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Wednesday, February 23, 2000

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Committee continues to welcome Government Manual, Weekly In general, ancillary texts, notes and
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preamble, the Administrative PART 11—SUBSCRIPTIONS
Executive Order 12866
Committee of the Federal Register 1. The authority citation for part 11 is
The final rule has been drafted in amends parts 8, 10 and 11 of chapter I
accordance with Executive Order 12866, revised to read as follows:
of title 1 of the Code of Federal
section 1(b), ‘‘Principles of Regulation.’’ Regulations as set forth below: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 1506; sec. 6, E.O.
The Administrative Committee has 10530, 19 FR 2709, 3 CFR, 1954–1958 Comp.,
determined that this final rule is not a PART 8—CODE OF FEDERAL p. 189.
significant regulatory action, as defined REGULATIONS 2. In § 11.2, revise paragraph (a) to
under section 3(f) of Executive Order read as follows:
12866. The rule has been submitted to 1. The authority citation for part 8 is
revised to read as follows: § 11.2 Federal Register.
the Office of Management and Budget
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Order 12866. E.O. 10530, 19 FR 2709, 3 CFR, 1954–1958 paper edition of the daily Federal
Comp., p. 189. Register, including postage, is $638 per
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2. Revise § 8.6 to read as follows:
The Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 daily Federal Register, the monthly
U.S.C. 601 et seq., does not apply to rate § 8.6 Forms of publication. Federal Register Index, and the monthly
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accessing Federal Register publications (3) Online on GPO Access (44 US.C. quantities of current or recent issues
through the free GPO Access service 4101). may be purchased for $9 per copy for
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depository library. Register is authorized to regulate the microfiche edition.
Federalism format of the Code of Federal * * * * *
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microfiche images, and oversee the $290 per year for the microfiche edition.
This rule is not a major rule as The Government Printing Office sells
organization and means of access to
defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). The individual volumes of the paper edition
material in the online edition.
Administrative Committee will submit a of the Code of Federal Regulations at
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final rule, to each House of the Congress Superintendent of Documents under the
and to the Comptroller General of the 1. The authority citation for part 10 is general direction of the Administrative
United States as required under the revised to read as follows: Committee. The price of an individual
congressional review provisions of the Authority: 44 U.S.C. 1506; sec. 6, E.O. volume of the microfiche edition is $2
Small Business Regulatory Enforcement 10530, 19 FR 2709, 3 CFR, 1954–1958 Comp., per copy.
Fairness Act of 1986. p. 189. (b) The online edition of the Code of
List of Subjects 2. Revise § 10.3 to read as follows: Federal Regulations, issued under the
authority of the Administrative
1 CFR Part 8 § 10.3 Format, indexes, and ancillaries. Committee, is available on GPO Access,
Administrative practice and (a) The Administrative Committee a service of the Government Printing
procedure, Code of Federal Regulations, publishes the paper edition of the Office (44 U.S.C. 4101).
Government publications. Weekly Compilation of Presidential 4. Revise § 11.6 to read as follows:
Documents in the binding and style it
1 CFR Part 10 considers suitable for public and official § 11.6 Weekly Compilation of Presidential
Government publications, use. Documents.
Presidential documents, Public Papers (b) The Administrative Committee (a) The subscription price for the
of the Presidents of the United States, publishes the online edition of the paper edition of the Weekly
Weekly Compilation of Presidential Weekly Compilation of Presidential Compilation of Presidential Documents
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4101). priority mail, or $151 per year for
1 CFR Part 11 (c) The Weekly Compilation of delivery by first-class mail. The price of
Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Presidential Documents is appropriately an individual copy is $4.
Register, Government publications, indexed and contains ancillary (b) The online edition of the Weekly
Public Papers of the Presidents of the information on Presidential activities Compilation of Presidential Documents,
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Administrative Committee, is available which could result in propeller States, the proposed AD would require
on GPO Access, a service of the separation and loss of control of the installing improved propeller mounting
Government Printing Office (44 U.S.C. airplane. bolts to the correct torque value. This
4101). DATES: Effective March 9, 2000. AD would require the installation
5. Revise § 11.7 to read as follows: Comments for inclusion in the Rules within 10 hours time-in-service, or 7
Docket must be received on or before days after the effective date of this AD,
§ 11.7 Federal Register Index. whichever occurs first. After operating
April 24, 2000.
