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Download as PDF 40265 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 72, No. 141 Tuesday, July 24, 2007 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2007–27269; Directorate Identifier 2006–NM–207–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 airplanes. The proposed AD would have required installing updated software revisions and, as applicable, doing concurrent actions. Since the proposed AD was issued, we have received a report that all affected airplanes have already been modified as described in the proposed AD. Accordingly, the proposed AD is withdrawn. As of July 24, 2007 the proposed rule published at 72 FR 7934, Feb. 22, 2007 is withdrawn. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov, or in person at the Docket Management Facility office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Management Facility office (telephone (800) 647–5227) is located at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC. This docket number is FAA–2007–27269; the directorate identifier for this docket is 2006–NM– 207–AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Thompson, Aerospace Engineer, pwalker on PROD1PC71 with PROPOSALS DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:23 Jul 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1175; fax (425) 227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We proposed to amend part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) with a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for a new AD for certain EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 airplanes. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2007 (72 FR 7934). The NPRM would have required installing updated software revisions and, as applicable, doing concurrent actions. The NPRM resulted from a report of an error in the implementation procedure of the Primus Epic digital software platform, which could result in improper functioning of certain flight systems. A further report indicated that current revisions of the Primus Epic software might cause blinking of all cockpit flight displays. The proposed actions were intended to prevent improper functioning of certain flight systems and blinking of cockpit flight displays, which could lead to increased pilot workload during critical phases of flight. Actions Since NPRM Was Issued Since we issued the NPRM, EMBRAER informed us that all Model ERJ 170 airplanes have been modified in accordance with Service Bulletin 170– 31–0013, Revision 01, dated January 13, 2006 (specified as the appropriate source of service information for accomplishing the requirements of the proposed AD). EMBRAER states that, consequently, all actions specified in the NPRM are complete. FAA’s Conclusions Upon further consideration, we have determined that the proposed AD is not necessary. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn. Withdrawal of the NPRM does not preclude the FAA from issuing another related action or commit the FAA to any course of action in the future. Regulatory Impact Since this action only withdraws an NPRM, it is neither a proposed nor a final rule and therefore is not covered under Executive Order 12866, the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Regulatory Flexibility Act, or DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979). List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Safety. The Withdrawal Accordingly, we withdraw the NPRM, FAA–2007–27269, directorate identifier 2006–NM–207–AD, which was published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2007 (72 FR 7934). Issued in Renton, Washington, on July 15, 2007. Stephen P. Boyd, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–14145 Filed 7–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 16 CFR Chapter II Fiscal Year 2007 Program for Systematic Review of Commission Regulations; Request for Comments and Information Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice of systematic review of current regulations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Consumer Product Safety Commission staff (CPSC or Commission) announces the fiscal year 2007 program for systematic review of current CPSC substantive regulations to ensure, to the maximum practical extent, consistency among them and with respect to accomplishing program goals. In fiscal year 2007, the following two regulations will be evaluated: Ban of Unstable Refuse Bins, 16 CFR part 1301; and Requirements for Pacifiers, 16 CFR part 1511. The primary purpose of the review is to assess the degree to which the regulations under review remain consistent with the Commission’s program policies. In addition, each regulation will be examined with respect to the extent that it is current and relevant to CPSC program goals. Attention will also be given to whether the regulations can be streamlined, if possible, to minimize regulatory burdens, especially on small entities. To E:\FR\FM\24JYP1.SGM 24JYP1 40266 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 141 / Tuesday, July 24, 2007 / Proposed Rules pwalker on PROD1PC71 with PROPOSALS the degree consistent with other Commission priorities and subject to the availability of personnel and fiscal resources, specific regulatory or other projects may be undertaken in response to the results of the review. The Commission staff solicits written comments from interested persons concerning the designated regulations’ currentness and consistency with Commission policies and goals, and suggestions for streamlining where appropriate. In so doing, commenters are requested to specifically address how their suggestions for change could be accomplished within the statutory frameworks for Commission action under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), 15 U.S.C. 2051–2084, and the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), 15 U.S.C. 1261–1278. DATES: Comments and submissions in response to this notice must be received by September 24, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments and other submissions should be captioned ‘‘Fiscal Year 2007 Regulatory Review Project’’ and be submitted by e-mail to cpsc-os@cpsc.gov or by facsimile to (301) 504–0127. Comments may also be submitted by mail or delivered to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 502, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Edwards, Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; telephone (301) 504– 7535; e-mail eedwards@cpsc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. The Review Program The President’s Office of Management and Budget has designed the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) to provide a consistent approach to rating programs across the Federal government. A description of the PART process and associated program evaluation materials is available online at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/ budintegration/ part_assessing2004.html. Based on an evaluation of the Commission’s regulatory programs using the PART, the recommendation was made that CPSC develop a plan to systematically review its current regulations to ensure consistency among them in accomplishing program goals. In FY 2004, the Commission conducted a pilot review program as the initial step in implementing that recommendation. The notice announcing the pilot program appeared in the Federal VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Jul 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 Register on January 28, 2004. 69 FR 4095. Based on the success of the pilot program, the Commission announced the continuation of the program for subsequent fiscal years. B. The Regulations Undergoing Review A summary of each of the regulations being reviewed in fiscal year 2007 is provided below. The full text of the regulations may be accessed at: http:// www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/ waisidx_03/16cfrv2_03.html. 1. Ban of Unstable Refuse Bins The Ban of Unstable Refuse Bins, 16 CFR part 1301, bans certain metal refuse bins having an internal volume of one cubic yard or greater to address the hazard of crushing due to tipover. The rule, which was established under the Consumer Product Safety Act and became effective on June 13, 1978, provides test methods to determine the stability of refuse bins. 2. Requirements for Pacifiers The Requirements for Pacifiers, 16 CFR part 1511, provides requirements whereby pacifiers are not banned under 16 CFR 1500.18(a)(8). The rule provides performance requirements for guards or shields; protrusion limitations; structural integrity tests; a prohibition for attachments such as ribbons, strings, or cords; and labeling requirements. The rule, which was established under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act and became effective on February 26, 1978, addresses mechanical hazards associated with pacifiers such as choking and suffocation. C. Solicitation of Comments and Information The Commission staff invites interested persons to submit comments on each of the regulations being reviewed in the fiscal year 2007 program. In particular, commenters are asked to address: 1. Whether the regulation is consistent with CPSC program goals. 2. Whether the regulation is consistent with other CPSC regulations. 3. Whether the regulation is current with respect to technology, economic, or market conditions, and other mandatory or voluntary standards. 4. Whether the regulation can be streamlined to minimize regulatory burdens, particularly any such burdens on small entities. For each regulation being reviewed, please provide any specific recommendations for change(s), if viewed as necessary, a justification for the recommended change(s), and, with respect to each suggested change, a PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 statement of the way in which the change can be accomplished within the statutory framework of the CPSA or FHSA, as applicable. Comments and other submissions should be captioned ‘‘Fiscal Year 2007 Regulatory Review Project’’ and emailed to cpsc-os@cpsc.gov or faxed to (301) 504–0127. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 24, 2007)]
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CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

