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AGENCY: The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The NPRM proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) that had applied to certain Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation 14SF–7, 14SF–15, and 14SF–23 series propellers. The NPRM had applied to those propellers using certain Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation auxiliary pumps and motors (auxiliary feathering pumps). The proposed action would have required removal of certain serial SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 numbers (S/Ns) of auxiliary feathering pumps from service. Since we issued the NPRM, we attended a meeting sponsored by Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, which provided additional information regarding the unsafe condition. The information included results from bond strength tests that predicts a significantly lower fleet risk than the prior qualitative analysis. Accordingly, we withdraw the proposed rule. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Schwetz, Aerospace Engineer, Boston Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781– 238–7761; fax: 781–238–7170; email: michael.schwetz@faa.gov. The FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 with a proposed AD (78 FR 9001, February 7, 2013). The proposed AD had applied to Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation 14SF–7, 14SF–15, and 14SF–23 series propellers using certain Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation auxiliary feathering pumps. The NPRM proposed to require removing certain S/Ns of auxiliary feathering pumps from service. The proposed action was prompted by a report of a propeller not moving into the feathering position after an engine in-flight shutdown. The unsafe condition had applied to certain Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation 14SF–7, 14SF–15, and 14SF–23 series propellers using certain Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation auxiliary pumps and motors (auxiliary feathering pumps). The proposed actions intended to prevent propellers from failing to move into the feathering position after an engine in-flight shutdown. Since we issued the NPRM (78 FR 9001, February 7, 2013), additional information became available after the public comment period closed on March 25, 2013. Upon further consideration, we hereby withdraw the proposed rule for the following reasons: • Auxiliary feathering pump motors returned to Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation were tested to measure the bonding strength holding the magnets to the motor housing. • The test results did not substantiate the initial qualitative risk assessment. • The data gathered was then used for a more representative quantitative risk analysis. • The results from the bond strength tests predicts a significantly lower fleet risk than the prior qualitative analysis. Withdrawal of the NPRM (78 FR 9001, February 7, 2013) constitutes only such SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\22JYP1.SGM 22JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 140 / Monday, July 22, 2013 / Proposed Rules action, and does not preclude the agency from issuing another notice in the future, nor does it commit the agency to any course of action in the future. Since this action only withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking, it is neither a proposed nor a final rule. Therefore, Executive Order 12866, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, or DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979) do not cover this withdrawal. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Withdrawal Accordingly, the notice of proposed rulemaking, Docket No. FAA–2013– 0056; Directorate Identifier 2012–NE– 48–AD, published in the Federal Register on February 7, 2013 (78 FR 9001), is withdrawn. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on July 15, 2013. Colleen M. D’Alessandro, Assistant Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–17479 Filed 7–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0625; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–013–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to supersede an existing airworthiness directive (AD) that applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 747 series airplanes. The existing AD currently requires repetitive detailed inspections to detect cracking in certain fuselage upper deck tension ties, repair or modification of any cracked tension ties, and repetitive inspections of repaired and modified tension ties and repair or modification if necessary. The existing AD also provides for optional terminating action for the repetitive detailed inspections of tension ties that have not been repaired or modified. This proposed AD was ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:53 Jul 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder indicating that the upper deck tension ties of the fuselage are subject to widespread fatigue damage. This proposed AD would retain the repetitive inspections, mandate the previously optional terminating modification, and add, for tension ties that have not been repaired or modified, repetitive inspections that must be done concurrently with the existing repetitive inspections. We are proposing this AD to prevent widespread fatigue damage of certain fuselage upper deck tension ties, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by September 5, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • 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: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P. O. Box 3707, MC 2H– 65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; telephone 206–544–5000, extension 1; fax 206– 766–5680; Internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. You may review copies of the referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Ave. 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 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 AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan Weigand, Aerospace Engineer, PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 43839 Airframe Branch, ANM–120S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; phone: (425) 917–6428; fax: (425) 917–6590; email: nathan.p.weigand@faa.gov. 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–2013–0625; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–013–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 because 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 about this proposed AD. Discussion On June 14, 1994, we issued AD 94– 13–06, Amendment 39–8946 (59 FR 32879, June 27, 1994), for certain Boeing Model 747 series airplanes. That AD requires inspections to detect cracking in certain fuselage upper deck tension ties, and repair or modification of any cracked tension ties. That AD resulted from reports of fatigue cracking in tension ties. We issued that AD to prevent failure of two or more tension ties and the resultant rapid decompression of the airplane. Actions Since Existing AD (59 FR 32879, June 27, 1994) Was Issued AD 94–13–06, Amendment 39–8946 (59 FR 32879, June 27, 1994), provides a terminating modification as an option. We have determined that it is necessary to mandate this modification to adequately address the identified unsafe condition. We can better ensure long-term continued operational safety by design changes to remove the source of the problem, rather than by repetitive inspections. Long-term inspections may not provide the degree of safety necessary for the transport airplane fleet. This determination, along with a better understanding of the human factors associated with numerous continual inspections, has led us to consider placing less emphasis on inspections and more emphasis on E:\FR\FM\22JYP1.SGM 22JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 140 (Monday, July 22, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17479]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0056; Directorate Identifier 2012-NE-48-AD
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation 
Propellers

