Airworthiness Directives; McCauley Propeller Systems Propeller Models B5JFR36C1101/114GCA-0, C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA-0, B5JFR36C1103/114HCA-0, and C5JFR36C1104/L114HCA-0, 42258-42260 [E6-11799]

Download as PDF 42258 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 26, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Note 2: The subject of this AD is addressed ´ ´ in Direction Generale de L’Aviation Civile (France) AD F–2004–023 R1, dated November 24, 2004. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 18, 2006. Mark R. Schilling, Acting Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 06–6472 Filed 7–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2006–25173; Directorate Identifier 2006–NE–24–AD; Amendment 39– 14693; AD 2006–15–13] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; McCauley Propeller Systems Propeller Models B5JFR36C1101/114GCA–0, C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA–0, B5JFR36C1103/114HCA–0, and C5JFR36C1104/L114HCA–0 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for McCauley Propeller Systems propeller models B5JFR36C1101/114GCA–0, C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA–0, B5JFR36C1103/114HCA–0, and C5JFR36C1104/L114HCA–0. This AD requires a onetime fluorescent penetrant inspection (FPI) and eddy current inspection (ECI) of propeller blades for cracks, and if any crack indications are found, removing the blade from service. This AD results from a report of two propeller blades on the same propeller assembly, found cracked during propeller overhaul. We are issuing this AD to detect cracks in the propeller blade that could cause failure and separation of the propeller blade and loss of control of the airplane. DATES: This AD becomes effective August 10, 2006. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the regulations as of August 10, 2006. We must receive any comments on this AD by September 25, 2006. ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to comment on this AD: • DOT Docket Web site: Go to http://dms.dot.gov and follow the rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES_1 SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Jul 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 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– 0001. • 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 McCauley Propeller Systems, 7751 East Pawnee, Wichita, KS 67277 for the service information referenced in this AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Janusz, Aerospace Engineer, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, KS 67209, telephone: (316) 946–4148; fax: (316) 946–4107. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In May 2006, McCauley Propeller Systems received a report from an operator of two propeller blades found cracked during propeller overhaul. The propeller blades were installed on the same propeller assembly; on a ‘‘Jetstream 41’’ airplane. The cracks were located in the propeller blade retention groove, near the ledge where the split retainers seat and on or near the shot peened surface of the retention groove. To date, no further reports of these cracks have been received, and we know of no propeller blade failures due to these cracks. The FAA is continuing to investigate, however, and we may issue further ADs based on the inspection results reported to us under this AD. In order to assess the extent of any problem, we need to have all the inspection results reported to us, even those showing that no crack indications were found. This condition, if not corrected, could result in a failure and separation of the propeller blade and loss of control of the airplane. Relevant Service Information We have reviewed and approved the technical contents of McCauley Propellers Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) ASB252, dated June 6, 2006. That ASB describes procedures for performing a onetime FPI and ECI of propeller blades for cracks. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This AD The unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 on other McCauley Propeller Systems propeller models B5JFR36C1101/ 114GCA–0, C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA–0, B5JFR36C1103/114HCA–0, and C5JFR36C1104/L114HCA–0 of the same type design. For that reason, we are issuing this AD to detect cracks in the propeller blade that could cause failure and separation of the propeller blade and loss of control of the airplane. This AD requires for certain blades, a onetime FPI and ECI of propeller blades for cracks within 100 operating hours time-in-service after the effective date of the AD, and if any crack indications are found, removal from service. You must use the service information described previously to perform the actions required by this AD. FAA’s Determination of the Effective Date Since an unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD, we have found that notice and opportunity for public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable, and that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days. Interim Action These actions are interim actions and we may take further rulemaking actions in the future. Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public comment; however, we invite you to send us any written relevant data, views, or arguments regarding this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under ADDRESSES. Include ‘‘AD Docket No. FAA–2006–25173; Directorate Identifier 2006–NE–24–D’’ in the subject line of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the rule that might suggest a need to modify it. 