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Rules and Regulations Federal Register


Vol. 71, No. 85

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER 5090, (703) 883–4020, TTY (703) 883– The Director of the Federal Register
contains regulatory documents having general 4020. approved the incorporation by reference
applicability and legal effect, most of which of certain publications listed in the AD
Authority: 12 U.S.C. 2252(a)(9) and (10).
are keyed to and codified in the Code of as of June 7, 2006.
Federal Regulations, which is published under Dated: April 27, 2006.
50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. Roland E. Smith, ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD
Secretary, Farm Credit Administration Board. docket on the Internet at http://
The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket
the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of [FR Doc. 06–4175 Filed 5–2–06; 8:45 am]
new books are listed in the first FEDERAL BILLING CODE 6705–01–P
Management Facility, U.S. Department
REGISTER issue of each week. of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street,
SW., Nassif Building, room PL–401,
Washington, DC.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATION Contact Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice
Federal Aviation Administration Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France,
12 CFR Parts 611, 612, 614, 615, and for service information identified in this
620 AD.
14 CFR Part 39
RIN 3052–AC21
[Docket No. FAA–2005–22973; Directorate FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim
Organization; Standards of Conduct Identifier 2004–NM–67–AD; Amendment 39– Backman, Aerospace Engineer
and Referral of Known or Suspected 14577; AD 2006–09–07] International Branch, ANM–116, FAA,
Criminal Violations; Loan Policies and International Branch, Transport
RIN 2120–AA64 Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind
Operations; Funding and Fiscal
Affairs, Loan Policies and Operations, Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model
and Funding Operations; Disclosure to 98055–4056; telephone (425) 227–2797;
A330–200, A330–300, A340–200, and
Shareholders; Preferred Stock; fax (425) 227–1149.
A340–300 Series Airplanes; and A340–
Effective Date 541 and A340–642 Airplanes SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
AGENCY: Farm Credit Administration. AGENCY: Federal Aviation Examining the Docket
ACTION: Announcement of effective date. Administration (FAA), Department of
Transportation (DOT). You may examine the airworthiness
SUMMARY: The Farm Credit directive (AD) docket on the Internet at
ACTION: Final rule.
Administration (FCA) published a final http://dms.dot.gov or in person at the
rule under parts 611, 612, 614, 615, and SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new Docket Management Facility office
620 on September 13, 2005 (70 FR airworthiness directive (AD) for all between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday
53901). This final rule amended our Airbus Model A330–200, A330–300, through Friday, except Federal holidays.
regulations governing preferred stock A340–200, and A340–300 series The Docket Management Facility office
issued by Farm Credit System (System) airplanes; and A340–541 and A340–642 (telephone (800) 647–5227) is located on
banks, associations, and service airplanes. This AD requires operators to the plaza level of the Nassif Building at
corporations and became effective on revise the Airworthiness Limitations the street address stated in the
November 3, 2005 (70 FR 67901). section of the Instructions for Continued ADDRESSES section.
However, we delayed the effective date Airworthiness to incorporate new
of §§ 612.2165(b)(12)–(15), 615.5245(a), Discussion
information. This information includes,
and 615.5270(d) for 6 months from the for all affected airplanes, decreased life The FAA issued a notice of proposed
effective date of the final rule in order limit values for certain components; and rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR
to allow System institutions with for Model A330–200 and –300 series part 39 to include an AD that would
existing preferred stock programs to airplanes, new inspections, compliance apply to all Airbus Model A330–200,
adopt the policies and procedures times, and new repetitive intervals to A330–300, A340–200, and A340–300
necessary to comply with the rule. This detect fatigue cracking, accidental series airplanes; and A340–541 and
document announces the effective date damage, or corrosion in certain A340–642 airplanes. That NPRM was
of those portions of the rule. structures. This AD results from a published in the Federal Register on
DATES: Effective Date: The effective date revision to subsection 9–1 of the Airbus November 15, 2005 (70 FR 69288). That
for §§ 612.2165(b)(12)–(15), 615.5245(a), A330 and A340 Maintenance Planning NPRM proposed to require operators to
and 615.5270(d) is May 3, 2006. Documents (MPD) for Life limits/ revise the Airworthiness Limitations
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Monitored parts, and subsection 9–2 of section of the Instructions for Continued
Laurie A. Rea, Associate Director, Office the Airbus A330 MPD for Airworthiness Airworthiness to incorporate new
of Regulatory Policy, Farm Credit Limitations Items. We are issuing this information.
Administration, McLean, VA 22102– AD to prevent fatigue cracking, damage,
or corrosion, which could result in Comments
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5090, (703) 883–4498, TTY (703) 883–


4434; or reduced structural integrity of these We provided the public the
Howard Rubin, Senior Attorney, Office airplanes. opportunity to participate in the
of General Counsel, Farm Credit DATES: This AD becomes effective June development of this AD. We have
Administration, McLean, VA 22102– 7, 2006. considered the comment received.

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Request To Allow Single Inspection for conjunction with each other will However, we have added them to the
Compliance With Tasks of Multiple enhance safety, provided each GVI applicability to ensure that the unsafe
Origins requirement is tracked separately. In condition is addressed if any Airbus
other words, the ATA explains, an ALI Model A330–302 and A330–303
Air Transportation Association requirement should be accomplished in airplane is imported and placed on the
(ATA), on behalf of Northwest Airlines, conjunction with the zonal inspection U.S. Register in the future.
supports the intent of the NPRM, but program when appropriate so that the
has questions about implementing the Clarification of Unsafe Condition
effectiveness of each inspection
AD. ATA’s concern centers on the requirement will be maintained. We have changed the AD to further
Airworthiness Limitations items (ALI) We acknowledge ATA’s request. The clarify the end-level effect unsafe
that require general visual inspections zonal inspection program is a program condition could have on the affected
(GVI). ATA supports listing these that is unique to the commenter’s airplanes.
inspections separately in an appropriate airline. A single GVI can satisfy both the
document so that they remain visible Conclusion
MRB zonal inspection and the ALI
and will not be ‘‘lost’’ in the inspection as long as the inspection is We have carefully reviewed the
commenter’s zonal inspection program. done in the same area. However, the available data, including the comment
However, ATA would like the FAA to commenter must work with its Principal received, and determined that air safety
acknowledge that GVI tasks with Maintenance Inspector for approval of and the public interest require adopting
multiple origins (ALI and maintenance that method of compliance. We have not the AD with the changes described
review board (MRB)) that have identical changed the AD in this regard. previously. We have determined that
accessibility only require a single GVI. these changes will neither increase the
ATA states that this single GVI Explanation of Change in Applicability economic burden on any operator nor
constitutes full compliance with all We have added Airbus Model A330– increase the scope of the AD.
applicable originating documents; 302 and A330–303 airplanes to the
separate GVIs are not required in order applicability of the AD to more closely Costs of Compliance
to show compliance with each match the effectivity of the parallel The following table provides the
originating document. ATA believes French airworthiness directives. Neither estimated costs for U.S. operators to
that accomplishing these GVIs in of these models are on the U.S. Register. comply with this AD.

ESTIMATED COSTS
Number of
Average labor Cost per
Action Work hour Parts U.S.-registered Fleet cost
rate per hour airplane airplanes

Revise the ALS .................................................. 1 $65 None ... $65 20 $1,300

Authority for This Rulemaking the national government and the States, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as
Title 49 of the United States Code or on the distribution of power and follows:
specifies the FAA’s authority to issue responsibilities among the various
levels of government. PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, DIRECTIVES
section 106, describes the authority of For the reasons discussed above, I
the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, certify that this AD: ■ 1. The authority citation for part 39
Aviation Programs, describes in more (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory continues to read as follows:
detail the scope of the Agency’s action’’ under Executive Order 12866; Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
authority. (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under
We are issuing this rulemaking under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures § 39.13 [Amended]
the authority described in subtitle VII, (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and ■ 2. The Federal Aviation
part A, subpart III, section 44701, (3) Will not have a significant Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13
‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that economic impact, positive or negative, by adding the following new
section, Congress charges the FAA with on a substantial number of small entities airworthiness directive (AD):
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in under the criteria of the Regulatory 2006–09–07 Airbus: Amendment 39–14577.
air commerce by prescribing regulations Flexibility Act. Docket No. FAA–2005–22973;
for practices, methods, and procedures Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–67–AD.
We prepared a regulatory evaluation
the Administrator finds necessary for Effective Date
of the estimated costs to comply with
safety in air commerce. This regulation
this AD and placed it in the AD docket. (a) This AD becomes effective June 7, 2006.
is within the scope of that authority
See the ADDRESSES section for a location
because it addresses an unsafe condition Affected ADs
to examine the regulatory evaluation.
that is likely to exist or develop on (b) None.
products identified in this rulemaking List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
Applicability
action.
Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation (c) This AD applies to all Airbus Model
Regulatory Findings safety, Incorporation by reference, A330–201, –202, –203, –223, and –243
airplanes; A330–301, –302, –303, –321, –322,
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We have determined that this AD will Safety.


–323, –341, –342, and –343 airplanes; A340–
not have federalism implications under Adoption of the Amendment 211, –212, and –213 airplanes; A340–311,
Executive Order 13132. This AD will –312, and –313 airplanes; A340–541
not have a substantial direct effect on ■ Accordingly, under the authority airplanes; and A340–642 airplanes;
the States, on the relationship between delegated to me by the Administrator, certificated in any category.

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Note 1: This AD requires revisions to Related Information DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