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The FAA is withdrawing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). 
The NPRM proposed a new airworthiness directive (AD) that had applied 
to certain Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation 14SF-7, 14SF-15, and 14SF-23 
series propellers. The NPRM had applied to those propellers using 
certain Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation auxiliary pumps and motors 
(auxiliary feathering pumps). The proposed action would have required 
removal of certain serial numbers (S/Ns) of auxiliary feathering pumps 
from service. Since we issued the NPRM, we attended a meeting sponsored 
by Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, which provided additional 
information regarding the unsafe condition. The information included 
results from bond strength tests that predicts a significantly lower 
fleet risk than the prior qualitative analysis. Accordingly, we 
withdraw the proposed rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Schwetz, Aerospace Engineer, 
Boston Aircraft Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller 
Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; 
phone: 781-238-7761; fax: 781-238-7170; email: michael.schwetz@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FAA proposed to amend 14 CFR part 39 
with a proposed AD (78 FR 9001, February 7, 2013). The proposed AD had 
applied to Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation 14SF-7, 14SF-15, and 14SF-23 
series propellers using certain Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation 
auxiliary feathering pumps. The NPRM proposed to require removing 
certain S/Ns of auxiliary feathering pumps from service. The proposed 
action was prompted by a report of a propeller not moving into the 
feathering position after an engine in-flight shutdown. The unsafe 
condition had applied to certain Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation 14SF-
7, 14SF-15, and 14SF-23 series propellers using certain Hamilton 
Sundstrand Corporation auxiliary pumps and motors (auxiliary feathering 
pumps). The proposed actions intended to prevent propellers from 
failing to move into the feathering position after an engine in-flight 
shutdown.
    Since we issued the NPRM (78 FR 9001, February 7, 2013), additional 
information became available after the public comment period closed on 
March 25, 2013.
    Upon further consideration, we hereby withdraw the proposed rule 
for the following reasons:
     Auxiliary feathering pump motors returned to Hamilton 
Sundstrand Corporation were tested to measure the bonding strength 
holding the magnets to the motor housing.
     The test results did not substantiate the initial 
qualitative risk assessment.
     The data gathered was then used for a more representative 
quantitative risk analysis.
     The results from the bond strength tests predicts a 
significantly lower fleet risk than the prior qualitative analysis.
    Withdrawal of the NPRM (78 FR 9001, February 7, 2013) constitutes 
only such

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action, and does not preclude the agency from issuing another notice in 
the future, nor does it commit the agency to any course of action in 
the future.
    Since this action only withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking, 
it is neither a proposed nor a final rule. Therefore, Executive Order 
12866, the Regulatory Flexibility Act, or DOT Regulatory Policies and 
Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979) do not cover this 
withdrawal.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Withdrawal

    Accordingly, the notice of proposed rulemaking, Docket No. FAA-
2013-0056; Directorate Identifier 2012-NE-48-AD, published in the 
Federal Register on February 7, 2013 (78 FR 9001), is withdrawn.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on July 15, 2013.
Colleen M. D'Alessandro,
Assistant Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-17479 Filed 7-19-13; 8:45 am]
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