Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell ASCa Inc. Emergency Locator Transmitters Installed on Various Transport Category Airplanes, 57253-57257 [2013-22396]

Download as PDF pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 18, 2013 / Rules and Regulations written response, either approving or disapproving the request. The Regional Director’s decision will be based on safety and soundness considerations. (4) If a waiver is approved, the Regional Director will set an alternative limit on the federal credit union’s aggregate investments in fixed assets, either as a dollar limit or as a percentage of its shares and retained earnings. Unless the Regional Director specifies otherwise, the federal credit union’s future investments in fixed assets must not exceed an additional one percent of its shares and retained earnings over the amount approved. (5) If the Regional Director does not respond in writing within the timeframe specified in paragraph (c)(3) of this section, the federal credit union may proceed with its proposed investment. However, the federal credit union’s investment in fixed assets, and any such future investments, must not exceed the aggregate limit it requested. (d) Premises not currently used to transact credit union business. (1) If a federal credit union acquires premises for future expansion and does not fully occupy them within one year, it must have a board resolution in place by the end of that year with definitive plans for full occupation. Premises are fully occupied when the federal credit union (or the federal credit union and a credit union service organization or a vendor) uses the entire space on a full-time basis. Credit union service organizations and vendors must use the space primarily to support the federal credit union or to serve the federal credit union’s members. The federal credit union must make its plans for full occupation available to NCUA upon request. (2) If a federal credit union acquires premises for future expansion, it must partially occupy them within a reasonable period, but no later than three years after the date of acquisition. If the premises are unimproved land or unimproved real property, however, the three-year partial occupation requirement is extended to six years. NCUA may waive the partial occupation requirements. To seek a waiver, a federal credit union must submit a written request to its Regional Office within 30 months after the property is acquired and fully explain why it needs the waiver. The Regional Director will provide the federal credit union a written response, either approving or disapproving the request. The Regional Director’s decision will be based on safety and soundness considerations. (3) A federal credit union must make diligent efforts to dispose of abandoned premises and any other real property it VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:23 Sep 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 does not intend to use in transacting business. The federal credit union must seek fair market value for the property, and record its efforts to dispose of abandoned premises. After premises have been abandoned for four years, the federal credit union must publicly advertise the property for sale. The federal credit union must complete the sale within five years of abandonment, unless NCUA waives this requirement. To seek a waiver, a federal credit union must submit a written request to its Regional Office and fully explain why it needs the waiver. The Regional Director will provide the federal credit union a written response, either approving or disapproving the request. The Regional Director’s decision will be based on safety and soundness considerations. (e) Prohibited transactions. (1) A federal credit union must not acquire, or lease for one year or longer, premises from any of the following, unless NCUA waives this prohibition: (i) A member of the federal credit union’s board of directors, credit committee, supervisory committee, or senior management, or an immediate family member of such individual; (ii) A corporation in which a member of the federal credit union’s board of directors, credit committee, supervisory committee, or senior management, or an immediate family member of such individual, is an officer or director, or has a stock interest of 10 percent or more; or (iii) A partnership, limited liability company, or other entity in which a member of the federal credit union’s board of directors, credit committee, supervisory committee, or senior management, or an immediate family member of such individual, is a general partner, or a limited partner or entity member with an interest of 10 percent or more. (2) A federal credit union must not lease for one year or longer premises from any of its employees if the employee is directly involved in investments in fixed assets, unless the federal credit union’s board of directors determines the employee’s involvement is not a conflict of interest. (3) All transactions with business associates or family members not specifically prohibited by this section must be conducted at arm’s length and in the interest of the federal credit union. (4) To seek a waiver from any of the prohibitions in this paragraph (e), a federal credit union must submit a written request to its Regional Office and fully explain why it needs the waiver. Within 45 days of the receipt of the waiver request or all necessary PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 57253 documentation, whichever is later, the Regional Director will provide the federal credit union a written response, either approving or disapproving its request. The Regional Director’s decision will be based on safety and soundness considerations and a determination as to whether a conflict of interest exists. [FR Doc. 2013–22729 Filed 9–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7535–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0707; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–158–AD; Amendment 39–17582; AD 2013–18–09] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell ASCa Inc. Emergency Locator Transmitters Installed on Various Transport Category Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Honeywell ASCa Inc. emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) installed on various transport category airplanes. This AD requires various one-time general visual inspections of the ELT transmitter units (TUs), and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by a fire on a parked and unoccupied airplane; preliminary information indicated combustion in the area of the ELT TU. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct discrepancies of the battery wiring installation inside the TU, which could result in an electrical short and possible ignition source. DATES: This AD becomes effective October 3, 2013. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of October 3, 2013. We must receive comments on this AD by November 4, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18SER1.SGM 18SER1 57254 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 18, 2013 / Rules and Regulations 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 Honeywell service information identified in this AD, contact Honeywell ASCa Inc., Customer and Product Support, Customer Support Operations, 3333 Unity Drive, Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 3S6; telephone: 800–601– 3099 (toll-free U.S.A./Canada); telephone: 602–365–3099 (international) email: AeroR&OAvionics@honeywell.com; Internet: www.myaerospace.com. For Boeing service information that is specified but not incorporated by reference 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, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 AD, the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI), 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 Services Branch, ANE– 172, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone (516) 228–7301; fax (516) 794–5531. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2013–25, dated August 15, 2013 (referred to after VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:23 Sep 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: Following an event where a fire broke out on a parked and unoccupied aeroplane, the United Kingdom Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) carried out an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. Although the investigation is still ongoing, preliminary information indicated that there was combustion in the area of the ELT TU. Subsequent to the fire event, inspection of inservice ELT TUs revealed battery wiring installation discrepancies inside the TU that may result in an electrical short. The AAIB noted that in case of an electrical short, the ELT battery could provide the energy for an ignition. This [Canadian] AD is issued as a precautionary measure to address the possibility of a fire due to wiring installation discrepancies of either the ELT TU or the ELT Battery. Depending on the outcome of the AAIB investigation, Transport Canada may revise this [Canadian] AD or mandate additional corrective actions. This AD requires one-time general visual inspections of the ELT TUs, and applicable corrective actions. Inspections include general visual inspections for deformation (including bulges and gaps) in the battery cover, damage (including cuts, breaks, cracks, and splits) to the black protective cover of the battery, damage (including cuts, breaks, and splits) to the battery wires and insulation, damage to the TU battery connection wires (including flattening and exposed wires and insulation), and discrepancies (i.e., the gasket shows signs of deformation or indentation, or any blue pull-tab is trapped between the cover and the TU) of the battery cover gasket. Corrective actions include returning the battery/TU to Honeywell, and doing the ‘‘return to service’’ actions (including marking/ identifying the battery and TU; repeating the cover inspection one time; and installing the new or serviceable TU). You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket. Relevant Service Information Honeywell ASCa Inc. has issued Alert Service Bulletin 1152682–23–A22, Revision 1, dated August 8, 2013. 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 AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 issuing this AD because we evaluated all pertinent information and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. Explanation of Compliance Time We acknowledge that a compliance time of 120 days is unusually long for an immediately adopted rule. In this case, however, we have determined that it is necessary to provide sufficient time for operators to adequately prepare to meet the requirements of this AD. Based on the large number of affected ELTs, we consider this compliance time necessary to avoid unnecessarily disrupting flight schedules. Although the Canadian AD mandates a 150-day compliance time, we have determined that the 120-day compliance time required by this AD will adequately address the identified unsafe condition. Therefore, a compliance time of 120 days has been specified in order to provide operators with sufficient time to accomplish the requirements of this AD. FAA’s Determination of the Effective Date An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because discrepancies of the battery wiring installation inside the TU could result in an electrical short and possible ignition source. Therefore, we determined that notice and opportunity for public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable and that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days. Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety, and we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2013–0707; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–158– AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may E:\FR\FM\18SER1.SGM 18SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 18, 2013 / Rules and Regulations amend this AD because of 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 AD. 57255 Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 3,832 ELTs installed on transport category airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators Inspections ...................................................... 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 ................. $0 $85 $325,720 We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide cost estimates for additional required actions, as the time required to accomplish those actions is specific to the airplane. 