Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes, 68762-68764 [E6-20122]

Download as PDF 68762 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 28, 2006 / Proposed Rules § 7.30 Custody and use of books, records, and documents. (a) All books, records, and documents of or used by the county committee in the administration of programs assigned to it, or in the conduct of elections, shall be the property of the Commodity Credit Corporation or the United States Department of Agriculture, as applicable, and shall be maintained in good order in the county office. (b) For polling and mail-type elections, voted ballots shall be placed into and remain in sealed containers, such containers not being opened until the prescribed date and time for counting. Following the counting of ballots in all types of elections, the ballots shall be placed in sealed containers and retained for 1 year unless otherwise determined by the Deputy Administrator. (c) The books, records, and documents referred to in paragraph (a) of this section shall be available for use and examination: (1) At all times by authorized representatives of the Secretary; the Administrator, or a designee of the Administrator. (2) By state and county committee members, and authorized employees of the State and county office in the performance of duties assigned to them under this part, subject to instructions issued by the Deputy Administrator; (3) At any reasonable time to any program participant insofar as such person’s interests under the programs administered by the county committee may be affected, subject to instructions issued by the Deputy Administrator; and (4) To any other person only in accordance with instructions issued by the Deputy Administrator. § 7.31 Administrative operations. The administrative operations of county committees including but not limited to the following, shall be conducted, except as otherwise provided in these regulations, in accordance with official instructions issued: annual, sick, and other types of employee leave; the calling, and conduct of elections; and the maintenance of records of county committee meetings. ycherry on PROD1PC61 with PROPOSALS § 7.32 Implementation. Unless specifically provided in this part, the Deputy Administrator, Field Operations, FSA, is authorized to issue the instructions and procedures referred to herein which implement the provisions of this part. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:40 Nov 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 § 7.33 Applicability. This part shall apply to the United States, its territories, and Puerto Rico. § 7.34 Retention of authority. Nothing in this part shall preclude the Secretary, the Administrator, or the Deputy Administrator from administering any or all programs, or exercising other functions delegated to the county committee, State committee, or any employee of such committees. In exercising this authority, the Secretary, the Administrator, or the Deputy Administrator may designate for such period of time as deemed necessary a person or persons of their choice to be in charge with full authority to carry on the programs or other functions without regard to the normal duties of such committees or employees. Signed at Washington, DC November 17, 2006. Chuck Connor, Acting Secretary of Agriculture. [FR Doc. E6–20052 Filed 11–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2006–26232; Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–62–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: 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 aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a report of a master cylinder yoke failure. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by December 28, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • DOT Docket Web Site: Go to http://dms.dot.gov and follow the PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • 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. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket 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 AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone (800) 647– 5227) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Rudolph, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– 4059; fax: (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. The 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 FAA AD issuance processes to meet legal, economic, Administrative Procedure Act, and Federal Register requirements. We also continue to meet our technical decision-making responsibilities to identify 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. Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the E:\FR\FM\28NOP1.SGM 28NOP1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 28, 2006 / Proposed Rules ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2006–26232; Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–62–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD because 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 about this proposed AD. 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 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 requirements, if ultimately adopted, will take precedence over the actions copied from the MCAI. Discussion The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the European Community, has issued AD No.: 2006–0189, dated July 4, 2006 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states there was a report of a master cylinder yoke failure. The AD requirements are to detect defective yokes on aircraft and replace them. The aim of this AD is to ensure that normal braking is available at any time to prevent possible runway excursions in the event of failure of the master cylinder yoke. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Costs of Compliance Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD would affect about 270 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 1.5 work-hours per product to comply with the proposed AD. The average labor rate is $80 per work-hour. Required parts would cost about $600 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 $194,400, or $720 per product. ycherry on PROD1PC61 with PROPOSALS Relevant Service Information EADS SOCATA has issued TBM Aircraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 70–136, ATA No. 32, dated December 2005. 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 has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with this State of Design Authority, they have notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all information and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. 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. Differences Between This Proposed AD and the MCAI or Service Information We have reviewed the MCAI and related service information and, in Regulatory Findings We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:40 Nov 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 68763 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 this 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. 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 FAA 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: EADS SOCATA: Docket No. FAA–2006– 26232; Directorate Identifier 2006–CE– 62–AD Comments Due Date (a) We must receive comments by December 28, 2006. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to SOCATA Model TBM 700 airplanes, all serial numbers, certificated in any category. Reason (d) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states there was a report of a master cylinder yoke failure. The AD requirements are to detect defective yokes on aircraft and replace them. The aim of this AD is to ensure that normal braking is available at any time to prevent possible runway excursions in the event of failure of the master cylinder yoke. E:\FR\FM\28NOP1.SGM 28NOP1 68764 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 228 / Tuesday, November 28, 2006 / Proposed Rules Actions and Compliance (e) Unless already done, do the following actions. (1) For the serial numbers indicated below, within the next 100 hours time-in-service or 12 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first, do the following actions, unless already done: (i) For airplane serial numbers 269 and 339 and up, check the aircraft records to determine whether cylinder yoke part number ZOO.N7134732200 or the yokes in master cylinder assembly part number ZOO.N6068757280 (left hand side) and ZOO.N6068757281 (right hand side) have been replaced. This check can be done by an owner/operator holding at least a private pilot certificate as authorized by section 43.7 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 43.7). (A) If you can positively identify that master cylinder yoke part number ZOO.N7134732200 or the yokes in master cylinder assembly part number ZOO.N6068757280 (left hand side) and ZOO.N6068757281 (right hand side) have been replaced, then you must comply with paragraph (e)(1)(ii) of this AD. (B) If you can positively identify that master cylinder yoke part number ZOO.N7134732200 or the yokes in master cylinder assembly part number ZOO.N6068757280 (left hand side) and ZOO.N6068757281 (right hand side) have not been replaced, then make an entry in the aircraft records showing compliance with this AD per section 43.9 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 43.9). (ii) For all airplane serial numbers, unless the action is shown not to apply per paragraph (e)(1)(i)(B) of this AD, inspect for misalignment of the master cylinder yokes from their threaded pins, as instructed in the EADS SOCATA TBM Aircraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 70–136, ATA No. 32, dated December 2005, accomplishment instructions paragraph. (A) If a yoke is found satisfactory, proceed to its re-installation on aircraft. (B) If a yoke is found defective, prior to further flight, discard the yoke and install a new part number T700A324004810000 (or FAA-approved equivalent part number) yoke in accordance with EADS SOCATA TBM Aircraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 70– 136, ATA No. 32, dated December 2005. (2) For all airplane serial numbers, as of the effective date of this AD, do not install part number ZOO.N7134732200 yokes or yokes in master cylinder assembly part number ZOO.N6068757280 (left hand side) and ZOO.N6068757281 (right hand side), unless EADS SOCATA TBM Aircraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 70–136, ATA No. 32, dated December 2005, is complied with. ycherry on PROD1PC61 with PROPOSALS FAA AD Differences Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/ or service information as follows: (1) It does not allow interim use of yokes found defective during inspection. FAA policy is to replace defective parts on critical systems. (2) It applies to all serial numbers. This will assure that, if any of the airplanes had the affected part number yokes installed after VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:40 Nov 27, 2006 Jkt 211001 delivery of the airplane, the unsafe condition is still addressed. It also will assure that any of the affected part number yokes are inspected per the AD and service bulletin before future installation of these parts. Other FAA AD Provisions (f) The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Staff, FAA, ATTN: Doug Rudolph, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4059; 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) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in this AD, under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et.seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements and has assigned OMB Control Number 2120–0056. Related Information (g) Refer to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 2006–0189, dated July 4, 2006; and EADS SOCATA TBM Aircraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 70– 136, ATA No. 32, dated December 2005, for related information. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 20, 2006. David R. Showers, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E6–20122 Filed 11–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2006–26180; Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–59–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 products listed above. This proposed AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as the discovery of propeller control cables with a defective crimping. Two cable ends were found uncrimped at the factory after an engine run-up test, and one cable end was also found uncrimped on the first 100 hour aircraft maintenance check. The proposed AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by December 28, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • DOT Docket Web Site: Go to http://dms.dot.gov and follow the instructions for sending your comments electronically. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC 20590– 0001. • 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. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket 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 AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone (800) 647– 5227) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Albert J. Mercado, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone (816) 329– 4119; fax: (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. The streamlined process will allow us to adopt MCAI E:\FR\FM\28NOP1.SGM 28NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 28, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 68762-68764]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-20122]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2006-26232; Directorate Identifier 2006-CE-62-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; EADS SOCATA Model TBM 700 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 aviation 
authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe 
condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe 
condition as a report of a master cylinder yoke failure. The proposed 
AD would require actions that are intended to address the unsafe 
condition described in the MCAI.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by December 28, 
2006.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods:
     DOT Docket Web Site: Go to  http://dms.dot.gov and follow 
the instructions for sending your comments electronically.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
     Mail: Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of 
Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Nassif Building, Room PL-401, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001.
     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.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket 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 AD 
docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any 
comments received, and other information. The street address for the 
Docket Office (telephone (800) 647-5227) is in the ADDRESSES section. 
Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doug Rudolph, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, 
Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; telephone: (816) 329-4059; fax: (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. The 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 FAA AD 
issuance processes to meet legal, economic, Administrative Procedure 
Act, and Federal Register requirements. We also continue to meet our 
technical decision-making responsibilities to identify 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.

