Repair Stations; Response to Public Comments, 65874-65875 [2016-23121]

Download as PDF 65874 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 186 / Monday, September 26, 2016 / Rules and Regulations (h) Maintenance or Inspection Program Revision Within 180 days after the effective date of this AD, revise the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate critical design configuration control limitation (CDCCL) Airworthiness Limitation (AWL) No. 28–AWL–24, ‘‘Fuel Boost Pump Wires In Conduit Installation—In Fuel Tank,’’ of Subsection C.1, ‘‘Fuel Tank Ignition Prevention,’’ of Section C., ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations— Systems,’’ of the Boeing 747–100/200/300/SP Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs) Document D6–13747–CMR, Revision June 2014; or CDCCL AWL No. 28–AWL–35, ‘‘Fuel Boost Pump Wires In Conduit Installation—In Fuel Tank,’’ of Sub-section B.1, ‘‘Fuel System Ignition Prevention,’’ of Section B, ‘‘Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs)—Systems,’’ of Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), of Boeing 747–400 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document D621U400– 9, Revision June 2014; as applicable. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES (i) No Alternative Actions, Intervals, and/or CDCCLs After accomplishing the revision required by paragraph (h) of this AD, no alternative actions (e.g., inspections), intervals, and/or CDCCLs may be used unless the actions, intervals, and/or CDCCLs are approved as an alternative method of compliance (AMOC) in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (j) of this AD. (j) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) (1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office (ACO), FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested using the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. In accordance with 14 CFR 39.19, send your request to your principal inspector or local Flight Standards District Office, as appropriate. If sending information directly to the manager of the ACO, send it to the attention of the person identified in paragraph (k)(1) of this AD. Information may be emailed to: 9-ANM-Seattle-ACO-AMOCRequests@faa.gov. (2) Before using any approved AMOC, notify your appropriate principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office/ certificate holding district office. (3) An AMOC that provides an acceptable level of safety may be used for any repair, modification, or alteration required by this AD if it is approved by the Boeing Commercial Airplanes Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) that has been authorized by the Manager, Seattle ACO, to make those findings. To be approved, the repair method, modification deviation, or alteration deviation must meet the certification basis of the airplane, and the approval must specifically refer to this AD. (k) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Tung Tran, Aerospace Engineer, Propulsion Branch, ANM–140S, FAA, Seattle ACO, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Sep 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 98057–3356; phone: 425–917–6505; fax: 425– 917–6590; email: tung.tran@faa.gov. (l) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Boeing Alert Service Bulletin 747– 28A2306, dated October 2, 2014. (ii) Boeing 747–100/200/300/SP Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs) Document D6–13747–CMR, Revision June 2014. (iii) Section 9, Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and Certification Maintenance Requirements (CMRs), of Boeing 747–400 Maintenance Planning Data (MPD) Document D621U400–9, Revision June 2014. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Data & Services Management, P.O. Box 3707, MC 2H–65, Seattle, WA 98124–2207; phone: 206–544– 5000, extension 1; fax: 206–766–5680; Internet: https://www.myboeingfleet.com. (4) 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. (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 September 6, 2016. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–22188 Filed 9–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 145 [Docket No.: FAA–2016–8744; Amdt. No. 145–31] RIN 2120–AK86 Repair Stations; Response to Public Comments Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule; confirmation of effective date and response to public comments. AGENCY: This action confirms the effective date and adopts as final the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 interim final rule published on July 27, 2016, and responds to the comments received on that interim final rule. The rule removed the requirement that a repair station with an airframe rating provide suitable permanent housing to enclose the largest type and model aircraft listed on its operations specifications. The FAA also revised its general housing and facilities regulation to provide that a repair station’s housing for its facilities, equipment, materials, and personnel must be consistent not only with its ratings, but also with its limitations to those ratings. Finally, the FAA added an additional general purpose limited rating to cover maintenance work not covered by the existing 12 limited rating categories. DATES: Effective September 26, 2016. ADDRESSES: For information on where to obtain copies of rulemaking documents and other information related to this action, see ‘‘How To Obtain Additional Information’’ in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions concerning this action, contact Susan Traugott Ludwig, Aircraft Maintenance Division, Repair Station Branch, AFS–340, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; telephone (214) 587–8887; email susan.traugott.ludwig@ faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The FAA issued an interim final rule on July 15, 2016 (81 FR 49158) to revise its repair station rules to remove the one-size-fits-all requirement of § 145.103(b) and provide an additional limited rating category to cover work not addressed by the existing 12 categories. These actions will assist the repair station industry by eliminating the costly housing requirement that is not necessary in many cases. Discussion of Comments The FAA received two comments from the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and Airbus. ARSA stated that it fully supported the agency’s actions as the regulations were unclear and needed to be updated. ARSA noted that although the changed rule still does not distinguish between repair stations working on completed aircraft and those working on airframe components, the removal of specified housing for airframe ratings will certainly allow for performance-based compliance. ARSA also requested the FAA consider removing § 145.61(b) in its entirety. ARSA asserted that it seems E:\FR\FM\26SER1.SGM 26SER1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 186 / Monday, September 26, 2016 / Rules and Regulations the language in § 145.61(a) alone would be sufficient to ensure appropriate ratings and limitations could be determined without the list in § 145.61(b). ARSA stated the reinstitution of paragraph (b)(13) is merely a specific acknowledgement of the general language in § 145.61(a). ARSA also specifically requested that the agency not deem its observation as opposition to the interim final rule, rather, a suggestion for consideration. The FAA agrees with ARSA’s comment that the removal of specified airframe rated housing requirements will allow for performance-based compliance. The FAA notes ARSA’s suggestion to remove § 145.61(b) in its entirety and may consider it in a future rulemaking effort. Airbus requested clarification on the correct title for § 145.205, Maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations performed for certificate holders under parts 121, 125, and 135, and for foreign persons operating a U.S.