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 AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will 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 that this AD: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); 3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and 4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this 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. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 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 airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2013–18–09 Honeywell ASCa Inc.: Amendment 39–17582. Docket No. FAA–2013–0707; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–158–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD becomes effective October 3, 2013. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Honeywell ASCs Inc. emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) Model RESCU 406AF and 406AFN with transmitter unit (TU) part numbers (P/Ns) 1152682–1, –2, and –3, installed on transport category airplanes, certificated in any category, but not limited to the airplanes identified in table 1 to paragraph (c) of this AD. TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (C) OF THIS AD—AFFECTED AIRPLANE MODELS Airplane model (1) The Boeing Company ............... pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES Manufacturer (i) 717–200 airplanes. (ii) 727, 727C, 727–100, 727 –100C, 727–200, and 727–200F series airplanes. (iii) 737–100, –200, –200C, –300, –400, –500, –600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes. (iv) 747–100, –100B, –100B SUD, –200B, –200C, –200F, –300, –400, –400D, and –400F series airplanes; and 747SR, 747SP, 747–8F, and 747–8 series airplanes. (v) 757–200, –200PF, –200CB, and –300 series airplanes. (vi) 767–200, –300, –300F, and –400ER series airplanes. (vii) 777–200, –200LR, –300, –300ER, and 777F series airplanes. (viii) 787–8 airplanes. (ix) MD–11 and MD–11F airplanes. (x) DC–9–81 (MD–81), DC–9–82 (MD–82), DC–9–83 (MD–83), and DC–9–87 (MD–87) airplanes. (xi) MD–88 airplanes. (xii) MD–90–30 airplanes. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:23 Sep 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\18SER1.SGM 18SER1 57256 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 18, 2013 / Rules and Regulations TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (C) OF THIS AD—AFFECTED AIRPLANE MODELS—Continued Manufacturer Airplane model (2) Lockheed Martin Corporation/ Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. (3) Airbus ........................................ (4) ATR—GIE Avions de Transport ´ Regional. (5) Dassault Aviation ....................... 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, 382G, and 382J airplanes. (i) A300 B2–1A, B2–1C, B2K–3C, B2–203, B4–2C, B4–103, and B4–203 airplanes. (ii) A300 B4–601, B4–603, B4–620, and B4–622 airplanes. (iii) A300 B4–605R and B4–622R airplanes. (iv) A300 F4–605R and F4–622R airplanes. (v) A300 C4–605R Variant F airplanes. (vi) A310–203, –204, –221, –222, –304, –322, –324, and –325 airplanes. (vii) A320–111, –211, –212, –214, –231, –232, and –233 airplanes. (viii) A321–111, –112, –131, –211, –212, –213, –231, and –232 airplanes. (ix) A330–223F and –243F airplanes. (x) A330–201, –202, –203, –223, and –243 airplanes. (xi) A330–301, –302, –303, –321, –322, –323, –341, –342, and –343 airplanes. (xii) A340–211, –212, and –213 airplanes. (xiii) A340–311, –312, and –313 airplanes. (xiv) A340–541 airplanes. (xv) A340–642 airplanes. (xvi) A380–800 series airplanes. (i) ATR42–200, –300, –320, and –500 airplanes. (ii) ATR72–101, –201, –102, –202, –211, –212, and –212A airplanes. FALCON 7X airplanes. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 23, Communications. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a fire on a parked and unoccupied airplane; preliminary information indicated combustion in the area of the ELT TU. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct discrepancies of the battery wiring installation inside the TU, which could result in an electrical short and possible ignition source. (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. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES (g) Inspection For any ELT TU with any serial number identified in paragraph 1.A., ‘‘Effectivity,’’ including the serial numbers identified in the Note in paragraph 1.A., of Honeywell Alert Service Bulletin 1152682–23–A22, Revision 1, dated August 8, 2013: Within 120 days after the effective date of this AD, do the actions specified in paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(2) of this AD. (1) Remove the TU from the airplane. (2) Do one-time general visual inspections of the ELT TU, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Honeywell Alert Service Bulletin 1152682–23–A22, Revision 1, dated August 8, 2013. (h) TU/Battery Pack Return During any inspection required by this AD, if any discrepancy is found that is unacceptable or exceeds limits as specified in Honeywell Alert Service Bulletin 1152682– 23–A22, Revision 1, dated August 8, 2013: At the applicable time specified in paragraph (h)(1) or (h)(2) of this AD, return the TU or battery pack, as applicable, to Honeywell ASCa Inc., Customer and Product Support, Customer Support Operations, 3333 Unity VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:23 Sep 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 Drive, Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 3S6; telephone: 800–601–3099 (toll-free U.S.A./ Canada); telephone: 602–365–3099 (international) email: AeroR&OAvionics@honeywell.com; Internet: www.myaerospace.com. (1) If the inspection was done on or after the effective date of this AD: Within 10 days after the inspection. (2) If the inspection was done before the effective date of this AD: Within 10 days after the effective date of this AD. (i) Post-inspection Actions Before further flight after accomplishing the actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD: Perform all applicable return to service actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Honeywell Alert Service Bulletin 1152682–23–A22, Revision 1, dated August 8, 2013. Install a TU that is identified in paragraph 3.F.(2) or 3.F.