Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes, 74673-74676 [2015-30182]

Download as PDF 74673 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 229 Monday, November 30, 2015 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT RIN 3206–AN18 Prevailing Rate Systems; Redefinition of the Harrisburg, PA and ScrantonWilkes-Barre, PA, Appropriated Fund Federal Wage System Wage Areas U.S. Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule that would redefine the geographic boundaries of the Harrisburg, PA, and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, appropriated fund Federal Wage System (FWS) wage areas. The final rule will redefine Montour County, PA, from the Harrisburg wage area to the ScrantonWilkes-Barre wage area. This change is based on a consensus recommendation of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee (FPRAC) to best match the county proposed for redefinition to a nearby FWS survey area. DATES: Effective date: This regulation is effective on November 30, 2015. Applicability date: This change applies on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after December 30, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Gonzalez, by telephone at (202) 606–2858 or by email at pay-leavepolicy@opm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 31, 2015, OPM issued a proposed rule (80 FR 45616) to redefine Montour County, PA, from the Harrisburg, PA, wage area to the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, wage area. FPRAC, the national labormanagement committee responsible for advising OPM on matters concerning the pay of FWS employees, reviewed jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: 15:17 Nov 27, 2015 U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Beth F. Cobert, Acting Director. Accordingly, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management amends 5 CFR part 532 as follows: [FR Doc. 2015–30308 Filed 11–27–15; 8:45 am] List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 532 Administrative practice and procedure, Freedom of information, Government employees, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wages. 5 CFR Part 532 Jkt 238001 Perry Schuylkill Snyder Union * * * * Scranton-Wilkes-Barre Survey Area Pennsylvania: Lackawanna Luzerne Monroe Area of Application. Survey area plus: Pennsylvania: Bradford Columbia Lycoming (Excluding Allenwood Federal Prison Camp) Montour Sullivan Susquehanna Wayne Wyoming Regulatory Flexibility Act I certify that these regulations will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because they will affect only Federal agencies and employees. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. VerDate Sep<11>2014 and recommended this change by consensus. The proposed rule had a 30-day comment period, during which OPM received no comments. * * * * * * PART 532—PREVAILING RATE SYSTEMS BILLING CODE 6325–39–P 1. The authority citation for part 532 continues to read as follows: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5343, 5346; § 532.707 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 552. 2. Appendix C to subpart B is amended by revising the wage area listings for the Harrisburg, PA, and Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA, wage areas to read as follows: ■ Appendix C to Subpart B of Part 532— Appropriated Fund Wage and Survey Areas * * * * * * * * * PENNSYLVANIA Harrisburg Survey Area Pennsylvania: Cumberland Dauphin Lebanon York Area of Application. Survey area plus: Pennsylvania: Adams Berks Juniata Lancaster Lycoming (Allenwood Federal Prison Camp portion only) Mifflin Northumberland PO 00000 * Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–5819; Directorate Identifier 2015–NM–166–AD; Amendment 39–18336; AD 2015–24–04] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes, CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) airplanes, CL– 600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and CL–600–2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the cage assembly, window louver panel assemblies (WLPAs), and blowout panels (BOPs), and corrective action if necessary. This AD was prompted by reports of several SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30NOR1.SGM 30NOR1 74674 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 229 / Monday, November 30, 2015 / Rules and Regulations cases of damaged or detached decompression WLPAs and BOPs. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damaged and detached WLPAs and BOPs. A detached WLPA or BOP could delay smoke detection in the cargo compartment, and in the event of a cargo compartment fire, this could lead to an uncontrolled cargo compartment fire. This AD becomes effective December 15, 2015. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of December 15, 2015. We must receive comments on this AD by January 14, 2016. 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: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 ˆ ´ Cote-Vertu Road West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514–855– 5000; fax 514–855–7401; email thd.crj@ aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. It is also available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 5819. DATES: jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES 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– 5819; or in person at the Docket Operations office 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:17 Nov 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 the Docket Operations office (telephone 800–647–5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be available in the AD docket shortly after receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aziz Ahmed, Aerospace Engineer, Airframe and Mechanical Systems Branch, ANE– 171, FAA, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7329; fax 516–794–5531. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2015–28, dated October 21, 2015 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc Model CL– 600–2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes, CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) airplanes, CL– 600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and CL–600–2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. The MCAI states: Several cases of damaged decompression window louver panel assemblies (WLPAs) have been reported in-service. Subsequent review of in-service data also showed multiple reports of detached blowout panels (BOPs). Damaged or detached WLPAs or BOPs create openings in the cargo compartment. The presence of unintended openings on the WLPAs and BOPs could delay smoke detection in the cargo compartment. In addition, the cargo compartment may not be able to maintain Halon concentration required for fire suppression. In the event of a cargo compartment fire, this condition could lead to an uncontrolled cargo compartment fire. This [Canadian] AD mandates the repetitive inspection of the affected WLPAs and BOPs. Required actions include repetitive detailed inspections for damaged and detached WLPAs and BOPs. Corrective actions include repair. You may examine the MCAI on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015– 5819. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Bombardier has issued the following service information: • Bombardier Service Bulletin 601R– 25–201, dated July 21, 2015. • Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–25–100, dated July 21, 2015. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The service information describes procedures for repetitive detailed inspections for damage of the cage assembly, WLPAs, and BOPs, and repair and replacement of damaged parts. 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. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This AD This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we evaluated all pertinent information and determined the unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of these same type designs. FAA’s 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 a detached WLPA or BOP could delay smoke detection in the cargo compartment, and in the event of a cargo compartment fire, this could lead to an uncontrolled cargo compartment fire. Therefore, we determined that notice and opportunity for public comment before issuing this AD are impracticable and that good cause exists for making this amendment effective in fewer than 30 days. Comments Invited This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight safety, and we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2015–5819; Directorate Identifier 2015–NM–166– 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 based on those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// E:\FR\FM\30NOR1.SGM 30NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 229 / Monday, November 30, 2015 / Rules and Regulations 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 986 airplanes of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it will take about 2 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $0 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $167,620, or $170 per product. We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide cost estimates for the on-condition actions specified in this AD. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD 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 promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); 3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and 4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:17 Nov 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 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): ■ 2015–24–04 Bombardier Inc.: Amendment 39–18336. Docket No. FAA–2015–5819; Directorate Identifier 2015–NM–166–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD becomes effective December 15, 2015. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to the airplanes, certificated in any category, identified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(5) of this AD, configured with a Class C cargo compartment. (1) Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes, serial numbers (S/Ns) 7003 and subsequent. (2) Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) airplanes, S/Ns 10002 and subsequent. (3) Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, S/Ns 15001 and subsequent. (4) Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, S/Ns 15001 and subsequent. (5) Bombardier, Inc. Model CL–600–2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes, S/Ns 19001 and subsequent. 74675 (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Repetitive Inspections and Repair Within 100 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, do the actions in paragraph (g)(1) or (g)(2) of this AD, as applicable. (1) For Model CL–600–2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes: Do a detailed inspection of the cage assembly for damage (including bent and damaged vertical and horizontal guard rails), do a detailed inspection of the WLPAs to detect discrepancies (including dents, bends, and deformations, and inadequate clearances), and do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 601R–25–201, dated July 21, 2015, except as required by paragraph (h) of this AD. Do all applicable corrective actions before further flight. Repeat the inspections thereafter at intervals not to exceed 100 flight hours. (2) For Model CL–600–2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) airplanes, CL–600– 2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, CL– 600–2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and CL–600–2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes: Do a detailed inspection of the cage assembly to detect damage (including bent or deformed tubing and frame, broken joints), and do a detailed inspection of the WLPAs to detect damage (including bent support pins and louver panels; inadequate clearances; and missing, torn, or unbonded fire blocking fabric and foams), and do a detailed inspection of the BOPs to detect damage (including bends, dents, punctures, and deformations; inadequate sealing tape; and a loose or frayed jumper), and do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–25–100, dated July 21, 2015, except as required by paragraph (h) of this AD. All applicable corrective actions must be done before further flight. Repeat the inspections thereafter at intervals not to exceed 100 flight hours. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 25, Equipment/Furnishings. (h) Exceptions to Service Information Specifications Where Bombardier Service Bulletin 601R– 25–201, dated July 21, 2015; and Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA–25–100, dated July 21, 2015, specify to contact Bombardier for disposition of certain conditions, before further flight, repair using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO, ANE–170, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA Design Approval Organization (DAO). (e) Reason This AD was prompted by reports of several cases of damaged or detached decompression WLPAs and BOPs. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct damaged and detached WLPAs and BOPs. A detached WLPA or BOP could delay smoke detection in the cargo compartment, and in the event of a cargo compartment fire, this could lead to an uncontrolled cargo compartment fire. (i) Other FAA AD Provisions The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE–170, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\30NOR1.SGM 30NOR1 74676 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 229 / Monday, November 30, 2015 / Rules and Regulations Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the Airframe and Mechanical Systems Branch, send it to ATTN: Program Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516–228–7300; fax 516–794–5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/certificate holding district office. The AMOC approval letter must specifically reference this AD. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO, ANE–170, FAA; or TCCA; or Bombardier, Inc.’s TCCA DAO. If approved by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature. (j) Related Information Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF–2015–28, dated October 21, 2015, for related information. You may examine the MCAI on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2015–5819. (k) Material Incorporated by Reference jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 601R–25– 201, dated July 21, 2015. (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA– 25–100, dated July 21, 2015. (3) For service information identified in ˆ this AD, contact Bombardier, Inc., 400 Cote´ Vertu Road West, Dorval, Quebec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514–855–5000; fax 514– 855–7401; email thd.crj@ aero.bombardier.com; Internet http:// www.bombardier.com. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 19, 2015. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–30182 Filed 11–27–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:17 Nov 27, 2015 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2015–4514; Airspace Docket No. 15–AEA–9] Amendment of Class E Airspace for the Following New York Towns: Elmira, NY; Ithaca, NY; Poughkeepsie, NY Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. AGENCY: This action amends Class E Airspace at Elmira/Corning Regional Airport, Elmira, NY; Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY; and Duchess County Airport, Poughkeepsie, NY, by eliminating the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) part time status of the Class E surface airspace designated as an extension at each airport. This action also updates the geographic coordinates of each airport to coincide with the FAA’s database, and recognizes the airport name for Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. This is an administrative change to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC, February 4, 2016. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under title 1, Code of Federal Regulations, part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. ADDRESSES: FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed online at http://www.faa.gov/ airtraffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy and Regulations Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; 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 published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 amends Class E airspace at the New York airports listed in this final rule. History In a review of the airspace, the FAA found the airspace description for Elmira/Corning Regional Airport, Elmira, NY, Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, Ithaca, NY, and Duchess County Airport, Poughkeepsie, NY, as published in FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, does not match the FAA’s charting information. This administrative change coincides with the FAA’s aeronautical database for Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to a Class D Surface Area. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraphs 6004 of FAA Order 7400.9Z dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document amends FAA Order 7400.9Z, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 6, 2015, and effective September 15, 2015. FAA Order 7400.9Z is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this final rule. FAA Order 7400.9Z lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Rule This action amends Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) Part 71 by eliminating the NOTAM information that reads ‘‘This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and time established in advance by Notice to E:\FR\FM\30NOR1.SGM 30NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2015-5819; Directorate Identifier 2015-NM-166-AD; 
Amendment 39-18336; AD 2015-24-04]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) 
airplanes, CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) airplanes, 
CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, CL-600-2D24 (Regional 
Jet Series 900) airplanes, and CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) 
airplanes. This AD requires repetitive detailed inspections of the cage 
assembly, window louver panel assemblies (WLPAs), and blowout panels 
(BOPs), and corrective action if necessary. This AD was prompted by 
reports of several

