Printing and Distribution Changes for Airworthiness Directives and Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins, 50113-50114 [06-7114]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 164 / Thursday, August 24, 2006 / Notices • Workgroup 4: System Verification and validation. • Workgroup 5: Biometrics. • Workgroup 6: Credentials. • Workgroup 7: Perimeter. • ICAO Update. • Closing Plenary Session (Other Business, Establish Agenda, Date and Place for Ninth and Tenth Meetings). Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairman, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to present statements or obtain information should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 10, 2006. Francisco C. Estrada, RTCA Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. 06–7112 Filed 8–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Sixth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 206: Aeronautical Information Services Data Link Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of RTCA Special Committee 206 meeting. AGENCY: The FAA is issuing this notice to advise the public of a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 206: Aeronautical Information Services Data Link. DATES: The meeting will be held September 11–15, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at RTCA, Inc., 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RTCA Secretariat, 1828 L Street, NW., Suite 805, Washington, DC, 20036– 5133; telephone (202) 833–9339; fax (202) 833–9434; Web site http:// www.rtca.org. 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The agenda will include: • September 11: • Opening Session (Chairman’s Remarks and Introductions, Review rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:15 Aug 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 and Approve Meeting Agenda and Minutes, Discussion, Action Item Review). • Presentations: • Robert Grapple—Data Link Applications Coding. • Robert Grapple—Open System Protocols for Aviation for Aviation Data Link Applications. • John Loynes or Jim Dieudoene— FAA SWIM and it’s Relationship to AIS and Weather. • Doug Arbuckle—NGATS AIS Vision and Shared Situation Awareness. • Robert Swain—ADS–B UAT Broadcast Services Infrastructure. • Breakout meetings of Subgroup 1 and Subgroup 2. • September 12–14: • Subgroup 1 and Subgroup 2 Meetings. • September 15: • Subgroup 1 and Subgroup 2 Meetings. • Closing Session (Other Business, Chairman Wrap Up and Conclusions, Date and Place of Next Meeting, Closing Remarks, Adjourn). Attendance is open to the interested public but limited to space availability. With the approval of the chairmen, members of the public may present oral statements at the meeting. Persons wishing to present statements or obtain information should contact the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. Members of the public may present a written statement to the committee at any time. Dated: Issued in Washington, DC, on August 14, 2006. Francisco, Estrada C., RTCA Advisory Committee. [FR Doc. 06–7113 Filed 8–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Printing and Distribution Changes for Airworthiness Directives and Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins Federal Aviation Administration (DOT). ACTION: Notice of policy change. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the FAA’s planned policy changes in the printing and distribution of airworthiness directives (AD) and special airworthiness information bulletins (SAIB). This planned change in policy is part of our transition to full electronic distribution of ADs and SAIBs. PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50113 Comments must be received on or before September 8, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the planned policy changes electronically by logging onto the following Web site: http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/ draftldocs/. You may mail a hard copy of your comments to: Federal Aviation Administration, Aircraft Engineering Division, Delegation and Airworthiness Programs Branch, AIR–140, MMAC, P.O. Box 26460, Oklahoma City, OK 73125. Attn: Mary Ellen Anderson. Or deliver comments to: Federal Aviation Administration, Room 815, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Ellen Anderson, Federal Aviation Administration, Aircraft Certification Service, Aircraft Engineering Division, Delegation and Airworthiness Programs Branch, AIR–140, 6500 S. MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73125; phone: (405) 954–7071; fax: (405) 954– 2209. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on the planned policy changes by submitting written data, views, or arguments to the above address. Comments received may be examined, both before and after the closing date, at the Federal Aviation Administration, Room 815, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, weekends except Federal holidays, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Director, Aircraft Certification Service, will consider all comments received on or before the closing date. Background ADs are legally enforceable rules that apply to products (aircraft, aircraft engines, propellers, and appliances). ADs are issued when we find that an unsafe condition exists in a product, and the unsafe condition is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same design type design. All final rule ADs are offered to the public by: (1) Publishing in the Federal Register at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/ advanced.html; (2) accessing the FAA’s Web site at: http://www.faa.gov/aircraft/ safety/alerts; and (3) mailing to all registered owners and operators of the affected product. Emergency ADs (EAD) are issued when an unsafe condition exists that requires immediate corrective action. These types of ADs are mailed or faxed to all registered owners and operators of the affected product. After we mail or fax the EAD, it is published as a final E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 50114 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 164 / Thursday, August 24, 2006 / Notices rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 rule in the Federal Register and this version is also mailed to owners and operators of the product, resulting in an owner or operator receiving the same information twice. Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins (SAIB) provide recommended actions that owners and operators may use to improve the safety of their products. Because the information contained in SAIBs is not mandatory, they are not published in the Federal Register; instead we have mailed them to owners and operators as a public service. Since the advent of the internet and the Federal Government’s initiative to make more information available to the public electronically, it is the intent of this notice to inform the public of our policy initiative to make documents available to the public on the internet and eliminate what is now evident to be an unnecessary printing and mailing expense. Policy We will begin implementation of the following changes in the dissemination of all final rule ADs, EADs, and SAIBs effective immediately: (a) We will no longer mail AD corrections (corrections that don’t receive a new amendment number and AD number) to affected owners and operators. ADs requiring corrections will continue to be published in their entirety in the Federal Register and on our website. ADs resubmitted because of a required ‘‘correction’’ will be so identified on our AD web page. (b) We will only mail ADs applicable to a certain engine model to the owners and operators who have registered their engine, not to the registered aircraft owners and operators referenced in the AD. (c) We will only mail the regulatory text, or ‘‘body’’, of ADs to registered owners and operators. We will no longer include the preamble information along with the text of the AD. Note that the complete text of ADs can be viewed by logging onto the Federal Register or FAA Web site. We will include both internet addresses in every mailed AD. (d) We will continue to mail or fax EADs to affected owners and operators. However, the final rule version of an EAD will no longer be mailed to owners and operators since this is a duplicate mailing. (e) We will no longer mail SAIBs to individual owners, operators, or repair stations. Instead, we have a new e-mail subscription service available on our SAIB Web page. As such, we are advising those interested to sign up for the SAIB free e-mail service and check VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:15 Aug 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 our Web site at www.faa.gov/aircraft/ safety/alerts regularly for new SAIB postings. Susan J.M. Cabler, Assistant Manager, Aircraft Engineering Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 06–7114 Filed 8–23–06; 8:45 am] SW., Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., e.t. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Innovative Bridge Research and Deployment (IBRD) program. BILLING CODE 4910–13–M Background DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration [Docket No. FHWA–2006–25676] Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Comments for New Information Collection Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), DOT. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FHWA has forwarded the information collection request described in this notice to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval of a new information collection. We published a Federal Register Notice with a 60-day public comment period on this information collection on June 19, 2006. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Please submit comments by September 25, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may send comments within 30 days to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, Attention DOT Desk Officer. You are asked to comment on any aspect of this information collection, including: (1) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the FHWA’s performance; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways for the FHWA to enhance the quality, usefulness, and clarity of the collected information; and (4) ways that the burden could be minimized, including the use of electronic technology, without reducing the quality of the collected information. All comments should include the Docket number FHWA–2006–25676. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Chien-Tan Chang, Office of Bridge Technology, HIBT–1, (202) 366–6749, Fax (202) 366–3077, or e-mail chientan.chang@dot.gov. For legal questions, please contact Mr. Robert Black, Office of the Chief Counsel, (202) 366–1359, robert.black@fhwa.dot.gov; Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Congress established the Innovative Bridge Research and Construction (IBRC) program, the predecessor of the IBRD program, in the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA– 21) (Pub. L. 105–178). The IBRC program was continued in SAFETEA– LU, but was renamed as the IBRD program. Funds are provided to the States under the IBRD program to pay the Federal share of the cost of projects that demonstrate innovative accelerated bridge design and construction technology and the application of innovative material technology in the repair, rehabilitation, replacement, or new construction of bridges and other highway structures. For each of the fiscal years 2005 through 2009, approximately $13.1 million will be available. For FY 2006, approximately $2.2 million is available for the IBRC program, and approximately $5.1 million for the IBRD program after reduction of funds pursuant to the Departments of Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, and the District of Colombia, independent Agencies Appropriations Act 2006 (Pub. L. 109–115, Nov 30, 2005) the Department of Defense, Appropriations Act 2006, (Pub. L. 109–148, Dec. 30, 2005), and Sec. 5202(b)(3)(B) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: Legacy for Users (SAFETEA–LU). The IBRD activities include identification and selection of candidate projects from 50 State DOTs, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, which meet one or more goals of the program as established by the Congress. Approximately 25 projects will be selected that meet one or more program goals as follows: A. The development of new, costeffective, innovative highway bridge applications; B. The development of construction techniques to increase safety and reduce construction time and traffic congestion; C. The development of engineering design criteria for innovative products, materials, and structural systems for use in highway bridges and structures; D. The reduction of maintenance costs and life-cycle costs of bridges, including costs of new construction, replacement or rehabilitation of deficient bridges; E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 164 (Thursday, August 24, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50113-50114]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-7114]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration


Printing and Distribution Changes for Airworthiness Directives 
and Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (DOT).

ACTION:  Notice of policy change.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the FAA's planned policy changes in the 
printing and distribution of airworthiness directives (AD) and special 
airworthiness information bulletins (SAIB). This planned change in 
policy is part of our transition to full electronic distribution of ADs 
and SAIBs.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 8, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the planned policy changes 
electronically by logging onto the following Web site: http://
www.faa.gov/aircraft/draft_docs/. You may mail a hard copy of your 
comments to: Federal Aviation Administration, Aircraft Engineering 
Division, Delegation and Airworthiness Programs Branch, AIR-140, MMAC, 
P.O. Box 26460, Oklahoma City, OK 73125. Attn: Mary Ellen Anderson. Or 
deliver comments to: Federal Aviation Administration, Room 815, 800 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Ellen Anderson, Federal Aviation 
Administration, Aircraft Certification Service, Aircraft Engineering 
Division, Delegation and Airworthiness Programs Branch, AIR-140, 6500 
S. MacArthur Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73125; phone: (405) 954-
7071; fax: (405) 954-2209.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    Interested persons are invited to comment on the planned policy 
changes by submitting written data, views, or arguments to the above 
address. Comments received may be examined, both before and after the 
closing date, at the Federal Aviation Administration, Room 815, 800 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591, weekends except Federal 
holidays, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Director, Aircraft 
Certification Service, will consider all comments received on or before 
the closing date.

Background

    ADs are legally enforceable rules that apply to products (aircraft, 
aircraft engines, propellers, and appliances). ADs are issued when we 
find that an unsafe condition exists in a product, and the unsafe 
condition is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same 
design type design. All final rule ADs are offered to the public by: 
(1) Publishing in the Federal Register at http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/
advanced.html; (2) accessing the FAA's Web site at: http://www.faa.gov/
aircraft/safety/alerts; and (3) mailing to all registered owners and 
operators of the affected product.
    Emergency ADs (EAD) are issued when an unsafe condition exists that 
requires immediate corrective action. These types of ADs are mailed or 
faxed to all registered owners and operators of the affected product. 
After we mail or fax the EAD, it is published as a final

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rule in the Federal Register and this version is also mailed to owners 
and operators of the product, resulting in an owner or operator 
receiving the same information twice.
    Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins (SAIB) provide 
recommended actions that owners and operators may use to improve the 
safety of their products. Because the information contained in SAIBs is 
not mandatory, they are not published in the Federal Register; instead 
we have mailed them to owners and operators as a public service.
    Since the advent of the internet and the Federal Government's 
initiative to make more information available to the public 
electronically, it is the intent of this notice to inform the public of 
our policy initiative to make documents available to the public on the 
internet and eliminate what is now evident to be an unnecessary 
printing and mailing expense.

Policy

    We will begin implementation of the following changes in the 
dissemination of all final rule ADs, EADs, and SAIBs effective 
immediately:
    (a) We will no longer mail AD corrections (corrections that don't 
receive a new amendment number and AD number) to affected owners and 
operators. ADs requiring corrections will continue to be published in 
their entirety in the Federal Register and on our website. ADs 
resubmitted because of a required ``correction'' will be so identified 
on our AD web page.
    (b) We will only mail ADs applicable to a certain engine model to 
the owners and operators who have registered their engine, not to the 
registered aircraft owners and operators referenced in the AD.
    (c) We will only mail the regulatory text, or ``body'', of ADs to 
registered owners and operators. We will no longer include the preamble 
information along with the text of the AD. Note that the complete text 
of ADs can be viewed by logging onto the Federal Register or FAA Web 
site. We will include both internet addresses in every mailed AD.
    (d) We will continue to mail or fax EADs to affected owners and 
operators. However, the final rule version of an EAD will no longer be 
mailed to owners and operators since this is a duplicate mailing.
    (e) We will no longer mail SAIBs to individual owners, operators, 
or repair stations. Instead, we have a new e-mail subscription service 
available on our SAIB Web page. As such, we are advising those 
interested to sign up for the SAIB free e-mail service and check our 
Web site at www.faa.gov/aircraft/safety/alerts regularly for new SAIB 
postings.

Susan J.M. Cabler,
Assistant Manager, Aircraft Engineering Division, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 06-7114 Filed 8-23-06; 8:45 am]
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