(3) of Honeywell Alert Service Bulletin 1152682–23–A22, Revision 1, dated August 8, 2013. (j) Parts Installation Limitations After installation or replacement of the TU as required by this AD or as specified in paragraph (k) of this AD, no person may install an ELT TU battery unless it is installed using a method approved by either the Manager, New York ACO, FAA; or TCCA (or its delegated agent). (k) Acceptable Prior Actions for Certain Airplanes (1) For The Boeing Company Model 787– 8 airplanes identified in AD 2013–15–07, Amendment 39–17523 (78 FR 45054, July 26, 2013): Accomplishment of the applicable requirements of AD 2013–15–07 before the effective date of this AD is acceptable for compliance with the requirements of paragraphs (g), (h), and (i) of this AD. (2) This paragraph provides credit for the applicable actions required by paragraphs (g), (h), and (i) of this AD, if those actions were PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 performed before the effective date of this AD using Honeywell Alert Service Bulletin 1152682–23–A22, dated August 1, 2013, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (3) This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by paragraphs (g), (h), and (i) of this AD, if the applicable actions specified in the service information identified in paragraphs (k)(3)(i) through (k)(3)(vi) of this AD were performed before the effective date of this AD using the applicable service information identified in paragraphs (k)(3)(i) through (k)(3)(vi) of this AD. This service information is not incorporated by reference in this AD. (i) For The Boeing Company Model 717– 200 airplanes: Boeing Multi Operator Message MOM–MOM–13–0597–01B, dated July 28, 2013. (ii) For The Boeing Company Model 737– 600, –700, –700C, –800, –900, and –900ER series airplanes: Boeing Multi Operator Message MOM–MOM–13–0593–01B, dated July 28, 2013. (iii) For The Boeing Company Model 747– 400, –400D, and –400F series airplanes: Boeing Multi Operator Message MOM– MOM–13–0594–01B, dated July 28, 2013. (iv) For The Boeing Company Model 767 airplanes: Boeing Multi Operator Message MOM–MOM–13–0595–01B, dated July 28, 2013. (v) For The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes: Boeing Multi Operator Message MOM–MOM–13–0596–01B, dated July 28, 2013. (vi) For The Boeing Company Model 787– 8 airplanes: Boeing Multi Operator Message MOM–MOM–13–0570–01B, dated July 19, 2013; or Boeing Multi Operator Message MOM–MOM–13–0590–01B, dated July 26, 2013. (l) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: E:\FR\FM\18SER1.SGM 18SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 18, 2013 / Rules and Regulations (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York 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, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with RULES (m) Related Information (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2013–25, dated August 15, 2013, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. (2) For Boeing service information that is specified but not incorporated by reference 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. (3) Honeywell service information specified but not incorporated by reference in this AD may be obtained at the addresses identified in paragraphs (n)(3) and (n)(4) of this AD. (n) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. (i) Honeywell Alert Service Bulletin 1152682–23–A22, Revision 1, dated August 8, 2013. (ii) Reserved. (3) For Honeywell service information identified in this AD, contact Honeywell ASCa Inc., Customer and Product Support, Customer Support Operations, 3333 Unity Drive, Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 3S6; telephone: 800–601–3099 (toll-free U.S.A./ Canada); telephone: 602–365–3099 (international) email: AeroR&OAvionics@honeywell.com; Internet: www.myaerospace.com. (4) You may review copies of the service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:23 Sep 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 6, 2013. Jeffrey E. Duven, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–22396 Filed 9–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION 20 CFR Parts 404 and 418 [Docket No. SSA–2012–0011] RIN 0960–AH47 Medicare Determinations and IncomeRelated Monthly Adjustment Amounts to Medicare Part B Premiums; Conforming Changes to Regulations Social Security Administration. Interim final rule with request for comments. 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Comment Date: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them no later than November 18, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any one of three methods—Internet, fax, or mail. Do not submit the same comments multiple times or by more SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 57257 than one method. Regardless of which method you choose, please state that your comments refer to Docket No. SSA–2012–0011 so that we may associate your comments with the correct regulation. Caution: You should be careful to include in your comments only information that you wish to make publicly available. We strongly urge you not to include in your comments any personal information such as Social Security numbers or medical information. 1. Internet: We strongly recommend that you submit your comments via the Internet. Please visit the Federal eRulemaking portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. Use the Search function to find docket number SSA– 2012–0011. 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[FR Doc No: 2013-22396]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0707; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-158-AD; 
Amendment 39-17582; AD 2013-18-09]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Honeywell ASCa Inc. Emergency Locator 
Transmitters Installed on Various Transport Category Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Honeywell ASCa Inc. emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) installed on 
various transport category airplanes. This AD requires various one-time 
general visual inspections of the ELT transmitter units (TUs), and 
corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by a fire on a 
parked and unoccupied airplane; preliminary information indicated 
combustion in the area of the ELT TU. We are issuing this AD to detect 
and correct discrepancies of the battery wiring installation inside the 
TU, which could result in an electrical short and possible ignition 
source.

