Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes, 78701-78703 [2013-29670]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 249 / Friday, December 27, 2013 / Rules and Regulations (3) For Bell service information identified in this AD, contact Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited, 12,800 Rue de l’Avenir, Mirabel, Quebec J7J1R4, telephone (450) 437–2862 or (800) 363–8023, fax (450) 433– 0272, or at http://www.bellcustomer.com/ files/. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 2601 Meacham Blvd., Room 663, Fort Worth, Texas 76137. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (817) 222–5110. (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 Fort Worth, Texas, on December 5, 2013. Kim Smith, Directorate Manager, Rotorcraft Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–30186 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0421; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–003–AD; Amendment 39–17701; AD 2013–25–05] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737–300, –400, and –500 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. This AD requires, depending on airplane configuration, replacing fuel pump power control relays with new relays having a ground fault interrupter (GFI) feature, installing ground studs and a bonding jumper, doing certain bonding resistance measurements, and changing the GFI relay position. This AD also requires revising the maintenance program to incorporate certain airworthiness limitations. We are issuing this AD to prevent damage to the fuel pumps caused by electrical arcing that could introduce an ignition source in the fuel tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:49 Dec 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 78701 explosion and consequent loss of the airplane. program to incorporate certain airworthiness limitations. This AD is effective January 31, 2014. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of January 31, 2014. ADDRESSES: 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 view this 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. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The following presents the comments received on the proposal (78 FR 28764, May 16, 2013) and the FAA’s response to each comment. DATES: Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Georgios Roussos, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM– 130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–917–6482; fax: 425–917–6590; email: georgios.roussos@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on May 16, 2013 (78 FR 28764). The NPRM proposed to require, depending on airplane configuration, replacing fuel pump power control relays with new relays having a ground fault interrupter (GFI) feature, installing ground studs and a bonding jumper, doing certain bonding resistance measurements, and changing the GFI relay position. The NPRM also proposed to require revising the maintenance PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Support for the NPRM Boeing concurred with the content of the proposed rule. Request To Include Certain Instructions and Delete Certain Step All Nippon Airways (ANA) requested that we include instructions for the removal and installation of certain relay sockets, and for removal of paint on the mounting panel under Step 5 of Figure 5 of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 28A1212, Revision 2, dated October 18, 2012. ANA stated that without removal of the paint on the mounting panel, the required bonding resistance measurements cannot be obtained. In addition, ANA requested that we delete step 6 of Figure 5 of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–28A1212, Revision 2, dated October 18, 2012, which describes removal of paint around the relay cutout. ANA stated that paint removal around the relay cutout is not needed since the relay sockets are mounted to the cutout area of the panel and the relays are a spacer-mounted type. We disagree with providing additional instructions that would expand the scope of this final rule, requiring additional notice and comment. We find that delaying this action would be inappropriate in light of the urgency of the identified unsafe condition. Operators should note that a general AMOC, which was requested by Boeing on behalf of all operators, has been issued for AD 2011–12–09, Amendment 39–16716 (76 FR 33988, June 10, 2011). The AMOC provides essentially the same relief as that requested by the commenter. Once this final rule is effective, we may issue a similar AMOC. Any person may request approval of an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) under the provisions of paragraph (l) of this AD for procedures that help them meet the bonding resistance requirements. We have not changed this final rule in this regard. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD E:\FR\FM\27DER1.SGM 27DER1 78702 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 249 / Friday, December 27, 2013 / Rules and Regulations as proposed except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM (78 FR 28764, May 16, 2013) for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM (78 FR 28764, May 16, 2013). Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 14 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators Up to 31 work-hours × $85 per hour = $2,635. Up to $21,338 .. Up to $23,973 .. Up to $335,622. 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85. $0 ..................... $85 ................... $1,190. Action Labor cost Replace fuel pump power control relays, install ground studs and a bonding jumper, and do certain bonding resistance measurements, and change the GFI relay position, depending on airplane configuration. Maintenance program revision ......................................... 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES Regulatory Findings 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 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:49 Dec 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 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: fuel pumps caused by electrical arcing that could introduce an ignition source in the fuel tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. 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): ■ 2013–25–05 The Boeing Company: Amendment 39–17701; Docket No. FAA–2013–0421; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–003–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective January 31, 2014. (b) Affected ADs Certain requirements of this AD terminate certain requirements of AD 2011–12–09, Amendment 39–16716 (76 FR 33988, June 10, 2011). (c) Applicability This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model 737–300, –400, and –500 series airplanes; certificated in any category; identified as Groups 5, 6, 7, and 9 in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–28A1212, Revision 2, dated October 18, 2012. (d) Subject Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/ Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 2822, Fuel boost pump. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent damage to the PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (g) Installation of Ground Studs and Bonding Jumper and Fuel Boost Pump Relays Replacement For airplanes in Groups 5, 6, 7, and 9, Configuration 1, as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–28A1212, Revision 2, dated October 18, 2012 (airplanes on which Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–28A1212 was not done): Within 60 months after the effective date of this AD, install ground studs and a bonding jumper, replace fuel boost pump relays, and do certain bonding resistance measurements, in accordance with Part 1 of the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–28A1212, Revision 2, dated October 18, 2012. Doing the actions required by this paragraph terminates the requirements of paragraph (g) of AD 2011–12–09, Amendment 39–16716 (76 FR 33988, June 10, 2011), for airplanes in Groups 5, 6, 7, and 9, Configuration 1 only, provided that the requirements of paragraph (g) of this AD are done at the time given in AD 2011–12–09. (h) Ground Studs and Bonding Jumper Installation and GFI Relay Position Change For airplanes in Groups 5, 6, 7, and 9, Configuration 2, as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–28A1212, Revision 2, dated October 18, 2012 (airplanes on which Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–28A1212, dated July 23, 2009 was done): Within 60 months after the effective date of this AD, install ground studs and a bonding jumper, change the GFI relay position, and do certain bonding resistance measurements, in accordance with Part 2 of the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–28A1212, Revision 2, dated October 18, 2012. Doing the actions required by this paragraph terminates the requirements of paragraph (h) of AD 2011– 12–09, Amendment 39–16716 (76 FR 33988, E:\FR\FM\27DER1.SGM 27DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 249 / Friday, December 27, 2013 / Rules and Regulations June 10, 2011), for airplanes in Groups 5, 6, 7, and 9, Configuration 2 only, provided that the requirements of paragraph (h) of this AD are done at the time given in AD 2011–12– 09. (i) Ground Fault Interrupt (GFI) Relay Position Change For airplanes in Groups 5, 6, 7, and 9, Configuration 3, as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–28A1212, Revision 2, dated October 18, 2012 (certain airplanes on which Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 28A1212, Revision 1, dated August 27, 2010 was done): Within 60 months after the effective date of this AD, change the GFI relay position and do certain bonding resistance measurements, in accordance with Part 4 of the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–28A1212, Revision 2, dated October 18, 2012. (j) Maintenance Program Revision Concurrently with accomplishing the actions required by paragraph (g), (h), or (i) of this AD, or within 30 days after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later: Revise the maintenance program by incorporating Airworthiness Limitation 28– AWL–22 of Boeing 737–100/200/200C/300/ 400/500 AWL and Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), Document D6–38278– CMR, Revision August 2012. The initial compliance time for the actions specified in AWL 28–AWL–22 of Boeing 737–100/200/ 200C/300/400/500 AWL and Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), Document D6–38278–CMR, Revision August 2012, is within 1 year after accomplishing the installation required by paragraph (g), (h), or (i) of this AD, or within 1 year after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES (k) No Alternative Actions, Intervals, and/or Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCLs) After accomplishing the revision required by paragraph (j) of this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections) or intervals may be used unless the actions or intervals are approved as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (l) of this AD. (l) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (m) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-Seattle-ACO-AMOCRequests@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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:49 Dec 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 (m) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Georgios Roussos, Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM–130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–917– 6482; fax: 425–917–6590; email: georgios.roussos@faa.gov. (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 the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 28A1212, Revision 2, dated October 18, 2012. (ii) Airworthiness Limitation 28–AWL–22 of Boeing 737–100/200/200C/300/400/500 AWL and Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), Document D6–38278– CMR, Revision August 2012. Page 1.0–33, where Airworthiness Limitation 28–AWL–22 is listed, is dated May 2009. (3) 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. (4) You may view this 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/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 4, 2013. John P. Piccola, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2013–29670 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0706; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–067–AD; Amendment 39–17708; AD 2013–25–12] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 78703 We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model DC–9–10, DC–9–30, and DC–9–40 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that the aft pressure bulkhead web area is subject to widespread fatigue damage (WFD). This AD requires modifying the aft pressure bulkhead. The modification includes inspecting for cracks around the rivet holes, and repair of any cracking. We are issuing this AD to prevent fatigue cracking of the aft pressure bulkhead, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. DATES: This AD is effective January 31, 2014. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of January 31, 2014. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, 3855 Lakewood Boulevard, MC D800–0019, Long Beach, CA 90846–0001; telephone 206–544–5000, extension 2; fax 206– 766–5683; Internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this 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. SUMMARY: Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2013– 0706; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Schrieber, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; phone: (562) 627–5348; fax: (562) 627–5210; email: eric.schrieber@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\27DER1.SGM 27DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2013-0421; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-003-AD; 
Amendment 39-17701; AD 2013-25-05]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes. This 
AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. 
This AD requires, depending on airplane configuration, replacing fuel 
pump power control relays with new relays having a ground fault 
interrupter (GFI) feature, installing ground studs and a bonding 
jumper, doing certain bonding resistance measurements, and changing the 
GFI relay position. This AD also requires revising the maintenance 
program to incorporate certain airworthiness limitations. We are 
issuing this AD to prevent damage to the fuel pumps caused by 
electrical arcing that could introduce an ignition source in the fuel 
tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in 
a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of the airplane.

