Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes, 65921-65925 [2015-26993]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 208 / Wednesday, October 28, 2015 / Rules and Regulations the FDIC invokes this good cause exception to Section 553 of the APA. The FDIC believes that good cause exists for issuing a final rule without providing notice and an opportunity for public comment because such an exercise is ‘‘unnecessary.’’ By the express terms of both regulations, the underlying programs described in part 370 and § 330.16 have expired, and, because of that, the rescission of these rules can have no effect on the banking industry or the public. Moreover, the rescission of part 370, § 330.1(s), and § 330.16 is not ‘‘substantive’’ as the programs that these regulations implemented have expired and they affect no substantive rights or obligations. 2. Effective Date In addition, section 553(d)(3) of the APA provides that an agency, for good cause found and published with the rule, does not have to comply with the requirement that a substantive rule be published not less than 30 days before its effective date. The FDIC invokes this good cause exception because the rescission of part 370, § 330.1(s), and § 330.16 is not ‘‘substantive’’ as the programs that these regulations implemented have expired and they affect no substantive rights or obligations.12 Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES B. The Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act Under section 2222 of the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (EGRPRA),13 the FDIC is required to review all of its regulations, at least once every 10 years, in order to identify any outdated or otherwise unnecessary regulations imposed on insured institutions. The FDIC completed the last comprehensive review of its regulations under EGRPRA in 2006 and has commenced the next decennial review. Rescission of part 370 and § 330.16 is consistent with the required regulatory response to the EGRPRA review process: To eliminate unnecessary regulations to the extent such action is appropriate. C. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act The Office of Management and Budget has determined that the Final Rule is not a ‘‘major rule’’ within the meaning of the relevant sections of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act of 1996 (SBREFA).14 As required by law, the FDIC will file the appropriate 12 5 U.S.C. 553(d)(3). U.S.C. 3311. 14 Public Law 104–121 (Mar. 29, 1996), as amended by Public Law 110–28 (May 25, 2007). reports with Congress and the General Accounting Office so that the Final Rule may be reviewed. D. Paperwork Reduction Act Existing collections of information shall be discontinued or modified, as appropriate, to the extent that this rule obviates or alters any collection of information. E. Regulatory Flexibility Act The Regulatory Flexibility Act 15 (RFA) applies only to rules for which an agency publishes a general notice of proposed rulemaking pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b), or any other law.16 As discussed above, consistent with section 553(b)(3)(B) of the APA, the FDIC has determined for good cause that general notice and opportunity for public comment would be unnecessary. Therefore, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 601(2), the RFA does not apply. List of Subjects 12 CFR Part 330 Bank deposit insurance, Banks, Banking, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Savings and loan associations, Trusts and trustees. 12 CFR Part 370 Banks, Banking, Bank deposit insurance, Holding companies, National banks, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Savings associations. Authority and Issuance For the reasons set forth in the preamble above, under the authority of 12 U.S.C. 1821, the Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation amends chapter III of title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations as follows: PART 330—DEPOSIT INSURANCE COVERAGE 1. The authority citation for part 330 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1813(l), 1813(m), 1817(i), 1818(q), 1819(a)(Tenth), 1820(f), 1820(g), 1821(a), 1821(d), 1822(c). § 330.1 ■ [Amended] 2. Remove and reserve § 330.1(s). § 330.16 ■ [Removed and Reserved] 3. Remove and reserve § 330.16. PART 370—[Removed and Reserved] ■ 4. Remove and reserve part 370. Dated at Washington, DC, this 22nd day of October 2015. 13 12 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:03 Oct 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 15 Public 16 5 PO 00000 Law 96–354 (Sept. 19, 1980). U.S.C. 601(2). Frm 00041 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 65921 By order of the Board of Directors. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Robert E. Feldman, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–27294 Filed 10–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6714–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–4205; Directorate Identifier 2015–NM–149–AD; Amendment 39–18301; AD 2015–21–08] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 737–100, –200, –200C, –300, –400, and –500 series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive eddy current inspections for any cracking in the inspar upper skin, and related investigative and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by a report that an operator discovered a crack in a certain section of the inspar upper skin, just forward of the rear spar on the right wing. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct any cracking in the inspar upper skin and rear spar upper chord, which could result in the inability of the structure to carry limit load, or result in a fuel leak, which could prevent continued safe flight and landing. DATES: This AD is effective November 12, 2015. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of November 12, 2015. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain other publication listed in this AD as of April 9, 2014 (79 FR 12368, March 5, 2014). We must receive comments on this AD by December 14, 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28OCR1.SGM 28OCR1 65922 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 208 / Wednesday, October 28, 2015 / Rules and Regulations • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; telephone 206–544–5000, extension 1; fax 206– 766–5680; Internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. 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– 4205. 