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 AD. Using the search function of the DMS 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, E:\FR\FM\26JYR1.SGM 26JYR1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 26, 2006 / Rules and Regulations 2000 (65 FR 19477–78) or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the docket that contains the AD, any comments received, and any final disposition in person at the Docket Management Facility Docket Offices between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone (800) 647–5227) is located on the plaza level of the Department of Transportation Nassif Building at the street address stated in ADDRESSES. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after the DMS receives them. 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 the 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 summary of the costs to comply with this AD and placed it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy of this summary at the address listed under ADDRESSES. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the Federal Aviation Administration amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (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 42259 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive: I 2006–15–13 McCauley Propeller Systems: Amendment 39–14693. Docket No. FAA–2006–25173; Directorate Identifier 2006–NE–24–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective August 10, 2006. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to McCauley Propeller Systems propeller models B5JFR36C1101/ 114GCA–0, C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA–0, B5JFR36C1103/114HCA–0, and C5JFR36C1104/L114HCA–0. These propellers are installed on BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Jetstream Model 4100 and 4101 series airplanes (Jetstream 41). Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from a report of two propeller blades on the same propeller assembly, found cracked during propeller overhaul. We are issuing this AD to detect cracks in the propeller blade that could cause failure and separation of the propeller blade and loss of control of the airplane. 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. Onetime Propeller Blade Inspection (f) Perform a onetime fluorescent penetrant inspection and eddy current inspection of propeller blades, using the Equipment Required and Accomplishment Instructions of McCauley Propellers Alert Service Bulletin ASB252, dated June 6, 2006, using the following compliance schedule: TABLE 1.—COMPLIANCE SCHEDULE If the propeller blade: Then inspect the propeller blade: (1) Has 1,200 operating hours or more time-in-service (TIS) and has not reached first overhaul. (2) Has 1,000 operating hours or more TIS since last overhaul ............. (3) Has fewer than 1,200 operating hours TIS ........................................ (4) Has been overhauled but has fewer than 1,000 operating hours time-since-overhaul (TSO). rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES_1 Propeller Blades Found Cracked (g) Remove from service propeller blades found with any crack indications. Reporting Requirements (h) Within 10 calendar days of the inspection, use the Reporting Form for Service Bulletin 252 to report all inspection findings to: (1) The FAA, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, KS 67209, Attention: Jeff Janusz, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Jul 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 Within 100 operating hours TIS after the effective date of this AD. Within 100 operating hours TIS after the effective date of this AD. Before the propeller blade reaches 1,300 operating hours TIS. Upon reaching 1,100 operating hours TSO. telephone (316) 946–4148; FAX (316) 946– 4107, e-mail: jeff.janusz@faa.gov; and (2) McCauley Propeller Systems, 7751 East Pawnee, Wichita, KS 67277. (3) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the reporting requirements and assigned OMB control number 2120–0056. Alternative Methods of Compliance (i) The Manager, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, has the authority to PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 approve alternative methods of compliance for this AD if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Special Flight Permits (j) Under 39.23, we are limiting the availability of special flight permits for this AD. Special flight permits are available only if: (1) The operator has not seen signs of external oil leakage from the hub; and E:\FR\FM\26JYR1.SGM 26JYR1 42260 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 26, 2006 / Rules and Regulations (2) The operator has not observed abnormal propeller vibration or abnormal engine vibration; and (3) The operator has not observed any other abnormal operation from the engine or propeller; and (4) The operator has not made earlier reports of abnormal propeller vibration, abnormal engine vibration, or other abnormal engine or propeller operations, that have not been addressed. Related Information (k) None. Material Incorporated by Reference (l) You must use McCauley Propeller Systems Alert Service Bulletin ASB252, dated June 6, 2006, to perform the inspections required by this AD. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this service bulletin in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact McCauley Propeller Systems, 7751 East Pawnee, Wichita, KS 67277, for a copy of this service information. You may review copies at the FAA, New England Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA; or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federalregister/cfr/ibr-locations.html. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on July 18, 2006. Francis A. Favara, Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E6–11799 Filed 7–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 27 CFR Parts 4, 5, and 7 [T.D. TTB–53; Re: Notice No. 62] RIN 1513–AB08 Major Food Allergen Labeling for Wines, Distilled Spirits, and Malt Beverages Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Treasury. ACTION: Interim rule; Treasury decision. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES_1 AGENCY: SUMMARY: This interim rule, which parallels the recent amendments to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act contained in the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004, adopts labeling standards for major food allergens used in the production of alcohol beverages subject to the labeling requirements of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Jul 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 In addition, elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, we are publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking that proposes to make major food allergen labeling mandatory. That notice solicits comments from the public, including consumers and affected industry members, on the proposed labeling requirements and the time frame for making the requirements mandatory. Under the interim regulations, producers, bottlers, and importers of wines, distilled spirits, and malt beverages may voluntarily declare the presence of milk, eggs, fish, Crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, wheat, peanuts, and soybeans, as well as ingredients that contain protein derived from these foods, in their products, but are not required to do so. The interim regulations, however, set forth rules that are mandatory for how industry members must undertake such labeling, should they choose to do so. The regulations also contain procedures for petitioning for an exemption from the standards imposed on those alcohol beverage producers who wish to make voluntary allergen statements on their product labels. DATES: Effective Date: This interim rule is effective on July 26, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa M. Gesser, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, P.O. Box 128, Morganza, MD 20660; telephone (301) 290–1460. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In recent years, the presence of food allergens in foods has become a matter of public concern. In response, Congress passed the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 to require the declaration in labeling of major food allergens in plain, common language on the foods regulated under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. A House of Representatives committee report also noted that the committee expected the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to issue regulations on allergen labeling for alcohol beverage products under TTB’s existing authority to regulate alcohol beverage labeling, working in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In addition, TTB had earlier received a petition concerning ingredient and allergen labeling for alcohol beverages. In response, TTB is issuing these interim regulations regarding voluntary labeling of major food allergens used in the production of alcohol beverage products. TTB also is proposing mandatory major food allergen labeling PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 for alcohol beverage products in a notice of proposed rulemaking published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register. A. FAA Act TTB is responsible for the administration of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act, 27 U.S.C. 201 et seq., (FAA Act), which governs, among other things, the labeling of wines containing at least 7 percent alcohol by volume, distilled spirits, and malt beverages in interstate and foreign commerce. These products are generically referred to as ‘‘alcohol beverages’’ or ‘‘alcohol beverage products’’ throughout this document. In particular, section 105(e) of the FAA Act (27 U.S.C. 205(e)) gives the Secretary of the Treasury authority to issue regulations regarding the labeling of alcohol beverages to provide the consumer with adequate information concerning the identity and quality of such products, to prevent deception of the consumer, and to prohibit false or misleading statements. Section 105(e) also makes it unlawful for industry members ‘‘to sell or ship or deliver for sale or shipment, or otherwise introduce in interstate or foreign commerce, or to receive therein, or to remove from customs custody for consumption, any distilled spirits, wine, or malt beverages in bottles, unless such products are bottled, packaged, and labeled in conformity’’ with regulations prescribed by the Secretary. Regulations setting forth mandatory labeling information requirements for wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages are contained, respectively, in parts 4, 5, and 7 of the TTB regulations (27 CFR parts 4, 5, and 7). Most of the mandatory labeling requirements found in parts 4, 5, and 7 flow directly from the stated purpose of section 105(e) of the FAA Act, that is, to ‘‘provide the consumer with adequate information as to the identity and quality of the products, the alcoholic content thereof * * *, the net contents of the package, and the manufacturer or bottler or importer of the product.’’ Currently, the TTB labeling regulations contained in parts 4, 5, and 7 require the following information to appear on alcohol beverage labels: Brand name; product identity (class or type); the name and address of the bottler, packer, or importer; the net contents; and the alcohol content of distilled spirits, certain flavored malt beverage products, and wines over 14 percent alcohol by volume. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2006-25173; Directorate Identifier 2006-NE-24-AD; 
Amendment 39-14693; AD 2006-15-13]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; McCauley Propeller Systems Propeller 
Models B5JFR36C1101/114GCA-0, C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA-0, B5JFR36C1103/
114HCA-0, and C5JFR36C1104/L114HCA-0

