September 17, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Draft Guidance for Industry on Self-Identification of Generic Drug Facilities, Sites, and Organizations; Availability; Correction
Document Number: 2012-22784
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is correcting a notice that appeared in the Federal Register of Monday, August 27, 2012 (77 FR 51811). The document announced a draft guidance for industry entitled ``Self-Identification of Generic Drug Facilities, Sites, and Organizations.'' The document was published with an incorrect docket number. This document corrects that error.
Technical Report on Fatality Risk, Mass, and Footprint of Model Year 2000-2007 Passenger Cars and LTVs
Document Number: 2012-22779
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces NHTSA's publication of a technical report describing relationships between a vehicle's mass, footprint (size), and body type and its rate of involvement in fatal crashes. The report's title is: Relationships Between Fatality Risk, Mass, and Footprint in Model Year 2000-2007 Passenger Cars and LTVsFinal Report.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Alabama River, AL
Document Number: 2012-22778
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is changing the regulation governing the Meridian and Bigbee Railroad (MNBR) swing span bridge across the Alabama River at Selma, Dallas County, Alabama. Due to the infrequent requirement to open the bridge for the passage of vessels, the owner has requested a change allowing the bridge to open only on signal if at least 24-hours advanced notification is given.
Special Conditions: Embraer S.A., Model EMB-550 Airplane; Electronic Flight Control System: Control Surface Awareness and Mode Annunciation
Document Number: 2012-22777
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
This action proposes special conditions for the Embraer S.A. Model EMB-550 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the control surface awareness and mode annunciation of the electronic flight control system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These proposed special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Carlin Bayou, LA
Document Number: 2012-22776
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adding a regulation to govern the Louisiana and Delta Railroad (LDRR) vertical lift bridge across Carlin Bayou in Delcambre, Iberia Parish, Louisiana. The bridge currently remains in the open-to-navigation position and only lowers for the passage of trains. This rule codifies the current schedule as a special operating regulation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Tombigbee River, AL
Document Number: 2012-22775
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is adding a regulation to govern the Meridian and Bigbee Railroad (MNBR) vertical lift span bridge across the Tombigbee River at Naheola, Marengo and Choctaw Counties, Alabama. The bridge currently remains in the open-to-navigation position and only lowers for the passage of trains. This rule codifies the current schedule as a special operating regulation.
Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Shark River, Avon, NJ
Document Number: 2012-22774
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the operation of the draws of three bridges which operate as one unit, specifically, the S71 bridge, mile 0.8, the railroad bridge, mile 0.9, and the S35 bridge, mile 0.9, all of which are across the Shark River (South Channel), at Avon Township, NJ. This deviation is necessary to facilitate stringer replacement on the Shark River railroad bridge. This temporary deviation will allow the drawbridges, which operate in unison, to remain in the closed-to- navigation position on specific dates and times.
Approval and Promulgation of State Implementation Plan Revisions; Infrastructure Requirements for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards; North Dakota
Document Number: 2012-22771
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is in part approving and in part conditionally approving two State Implementation Plan (SIP) submissions made by the State of North Dakota. The SIP submissions demonstrate that North Dakota's SIP meets the requirements of section 110(a)(1) and (2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated for ozone on July 18, 1997. Section 110(a)(1) of the CAA requires that each state, after a new or revised NAAQS is promulgated, review their SIPs to ensure that they meet the requirements of the ``infrastructure elements'' of section 110(a)(2). The State of North Dakota submitted revisions to their Infrastructure SIP for the 1997 ozone NAAQS, dated April 6, 2009, as well as a certification of the adequacy of their infrastructure SIP for the 1997 ozone NAAQS, dated November 23, 2009. This action is being taken under section 110 of the Clean Air Act.
Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2012-22770
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2012-22769
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2012-22768
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Notice of Closed Meetings
Document Number: 2012-22767
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2012-22766
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2012-22765
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Defense Intelligence Agency is proposing the add a system to its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Privacy Act; Implementation
Document Number: 2012-22764
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is updating the DIA Privacy Act Program by adding the (k)(2) and (k)(5) exemptions to accurately describe the basis for exempting the records in the system of records notice LDIA 12-0002, Privacy and Civil Liberties Case Management System. This direct final rule makes non-substantive changes to the Defense Intelligence Agency Program rules. These changes will allow the Department to add exemption rules to the DIA Privacy Program rules that will exempt applicable Department records and/or material from certain portions of the Privacy Act. This will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of DoD's program by ensuring the integrity of the security and counter-intelligence records by the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense. This rule is being published as a direct final rule as the Department of Defense does not expect to receive any adverse comments, and so a proposed rule is unnecessary.
National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions
Document Number: 2012-22763
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES): Draft General Permit for Point Source Discharges From New and Replacement Surface Discharging Wastewater Treatment Systems to Waters of the United States, Including to Conveyances to Waters of the United States, Including Interstate Waters That Flow Across or Form Part of the Boundary of Illinois and in All Areas of the State of Illinois
Document Number: 2012-22759
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA, Region 5 today is proposing an NPDES draft general permit for point source discharges of less than 1500 gallons per day from new and replacement surface discharging wastewater treatment systems to Waters of the United States, including to conveyances to Waters of the United States, including interstate waters that flow across or form part of the boundary of Illinois and in all areas of the State of Illinois. Once finalized, this permit will be available to eligible surface discharging system owners or operators who submit an administratively complete notice of intent to be covered by the general permit, including the technological and economic feasibility analyses. The permit will require compliance with certain effluent limitations and inspection, monitoring and reporting requirements. The Agency is asking the public for comments on the draft general permit. The permit and supporting documentation are available at: www.epa.gov/region5/ water/npdestek/surfacedischarge/.
Certain Reduced Folate; Nutraceutical Products and L-Methylfolate Raw Ingredients Used Therein; Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2012-22758
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Reduced Folate Nutraceutical Products and L-methylfolate Raw Ingredients Used Therein, DN 2912; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-22757
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of Commerce
Notice of Commission's Implementation of Procedure of Serving Parties in an Electronic Format
Document Number: 2012-22756
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In this document, the Commission, via the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) provides notice of the implementation of a revised procedure for it to provide service of copies of orders, pleadings, and other documents to parties to a docketed proceeding when required by statute or regulation. Henceforth, that service will be made in an electronic format, rather than by mail.
Open Internet Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-22755
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission announces the next meeting date, time, and agenda of the Open Internet Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee was established to track and evaluate the effects of the Commission's Open Internet rules, and to provide any recommendations it deems appropriate to the Commission regarding policies and practices related to preserving the open Internet. The Committee will observe market developments regarding the freedom and openness of the Internet and will focus in particular on issues addressed in the Commission's Open Internet rules, such as transparency, reasonable network management practices, differences in treatment of fixed and mobile broadband services, specialized services, and technical standards.
Radio Broadcasting Services; AM or FM Proposals To Change The Community of License.