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– 4205; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647– 5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Tsakoumakis, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; phone: 562–627–5264; fax: 562–627– 5210; email: jennifer.tsakoumakis@ faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES Discussion We have received a report that an operator discovered a crack in the inspar upper skin at wing buttock line 157, just forward of the rear spar on the right wing. The crack measured 2.375 inches long. Two additional cracks were found in the skin at two holes common to the rear spar in the same area. Subsequent inspections specified in VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:03 Oct 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–57–1318, dated May 15, 2013, revealed that the rear spar upper chord was almost completely severed. Web cracks were also discovered on both wings. This condition, if not corrected, could result in the inability of the structure to carry limit load, or result in a fuel leak, which could prevent continued safe flight and landing. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–57A1326, dated September 22, 2015. The service information describes procedures for repetitive eddy current inspections for any cracking in the inspar upper skin, and applicable related investigative 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 AD. Other Relevant Rulemaking AD 2014–12–13, Amendment 39– 17874 (79 FR 39300, July 10, 2014), was issued for all The Boeing Company Model 737–100, –200, –200C, –300, –400, and –500 series airplanes. AD 2014–12–13 requires repetitive inspections for cracking of the aft support fitting for the main landing gear beam, and the rear spar upper chord and rear spar web in the area of rear spar station 224.14; and repair if necessary. AD 2014–12–13 refers to Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–57– 1318, dated May 15, 2013, as the appropriate source of service information for accomplishing the required actions. For those airplanes that have not yet done the high frequency eddy current open-hole inspection specified in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–57–1318, dated May 15, 2013, this AD specifies using Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–57A1326, dated September 22, 2015, to do the eddy current inspections for any cracking in the inspar upper skin area near the rear spar at wing buttock line 157. The eddy current inspections specified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–57A1326, dated September 22, 2015, are intended to ensure there are no undetected cracks in the inspar upper skin area near the rear spar at wing buttock 157 prior to the accomplishment of the inspections specified in Boeing Special Attention PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Service Bulletin 737–57–1318, dated May 15, 2013. FAA’s Determination We are issuing 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. AD Requirements This AD requires accomplishing the actions specified in the service information described previously, except as discussed under ‘‘Differences Between the AD and the Service Information.’’ ‘‘Related investigative actions’’ are follow-on actions that (1) are related to the primary action, and (2) further investigate the nature of any condition found. Related investigative actions in an AD could include, for example, inspections. The phrase ‘‘corrective actions’’ is used in this AD. ‘‘Corrective actions’’ correct or address any condition found. Corrective actions in an AD could include, for example, repairs. Differences Between the AD and the Service Information Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 57A1326, dated September 22, 2015, specifies to contact the manufacturer for instructions on how to repair certain conditions, but this AD requires repairing those conditions in one of the following ways: • In accordance with a method that we approve; or • Using data that meet the certification basis of the airplane, and that have been approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) whom we have authorized to make those findings. The effectivity of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–57A1326, dated September 22, 2015, includes Group 1, configuration 1, airplanes. Those airplanes have been inspected using a high frequency eddy current open-hole inspection, in accordance with Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737– 57–1318, dated May 15, 2013. We have determined that only those airplanes that have not done the high frequency eddy current open-hole inspection, in accordance with Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–57– 1318, dated May 15, 2013, are affected by the identified unsafe condition addressed in this AD. Therefore, we have excluded Group 1, configuration 1, airplanes from the applicability of this AD. E:\FR\FM\28OCR1.SGM 28OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 208 / Wednesday, October 28, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Explanation of ‘‘RC’’ Steps in Service Information The FAA worked in conjunction with industry, under the Airworthiness Directive Implementation Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), to enhance the AD system. One enhancement was a new process for annotating which steps in the service information are required for compliance with an AD. Differentiating these steps from other tasks in the service information is expected to improve an owner’s/operator’s understanding of crucial AD requirements and help provide consistent judgment in AD compliance. The steps identified as Required for Compliance (RC) in any service information identified previously have a direct effect on detecting, preventing, resolving, or eliminating an identified unsafe condition. For service information that contains steps that are labeled as RC, the following provisions apply: (1) The steps labeled as RC, including substeps under an RC step and any figures identified in an RC step, must be done to comply with the AD, and an AMOC is required for any deviations to RC steps, including substeps and identified figures; and (2) steps not labeled as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the RC steps, including substeps and identified figures, can still be done as specified, and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. FAA’s Justification and Determination of the Effective Date An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of this AD. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because cracking in the inspar upper skin and rear spar upper chord could result in the inability of the structure to carry limit load, or result in a fuel leak, which could prevent continued safe flight and landing. Therefore, we find that notice and opportunity for prior public comment are impracticable and that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in less than 30 days. Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety and 65923 was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public comment. However, we invite you to send any written data, views, or arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number FAA–2015–4205 and Directorate Identifier 2015–NM–149–AD at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this AD because of those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this AD. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 495 airplanes of U.S. registry. We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD: ESTIMATED COSTS Action Labor cost Parts cost Cost per product Inspection ...... 1 work-hour × $85 per hour = $85 per inspection cycle. $0 $85 per inspection cycle .. We estimate the following costs to do any necessary repairs that would be required based on the results of the inspection. We have no way of Cost on U.S. operators $42,075 per inspection cycle. determining the number of aircraft that might need these repairs: ON-CONDITION COSTS Action Labor cost Parts cost One-time inspection ......................... Repair .............................................. 86 work-hours × $85 per hour = $7,310 ................................................... 3,700 work-hours × $85 per hour = $314,500 .......................................... $0 0 Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:03 Oct 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 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 This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Cost per product $7,310 314,500 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 DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and E:\FR\FM\28OCR1.SGM 28OCR1 65924 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 208 / Wednesday, October 28, 2015 / Rules and Regulations (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2015–21–08 The Boeing Company: Amendment 39–18301; Docket No. FAA–2015–4205; Directorate Identifier 2015–NM–149–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective November 12, 2015. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model 737–100, –200, –200C, –300, –400, and –500 series airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–57A1326, dated September 22, 2015; except for Group 1, configuration 1, airplanes identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–57A1326, dated September 22, 2015. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 57, Wings. Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES (e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by a report that an operator discovered a crack in the inspar upper skin at wing buttock line 157, just forward of the rear spar on the right wing. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct any cracking in the inspar upper skin and rear spar upper chord, which could result in the inability of the structure to carry limit load, or result in a fuel leak, which could prevent continued safe flight and landing. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Inspection and Corrective Actions Except as provided by paragraph (h) of this AD, at the applicable time specified in VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:03 Oct 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–57A1326, dated September 22, 2015: Do an eddy current inspection for any cracking in the inspar upper skin, and repair doublers and repair triplers, as applicable, and do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–57A1326, dated September 22, 2015; except as provided by paragraph (h) of this AD. Do all applicable related investigative and corrective actions before further flight. Repeat the inspection thereafter at the applicable intervals specified in paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–57A1326, dated September 22, 2015. (h) Exceptions to the Service Information (1) Where Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–57A1326, dated September 22, 2015, specifies a compliance time ‘‘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. (2) The ‘‘Condition’’ column of table 2 of paragraph 1.E., ‘‘Compliance,’’ of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–57A1326, dated September 22, 2015, refers to total flight cycles ‘‘as of the original issue date of this service bulletin.’’ However, for this condition, this AD applies to the airplanes with the specified total flight cycles as of the effective date of this AD. (3) Although Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–57A1326, dated September 22, 2015, specifies to contact Boeing for certain repair instructions, and specifies that action as ‘‘RC’’ (Required for Compliance), this AD requires repair before further flight using a method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (j) of this AD. (i) Terminating Actions for Certain Airplanes For Group 1, configurations 5 through 7, airplanes specified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737–57A1326, dated September 22, 2015, accomplishment of any applicable high frequency eddy current inspection, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–57–1318, dated May 15, 2013 (which was incorporated by reference in AD 2014–03–06, Amendment 39–17743 (79 FR 12368, March 5, 2014), and continues to be incorporated by reference in AD 2014– 12–13, Amendment 39–17874 (79 FR 39300, July 10, 2014)), terminates the repetitive inspections in paragraph (g) of this AD for those airplanes, provided if any cracking is found, repair is done before further flight using a method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (j) of this AD. Note 1 to paragraph (i) of this AD: AD 2014–12–13, Amendment 39–17874 (79 FR 39300, July 10, 2014), refers to Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–57– 1318, dated May 15, 2013, as the appropriate source of service information for accomplishing the actions required in that AD. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 (j) 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 (k) 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. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Los Angeles ACO, to make those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (4) Except as required by paragraph (h) of this AD: For service information that contains steps that are labeled as Required for Compliance (RC), the provisions of paragraphs (j)(4)(i) and (j)(4)(ii) of this AD apply. (i) The steps labeled as RC, including substeps under an RC step and any figures identified in an RC step, must be done to comply with this AD. An AMOC is required for any deviations to RC steps, including substeps and identified figures. (ii) Steps not labeled as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods in accordance with the operator’s maintenance or inspection program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the RC steps, including substeps and identified figures, can still be done as specified, and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition. (k) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Jennifer Tsakoumakis, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM–120L, FAA, Los Angeles ACO, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712–4137; phone: 562–627–5264; fax: 562–627–5210; email: jennifer.tsakoumakis@faa.gov. (l) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on November 12, 2015. (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737– 57A1326, dated September 22, 2015. (ii) Reserved. (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on April 9, 2014 (79 FR 12368, March 5, 2014). E:\FR\FM\28OCR1.SGM 28OCR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 208 / Wednesday, October 28, 2015 / Rules and Regulations (i) Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737–57–1318, dated May 15, 2013. (ii) Reserved. (5) For Boeing service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; telephone 206–544–5000, extension 1; fax 206–766– 5680; Internet https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. (6) You may view this service information at 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. (7) 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 October 11, 2015. Jeffrey E. Duven, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–26993 Filed 10–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–0593; Directorate Identifier 2015–NE–08–AD; Amendment 39– 18254; AD 2015–17–21] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211–535E4–37, RB211–535E4–B–37, and RB211– 535E4–C–37 turbofan engines. This AD requires reducing the cyclic life limits for certain high-pressure turbine (HPT) disks, removing those disks that have exceeded the new life limit, and replacing them with serviceable parts. This AD was prompted by RR updating the life limits for certain HPT disks. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the HPT disk, which could result in uncontained disk release, damage to the engine, and damage to the airplane. DATES: This AD becomes effective December 2, 2015. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:03 Oct 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 of a certain publication listed in this AD as of December 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this AD, contact RollsRoyce plc, Corporate Communications, P.O. Box 31, Derby, England, DE24 8BJ; phone: 011–44–1332–242424; fax: 011– 44–1332–249936; email: http:// www.rolls-royce.com/contact/ civil_team.jsp; Internet: https:// www.aeromanager.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. It is also available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015–0593. 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– 0593; 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 mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI), the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is Document 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 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wego Wang, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 12 New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7134; fax: 781–238– 7199; email: wego.wang@faa.gov. 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 the specified products. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on April 29, 2015 (80 FR 23737). The NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: An engineering analysis, carried out by RR, of the lives of critical parts of the RB211– 535E4–37 engine, has resulted in reduced cyclic life limits for certain high pressure (HP) turbine discs. The reduced limits are published in the RR RB211–535E4–37 Time Limits Manual (TLM): 05–10–01–800–000, current Revision dated July 2014. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 65925 Operation of critical parts beyond these reduced cyclic life limits may result in part failure, possibly resulting in the release of high-energy debris, which may cause damage to the aeroplane and/or injury to the occupants. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (80 FR 23737, April 29, 2015). Conclusion We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 We reviewed Task 05–00–01–800– 000, ‘‘Recording and Control of the Lives of Parts’’, dated July 1, 2015, of the RR RB211–535E4–37/23 TLM, publication reference T–211(535)–6RR, Revision 49, dated July 1, 2015; and Task 05–10–01–800–000, ‘‘Group A Parts Lives—CONFIG–1’’, dated July 1, 2014, of the RR RB211–535E4–37/23 TLM, publication reference T–211(535)– 6RR, Revision 49, dated July 1, 2015. This service information provides revised life limits for the affected HPT disks. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or see ADDRESSES for other ways to access this service information. Related Service Information We reviewed RR Non-Modification Service Bulletin (NMSB) No. RB.211– 72–G188, Revision No. 1, dated October 30, 2013. The NMSB describes the updated lifing analysis of the affected HPT disks. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 650 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 0 hours per engine to comply with this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. The pro-rated cost of required parts would be about $12,213 per engine. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $7,938,450. 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. E:\FR\FM\28OCR1.SGM 28OCR1

