Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Airplanes, 51088-51090 [2014-19973]

Download as PDF 51088 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Rules and Regulations Issued in Renton, Washington, on August 4, 2014. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–19708 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0616; Directorate Identifier 2014–CE–018–AD; Amendment 39–17954; AD 2014–17–01] Examining the AD Docket RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Viking Air Limited Model DHC–3 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as looseness of the horizontal stabilizer actuator mounting block in the forward-aft and side-to-side directions. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective September 16, 2014. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of September 16, 2014. We must receive comments on this AD by October 14, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 For service information identified in this AD, contact Viking Air Limited Technical Support, 1959 De Havilland Way, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada, V8L 5V5; Fax: 250–656–0673; telephone: (North America) 1–800–663– 8444; email: technical.support@ vikingair.com; Internet: http://www. vikingair.com/content.aspx?id=358. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014– 0616; 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 street address for the Docket Office (telephone (800) 647– 5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cesar Gomez, Aerospace Safety Enginer, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office, 1600 Steward Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone: (516) 228–7318; fax: (516) 794–5531; email: cesar.gomez@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion Transport Canada, which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued AD No. CF–2014–14, dated June 5, 2014 (referred to after this as ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for Viking Air Limited Model DHC–3 airplanes. The MCAI states: A horizontal stabilizer actuator (trim jack) mounting block, part number C3FS79–5, was found loose in the forward-aft and side-toside directions. The trim jack mounting block fastens the stabilizer actuator (trim jack) which allows the angle of incidence of the stabilizer to be varied. The stabilizer actuator (trim jack) also functions as the rear mounting point for the stabilizer. Failure of the mounting block through breakage or detachment may cause loss of control of the horizontal stabilizer and subsequent loss of control of the aeroplane. Therefore, this AD mandates a one-time inspection of the stabilizer actuator (trim jack) mounting block. You may examine the MCAI on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014–0616. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Relevant Service Information Viking Air Limited has issued Viking Service Bulletin No. V3/0005, Revision ‘A’, dated May 27, 2014. The actions described in this service information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of the AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with this State of Design Authority, they have notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all information provided by the State of Design Authority and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. Interim Action We consider this AD interim action. After the State of Design reviews and evaluates the reporting data, we may take further rulemaking action in the future. FAA’s Determination of the Effective Date An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because failure of the mounting block through breakage or detachment may cause loss of control of horizontal stabilizer and subsequent loss of control. Therefore, we determined that notice and opportunity for public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable and that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in fewer than 30 days. Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety, and we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2014–0616; Directorate Identifier 2014–CE–018– AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may E:\FR\FM\27AUR1.SGM 27AUR1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Rules and Regulations amend this AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD will affect 35 products of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 3 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the AD on U.S. operators to be $8,925, or $255 per product. The scope of damage found in the inspections could vary from airplane to airplane. We have no way of determining how much damage may be found on each airplane or the cost to repair or replace damaged parts on each airplane or the number of airplanes that may require repair or replacements. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Paperwork Reduction Act A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB control number. The control number for the collection of information required by this AD is 2120–0056. The paperwork cost associated with this AD has been detailed in the Costs of Compliance section of this document and includes time for reviewing instructions, as well as completing and reviewing the collection of information. Therefore, all reporting associated with this AD is mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA at 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591. ATTN: Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES–200. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new AD: ■ 2014–17–01. Viking Air Limited: Amendment 39–17954; Docket No. FAA–2014–0616; Directorate Identifier 2014–CE–018–AD. (a) Effective Date This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective September 16, 2014. (b) Affected ADs None. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 51089 (c) Applicability This AD applies to Viking Air Limited Models DHC–3 airplanes, all serial numbers, certificated in any category. (d) Subject Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 55: Stabilizers. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as looseness of the horizontal stabilizer actuator mounting block in the forward-aft and side-to-side directions. We are issuing this AD to prevent breakage or detachment of the horizontal stabilizer actuator mounting block, which could lead to failure of the horizontal stabilizer with subsequent loss of control. (f) Actions and Compliance Unless already done, do the following actions in paragraphs (f)(1) and (f)(2). (1) Within the next 100 hours time-inservice after September 16, 2014 (the effective date of this AD) or within the next 90 days after September 16, 2014 (the effective date of the this AD), whichever occurs first, inspect the horizontal stabilizer actuator (trim jack) for movement or defects following the Accomplishment Instructions in Viking Service Bulletin No. V3/0005, Revision ‘A’, dated May 27, 2014. (2) If any movement or defects are found during the inspection required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, before further flight, you must contact Viking Air Limited to obtain FAA-approved repair instructions approved specifically for compliance with this AD and incorporate those instructions. You can find contact information for Viking Air Limited in paragraph (i)(3) of this AD. Use the Service Bulletin V3/0005—Operator Reply Form found