Removal of Category IIIa, IIIb, and IIIc Definitions; Delay of Effective Date and Reopening of Comment Period, 22186-22187 [2012-8678]

Download as PDF 22186 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 72 / Friday, April 13, 2012 / Rules and Regulations Federal Register (76 FR 72081–72082, Docket No. APHIS–2011–0074), we amended the Karnal bunt regulations in 7 CFR part 301 by removing areas and fields in Riverside County, CA, from the list of regulated areas in § 301.89–3(f). That action relieved restrictions that were no longer necessary on the interstate movement of regulated articles from this area. Comments on the interim rule were required to be received on or before January 23, 2012. We received one comment by that date. The comment, from a private citizen, supported the interim rule. Therefore, for the reasons given in the interim rule, we are adopting the interim rule as a final rule without change. This action also affirms the information contained in the interim rule concerning Executive Order 12866 and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, Executive Orders 12372 and 12988, and the Paperwork Reduction Act. Further, for this action, the Office of Management and Budget has waived its review under Executive Order 12866. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 301 Agricultural commodities, Plant diseases and pests, Quarantine, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation. PART 301—DOMESTIC QUARANTINE NOTICES Accordingly, we are adopting as final, without change, the interim rule that amended 7 CFR part 301 and that was published at 76 FR 72081 on November 22, 2011. Done in Washington, DC, this 9th day of April 2012. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2012–8914 Filed 4–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 1 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES [Docket No. FAA–2012–0019; Amdt. No. 1– 67] Removal of Category IIIa, IIIb, and IIIc Definitions; Delay of Effective Date and Reopening of Comment Period Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: 12:58 Apr 12, 2012 information on obtaining copies of related rulemaking documents. This action delays the effective date and reopens the comment period for a Direct Final Rule that was published on February 16, 2012 (77 FR 9163). In that document, the FAA published amendments to remove the definitions of Category IIIa, IIIb, and IIIc operations because the definitions are outdated and no longer used for aircraft certification or operational authorization. The International Aviation Civil Organization (ICAO) has requested additional time to adequately analyze the Direct Final Rule and prepare comments. DATES: The effective date of the Direct Final Rule published on February 16, 2012 (77 FR 9163) is delayed from April 16, 2012, to June 12, 2012. If an adverse comment is received, the FAA will publish a timely withdrawal in the Federal Register. The comment period of the Direct Final Rule published on February 16, 2012 (77 FR 9163) is reopened until May 14, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by docket number (FAA– 2012–0019) using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30; U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thuy H. Cooper, ARM–106, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 493–4415; email thuy.cooper@faa.gov. On February 7, 2012, the FAA issued Amendment No. 1–67, entitled ‘‘Removal of Category IIIa, IIIb, and IIIc Definitions’’ (77 FR 9163). The FAA requested that comments on that rule be received on or before March 19, 2012. By letter dated March 16, 2012, ICAO requested that the FAA consider postponing the effective date of the rule until the rule is reviewed through an international process. ICAO stated that due to the short time frame, it was not in the position to understand the full implications of removing the Category IIIa, IIIb, and IIIc definitions. ICAO stated that additional time is necessary to adequately assess the impact of the Direct Final Rule and prepare comments. SUMMARY: See the ‘‘Additional Information’’ section for information on how to comment on this rule and how the FAA will handle comments received. The ‘‘Additional Information’’ section also contains related information about privacy and the docket. In addition, there is SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RIN 2120–AK03 VerDate Mar<15>2010 Direct final rule; delay of effective date and reopening of comment period. ACTION: Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Background Reopening of Comment Period In accordance with § 11.47(c) of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, the FAA has reviewed the request made by ICAO. The petitioner has shown a substantive interest in the rule and good cause for the reopening. The FAA has determined that reopening of the comment period is consistent with the public interest, and that good cause exists for taking this action. Accordingly, the comment period for Amendment No. 1–67 is reopened until May 14, 2012. Additional Information A. Comments Invited The FAA invites interested persons to participate in this rulemaking by submitting written comments, data, or views. The agency also invites comments relating to the economic, environmental, energy, or federalism impacts that might result from implementing the rule. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the Direct Final Rule, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. To ensure the docket does not contain duplicate comments, commenters should send only one copy of written comments, or if comments are filed electronically, commenters should submit only one time. The FAA will file in the docket all comments it receives, as well as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerning this rulemaking. Before acting on this rule, the FAA will consider all comments it receives on or before the closing date for comments. The FAA will consider comments filed after the E:\FR\FM\13APR1.SGM 13APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 72 / Friday, April 13, 2012 / Rules and Regulations comment period has closed if it is possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. The agency may change this rule in light of the comments it receives. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION B. Availability of Rulemaking Documents [Amendment No. 33–32] Federal Aviation Administration C. Privacy The FAA will post all comments it receives, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information the commenter provides. Using the search function of the docket web site, anyone can find and read the electronic form of all comments received into any FAA docket, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement can be found in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–19478), as well as at http://DocketsInfo.dot.gov. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES D. Docket Background documents or comments received may be read at http:// www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Issued in Washington, DC, on April 5, 2012. Pamela Hamilton-Powell, Director, Office of Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2012–8678 Filed 4–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:58 Apr 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 PART 33—AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: AIRCRAFT ENGINES 1. The authority citation for part 33 continues to read as follows: ■ 14 CFR Part 33 An electronic copy of rulemaking documents may be obtained from the Internet by— 1. Searching the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http://www.regulations.gov); 2. Visiting the FAA’s Regulations and Policies web page at http:// www.faa.gov/regulations_policies or 3. Accessing the Government Printing Office’s web page at http:// www.fdys.gov. Copies may also be obtained by sending a request to the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Rulemaking, ARM–1, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267–9680. Commenters must identify the docket or notice number of this rulemaking. All documents the FAA considered in developing this rule may be accessed from the Internet through the Federal eRulemaking Portal referenced in item (1) above. Technical Amendment; Airworthiness Standards—Aircraft Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. AGENCY: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701– 44702, 44704. § 33.87 [Amended] 2. Amend § 33.87 as follows: ■ a. Remove the word ‘‘Administrator’’ from paragraphs (a)(1) and (b)(1) and add the word ‘‘FAA’’ in its place. ■ b. Remove the word ‘‘manufacturer’’ from paragraphs (b)(1), (c)(1), (d)(1), and (e)(1) wherever it appears and add the word ‘‘applicant’’ in its place. ■ c. Remove the phrase ‘‘power and thrust’’ from paragraphs (b)(1), (b)(2) heading, (b)(2)(i), (b)(2)(ii), (b)(3), (b)(4) and (b)(5) wherever it appears and add the phrase ‘‘power or thrust’’ in its place. ■ d. Remove the phrase ‘‘rotor speed, power, and thrust’’ from paragraph (b)(1) and add the phrase ‘‘rotor speed and power or thrust’’ in its place. ■ e. Remove the word ‘‘poition’’ from paragraph (b)(5) and add the word ‘‘position’’ in its place. ■ f. Remove the phrase ‘‘(c)(5)’’ from paragraph (c)(1) and add the phrase ‘‘(c)(6)’’ in its place. ■ g. Remove the phrase ‘‘(c)(5)’’ from paragraph (d)(1) and add the phrase ‘‘(d)(6)’’ in its place. ■ h. Remove the phrase ‘‘(d)(6) of this section’’ from paragraph (e)(1) and add the phrase ‘‘(b)(5), (c)(6), or (d)(6) of this section, as applicable’’ in its place. ■ i. Remove the phrase ‘‘(c)(2) through (c)(6)’’ from paragraph (e)(2) and add the phrase ‘‘(c)(2) through (c)(7)’’ in its place. ■ j. Remove the phrase ‘‘paragraph (c)(2)’’ from paragraph (e)(2) and add the phrase ‘‘paragraph (c)(4)’’ in its place. ■ This amendment corrects a number of errors in the airworthiness standards for aircraft engine endurance tests. None of the changes are substantive in nature, and none will impose any additional burden on any person. SUMMARY: Effective Date: This amendment becomes effective April 13, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions concerning this action, contact Dorina Mihail, Federal Aviation Administration, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Standards Staff, ANE–110, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803– 5229; (781) 238–7153; facsimile: (781) 238–7199; email: dorina.mihail@faa.gov. For legal questions concerning this action, contact Vincent Bennett, Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Regional Counsel, ANE–7, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803–5299; telephone (781) 238–7044; fax (781) 238–7055; email vincent.bennett@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATE: Background A number of inadvertent editing errors in the airworthiness standards of § 33.87 have been identified by the FAA. Some errors apply to the standards for one engine inoperative (OEI) ratings for rotorcraft turbine engines. Others are simply plain language errors. This technical amendment corrects those errors in § 33.87. None of the corrections are substantive in nature, and none will impose any additional burden on any person. List of Subjects 14 CFR Part 33 Issued in Washington, DC, on April 9, 2012. Pamela Hamilton-Powell, Director, Office of Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2012–8984 Filed 4–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Safety. The Amendment In consideration of the following, the Federal Aviation Administration amends part 33 of Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 22187 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\13APR1.SGM 13APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 72 (Friday, April 13, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 1

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0019; Amdt. No. 1-67]
RIN 2120-AK03


Removal of Category IIIa, IIIb, and IIIc Definitions; Delay of 
Effective Date and Reopening of Comment Period

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Direct final rule; delay of effective date and reopening of 
comment period.