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Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2015-4205; Directorate Identifier 2015-NM-149-AD; 
Amendment 39-18301; AD 2015-21-08]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -400, and -500 
series airplanes. This AD requires repetitive eddy current inspections 
for any cracking in the inspar upper skin, and related investigative 
and corrective actions if necessary. This AD was prompted by a report 
that an operator discovered a crack in a certain section of the inspar 
upper skin, just forward of the rear spar on the right wing. We are 
issuing this AD to detect and correct any cracking in the inspar upper 
skin and rear spar upper chord, which could result in the inability of 
the structure to carry limit load, or result in a fuel leak, which 
could prevent continued safe flight and landing.

DATES: This AD is effective November 12, 2015.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of November 12, 
2015.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain other publication listed in this AD as of April 
9, 2014 (79 FR 12368, March 5, 2014). We must receive comments on this 
AD by December 14, 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.

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     Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.
     Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing 
Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 
3707, MC 2H-65, Seattle, WA 98124-2207; telephone 206-544-5000, 
extension 1; fax 206-766-5680; Internet https://www.myboeingfleet.com. 
You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. 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-2015-4205.

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-
4205; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and 
other information. The street address for the Docket Office (phone: 
800-647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available 
in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Tsakoumakis, Aerospace 
Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM-120L, FAA, Los Angeles Aircraft 
Certification Office (ACO), 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 
90712-4137; phone: 562-627-5264; fax: 562-627-5210; email: 
jennifer.tsakoumakis@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We have received a report that an operator discovered a crack in 
the inspar upper skin at wing buttock line 157, just forward of the 
rear spar on the right wing. The crack measured 2.375 inches long. Two 
additional cracks were found in the skin at two holes common to the 
rear spar in the same area. Subsequent inspections specified in Boeing 
Special Attention Service Bulletin 737-57-1318, dated May 15, 2013, 
revealed that the rear spar upper chord was almost completely severed. 
Web cracks were also discovered on both wings. This condition, if not 
corrected, could result in the inability of the structure to carry 
limit load, or result in a fuel leak, which could prevent continued 
safe flight and landing. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe 
condition on these products.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    We reviewed Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-57A1326, dated 
September 22, 2015. The service information describes procedures for 
repetitive eddy current inspections for any cracking in the inspar 
upper skin, and applicable related investigative 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 
AD.

