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Download as PDF 36680 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 125 / Monday, June 30, 2014 / Proposed Rules and aft large lower lobe cargo doors, as applicable, to determine the part number and serial number, and do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767–52A0100, Revision 2, dated September 26, 2013; and Eaton Service Bulletin 692D100–52–4, Revision 2, dated August 1, 2013. Do the applicable corrective actions at the applicable time specified in paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Service Bulletin 767–52A0100, Revision 2, dated September 26, 2013, except as required by paragraph (i) of this AD. A review of maintenance records for the part number and serial number is acceptable in lieu of the inspection if the part and serial numbers of the rotary actuator can be conclusively determined from that review. (h) Inspection for Part Numbers, and ReIdentification or Replacement, for Model 777 Airplanes For Model 777–200, –200LR, –300, –300ER, and 777F series airplanes: Within 72 months after the effective date of this AD, inspect each rotary actuator installed in the forward and aft large lower lobe cargo doors, as applicable, to determine the part number and serial number, and do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 777–52–0053, Revision 1, dated September 26, 2013; and Eaton Service Bulletin 692D100–52–4, Revision 2, dated August 1, 2013. Do the applicable corrective actions at the applicable time specified in paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Service Bulletin 777–52–0053, Revision 1, dated September 26, 2013, except as required by paragraph (i) of this AD. A review of maintenance records for the part number and serial number is acceptable in lieu of the inspection if the part and serial numbers of the rotary actuator can be conclusively determined from that review. (i) Exception to the Service Information Where Boeing Service Bulletin 767– 52A0100, Revision 2, dated September 26, 2013; and Boeing Service Bulletin 777–52– 0053, Revision 1, dated September 26, 2013, specify a compliance time after the issue date ‘‘of this service bulletin,’’ this AD requires compliance within the specified compliance time after the effective date of this AD. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Jkt 232001 Issued in Renton, Washington, on June 19, 2014. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–15250 Filed 6–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 (k) 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 (l)(1) of this AD. Information may 17:59 Jun 27, 2014 (l) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Susan Monroe, Aerospace Engineer, Cabin Safety and Environmental Systems Branch, ANM–150S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–917– 6457; fax: 425–917–6590; email: susan.l.monroe@faa.gov. (2) For Boeing 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. For Eaton service information identified in this AD, contact Eaton Corporation, Aerospace Operations, 3 Park Plaza, Suite 1200, Irvine, CA 92614; telephone 949–253–2100; fax 949–253–2111; Internet http://www.eaton.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, Washington. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (j) Parts Installation Prohibition As of the effective date of this AD, no rotary actuator having Boeing part number S135W132–3 (supplier part number 692D100–13) may be installed on any airplane. VerDate Mar<15>2010 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. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to make those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. [Docket No. FAA–2014–0347; Directorate Identifier 2013–NM–173–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 The Boeing Company Model 767–200 and –300 series airplane equipped with Pratt & Whitney Model JT9D or PW4000 engines. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of several cases of low hydraulic pressure or loss of electrical power to the alternating current motor pump (ACMP) on the left engine. This proposed AD would require inspecting for damage of the wiring bundles in the left engine’s strut and corrective actions if necessary, and installing new wire support brackets and bundle clamp. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct chafed wire bundles due to rubbing against structure or a hydraulic piping elbow, which could result in electrical arcing in a flammable fluid leakage zone, and would provide a possible ignition source for fuel vapors and hydraulic fluids. Ignited fuel vapors or hydraulic fluid in an area without a fire detection or suppression system could result in an uncontained engine strut fire and structural damage to the engine strut. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by August 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; telephone 206–544–5000, extension 1; fax 206–766–5680; Internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. You may 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 by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014– 0347; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, E:\FR\FM\30JNP1.SGM 30JNP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 125 / Monday, June 30, 2014 / Proposed Rules except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA– 2014–0347; Directorate Identifier 2013– NM–173–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Discussion We have received a report of several cases of low hydraulic pressure or loss of electrical power to the ACMP on the left engine. These cases were found to be caused by a damaged power feeder wire bundle in the outboard aft fairing area of the left engine strut. In most of the cases, the wire bundle had chafed against