Entries for Wednesday, August 22, 2001

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    Department of Transportation 28 entries

    • Advisory Circular 25.1435-1, Hydraulic System Certification Tests and Analysis
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      1 page

      This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular (AC) 25.1435-1, Hydraulic System Certification Tests and Analysis. This AC provides guidance material for use as an acceptable means, but not the only means, of demonstrating compliance with the airworthiness standards for transport category airplanes that contain hydraulic system requirements. It is not mandatory and does not constitute a regulation.

    • Advisory Circular 25.723-1, Shock Absorption Tests
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      This notice announces the issuance of Advisory Circular (AC) 25.723-1, Shock Absorption Tests. This AC sets forth an acceptable means, but not the only means, of demonstrating compliance with the provisions of part 25 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) related to the use of landing gear shock absorption tests and analyses to determine landing loads for transport category airplanes.

    • Airworthiness Directives; Aerospatiale Model ATR42-200, -300, -320, and -500 Series Airplanes; and Model ATR72 Series Airplanes
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      3 pages

      This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Aerospatiale Model ATR42-200, -300, -320, and -500 series airplanes; and all Model ATR72 series airplanes. The AD requires revising the Airplane Flight Manual to modify procedures for calculating takeoff performance when Type II or IV de-icing or anti- icing fluids have been used. This amendment is prompted by reports that use of these de-icing or anti-icing fluids may result in an increase in the pitch forces necessary to rotate the airplane during takeoff. This condition could result in a delayed takeoff or even late aborted takeoff. The actions specified by this AD are intended to ensure that the flight crew is advised of the potential effects of Type II or IV de-icing or anti-icing fluids on the airplane's performance during takeoff, and to ensure that the flight crew is advised of the revised

    • Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A300 B2, A300 B4, A300 B4-600, and A300 B4-600R Series Airplanes
      Type
      Proposed Rule
      Length
      5 pages

      This document revises an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Airbus Model A300 B2 and A300 B4 series airplanes, and all A300 B4-600, A300 B4-600R, and A300 F4-600R (collectively called A300-600) series airplanes. The original notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) would have required repetitive inspections for cracking of certain fittings, corrective action if necessary, and, for certain airplanes, a modification; and would have provided for optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections. That proposal was prompted by issuance of mandatory continuing airworthiness information by a foreign civil airworthiness authority. This supplemental NPRM revises the original NPRM by including additional variables for determination of the compliance times, allowing an optional repair for certain cracking conditions, and removing certain airplanes from the applicability. The actions specified by this new proposed AD are intended to detect and correct propagation of cracks on the frame 40 aft fittings due to local stress concentrations at the frame 40 upper flange runout, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane.

    • Airworthiness Directives; JanAero Devices Part Number (P/N) 14D11, A14D11, B14D11, C14D11, 23D04, A23D04, B23D04, and C23D04 Fuel Regulator Shutoff Valves
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      4 pages

      This amendment supersedes Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2001- 08-01, which applies to certain JanAero Devices (JanAero) 14D11 and 23D04 series fuel regulator shutoff valves used with certain JanAero combustion heaters that are installed on aircraft. AD 2001-08-01 currently requires you to visually inspect and pressure test these fuel regulator shutoff valves for leaks, and, if leaks are found, replace the fuel regulator shutoff valve. Numerous reports of fuel regulator shutoff valves leaking fuel caused the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue AD 2001-08-01. This amendment retains the actions of AD 2001-08- 01, except only the visual inspection or the pressure test will be required instead of both. This amendment also specifically calls out the fuel regulator shutoff valves by part number instead of series, includes provisions for disabling the heater as an alternative method of compliance, and makes other minor clarifying revisions and additions to the AD. The actions specified by this AD are intended to eliminate or severely reduce the potential for fuel leakage in aircraft with these combustion heaters, which could result in an aircraft fire with consequent damage or destruction.

    • Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Model L-1011 Series Airplanes
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      3 pages

      This amendment revises an existing airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to all Lockheed Model L-1011-385 series airplanes, that currently requires modifications of the engine turbine cooling air panel at the flight engineer/second officer's console, pilot's caution and warning light panel on the main instrument panel, and monitoring system for the engine turbine air temperature. That AD was prompted by reports of an undetected fire breaching the high speed gearbox (HSGB) case on certain Rolls Royce engines installed on in-service airplanes due to lack of an internal fire detection system within the HSGB. The actions specified by that AD are intended to prevent undetected fires originating within the HSGB from breaching the HSGB case, which could result in engine damage and increased difficulty in extinguishing a fire. This action removes certain airplanes from the applicability of the existing AD.

    • Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 Series Airplanes
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      Rule
      Length
      2 pages

      This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 series airplanes, that currently requires replacement of the air driven generator (ADG) wire assembly with a new, increased length wire assembly. This amendment requires, among other actions, replacement of the existing ADG wire assembly in the right air conditioning compartment with a certain new wire assembly. This amendment is prompted by an investigation that revealed the length of the new wire assembly is too long and causes the assembly to chafe against the left emergency alternating current bus of the ADG. The actions specified by this AD are intended to prevent loss of the charging capability of the airplane battery due to chafing. Loss of the charging capability of the airplane battery, coupled with a loss of all normal electrical power, could prevent continued safe flight and landing of the airplane.

    • Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 Series Airplanes
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      5 pages

      This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 series airplanes, that requires an inspection to detect arcing damage of the electrical cables leading to the hydraulic pump terminal strips and the surrounding structure in the wheel well area of the right main landing gear (MLG); and corrective actions, if necessary. This AD also requires replacement of a certain terminal strip with a new terminal strip, and removal of the applicable nameplate in the wheel well of the right MLG. For certain airplanes, this AD also requires, as an alternative, an inspection of the terminal strip to determine if the correct washer is installed, and replacement of the incorrect washer with a new washer. This action is necessary to prevent arcing damage to the terminal strips and damage to the adjacent structure of the wheel well area of the right MLG, which could result in a fire in the wheel well of the

    • Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 Series Airplanes
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      Rule
      Length
      3 pages

      This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 series airplanes, that currently requires a one-time inspection to detect riding, chafing, or damage of the wire bundles adjacent to the disconnect panel bracket of the observer's station. That AD also requires repair or replacement of damaged wires with new or serviceable wires; installation of anti-chafing sleeving on the wire bundles, if necessary; and installation of a grommet along the entire upper aft edge of the disconnect panel bracket. This amendment requires an identical one-time inspection, follow-on actions, and similar corrective actions, if necessary; but the installation of anti-chafing sleeving will be required for all airplanes. The actions specified by this AD are intended to detect riding or chafing of the wire bundles adjacent to the disconnect panel bracket assembly, which could result in a fire in the wire bundles and smoke in the cockpit. This action is

    • Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 Series Airplanes
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      Rule
      Length
      2 pages

      This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 series airplanes, that requires an inspection of the upper avionics circuit breaker panel at the main observer's station to detect damage of the wires and to verify the correct routing of the wire bundles; corrective actions, if necessary; and installation of a new clamp, spacer, and sta-straps. This action is necessary to prevent chafing in the upper avionics circuit breaker panel of the main observer's station, which could result in arcing and consequent smoke and/or fire in the cockpit. This

    • Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 Series Airplanes
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      3 pages

      This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 series airplanes, that requires performing a general visual inspection to detect chafing or damage of the parallel power feeder cables of the number 2 integrated drive generator (IDG); repairing any chafed cable and damaged structure; and repositioning the parallel power feeder cables of the number 2 IDG. This action is necessary to prevent chafing and arcing of the parallel feeder cables of the number 2 IDG, which could result in smoke and/or fire in the right aft galley area. This action

    • Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 Series Airplanes
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      Rule
      Length
      3 pages

      This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 series airplanes, that requires replacement of the insulation blankets of the forward and center cargo compartments in the area of the cargo control units (CCU) with new insulation blankets. This action is necessary to protect against electrical failures in the CCUs, which could result in sparks or flame in the CCU container and lead to fire in the insulation

    • Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 Series Airplanes
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      2 pages

      This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 series airplanes, that requires replacement of the cargo roller circuit breakers with new circuit breakers, and reidentification of the aft circuit breaker panel; as applicable. This action is necessary to prevent possible overheating of cargo control unit components, which could result in smoke and/or fire in the cargo compartment. This action is intended to

    • Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 Series Airplanes
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      3 pages

      This amendment adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD), applicable to certain McDonnell Douglas Model MD-11 series airplanes, that requires a one-time general visual inspection of the electrical wiring of the right side of the cockpit to determine if the electrical wiring is chafing against the observer station and to detect damaged wires; and corrective actions, if necessary. This action is necessary to prevent chafing and damage to electrical wires of the cockpit and consequent electrical arcing due to wires that were routed improperly during production of the airplane, which could result in fire and smoke

    • Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-12 and PC-12/45 Airplanes
      Type
      Proposed Rule
      Length
      3 pages

      This document proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) that would apply to all Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. (Pilatus) Models PC- 12 and PC-12/45 airplanes. The proposed AD would require you to inspect the cargo doors to identify front and rear end frames with plain lightening holes and install reinforcing plates on any frame with plain lightening holes. The proposed AD is the result of mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the airworthiness authority for Switzerland. The actions specified by the proposed AD are intended to prevent cracking at the edges of the unflanged lightening holes, which could result in major structural damage to the airplane. Such damage could result in possible loss of control of the airplane.

    • Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee; General Aviation Certification and Operations Issues-New Task
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      The FAA assigned the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee a new task to evaluate miscellaneous systems and recommend rulemaking to

    • Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee; Charter Renewal
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      1 page

      The Secretary of Transportation has renewed the charter for the Chemical Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) for 2 years from May 27, 2001 until May 27, 2003. CTAC is a Federal advisory committee under 5 U.S.C. App.2. It advises the Coast Guard on safe transportation and handling of hazardous materials in bulk on U.S.-flag vessels and barges in U.S. ports and waterways.

    • Digital Flight Data Recorder Resolution Requirements
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      5 pages

      This regulation allows operators of specified airplanes to operate those airplanes under part 121, part 125, or part 135 without meeting the resolution requirements for certain parameters of information recorded by flight data recorders. Shortly before the compliance date for the regulations, the FAA received information from airplane manufacturers that certain airplane models in service did not meet the resolution requirements. This regulation is needed to allow operators of these airplanes to continue operating these airplanes with their current recording capabilities until the FAA is able to determine the appropriate remedy for this problem.

    • Drug Test Results Study
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      The FMCSA extends this notice's comment period until September 8, 2001. This is in response to two petitions for an extension of the comment period. The Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999 (MCSIA) directs the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to conduct a study and report to the Congress on the feasibility and merits of requiring Medical Review Officers and employers to report verified positive drug test results for CDL drivers to the State that issued the driver's license. The FMCSA initiates this study on this issue and invites public comments on how the proposed rule will affect prospective regulated parties.

    • Emergency Medical Equipment; Correction
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      1 page

      This action makes three changes to clarify final rule preamble language and one change to clarify the numbering sequence of the regulatory language published in the April 12, 2001, Federal Register

    • Establishment of a Class E Enroute Domestic Airspace Area, Kingman, AZ
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      1 page

      This document confirms the effective date of a direct final rule which establishes a Class E enroute domestic airspace area beginning at 1,200 feet above ground level (AGL) in the vicinity of Kingman, AZ and replaces existing Class G uncontrolled airspace.

    • Establishment of a Class E Enroute Domestic Airspace Area, Las Vegas, NV
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      Rule
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      2 pages

      This document confirms the effective date of a direct final rule which establishes a Class E enroute domestic airspace area beginning at 1,200 feet above ground level (AGL) in the vicinity of Las Vegas, NV and replaces existing Class G uncontrolled airspace.

    • Hazardous Materials: Exceptions From Labeling and Placarding Materials Poisonous by Inhalation (PIH)
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      Rule
      Length
      5 pages

      In an interim final rule published on September 16, 1999, and amended on September 24, 1999, RSPA provided a limited exception, until October 1, 2001, from requirements to place new POISON INHALATION HAZARD or POISON GAS labels on packages of PIH materials to facilitate international transportation. This final rule responds to two comments received on the interim final rule, extends the provisions of the interim final rule, and provides additional exceptions from requirements to place new POISON INHALATION HAZARD or POISON GAS labels and placards on certain packages and transport vehicles in international transportation.

    • Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      1 page

      The Maritime Administration announces that the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC) will hold a meeting to discuss ongoing action items, MTS Team endeavors, MTS priorities and visions, and other issues. A public comment period is scheduled for 1 PM to 1:30 PM on Thursday, September 13, 2001. To provide time for as many people to speak as possible, speaking time for each individual will be limited to three minutes. Members of the public who would like to speak are asked to contact Raymond Barberesi by September 7, 2001. Commenters will be placed on the agenda in the order in which notifications are received. If time allows, additional comments will be permitted. Copies of oral comments must be submitted in writing at the meeting. Additional written comments are welcome and must be filed by September 20, 2001. Send comments to the attention of Mr. Raymond Barberesi, Director, Office of Ports and Domestic Shipping, U.S. Maritime Administration, 400 7th Street, SW, Room 7201, Washington, DC 20590.

