Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP Airplanes, 5626-5627 [E6-1420]

Download as PDF 5626 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 22 / Thursday, February 2, 2006 / Proposed Rules (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair required by this AD, if it is approved by an Authorized Representative for the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Delegation Option Authorization Organization who has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to make those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Management Facility office (telephone (800) 647–5227) is located on the plaza level of the Nassif Building at the DOT street address stated in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after the Docket Management System receives them. [Docket No. FAA–2006–23739; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM–240–AD] and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW., Nassif Building, room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Hand Delivery: Room PL–401 on the plaza level of the Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Contact Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER), P.O. Box 343—CEP 12.225, Sao Jose dos Campos—SP, Brazil, for service information identified in this proposed AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Thompson, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98055–4056; telephone (425) 227–1175; fax (425) 227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RIN 2120–AA64 Comments Invited Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model EMB–145, –145ER, –145MR, –145LR, –145XR, –145MP, and –145EP Airplanes We invite you to submit any relevant written data, views, or arguments regarding this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed in the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number ‘‘FAA–2006–23739; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM–240–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend the proposed AD in light of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// dms.dot.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact with FAA personnel concerning this proposed AD. Using the search function of that web site, anyone can find and read the comments in any of our dockets, including the name of the individual who sent the comment (or signed the comment on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78), or you may visit http:// dms.dot.gov. EMBRAER has issued Service Bulletin 145–71–0008, Change 01, dated July 24, 2001. The service bulletin describes procedures for modifying the routing of wire harness W407 near the fire extinguishing tube in the rear part of the left-hand and right-hand engines, and installing new supports for derivations of wire harness W407 that lead to certain connectors. Accomplishing the actions specified in the service information is intended to adequately address the unsafe condition. The DAC mandated the service information and issued Brazilian airworthiness directive 2005–10–05, dated November 17, 2005, to ensure the continued airworthiness of these airplanes in Brazil. Issued in Renton, Washington, on January 26, 2006. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E6–1419 Filed 2–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). hsrobinson on PROD1PC71 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model EMB–145, –145ER, –145MR, –145LR, –145XR, –145MP, and –145EP airplanes. This proposed AD would require modifying the routing of wire harness W407 near the fire extinguishing tube in the area of each engine, and installing new supports for related wiring. This proposed AD results from reports of chafing of wire harness W407 against the supports and nacelle structure in the engine area. We are proposing this AD to prevent such chafing, which could result in an engine shutting down during flight. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by March 6, 2006. ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to submit comments on this proposed AD. • DOT Docket Web site: Go to http://dms.dot.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:25 Feb 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 Examining the Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov, or in person at the Docket Management Facility office between 9 a.m. and 5 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Discussion The Departmento de Aviacao Civil (DAC), which is the airworthiness authority for Brazil, notified us that an unsafe condition may exist on certain EMBRAER Model EMB–145, –145ER, –145MR, –145LR, –145XR, –145MP, and –145EP airplanes. The DAC advises that it has received reports of chafing of wire harness W407 against the supports and nacelle structure in the engine area. This condition, if not corrected, could result in an engine shutting down during flight. Relevant Service Information FAA’s Determination and Requirements of the Proposed AD These airplane models are manufactured in Brazil and are type certificated for operation in the United States under the provisions of § 21.29 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.29) and the applicable bilateral airworthiness agreement. Pursuant to this bilateral airworthiness agreement, the DAC has kept the FAA informed of the situation described above. We have examined the DAC’s findings, evaluated all pertinent information, and determined that we need to issue an AD for airplanes of this type design that are certificated for operation in the United States. Therefore, we are proposing this AD, which would require accomplishing the actions specified in the service information described previously. E:\FR\FM\02FEP1.SGM 02FEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 22 / Thursday, February 2, 2006 / Proposed Rules Costs of Compliance This proposed AD would affect about 126 airplanes of U.S. registry. The proposed actions would take up to 3 work hours per airplane, at an average labor rate of $65 per work hour. Required parts would be provided at no charge. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the proposed AD for U.S. operators is $24,570, or $195 per airplane. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, section 44701, ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. hsrobinson on PROD1PC71 with PROPOSALS Regulatory Findings We have determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that the proposed regulation: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and 3. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this proposed AD and placed it in the AD docket. See the ADDRESSES section for a location to examine the regulatory evaluation. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:25 Feb 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 5627 Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (h)(1) The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. (2) Before using any AMOC approved in accordance with § 39.19 on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify the appropriate principal inspector in the FAA Flight Standards Certificate Holding District Office. Related Information (i) Brazilian airworthiness directive 2005– 10–05, dated November 17, 2005, also addresses the subject of this AD. 2. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER): Docket No. FAA–2006– 23739; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM– 240–AD. Issued in Renton, Washington, on January 25, 2006. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E6–1420 Filed 2–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Comments Due Date (a) The FAA must receive comments on this AD action by March 6, 2006. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Affected ADs (b) None. [Public Notice 5292] RIN 1400–AC16 Applicability (c) This AD applies to EMBRAER Model EMB–145, –145ER, –145MR, –145LR, –145XR, –145MP, and –145EP airplanes, certificated in any category; serial numbers 145004 through 145129 inclusive. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from reports of chafing of wire harness W407 against the supports and nacelle structure in the engine area. We are issuing this AD to prevent such chafing, which could result in an engine shutting down during flight. Compliance (e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the actions have already been done. Modifying Wire Harness Routing and Installing Supports (f) Within 5,000 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, modify the routing of wire harness W407 near the fire extinguishing tube in the rear part of the lefthand and right-hand engines, and install new supports for derivations of wire harness W407 that lead to applicable connectors, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of EMBRAER Service Bulletin 145–71–0008, Change 01, dated July 24, 2001. Actions Accomplished Previously (g) Actions done before the effective date of this AD in accordance with EMBRAER Service Bulletin 145–71–0008, dated April 23, 1999, are acceptable for compliance with the requirements of paragraph (f) of this AD. PO 00000 Frm 00008 22 CFR Part 62 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Au Pair Exchange Programs Department of State. Proposed rule with request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Department of State (Department) is proposing the amendment of its existing au pair regulations under the Exchange Visitor Program (J–1 visa) to permit designated au pair sponsors to request a one-time extension of six, nine or 12 months beyond an au pair participant’s original 12-month program (the maximum duration of program participation). DATES: Comment Dates: The Department will accept comments from the public up to 60 days from February 2, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by any of the following methods: E-mail: jexchanges@state.gov. You must include the RIN in the subject line of your message. Mail (paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): U.S. Department of State, Office of Exchange Coordination and Designation, SA–44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 734, Washington, DC 20547. Please include RIN. Fax: 202–203–5087. Please include RIN. Persons with access to the Internet may also view this notice and provide comments by going to the E:\FR\FM\02FEP1.SGM 02FEP1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 22 (Thursday, February 2, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 5626-5627]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-1420]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2006-23739; Directorate Identifier 2005-NM-240-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. 
(EMBRAER) Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -
145EP Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: The FAA proposes to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) 
for certain EMBRAER Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -
145MP, and -145EP airplanes. This proposed AD would require modifying 
the routing of wire harness W407 near the fire extinguishing tube in 
the area of each engine, and installing new supports for related 
wiring. This proposed AD results from reports of chafing of wire 
harness W407 against the supports and nacelle structure in the engine 
area. We are proposing this AD to prevent such chafing, which could 
result in an engine shutting down during flight.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by March 6, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to submit comments on 
this proposed AD.
     DOT Docket Web site: Go to http://dms.dot.gov and follow 
the instructions for sending your comments electronically.
     Government-wide rulemaking Web site: Go to http://
www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for sending your 
comments electronically.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW., Nassif Building, room PL-401, 
Washington, DC 20590.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
     Hand Delivery: Room PL-401 on the plaza level of the 
Nassif Building, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    Contact Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER), P.O. Box 
343--CEP 12.225, Sao Jose dos Campos--SP, Brazil, for service 
information identified in this proposed AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Thompson, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 
1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98055-4056; telephone (425) 
227-1175; fax (425) 227-1149.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    We invite you to submit any relevant written data, views, or 
arguments regarding this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed in the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number ``FAA-2006-
23739; Directorate Identifier 2005-NM-240-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the proposed AD. We will 
consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend the 
proposed AD in light of those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://
dms.dot.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will 
also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact with FAA 
personnel concerning this proposed AD. Using the search function of 
that web site, anyone can find and read the comments in any of our 
dockets, including the name of the individual who sent the comment (or 
signed the comment on behalf of an association, business, labor union, 
etc.). You may review the DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the 
Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78), or you 
may visit http://dms.dot.gov.

