Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes, 53080-53083 [2013-20968]

Download as PDF 53080 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2013 / Proposed Rules paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 747–54A2237, dated March 14, 2013: Do a detailed inspection for cracking of the lower spar chords and web, an HFEC inspection for cracking of the lower spar chords, a lower spar chord modification, including open-hole HFEC inspections for cracking in the chord and all applicable corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 747–54A2237, dated March 14, 2013, except as required by paragraph (j)(2) of this AD. Do all applicable corrective actions before further flight. Doing the actions specified in this paragraph terminates the requirements of paragraph (g) of this AD for the modified strut only. The open-hole HFEC inspection for cracking must be done before the modification. (i) Post Modification Repetitive Inspections For airplanes on which a modification required by paragraph (g) or (h) of this AD has been done: At the compliance time specified in table 2 of paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 747–54A2237, dated March 14, 2013, do a detailed inspection for any cracking of the lower spar web and chord, and do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 747–54A2237, dated March 14, 2013, except as required by paragraph (j)(2) of this AD. Repeat the inspection thereafter at intervals not to exceed 18 months. Do all applicable corrective actions before further flight. Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to make those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (l) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Nathan Weigand, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057– 3356; phone: 425–917–6428; fax: 425–917– 6590; email: nathan.p.weigand@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. Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 21, 2013. Stephen P. Boyd, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–20969 Filed 8–27–13; 8:45 am] wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (j) Exceptions (1) Where Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 747–54A2237, dated March 14, 2013, specifies a compliance time after the original issue date on the service bulletin, this AD requires compliance within the specified compliance time after the effective date of this AD. (2) Where Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 747–54A2237, dated March 14, 2013, specifies to contact Boeing for appropriate action: Before further flight, repair the crack using a method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (k) of this AD. BILLING CODE 4910–13–P (k) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 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. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair required by this AD if it is approved by the AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:58 Aug 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0703; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–004–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC–8–102, –103, –106, –201, –202, –301, –311, and –315 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of a pilot commanding an in-flight engine shut down in response to a low oil pressure warning indication. Further investigation revealed the mounting studs in the engine mounted alternating current (AC) generator mounting plate were pulled out of position and the threaded interface in the plate was corroded. This proposed AD would require repetitive inspections for SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 discrepancies on certain AC generator mounting adapters, and replacing discrepant adapters with serviceable ones. This proposed AD would also require revising the maintenance program to incorporate a repetitive task specified in certain temporary revisions. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct corrosion in the AC generator mounting plate, which could result in a gap between the AC generator and the generator mounting plate, and cause loss of engine oil and consequent engine failure. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by October 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., Q-Series Technical Help Desk, 123 Garratt Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada; telephone 416–375– 4000; fax 416–375–4539; email thd.qseries@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: Assata Dessaline, Aerospace Engineer, Avionics and Flight Test Branch, ANE– E:\FR\FM\28AUP1.SGM 28AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2013 / Proposed Rules 172, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone (516) 228–7301; 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–2013–0703; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–004–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 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive, CF–2012–29, dated November 22, 2012 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: An incident has been reported on the DHC–8 aeroplane of a pilot commanded inflight engine shut down in response to a[n] engine low oil pressure warning indication. Further investigation revealed the mounting studs in the engine mounted AC generator mounting plate were pulled out of position and the threaded interface in the plate corroded. This resulted in a gap between the AC generator and the generator mounting plate, leading to the loss of engine oil and the ensuing illumination of the associated engine low oil pressure warning indication. To ensure the integrity of the affected units, Part I of this [TCCA] AD mandates an [general visual and mechanical] inspection of the affected AC generator mounting adapters part numbers (P/N) 31708–500 or 31708–501, and, as applicable, replacement with new or serviceable mounting plates. Part II of this [TCCA] AD mandates the incorporation of a repeat Maintenance Review Board (MRB) inspection applicable to the replacement of the AC generator mounting adapters P/Ns 31708–510 or 31708–511 only. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:58 Aug 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 Relevant Service Information Bombardier has issued the following service information: • Bombardier Service Bulletin 8–24– 88, dated December 13, 2011. • de Havilland Dash 8 Series 100 Temporary Revision MRB–153, dated July 10, 2012, Part 1 Section 2–Systems, of the de Havilland Dash 8 Series 100 Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1– 8–7 MRB Report. • de Havilland Dash 8 Series 200 Temporary Revision MRB 2–31, dated July 10, 2012, Part 1 Section 2–Systems of the de Havilland Dash 8 Series 200 Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1– 82–7 MRB Report. • de Havilland Dash 8 Series 300 Temporary Revision MRB 3–162, dated July 10, 2012, Part 1 Section 2–Systems of the de Havilland Dash 8 Series 300 Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1– 83–7 MRB Report. 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. This AD requires revisions to certain operator maintenance documents to include new actions (e.g., inspections). Compliance with these inspections is required by 14 CFR 91.403(c). For airplanes that have been previously modified, altered, or repaired in the areas addressed by these actions, the operator may not be able to accomplish the inspections described in the revisions. In this situation, to comply with 14 CFR 91.403(c), the operator must request approval for an alternative method of compliance according to paragraph (j)(1) of this AD. The request should include a description of changes to the required inspections that will ensure the continued operational safety of the airplane. Costs of Compliance Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD would affect about 88 products of U.S. registry. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 53081 We also estimate that it would take about 5 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts would cost about $4,000 per product. Where the service information lists required parts costs that are covered under warranty, we have assumed that there will be no charge for these parts. As we do not control warranty coverage for affected parties, some parties may incur costs higher than estimated here. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $389,400, or $4,425 per product. We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide cost estimates for the on-condition actions specified in this proposed 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 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, E:\FR\FM\28AUP1.SGM 28AUP1 53082 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2013 / Proposed Rules 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 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– 0703; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM– 004–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by October 15, 2013. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC–8–102, –103, –106, –201, –202, –301, –311, and –315 series airplanes; certificated in any category; serial numbers 019 through 672 inclusive. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 24, Electrical Power. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a report of a pilot commanding an in-flight engine shut down in response to a low oil pressure warning indication. Further investigation revealed the mounting studs in the engine mounted alternating current (AC) generator mounting plate were pulled out of position and the threaded interface in the plate corroded. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion in the AC generator mounting plate, which could result in a gap between the AC generator and the generator mounting plate, and cause loss of engine oil and consequent engine failure. (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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:58 Aug 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 (g) Inspection and Removal of AC Generator Mounting Adaptor Within 6,000 flight hours or 36 months or when the AC generator is removed for service, whichever occurs first, after the effective date of this AD: Do a general visual inspection and a mechanical inspection for discrepancies (i.e., damage, corrosion, and failed mechanical inspection) on AC generator mounting adapters having P/N 31708–500 and P/N 31708–501, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 8–24–88, dated December 13, 2011. If any discrepancy (i.e., damage, corrosion, or failed mechanical inspection) is found, before further flight replace the AC generator mounting adapter with a serviceable mounting adapter having P/N 31708–510, P/ N 31708–511, P/N 31708–500, or 31708–501, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 8–24–88, dated December 13, 2011. (1) For in-service mounting adapters that have P/N 31708–500 or P/N 31708–501, repeat the general visual and mechanical inspection thereafter at intervals not to exceed 6,000 flight hours or 36 months after the most recent inspection or when the AC generator is removed for service, whichever occurs first. (2) For airplanes having AC generator mounting adapters that have P/N 31708–500 or 31708–501: Within the later of the times