Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes, 58362-58364 [2015-24565]

Download as PDF 58362 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 188 Tuesday, September 29, 2015 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–3637; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–219–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model MD–11 and MD–11F airplanes. This proposed AD was prompted by a report of fuel odor in the cabin. Fuel was found leaking from a cracked fuel line shroud in the left cargo compartment equipment tunnel. This proposed AD would require a check for the presence of fuel at the fuel shroud drain; a high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspection for cracked fuel line shrouds; a pressure test of the drain system of the tail tank fuel shroud and a pressure test of the drain system of the aft fuselage fuel shroud to determine cracking; and corrective actions, if necessary. We are proposing this AD to detect and correct fuel leaking from a cracked fuel line shroud, which could result in fuel accumulation below the cargo compartment floor and consequent increased risk of fire. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by November 13, 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– asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Sep 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 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– 3637. 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– 3637; 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: Philip Kush, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM–140L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; telephone: 562–627–5263; fax: 562–627–5210; email: Philip.Kush@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA– 2015–3637; Directorate Identifier 2014– NM–219–AD’’ at the beginning of your PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. Discussion We have received a report of fuel odor in the cabin. Fuel was found leaking from a cracked fuel line shroud in the left cargo compartment equipment tunnel. This condition, if not corrected, could result in fuel accumulation below the cargo compartment floor and consequent increased risk of fire. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed Boeing Alert Service Bulletin MD11–28A148, dated August 29, 2014. The service information describes procedures for checking for the presence of fuel at the fuel shroud drain; a HFEC inspection for cracked fuel line shrouds; a pressure test of the drain system of the tail tank fuel shroud and a pressure test of the drain system of the aft fuselage fuel shroud to determine cracking; and corrective actions. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section of this NPRM. FAA’s Determination We are proposing this AD because we evaluated all the relevant information and determined the unsafe condition described previously is likely to exist or develop in other products of the same type design. Proposed AD Requirements This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified in the service information described previously. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 90 airplanes of U.S. registry. E:\FR\FM\29SEP1.SGM 29SEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 188 / Tuesday, September 29, 2015 / Proposed Rules 58363 We estimate the following costs to comply with this proposed AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Check for presence of fuel at the fuel shroud drain. HFEC Inspection (optional) .... Pressure Test ......................... Labor cost 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. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Regulatory Findings We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed regulation: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and Jkt 235001 Cost on U.S. operators $170, per inspection cycle ..... $15,300, per inspection cycle. 0 $425, per inspection cycle ..... $38,250, per inspection cycle. 0 $255, per inspection cycle ..... $22,950, per inspection cycle. (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. Authority for This Rulemaking 17:13 Sep 28, 2015 Cost per product $0 2 work-hours × $85 per hour = $170, per inspection cycle. 5 work-hours × $85 per hour = $425, per inspection cycle. 3 work-hours × $85 per hour = $255, per inspection cycle. We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide cost estimates for the on-condition actions specified in this proposed AD. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Parts cost 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 adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ The Boeing Company: Docket No. FAA– 2015–3637; Directorate Identifier 2014– NM–219–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by November 13, 2015. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model MD–11 and MD–11F airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin MD11–28A148, dated August 29, 2014. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 28, Fuel System. (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a report of fuel odor in the cabin. Fuel was found leaking from a cracked fuel line shroud in the left cargo compartment equipment tunnel. We PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 are issuing this AD to detect and correct fuel leaking from a cracked fuel line shroud, which could result in fuel accumulation below the cargo compartment floor and consequent increased risk of fire. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Check, Inspection, Test, and Corrective Actions Do the actions in paragraphs (g)(1) or (g)(2) of this AD, as applicable. (1) Except as specified in paragraph (h) of this AD: At the applicable time in Table 1 of paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin MD11–28A148, dated August 29, 2014, do the actions in paragraphs (g)(1)(i), (g)(1)(ii), and (g)(1)(iii) of this AD. Before further flight do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin MD11–28A148, dated August 29, 2014. Repeat the actions thereafter at the applicable time in Table 1 of paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin MD11–28A148, dated August 29, 2014. (i) Check for the presence of fuel at the fuel shroud drain. (ii) Do a high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspection for cracked fuel line shrouds. (iii) Do a pressure test of the drain system of the tail tank fuel shroud and a pressure test of the drain system of the aft fuselage fuel shroud to determine if there is cracking. (2) Except as specified in paragraph (h) of this AD: At the applicable time in Table 2 of paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin MD11–28A148, dated August 29, 2014, do the actions in paragraphs (g)(2)(i) and (g)(2)(ii) of this AD. Before further flight do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin MD11–28A148, dated August 29, 2014. Repeat the actions thereafter at the applicable time in Table 2 of paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin MD11–28A148, dated August 29, 2014. (i) Check for the presence of fuel at the fuel shroud drain. (ii) Do a pressure test of the drain system of the tail tank fuel shroud and a pressure E:\FR\FM\29SEP1.SGM 29SEP1 58364 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 188 / Tuesday, September 29, 2015 / Proposed Rules test of the drain system of the aft fuselage fuel shroud to determine if there is cracking. Where Boeing Alert Service Bulletin MD11–28A148, dated August 29, 2014, specifies a compliance time of ‘‘after the original issue date of this service bulletin,’’ this AD requires compliance within the specified compliance time after the effective date of this AD. (1) The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (j)(1) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-LAACO-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. (j) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Philip Kush, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM–140L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; telephone: 562–627–5263; fax: 562–627–5210; email: Philip.Kush@faa.gov. (2) For service information identified in this 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. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS [FR Doc. 2015–24565 Filed 9–28–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 Sep 28, 2015 Jkt 235001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2015–3321; Airspace Docket No. 15–ANM–17] Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace, Neah Bay, WA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 17, 2015. John P. Piccola, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. published yearly and effective on September 15. Federal Aviation Administration (h) Exception to the Service Information DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION This action proposes to establish Class E airspace at U.S. Coast Guard Station Neah Bay Heliport, Neah Bay, WA, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures for developed at the heliport. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the heliport. DATES: Comments must be received on or before November 13, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590; telephone (202) 366–9826. You must identify FAA Docket No. FAA–2015–3321; Airspace Docket No. 15–ANM–17, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit comments through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Docket Office (telephone 1–800– 647–5527), is on the ground floor of the building at the above address. FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/ publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy and ATC Regulations Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 29591; telephone: 202– 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection 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/code_of_federalregulations/ibr_locations.html. FAA Order 7400.9, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Steve Haga, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4563. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. 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. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part, A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would amend Class E airspace at U. S. Coast Guard Station Neah Bay Heliport, Neah Bay, WA. Comments Invited Interested parties are invited to participate in this proposed rulemaking by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. Commenters wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this notice must submit with those comments a self-addressed, stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2015–3321; Airspace Docket No. 15–ANM–17.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s Web page at http:// www.faa.gov/airports_airtraffic/air_ E:\FR\FM\29SEP1.SGM 29SEP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2015-3637; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-219-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for 
certain The Boeing Company Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes. This 
proposed AD was prompted by a report of fuel odor in the cabin. Fuel 
was found leaking from a cracked fuel line shroud in the left cargo 
compartment equipment tunnel. This proposed AD would require a check 
for the presence of fuel at the fuel shroud drain; a high frequency 
eddy current (HFEC) inspection for cracked fuel line shrouds; a 
pressure test of the drain system of the tail tank fuel shroud and a 
pressure test of the drain system of the aft fuselage fuel shroud to 
determine cracking; and corrective actions, if necessary. We are 
proposing this AD to detect and correct fuel leaking from a cracked 
fuel line shroud, which could result in fuel accumulation below the 
cargo compartment floor and consequent increased risk of fire.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by November 13, 
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-2015-3637.

