Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes, 45898-45901 [2013-18237]

Download as PDF 45898 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 146 Tuesday, July 30, 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 955 [Docket No. AMS–FV–13–0037; FV13–955– 2 CR] Vidalia Onions Grown in Georgia; Continuance Referendum Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Referendum order. AGENCY: This document directs that a referendum be conducted among eligible producers of Vidalia onions grown in Georgia to determine whether they favor continuance of the marketing order that regulates the handling of Vidalia onions produced in the production area. DATES: The referendum will be conducted from September 9 through September 27, 2013. To vote in this referendum, producers must have produced Vidalia onions within the designated production area in Georgia during the period of January 1 through December 31, 2012. ADDRESSES: Copies of the marketing order may be obtained from the referendum agents at 799 Overlook Drive, Winter Haven, FL 33884, or the Office of the Docket Clerk, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Fruit and Vegetable Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Fax: (202) 720–8938; or Internet: www.regulations.gov. SUMMARY: pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Corey E. Elliott, Marketing Specialist, or Christian D. Nissen, Regional Director, Southeast Marketing Field Office, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Fruit and Vegetable Program, AMS, USDA, 799 Overlook Drive, Winter Haven, FL 33884; Telephone: (863) 324–3375, Fax: (863) 325–8793, or Email: Corey.Elliott@ams.usda.gov or Christian.Nissen@ams.usda.gov. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:30 Jul 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 Pursuant to Marketing Agreement and Order No. 955, as amended (7 CFR Part 955), hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘order,’’ and the applicable provisions of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended (7 U.S.C. 601–674), hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Act,’’ it is hereby directed that a referendum be conducted to ascertain whether continuance of the order is favored by the producers. The referendum shall be conducted from September 9 through September 27, 2013, among Vidalia onion producers in the production area. Only Vidalia onion producers that were engaged in the production of Vidalia onions in Georgia during the period of January 1 through December 31, 2012, may participate in the continuance referendum. USDA has determined that continuance referenda are an effective means for determining whether producers favor the continuation of marketing order programs. USDA would consider termination of the order if fewer than two-thirds of the producers voting in the referendum and producers of less than two-thirds of the volume of Vidalia onions represented in the referendum favor continuance. In evaluating the merits of continuance versus termination, USDA will not exclusively consider the results of the continuance referendum. USDA will also consider all other relevant information concerning the operation of the order and the relative benefits and disadvantages to producers, handlers, and consumers in determining whether continued operation of the order would tend to effectuate the declared policy of the Act. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501– 3520), the ballot materials to be used in the referendum have been submitted to and approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and have been assigned OMB No. 0581– 0178, Vegetable and Specialty Crop Marketing Orders. It has been estimated that it will take an average of 20 minutes for each of the approximately 80 producers of Vidalia onions in Georgia to cast a ballot. Participation is voluntary. Ballots postmarked after September 27, 2013, will not be included in the vote tabulation. Corey E. Elliott and Christian D. Nissen of the Southeast Marketing Field SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Office, Fruit and Vegetable Program, AMS, USDA, are hereby designated as the referendum agents of the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct this referendum. The procedure applicable to the referendum shall be the ‘‘Procedure for the Conduct of Referenda in Connection With Marketing Orders for Fruits, Vegetables, and Nuts Pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as Amended’’ (7 CFR 900.400–900.407). Ballots will be mailed to all producers of record and may also be obtained from the referendum agents, or from their appointees. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 955 Marketing agreements, Onions, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 601–674. Dated: July 24, 2013. Rex A. Barnes, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2013–18225 Filed 7–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2008–0618; Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–355–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); reopening of comment period. AGENCY: We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 777– 200, –200LR, –300, and –300ER series airplanes. That supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPRM) proposed to require revising the maintenance program to incorporate a revision to the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the maintenance planning data (MPD) document. That SNPRM was prompted by reports of two in-service occurrences on Model 737– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30JYP1.SGM 30JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 30, 2013 / Proposed Rules pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 400 airplanes of total loss of boost pump pressure of the fuel feed system, followed by loss of fuel system suction feed capability on one engine, and inflight shutdown of the engine. This action revises that SNPRM by adding Model 777F series airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct failure of the engine fuel suction feed of the fuel system, which, in the event of total loss of the fuel boost pumps, could result in dual