Changes to Production Certificates and Approvals; Correction, 78650-78651 [2015-31639]

Download as PDF 78650 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 242 / Thursday, December 17, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 552a (l)(3)’’ and add ‘‘Section 552a (i)(3)’’ in its place. [FR Doc. 2015–31731 Filed 12–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION 12 CFR Part 652 Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Funding and Fiscal Affairs CFR Correction In Title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 600 to 899, revised as of January 1, 2015, on page 344, in appendix A to subpart B to part 652, in the table of contents, add ‘‘1.0 Introduction.’’. [FR Doc. 2015–31730 Filed 12–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D NATIONAL CREDIT UNION ADMINISTRATION 12 CFR Part 747 Administrative Actions, Adjudicative Hearings, Rules of Practice and Procedure, and Investigations CFR Correction In Title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 600 to 899, revised as of January 1, 2015, on page 918, in § 747.616, remove the term ‘‘Office of the Controller’’ and add the term ‘‘Office of Chief Financial Officer’’ in its place. [FR Doc. 2015–31732 Filed 12–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Parts 21 and 45 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0933; Amdt. Nos. 21–98A, 45–29A] RIN 2120–AK20 Changes to Production Certificates and Approvals; Correction Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is correcting a final rule published on October 1, 2015. In that rule, the FAA amended its certification procedures and marking requirements for aeronautical products and articles. This action corrects the effective date of the final rule to permit Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Dec 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 an earlier implementation of the rule’s provisions that allow production approval holders to issue authorized release documents for aircraft engines, propellers, and articles. It also permits an earlier implementation date for production certificate holders to manufacture and install interface components, and provides earlier relief from the current requirement that fixedpitch wooden propellers be marked using an approved fireproof method. DATES: The final rule published October 1, 2015 (80 FR 59021), is effective March 29, 2016, except for §§ 21.1(b)(1), 21.1(b)(5) through (9), 21.137(o), 21.142, 21.147, and 45.11(c), which are effective January 4, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions concerning this action, contact Priscilla Steward or Robert Cook, Aircraft Certification Service, Production Certification Section, AIR–112, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–1656; email: priscilla.steward@faa.gov or telephone: (202) 267–1590; email: robert.cook@ faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 1, 2015, the final rule, ‘‘Changes to Production Certificates and Approvals,’’ 80 FR 59021, was published in the Federal Register. In that final rule the FAA revised the regulations pertaining to certification requirements for products and articles in part 21 of title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) and removed certain marking requirements in 14 CFR part 45 applicable to fixedpitch wooden propellers. The final rule afforded production approval holders (PAHs) a number of privileges not currently permitted under current regulations. To provide PAHs privileges similar to those afforded European and Canadian approved manufacturers, § 21.137(o) of the final rule permits a PAH to issue authorized release documents for new aircraft engines, propellers, and articles that it produces, and also for used aircraft engines, propellers, and articles it rebuilds or alters in accordance with § 43.3(j), provided it establishes an FAA-approved process in its quality system for issuing those documents. Authorized release documents would typically be issued using FAA Form 8130–3, Airworthiness Release Certificate, Airworthiness Approval Tag. The final rule also allows a PAH that meets the requirements of § 21.147(c) to apply for an amendment to its PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 production certificate for the purpose of manufacturing and installing interface components. The term ‘‘interface component’’ is also