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SUMMARY: This action delays the effective date and reopens the comment 
period for a Direct Final Rule that was published on February 16, 2012 
(77 FR 9163). In that document, the FAA published amendments to remove 
the definitions of Category IIIa, IIIb, and IIIc operations because the 
definitions are outdated and no longer used for aircraft certification 
or operational authorization. The International Aviation Civil 
Organization (ICAO) has requested additional time to adequately analyze 
the Direct Final Rule and prepare comments.

DATES: The effective date of the Direct Final Rule published on 
February 16, 2012 (77 FR 9163) is delayed from April 16, 2012, to June 
12, 2012. If an adverse comment is received, the FAA will publish a 
timely withdrawal in the Federal Register.
    The comment period of the Direct Final Rule published on February 
16, 2012 (77 FR 9163) is reopened until May 14, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments identified by docket number (FAA-2012-
0019) using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30; U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room 
W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Take comments to Docket 
Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
     Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thuy H. Cooper, ARM-106, Office of 
Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue 
SW., Washington, DC 20591, telephone (202) 493-4415; email 
thuy.cooper@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: See the ``Additional Information'' section 
for information on how to comment on this rule and how the FAA will 
handle comments received. The ``Additional Information'' section also 
contains related information about privacy and the docket. In addition, 
there is information on obtaining copies of related rulemaking 
documents.

Background

    On February 7, 2012, the FAA issued Amendment No. 1-67, entitled 
``Removal of Category IIIa, IIIb, and IIIc Definitions'' (77 FR 9163). 
The FAA requested that comments on that rule be received on or before 
March 19, 2012.
    By letter dated March 16, 2012, ICAO requested that the FAA 
consider postponing the effective date of the rule until the rule is 
reviewed through an international process. ICAO stated that due to the 
short time frame, it was not in the position to understand the full 
implications of removing the Category IIIa, IIIb, and IIIc definitions. 
ICAO stated that additional time is necessary to adequately assess the 
impact of the Direct Final Rule and prepare comments.

Reopening of Comment Period

    In accordance with Sec.  11.47(c) of title 14, Code of Federal 
Regulations, the FAA has reviewed the request made by ICAO. The 
petitioner has shown a substantive interest in the rule and good cause 
for the reopening. The FAA has determined that reopening of the comment 
period is consistent with the public interest, and that good cause 
exists for taking this action.
    Accordingly, the comment period for Amendment No. 1-67 is reopened 
until May 14, 2012.

Additional Information

A. Comments Invited

    The FAA invites interested persons to participate in this 
rulemaking by submitting written comments, data, or views. The agency 
also invites comments relating to the economic, environmental, energy, 
or federalism impacts that might result from implementing the rule. The 
most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the Direct Final 
Rule, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include 
supporting data. To ensure the docket does not contain duplicate 
comments, commenters should send only one copy of written comments, or 
if comments are filed electronically, commenters should submit only one 
time.
    The FAA will file in the docket all comments it receives, as well 
as a report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA 
personnel concerning this rulemaking. Before acting on this rule, the 
FAA will consider all comments it receives on or before the closing 
date for comments. The FAA will consider comments filed after the

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comment period has closed if it is possible to do so without incurring 
expense or delay. The agency may change this rule in light of the 
comments it receives.

B. Availability of Rulemaking Documents

    An electronic copy of rulemaking documents may be obtained from the 
Internet by--
    1. Searching the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http://www.regulations.gov);
    2. Visiting the FAA's Regulations and Policies web page at http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies or
    3. Accessing the Government Printing Office's web page at http://www.fdys.gov.
    Copies may also be obtained by sending a request to the Federal 
Aviation Administration, Office of Rulemaking, ARM-1, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267-9680. 
Commenters must identify the docket or notice number of this 
rulemaking.
    All documents the FAA considered in developing this rule may be 
accessed from the Internet through the Federal eRulemaking Portal 
referenced in item (1) above.

C. Privacy

    The FAA will post all comments it receives, without change, to 
http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information the 
commenter provides. Using the search function of the docket web site, 
anyone can find and read the electronic form of all comments received 
into any FAA docket, including the name of the individual sending the 
comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor 
union, etc.). DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement can be found in the 
Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-19478), as 
well as at http://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.

D. Docket

    Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for 
accessing the docket or Docket Operations in Room W12-140 of the West 
Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on April 5, 2012.
Pamela Hamilton-Powell,
Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2012-8678 Filed 4-12-12; 8:45 am]
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