in Viking Service Bulletin No. V3/ 0005, Revision ‘A’, dated May 27, 2014, to report details of the inspection findings. (g) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, Standards Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send information to ATTN: Cesar Gomez, Aerospace Safety Enginer, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1600 Steward Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone: (516) 228–7318; fax: (516) 794–5531; email: cesar.gomez@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority E:\FR\FM\27AUR1.SGM 27AUR1 51090 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Rules and Regulations (or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product is airworthy before it is returned to service. (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in this AD, a federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 2120–0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is estimated to be approximately 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the collection of information. All responses to this collection of information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591, Attn: Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES–200. (h) Related Information Refer to MCAI, Transport Canada AD No. CF–2014–14, dated June 5, 2014, and Viking Service Bulletin No. V3/0005, Revision ‘A’, dated May 27, 2014, for related information. You may examine the MCAI on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014–0616. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES (i) 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) Viking Service Bulletin No. V3/0005, Revision ‘A’, dated May 27, 2014. (ii) Reserved. (3) For Viking Air Limited service information identified in this AD, contact Viking Air Limited Technical Support, 1959 De Havilland Way, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada, V8L 5V5; Fax: 250–656–0673; telephone: (North America) 1–800–663–8444; email: technical.support@vikingair.com; Internet: http://www.vikingair.com/content. aspx?id=358. (4) You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329–4148. (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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:33 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 Issued in Kansas City, Missouri on August 18, 2014. Earl Lawrence, Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2014–19973 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 26 CFR Part 1 [TD 9691] RIN 1545–BL24 Debt That Is a Position in Personal Property That Is Part of a Straddle Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Final regulations and removal of temporary regulations. AGENCY: This document contains final regulations relating to the application of the straddle rules to a debt instrument. The final regulations clarify that a taxpayer’s obligation under a debt instrument can be a position in personal property that is part of a straddle. The final regulations primarily affect taxpayers that issue debt instruments that provide for one or more payments that reference the value of personal property or a position in personal property. SUMMARY: Effective Date: These regulations are effective on August 27, 2014. Applicability Dates: For dates of applicability, see § 1.1092(d)–1(e). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Brewer, (202) 317–6895 (not a tollfree number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Background And Explanation Of Provisions 1. Summary of Prior Notices of Proposed Rule Making and Temporary Regulations This document contains amendments to 26 CFR Part 1. On January 18, 2001, a notice of proposed rulemaking (REG– 105801–00) (the 2001 NPRM) was published in the Federal Register (66 FR 4746). The 2001 NPRM broadly addressed the application of the straddle rules and section 263(g), and it included proposed regulation § 1.1092(d)–1(d) to clarify the circumstances under which an issuer’s position under a debt instrument is treated as a position in personal property that is part of a straddle under section 1092 of the Internal Revenue PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Code. No public hearing was requested or held. Written and electronic comments responding to the 2001 NPRM were received, and the only commenter that substantively addressed proposed § 1.1092(d)–1(d) urged its adoption. On September 5, 2013, temporary and final regulations (TD 9635) were published in the Federal Register (78 FR 54568). In § 1.1092(d)–1T(d), the temporary regulations adopted the text of proposed § 1.1092(d)–1(d), as published in the 2001 NPRM. As had been proposed in the 2001 NPRM, to make room for a substantive paragraph (d), the 2013 final regulations redesignated as paragraph (e)(1) the section’s effective/applicability date provisions, which had formerly been designated as § 1.1092(d)–1(d). The temporary regulations added a new paragraph (e)(2) containing the applicability date that had been proposed in the 2001 NPRM. A notice of proposed rulemaking (REG–111753– 12) (the 2013 NPRM) cross-referencing the temporary regulations was published in the same issue of the Federal Register (78 FR 54598). No public hearing was requested or held. No written or electronic comments responding to the notice of proposed rulemaking were received. This Treasury decision adopts the provisions in the 2013 NPRM without substantive change. In addition, this Treasury decision amends the effective/ applicability date provisions in § 1.1092(d)–1(e) to provide explicitly the dates for those portions of § 1.1092(d)–1 that were added by a 1993 Treasury decision (TD 8491) as discussed further in section 3 of this preamble. The corresponding temporary regulations are removed. The remainder of the 2001 NPRM remains proposed. 2. Overview of the Final Regulations The final regulations provide guidance under section 1092 regarding the circumstances in which an issuer’s obligation under a debt instrument may be a position in actively traded personal property and, therefore, part of a straddle. Section 1092(d)(1) defines ‘‘personal property’’ to mean ‘‘personal property of a type that is actively traded.’’ A debt or obligation generally is not property of the debtor or obligor. Nevertheless, if a debt instrument provides for payments that are (or are reasonably expected to be) linked to the value of personal property as so defined, then the obligor on the instrument has a position in the personal property referenced by the debt instrument. Therefore, as was proposed E:\FR\FM\27AUR1.SGM 27AUR1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 166 (Wednesday, August 27, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19973]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0616; Directorate Identifier 2014-CE-018-AD; 
Amendment 39-17954; AD 2014-17-01]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Viking Air Limited Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Viking 
Air Limited Model DHC-3 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory 
continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation 
authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe 
condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe 
condition as looseness of the horizontal stabilizer actuator mounting 
block in the forward-aft and side-to-side directions. We are issuing 
this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these 
products.

