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Federal Register Highlights – 9/15/14

September 15, 2014

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for September 15, 2014:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard will enforce the special local regulation regulating vessel movement in all U.S. navigable waters of the Maumee River, Toledo, OH, from the Norfolk and Southern Railway Bridge at River Mile 1.80 to the Anthony Wayne Bridge at River Mile 5.16. This special local regulated area is necessary to ensure the safety of life and property on navigable waters immediately prior to, during, and immediately after the Frogtown Races. During the aforementioned period, the Coast Guard will enforce restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a portion of the Captain of the Port Detroit zone. The regulations in 33 CFR 100.928 will be enforced from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on September 27, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to accommodate the Architect-Engineer Contract Administration Support System (ACASS) and Construction Contractor Appraisal Support System (CCASS) modules within the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) database. Interested parties should submit written comments to the Regulatory Secretariat on or before November 14, 2014 to be considered in the formation of the final rule. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference FAR Case 2014–010. Commenting page was not available at the time of this posting.)

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC–8–102, –103, –106, –201, –202, –301, –311, and –-315 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of dual alternating current (AC) generator failure during flight. The failure was attributed to wire chafing along the wing lower flap shroud. This AD requires revising the maintenance program to incorporate certain tasks for the electrical wiring interconnection system inspection program. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of both AC generators due to wire chafing, which could result in loss of power to the anti-icing heaters for the elevator horn, engine inlet, and propeller, and consequent ice accumulation in these areas, which could adversely affect the controllability of the airplane. This AD becomes effective October 20, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FAN JET FALCON, FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes; Model MYSTERE–FALCON 200 airplanes; and Model MYSTERE–FALCON 20–C5, 20–D5, 20–E5, and 20–F5 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of a manufacturing defect in the charge indicator on fire extinguisher bottles. This AD requires repetitive weighing of fire extinguisher bottles having a certain part number, and eventual replacement of those bottles to terminate the repetitive weighing. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct a dormant failure in the fire suppression system, which could result in the inability to put out a fire in an engine, auxiliary power unit, or rear compartment. This AD becomes effective October 20, 2014.

RULE: We are revising an airworthiness directive (AD) 2013–22–14 for any DG Flugzeugbau GmbH Model DG–1000T glider equipped with a Solo Kleinmotoren Model 2350 C engine. 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 engine shaft failure and consequent propeller detachment. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective October 20, 2014.

RULE: The FAA is revising airworthiness directive (AD) 2014–07–04 that published in the Federal Register to correct certain errors. AD 2014–07–04 applied to certain Sikorsky Model S–92A helicopters. The range of serial numbers in the Applicability section and a reference to the service information in the Required Actions section of the regulatory text are incorrect. This document corrects those errors. In all other respects, the original document remains the same. This final rule is effective September 30, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing in this administrative order to reclassify the external pacemaker pulse generator (EPPG) devices, a preamendments class III device into class II (special controls), and to amend the device identification and reclassify the pacing system analyzers (PSAs) into class II (special controls). Specifically, single and dual chamber PSAs, which are currently classified with EPPG devices, and triple chamber PSAs (TCPSAs), which are postamendments class III devices, are proposed to be reclassified to class II devices. FDA is proposing this reclassification based on new information pertaining to the device. This proposed action would implement certain statutory requirements. Submit either electronic or written comments on the proposed order by December 15, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number FDA–2011–N–0650. Commenting page was not available at the time of this posting.)

PROPOSED RULE: NMFS is issuing a proposed rule to require use of a NMFS-approved vessel monitoring system (VMS) and institute a 48-hour pre-trip call-in notification requirement for West Coast Large-mesh Swordfish Drift Gillnet (DGN) vessel owners. The DGN fishery operates under authority of the Federal Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP). The VMS requirement is a mandatory term and condition in the 2013 Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7 biological opinion (Opinion) that authorizes the DGN fishery to take certain threatened and endangered species incidental to fishing operations. Installing and operating VMS on vessels in this fishery would provide NMFS and law enforcement personnel the ability to monitor the fishery for compliance with time/area closures, facilitate the deployment of agents to inspect vessels for compliance with conservation measures, and more closely examine and compare the distribution of observed and unobserved fishing effort in the fishery. The pre-trip notification would assist NMFS with timely and efficient placement of NMFS observers onboard DGN vessels. Comments must be received on or before September 30, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference docket number NOAA–NMFS–2014–2013–0131. Commenting page was not available at the time of this positing.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is an agency within the Rural Development mission area of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) responsible for administering the Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program. The B&I Guaranteed Loan Program is authorized by the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act and provides loan guarantees to banks and other approved lenders to finance private businesses located in rural areas. The Agency is proposing changes to refine the regulations for the B&I Guaranteed Loan Program in an effort to improve program delivery, clarify the regulations to make them easier to understand, and reduce delinquencies. The proposed changes to the program are expected to reduce the subsidy rate and thereby lower program subsidy costs over time as the proposed rule is implemented. By lowering the subsidy rate, the Agency may be able to provide greater leverage for the budget authority provided by Congress. This will allow the Agency to guarantee a higher total dollar amount of loan requests and, assuming the same average size of loans being guaranteed, to guarantee more loans. These changes could also result in increased lending activity, expanded business opportunities, and creation of more jobs in rural areas. Comments on the proposed rule must be received on or before November 14, 2014. The comment period for the information collection under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 continues through November 14, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 0570–AA85. Commenting page was not available at the time of this posting.)

 

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