Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes, 32579-32581 [2013-12897]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 105 / Friday, May 31, 2013 / Proposed Rules (1) The maximum weight. (2) Any other weight limits, if necessary. (c) Centre of gravity. The established c.g. limits required by CS–VLA 23 must be furnished. (d) Manoeuvres. Authorised manoeuvres established in accordance with CS–VLA 3. (e) Flight load factors. Manoeuvring load factors: the following must be furnished: (1) The factors corresponding to point A and point C of figure 1 of CS–VLA 333 (b), stated to be applicable at VA. (2) The factors corresponding to point D and point E of figure 1 of CS–VLA 333 (b) to be applicable at VNE. (3) The factor with wing flaps extended as specified in CS–VLA 345. (f) Kinds of operation. The kinds of operation (day VFR or day and night VFR, whichever is applicable) in which the aeroplane may be used, must be stated. The minimum equipment required for the operation must be listed. (g) Powerplant limitations. The following information must be furnished: (1) Limitation required by CS–VLA 1521. (2) Information necessary for marking the instruments required by CS–VLA 1549 to 1553. (3) Fuel and oil designation. (4) For two-stroke engines, fuel/oil ratio. (h) Placards. Placards required by CS–VLA 1555 to 1561 must be presented. Information Contact Comments Invited We invite interested parties to submit comments on the proposed airworthiness standards to the address specified above. Commenters must identify the AQUILA AT01 Model AT01 and submit comments to the address specified above. The FAA will consider all communications received on or before the closing date before issuing the final acceptance. The proposed airworthiness design standards and comments received may be inspected at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service, Standards Office (ACE–110), 901 Locust Street, Room 301, Kansas City, MO 64106, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. weekdays, except Federal holidays. Issued in Kansas City, Missouri on May 8, 2013. Earl Lawrence, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–12176 Filed 5–30–13; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 May 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0459; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–044–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL–600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, Model CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and Model CL– 600–2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by reports of erratic pitch movement and oscillatory behaviors of the elevator control system. This proposed AD would require repetitive replacement of the bellcrank supports on the inner rear spar of the horizontal stabilizer with new, improved bellcrank supports. We are proposing this AD to prevent erratic pitch movement and transient accelerations, which could result in a significant pitch upset, and injuries to passengers and flightcrew. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by July 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://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, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Bombardier, ˆ Inc., 400 Cote-Vertu Road West, Dorval, ´ Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514–855–5000; fax 514–855–7401; email thd.crj@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http://www.bombardier.com. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Transport PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 32579 Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. 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 Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office (telephone (800) 647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ricardo Garcia, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Branch, ANE–171, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone (516) 228– 7331; fax (516) 794–5531. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2013–0459; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–044–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD based on those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. Discussion Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2013–03, dated February 5, 2013 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: There have been several reported incidents of erratic pitch movements and oscillatory behaviors of the elevator control system. Investigation revealed that, the increase in the elevator breakout force induced by the introduction of a new elevator centering mechanism, in combination with the existing E:\FR\FM\31MYP1.SGM 31MYP1 32580 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 105 / Friday, May 31, 2013 / Proposed Rules bracket assembly backlash and bearing friction of the bell crank support, could result in erratic pitch movement and oscillatory behavior of the elevator control system. This condition, if not corrected, could result in pitch upset of the aeroplane that generates transient accelerations. These accelerations could be high enough to injure aeroplane occupants that are not restrained in their seats. This [TCCA] AD mandates the repetitive replacement of the bellcrank supports with a new bearing. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Relevant Service Information Bombardier, Inc. has issued Service Bulletin 670BA–27–064, dated December 11, 2012. The actions described in this service information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Difference Between This Proposed AD and the MCAI or Service Information The MCAI specifies using ‘‘later approved revisions’’ of the service information when accomplishing the requirements. However, ‘‘later approved revisions’’ must not be used in an AD when referring to the service document because doing so violates Office of the Federal Register (OFR) regulations for approval of materials ‘‘incorporated by reference’’ in rules. Therefore, we have not included ‘‘later approved revisions’’ in this proposed AD. If additional parts are identified in later revisions of the service information, we might consider further rulemaking then. Costs of Compliance Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD would affect about 400 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 7 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this proposed AD. Required parts would cost up to $2,422 per product. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 May 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. operators to be up to $1,206,800, or up to $3,017 per product. 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 proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 this proposed regulation: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the 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. We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this proposed AD and placed it in the AD docket. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 AD: ■ Bombardier, Inc.: Docket No. FAA–2013– 0459; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM– 044–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by July 15, 2013. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to the airplanes specified in paragraphs (c)(1), (c)(2), and (c)(3) of this AD, certificated in any category. (1) Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, serial numbers 10002 through 10999 inclusive. (2) Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) and CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, serial numbers 15001 through 15990 inclusive. (3) Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes, serial numbers 19001 through 19990 inclusive. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 27, Flight controls. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of erratic pitch movements and oscillatory behaviors of the elevator control system. We are issuing this AD to prevent erratic pitch movement and transient accelerations, which could result in a significant pitch upset, and injuries to passengers and flightcrew. (f) Compliance You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the actions have already been done. (g) Repetitive Replacement of the Bellcrank Supports For any airplane with bellcrank supports having part numbers AV670–23350–001 (left side) and AV670–23350–002 (right side), on the inner rear spar of the horizontal stabilizer: At the applicable time specified in paragraph (g)(1), (g)(2), (g)(3), or (g)(4) of this AD, replace the affected bellcrank supports with new bellcrank supports, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–27–064, dated December 11, 2012. Repeat the replacement thereafter at intervals not to exceed 20,000 flight hours. (1) For airplanes that have, as of the effective date of this AD, accumulated 18,000 total flight hours or less: Replace before the accumulation of 24,600 total flight hours. E:\FR\FM\31MYP1.SGM 31MYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 105 / Friday, May 31, 2013 / Proposed Rules (2) For airplanes that have, as of the effective date of this AD, accumulated more than 18,000 total flight hours, but 23,400 total flight hours or less: Replace within 6,600 flight hours after the effective date of this AD. (3) For airplanes that have, as of the effective date of this AD, accumulated more than 23,400 total flight hours, but 28,500 total flight hours or less: Replace before the accumulation of 30,000 total flight hours. (4) For airplanes that have, as of the effective date of this AD, accumulated more than 28,500 total flight hours: Within 1,500 flight hours after the effective date of this AD. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (h) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE–170, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the ACO, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516– 794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (i) Related Information (1) Refer to MCAI Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2013–03, dated February 5, 2013; and Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–27–064, dated December 11, 2012; for related information. (2) For service information identified in ˆ this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote´ Vertu Road West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514–855–5000; fax 514– 855–7401; email thd.crj@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.com. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 22, 2013. Jeffrey E. Duven, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–12897 Filed 5–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:53 May 30, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 32581 Electronic Submissions 21 CFR Part 1150 Submit electronic comments in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. [Docket No. FDA–2012–N–0920] Written Submissions Food and Drug Administration RIN 0910–AG81 Tobacco Products, User Fees, Requirements for the Submission of Data Needed To Calculate User Fees for Domestic Manufacturers and Importers of Tobacco Products AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is issuing this proposed rule that would require domestic tobacco product manufacturers and importers to submit information needed to calculate the amount of user fees assessed under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FD&C Act). The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been collecting this information and providing FDA with the data FDA needs to calculate the amount of user fees assessed to tobacco product manufacturers and importers. USDA intends to cease collecting this information starting in fiscal year 2015 (October 2014). Consistent with the requirements of the FD&C Act, we are proposing to require the submission of this information to FDA instead of USDA. We are taking this action to ensure that FDA continues to have the information we need to calculate, assess, and collect user fees. Submit either electronic or written comments on the proposed rule by August 14, 2013. Submit comments on information collection issues under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 by July 1, 2013 (see the ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995’’ section of this document). Submit written submissions in the following ways: • Fax: 301–827–6870. • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier (for paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions): Division of Dockets Management (HFA– 305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Instructions: All submissions received must include the Agency name and Docket No(s). and RIN for this rulemaking. All comments received may be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For additional information on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Comments’’ heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number(s), found in brackets in the heading of this document, into the ‘‘Search’’ box and follow the prompts and/or go to the Division of Dockets Management, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Boocker or Annette Marthaler, Center for Tobacco Products, Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850–3229, 877– 287–1373. Nancy.Boocker@fda.hhs.gov or Annette.Marthaler@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Table of Contents You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FDA–2012–N– 0920 and/or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 0910–AG81, by any of the following methods, except that comments on information collection issues under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA) must be submitted to the Office of Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) (see the ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995’’ section of this document). I. Background A. Two-Step Process To Calculate Quarterly Assessments B. Specific Considerations and Processes for User Fees Under Section 919 of the FD&C Act II. Description of the Proposed Rule A. General Principles B. Scope and Definitions C. Required Information D. Methodology E. Notification of Assessments F. Payments G. Disputes H. Penalties III. Effective Date IV. Legal Authority V. Environmental Impact VI. Analysis of Impacts A. Introduction B. Baseline C. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 105 (Friday, May 31, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12897]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0459; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-044-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 
701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) 
airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and 
Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This proposed 
AD was prompted by reports of erratic pitch movement and oscillatory 
behaviors of the elevator control system. This proposed AD would 
require repetitive replacement of the bellcrank supports on the inner 
rear spar of the horizontal stabilizer with new, improved bellcrank 
supports. We are proposing this AD to prevent erratic pitch movement 
and transient accelerations, which could result in a significant pitch 
upset, and injuries to passengers and flightcrew.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by July 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://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, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact 
Bombardier, Inc., 400 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, Qu[eacute]bec 
H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514-855-5000; fax 514-855-7401; email 
thd.crj@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http://www.bombardier.com. You 
may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. 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 Operations office 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory 
evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street 
address for the Docket Operations office (telephone (800) 647-5527) is 
in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket 
shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ricardo Garcia, Aerospace Engineer, 
Airframe and Mechanical Systems Branch, ANE-171, FAA, New York Aircraft 
Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, New 
York 11590; telephone (516) 228-7331; fax (516) 794-5531.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2013-0459; 
Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-044-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We 
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend 
this proposed AD based on those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this proposed AD.

