–AE04.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS reduces the trip limit in the hook-and-line component of the commercial sector for king mackerel in the southern Florida west coast subzone to 500 lb (227 kg) of king mackerel per day in or from the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). This trip limit reduction is necessary to protect the Gulf king mackerel resource. This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, February 16, 2014, through June 30, 2014, unless changed by further notice in the Federal Register.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Atka mackerel in the Central Aleutian district (CAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Island management area (BSAI) by vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2014 Atka mackerel total allowable catch (TAC) in the CAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery. Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), February 13, 2014, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., June 10, 2014. Enforcement of the closure began at 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), February 12, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by vessels using pot gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season allowance of the 2014 Pacific cod total allowable catch apportioned to vessels using pot gear in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA. Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), February 13, 2014, through 1200 hours, A.l.t., June 10, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: This action would revise Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery regulations pertaining to certified catch monitors and certified observers required for vessels in the Shorebased Individual Fishery Quota Program, the Mothership Coop Program, the Catcher/Processor Coop Program, and for processing vessels in the fixed gear or open access fisheries. This action also specifies permitting requirements for persons interested in providing certified observers and certified catch monitor services; updates observer provider and vessels responsibilities relative to observer safety; makes minor revisions relative to administration of the programs, and proposes numerous housekeeping measures. This action affects individuals serving as certified catch monitors and observers, persons that provide certified catch monitors and observers, vessels that are required to carry certified observers, and persons that are required to employ the services of certified catch monitors. Submit comments on or before March 21, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number NOAA–NMFS–2012–0218.)

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