DATES: This AD is effective January 31, 2014.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of January 31, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: 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 view this 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 Management Facility 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, 
any comments received, and other information. The address for the 
Docket Office (phone: 800-647-5527) is Docket Management Facility, U.S. 
Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West Building 
Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 
20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Georgios Roussos, Aerospace Engineer, 
Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM-130S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft 
Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; 
phone: 425-917-6482; fax: 425-917-6590; email: 
georgios.roussos@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to include an AD that would apply to the specified products. 
The NPRM published in the Federal Register on May 16, 2013 (78 FR 
28764). The NPRM proposed to require, depending on airplane 
configuration, replacing fuel pump power control relays with new relays 
having a ground fault interrupter (GFI) feature, installing ground 
studs and a bonding jumper, doing certain bonding resistance 
measurements, and changing the GFI relay position. The NPRM also 
proposed to require revising the maintenance program to incorporate 
certain airworthiness limitations.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. The following presents the comments received on the proposal 
(78 FR 28764, May 16, 2013) and the FAA's response to each comment.

Support for the NPRM

    Boeing concurred with the content of the proposed rule.

Request To Include Certain Instructions and Delete Certain Step

    All Nippon Airways (ANA) requested that we include instructions for 
the removal and installation of certain relay sockets, and for removal 
of paint on the mounting panel under Step 5 of Figure 5 of Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin 737-28A1212, Revision 2, dated October 18, 2012. ANA 
stated that without removal of the paint on the mounting panel, the 
required bonding resistance measurements cannot be obtained. In 
addition, ANA requested that we delete step 6 of Figure 5 of Boeing 
Alert Service Bulletin 737-28A1212, Revision 2, dated October 18, 2012, 
which describes removal of paint around the relay cutout. ANA stated 
that paint removal around the relay cutout is not needed since the 
relay sockets are mounted to the cutout area of the panel and the 
relays are a spacer-mounted type.
    We disagree with providing additional instructions that would 
expand the scope of this final rule, requiring additional notice and 
comment. We find that delaying this action would be inappropriate in 
light of the urgency of the identified unsafe condition. Operators 
should note that a general AMOC, which was requested by Boeing on 
behalf of all operators, has been issued for AD 2011-12-09, Amendment 
39-16716 (76 FR 33988, June 10, 2011). The AMOC provides essentially 
the same relief as that requested by the commenter. Once this final 
rule is effective, we may issue a similar AMOC. Any person may request 
approval of an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) under the 
provisions of paragraph (l) of this AD for procedures that help them 
meet the bonding resistance requirements. We have not changed this 
final rule in this regard.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comments received, 
and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
this AD

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as proposed except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that 
these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM (78 FR 28764, May 16, 2013) for correcting the unsafe condition; 
and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM (78 FR 28764, May 16, 2013).

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 14 airplanes of U.S. registry. We 
estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                                Cost on U.S.
            Action                Labor cost         Parts cost         Cost per product          operators
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Replace fuel pump power        Up to 31 work-   Up to $21,338.......  Up to $23,973.......  Up to $335,622.
 control relays, install        hours x $85
 ground studs and a bonding     per hour =
 jumper, and do certain         $2,635.
 bonding resistance
 measurements, and change the
 GFI relay position,
 depending on airplane
 configuration.
Maintenance program revision.  1 work-hour x    $0..................  $85.................  $1,190.
                                $85 per hour =
                                $85.
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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

    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 DOT Regulatory Policies and 
Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979),
    (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and
    (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

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

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]

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2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

2013-25-05 The Boeing Company: Amendment 39-17701; Docket No. FAA-
2013-0421; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-003-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective January 31, 2014.

(b) Affected ADs

    Certain requirements of this AD terminate certain requirements 
of AD 2011-12-09, Amendment 39-16716 (76 FR 33988, June 10, 2011).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -
500 series airplanes; certificated in any category; identified as 
Groups 5, 6, 7, and 9 in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-28A1212, 
Revision 2, dated October 18, 2012.