Discussion

    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF-
2013-03, dated February 5, 2013 (referred to after this as ``the 
MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The 
MCAI states:

    There have been several reported incidents of erratic pitch 
movements and oscillatory behaviors of the elevator control system. 
Investigation revealed that, the increase in the elevator breakout 
force induced by the introduction of a new elevator centering 
mechanism, in combination with the existing

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bracket assembly backlash and bearing friction of the bell crank 
support, could result in erratic pitch movement and oscillatory 
behavior of the elevator control system. This condition, if not 
corrected, could result in pitch upset of the aeroplane that 
generates transient accelerations. These accelerations could be high 
enough to injure aeroplane occupants that are not restrained in 
their seats.
    This [TCCA] AD mandates the repetitive replacement of the 
bellcrank supports with a new bearing.

You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD 
docket.

Relevant Service Information

    Bombardier, Inc. has issued Service Bulletin 670BA-27-064, dated 
December 11, 2012.
    The actions described in this service information are intended to 
correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This Proposed AD

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another 
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have 
been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service 
information referenced above. We are proposing this AD because we 
evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe condition 
exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same 
type design.

Difference Between This Proposed AD and the MCAI or Service Information

    The MCAI specifies using ``later approved revisions'' of the 
service information when accomplishing the requirements. However, 
``later approved revisions'' must not be used in an AD when referring 
to the service document because doing so violates Office of the Federal 
Register (OFR) regulations for approval of materials ``incorporated by 
reference'' in rules. Therefore, we have not included ``later approved 
revisions'' in this proposed AD. If additional parts are identified in 
later revisions of the service information, we might consider further 
rulemaking then.

Costs of Compliance

    Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD 
would affect about 400 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that 
it would take about 7 work-hours per product to comply with the basic 
requirements of this proposed AD. Required parts would cost up to 
$2,422 per product. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Based 
on these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. 
operators to be up to $1,206,800, or up to $3,017 per product.

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 proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would 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 this proposed 
regulation:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under the 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.
    We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to 
comply with this proposed AD and placed it in the AD docket.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 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 AD:

Bombardier, Inc.: Docket No. FAA-2013-0459; Directorate Identifier 
2013-NM-044-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by July 15, 2013.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to the airplanes specified in paragraphs (c)(1), 
(c)(2), and (c)(3) of this AD, certificated in any category.
    (1) Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 
701, & 702) airplanes, serial numbers 10002 through 10999 inclusive.
    (2) Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) 
and CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, serial numbers 
15001 through 15990 inclusive.
    (3) Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 
1000) airplanes, serial numbers 19001 through 19990 inclusive.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 27, Flight 
controls.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of erratic pitch movements and 
oscillatory behaviors of the elevator control system. We are issuing 
this AD to prevent erratic pitch movement and transient 
accelerations, which could result in a significant pitch upset, and 
injuries to passengers and flightcrew.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Repetitive Replacement of the Bellcrank Supports

    For any airplane with bellcrank supports having part numbers 
AV670-23350-001 (left side) and AV670-23350-002 (right side), on the 
inner rear spar of the horizontal stabilizer: At the applicable time 
specified in paragraph (g)(1), (g)(2), (g)(3), or (g)(4) of this AD, 
replace the affected bellcrank supports with new bellcrank supports, 
in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier 
Service Bulletin 670BA-27-064, dated December 11, 2012. Repeat the 
replacement thereafter at intervals not to exceed 20,000 flight 
hours.
    (1) For airplanes that have, as of the effective date of this 
AD, accumulated 18,000 total flight hours or less: Replace before 
the accumulation of 24,600 total flight hours.

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    (2) For airplanes that have, as of the effective date of this 
AD, accumulated more than 18,000 total flight hours, but 23,400 
total flight hours or less: Replace within 6,600 flight hours after 
the effective date of this AD.
    (3) For airplanes that have, as of the effective date of this 
AD, accumulated more than 23,400 total flight hours, but 28,500 
total flight hours or less: Replace before the accumulation of 
30,000 total flight hours.
    (4) For airplanes that have, as of the effective date of this 
AD, accumulated more than 28,500 total flight hours: Within 1,500 
flight hours after the effective date of this AD.

(h) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New 
York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE-170, FAA, has the 
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the 
procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, 
send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight 
Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information 
directly to the ACO, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing 
Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 
410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone 516-228-7300; fax 516-794-
5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager 
of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding 
district office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically 
reference this AD.
    (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain 
corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these 
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered 
FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority 
(or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product 
is airworthy before it is returned to service.

(i) Related Information

    (1) Refer to MCAI Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF-2013-03, 
dated February 5, 2013; and Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA-27-
064, dated December 11, 2012; for related information.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Bombardier, Inc., 400 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, 
Qu[eacute]bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514-855-5000; fax 514-855-
7401; email thd.crj@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http://www.bombardier.com. You may review copies of the referenced service 
information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind 
Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this 
material at the FAA, call 425-227-1221.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on May 22, 2013.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-12897 Filed 5-30-13; 8:45 am]
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