Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 Airplanes, 33852-33854 [E7-11673]

Download as PDF 33852 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 20, 2007 / Rules and Regulations SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service published a final rule in the Federal Register on September 28, 2004 (69 FR 57822). The document changed reporting requirements regarding Other Seedless varietal type raisins under the California raisin marketing order. However, three paragraphs in one subpart of the marketing order’s rules and regulations were inadvertently omitted from subsequent issues of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). This document identifies the three paragraphs in the subpart that need to be reinserted into Title 7 of the CFR, Part 989. DATES: Effective Date: Effective on June 20, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rose Aguayo, Marketing Specialist, or Kurt J. Kimmel, Regional Manager, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA; Telephone: (559) 487–5901, Fax: (559) 487–5906; or E-mail: Rose.Aguayo@usda.gov or Kurt.Kimmel@usda.gov. This document provides correcting amendments to Marketing Order 989 found at 7 CFR part 989 so that handlers of organically-produced Other Seedless varietal type raisins continue to report inventory, acquisitions, and disposition of such raisins to the Raisin Administrative Committee. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 989 Marketing agreements, Raisins, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. I Accordingly, 7 CFR part 989 is corrected by making the following correcting amendments: PART 989—RAISINS PRODUCED FROM GRAPES GROWN IN CALIFORNIA 1. The authority citation for 7 CFR part 989 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 7 U.S.C. 601–674. 2. Amend paragraph (g) of § 989.173 by adding paragraphs (g)(1) through (g)(3) to read as follows: I § 989.173 Reports. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES * * * * * (g) * * * (1) Inventory report of organicallyproduced raisins. Each handler shall submit to the Committee by the close of business on July 31 of each crop year, and not later than the following August 6, on an appropriate form provided by the Committee, a report showing, with respect to the organically-produced raisins held by such handler: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:14 Jun 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 (i) The quantity of free tonnage raisins, segregated as to locations where they are stored and whether they are natural condition or packed; (ii) The quantity of reserve tonnage raisins held for the account of the Committee; (iii) The quantity of off-grade raisins segregated as to those for reconditioning and those for disposition as such. (2) Acquisition report of organicallyproduced standard raisins. Each handler shall submit to the Committee for each week (Sunday through Saturday or such other 7-day period for which the handler has submitted a proposal to and received approval from the Committee) and not later than the following Wednesday, on an appropriate form provided by the Committee, a report showing the following: (i) The total net weight of the standard raisins acquired during the reporting period, segregated when appropriate, as to free tonnage and reserve tonnage; (ii) The location of the reserve tonnage; and (iii) The cumulative totals of such acquisitions (as so segregated) from the beginning of the current crop year. (iv) Upon request of the Committee, each handler shall provide copies of the organic certificate(s) applicable to the quantity of raisins reported as acquired. (3) Disposition report of organicallyproduced raisins. No later than the seventh day of each month, handlers who are not processors shall submit to the Committee, on an appropriate form provided by the Committee, a report showing the aggregate quantity of free tonnage packed raisins and standard natural condition raisins which were shipped or otherwise disposed of by such handler during the preceding month (exclusive of transfer within the State of California between the plants of any such handler and from such handler to other handlers). Such information shall include: (i) Domestic outlets (exclusive of Federal government purchases) according to the quantity shipped in consumer cartons, the quantity of bags having a net weight content of 4 pounds or less, and the quantity shipped in bulk packs (including, but not limited to those in bags having a net weight content of more than 4 pounds); (ii) Federal government purchases; (iii) Export outlets according to quantity shipped in consumer cartons, the quantity shipped in bags having a net weight of 4 pounds or less, and the quantity shipped in bulk packs (including, but not limited to those in bags having a net weight content of more than 4 pounds); PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (iv) Export outlets, by countries of destination; and (v) Each of any other outlets in which the handler disposed of such raisins other than by any transfer which is excluded by the preceding sentence. * * * * * Dated: June 13, 2007. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E7–11829 Filed 6–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2007–27152; Directorate Identifier 2006–NM–219–AD; Amendment 39–15105; AD 2007–13–01] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717–200 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717–200 airplanes. This AD requires installing a certain junction(s) and changing the wiring of the first officer’s pitot static heater system. This AD results from a report of temporary loss of the autoflight function with displays of suspect or erratic airspeed indications. We are issuing this AD to prevent display of suspect or erratic airspeed indications during heavy rain conditions, which could reduce the ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane. DATES: This AD becomes effective July 25, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of July 25, 2007. ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// dms.dot.gov or in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC. Contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Long Beach Division, 3855 Lakewood Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90846, Attention: Data and E:\FR\FM\20JNR1.SGM 20JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 20, 2007 / Rules and Regulations Service Management, Dept. C1–L5A (D800–0024), for service information identified in this AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Bui, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM– 130L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, California 90712–4137; telephone (562) 627–5339; fax (562) 627–5210. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Examining the Docket You may examine the airworthiness directive (AD) docket on the Internet at http://dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Operations office (telephone (800) 647– 5527) is located on the ground floor of the West Building at the street address stated in the ADDRESSES section. Discussion The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to certain McDonnell Douglas Model 717–200 airplanes. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on February 14, 2007 (72 FR 6973). That NPRM proposed to require installing a certain junction(s) and changing the wiring of the first officer’s pitot static heater system. Comments We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the development of this AD. We have considered the comments received. Support for the Proposed Rule AirTran Airways and the National Transportation Safety Board support the proposed actions as described in the NPRM. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES Request To Revise ‘‘Relevant Service Information’’ Section of the NPRM Boeing requests that we revise the ‘‘Relevant Service Information’’ section of the NPRM to include the following wording: ‘‘The service bulletin describes procedures for changing the first officer’s pitot heater wiring to separate the first officer’s pitot sensor heater ground from the captain’s and auxiliary pitot sensor heater grounds. In addition, to meet system independence, the captain, first officer, and auxiliary pitot sensor’s heaters are also activated using the air/ground sensing system.’’ Boeing explains that there are more electrical parts than just the ‘‘junction’’ to re-wire this system. The revision clarifies the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:14 Jun 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 subsequent actions in the service bulletin. We agree that the suggested wording adds clarification. However, since that section of the preamble does not reappear in the final rule, no change to the final rule is necessary. Request To Revise Paragraph (f) of the NPRM Boeing also requests that we revise paragraph (f) of the NPRM to delete the reference to only one electrical component. Boeing explains that there are several electrical items (delete wire, add new wire, sockets, junction, etc.) to implement the wiring changes to this system, and that it is only necessary to refer to Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 717–30A0003, Revision 2, dated November 28, 2006, for this information. (We referred to Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 717–30A0003, Revision 2, in the NPRM as the appropriate source of service information for accomplishing the required actions.) We agree with Boeing that there are several electrical items required to implement the wiring changes specified in paragraph (f) of the NPRM. The paragraph, as stated in the NPRM, did not include all of those items. We also agree that referring only to the service bulletin in that paragraph will ensure that all items are included. Therefore, we have revised paragraph (f) of this AD to state: ‘‘Within 24 months after the effective date of this AD, change the wiring for the air data sensor heating system, by accomplishing all the actions specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 717–30A0003, Revision 2, dated November 28, 2006.’’ Clarification of Alternative Method of Compliance (AMOC) Paragraph We have revised this action to clarify the appropriate procedure for notifying the principal inspector before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies. Conclusion We have carefully reviewed the available data, including the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD with the changes described previously. We have determined that these changes will neither increase the economic burden on any operator nor increase the scope of the AD. Costs of Compliance There are about 155 airplanes of the affected design in the worldwide fleet. This AD affects about 123 airplanes of PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 33853 U.S. registry. The actions take between 4 and 16 work hours per airplane depending on the airplane configuration, at an average labor rate of $80 per work hour. The manufacturer states that it will supply required parts to the operators at no cost. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the AD for U.S. operators is between $39,360 and $157,440, or between $320 and $1,280 per airplane, depending on the airplane configuration. 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. E:\FR\FM\20JNR1.SGM 20JNR1 33854 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 118 / Wednesday, June 20, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 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 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): I 2007–13–01 McDonnell Douglas: Amendment 39–15105. Docket No. FAA–2007–27152; Directorate Identifier 2006–NM–219–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective July 25, 2007. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to McDonnell Douglas Model 717–200 airplanes, certificated in any category; as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 717–30A0003, Revision 2, dated November 28, 2006. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from a report of temporary loss of the auto-flight function with displays of suspect or erratic airspeed indications. We are issuing this AD to prevent display of suspect or erratic airspeed indications during heavy rain conditions, which could reduce the ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with RULES 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. Installation and Wiring Change (f) Within 24 months after the effective date of this AD, change the wiring for the air data sensor heating system, by accomplishing all the actions specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 717–30A0003, Revision 2, dated November 28, 2006. (g) Actions done before the effective date of this AD in accordance with Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 717–30A0003, Revision 1, dated March 2, 2006, are acceptable for compliance with the corresponding provisions of paragraph (f) of this AD. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:14 Jun 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (h)(1) The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. (2) To request a different method of compliance or a different compliance time for this AD, follow the procedures 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. Material Incorporated by Reference (i) You must use Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 717–30A0003, Revision 2, dated November 28, 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 Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Long Beach Division, 3855 Lakewood Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90846, Attention: Data and Service Management, Dept. C1–L5A (D800–0024), 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/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on June 8, 2007. Stephen P. Boyd, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–11673 Filed 6–19–07; 8:45 am] 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: There are four ECS (environmental control system) grilles located in the flight deck side consoles. There have been occurrences where a grille has become detached during flight. There is a risk that a loose grille could foul the rudder pedals and interfere with rudder/ brake control resulting in an unsafe condition. The unsafe condition is a rudder pedal restriction or jam, which could result in reduced controllability of the airplane. We are issuing this AD to require actions to correct the unsafe condition on these products. This AD becomes effective July 25, 2007. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of July 25, 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Thompson, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; telephone (425) 227–1175; (425) 227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Streamlined Issuance of AD DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2007–27714; Directorate Identifier 2006–NM–277–AD; Amendment 39–15110; AD 2007–13–06] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; BAE Systems (Operations) Limited Model BAe 146 and Avro 146–RJ Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This AD results from mandatory continuing PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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. E:\FR\FM\20JNR1.SGM 20JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2007-27152; Directorate Identifier 2006-NM-219-AD; 
Amendment 39-15105; AD 2007-13-01]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 
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 McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. This AD requires 
installing a certain junction(s) and changing the wiring of the first 
officer's pitot static heater system. This AD results from a report of 
temporary loss of the auto-flight function with displays of suspect or 
erratic airspeed indications. We are issuing this AD to prevent display 
of suspect or erratic airspeed indications during heavy rain 
conditions, which could reduce the ability of the flightcrew to 
maintain the safe flight and landing of the airplane.

