Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines, 25723-25726 [2017-11412]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 106 / Monday, June 5, 2017 / Rules and Regulations Subpart C—Eligibility Requirements ■ 7. Add § 1263.19 to read as follows: nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with RULES § 1263.19 unions. Non-federally-insured credit (a) Applicants. Except where otherwise provided, a non-federallyinsured credit union applying to become a member of a Bank shall be treated as an insured depository institution for purposes of determining its eligibility for membership under this part, provided that all of the following requirements have been met: (1) Notice. Upon receiving from a non-federally-insured credit union an application for membership, a Bank shall promptly notify the applicant in writing that its application will not be deemed complete or be acted upon by the Bank until the applicant has, in addition to satisfying all other generally applicable requirements, complied with paragraph (a)(2) of this section and subsequently provided one of the items listed in paragraph (a)(3) of this section. (2) Request to regulator. After receiving the notice required under paragraph (a)(1) of this section, a nonfederally-insured credit union applicant shall send to its appropriate State regulator a written request for a determination that the applicant met all of the eligibility requirements for Federal share insurance as of the date of the request. The applicant shall provide to the Bank a copy of that request simultaneously with its transmittal to the regulator. (3) Completion of application. A Bank may deem the application of a nonfederally-insured credit union to be complete and may act upon the application, as provided under § 1263.3(c), only if it has received from the applicant one of the following items: (i) A written statement from the applicant’s appropriate State regulator that the applicant met all of the eligibility requirements for Federal share insurance as of the date of the request sent pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of this section; (ii) A written statement from the applicant’s appropriate State regulator that it cannot or will not make a determination regarding the applicant’s eligibility for Federal share insurance; or (iii) A written statement from the applicant, prepared no earlier than the end of the six-month period beginning on the date of the request sent pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of this section, certifying that the applicant did not receive from its appropriate State regulator within that six-month period either a response as described in VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Jun 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 paragraph (a)(3)(i) or (ii) of this section or a response stating that the applicant did not meet all of the eligibility requirements for Federal share insurance as of the date of the request sent pursuant to paragraph (a)(2) of this section. (b) Members canceling Federal share insurance. A Bank member that is a federally insured credit union and that subsequently cancels its Federal share insurance may remain a member of the Bank, subject to all regulatory provisions applicable to insured depository institution members, provided that the Bank has determined that the institution has canceled its Federal share insurance voluntarily. ■ 8. Amend § 1263.31 by revising paragraphs (b) and (e) to read as follows: § 1263.31 Reports and examinations. * * * * * (b) Agrees that reports of examination by local, State, or Federal agencies or institutions, or by any private entity providing share insurance to a member that is a non-federally-insured credit union or a CDFI credit union, may be furnished by such authorities or entities to the Bank or FHFA upon request; * * * * * (e) To the extent applicable, agrees to provide to the Bank, within 20 days of filing, copies of reports of condition and operations required to be filed with: (1) The member’s appropriate Federal banking agency; (2) The member’s appropriate State regulator; or (3) Any private entity providing share insurance to a member that is a nonfederally-insured credit union or a CDFI credit union. Dated: May 24, 2017. Melvin L. Watt, Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency. [FR Doc. 2017–11207 Filed 6–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8070–01–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2014–0363; Directorate Identifier 2014–NE–08–AD; Amendment 39– 18887; AD 2017–10–13] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 25723 We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2015–17– 19 for all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 768–60, 772–60, and 772B–60 turbofan engines. AD 2015–17–19 required inspection of the fan case lowpressure (LP) fuel tubes and associated clips and the fuel oil heat exchanger (FOHE) mounts and associated hardware. This AD requires an engine modification, which terminates the repetitive inspections. This AD was prompted by fractures on the LP fuel return tube at mid-span locations that were found with resulting fuel leaks. We are issuing this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective July 10, 2017. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of July 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Rolls-Royce plc, Corporate Communications, P.O. Box 31, Derby, England, DE248BJ; phone: 011–44– 1332–242424; fax: 011–44–1332– 249936; email: http://www.rollsroyce.com/contact/civil_team.jsp; Web site: https://www.aeromanager.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. It is also available on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2014– 0363. 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–2014– 0363; 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, 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: Wego Wang, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: E:\FR\FM\05JNR1.SGM 05JNR1 25724 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 106 / Monday, June 5, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 781–238–7134; fax: 781–238–7199; email: wego.wang@faa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Discussion We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR part 39 to supersede AD 2015–17–19, Amendment 39–18252 (80 FR 55232, September 15, 2015), (‘‘AD 2015–17– 19’’). AD 2015–17–19 applied to the specified products. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on December 1, 2016 (81 FR 86630). The NPRM proposed to retain the requirements of AD 2015–17–19, and require an engine modification, which terminates the repetitive inspections. Comments We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing this AD. We considered the comment received. Request To Delay Issuance American Airlines (AA) requested a delay of the issuance of this AD until the issues related to RR Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) RB.211–73–AJ366, Initial Issue and Supplement, dated May 3, 2016, are resolved. AA is concerned that the difficulty of incorporating RR ASB RB.211–73–AJ366 might put an airliner at risk of hydraulic fluid loss and that the production output of RR might not meet the demand of required replacements in response to an anticipated aircraft-level AD that would mandate the replacement of singlewelded dampers with double-welded dampers. We disagree. We have determined that there are currently no issues with ASB RB.211–73–AJ366, Initial Issue and Supplement, dated May 3, 2016. We have also determined that complying with ASB RB.211–73–AJ366, Initial Issue and Supplement, dated May 3, 2016, will not increase the risk of hydraulic fluid loss. Additionally, RR has determined that it has the capacity to meet the demand for replacement parts. We did not change this AD. nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with RULES Conclusion We reviewed the available data, including the comment received, and determined that air safety and the public interest require adopting this AD as proposed. Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51 RR has issued Alert Non-Modification Service Bulletin (NMSB) RB.211–73– AH522, Revision 4, dated January 18, 2016; Alert NMSB RB.211–73–AH837, Revision 1, dated November 6, 2015; and ASB RB.211–73–AJ366, Initial Issue VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Jun 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 and Supplement, dated May 3, 2016. Alert NMSB RB.211–73–AH522, Revision 4, dated January 18, 2016 describes procedures for inspecting and, if necessary, replacing worn rubber sections of the P-clip. Alert NMSB RB.211–73–AH837, Revision 1, dated November 6, 2015 describes procedures for inspecting and, if necessary, replacing the P-clip attaching bracket, supporting hardware, and LP fuel tube. ASB RB.211–73–AJ366, Initial Issue and Supplement, dated May 3, 2016 describes procedures for modification of the routing of fuel, oil, and hydraulic tube assemblies. 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. Other Related Service Information RR has issued Service Bulletin RB.211–73–F343, Revision 4, dated May 26, 2011. This service information describes procedures for replacing the fuel tube assemblies and supporting hardware. Costs of Compliance We estimate that this AD affects 108 engines installed on airplanes of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 6 hours per engine to perform the inspections in this AD. The average labor rate is $85 per hour. We also estimate that 54 of the engines will fail the inspections required by this AD. Replacement parts cost about $4,031 per engine. We also estimate that it would take about 50 hours per engine to modify each engine. The modification would cost about $150,000 per engine. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. operators to be $16,931,754. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 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 part 39 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (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) AD 2015–17–19, Amendment 39–18252 (80 FR 55232, September 15, 2015) and adding the following new AD: ■ 2017–10–13 Rolls-Royce plc: Amendment 39–18887; Docket No. FAA–2014–0363; Directorate Identifier 2014–NE–08–AD. (a) Effective Date This AD is effective July 10, 2017. (b) Affected ADs This AD supersedes AD 2015–17–19, Amendment 39–18252 (80 FR 55232, September 15, 2015), (‘‘AD 2015–17–19’’). (c) Applicability This AD applies to all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 768–60, 772–60, and 772B–60 E:\FR\FM\05JNR1.SGM 05JNR1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 106 / Monday, June 5, 2017 / Rules and Regulations turbofan engines, if fitted with fuel tube, part number (P/N) FW53576, which was incorporated through RR production modification 73–F343 or which were modified in service in accordance with RR Service Bulletin (SB) RB.211–73–F343, Revision 4, dated May 26, 2011. nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with RULES (d) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by fractures found on the low-pressure (LP) fuel return tube at mid span locations with resulting fuel leaks. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the fan case LP fuel tube, which could lead to an in-flight engine shutdown, loss of thrust control, and damage to the airplane. (e) Compliance Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, unless already done. (1) Within 800 flight hours (FH) after October 20, 2015 (the effective date of AD 2015–17–19), or prior to further flight, whichever occurs later, and thereafter at intervals not to exceed 800 FH, inspect the clip at the uppermost fan case LP fuel tube clip position, CP4881, and support bracket, P/N FW26692. Use Accomplishment Instructions, paragraph 3.A, of RR Alert NonModification Service Bulletin (NMSB) RB.211–73–AH837, Revision 1, dated November 6, 2015, or paragraph 3.A. or 3.B. of RR Alert NMSB RB.211–73–AH522, Revision 4, dated January 18, 2016, to do the inspection. (i) If the clip at the uppermost clip position, CP4881, fails inspection, before further flight, replace the clip with a part eligible for installation and inspect the fan case