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Download as PDF 72404 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 223 / Thursday, November 19, 2015 / Proposed Rules Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the International Branch, send it to ATTN: Sanjay Ralhan, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1405; fax 425–227–1149. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116AMOC-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. 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Those procedures and tests that are not identified as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the procedures and tests identified as RC can be done and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. Any substitutions or changes to procedures or tests identified as RC require approval of an AMOC. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (j) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA Airworthiness Directive 2014–0251R1, dated December 17, 2014, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015–4816. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus, Airworthiness Office—EIAS, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France; telephone +33 5 61 93 36 96; fax +33 5 61 93 44 51; email account.airworth-eas@ airbus.com; Internet http://www.airbus.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 10, 2015. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–29444 Filed 11–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:08 Nov 18, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 147 [Docket No.: FAA–2015–3901; Notice No. 15–10] RIN 2120–AK48 Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); extension of comment period. AGENCY: This action extends the comment period for an NPRM published on October 2, 2015. In that document, the FAA proposes to amend the regulations governing the curriculum and operations of FAA-certificated Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools. These amendments would modernize and reorganize the required curriculum subjects in the appendices of the current regulations. They would also remove the course content items currently located in the appendices and require that they be placed in each school’s operations specifications so they could more easily be amended when necessary. The amendments are needed because the existing curriculums are outdated, do not meet current industry needs, and can be changed only through notice and comment rulemaking. These amendments would ensure that aviation maintenance technician students receive up-to-date foundational training to meet the demanding and consistently changing needs of the aviation industry. This extension is a result of a joint request from Aviation Technical Education Council (ATEC), Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Airlines for America (A4A), Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA), Helicopter Association International (HAI), Modification And Replacement Parts Association (MARPA), National Air Carrier Association (NACA), National Air Transport Association (NATA), Regional Airline Association, STEM Education Coalition (STEM), and University Aviation Association (UAA) (collectively, the ‘‘Petitioners’’). DATES: The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking published on October 2, 2015 (80 FR 59674), is extended. Send comments on or before February 1, 2016. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Send comments identified by docket number FAA–2015–3901 using any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your comments electronically. • 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. • Hand Delivery or 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. • Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202–493–2251. Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL– 14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at www.dot.gov/privacy. 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: For technical questions concerning this action, contact Robert Warren, Aircraft Maintenance Division, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–1711; email robert.w.warren@faa.gov. For legal questions concerning this action, contact Edmund Averman, Office of the Chief Counsel (AGC–210), Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–3147; email Ed.Averman@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Comments Invited The FAA continues to invite interested persons to take part in this rulemaking by submitting written comments, data, or views about the NPRM we issued on October 2, 2015 (part 147, Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools (80 FR 59674)(October 2, 2015). The most E:\FR\FM\19NOP1.SGM 19NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 223 / Thursday, November 19, 2015 / Proposed Rules helpful comments will reference a specific portion of the NPRM, explain the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION Background [Docket No. CPSC–2011–0081] On October 2, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued Notice No. 15–10, Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools (80 FR 59674) (October 2, 2015) (‘‘NPRM’’). The comment period for the NPRM ends on December 31, 2015. By letter dated October 26, 2015, the Petitioners jointly asked the FAA to extend the NPRM’s comment period by 90 days. The Petitioners believe that, with the additional time requested, the aviation industry and its partners in technical education will help the FAA develop a rule that supports schools, aids students at the beginning of a rewarding career, and serves an important growing industry. The FAA recognizes the NPRM’s contents are significant and complex and that a ninety-day comment period may not be sufficient. However, the FAA believes that a 90 day extension, for a total of 180 days, is excessive. We have determined that an additional 30 days will be enough for potential commenters to collect the cost and operational data necessary to provide meaningful comments to the NPRM (for a total of 120 days from October 2, 2015). Absent unusual circumstances, the FAA does not anticipate any further extension of the comment period for this rulemaking. Amendment To Clarify When Component Part Testing Can Be Used and Which Textile Products Have Been Determined Not To Exceed the Allowable Lead Content Limits; Notice of Reopening of Comment Period 16 CFR Parts 1109 and 1500 Extension of Comment Period rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS In accordance with 14 CFR 11.47(c), the FAA has reviewed the petition submitted by the Petitioners for an extension of the comment period to the NPRM. The FAA finds that the petitioners have a substantive interest in the proposed rule, and that an extension of the comment period for Notice No. 15–10 is consistent with the public interest, and that good cause exists for granting this extension. Accordingly, the comment period for Notice No. 15–10 is extended until February 1, 2016. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 16, 2015. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2015–29505 Filed 11–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:08 Nov 18, 2015 Jkt 238001 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; reopening of comment period. AGENCY: The Consumer Product Safety Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘CPSC’’) published a direct final rule (‘‘DFR’’) and notice of proposed rulemaking (‘‘NPR’’) in the same issue of the Federal Register on October 14, 2015, clarifying when component part testing can be used and clarifying which textile products have been determined not to exceed the allowable lead content limits. The DFR and the NPR invited the public to submit written comments by November 13, 2015. In response to a request for an extension, the Commission is reopening the comment period on the NPR to December 14, 2015. SUMMARY: The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking published on October 14, 2015 (80 FR 61773), is reopened. Submit comments by December 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CPSC–2011– 0081, by any of the following methods: DATES: Electronic Submissions Submit electronic comments in the following way: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. The Commission does not accept comments submitted by electronic mail (email), except through: http:// www.regulations.gov. The Commission encourages you to submit electronic comments by using the Federal eRulemaking Portal, as described above. Written Submissions Submit written submissions in the following way: Mail/Hand delivery/Courier, preferably in five copies, to: Office of the Secretary, Consumer Product Safety PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 72405 Commission, Room 820, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814; telephone (301) 504–7923. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this notice. All comments received may be posted without change, including any personal identifiers, contact information, or other personal information provided, to: http://www.regulations.gov. Do not submit confidential business information, trade secret information, or other sensitive or protected information electronically. Such information should be submitted in writing. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to: http:// www.regulations.gov and insert the Docket No. CPSC–2011–0081 into the ‘‘Search’’ box and follow the prompts. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristina Hatlelid, Ph.D., M.P.H., Directorate for Health Sciences, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 5 Research Place, Rockville, MD 20850; (301) 987–2558; email; khatlelid@ cpsc.gov. On October 14, 2015, the Commission published a DFR and an NPR in the Federal Register, clarifying when component part testing can be used and clarifying which textile products have been determined not to exceed the allowable lead content limits. (DFR, 80 FR 61729 and NPR, 80 FR 61773). The American Apparel and Footwear Association (‘‘AAFA’’) has requested an extension of the comment period for 30 days because AAFA-member companies are currently reviewing the Commission’s proposed amendment to the rule and need additional time to submit comments. The Commission has considered the request and is reopening the comment period for an additional 30 days. Because the 30-day extension date falls on a Sunday, the comment period will close on December 14, 2015. The Commission believes that this extension allows adequate time for interested persons to submit comments on the proposed rule, without significantly delaying the rulemaking. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Alberta E. Mills, Acting Secretary, Consumer Product Safety Commission. [FR Doc. 2015–29504 Filed 11–18–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6355–01–P E:\FR\FM\19NOP1.SGM 19NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 223 (Thursday, November 19, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-29505]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 147

