Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aviation Corporation Model EA500 Airplanes, 66043-66045 [E7-23024]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 27, 2007 / Rules and Regulations § 403.11 [Amended] 2. Section 403.11(b)(12) is amended by replacing the word ‘‘Criminal’’ with the phrase ‘‘National Security’’. I PART 407—REGULATIONS GOVERNING PUBLIC OBSERVATION OF EX-IM BANK MEETINGS activities and shall be offset against the expenses of Ex-Im Bank for such activities. Howard A. Schweitzer, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 07–5807 Filed 11–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6690–01–M 3. The authority citation for part 407 continues to read as follows: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Authority: Sec. (g) Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(g); secs. (b) through (f), 5 U.S.C. 552b. Federal Aviation Administration I 14 CFR Part 39 4. Amend § 407.1 as follows: a. Revise paragraph (b) to read as set forth below. I b. In paragraph (c), remove ‘‘9:00’’ and add in its place ‘‘9:30’’. 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Part 414 is added to read as follows: I PART 414—CONFERENCE AND OTHER FEES Authority: 12 U.S.C. 635(a)(1), 5 U.S.C. 553. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES § 414.1 fees. Collection of conference and other Ex-Im Bank may impose and collect reasonable fees to cover the costs of conferences and seminars sponsored by, and publications provided by Ex-Im Bank. Amounts received under the preceding sentence shall be credited to the fund which initially paid for such VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:41 Nov 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 [Docket No. FAA–2007–0247; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–083–AD; Amendment 39–15278; AD 2007–24–12] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aviation Corporation Model EA500 Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Eclipse Aviation Corporation Model (Eclipse) EA500 airplanes. This AD requires you to inspect the fuel filler adapters for primer and/or paint in the surround and, if present, remove the primer and/or paint. This AD results from an observation during a factory walk-around that the fuel filler surround was primed instead of being bare metal. We are issuing this AD to inspect and, if necessary, remove any paint and/or primer to restore the fuel filler adapter lightning strike protection. A lightning strike on the filler cap with insulating primer on the surround could result in the strike not dissipating to the surround. This could lead to arcing and ignition of fuel vapor inside the fuel tank. DATES: This AD becomes effective on November 27, 2007. On November 27, 2007, the Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD. We must receive any comments on this AD by January 28, 2008. ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to comment on this AD. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 66043 • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. To get the service information identified in this AD, contact Eclipse Aviation Corporation, 4100 Aerospace Parkway, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87121; phone (505) 245–7555; fax: (505) 241–8802; email: customercare@EclipseAviation.com. To view the comments to this AD, go to https://www.regulations.gov. The docket number is FAA–2007–0247; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–083–AD. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mitchell Soth, Flight Test Engineer, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76137; telephone: (817) 222–5104; fax: (817) 222–5960. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion The aircraft type certification requires compliance to 14 CFR 23.954, Fuel system lightning protection. During the lightning protection testing of certain Eclipse Model EA500 airplanes, it was determined that the fuel filler surround required exposed bare metal to dissipate arc products when the fuel filler cap is struck by lightning. We were notified by Eclipse that, during a factory walkaround, they observed that the fuel filler surround was primed instead of being bare metal. The affected airplanes are only those with the extended tip tanks (ETT). A lightning strike on the filler cap with insulating primer on the surround could result in the strike not dissipating to the surround. This could lead to arcing and ignition of fuel vapor inside the fuel tank. Relevant Service Information We reviewed Eclipse Aviation Corporation Alert Service Bulletin SB 500–57–007, Rev A, dated October 12, 2007, and Eclipse Aviation Corporation Alert Service Bulletin SB 500–57–007, Rev B, dated October 23, 2007. The service information describes procedures for inspecting the fuel filler fitting surround for primer and/or paint and removing the primer and/or paint if found. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This AD We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all the information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. This AD requires you to E:\FR\FM\27NOR1.SGM 27NOR1 66044 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 27, 2007 / Rules and Regulations inspect and if necessary restore the fuel filler adapter lightning strike protection by removing any primer and/or paint from the fuel filler adapter surround. In preparing this rule, we contacted type clubs and aircraft operators to get technical information and information on operational and economic impacts. We did not receive any information through these contacts. If received, we would have included a discussion of any information that may have influenced this action in the rulemaking docket. 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 and comment prior to adoption of this rule, because a lightning strike to the fuel filler cap might not properly dissipate to the surround and could cause arcing and ignition of fuel vapor inside the fuel tank. Therefore, we determined that notice and opportunity for public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable and that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in fewer than 30 days. Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety, and we did not precede it by notice and an opportunity for public comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments regarding this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number ‘‘FAA– 2007–0247; Directorate Identifier 2007– CE–083–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend the AD in light of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive concerning this AD. 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. The Docket Office (telephone (800) 647– 5527) is located at the street address stated in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. Regulatory Findings We determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify 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. § 39.13 Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket that contains the AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information on the Internet at https://www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. 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. [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): I 2007–24–12 Eclipse Aviation Corporation: Amendment 39–15278; Docket No. FAA–2007–0247; Directorate Identifier 2007–CE–083–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD becomes effective on November 27, 2007. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Model EA500 airplanes, serial numbers 000039 through 000062, that are certificated in any category. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from an observation during a factory walk-around that the fuel filler surround was primed instead of being bare metal. We are issuing this AD to inspect and, if necessary, remove any paint and/or primer to restore the fuel filler adapter lightning strike protection. A lightning strike on the filler cap with insulating primer on the surround could result in the strike not dissipating to the surround. This could lead to arcing and ignition of fuel vapor inside the fuel tank. Compliance (e) To address this problem, you must do the following, unless already done: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES Actions Compliance Procedures (1) Inspect the right and left fuel filler adapters for application of primer and/or paint. At whichever of the following occurs first: (i) Within 10 hours time-in-service (TIS) after November 27, 2007 (the effective date of this AD). (ii) Within 30 days after November 27, 2007 (the effective date of this AD). Follow the procedures in Eclipse Aviation Corporation Alert Service Bulletin SB 500–57– 007, Rev A, dated October 12, 2007, or Eclipse Aviation Corporation Alert Service Bulletin SB 500–57–007, Rev B, dated October 23, 2007. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:41 Nov 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27NOR1.SGM 27NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 27, 2007 / Rules and Regulations 66045 Actions Compliance Procedures (2) Remove any primer and/or paint from the fuel filler adapter surround. Before further flight after the inspection required by paragraph (e)(1) of this AD where primer and/or paint was found on the fuel filler adapter surround. Follow the procedures in Eclipse Aviation Corporation Alert Service Bulletin SB 500–57– 007, Rev B, dated October 23, 2007. Special Flight Permit DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (f) Under 14 CFR 39.23, we are limiting the special flight permits for this AD by allowing ‘‘Flight in Day Visual Flight Rules (VFR) Only.’’ Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 45 Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) [Docket No. FAA–2007–27173; Amendment No. 45–25] (g) The Manager, Fort Worth Airplane Certification Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Mitchell Soth, Flight Test Engineer, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76137; telephone: (817) 222–5104; fax: (817) 222–5960. 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. RIN 2120–AJ02 Material Incorporated by Reference pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES (h) You must use Eclipse Aviation Corporation Alert Service Bulletin SB 500– 57–007, Rev A, dated October 12, 2007 or Eclipse Aviation Corporation Alert Service Bulletin SB 500–57–007, Rev B, dated October 23, 2007, to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of this service information under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Eclipse Aviation Corporation, 4100 Aerospace Parkway, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87121; phone (505) 245–7555; fax: (505) 241–8802; e-mail: customercare@EclipseAviation.com. (3) You may review copies at the FAA, Central Region, Office of the Regional Counsel, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; or at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: https://www.archives.gov/federal_register/ code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 20, 2007. Kim Smith, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. E7–23024 Filed 11–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:41 Nov 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 Nationality and Registration Marks; Non Fixed-Wing Aircraft Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Direct final rule confirmation of effective date. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action confirms the direct final rule issued on September 14, 2007, which became effective on November 13, 2007. The rule changes certain display requirements for nationality and registration marks for powered parachutes and weight-shiftcontrol aircraft. No comments were received on this direct final rule. DATES: The direct final rule published at 72 FR 52467 is confirmed effective November 13, 2007. ADDRESSES: The complete docket for the direct final rule on nationality and registration marks; non fixed-wing aircraft, Docket ID FAA–2007–27173 may be examined at https:// www.regulations.gov at any time or go to Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building, Ground Floor, at 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Grant Schneemann, AIR–230, Airworthiness Branch, Production and Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (202) 267–8473. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 14, 2007, the FAA published a direct final rule (72 FR 52467) that permits operators of U.S. registered powered parachutes and weight-shift-control aircraft to display their nationality and registration marks in other than a horizontal orientation on the fuselage, a structural member, or a PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 component of the aircraft. The direct final rule also clarifies the size requirements for nationality and registration marks on U.S. registered powered parachutes and weight-shiftcontrol aircraft. Discussion of Comments The FAA received no comments on the nationality and registration marks; non fixed-wing aircraft direct final rule. Conclusion In consideration that no comments were submitted in response to the direct final rule, the FAA has determined that no further rulemaking action is necessary. Amendment 45–25 remains in effect as adopted. Issued in Washington, DC, on November 20, 2007. John Hickey, Director, Aircraft Certification Services. [FR Doc. E7–23028 Filed 11–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Part 558 New Animal Drugs For Use in Animal Feeds; Fenbendazole AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect approval of a supplemental new animal drug application (NADA) filed by Intervet Inc. The supplemental NADA provides for a revised food safety warning on labeling for fenbendazole Type A medicated article and Type B and Type C medicated horse feeds. DATES: This rule is effective November 27, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melanie R. Berson, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV–110), Food and Drug Administration, 7500 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 301–827–7540, email: melanie.berson@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Intervet Inc., P.O. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2007-0247; Directorate Identifier 2007-CE-083-AD; 
Amendment 39-15278; AD 2007-24-12]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Eclipse Aviation Corporation Model 
EA500 Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain Eclipse Aviation Corporation Model (Eclipse) EA500 airplanes. 
This AD requires you to inspect the fuel filler adapters for primer 
and/or paint in the surround and, if present, remove the primer and/or 
paint. This AD results from an observation during a factory walk-around 
that the fuel filler surround was primed instead of being bare metal. 
We are issuing this AD to inspect and, if necessary, remove any paint 
and/or primer to restore the fuel filler adapter lightning strike 
protection. A lightning strike on the filler cap with insulating primer 
on the surround could result in the strike not dissipating to the 
surround. This could lead to arcing and ignition of fuel vapor inside 
the fuel tank.

