Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes, 38-41 [2015-32904]

Download as PDF 38 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 1 / Monday, January 4, 2016 / Proposed Rules DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–8137; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–104–AD] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008–05– 18 R1 for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F.27 Mark 050, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 airplanes. AD 2008– 05–18 R1 currently requires revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations for fuel tank systems. Since we issued AD 2008–05–18 R1, revised service information has been issued to update the Fuel Airworthiness Limitations Items (ALIs) and critical design configuration control limitations (CDCCLs) that address fuel tank system ignition sources. This proposed AD would require a new maintenance or inspection program revision to incorporate the revised ALIs and CDCCLs. This proposed AD would add certain airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane. DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by February 18, 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 proposed AD, contact Fokker tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Dec 31, 2015 Jkt 238001 Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 2130 EL Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)88–6280– 350; fax +31 (0)88–6280–111; email technicalservices@fokker.com; Internet http://www.myfokkerfleet.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. 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– 8137; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket 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: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1137; fax 425–227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations for fuel tank systems. Since we issued AD 2008–05–18 R1, Amendment 39–16083 (74 FR 57402, November 6, 2009), revised service information has been issued to update the fuel ALIs and CDCCLs. The revised service information applies to all Model F.27 Mark 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 airplanes. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2015–0029, dated February 24, 2015 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for all Fokker Services B.V. Model F.27 Mark 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 airplanes. The MCAI states: Comments Invited We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ‘‘Docket No. FAA–2015–8137; Directorate Identifier 2014–NM–104–AD’’ at the beginning of your comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend this proposed AD based on those comments. We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we receive about this proposed AD. * * * [T]he FAA published Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 88, and the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) published Interim Policy INT/POL/25/12. The review conducted by Fokker Services on the Fokker F27 design in response to these regulations identified a number of Fuel Airworthiness Limitation Items (ALI) and Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCL) items to prevent the development of unsafe conditions within the fuel system. To introduce these Fuel ALI and CDCCL items, Fokker Services published Service Bulletin (SB) F27/28–070. Consequently, EASA issued AD 2006–0207, requiring the implementation of these Fuel ALI and CDCCL items. That [EASA] AD was later revised to make reference to SBF27–28– 070R1 and to specify that the use of later SB revisions was acceptable. In 2014, Fokker Services issued Revision 2 of SBF27–28–070 to update the Fuel ALI and CDCCL items and to consolidate Fuel ALI and CDCCL items contained in a number of other SBs. Consequently, EASA issued AD 2014–0105, superseding AD 2006–0207R1 and requiring the implementation of the updated Fuel ALI and CDCCL items. Since that [EASA] AD was issued, Fokker Services issued Revision 3 of SBF27–28–070, primarily to introduce 2 additional CDCCL items. For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD retains the requirements of EASA AD 2014–0105, which is superseded, and requires implementation of the updated Fuel ALI and CDCCL items. More information on this subject can be found in Fokker Services All Operators Message AOF27.043#05. Discussion On October 26, 2009, we issued AD 2008–05–18 R1, Amendment 39–16083 (74 FR 57402, November 6, 2009) for certain Model F.27 Mark 050, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 airplanes. AD 2008–05–18 R1 requires revising the The unsafe condition is the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks. Such ignition sources, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\04JAP1.SGM 04JAP1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 1 / Monday, January 4, 2016 / Proposed Rules Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2015–8137. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Fokker Services B.V. has issued Service Bulletin SBF27–28–070, Revision 3, dated December 11, 2014. The service information describes tasks for revising the maintenance or inspection program to update the fuel ALIs and CDCCLs that address fuel tank system ignition sources. This service information is reasonably available because the interested parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by the means identified in the ADDRESSES section of this NPRM. FAA’s Determination and Requirements of This Proposed 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 proposing this AD because we evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe condition exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same type design. This proposed AD would require implementation of certain maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This proposed AD would also require accomplishing the actions specified