Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes, 16318-16321 [2015-06782]

Download as PDF 16318 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 59 / Friday, March 27, 2015 / Proposed Rules asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS subgroups of firms, and key issues from the manufacturers’ perspective. As part of the MIA, DOE intends to analyze impacts of potential energy conservation standards on small business manufacturers of covered products. DOE intends to use the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) small business size standards to determine whether manufacturers qualify as small businesses. The size standards are listed by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and industry description.14 Manufacturing of residential clothes dryers is classified under NAICS 335224, ‘‘Household Laundry Equipment Manufacturing.’’ The SBA sets a threshold of 1,000 employees or less for an entity to be considered as a small business for this category. This 1,000-employee threshold would include all employees in a business’s parent company and any other subsidiaries. DOE intends to conduct a market survey using publicly available information to identify potential small manufacturers using the abovementioned size threshold. In identifying potential small businesses, DOE generally uses its Compliance Certification Management System (CCMS), industry trade association membership directories (including AHAM), individual company Web sites, and market research tools (e.g., Hoovers reports) to create a list of companies that manufacture or sell products covered by this rulemaking. Issue J.1 DOE requests comment on whether there are any small business manufacturers of residential clothes dryers that it should consider in its analysis. III. Submission of Comments DOE invites all interested parties to submit in writing by May 11, 2015, comments and information on matters addressed in this notice and on other matters relevant to DOE’s consideration of new or amended energy conservations standards for residential clothes dryers. After the close of the comment period, DOE will collect data, conduct analyses, and review public comments, as needed. These actions will aid in the development of a NOPR for residential clothes dryers if DOE decides to amend the standards for such products. DOE considers public participation to be a very important part of the process for developing test procedures and energy conservation standards. DOE actively encourages the participation 14 Available at: http://www.sba.gov/content/ small-business-size-standards. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Mar 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 and interaction of the public during the comment period in each stage of the rulemaking process. Interactions with and between members of the public provide a balanced discussion of the issues and assist DOE in the rulemaking process. Anyone who wishes to be added to the DOE mailing list to receive future notices and information about this rulemaking should contact Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586–2945, or via email at Brenda.Edwards@ ee.doe.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, on March 23, 2015. Kathleen B. Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. [FR Doc. 2015–07058 Filed 3–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–0496; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–101–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 supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005–18– 18, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. AD 2005–18–18 currently requires inspections of certain wire bundles in the left and right engine-to-wing aft fairings for discrepancies; installation of back-to-back p-clamps between the wire and hydraulic supply tube at the aft end of the right-hand strut only; and associated re-routing of the wire bundles, if necessary. Since we issued AD 2005–18–18, we have determined that the service information referenced in AD 2005–18–18 did not adequately address fuel shutoff valve (FSV) wires at the aft end of the struts. This proposed AD would add an installation of spiral cable wrap on FSV wires at the aft end of the strut, for both left and right engines, and related investigative and corrective actions. We are proposing this AD to prevent chafing between the wire bundle and the structure of the aft fairing, which could result in electrical arcing and subsequent ignition of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 flammable vapors and possible uncontrollable fire. We must receive comments on this proposed AD by May 11, 2015. DATES: 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 98057. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. It is also available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 0496. ADDRESSES: 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–2015– 0496; 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 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: Christopher Baker, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM–140S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–917–6498; fax: 425–917–6590; email: christopher.r.baker@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\27MRP1.SGM 27MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 59 / Friday, March 27, 2015 / Proposed Rules 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–2015–0496; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–101–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. 