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Download as PDF 66500 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 203 / Tuesday, October 20, 2020 / Proposed Rules ADAMS Accession No. Federal Register Citation Document Final Rule, ‘‘Licenses, Certifications, and Approvals for Nuclear Power Plants; Final Rule,’’ dated August 28, 2007 ............. SECY–15–0002, ‘‘Proposed Updates of Licensing Policies, Rules, and Guidance for Future New Reactor Applications,’’ dated January 8, 2015 ............................................................................................................................................................. SRM–SECY–15–0002, ‘‘Staff Requirements—SECY–15–0002—Proposed Updates of Licensing Policies, Rules, and Guidance for Future New Reactor Applications,’’ dated September 22, 2015 ............................................................................... IV. Conclusion For the reasons cited in this document, the NRC will consider the issue raised in the PRM in an ongoing rulemaking process. 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[FR Doc. 2020–23022 Filed 10–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2019–0576; Product Identifier 2019–NM–049–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. AGENCY: The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) that would have applied to all The Boeing Company Model 747–400, 747–400F, SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Oct 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 747–8F, and 747–8 series airplanes. The NPRM was prompted by reports of dual flight management computer (FMC) cold starts during a critical flight phase such as takeoff and approach. The NPRM would have required an inspection to determine if certain software is installed, installation of FMC operational program software (OPS) and a software configuration check, and applicable concurrent requirements. Since issuance of the NPRM, the FAA determined that the installation of new software, as proposed in the NPRM, does not resolve the unsafe condition identified in the NPRM. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn. DATES: The FAA is withdrawing the proposed rule published August 8, 2019 (84 FR 38887), as of October 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019– 0576; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD action, any comments received, and other information. The street address for Docket Operations is U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nelson Sanchez, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Section, FAA, Seattle ACO Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax: 206–231–3543; email: nelson.sanchez@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion The FAA issued an NPRM that proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to the specified products. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on August 8, 2019 (84 FR 38887). The NPRM was prompted by reports of dual FMC cold starts during a critical flight phase such as takeoff and approach. The NPRM proposed to require an PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 72 FR 49352 ML13281A382 ML15266A023 inspection to determine if certain software is installed, installation of FMC OPS and a software configuration check, and applicable concurrent requirements. The proposed actions were intended to address dual FMC cold starts, which can result in a loss of flight critical data from flight deck displays during a high workload phase of flight. This condition, if not addressed, could reduce the flightcrew’s situational awareness, resulting in a loss of continued safe flight and landing. Actions Since the NPRM Was Issued Since issuance of the NPRM, the manufacturer discovered that the installation of new NG FMC BP 4.0 software, as proposed in the NPRM, does not resolve the unsafe condition identified in the NPRM, and the manufacturer is developing new software to resolve the unsafe condition. In light of these changes, the FAA is considering further rulemaking. Withdrawal of the NPRM constitutes only such action and does not preclude the FAA from further rulemaking on this issue, nor does it commit the FAA to any course of action in the future. FAA’s Conclusions Upon further consideration, the FAA has determined that the NPRM does not adequately address the identified unsafe condition. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn. Regulatory Findings Since this action only withdraws an NPRM, it is neither a proposed nor a final rule. This action therefore is not covered under Executive Order 12866, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, or DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979). List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Withdrawal Accordingly, the notice of proposed rulemaking, Docket No. FAA–2019– 0576, which was published in the Federal Register on August 8, 2019 (84 FR 38887), is withdrawn. E:\FR\FM\20OCP1.SGM 20OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 203 / Tuesday, October 20, 2020 / Proposed Rules § Section U.S.C. United States Code Issued on October 7, 2020. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2020–23166 Filed 10–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2020–0573] RIN 1625–AA09 Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Little Manatee River, Ruskin, Hillsborough County, FL Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule that governs the Seaboard Systems Railroad Bridge across the Little Manatee River, mile 2.4, at Ruskin, Hillsborough County, FL. This proposed rule would allow the swing bridge to be remotely operated and provide an opening when a three hour notice is given. The proposed rule would also change the name of the bridge to reflect current ownership. DATES: Comments and relate material must reach the Coast Guard on or before December 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2020–0573 using Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below for instructions on submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this proposed rule, call or email LT Clark W. Sanford with the Coast Guard Sector St Petersburg Florida, Waterways Office; telephone 813–228–2191 x8105, email Clark.W.Sanford@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register OMB Office of Management and Budget NPRM Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Advance, Supplemental) VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Oct 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 II. Background, Purpose and Legal Basis CSX Transportation requested the Coast Guard consider allowing the Seaboard Systems Railroad Bridge 33 CFR 117.297, across the Little Manatee River to be remotely operated. The name of the bridge would be updated to reflect the current bridge owner and will be referred to as the CSX Railroad Bridge. The Seaboard System Railroad Bridge across the Little Manatee River, mile 2.4, at Ruskin, Hillsborough County, FL is a swing bridge. The bridge is currently maintained in the closed position with a three hour advance notice for an opening. It has a vertical clearance of 5 feet at mean high water in the closed position and a horizontal clearance of 35 feet. III. Discussion of Proposed Rule The Coast Guard proposes to modify the operating schedule of the Seaboard System Railroad Bridge across Little Manatee River, mile 2.4, in Ruskin, Hillsborough County, FL. This proposed regulation would change the name of the bridge and allow the bridge to be remotely monitored and operated. This proposal will allow vessels to pass through the bridge while taking into account the reasonable needs of other modes of transportation. IV. Regulatory Analyses We developed this proposed rule after considering numerous statutes and Executive Orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on these statutes and Executive Orders and we discuss First Amendment rights of protestors. A. Regulatory Planning and Review Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 direct agencies to assess the costs and benefits of available regulatory alternatives and, if regulation is necessary, to select regulatory approaches that maximize net benefits. Executive Order 13771 directs agencies to control regulatory costs through a budgeting process. This NPRM has not been designated a ‘‘significant regulatory action,’’ under Executive Order 12866. Accordingly, the NPRM has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and pursuant to OMB guidance it is exempt from the requirements of Executive Order 13771. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 66501 This regulatory action determination is based on the ability that vessels can still transit the bridge given advanced notice. Vessels that can transit under the bridge without an opening may do so at any time. B. Impact on Small Entities The Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 (RFA), 5 U.S.C. 601–612, as amended, requires federal agencies to consider the potential impact of regulations on small entities during rulemaking. The term ‘‘small entities’’ comprises small businesses, not-for-profit organizations that are independently owned and operated and are not dominant in their fields, and governmental jurisdictions with populations of less than 50,000. The Coast Guard certifies under 5 U.S.C. 605(b) that this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. While some owners or operators of vessels intending to transit the bridge may be small entities, for the reasons stated in section IV.A above this proposed rule would not have a significant economic impact on any vessel owner or operator. If you think that your business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction qualifies as a small entity and that this rule would have a significant economic impact on it, please submit a comment (see ADDRESSES) explaining why you think it qualifies and how and to what degree this rule would economically affect it. Under section 213(a) of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–121), we want to assist small entities in understanding this proposed rule. If the rule would affect your small business, organization, or governmental jurisdiction and you have questions concerning its provisions or options for compliance, please contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The Coast Guard will not retaliate against small entities that question or complain about this proposed rule or any policy or action of the Coast Guard. C. Collection of Information This proposed rule would call for no new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520.). D. Federalism and Indian Tribal Government E:\FR\FM\20OCP1.SGM 20OCP1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 203 (Tuesday, October 20, 2020)]
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[FR Doc No: 2020-23166]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2019-0576; Product Identifier 2019-NM-049-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
that proposed to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) that would 
have applied to all The Boeing Company Model 747-400, 747-400F, 747-8F, 
and 747-8 series airplanes. The NPRM was prompted by reports of dual 
flight management computer (FMC) cold starts during a critical flight 
phase such as takeoff and approach. The NPRM would have required an 
inspection to determine if certain software is installed, installation 
of FMC operational program software (OPS) and a software configuration 
check, and applicable concurrent requirements. Since issuance of the 
NPRM, the FAA determined that the installation of new software, as 
proposed in the NPRM, does not resolve the unsafe condition identified 
in the NPRM. Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn.