DATES: This AD becomes effective on November 27, 2007.
    On November 27, 2007, the Director of the Federal Register approved 
the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this 
AD.
    We must receive any comments on this AD by January 28, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to comment on this AD.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building, Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    To get the service information identified in this AD, contact 
Eclipse Aviation Corporation, 4100 Aerospace Parkway, Albuquerque, New 
Mexico 87121; phone (505) 245-7555; fax: (505) 241-8802; email: 
customercare@EclipseAviation.com.
    To view the comments to this AD, go to https://www.regulations.gov. 
The docket number is FAA-2007-0247; Directorate Identifier 2007-CE-083-
AD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mitchell Soth, Flight Test Engineer, 
2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76137; telephone: (817) 222-5104; 
fax: (817) 222-5960.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    The aircraft type certification requires compliance to 14 CFR 
23.954, Fuel system lightning protection. During the lightning 
protection testing of certain Eclipse Model EA500 airplanes, it was 
determined that the fuel filler surround required exposed bare metal to 
dissipate arc products when the fuel filler cap is struck by lightning. 
We were notified by Eclipse that, during a factory walk-around, they 
observed that the fuel filler surround was primed instead of being bare 
metal. The affected airplanes are only those with the extended tip 
tanks (ETT).
    A lightning strike on the filler cap with insulating primer on the 
surround could result in the strike not dissipating to the surround. 
This could lead to arcing and ignition of fuel vapor inside the fuel 
tank.

