Airworthiness Directives; APEX Aircraft (formerly Avions Mudry et CIE) Model CAP 10 B Airplanes, 15635-15637 [E7-6015]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 62 / Monday, April 2, 2007 / Proposed Rules (3) The 50-hour TIS repetitive inspection interval required in paragraph (f)(1) of this AD is terminated when the joint assembly has been replaced with the new joint specified in paragraph (f)(2) of this AD. (4) At 1,000-hour TIS intervals after the replacement specified in paragraph (f)(2) of this AD, inspect the universal joints in the fuel selector shaft as specified in Diamond Aircraft DA 40 Series Temporary Revision to the Airplane Maintenance Manual (AMM), ¨ AMM–TR–MAM–40–142/a, Fuel Tank Selector, Doc. No. 6.02.01, Section 25–20–00, page 28a, dated May 23, 2005. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FAA AD Differences AGENCY: Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/ or service information as follows: The MCAI incorporates the repetitive inspection requirement for the new joint assembly, P/N D41–2823–20–00 rev ‘‘a’’ or higher, into the AMM. In order for this inspection to be required for U.S.-owner/operators, we are incorporating the 1,000-hour repetitive inspection into this AD. Other FAA AD Provisions (g) The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Staff, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, ATTN: Sarjapur Nagarajan, Aerospace Engineer, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4145; fax: (816) 329–4090, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. (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. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with PROPOSALS Related Information (h) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD No. 2006–0067, dated March 24, 2006; and Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH Mandatory Service Bulletin No. MSB 40–030/3, dated January 31, 2006, for related information. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 27, 2007. Kim Smith, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–6012 Filed 3–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:29 Mar 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2007–27530; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–019–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; APEX Aircraft (formerly Avions Mudry et CIE) Model CAP 10 B Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). 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) originated 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: Two cases of rudder lower support with cracks have been reported, waiting for a technical solution * * * 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 May 2, 2007. 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: Go to 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 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 15635 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: Sarjapur Nagarajan, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329– 4145; 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. This 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 ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2007–27530; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–019–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 Member States of the European Community, has issued AD No. F–2004– 143, dated August 18, 2004 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an E:\FR\FM\02APP1.SGM 02APP1 15636 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 62 / Monday, April 2, 2007 / Proposed Rules unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: Two cases of rudder lower support with cracks have been reported, waiting for a technical solution * * * The MCAI requires: * * * inspections are required. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Relevant Service Information APEX Aircraft has issued Apex Aircraft Service Bulletin No. 040707, dated July 29, 2004. 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 highlighted in a NOTE within the proposed AD. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with PROPOSALS Costs of Compliance Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD would affect about 31 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 8 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $80 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $19,840, or $640 per product. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:29 Mar 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions would take about 5 work-hours and require parts provided by APEX Aircraft under warranty, for a cost of $400 per product. We have no way of determining the number of products that may need these actions. 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, PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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: APEX AIRCRAFT (formerly Avions Mudry et CIE) (Type Certificate No. A36EU formerly held by AVIONS MUDRY et CIE): Docket No. FAA–2007–27530; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–019–AD. Comments Due Date (a) We must receive comments by May 2, 2007. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Model CAP 10 B airplanes fitted with a rudder lower support, part number (P/N) CAP10–30–08–01* or CAP230–30–08–01* (* with or without a letter at the reference end), as applicable, supplied by APEX Aircraft after January 1, 2001 (supplied as spare part or incorporated in production), all serial numbers, certificated in any category. Subject (d) Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 55: Stabilizers. Reason (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) states: Two cases of rudder lower support with cracks have been reported, waiting for a technical solution * * * Actions and Compliance (f) Unless already done, do the following actions: (1) Within the next 50 hours time-inservice (TIS) after the effective date of this AD, do inspection A using Apex Aircraft Service Bulletin No. 040707, dated July 29, 2004. (2) Every 50 hours TIS after the inspection required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, do inspection B using Apex Aircraft Service Bulletin No. 040707, dated July 29, 2004. (3) When a crack is detected as a result of any inspection required by paragraph (f)(1) or (f)(2) of this AD, before further flight, return the part to APEX Aviation using Apex Aircraft Service Bulletin No. 040707, dated July 29, 2004. Continued operation with any rudder lower support with cracks is prohibited. (4) As of the effective date of this AD, do not install a rudder lower support, P/N CAP10–30–08–01* or CAP230–30–08–01*, unless it is inspected and found to be crack free per the requirements of this AD. E:\FR\FM\02APP1.SGM 02APP1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 62 / Monday, April 2, 2007 / Proposed Rules FAA AD Differences Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/ or service information as follows: The MCAI and service bulletin require inspection A before the next flight and inspection B every 25 flight hours. We consider before the next flight as an urgent safety of flight compliance time, and we do not consider this unsafe condition to be an urgent safety of flight condition. Because we do not consider this unsafe condition to be an urgent safety of flight condition, we issued this action through the normal notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) AD process. The time of 50 hours TIS is an adequate compliance for this AD action and meets the FAA requirements of an NPRM. 