Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines, 75687-75689 [2016-26184]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 1, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: ‘‘General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. Regulatory Findings This AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866, (2) Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979), (3) Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska to the extent that it justifies making a regulatory distinction, and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. 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: jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES ■ 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): ■ 2016–22–05 Pratt & Whitney Division: Amendment 39–18694; Docket No. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:21 Oct 31, 2016 Jkt 241001 FAA–2016–5423; Directorate Identifier 2016–NE–09–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective December 6, 2016. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to Pratt & Whitney (PW): (1) PW4164, PW4168, and PW4168A model engines that have incorporated PW Service Bulletin (SB) PW4G–100–72–214, dated December 15, 2011, or PW SB PW4G– 100–72–219, Revision No. 1, dated October 5, 2011, or original issue, and have fuel nozzles, part number (P/N) 51J345, installed; (2) PW4168A model engines with Talon IIA outer combustion chamber assembly, P/ N 51J100, and fuel nozzles, P/N 51J345, with serial numbers CGGUA19703 through CGGUA19718 inclusive or CGGUA22996 and higher, installed; (3) PW4168A–1D and PW4170 model engines with engine serial numbers P735001 thru P735190 inclusive and fuel nozzles, P/ N 51J345, installed; and (4) PW4164–1D, PW4168–1D, PW4168A– 1D, and PW4170 model engines that have incorporated PW SB PW4G–100–72–220, Revision No. 4, dated September 30, 2011, or earlier revision, and have fuel nozzles, P/N 51J345, installed. (d) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by nine instances of fuel leaks on PW engines with the Talon IIB combustion chamber configuration installed. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the fuel nozzles, which could lead to engine fire and damage to the airplane. (e) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (1) Within 800 flight hours after the effective date of this AD, and thereafter within every 800 flight hours accumulated on the fuel nozzles, do the following: (i) Inspect all fuel nozzles, P/N 51J345. Use Part A of PW Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) PW4G–100–A73–45, dated February 16, 2016, to do the inspection. (ii) For any fuel nozzle that fails the inspection, before further flight, remove and replace it with a part that is eligible for installation. (2) At the next shop visit after the effective date of this AD, and thereafter at each engine shop visit, remove all fuel nozzles, P/N 51J345, unless fuel nozzles were replaced within the last 100 flight hours. Use Part B of PW ASB PW4G–100–A73–45, dated February 16, 2016, to replace the fuel nozzles with parts eligible for installation. (f) Definitions (1) For the purpose of this AD, an ‘‘engine shop visit’’ means the induction of an engine into the shop for any maintenance. (2) For the purpose of this AD, a part that is ‘‘eligible for installation’’ is a fuel nozzle, with a P/N other than 51J345, that is FAAapproved for installation or a fuel nozzle, P/ N 51J345, that meets the requirements of Part PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 75687 A, paragraph 4.B., or Part B, paragraph 1.B. of PW ASB PW4G–100–A73–45, dated February 16, 2016. (g) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) The Manager, Engine Certification Office, FAA, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Use the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19 to make your request. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@faa.gov. (h) Related Information For more information about this AD, contact Besian Luga, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238– 7750; fax: 781–238–7199; email: besian.luga@faa.gov. (i) 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) Pratt & Whitney (PW) Alert Service Bulletin PW4G–100–A73–45, dated February 16, 2016. (ii) Reserved. (3) For PW service information identified in this AD, contact Pratt & Whitney Division, 400 Main St., East Hartford, CT 06108; phone: 860–565–8770; fax: 860–565–4503. (4) You may view this service information at FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. (5) You may view this service information 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 Burlington, Massachusetts, on October 25, 2016. Colleen M. D’Alessandro, Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–26183 Filed 10–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2016–6990; Directorate Identifier 2016–NE–14–AD; Amendment 39– 186990; AD 2016–22–10] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\01NOR1.SGM 01NOR1 75688 ACTION: Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 1, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Final rule. We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 1, 1A, 1A1, 1A2, 1B, 1B2, 1C, 1C1, 1C2, 1D, 1D1, 1E, 1E2, 1K1, 1S, and 1S1 turboshaft engines. This AD requires removing the centrifugal impeller and replacing with a part eligible for installation. This AD was prompted by an anomaly that occurred during the grinding operation required by modification TU376, which increases the clearance between the rear curvic coupling of the centrifugal impeller and the fuel injection manifold. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the centrifugal impeller, uncontained centrifugal impeller release, damage to the engine, and damage to the helicopter. DATES: This AD becomes effective December 6, 2016. ADDRESSES: See the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. SUMMARY: 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–2016– 6990; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI), the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800–647–5527) is Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip Haberlen, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238–7770; fax: 781–238–7199; email: philip.haberlen@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to the specified products. The NPRM was published in the Federal Register on July 28, 2016 (81 FR 49575). The NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the specified products. The MCAI states: Turbomeca reported an anomaly that was generated during the grinding operation VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:21 Oct 31, 2016 Jkt 241001 associated to the application of modification TU376, which increases the clearance between the rear curvic coupling of the centrifugal impeller and the fuel injection manifold. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to crack initiation and propagation in the centrifugal impeller bore area, possibly resulting in centrifugal impeller failure, with consequent damage to, and reduced control of, the helicopter. To address this potential unsafe condition, the life of the affected centrifugal impellers was reduced and Turbomeca published Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) 292 72 0848 to inform operators about the life reduction and to provide instructions for the replacement of the affected centrifugal impellers. For the reasons described above, this AD requires replacement of each affected centrifugal impeller before it exceeds the applicable reduced life limit. You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016– 6990. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (81 FR 49575, July 28, 2016) or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed. Related Service Information Turbomeca S.A. has issued Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) 292 72 0848, Version B, dated April 13, 2016. The MSB describes procedures for reducing the life limit of the centrifugal impellers affected by an anomaly that occurred during the grinding operation required by modification TU376. 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. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 3 engines installed on helicopters of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 22 hours per engine to comply with this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. Required parts cost about $96,518 per engine. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $295,164. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 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 to the extent that it justifies making a regulatory distinction, and (4) Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. 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. E:\FR\FM\01NOR1.SGM 01NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 1, 2016 / Rules and Regulations § 39.13 (2) Reserved. [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2016–22–10 Turbomeca S.A.: Amendment 39–186990; Docket No. FAA–2016–6990; Directorate Identifier 2016–NE–14–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD becomes effective December 6, 2016. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to certain Arriel 1, 1A, 1A1, 1A2, 1B, 1B2, 1C, 1C1, 1C2, 1D, 1D1, 1E, 1E2, 1K1, 1S, and 1S1 turboshaft engines, with modification TU376 installed. (d) Reason This AD was prompted by an anomaly that occurred during the grinding operation required by modification TU376, which increases the clearance between the rear curvic coupling of the centrifugal impeller and the fuel injection manifold. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the centrifugal impeller, uncontained centrifugal impeller release, damage to the engine, and damage to the helicopter. (e) Actions and Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (1) Remove from service, any centrifugal impeller listed in Table 1 to paragraph (e) of this AD, before exceeding the applicable cycles since new (CSN) and replace with a centrifugal impeller not listed in Table 1 to paragraph (e) of this AD. jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with RULES Part No. 0292254040 0292254040 0292254050 0292254050 0292254050 0292254050 0292254050 0292254050 0292254050 0292254050 0292254050 0292254050 0292254050 0292254050 729225293A 729225293A 729225293A 729225293A 729225293A 729225293A 729225293A 729225293A 729225293A 729225293A 729225293A VerDate Sep<11>2014 Serial No. .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... 44 1762FT 1676CAR 5333OTT 5017OTT 1136CAR 3655OTT 1757CAR 1738CAR 1149CAR 2677OTT 3109OTT 3496OTT 2074CAR 290CAR 1227FT 504FB 2517OTT 2165OTT 2194FT 1331OTT 1301FT 1567FT 783FB 98OTT 15:21 Oct 31, 2016 Electronic Submissions (f) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) The Manager, Engine Certification Office, FAA, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Use the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19 to make your request. You may email your request to: ANE-AD-AMOC@faa.gov. (g) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Philip Haberlen, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238– 7770; fax: 781–238–7199; email: philip.haberlen@faa.gov. (2) Refer to MCAI, European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2016–0090, dated May 10, 2016, for more information. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA–2016–6990. (h) Material Incorporated by Reference None. Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on October 24, 2016. Colleen M. D’Alessandro, Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–26184 Filed 10–31–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Parts 73 and 74 Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Titanium Dioxide and Listing of Color Additives Subject 5,129 to Certification; [Phthalocyaninato (2-)] 11,476 Copper CSN 6,281 5,495 5,491 8,734 4,600 7,913 10,640 12,273 11,145 10,662 5,562 7,423 6,326 8,139 4,600 9,732 6,163 11,461 12,513 7,262 6,305 8,307 9,492 Jkt 241001 Submit electronic objections in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Objections submitted electronically, including attachments, to http:// www.regulations.gov will be posted to the docket unchanged. Because your objection will be made public, you are solely responsible for ensuring that your objection does not include any confidential information that you or a third party may not wish to be posted, such as medical information, your or anyone else’s Social Security number, or confidential business information, such as a manufacturing process. Please note that if you include your name, contact information, or other information that identifies you in the body of your objection, that information will be posted on http://www.regulations.gov. • If you want to submit an objection with confidential information that you do not wish to be made available to the public, submit the objection as a written/paper submission and in the manner detailed (see ‘‘Written/Paper Submissions’’ and ‘‘Instructions’’). Written/Paper Submissions [Docket No. FDA–2016–F–0821] TABLE 1 TO PARAGRAPH (e)— CENTRIFUGAL IMPELLER CSNS 75689 AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Final rule. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) is amending the color additive regulations to provide for the safe use of titanium dioxide and [phthalocyaninato (2-)] copper to color orientation marks for intraocular lenses. This action is in response to a petition filed by Milton W. Chu, M.D. DATES: This rule is effective December 2, 2016. See section IX for further information on the filing of objections. Submit either electronic or written objections and requests for a hearing by December 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit objections and requests for a hearing as follows: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Submit written/paper submissions as follows: • Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for written/paper submissions): Division of Dockets Management (HFA–305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. • For written/paper objections submitted to the Division of Dockets Management, FDA will post your objection, as well as any attachments, except for information submitted, marked and identified, as confidential, if submitted as detailed in ‘‘Instructions.’’ Instructions: All submissions received must include the Docket No. FDA– 2016–F–0821 for ‘‘Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Titanium Dioxide and Listing of Color Additives Subject to Certification; [Phthalocyaninato (2-)] Copper.’’ Received objections will be placed in the docket and, except for those submitted as ‘‘Confidential Submissions,’’ publicly viewable at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. • Confidential Submissions—To submit an objection with confidential information that you do not wish to be made publicly available, submit your objections only as a written/paper E:\FR\FM\01NOR1.SGM 01NOR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2016-6990; Directorate Identifier 2016-NE-14-AD; 
Amendment 39-186990; AD 2016-22-10]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca S.A. Turboshaft Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