specifically defined in § 21.1(a)(5). Additionally, the final rule amends part 45 to exclude fixed-pitch wooden propellers from the requirement that a propeller, propeller blade, or propeller hub be marked using an approved fireproof method. This exclusion allows manufacturers to mark their products in a practical manner that takes into account the inherent nature of wooden propellers. Finally, the rule revises the definition of ‘‘airworthiness approval,’’ in § 21.1(b)(1), by expanding it to account for the issuance of an airworthiness approval in instances where an aircraft, aircraft engine, propeller, or article does not conform to its approved design or may not be in a condition for safe operation at the time the airworthiness approval is generated and that nonconformity or condition is specified on the airworthiness approval document. The FAA issued the final rule with an effective date of 180 days after its publication in the Federal Register to allow sufficient time for industry compliance with new requirements contained in the rule. This effective date, however, also delayed the implementation date of certain provisions that removed regulatory burdens that were no longer necessary or appropriate in the current global manufacturing environment. Accordingly, the FAA is amending the effective date of the final rule to January 4, 2016 for the following sections: • § 21.1(b)(1) which revises the definition of airworthiness approval • § 21.1(b)(5), which defines interface component • § 21.137(o), which establishes provisions for the issuance of authorized release documents by PAHs • § 21.142, which codifies provisions for the inclusion of interface components in a production limitation record • § 21.147, which specifies the requirements that must be met to amend a production certificate to include interface components • § 45.11(c), which excludes fixedpitch wooden propellers from the requirement that they be marked using an approved fireproof method. The FAA also notes that Change 5 to the Maintenance Annex Guidance (MAG), which implements certain provisions of the Aviation Safety Agreement between the United States and the European Union requires that FAA Form 8130–3 be issued by a U.S. E:\FR\FM\17DER1.SGM 17DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 242 / Thursday, December 17, 2015 / Rules and Regulations PAH for new parts that will be installed in articles for which a dual airworthiness release is to be issued. In order to serve European customers many U.S. repair stations will be required to possess parts documentation that U.S. PAHs cannot currently issue and which can only be obtained from the FAA or its designees. Although the FAA and EASA have agreed to delay the implementation of Change 5 to the MAG until March 29, 2016, correcting the effective date of § 21.137(o) will provide PAHs with the ability to establish a system for the issuance of authorized release documents to meet EASA requirements without increasing staff in the form of Organization Designation Authority (ODA) unit members or Designated Manufacturing Inspection Representatives (DMIRs), or incurring the cost of hiring additional Designated Airworthiness Representatives (DARs). Additionally, correcting the effective date of §§ 21.142, 21.147, and 45.11(c) will alleviate the current need for PAHs to request new exemptions or renew current exemptions to manufacture and install interface components and appropriately mark wooden propellers. The remaining sections of the final rule become effective on March 29, 2016, its originally published effective date. Correction In FR Doc. 2015–24950, beginning on page 59021 in the Federal Register of October 1, 2015, in the second column, correct the DATES section to read as follows: DATES: This final rule is effective March 29, 2016, except for §§ 21.1(b)(1), 21.1(b)(5) through (9), 21.137(o), 21.142, 21.147 and 45.11(c), which are effective on January 4, 2016. Issued under authority provided by 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 44701(a), and 44703 in Washington, DC, on December 11, 2015. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2015–31639 Filed 12–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 658, in § 762.1, in paragraph (b), remove ‘‘§ 762.7’’ and add ‘‘§ 762.2’’ in its place, and remove ‘‘§ 762.6’’ and add ‘‘§ 762.7’’ in its place. [FR Doc. 2015–31733 Filed 12–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security 15 CFR Part 772 Definitions of Terms CFR Correction In Title 15 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 300 to 799, revised as of January 1, 2015, on pages 723, 727, and 733, in § 772.1, remove the definitions of ‘‘fault tolerance’’, ‘‘laser duration’’ and ‘‘positioning accuracy’’. [FR Doc. 2015–31737 Filed 12–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1505–01–D CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 1251 [Docket No. CPSC–2011–0081] Toys: Determination Regarding Heavy Elements Limits for Unfinished and Untreated Wood U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. AGENCY: ACTION: Final rule. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (‘‘Commission,’’ or ‘‘CPSC’’) is issuing a final rule determining that unfinished and untreated trunk wood does not contain heavy elements that would exceed the limits specified in the Commission’s toy standard, ASTM F963–11. Based on this determination, unfinished and untreated trunk wood in toys does not require third party testing for the heavy element limits in ASTM F963. SUMMARY: The rule is effective on January 19, 2016. DATES: Bureau of Industry and Security John W. Boja, Lead Compliance Officer, Office of Compliance, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 4330 East West Hwy., Room 610M, Bethesda, MD 20814; 301–504–7300: email: jboja@ cpsc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES 15 CFR Part 762 Recordkeeping CFR Correction In Title 15 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 300 to 799, revised as of January 1, 2015, on pages 657 and VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:06 Dec 16, 2015 Jkt 238001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 78651 A. Background 1. Third Party Testing and Burden Reduction Section 14(a) of the Consumer Product Safety Act, (‘‘CPSA’’), as amended by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (‘‘CPSIA’’), requires that manufacturers of products subject to a consumer product safety rule or similar rule, ban, standard or regulation enforced by the CPSC, must certify that the product complies with all applicable CPSCenforced requirements. 15 U.S.C. 2063(a). For children’s products, certification must be based on testing conducted by a CPSC-accepted third party conformity assessment body. Id. Public Law 112–28 (August 12, 2011) directed the CPSC to seek comment on ‘‘opportunities to reduce the cost of third party testing requirements consistent with assuring compliance with any applicable consumer product safety rule, ban, standard, or regulation.’’ Public Law 112–28 also authorized the Commission to issue new or revised third party testing regulations if the Commission determines ‘‘that such regulations will reduce third party testing costs consistent with assuring compliance with the applicable consumer product safety rules, bans, standards, and regulations.’’ Id. 2063(d)(3)(B). 2. CPSC’s Toy Standard Section 106 of the CPSIA states that the provisions of ASTM International (‘‘ASTM’’), Consumer Safety Specifications for Toy Safety (‘‘ASTM F963,’’ or ‘‘toy standard’’), ‘‘shall be considered to be consumer product safety standards issued by the Commission under section 9 of the CPSA (15 U.S.C. 2058).’’ 1 Thus, toys subject to ASTM F963–11, the current mandatory version of the standard, must be tested by a CPSC-accepted third party conformity assessment body and demonstrate compliance with all applicable CPSC requirements for the manufacturer to issue a Children’s Product Certificate (‘‘CPC’’) before the toys can be entered into commerce. The toy standard has numerous requirements. Among them, section 4.3.5 requires that surface coating materials and accessible substrates of toys 2 that can be sucked, mouthed, or 1 ASTM F963–11 is a consumer product safety standard, except for section 4.2 and Annex 4, or any provision that restates or incorporates an existing mandatory standard or ban promulgated by the Commission or by statute. 2 ASTM F963–11 contains the following note regarding the scope of the solubility requirement: Continued E:\FR\FM\17DER1.SGM 17DER1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 242 (Thursday, December 17, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-31639]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Parts 21 and 45