certain operator maintenance documents to (i) French airworthiness directives F–
include new inspections. Compliance with Federal Aviation Administration
2004–024, dated February 18, 2004; F–2005–
these inspections is required by 14 CFR
069, dated April 27, 2005; and F–2005–070,
91.403(c). For airplanes that have been 14 CFR Part 39
previously modified, altered, or repaired in dated April 27, 2005; also address the subject
the areas addressed by these inspections, the of this AD. [Docket No. FAA–2006–23870; Directorate
operator may not be able to accomplish the Material Incorporated by Reference Identifier 2005–NM–022–AD; Amendment
inspections described in the revisions. In this 39–14575; AD 2006–09–05]
situation, to comply with 14 CFR 91.403(c), (j) You must use Airbus Document AI/SE–
M4/95A.0089/97, ‘‘A330 Airworthiness RIN 2120–AA64
the operator must request approval for an
alternative method of compliance according Limitations Items,’’ Issue 12, dated November
1, 2003; Section 9–1, ‘‘Life limits/Monitored
Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model
to paragraph (h) of this AD. The request
parts,’’ Revision 05, dated April 7, 2005, of
A310–200 and –300 Series Airplanes
should include a description of changes to
the required inspections that will ensure the the Airbus A330 Maintenance Planning AGENCY: Federal Aviation
continued damage tolerance of the affected Document; and Section 9–1, ‘‘Life limits/ Administration (FAA), Department of
structure. The FAA has provided guidance Monitored parts,’’ Revision 05, dated April 7, Transportation (DOT).
for this determination in Advisory Circular 2005, of the Airbus A340 Maintenance
25–1529. ACTION: Final rule.
Planning Document; as applicable, to
perform the actions that are required by this SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new
Unsafe Condition
AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (The airworthiness directive (AD) for all
(d) This AD results from a revision to document and issue number of Airbus
subsection 9–1 of the Airbus A330 and A340
Airbus Model A310–200 and –300 series
Document AI/SE–M4/95A.0089/97 are airplanes. This AD requires doing
Maintenance Planning Documents (MPD) for
contained only on the Title, Record of repetitive rotating probe inspections for
Life limits/Monitored parts, and subsection
9–2 of the Airbus A330 MPD for Revision, Summary of Changes, List of any crack of the rear spar internal angle
Airworthiness Limitations Items. We are Effective Pages, Table of Contents, and and the left and right sides of the tee
issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking, Section 1 pages; no other page of this fitting, and doing related investigative/
damage, or corrosion, which could result in document contains this information. The corrective actions if necessary. This AD
reduced structural integrity of these revision number of Section 9–1 of the Airbus also requires modifying the holes in the
airplanes. A330 Maintenance Planning Document and internal angle and tee fitting by cold
Section 9–1 of the Airbus A340 Maintenance expansion. This AD results from full-
Compliance
Planning Document is contained only in the scale fatigue tests, which revealed
(e) You are responsible for having the Record of Revisions page; no other page of
actions required by this AD performed within cracks in the lower rear spar internal
these documents contains this information. angle, and tee fitting. We are issuing this
the compliance times specified, unless the
The issue date on the title page of section 9–
actions have already been done. AD to detect and correct fatigue cracks
1 of the Airbus A340 Maintenance Planning
of the rear spar internal angle and tee
Airworthiness Limitations Revision Document should be ‘‘April 7, 2005.’’) The
fitting, which could lead to the rupture
(f) Within 3 months after the effective date Director of the Federal Register approved the
of the internal angle, tee fitting, and rear
of this AD, revise the Airworthiness incorporation by reference of these
spar, and consequent reduced structural
Limitations section (ALS) of the Instructions documents in accordance with 5 U.S.C.
for Continued Airworthiness by
integrity of the wings.
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact Airbus, 1
incorporating into the ALS the documents in Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac DATES: This AD becomes effective June
paragraph (f)(1) and (f)(2) of this AD, as Cedex, France, for a copy of this service 7, 2006.
applicable. information. You may review copies at the The Director of the Federal Register
(1) Airbus Document AI/SE–M4/95A.0089/ Docket Management Facility, U.S. approved the incorporation by reference
97, ‘‘A330 Airworthiness Limitations Items,’’ Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh of certain publications listed in the AD
Issue 12, dated November 1, 2003, as as of June 7, 2006.
Street, SW., room PL–401, Nassif Building,
specified in Section 9–2 of the Airbus A330
Washington, DC; on the Internet at http:// ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD
MPD.
(2) Section 9–1, ‘‘Life limits/Monitored dms.dot.gov; or at the National Archives and docket on the Internet at http://
parts,’’ Revision 05, dated April 7, 2005, of Records Administration (NARA). For dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket
the Airbus A330 and A340 MPDs. information on the availability of this Management Facility, U.S. Department
(g) Except as provided by paragraph (h) of material at the NARA, call (202) 741–6030, of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street,
this AD: After the actions in paragraph (f) of or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_ SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401,
this AD have been accomplished, no register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_ Washington, DC.
alternative inspections or inspection locations.html. Contact Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice
intervals may be approved for the structural Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France,
elements specified in the documents listed in Issued in Renton, Washington, on April 20,
2006. for service information identified in this
paragraph (f) of this AD.
AD.
Kalene C. Yanamura,
Alternative Methods of Compliance FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim
(AMOCs) Acting Manager, Transport Airplane
Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
Backman, Aerospace Engineer,
(h)(1) The Manager, International Branch, International Branch, ANM–116,
ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, [FR Doc. 06–4051 Filed 5–2–06; 8:45 am]
Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA,
FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton,
for this AD, if requested in accordance with Washington 98055–4056; telephone
the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.
(425) 227–2797; fax (425) 227–1149.
(2) Before using any AMOC approved in
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accordance with § 39.19 on any airplane to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:


which the AMOC applies, notify the Examining the Docket
appropriate principal inspector in the FAA
Flight Standards Certificate Holding District You may examine the airworthiness
Office. directive (AD) docket on the Internet at

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