    • Notice Before Waiver With Report to Land at Hamilton Municipal Airport, Hamilton, New York
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      Notice
      Length
      1 page

      The FAA is publishing notice of the proposed release of approximately 10 acres of land in two parcels, a 5.5 acre tract and a 4.5 acre tract, at Hamilton Municipal Airport to allow their sale for the non-aviation development. The 5.5 acre parcel is proposed to house a single-story 30,000 square foot professional photography studio. A 15,000 square foot, single-story private health care facility is proposed on the 4.5 acre tract. Both of these land parcels are adjacent to New York State Route 12B.

    • Notice of Intent To Rule on Application 01-05-C-00-PLB To Impose and Use the Revenue From a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) at Clinton County Airport, Plattsburgh, New York
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      The FAA proposes to rule and invites public comment on the application to impose and use the revenue from a PFC at Clinton County Airport under the provisions of the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (Title IX of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990) (Pub. L. 101-508) and Part 158 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR Part 158).

    • Special Local Regulations for Marine Events; Bush River, Abingdon, Maryland
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      Rule
      Length
      3 pages

      The Coast Guard is adopting temporary special local regulations during the Harford County Power Boat Regatta to be held on the waters of the Bush River near Abingdon, Maryland. These special local regulations are necessary to provide for the safety of life on navigable waters during the event. This action is intended to restrict vessel traffic in portions of the Bush River during the event.

    • Utah Central Railway Company-Lease and Operation Exemption-Union Pacific Railroad Company
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      Notice
      Length
      1 page
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    • Agency Forms Submitted for OMB Review
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      Notice
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      1 page

      In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has submitted the following proposal(s) for the collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval.

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    Environmental Protection Agency 17 entries

    • Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; NOX
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      Rule
      Length
      5 pages

      EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions were submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for Armco Inc., Butler Operations Main Plant and Butler Operations Stainless Plant, major sources of nitrogen oxides (NOX) located in the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley ozone nonattainment area (the Pittsburgh area). EPA is approving these revisions to establish RACT requirements in the SIP in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).

    • Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; NOX
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      Rule
      Length
      4 pages

      EPA is taking direct final action to approve revisions to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revisions were submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) related requirements to limit nitrogen oxides ( NOX) from four sources. These sources are located in the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley ozone nonattainment area (the Pittsburgh area). EPA is approving these revisions to the SIP in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA).

    • Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; NOX
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      Proposed Rule
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      2 pages

      EPA proposes to approve the State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions submitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) related requirements to limit nitrogen oxides (NOX) from four sources. In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the Commonwealth's SIP revisions as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. The rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public comments received will be

    • Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Pennsylvania; NOX
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      Proposed Rule
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      1 page

      EPA is proposing to approve a revision to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's State Implementation Plan (SIP). The revision was submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to establish and require reasonably available control technology (RACT) for two major sources of nitrogen oxides (NOX) located in the Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley ozone nonattainment area (the Pittsburgh area). In the Final Rules section of this Federal Register, EPA is approving the Commonwealth's SIP revision as a direct final rule without prior proposal because the Agency views this as a noncontroversial submittal and anticipates no adverse comments. The rationale for the approval is set forth in the direct final rule. If no adverse comments are received in response to this action, no further activity is contemplated. If EPA receives adverse comments, the direct final rule will be withdrawn and all public

    • Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; State of Colorado; Denver Carbon Monoxide Redesignation to Attainment, Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes, and Approval of Related Revisions
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      Proposed Rule
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      11 pages

      On May 10, 2000, the Governor of Colorado submitted a request to redesignate the Denver-Boulder metropolitan (hereafter, Denver) ``serious'' carbon monoxide (CO) nonattainment area to attainment for the CO National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The Governor also submitted a CO maintenance plan. In conjunction with the maintenance plan, the Governor submitted revisions to Colorado's Regulation No. 11 ``Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program'', and Colorado's Regulation No. 13 ``Oxygenated Fuels Program''. In addition, on May 7, 2001, the Governor submitted a revision to the Colorado State Implementation Plan (``United States Postal Service (USPS) revision'') that is intended to be a substitute for a Clean Fuel Fleet Program. In this action, EPA is proposing approval of the Denver CO redesignation request, the maintenance plan, the revisions to Regulation No. 11 and Regulation No. 13, and the USPS revision.