Document Number: 2012-22753
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The following applicants filed AM or FM proposals to change the community of license: ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS, INC., Station KRKZ- FM, Facility ID 189499, BPH-20120725AHL, From NETARTS, OR, To CHINOOK, WA; ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS, INC., Station KTIL, Facility ID 50554, BMP-20120725AHO, From TILLAMOOK, OR, To NETARTS, OR; BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION, Station NEW, Facility ID 136069, BMP- 20120813ABI, From TERRE HAUTE, IN, To PEOTONE, IN; BRAHMIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, Station KPAD, Facility ID 166006, BMPH-20111230ABO, From RAWLINS, WY, To WHEATLAND, WY; CITICASTERS LICENSES, INC., Station WOGB, Facility ID 89, BPH-20120720ACQ, From KAUKAUNA, WI, To REEDSVILLE, WI; CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC., Station WQNS, Facility ID 41008, BPH-20120807ACK, From WAYNESVILLE, NC, To WOODFIN, NC; CORPORATION FOR NATIVE BROADCASTING, Station KXSW, Facility ID 171940, BPED-20120717AAL, From SISSETON, SD, To AGENCY VILLAGE, SD; CRAIN MEDIA GROUP, LLC, Station KEAZ, Facility ID 48748, BPH-20120716ADV, From HEBER SPRINGS, AR, To KENSETT, AR; DAIJ MEDIA, LLC, Station KJOZ, Facility ID 20625, BP-20120731AAA, From CONROE, TX, To FRIENDSWOOD, TX; ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA TRUST, DENNIS J.WATKINS, TRUSTEE, Station KQQZ, Facility ID 5281, BMP-20120628AAL, From FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL, To DESOTO, MO; GOOD TIDINGS TRUST, INC., Station WAYR, Facility ID 24625, BP-20120724ABN, From ORANGE PARK, FL, To FLEMING ISLAND, FL; IHR EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING, Station NEW, Facility ID 160745, BMP-20120821AAF, From MERRILL, OR, To ALTAMONT, OR; JER LICENSES, LLC, Station NEW, Facility ID 190382, BNPH-20120529ALR, From GUNNISON, CO, To DOTSERO, CO; KIERTRON, INC., Station KBRT, Facility ID 34588, BMP-20120809AAQ, From AVALON, CA, To COSTA MESA, CA; MALVERN ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION, Station KHAN, Facility ID 164210, BPH-20120716ADT, From KENSETT, AR, To MAGNESS, AR; SYNERGY BROADCAST NORTH DAKOTA, LLC, Station KLTQ, Facility ID 164305, BPH-20120727AHW, From NEW ENGLAND, ND, To BEULAH, ND; SYNERGY BROADCAST NORTH DAKOTA, LLC, Station KQLZ, Facility ID 166059, BPH-20120727AID, From BEULAH, ND, To NEW ENGLAND, ND; THE OPP BROADCASTING CO., INC., Station WAMI- FM, Facility ID 66211, BPH-20120612ACO, From FORT DEPOSIT, AL, To OPP, AL; TRI STATE RADIO, LLC, Station KYLZ, Facility ID 170181, BPH- 20120807ACF, From PAROWAN, UT, To ENOCH, UT.
Federal Advisory Committee Act; Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age
Document Number: 2012-22752
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice advises interested persons that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age (``Diversity Committee''). The Committee's mission is to provide recommendations to the Commission regarding policies and practices that will further enhance diversity in the telecommunications and related industries. In particular, the Committee will focus primarily on lowering barrier to entry for historically disadvantaged men and women, exploring ways in which to ensure universal access to and adoption of broadband, and creating an environment that enables employment of a diverse workforce within the telecommunications and related industries. The Committee will be charged with gathering the data and information necessary to formulate meaningful recommendations for these objectives.
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest and Pawnee National Grasslands, Fort Collins, CO
Document Number: 2012-22751
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest and the Pawnee National Grassland (ARP) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribes, and has determined that there is no cultural affiliation between the remains and any present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains may contact the ARP. Disposition of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribes described below may occur if no additional requestors come forward.
Advisory Committee For Geosciences; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-22750
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Proposal Review Panel for Materials Research; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-22749
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Proposal Review Panel for Materials Research; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2012-22748
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: National Science Foundation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Department of Defense, Army, Fort Sill Museum, Lawton, OK
Document Number: 2012-22747
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, National Park Service
The U.S. Department of Defense, Army, Fort Sill Museum, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects in consultation with the appropriate Indian tribe, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and associated funerary objects and a present-day Indian tribe. Representatives of any Indian tribe that believes itself to be culturally affiliated with the human remains and associated funerary objects may contact the Fort Sill Museum. Repatriation of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the Indian tribe stated below occurred on April 12, 2004.