[Docket No.: FAA-2015-3901; Notice No. 15-10]
RIN 2120-AK48


Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); extension of comment 
period.

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SUMMARY: This action extends the comment period for an NPRM published 
on October 2, 2015. In that document, the FAA proposes to amend the 
regulations governing the curriculum and operations of FAA-certificated 
Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools. These amendments would 
modernize and reorganize the required curriculum subjects in the 
appendices of the current regulations. They would also remove the 
course content items currently located in the appendices and require 
that they be placed in each school's operations specifications so they 
could more easily be amended when necessary. The amendments are needed 
because the existing curriculums are outdated, do not meet current 
industry needs, and can be changed only through notice and comment 
rulemaking. These amendments would ensure that aviation maintenance 
technician students receive up-to-date foundational training to meet 
the demanding and consistently changing needs of the aviation industry. 
This extension is a result of a joint request from Aviation Technical 
Education Council (ATEC), Aeronautical Repair Station Association 
(ARSA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Airlines for 
America (A4A), Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA), Helicopter 
Association International (HAI), Modification And Replacement Parts 
Association (MARPA), National Air Carrier Association (NACA), National 
Air Transport Association (NATA), Regional Airline Association, STEM 
Education Coalition (STEM), and University Aviation Association (UAA) 
(collectively, the ``Petitioners'').

DATES: The comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking 
published on October 2, 2015 (80 FR 59674), is extended. Send comments 
on or before February 1, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Send comments identified by docket number FAA-2015-3901 
using any of the following methods:
     Federal Rulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     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.
     Hand Delivery or 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.
     Fax: Fax comments to Docket Operations at 202-493-2251.
    Privacy: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments 
from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts 
these comments, without edit, including any personal information the 
commenter provides, to www.regulations.gov, as described in the system 
of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at 
www.dot.gov/privacy.
    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: For technical questions concerning 
this action, contact Robert Warren, Aircraft Maintenance Division, 
Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-1711; email 
robert.w.warren@faa.gov. For legal questions concerning this action, 
contact Edmund Averman, Office of the Chief Counsel (AGC-210), Federal 
Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20591; telephone (202) 267-3147; email Ed.Averman@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    The FAA continues to invite interested persons to take part in this 
rulemaking by submitting written comments, data, or views about the 
NPRM we issued on October 2, 2015 (part 147, Aviation Maintenance 
Technician Schools (80 FR 59674)(October 2, 2015). The most

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helpful comments will reference a specific portion of the NPRM, explain 
the reason for any recommended change, and include supporting data.

Background

    On October 2, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 
issued Notice No. 15-10, Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools (80 FR 
59674) (October 2, 2015) (``NPRM''). The comment period for the NPRM 
ends on December 31, 2015.
    By letter dated October 26, 2015, the Petitioners jointly asked the 
FAA to extend the NPRM's comment period by 90 days. The Petitioners 
believe that, with the additional time requested, the aviation industry 
and its partners in technical education will help the FAA develop a 
rule that supports schools, aids students at the beginning of a 
rewarding career, and serves an important growing industry.
    The FAA recognizes the NPRM's contents are significant and complex 
and that a ninety-day comment period may not be sufficient. However, 
the FAA believes that a 90 day extension, for a total of 180 days, is 
excessive. We have determined that an additional 30 days will be enough 
for potential commenters to collect the cost and operational data 
necessary to provide meaningful comments to the NPRM (for a total of 
120 days from October 2, 2015). Absent unusual circumstances, the FAA 
does not anticipate any further extension of the comment period for 
this rulemaking.

Extension of Comment Period

    In accordance with 14 CFR 11.47(c), the FAA has reviewed the 
petition submitted by the Petitioners for an extension of the comment 
period to the NPRM. The FAA finds that the petitioners have a 
substantive interest in the proposed rule, and that an extension of the 
comment period for Notice No. 15-10 is consistent with the public 
interest, and that good cause exists for granting this extension.
    Accordingly, the comment period for Notice No. 15-10 is extended 
until February 1, 2016.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on November 16, 2015.
Lirio Liu,
Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2015-29505 Filed 11-18-15; 8:45 am]
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