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Federal Register Highlights – 10/14/15

October 14, 2015

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for October 14, 2015:

PROPOSED RULE: The Administration for Children and Families proposes to revise regulations applying to the Family Violence Prevention and Services Programs. These proposed revisions would update existing rules to reflect statutory changes, would update procedures for soliciting and awarding grants, and would make other changes to increase clarity and reduce potential confusion over statutory and regulatory standards. The proposed revisions would codify standards already used by the program in the Funding Opportunity Announcements and awards, in technical assistance, in reporting requirements, and in sub-regulatory guidance. In order to be considered, comments on this proposed rule must be received on or before December 14, 2015. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 0970-AC62.)

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Illinois Central Railroad Drawbridge across the Mississippi River, mile 579.9, at Dubuque, Iowa. The deviation is necessary to allow the bridge owner time to complete electrical and mechanical upgrades and replace the control house essential to the continued safe operation of the drawbridge. This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on October 21, 2015 to 1 p.m. on October 22, 2015.

RULE: We are superseding airworthiness directives (AD) 2001–18– 06 and AD 2008–22–16, for all General Electric Company (GE) CT58 turboshaft engines. AD 2001–18–06 and AD 2008– 22–16 required recalculating the lives of life-limited rotating parts using a repetitive heavy-lift (RHL) multiplying factor and removal from service of parts that exceed the recalculated cyclic or hourly life limit. This new AD would consolidate AD 2001–18–06 and AD 2008–22–16, and further reduce the life capability of certain parts. This AD was prompted by recalculation of life for parts installed on engines used in Utility operations, and a reduced life for compressor spools in all operations. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of life-limited rotating parts, uncontained part release, damage to the engine, and damage to the aircraft. This AD is effective November 18, 2015.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA–28–161, PA–28–181, and PA–28R–201 airplanes. This AD requires inspecting the right wing rib at wing station 140.09 for cracks and taking necessary corrective action. This AD was prompted by a report of cracks found in the wing rib bead radius that were formed during production. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective October 29, 2015.

RULE: We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2014–14– 02 for certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PW120, PW121, PW121A, PW124B, PW127, PW127E, PW127F, PW127G, and PW127M turboprop engines. AD 2014–14–02 required removal of the O-ring seal from the fuel manifold fitting. This new AD requires replacement of the fuel nozzle and the fuel manifold flow adapter. This AD was prompted by reports of fuel leaks at the interface between the fuel manifold and the fuel nozzle that resulted in engine fire. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective November 18, 2015.

RULE:  are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) PT6B–37A turboshaft engines. This AD requires initial and repetitive inspections until replacement of the No. 10 bearing, and eventual replacement of the No. 9 bearing, both located in the engine reduction gearbox (RGB) assembly. This AD was prompted by reports of incorrect engine torque for PT6B–37A engines. We are issuing this AD to prevent axial migration of the No. 10 bearing in the engine RGB assembly, which could result in engine overtorque, failure of the engine, in- flight shutdown, and loss of the rotorcraft. This AD becomes effective November 18, 2015.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Schempp-Hirth Flugzeugbau GmbH Models Duo Discus and Duo Discus T powered sailplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as excessive load on the air brake system. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective November 18, 2015.

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