Colorado Disaster # CO-00054
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Colorado dated 08/14/2013. Incident: Black Forest Fire. Incident Period: 06/11/2013 through 06/21/2013. Effective Date: 08/14/2013. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/14/2013. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/14/2014.
Pennsylvania Disaster #PA-00063
This is a notice of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania dated 08/14/2013. Incident: Severe Storms and Flooding. Incident Period: 06/26/2013 through 07/21/2013. Effective Date: 08/14/2013. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/14/2013. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 05/14/2014.
Notice of New Fee Site; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108-447)
The Monongahela National Forest is proposing to charge $5.00 for the use of a recently installed RV wastewater dump station at Cranberry Campground on the Gauley Ranger District. The Forest recently finished a major renovation at Cranberry Campground which included all new accessible picnic tables and fire rings at each campsite, removing the toilet facilities and replacing them with accessible precast toilet buildings, a new fee station, drainage improvements, gate installation, planting vegetation to improve screening between campsites, road resurfacing, and expansion of the day-use parking area. One new facility was added during the renovation, a RV wastewater dump station. This is now the only wastewater dump station facility within an hour drive of the campground. This dump station will serve campers in Cranberry Campground, as well as numerous campers from other Forest campsites nearby. Fees for use of the wastewater dump station will be used to offset the costs of pumping the vault at the RV wastewater dump station and hauling the contents off the site.
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, September 9-11, 2013 at the times and location listed below.
The National Children's Study, Vanguard (Pilot) Study Proposed Collection; 60-day Comment Request
In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. To Submit Comments and For Further Information: To obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, submit comments in writing, or request more information on the proposed project, contact: Ms. Sarah L. Glavin, Deputy Director, Office of Science Policy, Analysis and Communication, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, 31 Center Drive, Room 2A18, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, or call a non-toll free number (301) 496-7898 or Email your request, including your address to firstname.lastname@example.org. Formal requests for additional plans and instruments must be requested in writing. Comments Due Date: Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 60 days of the date of this publication. Proposed Collection: The National Children's Study, Vanguard (Pilot) Study, 0925-0593, Expiration 8/31/2014Revision, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: The purpose of this request is to continue data collection activities for the NCS Vanguard Study and receive a renewal of the Vanguard Study clearance. The NCS also proposes the initiation of a new enrollment cohort, the addition of new Study visits, revisions to existing Study visits, and the initiation of methodological substudies. The NCS Vanguard Study is a prospective, longitudinal pilot study of child health and development that will inform the design of the Main Study of the National Children's Study. Background: The National Children's Study is a prospective, national longitudinal study of the interaction between environment, genetics on child health, and development. The Study defines ``environment'' broadly, taking a number of natural and man-made environmental, biological, genetic, and psychosocial factors into account. Findings from the Study will be made available as the research progresses, making potential benefits known to the public as soon as possible. The National Children's Study (NCS) has several components, including a pilot or Vanguard Study, and a Main Study to collect exposure and outcome data. The NCS Vanguard Study continues to follow the children and families enrolled in the Vanguard Study, conducting Study visits in participants' homes and over the telephone. Data Collection visits may include the administration of questionnaires, neurodevelopmental assessments, physical measures, and the collection of biospecimens and environmental measures. The Vanguard Study has yielded valuable data and field experience related to participant recruitment, the conduct of Study assessments, and operational requirements associated with NCS infrastructure and field efforts. The purpose of the proposed data collection is to obtain further operational and performance data on processes and administration Study visit measures. Research Questions: The primary research goal is to systematically pilot additional study visit measures and collections for scientific robustness, burden to participants and study infrastructure, and cost for use in the Vanguard (Pilot) Study and to inform the Main Study. A secondary goal is to increase enrollment in the Vanguard Study through the identification of subsequent pregnancies among enrolled women. Methods: The NCS Vanguard Study data collection schedule includes pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and birth periods, as well as post-natal collection points at defined intervals between 3 and 60 months. We propose to add or modify the selected measures below to address analytic goals of assessing feasibility, acceptability, and cost of specific study visit measures. Enrollment of Sibling Birth Cohort: We will enroll approximately 1,000 sibling births identified among currently enrolled women. Following new pregnancies will allow us to pilot the collection of biospecimens, environmental samples, and standardized neurodevelopmental assessments on sufficient numbers of participants to understand what activities are feasible in specific settings, participants' willingness to complete requested measures, and whether measures are useful and scalable. Participants will be administered the same protocol as approved for the NCS Vanguard Study by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs within the Office of Management and Budget, including the collection of environmental samples, biospecimens and physical measurements during pre-pregnancy and pre- and post-natal visits. Those who report that they are trying to conceive will be initially administered the protocols approved for preconception data collection. Others who self-report a pregnancy at a later time will receive pregnancy visit instrumentation and collections.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
The Department of the Navy proposes to alter the system of records, NM06150-6, Medical Readiness Reporting System (MRRS), in its inventory of record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. This system tracks medical readiness to ensure individuals are medically eligible to be deployed.