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

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
McCauley Propeller Systems propeller models B5JFR36C1101/114GCA-0, 
C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA-0, B5JFR36C1103/114HCA-0, and C5JFR36C1104/
L114HCA-0. This AD requires a onetime fluorescent penetrant inspection 
(FPI) and eddy current inspection (ECI) of propeller blades for cracks, 
and if any crack indications are found, removing the blade from 
service. This AD results from a report of two propeller blades on the 
same propeller assembly, found cracked during propeller overhaul. We 
are issuing this AD to detect cracks in the propeller blade that could 
cause failure and separation of the propeller blade and loss of control 
of the airplane.

DATES: This AD becomes effective August 10, 2006. The Director of the 
Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain 
publications listed in the regulations as of August 10, 2006.
    We must receive any comments on this AD by September 25, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to comment on this 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 20590-0001.
     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 McCauley Propeller Systems, 7751 East Pawnee, Wichita, KS 
67277 for the service information referenced in this AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Janusz, Aerospace Engineer, 
Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 
1801 Airport Road, Room 100, Wichita, KS 67209, telephone: (316) 946-
4148; fax: (316) 946-4107.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In May 2006, McCauley Propeller Systems 
received a report from an operator of two propeller blades found 
cracked during propeller overhaul. The propeller blades were installed 
on the same propeller assembly; on a ``Jetstream 41'' airplane. The 
cracks were located in the propeller blade retention groove, near the 
ledge where the split retainers seat and on or near the shot peened 
surface of the retention groove. To date, no further reports of these 
cracks have been received, and we know of no propeller blade failures 
due to these cracks. The FAA is continuing to investigate, however, and 
we may issue further ADs based on the inspection results reported to us 
under this AD. In order to assess the extent of any problem, we need to 
have all the inspection results reported to us, even those showing that 
no crack indications were found. This condition, if not corrected, 
could result in a failure and separation of the propeller blade and 
loss of control of the airplane.

Relevant Service Information

    We have reviewed and approved the technical contents of McCauley 
Propellers Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) ASB252, dated June 6, 2006. 
That ASB describes procedures for performing a onetime FPI and ECI of 
propeller blades for cracks.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This AD

    The unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or 
develop on other McCauley Propeller Systems propeller models 
B5JFR36C1101/114GCA-0, C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA-0, B5JFR36C1103/114HCA-0, 
and C5JFR36C1104/L114HCA-0 of the same type design. For that reason, we 
are issuing this AD to detect cracks in the propeller blade that could 
cause failure and separation of the propeller blade and loss of control 
of the airplane. This AD requires for certain blades, a onetime FPI and 
ECI of propeller blades for cracks within 100 operating hours time-in-
service after the effective date of the AD, and if any crack 
indications are found, removal from service. You must use the service 
information described previously to perform the actions required by 
this AD.

FAA's Determination of the Effective Date

    Since an unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate 
adoption of this AD, we have found that notice and opportunity for 
public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable, and that good 
cause exists for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days.

Interim Action

    These actions are interim actions and we may take further 
rulemaking actions in the future.

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public 
comment; however, we invite you to send us any written relevant data, 
views, or arguments regarding this AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under ADDRESSES. Include ``AD Docket No. FAA-2006-25173; 
Directorate Identifier 2006-NE-24-D'' in the subject line of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the rule that might 
suggest a need to modify it.
    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 AD. Using the search function of the DMS 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,

[[Page 42259]]

2000 (65 FR 19477-78) or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the docket that contains the AD, any comments 
received, and any final disposition in person at the Docket Management 
Facility Docket Offices between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone (800) 
647-5227) is located on the plaza level of the Department of 
Transportation Nassif Building at the street address stated in 
ADDRESSES. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after 
the DMS receives them.

