Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC-10-30, DC-10-30F, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, and MD-10-30F Airplanes, 61352-61354 [2010-24171]

Download as PDF 61352 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 5, 2010 / Rules and Regulations thd.crj@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.com. (4) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (5) You may also review copies of the service information that is incorporated by reference 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/ code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_ locations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 16, 2010. Robert D. Breneman, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2010–24256 Filed 10–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2010–0553; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–070–AD; Amendment 39–16448; AD 2010–20–13] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC–10–30, DC–10–30F, DC–10–30F (KC–10A and KDC–10), DC–10–40, DC–10–40F, and MD–10–30F Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Model DC–10–30, DC–10–30F, DC–10– 30F (KC–10A and KDC–10), DC–10–40, DC–10–40F, and MD–10–30F airplanes. This AD requires doing a one-time inspection of the wire bundles to determine if wires touch the upper surface of the center upper auxiliary fuel tank, and marking the location if necessary; a one-time inspection for splices and damage of all wire bundles routed above the center upper auxiliary SUMMARY: fuel tank; a one-time inspection for damage to the fuel vapor barrier seal and upper surface of the center upper auxiliary fuel tank; and corrective actions, if necessary. This AD also requires installing non-metallic barrier/ shield sleeving to the wire harnesses, new clamps, new attaching hardware, and new extruded channels. This AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane. DATES: This AD is effective November 9, 2010. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of November 9, 2010. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, 3855 Lakewood Boulevard, MC D800–0019, Long Beach, California 90846–0001; telephone 206–544–5000, extension 2; fax 206–766–5683; e-mail dse.boecom@boeing.com; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227– 1221. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// 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 AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samuel Lee, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM–140L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, California 90712–4137; telephone (562) 627–5262; fax (562) 627–5210. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an airworthiness directive (AD) that would apply to certain Model DC–10–30, DC–10–30F, DC–10–30F (KC–10A and KDC–10), DC– 10–40, DC–10–40F, and MD–10–30F airplanes. That NPRM was published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2010 (75 FR 36579). That NPRM proposed to require doing a one-time inspection of the wire bundles to determine if wires touch the upper surface of the center upper auxiliary fuel tank, and marking the location if necessary; a one-time inspection for splices and damage of all wire bundles routed above the center upper auxiliary fuel tank; a one-time inspection for damage to the fuel vapor barrier seal and upper surface of the center upper auxiliary fuel tank; and corrective actions, if necessary. That NPRM also proposed to require installing non-metallic barrier/shield sleeving to the wire harnesses, new clamps, new attaching hardware, and new extruded channels. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We have considered the comment received. FedEx supports the NPRM. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comment received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the AD as proposed. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 166 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES TABLE—ESTIMATED COSTS Work hours Inspection and installation Group 1 Inspection .......................................................... Group 1 Installation .......................................................... Group 2 Inspection .......................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Oct 04, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00032 Average labor rate per hour 16 200 16 Fmt 4700 $85 85 85 Sfmt 4700 Parts $0 13,309 0 E:\FR\FM\05OCR1.SGM Cost per product $1,360 30,309 1,360 05OCR1 Number of U.S.registered airplanes 75 75 58 Fleet cost $102,000 2,273,175 78,880 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 5, 2010 / Rules and Regulations 61353 TABLE—ESTIMATED COSTS—Continued Work hours Inspection and installation Group Group Group Group Group 2 3 3 4 4 Installation Inspection Installation Inspection Installation .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... .......................................................... Average labor rate per hour 232 16 200 16 200 85 85 85 85 85 Authority for This Rulemaking ■ Regulatory Findings emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES 16,660 0 12,258 0 12,372 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. 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), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (4) 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. 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: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. §39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2010–20–13 McDonnell Douglas Corporation: Amendment 39–16448; Docket No. FAA–2010–0553; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–070–AD. Effective Date (a) This AD is effective November 9, 2010. Affected ADs (b) None. Applicability (c) This AD applies to McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC–10–30, DC–10–30F, DC–10–30F (KC–10A and KDC–10), DC–10– 40, DC10–40F, and MD–10–30F airplanes, certificated in any category; as identified in Boeing Service Bulletin DC10–28–244, dated February 25, 2010. Subject (d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 28: Fuel. Unsafe Condition (e) This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. The Federal Aviation Administration is issuing this AD to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Compliance (f) You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the actions have already been done. Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Actions (g) Within 60 months after the effective date of this AD do the actions specified in VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Oct 04, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Cost per product Parts 36,380 1,360 29,258 1,360 29,372 Number of U.S.registered airplanes 58 18 18 15 15 Fleet cost 2,110,040 24,480 526,644 20,400 440,580 paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), (g)(3), and (g)(4) of this AD, as applicable, and do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin DC10–28–244, dated February 25, 2010, except as required by paragraph (h) of this AD. Do all applicable corrective actions before further flight. (1) Do a one-time general visual inspection of the wire bundles to determine if wires touch the upper surface of the center upper auxiliary fuel tank, and mark the location as applicable. (2) Do a one-time detailed inspection for splices and damage of all wire bundles between Stations Y = 1219.000 and Y = 1381.000 between X = ¥40 to X = ¥90 (right side) and X = 15 to X = 85 (left side) above the center upper auxiliary fuel tank. (3) Do a one-time detailed inspection for damage (burn marks) on the upper surface of the center upper auxiliary fuel tank and to the fuel vapor barrier seal. (4) Install non-metallic barrier/shield sleeving to the wire harnesses, new clamps, new attaching hardware, and new extruded channels. (h) Where Boeing Service Bulletin DC10– 28–244, dated February 25, 2010, specifies to contact Boeing for repair instructions: Before further flight, repair the center upper auxiliary fuel tank using a method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (i) of this AD. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (i)(1) The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 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: Samuel Lee, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM–140L, FAA, Los Angeles ACO, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, California 90712–4137; telephone (562) 627– 5262; fax (562) 627–5210. (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 principal maintenance inspector (PMI) or principal avionics inspector (PAI), as appropriate, or lacking a principal inspector, your local Flight Standards District Office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization E:\FR\FM\05OCR1.SGM 05OCR1 61354 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 192 / Tuesday, October 5, 2010 / Rules and Regulations Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Los Angeles ACO to make those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must meet the certification basis of the airplane and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. Related Information (j) For more information about this AD, contact Samuel Lee, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM–140L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, California 90712–4137; telephone (562) 627–5262; fax (562) 627–5210. Material Incorporated by Reference (k) You must use Boeing Service Bulletin DC10–28–244, dated February 25, 2010, 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 the service information specified in this AD under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, 3855 Lakewood Boulevard, MC D800–0019, Long Beach, California 90846– 0001; telephone 206–544–5000, extension 2; fax 206–766–5683; e-mail dse.boecom@boeing.com; Internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. (3) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (4) You may also review copies of the service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at an NARA facility, call 202–741– 6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/ federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ ibr_locations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 16, 2010. Robert D. Breneman, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2010–24171 Filed 10–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with RULES 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2010–0895] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Interstate 5 Bridge Repairs, Columbia River, Portland, OR Coast Guard, DHS. Temporary final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 Oct 04, 2010 Jkt 223001 The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone on the waters of the Columbia River due to repairs being made to the Interstate 5 Bridge. The safety zone is necessary to ensure the safety of the workers involved as well as the maritime public and will do so by prohibiting all persons and vessels from entering or remaining in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or his designated representative. DATES: This rule is effective in the CFR on October 5, 2010 through 5 p.m. on October 13, 2010. This rule is effective with actual notice for purposes of enforcement starting at 6 a.m. on October 4, 2010. ADDRESSES: Documents indicated in this preamble as being available in the docket are part of docket USCG–2010– 0895 and are available online by going to http://www.regulations.gov, inserting USCG–2010–0895 in the ‘‘Keyword’’ box, and then clicking ‘‘Search.’’ They are also available for inspection or copying at the Docket Management Facility (M–30), U.S. Department of Transportation, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary rule, call or e-mail BM2 Silvestre Suga, Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Portland; telephone 503–247–4015, e-mail D13SG-M-MSUPortlandWWM@uscg.mil. If you have questions on viewing the docket, call Renee V. Wright, Program Manager, Docket Operations, telephone 202–366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Regulatory Information The Coast Guard is issuing this temporary final rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment pursuant to authority under section 4(a) of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) (5 U.S.C. 553(b)). This provision authorizes an agency to issue a rule without prior notice and opportunity to comment when the agency for good cause finds that those procedures are ‘‘impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest.’’ Under 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for not publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with respect to this rule because to do so would be contrary to public interest since the repairs to the Interstate 5 Bridge would be completed by the time notice could be published and comments taken. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Under 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3), the Coast Guard finds that good cause exists for making this rule effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register because to do otherwise would be contrary to the public interest since the repairs to the Interstate 5 Bridge would be completed by the time the 30 day period will have passed. Basis and Purpose The Oregon Department of Transportation will be conducting inspections and repairs to the Interstate 5 Bridge over the Columbia River on October 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, and 13, 2010. A tug and barge equipped with a man lift will be in position under the bridge to conduct the work. Due to the inherent dangers associated with such work, a safety zone is necessary to help ensure the safety of the workers involved as well as the maritime public. Discussion of Rule The safety zone created by this rule encompasses all waters of the Columbia River within the area created by connecting the following four piers of the Interstate 5 Bridge: East Pier 3 across the wide span channel to East Pier 5 then downstream under the bridge to West Pier 5, across the wide span channel to West Pier 3, then back upstream under the bridge to East Pier 3. The piers are numbered from the North bank to the South bank. Geographically this location is a rectangle enclosing the wide span channel of the Interstate 5 Bridge starting at the draw span reaching across to the first pier of the high span and then back to the draw span. The safety zone will be in effect from 6 a.m. through 5 p.m. on October 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, and 13, 2010. All persons and vessels are prohibited from entering or remaining in the safety zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or designated representative. Regulatory Analyses We developed this rule after considering numerous statutes and executive orders related to rulemaking. Below we summarize our analyses based on 13 of these statutes or executive orders. Regulatory Planning and Review This rule is not a significant regulatory action under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review, and does not require an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section 6(a)(3) of that Order. The Office of Management and Budget has not reviewed it under that Order. The Coast Guard has made this E:\FR\FM\05OCR1.SGM 05OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 192 (Tuesday, October 5, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2010-0553; Directorate Identifier 2010-NM-070-AD; 
Amendment 39-16448; AD 2010-20-13]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC-
10-30, DC-10-30F, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-10-40F, 
and MD-10-30F Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Model DC-10-30, DC-10-30F, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC-
10-40F, and MD-10-30F airplanes. This AD requires doing a one-time 
inspection of the wire bundles to determine if wires touch the upper 
surface of the center upper auxiliary fuel tank, and marking the 
location if necessary; a one-time inspection for splices and damage of 
all wire bundles routed above the center upper auxiliary fuel tank; a 
one-time inspection for damage to the fuel vapor barrier seal and upper 
surface of the center upper auxiliary fuel tank; and corrective 
actions, if necessary. This AD also requires installing non-metallic 
barrier/shield sleeving to the wire harnesses, new clamps, new 
attaching hardware, and new extruded channels. This AD was prompted by 
fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this 
AD to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, 
which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel 
tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.