Other Relevant Rulemaking

    AD 2014-12-13, Amendment 39-17874 (79 FR 39300, July 10, 2014), was 
issued for all The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -200C, -300, -
400, and -500 series airplanes. AD 2014-12-13 requires repetitive 
inspections for cracking of the aft support fitting for the main 
landing gear beam, and the rear spar upper chord and rear spar web in 
the area of rear spar station 224.14; and repair if necessary. AD 2014-
12-13 refers to Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737-57-1318, 
dated May 15, 2013, as the appropriate source of service information 
for accomplishing the required actions.
    For those airplanes that have not yet done the high frequency eddy 
current open-hole inspection specified in Boeing Special Attention 
Service Bulletin 737-57-1318, dated May 15, 2013, this AD specifies 
using Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-57A1326, dated September 22, 
2015, to do the eddy current inspections for any cracking in the inspar 
upper skin area near the rear spar at wing buttock line 157. The eddy 
current inspections specified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-
57A1326, dated September 22, 2015, are intended to ensure there are no 
undetected cracks in the inspar upper skin area near the rear spar at 
wing buttock 157 prior to the accomplishment of the inspections 
specified in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737-57-1318, 
dated May 15, 2013.

FAA's Determination

    We are issuing 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.

AD Requirements

    This AD requires accomplishing the actions specified in the service 
information described previously, except as discussed under 
``Differences Between the AD and the Service Information.''
    ``Related investigative actions'' are follow-on actions that (1) 
are related to the primary action, and (2) further investigate the 
nature of any condition found. Related investigative actions in an AD 
could include, for example, inspections.
    The phrase ``corrective actions'' is used in this AD. ``Corrective 
actions'' correct or address any condition found. Corrective actions in 
an AD could include, for example, repairs.

Differences Between the AD and the Service Information

    Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-57A1326, dated September 22, 
2015, specifies to contact the manufacturer for instructions on how to 
repair certain conditions, but this AD requires repairing those 
conditions in one of the following ways:
     In accordance with a method that we approve; or
     Using data that meet the certification basis of the 
airplane, and that have been approved by the Boeing Commercial 
Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) whom we have 
authorized to make those findings.
    The effectivity of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-57A1326, dated 
September 22, 2015, includes Group 1, configuration 1, airplanes. Those 
airplanes have been inspected using a high frequency eddy current open-
hole inspection, in accordance with Boeing Special Attention Service 
Bulletin 737-57-1318, dated May 15, 2013. We have determined that only 
those airplanes that have not done the high frequency eddy current 
open-hole inspection, in accordance with Boeing Special Attention 
Service Bulletin 737-57-1318, dated May 15, 2013, are affected by the 
identified unsafe condition addressed in this AD. Therefore, we have 
excluded Group 1, configuration 1, airplanes from the applicability of 
this AD.