engine flameout, inability to restart the engines, and consequent forced landing of the airplane. Since this action imposes an additional burden over that proposed in the previous SNPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the public the chance to comment on this proposed change. DATES: We must receive comments on this supplemental NPRM by September 13, 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: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, 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 service information identified in this proposed 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 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 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. Sue Lucier, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM–140S, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057–3356; phone: 425–917–6438; fax: 425–917– 6590; email: suzanne.lucier@faa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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–2008–0618; Directorate Identifier 2007–NM–355–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 We issued a supplemental NPRM (SNPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to all The Boeing Company Model 777–200, –200LR, –300, and –300ER series airplanes. The earlier SNPRM published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2013 (78 FR 14722). The earlier SNPRM proposed to require revising the maintenance program to incorporate a revision to the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the MPD document. 45899 Actions Since Earlier SNPRM (78 FR 14722, March 7, 2013) Was Issued Since we issued the earlier SNPRM (78 FR 14722, March 7, 2013), we have determined that Model 777F series airplanes are also affected by the identified unsafe condition and must be included in the applicablity. Comment We gave the public the opportunity to comment on the earlier SNPRM (78 FR 14722, March 7, 2013). The following presents the comment received on the earlier SNPRM and the FAA’s response to that comment. Request To Add Airplanes FedEx asked that Model 777F series airplanes be added to the applicability identified in paragraph (c) of the earlier SNPRM (78 FR 14722, March 7, 2013), if the intent is to include all Model 777 series airplanes. We agree with the commenter to include all Model 777 series airplanes for the reason provided previously. We have changed paragraph (c) of this second SNPRM to add Model 777F series airplanes. FAA’s Determination We are proposing this second SNPRM because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. The change described above expands the scope of the earlier SNPRM (78 FR 14722, March 7, 2013). As a result, we have determined that it is necessary to reopen the comment period to provide additional opportunity for the public to comment on this second SNPRM. Proposed Requirements of the Second SNPRM This second SNPRM revises the earlier SNPRM (78 FR 14722, March 7, 2013), by proposing to add airplanes to the applicability. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD would affect 676 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Cost per product Maintenance Program ......... Revision ............................... 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 ................................ $85 per test ....................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:30 Jul 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\30JYP1.SGM 30JYP1 Cost on U.S. operators $57,460, per test. 45900 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 30, 2013 / Proposed Rules We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide a cost estimate for the on-condition actions or the optional terminating action specified in this AD. the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: 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 proposed 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. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 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, VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:30 Jul 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 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): ■ The Boeing Company: Docket No. FAA– 2008–0618; Directorate Identifier 2007– NM–355–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by September 13, 2013. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to all The Boeing Company Model 777–200, –200LR, –300, –300ER, and 777F series airplanes, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/ Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 2800, Aircraft Fuel System. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by reports of two in-service occurrences on Model 737–400 airplanes of total loss of boost pump pressure of the fuel feed system, followed by loss of fuel system suction feed capability on one engine, and in-flight shutdown of the engine. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct failure of the engine fuel suction feed of the fuel system, which, in the event of total loss of the fuel boost pumps, could result in dual engine flameout, inability to restart the engines, and consequent forced landing of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Maintenance Program Revision Within 90 days after the effective date of this AD: Revise the maintenance program to incorporate the Airworthiness Limitation (AWL) identified in Appendix 1 of this AD. The initial compliance time for accomplishing AWL No. AWL–28–101, Engine Fuel Suction Feed Operational Test, is within 7,500 flight hours or 3 years after the effective date of this AD, whichever is first. (h) No Alternative Actions, Intervals, and/or Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCLs) After accomplishing the revision required by paragraph (g) of this AD, no alternative PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 actions (e.g., tests), intervals, or CDCCLs may be used unless the actions, intervals, or CDCCLs are approved as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (j) of this AD. (i) Credit for Incorporating Previous Maintenance Program Revision This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using AWL No. 28– AWL–101, Engine Fuel Suction Feed Operational Test, of Section D.2., AWLS— Fuel Systems, of Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622W001–9, Revision February 2012, of the Boeing 777 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, provided the revised ‘‘interval’’ specified in Appendix 1 of this AD is incorporated into the existing maintenance program within 90 days after the effective date of this AD. (j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle 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. 