LP fuel tube, P/N FW53576, for fretting, and clips for cracks or failure, according to Accomplishment Instructions, paragraph 3.A. of RR Alert NMSB RB.211–73–AH837, Revision 1, dated November 6, 2015, or paragraph 3.A. or 3.B. of RR Alert NMSB RB.211–73–AH522, Revision 4, dated January 18, 2016. (ii) If the support bracket, P/N FW26692, fails inspection, before further flight, replace the bracket with a part eligible for installation and inspect the fan case LP fuel tube, P/N FW53576, and clips for cracks or failure, according to Accomplishment Instructions, paragraph 3.A. of RR Alert NMSB RB.211–73–AH837, Revision 1, dated November 6, 2015, or paragraph 3.A. or 3.B. of RR Alert NMSB RB.211–73–AH522, Revision 4, dated January 18, 2016. (2) Within 4,000 FH since new or 800 FH after October 20, 2015 (the effective date of AD 2015–17–19), or prior to further flight, whichever occurs later, and thereafter at intervals not to exceed 4,000 FH, inspect the fan case LP fuel tube, P/N FW53576, and clips, and the fuel oil heat exchanger (FOHE) mounts and hardware, for damage, wear, or fretting. Use paragraph 3.A. or 3.B., Accomplishment Instructions, of RR Alert NMSB RB.211–73–AH522, Revision 4, dated January 18, 2016, to do the inspection. (i) If the fan case LP fuel tube, P/N FW53576, fails inspection, before further flight, replace the fuel tube and clips with parts eligible for installation. (ii) If any FOHE mount or hardware shows signs of damage, wear, or fretting, before VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Jun 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 further flight, replace the damaged part with a part eligible for installation. (3) At each shop visit after the effective date of this AD, inspect the fan case LP fuel tubes, P/Ns FW26589, FW36335, FW26587, FW53577, and FW53576, and clips, and the FOHE mounts and hardware, for damage, wear, or fretting. Use paragraphs 3.B.(1) and 3.B.(2) of RR Alert NMSB RB.211–73–AH522, Revision 4, dated January 18, 2016, to do the inspection. (i) If any fan case LP fuel tube fails inspection, before further flight, replace the fuel tube and clips with parts eligible for installation. (ii) If any FOHE mount or hardware shows signs of damage, wear, or fretting, before further flight, replace the damaged part with a part eligible for installation. (4) If you replace any fan case LP fuel tube, clip, FOHE mount, or hardware as a result of the inspections in paragraphs (e)(1), (2), or (3) of this AD, you must still continue to perform the repetitive inspections specified in paragraphs (e)(1), (2), and (3) of this AD, until you comply with paragraph (e)(6) of this AD. (5) No reports requested in any of the Alert NMSBs that are referenced in paragraphs (e)(1), (2), and (3) of this AD are required by this AD. (6) During the next shop visit after the effective date of this AD, modify the engine in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs (B) and (C), Section 3, of RR Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) RB.211– 73–AJ366, Initial Issue and Supplement, dated May 3, 2016. (7) After the effective date of this AD, do not install an M07 module, unless it is modified in accordance with the Accomplishment Instructions, paragraphs (B) and (C), Section 3, of RR ASB RB.211–73– AJ366, Initial Issue and Supplement, dated May 3, 2016. (f) Credit for Previous Actions If, before the effective date of this AD, you performed the inspections and corrective actions required by paragraph (e) of this AD using RR NMSB RB.211–73–G848, Revision 3, dated June 12, 2014; or RR Alert NMSB RB.211–73–AH837, Revision 1, dated November 6, 2015; or paragraph 3.A. or 3.B. of RR Alert NMSB RB.211–73–AH522, Revision 4, dated January 18, 2016; or any earlier version of those NMSBs, you met the inspection requirements in paragraph (e) of this AD. (g) Mandatory Terminating Action Modification of an engine, as required by paragraph (e)(6) of this AD, constitutes terminating action for the repetitive inspections required by paragraphs (e)(1), (2), (3), and (4) of this AD. (h) Definitions For the purposes of this AD: (1) An ‘‘engine shop visit’’ is the induction of an engine into the shop for maintenance involving the separation of pairs of major mating engine flanges, except that the separation of engine flanges solely for the purposes of transportation without subsequent engine maintenance is not an engine shop visit. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 25725 (2) The fan case LP fuel tubes and clips, and the FOHE mounts and hardware, are eligible for installation if they have passed the inspection requirements of paragraphs (e)(1), (2), and (3) of this AD. (i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) The Manager, Engine Certification Office, FAA, may approve AMOCs to 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. (j) Related Information (1) For more information about this AD, contact Wego Wang, Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone: 781–238– 7134; fax: 781–238–7199; email: wego.wang@ faa.gov. (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 2016–0120, dated June 17, 2016, which supersedes EASA AD 2014–0243, Revision 1, dated December 10, 2014 and Correction dated March 23, 2015, 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–2014– 0363. (3) RR SB RB.211–73–F343, Revision 4, dated May 26, 2011, which is not incorporated by reference in this AD, can be obtained from Rolls-Royce plc, using the contact information in paragraph (k)(3) of this AD. (5) You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 781–238–7125. (k) Material Incorporated by Reference (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51. (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise. (i) Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Alert NonModification Service Bulletin (NMSB) RB.211–73–AH522, Revision 4, dated January 18, 2016. (ii) RR Alert NMSB RB.211–73–AH837, Revision 1, dated November 6, 2015. (iii) RR Alert Service Bulletin RB.211–73– AJ366, Initial Issue and Supplement, dated May 3, 2016. (3) For RR service information identified in this AD, contact Rolls-Royce