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Explanation of ``RC'' Steps in Service Information

    The FAA worked in conjunction with industry, under the 
Airworthiness Directive Implementation Aviation Rulemaking Committee 
(ARC), to enhance the AD system. One enhancement was a new process for 
annotating which steps in the service information are required for 
compliance with an AD. Differentiating these steps from other tasks in 
the service information is expected to improve an owner's/operator's 
understanding of crucial AD requirements and help provide consistent 
judgment in AD compliance. The steps identified as Required for 
Compliance (RC) in any service information identified previously have a 
direct effect on detecting, preventing, resolving, or eliminating an 
identified unsafe condition.
    For service information that contains steps that are labeled as RC, 
the following provisions apply: (1) The steps labeled as RC, including 
substeps under an RC step and any figures identified in an RC step, 
must be done to comply with the AD, and an AMOC is required for any 
deviations to RC steps, including substeps and identified figures; and 
(2) steps not labeled as RC may be deviated from using accepted methods 
in accordance with the operator's maintenance or inspection program 
without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the RC steps, including 
substeps and identified figures, can still be done as specified, and 
the airplane can be put back in an airworthy condition.

FAA's Justification and Determination of the Effective Date

    An unsafe condition exists that requires the immediate adoption of 
this AD. The FAA has found that the risk to the flying public justifies 
waiving notice and comment prior to adoption of this rule because 
cracking in the inspar upper skin and rear spar upper chord could 
result in the inability of the structure to carry limit load, or result 
in a fuel leak, which could prevent continued safe flight and landing. 
Therefore, we find that notice and opportunity for prior public comment 
are impracticable and that good cause exists for making this amendment 
effective in less than 30 days.

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety and was not preceded by notice and an opportunity for public 
comment. However, we invite you to send any written data, views, or 
arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under 
the ADDRESSES section. Include the docket number FAA-2015-4205 and 
Directorate Identifier 2015-NM-149-AD at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this AD. We will 
consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this 
AD because of those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this AD.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 495 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We estimate the following costs to comply with this AD:

                                                 Estimated Costs
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                                                                                                Cost on U.S.
        Action                  Labor cost             Parts cost      Cost per  product          operators
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Inspection............  1 work-hour x $85 per hour              $0   $85 per inspection     $42,075 per
                         = $85 per inspection                         cycle.                 inspection cycle.
                         cycle.
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    We estimate the following costs to do any necessary repairs that 
would be required based on the results of the inspection. We have no 
way of determining the number of aircraft that might need these 
repairs:

                                               On-Condition Costs
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                                                                                                     Cost per
                   Action                                Labor cost                 Parts cost        product
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One-time inspection........................  86 work-hours x $85 per hour =                  $0           $7,310
                                              $7,310.
Repair.....................................  3,700 work-hours x $85 per hour =                0          314,500
                                              $314,500.
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Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

    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 DOT Regulatory Policies and 
Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979),
    (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska, and

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    (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or 
negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria 
of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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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):

2015-21-08 The Boeing Company: Amendment 39-18301; Docket No. FAA-
2015-4205; Directorate Identifier 2015-NM-149-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective November 12, 2015.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to The Boeing Company Model 737-100, -200, -
200C, -300, -400, and -500 series airplanes, certificated in any 
category, as identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-
57A1326, dated September 22, 2015; except for Group 1, configuration 
1, airplanes identified in Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-
57A1326, dated September 22, 2015.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 57, Wings.

(e) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by a report that an operator discovered a 
crack in the inspar upper skin at wing buttock line 157, just 
forward of the rear spar on the right wing. We are issuing this AD 
to detect and correct any cracking in the inspar upper skin and rear 
spar upper chord, which could result in the inability of the 
structure to carry limit load, or result in a fuel leak, which could 
prevent continued safe flight and landing.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Inspection and Corrective Actions

    Except as provided by paragraph (h) of this AD, at the 
applicable time specified in paragraph 1.E., ``Compliance,'' of 
Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-57A1326, dated September 22, 2015: 
Do an eddy current inspection for any cracking in the inspar upper 
skin, and repair doublers and repair triplers, as applicable, and do 
all applicable related investigative and corrective actions, in 
accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Alert 
Service Bulletin 737-57A1326, dated September 22, 2015; except as 
provided by paragraph (h) of this AD. Do all applicable related 
investigative and corrective actions before further flight. Repeat 
the inspection thereafter at the applicable intervals specified in 
paragraph 1.E., ``Compliance,'' of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 
737-57A1326, dated September 22, 2015.