[[Page 75688]]


ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Turbomeca S.A. Arriel 1, 1A, 1A1, 1A2, 1B, 1B2, 1C, 1C1, 1C2, 1D, 1D1, 
1E, 1E2, 1K1, 1S, and 1S1 turboshaft engines. This AD requires removing 
the centrifugal impeller and replacing with a part eligible for 
installation. This AD was prompted by an anomaly that occurred during 
the grinding operation required by modification TU376, which increases 
the clearance between the rear curvic coupling of the centrifugal 
impeller and the fuel injection manifold. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent failure of the centrifugal impeller, uncontained centrifugal 
impeller release, damage to the engine, and damage to the helicopter.

DATES: This AD becomes effective December 6, 2016.

ADDRESSES: See the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

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-2016-
6990; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this AD, the mandatory continuing airworthiness information 
(MCAI), the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other 
information. The address for the Docket Office (phone: 800-647-5527) is 
Document Management Facility, U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket 
Operations, M-30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New 
Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Philip Haberlen, Aerospace Engineer, 
Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 
District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781-238-7770; fax: 781-
238-7199; email: philip.haberlen@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 by adding an AD that would apply to the specified products. The 
NPRM was published in the Federal Register on July 28, 2016 (81 FR 
49575). The NPRM proposed to correct an unsafe condition for the 
specified products. The MCAI states:

    Turbomeca reported an anomaly that was generated during the 
grinding operation associated to the application of modification 
TU376, which increases the clearance between the rear curvic 
coupling of the centrifugal impeller and the fuel injection 
manifold.
    This condition, if not corrected, could lead to crack initiation 
and propagation in the centrifugal impeller bore area, possibly 
resulting in centrifugal impeller failure, with consequent damage 
to, and reduced control of, the helicopter. To address this 
potential unsafe condition, the life of the affected centrifugal 
impellers was reduced and Turbomeca published Mandatory Service 
Bulletin (MSB) 292 72 0848 to inform operators about the life 
reduction and to provide instructions for the replacement of the 
affected centrifugal impellers.
    For the reasons described above, this AD requires replacement of 
each affected centrifugal impeller before it exceeds the applicable 
reduced life limit.