plc, Corporate Communications, P.O. Box 31, Derby, England, DE248BJ; phone: 011–44–1332– 242424; fax: 011–44–1332–249936; email: http://www.rolls-royce.com/contact/civil_ team.jsp; Web site: https:// www.aeromanager.com. (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 E:\FR\FM\05JNR1.SGM 05JNR1 25726 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 106 / Monday, June 5, 2017 / Rules and Regulations 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. hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Issued in Burlington, Massachusetts, on May 9, 2017. Carlos A. Pestana, Acting Assistant Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. Electronic Access and Filing A copy of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), all comments received, the Final Rule, and all background material may be viewed online at http://www.regulations.gov using the docket numbers listed above. A copy of this document will be placed on the docket. Electronic retrieval help and guidelines are available on the Web site. It is available 24 hours each day, 365 days each year. An electronic copy of this document may also be downloaded from the Office of the Federal Register’s Web site at http:// www.ofr.gov and the Government Publishing Office’s Web site at http:// www.gpo.gov. [FR Doc. 2017–11412 Filed 6–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Highway Administration 23 CFR Part 490 [Docket No. FHWA–2013–0054] RIN 2125–AF54 National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Final regulation; delay of effective date; correction. AGENCY: The FHWA is correcting a document that appeared in the Federal Register on May 19, 2017 (82 FR 22879). That document announced the indefinite delay of specific portions of the National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program Final Rule (PM#3) (RIN 2125–AF54) and announced the initiation of additional regulatory proceedings for those portions. The portions subject to additional proceedings were misidentified as Title 49 provisions instead of Title 23 of the Code of Federal Regulations in the DATES section of the document. They were correctly identified elsewhere in the document. This document provides the appropriate citations in the DATES section as corrected at the end of this document. DATES: Effective June 5, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Richardson, Assistant Chief Counsel for Legislation, Regulations, and General Law, Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Highway Administration, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590. Telephone: (202) 366–0761. Office nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Jun 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 Background On May 19, 2017, at 82 FR 22879, FHWA published a document announcing the indefinite delay of specific portions of the National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program Final Rule (PM#3) (RIN 2125–AF54) and announced the initiation of additional regulatory proceedings for those portions. The portions subject to additional proceedings were misidentified as Title 49 provisions instead of Title 23 of the Code of Federal Regulations in the DATES section of the document. They were correctly identified elsewhere in the document. In order to avoid confusion, this document restates the appropriate citations to sections of the Final Rule subject to the indefinite delay in the DATES section. Correction In FR Doc. 2017–10092 appearing on page 22879 in the Federal Register of Friday, May 19, 2017, the following corrections are made: On page 22879, in the first column, the DATES section is corrected to read as follows: ‘‘DATES: Effective May 19, 2017, the effective date of the amendments to 23 CFR 490.105(c)(5) and (d)(1)(v), 490.107(b)(1)(ii)(H), (b)(2)(ii)(J), (b)(3)(ii)(I), and (c)(4), 490.109(d)(1)(v) and (f)(1)(v), 490.503(a)(2), 490.505 (Definition of Greenhouse gas (GHG)), 490.507(b), 490.509(f), (g) and (h), 490.511(a)(2), (c), (d), and (f), and 490.513(d) published on January 18, PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 2017, at 82 FR 5970 is delayed indefinitely.’’ Issued on: May 26, 2017. Walter C. Waidelich, Jr., Acting Deputy Administrator, Federal Highway Administration. [FR Doc. 2017–11530 Filed 6–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–22–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard 33 CFR Part 117 [Docket No. USCG–2017–0453] Drawbridge Operation Regulation; Columbia River, Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of deviation from drawbridge regulation. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Interstate 5 (I– 5) Bridges across the Columbia River, mile 106.5, between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington. The deviation is necessary to facilitate the movement of heavier than normal roadway traffic associated with the Independence Day fireworks show near the I–5 Bridges. This deviation allows the bridges to remain in the closed-tonavigation position during the event. DATES: This deviation is effective from 9 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on July 4, 2017. ADDRESSES: The docket for this deviation, USCG–2017–0453 is available at http://www.regulations.gov. Type the docket number in the ‘‘SEARCH’’ box and click ‘‘SEARCH.’’ Click on Open Docket Folder on the line associated with this deviation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions on this temporary deviation, call or email Mr. Steven Fischer, Bridge Administrator, Thirteenth Coast Guard District; telephone 206–220–7282, email d13-pfd13bridges@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Oregon Department of Transportation (bridge owner) requested a temporary deviation from the operating schedule for the I–5 Bridges, mile 106.5, across the Columbia River between Vancouver, WA, and Portland, OR, to facilitate safe passage of participants in the Independence Day fireworks show event. The I–5 Bridges provides three designated navigation channels with vertical clearances ranging from 39 to 72 feet above SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05JNR1.SGM 05JNR1