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 the 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 summary of the costs to comply with this AD and 
placed it in the AD Docket. You may get a copy of this summary at the 
address listed under ADDRESSES.

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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Under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the Federal 
Aviation Administration amends part 39 of the Federal Aviation 
Regulations (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 FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive:

2006-15-13 McCauley Propeller Systems: Amendment 39-14693. Docket 
No. FAA-2006-25173; Directorate Identifier 2006-NE-24-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective August 
10, 2006.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to McCauley Propeller Systems propeller 
models B5JFR36C1101/114GCA-0, C5JFR36C1102/L114GCA-0, B5JFR36C1103/
114HCA-0, and C5JFR36C1104/L114HCA-0. These propellers are installed 
on BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Jetstream Model 4100 and 4101 
series airplanes (Jetstream 41).

Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD results from a report of two propeller blades on the 
same propeller assembly, found cracked during propeller overhaul. We 
are issuing this AD to detect cracks in the propeller blade that 
could cause failure and separation of the propeller blade and loss 
of control of the airplane.

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.

Onetime Propeller Blade Inspection

    (f) Perform a onetime fluorescent penetrant inspection and eddy 
current inspection of propeller blades, using the Equipment Required 
and Accomplishment Instructions of McCauley Propellers Alert Service 
Bulletin ASB252, dated June 6, 2006, using the following compliance 
schedule:

                      Table 1.--Compliance Schedule
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                                            Then inspect the propeller
        If the propeller blade:                       blade:
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(1) Has 1,200 operating hours or more    Within 100 operating hours TIS
 time-in-service (TIS) and has not        after the effective date of
 reached first overhaul.                  this AD.
(2) Has 1,000 operating hours or more    Within 100 operating hours TIS
 TIS since last overhaul.                 after the effective date of
                                          this AD.
(3) Has fewer than 1,200 operating       Before the propeller blade
 hours TIS.                               reaches 1,300 operating hours
                                          TIS.
(4) Has been overhauled but has fewer    Upon reaching 1,100 operating
 than 1,000 operating hours time-since-   hours TSO.
 overhaul (TSO).
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Propeller Blades Found Cracked

    (g) Remove from service propeller blades found with any crack 
indications.

Reporting Requirements

    (h) Within 10 calendar days of the inspection, use the Reporting 
Form for Service Bulletin 252 to report all inspection findings to:
    (1) The FAA, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 1801 Airport 
Road, Room 100, Wichita, KS 67209, Attention: Jeff Janusz, telephone 
(316) 946-4148; FAX (316) 946-4107, e-mail: jeff.janusz@faa.gov; and
    (2) McCauley Propeller Systems, 7751 East Pawnee, Wichita, KS 
67277.
    (3) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the 
reporting requirements and assigned OMB control number 2120-0056.

Alternative Methods of Compliance

    (i) The Manager, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, has the 
authority to approve alternative methods of compliance for this AD 
if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.

Special Flight Permits

    (j) Under 39.23, we are limiting the availability of special 
flight permits for this AD. Special flight permits are available 
only if:
    (1) The operator has not seen signs of external oil leakage from 
the hub; and

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    (2) The operator has not observed abnormal propeller vibration 
or abnormal engine vibration; and
    (3) The operator has not observed any other abnormal operation 
from the engine or propeller; and
    (4) The operator has not made earlier reports of abnormal 
propeller vibration, abnormal engine vibration, or other abnormal 
engine or propeller operations, that have not been addressed.

Related Information

    (k) None.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (l) You must use McCauley Propeller Systems Alert Service 
Bulletin ASB252, dated June 6, 2006, to perform the inspections 
required by this AD. The Director of the Federal Register approved 
the incorporation by reference of this service bulletin in 
accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact McCauley 
Propeller Systems, 7751 East Pawnee, Wichita, KS 67277, for a copy 
of this service information. You may review copies at the FAA, New 
England Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 12 New England 
Executive Park, Burlington, MA; or at the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability 
of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://
www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on July 18, 2006.
Francis A. Favara,
Manager, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. E6-11799 Filed 7-25-06; 8:45 am]
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