Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-301, -311, and -315 Airplanes, 16023-16025 [06-2960]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 61 / Thursday, March 30, 2006 / Rules and Regulations 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 14 CFR 39.19 on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify the appropriate principal inspector in the FAA Flight Standards Certificate Holding District Office. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: I PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): I 2006–07–03 Airbus: Amendment 39–14530. Docket No. FAA–2005–22456; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM–128–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective May 4, 2006. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Airbus Model A321– 111, –112, and –131 airplanes; and Model A321–211 and –231 airplanes; certificated in any category; including airplanes modified in production by Airbus Modification 24982, but excluding airplanes modified in production by Airbus Modification 30046. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from testing on the side-stay crashworthiness pins on the main landing gear (MLG), which revealed that, in the case of an emergency landing, the crashworthiness pins installed will not ensure a correct MLG collapse. We are issuing this AD to prevent a punctured fuel tank, which could cause damage to the airplane or injury to passengers. 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. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with RULES Pin Replacement (f) Within 27 months after the effective date of this AD, replace any crashworthiness pin having part number 201525620 with part number 201525621, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Airbus Service Bulletin A320–32–1229, dated August 9, 2001. Note 1: Airbus Service Bulletin A320–32– 1229 refers to Messier-Dowty Service Bulletin 201–32–26, dated July 20, 2001, as an additional source of service information for replacing the crashworthiness pins. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (g)(1) The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 Mar 29, 2006 Jkt 208001 Related Information (h) French airworthiness directive 2002– 074(B) R1, dated March 20, 2002, also addresses the subject of this AD. Material Incorporated by Reference (i) You must use Airbus Service Bulletin A320–32–1229, dated August 9, 2001, to perform the actions that are required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this document in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France, for a copy of this service information. You may review copies at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW., room PL–401, Nassif Building, Washington, DC; on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at the NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to http:// www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 17, 2006. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 06–2959 Filed 3–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2005–20628; Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–51–AD; Amendment 39– 14529; AD 2006–07–02] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC–8–301, –311, and –315 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier Model DHC–8–301, –311, and –315 airplanes. This AD requires replacing the pressure control valve of the Type 1 emergency door. This AD results from reports that the pressure SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 16023 control valve of the Type 1 emergency door is susceptible to freezing. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the pressure control valve does not freeze and prevent the door seal from deflating, which could result in the inability to open the door in an emergency. This AD becomes effective May 4, 2006. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of May 4, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, room PL–401, Washington, DC. Contact Bombardier, Inc., Bombardier Regional Aircraft Division, 123 Garratt Boulevard, Downsview, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada, for service information identified in this AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ezra Sasson, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Flight Test Branch, ANE–172, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue, suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone (516) 228–7320; fax (516) 794–5531. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Examining the Docket You may examine the airworthiness directive (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 street address stated in the ADDRESSES section. Discussion The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to certain Bombardier Model DHC–8–301, –311, and –315 airplanes. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on March 17, 2005 (70 FR 12981). That NPRM proposed to require replacing the pressure control valve of the Type 1 emergency door. Comments We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the development of this AD. We have considered the comments from the single commenter that have been received on the NPRM. E:\FR\FM\30MRR1.SGM 30MRR1 16024 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 61 / Thursday, March 30, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Request To Reference Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) Parts The commenter, Modification and Replacement Parts Association (MARPA), requests that the language in the NPRM be changed to permit installation of PMA equivalent parts. We infer that MARPA would like the AD to permit installation of any equivalent PMA parts so that it is not necessary for an operator to request approval of an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in order to install an ‘‘equivalent’’ PMA part. Whether an alternative part is ‘‘equivalent’’ in adequately resolving the unsafe condition can only be determined on a case-by-case basis based on a complete understanding of the unsafe condition. We are not currently aware of any such parts. Our policy is that, in order for operators to replace a part with one that is not specified in the AD, they must request an AMOC. This is necessary so that we can make a specific determination that an alternative part is or is not susceptible to the same unsafe condition. The AD provides a means of compliance for operators to ensure that the identified unsafe condition is addressed appropriately. For an unsafe condition attributable to a part, the AD normally identifies the replacement parts necessary to obtain that compliance. As stated in section 39.7 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 39.7), ‘‘Anyone who operates a product that does not meet the requirements of an applicable airworthiness directive is in violation of this section.’’ Unless an operator obtains approval for an AMOC, replacing a part with one not specified by the AD would make the operator subject to an enforcement action and result in a civil penalty. No change to the final rule is necessary in this regard. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with RULES Request To Address Defective PMA Parts MARPA also requests that the NPRM be changed to identify affected defective parts by manufacturer name and part number, as well as by Bombardier part number, so that defective PMA parts are also subject to the proposed AD. MARPA notes that ‘‘it is possible that alternative parts approved under Canadian MOT PDA provisions or FAA PMA (14 CFR 21.303(a)) provisions may exist.’’ MARPA states that PMA manufacturers are encouraged to identify PMA parts by alternative designations different from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts for which they are approved replacements. Therefore, MARPA VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 Mar 29, 2006 Jkt 208001 asserts that a regulatory loophole is created if a ‘‘defective’’ PMA part is installed, because only the OEM part will be identified in the manufacturer service information. We concur with the MARPA’s general request that, if we know that an unsafe condition also exists in PMA parts, the AD should address those parts, as well as the original parts. However, as we stated previously, we are not aware of any such parts relating to this AD. MARPA’s remarks are timely in that the Transport Airplane Directorate currently is in the process of reviewing this issue as it applies to transport category airplanes. We acknowledge that there may be other ways of addressing this issue to ensure that unsafe PMA parts are identified and addressed. Once we have thoroughly examined all aspects of this issue, including input from industry, and have made a final determination, we will consider whether our policy regarding addressing PMA parts in ADs needs to be revised. We consider that to delay this AD action would be inappropriate, since we have determined that an unsafe condition exists and that replacement of certain parts must be accomplished to ensure continued safety. Therefore, no change has been made to the final rule in this regard. Addition of New Service Information Since we issued the NPRM, we have received Revision A of Bombardier Service Bulletin 8–52–60, dated April 28, 2003. This service bulletin was issued to update Material—Price and Availability information and to inform operators that Bombardier Drawing 8Z4036, listed as a reference, was revised to show a new orientation of one bracket and clamp on View C–C. We have revised paragraph (f) of the final rule to reference Revision A of the service bulletin, added a new paragraph (g) to give operators credit for accomplishing the required actions before the effective date of the AD, and re-identified subsequent paragraphs accordingly. Clarification of AMOC Paragraph We have revised this action to clarify the appropriate procedure for notifying the principal inspector before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies. Conclusion We have carefully reviewed the available data, including the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD with the changes described previously. We have determined that PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 these changes will neither increase the economic burden on any operator nor increase the scope of the AD. Costs of Compliance This AD will affect about 13 airplanes of U.S. registry. The required actions will take about 6 work hours per airplane, at an average labor rate of $65 per work hour. Required parts will cost about $700 per airplane. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the AD for U.S. operators is $14,170, or $1,090 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 AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will 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 this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under 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 AD and placed it in the AD docket. See the ADDRESSES section for a location to examine the regulatory evaluation. E:\FR\FM\30MRR1.SGM 30MRR1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 61 / Thursday, March 30, 2006 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Service Bulletin 8–52–60, dated August 28, 2002. ACTION: 16025 Final rule. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Model A319–131, –132, and –133; A320–232 and –233; and A321– 131, –231, and –232 airplanes. This AD requires inspecting for cracks or failure of the primary load path components of the engine forward mount, and corrective action if necessary. This AD also requires removing, re-installing, and re-torquing the attachment bolts for the secondary load path. This AD results from a report that, during modification of certain engine forward mount assemblies of the left and right engines done at an engine shop visit, an incorrect torque was applied to the attachment bolts. We are issuing this AD to prevent structural failure of the secondary load path of the forward engine mount, which, if combined with failure of the primary load path, could result in separation of the engine from the airplane. DATES: This AD becomes effective May 4, 2006. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of May 4, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC. Contact Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France, for service information identified in this AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Dulin, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98055–4056; telephone (425) 227–2141; fax (425) 227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Replace Pressure Control Valve (f) Within 30 months after the effective date of this AD, replace the pressure control valve of the Type 1 emergency door by incorporating ModSum 8Q101159 in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 8–52–60, Revision A, dated April 28, 2003. Federal Aviation Administration Examining the Docket Replacement According to Previous Issue of Service Bulletin (g) Replacing the pressure control valve of the Type 1 emergency door is also acceptable for compliance with the requirements of paragraph (f) of this AD if done before the effective date of this AD in accordance the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Airworthiness Directives; Airbus Model A319–131, –132, and –133; A320–232 and –233; and A321–131, –231, and –232 Airplanes Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: I PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): I 2006–07–02 Bombardier, Inc. (Formerly de Havilland, Inc.): Amendment 39–14529. Docket No. FAA–2005–20628; Directorate Identifier 2004–NM–51–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective May 4, 2006. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Bombardier Model DHC–8–301, –311, and –315 airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers 100 through 593 inclusive. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from reports that the pressure control valve of the Type 1 emergency door is susceptible to freezing. We are issuing this AD to ensure that the pressure control valve does not freeze and prevent the door seal from deflating, which could result in the inability to open the door in an emergency. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with RULES 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 Mar 29, 2006 Jkt 208001 Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (h)(1) The Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office, 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 14 CFR 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) Canadian airworthiness directive CF– 2003–04, dated February 3, 2003, also addresses the subject of this AD. Material Incorporated by Reference (j) You must use Bombardier Service Bulletin 8–52–60, Revision A, dated April 28, 2003, to perform the actions that are required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this document in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact Bombardier, Inc., Bombardier Regional Aircraft Division, 123 Garratt Boulevard, Downsview, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada, for a copy of this service information. You may review copies at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., room PL–401, Nassif Building, Washington, DC; on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov; or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at the NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 17, 2006. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 06–2960 Filed 3–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–U 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2005–23142; Directorate Identifier 2005–NM–154–AD; Amendment 39–14532; AD 2006–07–05] RIN 2120–AA64 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 You may examine the airworthiness directive (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 street address stated in the ADDRESSES section. Discussion The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR E:\FR\FM\30MRR1.SGM 30MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 61 (Thursday, March 30, 2006)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2005-20628; Directorate Identifier 2004-NM-51-AD; 
Amendment 39-14529; AD 2006-07-02]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier Model DHC-8-301, -311, and -
315 Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain Bombardier Model DHC-8-301, -311, and -315 airplanes. This AD 
requires replacing the pressure control valve of the Type 1 emergency 
door. This AD results from reports that the pressure control valve of 
the Type 1 emergency door is susceptible to freezing. We are issuing 
this AD to ensure that the pressure control valve does not freeze and 
prevent the door seal from deflating, which could result in the 
inability to open the door in an emergency.

