Airworthiness Directives; Engine Alliance Turbofan Engines, 59081-59083 [2015-24731]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 190 / Thursday, October 1, 2015 / Proposed Rules information about Rural Development and its programs is available on the Internet at http://www.rd.usda.gov. How to Obtain a Copy: To obtain a copy of the proposed new RUS Form 395, Equipment Contract, use one of the following methods: • Internet at the following Web site: http://www.rd.usda.gov/files/UTP_ form_395.pdf. • Email/Postal: By contacting the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aylene Mafnas, Chief, Engineering Branch, Policy and Outreach Division, Rural Utilities Service, Telecommunications Program, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 1599, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–1550, Telephone number: (202) 690–4673. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Background Rural Development is a mission area within the U.S. Department of Agriculture comprising the Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service and Rural Business/Cooperative Service. Rural Development’s mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for all rural Americans. Rural Development meets its mission by providing loans, loan guarantees, grants and technical assistance through more than 40 programs aimed at creating and improving housing, businesses and infrastructure throughout rural America. The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) loan, loan guarantee and grant programs act as a catalyst for economic and community development. By financing improvements to rural electric, water and waste, and telecom and broadband infrastructure, RUS also plays a big role in improving other measures of quality of life in rural America, including public health and safety, environmental protection, conservation and cultural and historic preservation. In order to continue to facilitate the programmatic interest of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (the ‘‘RE Act’’), as amended (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq.), that loans and loans guaranteed by RUS are adequately secured, RUS has established the use of certain standardized forms for materials, equipment, and construction of electric and telecommunications systems. The use of standard forms, construction contracts, and procurement procedures help to assure that appropriate standards and specifications are maintained by the borrower in order to VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Sep 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 not adversely affect RUS’s loan security, and ensure that loan and loan guarantee funds are effectively used for the intended purpose(s). RUS may, from time to time, promulgate new contract forms or revise or eliminate existing contract forms. In so doing, RUS is required by 7 CFR 1755.29, to publish a notice of rulemaking in the Federal Register announcing, as appropriate, a revision in, or a proposal to amend § 1755.30(c), List of telecommunications standard contract forms. On February 12, 2014, RUS published a proposed rule in the Federal Register, (79 FR 8327) to establish a New Equipment Contract and associated Policies for Telecommunications and Broadband Borrowers, RUS Form 395 under 7 CFR parts 1753 and 1755. RUS Form 395, reflects present business and RUS practices, as well as changes in technology, services and equipment. It has come to the attention of the Agency that the proposed rule published in the Federal Register was not clear on how or where to obtain a copy of the proposed new Equipment Contract, RUS Form 395. RUS is issuing this Request for comments to provide an opportunity for interested persons to obtain a copy of the new RUS Form 395 for their review and comment. The information collection and recordkeeping requirements associated with the new RUS Form 395 and its associated forms were submitted to OMB on February 12, 2014 and filed with comment. The purpose of this undertaking is to improve the customer service provided by RUS’s rural telecommunications and broadband borrowers. Changes in competition, legislation, technologies, and regulation have resulted in changes to business practices in the communications industry. In response to these changes RUS has undertaken a comprehensive review of its Telecommunications and Broadband Programs’ contracts and contracting procedures. The new Equipment Contract, RUS Form 395 and the associated close-out documents (Forms 395a, 395b, 395c and 395d) will replace the current Equipment Specific Contracts, RUS Forms 397, 398, 525, 545, and the associated close-out documents (Forms 231, 396, 396a, 517, 744, 752, 752a, and 754). The contract terms and obligations included in the new RUS Form 395, Equipment Contract, reflect current RUS and private sector industry practices, as well as changes in technology, services and equipment. The intent here is to streamline the contractual process for RUS borrowers and expedite the process of approving equipment procurement PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 59081 during RUS funded construction projects. Dated: July 29, 2015. Brandon McBride, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2015–25045 Filed 9–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–3585; Directorate Identifier 2015–NE–22–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Engine Alliance Turbofan Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Engine Alliance (EA) GP7270 turbofan engines. This proposed AD was prompted by the manufacturer informing us that the inspection and repair criteria in the maintenance manual for aft bolt holes of the highpressure compressor (HPC) cone shaft on the affected engines is incorrect. This proposed AD would require inspection of the HPC cone shaft and repair of affected parts, if needed. We are proposing this AD to prevent failure of the HPC cone shaft, which could lead to uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by November 30, 2015. SUMMARY: 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 Engine Alliance, 400 Main St., East Hartford, CT 06108, M/S 169–10, phone: 800– ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\01OCP1.SGM 01OCP1 59082 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 190 / Thursday, October 1, 2015 / Proposed Rules 565–0140; email: help24@pw.utc.com; Web site: sp.engineallianceportal.