specified in paragraphs (g)(2)(i) and (g)(2)(ii) of this AD, replace the AC generator mounting adapter with a new AC generator mounting adapter having P/N 31708–510 or 31708–511. (i) Before the accumulation of 120 months on the part. (ii) Within 12 months or 2,000 flight hours or when the generator is removed from service, whichever occurs first, after the effective date of the AD. (h) Airplane Maintenance Program Revision For airplanes having AC generator mounting adapters that have P/N 31708–510 or 31708–511: Within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the airplane maintenance program by incorporating MRB Task 2420/14 in the applicable maintenance program manual specified in paragraph (h)(1), (h)(2), or (h)(3) of this AD. The initial compliance time for MRB Task 2420/14 is prior to the accumulation of 10,000 total flight hours or within 60 months since installation of the part, whichever occurs first. (1) For Model DHC–8–102, –103, and –106 airplanes: de Havilland Dash 8 Series 100 Temporary Revision MRB–153, dated July 10, 2012, Part 1 Section 2—Systems, of the de Havilland Dash 8 Series 100 Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1–8–7 MRB Report. (2) For Model DHC–8–201 and –202 airplanes: de Havilland Dash 8 Series 200 Temporary Revision MRB 2–31, dated July 10, 2012, Part 1 Section 2—Systems of the de Havilland Dash 8 Series 200 Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1–82–7 MRB Report. (3) For Model DHC–8–301, –311, and –315 airplanes: de Havilland Dash 8 Series 300 Temporary Revision MRB 3–162, dated July 10, 2012, Part 1 Section 2—Systems of the de PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Havilland Dash 8 Series 300 Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1–83–7 MRB Report. (i) No Alternative Actions or Intervals After accomplishing the revision required by paragraph (h) of this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections) or intervals may be used, unless the actions and intervals are approved as an AMOC in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (j)(1) of this AD. (j) 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 ensure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (k) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2012–29, dated November 22, 2012, and the service information specified in paragraphs (l)(1)(i) through (l)(1)(iv) of this AD, for related information. (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 8–24–88, dated December 13, 2011. (ii) de Havilland Dash 8 Series 100 Temporary Revision MRB–153, dated July 10, 2012, Part 1 Section 2–Systems, of the de Havilland Dash 8 Series 100 Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1–8–7 MRB Report. (iii) de Havilland Dash 8 Series 200 Temporary Revision MRB 2–31, dated July 10, 2012, Part 1 Section 2–Systems of the de Havilland Dash 8 Series 200 Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1–82–7 MRB Report. (iv) de Havilland Dash 8 Series 300 Temporary Revision MRB 3–162, dated July 10, 2012, Part 1 Section 2–Systems of the de Havilland Dash 8 Series 300 Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1–83–7 MRB Report. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., Q-Series Technical Help Desk, 123 Garratt Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada; telephone 416–375–4000; fax 416–375–4539; email thd.qseries@aero.bombardier.com; E:\FR\FM\28AUP1.SGM 28AUP1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2013 / Proposed Rules 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 August 21, 2013. Stephen P. Boyd, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–20968 Filed 8–27–13; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT [BIA–2013–0003; 134/A0A511010/ AAK1001000] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RIN 1076–AF17 Leasing of Osage Reservation Lands for Oil and Gas Mining Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: PEACE CORPS SUMMARY: RIN 0420–AA29 Freedom of Information Act Administration AGENCY: ACTION: Peace Corps. Proposed rule; correction. The Peace Corps is correcting a typographical error in a proposed rule that appeared in the Federal Register of August 7, 2013. The proposed rule updates Peace Corps regulations on the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to implement guidance given by the President and the Attorney General regarding discretionary disclosures of records or information exempt from disclosure under the FOIA, whenever disclosure would not foreseeably harm an interest protected by a FOIA exemption. The proposed rule is based on language used by Department of Justice in its FOIA regulations. Additionally, the proposed rule deletes unnecessary and superfluous language and ensures the rule is consistent with current law. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne Passmore, 202–692–2164. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Correction In proposed rule FR Doc. 2013–19050 published on August 7, 2013 (78 FR 48083), make the following correction: On page 48084, in the third column, third paragraph, in § 303.10(c)(2)(ii), remove ‘‘Executive Order 13525’’ and add ‘‘Executive Order 13526’’ in its place. Dated: August 22, 2013. Garry W. Stanberry, Deputy Associate Director, Management. [FR Doc. 2013–20926 Filed 8–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6051–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:58 Aug 27, 2013 Jkt 229001 Officer for the Department of the Interior at OIRA_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your comments to the person listed in the 25 CFR Part 226 BILLING CODE 4910–13–P 22 CFR Part 303 53083 The Bureau of Indian Affairs is proposing to revise the regulations addressing oil and gas mining on reservation land of the Osage Nation. This rule updates the leasing procedures and rental, production, and royalties requirements for oil and gas on Osage Mineral lands and is the result of a negotiated rulemaking. DATES: Comments on this proposed rule must be received by October 28, 2013. Comments on the information collections contained in this proposed regulation are separate from those on the substance of the rule. Comments on the information collection burden should be received by September 27, 2013 to ensure consideration, but must be received no later than October 28, 2013. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: —Federal rulemaking portal: The rule is listed under the agency name ‘‘Bureau of Indian Affairs’’ and has been assigned Docket ID ‘‘BIA–2013–0003’’ at http://www.regulations.gov. —Email: osageregneg@bia.gov. Include the number 1076–AF17 in the subject line of the message. —Mail or hand-delivery: Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs, P.O. Box 8002, Muscogee, OK 74402. Include the number 1076–AF17 on the outer envelope. We cannot ensure that comments received after the close of the comment period (see DATES) will be included in the docket for this rulemaking and considered. Comments sent to an address other than those listed above will not be included in the docket for this rulemaking. Comments on the information collections contained in this proposed regulation are separate from those on the substance of the rule. Send comments on the information collection burden to OMB by facsimile to (202) 395–5806 or email to the OMB Desk ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 section of this notice. Mr. Eddie Streater, Designated Federal Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs, P.O. Box 8002, Muscogee, OK 74402; telephone (918) 781–4608; fax (918) 718–4604; or email osageregneg@ bia.gov. Additional information on the negotiated rulemaking can be found at: http://www.bia.gov/osageregneg. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Executive Summary of Rule This rule updates the oil and gas regulations governing Osage County. It is intended to strengthen the management and administration of the Osage mineral estate for the benefit of the Osage. These provisions provide updated reporting and inspection requirements, further specify lessee obligations with respect to operations, revise royalty rate calculations and update the amounts for bonds, fines and penalties. II. Background On October 14, 2011, the United States and the Osage Nation (formerly known as the Osage Tribe) signed a Settlement Agreement to resolve litigation regarding alleged mismanagement of the Osage Nation’s oil and gas mineral estate, among other claims. In the Settlement Agreement, the parties agreed that it would be mutually beneficial ‘‘to address means of improving the trust management of the Osage Mineral Estate, the Osage Tribal Trust Account, and Other Osage Accounts.’’ The parties agreed that a review and revision of the existing regulations is warranted to better assist the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in managing the Osage Mineral Estate. The parties agreed to engage in a negotiated rulemaking for this purpose. For additional information on the negotiated rulemaking, please visit http:// www.bia.gov/osageregneg/. The Committee submitted its report to BIA on April 25, 2013. BIA has based this proposed rule on the report. III. Detailed Explanation of Revisions This rule revises 25 CFR part 226 by changing all references to the ‘‘Osage Tribal Council’’ to the ‘‘Osage Minerals Council’’ because the Osage Tribal Council no longer exists and the Osage Minerals Council has the authority to make decisions regarding the Osage minerals estate. To avoid confusion in terminology, this rule changes all E:\FR\FM\28AUP1.SGM 28AUP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 167 (Wednesday, August 28, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 53080-53083]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-20968]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0703; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-004-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 DHC-8-102, -103, -106, -201, -202, -301, 
-311, and -315 series airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a 
report of a pilot commanding an in-flight engine shut down in response 
to a low oil pressure warning indication. Further investigation 
revealed the mounting studs in the engine mounted alternating current 
(AC) generator mounting plate were pulled out of position and the 
threaded interface in the plate was corroded. This proposed AD would 
require repetitive inspections for discrepancies on certain AC 
generator mounting adapters, and replacing discrepant adapters with 
serviceable ones. This proposed AD would also require revising the 
maintenance program to incorporate a repetitive task specified in 
certain temporary revisions. We are proposing this AD to detect and 
correct corrosion in the AC generator mounting plate, which could 
result in a gap between the AC generator and the generator mounting 
plate, and cause loss of engine oil and consequent engine failure.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by October 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., Q-Series Technical Help Desk, 123 Garratt Boulevard, 
Toronto, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada; telephone 416-375-4000; fax 416-375-
4539; email thd.qseries@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: Assata Dessaline, Aerospace Engineer, 
Avionics and Flight Test Branch, ANE-

