January 28, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Reader Aids
Document Number: FR-2016-01-28-ReaderAids
Type: Reader Aids
Date: 2016-01-28
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01707
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Recommended Recordkeeping for Exempt Infant Formula Production
Document Number: 2016-01690
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a proposed collection of information has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-01687
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: National Nuclear Security Administration
Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of Office of Management and Budget Approval; Early Food Safety Evaluation of New Non-Pesticidal Proteins Produced by New Plant Varieties Intended for Food Use
Document Number: 2016-01686
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a collection of information entitled ``Early Food Safety Evaluation of New Non-Pesticidal Proteins Produced by New Plant Varieties Intended for Food Use'' has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Prevention of Salmonella Enteritidis in Shell Eggs During Production; Recordkeeping and Registration Provisions
Document Number: 2016-01685
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information collection provisions of FDA's recordkeeping and registration requirements for shell egg producers.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Product Jurisdiction: Assignment of Agency Component for Review of Premarket Applications
Document Number: 2016-01684
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the procedure by which an applicant may obtain an assignment or designation determination for combination products.
Bioequivalence Recommendations for Lamotrigine; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2016-01683
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a revised draft guidance for industry on lamotrigine extended-release tablets entitled ``Draft Guidance on Lamotrigine.'' The recommendations provide specific guidance on the design of bioequivalence (BE) studies to support abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs) for lamotrigine extended-release tablets.
Product-Specific Bioequivalence Recommendations; Draft and Revised Draft Guidances for Industry; Availability
Document Number: 2016-01682
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of additional draft and revised draft product-specific bioequivalence (BE) recommendations. The recommendations provide product-specific guidance on the design of BE studies to support abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs). In the Federal Register of June 11, 2010, FDA announced the availability of a guidance for industry entitled ``Bioequivalence Recommendations for Specific Products'' that explained the process that would be used to make product-specific BE recommendations available to the public on FDA's Web site. The BE recommendations identified in this notice were developed using the process described in that guidance.
Food and Drug Administration/Xavier Medical Device Conference
Document Number: 2016-01681
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Cincinnati District, in co-sponsorship with Xavier University, is announcing a public conference entitled ``FDA/Xavier Medical Device Conference (MedCon).'' This 3-day public conference includes presentations from key FDA officials and industry experts with small group break-out sessions. The conference is intended for companies of all sizes and employees at all levels.
Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meetings
Document Number: 2016-01680
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council's (Council) Tilefish Advisory Panel will hold a public meeting.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01679
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council) Scallop Plan Team will meet in Kodiak, AK.
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01678
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Economic Research Service
The Center of Independent Experts will meet February 16 through February 19, 2016, in Seattle, WA.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed eCollection, eComments Requested; Extension Without Change of a Previously Approved Collection; Collection of Laboratory Analysis Data on Drug Samples Tested by Non-Federal (State and Local Government) Crime Laboratories
Document Number: 2016-01677
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register at 80 FR 73834, November 25, 2015, allowing for a 60-day comment period.
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2016-01676
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Agenda and Notice of Planning Meeting of the Wyoming Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-01674
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Defense Information Systems Agency
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a meeting of the Wyoming Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene 10:00 a.m. (MST) on Friday, February 12, 2016, in the Cottonwood Room of the Wind River Hotel & Casino, 10269 State Highway 789, Riverton, WY 82501. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss civil rights issues affecting Native Americans in the state and other issues. The state advisory committee will review these issues in preparation to identify a topic for study. The meeting is open to the public. In addition to in person attendance, this meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 1-888-572-7033, conference ID: 1243365. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement as time allows. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address prior to placing callers into the conference room. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll- free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the discussion by first calling the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-977-8339 and provide the FRS operator with the Conference Call Toll-Free Number: 1-888-572-7033, Conference ID: 1243365. Persons who plan to attend the meeting and require other accommodations, please contact Evelyn Bohor at ebohor@usccr.gov at the Rocky Mountain Regional Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. Members of the public are invited to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office by Monday, March 14, 2016. Written comments may be mailed to the Rocky Mountain Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1961 Stout Street, Suite 13- 201, Denver, CO 80294, faxed to (303) 866-1050, or emailed to Evelyn Bohor at ebohor@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Rocky Mountain Regional Office at (303) 866-1040. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing as they become available at https:// database.faca.gov/committee/meetings.aspx?cid=281 and clicking on the ``Meeting Details'' and ``Documents'' links. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Eastern Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission's Web site, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Rocky Mountain Regional Office at the above phone number, email or street address.