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-
3637; 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: Philip Kush, Aerospace Engineer, 
Propulsion Branch, ANM-140L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification 
Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712-4137; 
telephone: 562-627-5263; fax: 562-627-5210; email: Philip.Kush@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposal. Send your comments to an address listed 
under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2015-3637; 
Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-219-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We 
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend 
this proposed AD because of those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this proposed AD.

Discussion

    We have received a report of fuel odor in the cabin. Fuel was found 
leaking from a cracked fuel line shroud in the left cargo compartment 
equipment tunnel. This condition, if not corrected, could result in 
fuel accumulation below the cargo compartment floor and consequent 
increased risk of fire.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed Boeing Alert Service Bulletin MD11-28A148, dated August 
29, 2014. The service information describes procedures for checking for 
the presence of fuel at the fuel shroud drain; a HFEC inspection for 
cracked fuel line shrouds; a pressure test of the drain system of the 
tail tank fuel shroud and a pressure test of the drain system of the 
aft fuselage fuel shroud to determine cracking; and corrective actions. 
This service information is reasonably available because the interested 
parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by 
the means identified in the ADDRESSES section of this NPRM.

FAA's Determination

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

Proposed AD Requirements

    This proposed AD would require accomplishing the actions specified 
in the service information described previously.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 90 airplanes of U.S. 
registry.


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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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Check for presence of fuel at the  2 work-hours x $85               $0  $170, per            $15,300, per
 fuel shroud drain.                 per hour = $170,                     inspection cycle.    inspection cycle.
                                    per inspection
                                    cycle.
HFEC Inspection (optional).......  5 work-hours x $85                0  $425, per            $38,250, per
                                    per hour = $425,                     inspection cycle.    inspection cycle.
                                    per inspection
                                    cycle.
Pressure Test....................  3 work-hours x $85                0  $255, per            $22,950, per
                                    per hour = $255,                     inspection cycle.    inspection cycle.
                                    per inspection
                                    cycle.
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    We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide 
cost estimates for the on-condition actions specified in this proposed 
AD.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

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

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

The Boeing Company: Docket No. FAA-2015-3637; Directorate Identifier 
2014-NM-219-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by November 13, 2015.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model MD-11 and MD-11F 
airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified in Boeing 
Alert Service Bulletin MD11-28A148, dated August 29, 2014.

(d) Subject

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

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by a report of fuel odor in the cabin. Fuel 
was found leaking from a cracked fuel line shroud in the left cargo 
compartment equipment tunnel. We are issuing this AD to detect and 
correct fuel leaking from a cracked fuel line shroud, which could 
result in fuel accumulation below the cargo compartment floor and 
consequent increased risk of fire.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Check, Inspection, Test, and Corrective Actions

    Do the actions in paragraphs (g)(1) or (g)(2) of this AD, as 
applicable.
    (1) Except as specified in paragraph (h) of this AD: At the 
applicable time in Table 1 of paragraph 1.E., ``Compliance,'' of 
Boeing Alert Service Bulletin MD11-28A148, dated August 29, 2014, do 
the actions in paragraphs (g)(1)(i), (g)(1)(ii), and (g)(1)(iii) of 
this AD. Before further flight do all applicable corrective actions, 
in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin MD11-28A148, dated August 29, 2014. Repeat the 
actions thereafter at the applicable time in Table 1 of paragraph 
1.E., ``Compliance,'' of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin MD11-28A148, 
dated August 29, 2014.
    (i) Check for the presence of fuel at the fuel shroud drain.
    (ii) Do a high frequency eddy current (HFEC) inspection for 
cracked fuel line shrouds.
    (iii) Do a pressure test of the drain system of the tail tank 
fuel shroud and a pressure test of the drain system of the aft 
fuselage fuel shroud to determine if there is cracking.
    (2) Except as specified in paragraph (h) of this AD: At the 
applicable time in Table 2 of paragraph 1.E., ``Compliance,'' of 
Boeing Alert Service Bulletin MD11-28A148, dated August 29, 2014, do 
the actions in paragraphs (g)(2)(i) and (g)(2)(ii) of this AD. 
Before further flight do all applicable corrective actions, in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin MD11-28A148, dated August 29, 2014. Repeat the 
actions thereafter at the applicable time in Table 2 of paragraph 
1.E., ``Compliance,'' of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin MD11-28A148, 
dated August 29, 2014.
    (i) Check for the presence of fuel at the fuel shroud drain.
    (ii) Do a pressure test of the drain system of the tail tank 
fuel shroud and a pressure

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test of the drain system of the aft fuselage fuel shroud to 
determine if there is cracking.

(h) Exception to the Service Information

    Where Boeing Alert Service Bulletin MD11-28A148, dated August 
29, 2014, specifies a compliance time of ``after the original issue 
date of this service bulletin,'' this AD requires compliance within 
the specified compliance time after the effective date of this AD.

(i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    (1) The Manager, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office 
(ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if 
requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance 
with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or 
local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending 
information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the 
attention of the person identified in paragraph (j)(1) of this AD. 
Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-LAACO-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.

(j) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Philip Kush, 
Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM-140L, FAA, Los Angeles 
Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount Boulevard, 
Lakewood, CA 90712-4137; telephone: 562-627-5263; fax: 562-627-5210; 
email: Philip.Kush@faa.gov.
    (2) For service information identified in this 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.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on September 17, 2015.
John P. Piccola,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-24565 Filed 9-28-15; 8:45 am]
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