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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 39

[Docket No. FAA-2014-0363; Directorate Identifier 2014-NE-08-AD; 
Amendment 39-18887; AD 2017-10-13]
RIN 2120-AA64


Airworthiness Directives; Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are superseding airworthiness directive (AD) 2015-17-19 for 
all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 768-60, 772-60, and 772B-60 
turbofan engines. AD 2015-17-19 required inspection of the fan case 
low-pressure (LP) fuel tubes and associated clips and the fuel oil heat 
exchanger (FOHE) mounts and associated hardware. This AD requires an 
engine modification, which terminates the repetitive inspections. This 
AD was prompted by fractures on the LP fuel return tube at mid-span 
locations that were found with resulting fuel leaks. We are issuing 
this AD to correct the unsafe condition on these products.

DATES: This AD is effective July 10, 2017.
    The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by 
reference of certain publications listed in this AD as of July 10, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, 
contact Rolls-Royce plc, Corporate Communications, P.O. Box 31, Derby, 
England, DE248BJ; phone: 011-44-1332-242424; fax: 011-44-1332-249936; 
email: http://www.rolls-royce.com/contact/civil_team.jsp; Web site: 
https://www.aeromanager.com. You may view this service information at 
the FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, 
Burlington, MA. For information on the availability of this material at 
the FAA, call 781-238-7125. It is also available on the Internet at 
http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. 
FAA-2014-0363.