TUV SUD America, Inc.: Modification of Scope of Recognition
In this notice, OSHA is issuing a notification deleting three test standards from the scope of recognition of the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) TUV SUD America, Inc., based on that NRTL's voluntary request that OSHA reduce its scope of recognition.
Student Data Form; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Student Data Form (OSHA Form 182).
Formaldehyde Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the standard on Formaldehyde (29 CFR 1910.1048).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request
In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.
Withdrawal of Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Diethylcarbamazine; Nicarbazin; Penicillin; Roxarsone
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is withdrawing approval of three new animal drug applications (NADAs) at the sponsors' request because the products are no longer manufactured or marketed.
New Animal Drugs; Withdrawal of Approval of New Animal Drug Applications; Diethylcarbamazine; Nicarbazin; Penicillin
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect the withdrawal of approval of three new animal drug applications (NADAs) at the sponsors' request because the products are no longer manufactured or marketed.
Agency Information Collection (uSPEQ Consumer Survey Experience (Rehabilitation)) Under OMB Review
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-21), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and includes the actual data collection instrument.
This notice identifies Schedule A, B, and C appointing authorities applicable to a single agency that were established or revoked from July 1, 2013, to July 31, 2013.
Submission for Review: Report of Withholdings and Contributions for Health Benefits, Life Insurance and Retirement (Standard Form 2812); Report of Withholdings and Contributions for Health Benefits by Enrollment Code (Standard Form 2812-A); Supplemental Semiannual Headcount Report (OPM Form 1523)
Trust Funds Group of the Office of Chief Financial Officer, Office of Personnel Management (OPM), offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on changes to existing Standard Form 2812, Standard Form 2812-A, and OPM Form 1523. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35), as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104- 106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on June 4, 2013 (78 FR 33450) allowing for a 60-day public comment period. No comments were received for this information collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of OPM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of OPM's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Submission for Review: Request for Case Review for Enhanced Disability Annuity Benefit, RI 20-123
The Retirement Services, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) offers the general public and other Federal agencies the opportunity to comment on an extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection request (ICR) 3206-0254, Request for Case Review for Enhanced Disability Annuity Benefit, RI 20-123. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35) as amended by the Clinger-Cohen Act (Pub. L. 104-106), OPM is soliciting comments for this collection. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of OPM, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of OPM's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
Exposure Draft-Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is seeking public comments on the proposed revisions to the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, known as the ``Green Book,'' under the authority provided in 31 U.S.C. 3512 (c), (d), commonly known as the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act. To help ensure that the standards continue to meet the needs of government managers and the audit community it serves, the Comptroller General of the United States established the Green Book Advisory Council to provide input on revisions to the ``Green Book.'' This exposure draft of the standards includes the Advisory Council's input regarding the proposed changes. We are currently requesting public comments on the proposed revisions in the exposure draft. The proposed changes contained in the 2013 Exposure Draft update to the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government reflect major developments in the accountability and financial management profession and emphasize specific considerations applicable to the government environment. The draft of the proposed changes to Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, 2013 Exposure Draft, will only be available in electronic format and will be available to be downloaded from GAO's Web page at www.gao.gov. All comments will be considered a matter of public record and will ultimately be posted on the GAO Web page.
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; 2014 Atlantic Shark Commercial Fishing Season
This proposed rule would establish opening dates and adjust quotas for the 2014 fishing season for the Atlantic commercial shark fisheries. Quotas would be adjusted as allowable based on any over- and/or underharvests experienced during 2013 and previous fishing seasons. In addition, NMFS proposes season openings based on adaptive management measures to provide, to the extent practicable, fishing opportunities for commercial shark fishermen in all regions and areas. The proposed measures could affect fishing opportunities for commercial shark fishermen in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, including the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.
Assessment and Collection of Regulatory Fees for Fiscal Year 2013
In this document the Commission revises its Schedule of Regulatory Fees to recover an amount of $339,844,000 that Congress has required the Commission to collect for fiscal year 2013. Section 9 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, provides for the annual assessment and collection of regulatory fees under sections 9(b)(2) and 9(b)(3), respectively, for annual ``Mandatory Adjustments'' and ``Permitted Amendments'' to the Schedule of Regulatory Fees.
