Airworthiness Directives; B-N Group Ltd. BN-2, BN-2A, BN-2B, BN-2T, and BN-2T-4R Series (All Individual Models Included in Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) A17EU, Revision 16, Dated December 9, 2002) Airplanes, 32492-32494 [E6-8713]

Download as PDF 32492 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 6, 2006 / Proposed Rules The Withdrawal Accordingly, the notice of proposed rulemaking, Docket 2001–NM–110–AD, published in the Federal Register on August 17, 2001 (66 FR 43128), is withdrawn. Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 26, 2006. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E6–8710 Filed 6–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Aviation Administration Streamlined Issuance of AD 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2005–22420; Directorate Identifier 2005–CE–47–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; B–N Group Ltd. BN–2, BN–2A, BN–2B, BN–2T, and BN–2T–4R Series (All Individual Models Included in Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) A17EU, Revision 16, Dated December 9, 2002) Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an airworthiness authority of another country. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address an unsafe condition described in the MCAI. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by June 21, 2006. ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to comment 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 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSAL SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:48 Jun 05, 2006 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in the proposed AD, contact the B–N Group Ltd, Bembridge Airport, Isle of Wright, United Kingdom, PO35 5PR; telephone: 0870 881 5064; facsimile: 0870 881 5065; e-mail: structural@britten-norman.com. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Taylor Martin, Aerospace Safety Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4138; facsimile: (816) 329– 4090. Jkt 208001 The FAA is implementing a new process for streamlining the issuance of ADs related to MCAI. We are prototyping this process and specifically request your comments on its use. This streamlined process will allow us to adopt MCAI safety requirements in a more efficient manner and will reduce safety risks to the public. This process continues to follow all existing AD issuance processes to meet legal, economic, Administrative Procedure Act, and Federal Register requirements. We also continue to follow our technical decision-making processes in all aspects to meet our responsibilities to determine and correct unsafe conditions on U.S.-certificated products. This proposed AD references the MCAI and related service information that we considered in forming the engineering basis to correct the unsafe condition. The proposed AD contains text copied from the MCAI and for this reason might not follow our plain language principles. The comment period for this proposed AD is open for 15 days. The comment period is reduced because the airworthiness authority and manufacturer have already published the documents on which we based our decision, making a longer comment period unnecessary. Comments Invited We invite you to send any written data, views, or arguments regarding this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number, Docket No. FAA–2005–22420; Directorate Identifier 2005–CE–47–AD at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 the proposed AD. We are also inviting comments, views, or arguments on the new MCAI process. 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 we receive concerning this proposed AD. Discussion The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which is the airworthiness authority for the United Kingdom, has issued British Airworthiness Directive No. G–2004– 0011, dated May 25, 2004 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states that that the aircraft manufacturer has identified several cases of corroded elevator final drive control rods. If not corrected corrosion of the interior surface could result in failure or collapse of the rod, resulting in loss of control or jamming of the elevator system. The MCAI requires an inspection of the internal surface of the elevator system final drive control rod and replacement if found corroded. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the docket. Relevant Service Information BN-Group Ltd. has issued BrittenNorman Service Bulletin SB number 303, Issue 1, dated May 14, 2004. The actions described in this service information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of the Proposed AD This product is manufactured outside the United States and is type certificated for operation in the United States under the provisions of section 21.29 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.29) and the applicable bilateral agreement. Pursuant to this bilateral airworthiness agreement, the State of Design’s airworthiness authority has notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We have examined the airworthiness authority’s findings, evaluated all pertinent information, and determined an unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on all products of this type design. We are issuing this proposed AD to correct the unsafe condition. E:\FR\FM\06JNP1.SGM 06JNP1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 6, 2006 / Proposed Rules Differences Between the Proposed AD and the MCAI or Service Information We have reviewed the MCAI and related service information and, in general, agree with their substance. But we might have found it necessary to use different words from those in the MCAI to ensure the AD is clear for U.S. operators and is enforceable in a U.S. court of law. In making these changes, we do not intend to differ substantively from the information provided in the MCAI and related service information. We might also have proposed different actions in this AD from those in the MCAI in order to follow FAA policies. Any such differences are described in a separate paragraph of the proposed AD. These proposed requirements, if ultimately adopted, will take precedence over the actions copied from the MCAI. Costs of Compliance Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD would affect about 91 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 5 workhours per product to do the action and that the average labor rate is $80 per workhour. Required parts would cost about $1,000 per product. Where the service information lists required parts costs that are covered under warranty, we have assumed that there will be no charge for these costs. As we do not control warranty coverage for affected parties, some parties may incur costs higher than estimated here. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $127,400, or $1,400 per product. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSAL Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies 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 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:48 Jun 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 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. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket that contains the proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone (800) 647–5227) is located at the street address stated in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. 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 Federal Aviation Administration 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] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: B–N Group Ltd: Docket No. FAA–2005– 22420; Directorate Identifier 2005–CE– 47–AD. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 32493 Comments Due Date (a) We must receive comments on this proposed airworthiness directive (AD) by June 21, 2006. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to all BN–2, BN–2A, BN–2B, BN–2T, and BN–2T–4R Series (all individual models included in Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) A17EU, Revision 16, dated December 9, 2002) airplanes; certificated in any U.S. category. Reason (d) The aircraft manufacturer has identified several cases of corroded elevator final drive control rods. If not corrected corrosion of the interior surface could result in failure or collapse of the rod, resulting in loss of control or jamming of the elevator system. The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) requires an inspection of the internal surface of the elevator system final drive control rod and replacement if found corroded. Actions and Compliance (e) Unless already done, do the following except as stated in paragraph (f) below. (1) Within the next 50 hours time-inservice or one month after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, inspect the internal surface of the elevator system final drive control rod, in accordance with BN Group Ltd. Britten-Norman Service Bulletin SB number 303, Issue 1, dated May 14, 2004. (2) If corrosion is found, the elevator control rod must be replaced before further flight. FAA AD Differences (f) When complying with this AD, repeat the actions in paragraphs (e)(1) and (e)(2) of this AD at intervals not to exceed 12 months. Other FAA AD Provisions (g) The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Staff, FAA, ATTN: Taylor Martin, Aerospace Safety Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4138; fax: (816) 329–4090, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. (2) Return to Airworthiness: When complying with this AD, perform FAAapproved corrective actions before returning the product to an airworthy condition. (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in this AD, under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements and has assigned OMB Control Number 2120–0056. Related Information (h) This AD is related to MCAI United Kingdom Airworthiness Directive No: G– 2004–0011, Issued Date: May 25, 2004, which E:\FR\FM\06JNP1.SGM 06JNP1 32494 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 6, 2006 / Proposed Rules references B-N Group Ltd. Britten-Norman Service Bulletin SB number 303, Issue 1, dated May 14, 2004, for information on required actions. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 30, 2006. David R. Showers, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E6–8713 Filed 6–5–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION 20 CFR Parts 401 and 402 RIN 0960–AG14 Privacy and Disclosure of Official Records and Information Social Security Administration. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. AGENCY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with PROPOSAL ACTION: SUMMARY: We propose to amend our privacy and disclosure rules to help preserve the anonymity of, and help protect the physical well-being of, SSA employees who reasonably believe that they are at risk of injury or other harm if certain employment information about them is disclosed. These changes in the regulations would ensure uniform application of the policy for at-risk employees. DATES: To be sure that your comments are considered, we must receive them no later than August 7, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may give us your comments by: using our Internet facility (i.e., Social Security Online) at http:// policy.ssa.gov/erm/rules.nsf/ Rules+Open+To+Comment or the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov; e-mail to regulations@ssa.gov; by telefax to (410) 966–2830, or letter to the Commissioner of Social Security, P.O. Box 17703, Baltimore, MD 21235–7703. You may also deliver them to the Office of Regulations, Social Security Administration, 100 Altmeyer Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD. 21235–6401, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on regular business days. Comments are posted on our Internet site, or you may inspect them on regular business days by making arrangements with the contact person shown in this preamble. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edie McCracken, Social Insurance Specialist, Office of Public Disclosure, 3–A–6 Operations Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401, (410) 965–6117 or TTY (410) 965–5609. For information on eligibility or filing for benefits, call our national toll-free VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:48 Jun 05, 2006 Jkt 208001 number, 1–800–772–1213 or TTY 1– 800–325–0778, or visit our Internet Website, Social Security Online, at http://www.socialsecurity.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Version The electronic file of this document is available on the date of publication in the Federal Register at http:// www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html. Background Former Commissioner Kenneth S. Apfel approved a recommendation of the National Health and Safety Partnership Committee for Security (NHSPCS) to implement a nationwide program to enhance the safety and security of SSA employees who are victims, or potential victims, of domestic violence. The NHSPCS’ proposed program was developed, during the era of ‘‘partnership’’, by a joint union/management workgroup. It was intended to safeguard the anonymity of at-risk employees when requests for their work location and/or phone number were received, by delaying the disclosure of the information when certain conditions were met. This would have entailed a change in SSA policy that now permits such information requests to be honored. No action was ever taken on the recommendation when the ‘‘partnership’’ was dissolved by Executive Order 13203 on February 17, 2001. We are now proposing a modified approach to strengthening our privacy and disclosure rules to better safeguard at-risk employees. Explanation of Changes We propose to amend subsection (b)(3)(c)(4) of Appendix A to Part 401 and add a new subsection (e) to § 402.45 to permit SSA to exercise its discretion, consistent with the Freedom of Information Act and the rules of the Office of Personnel Management (5 CFR part 293), to withhold the work location and telephone number of employees who reasonably believe that they are at risk of injury or other harm by the disclosure of such information. These proposed changes would clarify our procedures for access to, and disclosure of, personally identifiable information regarding employees and enhance our ability to maintain adequate safeguards against disclosures in situations in which an employee may be at risk or fear for his/her physical safety. We propose to amend Part 401, Appendix A, (b)(3)(c)(4) by removing the first sentence, ‘‘Location of duty station, including room number and telephone number.’’ We also propose to PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 revise § 402.45 by adding a new subsection (e). New subsection § 402.45(e) will fully describe the rules governing the release of personally identifiable information as it pertains to employees’ telephone numbers and duty stations (including room numbers, bay designations, or other identifying information regarding buildings or places of employment). Clarity of These Proposed Rules Executive Order 12866, as amended by Executive Order 13258, requires each agency to write all rules in plain language. In addition to your substantive comments on these proposed rules, we invite your comments on how to make these proposed rules easier to understand. For example: • Have we organized the material to suit your needs? • Are the requirements in the rules clearly stated? • Do the rules contain technical language or jargon that is not clear? • Would a different format (grouping and order of sections, use of headings, paragraphing) make the rules easier to understand? • Would more (but shorter) sections be better? • Could we improve clarity by adding tables, lists, or diagrams? • What else could we do to make the rules easier to understand? Regulatory Procedures Executive Order 12866 We have consulted with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and determined that these proposed rules would meet the criteria for a significant regulatory action under Executive Order 12866, as amended by Executive Order 13258. Thus, they were subject to OMB review. Regulatory Flexibility Act We certify that these proposed rules would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because they affect only individuals or entities acting on their behalf. Thus, a regulatory flexibility analysis as provided in the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as amended, is not required. Paperwork Reduction Act These proposed rules impose no reporting or record keeping requirements subject to OMB clearance. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 96.001, Social SecurityDisability Insurance; 96.002, Social SecurityRetirement Insurance; 96.004, Social E:\FR\FM\06JNP1.SGM 06JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 6, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 32492-32494]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-8713]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2005-22420; Directorate Identifier 2005-CE-47-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; B-N Group Ltd. BN-2, BN-2A, BN-2B, BN-
2T, and BN-2T-4R Series (All Individual Models Included in Type 
Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) A17EU, Revision 16, Dated December 9, 
2002) Airplanes