16 CFR Chapter II


Fiscal Year 2007 Program for Systematic Review of Commission 
Regulations; Request for Comments and Information

AGENCY: Consumer Product Safety Commission.

ACTION: Notice of systematic review of current regulations.

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SUMMARY: The Consumer Product Safety Commission staff (CPSC or 
Commission) announces the fiscal year 2007 program for systematic 
review of current CPSC substantive regulations to ensure, to the 
maximum practical extent, consistency among them and with respect to 
accomplishing program goals. In fiscal year 2007, the following two 
regulations will be evaluated: Ban of Unstable Refuse Bins, 16 CFR part 
1301; and Requirements for Pacifiers, 16 CFR part 1511.
    The primary purpose of the review is to assess the degree to which 
the regulations under review remain consistent with the Commission's 
program policies. In addition, each regulation will be examined with 
respect to the extent that it is current and relevant to CPSC program 
goals. Attention will also be given to whether the regulations can be 
streamlined, if possible, to minimize regulatory burdens, especially on 
small entities. To

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the degree consistent with other Commission priorities and subject to 
the availability of personnel and fiscal resources, specific regulatory 
or other projects may be undertaken in response to the results of the 
review.
    The Commission staff solicits written comments from interested 
persons concerning the designated regulations' currentness and 
consistency with Commission policies and goals, and suggestions for 
streamlining where appropriate. In so doing, commenters are requested 
to specifically address how their suggestions for change could be 
accomplished within the statutory frameworks for Commission action 
under the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA), 15 U.S.C. 2051-2084, and 
the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA), 15 U.S.C. 1261-1278.