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cases of damaged or detached decompression WLPAs and BOPs. We are 
issuing this AD to detect and correct damaged and detached WLPAs and 
BOPs. A detached WLPA or BOP could delay smoke detection in the cargo 
compartment, and in the event of a cargo compartment fire, this could 
lead to an uncontrolled cargo compartment fire.

DATES: This AD becomes effective December 15, 2015.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of December 15, 
2015.
    We must receive comments on this AD by January 14, 2016.

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: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except Federal holidays.
    For service information identified in this AD, contact Bombardier, 
Inc., 400 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, Qu[eacute]bec H4S 1Y9, 
Canada; telephone 514-855-5000; fax 514-855-7401; email 
thd.crj@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http://www.bombardier.com. You 
may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information 
on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425-227-1221. It 
is also available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2015-5819.

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-
5819; or in person at the Docket Operations office between 9 a.m. and 5 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and 
other information. The street address for the Docket Operations office 
(telephone 800-647-5527) is in the ADDRESSES section. Comments will be 
available in the AD docket shortly after receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aziz Ahmed, Aerospace Engineer, 
Airframe and Mechanical Systems Branch, ANE-171, FAA, New York Aircraft 
Certification Office (ACO), 1600 Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, 
NY 11590; telephone 516-228-7329; fax 516-794-5531.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), which is the aviation 
authority for Canada, has issued Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF-
2015-28, dated October 21, 2015 (referred to after this as the 
Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ``the MCAI''), to 
correct an unsafe condition for certain Bombardier, Inc Model CL-600-
2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) airplanes, CL-600-2C10 (Regional 
Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) airplanes, CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 
705) airplanes, CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and 
CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. The MCAI states:

    Several cases of damaged decompression window louver panel 
assemblies (WLPAs) have been reported in-service. Subsequent review 
of in-service data also showed multiple reports of detached blowout 
panels (BOPs). Damaged or detached WLPAs or BOPs create openings in 
the cargo compartment.
    The presence of unintended openings on the WLPAs and BOPs could 
delay smoke detection in the cargo compartment. In addition, the 
cargo compartment may not be able to maintain Halon concentration 
required for fire suppression. In the event of a cargo compartment 
fire, this condition could lead to an uncontrolled cargo compartment 
fire.
    This [Canadian] AD mandates the repetitive inspection of the 
affected WLPAs and BOPs.

    Required actions include repetitive detailed inspections for 
damaged and detached WLPAs and BOPs. Corrective actions include repair. 
You may examine the MCAI on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov 
by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2015-5819.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Bombardier has issued the following service information:
     Bombardier Service Bulletin 601R-25-201, dated July 21, 
2015.
     Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA-25-100, dated July 21, 
2015.
    The service information describes procedures for repetitive 
detailed inspections for damage of the cage assembly, WLPAs, and BOPs, 
and repair and replacement of damaged parts. 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.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This AD

    This product has been approved by the aviation authority of another 
country, and is approved for operation in the United States. Pursuant 
to our bilateral agreement with the State of Design Authority, we have 
been notified of the unsafe condition described in the MCAI and service 
information referenced above. We are issuing this AD because we 
evaluated all pertinent information and determined the unsafe condition 
exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of these 
same type designs.

FAA's 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 a 
detached WLPA or BOP could delay smoke detection in the cargo 
compartment, and in the event of a cargo compartment fire, this could 
lead to an uncontrolled cargo compartment fire. Therefore, we 
determined that notice and opportunity for public comment before 
issuing this AD are impracticable and that good cause exists for making 
this amendment effective in fewer than 30 days.

Comments Invited

    This AD is a final rule that involves requirements affecting flight 
safety, and we did not precede it by notice and opportunity for public 
comment. We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this AD. Send your comments to an address listed under 
the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2015-5819; Directorate 
Identifier 2015-NM-166-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 based on 
those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://

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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 986 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We also estimate that it will take about 2 work-hours per product 
to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor 
rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $0 per 
product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on 
U.S. operators to be $167,620, or $170 per product.
    We have received no definitive data that would enable us to provide 
cost estimates for the on-condition actions specified in this 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 AD will not have federalism implications 
under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct 
effect on the States, on the relationship between the national 
government and the States, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among the various levels of government.
    For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD:
    1. Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under Executive Order 
12866;
    2. Is not a ``significant rule'' under the DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979);
    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.

