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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 11, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 301 Agricultural commodities, Plant diseases and pests, Quarantine, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation. I Accordingly, we are amending 7 CFR part 301 as follows: PART 301—DOMESTIC QUARANTINE NOTICES 1. The authority citation for part 301 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7701–7772 and 7781– 7786; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3. Section 301.75–15 issued under Sec. 204, Title II, Public Law 106–113, 113 Stat. 1501A–293; sections 301.75–15 and 301.75– 16 issued under Sec. 203, Title II, Public Law 106–224, 114 Stat. 400 (7 U.S.C. 1421 note). I 2. In § 301.51–3, paragraph (c), the entry for New Jersey is revised to read as follows: § 301.51–3 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES * Quarantined areas. * * (c) * * * * 19:49 Oct 10, 2006 Jkt 211001 Done in Washington, DC, this 4th day of October 2006. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. E6–16755 Filed 10–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P * New Jersey Middlesex and Union Counties. That portion of the counties, including the municipalities of Roselle, Elizabeth City, Linden, Carteret, Woodbridge, Rahway, and Clark, that is bounded by a line drawn as follows: Beginning at the intersection of Locust Street (County Road 619) and West Grand Avenue (Union County 610) in Roselle, NJ; then east on West Grand Avenue to Chilton Street; then south on Chilton Street to South Street; then east on South Street to Broad Street; then south on Broad Street to Summer Street; then east on Summer Street to the Elizabeth River; then east along the Elizabeth River to the Arthur Kill; then south along the Arthur Kill (New Jersey and New York State border) to the point where Roosevelt Avenue (State Route 602) meets the Arthur Kill in Carteret, NJ; then south along Roosevelt Avenue to Port Reading Avenue (State Route 604); then west southwest along Port Reading Avenue to the Conrail railroad; then north and west along the Conrail railroad right-of-way to the NJ Transit railroad right-of-way; then north and northwest along the NJ Transit railroad right-of-way to the south branch of the Rahway River; then west along the south branch of the Rahway River to St. Georges Avenue (State Highway 27); then north along St. Georges Avenue to its intersection with the eastern border of Rahway River Park (Union County Park); then north along the eastern VerDate Aug<31>2005 border of Rahway River Park to the intersection of Valley Road and Union County Parkway; then north along Union County Parkway to North Stiles Street; then northwest along North Stiles Street to Raritan Road; then northeast along Raritan Road to the perpendicular intersection of Raritan Road and the Cranford/Linden township border (144 Raritan Road); then north along the Cranford/Linden border to Myrtle Street; then east along Myrtle Street to the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue and Wood Avenue; then southeast along Wood Avenue to 5th Avenue; then northeast along 5th Avenue to Locust Street; then north along Locust Street to the point of beginning. * * * * * DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2006–26028; Directorate Identifier 2006–NM–222–AD; Amendment 39–14786; AD 2006–20–51] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777–200LR Series Airplanes Powered by General Electric (GE) Model GE90–110B Engines, and Model 777–300ER Series Airplanes Powered by GE Model GE90–115B Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment adopting airworthiness directive (AD) 2006–20–51 that was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of certain Boeing Model 777–200LR and –300ER series airplanes by individual notices. This AD requires revising the Airplane Flight Manual to prohibit takeoffs at less than full-rated thrust. This AD is prompted by a report of two occurrences of engine thrust rollback (reduction) during takeoff. We are issuing this AD to prevent dual-engine thrust rollback, which could result in the airplane failing to lift off before SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 59651 reaching the end of the runway or failing to clear obstacles below the takeoff flight path. DATES: This AD becomes effective October 16, 2006 to all persons except those persons to whom it was made immediately effective by emergency AD 2006–20–51, issued September 30, 2006, which contained the requirements of this amendment. We must receive comments on this AD by December 11, 2006. ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to submit comments 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. • 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 FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Langsted, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM–140S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 917–6500; fax (425) 917–6590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 30, 2006, we issued emergency AD 2006–20–51, which applies to all Boeing Model 777–200LR series airplanes powered by General Electric (GE) Model GE90–110B engines, and Model 777–300ER series airplanes powered by GE Model GE90–115B engines. Background We have received a report of two occurrences of engine thrust rollback (reduction) during takeoff on Boeing Model 777–300ER series airplanes powered by GE Model GE90–115B engines. In both cases, only one engine was affected. The N1 (fan speed—the normal thrust setting parameter for this engine type) thrust level on the affected engine progressively dropped resulting in a thrust loss of 65 to 77% due to an erroneous N1 command computed by the Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC). In both cases, the engine