Voluntary Licensing of Amateur Rocket Operations; Withdrawal, 67269-67270 [2012-27503]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 218 / Friday, November 9, 2012 / Rules and Regulations (h) Corrective Action If any cotter pin is found missing during any inspection required by paragraph (g) of this AD: Before further flight, replace any missing cotter pin using a method approved by either the Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE–170, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (or its delegated agent). the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: ■ 2012–22–10 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39–17246. Docket No. FAA–2012–0679; Directorate Identifier 2012–NM–063–AD. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective December 14, 2012. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, serial numbers 10002 through 10999 inclusive; Model CL–600– 2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) and CL–600– 2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, serial numbers 15001 through 15990 inclusive; and Model CL–600–2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes, serial numbers 19001 through 19990 inclusive; certificated in any category. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 53, Fuselage. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a report that certain wing-to-fuselage attachment nuts do not conform to the certification design requirements for dual locking features. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of wingto-fuselage attachment joints, which could result in the loss of the wing. (f) Compliance You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the actions have already been done. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with (g) Repetitive Detailed Inspection Within 3,000 flight hours or 18 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first: Perform a detailed inspection of each affected wing-to-fuselage attachment joint, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–53–042, Revision A, dated April 27, 2012. Repeat the inspection thereafter at intervals not to exceed 6,600 flight hours. Note 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD: The compliance time in this AD differs from the recommended compliance time specified in Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–53–042, Revision A, dated April 27, 2012. VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:51 Nov 08, 2012 Jkt 229001 (i) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–53–042, dated December 21, 2011, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (j) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York ACO, ANE–170, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone (516) 228–7300; fax (516) 794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (k) Related Information (1) Refer to MCAI Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2012–10, dated March 12, 2012; and Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–53– 042, Revision A, dated April 27, 2012; for related information. (2) For Bombardier service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, ˆ Inc., 400 Cote-Vertu Road West, Dorval, ´ Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514– 855–5000; fax 514–855–7401; email thd.crj@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.com. (l) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 67269 (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–53– 042, Revision A, dated April 27, 2012. (ii) Reserved. (3) For service information identified in ˆ this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote´ Vertu Road West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514–855–5000; fax 514– 855–7401; email thd.crj@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.com. (4) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on October 24, 2012. Kalene C. Yanamura, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2012–26961 Filed 11–8–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 400 [Docket No. FAA–2012–0318; Amdt. No. 400–4] RIN 2120–AK16 Voluntary Licensing of Amateur Rocket Operations; Withdrawal Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Direct Final rule, withdrawal. AGENCY: The FAA is withdrawing a previously published direct final rule that would have allowed launch operators that conduct certain amateur rocket launches to voluntarily apply for a commercial space transportation license or experimental permit. The FAA is withdrawing this action because of the adverse comments it received. DATES: The direct final rule published on August 22, 2012, at 77 FR 50584 is withdrawn, effective November 8, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions concerning this action, contact Shirley McBride, Senior Transportation Industry Analyst, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Regulations and Analysis Division, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–7470; facsimile (202) 267–5463; SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09NOR1.SGM 09NOR1 67270 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 218 / Friday, November 9, 2012 / Rules and Regulations email Shirley.McBride@faa.gov. For legal questions concerning this action, contact Laura Montgomery, Senior Attorney for Commercial Space Transportation, Office of the Chief Counsel, Regulations Division, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–3150; facsimile (202) 267–7971; email laura.montgomery@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: or committing the agency to any future course of action. The FAA withdraws Amendment No. 400–4 published at 77 FR 50584 on August 22, 2012. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 6, 2012. Michael P. Huerta, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–27503 Filed 11–7–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Background On August 22, 2012, the FAA published a direct final rule that would have amended the scope of its chapter III regulations to give operators of Class 3 advanced high-power rockets the option of applying for a chapter III launch license or permit, or continuing to operate under 14 CFR chapter I, part 101. The direct final rule would have been strictly voluntary. Only those operators that wished to apply under chapter III for a license needed to do so. However, once an operator accepted an FAA license or permit, part 101 would no longer have applied, and the operator would have been governed by the provisions of chapter III for those rockets. The Commercial Space Launch Act provides that the United States should encourage private sector launches, reentries, and associated services. The FAA initiated the direct final rule primarily to support those launch operators that, under contract with NASA, were required by NASA to obtain an FAA launch license. Because the rule was strictly voluntary, the FAA believed there was good cause to issue it as a direct final rule. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with Reason for Withdrawal The FAA is withdrawing the direct final rule because the agency received several adverse comments. In brief, the commenters raised issues concerning the potential cost to small businesses and the government, both in terms of the resources necessary for preparing and evaluating applications and in terms of the conditional payment of excess claims commonly referred to as ‘‘indemnification.’’ Others expressed doubts about whether amateur rockets could ever meet chapter III requirements, whether applying those requirements to smaller vehicles made sense or was necessary, and whether safety issues were created. Conclusion Withdrawal of Amendment No. 400– 4 does not preclude the FAA from a rulemaking on the subject in the future VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:51 Nov 08, 2012 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Part 1926 [Docket ID–OSHA–2012–0025] RIN 1218–AC75 Revising the Exemption for Digger Derricks in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); Labor. ACTION: Direct final rule. AGENCY: OSHA is broadening the exemption for digger derricks in its standard for cranes and derricks. OSHA issued a final standard updating the requirements for cranes and derricks on August 9, 2010, and the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) petitioned for review of the standard in the United States Court of Appeals. After petitioning, EEI provided OSHA with new information regarding digger derricks. OSHA reviewed the additional information and the rulemaking record, and decided to broaden the exemption for digger derricks used in the electric-utility industry by means of this direct final rule. SUMMARY: This direct final rule will become effective on February 7, 2013, unless OSHA receives significant adverse comment to this direct final rule by December 10, 2012. All submissions, whether transmitted, mailed, or delivered, must bear a postmark or provide other evidence of the submission date. ADDRESSES: Submit comments (including comments to the information-collection (paperwork) determination described under the section titled AGENCY DETERMINATIONS), hearing requests, and other information and materials, identified by Docket No. OSHA–2012– 0025, by any of the following methods: Electronically: Submit comments and attachments electronically at http:// DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments. Facsimile: OSHA allows facsimile transmission of comments that are 10 pages or fewer in length (including attachments). Fax these documents to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693– 1648; OSHA does not require hard copies of these documents. Instead of transmitting facsimile copies of attachments that supplement these documents (e.g., studies, journal articles), commenters must submit these attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Technical Data Center, Room N–2625, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210. These attachments must clearly identify the sender’s name, the date, and the docket number (OSHA– 2012–0025), so that the Docket Office can attach them to the appropriate document. Regular or express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier) service: Submit comments and any additional information or material to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2012– 0025 or RIN No. 1218–AC75, Technical Data Center, Room N–2625, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–2350. (OSHA’s TTY number is (877) 889–5627.) Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures concerning delivery of materials by express mail, hand delivery, and messenger service. The Docket Office will accept deliveries (express mail, hand delivery, and messenger service) during the Docket Office’s normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET. Docket: To read or download comments or other information or material in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov or to the OSHA Docket Office at the address above. Documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not available publicly to read or download through this Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available for inspection at the OSHA Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in locating docket submissions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: General information and press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, Room N– 3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, E:\FR\FM\09NOR1.SGM 09NOR1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 218 (Friday, November 9, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 67269-67270]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27503]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 400

