Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines, 42989-42991 [2014-17461]

Download as PDF 42989 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 142 Thursday, July 24, 2014 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION 10 CFR Part 51 [Docket Nos. PRM–51–31; NRC–2014–0055] Environmental Impacts of Spent Fuel Storage During Reactor Operation Nuclear Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Supplemental petition for rulemaking; notice of receipt. AGENCY: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received a supplement to a petition for rulemaking filed with the NRC by Diane Curran and Mindy Goldstein on behalf of 34 Environmental Organizations (the petitioner). The NRC docketed the original petition, dated February 18, 2014, as PRM–51–31. The supplement adds information to the record and is noticed for information only. The NRC is not requesting public comment. DATES: The supplement to the petition is available on July 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: Please refer to Docket ID NRC–2014–0055 when contacting the NRC about the availability of information for this petition. You may access publicly-available information related to this petition by any of the following methods: • Federal Rulemaking Web site: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRC–2014–0055. Address questions about NRC dockets to Carol Gallagher; telephone: 301–287–3422; email: Carol.Gallagher@nrc.gov. For technical questions, contact the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. • NRC’s Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS): You may obtain publiclyavailable documents online in the ADAMS Public Documents collection at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/ adams.html. To begin the search, select ‘‘ADAMS Public Documents’’ and then select ‘‘Begin Web-based ADAMS pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:12 Jul 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 Search.’’ For problems with ADAMS, please contact the NRC’s Public Document Room (PDR) reference staff at 1–800–397–4209, 301–415–4737, or by email to pdr.resource@nrc.gov. The ADAMS accession number for each document referenced in this document (if that document is available in ADAMS) is provided the first time that a document is referenced. • NRC’s PDR: You may examine and purchase copies of public documents at the NRC’s PDR, Room O1–F21, One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Tobin, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation, telephone: 301– 415–2328, email: Jennifer.Tobin@ nrc.gov; U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, DC 20555– 0001. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NRC received a petition for rulemaking dated February 18, 2014, submitted by Diane Curran, Harmon, Curran, Spielberg & Eisenberg, L.L.P., and Mindy Goldstein, Turner Environmental Law Clinic, Emory Law School, on behalf of 34 Environmental Organizations (ADAMS Accession No. ML14071A382). The petition was docketed as PRM–51–31. The NRC published a notice of receipt of PRM–51–31 in the Federal Register on May 1, 2014 (79 FR 24595). On June 26, 2014, the petitioner submitted to the NRC a document characterized as an ‘‘amended petition’’ for rulemaking (ADAMS Accession No. ML14177A660). The petitioner requests the NRC to ‘‘add to the record of the February 18, 2014 Petition the observations made by Chairman Macfarlane in her dissenting comments’’ on the NRC staff document designated COMSECY–13–0030—‘‘Staff Evaluation and Recommendation for Japan Lessons-Learned Tier 3 Issue on Expedited Transfer of Spent Fuel.’’ 1 In its February 18, 2014, petition (ADAMS Accession No. ML14071A382), the petitioner asserted that COMSECY– 13–0030 constituted new and significant information under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). On this basis, the petitioner requested that the NRC take the following actions, which the petitioner asserts is necessary to ensure the NRC’s compliance with NEPA: • Republish for public comment the 2013 Revised License Renewal Generic Environmental Impact Statement, the Environmental Impact Statements for all new reactors; and the Environmental Assessments for all new certifications of standardized reactor designs; • Duly modify the NRC’s regulations that make or rely on findings regarding the environmental impacts of spent fuel storage during reactor operation, including Table B–1 in subpart A of appendix B in part 51 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations (10 CFR) and all regulations approving standardized reactor designs. The NRC does not consider the June 26, 2014, document to be an amendment to the February 18, 2014, petition as the petitioner does not request that the NRC take any rulemaking actions that were not otherwise requested in the February 18, 2014, petition. Therefore, the NRC will consider the June 26, 2014, document to be a supplement to PRM– 51–31, and accordingly, will include it in the docket for PRM–51–31 (NRC– 2014–0055). The NRC is publishing this notice for information only and is not requesting public comment. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 17th day of July 2014. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Annette L. Vietti-Cook, Secretary of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2014–17447 Filed 7–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0433; Directorate Identifier 94–ANE–39–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: is available at ADAMS Accession No. ML13273A601; the comments of all five NRC Commissioners on COMSECY–13–0030, including those of Chairman Macfarlane, are available at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doccollections/commission/comm-secy/2013/2013– 0030comvtr.pdf. PO 00000 1 COMSECY–13–0030 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 98–07–07, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JYP1.SGM 24JYP1 42990 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 142 / Thursday, July 24, 2014 / Proposed Rules pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS which applies to all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211–535E4 and RB211–535E4–B turbofan engines. AD 98–07–07 requires removing certain part number (P/N) low-pressure (LP) fuel filter-to-highpressure (HP) fuel pump tube assemblies and installing flexible LP fuel filter-to-HP fuel pump tube assemblies. Since we issued AD 98–07– 07, we received additional reports of fuel leaks that have resulted in a number of engine in-flight shutdowns. This proposed AD would expand the applicability of AD 98–07–07 to include the RB211–535E4–C–37 turbofan engine. We are proposing this AD to prevent loss of fuel supply to the engine, which could lead to an in-flight shutdown of one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and damage to the airplane. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by September 22, 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 Rolls-Royce plc, Corporate Communications, P.O. Box 31, Derby, England, DE248BJ; phone: 011–44–1332–242424; fax: 011– 44–1332–249936; email: http:// www.rolls-royce.com/contact/civil_ team.jsp; Web site: https:// www.aeromanager.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781– 238–7125. 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– 0433; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the mandatory continuing airworthiness VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:12 Jul 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 information, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The 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: Kenneth Steeves, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7765; fax: 781–238– 7199; email: kenneth.steeves@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2014–0433; Directorate Identifier 94–ANE–39–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 On April 2, 1998, we issued AD 98– 07–07, Amendment 39–10426 (63 FR 18119, April 14, 1998), for all RR RB211–535E4 and RB211–535E4–B turbofan engines. AD 98–07–07 superseded AD 96–13–04 and required removing LP fuel system tube assemblies, P/N UL16692 and AE709623–1, and installing LP fuel system tube assembly, P/N 163521538. AD 98–07–07 resulted from reports of fuel line rupture on one of the flexible fuel tube assemblies installed in accordance with AD 96–13–04. We issued AD 98–07–07 to prevent high volume fuel leaks and reported fuel collection inside the engine nacelle, which could result in an uncontrolled engine fire. Actions Since AD 98–07–07 Was Issued Since we issued AD 98–07–07, Amendment 39–10426 (63 FR 18119, April 14, 1998), additional fuel leaks have occurred in LP fuel system tube assemblies resulting in engine in-flight shutdowns. Also since we issued AD 98–07–07, the European Aviation Safety PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Agency has issued AD 2014–0123, dated May 15, 2014, which requires replacing affected fuel tube assemblies. Relevant Service Information We reviewed RR Service Bulletin No. RB.211–73–H131, with Supplement, dated May 10, 2013 and RR NonModification Service Bulletin No. RB.211–73–E355, Revision 3, May 10, 2013. The service information describes procedures for removing and installing LP fuel system tube assemblies. 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 removing LP fuel tube assemblies, P/N UL16692, AE709623–1, 163521538, and 163521545 from service. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 500 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 7.33 hours per engine to comply with this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. Required parts cost about $10,000 per engine. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $5,311,525. 