18 to prevent chafing between the wire bundle and the structure of the aft fairing, which could result in electrical arcing and subsequent ignition of flammable vapors and possible uncontrollable fire. Discussion On August 31, 2005, we issued AD 2005–18–18, Amendment 39–14258 (70 FR 53554, September 9, 2005), for certain The Boeing Company Model 757–200, –200PF, –200CB, and –300 series airplanes. AD 2005–18–18 requires inspections of certain wire bundles in the left and right engine-towing aft fairings for discrepancies; installation of back-to-back p-clamps between the wire and hydraulic supply tube at the aft end of the right-hand strut only; and associated re-routing of the wire bundles, if necessary. AD 2005– 18–18 resulted from a report indicating that a circuit breaker for the fuel shutoff valve tripped due to a wire that chafed against the structure in the flammable leakage zone of the aft fairing, causing a short circuit. We issued AD 2005–18– Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Actions Since AD 2005–18–18, Amendment 39–14258 (70 FR 53554, September 9, 2005), Was Issued Since we issued AD 2005–18–18, Amendment 39–14258 (70 FR 53554, September 9, 2005), we received a report that the service information referenced in AD 2005–18–18 did not adequately address FSV wires at the aft end of the strut, for both left and right engine struts. The proposed installation of tetrafluoroethylene spiral cable wrap on the FSV wires at the aft end of the strut would provide additional wiring protection. We reviewed Boeing Alert Service Bulletins 757–28A0073 and 757– 28A0074, both Revision 2, both dated June 4, 2009. The service information describes procedures for inspecting certain wire bundles in the left and right engine-to-wing aft fairings for discrepancies; installing back-to-back pclamps between the wire and hydraulic supply tube at the aft end of the righthand strut only; associated re-routing of the wire bundles, if necessary; and installing spiral cable wrap on FSV wires on the aft ends of the left and right engine struts, and related investigative and corrective actions. Refer to this service information for information on the procedures and compliance times. This service information is reasonably 16319 available; see ADDRESSES for ways to access this service information. 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 retain all requirements of AD 2005–18–18, Amendment 39–14258 (70 FR 53554, September 9, 2005). This proposed AD would add a requirement to install spiral cable wrap on FSV wires at the aft end of the strut, for both left and right engines, and related investigative and corrective actions. This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified in the service information identified previously. The phrase ‘‘related investigative actions’’ is used in this proposed AD. ‘‘Related investigative actions’’ are follow-on actions that (1) are related to the primary action, and (2) further investigate the nature of any condition found. Related investigative actions in an AD could include, for example, inspections. 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. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 346 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Parts cost asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Inspection of certain wire bun- Between 16 and 44 workdles, and p-clamp installahours × $85 per hour = Betion [retained actions from tween $1,360 and $3,740. AD 2005–18–18, Amendment 39–14258 (70 FR 53554, September 9, 2005)]. Installation of spiral cable 10 work-hours × $85 per hour wrap [new proposed action]. = $850. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Mar 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 $600 $10 Cost per product Between $1,960 and $4,340 Between $678,160 and $1,501,640. $860 ....................................... $297,560. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Cost on U.S. operators 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. E:\FR\FM\27MRP1.SGM 27MRP1 16320 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 59 / Friday, March 27, 2015 / Proposed Rules Regulatory Findings We have 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 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, 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 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) 2005–18–18, Amendment 39–14258 (70 FR 53554, September 9, 2005), and adding the following new AD: ■ The Boeing Company: Docket No. FAA– 2015–0496; Directorate Identifier 2014– NM–101–AD. (a) Comments Due Date The FAA must receive comments on this AD action by May 11, 2015. (b) Affected ADs This AD replaces AD 2005–18–18, Amendment 39–14258 (70 FR 53554, September 9, 2005). (c) Applicability This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model 757–200, –200PF, –200CB, and –300 series airplanes; certificated in any category; equipped with Rolls-Royce engines; as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletins 757–28A0073 and 757–28A0074, both Revision 2, both dated June 4, 2009. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 28, Fuel. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a report that the service information referenced in AD 2005– 18–18, Amendment 39–14258 (70 FR 53554, September 9, 2005), did not adequately address fuel shutoff valve (FSV) wires at the aft end of the strut, for both left and right engine struts. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing between the wire bundle and the structure of the aft fairing, which could result in electrical arcing and subsequent ignition of flammable vapors and possible uncontrollable fire. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Retained One-Time Inspections/Related Investigative and Corrective Actions This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (f) of AD 2005–18–18, Amendment 39–14258 (70 FR 53554, September 9, 2005), with new service information. Within 60 months after October 14, 2005 (the effective date of AD 2005–18–18), do the actions required by paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(2) of this AD. (1) Accomplish the detailed inspections for discrepancies of the wire bundles in the left and right engine-to-wing aft fairings, and applicable and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary, as applicable, by doing all the actions specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable service bulletins listed in Table 1 to paragraph (g)(1) of this AD. As of the effective date of this AD, use only Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 757–28A0073 or 757– 28A0074, both Revision 2, both dated June 4, 2009, as applicable. Accomplish any related investigative and corrective actions before further flight, in accordance with the applicable service bulletin. For the purposes of this AD, a detailed inspection is: ‘‘An intensive examination of a specific item, installation, or assembly to detect damage, failure, or irregularity. Available lighting is normally supplemented with a direct source of good lighting at an intensity deemed appropriate. Inspection aids such as mirror, magnifying lenses, etc., may be necessary. Surface cleaning and elaborate procedures may be required.’’ TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (G)(1) OF THIS AD—AIRPLANE MODELS AND SERVICE BULLETINS Boeing alert service bulletin Boeing airplanes asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Model Model Model Model Model Model 757–200, –200CB, and –200PF series airplanes ......... 757–200, –200CB, and –200PF series airplanes ......... 757–200, –200CB, and –200PF series airplanes ......... 757–300 series airplanes ............................................... 757–300 series airplanes ............................................... 757–300 series airplanes ............................................... (2) Install back-to-back p-clamps between the wire and hydraulic supply tube at the aft end of the right-hand strut only; and re-route the wire bundles, if necessary; by doing all the applicable actions specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable service information identified in paragraphs (g)(2)(i) through (g)(2)(iv) of this AD. As of the effective date of this AD, use only the service information identified in paragraphs (g)(2)(ii) and (g)(2)(iv) of this AD, as applicable. (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 757– 28A0073, Revision 1, dated February 24, 2005. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Mar 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 Revision level 757–28A0073 757–28A0073 757–28A0073 757–28A0074 757–28A0074 757–28A0074 Original .................................... 1 .............................................. 2 .............................................. Original .................................... 1 .............................................. 2 .............................................. Date November 20, 2003. February 24, 2005. June 4, 2009. November 20, 2003. February 24, 2005. June 4, 2009. (ii) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 757– 28A0073, Revision 2, dated June 4, 2009. (iii) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 757– 28A0074, Revision 1, dated February 24, 2005. (iv) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 757– 28A0074, Revision 2, dated June 4, 2009. Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 757–28A0073 (for Model 757–200, –200CB, and –200PF series airplanes) or 757–28A0074 (for Model 757–300 series airplanes), both Revision 2, both dated June 4, 2009. Do the related investigative and corrective actions before further flight. (h) New Spiral Cable Wrap Installation Within 60 months after the effective date of this AD, install spiral cable wrap on FSV wires at the aft end of the strut, for both left and right engines, and do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment (i) 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, PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\27MRP1.SGM 27MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 59 / Friday, March 27, 2015 / Proposed Rules 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 (j)(1) 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) AMOCs approved for AD 2005–18–18, Amendment 39–14258 (70 FR 53554, September 9, 2005), are approved as AMOCs for paragraph (g) of this AD. (j) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Christopher Baker, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM–140S, FAA, Seattle ACO, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; phone: 425–917– 6498; fax: 425–917–6590; email: christopher.r.baker@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 Ave. SW., Renton WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 12, 2015. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–06782 Filed 3–26–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–0248; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–143–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS AGENCY: We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013–08– 23, which applies to all The Boeing Company Model DC–10–10, DC–10– 10F, DC–10–15, DC–10–30, DC–10–30F (KC–10A and KDC–10), DC–10–40, DC– 10–40F, MD–10–10F, MD–10–30F, MD– 11, and MD–11F airplanes. AD 2013– SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Mar 26, 2015 Jkt 235001 08–23 currently requires adding design features to detect electrical faults and to detect a pump running in an empty fuel tank. Since we issued AD 2013–08–23, we have determined that it is necessary to clarify the requirements for the design features and to remove a terminating action for certain inspections. This proposed AD would clarify certain requirements and remove a terminating action. This proposed AD would also provide an optional method of compliance for the proposed actions. We are proposing this AD to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by May 11, 2015. 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, 3855 Lakewood Boulevard, MC D800–0019, Long Beach, CA 90846–0001; telephone 206–544–5000, extension 2; fax 206– 766–5683; Internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. It is also available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 0248. 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–2015– 0248; 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 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 16321 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: Serj Harutunian, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM–140L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, California 90712–4137; phone: 562–627–5254; fax: 562–627– 5210; email: serj.harutunian@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–2015–0248; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–143–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 10, 2013, we issued AD 2013–08–23, Amendment 39–17441 (78 FR 24037, April 24, 2013), for all The Boeing Company Model DC–10–10, DC– 10–10F, DC–10–15, DC–10–30, DC–10– 30F (KC–10A and KDC–10), DC–10–40, DC–10–40F, MD–10–10F, MD–10–30F, MD–11, and MD–11F airplanes. AD 2013–08–23 requires adding design features to detect electrical faults and to detect a pump running in an empty fuel tank. AD 2013–08–23 resulted from fuel system reviews conducted by the manufacturer. We issued AD 2013–08– 23 to reduce the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane. Actions Since AD 2013–08–23, Amendment 39–17441 (78 FR 24037, April 24, 2013), Was Issued Since we issued AD 2013–08–23, Amendment 39–17441 (78 FR 24037, April 24, 2013), we have determined E:\FR\FM\27MRP1.SGM 27MRP1

