Special Conditions: Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd., Model K-100; Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) System, 54713-54715 [2015-22872]

Download as PDF rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 176 / Friday, September 11, 2015 / Rules and Regulations funds transfer payments, and shall submit this designation to the Grant Officer or other Government official, as directed. (b) For payment through FEDLINE, the recipient shall provide the following information: (1) Name, address, and telegraphic abbreviation of the financial institution receiving payment. (2) The American Bankers Association 9digit identifying number for wire transfers of the financing institution receiving payment if the institution has access to the Federal Reserve Communication System. (3) Payee’s account number at the financial institution where funds are to be transferred. (4) If the financial institution does not have access to the Federal Reserve Communications System, name, address, and telegraphic abbreviation of the correspondent financial institution through which the financial institution receiving payment obtains wire transfer activity. Provide the telegraphic abbreviation and American Bankers Association identifying number for the correspondent institution. (c) For payment through ACH, the recipient shall provide the following information: (1) Routing transit number of the financial institution receiving payment (same as American Bankers Association identifying number used for FEDLINE). (2) Number of account to which funds are to be deposited. (3) Type of depositor account (‘‘C’’ for checking, ‘‘S’’ for savings). (4) If the recipient is a new enrollee to the ACH system, a ‘‘Payment Information Form,’’ SF 3881, must be completed before payment can be processed. 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(g) The requirements set forth in this term and condition shall govern to the extent these requirements are inconsistent with the requirements in term and condition ‘‘Financial Management’’. (End of Term and Condition) [FR Doc. 2015–21434 Filed 9–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:06 Sep 10, 2015 Jkt 235001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service 7 CFR Part 3550 RIN 0575–AC88 Single Family Housing Direct Loan Program Rural Housing Service, USDA. Final rule; delay of effective AGENCY: ACTION: date. On April 29, 2015, the Rural Housing Service (RHS) published a final rule to create a certified loan application packaging process for the direct single family housing loan program. On June 5, 2015, the final rule’s effective date was deferred to October 1, 2015. The final rule’s effective date is further delayed until October 1, 2016. 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Tony Hernandez, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2015–22785 Filed 9–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 23 [Docket No. FAA–2015–3678; Special Conditions No. 23–268–SC] Special Conditions: Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd., Model K–100; Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) System Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final special conditions; request for comments. AGENCY: These special conditions are issued for the Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd., Model K–100 airplane. This airplane will have a novel or unusual design feature(s) associated with the use of an electronic engine control system instead of a traditional mechanical control system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards. DATES: The effective date of these special conditions is September 11, 2015. We must receive your comments by October 26, 2015. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11SER1.SGM 11SER1 54714 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 176 / Friday, September 11, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2015–3678 using any of the following methods: b Federal eRegulations Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. b Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M–30, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W12–140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. b Hand Delivery of Courier: Take comments to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. b Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: The FAA will post all comments it receives, without change, to http://regulations.gov, including any personal information the commenter provides. Using the search function of the docket Web site, anyone can find and read the electronic form of all comments received into any FAA docket, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement can be found in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–19478), as well as at http://DocketsInfo.dot.gov. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m., and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Pretz, Federal Aviation Administration, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service, ACE–111, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, MO 64106; telephone (816) 329–3239, facsimile (816) 329–4090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA has determined, in accordance with 5 U.S. Code §§ 553(b)(3)(B) and 553(d)(3), that notice and opportunity for prior public comment hereon are unnecessary because the substance of this special condition has been subject to the public comment process in several prior instances with no substantive comments received. The FAA therefore finds that good cause exists for making these special conditions effective upon issuance. rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with RULES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:06 Sep 10, 2015 Jkt 235001 Special condition number Company/airplane model 23–237–SC .. Spectrum Aeronautical Model S–40. Cirrus Design Corporation Model SF50. Diamond Aircraft industries Model DA–40NG. 23–246–SC .. 23–253–SC .. Comments Invited We invite interested people to take part in this rulemaking by sending written comments, data, or views. The most helpful comments reference a specific portion of the special conditions, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. We ask that you send us two copies of written comments. We will consider all comments we receive on or before the closing date for comments. We will consider comments filed late if it is possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. We may change these special conditions based on the comments we receive. Background On December 21, 2009, Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd., applied for a type certificate for their new Model KC– 100 airplane. The KC–100 is a normal category single engine four passenger composite low wing airplane with a maximum takeoff weight of 3600 pounds. It has fixed tricycle landing gear and is designed for both Visual Flight Rules (VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations. The KC–100 will use an electronic engine control system (FADEC) instead of a traditional mechanical control system. The engine control system will be certificated as part of the engine; however, the installation of an engine with an electronic control system requires evaluation due to critical environmental effects and possible effects on or by other airplane electronic systems, shared engine and airplane data and power sources. The regulatory requirements in 14 CFR part 23 for evaluating the installation of complex