Establishment of Class E Airspace; Umatilla, FL
This action establishes Class E Airspace at Umatilla, FL, to accommodate the Area Navigation (RNAV) Global Positioning System (GPS) Standard Instrument Approach Procedures at Umatilla Municipal Airport. This action enhances the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations within the National Airspace System.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Dayton, TN, Establishment of Class E Airspace; Cleveland, TN, and Revocation of Class E Airspace; Bradley Memorial Hospital, Cleveland, TN
This action amends Class E Airspace at Dayton, TN, as the Hardwick Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAPs) have been developed at Mark Anton Airport. Also, Hardwick Field Airport has closed; therefore, the controlled airspace area is removed. This action also establishes Class E Airspace at Cleveland Regional Jetport, Cleveland, TN, to accommodate area navigation (RNAV) global positioning system (GPS) SIAPs at the airport. Information regarding Bradley Memorial Hospital is added to the Cleveland, TN, airspace description and removed from both the Dayton, TN, regulatory text as well as its listing as Bradley Memorial Hospital, Cleveland, TN, to correct an erroneous reference.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Plattsburgh, NY
This action amends Class E Airspace at Plattsburg, NY, as the Clinton County Airport has closed and controlled airspace removed. New Class E Airspace at Plattsburgh International Airport is created to accommodate standard instrument approach procedures developed at the airport. Airspace reconfiguration is necessary for the safety and airspace management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class D and E Airspace; Wrightstown, NJ
This action amends Class D and E Airspace at Wrightstown, NJ, by updating the geographic coordinates and changing the city identifier of McGuire Air Force Base (AFB) to aid in the navigation of our National Airspace System. This action is necessary for the continued safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations within the Wrightstown, NJ airspace area.
Single Family Housing Direct Loan Program
Through this action, the Rural Housing Service (RHS) is proposing to amend its regulations for the section 502 direct single family housing loan program to create a certified loan application packaging process for eligible loan application packagers. Loan application packagers, who are separate and independent from the Agency, provide an optional service to parties seeking mortgage loans by helping them navigate the loan application process. Currently, packagers assisting parties applying for section 502 direct loans do so under an informal arrangement, which is free from Agency oversight or minimum competency standards. This proposed rule will impose experience, training, proficiency, and structure requirements on eligible service providers. This proposed rule also regulates the packaging fee that will be allowed under this process. By establishing a vast network of competent, experienced, and committed Agency-certified packagers, this action is intended to benefit low- and very low-income people who wish to achieve homeownership in rural areas by increasing their awareness of the Agency's housing program, increasing specialized support available to them to complete the application for assistance, and improving the quality of loan application packages submitted on their behalf.
Unified Registration System
The FMCSA amends its regulations to require interstate motor carriers, freight forwarders, brokers, intermodal equipment providers (IEPs), hazardous materials safety permit (HMSP) applicants, and cargo tank facilities under FMCSA jurisdiction to submit required registration and biennial update information to the Agency via a new electronic on-line Unified Registration System (URS). FMCSA establishes fees for the registration system, discloses the cumulative information to be collected in the URS, and provides a centralized cross-reference to existing safety and commercial regulations necessary for compliance with the registration requirements. The final rule implements statutory provisions in the ICC Termination Act of 1995 (ICCTA) and the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, 2005 (SAFETEA-LU). The URS will streamline the registration process and serve as a clearinghouse and depository of information on, and identification of, motor carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, IEPs, HMSP applicants, and cargo tank facilities required to register with FMCSA.
Transfers of Operating Authority Registration
FMCSA provides notice concerning the Agency's new process and legal interpretation for recording transfers of operating authority registration by non-exempt for-hire motor carriers, property brokers and freight forwarders.
Announcing the Twenty First Public Meeting of the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network (CIREN)
This notice announces the Twenty First Public Meeting of members of the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network. CIREN is a collaborative effort to conduct research on crashes and injuries at six Level I Trauma Centers across the United States linked by a computer network. The current CIREN model utilizes two types of centers, medical and engineering. Medical centers are based at Level I Trauma Centers that admit large numbers of people injured in motor vehicle crashes. These teams are led by trauma surgeons and emergency physicians and also include a crash investigator and project coordinator. Engineering centers are based at academic engineering laboratories that have experience in motor vehicle crash and human injury research. Engineering teams partner with trauma centers to enroll crash victims into the CIREN program. Engineering teams are led by mechanical engineers, typically trained in the area of impact biomechanics. Engineering teams also include trauma/emergency physicians, a crash investigator, and a project coordinator. Either type of team typically includes additional physicians and/or engineers, epidemiologists, nurses, and other researchers.The CIREN process combines prospective data collection with professional multidisciplinary analysis of medical and engineering evidence to determine injury causation in every crash investigation conducted. Researchers can review data and share expertise, which may lead to a better understanding of crash injury mechanisms and the design of safer vehicles.The six centers will give presentations on current research based on CIREN data. Topics include: Understanding Brain Injury Mechanisms: Integrating Real World Lesions, Anthropomorphic Test Device Response, and Finite Element Modeling; Evaluating the Benefits for Advanced Automatic Crash Notification; Vehicle Seat Bottom Influence on Spine Loads in Frontal Impacts; Rib Fractures in Older Occupants; Changes Over Time in Injury and Crash Characteristics; and Determination of Seat Belt Use and Positioning with Three-Dimensional CT Scans. The final agenda will be posted to the CIREN Web site that can be accessed by going to https://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/ciren. The agenda will be posted one week prior to the meeting. Date and Time: The meeting is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.