the fuse pin washer at the midspar fitting and signs of arcing were found. In one case, the wire bundle was found to have chafed against a hydraulic piping elbow near the fuse pin washer, which resulted in a severed wire bundle and a hole in the hydraulic piping elbow. That hole in the hydraulic piping elbow, if not found, could result in a hydraulic fluid leak. Wire bundles that are chafed due to rubbing against structure or the hydraulic piping elbow, if not detected and corrected, could result in electrical arcing in a flammable fluid leakage zone, and would provide a possible ignition source for fuel vapors and hydraulic fluids. Ignited fuel vapors or hydraulic fluid in an area without a fire detection or suppression system could result in an uncontained engine strut fire and structural damage to the engine strut. Related Rulemaking AD 2004–16–12, Amendment 39– 13768 (69 FR 51002, August 17, 2004), also applies to certain Model 767 airplanes that are powered by Pratt & Whitney engines. AD 2004–16–12 required actions to prevent fatigue cracking in primary strut structure, which could result in separation of the strut and engine from the airplane. One of those actions is the prior or concurrent accomplishment of Boeing Service Bulletin 767–29–0057, dated December 16, 1993; or Revision 1, dated August 14, 2003. Relevant Service Information We reviewed Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–29A0115, dated May 22, 2013. For information on the procedures and compliance times, see this service information at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for Docket No. FAA–2014–0347. Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767– 29A0115, dated May 22, 2013, specifies concurrent or prior accomplishment of Boeing Service Bulletin 767–29–0057, Revision 3, dated June 9, 2011, for modification of certain wire bundles. FAA’s Determination We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. Proposed AD Requirements This proposed AD would require inspecting for damage of the wiring 36681 bundles in the left engine’s strut, and corrective actions if necessary; and installing new wiring support brackets and bundle clamp. The phrase ‘‘corrective actions’’ is used in this proposed AD. ‘‘Corrective actions’’ are actions that correct or address any condition found. Corrective actions in an AD could include, for example, repairs. The FAA worked in conjunction with industry, under the Airworthiness Directives Implementation Aviation Rulemaking Committee, to enhance the AD system. One enhancement was a new process for annotating which steps in the service information are required for compliance with an AD. Differentiating these steps from other tasks in the service information is expected to improve an owner’s/ operator’s understanding of crucial AD requirements and help provide consistent judgment in AD compliance. The actions specified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–29A0115, dated May 22, 2013, described previously include steps that are labeled as RC (required for compliance) because these steps have a direct effect on detecting, preventing, resolving, or eliminating an identified unsafe condition. As noted in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–29A0115, dated May 22, 2013, steps labeled as RC must be done to comply with the proposed AD. However, steps that are not labeled as RC are recommended. Those steps that are not labeled as RC may be deviated from, done as part of other actions, or done using accepted methods different from those identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–29A0115, dated May 22, 2013, without obtaining approval of an alternative method of compliance (AMOC), provided the steps labeled as RC can be done and the airplane can be put back in a serviceable condition. Any substitutions or changes to steps labeled as RC will require approval of an AMOC. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 126 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Cost on U.S. operators Inspection and installation ............................... 13 work-hours × $85 per hour = $1,105 ........ $349 $1,454 $183,204 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:59 Jun 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\30JNP1.SGM 30JNP1 36682 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 125 / Monday, June 30, 2014 / Proposed Rules We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide cost estimates for the on-condition actions specified in this proposed AD. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This proposed regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed regulation: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:59 Jun 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ The Boeing Company: Docket No. FAA– 2014–0347; Directorate Identifier 2013– NM–173–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by August 14, 2014. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to the Boeing Company Model 767–200 and –300 series airplanes, certificated in any category, equipped with Pratt & Whitney Model JT9D or PW4000 engines, as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–29A0115, dated May 22, 2013. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 29, Hydraulic Power. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a report of several cases of low hydraulic pressure or loss of electrical power to the alternating current motor pump (ACMP) on the left engine. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct chafed wire bundles due to rubbing against structure or a hydraulic piping elbow, which could result in electrical arcing in a flammable fluid leakage zone, and would provide a possible ignition source for fuel vapors and hydraulic fluids. Ignited fuel vapors or hydraulic fluid in an area without a fire detection or suppression system could result in an uncontained engine strut fire and structural damage to the engine strut. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Inspection and Corrective Actions Within 48 months after the effective date of this AD, do a detailed inspection for damage of the wiring bundles in the left engine’s strut, and all applicable corrective actions; and install new wire support brackets and bundle clamps; in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–29A0115, dated May 22, 2013. Do all applicable corrective actions before further flight. (h) Prior or Concurrent Action For airplanes identified as Group 1 airplanes in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767–29A0115, dated May 22, 2013: Prior to or concurrently with doing the actions required by paragraph (g) of this AD, do a modification of the wire bundles, in PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767– 29–0057, Revision 3, dated June 9, 2011. Note 1 to paragraph (h) of this AD: For certain airplanes, paragraph (b) of AD 2004– 16–12, Amendment 39–13768 (69 FR 51002, August 17, 2004), references Boeing Service Bulletin 767–29–0057, dated December 16, 2003; and Boeing Service Bulletin 767–29– 0057, Revision 1, dated August 14, 2003; as concurrent requirements. (i) Credit for Previous Actions This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in paragraph (h) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the effective date of this AD using any of the service information identified in paragraphs (i)(1), (i)(2), and (i)(3) of this AD, which are not incorporated by reference in this AD. (1) Boeing Service Bulletin 767–29–0057, dated December 16, 1993. (2) Boeing Service Bulletin 767–29–0057, Revision 1, dated August 14, 2003. (3) Boeing Service Bulletin 767–29–0057, Revision 2, dated September 24, 2009. (j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (k) 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. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to make those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (4) If the service information contains steps that are labeled as RC (Required for Compliance), those steps must be done to comply with this AD; any steps that are not labeled as RC are recommended. Those steps that are not labeled as RC may be deviated from, done as part of other actions, or done using accepted methods different from those identified in the specified service information without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the steps labeled as RC can be done and the airplane can be put back in a serviceable condition. Any substitutions or changes to steps labeled as RC require approval of an AMOC. (k) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Georgios Roussos, Aerospace E:\FR\FM\30JNP1.SGM 30JNP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 125 / Monday, June 30, 2014 / Proposed Rules 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. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; telephone 206– 544–5000, extension 1; fax 206–766–5680; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may 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. Issued in Renton, Washington, on June 19, 2014. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–15247 Filed 6–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Background on Viticultural Areas DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 27 CFR Part 9 [Docket No. TTB–2014–0006; Notice No. 144] RIN 1513–AC09 Proposed Establishment of the Fountaingrove District Viticultural Area Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Treasury. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) proposes to establish the approximately 38,000-acre ‘‘Fountaingrove District’’ viticultural area in Sonoma County, California. The proposed viticultural area lies entirely within the larger, multicounty North Coast viticultural area. TTB designates viticultural areas to allow vintners to better describe the origin of their wines and to allow consumers to better identify wines they may purchase. TTB invites comments on this proposed addition to its regulations. DATES: Comments must be received by August 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: Please send your comments on this notice to one of the following addresses (please note that TTB has a new address for comments submitted by U.S. mail): • Internet: http://www.regulations.gov (via the online comment form for this notice as posted within Docket No. TTB–2014–0006 at ‘‘Regulations.gov,’’ the Federal e-rulemaking portal); emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:59 Jun 27, 2014 • U.S. Mail: Director, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; or • Hand delivery/courier in lieu of mail: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Suite 200–E, Washington, DC 20005. See the Public Participation section of this notice for specific instructions and requirements for submitting comments, and for information on how to request a public hearing or obtain or review copies of the petition and supporting materials. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen A. Thornton, Regulations and Rulings Division, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 1310 G Street NW., Box 12, Washington, DC 20005; phone 202–453–1039, ext. 175. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 232001 TTB Authority Section 105(e) of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA Act), 27 U.S.C. 205(e), authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to prescribe regulations for the labeling of wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverages. The FAA Act provides that these regulations should, among other things, prohibit consumer deception and the use of misleading statements on labels and ensure that labels provide the consumer with adequate information as to the identity and quality of the product. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) administers the FAA Act pursuant to section 1111(d) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, codified at 6 U.S.C. 531(d). The Secretary has delegated various authorities through Treasury Department Order 120–01 (Revised), dated December 10, 2013, to the TTB Administrator to perform the functions and duties in the administration and enforcement of this law. Part 4 of the TTB regulations (27 CFR part 4) authorizes the establishment of definitive viticultural areas and the use of their names as appellations of origin on wine labels and in wine advertisements. Part 9 of the TTB regulations (27 CFR part 9) sets forth standards for the preparation and submission to TTB of petitions for the establishment or modification of American viticultural areas (AVAs) and lists the approved AVAs. Definition Section 4.25(e)(1)(i) of the TTB regulations (27 CFR 4.25(e)(1)(i)) defines a viticultural area for American wine as a delimited grape-growing region having PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 36683 distinguishing features as described in part 9 of the regulations and a name and a delineated boundary as established in part 9 of the regulations. These designations allow vintners and consumers to attribute a given quality, reputation, or other characteristic of a wine made from grapes grown in an area to the wine’s geographic origin. The establishment of AVAs allows vintners to describe more accurately the origin of their wines to consumers and helps consumers to identify wines they may purchase. Establishment of an AVA is neither an approval nor an endorsement by TTB of the wine produced in that area. Requirements Section 4.25(e)(2) of the TTB regulations outlines the procedure for proposing the establishment of an AVA and provides that any interested party may petition TTB to establish a grapegrowing region as an AVA. Section 9.12 of the TTB regulations (27 CFR 9.12) prescribes the standards for petitions requesting the establishment or modification of AVAs. Petitions to establish an AVA must include the following: • Evidence that the region within the proposed AVA boundary is nationally or locally known by the AVA name specified in the petition; • An explanation of the basis for defining the boundary of the proposed AVA; • A narrative description of the features of the proposed AVA that affect viticulture, such as climate, geology, soils, physical features, and elevation, that make the proposed AVA distinctive and distinguish it from adjacent areas outside the proposed AVA; • The appropriate United States Geological Survey (USGS) map(s) showing the location of the proposed AVA, with the boundary of the proposed AVA clearly drawn thereon; and • A detailed narrative description of the proposed AVA boundary based on USGS map markings. Fountaingrove District Petition TTB received a petition from Douglas Grigg of Walnut Hill Vineyards, LLC, on behalf of the Fountaingrove Appellation Committee, proposing the establishment of the ‘‘Fountaingrove District’’ AVA in Sonoma County, California. The committee originally proposed the name ‘‘Fountaingrove’’ but later requested to change the name to ‘‘Fountaingrove District’’ in order to avoid affecting current use of the word ‘‘Fountaingrove,’’ standing alone, in brand names on wine labels. The E:\FR\FM\30JNP1.SGM 30JNP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 125 (Monday, June 30, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 36680-36683]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15247]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0347; Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-173-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; the Boeing Company Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain The Boeing Company Model 767-200 and -300 series airplane 
equipped with Pratt & Whitney Model JT9D or PW4000 engines. This 
proposed AD was prompted by a report of several cases of low hydraulic 
pressure or loss of electrical power to the alternating current motor 
pump (ACMP) on the left engine. This proposed AD would require 
inspecting for damage of the wiring bundles in the left engine's strut 
and corrective actions if necessary, and installing new wire support 
brackets and bundle clamp. We are proposing this AD to detect and 
correct chafed wire bundles due to rubbing against structure or a 
hydraulic piping elbow, which could result in electrical arcing in a 
flammable fluid leakage zone, and would provide a possible ignition 
source for fuel vapors and hydraulic fluids. Ignited fuel vapors or 
hydraulic fluid in an area without a fire detection or suppression 
system could result in an uncontained engine strut fire and structural 
damage to the engine strut.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by August 14, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments, using the procedures found in 14 CFR 
11.43 and 11.45, by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: 202-493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: Deliver to Mail address above between 9 
a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this proposed AD, contact 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, 
P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H-65, Seattle, WA 98124-2207; telephone 206-544-
5000, extension 1; fax 206-766-5680; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may 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 by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2014-
0347; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday,

