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Federal Register Highlights – 9/26/14

September 26, 2014

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rule for September 26, 2014:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the Fox River in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This safety zone is intended to restrict vessels from a portion of the Fox River due to demolition work on a railroad bridge. This temporary safety zone is necessary to protect the surrounding public and vessels from the hazards associated with the bridge demolition. This rule is effective from 6 a.m. on September 12, 2014 until 9 p.m. on September 30, 2014. This rule is effective without actual notice from September 26, 2014 until 9 p.m. on September 30, 2014. For the purposes of enforcement, actual notice will be used from 6 a.m. on September 12, 2014, until September 26, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone encompassing the waters of the Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, AL from mm 339 to mm 341.65. This action is necessary for the protection of persons and vessels on navigable waters during the University of Alabama (U of AL) vs. University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) Rowing Competition. Entry into or transiting in this zone is prohibited to all vessels, mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Mobile or a designated representative. This rule is effective on September 27, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard will enforce the annual Blue Water Resort and Casino (BWRC) Parker Enduro marine event and associated waterway restriction special local regulations on October 24–26, 2014. This event occurs in the navigable waters of the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona between river miles 179 and 185 (between the Roadrunner Resort and the Headgate Dam). These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of the participants, crew, spectators, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative. The regulations for the marine event listed in 33 CFR 100.1102, Table 1, Item 11, will be enforced from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 24–26, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard will enforce the U.S. Open Water Ski Racing Nationals special local regulations on October 11–12, 2014. This marine event occurs on the navigable waters of Mission Bay, in San Diego, California. This action is necessary to provide for safety of the participants, crew, spectators, safety vessels, and general users of the waterway. During the enforcement period, persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through, or anchoring within this regulated area unless authorized by the Captain of the Port, or his designated representative. The regulations for the marine event listed in 33 CFR 100.1101, Table 1, Item 14, will be enforced from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 11–12, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to revise its regulations governing DOE verification testing of industrial equipment covered by EPCA rated with alternative efficiency determination methods (AEDMs). These regulations arose from a negotiated rulemaking effort on issues regarding certification of commercial heating, ventilating, air-conditioning (HVAC), water heating (WH), and refrigeration equipment. DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) no later than October 27, 2014. (Submit written comments via email to: AED-ARM-2011-TP-0024@ee.doe.gov. Include EERE–2011–BT–TP–0024 and/or RIN 1904–AC46.)

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2004–03–19, which applies to certain Airbus Model A320–111, –211 and –231 series airplanes. AD 2004–03–19 required repetitive inspections for cracking in the transition and pick-up angles in the lower part of the center fuselage area, and corrective action if necessary. AD 2004–03–19 also provided for an optional terminating modification for the repetitive inspection requirements. This new AD requires accomplishing the modification by installing washers between the transition pick-up angle and the pin nuts, and doing related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD also adds airplanes to the applicability of AD 2004–03–19. This AD was prompted by a determination that the optional terminating modification must be required in order to address the unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking in the transition and pick-up angles of the lower part of the center fuselage, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the wing-fuselage support and fuselage pressure vessel. This AD becomes effective October 31, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747–8 and 747–8F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an analysis by the manufacturer, which revealed that certain fuse pins for the strut-to-wing attachment of the outboard aft upper spar are susceptible to migration in the event of a failed fuse pin through bolt. This AD requires replacing the fuse pins for the strut-to-wing attachment of the outboard aft upper spar with new fuse pins, and replacing the access cover assemblies with new access cover assemblies. We are issuing this AD to prevent migration of these fuse pins, which could result in the complete disconnect and loss of the strut-to-wing attachment load path for the outboard aft upper spar. The complete loss of an outboard aft upper spar strut-to-wing attachment load path could result in divergent flutter in certain parts of the flight envelope, which could result in loss of control of the airplane. This AD is effective October 31, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: FRA proposes to revise and clarify existing regulations related to the use of glazing materials in the windows of locomotives, passenger cars, and cabooses. This proposed rule would reduce paperwork and other economic burdens on the rail industry by removing a stenciling requirement for locomotives, passenger cars, and cabooses that are required to be equipped with glazing. This proposed rule would also clarify the application of the regulations to antiquated equipment and to the end locations of all equipment to provide more certainty to the rail industry and more narrowly address FRA’s safety concerns. FRA is also proposing to clarify the definition of passenger car and separately to update the rule by removing certain compliance dates that are no longer necessary. Written comments must be received by November 25, 2014. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent possible without incurring additional expenses or delays. (Submit written comments via Fax to 202–493–2251 or by mail to Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., W12–140, Washington, DC 20590.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for pollock in Statistical Area 630 in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the C season allowance of the 2014 total allowable catch of pollock for Statistical Area 630 in the GOA. Effective 1200 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), September 23, 2014, through 1200 hrs, A.l.t., October 1, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of Pacific cod from catcher vessels greater than 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using pot gear and catcher vessels using trawl gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear, American Fisheries Act (AFA) catcher/processors (C/P), Amendment 80 (A80) C/Ps, and C/Ps using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2014 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested. Effective September 24, 2014, through 2400 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), December 31, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS announces that the State of Maine is transferring a portion of its 2014 commercial bluefish quota to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. By this action, NMFS adjusts the quotas and announces the revised commercial quota for each state involved. Effective September 24, 2014, through December 31, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: This document contains proposed rules that would amend the regulations of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (Commission) to clarify the water uses involved in hydrocarbon development that are subject to the consumptive use regulations, as implemented by the Approval By Rule program. Comments on these proposed rules may be submitted to the Commission on or before November 17, 2014. (Comments may be mailed to: Jason E. Oyler, Esq., Regulatory Counsel, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 4423 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110–1788, or by email to regcomments@srbc.net.)

 

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