[Docket No. FAA-2012-0318; Amdt. No. 400-4]
RIN 2120-AK16


Voluntary Licensing of Amateur Rocket Operations; Withdrawal

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Direct Final rule, withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is withdrawing a previously published direct final 
rule that would have allowed launch operators that conduct certain 
amateur rocket launches to voluntarily apply for a commercial space 
transportation license or experimental permit. The FAA is withdrawing 
this action because of the adverse comments it received.

DATES: The direct final rule published on August 22, 2012, at 77 FR 
50584 is withdrawn, effective November 8, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions concerning 
this action, contact Shirley McBride, Senior Transportation Industry 
Analyst, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Regulations and 
Analysis Division, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-7470; facsimile 
(202) 267-5463;

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email Shirley.McBride@faa.gov. For legal questions concerning this 
action, contact Laura Montgomery, Senior Attorney for Commercial Space 
Transportation, Office of the Chief Counsel, Regulations Division, 
Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-3150; facsimile (202) 267-
7971; email laura.montgomery@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 22, 2012, the FAA published a direct final rule that 
would have amended the scope of its chapter III regulations to give 
operators of Class 3 advanced high-power rockets the option of applying 
for a chapter III launch license or permit, or continuing to operate 
under 14 CFR chapter I, part 101. The direct final rule would have been 
strictly voluntary. Only those operators that wished to apply under 
chapter III for a license needed to do so. However, once an operator 
accepted an FAA license or permit, part 101 would no longer have 
applied, and the operator would have been governed by the provisions of 
chapter III for those rockets.
    The Commercial Space Launch Act provides that the United States 
should encourage private sector launches, reentries, and associated 
services. The FAA initiated the direct final rule primarily to support 
those launch operators that, under contract with NASA, were required by 
NASA to obtain an FAA launch license. Because the rule was strictly 
voluntary, the FAA believed there was good cause to issue it as a 
direct final rule.

Reason for Withdrawal

    The FAA is withdrawing the direct final rule because the agency 
received several adverse comments. In brief, the commenters raised 
issues concerning the potential cost to small businesses and the 
government, both in terms of the resources necessary for preparing and 
evaluating applications and in terms of the conditional payment of 
excess claims commonly referred to as ``indemnification.'' Others 
expressed doubts about whether amateur rockets could ever meet chapter 
III requirements, whether applying those requirements to smaller 
vehicles made sense or was necessary, and whether safety issues were 
created.

Conclusion

    Withdrawal of Amendment No. 400-4 does not preclude the FAA from a 
rulemaking on the subject in the future or committing the agency to any 
future course of action.
    The FAA withdraws Amendment No. 400-4 published at 77 FR 50584 on 
August 22, 2012.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 6, 2012.
Michael P. Huerta,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2012-27503 Filed 11-7-12; 4:15 pm]
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