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

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the 
products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory 
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an airworthiness 
authority of another country. The proposed AD would require actions 
that are intended to address an unsafe condition described in the MCAI.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by June 21, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to comment 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.
    For service information identified in the proposed AD, contact the 
B-N Group Ltd, Bembridge Airport, Isle of Wright, United Kingdom, PO35 
5PR; telephone: 0870 881 5064; facsimile: 0870 881 5065; e-mail: 
structural@britten-norman.com.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Taylor Martin, Aerospace Safety 
Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas 
City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4138; facsimile: (816) 329-
4090.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Streamlined Issuance of AD

    The FAA is implementing a new process for streamlining the issuance 
of ADs related to MCAI. We are prototyping this process and 
specifically request your comments on its use. This streamlined process 
will allow us to adopt MCAI safety requirements in a more efficient 
manner and will reduce safety risks to the public.
    This process continues to follow all existing AD issuance processes 
to meet legal, economic, Administrative Procedure Act, and Federal 
Register requirements. We also continue to follow our technical 
decision-making processes in all aspects to meet our responsibilities 
to determine and correct unsafe conditions on U.S.-certificated 
products.
    This proposed AD references the MCAI and related service 
information that we considered in forming the engineering basis to 
correct the unsafe condition. The proposed AD contains text copied from 
the MCAI and for this reason might not follow our plain language 
principles.
    The comment period for this proposed AD is open for 15 days. The 
comment period is reduced because the airworthiness authority and 
manufacturer have already published the documents on which we based our 
decision, making a longer comment period unnecessary.

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written data, views, or arguments 
regarding this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed 
under the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number, Docket No. FAA-
2005-22420; Directorate Identifier 2005-CE-47-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 are also inviting comments, views, or arguments on the new MCAI 
process. 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 we 
receive concerning this proposed AD.

Discussion

    The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), which is the airworthiness 
authority for the United Kingdom, has issued British Airworthiness 
Directive No. G-2004-0011, dated May 25, 2004 (referred to after this 
as ``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified 
products. The MCAI states that that the aircraft manufacturer has 
identified several cases of corroded elevator final drive control rods. 
If not corrected corrosion of the interior surface could result in 
failure or collapse of the rod, resulting in loss of control or jamming 
of the elevator system. The MCAI requires an inspection of the internal 
surface of the elevator system final drive control rod and replacement 
if found corroded. You may obtain further information by examining the 
MCAI in the docket.