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under the

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ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2006-26232; Directorate 
Identifier 2006-CE-62-AD'' at the beginning of your comments. We 
specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, 
environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider 
all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed 
AD because 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 about this proposed AD.

Discussion

    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the European Community, has issued AD No.: 2006-0189, dated 
July 4, 2006 (referred to after this as ``the MCAI''), to correct an 
unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states there was 
a report of a master cylinder yoke failure. The AD requirements are to 
detect defective yokes on aircraft and replace them. The aim of this AD 
is to ensure that normal braking is available at any time to prevent 
possible runway excursions in the event of failure of the master 
cylinder yoke. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI 
in the AD docket.

Relevant Service Information

    EADS SOCATA has issued TBM Aircraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 
70-136, ATA No. 32, dated December 2005. 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 has been approved by the aviation authority of another 
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to our bilateral agreement with this State of Design Authority, they 
have notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and 
service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because 
we evaluated all information and determined the unsafe condition exists 
and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type 
design.

Differences Between This 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 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 
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 270 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that 
it would take about 1.5 work-hours per product to comply with the 
proposed AD. The average labor rate is $80 per work-hour. Required 
parts would cost about $600 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 $194,400, or $720 
per product.

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 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 this 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.

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 FAA 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:

EADS SOCATA: Docket No. FAA-2006-26232; Directorate Identifier 2006-
CE-62-AD

Comments Due Date

    (a) We must receive comments by December 28, 2006.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to SOCATA Model TBM 700 airplanes, all 
serial numbers, certificated in any category.

Reason

    (d) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 
states there was a report of a master cylinder yoke failure. The AD 
requirements are to detect defective yokes on aircraft and replace 
them. The aim of this AD is to ensure that normal braking is 
available at any time to prevent possible runway excursions in the 
event of failure of the master cylinder yoke.

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Actions and Compliance

    (e) Unless already done, do the following actions.
    (1) For the serial numbers indicated below, within the next 100 
hours time-in-service or 12 months after the effective date of this 
AD, whichever occurs first, do the following actions, unless already 
done:
    (i) For airplane serial numbers 269 and 339 and up, check the 
aircraft records to determine whether cylinder yoke part number 
ZOO.N7134732200 or the yokes in master cylinder assembly part number 
ZOO.N6068757280 (left hand side) and ZOO.N6068757281 (right hand 
side) have been replaced. This check can be done by an owner/
operator holding at least a private pilot certificate as authorized 
by section 43.7 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 43.7).
    (A) If you can positively identify that master cylinder yoke 
part number ZOO.N7134732200 or the yokes in master cylinder assembly 
part number ZOO.N6068757280 (left hand side) and ZOO.N6068757281 
(right hand side) have been replaced, then you must comply with 
paragraph (e)(1)(ii) of this AD.
    (B) If you can positively identify that master cylinder yoke 
part number ZOO.N7134732200 or the yokes in master cylinder assembly 
part number ZOO.N6068757280 (left hand side) and ZOO.N6068757281 
(right hand side) have not been replaced, then make an entry in the 
aircraft records showing compliance with this AD per section 43.9 of 
the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR 43.9).
    (ii) For all airplane serial numbers, unless the action is shown 
not to apply per paragraph (e)(1)(i)(B) of this AD, inspect for 
misalignment of the master cylinder yokes from their threaded pins, 
as instructed in the EADS SOCATA TBM Aircraft Mandatory Service 
Bulletin SB 70-136, ATA No. 32, dated December 2005, accomplishment 
instructions paragraph.
    (A) If a yoke is found satisfactory, proceed to its re-
installation on aircraft.
    (B) If a yoke is found defective, prior to further flight, 
discard the yoke and install a new part number T700A324004810000 (or 
FAA-approved equivalent part number) yoke in accordance with EADS 
SOCATA TBM Aircraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 70-136, ATA No. 
32, dated December 2005.
    (2) For all airplane serial numbers, as of the effective date of 
this AD, do not install part number ZOO.N7134732200 yokes or yokes 
in master cylinder assembly part number ZOO.N6068757280 (left hand 
side) and ZOO.N6068757281 (right hand side), unless EADS SOCATA TBM 
Aircraft Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 70-136, ATA No. 32, dated 
December 2005, is complied with.

FAA AD Differences

    Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service information 
as follows:
    (1) It does not allow interim use of yokes found defective 
during inspection. FAA policy is to replace defective parts on 
critical systems.
    (2) It applies to all serial numbers. This will assure that, if 
any of the airplanes had the affected part number yokes installed 
after delivery of the airplane, the unsafe condition is still 
addressed. It also will assure that any of the affected part number 
yokes are inspected per the AD and service bulletin before future 
installation of these parts.

Other FAA AD Provisions

    (f) The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
Standards Staff, FAA, ATTN: Doug Rudolph, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, 
Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4059; 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) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain 
corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these 
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered 
FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority 
(or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product 
is airworthy before it is returned to service.
    (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in 
this AD, under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. 3501 et.seq.), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has 
approved the information collection requirements and has assigned 
OMB Control Number 2120-0056.

Related Information

    (g) Refer to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No.: 
2006-0189, dated July 4, 2006; and EADS SOCATA TBM Aircraft 
Mandatory Service Bulletin SB 70-136, ATA No. 32, dated December 
2005, for related information.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 20, 2006.
David R. Showers,
Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. E6-20122 Filed 11-27-06; 8:45 am]
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