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 have determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism E:\FR\FM\24JYP1.SGM 24JYP1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 142 / Thursday, July 24, 2014 / Proposed Rules 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 that the 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 to the extent that it justifies making a regulatory distinction, 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. (d) Unsafe Condition List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 (g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by removing airworthiness directive (AD) 98–07–07, Amendment 39–10426 (63 FR 18119, April 14, 1998), and adding the following new AD: ■ Rolls-Royce plc: Docket No. FAA–2014– 0433; Directorate Identifier 94–ANE–39– AD. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by September 22, 2014. (b) Affected ADs This AD supersedes AD 98–07–07, Amendment 39–10426 (63 FR 18119, April 14, 1998). (c) Applicability This AD applies to all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211–535E4–37, RB211–535E4–B–37, and RB211–535E4–C–37 turbofan engines with low-pressure (LP) fuel filter-to-high-pressure (HP) fuel pump tube assembly, part number (P/N) UL16692, AE709623–1, 163521538, or 163521545, installed. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:12 Jul 23, 2014 Jkt 232001 This AD was prompted by reports of fuel leaks that have resulted in a number of engine in-flight shutdowns. We are issuing this AD to prevent loss of fuel supply to the engine, which could lead to an in-flight shutdown of one or more engines, loss of thrust control, and damage to the airplane. (e) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (1) After the effective date of this AD, remove from service all LP fuel filter-to-HP fuel pump tube assemblies, P/Ns UL16692, AE709623–1, 163521538, and 163521545, at the next part removal or during the next engine shop visit, whichever occurs first. (2) Reserved. (f) Definition For the purpose of this AD, an ‘‘engine shop visit’’ is the induction of an engine into the shop for maintenance. The Manager, Engine Certification Office, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Use the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19 to make your request. (h) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Kenneth Steeves, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7765; fax: 781–238– 7199; email: kenneth.steeves@faa.gov. (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2014–0123, dated May 15, 2014, for more information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2014–0433. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Rolls-Royce plc, Corporate Communications, P.O. Box 31, Derby, England, DE248BJ; phone: 011–44–1332– 242424; fax: 011–44–1332–249936; email: http://www.rolls-royce.com/contact/civil_ team.jsp; Web site: https:// www.aeromanager.com. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on July 16, 2014. Thomas Boudreau, Acting Assistant Directorate Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–17461 Filed 7–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 42991 ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R07–OAR–2014–0448; FRL–9914–27– Region 7] Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; State of Missouri; 2013 Missouri State Implementation Plan for the 2008 Lead Standard Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to grant full approval of Missouri’s attainment demonstration State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the lead National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) nonattainment area of Herculaneum, Missouri submitted on April 18, 2013. The applicable standard addressed in this action is the lead NAAQS promulgated by EPA in 2008. EPA believes that the SIP submitted by the state satisfies the applicable requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) identified in EPA’s 2008 Final Rule and will bring the area into attainment of the 0.15 microgram per cubic meter (ug/m3) lead NAAQS in the Herculaneum, Missouri area. In this action, EPA also proposes approval of a revision to the Missouri SIP related to the 2007 Consent Judgment which was previously approved into the Missouri SIP as part of an attainment demonstration for the 1978 lead NAAQS. This revision was submitted to EPA on November 21, 2011. SUMMARY: Comments must be received on or before August 25, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R07– OAR–2014–0448, by one of the following methods: 1. www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: hertzwu.sara@epa.gov. 3. Mail, Hand Delivery or Courier: Sara Hertz Wu, Environmental Protection Agency, Air Planning and Development Branch, 11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, Kansas 66219. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–R07–OAR–2014– 0448. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless DATES: E:\FR\FM\24JYP1.SGM 24JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 142 (Thursday, July 24, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 42989-42991]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-17461]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0433; Directorate Identifier 94-ANE-39-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to supersede airworthiness directive (AD) 98-07-07,