in the service information described previously. This proposed AD would require revisions to certain operator maintenance documents to include new actions (e.g., inspections) and CDCCLs. Compliance with these actions and CDCCLs is required by 14 CFR 91.403(c). For airplanes that have been previously modified, altered, or repaired in the areas addressed by these actions, the operator may not be able to accomplish the actions described in the revisions. In this situation, to comply with 14 CFR 91.403(c), the operator must request approval for an alternative method of compliance according to the procedures specified in paragraph (m)(1) of this AD. The request should include a description of changes to the required actions that will ensure the continued operational safety of the airplane. Notwithstanding any other maintenance or operational requirements, components that have been identified as airworthy or installed on the affected airplanes before VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Dec 31, 2015 Jkt 238001 accomplishing the revision of the airplane maintenance or inspection program, or before accomplishing the revision of the Airworthiness Limitation Section (ALS) of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, as specified in this AD, do not need to be reworked in accordance with the CDCCLs. However, once the airplane maintenance or inspection program, or ALS, has been revised as required by this AD, future maintenance actions on these components must be done in accordance with the CDCCLs Costs of Compliance We estimate that this proposed AD affects 16 airplanes of U.S. registry. The actions that are required by AD 2008–05–18 R1, Amendment 39–16083 (74 FR 57402, November 6, 2009), take about 1 work-hour per product, at an average labor rate of $85 per work-hour. Required parts cost about $0 per product. Based on these figures, the estimated cost of the actions required by AD 2008–05–18 R1 is $85 per product. We also estimate that it would take about 1 work-hour per product to comply with the new basic requirements of this proposed AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts would cost about $0 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $1,360, or $85 per product. Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 39 the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify this proposed regulation: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); 3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and 4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. The Proposed Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 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 removing airworthiness directive (AD) 2008–05–18 R1, Amendment 39–16083 (74 FR 57402, November 6, 2009), and adding the following new AD: ■ Fokker Services B.V.: Docket No. FAA– 2015–8137; Directorate Identifier 2014– NM–104–AD. (a) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by February 18, 2016. (b) Affected ADs This AD replaces AD 2008–05–18 R1, Amendment 39–16083 (74 FR 57402, November 6, 2009). (c) Applicability This AD applies to Fokker Services B.V. Model F.27 Mark 050, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 airplanes; certificated in any category; all serial numbers. (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 28, Fuel. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by the issuance of revised service information to update the Fuel Airworthiness Limitations Items (ALIs) and critical design configuration control E:\FR\FM\04JAP1.SGM 04JAP1 40 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 1 / Monday, January 4, 2016 / Proposed Rules limitations (CDCCLs) that address fuel tank system ignition sources. We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Retained Revision of the ALS of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness To Incorporate Limits (Inspections, Thresholds, and Intervals), With Revised Table Reference This paragraph restates the actions required by paragraph (f)(1) of AD 2008–05– 18 R1, Amendment 39–16083 (74 FR 57402, November 6, 2009), with revised table reference. For Model F.27 Mark 050, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 airplanes, serial numbers 10102 through 10692 inclusive: Within 3 months after April 16, 2008 (the effective date of AD 2008–05–18, Amendment 39–15412 (73 FR 13071, March 12, 2008)), revise the ALS of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate the limits (inspections, thresholds, and intervals) specified in Fokker 50/60 Fuel Airworthiness Limitation Items (ALI) and Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCL) Report SE–671, Issue 2, dated December 1, 2006; or Fokker Service Bulletin SBF27–28–070, Revision 1, dated January 8, 2008; as applicable. For all tasks identified in Fokker 50/60 Fuel Airworthiness Limitation Items (ALI) and Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCL) Report SE–671, Issue 2, dated December 1, 2006; or Fokker Service Bulletin SBF27–28–070, Revision 1, dated January 8, 2008; the initial compliance times are as specified in Table 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD, as applicable. The repetitive inspections must be accomplished thereafter at the intervals specified in Fokker 50/60 Fuel Airworthiness Limitation Items (ALI) and Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCL) Report SE–671, Issue 2, dated December 1, 2006; or Fokker Service Bulletin SBF27–28–070, Revision 1, dated January 8, 2008; as applicable, except as provided by paragraphs (i) and (n)(1) of this AD. TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (g) OF THIS AD—INITIAL COMPLIANCE TIMES FOR ALS REVISION For— The later of— Model F.27 Mark 050 airplanes: Task 280000-01. 102 months after April 16, 2008 (the effective date of AD 2008–05–18, Amendment 39–15412 (73 13071, March 12, 2008)); or 102 months after the date of issuance of the original Dutch standard worthiness certificate or the date of issuance of the original Dutch export certificate of airworthiness. 