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[FR Doc No: 2015-06782]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2015-0496; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-101-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 supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2005-18-
18, which applies to certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes. AD 
2005-18-18 currently requires inspections of certain wire bundles in 
the left and right engine-to-wing aft fairings for discrepancies; 
installation of back-to-back p-clamps between the wire and hydraulic 
supply tube at the aft end of the right-hand strut only; and associated 
re-routing of the wire bundles, if necessary. Since we issued AD 2005-
18-18, we have determined that the service information referenced in AD 
2005-18-18 did not adequately address fuel shutoff valve (FSV) wires at 
the aft end of the struts. This proposed AD would add an installation 
of spiral cable wrap on FSV wires at the aft end of the strut, for both 
left and right engines, and related investigative and corrective 
actions. We are proposing this AD to prevent chafing between the wire 
bundle and the structure of the aft fairing, which could result in 
electrical arcing and subsequent ignition of flammable vapors and 
possible uncontrollable fire.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by May 11, 2015.

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 98057. For information on the availability of this material 
at the FAA, call 425-227-1221. It is also available on the Internet at 
http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. 
FAA-2015-0496.

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-2015-
0496; 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 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: Christopher Baker, Aerospace Engineer, 
Propulsion Branch, ANM-140S, FAA, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office 
(ACO), 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; phone: 425-917-
6498; fax: 425-917-6590; email: christopher.r.baker@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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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-2015-0496; 
Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-101-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 August 31, 2005, we issued AD 2005-18-18, Amendment 39-14258 (70 
FR 53554, September 9, 2005), for certain The Boeing Company Model 757-
200, -200PF, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes. AD 2005-18-18 requires 
inspections of certain wire bundles in the left and right engine-to-
wing aft fairings for discrepancies; installation of back-to-back p-
clamps between the wire and hydraulic supply tube at the aft end of the 
right-hand strut only; and associated re-routing of the wire bundles, 
if necessary. AD 2005-18-18 resulted from a report indicating that a 
circuit breaker for the fuel shutoff valve tripped due to a wire that 
chafed against the structure in the flammable leakage zone of the aft 
fairing, causing a short circuit. We issued AD 2005-18-18 to prevent 
chafing between the wire bundle and the structure of the aft fairing, 
which could result in electrical arcing and subsequent ignition of 
flammable vapors and possible uncontrollable fire.

