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(2) Before using any AMOC approved in • Fax: (202) 493–2251. level in the Nassif Building at the DOT
accordance with § 39.19 on any airplane to • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on street address stated in ADDRESSES.
which the AMOC applies, notify the the plaza level of the Nassif Building, Comments will be available in the AD
appropriate principal inspector in the FAA
Flight Standards Certificate Holding District
400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, docket shortly after the Docket
Office. DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday Management System receives them.
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
Issued in Renton, Washington, on April 17, Discussion
Contact Boeing Commercial
2007. We proposed to amend 14 CFR part
Airplanes, Long Beach Division, 3855
Ali Bahrami, 39 with a notice of proposed rulemaking
Lakewood Boulevard, Long Beach,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, California 90846, Attention: Data and (NPRM) for an AD (the ‘‘original
Aircraft Certification Service. NPRM’’) for certain McDonnell Douglas
Service Management, Dept. C1 L5A
[FR Doc. E7–8175 Filed 4–27–07; 8:45 am] (D800–0024), for service information Model 717–200 airplanes. The original
identified in this proposed AD. NPRM was published in the Federal
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Register on June 8, 2006 (71 FR 33262).
William Bond, Aerospace Engineer, The original NPRM proposed to require
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION modifying the fuel boost pump
Propulsion Branch, ANM–140L, FAA,
Federal Aviation Administration Los Angeles Aircraft Certification container of the center tank.
Office, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Comments
14 CFR Part 39 Lakewood, California 90712–4137;
We have considered the following
telephone (562) 627–5253; fax (562)
[Docket No. FAA–2006–24978; Directorate comments on the original NPRM.
Identifier 2006–NM–108–AD] 627–5210.
RIN 2120–AA64
Comments Invited AirTran Airways supports the
Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell proposed actions specified in the
We invite you to submit any relevant NPRM.
Douglas Model 717–200 Airplanes
written data, views, or arguments
AGENCY: Federal Aviation regarding this supplemental NPRM. Request To Refer to Latest Revision of
Administration (FAA), Department of Send your comments to an address Service Bulletin
Transportation (DOT). listed in the ADDRESSES section. Include AirTran Airways and Boeing request
ACTION: Supplemental notice of the docket number ‘‘Docket No. FAA that we reference Boeing Service
proposed rulemaking (NPRM); 2006–24978; Directorate Identifier Bulletin 717–28–0013, Revision 1, dated
reopening of comment period. 2006–NM–108–AD’’ at the beginning of April 7, 2006, in the NPRM (we referred
your comments. We specifically invite to Boeing Service Bulletin 717–28–0013,
SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an earlier comments on the overall regulatory, dated July 28, 2004, as the appropriate
proposed airworthiness directive (AD) economic, environmental, and energy source of service information for doing
for certain McDonnell Douglas Model aspects of this supplemental NPRM. We the actions specified in the NPRM).
717–200 airplanes. The original NPRM will consider all comments received by AirTran Airways also requests that we
would have required modifying the fuel the closing date and may amend this give credit for actions done in
boost pump container of the center tank. supplemental NPRM in light of those accordance with the original issue.
The original NPRM resulted from fuel comments. Boeing commented that there was
system reviews conducted by the We will post all comments submitted, additional work required by Revision 1,
manufacturer. This action revises the without change, to, but in a subsequent comment Boeing
original NPRM by adding airplanes to including any personal information you states that this was in error and that no
the applicability. We are proposing this provide. We will also post a report additional work was needed. Boeing
supplemental NPRM to prevent summarizing each substantive verbal also notes that Revision 2 of the service
exposing the fuel pump container vapor contact with FAA personnel concerning bulletin is being drafted.
