Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Airplanes, 93583-93585 [2016-29509]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 245 / Wednesday, December 21, 2016 / Rules and Regulations Authority: 12 U.S.C. 2601, 2603–2605, 2607, 2609, 2617, 3353, 5511, 5512, 5532, 5581; 15 U.S.C. 1601 et seq. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 2. In Supplement I to Part 1026, under Section 1026.35—Requirements for Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans, 35(b)(2) Exemptions, Paragraph 35(b)(2)(iii), paragraph 1.iii.E introductory text is revised and paragraph 1.iii.E.4 is added to read as follows: RIN 3245–AG50 13 CFR Part 121 ■ Supplement I to Part 1026—Official Interpretations * * * * * * * * * Section 1026.35—Requirements for HigherPriced Mortgage Loans * * * * * 35(b)(2) Exemptions. * * * * * Paragraph 35(b)(2)(iii). 1. * * * iii. * * * E. Under § 1026.35(b)(2)(iii)(C), the $2,000,000,000 asset threshold adjusts automatically each year based on the year-toyear change in the average of the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, not seasonally adjusted, for each 12-month period ending in November, with rounding to the nearest million dollars. The Bureau will publish notice of the asset threshold each year by amending this comment. For calendar year 2017, the asset threshold is $2,069,000,000. A creditor that together with the assets of its affiliates that regularly extended first-lien covered transactions during calendar year 2016 has total assets of less than $2,069,000,000 on December 31, 2016, satisfies this criterion for purposes of any loan consummated in 2017 and for purposes of any loan consummated in 2018 for which the application was received before April 1, 2018. For historical purposes: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES * * * * * 4. For calendar year 2016, the asset threshold was $2,052,000,000. A creditor that together with the assets of its affiliates that regularly extended first-lien covered transactions during calendar year 2015 had total assets of less than $2,052,000,000 on December 31, 2015, satisfied this criterion for purposes of any loan consummated in 2016 and for purposes of any loan consummated in 2017 for which the application was received before April 1, 2017. * * * * * Dated: December 15, 2016. Richard Cordray, Director, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. [FR Doc. 2016–30730 Filed 12–19–16; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4810–AM–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Dec 20, 2016 Jkt 241001 U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Correcting amendments. AGENCY: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on January 26, 2016 (81 FR 4469). The rule increased small business size standards for a number of industries in North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Sector 31–33, Manufacturing. The rule also stated that SBA was amending Footnote 5 to the table of size standards relating to NAICS 326211, Tire Manufacturing (except Retreading), to reflect the current Census Product Classification Codes 3262111 and 3262113. However, SBA inadvertently omitted code 3262111 from the revised text in Footnote 5. This action corrects the omission. This correction does not affect the 1,500-employee small business size standard for NAICS 326211. DATES: Effective December 21, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Jorge Laboy-Bruno at (202) 205–6618 or sizestandards@sba.gov, Office of Size Standards, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 Third Street SW., Washington, DC 20416. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 26, 2016, SBA published a final rule implementing changes to the size standards for a number of industries in NAICS Sectors 31–33, Manufacturing (81 FR 4469). As discussed in the preamble of the rule, SBA intended to amend paragraphs (a) and (b) of Footnote 5 to the table of size standards relating to NAICS 326211, Tire Manufacturing (except Retreading), by replacing the former Census classification codes 30111 and 30112 with the new Census Product Classification Codes 3262111 and 3262113. However, the amended text inadvertently omitted the new Census Product Classification code 3262111. This action corrects that omission, but does not affect the 1,500-employee small business size standard for NAICS 326211. SUMMARY: Subpart E—Special Rules for Certain Home Mortgage Transactions * Small Business Size Standards for Manufacturing; Correction List of Subjects in 13 CFR Part 121 Administrative practice and procedure, Government procurement, Government property, Grant programs— business, Individuals with disabilities, PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 93583 Loan programs—business, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Small businesses. Accordingly, 13 CFR part 121 is corrected by making the following correcting amendments: PART 121—SMALL BUSINESS SIZE REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 121 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 15 U.S.C. 632, 634(b)(6), 662, and 694a(9). § 121.201 [Amended] 2. In Footnote 5 to the table in § 121.201, amend paragraphs (a) and (b) by adding the phrase ‘‘3262111 and’’ before the number ‘‘3262113’’ each time it appears. ■ A. John Shoraka, Associate Administrator for Government Contracting and Business Development. [FR Doc. 2016–30568 Filed 12–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8205–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2016–9056; Directorate Identifier 2016–NM–007–AD; Amendment 39–18743; AD 2016–25–17] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. This AD was prompted by an occurrence that was reported of rudder pedal restriction on a SAAB Model 2000 airplane with the large potable water system (LPWS) installed, equipped with in-line heaters. This AD requires installation of shrinkable tubes on the water piping of the basic potable water system (BPWS). We are issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective January 25, 2017. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of January 25, 2017. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21DER1.SGM 21DER1 93584 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 245 / Wednesday, December 21, 2016 / Rules and Regulations For service information identified in this final rule, contact Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics, SE–581 88, ¨ Linkoping, Sweden; telephone +46 13 18 5591; fax +46 13 18 4874; email saab2000.techsupport@saabgroup.com; Internet http://www.saabgroup.com. You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. It is also available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2016– 9056. ADDRESSES: 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– 9056; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone 800–647– 5527) is Docket 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: Shahram Daneshmandi, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM– 116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227– 1112 ; fax 425–227–1149. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD 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 certain Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2016 (81 FR 62024) (‘‘the NPRM’’). The NPRM was prompted by an occurrence that was reported of rudder pedal restriction on a SAAB Model 2000 airplane with the LPWS installed, equipped with in-line heaters. The NPRM proposed to require installation of shrinkable tubes on the water piping of the BPWS. We are issuing this AD to prevent water spray in case of a failed pipe or coupling during water filling on the ground. This condition, if not corrected, could freeze parts of the flight VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Dec 20, 2016 Jkt 241001 control system, possibly resulting in reduced control of the airplane. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA Airworthiness Directive 2016–0013, dated January 14, 2016 (referred to after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or ‘‘the MCAI’’), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. The MCAI states: An occurrence was reported of rudder pedal restriction on a SAAB 2000 aeroplane with the Large Potable Water System (LPWS) installed, equipped with in-line heaters (options 38:201 and 38:201–1). Subsequent investigation showed that this event was the result of a ruptured in-line heater attachment, causing water leakage at the inlet tubing for the in-line heater in the lower part of the forward fuselage (Zone 116). In flight, the water froze on the rudder control mechanism, causing the rudder pedal restriction. Analysis after the reported event indicates that the pitch control mechanism (including pitch disconnect/spring unit) may also be frozen, which would prevent disconnection and normal pitch control. This condition, if not corrected, could result in further occurrences of water spray, possibly resulting in reduced control of the aeroplane. To address this potential unsafe condition, EASA issued Emergency AD 2013–0172–E, to require deactivation of the LPWS. Following that, EASA AD 2013–0172R1 [which corresponds to FAA AD 2014–15–04, Amendment 39–17906 (79 FR 45337, August 5, 2014)] introduced a temporary alternative procedure for filling, reactivation and operation of the LPWS. Finally, EASA AD 2014–0255 [which corresponds to FAA AD 2016–12–05, Amendment 39–18554 (81 FR 38903, June 15, 2016) was issued, superseding EASA AD 2013–0172R1, to require a modification allowing reactivating of the system and the use of regular filling procedures. Although the Basic Potable Water System (BPWS) does not contain an in-line heater, which was the major risk contributor and the actual cause of the previous leakage events in the LPWS, a Zonal Safety Analysis performed by SAAB concluded that the implementation of spray shield (tube/hose) for the water piping is necessary for the BPWS as well, to protect the flight controls and electrical equipment from water spray in case of a failed pipe or coupling during water filling on ground. Consequently SAAB developed a modification and issued Service Bulletin (SB) 2000–38–012 to provide modification instructions to install shrinkable tubes as spray shields. For reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires installation of shrinkable tubes on the water piping of the BPWS. You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 and locating Docket No. FAA–2016– 9056. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of the cost to the public. Conclusion We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed, except for minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes: • Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and • Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was already proposed in the NPRM. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 Saab has issued Service Bulletin 2000–38–012, dated August 20, 2015. The service information describes how to install shrinkable tubes on the water piping of the BPWS. 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 7 airplanes of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it takes about 6 work-hours per product to comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $3,650 per product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $29,120 or $4,160 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 E:\FR\FM\21DER1.SGM 21DER1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 245 / Wednesday, December 21, 2016 / Rules and Regulations 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. through 028 inclusive, 030, 034, 040, 050, and 052. Regulatory Findings We determined that this AD will not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This AD will not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed above, I certify that this AD: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); 3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska; and 4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. (e) Reason This AD was prompted by an occurrence that was reported of rudder pedal restriction on a SAAB Model 2000 airplane with the large potable water system installed, equipped with in-line heaters. We are issuing this AD to prevent water spray in case of a failed pipe or coupling during water filling on the ground. This condition, if not corrected, could freeze parts of the flight control system, possibly resulting in reduced control of the airplane. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. Adoption of the Amendment Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA amends 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ 2016–25–17 Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (formerly known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems): Amendment 39–18743; Docket No. FAA–2016–9056; Directorate Identifier 2016–NM–007–AD. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES (a) Effective Date This AD is effective January 25, 2017. (b) Affected ADs None. (c) Applicability This AD applies to certain Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (formerly known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Model SAAB 2000 airplanes, certificated in any category, serial numbers 017, 019 through 021 inclusive, 027 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Dec 20, 2016 Jkt 241001 (d) Subject Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 38, Water/waste. (f) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (g) Repair of Basic Potable Water System (BPWS) Within 24 months after the effective date of this AD, install shrinkable tubes on the water piping of the BPWS, in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions of SAAB Service Bulletin 2000–38–012, dated August 20, 2015. (h) 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: Shahram Daneshmandi, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM–116, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057–3356; telephone 425–227–1112; 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: 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 Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics’ EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature. (i) Related Information Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) EASA Airworthiness Directive 2016–0013, dated January 14, 2016, for related information. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 93585 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–2016–9056. (j) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise. (i) SAAB Service Bulletin 2000–38–012, dated August 20, 2015. (ii) Reserved. (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics, ¨ SE–581 88, Linkoping, Sweden; telephone +46 13 18 5591; fax +46 13 18 4874; email saab2000.techsupport@saabgroup.com; Internet http://www.saabgroup.com. (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425–227–1221. (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202–741–6030, or go to: http:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibrlocations.html. Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 1, 2016. Michael Kaszycki, Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2016–29509 Filed 12–20–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2015–5816; Directorate Identifier 2015–NM–029–AD; Amendment 39–18731; AD 2016–25–05] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 747–100, 747– 100B, 747–100B SUD, 747–200B, 747– 200C, 747–200F, 747–300, 747–400, 747–400D, 747–400F, 747SR, and 747SP series airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of cracking found in the splice plates, hinge fittings, terminal fittings, the upper skin of the outboard SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21DER1.SGM 21DER1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2016-9056; Directorate Identifier 2016-NM-007-AD; 
Amendment 39-18743; AD 2016-25-17]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (Formerly 
Known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Airplanes