systems, including electronic systems and critical environmental effects, are contained in § 23.1309. When § 23.1309 was developed, the use of electronic control systems for engines was not envisioned. Therefore, § 23.1309 requirements were not applicable to systems certificated as part of the engine (reference § 23.1309(f)(1)). Parts of the system that are not certificated with the engine could be evaluated using the criteria of § 23.1309. However, the integral nature of these systems makes it unfeasible to evaluate the airplane portion of the PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 system without including the engine portion of the system. In some cases, the airplane that the engine is used in will require a higher classification than the engine controls are certificated for; requiring the FADEC system to be analyzed at a higher classification. As of November 2005, FADEC special conditions mandated the classification for § 23.1309 analyses for loss of FADEC control as catastrophic for any airplane using a FADEC. This is not to imply an engine failure is classified as catastrophic, but that the digital engine control must provide an equivalent reliability to mechanical engine controls. Type Certification Basis Under the provisions of 14 CFR 21.17, Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd., must show that the KC–100 meets the applicable provisions of part 23, as amended by amendment 23–1 through 23–59, thereto. If the Administrator finds that the applicable airworthiness regulations (i.e., 14 CFR part 23) do not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for the KC–100 because of a novel or unusual design feature, special conditions are prescribed under the provisions of § 21.16. In addition to the applicable airworthiness regulations and special conditions, the KC–100 must comply with the fuel vent and exhaust emission requirements of 14 CFR part 34 and the noise certification requirements of 14 CFR part 36. The FAA must issue a finding of regulatory adequacy under § 611 of Public Law 92–574, the Noise Control Act of 1972. The FAA issues special conditions, as defined in § 11.19, under § 11.38 and they become part of the type certification basis under § 21.17(a)(2). Special conditions are initially applicable to the model for which they are issued. Should the type certificate for that model be amended later to include any other model that incorporates the same novel or unusual design feature, the special conditions would also apply to the other model under the provisions of § 21.101(a)(1). Novel or Unusual Design Features The KC–100 will incorporate the following novel or unusual design features: an electronic engine control. Discussion The Model KC–100 makes use of an electronic engine control system instead of a traditional mechanical control system, which is considered a novel design for this type of airplane. The applicable airworthiness regulations do E:\FR\FM\11SER1.SGM 11SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 176 / Friday, September 11, 2015 / Rules and Regulations not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. Maintaining a structured assessment to determine potential installation issues mitigates the concern that the addition of a full authority engine controller does not produce a failure condition not previously considered. Applicability The special conditions are applicable to the KC–100. Should Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd., apply at a later date for a change to the type certificate to include another model incorporating the same novel or unusual design feature, the special conditions would also apply to that model as well. Conclusion This action affects only certain novel or unusual design features on the KC– 100. It is not a rule of general applicability and affects only the applicant who applied to the FAA for approval of these features on the airplane. The substance of these special conditions has been subjected to the notice and comment period in several prior instances and has been derived without substantive change from those previously issued. It is unlikely that prior public comment would result in a significant change from the substance contained herein. Therefore, notice and opportunity for prior public comment hereon are unnecessary and the FAA finds good cause, in accordance with 5 U.S. Code §§ 553(b)(3)(B) and 553(d)(3), making these special conditions effective upon issuance. The FAA is requesting comments to allow interested persons to submit views that may not have been submitted in response to the prior opportunities for comment described above. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 23 Aircraft, Aviation safety, Signs and symbols. 1. Electronic Engine Control DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE a. For electronic engine control system installations, it must be established that no single failure or malfunction or probable combinations of failures of Electronic Engine Control (EEC) system components will have an effect on the system, as installed in the airplane, that causes the Loss of Thrust Control (LOTC)/Loss of Power Control (LOPC) probability of the system to exceed those allowed in part 33 certification. b. EEC system installations must be evaluated for environmental and atmospheric conditions, including lightning. The EEC system lightning and high intensity radiated frequency effects that result during an LOTC/LOPC should be considered catastrophic. c. The components of the installation must be constructed, arranged, and installed so as to ensure their continued safe operation between normal inspections or overhauls. d. Functions incorporated into any EEC that make it part of any equipment, system or installation having functions beyond that of basic engine control, and may also introduce system failures and malfunctions, are not exempt from § 23.1309 and must be shown to meet part 23 levels of safety as derived from § 23.1309. Part 33 certification data, if applicable, may be used to show compliance with any part 23 requirements. If part 33 data is to be used to substantiate compliance with part 23 requirements, then the part 23 applicant must be able to provide this data for their showing of compliance. Drug Enforcement Administration Note: The term ‘‘probable’’ in the context of ‘‘probable combination of failures’’ does not have the same meaning as in AC 23.13091D. The term ‘‘probable’’ in ‘‘probable combination of failures’’ means ‘‘foreseeable,’’ or not ‘‘extremely improbable,’’ as referenced in AC 23.1309– 1D. Citation The authority citation for these special conditions is as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113 and 44701; 14 CFR 21.16 and 21.17; and 14 CFR 11.38 and 11.19. rmajette on DSK7SPTVN1PROD with RULES The Special Conditions Issued in Kansas City, Missouri on August 28, 2015. Earl Lawrence, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–22872 Filed 9–10–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the following special conditions are issued as part of the type certification basis for Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd., Model KC–100 airplanes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:06 Sep 10, 2015 Jkt 235001 54715 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 21 CFR Part 1308 [Docket No. DEA–415F] Schedules of Controlled Substances: Removal of [123I]Ioflupane From Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice. ACTION: Final rule. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 23

