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Federal Register Highlights – 5/26/16

May 26, 2016

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for May 26, 2016:

PROPOSED RULE: The Department of Justice (DOJ) proposes amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), largely to codify into regulation certain provisions of Public Law 105– 277, Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999. The proposed rule would amend ATF’s regulations to account for the existing statutory requirement for applicants for firearms dealer licenses to certify that secure gun storage or safety devices will be available at any place where firearms are sold under the license to non-licensed individuals. This certification is already included in the ATF Form 7, Application for Federal Firearms License. The proposed regulation would also require applicants for manufacturer or importer licenses to complete the certification if the licensee will have premises where firearms are sold to non-licensees. Moreover, the proposed regulation would require that the secure gun storage or safety device be compatible with the firearms offered for sale by the licensee. Finally, it also would conform the definitions of certain terms to the statutory language set forth in the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1999, including the definition of “antique firearm,” which would be amended to include certain modern muzzle loading firearms. Written comments must be postmarked and electronic comments must be submitted on or before August 24, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference Docket No. ATF 24P.)

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Coleman Memorial Bridge (US 17) across the York River, mile 7.0, Yorktown, VA. The deviation is necessary to perform bridge maintenance. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. This deviation is effective without actual notice from May 26, 2016 to 7 p.m. on July 17, 2016.

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for navigable waters of the Monongahela River from mile 97.5 to mile 100.5. The safety zone is needed to protect spectators, participants, and personnel involved in the West Virginia Triathlon. Entry of vessels or persons into this zone is prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Pittsburgh. This rule is effective from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. on June 19, 2016.

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015–03– 06 for all Airbus Model A330–200, A330–200 Freighter, A330–300, A340– 200, A340–300, A340–500, and A340– 600 series airplanes. AD 2015–03–06 required repetitive inspections of the left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) wing main landing gear (MLG) rib 6 aft bearing lugs (forward and aft) to detect any cracks on the two lugs, and replacement if necessary. This new AD requires reduction of certain compliance times. This AD was prompted by reports of additional cracking of the MLG rib 6 aft bearing lugs. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking of the MLG rib 6 aft bearing lugs, which could result in collapse of the MLG upon landing. This AD is effective June 30, 2016.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A300 B4–600, B4–600R, and F4–600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4–605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300–600 series airplanes); and Model A310 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of premature aging of certain passenger chemical oxygen generators that resulted in the generators failing to activate. This AD requires an inspection to determine if certain passenger chemical oxygen generators are installed and replacement of affected passenger chemical oxygen generators. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the passenger chemical oxygen generator to activate and consequently not deliver oxygen during an emergency, possibly resulting in injury to airplane occupants. This AD is effective June 30, 2016.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL–600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, and Model CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that some operators have inadvertently removed the existing insulation blankets from the upper wing box area. This AD requires inspecting for and replacing missing insulation blankets in the upper wing box area. We are issuing this AD to detect and replace missing insulation blankets from the upper wing box area, which could result in inadequate thermal protection to prevent fuel ignition in the event of an undetected bleed-air leak due to a cracked or ruptured bleed-air duct. This AD becomes effective June 30, 2016.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes; Model CL–600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes; Model CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes; and Model CL– 600–2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD requires a detailed visual inspection of the upper and lower engine pylons for protruding, loose, or missing fasteners; and repair, including applicable related investigative and corrective actions, if necessary. This AD was prompted by reports of loose or missing Hi-Lite fasteners on the upper and lower engine pylon structure common to the upper and lower pylon skin panels and engine thrust fitting. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct protruding, loose, or missing fasteners, which could result in structural failure of the engine pylons. This AD becomes effective June 10, 2016.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F.28 Mark 0070 and 0100 airplanes. This AD was prompted by accomplishment of a taxi- out checklist which revealed that the elevator movement was partially obstructed due to rotation of the flight control lock adjuster bracket. This AD requires a one-time inspection of the elevator tension control regulator for discrepancies, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct discrepancies of the elevator tension control regulators. Such a condition could result in jamming of the elevator mechanism and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane. This AD is effective June 30, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proposes to approve Reliability Standard BAL–002–2 (Disturbance Control Standard— Contingency Reserve for Recovery from a Balancing Contingency Event) submitted by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). Proposed Reliability Standard BAL–002–2 is designed to ensure that applicable entities balance resources and demand and return their Area Control Error to defined values following a Reportable Balancing Contingency Event. In addition, the Commission proposes to direct NERC to modify Reliability Standard BAL–002–2 to address concerns related to the possible extension or delay of the periods for Area Control Error recovery and contingency reserve restoration. The Commission also proposes to direct NERC to address a reliability gap regarding megawatt losses above the most severe single contingency. Comments are due July 25, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference Docket No. RM16–7–000.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) proposes to amend its rules to make a number of conforming changes and corrections intended to fix citations, provide for consistent use of terminology, and remove outdated or duplicative rule provisions and definitions. FHFA also proposes to remove provisions that FHFA believes are no longer applicable, clarify other provisions by incorporating language that would implement existing FHFA regulatory interpretations, and make other changes and corrections. Written comments must be received on or before July 25, 2016.

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