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which applies to all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-535E4 and RB211-535E4-B 
turbofan engines. AD 98-07-07 requires removing certain part number (P/
N) low-pressure (LP) fuel filter-to-high-pressure (HP) fuel pump tube 
assemblies and installing flexible LP fuel filter-to-HP fuel pump tube 
assemblies. Since we issued AD 98-07-07, we received additional reports 
of fuel leaks that have resulted in a number of engine in-flight 
shutdowns. This proposed AD would expand the applicability of AD 98-07-
07 to include the RB211-535E4-C-37 turbofan engine. We are proposing 
this AD to prevent loss of fuel supply to the engine, which could lead 
to an in-flight shutdown of one or more engines, loss of thrust 
control, and damage to the airplane.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by September 22, 
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 
Rolls-Royce plc, Corporate Communications, P.O. Box 31, Derby, England, 
DE248BJ; phone: 011-44-1332-242424; fax: 011-44-1332-249936; email: 
http://www.rolls-royce.com/contact/civil_team.jsp; Web site: https://www.aeromanager.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, 
Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, 
Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at 
the FAA, call 781-238-7125.

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-
0433; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this proposed AD, the mandatory continuing airworthiness 
information, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and 
other information. The 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: Kenneth Steeves, Aerospace Engineer, 
Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 
New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7765; 
fax: 781-238-7199; email: kenneth.steeves@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2014-0433; 
Directorate Identifier 94-ANE-39-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

    On April 2, 1998, we issued AD 98-07-07, Amendment 39-10426 (63 FR 
18119, April 14, 1998), for all RR RB211-535E4 and RB211-535E4-B 
turbofan engines. AD 98-07-07 superseded AD 96-13-04 and required 
removing LP fuel system tube assemblies, P/N UL16692 and AE709623-1, 
and installing LP fuel system tube assembly, P/N 163521538. AD 98-07-07 
resulted from reports of fuel line rupture on one of the flexible fuel 
tube assemblies installed in accordance with AD 96-13-04. We issued AD 
98-07-07 to prevent high volume fuel leaks and reported fuel collection 
inside the engine nacelle, which could result in an uncontrolled engine 
fire.

Actions Since AD 98-07-07 Was Issued

    Since we issued AD 98-07-07, Amendment 39-10426 (63 FR 18119, April 
14, 1998), additional fuel leaks have occurred in LP fuel system tube 
assemblies resulting in engine in-flight shutdowns. Also since we 
issued AD 98-07-07, the European Aviation Safety Agency has issued AD 
2014-0123, dated May 15, 2014, which requires replacing affected fuel 
tube assemblies.

Relevant Service Information

    We reviewed RR Service Bulletin No. RB.211-73-H131, with 
Supplement, dated May 10, 2013 and RR Non-Modification Service Bulletin 
No. RB.211-73-E355, Revision 3, May 10, 2013. The service information 
describes procedures for removing and installing LP fuel system tube 
assemblies.

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 removing LP fuel tube assemblies, P/
N UL16692, AE709623-1, 163521538, and 163521545 from service.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 500 engines installed on 
airplanes of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 
7.33 hours per engine to comply with this proposed AD. The average 
labor rate is $85 per hour. Required parts cost about $10,000 per 
engine. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this proposed 
AD on U.S. operators to be $5,311,525.

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 have determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism

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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 that the 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 to the extent 
that it justifies making a regulatory distinction, 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]

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2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by removing airworthiness directive (AD) 
98-07-07, Amendment 39-10426 (63 FR 18119, April 14, 1998), and adding 
the following new AD:

Rolls-Royce plc: Docket No. FAA-2014-0433; Directorate Identifier 
94-ANE-39-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by September 22, 2014.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD supersedes AD 98-07-07, Amendment 39-10426 (63 FR 18119, 
April 14, 1998).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211-535E4-37, 
RB211-535E4-B-37, and RB211-535E4-C-37 turbofan engines with low-
pressure (LP) fuel filter-to-high-pressure (HP) fuel pump tube 
assembly, part number (P/N) UL16692, AE709623-1, 163521538, or 
163521545, installed.

(d) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by reports of fuel leaks that have resulted 
in a number of engine in-flight shutdowns. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent loss of fuel supply to the engine, which could lead to an 
in-flight shutdown of one or more engines, loss of thrust control, 
and damage to the airplane.

(e) Compliance

    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done.
    (1) After the effective date of this AD, remove from service all 
LP fuel filter-to-HP fuel pump tube assemblies, P/Ns UL16692, 
AE709623-1, 163521538, and 163521545, at the next part removal or 
during the next engine shop visit, whichever occurs first.
    (2) Reserved.

(f) Definition

    For the purpose of this AD, an ``engine shop visit'' is the 
induction of an engine into the shop for maintenance.

(g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    The Manager, Engine Certification Office, may approve AMOCs for 
this AD. Use the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19 to make your 
request.

(h) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Kenneth Steeves, 
Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & 
Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 
01803; phone: 781-238-7765; fax: 781-238-7199; email: 
kenneth.steeves@faa.gov.
    (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2014-0123, 
dated May 15, 2014, for more information. You may examine the MCAI 
in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA-2014-0433.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Rolls-Royce plc, Corporate Communications, P.O. Box 31, Derby, 
England, DE248BJ; phone: 011-44-1332-242424; fax: 011-44-1332-
249936; email: http://www.rolls-royce.com/contact/civil_team.jsp; 
Web site: https://www.aeromanager.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & 
Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, 
MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, 
call 781-238-7125.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on July 16, 2014.
Thomas Boudreau,
Acting Assistant Directorate Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 
Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-17461 Filed 7-23-14; 8:45 am]
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