Medical Waivers for Merchant Mariner Credential Applicants With Anti-Tachycardia Devices or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators, 74630-74631 [2012-30296]

Download as PDF 74630 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 242 / Monday, December 17, 2012 / Proposed Rules Accomplishment Instructions of EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190–57–0036, Revision 02, dated August 12, 2011 (Model ERJ 190–100 STD, –100 LR, and –100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190–200 STD, –200 LR, and –200 IGW airplanes); or EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190LIN–57–0016, dated June 10, 2011 (Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes). Replacing the bushings terminates the repetitive measurements required by paragraph (g)(1) of this AD. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with (i) MLG Side Stay and MLG Side Stay Support Assembly Inspection and Repair At the applicable time specified in paragraph (i)(1), (i)(2), or (i)(3) of this AD: Perform a detailed inspection for damage on the LH and RH MLG side stay support assembly, and do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190–32–0043, Revision 02, dated August 23, 2011 (Model ERJ 190–100 STD, –100 LR, and –100 IGW airplanes; and Model ERJ 190–200 STD, –200 LR, and –200 IGW airplanes); or EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190LIN–32–0017, dated June 10, 2011 (Model ERJ 190–100 ECJ airplanes). Do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions before further flight. (1) For airplanes on which the actions specified in Part II and Part III of EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190–57–0036, or EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190LIN–57–0016, have been done, as applicable, as of the effective date of this AD: Within 100 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD. (2) For airplanes on which the actions specified in EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190– 57–0036, or EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190LIN–57–0016, dated June 10, 2011, as applicable, have not been done as of the effective date of this AD; except for airplanes identified in paragraph (i)(3) of this AD: Within 1,200 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD. (3) For airplanes on which the actions specified in EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190– 32–0043, dated March 1, 2011, have been done as the effective date of this AD, and a repair of the MLG side stay support assembly was done if damage was found: Within 600 flight cycles after the effective date of this AD. (j) Credit for Previous Actions (1) This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190–57–0036, dated September 20, 2010; or EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190–57–0036, Revision 01, dated February 28, 2011; which are not incorporated by reference in this AD. (2) This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraph (i) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190–32–0043, Revision 01, dated April 29, 2011, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (k) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Dec 14, 2012 Jkt 229001 (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, 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 International Branch, send it to ATTN: Cindy Ashforth, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057– 3356; telephone (425) 227–2768; fax (425) 227–1149. Information may be emailed to: 9– ANM–116–AMOC–REQUESTS@faa.gov. 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. (l) Special Flight Permits Special flight permits may be issued in accordance with sections 21.197 and 21.199 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.197 and 21.199) to operate the airplane to a location where the airplane can be modified (if the operator elects to do so), provided that it is not a revenue flight and it meets weight limitations requirements specified by the Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA. (m) Related Information (1) Refer to MCAI Brazilian Airworthiness Directive 2012–01–01, effective January 28, 2012, and the service information specified in paragraphs (m)(1)(i) through (m)(1)(iv) of this AD, for related information. (i) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190–32– 0043, Revision 02, dated August 23, 2011. (ii) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190–57– 0036, Revision 02, dated August 12, 2011. (iii) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190LIN– 32–0017, dated June 10, 2011. (iv) EMBRAER Service Bulletin 190LIN– 57–0016, dated June 10, 2011. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Embraer S.A., Technical Publications Section (PC 060), Av. Brigadeiro ˜ Faria Lima, 2170—Putim—12227–901 Sao Jose dos Campos—SP—BRASIL; telephone +55 12 3927–5852 or +55 12 3309–0732; fax +55 12 3927–7546; email distrib@embraer.com.br; Internet http:// www.flyembraer.com. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 6, 2012. Kalene C. Yanamura, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2012–30368 Filed 12–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 46 CFR Part 10 [Docket No. USCG–2012–0734] Medical Waivers for Merchant Mariner Credential Applicants With AntiTachycardia Devices or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators Coast Guard, DHS. Notice to reopen public comment period. AGENCY: ACTION: On September 7, 2012, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed policy change and request for comments regarding criteria for granting medical waivers to mariners who have anti-tachycardia devices or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). The public comment period for the notice expired on October 9, 2012. In today’s action, the Coast Guard is reopening the public comment period to provide additional time for interested parties to submit comments. DATES: Comments and related material must either be submitted to our online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before January 16, 2013 or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2011–0734 using any one of the following methods: (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. (2) Fax: 