Notice of Public Meeting of the Indiana Advisory Committee to hear Testimony Regarding Civil Rights and the School to Prison Pipeline in Indiana
Document Number: 2016-01673
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Defense Information Systems Agency
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Indiana Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST. The Committee will hear testimony regarding school discipline policies and practices which may facilitate disparities in juvenile justice involvement and youth incarceration rates on the basis of race, color, disability, or sex, in what has become known as the ``School to Prison Pipeline.'' This meeting is open to the public, and will take place at Ivy Tech Community College Event Center, 2820 North Meridian Street in Indianapolis, IN, 46208. Members of the public are invited to make statements during the open comment period beginning at 4:15 p.m. In addition, members of the public may submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Regional Programs Unit, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 55 W. Monroe St., Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60615. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353-8324, or emailed to Carolyn Allen at callen@usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit at (312) 353-8311. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing prior to and following the meeting at https://database.faca.gov/committee/meetings.aspx?cid=247 and following the links for ``Meeting Details'' and then ``Documents.'' Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission's Web site, http://www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address.
RSL Railroad, LLC-Lease Exemption Containing Interchange Commitment-Norfolk Southern Railway Company
Document Number: 2016-01662
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled
Approval of Missouri's Air Quality Implementation Plans; Americold Logistics, LLC 24-Hour Particulate Matter (PM10
Document Number: 2016-01661
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Missouri on June 2, 2014. This proposed SIP revision will incorporate a consent judgment to address violations of the 24-hour particulate matter (PM10) NAAQS near the Americold Logistics, LLC, Carthage Crushed Limestone (CCL) facility near Carthage, Missouri. CCL is a limestone quarry operations. The consent judgment between the State of Missouri and CCL includes measures that will control PM10 emissions from the facility. This proposed approval will make the consent judgment Federally-enforceable.
Approval of Missouri's Air Quality Implementation Plans; Americold Logistics, LLC 24-Hour Particulate Matter (PM10
Document Number: 2016-01660
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking direct final action to approve a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) submitted by the State of Missouri on June 2, 2014. This SIP revision incorporates a consent judgment to address violations of the 24-hour particulate matter (PM10) NAAQS near the Americold Logistics, LLC, Carthage Crushed Limestone (CCL) facility near Carthage, Missouri. CCL is a limestone quarry operation. The consent judgment between the State of Missouri and CCL includes measures that will control PM10 emissions from the facility. This approval will make the consent judgment Federally-enforceable.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-01580
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report that a main landing gear (MLG) door could not be closed due to rupture of the actuator fitting. Later reports indicated that the forward monoblock fitting of the MLG door actuator (referred to as the nerve area) could be damaged after rupture of the actuator fitting. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections of the MLG door actuator fitting and its components for cracking, and corrective actions if necessary. This proposed AD would also require eventual replacement of all affected MLG door actuator fittings with new monoblock fittings, which would terminate the repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to prevent rupture of the door actuator fittings, which could result in detachment of an MLG door and subsequent exterior damage and consequent reduced structural integrity of the airplane.
Air Plan Approval; Minnesota; Inver Hills SO2
Document Number: 2016-01577
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a revision to the Minnesota sulfur dioxide (SO2) State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Northern States Power Company's Xcel Energy-Inver Hills Generating Plant (Inver Hills), located in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. The revision, submitted by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) on May 1, 2015, incorporates a more stringent limit for the sulfur content of the fuel used at the facility, and modifies the fuel analysis requirements to meet the more stringent limit. These revisions will not result in an increase in SO2 emissions at the facility.