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

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain 
Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. This AD was 
prompted by an occurrence that was reported of rudder pedal restriction 
on a SAAB Model 2000 airplane with the large potable water system 
(LPWS) installed, equipped with in-line heaters. This AD requires 
installation of shrinkable tubes on the water piping of the basic 
potable water system (BPWS). We are issuing this AD to address the 
unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective January 25, 2017.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of January 25, 
2017.

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ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics, SE-581 88, Link[ouml]ping, Sweden; 
telephone +46 13 18 5591; fax +46 13 18 4874; email 
saab2000.techsupport@saabgroup.com; Internet http://www.saabgroup.com. 
You may view this referenced service information at the FAA, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For information 
on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 425-227-1221. It 
is also available on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by 
searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2016-9056.

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-
9056; or in person at the Docket Management Facility between 9 a.m. and 
5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket 
contains this AD, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and 
other information. The street address for the Docket Office (telephone 
800-647-5527) is Docket 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: Shahram Daneshmandi, Aerospace 
Engineer, International Branch, ANM-116, Transport Airplane 
Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057-3356; 
telephone 425-227-1112 ; fax 425-227-1149.

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 certain Saab AB, Saab 
Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. The NPRM published in the 
Federal Register on September 8, 2016 (81 FR 62024) (``the NPRM''). The 
NPRM was prompted by an occurrence that was reported of rudder pedal 
restriction on a SAAB Model 2000 airplane with the LPWS installed, 
equipped with in-line heaters. The NPRM proposed to require 
installation of shrinkable tubes on the water piping of the BPWS. We 
are issuing this AD to prevent water spray in case of a failed pipe or 
coupling during water filling on the ground. This condition, if not 
corrected, could freeze parts of the flight control system, possibly 
resulting in reduced control of the airplane.
    The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which is the Technical 
Agent for the Member States of the European Union, has issued EASA 
Airworthiness Directive 2016-0013, dated January 14, 2016 (referred to 
after this as the Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information, or 
``the MCAI''), to correct an unsafe condition for certain Saab AB, Saab 
Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. The MCAI states:

    An occurrence was reported of rudder pedal restriction on a SAAB 
2000 aeroplane with the Large Potable Water System (LPWS) installed, 
equipped with in-line heaters (options 38:201 and 38:201-1). 
Subsequent investigation showed that this event was the result of a 
ruptured in-line heater attachment, causing water leakage at the 
inlet tubing for the in-line heater in the lower part of the forward 
fuselage (Zone 116). In flight, the water froze on the rudder 
control mechanism, causing the rudder pedal restriction. Analysis 
after the reported event indicates that the pitch control mechanism 
(including pitch disconnect/spring unit) may also be frozen, which 
would prevent disconnection and normal pitch control.
    This condition, if not corrected, could result in further 
occurrences of water spray, possibly resulting in reduced control of 
the aeroplane.
    To address this potential unsafe condition, EASA issued 
Emergency AD 2013-0172-E, to require deactivation of the LPWS. 
Following that, EASA AD 2013-0172R1 [which corresponds to FAA AD 
2014-15-04, Amendment 39-17906 (79 FR 45337, August 5, 2014)] 
introduced a temporary alternative procedure for filling, 
reactivation and operation of the LPWS.
    Finally, EASA AD 2014-0255 [which corresponds to FAA AD 2016-12-
05, Amendment 39-18554 (81 FR 38903, June 15, 2016) was issued, 
superseding EASA AD 2013-0172R1, to require a modification allowing 
reactivating of the system and the use of regular filling 
procedures.
    Although the Basic Potable Water System (BPWS) does not contain 
an in-line heater, which was the major risk contributor and the 
actual cause of the previous leakage events in the LPWS, a Zonal 
Safety Analysis performed by SAAB concluded that the implementation 
of spray shield (tube/hose) for the water piping is necessary for 
the BPWS as well, to protect the flight controls and electrical 
equipment from water spray in case of a failed pipe or coupling 
during water filling on ground.
    Consequently SAAB developed a modification and issued Service 
Bulletin (SB) 2000-38-012 to provide modification instructions to 
install shrinkable tubes as spray shields.
    For reasons described above, this [EASA] AD requires 
installation of shrinkable tubes on the water piping of the BPWS.