recovered to the proper N1 thrust level as the airplane climbed beyond 400 feet above ground level. In one case, E:\FR\FM\11OCR1.SGM 11OCR1 rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES 59652 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 11, 2006 / Rules and Regulations the operator elected to return to the departure airport after reaching cruise. In the other case, the operator continued to its destination. There were no further anomalies reported during the remainder of the flights. No flight deck messages or maintenance indications occurred as a result of the event. Investigation indicates that these events are the results of a software algorithm in the FADEC that was introduced in software version A.0.4.5 (GE90–100 Service Bulletin 73–0021). Investigation also indicates that a dualengine thrust rollback could occur just after V1 (takeoff decision speed after which takeoff is to proceed even after an engine failure), which would result in the airplane not having adequate thrust to safely complete the takeoff. A derated or a reduced thrust takeoff, in combination with specific ambient conditions, can result in the FADEC commanding a progressive reduction in the engine thrust. Airplane takeoffs are often performed with engine thrust levels at less than the maximum engine thrust approved for the airplane. This is done to reduce wear on the engines, increase fuel efficiency, and maximize passenger comfort. Operators are permitted to calculate airplane takeoff performance and required engine thrust using two different methods referred to as ‘‘derated takeoff thrust’’ (also known as fixed de-rate) and ‘‘reduced takeoff thrust’’ (also known as the assumed temperature method). Full-rated thrust takeoffs with the thrust levers at the full forward position are not exposed to the potential thrust rollback caused by the software anomaly described above. A dual-engine thrust rollback, if not corrected, could result in the airplane failing to lift off before reaching the end of the runway or failing to clear obstacles below the takeoff flight path. The FADEC software, version A.0.4.5, on certain Model 777–200LR powered by GE Model 90–110B engines is identical to that on the affected Model 777–300ER series airplanes powered by GE Model GE90–115B engines. Therefore, both of these airplane models may be subject to the same unsafe condition. Although the software anomaly was introduced by this version of software, the affected operators have a mixed fleet of airplanes with and without the affected software version. To avoid reliance on flight crews determining which software version is installed as they operate different airplanes, we have determined that this AD should apply to all airplanes equipped with the affected engines. If operators develop an acceptable method to ensure flight crews will consistently perform the VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:49 Oct 10, 2006 Jkt 211001 correct procedure on affected airplanes, they may request approval for an alternative method of compliance in accordance with paragraph (h) of this AD. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This AD Since the unsafe condition described is likely to exist or develop on other airplanes of the same type design, we issued emergency AD 2006–20–51 to prevent dual-engine thrust rollback, which could result in the airplane failing to lift off before reaching the end of the runway or failing to clear obstacles below the takeoff flight path. The AD requires revising the Airplane Flight Manual to prohibit takeoffs at less than full-rated thrust. We found that immediate corrective action was required; therefore, notice and opportunity for prior public comment thereon were impracticable and contrary to the public interest, and good cause existed to make the AD effective immediately by individual notices issued on September 30, 2006, to all known U.S. owners and operators of all Boeing Model 777–200LR series airplanes powered by General Electric (GE) Model GE90–110B engines, and Model 777–300ER series airplanes powered by GE Model GE90–115B engines. These conditions still exist, and the AD is hereby published in the Federal Register as an amendment to section 39.13 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 39.13) to make it effective to all persons. Interim Action This is considered to be interim action. The engine manufacturer has advised that it currently is developing a modification that will eliminate the unsafe condition addressed by this AD. Once this modification is developed, approved, and available, we may consider additional rulemaking. Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements that affect flight safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public comment; however, we invite you to submit any relevant written data, views, or arguments regarding this AD. Send your comments to an address listed in the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2006–26028; Directorate Identifier 2006–NM–222–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the AD that might suggest a need to modify it. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 that Web site, anyone can find and read the comments in any of our dockets, including the name of the individual who sent the comment (or signed the comment on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review the DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78), or you may visit http://dms.dot.gov. Examining the Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov, or in person at the Docket Management Facility office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Management Facility office (telephone (800) 647–5227) is located on the plaza level of the Nassif Building at the DOT street address stated in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after the Docket Management System receives them. 