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Federal Register Highlights – 11/12/14

November 12, 2014

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for November 12, 2014:

PROPOSED RULE: This proposal invites comments on prescribing late payment and interest charges on past due assessments under the Processed Raspberry Promotion, Research, and Information Order (Order). The Order is administered by the National Processed Raspberry Council (Council) with oversight by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Under the Order, assessments are collected from domestic producers and importers and used for research and promotion projects designed to maintain and expand the market for processed raspberries. This proposal would implement authority contained in the Order that allows to use to to collect late payment and interest charges on past due assessments. Three additional changes are proposed to reflect current practices and update the Order and regulations. This action would contribute to effective administration of the program. Comments must be received by December 12, 2014. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the navigable waters of the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth, Virginia for 12 periods of 48 hours beginning at midnight on January 5, January 12, January 19, January 22, January 27, February 9, March 2, March 5, March 10, March 23, March 30 and April 6, 2015. This action will restrict vessel traffic movement in the designated area during construction of the new Midtown Tunnel. This action is necessary to protect the life and property of the maritime public due to the number of work vessels in the designated area and their lack of maneuverability while engaged in construction operations. This rule will be effective from January 5, 2015 through April 6, 2015. This rule will be enforced for 12 periods of 48 hours in length, beginning at midnight on January 5, January 12, January 19, January 22, January 27, February 9, March 2, March 5, March 10, March 23, March 30, and April 6, 2015.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for all waters of the Lower Mississippi River, from MM 363.5 to MM 364.5. This safety zone is needed to protect persons and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display. Entry into the zone is prohibited to all vessels, Mariners, and persons unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Lower Mississippi River or a designated representative. This rule is effective from 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM on December 31, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (A.D.) for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This A.D. was prompted by a determination that more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This A.D. requires revising the maintenance or inspection programs as applicable. We are issuing this A.D. to prevent a safety-significant latent failure (which is not annunciated) which, in combination with one or more other specific failures or events, would result in a hazardous or catastrophic failure condition. This A.D. becomes effective December 17, 2014.

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (A.D.) 2005-07-12, which applies to certain the Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and-500 series airplanes. A.D. 2005-07-12 required detailed and eddy current inspections to detect cracking of the frame web around the cutout for the doorstop intercostal strap at the aft side of the station (STA) 291.5 frame at stringer 16R, and corrective action if necessary. Since we issued A.D. 2005-07-12, we received reports of new findings of cracking at various locations of the STA 277 to STA 291.5 frames and intercostals, including webs, chords, clips, and shear ties, between stringers 7R and 17R. This new A.D. requires inspections for cracking at the forward galley door cutout, and corrective actions if necessary. This new A.D. also reduces a certain inspection threshold required by A.D. 2005-07-12. We are issuing this A.D. to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the aft frame and frame support structure of the forward galley door, which could result in a severed fuselage frame web, rapid decompression of the airplane, and possible loss of the forward galley door. This A.D. is effective December 17, 2014.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (A.D.) for all the Boeing Company Model 767 airplanes. This A.D. was prompted by reports of a rotary actuator for the trailing edge (TE) flap that had slipped relative to its meeting reaction ring, which is attached to the flap support rib. This A.D. requires repetitive inspections for corrosion of the fixed ring gear and reaction ring splines of the rotary actuator assembly for each support position, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this A.D. to detect and correct flap rotary actuator gear disengagement from its mating reaction ring. This disengagement with flaps extended could cause an un-commanded roll due to flap blowback, overload, or flap departure from the airplane, which could compromise safe flight and landing of the airplane. This A.D. is effective December 17, 2014.

RULE: We are superseding airworthiness directive (A.D.) 2012-13-08 for certain the Boeing Company Model 747-100, 747-100B, 747-200B, 747-200C, 747-200F, 747-400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes, without a stretched upper deck stretched upper deck modification. A.D. 2012-13-08 required inspections of tension ties and surrounding structure for cracking, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary; modification of tension tie structure or tension tie and frame structure at specified stations; and post modification inspections of some modified and unmodified areas, and repair if necessary. This new A.D. adds inspections in unmodified center section tension ties, and repair if necessary; post modification inspections of modified and unmodified areas, and repair if necessary; a new modification of tension tie and frame structures; and inspections of tension ties and surrounding structure, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This new A.D. reduces an inspection interval. This A.D. was prompted by widespread fatigue damage analysis that resulted in a determination that more inspections are necessary. We are issuing this A.D. to prevent tension ties from becoming severed or disconnected from the frames, which could lead to reduced structural integrity and sudden decompression of the airplane in flight. This A.D. is effective December 17, 2014.

PROPOSED RULE: The food and drug administration (FDA) is proposing in this administrative order to reclassify rigid pedicle screw systems, a pre-amendments class III device, into class II (special controls); require the filing of a premarket approval application (PMA) or a notice of completion of a product development protocol (PDP) for the dynamic stabilization systems, currently a subtype of pedicle screws, regardless of the indication for use; and clarify the device identification of pedicle screw spinal systems, to more clearly delineate between rigid pedicle screw systems and dynamic stabilization systems. FDA is proposing this action based on new information pertaining to the device type. This proposed action implements certain statutory requirements. Submit either electronic or written comments on this proposed order by February 10, 2015. (To submit comments, visit http://www.regulations.gov. Click here to be taken directly to the commenting page.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific ocean perch in the Eastern Aleutian district (EAI) of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) by just participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery. This action is necessary to prevent exceeding 2014 total allowable catch (TAC) of Pacific ocean perch in the EAI allocated to vessels participating in the BSAI trawl limited access fishery. Effective 1200 hrs., Alaska local time (ALT) November 6, 2014, through 2400 hrs. ALT, December 31, 2014.

TEMPORARY RULE: This action implements new stock status determination criteria for Gulf of Maine (GOM) haddock and increases the association GOM haddock catch limits for the remainder of fishing year 2014 based on the most recent and best available scientific information. This action is intended to provide additional commercial fishing opportunities for GOM haddock and other healthy groundfish stocks. Effective November 12, 2014 through May 11, 2015.

 

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