DATES: This AD is effective September 16, 2014.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in the AD as of September 16, 
2014.
    We must receive comments on this AD by October 14, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may send comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Fax: (202) 493-2251.
     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this AD, contact Viking Air 
Limited Technical Support, 1959 De Havilland Way, Sidney, British 
Columbia, Canada, V8L 5V5; Fax: 250-656-0673; telephone: (North 
America) 1-800-663-8444; email: technical.support@vikingair.com; 
Internet: http://www.vikingair.com/content.aspx?id=358. You may view 
this referenced service information at the FAA, Small Airplane 
Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. For information 
on the availability of this material at the FAA, call (816) 329-4148.

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-
0616; 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 street address for the Docket Office (telephone 
(800) 647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available 
in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cesar Gomez, Aerospace Safety Enginer, 
FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office, 1600 Steward Avenue, Suite 
410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone: (516) 228-7318; fax: (516) 
794-5531; email: cesar.gomez@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    Transport Canada, which is the aviation authority for Canada, has 
issued AD No. CF-2014-14, dated June 5, 2014 (referred to after this as 
``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for Viking Air Limited 
Model DHC-3 airplanes. The MCAI states:

    A horizontal stabilizer actuator (trim jack) mounting block, 
part number C3FS79-5, was found loose in the forward-aft and side-
to-side directions. The trim jack mounting block fastens the 
stabilizer actuator (trim jack) which allows the angle of incidence 
of the stabilizer to be varied. The stabilizer actuator (trim jack) 
also functions as the rear mounting point for the stabilizer.
    Failure of the mounting block through breakage or detachment may 
cause loss of control of the horizontal stabilizer and subsequent 
loss of control of the aeroplane. Therefore, this AD mandates a one-
time inspection of the stabilizer actuator (trim jack) mounting 
block.

    You may examine the MCAI on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2014-
0616.

Relevant Service Information

    Viking Air Limited has issued Viking Service Bulletin No. V3/0005, 
Revision `A', dated May 27, 2014. The actions described in this service 
information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in 
the MCAI.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of the AD

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another 
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to our bilateral agreement with this State of Design Authority, they 
have notified us of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and 
service information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we 
evaluated all information provided by the State of Design Authority and 
determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or 
develop on other products of the same type design.

Interim Action

    We consider this AD interim action. After the State of Design 
reviews and evaluates the reporting data, we may take further 
rulemaking action in the future.

FAA's Determination of the Effective Date

    An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of 
this AD. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies 
waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because 
failure of the mounting block through breakage or detachment may cause 
loss of control of horizontal stabilizer and subsequent loss of 
control. Therefore, we determined that notice and opportunity for 
public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable and that good 
cause exists for making this amendment effective in fewer than 30 days.

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety, and we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public 
comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under 
the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2014-0616; Directorate 
Identifier 2014-CE-018-AD'' at the beginning of your comments. We 
specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, 
environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will consider all 
comments received by the closing date and may

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amend this AD because of those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD will affect 35 products of U.S. registry. 
We also estimate that it would take about 3 work-hours per product to 
comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate 
is $85 per work-hour.
    Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of the AD on U.S. 
operators to be $8,925, or $255 per product.
    The scope of damage found in the inspections could vary from 
airplane to airplane. We have no way of determining how much damage may 
be found on each airplane or the cost to repair or replace damaged 
parts on each airplane or the number of airplanes that may require 
repair or replacements.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    A federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not 
required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to penalty for 
failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the 
requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless that collection of 
information displays a current valid OMB control number. The control 
number for the collection of information required by this AD is 2120-
0056. The paperwork cost associated with this AD has been detailed in 
the Costs of Compliance section of this document and includes time for 
reviewing instructions, as well as completing and reviewing the 
collection of information. Therefore, all reporting associated with 
this AD is mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden 
and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to the FAA 
at 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591. ATTN: Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, AES-200.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