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except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the 
regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. 
The street address for the Docket Office (phone: 800-647-5527) is in 
the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket 
shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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:

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed 
under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2014-0347; 
Directorate Identifier 2013-NM-173-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We 
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend 
this proposed AD because of those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this proposed AD.

Discussion

    We have received a report of several cases of low hydraulic 
pressure or loss of electrical power to the ACMP on the left engine. 
These cases were found to be caused by a damaged power feeder wire 
bundle in the outboard aft fairing area of the left engine strut. In 
most of the cases, the wire bundle had chafed against the fuse pin 
washer at the midspar fitting and signs of arcing were found. In one 
case, the wire bundle was found to have chafed against a hydraulic 
piping elbow near the fuse pin washer, which resulted in a severed wire 
bundle and a hole in the hydraulic piping elbow. That hole in the 
hydraulic piping elbow, if not found, could result in a hydraulic fluid 
leak. Wire bundles that are chafed due to rubbing against structure or 
the hydraulic piping elbow, if not detected and corrected, could result 
in electrical arcing in a flammable fluid leakage zone, and would 
provide a possible ignition source for fuel vapors and hydraulic 
fluids. Ignited fuel vapors or hydraulic fluid in an area without a 
fire detection or suppression system could result in an uncontained 
engine strut fire and structural damage to the engine strut.

Related Rulemaking

    AD 2004-16-12, Amendment 39-13768 (69 FR 51002, August 17, 2004), 
also applies to certain Model 767 airplanes that are powered by Pratt & 
Whitney engines. AD 2004-16-12 required actions to prevent fatigue 
cracking in primary strut structure, which could result in separation 
of the strut and engine from the airplane. One of those actions is the 
prior or concurrent accomplishment of Boeing Service Bulletin 767-29-
0057, dated December 16, 1993; or Revision 1, dated August 14, 2003.

Relevant Service Information

    We reviewed Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-29A0115, dated May 
22, 2013. For information on the procedures and compliance times, see 
this service information at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for 
Docket No. FAA-2014-0347.
    Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-29A0115, dated May 22, 2013, 
specifies concurrent or prior accomplishment of Boeing Service Bulletin 
767-29-0057, Revision 3, dated June 9, 2011, for modification of 
certain wire bundles.

FAA's Determination

    We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant 
information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is 
likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design.

Proposed AD Requirements

    This proposed AD would require inspecting for damage of the wiring 
bundles in the left engine's strut, and corrective actions if 
necessary; and installing new wiring support brackets and bundle clamp.
    The phrase ``corrective actions'' is used in this proposed AD. 
``Corrective actions'' are actions that correct or address any 
condition found. Corrective actions in an AD could include, for 
example, repairs.
    The FAA worked in conjunction with industry, under the 
Airworthiness Directives Implementation Aviation Rulemaking Committee, 
to enhance the AD system. One enhancement was a new process for 
annotating which steps in the service information are required for 
compliance with an AD. Differentiating these steps from other tasks in 
the service information is expected to improve an owner's/operator's 
understanding of crucial AD requirements and help provide consistent 
judgment in AD compliance. The actions specified in Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin 767-29A0115, dated May 22, 2013, described previously 
include steps that are labeled as RC (required for compliance) because 
these steps have a direct effect on detecting, preventing, resolving, 
or eliminating an identified unsafe condition.
    As noted in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-29A0115, dated May 
22, 2013, steps labeled as RC must be done to comply with the proposed 
AD. However, steps that are not labeled as RC are recommended. Those 
steps that are not labeled as RC may be deviated from, done as part of 
other actions, or done using accepted methods different from those 
identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-29A0115, dated May 22, 
2013, without obtaining approval of an alternative method of compliance 
(AMOC), provided the steps labeled as RC can be done and the airplane 
can be put back in a serviceable condition. Any substitutions or 
changes to steps labeled as RC will require approval of an AMOC.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 126 airplanes of U.S. 
registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                    Cost per       Cost on U.S.
               Action                        Labor cost           Parts cost        product         operators
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Inspection and installation.........  13 work-hours x $85 per            $349           $1,454         $183,204
                                       hour = $1,105.
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    We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide 
cost estimates for the on-condition actions specified in this proposed 
AD.