    You may obtain further information by examining the MCAI in the AD 
docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for 
and locating Docket No. FAA-2016-6990.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM (81 FR 49575, July 28, 
2016) or on the determination of the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the available data and determined that air safety and 
the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed.

Related Service Information

    Turbomeca S.A. has issued Mandatory Service Bulletin (MSB) 292 72 
0848, Version B, dated April 13, 2016. The MSB describes procedures for 
reducing the life limit of the centrifugal impellers affected by an 
anomaly that occurred during the grinding operation required by 
modification TU376. 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.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 3 engines installed on helicopters 
of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 22 hours 
per engine to comply with this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per 
hour. Required parts cost about $96,518 per engine. Based on these 
figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be 
$295,164.

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

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

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

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

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

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Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

2016-22-10 Turbomeca S.A.: Amendment 39-186990; Docket No. FAA-2016-
6990; Directorate Identifier 2016-NE-14-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD becomes effective December 6, 2016.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to certain Arriel 1, 1A, 1A1, 1A2, 1B, 1B2, 1C, 
1C1, 1C2, 1D, 1D1, 1E, 1E2, 1K1, 1S, and 1S1 turboshaft engines, 
with modification TU376 installed.

(d) Reason

    This AD was prompted by an anomaly that occurred during the 
grinding operation required by modification TU376, which increases 
the clearance between the rear curvic coupling of the centrifugal 
impeller and the fuel injection manifold. We are issuing this AD to 
prevent failure of the centrifugal impeller, uncontained centrifugal 
impeller release, damage to the engine, and damage to the 
helicopter.

(e) Actions and Compliance

    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done.
    (1) Remove from service, any centrifugal impeller listed in 
Table 1 to paragraph (e) of this AD, before exceeding the applicable 
cycles since new (CSN) and replace with a centrifugal impeller not 
listed in Table 1 to paragraph (e) of this AD.

           Table 1 to Paragraph (e)--Centrifugal Impeller CSNs
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                    Part No.                       Serial No.     CSN
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0292254040......................................           44      5,129
0292254040......................................       1762FT     11,476
0292254050......................................      1676CAR      6,281
0292254050......................................      5333OTT      5,495
0292254050......................................      5017OTT      5,491
0292254050......................................      1136CAR      8,734
0292254050......................................      3655OTT      4,600
0292254050......................................      1757CAR      7,913
0292254050......................................      1738CAR     10,640
0292254050......................................      1149CAR     12,273
0292254050......................................      2677OTT     11,145
0292254050......................................      3109OTT     10,662
0292254050......................................      3496OTT      5,562
0292254050......................................      2074CAR      7,423
729225293A......................................       290CAR      6,326
729225293A......................................       1227FT      8,139
729225293A......................................        504FB      4,600
729225293A......................................      2517OTT      9,732
729225293A......................................      2165OTT      6,163
729225293A......................................       2194FT     11,461
729225293A......................................      1331OTT     12,513
729225293A......................................       1301FT      7,262
729225293A......................................       1567FT      6,305
729225293A......................................        783FB      8,307
729225293A......................................        98OTT      9,492
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    (2) Reserved.

(f) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

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

(g) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Philip Haberlen, 
Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & 
Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; 
phone: 781-238-7770; fax: 781-238-7199; email: 
philip.haberlen@faa.gov.
    (2) Refer to MCAI, European Aviation Safety Agency AD 2016-0090, 
dated May 10, 2016, for more information. You may examine the MCAI 
in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating it in Docket No. FAA-2016-6990.

(h) Material Incorporated by Reference

    None.

    Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on October 24, 2016.
Colleen M. D'Alessandro,
Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-26184 Filed 10-31-16; 8:45 am]
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