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. E:\FR\FM\11OCR1.SGM 11OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 196 / Wednesday, October 11, 2006 / Rules and Regulations The FAA has determined that this regulation is an emergency regulation that must be issued immediately to correct an unsafe condition in aircraft, and that it is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866. It has been determined further that this action involves an emergency regulation under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979). If this emergency regulation is later deemed significant under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures, we will prepare a final regulatory evaluation and place it in the AD Docket. See the ADDRESSES section for a location to examine the regulatory evaluation, if filed. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Safety. 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 59653 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): I 2006–20–51 Boeing: Amendment 39–14786. Docket No. FAA–2006–26028; Directorate Identifier 2006–NM–222–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective October 16, 2006, to all persons except those persons to whom it was made immediately effective by emergency AD 2006–20–51, issued on September 30, 2006, which contained the requirements of this amendment. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to airplanes in Table 1 of this AD certificated in any category. TABLE 1.—APPLICABILITY Boeing model Powered by General Electric (GE) model (1) 777–200LR series airplanes .............................................................................................................................................. (2) 777–300ER series airplanes .............................................................................................................................................. GE90–110B engines. GE90–115B engines. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from a report of two occurrences of engine thrust rollback during takeoff. The Federal Aviation Administration is issuing this AD to prevent dual-engine thrust rollback, which could result in the airplane failing to lift off before reaching the end of the runway or failing to clear obstacles below the takeoff flight path. 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. Revision of the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM) (f) Within 24 hours after the effective date of this AD, revise the Certificate Limitations Section of the AFM to include the following statement. This may be done by inserting a copy of this AD into the AFM. ‘‘Use of reduced thrust takeoff ratings determined by either the assumed temperature method or the fixed de-rate method or a combination of both, is prohibited. Full-rated thrust must be used for takeoff.’’ rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES Note 1: When a statement identical to that in paragraph (f) of this AD has been included in the general revisions of the AFM, the general revisions may be inserted into the AFM, and the copy of this AD may be removed from the AFM. Special Flight Permit (g) Special flight permits, as described in Section 21.197 and Section 21.199 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.197 and 21.199), are not allowed. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:49 Oct 10, 2006 Jkt 211001 Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (h)(1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. (2) Before using any AMOC approved in accordance with § 39.19 on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify the appropriate principal inspector in the FAA Flight Standards Certificate Holding District Office. Issued in Renton, Washington, on October 2, 2006. Kalene C. Yanamura, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E6–16670 Filed 10–10–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Parts 189 and 700 [Docket No. 2004N–0257] PO 00000 Food and Drug Administration, Frm 00005 SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring that manufacturers and processors of human food and cosmetics that are manufactured from, processed with, or otherwise contain, material from cattle establish and maintain records sufficient to demonstrate that the human food or cosmetic is not manufactured from, processed with, or does not otherwise contain, prohibited cattle materials. These recordkeeping requirements provide documentation for the provisions in FDA’s interim final rule entitled ‘‘Use of Materials Derived From Cattle in Human Food and Cosmetics.’’ FDA is requiring recordkeeping because manufacturers and processors of human food and cosmetics need records to ensure that their products do not contain prohibited cattle materials, and records are necessary to help FDA ensure compliance with the requirements of the interim final rule. This rule is effective on January 9, 2007. Recordkeeping Requirements for Human Food and Cosmetics Manufactured From, Processed With, or Otherwise Containing, Material From Cattle HHS. Final rule. DATES: RIN 0910–AF48 AGENCY: ACTION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca Buckner, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS–306), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 301–436–1486. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\11OCR1.SGM 11OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 196 (Wednesday, October 11, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2006-26028; Directorate Identifier 2006-NM-222-AD; 
Amendment 39-14786; AD 2006-20-51]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Model 777-200LR Series Airplanes 
Powered by General Electric (GE) Model GE90-110B Engines, and Model 
777-300ER Series Airplanes Powered by GE Model GE90-115B Engines