(d) Subject

    Joint Aircraft System Component (JASC)/Air Transport Association 
(ATA) of America Code 2822, Fuel boost pump.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by fuel system reviews conducted by the 
manufacturer. We are issuing this AD to prevent damage to the fuel 
pumps caused by electrical arcing that could introduce an ignition 
source in the fuel tank, which, in combination with flammable fuel 
vapors, could result in a fuel tank explosion and consequent loss of 
the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Installation of Ground Studs and Bonding Jumper and Fuel Boost Pump 
Relays Replacement

    For airplanes in Groups 5, 6, 7, and 9, Configuration 1, as 
identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-28A1212, Revision 2, 
dated October 18, 2012 (airplanes on which Boeing Alert Service 
Bulletin 737-28A1212 was not done): Within 60 months after the 
effective date of this AD, install ground studs and a bonding 
jumper, replace fuel boost pump relays, and do certain bonding 
resistance measurements, in accordance with Part 1 of the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-
28A1212, Revision 2, dated October 18, 2012. Doing the actions 
required by this paragraph terminates the requirements of paragraph 
(g) of AD 2011-12-09, Amendment 39-16716 (76 FR 33988, June 10, 
2011), for airplanes in Groups 5, 6, 7, and 9, Configuration 1 only, 
provided that the requirements of paragraph (g) of this AD are done 
at the time given in AD 2011-12-09.

(h) Ground Studs and Bonding Jumper Installation and GFI Relay Position 
Change

    For airplanes in Groups 5, 6, 7, and 9, Configuration 2, as 
identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-28A1212, Revision 2, 
dated October 18, 2012 (airplanes on which Boeing Alert Service 
Bulletin 737-28A1212, dated July 23, 2009 was done): Within 60 
months after the effective date of this AD, install ground studs and 
a bonding jumper, change the GFI relay position, and do certain 
bonding resistance measurements, in accordance with Part 2 of the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-
28A1212, Revision 2, dated October 18, 2012. Doing the actions 
required by this paragraph terminates the requirements of paragraph 
(h) of AD 2011-12-09, Amendment 39-16716 (76 FR 33988,

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June 10, 2011), for airplanes in Groups 5, 6, 7, and 9, 
Configuration 2 only, provided that the requirements of paragraph 
(h) of this AD are done at the time given in AD 2011-12-09.

(i) Ground Fault Interrupt (GFI) Relay Position Change

    For airplanes in Groups 5, 6, 7, and 9, Configuration 3, as 
identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-28A1212, Revision 2, 
dated October 18, 2012 (certain airplanes on which Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin 737-28A1212, Revision 1, dated August 27, 2010 was 
done): Within 60 months after the effective date of this AD, change 
the GFI relay position and do certain bonding resistance 
measurements, in accordance with Part 4 of the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-28A1212, Revision 
2, dated October 18, 2012.

(j) Maintenance Program Revision

    Concurrently with accomplishing the actions required by 
paragraph (g), (h), or (i) of this AD, or within 30 days after the 
effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later: Revise the 
maintenance program by incorporating Airworthiness Limitation 28-
AWL-22 of Boeing 737-100/200/200C/300/400/500 AWL and Certification 
Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), Document D6-38278-CMR, Revision 
August 2012. The initial compliance time for the actions specified 
in AWL 28-AWL-22 of Boeing 737-100/200/200C/300/400/500 AWL and 
Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), Document D6-38278-
CMR, Revision August 2012, is within 1 year after accomplishing the 
installation required by paragraph (g), (h), or (i) of this AD, or 
within 1 year after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs 
later.

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

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

(l) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 
FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested 
using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 
CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local 
Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending 
information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the 
attention of the person identified in paragraph (m) of this AD. 
Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-Seattle-ACO-AMOC-Requests@faa.gov.
    (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager 
of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding 
district office.

(m) Related Information

    For more information about this AD, contact Georgios Roussos, 
Aerospace Engineer, Systems and Equipment Branch, ANM-130S, FAA, 
Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, 
WA 98057-3356; phone: 425-917-6482; fax: 425-917-6590; email: 
georgios.roussos@faa.gov.

(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 the AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-28A1212, Revision 2, dated 
October 18, 2012.
    (ii) Airworthiness Limitation 28-AWL-22 of Boeing 737-100/200/
200C/300/400/500 AWL and Certification Maintenance Requirements 
(CMRs), Document D6-38278-CMR, Revision August 2012. Page 1.0-33, 
where Airworthiness Limitation 28-AWL-22 is listed, is dated May 
2009.
    (3) 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.
    (4) You may view this 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 December 4, 2013.
John P. Piccola,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-29670 Filed 12-26-13; 8:45 am]
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