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Federal Register Highlights – 9/22/15

September 22, 2015

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for September 22, 2015:

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for certain waters of the Rouge River in the vicinity of Detroit, MI. This zone is intended to restrict and control movement of vessels in a portion of the Rouge River. This zone is necessary to protect vessels from potential hazards associated with dredging operations. This rule is effective without actual notice from September 22, 2015 until 11:59 p.m. on September 24, 2015.

PROPOSED RULE: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“Commission” or “CFTC”) proposes to amend a provision of the Commission’s regulations in connection with the material terms for which counterparties must resolve discrepancies when engaging in portfolio reconciliation. Comments must be received on or before November 23, 2015. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 3038-AE17.)

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2011–19– 04, for all Airbus Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD 2011–19–04 required repetitive inspections for cracking of the left-hand and right-hand inboard and outboard elevator servo-control rod eye-ends, and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD requires an inspection to determine if certain elevator servo-control parts are installed, and replacement if necessary. This AD was prompted by a determination that certain elevator servo-control parts that do not conform to the approved type design have been installed and may have the potential of cracks in the rod eye-end. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct rod eye-end cracking, which could result in uncontrolled elevator surface and consequent reduced control of the airplane. This AD becomes effective October 27, 2015.

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2012–24– 10 for certain The Boeing Company Model 747–400 and –400F series airplanes. AD 2012–24–10 required installing new software, replacing the duct assembly with a new duct assembly, making wiring changes, and routing certain wire bundles. This new AD retains the requirements of AD 2012–24–10 and requires installing a new or serviceable pressure switch bracket and altitude pressure switch. This new AD also adds an airplane to the applicability. This AD was prompted by reports of intermittent or blank displays of a certain integrated display unit (IDU) that were due to an intermittent false electrical ground that was not addressed by the software installation or wiring changes required by AD 2012–24–10. We are issuing this AD to prevent IDU malfunctions, which could affect the ability of the flightcrew to read primary displays for airplane attitude, altitude, or airspeed, and consequently reduce the ability of the flightcrew to maintain control of the airplane. This AD is effective October 27, 2015.

PROPOSED RULE: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is proposing to amend certain regulations pertaining to registration and process filings related to acidified foods and thermally processed low-acid foods packaged in hermetically sealed containers (historically referred to as “low-acid canned foods” or “LACF”). The amendments would reflect new FDA process filing form numbers and would make changes to addresses or locations where such forms can be found or must be sent. Additionally, the amendments would remove obsolete references to the effective dates that occurred years ago and update a reference to another Federal Agency. Submit either electronic or written comments on the proposed rule by December 7, 2015. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference docket number FDA-2015-N-2819.)

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is reallocating the projected unused amounts of Pacific cod from catcher vessels greater than 60 feet (18.3 meters (m)) 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, Amendment 80 (A80) catcher processors (C/Ps), American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl C/Ps, and C/ Ps using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. This action is necessary to allow the 2015 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested. Effective September 17, 2015, through 2400 hrs, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), December 31, 2015.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS announces that the State of Maine is transferring a portion of its 2015 commercial Atlantic bluefish quota to the State of Rhode Island. These quota adjustments are necessary to comply with the Bluefish Fishery Management Plan quota transfer provision. This announcement informs the public of the revised commercial quota for each state involved. Effective September 21, 2015, through December 31, 2015.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS suspends the minimum size limit for Atlantic surfclams for the 2016 fishing year. NMFS also announces that the quotas for the Atlantic surfclam and ocean quahog fisheries for 2016 will remain status quo. Regulations governing these fisheries require NMFS to notify the public of the allowable harvest levels for Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs from the Exclusive Economic Zone if the previous year’s quota specifications remain unchanged. Effective January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.

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