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www.regulations.gov, including any PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS dated February 6, 2006; and Revision 1,
personal information you provide. We DIRECTIVES dated May 1, 2006; as additional sources of
will also post a report summarizing each service information for modifying the oxygen
substantive verbal contact we receive ■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 mask assembly by replacing the flow
continues to read as follows: indicator with an improved flow indicator.
about this AD.
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. Alternative Methods of Compliance
Authority for This Rulemaking
(AMOCs)
Title 49 of the United States Code § 39.13 [Amended]
(g)(1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue ■ 2. The Federal Aviation Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in
Section 106, describes the authority of by adding the following new accordance with the procedures found in 14
the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, airworthiness directive (AD): CFR 39.19.
Aviation Programs, describes in more (2) To request a different method of
2007–26–06 Boeing: Amendment 39–15308.
detail the scope of the Agency’s compliance or a different compliance time
Docket No. FAA–2007–0336; Directorate
for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR
authority. Identifier 2007–NM–201–AD.
39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on
We are issuing this rulemaking under Effective Date any airplane to which the AMOC applies,
the authority described in Subtitle VII, notify your appropriate principal inspector
(a) This AD becomes effective January 2,
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District
2008.
‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local
section, Congress charges the FAA with Affected ADs FSDO.
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in (b) None. Material Incorporated by Reference
air commerce by prescribing regulations Applicability (h) You must use Boeing Service Bulletin
for practices, methods, and procedures 747–35–2119, dated November 30, 2006, to
(c) This AD applies to Boeing Model 747–
the Administrator finds necessary for perform the actions that are required by this
200B, 747–300, and 747–400 series airplanes,
safety in air commerce. This regulation certificated in any category; as identified in AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The
is within the scope of that authority Boeing Service Bulletin 747–35–2119, dated Director of the Federal Register approved the
because it addresses an unsafe condition November 30, 2006. incorporation by reference of this document
that is likely to exist or develop on in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR
Unsafe Condition part 51. Contact Boeing Commercial
products identified in this rulemaking
action. (d) This AD results from a report that Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, Seattle,
several passenger masks with broken in-line Washington 98124–2207, for a copy of this
Regulatory Findings flow indicators were found following a mask service information. You may review copies
deployment. We are issuing this AD to at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate,
We have determined that this AD will prevent the in-line flow indicators of the 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton,
not have federalism implications under passenger oxygen masks from fracturing and Washington; or at the National Archives and
Executive Order 13132. This AD will separating, which could inhibit oxygen flow Records Administration (NARA). For
not have a substantial direct effect on to the masks and consequently result in information on the availability of this
the States, on the relationship between exposure of the passengers and cabin material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go
the national government and the States, attendants to hypoxia following a to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/
or on the distribution of power and depressurization event. cfr/ibr-locations.html.
responsibilities among the various Compliance Issued in Renton, Washington, on
levels of government. (e) You are responsible for having the December 10, 2007.
For the reasons discussed above, I actions required by this AD performed within Ali Bahrami,
certify that the regulation: the compliance times specified, unless the Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate,
1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory actions have already been done. Aircraft Certification Service.
