Notice of Delay of Discharge Requirements for U.S. Coast Guard Activities in Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries, 74985-74986 [2015-30434]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 230 / Tuesday, December 1, 2015 / Rules and Regulations PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2015–22–53 Airbus Helicopters: Amendment 39–18331; Docket No. FAA–2015–5806; Directorate Identifier 2015–SW–083–AD. (a) Applicability This AD applies to Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B3 helicopters with a dual hydraulic system installed, certificated in any category. Note 1 to paragraph (a) of this AD: The dual hydraulic system for Model AS350B3 helicopters is referred to as Airbus modification OP 3082 or OP 3346. (b) Unsafe Condition This AD defines the unsafe condition as lack of hydraulic pressure in a tail rotor (T/ R) hydraulic system. This condition could result in loss of T/R flight control and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. (c) Affected ADs This AD supersedes Emergency AD 2015– 22–52, Directorate Identifier 2015–SW–074– AD, dated October 28, 2015. (d) Effective Date This AD becomes effective December 16, 2015 to all persons except those persons to whom it was made immediately effective by Emergency AD 2015–22–53, issued on October 30, 2015, which contains the requirements of this AD. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES (e) Compliance You are responsible for performing each action required by this AD within the specified compliance time unless it has already been accomplished prior to that time. (f) Required Actions Before further flight, insert a copy of this AD into the rotorcraft flight manual, Section 4 Normal Operating Procedures, or make pen and ink changes to the preflight and postflight procedures as follows: (1) Stop performing the yaw load compensator check (ACCU TST switch) during preflight procedures, and instead perform the yaw load compensator check during post-flight procedures after rotor shutdown. (2) The yaw servo hydraulic switch (collective switch) must be in the ‘‘ON’’ (forward) position before takeoff. Note 2 to paragraph (f)(2) of this AD: The yaw servo hydraulic switch is also called the hydraulic pressure switch or hydraulic cut off switch in various Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft flight manuals. (g) Special Flight Permits Special flight permits are prohibited. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Nov 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 (h) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Safety Management Group, FAA, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Send your proposal to: Stephen Barbini, Flight Test Engineer, Regulations and Policy Group, Rotorcraft Directorate, FAA, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76177; telephone (817) 222–5110; email 9-ASWFTW-AMOC-Requests@faa.gov. (2) For operations conducted under a 14 CFR part 119 operating certificate or under 14 CFR part 91, subpart K, we suggest that you notify your principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office or certificate holding district office, before operating any aircraft complying with this AD through an AMOC. (i) Additional Information (1) Airbus Helicopters Service Bulletin No. AS350–67.00.66, Revision 1, dated October 22, 2015, and Airbus Helicopters Safety Information Notice No. 2944–S–29, Revision 0, dated August 26, 2015, which are not incorporated by reference, contain additional information about the subject of this AD. For service information identified in this AD, contact Airbus Helicopters, 2701 N. Forum Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75052; telephone (972) 641–0000 or (800) 232–0323; fax (972) 641–3775; or at http:// www.airbushelicopters.com/techpub. You may review a copy of the service information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy, Room 6N–321, Fort Worth, TX 76177. (2) The subject of this AD is addressed in European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No. 2015–0178, dated August 26, 2015. You may view the EASA AD on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2015– 5806. (j) Subject Joint Aircraft Service Component (JASC) Code: 2910, Main Hydraulic System. 74985 Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Final rule; delay of effectiveness for discharge requirements with regard to Coast Guard activities. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expanded the boundaries of Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (now renamed Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary or GFNMS) and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary (CBNMS) to an area north and west of their previous boundaries with a final rule published on March 12, 2015. The Final Rule entered into effect on June 9, 2015. At that time, NOAA postponed the effectiveness of the discharge requirements in both sanctuaries’ regulations with regard to U.S. Coast Guard activities for 6 months. This document extends the postponement of the discharge requirements for these activities for another 6 months to provide adequate time for completion of an environmental assessment, and subsequent rulemaking, as appropriate. DATES: The effectiveness for the discharge requirements in both CBNMS and GFNMS expansion areas with regard to U.S. Coast Guard activities is June 9, 2016. ADDRESSES: Copies of the FEIS, final management plans, and the final rule published on March 12, 2015 can be viewed or downloaded at http:// farallones.noaa.gov/manage/expansion_ cbgf.html. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2015–30274 Filed 11–30–15; 8:45 am] Maria Brown, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent, at Maria.Brown@ noaa.gov or 415–561–6622; or Dan Howard, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent, at Dan.Howard@noaa.gov or 415–464– 5260. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 13, 2015. Lance T. Gant, Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 15 CFR Part 922 Notice of Delay of Discharge Requirements for U.S. Coast Guard Activities in Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 On March 12, 2015, NOAA expanded the boundaries of Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (now renamed Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary or GFNMS) and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary (CBNMS) to an area north and west of their previous boundaries with a final rule (80 FR 13078). The Final Rule entered into effect on June 9, 2015 (80 FR 34047). At that time, NOAA postponed the effectiveness of the discharge requirements in both sanctuaries’ regulations with regard to U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) activities for 6 months. E:\FR\FM\01DER1.SGM 01DER1 74986 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 230 / Tuesday, December 1, 2015 / Rules and Regulations This document postpones the effectiveness of the discharge requirements in both