30 months after April 16, 2008 (the effective date of AD 2008–05–18, Amendment 39–15412 (73 13071, March 12, 2008)); or 30 months after the date of issuance of the original Dutch standard worthiness certificate or the date of issuance of the original Dutch export certificate of airworthiness. 78 months after April 16, 2008 (the effective date of AD 2008–05–18, Amendment 39–15412 (73 13071, March 12, 2008)); or 78 months after the date of issuance of the original Dutch standard worthiness certificate or the date of issuance of the original Dutch export certificate of airworthiness. 18 months after April 16, 2008 (the effective date of AD 2008–05–18, Amendment 39–15412 (73 13071, March 12, 2008)); or 18 months after the date of issuance of the original Dutch standard worthiness certificate or the date of issuance of the original Dutch export certificate of airworthiness. Model F.27 Mark 050 airplanes: Task 280000–02. Model F.27 Mark 200, 500, 600, and 700 Task 280000-01. Model F.27 Mark 200, 500, 600, and 700 Task 280000–02. 300, 400, airplanes: 300, 400, airplanes: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (h) Retained Revision of the ALS of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness To Incorporate CDCCLs, With No Changes This paragraph restates the actions required by paragraph (f)(2) of AD 2008–05– 18 R1, Amendment 39–16083 (74 FR 57402, November 6, 2009), with no changes. For Model F.27 Mark 050, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 airplanes, serial numbers 10102 through 10692 inclusive: Within 3 months after April 16, 2008 (the effective date of AD 2008–05–18, Amendment 39–15412 (73 FR 13071, March 12, 2008)), revise the ALS of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate the CDCCLs as defined in Fokker 50/60 Fuel Airworthiness Limitations Items (ALI) and Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCL) Report SE–671, Issue 2, dated December 1, 2006; or Fokker Service Bulletin SBF27–28–070, Revision 1, dated January 8, 2008; as applicable. approved by the appropriate principal inspector in the FAA Flight Standards Certificate Holding District Office. (i) Retained Exceptional Short-Term Extensions Provision, With No Changes This paragraph restates the exceptional short-term extensions provision specified in paragraph (f)(3) of AD 2008–05–18 R1, Amendment 39–16083 (74 FR 57402, November 6, 2009), with no changes. Where Fokker 50/60 Fuel Airworthiness Limitation Items (ALI) and Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCL) Report SE–671, Issue 2, dated December 1, 2006; or Fokker Service Bulletin SBF27–28–070, Revision 1, dated January 8, 2008; as applicable; allow for exceptional short-term extensions, an exception is acceptable to the FAA if it is (k) Retained Credit for Previous Actions, With No Changes This paragraph restates the credit provided in paragraph (f)(5) of AD 2008–05–18 R1, Amendment 39–16083 (74 FR 57402, November 6, 2009), with no changes. Actions done before April 16, 2008 (the effective date of AD 2008–05–18, Amendment 39–15412 (73 FR 13071, March 12, 2008)), in accordance with Fokker 50/60 Fuel Airworthiness Limitation Items (ALI) and Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCL) Report SE–671, Issue 1, dated January 31, 2006; and Fokker Service Bulletin SBF27/28–070, dated June 30, 2006; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Dec 31, 2015 Jkt 238001 (j) Retained No Alternative Actions, Intervals, and/or CDCCLs, With New Exception This paragraph restates the requirement specified in paragraph (f)(4) of AD 2008–05– 18 R1, Amendment 39–16083 (74 FR 57402, November 6, 2009), with a new exception. Except as required by paragraph (l) of this AD, after accomplishing the actions specified in paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD, no alternative inspections, inspection intervals, or CDCCLs may be used, unless the inspections, inspection intervals, or CDCCLs are approved as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (m)(1) of this AD. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 FR airFR airFR airFR air- are acceptable for compliance with the corresponding requirements of this AD. (l) New Requirements of This AD: Revise the Maintenance or Inspection Program For Model F.27 Mark 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 airplanes: Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, by incorporating the Fuel Airworthiness Limitation Items and CDCCLs identified in the Accomplishment Instructions of Fokker Service Bulletin SBF27–28–070, Revision 3, dated December 11, 2014. Accomplishing the actions required by this paragraph ends the requirements specified in paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD for that airplane. The initial compliance time for the Fuel Airworthiness Limitation Items identified in Fokker Service Bulletin SBF27– 28–070, Revision 3, dated December 11, 2014, is at the initial compliance time specified in Fokker Service Bulletin SBF27– 28–070, Revision 3, dated December 11, 2014, or within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, whichever occurs later. (m) No Alternative Actions, Intervals, or Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCLs) After accomplishing the revision required by paragraph (l) of this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections), intervals, or CDCCLs may be used; unless the actions, intervals, or CDCCLs are approved as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in E:\FR\FM\04JAP1.SGM 04JAP1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 1 / Monday, January 4, 2016 / Proposed Rules accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (n)(1) of this AD. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (n) Other FAA AD Provisions 20 CFR Part 404 The following provisions also apply to this AD: (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, 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 International Branch, send it to ATTN: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1137; fax 425–227–1149. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. 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. (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: As of the effective date of this AD, 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, International Branch, ANM– 116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA); or Fokker B.V. Service’s EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. [Docket No. SSA–2015–0018] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS (o) Related Information (1) Refer to MCAI EASA Airworthiness Directive 2015–0029, dated February 24, 2015, for related information. This MCAI may be found in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA– 2015–8137. (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact Fokker Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 2130 EL Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)88–6280–350; fax +31 (0)88–6280–111; email technicalservices@ fokker.com; Internet http:// www.myfokkerfleet.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 21, 2015. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2015–32904 Filed 12–31–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:40 Dec 31, 2015 Jkt 238001 RIN 0960–AH85 Extension of the Workers’ Compensation Offset From Age 65 to Full Retirement Age—Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act Social Security Administration. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: ACTION: We propose to amend our regulations to incorporate changes made by the ABLE Act to section 224(a) of the Social Security Act. The ABLE Act amends section 224(a) by changing the age at which disability insurance benefits (DIB) are no longer subject to reduction (offset) based on receipt of workers’ compensation or public disability benefits (WC/PDB), from age 65 to the day the individual attains full retirement age. This change will make our rules consistent with the provisions of the Act, as amended by the ABLE Act. DATES: To ensure that we consider your comments, we must receive them by no later than February 3, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, by any one of three methods—Internet, fax, or mail. Do not submit the same comments multiple times or by more than one method. Regardless of which method you choose, please state that your comments refer to Docket No. SSA–2015–0018 so that we may associate your comments with the correct regulation. Caution: You should be careful to include in your comments only information you wish to make publicly available. We strongly urge you not to include in your comments any personal information, such as Social Security numbers or medical information. 1. Internet: We strongly recommend this method for submitting your comments. Visit the Federal eRulemaking portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. Use the Web page’s Search function to find docket number SSA–2015–0018. Once you submit your comment, the system will issue you a tracking number to confirm your submission. You will not be able to view your comment immediately because we post each comment manually. It may take up to a week for your comment to be viewable. 2. Fax: Fax comments to (410) 966– 2830. 3. Mail: Address your comments to the Office of Regulations and Reports SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 41 Clearance, Social Security Administration, 3100 West High Rise Building, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21235–6401. Comments are available for public viewing on the Federal eRulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov or in person, during regular business hours, by arranging with the contact person identified below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Dwight, Office of Income Security Programs, Social Security Administration, 6401 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21235–6401, (410) 966–7161. For information on eligibility or filing for benefits, call our national toll-free number, 1–800–772– 1213 or TTY 1–800–325–0778, or visit our Internet site, Social Security Online, at http://www.socialsecurity.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background We propose amending our regulations to incorporate changes made to section 224(a) of the Social Security Act by the ABLE Act 1. The ABLE Act extends the WC/PDB offset to full retirement age (i.e. ‘‘retirement age’’ as defined in section 216(l)(1) of the Social Security Act and ‘‘full retirement age’’ as discussed in 20 CFR 404.409). As a result of the changes made by the ABLE act, we will no longer terminate the WC/ PDB offset at age 65. The provision applies to any individual whose DIB payment is offset for WC/PDB and who attains age 65 on December 19, 2015 or later. Explanation of Changes We propose amending section 404.408 of our rules to reflect the changes mandated by section 201 of the ABLE Act. We also propose to make a conforming change to section 404.401(a)(4) of our rules. We are not making any other changes to our rules. Workers’ Compensation/Public Disability Benefit Before the ABLE Act, WC/PDB offset ended at age 65. Under the ABLE Act, the WC/PDB offset will apply until a beneficiary attains full retirement age. Clarity of This Proposed Rule Executive Order 12866, as supplemented by Executive Order 13563, requires each agency to write all rules in plain language. In addition to your substantive comments on these proposed rules, we invite your comments on how to make them easier to understand. For example: 1 Public E:\FR\FM\04JAP1.SGM Law 113–295, § 201, 128 Stat. 4010, 4064. 04JAP1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2015-8137; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-104-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Fokker Services B.V. Airplanes