Supervision and Regulation Assessments for Bank Holding Companies and Savings and Loan Holding Companies With Total Consolidated Assets of $50 Billion or More and Nonbank Financial Companies Supervised by the Federal Reserve
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is adopting a final rule to implement section 318 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). Section 318 directs the Board to collect assessments, fees, or other charges equal to the total expenses the Board estimates are necessary or appropriate to carry out the supervisory and regulatory responsibilities of the Board for bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies with total consolidated assets of $50 billion or more and nonbank financial companies designated for Board supervision by the Financial Stability Oversight Council.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Airworthiness Directives; Embraer S.A. Airplanes
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of chafing between the auxiliary power unit (APU) electronic starter controller (ESC) power cables and the airplane tail cone firewall. This AD requires a detailed inspection for damage to the insulation and inner conductors of the APU ESC power cables, installing a new grommet support in the tail cone firewall, and corrective actions if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damage to the APU ESC power cable harness, which if not corrected, could result in reduced structural integrity of the fuselage and empennage in the event of fire penetration through the firewall.
Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 727, 727C, 727-100, 727-100C, 727-200, and 727- 200F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a structural re- evaluation by the manufacturer, which identified elements within the wing trailing edge flap area that qualify as structural significant items (SSIs). This AD requires revising the maintenance inspection program to include inspections that will give no less than the required damage tolerance rating (DTR) for certain SSIs, and repairing any cracked structure. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the wing trailing edge structure, which could result in compromised structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A320-214, -232 and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-211, - 213, and -231 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report of a missing fastener between certain stringers of the fuselage frame that connects the frame to a tee. This AD requires an inspection for a missing fastener, and a rototest inspection and a modification or repair of the fuselage frame at the affected area if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct cracking in the fuselage that could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (ECD) Helicopters
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for ECD Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting the rigging of the power-boosted control system and, if there is a nonparallel gap between the rigging wedges and the inner sleeves, performing a rigging procedure. This AD was prompted by the discovery, during rigging of the main rotor controls, of movement of the longitudinal main rotor actuator piston after shut-down of the external pump drive. Such movement could cause incorrect rigging results. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent incorrect rigging results, which could impair freedom of movement of the upper controls and subsequent reduced control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Helicopters
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (ECD) Model BO-105A, BO-105C, BO-105S, BO- 105LS A-1, BO-105LS A-3, MBB-BK 117 A-1, MBB-BK 117 A-3, MBB-BK 117 A- 4, MBB-BK 117 B-1, MBB-BK-117 B-2, and MBB-BK 117 C-1 helicopters to require inspections for corrosion or thread damage to each tail rotor balance weight (weight) and each tail rotor control lever (lever). This AD was prompted by a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD and a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) AD, both issued based on a report that corrosion was detected on a weight in the area of the attachment thread on a model BO-105 helicopter. The actions of this AD are intended to detect corrosion and thread damage in the threaded area of the weight and lever, and to prevent failure of a weight or lever, separation of tail rotor parts, severe vibration, and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter.
Airworthiness Directives; Eurocopter France Helicopters
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Eurocopter France (Eurocopter) Model EC120B and EC130B4 helicopters with a certain emergency flotation gear (float) installed. This AD requires inspecting the float for chafing of the fabric covering and adding protectors to the float installation to prevent contact between the float and the protruding sections of the installation. This AD was prompted by a report of a float that would not inflate during overhaul because one of the float compartments was punctured due to chafing. The actions of this AD are intended to prevent failure of float and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter during an emergency water landing.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that ballscrew rupture could occur on certain trimmable horizontal stabilizer actuators (THSAs). This AD requires repetitive THSA ballscrew shaft integrity tests, and replacement if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct ballscrew rupture, which, along with corrosion on the ballscrew lower splines, may lead to loss of transmission of THSA torque loads from the ballscrew to the tie-bar and consequent THSA blowback, which could result in loss of control of the airplane.