Airworthiness Directives; PZL-Bielsko Model SZD-50-3 “Puchacz” Gliders, 70300-70302 [E6-20325]

Download as PDF 70300 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 232 / Monday, December 4, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 24, 2006. Sandra J. Campbell, Acting Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E6–20326 Filed 12–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2006–25810; Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–49–AD; Amendment 39– 14838; AD 2006–24–09] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; PZL-Bielsko Model SZD–50–3 ‘‘Puchacz’’ Gliders Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with RULES VerDate Aug<31>2005 12:11 Dec 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 AD references the MCAI and related service information that we considered in forming the engineering basis to correct the unsafe condition. The AD contains text copied from the MCAI and for this reason might not follow our plain language principles. Discussion We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This 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 discrepancy between the design documentation and the Technical Service Manual. In 1981, a castellated nut with cotter pin was introduced to secure the rudder, replacing the self-locking nut through PZL-Bielsko Bulletin No. BE–06/50–3/ 81. This change has not been introduced to the Technical Service Manual and use of a self-locking nut, in accordance with the Manual, is still possible. We are issuing this AD to require actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI. DATES: This AD becomes effective January 8, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of January 8, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW., Nassif Building, Room PL–401, Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Davison, Glider Program Manager, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4130; fax: (816) 329–4090. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on September 27, 2006 (71 FR 56416). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specific products. The MCAI states that a discrepancy between the design documentation and the Technical Service Manual has been identified. In 1981, a castellated nut with cotter pin was introduced to secure the rudder, replacing the self-locking nut through PZL-Bielsko Bulletin No BE–06/50–3/ 81. This change has not been introduced to the Technical Service Manual and use of a self-locking nut, in accordance with the Manual, is still possible. This was probably the reason of rudder disconnection during flight which occurred recently. If not corrected, loss of the nut could result and allow the rudder to slip out of its hinges, separate from the glider, and lead to loss of control. This AD requires you to inspect and, if necessary, replace the Rudder Attachment parts in accordance with the instruction contained in the Allstar PZL Glider Sp. z o.o. Mandatory Bulletin No. BE–058/SZD–50–3/2006 ‘‘PUCHACZ’’, dated August 10, 2006. Concurrently, changes in the Technical Service Manual must be introduced in accordance with the referenced bulletin. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We have considered the comments received. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Jack Buster with the Modification and Replacement Parts Association (MARPA) provides comments to the MCAI AD process pertaining to how the FAA addresses publishing manufacturer service information as part of a proposed AD action. Mr. Buster states that the rule, as proposed, attempts to require compliance with a public law by reference to a private writing (as referenced in paragraph (e) of the proposed AD). Mr. Buster would like the FAA to incorporate by reference (IBR) the Allstar PZL Glider Sp. z o.o. Mandatory Bulletin. We agree with Mr. Buster. However, we do not IBR any document in a proposed AD action, instead we IBR the document in the final rule. Since we are issuing the proposal as a final rule AD action, Allstar PZL Glider Sp. z o.o. Mandatory Bulletin No. BE–058/SZD– 50–3/2006 ‘‘PUCHACZ’’, dated August 10, 2006, is incorporated by reference. Mr. Buster requests that IBR documents be made available to the public by publication in the Federal Register or in the Docket Management System (DMS). We are currently reviewing issues surrounding the posting of service bulletins in the Department of Transportation’s DMS as part of the AD docket. Once we have thoroughly examined all aspects of this issue and have made a final determination, we will consider whether our current practice needs to be revised. Conclusion We reviewed the available data, including the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed. Differences Between This AD and the MCAI or Service Information We have reviewed the MCAI and related service information and, in general, agree with their substance. But we might have found it necessary to use different words from those in the MCAI to ensure the AD is clear for U.S. operators and is enforceable in a U.S. court of law. In making these changes, we do not intend to differ substantively from the information provided in the MCAI and related service information. We might also have required 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 AD. These requirements, if any, take precedence over the actions copied from the MCAI. E:\FR\FM\04DER1.SGM 04DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 232 / Monday, December 4, 2006 / Rules and Regulations Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect about 8 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 1.5 work-hours per product to comply with this AD. The average labor rate is $80 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $2 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 parts. 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 this AD to the U.S. operators to be $976 or $122 per product. mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with RULES 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 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 this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under 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 AD and placed it in the AD Docket. VerDate Aug<31>2005 12:11 Dec 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 the NPRM, 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. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, 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 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: I 2006–24–09 PZL-Bielsko: Amendment 39– 14838; Docket No. FAA–2006–25810; Directorate Identifier 2006–CE–49–AD. Effective Date (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective January 8, 2007. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to PZL-Bielsko Model SZD–50–3 ‘‘Puchacz’’ gliders, all serial numbers, certificated in any category. Reason (d) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states that the aircraft manufacturer has identified a discrepancy between the design documentation and the Technical Service Manual. In 1981, a castellated nut with cotter pin was introduced to secure the rudder, replacing the self-locking nut, through PZL Bielsko Bulletin No. BE–06/50–3/81. This change has not been introduced to the Technical Service Manual and use of a selflocking nut, in accordance with the Manual, is still possible. This was probably the reason for rudder disconnection during flight which occurred recently. If not corrected, loss of the nut could result and allow the rudder to slip out of its hinges, separate from the glider, and lead to loss of control. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 70301 Actions and Compliance (e) Unless already done, do the following actions except as stated in paragraph (f) below: Within 30 days of January 3, 2007 (the effective date of this AD) or before further flight, whichever occurs later, inspect and, if necessary, replace the Rudder Attachment parts in accordance with the instruction contained in Allstar PZL Glider Sp. z o.o. Mandatory Bulletin No. BE–058/SZD–50–3/ 2006 ‘‘PUCHACZ’’, dated August 10, 2006. Concurrently, changes in the Technical Service Manual must be introduced in accordance with the referenced Bulletin. FAA AD Differences (f) None. Other FAA AD Provisions (g) The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Staff, FAA, ATTN: Gregory Davison, Glider Program Manager, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4130; fax: (816) 329–4090, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. (2) Return to Airworthiness: 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 FAAapproved 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, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information collection requirements and has assigned OMB Control Number 2120–0056. Related Information (h) This AD is related to EASA EAD No.: 2006–0243–E, which references Allstar PZL Glider Sp. z o.o. Mandatory Bulletin No BE– 058/SZD–50–3/2006 ‘‘PUCHACZ’’, dated August 10, 2006. Material Incorporated by Reference (i) You must use Allstar PZL Glider Sp. z o.o. Mandatory Bulletin No. BE–058/SZD– 50–3/2006 ‘‘PUCHACZ’’, dated August 10, 2006, to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this service information under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact AllStar PZL Glider Sp. z o.o., ul. Cieszynska 325, 43 300 Bielsko-Biala; telephone: +48 (0)33 8125021; fax: +48 (0)33 8123739; e-mail: office@szd.com.pl. (3) You may review copies at the FAA, Central Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 901 Locust, Room 506, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; 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 E:\FR\FM\04DER1.SGM 04DER1 70302 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 232 / Monday, December 4, 2006 / Rules and Regulations to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 22, 2006. Kim Smith, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E6–20325 Filed 12–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2006–25182; Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–21] Revision of Class E Airspace; Iliamna, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action corrects an error in the airspace description contained in a Final Rule that was published in the Federal Register on Friday, October 6, 2006 (71 FR 59007). Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–21. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, January 18, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Rolf, AAL–538G, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513–7587; telephone number (907) 271–5898; fax: (907) 271–2850; e-mail: gary.ctr.rolf@faa.gov. Internet address: http://www.alaska.faa.gov/at. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: History mstockstill on PROD1PC61 with RULES Federal Register Document E6–16504, Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–21, published on Friday, October 6, 2006 (71 FR 59007), revised Class E airspace at Iliamna, AK. An error was discovered in the airspace description associated with the directional reference to the 200° bearing from the Iliamna Nondirectional Beacon. This action corrects that error by removing it. Correction to Final Rule Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the airspace description of the Class E airspace published in the Federal Register, I VerDate Aug<31>2005 12:11 Dec 01, 2006 Jkt 211001 Friday, October 6, 2006 (71 FR 59007), (FR doc. E6–16504, page 59007, all references to Iliamna) is corrected as follows: § 71.1 * [Corrected] * * * * AAL AK E5 Iliamna, AK [Revised] Iliamna Airport, AK (Lat. 59°45′16″ N., long. 154°54′39″ W.) Iliamna NDB (Lat. 59°44′53″ N., long. 154°54′35″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.7-mile radius of the Iliamna Airport and that airspace 4 miles west and 8 miles east of the 200° bearing from the Iliamna NDB extending from the 6.7-mile radius to 16 miles; and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within an area bounded by lat.60°14′00″ N. long. 154°54′00″ W., to lat 59°46′20″ N. long. 153°52′00″ W., to lat. 59°43′00″ N. long 153°00′00″ W., to lat 59°33′00″ N. long. 153°00′00″W., to lat.59°28′00″ N. long. 154°13′00″ W., to lat 59°18′00″ N. long. 154°04′00″ W., to lat. 59°11′00″ N. long. 155°17′00″ W., to lat 59°32′00″ N. long. 155°31′00″ W., to lat. 59°41′00″ N. long. 156°35′00″ W., to the point of beginning. * * * * * Issued in Anchorage, AK, on November 16, 2006. Linda J. Couture, Acting Director, Alaska Flight Service Information Office. [FR Doc. 06–9516 Filed 12–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2006–25180; Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–19] Establishment of Class E Airspace; Kokhanok, AK Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: This action corrects an error in the location name (Kokhanok) contained in a Final Rule that was published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 (71 FR 59372). Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL– 19. DATES: Effective Date: 0901 UTC, November 23, 2006. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Gary Rolf, AAL–538G, Federal Aviation Administration, 222 West 7th Avenue, Box 14, Anchorage, AK 99513–7587; telephone number (907) 271–5898; fax: (907) 271–2850; e-mail: gary.ctr.rolf@faa.gov. Internet address: http://www.alaska.faa.gov/at. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: History Federal Register Document 06–8523, Airspace Docket No. 06–AAL–19, published on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 (71 FR 59372), established Class E airspace at Kokhanok, AK. An error was discovered in the spelling of the airport name, Kokhanok. This action corrects that error. Correction to Final Rule Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the airspace description of the Class E airspace published in the Federal Register, Tuesday, October 10, 2006 (71 FR 59372), (FR Doc 06–8523, page 59372, all references to Kokhanok) is corrected as follows: I § 71.1 * [Corrected] * * * * AAL AK E5 Kokhanok, AK [New] Kokhanok Airport, AK (Lat. 59°26′00″ N., long. 154°48′09″ W.) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.9-mile radius of the Kokhanok Airport, and that airspace 1 mile noth and 1 mile south of the 260° bearing from the Kokhanok Airport extending from the 6.9-mile radius to 8.8 miles west of the Kokhanok Airport, and that airspace extending upward from 1,200 feet above the surface within a 49-mile radius of the Kokhanok Airport. * * * * * Issued in Anchorage, AK, on November 16, 2006. Linda J. Couture, Acting Director, Alaska Flight Service Information Office. [FR Doc. 06–9515 Filed 12–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Part 520 Oral Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Sulfamethazine Soluble Powder AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: E:\FR\FM\04DER1.SGM Final rule. 04DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2006-25810; Directorate Identifier 2006-CE-49-AD; 
Amendment 39-14838; AD 2006-24-09]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; PZL-Bielsko Model SZD-50-3 ``Puchacz'' 
Gliders