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 manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in the Related Information section of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANMSeattle-ACO-AMOC-Requests@faa.gov. (2) 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. (k) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Sue Lucier, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM–140S, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 98057– 3356; phone: 425–917–6438; fax: 425–917– 6590; email: suzanne.lucier@faa.gov. (2) 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 Avenue SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. Appendix 1 E:\FR\FM\30JYP1.SGM 30JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 30, 2013 / Proposed Rules AWL No. Task 28–AWL–101 .. ALI Interval Applicability 7,500 FH or 3 years, whichever is first. ALL 45901 Description Engine Fuel Suction Feed Operational Test An Engine Fuel Suction Feed Operational Test must be accomplished successfully on each engine individually. This test is required in order to protect against engine flameout during suction feed operations, and must meet the following requirements (refer to Boeing AMM 28–22–00): Fuel Tank Quantity Limitations: Engine No. 1 a. The Center Tank Fuel Quantity must not exceed 5,000 lbs (2,270 kg). b. The Main Tank No. 1 Fuel Quantity must be between 1,400 lbs—1,600 lbs (600 kg—800 kg). Note: Excess fuel can be transferred to Main Tank No. 2. Engine No. 2 a. The Center Tank Fuel Quantity must not exceed 5,000 lbs (2,270 kg). b. The Main Tank No. 2 Fuel Quantity must be between 1,400 lbs—1,600 lbs (600 kg—800 kg). Note: Excess fuel can be transferred to Main Tank No. 1. Test Procedural Limitations: 1. The Fuel Cross-Feed Valve must be CLOSED. 2. The APU Selector Switch must be OFF. 3. Idle Engine Warm-up time of minimum two minutes with Boost Pump ON. 4. Idle Engine Suction Feed (Boost Pump OFF) operation for a minimum of five minutes. Note: APU may be used to start the engines provided the Fuel Tank Quantity and Test Procedural Limitations are met. The test is considered a success if engine operation is maintained during the five-minute period and engine parameters (N1, N2, and Fuel Flow) do not decay relative to those observed with Boost Pump ON. A suction feed system that fails the operational test must be repaired or maintained, and successfully pass the Engine Suction Feed Operational Test prior to further flight. Issued in Renton, Washington, on July 23, 2013. Stephen P. Boyd, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–18237 Filed 7–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 16 CFR Part 423 Public Roundtable Analyzing Proposed Changes to the Trade Regulation Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods as Amended Federal Trade Commission. Announcement of public roundtable and request for public comment. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 AGENCY: ACTION: The Federal Trade Commission (‘‘FTC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) is holding a public roundtable relating to its September 20, 2012 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (‘‘NPRM’’) announcing proposed changes to the SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:30 Jul 29, 2013 Jkt 229001 Care Labeling Rule. The roundtable will explore issues relating to professional wetcleaning, care symbols, the Rule’s reasonable basis requirements, and other issues raised in comments received in response to the NPRM. DATES: The public roundtable will be held on October 1, 2013, from 9:15 a.m. until 3:45 p.m. at the FTC’s Satellite Building Conference Center, located at 601 New Jersey Avenue NW., Washington, DC. Requests to participate as a panelist must be received by September 3, 2013. Any written comments related to the agenda topics, the issues discussed by the panelists at the roundtable, or the issues raised in comments received in response to the NPRM must be received by October 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment or a request to participate as a panelist electronically or on paper by following the instructions in the Filing Comments and Requests to Participate as a Panelist part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ‘‘Care Labeling Rule, 16 CFR Part 423, Comment, Project No. R511915’’ on PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 your comment and ‘‘Care Labeling Rule, 16 CFR Part 423, Request to Participate, Project No. R511915’’ on your request to participate as a panelist. File your comment online at https:// ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/ carelabelingroundtable by following the instructions on the web-based form. File your request to participate as a panelist by email to: carelabelingroundtable@ftc.gov. If you prefer to file your comment or request on paper, mail or deliver it to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Room H–113 (Annex X), 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert M. Frisby, Attorney, 202–326– 2098, or Amanda B. Kostner, Attorney, 202–326–2880, Federal Trade Commission, Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\30JYP1.SGM 30JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 146 (Tuesday, July 30, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 45898-45901]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18237]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2008-0618; Directorate Identifier 2007-NM-355-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); reopening of 
comment period.