DATES: This AD becomes effective October 3, 2013.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of October 3, 
2013.
    We must receive comments on this AD by November 4, 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

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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 Honeywell service information identified in this AD, contact 
Honeywell ASCa Inc., Customer and Product Support, Customer Support 
Operations, 3333 Unity Drive, Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 3S6; 
telephone: 800-601-3099 (toll-free U.S.A./Canada); telephone: 602-365-
3099 (international) email: AeroR&OAvionics@honeywell.com; Internet: 
www.myaerospace.com. For Boeing service information that is specified 
but not incorporated by reference 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, 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 AD, the Mandatory Continuing 
Airworthiness Information (MCAI), 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 Services Branch, ANE-172, FAA, New York Aircraft 
Certification Office (ACO), 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, 
NY 11590; telephone (516) 228-7301; fax (516) 794-5531.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF-
2013-25, dated August 15, 2013 (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:

    Following an event where a fire broke out on a parked and 
unoccupied aeroplane, the United Kingdom Air Accidents Investigation 
Branch (AAIB) carried out an investigation to determine the cause of 
the fire. Although the investigation is still ongoing, preliminary 
information indicated that there was combustion in the area of the 
ELT TU. Subsequent to the fire event, inspection of in-service ELT 
TUs revealed battery wiring installation discrepancies inside the TU 
that may result in an electrical short. The AAIB noted that in case 
of an electrical short, the ELT battery could provide the energy for 
an ignition.
    This [Canadian] AD is issued as a precautionary measure to 
address the possibility of a fire due to wiring installation 
discrepancies of either the ELT TU or the ELT Battery. Depending on 
the outcome of the AAIB investigation, Transport Canada may revise 
this [Canadian] AD or mandate additional corrective actions.

