April 19, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Safety Zone; V.I. Carnival Finale, St. Thomas Harbor; St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
Document Number: 2013-09199
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard is establishing a safety zone on the waters of St. Thomas Harbor in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands during the V.I. Carnival Finale, a firework display. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, and will entail a barge being positioned near the St. Thomas Harbor channel from which fireworks will be lit. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of vessels, spectators, and the public on the navigable waters of the United States during the event. Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port San Juan.
Information Collection Request to Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: 2013-09198
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an approval of a revision to the following collection of information: 1625-0066, Vessel and Facility Response Plans (Domestic and Int'l), and Additional Response Requirements for Prince William Sound, Alaska. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below.
Public Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards
Document Number: 2013-09197
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, in coordination with the United States Coast Guard, is sponsoring a two-day public workshop on marine technology and standards in Arlington, VA. We originally published a notice regarding the workshop in the Federal Register on September 10, 2012. Today's notice provides updated information regarding the workshop including registration information. The workshop will provide a unique opportunity for classification societies, industry groups, standards development organizations, government organizations, and other interested members of the public to come together for a professional exchange of information on topics ranging from technological impacts on the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and government regulations.
Safety Zone; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Wrightsville Beach, NC
Document Number: 2013-09196
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
The Coast Guard proposes to extend the temporary safety zone established on the waters of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The safety zone is necessary to provide for the safety of mariners on navigable waters during maintenance on the US 74/76 Bascule Bridge crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, mile 283.1, at Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The safety zone extension will temporarily restrict vessel movement within the designated area from on July 27, 2013, until March 1, 2014.
Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-09195
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Railroad Retirement Board, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506 (c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the RRB's estimate of the burden of the collection of the information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden related to the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title and purpose of information collection: Application to Act as Representative Payee; OMB 3220-0052. Under Section 12 of the Railroad Retirement Act, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) may pay benefits to a representative payee when an employee, spouse or survivor annuitant is incompetent or is a minor. A representative payee may be a court-appointed guardian, a statutory conservator or an individual selected by the RRB. The procedures pertaining to the appointment and responsibilities of a representative payee are prescribed in 20 CFR part 266. The forms furnished by the RRB to apply for representative payee status, and for securing the information needed to support the application follow. RRB Form AA-5, Application for Substitution of Payee, obtains information needed to determine the selection of a representative payee who will serve in the best interest of the beneficiary. RRB Form G-478, Statement Regarding Patient's Capability to Manage Benefits, obtains information about an annuitant's capability to manage their own benefits. The form is completed by the annuitant's personal physician or by a medical officer, if the annuitant is in an institution. It is not required when a court has appointed an individual or institution to manage the annuitant's funds or, in the absence of such appointment, when the annuitant is a minor. The RRB also provides representative payees with a booklet at the time of their appointment. The booklet, RRB Form RB-5, Your Duties as Representative Payee-Representative Payee's Record, advises representative payees of their responsibilities under 20 CFR 266.9 and provides a means for the representative payee to maintain records pertaining to the receipt and use of RRB benefits. The booklet is provided for the representative payee's convenience. The RRB also accepts records that are kept by representative payee's as part of a common business practice. Completion is voluntary. One response is requested of each respondent. The RRB is proposing non-burden impacting editorial changes to Form AA-5 and the RB-5 booklet. No changes are proposed for Form G- 478.
National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council); May 6 and 9-10, 2013 Council Coordination Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-09188
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The Pacific Council will host a meeting of the Council Coordination Committee (CCC) consisting of the eight Regional Fishery Management Council (RFMC) chairs, vice chairs, and executive directors and its subcommittees in May 2013. The intent of this meeting is to discuss issues of relevance to the Councils, including: budget issues, CCC meeting protocols, Managing Our Nation's Fisheries 3 (MONF3) conference results, Endangered Species Act transparency, electronic monitoring, allocation review process, Department of Commerce Office of the Inspector General report action plan, new environmental review process, other topics of concern to the RFMC, and decisions and follow- up activities.
National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-09187
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
The SBA is issuing this notice to announce the location, date, time and agenda for the 3rd quarter meetings of the National Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Advisory Board.
