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Federal Register Highlights – 11/14/16

December 10, 2016

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for November 14, 2016:

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015–02– 23, for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–1A11 (CL–600), CL–600–2A12 (CL–601), and CL–600–2B16 (CL–601– 3A and CL–601–3R Variants) airplanes. AD 2015–02–23 required repetitive inspections for fractured or incorrectly oriented fasteners on the inboard flap hinge-box forward fittings on both wings, and replacement of all fasteners if necessary. This new AD also requires replacement of the fasteners, which terminates the requirements of this AD. This AD was prompted by reports of incorrectly oriented fasteners. We are issuing this AD to prevent incorrectly oriented or fractured fasteners, which could result in detachment of the flap hinge-box and the flap surface, and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane. This AD is effective December 19, 2016.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777–200, –200LR, –300, and –300ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that the manufacturer discovered locations where the control components and wiring of the left and right engine fuel spar valves do not have adequate physical separation to meet the redundant system separation requirements. This AD requires modifying the wiring, and installing a new relay bracket and new location for the relay on the left and right engine fuel spar valves. This AD also requires an inspection to identify the part number of the motor operated valve (MOV) actuators for the left and right engine fuel spar valves; replacement of specified MOV actuators with new MOV actuators; certain bonding resistance measurements; and applicable corrective actions. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of control of both the left and right engine fuel spar valves during a single event, such as local wire bundle damage or a wire bundle fire, which could cause both engines to shut down or result in the inability to control an engine fire. This AD is effective December 19, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: This document proposes to amend the FM Table of Allotments, by substituting Channel 277A for vacant Channel 224A at Mullin, Texas, to accommodate the hybrid application requesting modification of the license for Station KNUZ(FM), San Saba, Texas to specify operation on Channel 224A rather than Channel 291A at San Saba, Texas. A staff engineering analysis indicates that Channel 277A can be allotted to Mullin consistent with the minimum distance separation requirements of the Commission’s rules with site restriction 3.1 km (1.9 miles) north of the city. The reference coordinates are 31–35–00 NL and 98– 40–31 WL. Comments must be filed on or before December 19, 2016, and reply comments on or before January 3, 2017. (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: John C. Trent, Esq., Putbrese, Hunsaker & Trust, 200 S. Church Street, Woodstock, VA 22664.)

PROPOSED RULE: The National Mediation Board (NMB or Board) proposes to revise its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations in order to implement the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 and to amend its regulations regarding responding to subpoenas. The NMB also proposes to update these regulations where needed in accordance with Department of Justice guidance, Executive Order 12,600, and changes in Agency practice and procedure. Submit comments on or before January 13, 2017. (To submit comments, visit, reference Docket No. C–7156.)


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