DATES: This AD becomes effective May 4, 2006.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of May 4, 2006.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://
dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, 
room PL-401, Washington, DC.
    Contact Bombardier, Inc., Bombardier Regional Aircraft Division, 
123 Garratt Boulevard, Downsview, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada, for service 
information identified in this AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ezra Sasson, Aerospace Engineer, 
Systems and Flight Test Branch, ANE-172, FAA, New York Aircraft 
Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue, suite 410, Westbury, New 
York 11590; telephone (516) 228-7320; fax (516) 794-5531.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Examining the Docket

    You may examine the airworthiness directive (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 street address stated in the ADDRESSES section.

Discussion

    The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 
CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to certain Bombardier 
Model DHC-8-301, -311, and -315 airplanes. That NPRM was published in 
the Federal Register on March 17, 2005 (70 FR 12981). That NPRM 
proposed to require replacing the pressure control valve of the Type 1 
emergency door.

Comments

    We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the 
development of this AD. We have considered the comments from the single 
commenter that have been received on the NPRM.

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Request To Reference Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) Parts

    The commenter, Modification and Replacement Parts Association 
(MARPA), requests that the language in the NPRM be changed to permit 
installation of PMA equivalent parts.
    We infer that MARPA would like the AD to permit installation of any 
equivalent PMA parts so that it is not necessary for an operator to 
request approval of an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in order 
to install an ``equivalent'' PMA part. Whether an alternative part is 
``equivalent'' in adequately resolving the unsafe condition can only be 
determined on a case-by-case basis based on a complete understanding of 
the unsafe condition. We are not currently aware of any such parts. Our 
policy is that, in order for operators to replace a part with one that 
is not specified in the AD, they must request an AMOC. This is 
necessary so that we can make a specific determination that an 
alternative part is or is not susceptible to the same unsafe condition.
    The AD provides a means of compliance for operators to ensure that 
the identified unsafe condition is addressed appropriately. For an 
unsafe condition attributable to a part, the AD normally identifies the 
replacement parts necessary to obtain that compliance. As stated in 
section 39.7 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 39.7), 
``Anyone who operates a product that does not meet the requirements of 
an applicable airworthiness directive is in violation of this 
section.'' Unless an operator obtains approval for an AMOC, replacing a 
part with one not specified by the AD would make the operator subject 
to an enforcement action and result in a civil penalty. No change to 
the final rule is necessary in this regard.