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-2014-
0363; 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, 
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: Wego Wang, Aerospace Engineer, Engine 
Certification Office, FAA, Engine & Propeller Directorate, 1200 
District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; phone:

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781-238-7134; fax: 781-238-7199; email: wego.wang@faa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Discussion

    We issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend 14 CFR 
part 39 to supersede AD 2015-17-19, Amendment 39-18252 (80 FR 55232, 
September 15, 2015), (``AD 2015-17-19''). AD 2015-17-19 applied to the 
specified products. The NPRM published in the Federal Register on 
December 1, 2016 (81 FR 86630). The NPRM proposed to retain the 
requirements of AD 2015-17-19, and require an engine modification, 
which terminates the repetitive inspections.

Comments

    We gave the public the opportunity to participate in developing 
this AD. We considered the comment received.

Request To Delay Issuance

    American Airlines (AA) requested a delay of the issuance of this AD 
until the issues related to RR Alert Service Bulletin (ASB) RB.211-73-
AJ366, Initial Issue and Supplement, dated May 3, 2016, are resolved. 
AA is concerned that the difficulty of incorporating RR ASB RB.211-73-
AJ366 might put an airliner at risk of hydraulic fluid loss and that 
the production output of RR might not meet the demand of required 
replacements in response to an anticipated aircraft-level AD that would 
mandate the replacement of single-welded dampers with double-welded 
dampers.
    We disagree. We have determined that there are currently no issues 
with ASB RB.211-73-AJ366, Initial Issue and Supplement, dated May 3, 
2016. We have also determined that complying with ASB RB.211-73-AJ366, 
Initial Issue and Supplement, dated May 3, 2016, will not increase the 
risk of hydraulic fluid loss. Additionally, RR has determined that it 
has the capacity to meet the demand for replacement parts. We did not 
change this AD.

Conclusion

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

Related Service Information Under 1 CFR Part 51

    RR has issued Alert Non-Modification Service Bulletin (NMSB) 
RB.211-73-AH522, Revision 4, dated January 18, 2016; Alert NMSB RB.211-
73-AH837, Revision 1, dated November 6, 2015; and ASB RB.211-73-AJ366, 
Initial Issue and Supplement, dated May 3, 2016. Alert NMSB RB.211-73-
AH522, Revision 4, dated January 18, 2016 describes procedures for 
inspecting and, if necessary, replacing worn rubber sections of the P-
clip. Alert NMSB RB.211-73-AH837, Revision 1, dated November 6, 2015 
describes procedures for inspecting and, if necessary, replacing the P-
clip attaching bracket, supporting hardware, and LP fuel tube. ASB 
RB.211-73-AJ366, Initial Issue and Supplement, dated May 3, 2016 
describes procedures for modification of the routing of fuel, oil, and 
hydraulic tube assemblies. 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.

Other Related Service Information

    RR has issued Service Bulletin RB.211-73-F343, Revision 4, dated 
May 26, 2011. This service information describes procedures for 
replacing the fuel tube assemblies and supporting hardware.

Costs of Compliance

    We estimate that this AD affects 108 engines installed on airplanes 
of U.S. registry. We also estimate that it would take about 6 hours per 
engine to perform the inspections in this AD. The average labor rate is 
$85 per hour. We also estimate that 54 of the engines will fail the 
inspections required by this AD. Replacement parts cost about $4,031 
per engine.
    We also estimate that it would take about 50 hours per engine to 
modify each engine. The modification would cost about $150,000 per 
engine. Based on these figures, we estimate the cost of this AD on U.S. 
operators to be $16,931,754.

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

    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 part 39 of the Federal Aviation 
Regulations (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]

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2. The FAA amends Sec.  39.13 by removing airworthiness directive (AD) 
AD 2015-17-19, Amendment 39-18252 (80 FR 55232, September 15, 2015) and 
adding the following new AD:

2017-10-13 Rolls-Royce plc: Amendment 39-18887; Docket No. FAA-2014-
0363; Directorate Identifier 2014-NE-08-AD.

(a) Effective Date

    This AD is effective July 10, 2017.

(b) Affected ADs

    This AD supersedes AD 2015-17-19, Amendment 39-18252 (80 FR 
55232, September 15, 2015), (``AD 2015-17-19'').

(c) Applicability

    This AD applies to all Rolls-Royce plc (RR) RB211 Trent 768-60, 
772-60, and 772B-60

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turbofan engines, if fitted with fuel tube, part number (P/N) 
FW53576, which was incorporated through RR production modification 
73-F343 or which were modified in service in accordance with RR 
Service Bulletin (SB) RB.211-73-F343, Revision 4, dated May 26, 
2011.