Privacy Act; Implementation
Document Number: 2012-22745
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is adding a new exemption rule for LDIA 0209, entitled ``Litigation Case Files'' to exempt those records that have been previously claimed for the records in another Privacy Act system of records. DIA is updating the DIA Privacy Act Program by adding the (k)(2) and (k)(5) exemptions to accurately describe the basis for exempting the records in the system of records notice LDIA 0209, Litigation Case Files. In addition, exempt materials from other systems of records may in turn become part of the case records in this system. To the extent that copies of exempt records from those `other' systems of records are entered into this case record, the Defense Intelligence Agency hereby claims the same exemptions for the records from those `other' systems that are entered into this system, as claimed for the original primary systems of records, which they are a part. This direct final rule makes non-substantive changes to the Defense Intelligence Agency Program rules. This will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of DoD's program by ensuring the integrity of the security and counterintelligence records by the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense. This rule is being published as a direct final rule as the Department of Defense does not expect to receive any adverse comments, and so a proposed rule is unnecessary.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request for the Mine, Development, and Mineral Exploration Supplement (1 Form)
Document Number: 2012-22744
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of the Interior, U.s. Geological Survey
We (the USGS) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. This collection consists of 1 form. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This collection is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2013.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2012-22743
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Defense Intelligence Agency is proposing to alter a system to its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended.
Part C Early Intervention Services Grant Under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program
Document Number: 2012-22742
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
HRSA will be awarding to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, a one-time non-competitive replacement grant for Part C funds to support comprehensive primary care services for persons living with HIV/AIDS, including primary adult HIV medical care, adult psychiatric and mental health therapy, nurse medical case management focused on treatment adherence, and referrals to specialty medical care. These funds will help to avoid a disruption of HIV clinical care to clients in Nashville, Tennessee, and the surrounding counties.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-22726
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services
Update to Notice of Financial Institutions for Which the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Has Been Appointed Either Receiver, Liquidator, or Manager
Document Number: 2012-22724
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Corporation) has been appointed the sole receiver for the following financial institutions effective as of the Date Closed as indicated in the listing. This list (as updated from time to time in the Federal Register) may be relied upon as ``of record'' notice that the Corporation has been appointed receiver for purposes of the statement of policy published in the July 2, 1992 issue of the Federal Register (57 FR 29491). For further information concerning the identification of any institutions which have been placed in liquidation, please visit the Corporation Web site at www.fdic.gov/ bank/individual/failed/banklist.html or contact the Manager of Receivership Oversight in the appropriate service center.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-22709
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
Privacy Act; Implementation
Document Number: 2012-22656
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is proposing to update the DIA Privacy Act Program by adding the (k)(2) exemption to accurately describe the basis for exempting the records in the system of records notice LDIA 10-0001, Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Alternate Dispute Resolution Records. This direct final rule makes nonsubstantive changes to the Defense Intelligence Agency Program rules. This will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of DoD's program by ensuring the integrity of the equal opportunity program, alternate dispute records and reasonable accommodation cases conducted by the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense. This rule is being published as a direct final rule as the Department of Defense does not expect to receive any adverse comments, and so a proposed rule is unnecessary.
Privacy Act; Implementation
Document Number: 2012-22655
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of Defense, Office of the Secretary
The Defense Intelligence Agency is updating the Defense Intelligence Agency Privacy Act Program, by adding the (k)(2) exemption to accurately describe the basis for exempting the records in the system of records notice LDIA 10-0002, Foreign Intelligence and Counterintelligence Operation Records. This direct final rule makes non-substantive changes to the Defense Intelligence Agency Privacy Program rules. These changes will allow the Department to exempt records from certain portions of the Privacy Act. This will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of DoD's program by ensuring the integrity of ongoing Foreign Intelligence and Counterintelligence Operations Records related to the protection of national security, DoD personnel, facilities and equipment of the Defense Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense. This rule is being published as a direct final rule as the Department of Defense does not expect to receive any adverse comments, and so a proposed rule is unnecessary.