Actions Since AD 2005-18-18, Amendment 39-14258 (70 FR 53554, September 
9, 2005), Was Issued

    Since we issued AD 2005-18-18, Amendment 39-14258 (70 FR 53554, 
September 9, 2005), we received a report that the service information 
referenced in AD 2005-18-18 did not adequately address FSV wires at the 
aft end of the strut, for both left and right engine struts. The 
proposed installation of tetrafluoroethylene spiral cable wrap on the 
FSV wires at the aft end of the strut would provide additional wiring 
protection.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed Boeing Alert Service Bulletins 757-28A0073 and 757-
28A0074, both Revision 2, both dated June 4, 2009. The service 
information describes procedures for inspecting certain wire bundles in 
the left and right engine-to-wing aft fairings for discrepancies; 
installing back-to-back p-clamps between the wire and hydraulic supply 
tube at the aft end of the right-hand strut only; associated re-routing 
of the wire bundles, if necessary; and installing spiral cable wrap on 
FSV wires on the aft ends of the left and right engine struts, and 
related investigative and corrective actions. Refer to this service 
information for information on the procedures and compliance times. 
This service information is reasonably available; see ADDRESSES for 
ways to access this service information.

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 retain all requirements of AD 2005-18-18, 
Amendment 39-14258 (70 FR 53554, September 9, 2005). This proposed AD 
would add a requirement to install spiral cable wrap on FSV wires at 
the aft end of the strut, for both left and right engines, and related 
investigative and corrective actions. This proposed AD would require 
accomplishing the actions specified in the service information 
identified previously.
    The phrase ``related investigative actions'' is used in this 
proposed AD. ``Related investigative actions'' are follow-on actions 
that (1) are related to the primary action, and (2) further investigate 
the nature of any condition found. Related investigative actions in an 
AD could include, for example, inspections.
    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.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 346 airplanes of U.S. 
registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                                 Cost on U.S.
              Action                    Labor cost        Parts cost      Cost per product        operators
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Inspection of certain wire         Between 16 and 44              $600  Between $1,960 and   Between $678,160
 bundles, and p-clamp               work-hours x $85                     $4,340.              and $1,501,640.
 installation [retained actions     per hour = Between
 from AD 2005-18-18, Amendment 39-  $1,360 and $3,740.
 14258 (70 FR 53554, September 9,
 2005)].
Installation of spiral cable wrap  10 work-hours x $85             $10  $860...............  $297,560.
 [new proposed action].             per hour = $850.
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Authority for This Rulemaking

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

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Regulatory Findings

    We have 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 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, 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 removing Airworthiness Directive (AD) 
2005-18-18, Amendment 39-14258 (70 FR 53554, September 9, 2005), and 
adding the following new AD:

The Boeing Company: Docket No. FAA-2015-0496; Directorate Identifier 
2014-NM-101-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    The FAA must receive comments on this AD action by May 11, 2015.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD replaces AD 2005-18-18, Amendment 39-14258 (70 FR 53554, 
September 9, 2005).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model 757-200, -200PF, -
200CB, and -300 series airplanes; certificated in any category; 
equipped with Rolls-Royce engines; as identified in Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletins 757-28A0073 and 757-28A0074, both Revision 2, both 
dated June 4, 2009.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 28, Fuel.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by a report that the service information 
referenced in AD 2005-18-18, Amendment 39-14258 (70 FR 53554, 
September 9, 2005), did not adequately address fuel shutoff valve 
(FSV) wires at the aft end of the strut, for both left and right 
engine struts. We are issuing this AD to prevent chafing between the 
wire bundle and the structure of the aft fairing, which could result 
in electrical arcing and subsequent ignition of flammable vapors and 
possible uncontrollable fire.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Retained One-Time Inspections/Related Investigative and Corrective 
Actions