DATES: This AD becomes effective July 25, 2007.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of July 25, 
2007.

ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://
dms.dot.gov or in person at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 
Docket Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC.
    Contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Long Beach Division, 3855 
Lakewood Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90846, Attention: Data and

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Service Management, Dept. C1-L5A (D800-0024), for service information 
identified in this AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Bui, Aerospace Engineer, 
Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM-130L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft 
Certification Office, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, California 
90712-4137; telephone (562) 627-5339; fax (562) 627-5210.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Examining the Docket

    You may examine the airworthiness directive (AD) docket on the 
Internet at http://dms.dot.gov or in person at the Docket Operations 
office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. The Docket Operations office (telephone (800) 647-5527) is 
located on the ground floor of the West Building at the street address 
stated in the ADDRESSES section.

Discussion

    The FAA issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 
CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to certain McDonnell 
Douglas Model 717-200 airplanes. That NPRM was published in the Federal 
Register on February 14, 2007 (72 FR 6973). That NPRM proposed to 
require installing a certain junction(s) and changing the wiring of the 
first officer's pitot static heater system.

Comments

    We provided the public the opportunity to participate in the 
development of this AD. We have considered the comments received.

Support for the Proposed Rule

    AirTran Airways and the National Transportation Safety Board 
support the proposed actions as described in the NPRM.

