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Federal Register Highlights – 8/11/15

August 12, 2015

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for August 11, 2015:

PROPOSED RULE: The Administration for Children and Families proposes to revise the Statewide and Tribal Automated Child Welfare Information System regulations. This proposed rule will remove the requirement for a single comprehensive system and allow title IV–E agencies to implement systems that support current child welfare practice. It also proposes to establish requirements around design, data quality, and data exchange standards in addition to aligning these regulations with current and emerging technology developments to support the administration of title IV–E and IV–B programs under the Social Security Act. Written comments on this NPRM must be received on or before October 13, 2015 to be considered. (To submit comments, visit, reference RIN 0970-AC59.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Drug Enforcement Administration proposes to place the substance eluxadoline (5-[[[(2S)-2- amino-3-[4-aminocarbonyl)-2,6- dimethylphenyl]-1-oxopropyl][(1S)-1-(4- phenyl-1H-imidazol-2- yl)ethyl]amino]methyl]-2- methoxybenzoic acid), including its salts, isomers, and salts of isomers, into schedule IV of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This proposed scheduling action is pursuant to the CSA which requires that such actions be made on the record after opportunity for a hearing through formal rulemaking. If finalized, this action would impose the regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal sanctions applicable to schedule IV controlled substances on persons who handle (manufacture, distribute, dispense, import, export, engage in research, conduct instructional activities, or possess), or propose to handle eluxadoline. Interested persons may file written comments on this proposal in accordance with 21 CFR 1308.43(g). Electronic comments must be submitted, and written comments must be postmarked, on or before September 10, 2015. (To submit comments, visit, reference Docket No. DEA-419N.)

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directives (AD) 2003–14– 11, AD 2004–11–08, AD 2004–13–25, AD 2004–18–14, AD 2007–05–12, AD 2008–06–07, AD 2009–18–20, AD 2010– 15–02, and AD 2012–04–07 that apply to certain Airbus Model A330 and A340 series airplanes. AD 2003–14–11, AD 2004–11–08, AD 2004–13–25, AD 2004– 18–14, AD 2007–05–12, AD 2008–06– 07, AD 2009–18–20, AD 2010–15–02, and AD 2012–04–07 required revising the maintenance program to incorporate certain maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations; replacing certain flap rotary actuators; repetitively inspecting elevator servo-controllers and pressure relief valves of the spoiler servo controls; repetitively testing the elevator servo control loops, modifying the elevator servo controls, and repetitively replacing certain retraction brackets of the main landing gear; and revising the airplane flight manual. This new AD requires revising the maintenance program or inspection program to incorporate certain maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This new AD also removes Airbus Model A340–200, –300, –500, and –600 series airplanes from the applicability and adds Airbus Model A330–323 airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by a determination that more restrictive maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations are necessary. We are issuing this AD to address the aging effects of aircraft systems. Such aging effects could change the characteristics of those systems, which, in isolation or in combination with one or more other specific failures or events, could result in failure of certain life limited parts, which could reduce the structural integrity of the airplane or reduce the controllability of the airplane. This AD becomes effective September 15, 2015.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Kidde Graviner hand-operated fire extinguishers. This AD was prompted by a report that a fire extinguisher failed to operate when the activation lever was pressed. This AD requires modifying the affected fire extinguishers. We are issuing this AD to prevent fire extinguishers from failing to operate in the event of a fire, which could jeopardize occupants’ safety and continuation of safe flight and landing. This AD becomes effective September 15, 2015.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211–524B–02, RB211–524B2–19, RB211–524B3–02, RB211–524B4–02, RB211–524B4–D–02, RB211–524C2–19, RB211–524D4–19, RB211–524D4–39, and RB211–524D4X– 19 turbofan engines. This AD requires removing affected high-pressure turbine (HPT) blades. This AD was prompted by several failures of affected HPT blades. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HPT blade, which could lead to failure of one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and damage to the airplane. This AD becomes effective September 15, 2015.

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012–19– 11 for certain The Boeing Company Model 737 airplanes. AD 2012–19–11 required incorporating design changes to improve the reliability of the cabin altitude warning system by installing a redundant cabin altitude pressure switch, replacing the aural warning module (AWM) with a new or reworked AWM, and changing certain wire bundles or connecting certain previously capped and stowed wires as necessary. For certain airplanes, AD 2012–19–11 also required prior or concurrent incorporation of related design changes by modifying the instrument panels, installing light assemblies, modifying the wire bundles, and installing a new circuit breaker, as necessary. This AD was prompted by the report of a flightcrew not receiving an aural warning during a lack-of-cabin pressurization event. We are issuing this AD to prevent the loss of cabin altitude warning, which could delay flightcrew recognition of a lack of cabin pressurization, and could result in incapacitation of the flightcrew due to hypoxia (a lack of oxygen in the body), and consequent loss of control of the airplane. This AD is effective September 15, 2015.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS implements accountability measures (AMs) for the golden tilefish recreational sector in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the South Atlantic for the 2015 fishing year through this temporary rule. NMFS estimates recreational landings of golden tilefish in 2015 have exceeded the recreational annual catch limit (ACL). Therefore, NMFS closes the golden tilefish recreational sector in the South Atlantic EEZ on August 11, 2015. This closure is necessary to protect the golden tilefish resource. This rule is effective 12:01 a.m., local time, August 11, 2015, until 12:01 a.m., local time, January 1, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: NMFS is proposing to revise its regulations to implement the import provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). These proposed regulations would establish conditions for evaluating a harvesting nation’s regulatory program for reducing marine mammal incidental mortality and serious injury in fisheries that export fish and fish products to the United States. Under this proposed rule, harvesting nations must apply for and receive a comparability finding for each fishery identified by the Assistant Administrator in the List of Foreign Fisheries in order to import fish and fish products into the United States. The proposed rule establishes procedures that a harvesting nation must follow, and conditions to meet, to receive a comparability finding for a fishery. The proposed rule also establishes procedures for intermediary nations to certify that exports from those nations to the United States do not contain fish or fish products subject to an import prohibition. Agency actions and recommendations under this rule will be in accordance with U.S. obligations under applicable international trade law, including the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement. Written comments must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on November 9, 2015. (To submit comments, visit, reference Docket No NOAA-NMFS-2010-0098.)


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