sanctuaries with regard to USCG activities for another 6 months, until June 9, 2016. In the course of the rule making to expand GFNMS and CBNMS, NOAA learned from USCG that the discharge regulations had the potential to impair the operations of USCG vessels and air craft conducting law enforcement and on-water training exercises in GFNMS and CBNMS. The USCG supports national marine sanctuary management by providing routine surveillance and dedicated law enforcement of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act and sanctuary regulations. To ensure that the March 12, 2015 rule does not undermine USCG’s ability to perform its duties, NOAA postponed for 6 months the effectiveness of the discharge requirements for USCG operations. Specifically, the effectiveness of the discharge requirements was postponed until December 9, 2015. However, NOAA needs more time to assess USCG activities and develop alternatives for an environmental assessment developed pursuant to the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. Therefore, NOAA is postponing the effectiveness of the discharge requirements with respect to USCG operations for another 6 months, until June 9, 2016. During this time, NOAA will consider how to address USCG’s concerns and will consider, among other things, whether to exempt certain USCG activities in sanctuary regulations. The public, other federal agencies, and interested stakeholders will be given an opportunity to comment on various alternatives that are being considered. This will include the opportunity to review any proposed rule and related environmental analysis. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.; 16 U.S.C. 470. Dated: November 20, 2015. John Armor, Acting Director for the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. [FR Doc. 2015–30434 Filed 11–30–15; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:38 Nov 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 PENSION BENEFIT GUARANTY CORPORATION 29 CFR Part 4044 Allocation of Assets in SingleEmployer Plans; Valuation of Benefits and Assets; Expected Retirement Age Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This rule amends the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation’s regulation on Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans by substituting a new table for determining expected retirement ages for participants in pension plans undergoing distress or involuntary termination with valuation dates falling in 2016. This table is needed in order to compute the value of early retirement benefits and, thus, the total value of benefits under a plan. DATES: Effective January 1, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine B. Klion (Klion.Catherine@ pbgc.gov), Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, 1200 K Street NW., Washington, DC 20005, 202–326– 4024. (TTY/TDD users may call the Federal relay service toll-free at 1–800– 877–8339 and ask to be connected to 202–326–4024.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) administers the pension plan termination insurance program under Title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). PBGC’s regulation on Allocation of Assets in Single-Employer Plans (29 CFR part 4044) sets forth (in subpart B) the methods for valuing plan benefits of terminating single-employer plans covered under Title IV. Guaranteed benefits and benefit liabilities under a plan that is undergoing a distress termination must be valued in accordance with subpart B of part 4044. In addition, when PBGC terminates an underfunded plan involuntarily pursuant to ERISA section 4042(a), it uses the subpart B valuation rules to determine the amount of the plan’s underfunding. Under § 4044.51(b) of the asset allocation regulation, early retirement benefits are valued based on the annuity starting date, if a retirement date has been selected, or the expected retirement age, if the annuity starting date is not known on the valuation date. Sections 4044.55 through 4044.57 set forth rules for determining the expected retirement ages for plan participants entitled to early retirement benefits. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Appendix D of part 4044 contains tables to be used in determining the expected early retirement ages. Table I in appendix D (Selection of Retirement Rate Category) is used to determine whether a participant has a low, medium, or high probability of retiring early. The determination is based on the year a participant would reach ‘‘unreduced retirement age’’ (i.e., the earlier of the normal retirement age or the age at which an unreduced benefit is first payable) and the participant’s monthly benefit at unreduced retirement age. The table applies only to plans with valuation dates in the current year and is updated annually by the PBGC to reflect changes in the cost of living, etc. Tables II–A, II–B, and II–C (Expected Retirement Ages for Individuals in the Low, Medium, and High Categories respectively) are used to determine the expected retirement age after the probability of early retirement has been determined using Table I. These tables establish, by probability category, the expected retirement age based on both the earliest age a participant could retire under the plan and the unreduced retirement age. This expected retirement age is used to compute the value of the early retirement benefit and, thus, the total value of benefits under the plan. This document amends appendix D to replace Table I–15 with Table I–16 in order to provide an updated correlation, appropriate for calendar year 2016, between the amount of a participant’s benefit and the probability that the participant will elect early retirement. Table I–16 will be used to value benefits in plans with valuation dates during calendar year 2016. PBGC has determined that notice of, and public comment on, this rule are impracticable and contrary to the public interest. Plan administrators need to be able to estimate accurately the value of plan benefits as early as possible before initiating the termination process. For that purpose, if a plan has a valuation date in 2016, the plan administrator needs the updated table being promulgated in this rule. Accordingly, the public interest is best served by issuing this table expeditiously, without an opportunity for notice and comment, to allow as much time as possible to estimate the value of plan benefits with the proper table for plans with valuation dates in early 2016. PBGC has determined that this action is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under the criteria set forth in Executive Order 12866. Because no general notice of proposed rulemaking is required for this regulation, the Regulatory Flexibility E:\FR\FM\01DER1.SGM 01DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 230 (Tuesday, December 1, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 74985-74986]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30434]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