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172, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue, 
Suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone (516) 228-7301; 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-2013-0703; 
Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-004-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-
2012-29, dated November 22, 2012 (referred to after this as the 
Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to 
correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI 
states:

    An incident has been reported on the DHC-8 aeroplane of a pilot 
commanded in-flight engine shut down in response to a[n] engine low 
oil pressure warning indication.
    Further investigation revealed the mounting studs in the engine 
mounted AC generator mounting plate were pulled out of position and 
the threaded interface in the plate corroded. This resulted in a gap 
between the AC generator and the generator mounting plate, leading 
to the loss of engine oil and the ensuing illumination of the 
associated engine low oil pressure warning indication.
    To ensure the integrity of the affected units, Part I of this 
[TCCA] AD mandates an [general visual and mechanical] inspection of 
the affected AC generator mounting adapters part numbers (P/N) 
31708-500 or 31708-501, and, as applicable, replacement with new or 
serviceable mounting plates.
    Part II of this [TCCA] AD mandates the incorporation of a repeat 
Maintenance Review Board (MRB) inspection applicable to the 
replacement of the AC generator mounting adapters P/Ns 31708-510 or 
31708-511 only.

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

Relevant Service Information

    Bombardier has issued the following service information:
     Bombardier Service Bulletin 8-24-88, dated December 13, 
2011.
     de Havilland Dash 8 Series 100 Temporary Revision MRB-153, 
dated July 10, 2012, Part 1 Section 2-Systems, of the de Havilland Dash 
8 Series 100 Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1-8-7 MRB Report.
     de Havilland Dash 8 Series 200 Temporary Revision MRB 2-
31, dated July 10, 2012, Part 1 Section 2-Systems of the de Havilland 
Dash 8 Series 200 Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1-82-7 MRB Report.
     de Havilland Dash 8 Series 300 Temporary Revision MRB 3-
162, dated July 10, 2012, Part 1 Section 2-Systems of the de Havilland 
Dash 8 Series 300 Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1-83-7 MRB Report.
    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.
    This AD requires revisions to certain operator maintenance 
documents to include new actions (e.g., inspections). Compliance with 
these inspections is required by 14 CFR 91.403(c). For airplanes that 
have been previously modified, altered, or repaired in the areas 
addressed by these actions, the operator may not be able to accomplish 
the inspections described in the revisions. In this situation, to 
comply with 14 CFR 91.403(c), the operator must request approval for an 
alternative method of compliance according to paragraph (j)(1) of this 
AD. The request should include a description of changes to the required 
inspections that will ensure the continued operational safety of the 
airplane.

Costs of Compliance

    Based on the service information, we estimate that this proposed AD 
would affect about 88 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that 
it would take about 5 work-hours per product to comply with the basic 
requirements of this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per 
work-hour. Required parts would cost about $4,000 per product. Where 
the service information lists required parts costs that are covered 
under warranty, we have assumed that there will be no charge for these 
parts. As we do not control warranty coverage for affected parties, 
some parties may incur costs higher than estimated here. Based on these 
figures, we estimate the cost of the proposed AD on U.S. operators to 
be $389,400, or $4,425 per product.
    We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide 
cost estimates for the on-condition actions specified in this proposed 
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 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,

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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

0
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]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new AD:

Bombardier, Inc.: Docket No. FAA-2013-0703; Directorate Identifier 
2013-NM-004-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by October 15, 2013.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-102, -103, -106, 
-201, -202, -301, -311, and -315 series airplanes; certificated in 
any category; serial numbers 019 through 672 inclusive.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 24, Electrical 
Power.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by a report of a pilot commanding an in-
flight engine shut down in response to a low oil pressure warning 
indication. Further investigation revealed the mounting studs in the 
engine mounted alternating current (AC) generator mounting plate 
were pulled out of position and the threaded interface in the plate 
corroded. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct corrosion in 
the AC generator mounting plate, which could result in a gap between 
the AC generator and the generator mounting plate, and cause loss of 
engine oil and consequent engine failure.