DATES: This AD is effective November 9, 2010.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of November 9, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, 
3855 Lakewood Boulevard, MC D800-0019, Long Beach, California 90846-
0001; telephone 206-544-5000, extension 2; fax 206-766-5683; e-mail 
dse.boecom@boeing.com; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may 
review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, 
Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the 
FAA, call 425-227-1221.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://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 AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, 
any comments received, and other information. The address for the 
Docket Office (phone: 800-647-5527) is Document Management Facility, 
U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., 
Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samuel Lee, Aerospace Engineer, 
Propulsion Branch, ANM-140L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification 
Office, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, California 90712-4137; 
telephone (562) 627-5262; fax (562) 627-5210.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to include an airworthiness directive (AD) that would apply to 
certain Model DC-10-30, DC-10-30F, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-
10-40, DC-10-40F, and MD-10-30F airplanes. That NPRM was published in 
the Federal Register on June 28, 2010 (75 FR 36579). That NPRM proposed 
to require doing a one-time inspection of the wire bundles to determine 
if wires touch the upper surface of the center upper auxiliary fuel 
tank, and marking the location if necessary; a one-time inspection for 
splices and damage of all wire bundles routed above the center upper 
auxiliary fuel tank; a one-time inspection for damage to the fuel vapor 
barrier seal and upper surface of the center upper auxiliary fuel tank; 
and corrective actions, if necessary. That NPRM also proposed to 
require installing non-metallic barrier/shield sleeving to the wire 
harnesses, new clamps, new attaching hardware, and new extruded 
channels.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We have considered the comment received. FedEx supports the 
NPRM.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comment received, and 
determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting the 
AD as proposed.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 166 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                             Table--Estimated Costs
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                                                                                         Number of
                                                   Average                   Cost per      U.S.-
    Inspection and installation     Work  hours   labor rate     Parts       product     registered   Fleet cost
                                                   per hour                              airplanes
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Group 1 Inspection................           16          $85           $0       $1,360           75     $102,000
Group 1 Installation..............          200           85       13,309       30,309           75    2,273,175
Group 2 Inspection................           16           85            0        1,360           58       78,880