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: We propose to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2008-05-
18 R1 for certain Fokker Services B.V. Model F.27 Mark 050, 200, 300, 
400, 500, 600, and 700 airplanes. AD 2008-05-18 R1 currently requires 
revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the 
Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations 
for fuel tank systems. Since we issued AD 2008-05-18 R1, revised 
service information has been issued to update the Fuel Airworthiness 
Limitations Items (ALIs) and critical design configuration control 
limitations (CDCCLs) that address fuel tank system ignition sources. 
This proposed AD would require a new maintenance or inspection program 
revision to incorporate the revised ALIs and CDCCLs. This proposed AD 
would add certain airplanes to the applicability. We are proposing this 
AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources inside fuel tanks, 
which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, could result in fuel 
tank explosions and consequent loss of the airplane.

DATES: We must receive comments on this proposed AD by February 18, 
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 proposed AD, contact 
Fokker Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 2130 EL 
Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)88-6280-350; fax +31 
(0)88-6280-111; email technicalservices@fokker.com; Internet http://www.myfokkerfleet.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.

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-
8137; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this proposed AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments 
received, and other information. The street address for the Docket 
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: Tom Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 
1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; telephone 425-227-1137; 
fax 425-227-1149.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Comments Invited

    We invite you to send any written relevant data, views, or 
arguments about this proposed AD. Send your comments to an address 
listed under the ADDRESSES section. Include ``Docket No. FAA-2015-8137; 
Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-104-AD'' at the beginning of your 
comments. We specifically invite comments on the overall regulatory, 
economic, environmental, and energy aspects of this proposed AD. We 
will consider all comments received by the closing date and may amend 
this proposed AD based on those comments.
    We will post all comments we receive, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information you provide. We 
will also post a report summarizing each substantive verbal contact we 
receive about this proposed AD.

Discussion

    On October 26, 2009, we issued AD 2008-05-18 R1, Amendment 39-16083 
(74 FR 57402, November 6, 2009) for certain Model F.27 Mark 050, 200, 
300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 airplanes. AD 2008-05-18 R1 requires 
revising the Airworthiness Limitations Section (ALS) of the 
Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to incorporate new limitations 
for fuel tank systems.
    Since we issued AD 2008-05-18 R1, Amendment 39-16083 (74 FR 57402, 
November 6, 2009), revised service information has been issued to 
update the fuel ALIs and CDCCLs. The revised service information 
applies to all Model F.27 Mark 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 
airplanes.
    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA 
Airworthiness Directive 2015-0029, dated February 24, 2015 (referred to 
after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or 
``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for all Fokker Services 
B.V. Model F.27 Mark 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 airplanes. The 
MCAI states:

    * * * [T]he FAA published Special Federal Aviation Regulation 
(SFAR) 88, and the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) published 
Interim Policy INT/POL/25/12. The review conducted by Fokker 
Services on the Fokker F27 design in response to these regulations 
identified a number of Fuel Airworthiness Limitation Items (ALI) and 
Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCL) items to 
prevent the development of unsafe conditions within the fuel system.
    To introduce these Fuel ALI and CDCCL items, Fokker Services 
published Service Bulletin (SB) F27/28-070. Consequently, EASA 
issued AD 2006-0207, requiring the implementation of these Fuel ALI 
and CDCCL items. That [EASA] AD was later revised to make reference 
to SBF27-28-070R1 and to specify that the use of later SB revisions 
was acceptable.
    In 2014, Fokker Services issued Revision 2 of SBF27-28-070 to 
update the Fuel ALI and CDCCL items and to consolidate Fuel ALI and 
CDCCL items contained in a number of other SBs. Consequently, EASA 
issued AD 2014-0105, superseding AD 2006-0207R1 and requiring the 
implementation of the updated Fuel ALI and CDCCL items.
    Since that [EASA] AD was issued, Fokker Services issued Revision 
3 of SBF27-28-070, primarily to introduce 2 additional CDCCL items.
    For the reason described above, this [EASA] AD retains the 
requirements of EASA AD 2014-0105, which is superseded, and requires 
implementation of the updated Fuel ALI and CDCCL items.
    More information on this subject can be found in Fokker Services 
All Operators Message AOF27.043#05.

