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Federal Register Highlights – 6/10/14

June 10, 2014

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for June 10, 2014:

PROPOSED RULE: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) is proposing to integrate its rules relating to policies and procedures for corporate activities and transactions involving national banks and Federal savings associations, to revise some of these rules in order to eliminate unnecessary requirements consistent with safety and soundness, and to make other technical and conforming changes. The OCC also is proposing amendments to update its rules for agency organization and function. Comments must be received on or before August 11, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number OCC–2014–0007.)

PROPOSED RULE: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require expanded reporting of nonconforming items. Interested parties should submit written comments to the Regulatory Secretariat on or before August 11, 2014 to be considered in the formation of the final rule. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference FAR Case 2013–002.)

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330–200, A330–200 Freighter, and A330–300 series airplanes; and Model A340–200, A340–300, A340–500, and A340–600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a non-connection of the constant speed motor/generator (CSM/G) during a final assembly operational test. This AD requires a detailed inspection of the connector wires for connector 1XE–A of the generator control unit (GCU)–CSM/G for discrepancies (evidence of arcing or overheating damage), and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct incorrect locking of contacts into connector 1XE–A of the GCU–CSM/G, which could result in a loss of contact continuity and lead to the CSM/G not operating, which, in conjunction with an emergency electrical configuration loss of the main electrical system or total engine flameout, could adversely affect the airplane’s safe flight. This AD becomes effective July 15, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Airbus Helicopters Model SA–365N, SA–365N1, AS–365N2, and AS 365 N3 helicopters to require repetitively inspecting frame number (No.) 9 for a crack. This AD was prompted by a report of a crack in frame No. 9 on an AS365 helicopter. The actions of this AD are intended to detect a crack and prevent loss of structural integrity and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. This AD is effective July 15, 2014.

RULE: We are publishing a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Helicopters (previously Eurocopter France) Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350C, AS350D, AS350D1, AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters, which was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these helicopters. This AD requires repetitively inspecting certain reinforcement angles of the rear structure to tailboom junction frame (reinforcement angles) for a crack, and repairing any cracked reinforcement angle. This AD is prompted by a report that cracks were found in the reinforcement angles on several AS355 helicopters. These actions are intended to detect a crack in the reinforcement angle, which if not corrected, could result in loss of the tailboom and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. This AD becomes effective June 25, 2014 to all persons except those persons to whom it was made immediately effective by Emergency AD (EAD) 2014–07–52, issued on March 28, 2014, which contained the requirements of this AD.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Costruzioni Aeronautiche Tecnam srl Model P2006T airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a cracked engine mount. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective July 15, 2014.

RULE: We are revising airworthiness directive (AD) 2008–21–07 for certain Dowty Propellers model R408/6–123–F/17 propellers. AD 2008–21–07 required initial and repetitive inspections of the blade bonded metallic leading edge (L/E) guards for correct bonding until they accumulate more than 1,200 flight hours (FH) time-in-service. This AD requires the same inspection and replacement requirements of AD 2008–21–07. This AD also provides an optional terminating action to those requirements. This AD was prompted by updated service bulletins that identify terminating action to the requirements of AD 2008–21–07. We are issuing this AD to prevent the loss of the bonded metallic L/E guard of the propeller, which could result in damage to the propeller or to the airplane, or injury to personnel. This AD is effective July 15, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE:  OGE is issuing a proposed rule to revoke the designation of one departmental component of one agency and designate a new bureau as a departmental component for purposes of the one-year post-employment conflict of interest restriction in the United States Code; to revoke the designation of two departmental components of another agency and designate their successor bureau as a departmental component; to change the name of an existing departmental component; and to revoke the designation of a departmental component that was abolished. Comments are invited and must be received on or before July 10, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 3209–AA14.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Maritime Administration (‘‘MARAD’’) is soliciting public comments on amendments to its regulations which implement new requirements regarding certain large fishing industry vessels set forth in the American Fisheries Act of 1998, as amended by the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010 (‘‘CGAA’’) and the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012 (‘‘CGMTA’’). The proposed revisions to the regulation adds two new exceptions to the restrictions on the eligibility of vessels over 165 feet in registered length to be documented with fishery endorsements, eliminates the 15-day application deadline for vessels whose fishery endorsements have become invalid, limits fishery endorsement eligibility for certain large fishing industry vessels, and eliminates certain exemptions for specific vessels that were deleted in the CGMTA. Comments must be received on or before August 11, 2014. MARAD will consider comments filed after this date to the extent practicable. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number MARAD–2014–0043.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking to solicit public comment on proposed amendments to Treasury’s rules for reporting large positions in certain Treasury securities. The large position reporting rules are issued under the Government Securities Act (GSA) for the purposes of monitoring the impact in the Treasury securities market of concentrations of positions in Treasury securities and otherwise assisting the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in enforcing the GSA. In addition, the large position reports provide Treasury with information to better understand supply and demand dynamics in certain Treasury securities. The proposed amendments are designed to improve the information available to Treasury and simplify the reporting process for many entities subject to the large position reporting rules. Submit comments on or before August 9, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number Treas–DO–2014–0002.)

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