action’’ under Executive Order 12866; Inspection and Related Investigative/ [FR Doc. E7–24334 Filed 12–14–07; 8:45 am]
2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the Corrective Actions if Necessary BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (f) Within 60 months after the effective
(44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and date of this AD, do a general visual
3. Will not have a significant inspection to determine the manufacturer DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
economic impact, positive or negative, and manufacture date of the oxygen masks in
on a substantial number of small entities each of the oxygen boxes in the passenger Federal Aviation Administration
under the criteria of the Regulatory service units of the outboard and center main
Flexibility Act. deck, the flight attendant service units, 14 CFR Part 39
We prepared a regulatory evaluation flightcrew rest, upper and lower module of
the door 5 overhead crew rest, lavatory [Docket No. FAA–2007–28854; Directorate
of the estimated costs to comply with
modules, and miscellaneous ceiling panels, Identifier 2007–NM–109–AD; Amendment
this AD and placed it in the AD docket. as applicable, and do all the applicable 39–15307; AD 2007–26–05]
See the ADDRESSES section for a location related investigative and corrective actions,
to examine the regulatory evaluation. by accomplishing all of the applicable RIN 2120–AA64
actions specified in the Accomplishment
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 747– Airworthiness Directives; Boeing
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation 35–2119, dated November 30, 2006; except Model 777–200, –200LR, –300, and
safety, Incorporation by reference, where the service bulletin specifies replacing –300ER Series Airplanes
Safety. the oxygen mask assembly with a new
oxygen mask assembly, replace it with a new AGENCY: Federal Aviation
Adoption of the Amendment or modified oxygen mask assembly having an Administration (FAA), Department of
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improved flow indicator. The related Transportation (DOT).


■ Accordingly, under the authority investigative and corrective actions must be ACTION: Final rule.
delegated to me by the Administrator, done before further flight.
the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as Note 1: The service bulletin refers to B/E SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new
follows: Aerospace Service Bulletin 174080–35–01, airworthiness directive (AD) for all

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Boeing Model 777–200, –200LR, –300, Comments section, Congress charges the FAA with
and –300ER series airplanes. This AD We provided the public the promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in
requires doing initial and repetitive opportunity to participate in the air commerce by prescribing regulations
inspections for cracking of the elevator development of this AD. We have for practices, methods, and procedures
actuator fittings, and replacing any considered the comments received. the Administrator finds necessary for
cracked fitting with a new fitting. This safety in air commerce. This regulation
AD results from a report that a cracked Request To Revise Incorrect Wording is within the scope of that authority
left elevator actuator fitting was found Two commenters, Boeing and because it addresses an unsafe condition
on a Model 777 airplane. We are issuing Continental Airlines, request that we that is likely to exist or develop on
this AD to detect and correct a cracked revise an incorrect word in the NPRM. products identified in this rulemaking
actuator fitting, which could detach The commenters state that, under the action.
from the elevator and lead to an Relevant Service Information section of Regulatory Findings
unrestrained elevator and an the NPRM, the third bulleted item,
unacceptable flutter condition, which which reads, in part, ‘‘before the We have determined that this AD will
could result in loss of airplane control. accumulation of 10,000 total flight not have federalism implications under
cycles or within 12 months after the Executive Order 13132. This AD will
DATES: This AD becomes effective date on the service bulletin, whichever not have a substantial direct effect on
January 22, 2008. occurs first,’’ should actually read the States, on the relationship between
The Director of the Federal Register ‘‘* * * whichever occurs later.’’ The the national government and the States,
approved the incorporation by reference commenters request that we make this or on the distribution of power and
of a certain publication listed in the AD change so the NPRM will conform to the responsibilities among the various
as of January 22, 2008. actual compliance time specified by levels of government.
Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 777– For the reasons discussed above, I
ADDRESSES: For service information 55A0015, dated April 19, 2007, which is certify that this AD:
identified in this AD, contact Boeing cited as the appropriate source of (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, service information for accomplishing action’’ under Executive Order 12866;
Seattle, Washington 98124–2207. the proposed requirements of the (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under
NPRM. DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
Examining the AD Docket (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
We partially agree with this request.
You may examine the AD docket on We agree that the specified word ‘‘first’’ (3) Will not have a significant
the Internet at http:// should be ‘‘later,’’ to conform to the economic impact, positive or negative,
www.regulations.gov; or in person at the service bulletin. However, the Relevant on a substantial number of small entities
Docket Management Facility between 9 Service Information section of the under the criteria of the Regulatory
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through NPRM is not carried forward in the final Flexibility Act.
We prepared a regulatory evaluation
Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD rule; therefore, it is not necessary to
of the estimated costs to comply with
docket contains this AD, the regulatory change the AD in this regard.
this AD and placed it in the AD docket.
evaluation, any comments received, and
Conclusion See the ADDRESSES section for a location
other information. The address for the
We have carefully reviewed the to examine the regulatory evaluation.