Advisory Committee on Minority Veterans, Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-09186
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Oklahoma Disaster #OK-00070
Document Number: 2013-09185
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Small Business Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Oklahoma (FEMA- 4109-DR), dated 04/08/2013. Incident: Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm. Incident Period: 02/24/2013 through 02/26/2013. Effective Date: 04/08/2013. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 06/07/2013. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 01/08/2014.
Certain Video Displays and Products Using and Containing Same; Investigations: Terminations, Modifications and Rulings
Document Number: 2013-09184
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to terminate the above-captioned based on a settlement agreement between the parties. The investigation is terminated in its entirety, and the initial determination previously under review by the Commission is set aside.
Certain Prepregs, Laminates, and Finished Circuit Boards
Document Number: 2013-09183
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to grant a petition to rescind a consent order and not to review an ID (Order No. 20) of the administrative law judge (``ALJ'') terminating the above-captioned enforcement proceeding on the basis of a settlement agreement. Thus, the Commission hereby rescinds the April 10, 2009, consent order against Taiwan Union Technology Corp. (``TUC'') and terminates the enforcement proceeding.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Electronic Submission of Medical Device Registration and Listing
Document Number: 2013-09182
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a collection of information entitled ``Electronic Submission of Medical Device Registration and Listing'' has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Guidance for Industry, FDA Staff, and Foreign Governments: Fiscal Year 2012 Medical Device User Fee Small Business Qualification and Certification
Document Number: 2013-09181
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a collection of information entitled ``Guidance for Industry, FDA Staff, and Foreign Governments: Fiscal Year 2012 Medical Device User Fee Small Business Qualification and Certification'' has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments Waiver Applications
Document Number: 2013-09180
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Certain Mobile Electronic Devices Incorporating Haptics; Termination of Investigation
Document Number: 2013-09179
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review the presiding administrative law judge's (``ALJ'') initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 35) terminating the investigation on the basis of withdrawal of the complaint.
Certain Outbound Property Transfers by Domestic Corporations; Certain Stock Distributions by Domestic Corporations; Correction
Document Number: 2013-09177
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains corrections to final and temporary regulations (TD 9614) that were published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 (78 FR 17024). The final and temporary regulations apply to transfers of certain property by a domestic corporation to a foreign corporation in certain nonrecognition exchanges, or to distributions of stock of certain foreign corporations by a domestic corporation in certain nonrecognition distributions. The final regulations also establish reporting requirements for property transfers and stock distributions to which the final regulations apply.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Health Care Professional Survey of Prescription Drug Promotion
Document Number: 2013-09176
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a collection of information entitled ``Health Care Professional Survey of Prescription Drug Promotion'' has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Use of Certain Symbols in Labeling
Document Number: 2013-09175
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to revise medical device and biological product labeling regulations to explicitly allow for the inclusion of stand-alone graphical representations of information, or symbols, if the symbol has been established as part of a standard developed by a nationally or internationally recognized standards development organization (SDO) (referred to in this document as a ``standardized symbol'') and such standardized symbol is part of a standard recognized by FDA for use on the labeling of medical devices (or on a subset of medical devices), provided that such symbol is explained in a symbols glossary that contemporaneously accompanies the medical device. FDA is also proposing to revise prescription device labeling regulations to authorize the use of the symbol statement ``Rx only'' on the labeling of prescription devices.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-09174
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-09173
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
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: 2013-09172
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting
Document Number: 2013-09171
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
Certain Electronic Bark Control Collars, Termination of the Investigation
Document Number: 2013-09170
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 3) of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') terminating the investigation based on a settlement agreement.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-09169
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Department of the Treasury
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-09168
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Notice of Availability and Request for Comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the SpaceX Texas Launch Site
Document Number: 2013-09161