(h) Exceptions to the Service Information

    (1) Where Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-57A1326, dated 
September 22, 2015, specifies a compliance time ``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.
    (2) The ``Condition'' column of table 2 of paragraph 1.E., 
``Compliance,'' of Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-57A1326, dated 
September 22, 2015, refers to total flight cycles ``as of the 
original issue date of this service bulletin.'' However, for this 
condition, this AD applies to the airplanes with the specified total 
flight cycles as of the effective date of this AD.
    (3) Although Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-57A1326, dated 
September 22, 2015, specifies to contact Boeing for certain repair 
instructions, and specifies that action as ``RC'' (Required for 
Compliance), this AD requires repair before further flight using a 
method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in 
paragraph (j) of this AD.

(i) Terminating Actions for Certain Airplanes

    For Group 1, configurations 5 through 7, airplanes specified in 
Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-57A1326, dated September 22, 2015, 
accomplishment of any applicable high frequency eddy current 
inspection, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of 
Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737-57-1318, dated May 15, 
2013 (which was incorporated by reference in AD 2014-03-06, 
Amendment 39-17743 (79 FR 12368, March 5, 2014), and continues to be 
incorporated by reference in AD 2014-12-13, Amendment 39-17874 (79 
FR 39300, July 10, 2014)), terminates the repetitive inspections in 
paragraph (g) of this AD for those airplanes, provided if any 
cracking is found, repair is done before further flight using a 
method approved in accordance with the procedures specified in 
paragraph (j) of this AD.

    Note 1 to paragraph (i) of this AD:  AD 2014-12-13, Amendment 
39-17874 (79 FR 39300, July 10, 2014), refers to Boeing Special 
Attention Service Bulletin 737-57-1318, dated May 15, 2013, as the 
appropriate source of service information for accomplishing the 
actions required in that AD.

(j) 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 (k) 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.
    (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be 
used for any repair required by this AD if it is approved by the 
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization 
(ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Los Angeles ACO, to 
make those findings. For a repair method to be approved, the repair 
must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval 
must specifically refer to this AD.
    (4) Except as required by paragraph (h) of this AD: For service 
information that contains steps that are labeled as Required for 
Compliance (RC), the provisions of paragraphs (j)(4)(i) and 
(j)(4)(ii) of this AD apply.
    (i) The steps labeled as RC, including substeps under an RC step 
and any figures identified in an RC step, must be done to comply 
with this AD. An AMOC is required for any deviations to RC steps, 
including substeps and identified figures.
    (ii) Steps not labeled as RC may be deviated from using accepted 
methods in accordance with the operator's maintenance or inspection 
program without obtaining approval of an AMOC, provided the RC 
steps, including substeps and identified figures, can still be done 
as specified, and the airplane can be put back in an airworthy 
condition.

(k) Related Information

    For more information about this AD, contact Jennifer 
Tsakoumakis, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe Branch, ANM-120L, FAA, Los 
Angeles ACO, 3960 Paramount Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712-4137; 
phone: 562-627-5264; fax: 562-627-5210; email: 
jennifer.tsakoumakis@faa.gov.

(l) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (3) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
November 12, 2015.
    (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 737-57A1326, dated September 
22, 2015.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (4) The following service information was approved for IBR on 
April 9, 2014 (79 FR 12368, March 5, 2014).

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    (i) Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 737-57-1318, dated 
May 15, 2013.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (5) For Boeing service information identified in this AD, 
contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services 
Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H-65, Seattle, WA 98124-2207; 
telephone 206-544-5000, extension 1; fax 206-766-5680; Internet 
https://www.myboeingfleet.com.
    (6) You may view this service information at 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.
    (7) 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 October 11, 2015.
Jeffrey E. Duven,
Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-26993 Filed 10-27-15; 8:45 am]
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