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 3585; 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: Martin Adler, Aerospace Engineer, Engine & Propeller Directorate, FAA, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781– 238–7157; fax: 781–238–7199; email: martin.adler@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS 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– 2015–3585; Directorate Identifier 2015– NE–22–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 learned from the manufacturer that the inspection criteria and the repair procedures for the aft bolt holes of the HPC cone shaft, also referred to as the ‘‘HPC forward stub shaft,’’ were listed incorrectly in the maintenance manual for the Engine Alliance GP7270 turbofan engines. HPC cone shafts inspected or repaired using the incorrect VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Sep 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 criteria in the maintenance manual could result in premature cracking of these parts. This condition, if not corrected, could result in failure of the HPC cone shaft, which could lead to uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane. Relevant Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Engine Alliance has issued EA Service Bulletin (SB) No. EAGP7–72– 329, dated July 21, 2015; and EA SB No. EAGP7–72–330, dated July 21, 2015. The SBs describe procedures for shotpeening and inspection of the HPC cone shaft. 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 inspection of the HPC cone shaft and repair of affected parts, if needed. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects zero engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $0. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 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 to the extent that it justifies making a regulatory distinction, and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 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): ■ Engine Alliance: Docket No. FAA–2015– 3585; Directorate Identifier 2015–NE– 22–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by November 30, 2015. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Engine Alliance (EA) GP7270 turbofan engines with a highpressure compressor (HPC) cone shaft, part number (P/N) 382–100–907–0, installed. (d) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by the manufacturer informing us that the inspection and repair criteria in the E:\FR\FM\01OCP1.SGM 01OCP1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 190 / Thursday, October 1, 2015 / Proposed Rules maintenance manual for aft bolt holes of the HPC cone shaft on the affected engines is incorrect. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HPC cone shaft, which could lead to uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on September 24, 2015. Colleen M. D’Alessandro, Directorate Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. (e) Compliance BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (1) For HPC cone shafts with serial numbers listed in EA Service Bulletin (SB) No. EAGP7–72–330, dated July 21, 2015, inspect the inner diameter of the HPC cone shaft aft bolt holes for nicks, dents, and scratches before accumulating 9,000 cycles since new (CSN). Do not reinstall the HPC cone shaft if the aft bolt hole has a nick, dent, or scratch that is greater than 0.002 inches in depth. (2) For HPC cone shafts with serial numbers listed in EA SB No. EAGP7–72–329, dated July 21, 2015, shot peen the HPC cone shaft aft bolt holes before accumulating 9,000 CSN. Use paragraph 1 of the Accomplishment Instructions in EA SB No. EAGP7–72–329 to do the shotpeening. (f) Installation Prohibition After the effective date of this AD, do not install an HPC cone shaft onto an engine with the following: (1) A nick, dent, or scratch in an HPC cone shaft aft bolt hole that is greater than 0.002 inches in depth; or (2) any repair of an HPC cone shaft aft bolt hole that did not include shot peening. (g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) The Manager, Engine Certification Office, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Use the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19 to make your request. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@faa.gov. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (h) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Martin Adler, Aerospace Engineer, Engine & Propeller Directorate, FAA, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7157; fax: 781–238– 7199; email: martin.adler@faa.gov. (2) EA SB No. EAGP7–72–329, dated July 21, 2015; and EA SB No. EAGP7–72–330, dated July 21, 2015, can be obtained from EA using the contact information in paragraph (h)(3) of this proposed AD. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Engine Alliance, 400 Main St., East Hartford, CT 06108, M/S 169–10; phone: 800–565–0140; email: help24@ pw.utc.com; Web site: sp.engineallianceportal.com. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Sep 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 [FR Doc. 2015–24731 Filed 9–30–15; 8:45 am] SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 17 CFR Part 210 [Release No. 33–9929; 34–75985; IC–31849; File No. S7–20–15] Request for Comment on the Effectiveness of Financial Disclosures About Entities Other Than the Registrant Securities and Exchange Commission. ACTION: Request for comment. AGENCY: The Commission is publishing this request for comment to seek public comment regarding the financial disclosure requirements in Regulation S–X for certain entities other than a registrant. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 190 (Thursday, October 1, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 59081-59083]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-24731]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2015-3585; Directorate Identifier 2015-NE-22-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Engine Alliance Turbofan Engines

