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Federal Register Highlights – 2/4/16

February 4, 2016

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for February 4, 2016:

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 Columbia River, mile 105.6, at Vancouver, WA. This deviation is necessary to accommodate maintenance to replace movable rail joints. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed position during maintenance activities. This deviation is effective from 7 a.m. on March 8, 2016, to 7 p.m. on March 17, 2016.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the James River Bridge (US17) across the James River, mile 5.0, at Isle of Wight and Newport News, VA. The deviation is necessary to perform bridge maintenance and repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. This deviation is effective from 5 a.m. on February 7, 2016 to 7 p.m. on February 14, 2016.

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2004–20– 14, for all Airbus Model A300 B4–2C, B4–103, and B4–203 airplanes; and all Airbus Model A300 B4–600, B4–600R, and F4–600R series airplanes. AD 2004– 20–14 required repetitive inspections to detect cracking of the splice fitting at fuselage frame (FR) 47 between stringers 24 and 26 (left- and right-hand sides), and corrective actions if necessary. This new AD reduces the inspection compliance time and repetitive inspection intervals, and adds Airbus Model A300 C4–605R Variant F airplanes to the applicability. This AD was prompted by a determination that the inspection compliance time and repetitive inspection interval must be reduced to allow timely detection of cracks in the splice fitting at fuselage FR 47. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the splice fitting at fuselage FR 47; such cracking could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. This AD becomes effective March 10, 2016.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737–100, –200, –200C, –300, –400, and –500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a crack of the forward leg of the left front spar lower chord and cracks on the lower wing skin at three fastener holes common to the nacelle outboard side load fitting. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracks on the front spar lower chord, inspar skin, and wing skin, and corrective action if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the forward leg of the front spar lower chord, inspar skin, and wing skin common to the nacelle outboard side load fitting, which could adversely affect the structural integrity of the wing. This AD is effective March 10, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: In this document, the Commission seeks comment on a proposal to adopt rules that would require manufacturers and MVPDs to ensure that consumers are able to readily access user display settings for closed captioning. Comments are due on or before February 24, 2016; reply comments are due on or before March 7, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference MB Docket No. 12–108.)

PROPOSED RULE: On July 13, 2015, the FDIC published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register proposing to amend 12 CFR part 327 to refine the deposit insurance assessment system for small insured depository institutions that have been federally insured for at least 5 years (established small banks). In response to comments received regarding the notice, the FDIC is issuing this revised notice of proposed rulemaking (revised NPR or revised proposal) that would: Use a brokered deposit ratio (that treats reciprocal deposits the same as under current regulations) as a measure in the financial ratios method for calculating assessment rates for established small banks instead of the previously proposed core deposit ratio; remove the existing brokered deposit adjustment for established small banks; and revise the previously proposed one-year asset growth measure. The FDIC proposes that a final rule would take effect the quarter after the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) reserve ratio has reached 1.15 percent (or the first quarter after a final rule is adopted that the rule can take effect, whichever is later). Comments must be received by the FDIC no later than March 7, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 3064–AE37.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is proposing to revise its regulations to require that each regional transmission organization (RTO) and independent system operator (ISO) cap each resource’s incremental energy offer to the higher of $1,000/ MWh or that resource’s verified cost- based incremental energy offer. Comments are due April 4, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.ferc.gov, reference Docket No. RM16–5–000. Documents created electronically using word processing software should be filed in native applications or print-to-PDF format and not in a scanned format.)

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