    • Finding of Attainment for Carbon Monoxide (CO); Spokane CO Nonattainment Area, Washington
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      Rule
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      2 pages

      EPA is finding that the Spokane CO nonattainment area in Washington has attained the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for CO by the deadline required by the Clean Air Act (CAA), December 31, 2000.

    • Idaho: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision
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      Rule
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      4 pages

      Idaho has applied to EPA for Final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA has determined that these changes satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for Final authorization, and is authorizing the State's changes through this immediate final action. EPA is publishing this rule to authorize the changes without a prior proposal because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. Unless we get written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the decision to authorize Idaho's changes to their hazardous waste program will take effect as provided below. If we get comments that oppose this action, we will publish a document in the Federal Register withdrawing this rule before it takes effect and a separate document in the proposed rules section of this Federal Register will serve as a proposal to authorize the changes.

    • Idaho: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions
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      Proposed Rule
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      1 page

      Idaho has applied to EPA for final authorization of changes to its hazardous waste program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). EPA proposes to grant final authorization to Idaho. In the ``Rules and Regulations'' section of this Federal Register, EPA is authorizing the changes by an immediate final rule. EPA did not make a proposal prior to the immediate final rule because we believe this action is not controversial and do not expect comments that oppose it. We have explained the reasons for this authorization in the preamble to the immediate final rule. Unless we get written comments which oppose this authorization during the comment period, the immediate final rule will become effective on the date established in the final rule, and we will not take further action on this proposal. If we get comments that oppose this action, we will withdraw the immediate final rule and it will not take effect. We will then respond to public comments in a later final rule based on this proposal. You may not have another opportunity for comment. If you want to comment on this action, you must do so at this time.

    • National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances; Notice of Public Meeting
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      Notice
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      A meeting of the National Advisory Committee for Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for Hazardous Substances (NAC/AEGL Committee ) will be held on September 11-13, 2001, in Washington, DC. At this

    • National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Boat Manufacturing
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      Rule
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      This action promulgates national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for new and existing boat manufacturing facilities. The processes regulated include fiberglass resin and gel coat operations, carpet and fabric adhesive operations, and aluminum recreational boat painting operations. The EPA has identified boat manufacturing as a major source of hazardous air pollutants (HAP), such as styrene, methyl methacrylate (MMA), methylene chloride (dichloromethane), toluene, xylene, n-hexane, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK), and methyl chloroform (1,1,1-trichloroethane). The NESHAP will implement section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) by requiring all major sources to meet HAP emission standards reflecting the application of the maximum achievable control technology (MACT). We estimate the final NESHAP will reduce nationwide emissions of HAP from these facilities by 3,450 tons per year (tpy) (approximately 35 percent from the 1997 level of emissions).

    • National Oil and Hazardous Substance Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List
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      Rule
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      1 page

      The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 announces the deletion of the Schuylkill Metals Corporation Superfund Site from the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL constitutes appendix B of 40 CFR part 300 which is the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), which EPA promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), as amended. EPA and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) have determined that the Site poses no significant threat to public health or the environment and therefore, further response measures pursuant to CERCLA are not appropriate.

    • Notice of Filing a Pesticide Petition to Establish a Tolerance for a Certain Pesticide Chemical in or on Food
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      Notice
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      6 pages

      This notice announces the initial filing of a pesticide petition proposing the establishment of regulations for residues of a certain pesticide chemical in or on various food commodities.

    • Notice of Receipt of Requests to Voluntarily Cancel Certain Pesticide Registrations
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      Notice
      Length
      4 pages

      In accordance with section 6(f)(1) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), as amended, EPA is issuing a notice of receipt of requests by registrants to voluntarily cancel certain pesticide registrations.

