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Federal Register Highlights – 3/22/16

March 22, 2016

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for March 22, 2016:

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Turbomeca S.A. Makila 2A and 2A1 turboshaft engines. This AD requires tightening the nut attaching the swivel union to the engine power turbine module M04. This AD was prompted by two occurrences of commanded in-flight shutdown following low oil pressure warning. We are issuing this AD to prevent loosening of the nut and oil leakage from the low-pressure oil system, which could lead to in-flight shutdown of the engine and forced landing. This AD becomes effective April 6, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: This document proposes to amend the FM Table of Allotments by allotting Channel 285C3 at Maryville, Missouri, as the community’s fourth local service. A staff engineering analysis indicates that Channel 285C3 can be allotted to Maryville consistent with the minimum distance separation requirements of the Commission’s rules without a site restriction. The reference coordinates are 40–22–33 NL and 94– 51–25 WL. Comments must be filed on or before May 2, 2016, and reply comments on or before May 17, 2016. (Submit written comments to: Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20554. In addition to filing comments with the FCC, interested parties should serve the rule making petitioner and the counter proponent as follows: Michael Myers, 111 SW. Cross Creek Dr., Grain Valley, Missouri 64029.)

PROPOSED RULE: In this document, the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) proposes to amend its rules to improve the quality of the geographic location and other data submitted for fixed white space devices operating on unused frequencies in the TV Bands and, in the future, the 600 MHz Band for wireless services. The proposed rules would eliminate the professional installer option for fixed white space devices and require that each fixed white space device incorporate a geo-location capability to determine its location, and would provide options to accommodate fixed white space device installations in locations where an internal geo-location capability is not able to provide this information. These proposals will improve the accuracy and reliability of the fixed white space device data recorded in the white space databases and assure that the potential to cause interference to protected services is minimized. Comments must be filed on or before May 6, 2016, and reply comments must be filed on or before June 6, 2016. (To submit comments, visit, reference ET Docket No. 16–56.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) has determined that Powdered Surgeon’s Gloves, Powdered Patient Examination Gloves, and Absorbable Powder for Lubricating a Surgeon’s Glove present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury and that the risk cannot be corrected or eliminated by labeling or a change in labeling. Consequently, FDA is proposing these devices be banned. Submit either electronic or written comments by June 20, 2016. (To submit comments, visit, reference Docket No. FDA–2015–N–5017.)

PROPOSED RULE: This rule proposes regulations to address the use of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) sand, gravel and shell resources for shore protection, beach restoration, or coastal wetlands restoration projects by Federal, State, or local government agencies, or use in construction projects authorized by or funded in whole or in part by the Federal Government. The proposed rule describes the negotiated noncompetitive agreement process for qualifying projects and codifies new and existing procedures.  Submit comments by May 23, 2016. (To submit comments, visit, reference Docket ID: BOEM–2010–0041.)


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