Regulations Under the Fur Products Labeling Act
Document Number: 2012-22568
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission proposes to amend its Regulations under the Fur Products Labeling Act to update its Fur Products Name Guide, provide more labeling flexibility, incorporate recently enacted Truth in Fur Labeling Act provisions, and eliminate unnecessary requirements. The Commission does not propose changing or providing alternatives to the required name on labels for nyctereutes procyonoides fur products. The Commission also does not propose changing the Rules' product coverage scope or continuing guaranty provisions.
Airworthiness Directives; PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES S.p.A Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-22542
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. Model P-180 Airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as jamming of the external bearing of the screwjack drive gear, which resulted in failure of the main wing outboard flap external actuator. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Division Turbofan Engines
Document Number: 2012-22534
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pratt & Whitney Division (Pratt & Whitney) PW4052, PW4056, PW4060, PW4062, PW4062A, PW4074, PW4077, PW4077D, PW4084D, PW4090, PW4090-3, PW4152, PW4156A, PW4158, PW4164, PW4168, PW4168A, PW4460, and PW4462 turbofan engines. That AD currently requires initial and repetitive fluorescent penetrant inspections (FPI) for cracks in the blade loading and locking slots of the high-pressure compressor (HPC) drum rotor disk assembly rear drum. This new AD requires the same actions, requires replacement of the 13th, 14th, and 15th stage HPC seals with redesigned HPC seals as an additional action, and adds an optional terminating action to the repetitive inspection requirements by allowing replacement of the entire HPC drum rotor disk assembly with a redesigned HPC drum rotor disk assembly. This AD was prompted by Pratt & Whitney developing a redesigned HPC drum rotor disk assembly for certain affected engine models. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HPC drum rotor disk assembly, which could lead to an uncontained engine failure, and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Pratt & Whitney Canada, Auxiliary Power Units
Document Number: 2012-22532
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain serial numbers of Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW901A auxiliary power units (APUs) approved under Technical Standard Order TSO-C77A and installed on, but not limited to, Boeing 747-400 series airplanes. This AD requires modifications of the rear gas generator case, exhaust duct support, and turbine exhaust duct flanges. This AD was prompted by several events of high-pressure turbine blade fracture leading to separation of the rear gas generator case and release of high energy debris. We are issuing this AD to prevent separation of the rear gas generator case and release of high energy debris, which could result in injury and damage to the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Piper Aircraft, Inc. Airplanes
Document Number: 2012-22529
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Piper Aircraft, Inc. Models PA-24, PA-24-250, and PA-24-260 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks developing in the stabilator horn assembly. This AD requires replacement of the stabilator horn assembly and/or repetitive inspections of the stabilator horn assembly for corrosion or cracks, as applicable. Corrosion or cracks could lead to failure of the stabilator horn. Consequently, failure of the stabilator horn could lead to a loss of pitch control in flight. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.
Airworthiness Directives; Thielert Aircraft Engines GmbH Models TAE 125-01, TAE 125-02-99, and TAE 125-02-114 Reciprocating Engines
Document Number: 2012-22528
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all Thielert Aircraft Engines (TAE) GmbH Models TAE 125-01, TAE 125-02-99, and TAE 125-02-114 Reciprocating Engines. The existing AD currently requires installation of full-authority digital electronic control (FADEC) software version 2.91. Since we issued that AD, we have received reports of possible power loss on airplanes equipped with TAE 125 engines. This proposed AD would require removing all software mapping versions prior to 292, 301, or 302, applicable to the TAE engine model. We are proposing this AD to prevent engine power loss or in-flight shutdown, resulting in reduced control of or damage to the airplane.