(d) Unsafe Condition

    This AD was prompted by fractures found on the low-pressure (LP) 
fuel return tube at mid span locations with resulting fuel leaks. We 
are issuing this AD to prevent failure of the fan case LP fuel tube, 
which could lead to an in-flight engine shutdown, loss of thrust 
control, and damage to the airplane.

(e) Compliance

    Comply with this AD within the compliance times specified, 
unless already done.
    (1) Within 800 flight hours (FH) after October 20, 2015 (the 
effective date of AD 2015-17-19), or prior to further flight, 
whichever occurs later, and thereafter at intervals not to exceed 
800 FH, inspect the clip at the uppermost fan case LP fuel tube clip 
position, CP4881, and support bracket, P/N FW26692. Use 
Accomplishment Instructions, paragraph 3.A, of RR Alert Non-
Modification Service Bulletin (NMSB) RB.211-73-AH837, Revision 1, 
dated November 6, 2015, or paragraph 3.A. or 3.B. of RR Alert NMSB 
RB.211-73-AH522, Revision 4, dated January 18, 2016, to do the 
inspection.
    (i) If the clip at the uppermost clip position, CP4881, fails 
inspection, before further flight, replace the clip with a part 
eligible for installation and inspect the fan case LP fuel tube, P/N 
FW53576, for fretting, and clips for cracks or failure, according to 
Accomplishment Instructions, paragraph 3.A. of RR Alert NMSB RB.211-
73-AH837, Revision 1, dated November 6, 2015, or paragraph 3.A. or 
3.B. of RR Alert NMSB RB.211-73-AH522, Revision 4, dated January 18, 
2016.
    (ii) If the support bracket, P/N FW26692, fails inspection, 
before further flight, replace the bracket with a part eligible for 
installation and inspect the fan case LP fuel tube, P/N FW53576, and 
clips for cracks or failure, according to Accomplishment 
Instructions, paragraph 3.A. of RR Alert NMSB RB.211-73-AH837, 
Revision 1, dated November 6, 2015, or paragraph 3.A. or 3.B. of RR 
Alert NMSB RB.211-73-AH522, Revision 4, dated January 18, 2016.
    (2) Within 4,000 FH since new or 800 FH after October 20, 2015 
(the effective date of AD 2015-17-19), or prior to further flight, 
whichever occurs later, and thereafter at intervals not to exceed 
4,000 FH, inspect the fan case LP fuel tube, P/N FW53576, and clips, 
and the fuel oil heat exchanger (FOHE) mounts and hardware, for 
damage, wear, or fretting. Use paragraph 3.A. or 3.B., 
Accomplishment Instructions, of RR Alert NMSB RB.211-73-AH522, 
Revision 4, dated January 18, 2016, to do the inspection.
    (i) If the fan case LP fuel tube, P/N FW53576, fails inspection, 
before further flight, replace the fuel tube and clips with parts 
eligible for installation.
    (ii) If any FOHE mount or hardware shows signs of damage, wear, 
or fretting, before further flight, replace the damaged part with a 
part eligible for installation.
    (3) At each shop visit after the effective date of this AD, 
inspect the fan case LP fuel tubes, P/Ns FW26589, FW36335, FW26587, 
FW53577, and FW53576, and clips, and the FOHE mounts and hardware, 
for damage, wear, or fretting. Use paragraphs 3.B.(1) and 3.B.(2) of 
RR Alert NMSB RB.211-73-AH522, Revision 4, dated January 18, 2016, 
to do the inspection.
    (i) If any fan case LP fuel tube fails inspection, before 
further flight, replace the fuel tube and clips with parts eligible 
for installation.
    (ii) If any FOHE mount or hardware shows signs of damage, wear, 
or fretting, before further flight, replace the damaged part with a 
part eligible for installation.
    (4) If you replace any fan case LP fuel tube, clip, FOHE mount, 
or hardware as a result of the inspections in paragraphs (e)(1), 
(2), or (3) of this AD, you must still continue to perform the 
repetitive inspections specified in paragraphs (e)(1), (2), and (3) 
of this AD, until you comply with paragraph (e)(6) of this AD.
    (5) No reports requested in any of the Alert NMSBs that are 
referenced in paragraphs (e)(1), (2), and (3) of this AD are 
required by this AD.
    (6) During the next shop visit after the effective date of this 
AD, modify the engine in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions, paragraphs (B) and (C), Section 3, of RR Alert Service 
Bulletin (ASB) RB.211-73-AJ366, Initial Issue and Supplement, dated 
May 3, 2016.
    (7) After the effective date of this AD, do not install an M07 
module, unless it is modified in accordance with the Accomplishment 
Instructions, paragraphs (B) and (C), Section 3, of RR ASB RB.211-
73-AJ366, Initial Issue and Supplement, dated May 3, 2016.