202–493–2251. (3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590– 0001. (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 202–366–9329. To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. See the ‘‘Public Participation’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17DEP1.SGM 17DEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 242 / Monday, December 17, 2012 / Proposed Rules If you have questions about this notice, call or email Lieutenant Ashley Holm, Mariner Credentialing Program Policy Division (CG–CVC–4), U.S. Coast Guard, telephone 202–372–1128, email MMCPolicy@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing material in the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public Participation You may submit comments and related material regarding whether the proposed policy change should be incorporated into a final policy on issuing medical waivers to mariners with ICDs. All comments received will be posted, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice (USCG–2012– 0734) and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and material online or by fax, mail or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. We recommend that you include your name and a mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding your submission. To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and insert ‘‘USCG–2012–0734’’ in the ‘‘Search’’ box. Click ‘‘Search,’’ find this notice in the list of Results, and then click on the corresponding ‘‘Comment Now’’ box. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. Viewing the comments: To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and insert ‘‘USCG– 2012–0734’’ in the ‘‘Search’’ box. Click ‘‘Search’’ and use the filters on the left side of the page to highlight ‘‘Public Submissions’’ or other document types. If you do not have access to the Internet, you may view the docket online by visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 on the ground floor VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Dec 14, 2012 Jkt 229001 of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. We have an agreement with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management Facility. Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act system of records notice regarding our public dockets in the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316). Background and Purpose On September 7, 2012, the Coast Guard published a notice of proposed policy change and request for comments regarding criteria for granting medical waivers to mariners who have antitachycardia devices or ICDs (77 FR 55174). The notice contains a detailed description of the relevant regulatory provisions, guidance documents, and policy considerations. The notice also lists a series of 12 questions we are considering as the criteria for granting a medical waiver. The notice requests public comment regarding whether the 12 questions represent an appropriate and sufficient list of the criteria a mariner should be required to meet in order to be eligible for waiver consideration, or whether we should eliminate or modify any of the questions, or add other questions to the list. We received 33 public comments in response to the notice before the comment period closed on October 9, 2012. Because of the complexity and importance of the issues involved, we are reopening the comment period to provide interested parties additional time to submit comments. We request that you not re-submit comments already in the docket. You may, however, comment on other comments already in the docket; if you choose to do so, please ensure you identify which comment you are responding to. Request for Comments We encourage your participation by submitting your comments to the Docket Management Facility as specified in the ADDRESSES section above. We will consider comments received during the reopened comment period prior to establishing a final policy on whether waivers should be granted for antitachycardia devices or ICDs, and if so, under what circumstances. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 74631 Authority We issue this request for public comments under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 552(a). Dated: December 7, 2012. P.F. Thomas, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2012–30296 Filed 12–14–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 552 and 538 [OMB Control No. 3090–00XX; Docket 2012– 0001; Sequence 21] General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation: Modifications (Multiple Award Schedules); Information Collection Office of Acquisition Policy, General Services Administration (GSA). ACTION: Request for public comments on an information collection requirement for a new OMB clearance. AGENCY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an information collection requirement regarding General Services Administration Acquisition Regulation (GSAR) clause Modifications (Multiple Award Schedule). DATES: Submit comments on or before: February 15, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Dana Munson, General Services Acquisition Policy Division, GSA, (202) 357–9652 or email Dana.Munson@gsa.gov for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202–501– 4755. Please cite information collection 3090–00XX. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by Information Collection 3090–00XX, Modifications, by any of the following methods: • Regulations.gov: http:// www.regulations.gov. Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by searching the OMB control number. Select the link ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ that corresponds with ‘‘Information Collection 3090–00XX, Modifications’’. Follow the instructions provided at the ‘‘Submit a Comment’’ screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and ‘‘Information Collection 3090– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17DEP1.SGM 17DEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 242 (Monday, December 17, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 74630-74631]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30296]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