-registered aircraft in common carriage under part 129. Airbus noted the word ‘‘performed’’ is spelled ‘‘per-formed’’ in the interim final rule and spelled ‘‘performed’’ in the electronic Code of Regulations (eCFR). Airbus asked which format was correct. The FAA notes the title in the eCFR is correct. Conclusion After consideration of the comments submitted in response to the interim final rule, the FAA has determined that no further rulemaking action is necessary. Therefore, amendment No. 145–31 remains in effect. How To Obtain Additional Information mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with RULES A. Rulemaking Documents An electronic copy of a rulemaking document my be obtained by using the Internet— 1. Search the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http://www.regulations.gov); 2. Visit the FAA’s Regulations and Policies Web page at http:// www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/ or 3. Access the Government Printing Office’s Web page at http:// www.gpo.gov/fdsys/. Copies may also be obtained by sending a request (identified by notice, amendment, or docket number of this rulemaking) to the Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Rulemaking, ARM–1, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267–9680. B. Comments Submitted to the Docket Comments received may be viewed by going to http://www.regulations.gov and VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Sep 23, 2016 Jkt 238001 following the online instructions to search the docket number for this action. Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments received into any of the FAA’s dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). C. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) of 1996 requires FAA to comply with small entity requests for information or advice about compliance with statutes and regulations within its jurisdiction. A small entity with questions regarding this document, may contact its local FAA official, or the person listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT heading at the beginning of the preamble. To find out more about SBREFA on the Internet, visit http:// www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/ rulemaking/sbre_act/. Accordingly, the interim rule published July 15, 2016 (81 FR 49158), is adopted as final without change. Issued under authority provided by 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 44701(a), and 44703 in Washington, DC, on September 21, 2016. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. [FR Doc. 2016–23121 Filed 9–23–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army 32 CFR Part 553 [Docket No. USA–2015–HQ–0046] RIN 0702–AA60 Army National Military Cemeteries Department of the Army, DoD. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of the Army is publishing its regulation for the development, operation, maintenance, and administration of the Army National Cemeteries to reflect their statutory name change to the Army National Military Cemeteries and changes in the management structure, to adopt modifications suggested by the Department of the Army Inspector General and approved by the Secretary of the Army, and to implement changes in interment eligibility reflecting changes in law. DATES: This rule is effective on October 26, 2016. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 65875 Mr. Robert Quackenbush, Army National Military Cemeteries, 703–614–7150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Executive Summary I. Purpose of the Regulatory Action a. This final rule modifies the Army’s regulation governing Army National Military Cemeteries, which consist of Arlington National Cemetery and the U.S. Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemetery, to reflect changes in the management structure of the Army National Military Cemeteries created by Army General Orders 2014–74 and 2014–75 and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, Public Law 112–81, section 591 (2011) (adding chapter 446 to title 10); to incorporate modifications to eligibility as enacted by Section 1 to Public Law 114–158, dated 20 May 2016 which amends 38 U.S.C. 2410; to adopt modifications suggested by the Department of the Army Inspector General as approved by the Secretary of the Army; to implement interment, inurnment, and memorialization eligibility restrictions, including those mandated by 10 U.S.C. 985 and 38 U.S.C. 2411; and to prohibit the reservation of gravesites as mandated by 38 U.S.C. 2410a. b. The legal authority for this regulatory action is section 591 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, Public Law 112–81 (2011), which added chapter 446 to title 10. Chapter 446 requires the Secretary of the Army to prescribe regulations and policies as may be necessary to administer the Army National Military Cemeteries, and it codifies the role of the Executive Director as the individual responsible for exercising authority, direction, and control over all aspects of the Army National Military Cemeteries. Throughout part 553, the Army replaces references to the Superintendent of the Cemetery, the Adjutant General, and Commanding General, Military District of Washington, with ‘‘Executive Director’’ to reflect the current organizational structure, which was implemented through Army General Orders 2014–74 and 2014–75 and codified in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. II. Summary of and Response to Public Comments The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on May 11, 2016 (81 FR 29230) for a 60-day comment period. The Department of the Army received fourteen comments from fourteen individuals. Thirteen of the E:\FR\FM\26SER1.SGM 26SER1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 186 (Monday, September 26, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 65874-65875]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-23121]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 145

[Docket No.: FAA-2016-8744; Amdt. No. 145-31]
RIN 2120-AK86


Repair Stations; Response to Public Comments

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule; confirmation of effective date and response to 
public comments.