    You may examine the MCAI in the AD docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA-2016-
9056.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We received no comments on the NPRM or on the determination of 
the cost to the public.

Conclusion

    We reviewed the relevant data and determined that air safety and 
the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed, except for 
minor editorial changes. We have determined that these minor changes:
     Are consistent with the intent that was proposed in the 
NPRM for correcting the unsafe condition; and
     Do not add any additional burden upon the public than was 
already proposed in the NPRM.

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    Saab has issued Service Bulletin 2000-38-012, dated August 20, 
2015. The service information describes how to install shrinkable tubes 
on the water piping of the BPWS. 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 7 airplanes of U.S. registry.
    We also estimate that it takes about 6 work-hours per product to 
comply with the basic requirements of this AD. The average labor rate 
is $85 per work-hour. Required parts will cost about $3,650 per 
product. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on 
U.S. operators to be $29,120 or $4,160 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

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is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe 
condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in 
this rulemaking action.

Regulatory Findings

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

List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39

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

Adoption of the Amendment

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

PART 39--AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES

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

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


Sec.  39.13  [Amended]

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

2016-25-17 Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (formerly known as Saab AB, 
Saab Aerosystems): Amendment 39-18743; Docket No. FAA-2016-9056; 
Directorate Identifier 2016-NM-007-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective January 25, 2017.

(b) Affected ADs

    None.

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to certain Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics (formerly 
known as Saab AB, Saab Aerosystems) Model SAAB 2000 airplanes, 
certificated in any category, serial numbers 017, 019 through 021 
inclusive, 027 through 028 inclusive, 030, 034, 040, 050, and 052.

(d) Subject

    Air Transport Association (ATA) of America Code 38, Water/waste.

(e) Reason

    This AD was prompted by an occurrence that was reported of 
rudder pedal restriction on a SAAB Model 2000 airplane with the 
large potable water system installed, equipped with in-line heaters. 
We are issuing this AD to prevent water spray in case of a failed 
pipe or coupling during water filling on the ground. This condition, 
if not corrected, could freeze parts of the flight control system, 
possibly resulting in reduced control of the airplane.

(f) Compliance

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

(g) Repair of Basic Potable Water System (BPWS)

    Within 24 months after the effective date of this AD, install 
shrinkable tubes on the water piping of the BPWS, in accordance with 
the Accomplishment Instructions of SAAB Service Bulletin 2000-38-
012, dated August 20, 2015.

(h) 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: Shahram 
Daneshmandi, Aerospace Engineer, International Branch, ANM-116, 
Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, 
WA 98057-3356; telephone 425-227-1112; 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: 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 Saab AB, Saab 
Aeronautics' EASA Design Organization Approval (DOA). If approved by 
the DOA, the approval must include the DOA-authorized signature.

(i) Related Information

    Refer to Mandatory Continuing Airworthiness Information (MCAI) 
EASA Airworthiness Directive 2016-0013, dated January 14, 2016, 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-2016-9056.

(j) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless this AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) SAAB Service Bulletin 2000-38-012, dated August 20, 2015.
    (ii) Reserved.
    (3) For service information identified in this AD, contact Saab 
AB, Saab Aeronautics, SE-581 88, Link[ouml]ping, Sweden; telephone 
+46 13 18 5591; fax +46 13 18 4874; email 
saab2000.techsupport@saabgroup.com; Internet http://www.saabgroup.com.
    (4) You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport 
Airplane Directorate, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
425-227-1221.
    (5) You may view this service information that is incorporated 
by reference at the National Archives and Records Administration 
(NARA). For information on the availability of this material at 
NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.

    Issued in Renton, Washington, on December 1, 2016.
Michael Kaszycki,
Acting Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-29509 Filed 12-20-16; 8:45 am]
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