area to electrical arcing during a fuel this supplemental NPRM. Using the We agree to revise this AD to refer to
pump motor case or connector burn search function of that web site, anyone the latest revision of the service bulletin
through, which could result in a fuel can find and read the comments in any as the appropriate source of service
tank explosion. of our dockets, including the name of information. We have reviewed Boeing
DATES: We must receive comments on the individual who sent the comment Service Bulletin 717–28–0013, Revision
this supplemental NPRM by May 25, (or signed the comment on behalf of an 1, dated April 7, 2006; and Boeing
2007. association, business, labor union, etc.). Service Bulletin 717–28–0013, Revision
ADDRESSES: Use one of the following You may review the DOT’s complete 2, dated September 13, 2006. The
addresses to submit comments on this Privacy Act Statement in the Federal service bulletins contain essentially the
supplemental NPRM. Register published on April 11, 2000 same actions as described in the original
• DOT Docket web site: Go to (65 FR 19477–78), or you may visit issue of the service bulletin. and follow the However, Revision 1 of the service
instructions for sending your comments bulletin adds new airplanes to the
Examining the Docket effectivity (fuselages number 5136
• Government-wide rulemaking Web You may examine the AD docket on through 5146), clarifies the
site: Go to the Internet at, or in configuration table, and clarifies the
person at the Docket Management installation of the hat and cover
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your comments electronically. Facility office between 9 a.m. and 5 assembles. Revision 2 of the service
• Mail: Docket Management Facility; p.m., Monday through Friday, except bulletin revises the parts pricing and
U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Federal holidays. The Docket clarifies the notes in the figures. We
Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Management Facility office (telephone have revised this AD to refer to Revision
Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590. (800) 647–5227) is located on the plaza 2 of the service bulletin.

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We have also revised the parts cost associated with the subject unsafe FAA’s Determination and Proposed
from $1,145 to $1,180 in the ‘‘Costs of condition, the manufacturer’s Requirements of the Supplemental
Compliance’’ paragraph of this AD. We recommendation, the availability of NPRM
have also added paragraph (g) to this AD required parts, and the practical aspect
to allow the original issue and Revision Certain changes discussed above
of accomplishing the proposed
1 of the service bulletin to be considered expand the scope of the original NPRM;
modification within a period of time therefore, we have determined that it is
acceptable for compliance with the that corresponds to the normal
modification specified in this necessary to reopen the comment period
scheduled maintenance for most to provide additional opportunity for
supplemental NPRM. affected operators. Boeing concurs with
Operators should note that we have public comment on this supplemental
the 78-month compliance time. NPRM.
not revised the 78-month compliance
time specified in this supplemental However, according to the provisions of
paragraph (h) of the supplemental Costs of Compliance
NPRM to match the ‘‘10 years after
release date of the service bulletin’’ NPRM, we may approve requests to There are about 145 airplanes of the
compliance time specified in Revision 2 adjust the compliance time if the affected design in the worldwide fleet.
of the service bulletin. In developing an request includes data that prove that the The following table provides the
appropriate compliance time for this new compliance time would provide an estimated costs for U.S. operators to
action, we considered the urgency acceptable level of safety comply with this supplemental NPRM.
Number of
Average Cost per U.S.-
Action Work hours labor rate Parts Fleet cost
airplane registered
per hour airplanes

Modification ...................................................................... 2 $80 $1,180 $1,340 114 $152,760

Authority for This Rulemaking 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the Comments Due Date
Title 49 of the United States Code DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (a) The FAA must receive comments on
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and this AD action by May 25, 2007.
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, 3. Will not have a significant Affected ADs
Section 106, describes the authority of economic impact, positive or negative,
(b) None.
the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, on a substantial number of small entities
Aviation Programs, describes in more under the criteria of the Regulatory Applicability
detail the scope of the Agency’s Flexibility Act. (c) This AD applies to McDonnell Douglas
authority. We prepared a regulatory evaluation Model 717–200 airplanes, certificated in any
We are issuing this rulemaking under of the estimated costs to comply with category; as identified in Boeing Service
this supplemental NPRM and placed it Bulletin 717–28–0013, Revision 2, dated
the authority described in Subtitle VII,
September 13, 2006.
Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, in the AD docket. See the ADDRESSES
‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section for a location to examine the Unsafe Condition
section, Congress charges the FAA with regulatory evaluation. (d) This AD results from fuel system
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We
air commerce by prescribing regulations are issuing this AD to prevent exposing the
for practices, methods, and procedures Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation fuel pump container vapor area to electrical
the Administrator finds necessary for safety, Safety. arcing during a fuel pump motor case or
safety in air commerce. This regulation connector burn through, which could result
The Proposed Amendment in a fuel tank explosion.
is within the scope of that authority
because it addresses an unsafe condition Accordingly, under the authority Compliance
that is likely to exist or develop on delegated to me by the Administrator, (e) You are responsible for having the
products identified in this rulemaking the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part actions required by this AD performed within
action. 39 as follows: the compliance times specified, unless the
actions have already been done.
Regulatory Findings PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS Modification
We have determined that this DIRECTIVES
(f) Within 78 months after the effective
proposed AD would not have federalism date of this AD, modify the fuel boost pump
implications under Executive Order 1. The authority citation for part 39
continues to read as follows: container of the center tank by doing all the
13132. This proposed AD would not actions specified in the Accomplishment
have a substantial direct effect on the Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 717–
States, on the relationship between the 28–0013, Revision 2, dated September 13,
§ 39.13 [Amended] 2006.
national Government and the States, or
on the distribution of power and 2. The Federal Aviation Actions Accomplished According to
responsibilities among the various Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13
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levels of government. by adding the following new
(g) Modifications accomplished before the
For the reasons discussed above, I airworthiness directive (AD): effective date of this AD in accordance with
certify that the proposed regulation: McDonnell Douglas: Docket No. FAA 2006– Boeing Service Bulletin 717–28–0013, dated
1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory 24978; Directorate Identifier 2006–NM– July 28, 2004; or Boeing Service Bulletin
action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 108–AD. 717–28–0013, Revision 1, dated April 7,

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2006; are considered acceptable for those critical inspections. Consequently, environmental, and energy aspects of
compliance with the corresponding action this proposed AD would retain all of the the proposed AD. We will consider all
specified in this AD. actions of the previously referenced comments received by the closing date
Alternative Methods of Compliance ADs, place life limits on certain P/N and may amend the proposed AD in
(AMOCs) pitch trim actuators, and require the light of those comments.
(h)(1) The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft replacement of certain P/N pitch trim We will post all comments we
Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the actuators with one of an improved receive, without change, to http://
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if design. Once installed, the improved, including any personal
requested in accordance with the procedures design pitch trim actuator would information you provide. We will also
found in 14 CFR 39.19. terminate the AFM limitations in this post a report summarizing each
(2) Before using any AMOC approved in proposed AD and reduce the repetitive
accordance with § 39.19 on any airplane to
substantive verbal contact we receive
inspection and repetitive replacement concerning this proposed AD.
which the AMOC applies, notify the
appropriate principal inspector in the FAA
requirements. We are proposing this AD
to detect excessive freeplay or rod Discussion
Flight Standards Certificate Holding District
Office. slippage in the pitch trim actuator, History of AD Actions
which, if not detected and corrected,
Issued in Renton, Washington, on April 23, Failure of a Barber-Coleman pitch
could result in pitch trim actuator
failure. We are also proposing this AD trim actuator, which allowed the
Stephen P. Boyd, horizontal stabilizer to move to a full
to lessen the severity of pitch upset if a
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane pitch trim actuator mechanical failure aircraft nose up position on an M7
Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. Aerospace LP Model SA227 airplane,
occurs. These conditions could lead to
[FR Doc. E7–8176 Filed 4–27–07; 8:45 am] possible loss of control. caused us to issue AD 98–19–15 R1,
DATES: We must receive comments on
Amendment 39–11507 (65 FR 1540,
this proposed AD by June 29, 2007. January 11, 2000). AD 98–19–15 R1
currently requires you to revise the
Limitations Section of the FAA-
addresses to comment on this proposed
approved AFM to limit the maximum
Federal Aviation Administration AD:
indicated airspeed and increase the
• DOT Docket web site: Go to
minimum crew size if a Barber-Coleman
14 CFR Part 39 and follow the
pitch trim actuator P/N 27–19008–001,
instructions for sending your comments
[Docket No. FAA–2006–25927; Directorate P/N 27–19008–002, P/N 27–19008–004,
Identifier 2006–CE–52–AD]
• Mail: Docket Management Facility; or P/N 27–19008–005 is installed.