[Docket No. FAA-2015-3678; Special Conditions No. 23-268-SC]


Special Conditions: Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd., Model K-
100; Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) System

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final special conditions; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: These special conditions are issued for the Korea Aerospace 
Industries, Ltd., Model K-100 airplane. This airplane will have a novel 
or unusual design feature(s) associated with the use of an electronic 
engine control system instead of a traditional mechanical control 
system. The applicable airworthiness regulations do not contain 
adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design feature. These 
special conditions contain the additional safety standards that the 
Administrator considers necessary to establish a level of safety 
equivalent to that established by the existing airworthiness standards.

DATES: The effective date of these special conditions is September 11, 
2015.
    We must receive your comments by October 26, 2015.

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ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2015-3678 
using any of the following methods:
    [ballot] Federal eRegulations Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
    [ballot] Mail: Send comments to Docket Operations, M-30, U.S. 
Department of Transportation (DOT), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room 
W12-140, West Building Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20590-0001.
    [ballot] Hand Delivery of Courier: Take comments to Docket 
Operations in Room W12-140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    [ballot] Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.
    Privacy: The FAA will post all comments it receives, without 
change, to http://regulations.gov, including any personal information 
the commenter provides. Using the search function of the docket Web 
site, anyone can find and read the electronic form of all comments 
received into any FAA docket, including the name of the individual 
sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, 
business, labor union, etc.). DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement can 
be found in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 
19477-19478), as well as at http://DocketsInfo.dot.gov.
    Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at 
http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions 
for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12-140 
of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m., and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Pretz, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service, ACE-111, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, MO 64106; 
telephone (816) 329-3239, facsimile (816) 329-4090.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA has determined, in accordance with 5 
U.S. Code Sec. Sec.  553(b)(3)(B) and 553(d)(3), that notice and 
opportunity for prior public comment hereon are unnecessary because the 
substance of this special condition has been subject to the public 
comment process in several prior instances with no substantive comments 
received. The FAA therefore finds that good cause exists for making 
these special conditions effective upon issuance.