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):

2015-24-04 Bombardier Inc.: Amendment 39-18336. Docket No. FAA-2015-
5819; Directorate Identifier 2015-NM-166-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD becomes effective December 15, 2015.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to the airplanes, certificated in any category, 
identified in paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(5) of this AD, 
configured with a Class C cargo compartment.
    (1) Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 
& 440) airplanes, serial numbers (S/Ns) 7003 and subsequent.
    (2) Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 
701 & 702) airplanes, S/Ns 10002 and subsequent.
    (3) Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) 
airplanes, S/Ns 15001 and subsequent.
    (4) Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) 
airplanes, S/Ns 15001 and subsequent.
    (5) Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 
1000) airplanes, S/Ns 19001 and subsequent.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 25, Equipment/
Furnishings.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by reports of several cases of damaged or 
detached decompression WLPAs and BOPs. We are issuing this AD to 
detect and correct damaged and detached WLPAs and BOPs. A detached 
WLPA or BOP could delay smoke detection in the cargo compartment, 
and in the event of a cargo compartment fire, this could lead to an 
uncontrolled cargo compartment fire.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Repetitive Inspections and Repair

    Within 100 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, do 
the actions in paragraph (g)(1) or (g)(2) of this AD, as applicable.
    (1) For Model CL-600-2B19 (Regional Jet Series 100 & 440) 
airplanes: Do a detailed inspection of the cage assembly for damage 
(including bent and damaged vertical and horizontal guard rails), do 
a detailed inspection of the WLPAs to detect discrepancies 
(including dents, bends, and deformations, and inadequate 
clearances), and do all applicable corrective actions, in accordance 
with the Accomplishment Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 
601R-25-201, dated July 21, 2015, except as required by paragraph 
(h) of this AD. Do all applicable corrective actions before further 
flight. Repeat the inspections thereafter at intervals not to exceed 
100 flight hours.
    (2) For Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702) 
airplanes, CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes, CL-600-
2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and CL-600-2E25 (Regional 
Jet Series 1000) airplanes: Do a detailed inspection of the cage 
assembly to detect damage (including bent or deformed tubing and 
frame, broken joints), and do a detailed inspection of the WLPAs to 
detect damage (including bent support pins and louver panels; 
inadequate clearances; and missing, torn, or unbonded fire blocking 
fabric and foams), and do a detailed inspection of the BOPs to 
detect damage (including bends, dents, punctures, and deformations; 
inadequate sealing tape; and a loose or frayed jumper), and do all 
applicable corrective actions, in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions of Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA-25-100, dated July 
21, 2015, except as required by paragraph (h) of this AD. All 
applicable corrective actions must be done before further flight. 
Repeat the inspections thereafter at intervals not to exceed 100 
flight hours.

(h) Exceptions to Service Information Specifications

    Where Bombardier Service Bulletin 601R-25-201, dated July 21, 
2015; and Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA-25-100, dated July 21, 
2015, specify to contact Bombardier for disposition of certain 
conditions, before further flight, repair using a method approved by 
the Manager, New York ACO, ANE-170, FAA; or Transport Canada Civil 
Aviation (TCCA); or Bombardier, Inc.'s TCCA Design Approval 
Organization (DAO).

(i) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, New 
York Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), ANE-170, FAA, has the 
authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the 
procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, 
send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight 
Standards District

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Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the 
Airframe and Mechanical Systems Branch, send it to ATTN: Program 
Manager, Continuing Operational Safety, FAA, New York ACO, 1600 
Stewart Avenue, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590; telephone 516-228-
7300; fax 516-794-5531. Before using any approved AMOC, notify your 
appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, 
the manager of the local flight standards district office/
certificate holding district office. The AMOC approval letter must 
specifically reference this AD.
    (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: For any requirement in this AD 
to obtain corrective actions from a manufacturer, the action must be 
accomplished using a method approved by the Manager, New York ACO, 
ANE-170, FAA; or TCCA; or Bombardier, Inc.'s TCCA DAO. If approved 
by the DAO, the approval must include the DAO-authorized signature.

(j) Related Information

    Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) 
Canadian Airworthiness Directive CF-2015-28, dated October 21, 2015, 
for related information. You may examine the MCAI on the Internet at 
http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. 
FAA-2015-5819.

(k) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Bombardier Service Bulletin 601R-25-201, dated July 21, 
2015.
    (ii) Bombardier Service Bulletin 670BA-25-100, dated July 21, 
2015.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Bombardier, Inc., 400 C[ocirc]te-Vertu Road West, Dorval, 
Qu[eacute]bec H4S 1Y9, Canada; telephone 514-855-5000; fax 514-855-
7401; email thd.crj@aero.bombardier.com; Internet http://www.bombardier.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
425-227-1221.
    (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on November 19, 2015.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-30182 Filed 11-27-15; 8:45 am]
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