Docket Office (telephone 800–647–5527)
is the Document Management Facility, available data, including the comments List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
U.S. Department of Transportation, received, and determined that air safety
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation
Docket Operations, M–30, West and the public interest require adopting
safety, Incorporation by reference,
Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, the AD as proposed.
Safety.
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Costs of Compliance
Washington, DC 20590. Adoption of the Amendment
There are about 619 airplanes of the
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary affected design in the worldwide fleet. ■ Accordingly, under the authority
Oltman, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe This AD affects about 138 airplanes of delegated to me by the Administrator,
Branch, ANM–120S, FAA, Seattle U.S. registry. The required inspections the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as
Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind take about 4 work hours per airplane, follows:
Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington per inspection cycle, at an average labor
98057–3356; telephone (425) 917–6443; PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
rate of $80 per work hour. Based on
fax (425) 917–6590. DIRECTIVES
these figures, the estimated cost of the
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
AD for U.S. operators is $44,160, or ■ 1. The authority citation for part 39
$320 per airplane, per inspection cycle. continues to read as follows:
Discussion Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
Authority for This Rulemaking
The FAA issued a notice of proposed Title 49 of the United States Code § 39.13 [Amended]
rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR specifies the FAA’s authority to issue ■ 2. The Federal Aviation
part 39 to include an AD that would rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13
apply to all Boeing Model 777–200, Section 106, describes the authority of by adding the following new
–200LR, –300, and –300ER series the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, airworthiness directive (AD):
airplanes. That NPRM was published in Aviation Programs, describes in more
the Federal Register on August 2, 2007 detail the scope of the Agency’s 2007–26–05 Boeing: Amendment 39–15307.
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(72 FR 42326). That NPRM proposed to Docket No. FAA–2007–28854;


authority.
Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–109–AD.
require doing initial and repetitive We are issuing this rulemaking under
inspections for cracking of the elevator the authority described in Subtitle VII, Effective Date
actuator fittings, and replacing any Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, (a) This AD becomes effective January 22,
cracked fitting with a new fitting. ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that 2008.

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Affected ADs make those findings. For a repair method to correct cracking of the tee clips, which
(b) None. be approved, the repair must meet the could result in additional stress on the
certification basis of the airplane, and the adjacent tee clips, surrounding
Applicability approval must specifically refer to this AD.
intercostals, edge frame, door structure
(c) This AD applies to all Boeing Model Material Incorporated by Reference and doorstops. This additional stress
777–200, –200LR, –300, and –300ER series could cause further cracking or breaking
airplanes, certificated in any category. (h) You must use Boeing Alert Service
Bulletin 777–55A0015, dated April 19, 2007, of the tee clips, which could result in
Unsafe Condition to perform the actions that are required by failure of the door to seal and
(d) This AD results from a report that a this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. consequent rapid decompression of the
cracked left elevator actuator fitting was The Director of the Federal Register approved airplane.
found on a Model 777 airplane. We are the incorporation by reference of this
document in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) DATES: This AD is effective January 22,
issuing this AD to detect and correct a
cracked actuator fitting, which could detach and 1 CFR part 51. Contact Boeing 2008.
from the elevator and lead to an unrestrained Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, The Director of the Federal Register
elevator and an unacceptable flutter Seattle, Washington 98124–2207, for a copy approved the incorporation by reference
condition, which could result in loss of of this service information. You may review of a certain publication listed in this AD
airplane control. copies at the FAA, Transport Airplane as of January 22, 2008.
Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton,
Compliance Washington; or at the National Archives and We must receive comments on this
Records Administration (NARA). For AD by January 22, 2008.
(e) You are responsible for having the
actions required by this AD performed within information on the availability of this ADDRESSES: For service information
the compliance times specified, unless the material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go identified in this AD, contact Boeing
actions have already been done. to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/ Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707,
cfr/ibr-locations.html.