Relevant Service Information

    BN-Group Ltd. has issued Britten-Norman Service Bulletin SB number 
303, Issue 1, dated May 14, 2004. The actions described in this service 
information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in 
the MCAI.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of the Proposed AD

    This product is manufactured outside the United States and is type 
certificated for operation in the United States under the provisions of 
section 21.29 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.29) and 
the applicable bilateral agreement. Pursuant to this bilateral 
airworthiness agreement, the State of Design's airworthiness authority 
has notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and 
service information referenced above. We have examined the 
airworthiness authority's findings, evaluated all pertinent 
information, and determined an unsafe condition exists and is likely to 
exist or develop on all products of this type design. We are issuing 
this proposed AD to correct the unsafe condition.

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Differences Between the Proposed AD and the MCAI or Service Information

    We have reviewed the MCAI and related service information and, in 
general, agree with their substance. But we might have found it 
necessary to use different words from those in the MCAI to ensure the 
AD is clear for U.S. operators and is enforceable in a U.S. court of 
law. In making these changes, we do not intend to differ substantively 
from the information provided in the MCAI and related service 
information.
    We might also have proposed different actions in this AD from those 
in the MCAI in order to follow FAA policies. Any such differences are 
described in a separate paragraph of the proposed AD. These proposed 
requirements, if ultimately adopted, will take precedence over the 
actions copied from the MCAI.

Costs of Compliance

    Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD 
would affect about 91 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that 
it would take about 5 workhours per product to do the action and that 
the average labor rate is $80 per workhour. Required parts would cost 
about $1,000 per product. Where the service information lists required 
parts costs that are covered under warranty, we have assumed that there 
will be no charge for these costs. As we do not control warranty 
coverage for affected parties, some parties may incur costs higher than 
estimated here. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the 
proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $127,400, or $1,400 per product.

Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies 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 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.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket that contains the proposed AD, the 
regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information on 
the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov; or in person at the Docket 
Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone (800) 647-5227) 
is located at the street address stated in the ADDRESSES section. 
Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

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 Federal Aviation Administration 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 FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new AD:

B-N Group Ltd: Docket No. FAA-2005-22420; Directorate Identifier 
2005-CE-47-AD.

Comments Due Date

    (a) We must receive comments on this proposed airworthiness 
directive (AD) by June 21, 2006.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to all BN-2, BN-2A, BN-2B, BN-2T, and BN-2T-
4R Series (all individual models included in Type Certificate Data 
Sheet (TCDS) A17EU, Revision 16, dated December 9, 2002) airplanes; 
certificated in any U.S. category.

Reason

    (d) The aircraft manufacturer has identified several cases of 
corroded elevator final drive control rods. If not corrected 
corrosion of the interior surface could result in failure or 
collapse of the rod, resulting in loss of control or jamming of the 
elevator system. The mandatory continuing airworthiness information 
(MCAI) requires an inspection of the internal surface of the 
elevator system final drive control rod and replacement if found 
corroded.

Actions and Compliance

    (e) Unless already done, do the following except as stated in 
paragraph (f) below.
    (1) Within the next 50 hours time-in-service or one month after 
the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, inspect the 
internal surface of the elevator system final drive control rod, in 
accordance with B-N Group Ltd. Britten-Norman Service Bulletin SB 
number 303, Issue 1, dated May 14, 2004.
    (2) If corrosion is found, the elevator control rod must be 
replaced before further flight.

FAA AD Differences

    (f) When complying with this AD, repeat the actions in 
paragraphs (e)(1) and (e)(2) of this AD at intervals not to exceed 
12 months.

Other FAA AD Provisions

    (g) The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
Standards Staff, FAA, ATTN: Taylor Martin, Aerospace Safety 
Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, 
Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4138; fax: (816) 
329-4090, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if 
requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.
    (2) Return to Airworthiness: When complying with this AD, 
perform FAA-approved corrective actions before returning the product 
to an airworthy condition.
    (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in 
this AD, under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information 
collection requirements and has assigned OMB Control Number 2120-
0056.

Related Information

    (h) This AD is related to MCAI United Kingdom Airworthiness 
Directive No: G-2004-0011, Issued Date: May 25, 2004, which

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references B-N Group Ltd. Britten-Norman Service Bulletin SB number 
303, Issue 1, dated May 14, 2004, for information on required 
actions.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 30, 2006.
David R. Showers,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
 [FR Doc. E6-8713 Filed 6-5-06; 8:45 am]
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