(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) Inspection and Removal of AC Generator Mounting Adaptor

    Within 6,000 flight hours or 36 months or when the AC generator 
is removed for service, whichever occurs first, after the effective 
date of this AD: Do a general visual inspection and a mechanical 
inspection for discrepancies (i.e., damage, corrosion, and failed 
mechanical inspection) on AC generator mounting adapters having P/N 
31708-500 and P/N 31708-501, in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 8-24-88, dated December 
13, 2011. If any discrepancy (i.e., damage, corrosion, or failed 
mechanical inspection) is found, before further flight replace the 
AC generator mounting adapter with a serviceable mounting adapter 
having P/N 31708-510, P/N 31708-511, P/N 31708-500, or 31708-501, in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier 
Service Bulletin 8-24-88, dated December 13, 2011.
    (1) For in-service mounting adapters that have P/N 31708-500 or 
P/N 31708-501, repeat the general visual and mechanical inspection 
thereafter at intervals not to exceed 6,000 flight hours or 36 
months after the most recent inspection or when the AC generator is 
removed for service, whichever occurs first.
    (2) For airplanes having AC generator mounting adapters that 
have P/N 31708-500 or 31708-501: Within the later of the times 
specified in paragraphs (g)(2)(i) and (g)(2)(ii) of this AD, replace 
the AC generator mounting adapter with a new AC generator mounting 
adapter having P/N 31708-510 or 31708-511.
    (i) Before the accumulation of 120 months on the part.
    (ii) Within 12 months or 2,000 flight hours or when the 
generator is removed from service, whichever occurs first, after the 
effective date of the AD.

(h) Airplane Maintenance Program Revision

    For airplanes having AC generator mounting adapters that have P/
N 31708-510 or 31708-511: Within 30 days after the effective date of 
this AD, revise the airplane maintenance program by incorporating 
MRB Task 2420/14 in the applicable maintenance program manual 
specified in paragraph (h)(1), (h)(2), or (h)(3) of this AD. The 
initial compliance time for MRB Task 2420/14 is prior to the 
accumulation of 10,000 total flight hours or within 60 months since 
installation of the part, whichever occurs first.
    (1) For Model DHC-8-102, -103, and -106 airplanes: de Havilland 
Dash 8 Series 100 Temporary Revision MRB-153, dated July 10, 2012, 
Part 1 Section 2--Systems, of the de Havilland Dash 8 Series 100 
Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1-8-7 MRB Report.
    (2) For Model DHC-8-201 and -202 airplanes: de Havilland Dash 8 
Series 200 Temporary Revision MRB 2-31, dated July 10, 2012, Part 1 
Section 2--Systems of the de Havilland Dash 8 Series 200 Maintenance 
Program Manual PSM 1-82-7 MRB Report.
    (3) For Model DHC-8-301, -311, and -315 airplanes: de Havilland 
Dash 8 Series 300 Temporary Revision MRB 3-162, dated July 10, 2012, 
Part 1 Section 2--Systems of the de Havilland Dash 8 Series 300 
Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1-83-7 MRB Report.

(i) No Alternative Actions or Intervals

    After accomplishing the revision required by paragraph (h) of 
this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections) or intervals may 
be used, unless the actions and intervals are approved as an AMOC in 
accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (j)(1) of this 
AD.

(j) 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 ensure the product 
is airworthy before it is returned to service.

(k) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF-2012-29, dated November 
22, 2012, and the service information specified in paragraphs 
(l)(1)(i) through (l)(1)(iv) of this AD, for related information.
    (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 8-24-88, dated December 13, 
2011.
    (ii) de Havilland Dash 8 Series 100 Temporary Revision MRB-153, 
dated July 10, 2012, Part 1 Section 2-Systems, of the de Havilland 
Dash 8 Series 100 Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1-8-7 MRB Report.
    (iii) de Havilland Dash 8 Series 200 Temporary Revision MRB 2-
31, dated July 10, 2012, Part 1 Section 2-Systems of the de 
Havilland Dash 8 Series 200 Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1-82-7 
MRB Report.
    (iv) de Havilland Dash 8 Series 300 Temporary Revision MRB 3-
162, dated July 10, 2012, Part 1 Section 2-Systems of the de 
Havilland Dash 8 Series 300 Maintenance Program Manual PSM 1-83-7 
MRB Report.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Bombardier, Inc., Q-Series Technical Help Desk, 123 Garratt 
Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada; telephone 416-375-4000; 
fax 416-375-4539; email thd.qseries@aero.bombardier.com;

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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 August 21, 2013.
Stephen P. Boyd,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-20968 Filed 8-27-13; 8:45 am]
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