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Download as PDF 22094 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 76 / Tuesday, April 21, 2015 / Rules and Regulations obligations, and expenses; . . . and the affordability of the mortgage transaction for the consumer.’’ The Bureau understands that these topics are currently covered by counseling agencies approved by HUD in providing counseling to prospective borrowers. As stated in the preamble for the 2013 HOEPA Final Rule, ‘‘HUD already requires counselors to analyze the financial situation of their clients and establish a household budget for their clients when providing housing counseling.’’ 13 To the extent that a counselor from a HUD-approved counseling agency covers the matters described in comment 34(a)(5)(iv)–1, the counseling requirement of § 1026.34(a)(5)(i) is met. Unless and until HUD limits the current scope of counseling in some way that would not include elements of the comment, counseling agencies that are already approved by HUD to offer homeownership counseling are also qualified to provide the counseling required for high-cost mortgages, provided such counseling does indeed cover the topics prescribed by comment 34(a)(5)(iv)–1. Further, the Bureau encourages creditors, counselors, and consumers to facilitate provision of the required counseling as early as feasible in the loan application process to help ensure the consumer ultimately makes an informed and considered decision. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES B. Lender Participation The Bureau has also received information that consumers may be receiving high-cost mortgage counseling by telephone in a creditor’s office while the creditor is present and listening-in. Such listening in may be objectionable by certain counselors, as it could diminish the quality of counseling. In the 2013 HOEPA Final Rule, the Bureau expressed a desire to implement the counseling requirement in a way that ‘‘ensures that borrowers will receive meaningful counseling, and at the same time that the required counseling can be provided in a manner that minimizes operational challenges.’’ 14 The Bureau added an anti-steering provision to the counseling requirement in § 1026.34(a)(5)(vi) that provides that a creditor ‘‘shall not steer or otherwise direct a consumer to choose a particular counselor or counseling organization for the counseling required. . . .’’ 15 The 2013 HOEPA Final Rule described the rationale behind this provision as ‘‘preserv[ing] counselor independence 13 78 FR 6931 (Jan. 31, 2013). FR 6928 (Jan. 31, 2013). 15 12 CFR 1026.34(a)(5)(vi). and prevent[ing] conflicts of interest that may arise. . .’’.16 Consistent with the purpose of the high-cost mortgage counseling requirement and with the anti-steering provision at § 1026.34(a)(5)(vi) in particular, the Bureau is issuing this interpretive rule, in part, to clarify that a creditor may be steering, that is directing, if the creditor insists on participating or listening in to a counseling call or session if such behavior results in a consumer’s selection of a particular counselor. Under these circumstances, creditors comply with the anti-steering provision if a counselor is allowed to request that the creditor not participate or listen on the call. A counselor also is allowed to request that a creditor participate in a call or a portion of a call. For example, a counselor may request that a creditor participate in part of the counseling session to provide additional information related to the loan. The Bureau believes that counselor independence and impartiality, which the anti-steering provision seeks to preserve, may be adversely affected by a concern that another counselor may be selected or the content of the counseling influenced if the counselor requests that the creditor not listen to the counseling and the creditor does not agree. Counselor independence and impartiality may also be compromised by the knowledge that the creditor is listening-in to the advice given. Moreover, creditor participation in such conversations may influence loan applicants away from a full and frank conversation with an independent and impartial counselor, thus undermining the purpose of the rule. IV. Regulatory Requirements This rule articulates the Bureau’s official interpretations of the Bureau’s Regulation X and Regulation Z. It is therefore exempt from the APA’s notice and comment rulemaking requirements pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b). Because no notice of proposed rulemaking is required, the Regulatory Flexibility Act does not require an initial or final regulatory flexibility analysis. 5 U.S.C. 603(a), 604(a). The Bureau has determined that this rule does not impose any new or revise any existing recordkeeping, reporting, or disclosure requirements on covered entities or members of the public that would be collections of information requiring OMB approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq. The RESPA requirements under Regulation X that lenders provide 14 78 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Apr 20, 2015 16 78 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 FR 6933 (Jan. 31, 2013). Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 loan applicants with a written list of homeownership counseling organizations in the loan applicants’ location are currently approved by OMB and assigned the OMB control number 3170–0025. The related TILA requirements are approved under OMB control number 3170–0023. Generally, the collections of information contained in Regulation X are assigned the OMB control number 3170–0016, and the collections of information contained in Regulation Z are assigned the OMB control number 3170–0015. Dated: April 15, 2015. Richard Cordray, Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. [FR Doc. 2015–09244 Filed 4–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0528; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–060–AD; Amendment 39–18139; AD 2015–08–03] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC–8–400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that during production, an incorrect clevis was used, resulting in improper installation onto the alternate release cable of the main landing gear (MLG). This AD requires a detailed visual inspection of the emergency release clevis of the MLG to determine if an incorrect clevis has been installed, and if necessary, replacing the clevis with a correct clevis and clevis pin. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct improper installation of the clevis, which could cause loss of the alternate release system and prevent the MLG from extending and retracting, and could consequently affect the airplane’s continued safe flight and landing. DATES: This AD becomes effective May 26, 2015. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of May 26, 2015. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21APR1.SGM 21APR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 76 / Tuesday, April 21, 2015 / Rules and Regulations You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=FAA-2014-0528 or in person at the Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC. For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., QSeries Technical Help Desk, 123 Garratt Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada; telephone 416–375–4000; fax 416–375–4539; email thd.qseries@ aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.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–2014– 0528. ADDRESSES: Ezra Sasson, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Branch, ANE– 171, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7320; fax 516–794–5531. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Discussion tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Model DHC–8–400 series airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on August 13, 2014 (79 FR 47393). Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2013–40, dated December 9, 2013 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Model DHC–8–400 series airplanes. The MCAI states: A discrepancy has been found in the Main Landing Gear (MLG) emergency release clevis installation. During production, an incorrect clevis was used, resulting in improper installation onto the MLG alternate release cable. Failure of the clevis could cause the loss of the alternate release system, preventing the MLG from extending in the case of a failure of the normal MLG extension/retraction system. This [Canadian] AD mandates the inspection for proper MLG emergency release VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Apr 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 clevis installation, and the rectification as required. The required actions for this AD include a detailed visual inspection of the emergency release clevis of the MLG to determine if an incorrect clevis has been installed, and if necessary, replacing the clevis with a correct clevis and clevis pin. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-05280002. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. The following presents the comment received on the NPRM (79 FR 47393, August 13, 2014) and the FAA’s response to the comment. Request To Correct a Typographical Error Horizon Airlines stated that the Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code in paragraph (d) of the NPRM (79 FR 47393, August 13, 2014) is incorrect for the MLG, and should be 32, not 31. We agree with the commenter. We have changed the ATA of America Code in paragraph (d) of this AD to 32, Landing Gear. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comment received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD with the change described previously and minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM (79 FR 47393, August 13, 2014) for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM (79 FR 47393, August 13, 2014). We also determined that these changes will not increase the economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this AD. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Bombardier, Inc., has issued Service Bulletin 84–32–67, dated July 8, 2009. The service information describes a visual inspection of the emergency release clevis of the MLG to determine if an incorrect clevis has been installed, and if necessary, replacing the clevis with a correct clevis and clevis pin. The actions described in this service information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in the MCAI. You can find this information at PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 22095 http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014– 0528. This service information is reasonably available; see ADDRESSES for ways to access this service information. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 18 airplanes of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 2 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $0 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $3,060, or $170 per product. In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions will take about 3 work-hours and require parts costing $0, for a cost of $255 per product. We have no way of determining the number of aircraft that might need this action. 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); E:\FR\FM\21APR1.SGM 21APR1 22096 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 76 / Tuesday, April 21, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 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. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail; D=FAA-2014-0528; 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 Operations office (telephone 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. 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 airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2015–08–03 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39–18139. Docket No. FAA–2014–0528; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–060–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD becomes effective May 26, 2015. (b) Affected ADs None. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES (c) Applicability This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC–8–400, –401, and –402 airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers 4001 through 4109 inclusive. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 32, Landing Gear. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by a report that during production, an incorrect clevis was used, resulting in improper installation onto the alternate release cable of the main landing gear (MLG). We are issuing this AD VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Apr 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 to detect and correct improper installation of the clevis, which could cause loss of the alternate release system and prevent the MLG from extending and retracting, and could consequently affect the airplane’s continued safe flight and landing. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Inspection Within 2,000 flight hours or 12 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs first: Do a general visual inspection of the emergency release clevis of the MLG to determine if an incorrect clevis has been installed, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–32–67, dated July 8, 2009. If an incorrect clevis has been installed, before further flight, replace the clevis with a correct clevis and clevis pin, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–32–67, dated July 8, 2009. (h) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE–170, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the New York ACO, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. 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. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO, ANE–170, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature. (i) Related Information Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2013–40, dated December 9, 2013, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0528-0002. (j) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 this AD specifies otherwise. (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 84–32–67, dated July 8, 2009. (ii) Reserved. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., Q-Series Technical Help Desk, 123 Garratt Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada; telephone 416–375–4000; fax 416–375–4539; email thd.qseries@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http://www.bombardier.com. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on April 6, 2015. John P. Piccola, Jr., Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–08718 Filed 4–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 73 [Docket No. FAA–2015–0618; Airspace Docket No. 15–ANM–3] RIN 2120–AA66 Amendment of Restricted Area Boundary Descriptions; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment, correction. AGENCY: This action corrects a final rule; technical amendment, published in the Federal Register on April 7, 2015, that made a correction to a typographical error to R–6703A, R– 6703B, R–6703C, R–6703D, R–6703E and R–6703F at Joint Base LewisMcChord, WA. Due to a submission error, the abbreviation for West in the longitude description of restricted area R–6703A was entered as ‘‘N’’. This action corrects the boundary description of R–6703A by changing the longitude direction to ‘‘W’’. DATES: Effective date 0901 UTC, May 7, 2015. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21APR1.SGM 21APR1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 76 (Tuesday, April 21, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 22094-22096]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08718]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0528; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-060-AD; 
Amendment 39-18139; AD 2015-08-03]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of 
Transportation (DOT).