    This paragraph restates the requirements of paragraph (f) of AD 
2005-18-18, Amendment 39-14258 (70 FR 53554, September 9, 2005), 
with new service information. Within 60 months after October 14, 
2005 (the effective date of AD 2005-18-18), do the actions required 
by paragraphs (g)(1) and (g)(2) of this AD.
    (1) Accomplish the detailed inspections for discrepancies of the 
wire bundles in the left and right engine-to-wing aft fairings, and 
applicable and related investigative and corrective actions if 
necessary, as applicable, by doing all the actions specified in the 
Accomplishment Instructions of the applicable service bulletins 
listed in Table 1 to paragraph (g)(1) of this AD. As of the 
effective date of this AD, use only Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 
757-28A0073 or 757-28A0074, both Revision 2, both dated June 4, 
2009, as applicable. Accomplish any related investigative and 
corrective actions before further flight, in accordance with the 
applicable service bulletin. For the purposes of this AD, a detailed 
inspection is: ``An intensive examination of a specific item, 
installation, or assembly to detect damage, failure, or 
irregularity. Available lighting is normally supplemented with a 
direct source of good lighting at an intensity deemed appropriate. 
Inspection aids such as mirror, magnifying lenses, etc., may be 
necessary. Surface cleaning and elaborate procedures may be 
required.''

                  Table 1 to Paragraph (g)(1) of This AD--Airplane Models and Service Bulletins
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                                           Boeing alert
            Boeing airplanes                  service           Revision level                   Date
                                             bulletin
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Model 757-200, -200CB, and -200PF series     757-28A0073  Original..................  November 20, 2003.
 airplanes.
Model 757-200, -200CB, and -200PF series     757-28A0073  1.........................  February 24, 2005.
 airplanes.
Model 757-200, -200CB, and -200PF series     757-28A0073  2.........................  June 4, 2009.
 airplanes.
Model 757-300 series airplanes..........     757-28A0074  Original..................  November 20, 2003.
Model 757-300 series airplanes..........     757-28A0074  1.........................  February 24, 2005.
Model 757-300 series airplanes..........     757-28A0074  2.........................  June 4, 2009.
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    (2) Install back-to-back p-clamps between the wire and hydraulic 
supply tube at the aft end of the right-hand strut only; and re-
route the wire bundles, if necessary; by doing all the applicable 
actions specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of the 
applicable service information identified in paragraphs (g)(2)(i) 
through (g)(2)(iv) of this AD. As of the effective date of this AD, 
use only the service information identified in paragraphs (g)(2)(ii) 
and (g)(2)(iv) of this AD, as applicable.
    (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 757-28A0073, Revision 1, dated 
February 24, 2005.
    (ii) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 757-28A0073, Revision 2, 
dated June 4, 2009.
    (iii) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 757-28A0074, Revision 1, 
dated February 24, 2005.
    (iv) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 757-28A0074, Revision 2, 
dated June 4, 2009.

(h) New Spiral Cable Wrap Installation

    Within 60 months after the effective date of this AD, install 
spiral cable wrap on FSV wires at the aft end of the strut, for both 
left and right engines, and do all applicable related investigative 
and corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 757-28A0073 (for Model 
757-200, -200CB, and -200PF series airplanes) or 757-28A0074 (for 
Model 757-300 series airplanes), both Revision 2, both dated June 4, 
2009. Do the related investigative and corrective actions before 
further flight.

(i) 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,

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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 (j)(1) 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) AMOCs approved for AD 2005-18-18, Amendment 39-14258 (70 FR 
53554, September 9, 2005), are approved as AMOCs for paragraph (g) 
of this AD.

(j) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Christopher 
Baker, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM-140S, FAA, Seattle 
ACO, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; phone: 425-917-
6498; fax: 425-917-6590; email: christopher.r.baker@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 
Ave. SW., Renton WA. For information on the availability of this 
material at the FAA, call 425-227-1221.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on March 12, 2015.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-06782 Filed 3-26-15; 8:45 am]
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