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

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This document publishes in the Federal Register an amendment 
adopting airworthiness directive (AD) 2006-20-51 that was sent 
previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of certain Boeing 
Model 777-200LR and -300ER series airplanes by individual notices. This 
AD requires revising the Airplane Flight Manual to prohibit takeoffs at 
less than full-rated thrust. This AD is prompted by a report of two 
occurrences of engine thrust rollback (reduction) during takeoff. We 
are issuing this AD to prevent dual-engine thrust rollback, which could 
result in the airplane failing to lift off before reaching the end of 
the runway or failing to clear obstacles below the takeoff flight path.

DATES: This AD becomes effective October 16, 2006 to all persons except 
those persons to whom it was made immediately effective by emergency AD 
2006-20-51, issued September 30, 2006, which contained the requirements 
of this amendment.
    We must receive comments on this AD by December 11, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to submit comments 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.
     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 FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret Langsted, Aerospace Engineer, 
Propulsion Branch, ANM-140S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification 
Office, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057-3356; telephone 
(425) 917-6500; fax (425) 917-6590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 30, 2006, we issued emergency 
AD 2006-20-51, which applies to all Boeing Model 777-200LR series 
airplanes powered by General Electric (GE) Model GE90-110B engines, and 
Model 777-300ER series airplanes powered by GE Model GE90-115B engines.

Background

    We have received a report of two occurrences of engine thrust 
rollback (reduction) during takeoff on Boeing Model 777-300ER series 
airplanes powered by GE Model GE90-115B engines. In both cases, only 
one engine was affected. The N1 (fan speed--the normal thrust setting 
parameter for this engine type) thrust level on the affected engine 
progressively dropped resulting in a thrust loss of 65 to 77% due to an 
erroneous N1 command computed by the Full Authority Digital Engine 
Control (FADEC). In both cases, the engine recovered to the proper N1 
thrust level as the airplane climbed beyond 400 feet above ground 
level. In one case,

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the operator elected to return to the departure airport after reaching 
cruise. In the other case, the operator continued to its destination. 
There were no further anomalies reported during the remainder of the 
flights. No flight deck messages or maintenance indications occurred as 
a result of the event.
    Investigation indicates that these events are the results of a 
software algorithm in the FADEC that was introduced in software version 
A.0.4.5 (GE90-100 Service Bulletin 73-0021). Investigation also 
indicates that a dual-engine thrust rollback could occur just after V1 
(takeoff decision speed after which takeoff is to proceed even after an 
engine failure), which would result in the airplane not having adequate 
thrust to safely complete the takeoff. A de-rated or a reduced thrust 
takeoff, in combination with specific ambient conditions, can result in 
the FADEC commanding a progressive reduction in the engine thrust. 
Airplane takeoffs are often performed with engine thrust levels at less 
than the maximum engine thrust approved for the airplane. This is done 
to reduce wear on the engines, increase fuel efficiency, and maximize 
passenger comfort. Operators are permitted to calculate airplane 
takeoff performance and required engine thrust using two different 
methods referred to as ``derated takeoff thrust'' (also known as fixed 
de-rate) and ``reduced takeoff thrust'' (also known as the assumed 
temperature method). Full-rated thrust takeoffs with the thrust levers 
at the full forward position are not exposed to the potential thrust 
rollback caused by the software anomaly described above.
    A dual-engine thrust rollback, if not corrected, could result in 
the airplane failing to lift off before reaching the end of the runway 
or failing to clear obstacles below the takeoff flight path.
    The FADEC software, version A.0.4.5, on certain Model 777-200LR 
powered by GE Model 90-110B engines is identical to that on the 
affected Model 777-300ER series airplanes powered by GE Model GE90-115B 
engines. Therefore, both of these airplane models may be subject to the 
same unsafe condition.
    Although the software anomaly was introduced by this version of 
software, the affected operators have a mixed fleet of airplanes with 
and without the affected software version. To avoid reliance on flight 
crews determining which software version is installed as they operate 
different airplanes, we have determined that this AD should apply to 
all airplanes equipped with the affected engines. If operators develop 
an acceptable method to ensure flight crews will consistently perform 
the correct procedure on affected airplanes, they may request approval 
for an alternative method of compliance in accordance with paragraph 
(h) of this AD.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This AD