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      Special condition number              Company/airplane model
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23-237-SC...........................  Spectrum Aeronautical Model S-40.
23-246-SC...........................  Cirrus Design Corporation Model
                                       SF50.
23-253-SC...........................  Diamond Aircraft industries Model
                                       DA-40NG.
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Comments Invited

    We invite interested people to take part in this rulemaking by 
sending written comments, data, or views. The most helpful comments 
reference a specific portion of the special conditions, explain the 
reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. We ask 
that you send us two copies of written comments.
    We will consider all comments we receive on or before the closing 
date for comments. We will consider comments filed late if it is 
possible to do so without incurring expense or delay. We may change 
these special conditions based on the comments we receive.

Background

    On December 21, 2009, Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd., applied for 
a type certificate for their new Model KC-100 airplane. The KC-100 is a 
normal category single engine four passenger composite low wing 
airplane with a maximum takeoff weight of 3600 pounds. It has fixed 
tricycle landing gear and is designed for both Visual Flight Rules 
(VFR) and Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations.
    The KC-100 will use an electronic engine control system (FADEC) 
instead of a traditional mechanical control system. The engine control 
system will be certificated as part of the engine; however, the 
installation of an engine with an electronic control system requires 
evaluation due to critical environmental effects and possible effects 
on or by other airplane electronic systems, shared engine and airplane 
data and power sources.
    The regulatory requirements in 14 CFR part 23 for evaluating the 
installation of complex systems, including electronic systems and 
critical environmental effects, are contained in Sec.  23.1309. When 
Sec.  23.1309 was developed, the use of electronic control systems for 
engines was not envisioned. Therefore, Sec.  23.1309 requirements were 
not applicable to systems certificated as part of the engine (reference 
Sec.  23.1309(f)(1)). Parts of the system that are not certificated 
with the engine could be evaluated using the criteria of Sec.  23.1309. 
However, the integral nature of these systems makes it unfeasible to 
evaluate the airplane portion of the system without including the 
engine portion of the system. In some cases, the airplane that the 
engine is used in will require a higher classification than the engine 
controls are certificated for; requiring the FADEC system to be 
analyzed at a higher classification. As of November 2005, FADEC special 
conditions mandated the classification for Sec.  23.1309 analyses for 
loss of FADEC control as catastrophic for any airplane using a FADEC. 
This is not to imply an engine failure is classified as catastrophic, 
but that the digital engine control must provide an equivalent 
reliability to mechanical engine controls.

Type Certification Basis

    Under the provisions of 14 CFR 21.17, Korea Aerospace Industries, 
Ltd., must show that the KC-100 meets the applicable provisions of part 
23, as amended by amendment 23-1 through 23-59, thereto.
    If the Administrator finds that the applicable airworthiness 
regulations (i.e., 14 CFR part 23) do not contain adequate or 
appropriate safety standards for the KC-100 because of a novel or 
unusual design feature, special conditions are prescribed under the 
provisions of Sec.  21.16.
    In addition to the applicable airworthiness regulations and special 
conditions, the KC-100 must comply with the fuel vent and exhaust 
emission requirements of 14 CFR part 34 and the noise certification 
requirements of 14 CFR part 36. The FAA must issue a finding of 
regulatory adequacy under Sec.  611 of Public Law 92-574, the Noise 
Control Act of 1972.
    The FAA issues special conditions, as defined in Sec.  11.19, under 
Sec.  11.38 and they become part of the type certification basis under 
Sec.  21.17(a)(2).
    Special conditions are initially applicable to the model for which 
they are issued. Should the type certificate for that model be amended 
later to include any other model that incorporates the same novel or 
unusual design feature, the special conditions would also apply to the 
other model under the provisions of Sec.  21.101(a)(1).

