Airworthiness Standards; Rotor Overspeed Requirements; Correction, 55553 [2011-23025]

Download as PDF 55553 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 76, No. 174 Thursday, September 8, 2011 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 33 [Docket No. FAA–2010–0398; Amendment No. 33–31] RIN 2120–AJ62 Airworthiness Standards; Rotor Overspeed Requirements; Correction Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; correction. AGENCY: The FAA is correcting an unintentional error in the preamble of the final rule, Airworthiness Standards; Rotor Overspeed Requirements, published on July 18, 2011 (76 FR 42020). The final rule established uniform rotor overspeed design and test requirements for aircraft engines and turbochargers certificated by the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This document corrects an error in the preamble. DATES: Effective September 8, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions concerning this final rule, contact Tim Mouzakis, Engine and Propeller Directorate Standards Staff, ANE–111, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Federal Aviation Administration, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803–5299; telephone (781) 238–7114; fax (781) 238–7199; e-mail timoleon.mouzakis@faa.gov. For legal questions concerning this final rule contact Vincent Bennett, ANE–7, Office of Regional Counsel, Federal Aviation Administration, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, Massachusetts 01803–5299; telephone (781) 238–7044; fax (781) 238–7055; email vincent.bennett@faa.gov. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:47 Sep 07, 2011 Background DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION On Monday, July 18, 2011, the FAA published a final rule entitled ‘‘Airworthiness Standards; Rotor Overspeed Requirements’’ (76 FR 42022). The final rule revised the aircraft turbine engine rotor overspeed type certification standards. During the review process, we determined a portion of the section entitled ‘‘Total Estimated Benefits and Costs of this Proposed Rule’’ should be removed. We found that this section included a discussion of a comment that had already been fully discussed in the paragraph headed ‘‘Material Properties of Test Rotors’’. We are therefore eliminating discussion of this comment in the benefits and costs section of the preamble. Federal Aviation Administration Correction to Preamble 1. On page 42022, third column, revise the first full paragraph of ‘‘Total Estimated Benefits and Costs of This Proposed Rule’’ to read as follows: ‘‘Industry must currently certificate to the two standards that are substantively similar, but have a few slightly different testing and documentation procedures and requirements. The rule harmonizes these procedures and requirements to the higher standard and, thereby, may increase safety. In addition, by reducing the amount of duplicative testing that would need to be either witnessed or analyzed by the FAA, the FAA is better able to prioritize its resources to other, more safety critical areas. Consequently, we determined that unquantifiable future minimal benefits from the rule may also accrue. The FAA concludes that the combination of cost savings and potential increased safety benefits will make this rule cost beneficial. Further, we therefore determined that this rule is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ as defined in section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866, and is not ‘‘significant’’ as defined in DOT’S Regulatory Policies and Procedures.’’ This correction ensures correct understanding of and FAA response to comments received. There are no changes to the existing regulatory text. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 31, 2011. Dennis R. Pratte, Acting Director, Office of Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2011–23025 Filed 9–7–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2011–0087; Airspace Docket No. 11–ASO–12] Amendment of Class D Airspace; Eglin AFB, FL Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action amends Class D Airspace in the Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), FL airspace area. The Destin Non-Directional Beacon (NDB) has been decommissioned and new Standard Instrument Approaches have been developed for Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport that enhances the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport. This action also corrects the geographic coordinates of Eglin AFB, Duke Field, and Hulbert Field. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, October 20, 2011. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. SUMMARY: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: History On July 1, 2011, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend Class D airspace in the Eglin AFB, FL area (76 FR 38580) Docket No. FAA–2011–0087. Subsequent to publication, the FAA found that the latitude coordinates for Eglin AFB were not rounded up. This rule makes that correction. Also, this action adjusts the geographic coordinates for Duke Field and Hurlburt Field. Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. One comment was received supporting this action. Class D airspace designations are published in E:\FR\FM\08SER1.SGM 08SER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 33

[Docket No. FAA-2010-0398; Amendment No. 33-31]
RIN 2120-AJ62


Airworthiness Standards; Rotor Overspeed Requirements; Correction

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is correcting an unintentional error in the preamble 
of the final rule, Airworthiness Standards; Rotor Overspeed 
Requirements, published on July 18, 2011 (76 FR 42020). The final rule 
established uniform rotor overspeed design and test requirements for 
aircraft engines and turbochargers certificated by the FAA and the 
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This document corrects an error 
in the preamble.

DATES: Effective September 8, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions concerning 
this final rule, contact Tim Mouzakis, Engine and Propeller Directorate 
Standards Staff, ANE-111, Engine and Propeller Directorate, Federal 
Aviation Administration, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, 
Massachusetts 01803-5299; telephone (781) 238-7114; fax (781) 238-7199; 
e-mail timoleon.mouzakis@faa.gov. For legal questions concerning this 
final rule contact Vincent Bennett, ANE-7, Office of Regional Counsel, 
Federal Aviation Administration, 12 New England Executive Park, 
Burlington, Massachusetts 01803-5299; telephone (781) 238-7044; fax 
(781) 238-7055; e-mail vincent.bennett@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

Background

    On Monday, July 18, 2011, the FAA published a final rule entitled 
``Airworthiness Standards; Rotor Overspeed Requirements'' (76 FR 
42022). The final rule revised the aircraft turbine engine rotor 
overspeed type certification standards.
    During the review process, we determined a portion of the section 
entitled ``Total Estimated Benefits and Costs of this Proposed Rule'' 
should be removed. We found that this section included a discussion of 
a comment that had already been fully discussed in the paragraph headed 
``Material Properties of Test Rotors''. We are therefore eliminating 
discussion of this comment in the benefits and costs section of the 
preamble.

Correction to Preamble

    1. On page 42022, third column, revise the first full paragraph of 
``Total Estimated Benefits and Costs of This Proposed Rule'' to read as 
follows:

    ``Industry must currently certificate to the two standards that 
are substantively similar, but have a few slightly different testing 
and documentation procedures and requirements. The rule harmonizes 
these procedures and requirements to the higher standard and, 
thereby, may increase safety. In addition, by reducing the amount of 
duplicative testing that would need to be either witnessed or 
analyzed by the FAA, the FAA is better able to prioritize its 
resources to other, more safety critical areas. Consequently, we 
determined that unquantifiable future minimal benefits from the rule 
may also accrue. The FAA concludes that the combination of cost 
savings and potential increased safety benefits will make this rule 
cost beneficial. Further, we therefore determined that this rule is 
not a ``significant regulatory action'' as defined in section 3(f) 
of Executive Order 12866, and is not ``significant'' as defined in 
DOT'S Regulatory Policies and Procedures.''

    This correction ensures correct understanding of and FAA response 
to comments received. There are no changes to the existing regulatory 
text.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on August 31, 2011.
Dennis R. Pratte,
Acting Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2011-23025 Filed 9-7-11; 8:45 am]
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