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 Engine Alliance (EA) GP7270 turbofan engines. This proposed AD 
was prompted by the manufacturer informing us that the inspection and 
repair criteria in the maintenance manual for aft bolt holes of the 
high-pressure compressor (HPC) cone shaft on the affected engines is 
incorrect. This proposed AD would require inspection of the HPC cone 
shaft and repair of affected parts, if needed. We are proposing this AD 
to prevent failure of the HPC cone shaft, which could lead to 
uncontained engine failure and damage to the airplane.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by November 30, 
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 
Engine Alliance, 400 Main St., East Hartford, CT 06108, M/S 169-10, 
phone: 800-

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565-0140; email: help24@pw.utc.com; Web site: 
sp.engineallianceportal.com. You may view this service information at 
the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, 
Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at 
the FAA, call 781-238-7125.

Examining the AD Docket

    You may examine the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2015-
3585; 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: Martin Adler, Aerospace Engineer, 
Engine & Propeller Directorate, FAA, 12 New England Executive Park, 
Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7157; fax: 781-238-7199; email: 
martin.adler@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-2015-3585; 
Directorate Identifier 2015-NE-22-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 learned from the manufacturer that the inspection criteria and 
the repair procedures for the aft bolt holes of the HPC cone shaft, 
also referred to as the ``HPC forward stub shaft,'' were listed 
incorrectly in the maintenance manual for the Engine Alliance GP7270 
turbofan engines. HPC cone shafts inspected or repaired using the 
incorrect criteria in the maintenance manual could result in premature 
cracking of these parts. This condition, if not corrected, could result 
in failure of the HPC cone shaft, which could lead to uncontained 
engine failure and damage to the airplane.

Relevant Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Engine Alliance has issued EA Service Bulletin (SB) No. EAGP7-72-
329, dated July 21, 2015; and EA SB No. EAGP7-72-330, dated July 21, 
2015. The SBs describe procedures for shotpeening and inspection of the 
HPC cone shaft. 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 inspection of the HPC cone shaft and 
repair of affected parts, if needed.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects zero engines installed on 
airplanes of U.S. registry. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. 
Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this proposed AD on 
U.S. operators to be $0.

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 to the extent 
that it justifies making a regulatory distinction, and
    (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

Engine Alliance: Docket No. FAA-2015-3585; Directorate Identifier 
2015-NE-22-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by November 30, 2015.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Engine Alliance (EA) GP7270 turbofan engines 
with a high-pressure compressor (HPC) cone shaft, part number (P/N) 
382-100-907-0, installed.

(d) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by the manufacturer informing us that the 
inspection and repair criteria in the

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maintenance manual for aft bolt holes of the HPC cone shaft on the 
affected engines is incorrect. We are issuing this AD to prevent 
failure of the HPC cone shaft, which could lead to uncontained 
engine failure and damage to the airplane.

(e) Compliance

    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done.
    (1) For HPC cone shafts with serial numbers listed in EA Service 
Bulletin (SB) No. EAGP7-72-330, dated July 21, 2015, inspect the 
inner diameter of the HPC cone shaft aft bolt holes for nicks, 
dents, and scratches before accumulating 9,000 cycles since new 
(CSN). Do not reinstall the HPC cone shaft if the aft bolt hole has 
a nick, dent, or scratch that is greater than 0.002 inches in depth.
    (2) For HPC cone shafts with serial numbers listed in EA SB No. 
EAGP7-72-329, dated July 21, 2015, shot peen the HPC cone shaft aft 
bolt holes before accumulating 9,000 CSN. Use paragraph 1 of the 
Accomplishment Instructions in EA SB No. EAGP7-72-329 to do the 
shotpeening.

(f) Installation Prohibition

    After the effective date of this AD, do not install an HPC cone 
shaft onto an engine with the following:
    (1) A nick, dent, or scratch in an HPC cone shaft aft bolt hole 
that is greater than 0.002 inches in depth; or
    (2) any repair of an HPC cone shaft aft bolt hole that did not 
include shot peening.

(g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    The Manager, Engine Certification Office, may approve AMOCs for 
this AD. Use the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19 to make your 
request. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@faa.gov.

(h) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Martin Adler, 
Aerospace Engineer, Engine & Propeller Directorate, FAA, 12 New 
England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7157; 
fax: 781-238-7199; email: martin.adler@faa.gov.
    (2) EA SB No. EAGP7-72-329, dated July 21, 2015; and EA SB No. 
EAGP7-72-330, dated July 21, 2015, can be obtained from EA using the 
contact information in paragraph (h)(3) of this proposed AD.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Engine Alliance, 400 Main St., East Hartford, CT 06108, M/S 169-10; 
phone: 800-565-0140; email: help24@pw.utc.com; Web site: 
sp.engineallianceportal.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & 
Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, 
MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, 
call 781-238-7125.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on September 24, 2015.
Colleen M. D'Alessandro,
Directorate Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
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