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA; 42 United States Code [U.S.C.] 4321 et seq.), Council on Environmental Quality NEPA implementing regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations parts 1500 to 1508), and FAA Order 1050.1E, Change 1, the FAA, Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) is announcing the availability of and requesting comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the SpaceX Texas Launch Site (Draft EIS). This Draft EIS is also submitted for review pursuant to the following public law requirements: Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act (49 U.S.C. Section 303); Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470); Executive Order 11988, Floodplain Management; DOT Order 5650.2, Floodplain Management and Protection; Executive Order 11990, Protection of Wetlands; and DOT Order 5660.1A, Preservation of the Nation's Wetlands. An electronic version of the Draft EIS is available on the FAA/AST Web site: https://www.faa.gov/about/officeorg/headquartersoffices/ ast/environmental/nepadocs/review/documentsprogress/spacextex as launchsiteenvironmentalimpactstatement/. In addition, copies of the Draft EIS were sent to persons and agencies on the distribution list (found in Chapter 11 of the Draft EIS). A paper copy and an electronic version of the Draft EIS may be reviewed during regular business hours at the following Brownsville locations: Brownsville Public Library Main Branch, 2600 Central Blvd. Southmost Branch Library, 4320 Southmost Blvd. University of Texas at Brownsville, Oliveira Library, 80 Fort Brown St. The FAA will hold a public hearing to solicit comments from the public concerning the scope and content of the Draft EIS. May 7, 2013, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the International Technology, Education, and Commerce (ITEC) Center, located at 301 Mexico Boulevard, Suite G-1, Brownsville, TX 78520. The public hearing will include a poster information session from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., FAA presentation from 6:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., followed by a public statement period in which members of the public may provide up to a 3-minute statement. The FAA will transcribe all oral comments. All comments received during the comment period will be given equal weight and be taken into consideration in the preparation of the Final EIS.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Particulate Matter Ambient Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2013-09150
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is proposing to approve a request submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management on January 30, 2013, to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) for particulate matter under the Clean Air Act. This submission contains the 24-hour fine particle National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated by EPA in 2006, and removes the annual coarse particle NAAQS that EPA has previously revoked. The submission also asks EPA to approve into the SIP certain Federally regulated criteria pollutant definitions and abbreviations.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Indiana; Particulate Matter Air Quality Standards
Document Number: 2013-09149
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a request submitted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) on January 30, 2013, to revise the Indiana State Implementation Plan (SIP) for particulate matter under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This submission contains the 24-hour fine particle (PM2.5) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) promulgated by EPA in 2006, and removes the annual coarse particle (PM10) NAAQS that EPA has previously revoked. The submission also asks EPA to approve into the SIP certain Federally regulated criteria pollutant definitions and abbreviations.
Airworthiness Directives; Dassault Aviation Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-09108
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes. This AD requires revising the aircraft flight manual (AFM); performing operational tests of the oxygen mask oxygen assembly; and replacing affected stowage boxes, which terminates the AFM revision and operational tests. This AD was prompted by failure of the flight crew oxygen supply due to a potentially defective flight crew mask oxygen assembly. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure to supply oxygen upon demand to the flight crew in flight in ``100%'' and ``Emergency'' modes, which, in an emergency, may result in incapacitation of the flight crew.
Service Rules Governing Public Safety Narrowband Operations in the 769-775/799-805 MHz Bands
Document Number: 2013-09069
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Federal Communications Commission, Agencies and Commissions
This document seeks comment on proposals to amend the Commission's rules to promote spectrum efficiency, interoperability, and flexibility in 700 MHz public safety narrowband operations (769- 775/799-805 MHz). By this action, the Commission affords interested parties an opportunity to submit comments on these proposed rule changes.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on Proposed Highway in California
Document Number: 2013-09007
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
The FHWA, on behalf of Caltrans, is issuing this notice to announce actions taken by Caltrans, that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a Locally Administered federal aid project (RPSTPLE 5914 (042) and (043)) being carried out by Lake County with NEPA oversight being conducted by the State of California. The project takes place in Lake County, immediately adjacent to the town of Lakeport on South Main Street and Soda Bay Rd. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Illinois; Small Container Exemption from VOC Coating Rules
Document Number: 2013-08948
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
EPA is approving a revision to the Illinois State Implementation plan (SIP) submitted by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) on November 14, 2011. This SIP revision consists of amendments to the Illinois Administrative Code (Ill. Adm. Code) by adding a ``small container exemption'' for pleasure craft surface coating operations in the Chicago and Metro-East St. Louis 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas. These exemptions are approvable because they are consistent with EPA volatile organic compound (VOC) reasonably available control technology (RACT) policy.