Request To Address Defective PMA Parts

    MARPA also requests that the NPRM be changed to identify affected 
defective parts by manufacturer name and part number, as well as by 
Bombardier part number, so that defective PMA parts are also subject to 
the proposed AD. MARPA notes that ``it is possible that alternative 
parts approved under Canadian MOT PDA provisions or FAA PMA (14 CFR 
21.303(a)) provisions may exist.'' MARPA states that PMA manufacturers 
are encouraged to identify PMA parts by alternative designations 
different from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts for 
which they are approved replacements. Therefore, MARPA asserts that a 
regulatory loophole is created if a ``defective'' PMA part is 
installed, because only the OEM part will be identified in the 
manufacturer service information.
    We concur with the MARPA's general request that, if we know that an 
unsafe condition also exists in PMA parts, the AD should address those 
parts, as well as the original parts. However, as we stated previously, 
we are not aware of any such parts relating to this AD. MARPA's remarks 
are timely in that the Transport Airplane Directorate currently is in 
the process of reviewing this issue as it applies to transport category 
airplanes. We acknowledge that there may be other ways of addressing 
this issue to ensure that unsafe PMA parts are identified and 
addressed. Once we have thoroughly examined all aspects of this issue, 
including input from industry, and have made a final determination, we 
will consider whether our policy regarding addressing PMA parts in ADs 
needs to be revised. We consider that to delay this AD action would be 
inappropriate, since we have determined that an unsafe condition exists 
and that replacement of certain parts must be accomplished to ensure 
continued safety. Therefore, no change has been made to the final rule 
in this regard.

Addition of New Service Information

    Since we issued the NPRM, we have received Revision A of Bombardier 
Service Bulletin 8-52-60, dated April 28, 2003. This service bulletin 
was issued to update Material--Price and Availability information and 
to inform operators that Bombardier Drawing 8Z4036, listed as a 
reference, was revised to show a new orientation of one bracket and 
clamp on View C-C. We have revised paragraph (f) of the final rule to 
reference Revision A of the service bulletin, added a new paragraph (g) 
to give operators credit for accomplishing the required actions before 
the effective date of the AD, and re-identified subsequent paragraphs 
accordingly.

Clarification of AMOC Paragraph

    We have revised this action to clarify the appropriate procedure 
for notifying the principal inspector before using any approved AMOC on 
any airplane to which the AMOC applies.

Conclusion

    We have carefully reviewed the available data, including the 
comments received, and determined that air safety and the public 
interest require adopting the AD with the changes described previously. 
We have determined that these changes will neither increase the 
economic burden on any operator nor increase the scope of the AD.

Costs of Compliance

    This AD will affect about 13 airplanes of U.S. registry. The 
required actions will take about 6 work hours per airplane, at an 
average labor rate of $65 per work hour. Required parts will cost about 
$700 per airplane. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the AD 
for U.S. operators is $14,170, or $1,090 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 AD will not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will 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 this AD:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866;
    (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under 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 AD and placed it in the AD docket. See the ADDRESSES 
section for a location to examine the regulatory evaluation.

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List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by 
reference, Safety.

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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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]

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

2006-07-02 Bombardier, Inc. (Formerly de Havilland, Inc.): Amendment 
39-14529. Docket No. FAA-2005-20628; Directorate Identifier 2004-NM-
51-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This AD becomes effective May 4, 2006.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Bombardier Model DHC-8-301, -311, and -
315 airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers 100 
through 593 inclusive.

Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD results from reports that the pressure control valve 
of the Type 1 emergency door is susceptible to freezing. We are 
issuing this AD to ensure that the pressure control valve does not 
freeze and prevent the door seal from deflating, which could result 
in the inability to open the door in an emergency.

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.

Replace Pressure Control Valve

    (f) Within 30 months after the effective date of this AD, 
replace the pressure control valve of the Type 1 emergency door by 
incorporating ModSum 8Q101159 in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 8-52-60, Revision A, 
dated April 28, 2003.

Replacement According to Previous Issue of Service Bulletin

    (g) Replacing the pressure control valve of the Type 1 emergency 
door is also acceptable for compliance with the requirements of 
paragraph (f) of this AD if done before the effective date of this 
AD in accordance the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier 
Service Bulletin 8-52-60, dated August 28, 2002.

Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (h)(1) The Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office, 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 14 CFR 
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) Canadian airworthiness directive CF-2003-04, dated February 
3, 2003, also addresses the subject of this AD.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (j) You must use Bombardier Service Bulletin 8-52-60, Revision 
A, dated April 28, 2003, to perform the actions that are required by 
this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The Director of the 
Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this 
document in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. 
Contact Bombardier, Inc., Bombardier Regional Aircraft Division, 123 
Garratt Boulevard, Downsview, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada, for a copy of 
this service information. You may review copies at the Docket 
Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh 
Street, SW., room PL-401, Nassif Building, Washington, DC; on the 
Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; or at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability 
of this material at the NARA, call (202) 741-6030, or go to http://
www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/
ibr_locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 17, 2006.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 06-2960 Filed 3-29-06; 8:45 am]
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