Examining the Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://
dms.dot.gov, or in person at the Docket Management Facility office 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. The Docket Management Facility office (telephone (800) 647-
5227) is located on the plaza level of the Nassif Building at the DOT 
street address stated in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be 
available in the AD docket shortly after the Docket Management System 
receives them.

Discussion

    The Departmento de Aviacao Civil (DAC), which is the airworthiness 
authority for Brazil, notified us that an unsafe condition may exist on 
certain EMBRAER Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -145LR, -145XR, -145MP, 
and -145EP airplanes. The DAC advises that it has received reports of 
chafing of wire harness W407 against the supports and nacelle structure 
in the engine area. This condition, if not corrected, could result in 
an engine shutting down during flight.

Relevant Service Information

    EMBRAER has issued Service Bulletin 145-71-0008, Change 01, dated 
July 24, 2001. The service bulletin describes procedures for modifying 
the routing of wire harness W407 near the fire extinguishing tube in 
the rear part of the left-hand and right-hand engines, and installing 
new supports for derivations of wire harness W407 that lead to certain 
connectors. Accomplishing the actions specified in the service 
information is intended to adequately address the unsafe condition. The 
DAC mandated the service information and issued Brazilian airworthiness 
directive 2005-10-05, dated November 17, 2005, to ensure the continued 
airworthiness of these airplanes in Brazil.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of the Proposed AD

    These airplane models are manufactured in Brazil and are type 
certificated for operation in the United States under the provisions of 
Sec.  21.29 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.29) and the 
applicable bilateral airworthiness agreement. Pursuant to this 
bilateral airworthiness agreement, the DAC has kept the FAA informed of 
the situation described above. We have examined the DAC's findings, 
evaluated all pertinent information, and determined that we need to 
issue an AD for airplanes of this type design that are certificated for 
operation in the United States.
    Therefore, we are proposing this AD, which would require 
accomplishing the actions specified in the service information 
described previously.

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Costs of Compliance

    This proposed AD would affect about 126 airplanes of U.S. registry. 
The proposed actions would take up to 3 work hours per airplane, at an 
average labor rate of $65 per work hour. Required parts would be 
provided at no charge. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of 
the proposed AD for U.S. operators is $24,570, or $195 per airplane.

Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, 
describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's authority.
    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, section 44701, ``General 
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with 
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing 
regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator 
finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within 
the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition 
that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this 
rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

    We have determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not 
have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship 
between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution 
of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that the proposed 
regulation:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); and
    3. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
    We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to 
comply with this proposed AD and placed it in the AD docket. See the 
ADDRESSES section for a location to examine the regulatory evaluation.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Safety.

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

    1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

    2. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends Sec.  39.13 by 
adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD):

Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER): Docket No. FAA-
2006-23739; Directorate Identifier 2005-NM-240-AD.

Comments Due Date

    (a) The FAA must receive comments on this AD action by March 6, 
2006.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to EMBRAER Model EMB-145, -145ER, -145MR, -
145LR, -145XR, -145MP, and -145EP airplanes, certificated in any 
category; serial numbers 145004 through 145129 inclusive.

Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD results from reports of chafing of wire harness W407 
against the supports and nacelle structure in the engine area. We 
are issuing this AD to prevent such chafing, which could result in 
an engine shutting down during flight.

Compliance

    (e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this 
AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the 
actions have already been done.

Modifying Wire Harness Routing and Installing Supports

    (f) Within 5,000 flight hours after the effective date of this 
AD, modify the routing of wire harness W407 near the fire 
extinguishing tube in the rear part of the left-hand and right-hand 
engines, and install new supports for derivations of wire harness 
W407 that lead to applicable connectors, in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of EMBRAER Service Bulletin 145-71-0008, 
Change 01, dated July 24, 2001.

Actions Accomplished Previously

    (g) Actions done before the effective date of this AD in 
accordance with EMBRAER Service Bulletin 145-71-0008, dated April 
23, 1999, are acceptable for compliance with the requirements of 
paragraph (f) of this AD.

Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (h)(1) The Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for 
this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 
CFR 39.19.
    (2) Before using any AMOC approved in accordance with Sec.  
39.19 on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify the 
appropriate principal inspector in the FAA Flight Standards 
Certificate Holding District Office.

Related Information

    (i) Brazilian airworthiness directive 2005-10-05, dated November 
17, 2005, also addresses the subject of this AD.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on January 25, 2006.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
 [FR Doc. E6-1420 Filed 2-1-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P