Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes, 15814-15816 [E7-5885]

Download as PDF 15814 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 63 / Tuesday, April 3, 2007 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1.—ALL MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE Revision level Airbus Service Bulletin A320–28–1104 .................................................................................................................................................... A320–28–1104 .................................................................................................................................................... A320–28–1104, including Appendix 01 .............................................................................................................. (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of the documents identified in Table 2 of this 01 02 03 Date December 8, 2004. February 21, 2005. February 23, 2006. AD in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. TABLE 2.—NEW MATERIAL INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE Revision level Airbus Service Bulletin A320–28–1104 .................................................................................................................................................... A320–28–1104, including Appendix 01 .............................................................................................................. (2) On October 26, 2005 (70 FR 55228, September 21, 2005), the Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of Airbus Service Bulletin A320–28–1104, Revision 01, dated December 8, 2004. (3) Contact Airbus, 1 Rond Point Maurice Bellonte, 31707 Blagnac Cedex, France, for a copy of this service information. You may review copies at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington; 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 to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/ cfr/ibr-locations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 22, 2007. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–5886 Filed 4–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2006–25419; Directorate Identifier 2006–NM–055–AD; Amendment 39–15007; AD 2007–07–10] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES AGENCY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 airplanes. SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:32 Apr 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 This AD requires replacing the minilatches on certain lavatory waste compartment doors with new, stronger latches, and other specified actions. This AD results from reports of certain lavatory waste compartment doors opening during flight due to movement of the waste compartment during takeoff, because the mini-latches installed on the doors of those compartments lose their strength over time. We are issuing this AD to prevent the inability of the waste compartment doors to adequately contain a fire inside the lavatory waste compartment, and consequent uncontained fire and smoke within a lavatory during flight. This AD becomes effective May 8, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of May 8, 2007. DATES: 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. Contact Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER), P.O. Box 343—CEP 12.225, Sao Jose dos Campos—SP, Brazil, for service information identified in this AD. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Thompson, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1175; fax (425) 227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 02 03 Date February 21, 2005. February 23, 2006. Examining the Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Management Facility office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Management Facility office (telephone (800) 647–5227) is located on the plaza level of the Nassif Building at the street address stated in the ADDRESSES section. Discussion The FAA issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to certain EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 airplanes. That supplemental NPRM was published in the Federal Register on January 26, 2007 (72 FR 3761). That supplemental NPRM proposed to require replacing the mini-latches on certain lavatory waste compartment doors with new, stronger latches, and other specified actions. Comments We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the development of this AD. No comments have been received on the supplemental NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We have carefully reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed in the supplemental NPRM. Costs of Compliance The following table provides the estimated costs for U.S. operators to comply with this AD. E:\FR\FM\03APR1.SGM 03APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 63 / Tuesday, April 3, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 15815 ESTIMATED COSTS Action Work hours Average labor rate per hour Parts Cost per airplane Number of U.S.-registered airplanes Fleet cost Replacement of lavatory waste compartment door latches .......................................................................... 2 $80 $0 $160 75 $12,000 Authority for This Rulemaking Adoption of the Amendment 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. I rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES Regulatory Findings We have determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that 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. See the ADDRESSES section for a location to examine the regulatory evaluation. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:32 Apr 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: 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 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): I 2007–07–10 Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER): Amendment 39–15007. Docket No. FAA–2006–25419; Directorate Identifier 2006–NM–055–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective May 8, 2007. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to EMBRAER Model ERJ 170–100 LR, –100 STD, –100 SE, –100 SU, –200 LR, –200 STD, and –200 SU airplanes, certificated in any category; as identified in EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170–25–0024, Revision 01, dated January 9, 2006. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from reports of certain lavatory waste compartment doors opening during flight due to movement of the waste compartment during takeoff, because the mini-latches installed on those doors lose their strength over time. We are issuing this AD to prevent the inability of the waste compartment doors to adequately contain a fire inside the lavatory waste compartment, and consequent uncontained fire and smoke within a lavatory during flight. Compliance (e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the actions have already been done. Replacement of Mini-Latches on Certain Lavatory Waste Compartment Doors (f) Within 700 flight hours after the effective date of this AD: Replace the minilatches for the forward and aft lavatory waste PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 compartment doors by accomplishing all the actions, except for the forward and aft lavatory mirror rework, specified in paragraphs 3.B. and 3.G. of paragraph 4., ‘‘Appendix 1,’’ of EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170–25–0024, Revision 01, dated January 9, 2006. Note 1: EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170– 25–0024, Revision 01, dated January 9, 2006, refers to C & D Aerospace Service Bulletin 170–18616–25–023, Revision 1, dated November 29, 2005, as an additional source of service information for replacing the minilatches on certain lavatory waste compartment doors required by paragraph (f) of this AD. Credit for Actions Done Using Previous Issue of Service Information (g) Replacements done before the effective date of this AD in accordance with paragraphs 3.B. and 3.G. of paragraph 4., ‘‘Appendix 1,’’ of EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170–25–0024, dated July 21, 2005, are considered acceptable for compliance with the corresponding action specified in this AD. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (h)(1) The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. (2) Before using any AMOC approved in accordance with § 39.19 on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify the appropriate principal inspector in the FAA Flight Standards Certificate Holding District Office. Related Information (i) Brazilian airworthiness directive 2005– 11–01, effective December 8, 2005, also addresses the subject of this AD. Material Incorporated by Reference (j) You must use EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170–25–0024, Revision 01, dated January 9, 2006, to perform the actions that are required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this document in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. Contact Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER), P.O. Box 343—CEP 12.225, Sao Jose dos Campos—SP, Brazil, for a copy of this service information. You may review copies at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability E:\FR\FM\03APR1.SGM 03APR1 15816 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 63 / Tuesday, April 3, 2007 / Rules and Regulations of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federalregister/cfr/ibr-locations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 22, 2007. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–5885 Filed 4–2–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2007–27737; Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–029–AD; Amendment 39–15008; AD 2007–07–11] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Gulfstream Aerospace LP Model Gulfstream 200 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This 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: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with RULES Due to quality escape during serial production, the jumpers at the Right Fuel Standby Pump Connector 4Q1 were manufactured from 14 AWG electrical wiring instead of 12 AWG wires as required per approved drawing. The possible overheating of the 14 AWG jumpers routed in vicinity of the fuel tank may present the unsafe flight condition. This AD requires actions that are intended to address the unsafe condition described in the MCAI. DATES: This AD becomes effective April 18, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication, listed in the AD as of April 18, 2007. We must receive comments on this AD by May 3, 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:32 Apr 02, 2007 Jkt 211001 • 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 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: Mike Borfitz, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–2677; fax (425) 227–1149. 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 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 The Civil Aviation Authority of Israel (CAAI), which is the aviation authority for Israel, has issued Israeli Airworthiness Directive 28–07–02–03, dated February 11, 2007 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: Due to quality escape during serial production, the jumpers at the Right Fuel Standby Pump Connector 4Q1 were manufactured from 14 AWG electrical wiring instead of 12 AWG wires as required per approved drawing. The possible overheating of the 14 AWG jumpers routed in vicinity of the fuel tank may present the unsafe flight condition. The corrective actions include replacing the wiring, inspecting for other components damaged by overheating, and replacing damaged components if necessary. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Relevant Service Information Gulfstream has issued Alert Service Bulletin 200–28A–315, dated February 5, 2007. The actions described in this service information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This 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 the State of Design Authority, we have been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all pertinent information and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. Differences Between the 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 required 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 AD. FAA’s Determination of the Effective Date An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies waiving notice E:\FR\FM\03APR1.SGM 03APR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2006-25419; Directorate Identifier 2006-NM-055-AD; 
Amendment 39-15007; AD 2007-07-10]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. 
(EMBRAER) Model ERJ 170 Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 airplanes. This AD requires replacing the 
mini-latches on certain lavatory waste compartment doors with new, 
stronger latches, and other specified actions. This AD results from 
reports of certain lavatory waste compartment doors opening during 
flight due to movement of the waste compartment during takeoff, because 
the mini-latches installed on the doors of those compartments lose 
their strength over time. We are issuing this AD to prevent the 
inability of the waste compartment doors to adequately contain a fire 
inside the lavatory waste compartment, and consequent uncontained fire 
and smoke within a lavatory during flight.