The annual subscription price for the the airplane for one flight, check the
ADDRESSES: Submit comments to the
monthly Federal Register Index, torque, and retorque to the correct
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),
purchased separately, in paper form, is torque value, as required. The LBA
New England Region, Office of the
$28. classified this action as mandatory and
Regional Counsel, Attention: Rules
6. Revise § 11.8 to read as follows: Docket No. 98–ANE–64–AD, 12 New issued airworthiness directive (AD)
England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 1998–322/2, dated August 6, 1998, in
§ 11.8 LSA (List of CFR Sections Affected). order to assure the airworthiness of
The annual subscription price for the 01803–5299. Comments may also be
sent via the Internet using the following these propellers in Germany.
monthly LSA (List of CFR Sections
Affected), purchased separately, in address: ‘‘’’. Immediate Adoption
paper form, is $31. Comments sent via the Internet must
contain the docket number in the Since a situation exists that requires
John W. Carlin, subject line. the immediate adoption of this
Chairman. regulation, it is found that notice and
opportunity for prior public comment
Michael F. DiMario, Frank Walsh, Aerospace Engineer,
hereon are impracticable, and that good
Member. Boston Aircraft Certification Office,
cause exists for making this amendment
Rosemary Hart, FAA, Engine and Propeller Directorate,
effective in less than 30 days.
Member. 12 New England Executive Park,
Janet Reno, Burlington, MA 01803–5299; telephone Comments Invited
(781) 238–7158, fax (781) 238–7199.
Attorney General. Although this action is in the form of
John W. Carlin, a final rule that involves requirements
Luftfahrt-Budesamt (LBA), which is the affecting flight safety and, thus, was not
Archivist of the United States.
airworthiness authority for Germany, preceded by notice and an opportunity
[FR Doc. 00–4214 Filed 2–22–00; 8:45 am] notified the Federal Aviation
for public comment, comments are
Administration (FAA) that an unsafe invited on this rule. Interested persons
condition may exist on Hoffmann are invited to comment on this rule by
Propeller Co. HO27( ) and HO4/27 series submitting such written data, views, or
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION propellers. The LBA advises that they arguments as they may desire.
have received reports of insufficient Communications should identify the
Federal Aviation Administration torque of propeller mounting bolts due Rules Docket number and be submitted
to poor maintenance and operating to the address specified under the
14 CFR Part 39 conditions, loads, and environmental caption ADDRESSES. All communications
[Docket No. 98–ANE–64–AD; Amendment conditions such as humidity and received on or before the closing date
39–11592; AD 2000–04–10] temperature. This condition, if not for comments will be considered, and
RIN 2120–AA64
corrected, could result in propeller this rule may be amended in light of the
mounting bolt failure, which could comments received. Factual information
Airworthiness Directives; Hoffmann result in propeller separation and loss of that supports the commenter’s ideas and
Propeller Co. HO27( ) and HO4/27 control of the airplane. suggestions is extremely helpful in
Series Propellers Bilateral Airworthiness Agreement evaluating the effectiveness of the AD
AGENCY: Federal Aviation This propeller model is manufactured action and determining whether
Administration, DOT. in Germany and is type certificated for additional rulemaking action would be
operation in the United States under the needed.
ACTION: Final rule; request for
comments. provisions of section 21.29 of the Comments are specifically invited on
Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR the overall regulatory, economic,
SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a 21.29) and the applicable bilateral environmental, and energy aspects of
new airworthiness directive (AD) that is airworthiness agreement. Pursuant to the rule that might suggest a need to
applicable to Hoffmann Propeller Co. this bilateral airworthiness agreement, modify the rule. All comments
HO27( ) and HO4/27 series propellers. the LBA has kept the FAA informed of submitted will be available, both before
This action requires installing improved the situation described above. The FAA and after the closing date for comments,
propeller mounting bolts to a higher has examined the findings of the LBA, in the Rules Docket for examination by
torque value, operating the airplane for reviewed all available information, and interested persons. A report that
one flight, checking the torque, and determined that AD action is necessary summarizes each FAA-public contact
retorquing, as required, to the correct for products of this type design that are concerned with the substance of this AD
torque value. This amendment is certificated for operation in the United will be filed in the Rules Docket.
prompted by reports of insufficient States. Commenters wishing the FAA to
torque of propeller mounting bolts due acknowledge receipt of their comments
to operating conditions, loads, and Required Actions submitted in response to this notice
environmental conditions such as Since an unsafe condition has been must submit a self-addressed, stamped
humidity and temperature. The actions identified that is likely to exist or postcard on which the following
specified in this AD are intended to develop on other propellers of the same statement is made: ‘‘Comments to
prevent propeller mounting bolt failure, type design registered in the United Docket Number 98–ANE–64–AD.’’ The

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