    This AD requires one-time general visual inspections of the ELT 
TUs, and applicable corrective actions. Inspections include general 
visual inspections for deformation (including bulges and gaps) in the 
battery cover, damage (including cuts, breaks, cracks, and splits) to 
the black protective cover of the battery, damage (including cuts, 
breaks, and splits) to the battery wires and insulation, damage to the 
TU battery connection wires (including flattening and exposed wires and 
insulation), and discrepancies (i.e., the gasket shows signs of 
deformation or indentation, or any blue pull-tab is trapped between the 
cover and the TU) of the battery cover gasket. Corrective actions 
include returning the battery/TU to Honeywell, and doing the ``return 
to service'' actions (including marking/identifying the battery and TU; 
repeating the cover inspection one time; and installing the new or 
serviceable TU). You may obtain further information by examining the 
MCAI in the AD docket.

Relevant Service Information

    Honeywell ASCa Inc. has issued Alert Service Bulletin 1152682-23-
A22, Revision 1, dated August 8, 2013. 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 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 issuing this AD because we 
evaluated all pertinent information and determined the unsafe condition 
exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same 
type design.

Explanation of Compliance Time

    We acknowledge that a compliance time of 120 days is unusually long 
for an immediately adopted rule. In this case, however, we have 
determined that it is necessary to provide sufficient time for 
operators to adequately prepare to meet the requirements of this AD. 
Based on the large number of affected ELTs, we consider this compliance 
time necessary to avoid unnecessarily disrupting flight schedules. 
Although the Canadian AD mandates a 150-day compliance time, we have 
determined that the 120-day compliance time required by this AD will 
adequately address the identified unsafe condition. Therefore, a 
compliance time of 120 days has been specified in order to provide 
operators with sufficient time to accomplish the requirements of this 
AD.

FAA's Determination of the Effective Date

    An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of 
this AD. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies 
waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because 
discrepancies of the battery wiring installation inside the TU could 
result in an electrical short and possible ignition source. Therefore, 
we determined that notice and opportunity for public comment before 
issuing this AD are impracticable and that good cause exists for making 
this amendment effective in less than 30 days.

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety, and we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public 
comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under 
the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2013-0707; Directorate 
Identifier 2013-NM-158-AD'' at the beginning of your comments. We 
specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, 
environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will consider all 
comments received by the closing date and may

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amend this AD because of 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 AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 3,832 ELTs installed on transport 
category airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to 
comply with this AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                    Cost per       Cost on U.S.
               Action                        Labor cost           Parts cost        product         operators
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Inspections.........................  1 work-hour x $85 per                $0              $85         $325,720
                                       hour = $85.
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    We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide 
cost estimates for additional required actions, as the time required to 
accomplish those actions is specific to the airplane.

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 AD will not have federalism implications 
under Executive Order 13132. This AD will 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 that this AD:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979);
    3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and
    4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
    We prepared a regulatory evaluation of the estimated costs to 
comply with this 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.

Adoption of the Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA amends 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):

2013-18-09 Honeywell ASCa Inc.: Amendment 39-17582. Docket No. FAA-
2013-0707; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-158-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD becomes effective October 3, 2013.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Honeywell ASCs Inc. emergency locator 
transmitters (ELTs) Model RESCU 406AF and 406AFN with transmitter 
unit (TU) part numbers (P/Ns) 1152682-1, -2, and -3, installed on 
transport category airplanes, certificated in any category, but not 
limited to the airplanes identified in table 1 to paragraph (c) of 
this AD.

      Table 1 to Paragraph (c) of This AD--Affected Airplane Models
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           Manufacturer                        Airplane model
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(1) The Boeing Company............  (i) 717-200 airplanes.
                                    (ii) 727, 727C, 727-100, 727 -100C,
                                     727-200, and 727-200F series
                                     airplanes.
                                    (iii) 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -
                                     400, -500, -600, -700, -700C, -800,
                                     -900, and -900ER series airplanes.
                                    (iv) 747-100, -100B, -100B SUD, -
                                     200B, -200C, -200F, -300, -400, -
                                     400D, and -400F series airplanes;
                                     and 747SR, 747SP, 747-8F, and 747-8
                                     series airplanes.
                                    (v) 757-200, -200PF, -200CB, and -
                                     300 series airplanes.
                                    (vi) 767-200, -300, -300F, and -
                                     400ER series airplanes.
                                    (vii) 777-200, -200LR, -300, -300ER,
                                     and 777F series airplanes.
                                    (viii) 787-8 airplanes.
                                    (ix) MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes.
                                    (x) DC-9-81 (MD-81), DC-9-82 (MD-
                                     82), DC-9-83 (MD-83), and DC-9-87
                                     (MD-87) airplanes.
                                    (xi) MD-88 airplanes.
                                    (xii) MD-90-30 airplanes.