DATES: The FAA is withdrawing the proposed rule published August 8, 
2019 (84 FR 38887), as of October 20, 2020.

ADDRESSES: 

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2019-
0576; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains 
this AD action, any comments received, and other information. The 
street address for Docket Operations is U.S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, 
Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nelson Sanchez, Aerospace Engineer, 
Systems and Equipment Section, FAA, Seattle ACO Branch, 2200 South 
216th St., Des Moines, WA 98198; telephone and fax: 206-231-3543; 
email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    The FAA issued an NPRM that proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 by 
adding an AD that would apply to the specified products. The NPRM was 
published in the Federal Register on August 8, 2019 (84 FR 38887). The 
NPRM was prompted by reports of dual FMC cold starts during a critical 
flight phase such as takeoff and approach. The NPRM proposed to require 
an inspection to determine if certain software is installed, 
installation of FMC OPS and a software configuration check, and 
applicable concurrent requirements. The proposed actions were intended 
to address dual FMC cold starts, which can result in a loss of flight 
critical data from flight deck displays during a high workload phase of 
flight. This condition, if not addressed, could reduce the flightcrew's 
situational awareness, resulting in a loss of continued safe flight and 
landing.

Actions Since the NPRM Was Issued

    Since issuance of the NPRM, the manufacturer discovered that the 
installation of new NG FMC BP 4.0 software, as proposed in the NPRM, 
does not resolve the unsafe condition identified in the NPRM, and the 
manufacturer is developing new software to resolve the unsafe 
condition. In light of these changes, the FAA is considering further 
rulemaking.
    Withdrawal of the NPRM constitutes only such action and does not 
preclude the FAA from further rulemaking on this issue, nor does it 
commit the FAA to any course of action in the future.

FAA's Conclusions

    Upon further consideration, the FAA has determined that the NPRM 
does not adequately address the identified unsafe condition. 
Accordingly, the NPRM is withdrawn.

Regulatory Findings

    Since this action only withdraws an NPRM, it is neither a proposed 
nor a final rule. This action therefore is not covered under Executive 
Order 12866, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, or DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979).

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by 
reference, Safety.

The Withdrawal

    Accordingly, the notice of proposed rulemaking, Docket No. FAA-
2019-0576, which was published in the Federal Register on August 8, 
2019 (84 FR 38887), is withdrawn.


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    Issued on October 7, 2020.
Lance T. Gant,
Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-23166 Filed 10-19-20; 8:45 am]
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