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the 
products listed above. This 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 
discrepancy between the design documentation and the Technical Service 
Manual. In 1981, a castellated nut with cotter pin was introduced to 
secure the rudder, replacing the self-locking nut through PZL-Bielsko 
Bulletin No. BE-06/50-3/81. This change has not been introduced to the 
Technical Service Manual and use of a self-locking nut, in accordance 
with the Manual, is still possible. We are issuing this AD to require 
actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in 
the MCAI.

DATES: This AD becomes effective January 8, 2007.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of January 8, 
2007.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://
dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street SW., Nassif Building, 
Room PL-401, Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Davison, Glider Program 
Manager, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: 
(816) 329-4130; 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 AD references the MCAI and related service information that we 
considered in forming the engineering basis to correct the unsafe 
condition. The AD contains text copied from the MCAI and for this 
reason might not follow our plain language principles.

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. 
That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on September 27, 2006 
(71 FR 56416). That NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for 
the specific products. The MCAI states that a discrepancy between the 
design documentation and the Technical Service Manual has been 
identified. In 1981, a castellated nut with cotter pin was introduced 
to secure the rudder, replacing the self-locking nut through PZL-
Bielsko Bulletin No BE-06/50-3/81. This change has not been introduced 
to the Technical Service Manual and use of a self-locking nut, in 
accordance with the Manual, is still possible. This was probably the 
reason of rudder disconnection during flight which occurred recently. 
If not corrected, loss of the nut could result and allow the rudder to 
slip out of its hinges, separate from the glider, and lead to loss of 
control. This AD requires you to inspect and, if necessary, replace the 
Rudder Attachment parts in accordance with the instruction contained in 
the Allstar PZL Glider Sp. z o.o. Mandatory Bulletin No. BE-058/SZD-50-
3/2006 ``PUCHACZ'', dated August 10, 2006. Concurrently, changes in the 
Technical Service Manual must be introduced in accordance with the 
referenced bulletin.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We have considered the comments received.
    Jack Buster with the Modification and Replacement Parts Association 
(MARPA) provides comments to the MCAI AD process pertaining to how the 
FAA addresses publishing manufacturer service information as part of a 
proposed AD action. Mr. Buster states that the rule, as proposed, 
attempts to require compliance with a public law by reference to a 
private writing (as referenced in paragraph (e) of the proposed AD). 
Mr. Buster would like the FAA to incorporate by reference (IBR) the 
Allstar PZL Glider Sp. z o.o. Mandatory Bulletin.
    We agree with Mr. Buster. However, we do not IBR any document in a 
proposed AD action, instead we IBR the document in the final rule. 
Since we are issuing the proposal as a final rule AD action, Allstar 
PZL Glider Sp. z o.o. Mandatory Bulletin No. BE-058/SZD-50-3/2006 
``PUCHACZ'', dated August 10, 2006, is incorporated by reference.
    Mr. Buster requests that IBR documents be made available to the 
public by publication in the Federal Register or in the Docket 
Management System (DMS).
    We are currently reviewing issues surrounding the posting of 
service bulletins in the Department of Transportation's DMS as part of 
the AD docket. Once we have thoroughly examined all aspects of this 
issue and have made a final determination, we will consider whether our 
current practice needs to be revised.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the available data, including the comments received, 
and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
the AD as proposed.

