Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company, 23866 [2013-09428]

Download as PDF 23866 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 78 Tuesday, April 23, 2013 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. Ray Mei, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM–130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–917–6467; fax: 425–917–6590; email: raymont.mei@faa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Aviation Administration Discussion 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2010–0678; Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–020–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. AGENCY: The FAA withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 777–200 and –300 series airplanes. The proposed AD would have required installing new operational software in the cabin management system, and loading new software into the mass memory card. Since the proposed AD was issued, we have received new data that indicates the unsafe condition would not be adequately addressed by the proposed action. Subsequently, we are considering issuing new rulemaking that positively addresses the unsafe condition identified in the NPRM and eliminates the need for the actions proposed in the NPRM. Accordingly, the proposed AD is withdrawn. ADDRESSES: 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 action, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is the 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. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:03 Apr 22, 2013 Jkt 229001 We proposed to amend part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (14 CFR part 39) with a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for a new AD for certain Model 777–200 and –300 series airplanes. That NPRM published in the Federal Register on July 7, 2010 (75 FR 38945). The NPRM would have required installing new operational software in the cabin management system, and loading new software into the mass memory card. The NPRM resulted from an in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems review. The proposed actions were intended to ensure that the flightcrew is able to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and other non-essential electrical systems through a switch in the flight compartment in the event of smoke or flames. In the event of smoke or flames in the airplane flight deck or passenger cabin, the flightcrew’s inability to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and other non-essential electrical systems could result in the inability to control smoke or flames in the airplane flight deck or passenger cabin during a non-normal or emergency situation. Actions Since NPRM (75 FR 38945, July 7, 2010) Was Issued Since we issued the NPRM (75 FR 38945, July 7, 2010), we have received new data that the actions that indicates the unsafe condition would not be adequately addressed by the proposed action. Subsequently, we are considering issuing new rulemaking that positively addresses the unsafe condition identified in the NPRM and eliminates the need for the actions proposed in the NPRM. FAA’s Conclusions Upon further consideration, we have determined that the unsafe condition still exists, however, we intend to address it with new AD rulemaking. Accordingly, the NPRM (75 FR 38945, July 7, 2010) is withdrawn. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Withdrawal of the NPRM (75 FR 38945, July 7, 2010) does not preclude the FAA from issuing another related action or commit the FAA to any course of action in the future. Regulatory Impact Since this action only withdraws an NPRM (75 FR 38945, July 7, 2010), it is neither a proposed nor a final rule and therefore is not covered under Executive Order 12866, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, or DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979). List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Withdrawal Accordingly, we withdraw the NPRM, Docket No. FAA–2010–0678, Directorate Identifier 2010–NM–020–AD, which published in the Federal Register on July 7, 2010 (75 FR 38945). Issued in Renton, Washington, on February 1, 2013. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–09428 Filed 4–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 165 [Docket No. USCG–2013–0076] RIN 1625–AA00 Safety Zone; Crescent City 4th of July Fireworks; Crescent City Harbor, Crescent City, CA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes establishing a temporary safety zone in the navigable waters near Crescent City, CA in support of the Crescent City 4th of July Fireworks on July 4, 2013. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2010-0678; Directorate Identifier 2010-NM-020-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company

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

ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The FAA withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that 
proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing 
Company Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes. The proposed AD would 
have required installing new operational software in the cabin 
management system, and loading new software into the mass memory card. 
Since the proposed AD was issued, we have received new data that 
indicates the unsafe condition would not be adequately addressed by the 
proposed action. Subsequently, we are considering issuing new 
rulemaking that positively addresses the unsafe condition identified in 
the NPRM and eliminates the need for the actions proposed in the NPRM. 
Accordingly, the proposed AD is withdrawn.

ADDRESSES: 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 action, the regulatory 
evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street 
address for the Docket Office (phone: 800-647-5527) is the 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: Ray Mei, Aerospace Engineer, Systems 
and Equipment Branch, ANM-130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification 
Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; phone: 425-917-
6467; fax: 425-917-6590; email: raymont.mei@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    We proposed to amend part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations 
(14 CFR part 39) with a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for a new 
AD for certain Model 777-200 and -300 series airplanes. That NPRM 
published in the Federal Register on July 7, 2010 (75 FR 38945). The 
NPRM would have required installing new operational software in the 
cabin management system, and loading new software into the mass memory 
card. The NPRM resulted from an in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems 
review. The proposed actions were intended to ensure that the 
flightcrew is able to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and 
other non-essential electrical systems through a switch in the flight 
compartment in the event of smoke or flames. In the event of smoke or 
flames in the airplane flight deck or passenger cabin, the flightcrew's 
inability to turn off electrical power to the IFE system and other non-
essential electrical systems could result in the inability to control 
smoke or flames in the airplane flight deck or passenger cabin during a 
non-normal or emergency situation.

Actions Since NPRM (75 FR 38945, July 7, 2010) Was Issued

    Since we issued the NPRM (75 FR 38945, July 7, 2010), we have 
received new data that the actions that indicates the unsafe condition 
would not be adequately addressed by the proposed action. Subsequently, 
we are considering issuing new rulemaking that positively addresses the 
unsafe condition identified in the NPRM and eliminates the need for the 
actions proposed in the NPRM.

FAA's Conclusions

    Upon further consideration, we have determined that the unsafe 
condition still exists, however, we intend to address it with new AD 
rulemaking. Accordingly, the NPRM (75 FR 38945, July 7, 2010) is 
withdrawn.
    Withdrawal of the NPRM (75 FR 38945, July 7, 2010) does not 
preclude the FAA from issuing another related action or commit the FAA 
to any course of action in the future.

Regulatory Impact

    Since this action only withdraws an NPRM (75 FR 38945, July 7, 
2010), it is neither a proposed nor a final rule and therefore is not 
covered under Executive Order 12866, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, or 
DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 
1979).

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Withdrawal

    Accordingly, we withdraw the NPRM, Docket No. FAA-2010-0678, 
Directorate Identifier 2010-NM-020-AD, which published in the Federal 
Register on July 7, 2010 (75 FR 38945).

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on February 1, 2013.
Ali Bahrami,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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