The unsafe condition is the potential of ignition sources inside fuel 
tanks. Such ignition sources, in combination with flammable fuel 
vapors, could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the 
airplane. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the

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Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it 
in Docket No. FAA-2015-8137.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Fokker Services B.V. has issued Service Bulletin SBF27-28-070, 
Revision 3, dated December 11, 2014. The service information describes 
tasks for revising the maintenance or inspection program to update the 
fuel ALIs and CDCCLs that address fuel tank system ignition sources. 
This service information is reasonably available because the interested 
parties have access to it through their normal course of business or by 
the means identified in the ADDRESSES section of this NPRM.

FAA's Determination and Requirements of This Proposed 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 proposing this AD because we 
evaluated all pertinent information and determined an unsafe condition 
exists and is likely to exist or develop on other products of the same 
type design.
    This proposed AD would require implementation of certain 
maintenance requirements and airworthiness limitations. This proposed 
AD would also require accomplishing the actions specified in the 
service information described previously.
    This proposed AD would require revisions to certain operator 
maintenance documents to include new actions (e.g., inspections) and 
CDCCLs. Compliance with these actions and CDCCLs is required by 14 CFR 
91.403(c). For airplanes that have been previously modified, altered, 
or repaired in the areas addressed by these actions, the operator may 
not be able to accomplish the actions described in the revisions. In 
this situation, to comply with 14 CFR 91.403(c), the operator must 
request approval for an alternative method of compliance according to 
the procedures specified in paragraph (m)(1) of this AD. The request 
should include a description of changes to the required actions that 
will ensure the continued operational safety of the airplane.
    Notwithstanding any other maintenance or operational requirements, 
components that have been identified as airworthy or installed on the 
affected airplanes before accomplishing the revision of the airplane 
maintenance or inspection program, or before accomplishing the revision 
of the Airworthiness Limitation Section (ALS) of the Instructions for 
Continued Airworthiness, as specified in this AD, do not need to be 
reworked in accordance with the CDCCLs. However, once the airplane 
maintenance or inspection program, or ALS, has been revised as required 
by this AD, future maintenance actions on these components must be done 
in accordance with the CDCCLs

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this proposed AD affects 16 airplanes of U.S. 
registry.
    The actions that are required by AD 2008-05-18 R1, Amendment 39-
16083 (74 FR 57402, November 6, 2009), take about 1 work-hour per 
product, at an average labor rate of $85 per work-hour. Required parts 
cost about $0 per product. Based on these figures, the estimated cost 
of the actions required by AD 2008-05-18 R1 is $85 per product.
    We also estimate that it would take about 1 work-hour per product 
to comply with the new basic requirements of this proposed AD. The 
average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts would cost 
about $0 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of 
this proposed AD on U.S. operators to be $1,360, or $85 per product.

Authority for This Rulemaking

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

Regulatory Findings

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

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

The Proposed Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

0
2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by removing airworthiness directive (AD) 
2008-05-18 R1, Amendment 39-16083 (74 FR 57402, November 6, 2009), and 
adding the following new AD:

Fokker Services B.V.: Docket No. FAA-2015-8137; Directorate 
Identifier 2014-NM-104-AD.

(a) Comments Due Date

    We must receive comments by February 18, 2016.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD replaces AD 2008-05-18 R1, Amendment 39-16083 (74 FR 
57402, November 6, 2009).

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to Fokker Services B.V. Model F.27 Mark 050, 
200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 airplanes; certificated in any 
category; all serial numbers.

(d) Subject

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

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by the issuance of revised service 
information to update the Fuel Airworthiness Limitations Items 
(ALIs) and critical design configuration control

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limitations (CDCCLs) that address fuel tank system ignition sources. 
We are issuing this AD to prevent the potential of ignition sources 
inside fuel tanks, which, in combination with flammable fuel vapors, 
could result in fuel tank explosions and consequent loss of the 
airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Retained Revision of the ALS of the Instructions for Continued 
Airworthiness To Incorporate Limits (Inspections, Thresholds, and 
Intervals), With Revised Table Reference

