Skip to content

Federal Register Highlights – 9/15/15

September 15, 2015

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for September 15, 2015:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Bridge across the Snake River, mile 1.5, at Burbank, WA. The deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance to replace movable rail joints. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position during maintenance activities. This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on September 28, 2015 until 7 p.m. on October 1, 2015.

TEMPORARY RULE: The United States Coast Guard is establishing a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) on the navigable waters of Kill Van Kull and Newark Bay surrounding the Bayonne Bridge. In response to a planned Bayonne Bridge construction project, this rule will establish a speed restriction in the waters surrounding the Bayonne Bridge. This rule will allow the Coast Guard to prohibit vessel traffic through the RNA when necessary to safeguard people and vessels from the hazards associated with bridge construction. This rule is effective from October 15, 2015 until December 31, 2017.

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 97–07–14, for certain Airbus Model A320–111, –211, and –231 airplanes. AD 97–07–14 required modification of an area on the front spar of the wing center section by installing shims and new fasteners to reinforce pressure floor fittings. This new AD continues to require modifying the rib flange on the front spar of the wing center section by installing shims and new fasteners to reinforce pressure floor fittings; and requires repetitive high frequency eddy current inspections for cracking of the radius of the rib flanges and vertical stiffener at frame 36, a rototest inspection for cracking of the fastener holes of the rib flanges, repair if needed, and adding additional airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by the need for repetitive inspections on airplanes on which the modification of the rib flange on the front spar of the wing center section has been done. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking on the rib flange area of the front spar of the wing center section, which can reduce the structural integrity of fuselage frame 36 and the wing center section. This AD becomes effective October 20, 2015.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain CFM International S.A. (CFM) CFM56– 7B and CFM56–3 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by a report of an uncommanded in-flight shutdown (IFSD) on a CFM CFM56–7B engine following rupture of the 73-tooth gearshaft located in the engine accessory gearbox (AGB). This AD requires AGB/ transfer gearbox (TGB) magnetic chip detector (MCD) inspection of the affected gearshafts until removal. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of certain engine AGB gearshafts, which could lead to failure of one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and damage to the airplane. This AD is effective October 20, 2015.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 768– 60, 772–60, and 772B–60 turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by fuel leaks caused by damage to the fan case low-pressure (LP) fuel tube. This AD requires inspection of the fan case LP fuel tubes and associated clips and the fuel oil heat exchanger (FOHE) mounts and associated hardware. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the fan case LP fuel tube, which could lead to an in- flight engine shutdown, loss of thrust control, and damage to the airplane. This AD is effective October 20, 2015.

PROPOSED RULE: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), propose to list Platanthera integrilabia (white fringeless orchid), a plant species from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee, as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (Act). If we finalize this rule as proposed, it would extend the Act’s protections to this species. We will accept comments received or postmarked on or before November 16, 2015. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number FWS-R4-ES-2015-0129.)

Advertisements

From → Daily Updates

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: