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(e) Can I comply with this AD in any other DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
way? You may use an alternative method of Roman T. Gabrys, Aerospace Engineer,
compliance or adjust the compliance time if: Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901
(1) Your alternative method of compliance Locust, Room 301, Kansas City,
provides an equivalent level of safety; and 14 CFR Part 39 Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–
(2) The Manager, Wichita Aircraft 4141; facsimile: (816) 329–4090.
Certification Office (ACO), approves your [Docket No. 2000–CE–55–AD; Amendment
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
alternative. Submit your request through an 39–12067; AD 2000–26–17]
FAA Principal Maintenance Inspector, who Discussion
may add comments and then send it to the RIN 2120–AA64
Manager, Wichita ACO.
What Events Have Caused This AD?
Airworthiness Directives; Pilatus The Federal Office for Civil Aviation
Note: This AD applies to each airplane
Aircraft Ltd. Models PC–12 and PC–12/ (FOCA), which is the airworthiness
identified in paragraph (a) of this AD,
regardless of whether it has been modified,
45 Airplanes authority for Switzerland, recently
altered, or repaired in the area subject to the AGENCY: Federal Aviation notified the FAA that an unsafe
requirements of this AD. For airplanes that Administration, DOT. condition may exist on certain Pilatus
have been modified, altered, or repaired so Models PC–12 and PC–12/45 airplanes.
ACTION: Final rule.
that the performance of the requirements of The FOCA reports that the electrical
this AD is affected, the owner/operator must SUMMARY: This amendment adopts a load of the left hand (LH) and right hand
request approval for an alternative method of new airworthiness directive (AD) that (RH) windshields can become too high
compliance in accordance with paragraph (e) applies to Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. (Pilatus) during flight at cruise altitudes when
of this AD. The request should include an Models PC–12 and PC–12/45 airplanes the ‘‘LIGHT’’ mode is selected on the
assessment of the effect of the modification, that are equipped with a certain windshield deicing system. The FOCA
alteration, or repair on the unsafe condition windshield configuration. This AD references eight instances where
addressed by this AD; and, if you have not prolonged operation of the windshield
requires you to incorporate pilot’s
eliminated the unsafe condition, specific deicing system in the ‘‘LIGHT’’ mode
operating handbook (POH) information
actions you propose to address it. caused this system to temporarily shut
that prohibits the operation of the
(f) Where can I get information about any windshield heating system in the down.
already-approved alternative methods of ‘‘LIGHT’’ mode, and requires you to The airplanes involved in the above
compliance? Contact T.N. Baktha, Aerospace modify the windshield deicing system instances were equipped with part
Engineer, FAA, Wichita Aircraft Certification wiring and circuit breakers. You can number (P/N) 959.81.10.107 LH and P/
Office, 1801 Airport Road, Mid-Continent N/ 959.81.10.108 RH windshields.
remove the POH information after
Airport, Wichita, Kansas 67209; telephone:
accomplishing the modification. This What Are the Consequences if the
(316) 946–4155; facsimile: (316) 946–4407.
AD is the result of mandatory Condition Is Not Corrected?
(g) What if I need to fly the airplane to
continuing airworthiness information
another location to comply with this AD? The Operation of the existing design
FAA can issue a special flight permit under
(MCAI) issued by the airworthiness
authority for Switzerland. The actions windshield deicing system in the
sections 21.197 and 21.199 of the Federal ‘‘LIGHT’’ position can overload the
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.197 and specified by this AD are intended to
prevent loss of electrical power to the electrical capacity of the wiring and
21.199) to operate your airplane to a location circuit breakers. This could result in
where you can accomplish the requirements windshield deicing system due to
operation in the ‘‘LIGHT’’ mode, which complete electrical power loss to the
of this AD. windshield and icing of the windshield.
(h) Are any service bulletins incorporated could result in icing of the windshield
into this AD by reference? Actions required and loss of control of the airplane. Has FAA Taken Any Action to this
by this AD must be done in accordance with DATES: This AD becomes effective on Point?
Raytheon Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 53– February 24, 2001. We issued a proposal to amend part
3341, Revision 1, revised May 2000. The The Director of the Federal Register 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations
Director of the Federal Register approved this approved the incorporation by reference (14 CFR part 39) to include an AD that
incorporation by reference under 5 U.S.C. of certain publications listed in the would apply to Pilatus Models PC–12
552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. You can get copies regulations as of February 24, 2001. and PC–12/45 airplanes that are
from Raytheon Aircraft Company, P.O. Box
ADDRESSES: You may get the service equipped with a certain windshield
85, Wichita, Kansas 67201–0085; telephone:
information referenced in this AD from configuration. This proposal was
(800) 429–5372 or (316) 676–3140. You can
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., Customer Liaison published in the Federal Register as a
look at copies at the FAA, Central Region,
Manager, CH–6371 Stans, Switzerland; notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM)
Office of the Regional Counsel, 901 Locust,
Room 506, Kansas City, Missouri, or at the
telephone: +41 41 619 63 19; facsimile: on October 2, 2000 (65 FR 58675). The
Office of the Federal Register, 800 North
+41 41 619 6224; or from Pilatus NPRM proposed to require you to
Capitol Street, NW, suite 700, Washington, Business Aircraft Ltd., Product Support incorporate POH information that
DC. Department, 11755 Airport Way, would prohibit the operation of the
(i) When does this amendment become Broomfield, Colorado 80021; telephone: windshield heating system in the
effective? This amendment becomes effective (303) 465–9099; facsimile: (303) 465– ‘‘LIGHT’’ mode, and would require you
on February 16, 2001. 6040. You may examine this to modify the windshield deicing
information at the Federal Aviation system wiring and circuit breakers. You
Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on
Administration (FAA), Central Region, could remove the POH information after
December 22, 2000.
Office of the Regional Counsel, accomplishing the modification.
Marvin R. Nuss, Attention: Rules Docket No. 2000–CE–
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, 55–AD, 901 Locust, Room 506, Kansas Was the Public Invited To Comment?
Aircraft Certification Service. City, Missouri 64106; or at the Office of Interested persons were afforded an
[FR Doc. 01–183 Filed 1–5–01; 8:45 am] the Federal Register, 800 North Capitol opportunity to participate in the making
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received on the proposed rule or the require the adoption of the rule as Cost Impact
FAA’s determination of the cost to the proposed except for minor editorial
How Many Airplanes Does This AD
public. corrections. We determined that these Impact?
The FAA’s Determination minor corrections:
We estimate that this AD affects 108
What Is FAA’s Final Determination on —Will not change the meaning of the airplanes in the U.S. registry.
This Issue? AD; and
What Is the Cost Impact of This AD on
—Will not add any additional burden Owners/Operators of the Affected
After careful review of all available upon the public than was already
information related to the subject Airplanes?
proposed.
presented above, we have determined We estimate the following costs to
that air safety and the public interest accomplish the modification:

Labor cost Parts cost Total cost per airplane Total cost on U.S. operators

18 workhours×$60 per hour $1,080 Pilatus will provide free-of-charge. $1,080 per airplane ...................... $116,640.

Compliance Time of This AD responsibilities among the various PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS
What Is the Compliance Time of This levels of government. Therefore, it is DIRECTIVES
AD? determined that this final rule does not
The compliance time of this AD is as have federalism implications under 1. The authority citation for part 39
follows: Executive Order 13132. continues to read as follows:
—Incorporation of the POH temporary Does This AD Involve a Significant Rule Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.
revision: ‘‘Within the next 30 days or Regulatory Action?
after the effective date of this AD;’’ § 39.13 [Amended]
For the reasons discussed above, I
and certify that this action (1) is not a 2. FAA amends § 39.13 by adding a
—Modification: ‘‘Within the next 12 new AD to read as follows:
‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under
months after the effective date of this
Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a 2000–26–17 Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.:
AD.’’
‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Amendment 39–12067; Docket No.
Why Is the Compliance of This AD in Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 2000–CE––55AD.
Calendar Time Instead of Hours Time- FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and (3) (a) What airplanes are affected by this AD?
in-Service (TIS)? will not have a significant economic This AD affects Models PC–12 and PC–12/45
Although loss of electrical power to impact, positive or negative, on a airplanes, manufacturer serial number (MSN)
the windshield deicing system due to substantial number of small entities 101 through MSN 320, that are:
operation in the ‘‘LIGHT’’ mode is under the criteria of the Regulatory (1) certificated in any category; and
unsafe during flight, the condition is not Flexibility Act. A copy of the final (2) equipped with part number (P/N)
a direct result of airplane operation. The evaluation prepared for this action is 959.81.10.107 LH and P/N 959.81.10.108 RH
chance of this situation occurring is the contained in the Rules Docket. A copy windshields (PPG P/N NP172121–5 LH and
same for an airplane with 10 hours time- of it may be obtained by contacting the NP172121–6 RH or FAA-approved equivalent
Rules Docket at the location provided part numbers).
in-service (TIS) as it would be for an
under the caption ADDRESSES. (b) Who must comply with this AD?
airplane with 500 hours TIS. A calendar
time for compliance will assure that the Anyone who wishes to operate any of the
List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39
above airplanes must comply with this AD.
unsafe condition is addressed on all Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation (c) What problem does this AD address?
airplanes in a reasonable time period. safety, Incorporation by reference, The actions specified by this AD are intended
Regulatory Impact Safety. to prevent loss of electrical power to the
Adoption of the Amendment windshield deicing system due to operation
Does This AD Impact Various Entities?
in the ‘‘LIGHT’’ mode, which could result in
The regulations adopted herein will Accordingly, under the authority icing of the windshield and loss of control of
not have a substantial direct effect on delegated to me by the Administrator, the airplane.
the States, on the relationship between the Federal Aviation Administration (d) What actions must I accomplish to
the national government and the States, amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation address this problem? To address this
or on the distribution of power and Regulations (14 CFR part 39) as follows: problem, you must accomplish the following:

Action Compliance Time Procedures

(1) Insert Temporary Revision No. 21 to PC–12 Within the next 30 days after February 24, Anyone who holds at least a private pilot cer-
Pilot’s Operating Handbook, Report No. 2001 (the effective date of this AD), unless tificate, as authorized by section 43.7 of the
01973–001, Section 2, Windshield Heater already accomplished.. Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR
Operation 101–320, Issued: May 19, 2000.. 43.7), may incorporate the pilot’s operating
handbook (POH) revision required by this
AD. You must make an entry into the air-
craft records that shows compliance with
this AD, in accordance with section 43.9 of
the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR
43.9).

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Action Compliance Time Procedures

(2) Modify the windshield deicing system wires Within the next 12 months after February 24, In accordance with the modification proce-
and circuit breakers. You may remove the 2001 (the effective date of this AD), unless dures in the Accomplishment Instructions
POH temporary revision referenced in para- already accomplished.. section of Pilatus Service Bulletin No. 30–
graph (d)(1) of this AD after accomplishing 006, dated May 22, 2000.
this modification..
(3) Do not install, on any affected airplane, P/N As of February 24, 2001 (the effective date of Not applicable.
959.81.10.107 LH and P/N 959.81.10.108 this AD.).
RH windshields (PPG P/N NP172121–5 LH
and NP172121–6 RH or FAA-approved
equivalent part numbers), without incor-
porating the modification required in para-
graph (d)(2) of this AD..

Note 1: Temporary Revision No. 21 to PC– Department, 11755 Airport Way, Broomfield, law. Elsewhere in this issue of the
12 Pilot’s Operating Handbook, Report No. Colorado 80021. You can look at copies at the Federal Register, FDA is publishing a
01973–001, Section 2, Windshield Heater FAA, Central Region, Office of the Regional companion proposed rule, under FDA’s
Operation 101–320, Issued: May 19, 2000, Counsel, 901 Locust, Room 506, Kansas City,
eliminates the need for Temporary Revision
usual procedure for notice-and-
Missouri, or at the Office of the Federal
No. 14 in the POH. Register, 800 North Capitol Street, NW, suite
comment rulemaking, to provide a
(e) Can I comply with this AD in any other 700, Washington, DC. procedural framework to finalize the
way? You may use an alternative method of (i) When does this amendment become rule in the event the agency receives any
compliance or adjust the compliance time if: effective ? This amendment becomes effective significant adverse comments and
(1) Your alternative method of compliance on February 24, 2001. withdraws this direct final rule.
provides an equivalent level of safety; and Note 3: The subject of this AD is addressed DATES: This rule is effective May 23,
(2) The Manager, Small Airplane in Swiss AD HB 2000–393, dated September 2001. Submit written comments by
Directorate, approves your alternative. 6, 2000. March 26, 2001. If no timely significant
Submit your request through an FAA
Principal Maintenance Inspector, who may Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on adverse comments are received, the
add comments and then send it to the December 22, 2000. agency will publish a document in the
Manager, Small Airplane Directorate. Marvin R. Nuss, Federal Register before April 23, 2001,
Note 2: This AD applies to each airplane Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, confirming the effective date of the
identified in paragraph (a) of this AD, Aircraft Certification Service. direct final rule. The agency intends to
regardless of whether it has been modified, [FR Doc. 01–184 Filed 1–5–01; 8:45 am] make the direct final rule effective 30
altered, or repaired in the area subject to the days after publication of the
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requirements of this AD. For airplanes that confirmation notice in the Federal
have been modified, altered, or repaired so Register. If timely significant adverse
that the performance of the requirements of comments are received, the agency will
this AD is affected, the owner/operator must DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
request approval for an alternative method of publish a document of significant
HUMAN SERVICES adverse comments in the Federal
compliance in accordance with paragraph (e)
of this AD. The request should include an Food and Drug Administration Register and withdraw this direct final
assessment of the effect of the modification, rule before April 23, 2001.
alteration, or repair on the unsafe condition ADDRESSES: Submit written comments
21 CFR Part 14
addressed by this AD; and, if you have not on the direct final rule to the Dockets
eliminated the unsafe condition, specific [Docket No. 00N–1634] Management Branch (HFA–305), Food
actions you propose to address it.
and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers
(f) Where can I get information about any Public Hearing Before a Public
Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.
already-approved alternative methods of Advisory Committee; Examination of
compliance? Contact Roman T. Gabrys, Administrative Record and Other FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Advisory Committee Records Andrea C. Masciale, Center for Drug
Directorate, 1201 Walnut, suite 900, Kansas Evaluation and Research (HFD–7), Food
City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers
4141; facsimile: (816) 329–4090. HHS. Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301–594–
(g) What if I need to fly the airplane to ACTION: Direct final rule. 2041.
another location to comply with this AD? The
FAA can issue a special flight permit under SUMMARY: The Food and Drug SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
sections 21.197 and 21.199 of the Federal Administration (FDA) is amending its
Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.197 and I. Discussion
21.199) to operate your airplane to a location
administrative regulations governing the
public disclosure of written information A. Background
where you can accomplish the requirements
of this AD. for consideration by an advisory Advisory committees provide
(h) Are any service bulletins incorporated committee at an advisory committee independent advice and
into this AD by reference? Actions required meeting. This action amends the recommendations to FDA on scientific
by this AD must be done in accordance with regulations to state that the written and technical matters related to
Pilatus Service Bulletin No. 30–006, dated information for consideration by an products regulated by the agency. To
May 22, 2000. The Director of the Federal advisory committee at a committee assist committee members in preparing
Register approved this incorporation by
reference under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR
meeting is available for public to discuss the issues that will be raised
part 51. You can get copies from Pilatus disclosure, whenever practicable, before at a committee meeting, the agency and,
Aircraft Ltd., Customer Liaison Manager, or at the time of the meeting. FDA is in certain circumstances, affected
CH–6371 Stans, Switzerland; or from Pilatus taking this action to reflect current FDA members of the regulated industry
Business Aircraft Ltd., Product Support policy in conformance with applicable prepare written background materials

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