DATES: Comments and submissions in response to this notice must be 
received by September 24, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments and other submissions should be captioned ``Fiscal 
Year 2007 Regulatory Review Project'' and be submitted by e-mail to 
cpsc-os@cpsc.gov or by facsimile to (301) 504-0127. Comments may also 
be submitted by mail or delivered to the Office of the Secretary, 
Consumer Product Safety Commission, Room 502, 4330 East-West Highway, 
Bethesda, Maryland 20814.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Edwards, Office of Hazard 
Identification and Reduction, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 
4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814; telephone (301) 504-
7535; e-mail eedwards@cpsc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. The Review Program

    The President's Office of Management and Budget has designed the 
Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART) to provide a consistent approach 
to rating programs across the Federal government. A description of the 
PART process and associated program evaluation materials is available 
online at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budintegration/part_
assessing2004.html.
    Based on an evaluation of the Commission's regulatory programs 
using the PART, the recommendation was made that CPSC develop a plan to 
systematically review its current regulations to ensure consistency 
among them in accomplishing program goals. In FY 2004, the Commission 
conducted a pilot review program as the initial step in implementing 
that recommendation. The notice announcing the pilot program appeared 
in the Federal Register on January 28, 2004. 69 FR 4095. Based on the 
success of the pilot program, the Commission announced the continuation 
of the program for subsequent fiscal years.

B. The Regulations Undergoing Review

    A summary of each of the regulations being reviewed in fiscal year 
2007 is provided below. The full text of the regulations may be 
accessed at: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfrv2_
03.html.

1. Ban of Unstable Refuse Bins

    The Ban of Unstable Refuse Bins, 16 CFR part 1301, bans certain 
metal refuse bins having an internal volume of one cubic yard or 
greater to address the hazard of crushing due to tipover. The rule, 
which was established under the Consumer Product Safety Act and became 
effective on June 13, 1978, provides test methods to determine the 
stability of refuse bins.

2. Requirements for Pacifiers

    The Requirements for Pacifiers, 16 CFR part 1511, provides 
requirements whereby pacifiers are not banned under 16 CFR 
1500.18(a)(8). The rule provides performance requirements for guards or 
shields; protrusion limitations; structural integrity tests; a 
prohibition for attachments such as ribbons, strings, or cords; and 
labeling requirements. The rule, which was established under the 
Federal Hazardous Substances Act and became effective on February 26, 
1978, addresses mechanical hazards associated with pacifiers such as 
choking and suffocation.

C. Solicitation of Comments and Information

    The Commission staff invites interested persons to submit comments 
on each of the regulations being reviewed in the fiscal year 2007 
program. In particular, commenters are asked to address:
    1. Whether the regulation is consistent with CPSC program goals.
    2. Whether the regulation is consistent with other CPSC 
regulations.
    3. Whether the regulation is current with respect to technology, 
economic, or market conditions, and other mandatory or voluntary 
standards.
    4. Whether the regulation can be streamlined to minimize regulatory 
burdens, particularly any such burdens on small entities.
    For each regulation being reviewed, please provide any specific 
recommendations for change(s), if viewed as necessary, a justification 
for the recommended change(s), and, with respect to each suggested 
change, a statement of the way in which the change can be accomplished 
within the statutory framework of the CPSA or FHSA, as applicable.
    Comments and other submissions should be captioned ``Fiscal Year 
2007 Regulatory Review Project'' and e-mailed to cpsc-os@cpsc.gov or 
faxed to (301) 504-0127. Comments or other submissions may also be 
mailed or delivered to the Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product 
Safety Commission, Room 502, 4330 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 
20814. All comments and other submissions must be received by September 
24, 2007.

    Dated: July 18, 2007.
Todd A. Stevenson,
Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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