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

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 AD:

2014-17-01. Viking Air Limited: Amendment 39-17954; Docket No. FAA-
2014-0616; Directorate Identifier 2014-CE-018-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This airworthiness directive (AD) becomes effective September 
16, 2014.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Viking Air Limited Models DHC-3 airplanes, 
all serial numbers, certificated in any category.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association of America (ATA) Code 55: Stabilizers.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness 
information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another 
country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation 
product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as looseness of the 
horizontal stabilizer actuator mounting block in the forward-aft and 
side-to-side directions. We are issuing this AD to prevent breakage 
or detachment of the horizontal stabilizer actuator mounting block, 
which could lead to failure of the horizontal stabilizer with 
subsequent loss of control.

(f) Actions and Compliance

    Unless already done, do the following actions in paragraphs 
(f)(1) and (f)(2).
    (1) Within the next 100 hours time-in-service after September 
16, 2014 (the effective date of this AD) or within the next 90 days 
after September 16, 2014 (the effective date of the this AD), 
whichever occurs first, inspect the horizontal stabilizer actuator 
(trim jack) for movement or defects following the Accomplishment 
Instructions in Viking Service Bulletin No. V3/0005, Revision `A', 
dated May 27, 2014.
    (2) If any movement or defects are found during the inspection 
required by paragraph (f)(1) of this AD, before further flight, you 
must contact Viking Air Limited to obtain FAA-approved repair 
instructions approved specifically for compliance with this AD and 
incorporate those instructions. You can find contact information for 
Viking Air Limited in paragraph (i)(3) of this AD. Use the Service 
Bulletin V3/0005--Operator Reply Form found in Viking Service 
Bulletin No. V3/0005, Revision `A', dated May 27, 2014, to report 
details of the inspection findings.

(g) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
Standards Office, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this 
AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. Send 
information to ATTN: Cesar Gomez, Aerospace Safety Enginer, FAA, New 
York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1600 Steward Avenue, Suite 
410, Westbury, New York 11590; telephone: (516) 228-7318; fax: (516) 
794-5531; email: cesar.gomez@faa.gov. Before using any approved AMOC 
on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate 
principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office 
(FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO.
    (2) Airworthy Product: For any requirement in this AD to obtain 
corrective actions from a manufacturer or other source, use these 
actions if they are FAA-approved. Corrective actions are considered 
FAA-approved if they are approved by the State of Design Authority

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(or their delegated agent). You are required to assure the product 
is airworthy before it is returned to service.
    (3) Reporting Requirements: For any reporting requirement in 
this AD, a federal agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person 
is not required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a 
penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information 
subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act unless 
that collection of information displays a current valid OMB Control 
Number. The OMB Control Number for this information collection is 
2120-0056. Public reporting for this collection of information is 
estimated to be approximately 5 minutes per response, including the 
time for reviewing instructions, completing and reviewing the 
collection of information. All responses to this collection of 
information are mandatory. Comments concerning the accuracy of this 
burden and suggestions for reducing the burden should be directed to 
the FAA at: 800 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20591, Attn: 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, AES-200.

(h) Related Information

    Refer to MCAI, Transport Canada AD No. CF-2014-14, dated June 5, 
2014, and Viking Service Bulletin No. V3/0005, Revision `A', dated 
May 27, 2014, for related information. You may examine the MCAI on 
the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and 
locating Docket No. FAA-2014-0616.

(i) 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) Viking Service Bulletin No. V3/0005, Revision `A', dated May 
27, 2014.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For Viking Air Limited service information identified in 
this AD, contact Viking Air Limited Technical Support, 1959 De 
Havilland Way, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada, V8L 5V5; Fax: 250-
656-0673; telephone: (North America) 1-800-663-8444; email: 
technical.support@vikingair.com; Internet: http://www.vikingair.com/content.aspx?id=358.
    (4) You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, 
Small Airplane Directorate, 901 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. 
For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, 
call (816) 329-4148.
    (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 Kansas City, Missouri on August 18, 2014.
Earl Lawrence,
Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-19973 Filed 8-26-14; 8:45 am]
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