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Group 2 Installation..............          232           85       16,660       36,380           58    2,110,040
Group 3 Inspection................           16           85            0        1,360           18       24,480
Group 3 Installation..............          200           85       12,258       29,258           18      526,644
Group 4 Inspection................           16           85            0        1,360           15       20,400
Group 4 Installation..............          200           85       12,372       29,372           15      440,580
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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

    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),
    (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and
    (4) 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.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec. 39.13  [Amended]

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

2010-20-13 McDonnell Douglas Corporation: Amendment 39-16448; Docket 
No. FAA-2010-0553; Directorate Identifier 2010-NM-070-AD.

Effective Date

    (a) This AD is effective November 9, 2010.

Affected ADs

    (b) None.

Applicability

    (c) This AD applies to McDonnell Douglas Corporation Model DC-
10-30, DC-10-30F, DC-10-30F (KC-10A and KDC-10), DC-10-40, DC10-40F, 
and MD-10-30F airplanes, certificated in any category; as identified 
in Boeing Service Bulletin DC10-28-244, dated February 25, 2010.

Subject

    (d) Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 28: Fuel.

Unsafe Condition

    (e) This AD results from fuel system reviews conducted by the 
manufacturer. The Federal Aviation Administration is issuing this AD 
to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, 
which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in 
fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.

Compliance

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

Actions

    (g) Within 60 months after the effective date of this AD do the 
actions specified in paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2), (g)(3), and (g)(4) 
of this AD, as applicable, and do all applicable corrective actions, 
in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service 
Bulletin DC10-28-244, dated February 25, 2010, except as required by 
paragraph (h) of this AD. Do all applicable corrective actions 
before further flight.
    (1) Do a one-time general visual inspection of the wire bundles 
to determine if wires touch the upper surface of the center upper 
auxiliary fuel tank, and mark the location as applicable.
    (2) Do a one-time detailed inspection for splices and damage of 
all wire bundles between Stations Y = 1219.000 and Y = 1381.000 
between X = -40 to X = -90 (right side) and X = 15 to X = 85 (left 
side) above the center upper auxiliary fuel tank.
    (3) Do a one-time detailed inspection for damage (burn marks) on 
the upper surface of the center upper auxiliary fuel tank and to the 
fuel vapor barrier seal.
    (4) Install non-metallic barrier/shield sleeving to the wire 
harnesses, new clamps, new attaching hardware, and new extruded 
channels.
    (h) Where Boeing Service Bulletin DC10-28-244, dated February 
25, 2010, specifies to contact Boeing for repair instructions: 
Before further flight, repair the center upper auxiliary fuel tank 
using a method approved in accordance with the procedures specified 
in paragraph (i) of this AD.

Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (i)(1) The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office 
(ACO), 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: Samuel Lee, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion 
Branch, ANM-140L, FAA, Los Angeles ACO, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, 
Lakewood, California 90712-4137; telephone (562) 627-5262; fax (562) 
627-5210.
    (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 principal maintenance inspector (PMI) or 
principal avionics inspector (PAI), as appropriate, or lacking a 
principal inspector, your local Flight Standards District Office. 
The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD.
    (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be 
used for any repair required by this AD if it is approved by the 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization

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Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the 
Manager, Los Angeles ACO to make those findings. For a repair method 
to be approved, the repair must meet the certification basis of the 
airplane and the approval must specifically refer to this AD.

Related Information

    (j) For more information about this AD, contact Samuel Lee, 
Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM-140L, FAA, Los Angeles 
Aircraft Certification Office, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, 
California 90712-4137; telephone (562) 627-5262; fax (562) 627-5210.

Material Incorporated by Reference

    (k) You must use Boeing Service Bulletin DC10-28-244, dated 
February 25, 2010, 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 the service information specified in 
this AD under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, 
3855 Lakewood Boulevard, MC D800-0019, Long Beach, California 90846-
0001; telephone 206-544-5000, extension 2; fax 206-766-5683; e-mail 
dse.boecom@boeing.com; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com.
    (3) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue, SW., Renton, 
Washington. For information on the availability of this material at 
the FAA, call 425-227-1221.
    (4) You may also review copies of the service information that 
is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records 
Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this 
material at an NARA facility, call 202-741-6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/ibr_locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 16, 2010.
Robert D. Breneman,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-24171 Filed 10-4-10; 8:45 am]
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