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SUMMARY: We are revising an earlier proposed airworthiness directive 
(AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, -300, and -300ER 
series airplanes. That supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking 
(SNPRM) proposed to require revising the maintenance program to 
incorporate a revision to the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the 
maintenance planning data (MPD) document. That SNPRM was prompted by 
reports of two in-service occurrences on Model 737-

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400 airplanes of total loss of boost pump pressure of the fuel feed 
system, followed by loss of fuel system suction feed capability on one 
engine, and in-flight shutdown of the engine. This action revises that 
SNPRM by adding Model 777F series airplanes to the applicability. We 
are proposing this AD to detect and correct failure of the engine fuel 
suction feed of the fuel system, which, in the event of total loss of 
the fuel boost pumps, could result in dual engine flameout, inability 
to restart the engines, and consequent forced landing of the airplane. 
Since this action imposes an additional burden over that proposed in 
the previous SNPRM, we are reopening the comment period to allow the 
public the chance to comment on this proposed change.

DATES: We must receive comments on this supplemental NPRM by September 
13, 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: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, 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 service information identified in this proposed 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 
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 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: Sue Lucier, Aerospace Engineer, 
Propulsion Branch, ANM-140S, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington 
98057-3356; phone: 425-917-6438; fax: 425-917-6590; email: 
suzanne.lucier@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-2008-0618; 
Directorate Identifier 2007-NM-355-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

    We issued a supplemental NPRM (SNPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to 
include an AD that would apply to all The Boeing Company Model 777-200, 
-200LR, -300, and -300ER series airplanes. The earlier SNPRM published 
in the Federal Register on March 7, 2013 (78 FR 14722). The earlier 
SNPRM proposed to require revising the maintenance program to 
incorporate a revision to the Airworthiness Limitations Section of the 
MPD document.

Actions Since Earlier SNPRM (78 FR 14722, March 7, 2013) Was Issued

    Since we issued the earlier SNPRM (78 FR 14722, March 7, 2013), we 
have determined that Model 777F series airplanes are also affected by 
the identified unsafe condition and must be included in the 
applicablity.

Comment

    We gave the public the opportunity to comment on the earlier SNPRM 
(78 FR 14722, March 7, 2013). The following presents the comment 
received on the earlier SNPRM and the FAA's response to that comment.

Request To Add Airplanes

    FedEx asked that Model 777F series airplanes be added to the 
applicability identified in paragraph (c) of the earlier SNPRM (78 FR 
14722, March 7, 2013), if the intent is to include all Model 777 series 
airplanes.
    We agree with the commenter to include all Model 777 series 
airplanes for the reason provided previously. We have changed paragraph 
(c) of this second SNPRM to add Model 777F series airplanes.

FAA's Determination

    We are proposing this second SNPRM because we evaluated all the 
relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described 
previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same 
type design. The change described above expands the scope of the 
earlier SNPRM (78 FR 14722, March 7, 2013). As a result, we have 
determined that it is necessary to reopen the comment period to provide 
additional opportunity for the public to comment on this second SNPRM.

Proposed Requirements of the Second SNPRM

    This second SNPRM revises the earlier SNPRM (78 FR 14722, March 7, 
2013), by proposing to add airplanes to the applicability.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD would affect 676 airplanes of 
U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this 
proposed AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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               Action                         Labor cost             Cost per product     Cost on U.S. operators
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Maintenance Program................  1 work-hour x $85 per hour   $85 per test..........  $57,460, per test.
Revision...........................   = $85.
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    We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide 
a cost estimate for the on-condition actions or the optional 
terminating action specified in this AD.

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 proposed 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.

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 airworthiness 
directive (AD):

The Boeing Company: Docket No. FAA-2008-0618; Directorate Identifier 
2007-NM-355-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by September 13, 2013.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all The Boeing Company Model 777-200, -200LR, 
-300, -300ER, and 777F series airplanes, certificated in any 
category.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association 
(ATA) of America Code 2800, Aircraft Fuel System.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by reports of two in-service occurrences on 
Model 737-400 airplanes of total loss of boost pump pressure of the 
fuel feed system, followed by loss of fuel system suction feed 
capability on one engine, and in-flight shutdown of the engine. We 
are issuing this AD to detect and correct failure of the engine fuel 
suction feed of the fuel system, which, in the event of total loss 
of the fuel boost pumps, could result in dual engine flameout, 
inability to restart the engines, and consequent forced landing of 
the airplane.

(f) Compliance

    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done.

(g) Maintenance Program Revision

    Within 90 days after the effective date of this AD: Revise the 
maintenance program to incorporate the Airworthiness Limitation 
(AWL) identified in Appendix 1 of this AD. The initial compliance 
time for accomplishing AWL No. AWL-28-101, Engine Fuel Suction Feed 
Operational Test, is within 7,500 flight hours or 3 years after the 
effective date of this AD, whichever is first.

(h) No Alternative Actions, Intervals, and/or Critical Design 
Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCLs)

    After accomplishing the revision required by paragraph (g) of 
this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., tests), intervals, or CDCCLs 
may be used unless the actions, intervals, or CDCCLs are approved as 
an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in accordance with the 
procedures specified in paragraph (j) of this AD.