(f) Credit for Previous Actions

    If, before the effective date of this AD, you performed the 
inspections and corrective actions required by paragraph (e) of this 
AD using RR NMSB RB.211-73-G848, Revision 3, dated June 12, 2014; or 
RR Alert NMSB RB.211-73-AH837, Revision 1, dated November 6, 2015; 
or paragraph 3.A. or 3.B. of RR Alert NMSB RB.211-73-AH522, Revision 
4, dated January 18, 2016; or any earlier version of those NMSBs, 
you met the inspection requirements in paragraph (e) of this AD.

(g) Mandatory Terminating Action

    Modification of an engine, as required by paragraph (e)(6) of 
this AD, constitutes terminating action for the repetitive 
inspections required by paragraphs (e)(1), (2), (3), and (4) of this 
AD.

(h) Definitions

    For the purposes of this AD:
    (1) An ``engine shop visit'' is the induction of an engine into 
the shop for maintenance involving the separation of pairs of major 
mating engine flanges, except that the separation of engine flanges 
solely for the purposes of transportation without subsequent engine 
maintenance is not an engine shop visit.
    (2) The fan case LP fuel tubes and clips, and the FOHE mounts 
and hardware, are eligible for installation if they have passed the 
inspection requirements of paragraphs (e)(1), (2), and (3) of this 
AD.

(i) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs)

    The Manager, Engine Certification Office, FAA, may approve AMOCs 
to 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.

(j) Related Information

    (1) For more information about this AD, contact Wego Wang, 
Aerospace Engineer, Engine Certification Office, FAA, Engine & 
Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA 01803; 
phone: 781-238-7134; fax: 781-238-7199; email: wego.wang@faa.gov.
    (2) Refer to MCAI European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD 
2016-0120, dated June 17, 2016, which supersedes EASA AD 2014-0243, 
Revision 1, dated December 10, 2014 and Correction dated March 23, 
2015, 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-2014-0363.
    (3) RR SB RB.211-73-F343, Revision 4, dated May 26, 2011, which 
is not incorporated by reference in this AD, can be obtained from 
Rolls-Royce plc, using the contact information in paragraph (k)(3) 
of this AD.
    (5) You may view this service information at the FAA, Engine & 
Propeller Directorate, 1200 District Avenue, Burlington, MA. For 
information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 
781-238-7125.

(k) Material Incorporated by Reference

    (1) The Director of the Federal Register approved the 
incorporation by reference (IBR) of the service information listed 
in this paragraph under 5 U.S.C. 552(a) and 1 CFR part 51.
    (2) You must use this service information as applicable to do 
the actions required by this AD, unless the AD specifies otherwise.
    (i) Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Alert Non-Modification Service Bulletin 
(NMSB) RB.211-73-AH522, Revision 4, dated January 18, 2016.
    (ii) RR Alert NMSB RB.211-73-AH837, Revision 1, dated November 
6, 2015.
    (iii) RR Alert Service Bulletin RB.211-73-AJ366, Initial Issue 
and Supplement, dated May 3, 2016.
    (3) For RR service information identified in this AD, contact 
Rolls-Royce plc, Corporate Communications, P.O. Box 31, Derby, 
England, DE248BJ; phone: 011-44-1332-242424; fax: 011-44-1332-
249936; email: http://www.rolls-royce.com/contact/civil_team.jsp; 
Web site: https://www.aeromanager.com.
    (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

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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 Burlington, Massachusetts, on May 9, 2017.
Carlos A. Pestana,
Acting Assistant Manager, Engine & Propeller Directorate, Aircraft 
Certification Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-11412 Filed 6-2-17; 8:45 am]
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