    This paragraph restates the actions required by paragraph (f)(1) 
of AD 2008-05-18 R1, Amendment 39-16083 (74 FR 57402, November 6, 
2009), with revised table reference. For Model F.27 Mark 050, 200, 
300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 airplanes, serial numbers 10102 through 
10692 inclusive: Within 3 months after April 16, 2008 (the effective 
date of AD 2008-05-18, Amendment 39-15412 (73 FR 13071, March 12, 
2008)), revise the ALS of the Instructions for Continued 
Airworthiness to incorporate the limits (inspections, thresholds, 
and intervals) specified in Fokker 50/60 Fuel Airworthiness 
Limitation Items (ALI) and Critical Design Configuration Control 
Limitations (CDCCL) Report SE-671, Issue 2, dated December 1, 2006; 
or Fokker Service Bulletin SBF27-28-070, Revision 1, dated January 
8, 2008; as applicable. For all tasks identified in Fokker 50/60 
Fuel Airworthiness Limitation Items (ALI) and Critical Design 
Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCL) Report SE-671, Issue 2, 
dated December 1, 2006; or Fokker Service Bulletin SBF27-28-070, 
Revision 1, dated January 8, 2008; the initial compliance times are 
as specified in Table 1 to paragraph (g) of this AD, as applicable. 
The repetitive inspections must be accomplished thereafter at the 
intervals specified in Fokker 50/60 Fuel Airworthiness Limitation 
Items (ALI) and Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations 
(CDCCL) Report SE-671, Issue 2, dated December 1, 2006; or Fokker 
Service Bulletin SBF27-28-070, Revision 1, dated January 8, 2008; as 
applicable, except as provided by paragraphs (i) and (n)(1) of this 
AD.

  Table 1 to Paragraph (g) of This AD--Initial Compliance Times for ALS
                                Revision
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               For--                           The later of--
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Model F.27 Mark 050 airplanes:      102 months after April 16, 2008 (the
 Task 280000[dash]01.                effective date of AD 2008-05-18,
                                     Amendment 39-15412 (73 FR 13071,
                                     March 12, 2008)); or 102 months
                                     after the date of issuance of the
                                     original Dutch standard
                                     airworthiness certificate or the
                                     date of issuance of the original
                                     Dutch export certificate of
                                     airworthiness.
Model F.27 Mark 050 airplanes:      30 months after April 16, 2008 (the
 Task 280000-02.                     effective date of AD 2008-05-18,
                                     Amendment 39-15412 (73 FR 13071,
                                     March 12, 2008)); or 30 months
                                     after the date of issuance of the
                                     original Dutch standard
                                     airworthiness certificate or the
                                     date of issuance of the original
                                     Dutch export certificate of
                                     airworthiness.
Model F.27 Mark 200, 300, 400,      78 months after April 16, 2008 (the
 500, 600, and 700 airplanes: Task   effective date of AD 2008-05-18,
 280000[dash]01.                     Amendment 39-15412 (73 FR 13071,
                                     March 12, 2008)); or 78 months
                                     after the date of issuance of the
                                     original Dutch standard
                                     airworthiness certificate or the
                                     date of issuance of the original
                                     Dutch export certificate of
                                     airworthiness.
Model F.27 Mark 200, 300, 400,      18 months after April 16, 2008 (the
 500, 600, and 700 airplanes: Task   effective date of AD 2008-05-18,
 280000-02.                          Amendment 39-15412 (73 FR 13071,
                                     March 12, 2008)); or 18 months
                                     after the date of issuance of the
                                     original Dutch standard
                                     airworthiness certificate or the
                                     date of issuance of the original
                                     Dutch export certificate of
                                     airworthiness.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

(h) Retained Revision of the ALS of the Instructions for Continued 
Airworthiness To Incorporate CDCCLs, With No Changes

    This paragraph restates the actions required by paragraph (f)(2) 
of AD 2008-05-18 R1, Amendment 39-16083 (74 FR 57402, November 6, 
2009), with no changes. For Model F.27 Mark 050, 200, 300, 400, 500, 
600, and 700 airplanes, serial numbers 10102 through 10692 
inclusive: Within 3 months after April 16, 2008 (the effective date 
of AD 2008-05-18, Amendment 39-15412 (73 FR 13071, March 12, 2008)), 
revise the ALS of the Instructions for Continued Airworthiness to 
incorporate the CDCCLs as defined in Fokker 50/60 Fuel Airworthiness 
Limitations Items (ALI) and Critical Design Configuration Control 
Limitations (CDCCL) Report SE-671, Issue 2, dated December 1, 2006; 
or Fokker Service Bulletin SBF27-28-070, Revision 1, dated January 
8, 2008; as applicable.