Request To Revise ``Relevant Service Information'' Section of the NPRM

    Boeing requests that we revise the ``Relevant Service Information'' 
section of the NPRM to include the following wording: ``The service 
bulletin describes procedures for changing the first officer's pitot 
heater wiring to separate the first officer's pitot sensor heater 
ground from the captain's and auxiliary pitot sensor heater grounds. In 
addition, to meet system independence, the captain, first officer, and 
auxiliary pitot sensor's heaters are also activated using the air/
ground sensing system.'' Boeing explains that there are more electrical 
parts than just the ``junction'' to re-wire this system. The revision 
clarifies the subsequent actions in the service bulletin.
    We agree that the suggested wording adds clarification. However, 
since that section of the preamble does not reappear in the final rule, 
no change to the final rule is necessary.

Request To Revise Paragraph (f) of the NPRM

    Boeing also requests that we revise paragraph (f) of the NPRM to 
delete the reference to only one electrical component. Boeing explains 
that there are several electrical items (delete wire, add new wire, 
sockets, junction, etc.) to implement the wiring changes to this 
system, and that it is only necessary to refer to Boeing Alert Service 
Bulletin 717-30A0003, Revision 2, dated November 28, 2006, for this 
information. (We referred to Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 717-30A0003, 
Revision 2, in the NPRM as the appropriate source of service 
information for accomplishing the required actions.)
    We agree with Boeing that there are several electrical items 
required to implement the wiring changes specified in paragraph (f) of 
the NPRM. The paragraph, as stated in the NPRM, did not include all of 
those items. We also agree that referring only to the service bulletin 
in that paragraph will ensure that all items are included. Therefore, 
we have revised paragraph (f) of this AD to state: ``Within 24 months 
after the effective date of this AD, change the wiring for the air data 
sensor heating system, by accomplishing all the actions specified in 
the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 717-
30A0003, Revision 2, dated November 28, 2006.''

Clarification of Alternative Method of Compliance (AMOC) Paragraph

    We have revised this action to clarify the appropriate procedure 
for notifying the principal inspector before using any approved AMOC on 
any airplane to which the AMOC applies.

Conclusion

    We have carefully reviewed the available data, including the 
comments received, and determined that air safety and the public 
interest require adopting the AD with the changes described previously. 
We have determined that these changes will neither increase the 
economic burden on any operator nor increase the scope of the AD.

Costs of Compliance

    There are about 155 airplanes of the affected design in the 
worldwide fleet. This AD affects about 123 airplanes of U.S. registry. 
The actions take between 4 and 16 work hours per airplane depending on 
the airplane configuration, at an average labor rate of $80 per work 
hour. The manufacturer states that it will supply required parts to the 
operators at no cost. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the 
AD for U.S. operators is between $39,360 and $157,440, or between $320 
and $1,280 per airplane, depending on the airplane configuration.

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.

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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):

2007-13-01 McDonnell Douglas: Amendment 39-15105. Docket No. FAA-
2007-27152; Directorate Identifier 2006-NM-219-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This AD becomes effective July 25, 2007.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to McDonnell Douglas Model 717-200 
airplanes, certificated in any category; as identified in Boeing 
Alert Service Bulletin 717-30A0003, Revision 2, dated November 28, 
2006.

Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD results from a report of temporary loss of the auto-
flight function with displays of suspect or erratic airspeed 
indications. We are issuing this AD to prevent display of suspect or 
erratic airspeed indications during heavy rain conditions, which 
could reduce the ability of the flightcrew to maintain the safe 
flight and landing of the airplane.

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.

Installation and Wiring Change

    (f) Within 24 months after the effective date of this AD, change 
the wiring for the air data sensor heating system, by accomplishing 
all the actions specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of 
Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 717-30A0003, Revision 2, dated 
November 28, 2006.
    (g) Actions done before the effective date of this AD in 
accordance with Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 717-30A0003, Revision 
1, dated March 2, 2006, are acceptable for compliance with the 
corresponding provisions of paragraph (f) of this AD.

Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (h)(1) The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, 
FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in 
accordance with the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19.
    (2) To request a different method of compliance or a different 
compliance time for this AD, follow the procedures 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.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (i) You must use Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 717-30A0003, 
Revision 2, dated November 28, 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 Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Long Beach Division, 3855 
Lakewood Boulevard, Long Beach, California 90846, Attention: Data 
and Service Management, Dept. C1-L5A (D800-0024), 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 June 8, 2007.
Stephen P. Boyd,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service. 8
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