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inspection requirements of paragraph (g) of 2005, do the applicable repair, including Issued in Renton, Washington, on April 3,
this AD. related investigative and corrective actions, 2006.
by doing all the applicable actions specified Ali Bahrami,
New Requirements of This AD
in Parts IV through VI (Interim Repairs). Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate,
Determine Elevator Group Number or Thereafter, do the repetitive inspections Aircraft Certification Service.
Elevator Configuration Number specified in paragraph (k) of this AD.
[FR Doc. E6–5469 Filed 4–12–06; 8:45 am]
(i) Within 1,000 flight hours or 750 flight (n) Where Boeing Alert Service Bulletin
cycles after the effective date of this AD, 737–55A1078, dated October 27, 2005,
whichever occurs first, determine the specifies to contact the manufacturer for
elevator group number or the elevator appropriate action for the inspar rib
configuration number in accordance with replacement or for more instructions if any DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Appendix A of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin crack is outside the limit specified in the
737–55A1078, dated October 27, 2005. service bulletin: Before further flight, repair Federal Aviation Administration
Initial and Repetitive Inspections in accordance with a method approved by
the Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification 14 CFR Part 71
(j) At the applicable time specified in Office (ACO), FAA; or using a method
Tables 2 and 3 of paragraph 1.E. [Docket No. FAA–2006–23708; Airspace
approved in accordance with paragraph (p) of Docket No. 06-AAL–1]
‘‘Compliance’’ of Boeing Alert Service this AD.
Bulletin 737–55A1078, dated October 27, (o) Where step 3.a. of Part III of the alert RIN 2120–AA66
2005, except where the alert service bulletin
service bulletin specifies that if interlaminar
specifies a compliance time from the release Proposed Modification of Control
corrosion is found, spar replacement is
date of the alert service bulletin, this AD 1234L Offshore Airspace Area; AK
requires the compliance time after the required, this AD requires spar replacement
effective date of this AD: Do the applicable if interlaminar corrosion, delamination, or
disbonding is found. Where step 3.C. of
AGENCY: Federal Aviation
initial detailed and special detailed Administration (FAA), DOT.
inspections for interlaminar corrosion, Appendix C of the alert service bulletin
cracking, delamination, or disbonding in the specifies that for laminated spars that have ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking
rear spar by doing all the applicable actions interlaminar corrosion, only repair options B, (NPRM).
specified in Parts I, II, and III of the C, and D are permitted, this AD specifies that
Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert for laminated spars that have interlaminar SUMMARY: This action proposes to
Service Bulletin 737–55A1078, dated October corrosion, delamination, or disbonding, only amend Control 1234L, Offshore
27, 2005; except where step 3. of Part III of repair options B, C, and D are permitted. Airspace Area in Alaska. Specifically,
the alert service bulletin specifies to do a this action proposes to modify Control
special detailed inspection for spar Alternative Methods of Compliance
1234L in the immediate vicinity of the
interlaminar corrosion as given in Figure 3, Saint Paul Island Airport, AK, by
this AD requires all actions specified in (p)(1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft lowering the airspace floor from 2,000
Figure 3 to be done (a detailed inspection for Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the
feet above ground level (AGL) to 700
interlaminar corrosion and disbonding and a authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if
special detailed inspection for interlaminar requested in accordance with the procedures AGL. Additionally, outside the vicinity
corrosion and delamination). Doing the found in 14 CFR 39.19. of the airport this proposal lowers the
initial inspections terminates the (2) Before using any AMOC approved in airspace floor from 2,000 AGL to 1,200
requirements of paragraphs (f) and (g) of this accordance with § 39.19 on any airplane to feet AGL within a 73-mile radius of the
AD. which the AMOC applies, notify the St. Paul Island Airport. The FAA is
(k) Repeat the inspections specified in appropriate principal inspector in the FAA proposing this action to provide
paragraph (j) of this AD at the applicable time Flight Standards Certificate Holding District additional controlled airspace for
specified in Tables 4 and 5 of paragraph 1.E. Office. aircraft instrument operations (IFR) at
‘‘Compliance’’ of Boeing Alert Service (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable
Bulletin 737–55A1078, dated October 27,
the St. Paul Island Airport.
level of safety may be used for any repair
2005; except where Table B.4 in Appendix B DATES: Comments must be received on
required by this AD, if it is approved by an
of the alert service bulletin specifies Authorized Representative for the Boeing or before May 30, 2006.
compliance times in flight hours or flight Commercial Airplanes Delegation Option ADDRESSES: Send comments on this
cycles, this AD requires the actions specified Authorization Organization who has been proposal to the Docket Management
in Table B.4 be done at the earlier of the authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to System, U.S. Department of
compliance times in flight hours or flight make those findings. For a repair method to
cycles. Transportation, Room Plaza 401, 400
be approved, the repair must meet the Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC
Corrective Actions certification basis of the airplane, and the 20590–0001. You must identify FAA
(l) If any interlaminar corrosion, cracking, approval must specifically refer to this AD. Docket No. FAA–2006–232078 and
delamination, or disbonding is found during (4) Accomplishing the Interim Repair
Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–01, at the
any inspection required by this AD: Before Option C or D specified in the
Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert beginning of your comments. You may
further flight, use Appendix C of Boeing also submit comments through the
Alert Service Bulletin 737–55A1078, dated Service Bulletin 737–55A1078, dated October
27, 2005, is an AMOC for the structural Internet at
October 27, 2005, to determine the permitted
repairs, and do the applicable repair, modification requirements specified in FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken
including related investigative and corrective paragraph A of AD 90–06–02, amendment McElroy, Airspace and Rules, Office of
actions, by doing all the applicable actions 39–6489, that are done in accordance with System Operations Airspace and AIM,
specified in Parts IV through VIII (Interim Boeing Service Bulletins 737–55A1020 or Federal Aviation Administration, 800
Repairs) and Part IX (Time-limited Repair) of 737–55–1022 only. All provisions of AD 90– Independence Avenue, SW.,
06–02 that do not specifically reference these
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the Accomplishment Instructions of the alert Washington, DC 20591; telephone: (202)

service bulletin, except as provided by service bulletins remain fully applicable and
must be complied with.
paragraphs (n) and (o) of this AD.
(m) If the time-limited repair specified in (5) AMOCs approved previously in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
Part IX of the alert service bulletin is done: accordance with AD 76–11–05 R1, are Comments Invited
At the time specified in Table 6 of paragraph approved as AMOCs for the corresponding
1.E. ‘‘Compliance’’ of Boeing Alert Service provisions of paragraphs (f) through (h) of Interested parties are invited to
Bulletin 737–55A1078, dated October 27, this AD. participate in this proposed rulemaking

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by submitting such written data, views, contact the FAA’s Office of Rulemaking, governed by Article 12 and Annex 11,
or arguments, as they may desire. (202) 267–9677, for a copy of Advisory which pertain to the establishment of
Comments that provide the factual basis Circular No. 11–2A, Notice of Proposed necessary air navigational facilities and
supporting the views and suggestions Rulemaking Distribution System, which services to promote the safe, orderly,
presented are particularly helpful in describes the application procedure. and expeditious flow of civil air traffic.
developing reasoned regulatory The purpose of Article 12 and Annex 11
The Proposal
decisions on the proposal. Comments is to ensure that civil aircraft operations
are specifically invited on the overall The FAA is proposing an amendment on international air routes are
regulatory, aeronautical, economic, to Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations performed under uniform conditions.
environmental, and energy-related (14 CFR) part 71 to modify the Control The International Standards and
aspects of the proposal. 1234L Offshore Airspace Area, AK by Recommended Practices in Annex 11
Communications should identify both lowering the floor to 700 feet AGL in the apply to airspace under the jurisdiction
docket numbers (FAA Docket No. FAA– vicinity of the St. Paul Island airport, of a contracting state, derived from
2006–23708 and Airspace Docket No. AK, and 1,200 feet AGL within a 73- ICAO. Annex 11 provisions apply when
06–AAL–01) and be submitted in mile radius of the airport. The purpose air traffic services are provided and a
triplicate to the Docket Management of this proposal is to establish contracting state accepts the
System (see ADDRESSES section for controlled airspace to support IFR responsibility of providing air traffic
address and phone number). You may operations at the St. Paul Island Airport, services over high seas or in airspace of
also submit comments through the Alaska. The FAA Instrument Flight undetermined sovereignty. A
Internet at Procedures Production and contracting state accepting this
Commenters wishing the FAA to Maintenance Branch developed new responsibility may apply the
acknowledge receipt of their comments instrument approach procedures for the International Standards and
on this action must submit with those St. Paul Island Airport. New controlled Recommended Practices that are
comments a self-addressed, stamped airspace extending upward from 700 consistent with standards and practices
postcard on which the following feet AGL and 1,200 feet AGL in utilized in its domestic jurisdiction.
statement is made: ‘‘Comments to FAA international airspace would be created In accordance with Article 3 of the
Docket No. FAA–2006–23708 and by this action. The proposed airspace is Convention, state-owned aircraft are
Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–01.’’ The sufficient to support instrument exempt from the Standards and
postcard will be date/time stamped and operations at the St. Paul Island Airport. Recommended Practices of Annex 11.
returned to the commenter. The FAA has determined that this The United States is a contracting state
All communications received on or proposed regulation only involves an to the Convention. Article 3(d) of the
before the specified closing date for established body of technical Convention provides that participating
comments will be considered before regulations for which frequent and state aircraft will be operated in
taking action on the proposed rule. The routine amendments are necessary to international airspace with due regard
proposal contained in this action may keep them operationally current. for the safety of civil aircraft. Since this
be changed in light of comments Therefore, this proposed regulation: (1) action involves, in part, the designation
received. All comments submitted will Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ of navigable airspace outside the United
be available for examination in the under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not States, the Administrator is consulting
public docket both before and after the a ‘‘significant rule’’ under Department of with the Secretary of State and the
closing date for comments. A report Transportation (DOT) Regulatory Secretary of Defense in accordance with
summarizing each substantive public Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; the provisions of Executive Order
contact with FAA personnel concerned February 26, 1979); and (3) does not 10854.
with this rulemaking will be filed in the warrant preparation of a regulatory
evaluation as the anticipated impact is List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71
so minimal. Since this is a routine Airspace, Incorporation by reference,
Availability of NPRM’s matter that will only affect air traffic Navigation (air).
An electronic copy of this document procedures and air navigation, it is The Proposed Amendment
may be downloaded through the certified that this proposed rule, when
Internet at Recently promulgated, will not have a significant In consideration of the foregoing, the
published rulemaking documents can economic impact on a substantial Federal Aviation Administration
also be accessed through the FAA’s Web number of small entities under the proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as
page at, or the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. follows:
Federal Register’s Web page at http:// ICAO Considerations PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A,
You may review the public docket As part of this proposal relates to B, C, D AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR
containing the proposal, any comments navigable airspace outside the United TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND
received, and any final disposition in States, this notice is submitted in REPORTING POINTS
person in the Dockets Office (see accordance with the International Civil 1. The authority citation for part 71
ADDRESSES section for address and Aviation Organization (ICAO) continues to read as follows:
phone number) between 9 a.m. and 5 International Standards and
Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40103, 40113,
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Recommended Practices. 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–
Federal holidays. An informal docket The application of International 1963 Comp., p. 389.
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may also be examined during normal Standards and Recommended Practices

business hours at the Service Area by the FAA, Office of System § 71.1 [Amended]
Office, Air Traffic, Federal Aviation Operations Airspace and AIM, Airspace 2. The incorporation by reference in
Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue & Rules, in areas outside the United 14 CFR 71.1 of the Federal Aviation
14, Anchorage, AK 99513. States domestic airspace, is governed by Administration Order 7400.9N,
Persons interested in being placed on the Convention on International Civil Airspace Designations and Reporting
a mailing list for future NPRM’s should Aviation. Specifically, the FAA is Points, dated September 1, 2005, and

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effective September 15, 2005, is increase public safety and to extend the Bridge to open on demand from
amended as follows: structural and operational integrity of midnight to 6 a.m., and on the hour
the movable span while still balancing from 6 a.m. to midnight; except from 7
Paragraph 6007 Offshore Airspace Areas the needs of marine and vehicular a.m. to 5 p.m. on the last Wednesday
* * * * * traffic. and Thursday in July of every year, the
Control 1234L [Amended] DATES: Comments and related material draw need not open.
must reach the Coast Guard on or before The Chincoteague Town Council has
That airspace extending upward from 700
feet above the surface within 8 miles west May 30, 2006. requested a change to the existing
and 6 miles east of the 360°(T)/350°(M) ADDRESSES: You may mail comments
regulations for the SR 175 Bridge. This
bearing from the St. Paul Island Airport to 14 and related material to Commander proposal is an effort to further reduce
miles north of the St. Paul Airport, and (obr), Fifth Coast Guard District, Federal traffic congestion for public safety by
within 6 miles west and 8 miles east of the
Building, 1st Floor, 431 Crawford Street, reducing the number of drawbridge
172°(T)/162°(M) bearing from the St. Paul openings; and to extend the structural
Island Airport to 15 miles south of the St. Portsmouth, VA 23704–5004. The Fifth
Coast Guard District maintains the and operational integrity of the movable
Paul Island Airport, and that airspace span while balancing the needs of
extending upward from 1,200 feet above the public docket for this rulemaking.
surface within a 73-mile radius of the St. Comments and material received from mariners and vehicular traffic transiting
Paul Island Airport, and the airspace the public, as well as documents in and around this seaside resort area.
extending upward from 1,200 MSL within a indicated in this preamble as being The SR 175 highway is also the
72.8-mile radius of Chignik Airport, AK; and available in the docket, will become part principle arterial route that serves as the
that airspace extending upward from 2,000
of this docket and will be available for major evacuation highway in the event
feet above the surface within an area of emergencies or tidal flooding.
bounded by a line beginning at lat. 58°06′57″ inspection or copying at Commander
(obr), Fifth Coast Guard District between On June 28, 2004, we published a
N., long. 160°00′00″ W., south along long. notice of temporary deviation from the
160°00′00″ W. until it intersects the 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through
Anchorage Air Route Traffic Control Center Friday, except Federal holidays. regulations and request for comments
boundary; thence southwest, northwest, entitled ‘‘Drawbridge Operation
north, and northeast along the Anchorage Air Regulations; Chincoteague Channel,
Heyer, Bridge Management Specialist,
Route Traffic Control Center boundary to lat. VA’’ in the Federal Register (69 FR
Fifth Coast Guard District, at (757) 398–
62°35′00″ N., long. 175°00′00″ W.; to lat. 36011). The temporary deviation was in
59°59′57″ N., long. 168°00′08″ W.; to lat.
operation to test an alternate drawbridge
57°45′57″ N., long. 161°46′08″ W.; to the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: operation schedule for 90 days and
point of beginning. solicit comments from the public. From
Request for Comments
* * * * * July 2, 2004 through September 29,
We encourage you to participate in
Issued in Washington, DC, on April 6, 2004, the draw of the bridge opened
this rulemaking by submitting
2006. every two hours on the even hour from
comments and related material. If you
Edith V. Parish, 6 a.m. to Midnight; except from 7 a.m.
do so, please include your name and
Manager, Airspace and Rules. to 5 p.m., on the last Wednesday and
address, identify the docket number for
Thursday, the draw need not be opened.
[FR Doc. E6–5523 Filed 4–12–06; 8:45 am] this rulemaking, CGD05–06–002,
At all other times, the draw need not
BILLING CODE 4910–13–P indicate the specific section of this
document to which each comment
applies, and give the reason for each The Coast Guard received six letters
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND comment. Please submit all comments and four petitions commenting on the
SECURITY and related material in an unbound provisions of the temporary deviation.
format, no larger than 81⁄2 by 11 inches, Several comments from residents of the
Coast Guard suitable for copying. If you would like Town of Chincoteague favored the two-
a return receipt, please enclose a hour opening schedule. The commercial
33 CFR Part 117 stamped, self-addressed postcard or vessel owners favored a less restrictive
envelope. We will consider all hourly opening schedule.
submittals received during the comment On December 30, 2004, the Coast
RIN 1625–AA09
period. We may change this proposed Guard published a notice of proposed
rule in view of them. rulemaking (NPRM) entitled
Drawbridge Operation Regulations; ‘‘Drawbridge Operation Regulations;
Chincoteague Channel, Chincoteague, Public Meeting Chincoteague Channel, Chincoteague,
VA VA’’ in the Federal Register (69 FR
We do not now plan to hold a public
AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. meeting. But you may submit a request 78373).
ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. for a meeting by writing to Commander The NPRM allowed hourly openings
(obr), Fifth Coast Guard District at the of the draw year-round from 6 a.m. to
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard proposes to address under ADDRESSES explaining Midnight; except from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
change the regulations that govern the why one would be beneficial. If we on the last consecutive Wednesday and
operation of the SR 175 Bridge, at mile determine that one would aid this Thursday in July of every year, the draw
3.5, at Chincoteague, Virginia. The rulemaking, we will hold one at a time need not be opened. At all other times,
proposal would allow the bridge to open and place announced by a later notice the draw need not open. We received
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on demand from midnight to 6 a.m., and in the Federal Register. six comments on the NPRM. Five
every hour and a half from 6 a.m. to comments were from Chincoteague
midnight; except from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Background and Purpose Island residents and the other comment
on the last consecutive Wednesday and The Virginia Department of was from Coast Guard (CG) Group
Thursday in July, the draw need not be Transportation (VDOT) owns and Eastern Shore. All favored an hourly
opened. The proposed change would operates this swing-type bridge. The opening schedule year round and CG
reduce vehicular traffic congestion to current regulation allows the SR 175 Eastern Shore also suggested the bridge

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