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(2) Lockheed Martin Corporation/    382, 382B, 382E, 382F, 382G, and
 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics         382J airplanes.
 Company.
(3) Airbus........................  (i) A300 B2-1A, B2-1C, B2K-3C, B2-
                                     203, B4-2C, B4-103, and B4-203
                                     airplanes.
                                    (ii) A300 B4-601, B4-603, B4-620,
                                     and B4-622 airplanes.
                                    (iii) A300 B4-605R and B4-622R
                                     airplanes.
                                    (iv) A300 F4-605R and F4-622R
                                     airplanes.
                                    (v) A300 C4-605R Variant F
                                     airplanes.
                                    (vi) A310-203, -204, -221, -222, -
                                     304, -322, -324, and -325
                                     airplanes.
                                    (vii) A320-111, -211, -212, -214, -
                                     231, -232, and -233 airplanes.
                                    (viii) A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -
                                     212, -213, -231, and -232
                                     airplanes.
                                    (ix) A330-223F and -243F airplanes.
                                    (x) A330-201, -202, -203, -223, and
                                     243 airplanes.
                                    (xi) A330-301, -302, -303, -321, -
                                     322, -323, -341, -342, and -343
                                     airplanes.
                                    (xii) A340-211, -212, and -213
                                     airplanes.
                                    (xiii) A340-311, -312, and -313
                                     airplanes.
                                    (xiv) A340-541 airplanes.
                                    (xv) A340-642 airplanes.
                                    (xvi) A380-800 series airplanes.
(4) ATR--GIE Avions de Transport    (i) ATR42-200, -300, -320, and -500
 R[eacute]gional.                    airplanes.
                                    (ii) ATR72-101, -201, -102, -202, -
                                     211, -212, and -212A airplanes.
(5) Dassault Aviation.............  FALCON 7X airplanes.
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(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 23, 
Communications.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by a fire on a parked and unoccupied 
airplane; preliminary information indicated combustion in the area 
of the ELT TU. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct 
discrepancies of the battery wiring installation inside the TU, 
which could result in an electrical short and possible ignition 
source.

(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

    For any ELT TU with any serial number identified in paragraph 
1.A., ``Effectivity,'' including the serial numbers identified in 
the Note in paragraph 1.A., of Honeywell Alert Service Bulletin 
1152682-23-A22, Revision 1, dated August 8, 2013: Within 120 days 
after the effective date of this AD, do the actions specified in 
paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(2) of this AD.
    (1) Remove the TU from the airplane.
    (2) Do one-time general visual inspections of the ELT TU, in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Honeywell Alert 
Service Bulletin 1152682-23-A22, Revision 1, dated August 8, 2013.

(h) TU/Battery Pack Return

    During any inspection required by this AD, if any discrepancy is 
found that is unacceptable or exceeds limits as specified in 
Honeywell Alert Service Bulletin 1152682-23-A22, Revision 1, dated 
August 8, 2013: At the applicable time specified in paragraph (h)(1) 
or (h)(2) of this AD, return the TU or battery pack, as applicable, 
to Honeywell ASCa Inc., Customer and Product Support, Customer 
Support Operations, 3333 Unity Drive, Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 
3S6; telephone: 800-601-3099 (toll-free U.S.A./Canada); telephone: 
602-365-3099 (international) email: AeroR&OAvionics@honeywell.com; 
Internet: www.myaerospace.com.
    (1) If the inspection was done on or after the effective date of 
this AD: Within 10 days after the inspection.
    (2) If the inspection was done before the effective date of this 
AD: Within 10 days after the effective date of this AD.