RIN 2120–AA64 U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 To avoid the above limitations, AD
Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, 98–19–15 R1 allows installation of a
Airworthiness Directives; M7 Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– Barber-Coleman P/N 27–19008–006,
Aerospace LP SA226 and SA227 Series 0001. Barber Coleman P/N 27–19008–007,
Airplanes • Fax: (202) 493–2251. Simmonds-Precision P/N DL5040M5,
AGENCY: Federal Aviation • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on Simmonds-Precision P/N DL5040M6, or
the plaza level of the Nassif Building, Simmonds-Precision P/N DL5040M8
Administration (FAA), Department of
400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, pitch trim actuator. All airplane models
Transportation (DOT).
DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday are eligible for any of these installations.
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking
through Friday, except Federal holidays. The applicable service bulletin depends
• Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to on the airplane model and pitch trim
SUMMARY: We propose to supersede Follow the actuator.
Airworthiness Directive (AD) 98–19–15 instructions for submitting comments. The FAA also issued AD 2000–03–17,
R1 and AD 2000–03–17, which apply to For service information identified in Amendment 39–11576 (65 FR 8037,
M7 Aerospace LP SA226 and SA227 this proposed AD, contact M7 February 17, 2000), to establish
series airplanes equipped with certain Aerospace LP, P.O. Box 790490, San inspection and replacement intervals for
pitch trim actuators. AD 98–19–15 R1 Antonio, Texas 78279–0490; telephone: the pitch trim actuators. Inspection
currently requires you to incorporate (210) 824–9421, extension 7294. times and replacement times vary
changes into the Limitations Section of FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: depending on the model of the airplane
the FAA-approved Airplane Flight Werner Koch, Aerospace Engineer, 2601 and the P/N of the pitch trim actuator
Manual (AFM) if certain part number Meacham Blvd, Fort Worth, Texas installed.
(P/N) pitch trim actuators are installed. 76137–4298; telephone: (817) 222–5133; Events Since Previous AD Actions
AD 2000–03–17 requires repetitive fax: (817) 222–5960.
inspections and repetitive replacements SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Since we issued ADs 98–19–15 R1
of the pitch trim actuator. The repetitive and 2000–03–17, the FAA has
inspection and repetitive replacement Comments Invited determined that the actions fall within
times vary depending on the We invite you to send any written the FAA’s aging commuter-class aircraft
combination of airplane model and relevant data, views, or arguments policy, which briefly states that reliance
pitch trim actuator P/N installed. We are regarding this proposed AD. Send your on critical repetitive inspections carries
proposing this AD because we have comments to an address listed under the an unnecessary safety risk when a
determined that reliance on critical ADDRESSES section. Include the docket design change exists that could
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repetitive inspections on aging number ‘‘FAA–2006–25927; Directorate eliminate or, in certain instances,
commuter-class airplanes carries an Identifier 2006–CE–52–AD’’ at the reduce the number of those critical
unnecessary safety risk when a design beginning of your comments. We inspections. We also determined that
change exists that could eliminate or, in specifically invite comments on the the number of repetitive replacements
certain instances, reduce the number of overall regulatory, economic, could be reduced in these AD actions

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