    Since the unsafe condition described is likely to exist or develop 
on other airplanes of the same type design, we issued emergency AD 
2006-20-51 to prevent dual-engine thrust rollback, which could result 
in the airplane failing to lift off before reaching the end of the 
runway or failing to clear obstacles below the takeoff flight path. The 
AD requires revising the Airplane Flight Manual to prohibit takeoffs at 
less than full-rated thrust.
    We found that immediate corrective action was required; therefore, 
notice and opportunity for prior public comment thereon were 
impracticable and contrary to the public interest, and good cause 
existed to make the AD effective immediately by individual notices 
issued on September 30, 2006, to all known U.S. owners and operators of 
all Boeing Model 777-200LR series airplanes powered by General Electric 
(GE) Model GE90-110B engines, and Model 777-300ER series airplanes 
powered by GE Model GE90-115B engines. These conditions still exist, 
and the AD is hereby published in the Federal Register as an amendment 
to section 39.13 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 39.13) to 
make it effective to all persons.

Interim Action

    This is considered to be interim action. The engine manufacturer 
has advised that it currently is developing a modification that will 
eliminate the unsafe condition addressed by this AD. Once this 
modification is developed, approved, and available, we may consider 
additional rulemaking.

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements that affect 
flight safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for 
public comment; however, we invite you to submit any relevant written 
data, views, or arguments regarding this AD. Send your comments to an 
address listed in the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2006-
26028; Directorate Identifier 2006-NM-222-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the AD 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 that Web 
site, anyone can find and read the comments in any of our dockets, 
including the name of the individual who sent the comment (or signed 
the comment on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). 
You may review the DOT's complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal 
Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477-78), or you may visit 
http://dms.dot.gov.

Examining the Docket

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

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.

[[Page 59653]]

    The FAA has determined that this regulation is an emergency 
regulation that must be issued immediately to correct an unsafe 
condition in aircraft, and that it is not a ``significant regulatory 
action'' under Executive Order 12866. It has been determined further 
that this action involves an emergency regulation under DOT Regulatory 
Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979). If this 
emergency regulation is later deemed significant under DOT Regulatory 
Policies and Procedures, we will prepare a final regulatory evaluation 
and place it in the AD Docket. See the ADDRESSES section for a location 
to examine the regulatory evaluation, if filed.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, 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 FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

2006-20-51 Boeing: Amendment 39-14786. Docket No. FAA-2006-26028; 
Directorate Identifier 2006-NM-222-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This AD becomes effective October 16, 2006, to all persons 
except those persons to whom it was made immediately effective by 
emergency AD 2006-20-51, issued on September 30, 2006, which 
contained the requirements of this amendment.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to airplanes in Table 1 of this AD 
certificated in any category.

                         Table 1.--Applicability
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                                       Powered by General Electric (GE)
            Boeing model                             model
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(1) 777-200LR series airplanes......  GE90-110B engines.
(2) 777-300ER series airplanes......  GE90-115B engines.
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Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD results from a report of two occurrences of engine 
thrust rollback during takeoff. The Federal Aviation Administration 
is issuing this AD to prevent dual-engine thrust rollback, which 
could result in the airplane failing to lift off before reaching the 
end of the runway or failing to clear obstacles below the takeoff 
flight path.

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.

Revision of the Airplane Flight Manual (AFM)

    (f) Within 24 hours after the effective date of this AD, revise 
the Certificate Limitations Section of the AFM to include the 
following statement. This may be done by inserting a copy of this AD 
into the AFM.

    ``Use of reduced thrust takeoff ratings determined by either the 
assumed temperature method or the fixed de-rate method or a 
combination of both, is prohibited. Full-rated thrust must be used 
for takeoff.''


    Note 1: When a statement identical to that in paragraph (f) of 
this AD has been included in the general revisions of the AFM, the 
general revisions may be inserted into the AFM, and the copy of this 
AD may be removed from the AFM.

Special Flight Permit

    (g) Special flight permits, as described in Section 21.197 and 
Section 21.199 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 21.197 
and 21.199), are not allowed.

Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

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

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on October 2, 2006.
Kalene C. Yanamura,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. E6-16670 Filed 10-10-06; 8:45 am]
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