Rules of General Application and Adjudication and Enforcement
Document Number: 2013-08931
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, adjudication, and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to make certain technical corrections, to clarify certain provisions, to harmonize different parts of the Commission's rules, and to address concerns that have arisen in Commission practice.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08905
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737-600 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of early fatigue cracks at chem-mill areas on the crown skin panels. This AD requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the fuselage skin at certain locations at chem-mill areas, and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the skin panel at the specified chem-mill step locations, which could result in rapid decompression of the airplane.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-08887
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Notice of Final Federal Agency Actions on State Highway 99 (Segment C) in Texas
Document Number: 2013-08853
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces actions taken by the FHWA and other Federal agencies that are final within the meaning of 23 U.S.C. 139(l)(1). The actions relate to a proposed highway project, Grand Parkway (State Highway 99) Segment C, from US 59 (S) to SH 288 in Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties, Texas. Those actions grant licenses, permits, and approvals for the project.
National Forest System Land Management Planning; Correction
Document Number: 2013-08839
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
This document contains a technical correction to 36 CFR 219.11(d)(6). This technical correction concerns the estimation of the quantity of timber that can be removed on a sustained yield basis. The final rule was published in the Federal Register, on April 9, 2012 (77 FR 21162).
Idaho Roadless Rule
Document Number: 2013-08838
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Pursuant to 36 CFR 294.27 the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is proposing to modify Idaho Roadless Area boundaries for the Big Creek, Grandmother Mountain, Pinchot Butte, Roland Point, Wonderful Peak Idaho Roadless Areas on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests to reflect lands acquired within and/or adjacent to these roadless areas. In addition, modifications to correct mapping errors involving Forest Plan Special Areas in the Salmo-Priest, and Upper Priest Idaho Roadless Areas are addressed. An administrative correction is proposed to Sec. 294.29 to add the Buckhorn Ridge Idaho Roadless Areas to the list under the Kootenai National Forest. Notice is given pursuant to 36 CFR 294.27(b), that the Chief proposes to issue the modifications after a 45-day public notice and opportunity to comment.
Identity Theft Red Flags Rules
Document Number: 2013-08830
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions, Securities and Exchange Commission
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'') and the Securities and Exchange Commission (``SEC'') (together, the ``Commissions'') are jointly issuing final rules and guidelines to require certain regulated entities to establish programs to address risks of identity theft. These rules and guidelines implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which amended the Fair Credit Reporting Act and directed the Commissions to adopt rules requiring entities that are subject to the Commissions' respective enforcement authorities to address identity theft. First, the rules require financial institutions and creditors to develop and implement a written identity theft prevention program designed to detect, prevent, and mitigate identity theft in connection with certain existing accounts or the opening of new accounts. The rules include guidelines to assist entities in the formulation and maintenance of programs that would satisfy the requirements of the rules. Second, the rules establish special requirements for any credit and debit card issuers that are subject to the Commissions' respective enforcement authorities, to assess the validity of notifications of changes of address under certain circumstances.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
Document Number: 2013-08742
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are superseding an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to all The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. That AD currently requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the elevator actuator fittings. This new AD requires, for previously modified airplanes, repetitive inspections for movement of the fittings or fastener heads, and eventual replacement of certain bolts (including related investigative and corrective actions if necessary). For all airplanes, this replacement, with corrected torque values, would terminate the requirements of the existing AD. This new AD also removes certain airplanes from the applicability. This AD was prompted by the manufacturer's development of a modification that was approved as an optional terminating action to the existing AD's required repetitive inspections. We have been advised that the modification procedures include certain incorrect torque values. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct a cracked actuator fitting or incorrectly installed bolts to the actuator fitting, which could lead to the elevator becoming detached and unrestrained, and a consequent unacceptable flutter condition and loss of control of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
Document Number: 2013-08459
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-04-19
Agency: Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation
We are adopting an airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model AS332C, AS332L, and AS332L1 helicopters and superseding an AD for Model AS332L2 and EC225LP helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the chip detector and modifying the chip collector, both installed on the main gearbox (MGB). This AD is prompted by an investigation which showed a failure within the epicyclic reduction gear module (epicyclic module) resulted in the rupture of the MGB case and separation of the main rotor head of a Model AS332L2 helicopter. These actions are intended to prevent failure of the MGB and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.