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this service information under 5 U.S.C. ADDRESSES: For service information at an average labor rate of $80 per work
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. identified in this AD, contact Boeing hour. Based on these figures, the
(2) For service information identified in Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707, estimated cost of the AD for U.S.
this AD, contact Airbus, 1 Rond Point Seattle, Washington 98124–2207. operators is $288,000, or $480 per
Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex,
airplane, per inspection cycle.
France. Examining the AD Docket
(3) You may review copies at the FAA, Authority for This Rulemaking
Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind
You may examine the AD docket on
Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington; or at the the Internet at http:// Title 49 of the United States Code
National Archives and Records www.regulations.gov; or in person at the specifies the FAA’s authority to issue
Administration (NARA). For information on Docket Management Facility between 9 rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I,
the availability of this material at NARA, call a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Section 106, describes the authority of
(202) 741–6030, or go to: http:// Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII,
www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr- docket contains this AD, the regulatory Aviation Programs, describes in more
locations.html. evaluation, any comments received, and detail the scope of the Agency’s
Issued in Renton, Washington, on other information. The address for the authority.
November 23, 2007. Docket Office (telephone 800–647–5527) We are issuing this rulemaking under
Ali Bahrami, is the Document Management Facility, the authority described in Subtitle VII,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, U.S. Department of Transportation, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701,
Aircraft Certification Service. Docket Operations, M–30, West ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that
[FR Doc. E7–23457 Filed 12–7–07; 8:45 am] Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, section, Congress charges the FAA with
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in
Washington, DC 20590. air commerce by prescribing regulations
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: for practices, methods, and procedures
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Howard Hall, Aerospace Engineer, the Administrator finds necessary for
Airframe Branch, ANM–120S, FAA, safety in air commerce. This regulation
Federal Aviation Administration Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, is within the scope of that authority
1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, because it addresses an unsafe condition
14 CFR Part 39 Washington 98057–3356; telephone that is likely to exist or develop on
(425) 917–6430; fax (425) 917–6590. products identified in this rulemaking
[Docket No. FAA–2007–29031; Directorate
Identifier 2007–NM–130–AD; Amendment SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: action.
39–15284; AD 2007–25–03] Regulatory Findings
Discussion
RIN 2120–AA64 The FAA issued a notice of proposed We have determined that this AD will
rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR not have federalism implications under
Airworthiness Directives; Boeing part 39 to include an AD that would Executive Order 13132. This AD will
Model 737–600, –700, –700C, –800, and apply to certain Boeing Model 737–600, not have a substantial direct effect on
–900 Series Airplanes –700, –700C, –800, and –900 series the States, on the relationship between
airplanes. That NPRM was published in the national government and the States,
AGENCY: Federal Aviation
the Federal Register on August 24, 2007 or on the distribution of power and
Administration (FAA), Department of
(72 FR 48594). That NPRM proposed to responsibilities among the various
Transportation (DOT).
require repetitive inspections of either levels of government.
ACTION: Final rule. For the reasons discussed above, I
the aft side or forward side of the aft
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new pressure bulkhead for oil can conditions certify that this AD:
or bulges, a one-time inspection of the (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory
airworthiness directive (AD) for certain
aft pressure bulkhead to identify any action’’ under Executive Order 12866;
Boeing Model 737–600, –700, –700C, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under
–800, and –900 series airplanes. This previously installed web repair, and
corrective actions if necessary. DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures
AD requires repetitive inspections of (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
either the aft side or forward side of the Comments (3) Will not have a significant
aft pressure bulkhead for oil can economic impact, positive or negative,
conditions or bulges, a one-time We provided the public the
opportunity to participate in the on a substantial number of small entities
inspection of the aft pressure bulkhead under the criteria of the Regulatory
to identify any previously installed web development of this AD. We have
considered the two comments received. Flexibility Act.
repair, and corrective actions if We prepared a regulatory evaluation
necessary. This AD results from web oil Boeing and Continental Airlines support
the NPRM. of the estimated costs to comply with
can conditions found on the aft pressure this AD and placed it in the AD docket.
bulkhead of several airplanes. We are Conclusion See the ADDRESSES section for a location
issuing this AD to detect and correct oil We have carefully reviewed the to examine the regulatory evaluation.
can conditions, bulges, or previous available data, including the comments
repairs in the aft pressure bulkhead, List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
received, and determined that air safety
which could lead to web cracks and and the public interest require adopting Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation
consequently result in rapid the AD as proposed. safety, Incorporation by reference,
decompression of the airplane. Safety.
DATES: This AD becomes effective Costs of Compliance
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Adoption of the Amendment


January 14, 2008. There are about 1,755 airplanes of the
The Director of the Federal Register affected design in the worldwide fleet. ■ Accordingly, under the authority
approved the incorporation by reference This AD affects about 600 airplanes of delegated to me by the Administrator,
of a certain publication listed in the AD U.S. registry. The required inspection the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as
as of January 14, 2008. takes about 6 work hours per airplane, follows:

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PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS the compliance time from the ‘‘release date Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local
DIRECTIVES of this service bulletin’’ or ‘‘after the date on FSDO.
this service bulletin,’’ this AD requires (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable
■ 1. The authority citation for part 39 starting the compliance time from the level of safety may be used for any repair
continues to read as follows: effective date of this AD. Where Table 2 of required by this AD, if it is approved by an
paragraph 1.E. of the service bulletin Authorized Representative for the Boeing
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. Commercial Airplanes Delegation Option
specifies to determine the FAA-approved,
§ 39.13 [Amended] follow-on inspection procedures, thresholds, Authorization Organization who has been
and repeat intervals and to incorporate them authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to
■ 2. The Federal Aviation into the airplane maintenance program make those findings. For a repair method to
Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 within 12 months after accomplishing the be approved, the repair must meet the
by adding the following new inspection given in Section 53–80–08–2R of certification basis of the airplane and 14 CFR
airworthiness directive (AD): the Boeing 737–600/700/700C/800/900 25.571, Amendment 45, and the approval
Structural Repair Manuals (SRMs), this AD must specifically refer to this AD.
2007–25–03 Boeing: Amendment 39–15284.
Docket No. FAA–2007–29031; requires that those corrective actions, if Material Incorporated by Reference
Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–130–AD. applicable, be done within 12 months after
accomplishing the one-time general visual (k) You must use Boeing Alert Service
Effective Date inspection of the aft pressure bulkhead for Bulletin 737–53A1253, dated May 18, 2007,
any previously installed web repair as to perform the actions that are required by
(a) This AD becomes effective January 14, this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
2008. required by paragraph (f) of this AD.
The Director of the Federal Register approved
Affected ADs Exceptions to Corrective Actions the incorporation by reference of this
(h) If any crack or bulge is found during document in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a)
(b) None.
any inspection required by paragraph (f) of and 1 CFR part 51. Contact Boeing
Applicability this AD and Boeing Alert Service Bulletin Commercial Airplanes, P.O. Box 3707,
(c) This AD applies to Boeing Model 737– 737–53A1253, dated May 18, 2007, specifies Seattle, Washington 98124–2207, for a copy
600, –700, –700C, –800, and –900 series to contact Boeing for repair instructions, of this service information. You may review
airplanes, certificated in any category; as before further flight, repair according to a copies at the FAA, Transport Airplane
identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin method approved by the Manager, Seattle Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton,
737–53A1253, dated May 18, 2007. Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, or Washington; or at the National Archives and
according to data meeting the certification Records Administration (NARA). For
Unsafe Condition basis of the airplane approved by an information on the availability of this
(d) This AD results from web oil can Authorized Representative for the Boeing material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go
conditions found on the aft pressure Delegation Option Authorization to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/
bulkhead of several airplanes. We are issuing Organization who has been authorized by the cfr/ibr-locations.html.
this AD to detect and correct oil can Manager, Seattle ACO, to make those Issued in Renton, Washington, on
conditions, bulges, or previous repairs in the findings. For a repair method to be approved, November 23, 2007.
aft pressure bulkhead, which could lead to the repair must meet the certification basis of
Ali Bahrami,
web cracks and consequently result in rapid the airplane, and the approval must
decompression of the airplane. specifically refer to this AD. If a previously Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate,
installed aft pressure bulkhead web repair is Aircraft Certification Service.
Compliance found during any inspection required by [FR Doc. E7–23458 Filed 12–7–07; 8:45 am]
(e) You are responsible for having the paragraph (f) of this AD, and the FAA- BILLING CODE 4910–13–P
actions required by this AD performed within approved supplemental inspection program
the compliance times specified, unless the cannot be determined from either the Boeing
actions have already been done. 737–600/700/700C/800/900 SRMs or the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
service bulletin, and the service bulletin
Repetitive Inspections
specifies to contact Boeing for further Federal Aviation Administration
(f) At the applicable times specified in instructions, within 12 months after
paragraph 1.E. of Boeing Alert Service accomplishing the inspection contact the
Bulletin 737–53A1253, dated May 18, 2007, 14 CFR Part 39
Manager, SACO, or an Authorized
except as provided by paragraph (g) of this Representative for the Boeing Commercial [Docket No. FAA–2007–27257; Directorate
AD: Do repetitive general visual inspections Airplanes Delegation Option Authorization Identifier 2006–NM–131–AD; Amendment
of either the aft side or forward side of the Organization to develop a supplemental 39–15297; AD 2007–25–15]
aft pressure bulkhead for oil can conditions inspection program.
or bulges and a one-time general visual RIN 2120–AA64
inspection of the aft pressure bulkhead to No Reporting Requirement
identify any previously installed web repair, (i) Although Boeing Alert Service Bulletin Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model
and do all applicable corrective actions, by 737–53A1253, dated May 18, 2007, specifies A300 Series Airplanes and Model
accomplishing all of the applicable actions to submit certain information to the A300–600 Series Airplanes
specified in the Accomplishment manufacturer, this AD does not require that
Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin action. AGENCY: Federal Aviation
737–53A1253, dated May 18, 2007, except as Administration (FAA), Department of
provided by paragraphs (h) and (i) of this AD. Alternative Methods of Compliance Transportation (DOT).
(AMOCs)
Exceptions to Compliance Times ACTION: Final rule.
(j)(1) The Manager, Seattle ACO, has the
(g) Where Tables 1 and 2 of paragraph 1.E. authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new
of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– requested in accordance with the procedures airworthiness directive (AD) for all
53A1253, dated May 18, 2007, specify a found in 14 CFR 39.19. Airbus Model A300 series airplanes;
compliance time of ‘‘at or before 15,000 total (2) To request a different method of and all Airbus Model A300–600 series
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flight cycles or within 1,200 flight cycles’’ for compliance or a different compliance time
the general visual inspections, this AD for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR
airplanes. This AD requires inspecting
requires accomplishing the applicable 39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on to determine the part number of the
inspection at the later of those compliance any airplane to which the AMOC applies, sliding rods of the main landing gear
times. Where Tables 1 and 2 of paragraph notify your appropriate principal inspector (MLG) retraction actuators. For MLG
1.E. of the service bulletin specify counting (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District retraction actuators equipped with

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