(i) Post-inspection Actions

    Before further flight after accomplishing the actions required 
by paragraph (g) of this AD: Perform all applicable return to 
service actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions 
of Honeywell Alert Service Bulletin 1152682-23-A22, Revision 1, 
dated August 8, 2013. Install a TU that is identified in paragraph 
3.F.(2) or 3.F.(3) of Honeywell Alert Service Bulletin 1152682-23-
A22, Revision 1, dated August 8, 2013.

(j) Parts Installation Limitations

    After installation or replacement of the TU as required by this 
AD or as specified in paragraph (k) of this AD, no person may 
install an ELT TU battery unless it is installed using a method 
approved by either the Manager, New York ACO, FAA; or TCCA (or its 
delegated agent).

(k) Acceptable Prior Actions for Certain Airplanes

    (1) For The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes identified in 
AD 2013-15-07, Amendment 39-17523 (78 FR 45054, July 26, 2013): 
Accomplishment of the applicable requirements of AD 2013-15-07 
before the effective date of this AD is acceptable for compliance 
with the requirements of paragraphs (g), (h), and (i) of this AD.
    (2) This paragraph provides credit for the applicable actions 
required by paragraphs (g), (h), and (i) of this AD, if those 
actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using 
Honeywell Alert Service Bulletin 1152682-23-A22, dated August 1, 
2013, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD.
    (3) This paragraph provides credit for the actions required by 
paragraphs (g), (h), and (i) of this AD, if the applicable actions 
specified in the service information identified in paragraphs 
(k)(3)(i) through (k)(3)(vi) of this AD were performed before the 
effective date of this AD using the applicable service information 
identified in paragraphs (k)(3)(i) through (k)(3)(vi) of this AD. 
This service information is not incorporated by reference in this 
AD.
    (i) For The Boeing Company Model 717-200 airplanes: Boeing Multi 
Operator Message MOM-MOM-13-0597-01B, dated July 28, 2013.
    (ii) For The Boeing Company Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -
900, and -900ER series airplanes: Boeing Multi Operator Message MOM-
MOM-13-0593-01B, dated July 28, 2013.
    (iii) For The Boeing Company Model 747-400, -400D, and -400F 
series airplanes: Boeing Multi Operator Message MOM-MOM-13-0594-01B, 
dated July 28, 2013.
    (iv) For The Boeing Company Model 767 airplanes: Boeing Multi 
Operator Message MOM-MOM-13-0595-01B, dated July 28, 2013.
    (v) For The Boeing Company Model 777 airplanes: Boeing Multi 
Operator Message MOM-MOM-13-0596-01B, dated July 28, 2013.
    (vi) For The Boeing Company Model 787-8 airplanes: Boeing Multi 
Operator Message MOM-MOM-13-0570-01B, dated July 19, 2013; or Boeing 
Multi Operator Message MOM-MOM-13-0590-01B, dated July 26, 2013.

(l) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:

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    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New 
York 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, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-
7300; fax 516-794-5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your 
appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, 
the manager of the local flight standards district office/
certificate holding district office. The AMOC approval letter must 
specifically reference this AD.
    (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain 
corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these 
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered 
FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority 
(or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product 
is airworthy before it is returned to service.

(m) Related Information

    (1) Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information 
(MCAI) Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF-2013-25, dated August 15, 
2013, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD 
docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    (2) For Boeing service information that is specified but not 
incorporated by reference 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.
    (3) Honeywell service information specified but not incorporated 
by reference in this AD may be obtained at the addresses identified 
in paragraphs (n)(3) and (n)(4) of this AD.

(n) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Honeywell Alert Service Bulletin 1152682-23-A22, Revision 1, 
dated August 8, 2013.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For Honeywell service information identified in this AD, 
contact Honeywell ASCa Inc., Customer and Product Support, Customer 
Support Operations, 3333 Unity Drive, Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 
3S6; telephone: 800-601-3099 (toll-free U.S.A./Canada); telephone: 
602-365-3099 (international) email: AeroR&OAvionics@honeywell.com; 
Internet: www.myaerospace.com.
    (4) You may review copies of the 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.
    (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.


    Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 6, 2013.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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