15 CFR Part 922


Notice of Delay of Discharge Requirements for U.S. Coast Guard 
Activities in Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine 
Sanctuaries

AGENCY: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean 
Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Final rule; delay of effectiveness for discharge requirements 
with regard to Coast Guard activities.

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SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 
expanded the boundaries of Gulf of the Farallones National Marine 
Sanctuary (now renamed Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary or 
GFNMS) and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary (CBNMS) to an area 
north and west of their previous boundaries with a final rule published 
on March 12, 2015. The Final Rule entered into effect on June 9, 2015. 
At that time, NOAA postponed the effectiveness of the discharge 
requirements in both sanctuaries' regulations with regard to U.S. Coast 
Guard activities for 6 months. This document extends the postponement 
of the discharge requirements for these activities for another 6 months 
to provide adequate time for completion of an environmental assessment, 
and subsequent rulemaking, as appropriate.

DATES: The effectiveness for the discharge requirements in both CBNMS 
and GFNMS expansion areas with regard to U.S. Coast Guard activities is 
June 9, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the FEIS, final management plans, and the final 
rule published on March 12, 2015 can be viewed or downloaded at http://farallones.noaa.gov/manage/expansion_cbgf.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Brown, Greater Farallones 
National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent, at Maria.Brown@noaa.gov or 
415-561-6622; or Dan Howard, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary 
Superintendent, at Dan.Howard@noaa.gov or 415-464-5260.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 12, 2015, NOAA expanded the 
boundaries of Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (now 
renamed Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary or GFNMS) and 
Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary (CBNMS) to an area north and 
west of their previous boundaries with a final rule (80 FR 13078). The 
Final Rule entered into effect on June 9, 2015 (80 FR 34047). At that 
time, NOAA postponed the effectiveness of the discharge requirements in 
both sanctuaries' regulations with regard to U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) 
activities for 6 months.

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    This document postpones the effectiveness of the discharge 
requirements in both sanctuaries with regard to USCG activities for 
another 6 months, until June 9, 2016. In the course of the rule making 
to expand GFNMS and CBNMS, NOAA learned from USCG that the discharge 
regulations had the potential to impair the operations of USCG vessels 
and air craft conducting law enforcement and on-water training 
exercises in GFNMS and CBNMS. The USCG supports national marine 
sanctuary management by providing routine surveillance and dedicated 
law enforcement of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act and sanctuary 
regulations.
    To ensure that the March 12, 2015 rule does not undermine USCG's 
ability to perform its duties, NOAA postponed for 6 months the 
effectiveness of the discharge requirements for USCG operations. 
Specifically, the effectiveness of the discharge requirements was 
postponed until December 9, 2015. However, NOAA needs more time to 
assess USCG activities and develop alternatives for an environmental 
assessment developed pursuant to the requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act. Therefore, NOAA is postponing the 
effectiveness of the discharge requirements with respect to USCG 
operations for another 6 months, until June 9, 2016. During this time, 
NOAA will consider how to address USCG's concerns and will consider, 
among other things, whether to exempt certain USCG activities in 
sanctuary regulations. The public, other federal agencies, and 
interested stakeholders will be given an opportunity to comment on 
various alternatives that are being considered. This will include the 
opportunity to review any proposed rule and related environmental 
analysis.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.; 16 U.S.C. 470.

    Dated: November 20, 2015.
John Armor,
Acting Director for the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.
[FR Doc. 2015-30434 Filed 11-30-15; 8:45 am]
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