    • Pesticides; Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on New Labeling Statements for Spray and Dust Drift Mitigation
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      Notice
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      3 pages

      The Agency is announcing the availability of, and seeking public comment on, a draft Pesticide Registration Notice (PR-Notice) titled ``Spray and Dust Drift Label Statements for Pesticide Products.'' PR-Notices are issued by the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) to inform pesticide registrants and other interested persons about important policies, procedures and registration related decisions, and serve to provide guidance to pesticide registrants and OPP personnel. This particular draft PR-Notice provides guidance on drift label statements for pesticide products. The purpose of this new labeling is to provide pesticide registrants and applicators and other individuals responsible for pesticide applications with improved and more consistent product label statements for controlling pesticide drift from spray and dust applications in order to be protective of human health and the environment. The Agency invites comments on any

    • Project XL Site-specific Rulemaking for Buncombe County Landfill, Alexander, Buncombe County, North Carolina
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      Rule
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      10 pages

      EPA is promulgating today a site-specific rule proposed on April 16, 2001, to implement a project under the Project XL program. The rule provides site-specific regulatory flexibility under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), for the Buncombe County Solid Waste Management Facility, Alexander, Buncombe County, North Carolina (``Buncombe County''). The terms of the XL project are defined in a Final Project Agreement (FPA) signed by Buncombe County, the State of North Carolina, and EPA on September 18, 2000. Today's rule is applicable only to the Buncombe County Solid Waste Management Facility, to facilitate implementation of the XL project to use certain bioreactor techniques at its municipal solid waste landfill (MSWLF), specifically, the recirculation of landfill leachate, with the possible addition of water, to accelerate the biodegradation of landfill waste, to decrease the time it takes for the waste to reach stabilization in the landfill, and to promote recovery of landfill gas. The principal objective of this XL Project is to demonstrate that leachate can safely be recirculated over a liner that differs from the liner prescribed in EPA MSWLF regulations.

    • RIN 2025-AA00
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      Proposed Rule
      Length
      3 pages

      EPA is announcing the availability of a document titled ``Report on the Corrosion of Certain Alloys'' (``Alloys Report''). The Alloy Report contains information on the corrosion of stainless steel, brass, and bronze alloys and the availability of chromium, nickel, and copper from these alloys. Chromium, nickel, and copper contained in stainless steel, brass, and bronze alloys are listed toxic chemicals under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), and therefore may be reportable pursuant to EPCRA section 313 and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA). EPA is requesting comments on the technical contents of this document and its conclusions. Depending upon the comments received, EPA may propose to delist chromium, nickel, and copper when contained in some or all physical forms of stainless steel, brass and bronze alloys from the EPCRA section 313 list of toxic chemicals.

    • Vinclozolin; Notice of Use Cancellations
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      Notice
      Length
      3 pages

      This notice announces use cancellations as requested by BASF Corporation for its registrations containing 3-(3,5-dichlorophenyl)-5- ethenyl-5-methyl-2,4-oxazolidinedione), or vinclozolin, pursuant to section 6(f) of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This Notice follows up a September 20, 2000, Notice of receipt of requests to delete these uses from vinclozolin registrations, and to terminate use and sale for these uses by certain dates. This Notice also requested comments on these use deletions and dates for end of sale and use. EPA has considered the comments received and has modified the schedule of end of sale and use dates accordingly. Any distribution, sale, or use of the products subject to this cancellation order is only permitted in accordance with the terms of the existing stocks provisions of this cancellation order.

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    Securities and Exchange Commission 10 entries

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    Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1 entry

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 10 entries

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    Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 entry

    • Correction of Administrative Errors; Lost Earnings Attributable to Employing Agency Errors
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      10 pages

      The Executive Director of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Board) is amending the Board's regulations describing how an administrative error will be corrected to incorporate changes required by the Federal Erroneous Retirement Coverage Corrections Act (FERCCA). These amendments also explain changes in the TSP record keeping system which were implemented on May 1, 2001.

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    Small Business Administration 5 entries

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    Department of State 1 entry

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    Department of Veterans Affairs 3 entries

    • Enhanced-Use Lease Development of Vacant Property at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      1 page

      The Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is designating the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM, for an Enhanced-Use leasing development. The Department intends to enter into a long-term lease (up to 75 years) of real property with a competitively selected lessee/developer who will finance, design, develop, maintain and manage an Enhanced-Use leasing project, all at no cost to VA.

    • State Department as Agent of Department of Veterans Affairs
      Type
      Proposed Rule
      Length
      2 pages

      This document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulation that authorizes diplomatic and consular officers of the State Department to act as agents of VA. The intended effect of this amendment is to present the existing regulation in ``plain language''.