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400 series airplanes. This AD was prompted 
by a report that during production, an incorrect clevis was used, 
resulting in improper installation onto the alternate release cable of 
the main landing gear (MLG). This AD requires a detailed visual 
inspection of the emergency release clevis of the MLG to determine if 
an incorrect clevis has been installed, and if necessary, replacing the 
clevis with a correct clevis and clevis pin. We are issuing this AD to 
detect and correct improper installation of the clevis, which could 
cause loss of the alternate release system and prevent the MLG from 
extending and retracting, and could consequently affect the airplane's 
continued safe flight and landing.

DATES: This AD becomes effective May 26, 2015.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of May 26, 
2015.

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ADDRESSES: You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FAA-2014-0528 or in person at the 
Docket Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC.
    For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, 
Inc., Q-Series Technical Help Desk, 123 Garratt Boulevard, Toronto, 
Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada; telephone 416-375-4000; fax 416-375-4539; 
email thd.qseries@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http://www.bombardier.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-2014-
0528.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ezra Sasson, Aerospace Engineer, 
Airframe and Mechanical Systems Branch, ANE-171, FAA, New York Aircraft 
Certification Office, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 
11590; telephone 516-228-7320; fax 516-794-5531.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to certain Model DHC-8-400 
series airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on August 
13, 2014 (79 FR 47393).
    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF-
2013-40, dated December 9, 2013 (referred to after this as the 
Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to 
correct an unsafe condition for certain Model DHC-8-400 series 
airplanes. The MCAI states:

    A discrepancy has been found in the Main Landing Gear (MLG) 
emergency release clevis installation. During production, an 
incorrect clevis was used, resulting in improper installation onto 
the MLG alternate release cable. Failure of the clevis could cause 
the loss of the alternate release system, preventing the MLG from 
extending in the case of a failure of the normal MLG extension/
retraction system.
    This [Canadian] AD mandates the inspection for proper MLG 
emergency release clevis installation, and the rectification as 
required.