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SUMMARY: This action confirms the effective date and adopts as final 
the interim final rule published on July 27, 2016, and responds to the 
comments received on that interim final rule. The rule removed the 
requirement that a repair station with an airframe rating provide 
suitable permanent housing to enclose the largest type and model 
aircraft listed on its operations specifications. The FAA also revised 
its general housing and facilities regulation to provide that a repair 
station's housing for its facilities, equipment, materials, and 
personnel must be consistent not only with its ratings, but also with 
its limitations to those ratings. Finally, the FAA added an additional 
general purpose limited rating to cover maintenance work not covered by 
the existing 12 limited rating categories.

DATES: Effective September 26, 2016.

ADDRESSES: For information on where to obtain copies of rulemaking 
documents and other information related to this action, see ``How To 
Obtain Additional Information'' in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical questions concerning 
this action, contact Susan Traugott Ludwig, Aircraft Maintenance 
Division, Repair Station Branch, AFS-340, Federal Aviation 
Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591; 
telephone (214) 587-8887; email susan.traugott.ludwig@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The FAA issued an interim final rule on July 15, 2016 (81 FR 49158) 
to revise its repair station rules to remove the one-size-fits-all 
requirement of Sec.  145.103(b) and provide an additional limited 
rating category to cover work not addressed by the existing 12 
categories. These actions will assist the repair station industry by 
eliminating the costly housing requirement that is not necessary in 
many cases.

Discussion of Comments

    The FAA received two comments from the Aeronautical Repair Station 
Association (ARSA) and Airbus. ARSA stated that it fully supported the 
agency's actions as the regulations were unclear and needed to be 
updated. ARSA noted that although the changed rule still does not 
distinguish between repair stations working on completed aircraft and 
those working on airframe components, the removal of specified housing 
for airframe ratings will certainly allow for performance-based 
compliance. ARSA also requested the FAA consider removing Sec.  
145.61(b) in its entirety. ARSA asserted that it seems

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the language in Sec.  145.61(a) alone would be sufficient to ensure 
appropriate ratings and limitations could be determined without the 
list in Sec.  145.61(b). ARSA stated the reinstitution of paragraph 
(b)(13) is merely a specific acknowledgement of the general language in 
Sec.  145.61(a). ARSA also specifically requested that the agency not 
deem its observation as opposition to the interim final rule, rather, a 
suggestion for consideration.
    The FAA agrees with ARSA's comment that the removal of specified 
airframe rated housing requirements will allow for performance-based 
compliance. The FAA notes ARSA's suggestion to remove Sec.  145.61(b) 
in its entirety and may consider it in a future rulemaking effort. 
Airbus requested clarification on the correct title for Sec.  145.205, 
Maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations performed for 
certificate holders under parts 121, 125, and 135, and for foreign 
persons operating a U.S.-registered aircraft in common carriage under 
part 129. Airbus noted the word ``performed'' is spelled ``per-formed'' 
in the interim final rule and spelled ``performed'' in the electronic 
Code of Regulations (eCFR). Airbus asked which format was correct.
    The FAA notes the title in the eCFR is correct.

Conclusion

    After consideration of the comments submitted in response to the 
interim final rule, the FAA has determined that no further rulemaking 
action is necessary. Therefore, amendment No. 145-31 remains in effect.

How To Obtain Additional Information

A. Rulemaking Documents

    An electronic copy of a rulemaking document my be obtained by using 
the Internet--
    1. Search the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http://www.regulations.gov);
    2. Visit the FAA's Regulations and Policies Web page at http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/ or
    3. Access the Government Printing Office's Web page at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/.
    Copies may also be obtained by sending a request (identified by 
notice, amendment, or docket number of this rulemaking) to the Federal 
Aviation Administration, Office of Rulemaking, ARM-1, 800 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591, or by calling (202) 267-9680.

B. Comments Submitted to the Docket

    Comments received may be viewed by going to http://www.regulations.gov and following the online instructions to search the 
docket number for this action. Anyone is able to search the electronic 
form of all comments received into any of the FAA's dockets by the name 
of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if 
submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.).

C. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

    The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) of 
1996 requires FAA to comply with small entity requests for information 
or advice about compliance with statutes and regulations within its 
jurisdiction. A small entity with questions regarding this document, 
may contact its local FAA official, or the person listed under the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT heading at the beginning of the preamble. 
To find out more about SBREFA on the Internet, visit http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/rulemaking/sbre_act/.
    Accordingly, the interim rule published July 15, 2016 (81 FR 
49158), is adopted as final without change.

    Issued under authority provided by 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 44701(a), 
and 44703 in Washington, DC, on September 21, 2016.
Lirio Liu,
Director, Office of Rulemaking.
[FR Doc. 2016-23121 Filed 9-23-16; 8:45 am]
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