Inspections Seattle, Washington 98124–2207.
Issued in Renton, Washington, on
(f) At the applicable time specified in December 10, 2007. Examining the AD Docket
paragraph 1.E. ‘‘Compliance’’ of Boeing Alert
Service Bulletin 777–55A0015, dated April Ali Bahrami, You may examine the AD docket on
19, 2007, do an initial dye penetrant or high- Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, the Internet at http://
frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspection for Aircraft Certification Service. www.regulations.gov or in person at the
cracking of the elevator actuator fittings, and, [FR Doc. E7–24338 Filed 12–14–07; 8:45 am] Docket Management Facility between 9
thereafter, do repetitive dye penetrant, HFEC, BILLING CODE 4910–13–P a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through
or detailed inspections at the applicable Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD
times specified in paragraph 1.E. docket contains this AD, the regulatory
‘‘Compliance.’’ Before further flight, replace DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION evaluation, any comments received, and
any fitting found to be cracked during any
inspection required by this AD with a new
other information. The address for the
Federal Aviation Administration Docket Office (telephone 800–647–5527)
fitting having the same part number, or an
optional part number as identified in the is the Document Management Facility,
service bulletin. Thereafter, do initial and 14 CFR Part 39 U.S. Department of Transportation,
repetitive inspections of the replacement [Docket No. FAA–2007–28990; Directorate Docket Operations, M–30, West
fitting as described in paragraph 1.E. of the Identifier 2007–NM–033–AD; Amendment Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140,
service bulletin. Do all inspections and 39–15304; AD 2007–26–02] 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE.,
actions described in this paragraph in Washington, DC 20590.
accordance with the Accomplishment RIN 2120–AA64
Instructions of the service bulletin; except, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
where the service bulletin specifies a Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Jason Deutschman, Aerospace Engineer,
compliance time after the date on the service Model 757–200, –200CB, and –300 Airframe Branch, ANM–120S, FAA,
bulletin, this AD requires compliance within Series Airplanes Seattle Aircraft Certification Office,
the specified compliance time after the 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton,
effective date of this AD. AGENCY: Federal Aviation
Washington 98057–3356; telephone
Administration (FAA), DOT.
Alternative Methods of Compliance (425) 917–6449; fax (425) 917–6590.
ACTION: Final rule.
(AMOCs) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
(g)(1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft SUMMARY: We are adopting a new
Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the Discussion
airworthiness directive (AD) for certain
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if Boeing Model 757–200, –200CB, and We issued a notice of proposed
requested in accordance with the procedures –300 series airplanes. This AD requires rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR
found in 14 CFR 39.19. repetitive detailed inspections with a part 39 to include an airworthiness
(2) To request a different method of
compliance or a different compliance time
borescope for cracks of the intercostal directive (AD) that would apply to
for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR tee clips; or repetitive detailed certain Boeing Model 757–200, –200CB,
39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on inspections for cracks of the intercostal and –300 series airplanes. That NPRM
any airplane to which the AMOC applies, tee clips and attachment fasteners at the was published in the Federal Register
notify your appropriate principal inspector number 3 and number 4 doorstops of on August 16, 2007 (72 FR 45961). That
(PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District the passenger door cutouts; and related NPRM proposed to require repetitive
Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local investigative and corrective actions if inspections for cracks of the intercostal
FSDO. necessary. This AD also provides an tee clips and attachment fasteners at the
(3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable optional terminating action for the number 3 and number 4 doorstops of
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level of safety may be used for any repair


required by this AD, if it is approved by an
repetitive inspections. This AD results the passenger door cutouts, or repetitive
Authorized Representative for the Boeing from reports of cracked intercostal tee inspections for cracks of the intercostal
Commercial Airplanes Delegation Option clips at the number 3 and number 4 tee clips; and related investigative/
Authorization Organization who has been doorstops of the passenger door cutouts. corrective actions if necessary. That
authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to We are issuing this AD to detect and NPRM also provides an optional

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