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0933; Amdt. Nos. 21-98A, 45-29A]
RIN 2120-AK20


Changes to Production Certificates and Approvals; Correction

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is correcting a 
final rule published on October 1, 2015. In that rule, the FAA amended 
its certification procedures and marking requirements for aeronautical 
products and articles. This action corrects the effective date of the 
final rule to permit an earlier implementation of the rule's provisions 
that allow production approval holders to issue authorized release 
documents for aircraft engines, propellers, and articles. It also 
permits an earlier implementation date for production certificate 
holders to manufacture and install interface components, and provides 
earlier relief from the current requirement that fixed-pitch wooden 
propellers be marked using an approved fireproof method.

DATES: The final rule published October 1, 2015 (80 FR 59021), is 
effective March 29, 2016, except for Sec. Sec.  21.1(b)(1), 21.1(b)(5) 
through (9), 21.137(o), 21.142, 21.147, and 45.11(c), which are 
effective January 4, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions concerning 
this action, contact Priscilla Steward or Robert Cook, Aircraft 
Certification Service, Production Certification Section, AIR-112, 
Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267-1656; email: 
priscilla.steward@faa.gov or telephone: (202) 267-1590; email: 
robert.cook@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On October 1, 2015, the final rule, ``Changes to Production 
Certificates and Approvals,'' 80 FR 59021, was published in the Federal 
Register. In that final rule the FAA revised the regulations pertaining 
to certification requirements for products and articles in part 21 of 
title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) and removed 
certain marking requirements in 14 CFR part 45 applicable to fixed-
pitch wooden propellers. The final rule afforded production approval 
holders (PAHs) a number of privileges not currently permitted under 
current regulations.
    To provide PAHs privileges similar to those afforded European and 
Canadian approved manufacturers, Sec.  21.137(o) of the final rule 
permits a PAH to issue authorized release documents for new aircraft 
engines, propellers, and articles that it produces, and also for used 
aircraft engines, propellers, and articles it rebuilds or alters in 
accordance with Sec.  43.3(j), provided it establishes an FAA-approved 
process in its quality system for issuing those documents. Authorized 
release documents would typically be issued using FAA Form 8130-3, 
Airworthiness Release Certificate, Airworthiness Approval Tag.
    The final rule also allows a PAH that meets the requirements of 
Sec.  21.147(c) to apply for an amendment to its production certificate 
for the purpose of manufacturing and installing interface components. 
The term ``interface component'' is also specifically defined in Sec.  
21.1(a)(5).
    Additionally, the final rule amends part 45 to exclude fixed-pitch 
wooden propellers from the requirement that a propeller, propeller 
blade, or propeller hub be marked using an approved fireproof method. 
This exclusion allows manufacturers to mark their products in a 
practical manner that takes into account the inherent nature of wooden 
propellers.
    Finally, the rule revises the definition of ``airworthiness 
approval,'' in Sec.  21.1(b)(1), by expanding it to account for the 
issuance of an airworthiness approval in instances where an aircraft, 
aircraft engine, propeller, or article does not conform to its approved 
design or may not be in a condition for safe operation at the time the 
airworthiness approval is generated and that nonconformity or condition 
is specified on the airworthiness approval document.
    The FAA issued the final rule with an effective date of 180 days 
after its publication in the Federal Register to allow sufficient time 
for industry compliance with new requirements contained in the rule. 
This effective date, however, also delayed the implementation date of 
certain provisions that removed regulatory burdens that were no longer 
necessary or appropriate in the current global manufacturing 
environment. Accordingly, the FAA is amending the effective date of the 
final rule to January 4, 2016 for the following sections:
     Sec.  21.1(b)(1) which revises the definition of 
airworthiness approval
     Sec.  21.1(b)(5), which defines interface component
     Sec.  21.137(o), which establishes provisions for the 
issuance of authorized release documents by PAHs
     Sec.  21.142, which codifies provisions for the inclusion 
of interface components in a production limitation record
     Sec.  21.147, which specifies the requirements that must 
be met to amend a production certificate to include interface 
components
     Sec.  45.11(c), which excludes fixed-pitch wooden 
propellers from the requirement that they be marked using an approved 
fireproof method.
    The FAA also notes that Change 5 to the Maintenance Annex Guidance 
(MAG), which implements certain provisions of the Aviation Safety 
Agreement between the United States and the European Union requires 
that FAA Form 8130-3 be issued by a U.S.

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PAH for new parts that will be installed in articles for which a dual 
airworthiness release is to be issued. In order to serve European 
customers many U.S. repair stations will be required to possess parts 
documentation that U.S. PAHs cannot currently issue and which can only 
be obtained from the FAA or its designees.
    Although the FAA and EASA have agreed to delay the implementation 
of Change 5 to the MAG until March 29, 2016, correcting the effective 
date of Sec.  21.137(o) will provide PAHs with the ability to establish 
a system for the issuance of authorized release documents to meet EASA 
requirements without increasing staff in the form of Organization 
Designation Authority (ODA) unit members or Designated Manufacturing 
Inspection Representatives (DMIRs), or incurring the cost of hiring 
additional Designated Airworthiness Representatives (DARs).
    Additionally, correcting the effective date of Sec. Sec.  21.142, 
21.147, and 45.11(c) will alleviate the current need for PAHs to 
request new exemptions or renew current exemptions to manufacture and 
install interface components and appropriately mark wooden propellers.
    The remaining sections of the final rule become effective on March 
29, 2016, its originally published effective date.

Correction

    In FR Doc. 2015-24950, beginning on page 59021 in the Federal 
Register of October 1, 2015, in the second column, correct the DATES 
section to read as follows:
    DATES: This final rule is effective March 29, 2016, except for 
Sec. Sec.  21.1(b)(1), 21.1(b)(5) through (9), 21.137(o), 21.142, 
21.147 and 45.11(c), which are effective on January 4, 2016.

    Issued under authority provided by 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 44701(a), 
and 44703 in Washington, DC, on December 11, 2015.
Lirio Liu,
Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2015-31639 Filed 12-16-15; 8:45 am]
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