46 CFR Part 10

[Docket No. USCG-2012-0734]


Medical Waivers for Merchant Mariner Credential Applicants With 
Anti-Tachycardia Devices or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice to reopen public comment period.

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SUMMARY: On September 7, 2012, the Coast Guard published a notice of 
proposed policy change and request for comments regarding criteria for 
granting medical waivers to mariners who have anti-tachycardia devices 
or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). The public comment 
period for the notice expired on October 9, 2012. In today's action, 
the Coast Guard is reopening the public comment period to provide 
additional time for interested parties to submit comments.

DATES: Comments and related material must either be submitted to our 
online docket via http://www.regulations.gov on or before January 16, 
2013 or reach the Docket Management Facility by that date.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2011-0734 using any one of the following methods:
    (1) Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) Fax: 202-493-2251.
    (3) Mail: Docket Management Facility (M-30), U.S. Department of 
Transportation, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    (4) Hand delivery: Same as mail address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone 
number is 202-366-9329.
    To avoid duplication, please use only one of these four methods. 
See the ``Public Participation'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about this 
notice, call or email Lieutenant Ashley Holm, Mariner Credentialing 
Program Policy Division (CG-CVC-4), U.S. Coast Guard, telephone 202-
372-1128, email MMCPolicy@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing 
material in the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket 
Operations, telephone 202-366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Public Participation

    You may submit comments and related material regarding whether the 
proposed policy change should be incorporated into a final policy on 
issuing medical waivers to mariners with ICDs. All comments received 
will be posted, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov and will 
include any personal information you have provided.
    Submitting comments: If you submit a comment, please include the 
docket number for this notice (USCG-2012-0734) and provide a reason for 
each suggestion or recommendation. You may submit your comments and 
material online or by fax, mail or hand delivery, but please use only 
one of these means. We recommend that you include your name and a 
mailing address, an email address, or a telephone number in the body of 
your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding 
your submission.
    To submit your comment online, go to http://www.regulations.gov and 
insert ``USCG-2012-0734'' in the ``Search'' box. Click ``Search,'' find 
this notice in the list of Results, and then click on the corresponding 
``Comment Now'' box. If you submit your comments by mail or hand 
delivery, submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 8\1/2\ by 11 
inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit 
comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, 
please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will 
consider all comments and material received during the comment period.
    Viewing the comments: To view comments, as well as documents 
mentioned in this notice as being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov and insert ``USCG-2012-0734'' in the ``Search'' 
box. Click ``Search'' and use the filters on the left side of the page 
to highlight ``Public Submissions'' or other document types. If you do 
not have access to the Internet, you may view the docket online by 
visiting the Docket Management Facility in Room W12-140 on the ground 
floor of the Department of Transportation West Building, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. We have an agreement 
with the Department of Transportation to use the Docket Management 
Facility.
    Privacy Act: Anyone can search the electronic form of comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review a 
Privacy Act system of records notice regarding our public dockets in 
the January 17, 2008 issue of the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Background and Purpose

    On September 7, 2012, the Coast Guard published a notice of 
proposed policy change and request for comments regarding criteria for 
granting medical waivers to mariners who have anti-tachycardia devices 
or ICDs (77 FR 55174). The notice contains a detailed description of 
the relevant regulatory provisions, guidance documents, and policy 
considerations. The notice also lists a series of 12 questions we are 
considering as the criteria for granting a medical waiver. The notice 
requests public comment regarding whether the 12 questions represent an 
appropriate and sufficient list of the criteria a mariner should be 
required to meet in order to be eligible for waiver consideration, or 
whether we should eliminate or modify any of the questions, or add 
other questions to the list.
    We received 33 public comments in response to the notice before the 
comment period closed on October 9, 2012. Because of the complexity and 
importance of the issues involved, we are reopening the comment period 
to provide interested parties additional time to submit comments. We 
request that you not re-submit comments already in the docket. You may, 
however, comment on other comments already in the docket; if you choose 
to do so, please ensure you identify which comment you are responding 
to.

Request for Comments

    We encourage your participation by submitting your comments to the 
Docket Management Facility as specified in the ADDRESSES section above. 
We will consider comments received during the reopened comment period 
prior to establishing a final policy on whether waivers should be 
granted for anti-tachycardia devices or ICDs, and if so, under what 
circumstances.

Authority

    We issue this request for public comments under the authority of 5 
U.S.C. 552(a).

    Dated: December 7, 2012.
P.F. Thomas,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Director of Inspections and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2012-30296 Filed 12-14-12; 8:45 am]
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