DATES: This AD becomes effective May 8, 2007.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of May 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.
    Contact Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER), P.O. Box 
343--CEP 12.225, Sao Jose dos Campos--SP, Brazil, for service 
information identified in this AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Thompson, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057-3356; telephone (425) 
227-1175; fax (425) 227-1149.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Examining the Docket

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

Discussion

    The FAA issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 
to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to certain 
EMBRAER Model ERJ 170 airplanes. That supplemental NPRM was published 
in the Federal Register on January 26, 2007 (72 FR 3761). That 
supplemental NPRM proposed to require replacing the mini-latches on 
certain lavatory waste compartment doors with new, stronger latches, 
and other specified actions.

Comments

    We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the 
development of this AD. No comments have been received on the 
supplemental NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    We have carefully reviewed the available data and determined that 
air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed 
in the supplemental NPRM.

Costs of Compliance

    The following table provides the estimated costs for U.S. operators 
to comply with this AD.

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                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                        Number of
                                               Average                    Cost per        U.S.-
           Action              Work hours    labor rate       Parts       airplane     registered    Fleet cost
                                              per hour                                  airplanes
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Replacement of lavatory                 2           $80            $0          $160            75       $12,000
 waste compartment door
 latches....................
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Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, Section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, 
describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's authority.
    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701, ``General 
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with 
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing 
regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator 
finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within 
the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition 
that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this 
rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

    We have determined that this AD will not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a 
substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between 
the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power 
and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that 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. See the ADDRESSES 
section for a location to examine the regulatory evaluation.

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 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends Sec.  39.13 by 
adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD):

2007-07-10 Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER): 
Amendment 39-15007. Docket No. FAA-2006-25419; Directorate 
Identifier 2006-NM-055-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This AD becomes effective May 8, 2007.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to EMBRAER Model ERJ 170-100 LR, -100 STD, -
100 SE, -100 SU, -200 LR, -200 STD, and -200 SU airplanes, 
certificated in any category; as identified in EMBRAER Service 
Bulletin 170-25-0024, Revision 01, dated January 9, 2006.

Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD results from reports of certain lavatory waste 
compartment doors opening during flight due to movement of the waste 
compartment during takeoff, because the mini-latches installed on 
those doors lose their strength over time. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent the inability of the waste compartment doors to adequately 
contain a fire inside the lavatory waste compartment, and consequent 
uncontained fire and smoke within a lavatory during flight.

Compliance

    (e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this 
AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the 
actions have already been done.

Replacement of Mini-Latches on Certain Lavatory Waste Compartment Doors

    (f) Within 700 flight hours after the effective date of this AD: 
Replace the mini-latches for the forward and aft lavatory waste 
compartment doors by accomplishing all the actions, except for the 
forward and aft lavatory mirror rework, specified in paragraphs 3.B. 
and 3.G. of paragraph 4., ``Appendix 1,'' of EMBRAER Service 
Bulletin 170-25-0024, Revision 01, dated January 9, 2006.

    Note 1: EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170-25-0024, Revision 01, dated 
January 9, 2006, refers to C & D Aerospace Service Bulletin 170-
18616-25-023, Revision 1, dated November 29, 2005, as an additional 
source of service information for replacing the mini-latches on 
certain lavatory waste compartment doors required by paragraph (f) 
of this AD.

Credit for Actions Done Using Previous Issue of Service Information

    (g) Replacements done before the effective date of this AD in 
accordance with paragraphs 3.B. and 3.G. of paragraph 4., ``Appendix 
1,'' of EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170-25-0024, dated July 21, 2005, 
are considered acceptable for compliance with the corresponding 
action specified in this AD.

Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (h)(1) The Manager, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for 
this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 
CFR 39.19.
    (2) Before using any AMOC approved in accordance with Sec.  
39.19 on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify the 
appropriate principal inspector in the FAA Flight Standards 
Certificate Holding District Office.

Related Information

    (i) Brazilian airworthiness directive 2005-11-01, effective 
December 8, 2005, also addresses the subject of this AD.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (j) You must use EMBRAER Service Bulletin 170-25-0024, Revision 
01, dated January 9, 2006, to perform the actions that are required 
by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. The Director of the 
Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this 
document in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. 
Contact Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (EMBRAER), P.O. Box 
343--CEP 12.225, Sao Jose dos Campos--SP, Brazil, for a copy of this 
service information. You may review copies at the FAA, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 
98057-3356; or at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability

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of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://
www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 22, 2007.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. E7-5885 Filed 4-2-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4910-13-P