Relevant Service Information

    We reviewed Eclipse Aviation Corporation Alert Service Bulletin SB 
500-57-007, Rev A, dated October 12, 2007, and Eclipse Aviation 
Corporation Alert Service Bulletin SB 500-57-007, Rev B, dated October 
23, 2007. The service information describes procedures for inspecting 
the fuel filler fitting surround for primer and/or paint and removing 
the primer and/or paint if found.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This AD

    We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all the information and 
determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist 
or develop on other products of the same type design. This AD requires 
you to

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inspect and if necessary restore the fuel filler adapter lightning 
strike protection by removing any primer and/or paint from the fuel 
filler adapter surround.
    In preparing this rule, we contacted type clubs and aircraft 
operators to get technical information and information on operational 
and economic impacts. We did not receive any information through these 
contacts. If received, we would have included a discussion of any 
information that may have influenced this action in the rulemaking 
docket.

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 and comment prior to adoption of this rule, because a 
lightning strike to the fuel filler cap might not properly dissipate to 
the surround and could cause arcing and ignition of fuel vapor inside 
the fuel tank. Therefore, we determined that notice and opportunity for 
public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable and that good 
cause exists for making this amendment effective in fewer than 30 days.

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety, and we did not precede it by notice and an opportunity for 
public comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, 
or arguments regarding this AD. Send your comments to an address listed 
under the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number ``FAA-2007-0247; 
Directorate Identifier 2007-CE-083-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of the AD. We will consider 
all comments received by the closing date and may amend the AD in light 
of those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to https://
www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive concerning this AD.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

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

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket that contains the AD, the regulatory 
evaluation, any comments received, and other information on the 
Internet at https://www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket 
Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone (800) 647-5527) 
is located at the street address stated in the ADDRESSES section. 
Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

    Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by 
reference, Safety.

Adoption of the Amendment

0
Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, 
the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

2007-24-12 Eclipse Aviation Corporation: Amendment 39-15278; Docket 
No. FAA-2007-0247; Directorate Identifier 2007-CE-083-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This AD becomes effective on November 27, 2007.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to Model EA500 airplanes, serial numbers 
000039 through 000062, that are certificated in any category.

Unsafe Condition

    (d) This AD results from an observation during a factory walk-
around that the fuel filler surround was primed instead of being 
bare metal. We are issuing this AD to inspect and, if necessary, 
remove any paint and/or primer to restore the fuel filler adapter 
lightning strike protection. A lightning strike on the filler cap 
with insulating primer on the surround could result in the strike 
not dissipating to the surround. This could lead to arcing and 
ignition of fuel vapor inside the fuel tank.

Compliance

    (e) To address this problem, you must do the following, unless 
already done:

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           Actions                 Compliance            Procedures
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(1) Inspect the right and     At whichever of the   Follow the
 left fuel filler adapters     following occurs      procedures in
 for application of primer     first: (i) Within     Eclipse Aviation
 and/or paint.                 10 hours time-in-     Corporation Alert
                               service (TIS) after   Service Bulletin SB
                               November 27, 2007     500-57-007, Rev A,
                               (the effective date   dated October 12,
                               of this AD).          2007, or Eclipse
                              (ii) Within 30 days    Aviation
                               after November 27,    Corporation Alert
                               2007 (the effective   Service Bulletin SB
                               date of this AD).     500-57-007, Rev B,
                                                     dated October 23,
                                                     2007.

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(2) Remove any primer and/or  Before further        Follow the
 paint from the fuel filler    flight after the      procedures in
 adapter surround.             inspection required   Eclipse Aviation
                               by paragraph (e)(1)   Corporation Alert
                               of this AD where      Service Bulletin SB
                               primer and/or paint   500-57-007, Rev B,
                               was found on the      dated October 23,
                               fuel filler adapter   2007.
                               surround.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Special Flight Permit

    (f) Under 14 CFR 39.23, we are limiting the special flight 
permits for this AD by allowing ``Flight in Day Visual Flight Rules 
(VFR) Only.''

Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (g) The Manager, Fort Worth Airplane Certification Office, FAA, 
has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using 
the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: 
Mitchell Soth, Flight Test Engineer, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth, 
Texas 76137; telephone: (817) 222-5104; fax: (817) 222-5960. 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

    (h) You must use Eclipse Aviation Corporation Alert Service 
Bulletin SB 500-57-007, Rev A, dated October 12, 2007 or Eclipse 
Aviation Corporation Alert Service Bulletin SB 500-57-007, Rev B, 
dated October 23, 2007, to do the actions required by this AD, 
unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference of this service information under 5 
U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Eclipse Aviation Corporation, 4100 Aerospace Parkway, Albuquerque, 
New Mexico 87121; phone (505) 245-7555; fax: (505) 241-8802; e-mail: 
customercare@EclipseAviation.com.
    (3) You may review copies at the FAA, Central Region, Office of 
the Regional Counsel, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106; or at 
the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For 
information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-
741-6030, or go to: https://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_
of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.

    Issued in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 20, 2007.
Kim Smith,
Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. E7-23024 Filed 11-26-07; 8:45 am]
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