Differences Between This AD and the MCAI or Service Information

    We have reviewed the MCAI and related service information and, in 
general, agree with their substance. But we might have found it 
necessary to use different words from those in the MCAI to ensure the 
AD is clear for U.S. operators and is enforceable in a U.S. court of 
law. In making these changes, we do not intend to differ substantively 
from the information provided in the MCAI and related service 
information.
    We might also have required 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 AD. These requirements, if 
any, take precedence over the actions copied from the MCAI.

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Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect about 8 products of U.S. 
registry. We also estimate that it will take about 1.5 work-hours per 
product to comply with this AD. The average labor rate is $80 per work-
hour. Required parts will cost about $2 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 parts. 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 this AD to the U.S. operators to be $976 or $122 
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 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 this AD:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866;
    (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under 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 AD and placed it in the AD Docket.

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 the NPRM, 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.

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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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 AD:

2006-24-09 PZL-Bielsko: Amendment 39-14838; Docket No. FAA-2006-
25810; Directorate Identifier 2006-CE-49-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective January 
8, 2007.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to PZL-Bielsko Model SZD-50-3 ``Puchacz'' 
gliders, all serial numbers, certificated in any category.

Reason

    (d) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 
states that the aircraft manufacturer has identified a discrepancy 
between the design documentation and the Technical Service Manual. 
In 1981, a castellated nut with cotter pin was introduced to secure 
the rudder, replacing the self-locking nut, through PZL Bielsko 
Bulletin No. BE-06/50-3/81. This change has not been introduced to 
the Technical Service Manual and use of a self-locking nut, in 
accordance with the Manual, is still possible. This was probably the 
reason for rudder disconnection during flight which occurred 
recently. If not corrected, loss of the nut could result and allow 
the rudder to slip out of its hinges, separate from the glider, and 
lead to loss of control.

Actions and Compliance

    (e) Unless already done, do the following actions except as 
stated in paragraph (f) below: Within 30 days of January 3, 2007 
(the effective date of this AD) or before further flight, whichever 
occurs later, inspect and, if necessary, replace the Rudder 
Attachment parts in accordance with the instruction contained in 
Allstar PZL Glider Sp. z o.o. Mandatory Bulletin No. BE-058/SZD-50-
3/2006 ``PUCHACZ'', dated August 10, 2006. Concurrently, changes in 
the Technical Service Manual must be introduced in accordance with 
the referenced Bulletin.

FAA AD Differences

    (f) None.

Other FAA AD Provisions

    (g) The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
Standards Staff, FAA, ATTN: Gregory Davison, Glider Program Manager, 
901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 
329-4130; fax: (816) 329-4090, has the authority to approve AMOCs 
for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
39.19.
    (2) Return to Airworthiness: 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, the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved the information 
collection requirements and has assigned OMB Control Number 2120-
0056.

Related Information

    (h) This AD is related to EASA EAD No.: 2006-0243-E, which 
references Allstar PZL Glider Sp. z o.o. Mandatory Bulletin No BE-
058/SZD-50-3/2006 ``PUCHACZ'', dated August 10, 2006.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (i) You must use Allstar PZL Glider Sp. z o.o. Mandatory 
Bulletin No. BE-058/SZD-50-3/2006 ``PUCHACZ'', dated August 10, 
2006, to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies 
otherwise.
    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference of this service information under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
AllStar PZL Glider Sp. z o.o., ul. Cieszynska 325, 43 300 Bielsko-
Biala; telephone: +48 (0)33 8125021; fax: +48 (0)33 8123739; e-mail: 
office@szd.com.pl.
    (3) You may review copies at the FAA, Central Region, Office of 
the Regional Counsel, 901 Locust, Room 506, Kansas City, Missouri 
64106; 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

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to: http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_
regulations/ibr_locations.html.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 22, 2006.
Kim Smith,
Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
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