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Federal Register Highlights – 2/18/16

February 18, 2016

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for February 18, 2016:

PROPOSED RULE: The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the 63rd Street Bridge across Indian Creek, mile 4.0, at Miami Beach, FL. This proposed rule implements restrictions that allow the bridge to not open for vessels during peak vehicle traffic times. Bridge openings during peak vehicle traffic times cause major traffic jams that may be avoided without negatively impacting vessel traffic on the Indian Creek. Modifying the bridge operating schedule will reduce major vehicle traffic issues during rush hour times. Comments and related material must reach the Coast Guard on or before April 18, 2016. (To submit comments, visit, reference Docket No. USCG–2015–0940.)

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015–26– 02 for all Airbus Model A330–200, A330–200 Freighter, and A330–300 series airplanes; and Airbus Model A340–200, A340–300, A340–500, and A340–600 series airplanes. AD 2015– 26–02 required, for certain airplanes, identification of the part number, serial number, and standard of the ram air turbine (RAT) pump, RAT module, RAT actuator, and RAT lower gearbox assembly; replacement of the balance weight screw, modification of the actuator coil spring, modification of the actuator, an inspection of the anti-stall valve for correct installation in the RAT pump housing; and corrective actions if necessary. For certain other airplanes, AD 2015–26–02 required re- identification or replacement of the RAT module. This new AD requires the same actions as AD 2015–26–02. This new AD was prompted by a report of a typographical error in the regulatory text of AD 2015–26–02. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of the impeller function and RAT pump pressurization capability, which, if preceded by a total engine flame-out, could result in loss of control of the airplane. This AD becomes effective March 4, 2016.

RULE: We are superseding an airworthiness directive (AD) 2014–03– 18 for B–N Group Ltd. Models BN–2, BN–2A, BN–2A–2, BN–2A–3, BN–2A–6, BN–2A–8, BN–2A–9, BN–2A–20, BN– 2A–21, BN–2A–26, BN–2A–27, BN–2B– 20, BN–2B–21, BN–2B–26, BN–2B–27, BN2A MK. III, BN2A MK. III–2, and BN2A MK. III–3 airplanes. 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 damage of the cable sliding end assembly and installation of the incorrect end fitting on engine control cable assemblies. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective March 24, 2016.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747–400F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an analysis of the production methods used to increase fatigue resistance of the upper closure fittings at the nose cargo door portal’s C–3 frame, which showed that cracking could start too early to be caught in a timely manner by the inspection or maintenance program. This AD requires inspections of the upper closure fitting and connected strap and doubler at the nose cargo door portal for cracking, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct such cracking, which could result in sudden decompression and loss of the airplane’s structural integrity. This AD is effective March 24, 2016.

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2010–26– 10, which applied to certain The Boeing Company Model 747–200C, –200F, –400, –400D, and –400F series airplanes. AD 2010–26–10 required repetitive inspections for cracking of the lap joints, modification of certain lap joints, and certain post-repair inspections of the lap joints. This new AD adds new repetitive post- modification inspections for cracking in the lap joints, and repair if necessary. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) which indicated that certain lap joints are subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking in certain lap joints, which could result in rapid depressurization and consequent reduced structural integrity of the airplane. This AD is effective March 24, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: The Commission has before it a petition for rulemaking filed by Gray Television License, LLC, proposed assignee of KDUH–TV, Scottsbluff, Nebraska and New Rushmore Radio, Inc., the licensee of station KDUH–TV, channel 7, Scottsbluff, Nebraska (collectively “Petitioners”), requesting an amendment of the DTV Table of Allotments to delete channel 7 at Scottsbluff and substitute channel 7 at Sidney, Nebraska. While the Commission instituted a freeze on the acceptance of full power television rulemaking petitions requesting channel substitutions in May 2011, Petitioners are seeking a waiver asserting that because the proposed change in community of license does not involve any proposed change in technical facilities, grant of the petition would not impact on the Post-Transition Table of DTV Allotments. Petitioners believe that a waiver here would serve the public interest and that community in Sidney would remain well-served after reallotment. Comments must be filed on or before March 21, 2016, and reply comments on or before April 4, 2016. (Submit written comments to: Federal Communications Commission, Office of the Secretary, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve counsel for petitioner as follows: Gray Television Licensee, LLC, c/o Cooley LLP, John R. Feore, Jr. Esq. and Derek Teslik, Esq., 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20004; New Rushmore Radio Inc., c/ o Law Office of Jack N. Goodman, Jack N. Goodman, Esq., 1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036.)


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