(i) Retained Exceptional Short-Term Extensions Provision, With No 
Changes

    This paragraph restates the exceptional short-term extensions 
provision specified in paragraph (f)(3) of AD 2008-05-18 R1, 
Amendment 39-16083 (74 FR 57402, November 6, 2009), with no changes. 
Where Fokker 50/60 Fuel Airworthiness Limitation Items (ALI) and 
Critical Design Configuration Control Limitations (CDCCL) Report SE-
671, Issue 2, dated December 1, 2006; or Fokker Service Bulletin 
SBF27-28-070, Revision 1, dated January 8, 2008; as applicable; 
allow for exceptional short-term extensions, an exception is 
acceptable to the FAA if it is approved by the appropriate principal 
inspector in the FAA Flight Standards Certificate Holding District 
Office.

(j) Retained No Alternative Actions, Intervals, and/or CDCCLs, With New 
Exception

    This paragraph restates the requirement specified in paragraph 
(f)(4) of AD 2008-05-18 R1, Amendment 39-16083 (74 FR 57402, 
November 6, 2009), with a new exception. Except as required by 
paragraph (l) of this AD, after accomplishing the actions specified 
in paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD, no alternative inspections, 
inspection intervals, or CDCCLs may be used, unless the inspections, 
inspection intervals, or CDCCLs are approved as an alternative 
method of compliance (AMOC) in accordance with the procedures 
specified in paragraph (m)(1) of this AD.

(k) Retained Credit for Previous Actions, With No Changes

    This paragraph restates the credit provided in paragraph (f)(5) 
of AD 2008-05-18 R1, Amendment 39-16083 (74 FR 57402, November 6, 
2009), with no changes. Actions done before April 16, 2008 (the 
effective date of AD 2008-05-18, Amendment 39-15412 (73 FR 13071, 
March 12, 2008)), in accordance with Fokker 50/60 Fuel Airworthiness 
Limitation Items (ALI) and Critical Design Configuration Control 
Limitations (CDCCL) Report SE-671, Issue 1, dated January 31, 2006; 
and Fokker Service Bulletin SBF27/28-070, dated June 30, 2006; are 
acceptable for compliance with the corresponding requirements of 
this AD.

(l) New Requirements of This AD: Revise the Maintenance or Inspection 
Program

    For Model F.27 Mark 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, and 700 airplanes: 
Within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, revise the 
maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, by incorporating 
the Fuel Airworthiness Limitation Items and CDCCLs identified in the 
Accomplishment Instructions of Fokker Service Bulletin SBF27-28-070, 
Revision 3, dated December 11, 2014. Accomplishing the actions 
required by this paragraph ends the requirements specified in 
paragraphs (g) and (h) of this AD for that airplane. The initial 
compliance time for the Fuel Airworthiness Limitation Items 
identified in Fokker Service Bulletin SBF27-28-070, Revision 3, 
dated December 11, 2014, is at the initial compliance time specified 
in Fokker Service Bulletin SBF27-28-070, Revision 3, dated December 
11, 2014, or within 3 months after the effective date of this AD, 
whichever occurs later.

(m) No Alternative Actions, Intervals, or Critical Design Configuration 
Control Limitations (CDCCLs)

    After accomplishing the revision required by paragraph (l) of 
this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections), intervals, or 
CDCCLs may be used; unless the actions, intervals, or CDCCLs are 
approved as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in

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accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (n)(1) of this 
AD.

(n) Other FAA AD Provisions

    The following provisions also apply to this AD:
    (1) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs): The Manager, 
International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane Directorate, 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 International Branch, send it to ATTN: Tom 
Rodriguez, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM-116, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, 
WA 98057-3356; telephone 425-227-1137; fax 425-227-1149. Information 
may be emailed to: 9-ANM-116-AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. 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.
    (2) Contacting the Manufacturer: As of the effective date of 
this AD, 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, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, FAA; or the European Aviation Safety Agency 
(EASA); or Fokker B.V. Service's EASA Design Organization Approval 
(DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-
authorized signature.

(o) Related Information

    (1) Refer to MCAI EASA Airworthiness Directive 2015-0029, dated 
February 24, 2015, for related information. This MCAI may be found 
in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2015-8137.
    (2) For service information identified in this AD, contact 
Fokker Services B.V., Technical Services Dept., P.O. Box 1357, 2130 
EL Hoofddorp, the Netherlands; telephone +31 (0)88-6280-350; fax +31 
(0)88-6280-111; email technicalservices@fokker.com; Internet http://www.myfokkerfleet.com. You may view this referenced service 
information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind 
Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this 
material at the FAA, call 425-227-1221.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 21, 2015.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-32904 Filed 12-31-15; 8:45 am]
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