    • Veterans Benefits Administration Nomenclature Changes
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      2 pages

      This document makes nomenclature changes in VA regulations in 38 CFR Chapter I to reflect current Veterans Benefits Administration titles and office designations. References to the ``Chief Benefits Director'' are changed to ``Under Secretary for Benefits.'' Also, references to ``Vocational Rehabilitation and Counseling'' and its abbreviation ``VR&C'' are changed to ``Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment'' and ``VR&E,'' respectively. In addition, references to the ``Vocational Rehabilitation and Education Service'' are changed to ``Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service'' or ``Education Service'' as appropriate.

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    Department of Agriculture 4 entries

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    Department of Defense 3 entries

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    Federal Reserve System 1 entry

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    Department of Housing and Urban Development 1 entry

    • Government National Mortgage Association Mortgage-Backed Securities Program-Payments to Securityholders; Book-Entry Procedures
      Type
      Rule
      Length
      11 pages

      This final rule issued by the Government National Mortgage Association (the ``Association'' or ``Ginnie Mae'') will govern payments on Ginnie Mae I and Ginnie Mae II Pass-Through Securities (``Ginnie Mae MBS'') registered in the name of a securities intermediary and clearing corporation (a ``Depository''). The rule requires that payments on Ginnie Mae MBS due to Depositories be made in immediately available funds and supersedes any current provisions allowing those payments to be made by check. Payments to other security holders may be made by check or other means provided the check is received by the security holder not later than the applicable payment date specified in the Ginnie Mae Mortgage-Backed Securities Guide (the ``Ginnie Mae MBS Guide'' or the ``Guide''). The final rule eliminates any requirement that a physical certificate representing a Ginnie Mae MBS or, for consistency, a Ginnie Mae multiclass security (``Ginnie Mae Multiclass Securities,'' and together with Ginnie Mae MBS, ``Ginnie Mae Securities'') be maintained by a Depository. In addition, in the final rule, because the Federal Reserve Banks are expected to become Depositories for all book-entry Ginnie Mae Securities, Ginnie Mae is, consistent with the practices of other Federal entities with securities on the Fedwire Book-Entry Securities System, adopting an appropriate version of the standard technical rules under which book-entry Ginnie Mae Securities will be held and transferred on such system. The final rule follows publication of a February 26, 2001 proposed rule, takes into consideration public comment on the proposed rule, and make certain changes at this final rule stage.

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    United States International Trade Commission 2 entries

    • Honey From Argentina and China
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      2 pages
    • Steel
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      1 page

      On July 26, 2001, the Commission received a resolution adopted by the Committee on Finance of the United States Senate requesting that the Commission investigate certain steel imports under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2251). The resolution provides that the Committee shall promptly investigate whether certain steel products are being imported into the United States in such increased quantities as to be a substantial cause of serious injury, or the threat thereof, to each of the domestic industries identified in the resolution as manufacturing products that are like or directly competitive with the imported products. In its resolution, the Senate Finance Committee refers to the Commission's ongoing investigation No. TA-201-73, which was instituted June 22, 2001, following receipt of a request from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

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    National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities 1 entry

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    Federal Maritime Commission 3 entries

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    Federal Communications Commission 2 entries

    • Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission for Extension Under Delegated Authority, Comments Requested
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      3 pages

      The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection(s), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

    • Notice of Public Information Collection(s) Being Reviewed by the Federal Communications Commission, Comments Requested
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      1 page

      The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burden invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the following information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that does not display a valid control number. Comments are requested concerning (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission's burden estimate; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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    Department of the Treasury 4 entries

    • Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      10 pages

      In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, Financial Management Service is publishing its inventory of Privacy Act systems of records.

    • Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Cognitive and Psychological Research Coordinated by Statistics of Income on Behalf of All IRS Operations Functions
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning Cognitive and Psychological Research Coordinated by Statistics of Income on Behalf of All IRS Operations Functions.

    • Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      1 page

      The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13(44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning an existing final regulation, PS-268-82 (TD 8696), Definitions Under Subchapter S of the Internal Revenue Code (Section 1.1377-1).

    • Proposed Collection; Comment Request for Regulation Project
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13(44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Currently, the IRS is soliciting comments concerning an existing final regulation, PS-54-94 (TD 8668), Environmental Settlement Funds--Classification (Section 301.7701-4).

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    Department of Labor 1 entry

    • Proposed Extension of Information Collection Request Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations; Delinquent Filer Voluntary Program
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      2 pages

      The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed.

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    Department of Education 1 entry

    • Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
      Type
      Notice
      Length
      3 pages

      The Leader, Regulatory Information Management Group, Office of the Chief Information Officer invites comments on the submission for OMB review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

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