Air Plan Approval; Minnesota; Inver Hills SO2
Document Number: 2016-01576
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve a revision to the Minnesota sulfur dioxide (SO2) State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Northern States Power Company's Xcel Energy-Inver Hills Generating Plant, located in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. The revision, submitted by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on May 1, 2015, incorporates a more stringent limit for the sulfur content of the fuel used at the facility, and modifies the fuel analysis requirements to meet the more stringent limit. These revisions will not result in an increase in SO2 emissions at the facility.
Disapproval of California Air Plan Revisions, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Number: 2016-01572
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing disapproval of revisions to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) portion of the California State Implementation Plan (SIP). This action was proposed in the Federal Register on November 24, 2015 and concerns rules regulating Vehicle Scrapping, Employee Trip Reduction, and procedures for the hearing board concerning variances and subpoenas. The submitted SCAQMD rules are discretionary and this disapproval does not reveal a deficiency in the SIP.
Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana
Document Number: 2016-01569
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing its proposal to approve revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Louisiana. These rule revisions are the 2007 General Revisions, and 2008-2010 Miscellaneous Rule Revisions to the SIP that were submitted by the State of Louisiana. The overall intended outcome is to make the approved Louisiana SIP consistent with current Federal and State requirements. This action is in accordance with the federal Clean Air Act (the Act).
Air Plan Approval; KY; Emissions Statements for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone NAAQS
Document Number: 2016-01567
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action to approve the state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, through the Kentucky Division of Air Quality (DAQ) on November 18, 2015, to address the emissions statements requirement for the Commonwealth's portion of the Cincinnati, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana (Cincinnati, OH-KY- IN) 2008 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) nonattainment area (hereafter referred to as the ``Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Area'' or ``Area''). Annual emissions reporting (i.e., emissions statements) is required for all ozone nonattainment areas. The Area is comprised of Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton and Warren Counties in Ohio; portions of Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties in Kentucky; and a portion of Dearborn County in Indiana. Any actions that EPA takes regarding the emissions statements requirements for the Ohio and Indiana portions of this Area will be addressed in separate rulemakings.
National Coastal Condition Assessment 2010
Document Number: 2016-01561
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture
This notice announces the availability of the final National Coastal Condition Assessment (NCCA) 2010. The NCCA describes the results of a nationwide coastal probabilistic survey that was conducted in the summer of 2010 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its state, tribal, and federal partners. Results include estimates of coastal area with good, fair, and poor biological quality, water quality, sediment quality, and ecological fish tissue quality. Results are presented nationally and regionally for the Northeast, Southeast, Gulf of Mexico, West, and Great Lakes coasts. The NCCA 2010 also includes information on how the survey was implemented, and future actions and challenges.
Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of Nitrogen-Health Criteria
Document Number: 2016-01548
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of a final document titled, ``Integrated Science Assessment for Oxides of NitrogenHealth Criteria'' (EPA/600/R-15/ 068). The document was prepared by the National Center for Environmental Assessment National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) within the EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) as part of the review of the primary (health-based) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for nitrogen dioxide (NO2). The Integrated Science Assessment (ISA), in conjunction with additional technical and policy assessments, provides the scientific basis for decisions by the EPA on the adequacy of the current NAAQS and the appropriateness of possible alternative standards. The EPA is developing a separate ISA and conducting a separate review for the secondary (welfare-based) NAAQS for NO2, in conjunction with a review of the secondary NAAQS for sulfur dioxide.
Changes in Certain Multifamily Mortgage Insurance Premiums
Document Number: 2016-01511
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled
On October 2, 2015, HUD published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the mortgage insurance premiums (MIPs) for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Multifamily, Health Care Facilities, and Hospital mortgage insurance programs that have commitments to be issued or reissued in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. In the October 2, 2015, notice, HUD stated that the FY 2016 MIPs would be the same as those published for FY 2015. Today's notice announces proposed changes to the FY 2016 MIPs for certain FHA Multifamily Housing Insurance programs for commitments issued or reissued beginning April 1, 2016. MIP rates for mortgage insurance programs under FHA's Office of Healthcare Programs, including health care facilities and hospital insurance programs, will not change. These proposed MIP changes reflect the health of the FHA Multifamily portfolio, an effort to simplify the rate structure, and HUD's commitment to promote its mission initiatives.
Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Shelton, WA
Document Number: 2016-01503
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at Sanderson Field Airport, Shelton, WA, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures developed at the airport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace, Revocation of Class E Airspace; Chico, CA
Document Number: 2016-01502
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
This action modifies Class D airspace, Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface, and removes Class E surface area airspace designated as an extension at Chico Municipal Airport, Chico, CA. The FAA found it necessary to amend the airspace area by increasing the Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations for arriving and departing aircraft at the airport. The FAA found no standard instrument approach procedures requiring Class E surface area airspace designated as an extension to Class D airspace. This action changes from navigation aids to geographic coordinate references in the legal description and updates the geographic coordinates of Chico Municipal and Ranchaero Airports for the Class D and E airspace areas noted above.
Amendment of Class E Airspace; Boise, ID
Document Number: 2016-01501
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
This action modifies Class E surface area airspace designated as an extension to Class C airspace, and Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface at Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field Airport, formerly Boise Air Terminal (Gowen Field), Boise, ID. After reviewing the airspace, the FAA found standard instrument approach procedures are not fully contained in controlled airspace, thereby necessitating airspace redesign for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also corrects the name of the airport to match the FAAs aeronautical database.
Noncompetitive Appointment of Certain Military Spouses
Document Number: 2016-01476
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Consumer Product Safety Commission
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a proposed regulation limiting to one the number of permanent appointments spouses of 100 percent disabled and spouses of deceased members of the Armed Forces may receive under these provisions. OPM is making this change based on a provision contained in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The intended effect of this change is to conform our regulation with the statute.
Request for Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Nominations
Document Number: 2016-01264
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Millennium Challenge Corporation
The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 established the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing its members. For appointments to MedPAC that will be effective May 1, 2016, I am announcing the following: Letters of nomination and resumes will be accepted through March 9, 2016 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees prior to appointment of new members. Acknowledgement of submissions will be provided within a week of submission. Please contact Mary Giffin at (202) 512-3710 if you do not receive an acknowledgment.
Notice of Public Information Collection; Requirements Submitted to OMB for Review; Partner Information Form
Document Number: 2016-01228
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: International Trade Administration
Under the provisions of section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for review and approval of the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on July 17, 2015, 80 FR 42467, and allowed 60-days for public comment. USAID's responses to comments received during the 60-day comment period can be found at: www.usaid.gov/work-usaid/ partner-vetting-system.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-00949
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 96-18-06 for certain Airbus Model A320-211 and -231 airplanes. AD 96-18-06 required visual inspections to detect cracks of the pressurized floor fittings at frame 36, and renewal of the zone protective finish or replacement of fittings with new fittings if necessary. Since we issued AD 96-18- 06, an extended service goal analysis by the manufacturer revealed that the compliance times and repetitive inspection intervals should be reduced to meet the design service goal. This AD retains the requirements of AD 96-18-06, with reduced compliance times and repetitive inspection intervals. This AD also adds Model A320-212 airplanes to the applicability. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking in the pressurized floor fittings at frame 36, which could result in failure of a floor fitting and subsequent depressurization of the fuselage.
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Airplanes
Document Number: 2016-00611
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-01-28
Agency: Historic Preservation, Advisory Council, African Development Foundation
We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 98-20-27 for all Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes). AD 98-20-27 required repetitive inspections to detect fatigue cracking of the wing top skin at the front spar joint; and a follow-on eddy current inspection and repair, if necessary. This new AD reduces the inspection compliance time and intervals, and expands the inspection area of the wing top skin at the front spar joint. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking of the wing top skin in an area not required for inspection by AD 98-20-27. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the wing top skin at the front spar joint; such fatigue cracking could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.