Novel or Unusual Design Features

    The KC-100 will incorporate the following novel or unusual design 
features: an electronic engine control.

Discussion

    The Model KC-100 makes use of an electronic engine control system 
instead of a traditional mechanical control system, which is considered 
a novel design for this type of airplane. The applicable airworthiness 
regulations do

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not contain adequate or appropriate safety standards for this design 
feature. Maintaining a structured assessment to determine potential 
installation issues mitigates the concern that the addition of a full 
authority engine controller does not produce a failure condition not 
previously considered.

Applicability

    The special conditions are applicable to the KC-100. Should Korea 
Aerospace Industries, Ltd., apply at a later date for a change to the 
type certificate to include another model incorporating the same novel 
or unusual design feature, the special conditions would also apply to 
that model as well.

Conclusion

    This action affects only certain novel or unusual design features 
on the KC-100. It is not a rule of general applicability and affects 
only the applicant who applied to the FAA for approval of these 
features on the airplane.
    The substance of these special conditions has been subjected to the 
notice and comment period in several prior instances and has been 
derived without substantive change from those previously issued. It is 
unlikely that prior public comment would result in a significant change 
from the substance contained herein. Therefore, notice and opportunity 
for prior public comment hereon are unnecessary and the FAA finds good 
cause, in accordance with 5 U.S. Code Sec. Sec.  553(b)(3)(B) and 
553(d)(3), making these special conditions effective upon issuance. The 
FAA is requesting comments to allow interested persons to submit views 
that may not have been submitted in response to the prior opportunities 
for comment described above.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 23

    Aircraft, Aviation safety, Signs and symbols.

Citation

    The authority citation for these special conditions is as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113 and 44701; 14 CFR 21.16 and 
21.17; and 14 CFR 11.38 and 11.19.

The Special Conditions

    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the following special conditions are issued as part of 
the type certification basis for Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd., 
Model KC-100 airplanes.

1. Electronic Engine Control

    a. For electronic engine control system installations, it must be 
established that no single failure or malfunction or probable 
combinations of failures of Electronic Engine Control (EEC) system 
components will have an effect on the system, as installed in the 
airplane, that causes the Loss of Thrust Control (LOTC)/Loss of Power 
Control (LOPC) probability of the system to exceed those allowed in 
part 33 certification.
    b. EEC system installations must be evaluated for environmental and 
atmospheric conditions, including lightning. The EEC system lightning 
and high intensity radiated frequency effects that result during an 
LOTC/LOPC should be considered catastrophic.
    c. The components of the installation must be constructed, 
arranged, and installed so as to ensure their continued safe operation 
between normal inspections or overhauls.
    d. Functions incorporated into any EEC that make it part of any 
equipment, system or installation having functions beyond that of basic 
engine control, and may also introduce system failures and 
malfunctions, are not exempt from Sec.  23.1309 and must be shown to 
meet part 23 levels of safety as derived from Sec.  23.1309. Part 33 
certification data, if applicable, may be used to show compliance with 
any part 23 requirements. If part 33 data is to be used to substantiate 
compliance with part 23 requirements, then the part 23 applicant must 
be able to provide this data for their showing of compliance.

    Note: The term ``probable'' in the context of ``probable 
combination of failures'' does not have the same meaning as in AC 
23.13091D. The term ``probable'' in ``probable combination of 
failures'' means ``foreseeable,'' or not ``extremely improbable,'' 
as referenced in AC 23.1309-1D.


    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri on August 28, 2015.
Earl Lawrence,
Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-22872 Filed 9-10-15; 8:45 am]
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