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: Sarjapur Nagarajan, Aerospace Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329–4145; fax: (816) 329–4090, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. (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 rmajette on PROD1PC67 with PROPOSALS (h) Refer to MCAI EASA AD No. F–2004– 143, dated August 18, 2004; and Apex Aircraft Service Bulletin No. 040707, dated July 29, 2004, for related information. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 27, 2007. Kim Smith, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–6015 Filed 3–30–07; 8:45 am] 17 CFR Parts 1, 3, 4, 15 and 166 Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581. Electronic mail: 1patent@cftc.gov or achapin@cftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RIN 3038–AC26 I. Background Information Exemption From Registration for Certain Foreign Persons A. Registration Requirements for Commodity Interest Activities on U.S. Markets Part 3 of the Commission’s regulations governs the registration of intermediaries engaged in the offer and sale of, and providing advice concerning, futures and commodity options traded on U.S. markets, including both DCMs and DTEFs. In particular, Regulation 3.10 sets forth the manner in which FCMs, introducing brokers (‘‘IBs’’), commodity trading advisors (‘‘CTAs’’), commodity pool operators (‘‘CPOs’’) and leverage transaction merchants must apply for registration with the Commission. Regulation 3.10(c) also provides an exemption from registration for certain persons. Currently, the only exemption from registration as an FCM is for any person trading solely for proprietary accounts, as defined in Regulation 1.3(y). With respect to registration, the Act does not distinguish between an intermediary located within or outside the U.S., nor does that Act distinguish between a firm conducting commodity interest 2 activities on behalf of U.S. persons and those conducting such activities solely on behalf of persons located outside the U.S. For example, Section 1a(20) of the Act defines an FCM as a person that is COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Proposed rules. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is proposing to amend Commission Regulation 3.10 regarding the registration of firms located outside the U.S. that are engaged in commodity interest activities with respect to trading on U.S. designated contract markets (‘‘DCMs’’) and U.S. derivative transaction execution facilities (‘‘DTEFs’’).1 The amended regulation would codify past actions of the Commission or its staff permitting certain foreign firms that limit their customers to foreign customers to submit U.S. DCM and DTEF business on behalf of those customers for clearing on an omnibus basis through a registered futures commission merchant (‘‘FCM’’), without the foreign firm having to register as an FCM pursuant to section 4d of the Commodity Exchange Act (‘‘Act’’). DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 2, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted, identified by RIN 3038– AC26, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: secretary@cftc.gov. Include ‘‘Exemption from Registration for Certain Foreign Persons’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 202/418–5521. • Mail or Courier: Send to Eileen A. Donovan, Acting Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st St., NW., Washington, DC 20581. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.cftc.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lawrence B. Patent, Deputy Director, or Andrew V. Chapin, Special Counsel, at (202) 418–5430, Division of Clearing and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 1 Commission regulations referred to herein are found at 17 CFR Ch. I (2006). References to trading on U.S. DCMs or DTEFs shall include trading that is subject to the rules of such entities as well. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:29 Mar 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 15637 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (A) Engaged in soliciting or accepting orders for the purchase or sale of any commodity for future delivery on or subject to the rules of any contract market or derivatives transaction execution facility; and (B) in or in connection with such solicitation or acceptance of orders, accepts any money, securities or property (or extends credit in lieu thereof) to margin, guarantee, or secure any trades or contracts that result or may result therefrom.3 Section 4d(a) of the Act states that: [I]t shall be unlawful for any person to engage as [an FCM] * * * in soliciting or accepting orders for the purchase or sale of any commodity for future delivery, or involving any contracts of sale of any commodity for future delivery, on or subject to the rules of any contract market or 2 See discussion of proposed new Regulation 1.3(yy) defining the term ‘‘commodity interest,’’ infra. 3 7 U.S.C. 1a(20) (2000). See also Regulation 1.3(p). The definitions of CPO, CTA and IB similarly are applicable to transactions entered into on U.S. markets without regard to the location of the intermediary. See 7 U.S.C. 1a(5), (6) and (23), respectively. E:\FR\FM\02APP1.SGM 02APP1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 62 (Monday, April 2, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 15635-15637]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-6015]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2007-27530; Directorate Identifier 2007-CE-019-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; APEX Aircraft (formerly Avions Mudry et 
CIE) Model CAP 10 B 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) originated 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:

    Two cases of rudder lower support with cracks have been 
reported, waiting for a technical solution * * *

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 May 2, 2007.

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: Go to 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: Sarjapur Nagarajan, Aerospace 
Engineer, FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas 
City, Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4145; 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. This 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 ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2007-
27530; Directorate Identifier 2007-CE-019-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 Member States of the European Community, has issued AD 
No. F-2004-143, dated August 18, 2004 (referred to after this as ``the 
MCAI''), to correct an

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unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states:

    Two cases of rudder lower support with cracks have been 
reported, waiting for a technical solution * * *
    The MCAI requires:
    * * * inspections are required.

You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD 
docket.

Relevant Service Information

    APEX Aircraft has issued Apex Aircraft Service Bulletin No. 040707, 
dated July 29, 2004. 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 
highlighted in a NOTE within the proposed AD.

Costs of Compliance

    Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD 
would affect about 31 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that 
it would take about 8 work-hours per product to comply with the basic 
requirements of this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $80 per 
work-hour.
    Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on 
U.S. operators to be $19,840, or $640 per product.
    In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions would 
take about 5 work-hours and require parts provided by APEX Aircraft 
under warranty, for a cost of $400 per product. We have no way of 
determining the number of products that may need these actions.

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:

APEX AIRCRAFT (formerly Avions Mudry et CIE) (Type Certificate No. 
A36EU formerly held by AVIONS MUDRY et CIE): Docket No. FAA-2007-
27530; Directorate Identifier 2007-CE-019-AD.

Comments Due Date

    (a) We must receive comments by May 2, 2007.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Model CAP 10 B airplanes fitted with a 
rudder lower support, part number (P/N) CAP10-30-08-01* or CAP230-
30-08-01* (* with or without a letter at the reference end), as 
applicable, supplied by APEX Aircraft after January 1, 2001 
(supplied as spare part or incorporated in production), all serial 
numbers, certificated in any category.

Subject

    (d) Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 55: 
Stabilizers.

Reason

    (e) The mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) 
states:

    Two cases of rudder lower support with cracks have been 
reported, waiting for a technical solution * * *

Actions and Compliance

    (f) Unless already done, do the following actions:
    (1) Within the next 50 hours time-in-service (TIS) after the 
effective date of this AD, do inspection A using Apex Aircraft 
Service Bulletin No. 040707, dated July 29, 2004.
    (2) Every 50 hours TIS after the inspection required by 
paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, do inspection B using Apex Aircraft 
Service Bulletin No. 040707, dated July 29, 2004.
    (3) When a crack is detected as a result of any inspection 
required by paragraph (f)(1) or (f)(2) of this AD, before further 
flight, return the part to APEX Aviation using Apex Aircraft Service 
Bulletin No. 040707, dated July 29, 2004. Continued operation with 
any rudder lower support with cracks is prohibited.
    (4) As of the effective date of this AD, do not install a rudder 
lower support, P/N CAP10-30-08-01* or CAP230-30-08-01*, unless it is 
inspected and found to be crack free per the requirements of this 
AD.

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FAA AD Differences

    Note: This AD differs from the MCAI and/or service information 
as follows: The MCAI and service bulletin require inspection A 
before the next flight and inspection B every 25 flight hours. We 
consider before the next flight as an urgent safety of flight 
compliance time, and we do not consider this unsafe condition to be 
an urgent safety of flight condition. Because we do not consider 
this unsafe condition to be an urgent safety of flight condition, we 
issued this action through the normal notice of proposed rulemaking 
(NPRM) AD process. The time of 50 hours TIS is an adequate 
compliance for this AD action and meets the FAA requirements of an 
NPRM.

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: Sarjapur Nagarajan, Aerospace Engineer, 
FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Room 301, Kansas City, 
Missouri 64106; telephone: (816) 329-4145; fax: (816) 329-4090, has 
the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the 
procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on 
any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office 
(FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO.
    (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

    (h) Refer to MCAI EASA AD No. F-2004-143, dated August 18, 2004; 
and Apex Aircraft Service Bulletin No. 040707, dated July 29, 2004, 
for related information.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 27, 2007.
Kim Smith,
Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. E7-6015 Filed 3-30-07; 8:45 am]
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