    The required actions for this AD include a detailed visual 
inspection of the emergency release clevis of the MLG to determine if 
an incorrect clevis has been installed, and if necessary, replacing the 
clevis with a correct clevis and clevis pin. You may examine the MCAI 
in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2014-0528-0002.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. The following presents the comment received on the NPRM (79 FR 
47393, August 13, 2014) and the FAA's response to the comment.

Request To Correct a Typographical Error

    Horizon Airlines stated that the Air Transport Association (ATA) of 
America Code in paragraph (d) of the NPRM (79 FR 47393, August 13, 
2014) is incorrect for the MLG, and should be 32, not 31.
    We agree with the commenter. We have changed the ATA of America 
Code in paragraph (d) of this AD to 32, Landing Gear.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data, considered the comment received, and 
determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting 
this AD with the change described previously and minor editorial 
changes. We have determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM (79 FR 47393, August 13, 2014) for correcting the unsafe 
condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM (79 FR 47393, August 13, 2014).
    We also determined that these changes will not increase the 
economic burden on any operator or increase the scope of this AD.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Bombardier, Inc., has issued Service Bulletin 84-32-67, dated July 
8, 2009. The service information describes a visual inspection of the 
emergency release clevis of the MLG to determine if an incorrect clevis 
has been installed, and if necessary, replacing the clevis with a 
correct clevis and clevis pin. The actions described in this service 
information are intended to correct the unsafe condition identified in 
the MCAI. You can find this information at http://www.regulations.gov 
by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2014-0528. This service 
information is reasonably available; see ADDRESSES for ways to access 
this service information.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 18 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We also estimate that it will take about 2 work-hours per product 
to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor 
rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $0 per 
product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on 
U.S. operators to be $3,060, or $170 per product.
    In addition, we estimate that any necessary follow-on actions will 
take about 3 work-hours and require parts costing $0, for a cost of 
$255 per product. We have no way of determining the number of aircraft 
that might need this action.

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);

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    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.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FAA-2014-0528; 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 Operations office (telephone 800-647-
5527) is in the ADDRESSES section.

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

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

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

Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

2015-08-03 Bombardier, Inc.: Amendment 39-18139. Docket No. FAA-
2014-0528; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-060-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD becomes effective May 26, 2015.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-400, -401, and -
402 airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers 4001 
through 4109 inclusive.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 32, Landing 
Gear.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by a report that during production, an 
incorrect clevis was used, resulting in improper installation onto 
the alternate release cable of the main landing gear (MLG). We are 
issuing this AD to detect and correct improper installation of the 
clevis, which could cause loss of the alternate release system and 
prevent the MLG from extending and retracting, and could 
consequently affect the airplane's continued safe flight and 
landing.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Inspection

    Within 2,000 flight hours or 12 months after the effective date 
of this AD, whichever occurs first: Do a general visual inspection 
of the emergency release clevis of the MLG to determine if an 
incorrect clevis has been installed, in accordance with the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 84-32-67, 
dated July 8, 2009. If an incorrect clevis has been installed, 
before further flight, replace the clevis with a correct clevis and 
clevis pin, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 
Bombardier Service Bulletin 84-32-67, dated July 8, 2009.

(h) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New 
York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE-170, FAA, has the 
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the 
procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, 
send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight 
Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information 
directly to the New York ACO, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, 
Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart 
Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7300; fax 
516-794-5531. 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. The AMOC approval letter must 
specifically reference this AD.
    (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD 
to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be 
accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO, 
ANE-170, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or 
Bombardier, Inc.'s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). If 
approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized 
signature.

 (i) Related Information

    Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) 
Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF-2013-40, dated December 9, 2013, 
for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on 
the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-
2014-0528-0002.

(j) 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 this AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 84-32-67, dated July 8, 2009.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Bombardier, Inc., Q-Series Technical Help Desk, 123 Garratt 
Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario M3K 1Y5, Canada; telephone 416-375-4000; 
fax 416-375-4539; email thd.qseries@aero.bombardier.com; Internet 
http://www.bombardier.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
425-227-1221.
    (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on April 6, 2015.
John P. Piccola, Jr.,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-08718 Filed 4-20-15; 8:45 am]
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