(i) Credit for Incorporating Previous Maintenance Program Revision

    This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by 
paragraph (g) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the 
effective date of this AD using AWL No. 28-AWL-101, Engine Fuel 
Suction Feed Operational Test, of Section D.2., AWLS--Fuel Systems, 
of Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and Certification 
Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), D622W001-9, Revision February 2012, 
of the Boeing 777 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document, provided 
the revised ``interval'' specified in Appendix 1 of this AD is 
incorporated into the existing maintenance program within 90 days 
after the effective date of this AD.

(j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Seattle 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. 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 manager of the ACO, send it to the 
attention of the person identified in the Related Information 
section of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-Seattle-ACO-AMOC-Requests@faa.gov.
    (2) 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.

(k) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Sue Lucier, 
Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM-140S, 1601 Lind Avenue 
SW., Renton, Washington 98057-3356; phone: 425-917-6438; fax: 425-
917-6590; email: suzanne.lucier@faa.gov.
    (2) 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 Avenue SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the 
availability of this material at the FAA, call 425-227-1221.

Appendix 1

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            AWL No.                     Task             Interval        Applicability          Description
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28-AWL-101.....................  ALI                7,500 FH or 3      ALL                  Engine Fuel Suction
                                                     years, whichever                      Feed Operational Test
                                                     is first.
                                                                                            An Engine Fuel
                                                                                          Suction Feed
                                                                                          Operational Test must
                                                                                          be accomplished
                                                                                          successfully on each
                                                                                          engine individually.
                                                                                          This test is required
                                                                                          in order to protect
                                                                                          against engine
                                                                                          flameout during
                                                                                          suction feed
                                                                                          operations, and must
                                                                                          meet the following
                                                                                          requirements (refer to
                                                                                          Boeing AMM 28-22-00):
                                                                                            Fuel Tank Quantity
                                                                                          Limitations:
                                                                                            Engine No. 1
                                                                                             a. The Center Tank
                                                                                              Fuel Quantity must
                                                                                              not exceed 5,000
                                                                                              lbs (2,270 kg).
                                                                                             b. The Main Tank
                                                                                              No. 1 Fuel
                                                                                              Quantity must be
                                                                                              between 1,400 lbs--
                                                                                              1,600 lbs (600 kg--
                                                                                              800 kg).
                                                                                             Note: Excess fuel
                                                                                              can be transferred
                                                                                              to Main Tank No.
                                                                                              2.
                                                                                            Engine No. 2
                                                                                             a. The Center Tank
                                                                                              Fuel Quantity must
                                                                                              not exceed 5,000
                                                                                              lbs (2,270 kg).
                                                                                             b. The Main Tank
                                                                                              No. 2 Fuel
                                                                                              Quantity must be
                                                                                              between 1,400 lbs--
                                                                                              1,600 lbs (600 kg--
                                                                                              800 kg).
                                                                                           Note: Excess fuel can
                                                                                             be transferred to
                                                                                              Main Tank No. 1.
                                                                                            Test Procedural
                                                                                          Limitations:
                                                                                             1. The Fuel Cross-
                                                                                              Feed Valve must be
                                                                                              CLOSED.
                                                                                             2. The APU Selector
                                                                                              Switch must be
                                                                                              OFF.
                                                                                             3. Idle Engine Warm-
                                                                                              up time of minimum
                                                                                              two minutes with
                                                                                              Boost Pump ON.
                                                                                             4. Idle Engine
                                                                                              Suction Feed
                                                                                              (Boost Pump OFF)
                                                                                              operation for a
                                                                                              minimum of five
                                                                                              minutes.
                                                                                           Note: APU may be used
                                                                                            to start the engines
                                                                                             provided the Fuel
                                                                                             Tank Quantity and
                                                                                              Test Procedural
                                                                                            Limitations are met.
                                                                                             The test is
                                                                                              considered a
                                                                                              success if engine
                                                                                              operation is
                                                                                              maintained during
                                                                                              the five-minute
                                                                                              period and engine
                                                                                              parameters (N1,
                                                                                              N2, and Fuel Flow)
                                                                                              do not decay
                                                                                              relative to those
                                                                                              observed with
                                                                                              Boost Pump ON.
                                                                                             A suction feed
                                                                                              system that fails
                                                                                              the operational
                                                                                              test must be
                                                                                              repaired or
                                                                                              maintained, and
                                                                                              successfully pass
                                                                                              the Engine Suction
                                                                                              Feed Operational
                                                                                              Test prior to
                                                                                              further flight.
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    Issued in Renton, Washington, on July 23, 2013.
Stephen P. Boyd,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-18237 Filed 7-29-13; 8:45 am]
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