Authority for This Rulemaking

    Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA's authority to 
issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the 
authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs, 
describes in more detail the scope of the Agency's authority.
    We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in 
Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: ``General 
requirements.'' Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with 
promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing 
regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator 
finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This proposed regulation is 
within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe 
condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in 
this rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

    We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism 
implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not 
have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship 
between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution 
of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed 
regulation:
    (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive 
Order 12866,
    (2) Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979),
    (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and
    (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

    Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the 
Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows:

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

0
1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701.


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness 
directive (AD):

The Boeing Company: Docket No. FAA-2014-0347; Directorate Identifier 
2013-NM-173-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by August 14, 2014.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to the Boeing Company Model 767-200 and -300 
series airplanes, certificated in any category, equipped with Pratt 
& Whitney Model JT9D or PW4000 engines, as identified in Boeing 
Alert Service Bulletin 767-29A0115, dated May 22, 2013.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 29, Hydraulic 
Power.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by a report of several cases of low 
hydraulic pressure or loss of electrical power to the alternating 
current motor pump (ACMP) on the left engine. We are issuing this AD 
to detect and correct chafed wire bundles due to rubbing against 
structure or a hydraulic piping elbow, which could result in 
electrical arcing in a flammable fluid leakage zone, and would 
provide a possible ignition source for fuel vapors and hydraulic 
fluids. Ignited fuel vapors or hydraulic fluid in an area without a 
fire detection or suppression system could result in an uncontained 
engine strut fire and structural damage to the engine strut.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Inspection and Corrective Actions

    Within 48 months after the effective date of this AD, do a 
detailed inspection for damage of the wiring bundles in the left 
engine's strut, and all applicable corrective actions; and install 
new wire support brackets and bundle clamps; in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 767-
29A0115, dated May 22, 2013. Do all applicable corrective actions 
before further flight.

(h) Prior or Concurrent Action

    For airplanes identified as Group 1 airplanes in Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin 767-29A0115, dated May 22, 2013: Prior to or 
concurrently with doing the actions required by paragraph (g) of 
this AD, do a modification of the wire bundles, in accordance with 
the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Service Bulletin 767-29-
0057, Revision 3, dated June 9, 2011.

    Note 1 to paragraph (h) of this AD:  For certain airplanes, 
paragraph (b) of AD 2004-16-12, Amendment 39-13768 (69 FR 51002, 
August 17, 2004), references Boeing Service Bulletin 767-29-0057, 
dated December 16, 2003; and Boeing Service Bulletin 767-29-0057, 
Revision 1, dated August 14, 2003; as concurrent requirements.

(i) Credit for Previous Actions

    This paragraph provides credit for the actions specified in 
paragraph (h) of this AD, if those actions were performed before the 
effective date of this AD using any of the service information 
identified in paragraphs (i)(1), (i)(2), and (i)(3) of this AD, 
which are not incorporated by reference in this AD.
    (1) Boeing Service Bulletin 767-29-0057, dated December 16, 
1993.
    (2) Boeing Service Bulletin 767-29-0057, Revision 1, dated 
August 14, 2003.
    (3) Boeing Service Bulletin 767-29-0057, Revision 2, dated 
September 24, 2009.

(j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 
FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested 
using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 
CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local 
Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending 
information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the 
attention of the person identified in paragraph (k) 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.
    (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be 
used for any repair required by this AD if it is approved by the 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization 
(ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to make 
those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must 
meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must 
specifically refer to this AD.
    (4) If the service information contains steps that are labeled 
as RC (Required for Compliance), those steps must be done to comply 
with this AD; any steps that are not labeled as RC are recommended. 
Those steps that are not labeled as RC may be deviated from, done as 
part of other actions, or done using accepted methods different from 
those identified in the specified service information without 
obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the steps labeled as RC can 
be done and the airplane can be put back in a serviceable condition. 
Any substitutions or changes to steps labeled as RC require approval 
of an AMOC.

(k) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Georgios 
Roussos, Aerospace

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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.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, 
P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H-65, Seattle, WA 98124-2207; telephone 206-544-
5000, extension 1; fax 206-766-5680; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. You may 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.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on June 19, 2014.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
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